Seventeen Million US Dollars

I received this email and at first glance I was confused what I was reading. I soon realized that this is one of the more obvious scam that I found in my Gmail spam filter. :roll:

Dear Sir,

I can imagine how you will feel receiving a sudden business letter from a remote country in far away Africa and probably from someone you are not closely related with. But all the same, I believe we do not need to be of blood relatives before we can establish cordial/business relationship. I think it is very important at this juncture to introduce myself to you . My name is Mr KHALID ABDUL ALI. I am the district(Foreign operations) manager of the United Bank Of Africa. I got your email address from a search on the Internet and It is my pleasure to solicit your assistance in this business proposal. I am contacting you because I do not wish to transact the business with anybody who is known to any staff of this bank or anybody around here to avoid any possible BLACKMAIL or LEAKAGE at the end of the transaction.

THE PROPOSAL:- There is an ACCOUNT in this bank (United Bank Of Africa) which was opened in 1982 by one Mr. Carison Hogarth, an Australian National, who worked in a Scottish owned Petro-Chemical Company and since the year 2000 nobody has operated on this account. I have had a very careful study of the account files through which I carried an extensive investigation about the holder of the said account and found out that Mr. Hogarth died in a plane crash in 1999 thereby abandoning the account, having been fictitious regards the information he submitted to this bank at the time of establishment of the account. The account at this moment has no inheritance since the name Mr. Hogarth filled, as his relations has no contact information in the form he submitted to the bank.

I have secretly removed all the relevant files to the account from the dormant section so that bank auditors will not verify the abandoned money and refer it to Federal Treasury via CBN. Credit balance of the said account is about (SEVENTEEN MILLION US DOLLARS). My Dear Friend, the deal here is that the money in this account will be approved and remitted to any foreigner who shows up as relation to Mr. Hogarth provided such person has correct information to the account. I have such needed information and will hand it over to you as soon
as we commence the transaction. I will source all necessary documents and forward them to you for direct submission to the bank. With my position as the foreign operations manager we will quietly remove this money from the bank without hitches. I don,t have any problem in regularizing all necessary documents and transferring the credit balance of the said account to your nominated bank account in overseas, but the problem is TRUST !!

I have spent months in trying to get an overseas reliable contact. It is worthy to note that people are unreliable these days and even derive joy in telling lies. On this ground I request your unreserved but sincere cooperation devoid of greed in carrying out this transaction so that no one amongst both of us shall defraud each other at the end. I am prepared to split the fund 70%-30% with you, provided that mine will be intact at the end. Your soonest response is anticipated.

Best regards


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Dear… (oh dear!)

Wed, 8 Sep 2004 16:26:31 +0800

Dear sir,

Thank you for your email. We would like to apologize for the delay in the processing of your DSL application. Based on the latest feedback we received from our Central Office, several technical configurations are still needed from our end to activate the DSL service in your area. Unfortunately, we cannot provide you with any particular date yet as to when will this be completed. Nevertheless, your application remains to be active in our files and the moment the said configurations can already be implemented, we shall put your application into our priority list for DSL installation.

We will keep you posted on further developments.

We regret the inconvenience this has caused you. Rest assured that PLDT is doing its best to continuously find ways to serve you better. Thank you.



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