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From maphite_2002@hotvoice.com Mon Aug 26 10:28:44 2002
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2002 12:20:46 +0200
From: Mrs. Mariam Mobutu Seseseko 
To: tony@math.sunysb.edu
Subject: URGENT ASSISTANCE NEEDED

Dear friend,

I am Mrs. Sese-seko widow of late President Mobutu
Sese-seko of Zaire, now known as Democratic Republic
of Congo (DRC). I am moved to write you this
letter. This was in confidence considering my present
circumstance and situation. I escaped along with my
husband and two of our sons Alfred and Basher out of
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to Abidjan, Cote
d'ivoire where my family and I settled, while we later
moved to settled in Morroco where my husband later
died of cancer disease.

However, due to this situation we decided to change
most of my husband's billions of dollars deposited in
Swiss bank and other countries into other forms of
money coded for safe purpose because the new head of
state of (Dr) Mr Laurent Kabila has made arrangement
with the Swiss government and other European countries
to freeze all my late husband's treasures deposited in
some european countries. Hence, my children and I
decided laying low in Africa to study the situation
till when things gets better. Like now that
president Kabila is dead and the son taking over
(Joseph Kabila). One of my late husband's chateaux in
Southern France was confiscated by the french
government, and as such I had to change my identity so
that my investment will not be traced and confiscated.

I have deposited the sum Eighteen Million United State
Dollars (US$18,000,000,00.) With a security company
for safe keeping. What I want you to do is to indicate
your interest that you can assist us in receiving the
money on our behalf, so that I can introduce you to my
son (Alfred) who has the out modalities for the claim
of the said funds. I want you to assist in investing
this money, but I will not want my identity revealed.
I will also want to acquire real/landed properties and
stock in multi-national companies and to engage in
other safe and non-speculative investments as advise
by your good self.

May I at this point emphasize the high level of
confidentiality, which this upcoming project demands,
and hope you will not betray the trust and
confidence, which I repose in you.In conclusion, if
you want to assist us, my son (Alfred) shall divulge
to
you all briefs regarding this project, tell you where
the funds are currently being maintained and also
discuss remuneration for your services.For this reason
kindly furnish us your contact information,that is
your personal telephone and fax number for validation
purpose and acknowledge receipt of this mail using the
above email address.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs. Mariam M. Seseseko.




From obi.vera@caramail.com Mon Aug 26 10:29:17 2002
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 12:36:24 GMT+1
From: VERA OBI 
To: dale.lewis@blueshieldca.com
Subject: help pls

ATTENTION: MANAGING DIRECTOR/PRESIDENTFROM: MRS. VERA OBI
veraobi@email.com (email me here)REQUEST FOR AN URGENT
ASSISTANCE
I am MRS. VERA OBI, widow of the late Engr. Bola OBI, the
former adviser to Kwara State governor Nigeria, who died in
the Airplane crash of 30th,MAY, 2002 in Kano while on a
official assignment to kano state in Nigeria.
I have just been informed by my family attorney,Barrister
FRANKLIN OKOYE that my late husband operated a secret
account with a NigerianBank into which a total sum of
Twenty Three Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States
Dollars (US$23,500,000.00) was transferred and credited in
his favor.
The attorney now advised me to seek in confidence a foreign
account into which this fund could be transferred for
disbursement as directed by my late husband in his WILL
It has been resolved that 20%(US$4,700,000.00) will be your
share for nominating an account for this purpose and any
other assistance you will give in that regard, 10%
(US$2,350,000.00) has been slated for the reimbursement of
all local and international expenses which may be incurred
in the course of transfer.
Finally, 65% (US$15,275,000.00) will come to myself and my
children and a good part of this shall be directed towards
executing his WILL which is to buy shares, stocks and bonds
in foreign countries to secure his children^s future while
the rest 5% will be devoted to Charity.
To facilitate the possibility of this transaction, if
accepted, do send to me promptly by this e-mail in
confidence.
The Bank Account Number to be used for remittance,Name and
Address of your Bank, Fax and Telephone Numbers through
which you will be contacted promptly whenever your
attention/assistance is required.
I shall commence the process of retrieving the WILL
immediately Ihear from you.
May I at this point, emphasize the high level of
confidentiality which this business demands and hope you
will not betray the trust and confidence which I respose in
you.
However, you may need to give me sufficient assurance that
you will not sit on this fund when it is finally remitted
into your account. Please direct your reply by this e-mail:
franklinokoyechambers@justice.com to our family
attorney,Barrister FRANKLIN OKOYE as indicated above and
discuss with him towards effectivecompletion of this
transaction.
I believe I can trust you and I am willing to accept from
you any useful and profitable investment proposal advice in
your country.
Compliment of the season and remain blessed. Best wishes
MRS.VERA OBI
veraobi@email.com___________________________________________
______________
______________________________________________________
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From bmarwa1@maktoob.com Mon Sep  2 23:38:35 2002
Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2002 20:02:05 -0400
From: Dr. Buba Marwa 
To: bmarwa1@maktoob.com
Subject: URGENT RESPONSE NEEDED!

