This email with the subject "FROM THE DESK OF: ADEL KOTOMOH" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 01 Sep 2006 16:08:37 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
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FROM THE DESK OF: ADEL KOTOMOH CHIEF ACCOUNTANT) UNION BANK of NIGERIA PLC. E-MAIL: email@example.com Tel phone: 234 803 707 4969. Fax : 234 42 36 87 23 ATTN,hon I am MR. ADEL KOTOMOH, Branch Accounts Manager of UNION BANK Of NIGERIA, Lagos Branch. On SUNDAY, February 2, 2003, a bomb blast Explosion Took place on the Lagos Island, right inside my bank; so far a total Lost of about 55 million us dollars has been recorded, this includes both Cash and property of the bank. Please View the Link below: http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/02/03/lagos.explosion/index.html However as the Accounts Manager of the BANK,I discovered Most of our Data on accounts has been lost as well, as there has not been any back up or network trace even from the HEADQUARTERS; therefore all losses would be attributed to the Explosion. The Lagos State Government has taken charges to pay for all losses.I found out i still have Data's of foreign Customers who are contractors in Nigeria and who own accounts with the Branch,Particularly that of an American oil contractor Mr. Andrew Smith who was reported Dead in a motor accident on the 15 of September 2002, who's contract payments has been Made and would be transferred to his foreign accounts from the CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA, upon our confirmation of his foreign designated account as well as a beneficiary to his funds and payments.Mr.Andrew Smith, while our customer never left a trace of his next of kin, and His contract Payment which is about $27 million US dollars, would be made to no one as we( the bank) has none of his Data/next of kin's contact. My proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to Mr. Andrew Smith so that the fruits of this old man's labor will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials,Besides the Bank which I work in has been blown up, I have no Job for now,i have to make a living and only me knows the information so far about this. This is simple, I will like you to provide immediately you?re fullNames and address so that the Attorney will prepare the necessaryDocuments And affidavits which will put you in place as the next of kin. We shall employ the service of an Attorney for drafting and Notarization of the WILL and to obtain the necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your favor for the transfer. A bankAccount In any part of the world which you will provide will then facilitate The Transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin. Including Your Private telephone And fax numbers,with your contact address. The money will be paid into Your Account as payment for his Contract by the CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA Upon my submission of the Contract information and your application as his next of kin for us to share in the ratio of 60% for me and 30% for you.While 10% will be set aside for any expenses we might incure during this transaction. There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by the Attorney and my position as the Branch Accounts Manager guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately on this box;(firstname.lastname@example.org) Including your telephone and fax numbers. Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details and Relevant Documents that will help you understand the transaction. Please Observe Utmost confidentiality and rest assured that this transaction would Be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country. Awaiting your urgent reply. ADEL KOTOMOH (Accounts Manager, UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC) MR ADEL KOTOMOH CHIEF ACCOUNTANT) UNION BANK of NIGERIA PLC. E-MAIL: email@example.com Tel phone: 234 803 707 4969 Fax : 234 42 36 87 23