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FROM DR. GIDO USMAN
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL
I am Dr.Gido Usman The Director Foreign Operation Dapartment African
Development Bank (ADB).There is an online account opened in this bank in 1999 and
since 2001 nobody has operated this online account. After going through
some old files in the records, I discovered that if I do not remit this
money out urgently it would be forfeited for nothing. The owner of this
account is Mr. Smith B. Zafer, a foreigner, and a miner at Kruger Gold
Company. He Was a Geologist by profession and he died since 2000. No
other person knows about this account or anything concerning it, the
account has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as
that this Company does not know anything about this account and the
money involved is Fifteen Million United States Dollars (US$ 15
You are the only person that I have contacted in this Business; so
Please reply urgently so that I will inform you the next step to take
immediately. Send also your telephone and fax .
Meanwhile, I am contacting you because of the need to involve a
foreigner with a foreign account as a beneficiary. I need your full
co-operation to make this work fine because the management is ready to
this payment to any foreigner who has correct information of this
account, which I will give to you as soon as you indicate your
co-operate with me, and capability to handle such amount in strict
confidence and trust, according to my instruction and advice, for our
benefit because this opportunity may never come again in my life. I
need a truthful and God fearing person in this Business because I
want to make a mistake so I need your strong assurance and trust. With
position in the office I donā?Tt want anything that will jeopardize
job so I advice that we should make secrecy and confidentiality our
primary working condition, bearing in mind that I am a public servant.
will also use my position and influence to effect legal approvals and
onward transfer of this money to your account with appropriate
forms from the ministries and foreign exchange department. I will
compensate you adequately depending on the terms we shall agree on
subsequently. Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to your earliest reply.