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Dr. Buba Marwa
Headquarter, 
First Bank of Nigeria Plc.
Lagos, Nigeria.
Phone: 234-80-33348570.
Alternative Email: drbubam1@yahoo.com

Sir,

Compliment of the day and how is life general with
you? Of course it is my humble wish to solicit and
crave your indulgence to make this project request for
a joint business transaction which I hope will not
come to you as a surprise, hence I plead for your
pardon.

I am Dr. Buba Marwa, the manager of headquarter first bank of Nig. Plc. Lagos.
I have an urgent and confidential business proposal for you. 

On June 6, 1997, an Australian oil
consultant/contractor with Nigerian National Petroleum
cooperation (NNPC) Mr. Peter Bush made a numbered time
(fixed) deposit for twelve calenderer month valued at
US$4,600.00(Four Million Six Hundred Thousand US Dollars) in my branch.

On maturity, I sent a routine notification to his
forwarded address but got no reply after months we
send a reminder and finally we discovered from his
contract employee (Nigeria national petroleum
Corporation) that Mr. peter Bush died from an
automobile accident. On further investigation, it was
clear  that he died without making a will. All
attempts by the Australian to trace his next of kin
were fruitless.

I therefore made further investigation and discovered
that Mr. Peter Bush did not declare any next of kin or
relations in all his official documents including his
deposit document in my bank. The total sum
US$4,600,000.00 is still in my bank as dormant acct.
No one will ever come forward to claim it. According
to Nigerian banking law, after five years, the money
will revert to the ownership of the Nigerian
Government. If the account owner is certified death
and nobody comes forward to claim it.

This is the situation , and my proposal is that I am
looking for a foreigner who will stand in as the
beneficiary/next of kin. This is simple. All you have
to do is to immediately send me the details of a bank
account anywhere in the world for me to arrange the
proper money transfer document. The money will then be
transferred into the account for us to share in the
ration of 60% for me 30% for you while the remaining
10% will be set aside for expenses incurred with here
and there.

There is no risk involved. I am using my position and
connection in the bank here to do all the document
work for the transaction. We shall employ the services
of an attorney to draft the will and obtain all
necessary documents and letter of administration in
your favor for the transfer. This transaction is risk
free guaranteed. If you are interested, please reply
immediately confidentiality and be rest assured that
this transaction could be most profitable for both of
us. Please do not expose this deal if you are not
interested because if you do, it will take me out of
seat.

I am awaiting your urgent reply.

Best regards,

Dr. Buba Marwa

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From al_sulman@mail.com Mon Sep  2 23:48:37 2002
Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2002 20:42:11
From: HIS HIGHNESS SULMAN 
To: tony@math.sunysb.edu
Subject: urgent/confidential

I am HIS HIGHNESS SHAIKH ISA BIN SULMAN AL KHALIFA,  Emir of the stateiof Bahrain.

I got to know you through a foreign trade office in London during my official 
trip last year.

I am making this contact to you to inquire from you if you can assistme 
manage some investment for me in your country.  Actually all I want from 
you is to be my manager abroad.  I would like you to invest in Properties(Real
Estate) and company shares and other lucrative ventures of your interest for 
me.

I have  One Hundred and Twenty Million United States Dollars (US$ 45,000,000.00)
into a VAULT with a  Security Finance Company abroad, but due to many commitments 
I can not travel out of my domain for the claim, hence Icontacted you to 
assist me make the claim on my behalf.  I will provide you with all 
the necessary documents to enable you represent me as my business manager to make the 
claim by signing the necessary document for onward transfer of the money into your account 
which you will use for the investment.

If you agree  to assist me by representing me make the claim with theSecurity 
Company, I will now contact the Security Finance Company  toinform them about your person 
as my business manager, that they should give you the necessary attention needed.

For your assistance in this transaction I will offer you 10% of the total amount, 
I have also set aside 2% for expenses.  The 2% covers expenseslike your  
air ticket  to the Security Company  for the claim, hotela ccommodation  and 
other miscellaneous expenses  you may incur  during the course of transferring this fund 
into your accounts, while 88% left will be invested into buying  of Properties (Real 
Estate) company shares and other profit oriented ventures. I have taken this decision to invest 
abroad due to restriction over currency out flow in my country.

Upon your Acceptance I will require the following from you:

1. A letter of Assurance that you will invest and mange wisely on mybehalf.

2. Your telephone and fax  numbers to enable the  Security Finance Company communicate 
with you for the claim.  Your mobile telephone will be of great assistance as well.

For security reasons, I would want every  communication between us inthis transaction be confidential. 
 Always reach me via  E-mail for Imay not be chanced to speak with 
you on telephone.  In the later days we will be able to meet for 
 us to discuss issues of mutual understanding in respect to our investment project.

Looking forward  to a fruitful business relationship with you.

Best regards,

His Highness

SULMAN AL KHALIFA

Emir of the State of Bahrain.





From vincentezeh19@yahoo.com Tue Sep 10 13:25:07 2002
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 16:40:08 +0000
From: DR.VINCENT EZEH 
To: tony@math.sunysb.edu
Subject: URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL

DR.VINCENT EZEH
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF PETROLUEM RESOURCES(F.M.P.R)
LAGOS NIGERIA.

ATTN:SIR,
 
   REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE- STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
 
 I am Dr VINCENT EZEH, an accountant in the Ministry of
petroleum  Resources (MPR) and a member of a 
three-man Tender Board in charge of  contract review
and payment approvals. I came to know of you in my
search  for a reliable person to handle a very
confidential transaction that involves the transfer of
a huge sum of money to a  foreign account. It may
sound strange but exercise patience and read  on.
 
There were series of contracts executed by a 
consortium Multinational  in the Oil industry in favor
of Ministry of Petroleum Resources among  which were:
 
1. The extension of pipeline network within Nigeria
for crude oil,  Down stream products distribution and
subsequent evacuation- US$ 195 Million.
 
2. Contract for the Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) of
the various   refineries in the country~ US$ 152
Million.
 
3. The construction of storage tanks for petroleum
products (Depots)  US$240 Million.
 
The original values of this contract were deliberately
over invoiced  to the sum of US $35.5million American
Dollars which has now been  approved and is now ready
to be transferred being that the companies
that actually executed these contracts has been fully
paid and  project  officially commissioned.
consequently, my colleagues and I are  willing to
transfer the total amount to your account for
subsequent  disbursement since we are Civil Servant
and are prohibited by the  Code of Conduct Bureau
(Civil Servant Laws) from opening operating  foreign
account in our names. Needless to say, the trust posed
on you  at this juncture is  enormous. In return, we
have agreed to offer you  30% of the transferred sum
while 10% shall be set aside for  accidental expenses
(Internal & External)  between the parties in the
 course of the transfer. We will mandate you to draw
up an investment  plan for us of which you will
control since we  cannot bring our  shares back to
Nigeria. We are very interested in investing in real
estate in your country. You must however note that
this transaction  is subjected to the following terms
and conditions:
 
1. Our conviction of your transparent honesty and
diligence.
 
2. That you would treat this transaction with utmost
secrecy and confidentiality because of the
circumstances we now find ourselves.
 
3. That the funds would be transferred to an account
over which you   have absolute control. Modalities
have been worked out at the highest  level of the
presidency at the Central Bank of Nigeria for the
 immediate  transfer of the funds within 14 working
days, subject to your satisfaction of the above stated
terms. Our assurance is that  your role is 100% risk
free. To accord this transaction, the legality  it
deserves and for mutual security of the parties
involved and the  funds, the whole approval procedures
will be officially and legally  processed with your
name or the name of your company you may nominate
 as the bonafide  beneficiary. Also, be informed that
our main reason  of contacting you is for the obvious
reason that we will want to  invest these funds in the
real estate. It is our believe that you can  be of
immense help in this regards.
 
Kindly expedite action so as to enable us include this
transaction   into this batch as payment to foreign
contractors is usually carried  out on quarterlybasis.
Please, contact me as soon as possible on my private 
e-mail  address: 

 Best regards,
 
 DR.VINCENT EZEH
 






From danforster1@hknetmail.com Mon Sep 16 11:56:56 2002
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 14:38:49
From: Dan Forster 
To: tony@math.sunysb.edu
Subject: Financial Trust

MR. DAN FORSTER
FAX: 234-9-2720329


Attn: The Chief Executive Officer

REQUEST FOR URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP

Please permit me to introduce myself to you, my names are Mr. DAN FORSTER a 
Petroleum Engineer with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and a member of the contract award 
committee of the above corporation,which is under, The Federal Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources.

CONFIDENTIAL THE SOURCE OF THE FUND IS AS FOLLOWS:

With the assistance of some senior officials of the Federal Ministry of Finance and Office 
of the Accountant General of the Federation, we want to quietly transfer the sum of 
Nineteen Million US Dollars only ($19m US Dollars only) out of my country Nigeria. This 
US$19 M US Dollar was quietly over-estimated on the contract for Turn around Maintenance (TAM) 
of Port Harcourt petrochemical refinery in Nigeria (SOUTHERN NIGERIA) and the Rehabilitation of Petroleum 
Pipelines, Depot and Jetties. The actual contract value of this said project was US$171M US Dollars, 
but my colleagues and I deliberately increased the contract to our own benefit to the 
tune of $190M US Dollars, of which the over-estimated value of US$19M US Dollars belongs 
to us and this amount is what we want to secretly transfer into your personal 
or company account for safe keeping and sharing.

The Federal Government and the Federal Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources have approved the 
total sum of US$190 Million US Dollars. The project has been completed and commissioned by 
the Federal Government and the original contractors have been paid their Contractual sum and what 
is left now is the US$19Million US Dollars. Under this circumstance and upon your acceptance 
we will register You/your Company as a sub-contractor to the original contractors with my corporation, 
so that this fund can be transferred into your account without hitch whatsoever.

Our reasons of soliciting your assistance to transfer this fund to your account is owing 
to the policy of the Federal Government of Nigeria, the code conduct debars us civil 
servants (Government Workers) from operating a foreign account, hence we seeking your assistance. After several 
deliberations with my colleagues, we decided to give you 25% as your entitlement for your 
assistance for providing your account, while 70% will be for us and the remaining 5% 
would be used to offset all local and foreign expenses that might be incurred during this transaction.

However this is based on the ground that you would assure me of the following:

1 That after the successful transfer of the $19m us dollars into your account, you 
will give us our own fare share of 70% without running away with the money 
or setting on it to our detriment.

2 That you will treat this business with utmost secrecy, Confidentiality, understanding and sincerity, which 
this business demands.

3 You will assist us (by way of advice) to invest our own share in business venture in your country.

4 Upon your acceptance of this proposal I will send a TEXT for you to 
fill in your letter headed paper and return back to me, as we shall use 
this TEXT to raise an application for payment on your behalf as you will be 
made the recognized beneficiary of the fund.

KINDLY FORWARD YOUR TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBER to me also.PLEASE NOTE: that this business is 
100% risk free and will not implicate you in any way, sir. Finally please if 
you feel you cannot do this business with us, kindly delete this message from your 
computer or destroy it as it will do you no good showing it to a 
third party or anybody whatsoever, please kindly do us this favor for God sake. The 
kind of business you do does not effect the business.

Sincerely yours,
MR.DAN FORSTER
















From williamsowosodrive@mail.gr Tue Sep 17 11:58:04 2002
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 16:22:28 -0700
From: DR.WILLIAMS OWOSO 
To: tony@math.sunysb.edu
Subject: BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP

FROM THE DESK:DR.WILLIAMS OWOSO,
ACCOUNT DEPARTMENT (NNPC)
FALOMO OFFICE COMPLEX,
IKOYI  LAGOS, NIGERIA
                                    
                                          



Dear Sir,

I am DR. Williams Owoso chairman- audit committee, with
the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), I 
headed the audit committee whose assignment was to
audit, review and recommend payment for all contracts
awarded in the NNPC by the corrupt past military
administration. 
In the course of our review, we discovered that the
sum of USD 30 million (THIRTY MILLION DOLLARS) was
floating unclaimed in the corporation account without
beneficiary. This money emanated from an
over-invoicing in the contract awarded to a foreign
firm for the supply, fixing, erecting and computerized
optimization of oil pipeline to one of our oil
refineries during the past Military administration. 
Base on our status as senior government officials in
top sensitive position of trust, we cannot stand to
claim this money ourselves, hence, I decided to
contact you. All modalities for this transfer have
been fully worked out. We have already secured a
preliminary order to effect this payment, we now
require from you your BANKING PARTICULARS, FAX AND
TELEPHONE NUMBER for smooth transfer of this money
into your bank account. We intend to share the money
in the following manner: 30% for you, 65% for us and
5% for any miscellaneous expenses. This business is
100% risk-free. We look forward to a fruitful business
relationship with you.
Best Regards 

DR. WILLIAMS OWOSO
Account Department (NNPC)








From malarabe@munich.com Wed Sep 18 21:25:40 2002
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 01:26:13 +0100
From: AMINU ATIKU 
Reply-To: AMINU ATIKU 
To: tony@math.sunysb.edu
Subject: greetings from Dr. AMINU IDRIS.

Dr. Aminu Atiku 
Email:aminu_atiku@rediffmail.com,atiku_aminu@rediffmail.com
Tel: 234 8033026121
E-fax number: +1775-458-6062
Lagos, Nigeria.

Dear Sir,

REQUEST FOR AN URGENT CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP 

After due deliberation with my colleagues, we have decided to forward to
you this business proposal. We want a reliable person who could assists in
the transfer the sum of Twenty Million, Five Hundred Thousand United
States Dollars ($20,500,000). Via International Bank Draft Cashable in any
First World Countries.

This fund resulted from an over-invoiced bill from contracts awarded by us
under the budget allocation to our Ministry. This bill has been approved
for payment by the other concerned Ministries. The contract has since been
executed, commissioned and the contractor was paid the actual cost of the
contract. We are left with the balance US$20.5M as part of the
over-invoiced amount which we have deliberated over estimated for our own
use. But under our protocol division, we as civil servants are forbidden
to operate or own foreign accounts. This is why we are soliciting your
assistance in this manner and regard. As you may want to know and to make
you less curious, I got your address from adverts in the business
directory. 

I am the Chief Accountant/Internal Auditor of the Contract Award Committee
(CAC) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). This
transaction is very much free from all sorts of RISKS and TROUBLE from my
Government. We the N.N.P.C. Officials involved in this deal have put in
many years in service to this Ministry. We have been exercising patience
for this opportunity for so long and to most of us this is a lifetime
opportunity we cannot afford to miss.  

We have agreed to COMPENSATE you duly if agreement is reached by both of
us and I and one of my colleagues involved in this deal will come to your
country to arrange for our share, upon the confirmation from you that the
Certified International Bank Draft has been Approved and Raised in your
favor.	

Consequent upon your acceptance of this proposal, kindly confirm your
interest by the above email address. (Please fax to my American-fax number
which is +1 775-458-6062.Your indication by revert email or fax to me of
your sincere and serious interest will enable me fax you or brief you of
the PROCEDURES FOR THIS TRANSACTION. If my line is busy, please keep
trying you will surely get through.  

NOTE: In the event of your inability to handle this transaction please
inform us so that we can look for another reliable person who can assist
in this respect as we have mapped out 20% as compensation for your
assistance to take care of your bills locally and internationally.

It might surprise you why we choose you and trusted you for this
transaction. Yes, we believe that good friends can be discovered and
business like this cannot be realized without mutual trust. This is why we
have decided to trust you for this transaction.

Be further informed that everyone's interest and security had been
considered before you were contacted, so be rest assured and feel free to
go into this transaction with us. But let Honesty and Trust be our
watchword throughout this transaction and your prompt reply will be highly
appreciated. 

Thank you, and God bless. 

Best Regards, 

DR. Aminu Atiku


From aaa.rotimi@lycos.co.uk Thu Sep 19 12:19:48 2002
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 12:16:58 -0400 (EDT)
From: aaa rotimi 
To: aaa.rotimi@lycos.co.uk
Subject: request for information

Dr. Rotimi Ademola
Tel: 234 28 108719 
Fax: 234 17 597626 

Request for assistance: Strictly Confidential 

I am Dr. Rotimi Ademola the chairman of contract award and review committee set up 
by the federal government of Nigeria under the new civilian dispensation to award new 
contracts and review existing ones. I came to know of you in my search for a reliable 
and reputable person to handle a very confidential transaction, which involves the 
transfer of a huge sum of money to a foreign account. 

There were series of contracts executed by a consortium of multinationals in the oil 
industry in favour of N.N.P.C. The original value of these contracts were delibrately over 
invoiced to the sum of USD$25,000,000.00 (twenty five million united state dollars). This 
amount has now been approved and is now ready to be transferred being that the 
companies that actually executed these contracts have been fully paid and the projects 
officially commissioned. 

Consequently, my colleagues and I are willing to transfer the total amount to your 
account for subsequent disbursement, since we as civil servants are prohibited by the 
code of conduct bureau (civil service law) from operating and/or opening foreign 
accounts in our names. Needless to say, the trust reposed on you at this juncture is 
enormous, in return, we have agreed to offer you 20% of the transferred sum, while 
10% shall be set aside for incidental expenses (internal and external) between both 
parties in the course of the transaction you will be mandated to remit the balance to 
other accounts in due course.

 Modalities have been worked out at the highest level of the ministry of finance and the 
Central bank of Nigeria for the immediate transfer of the funds within 14 working days 
subject to your satisfaction of the above stated terms. Our assurance is that your role is 
risk free. To accord this transaction the legality it deserves and for mutual security of the 
funds the whole approval procedures will officially and legally processed with your name 
or the name of any company you may nominate as the bonafide beneficiary. Once more 
I want you to understand that having put in over twenty five years in the civil service of 
my country, I am averse to having my image and career dented. 

This matter should therefore be treated with utmost secrecy and urgency it deserves. 
Please you should signify your intention to assist by giving me a call on my direct line 
(234 28 108719) or send me a fax on my confidential fax number ( 234 17 597626 ) so 
that I can brief you further. I want to assure you that this business proposal is 100% risk 
free as we have done our home work properly. I quite believe that you will protect our 
interest by taking this deal strictly confidential, as we are still in government service, 
which we intend to retire from. kindly expedite action as we are behind schedule to 
enable us include this transfer in the first batch which would constitute the third quarter 
payments for the 2002 financial year. 


Thanks and God bless. 

Dr. Rotimi Ademola 

NOTE:YOU CAN CONTACT ME THROUGH THIS MY CONFIDENTIAL EMAIL 
ADDRESS
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From benchumas@golfemail.com Fri Sep 20 10:32:32 2002
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 18:36:17
From: IDRIS 
To: tony@math.sunysb.edu
Subject: WE CAN WORK TOGETHER

MR.BEN CHUMAS
STANDARD TRUST BANK PLC
LAGOS NIGERIA

Email:benchumas@golfemail.com

Date:Sept 19,2002.

Dear sir,

First, I must solicit your confidence in this transaction; this is by virtue of its 
nature as being utterly CONFIDENTIAL and TOP SECRET. Though I know that a transaction of 
this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I amassuring you that all 
will be well at the end of the day. We have decided to contact you 
due to the urgency of this transaction, as we have been reliably informed of your 
discreteness and ability in transactions of this nature.

Let me start by first introducing myself properly to you. I am BEN CHUMAS ,a 
director with the STANDARD TRUST Bank Nigeria Plc. Lagos. I came to know of you 
in my private search for a reliable and reputable person to handle this confidential transaction, 
which involves the transfer of a huge sum of money to a foreign account 
requiring maximum confidence.

THE PROPOSITION:

A foreigner, Late Engineer Johnson Creek, an Oil Merchant/Contractor with the Federal Government of Nigeria, 
until his death Five years ago in a ghastly air crash, banked with us here 
at Standard Trust Bank Plc. Lagos, and had a closing balance of US$38.5M (Thirty Eight 
Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) which the bank now unquestionably expects it to 
be claimed by any available foreign next-of-kin of the Late beneficiary or alternatively be donated 
to a discredited trust fund for arms and ammunition at a military war college here 
in Nigeria. Fervent valuable efforts are being made by the Standard Trust Bank to get 
in touch with any of the Creek family or relatives but without success.

It is because of the perceived possibility of not being able to locate any of 
Late Engr. Johnson Creek's next-of-kin (he had no known wife and children) that the management 
under the influence of our chairman and member of the board of directors, that an 
arrangement be made for the funds to be declared UNCLAIMABLE and subsequently be donated to 
the Trust Fund for Arms and Ammunition to further enhance the course of war in 
Africa and the world in general.

In order to avert this negative development, some of my trusted colleagues and I now 
seek your permission to have you stand as a next-of-kin to Late Engr.Johnson Creek so 
that the funds US$38.5M would be released and paid into your bank account as the 
beneficiary^s next-of-kin. All documents and proves to enable you get this fund will be carefully 
worked out and more so we are assuring you of a 100% risk free involvement. 

Your share stays while the rest would be for my colleagues and myself for investment purpose
s in your country. We have agreed that, the funds will be shared thus, after 
it has been transferred into your account

1.20% of the money will go to you for acting as the beneficiary of the 
funds.

2.5% will be set aside for reimbursement to both parties for any 
incidental expenses that may be incurred in the course of the transfer.

3.75% to us the originators of the transaction.

If this proposal is OK by you and you do not wish to take undue 
advantage of the trust, we hope to bestow on you and your company, then kindly 

get to me immediately via my email:benchumas@golfemail.com. Furnishing me with your most confidential 
telephone,fax number and exclusive bank particulars so that I can use these information to apply 
for the release and subsequent transfer of the funds in your favour.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated co-operation.

Yours faithfully,

MR.BEN CHUMAS
STANDARD TRUST BANK PLC LAGOS



From sankoh.kareem2@caramail.com Tue Sep 24 13:36:19 2002
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 17:52:18 GMT+1
From: kareem sankoh 
To: sankoh.kareem2@caramail.com
Subject: BUSINESS CO-OPERATION/ASSISTANCE

FROM Mr KAREEM SANKOH ABIDJAN COTE D'IVOIRE REP EMAIL: RE : BUSINESS
CO-OPERATION/ASSISTANCE Hello, This letter may come as a surprise to you,
but from a sincere mind with honest desire for your assistance to SANKOH
a mutual business relationship with you. I got your address from an
honest, trustworthy and God fearing individual who might assist me
implement instructions as left for me by my father, DR.Michael SANKOH, of
blessed memory. I hope you will not impede the trust and confidence I
repose in you. I am Mr SANKOH KAREEM from (MENDE) SIERRA LEONE. I am
writing you from nearby country Abidjan Rep of Cote D'Ivories where I
have been hiding after the brutal war and murder of my late father
DR.Michael Khoumalo by the rebel during the renewed fighting on my
country Sierra Leone. Thanks be to the United Nation Peace keeping force,
after the first war in my country because of the war, my late father sold
his shipping company and took me to nearby country Abidjan capital city
of Coted'Ivoire to make a deposit of a METALLIC TRUNK BOX which contains
the sum of US $ 10,000,000 million And the deposit was made on my name,
after the deposit, we successfully went back to our country. we never
knew that there will be a renewed fighting in my country again. It was on
this second fight that he met his death. After the death of my late
father, I ransacked our house I was lucky to discovered the documents
that was issued to us from the security company where we deposited this
money. I quickly arranged with Mr.RICHARD VOLKER who was a ship Captain
on how to evacuate me,my mother and my brother to Abidjan here this is
how we came to this place. Please,Iwant you to come down to this place so
that we can clear the consignment from the security outfit and transfer
the money to your account overseas for a lucrative investment. Your
compensation for this noble assistance will be 10% of the total sum while
5%will be mapped out for any expenses you make. Remember that you are the
first and the only person I have contacted so far for assistance. Please
sir, on the conclusion of this transaction , I will like to relocate to
your country with my mother and my brother. I will like you to Accord
this transaction absolute confidentiality as we made the officials of the
security outfit to know that the content of the trunk box is family
valuable, just for security reasons. We will be anxiously waiting for
your response through the above email addresses. Help us to get out of
this terrible situation and our Almighty God will bless you. Remain
blessed, Please try to contact me on my e-mail address for more
discussion and modalities of this transaction. Yours sincerely Mr KAREEM
SANKOH

______________________________________________________
Bote aux lettres - Caramail - http://www.caramail.com



From jerryusmanbanker@accountant.com Thu Sep 26 07:46:32 2002
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 04:40:16
From: MR JERRY  
To: tony@math.sunysb.edu
Subject: IMMEDIATE CONFIRMATION 

UNION BANK 
OF NIGERIA PLC
LAGOS NIGERIA 
MYPRIVATE E-MAIL BOX { jerryusman1@mail.com }

UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC.  OUR REF:FBN/548/CBN/21114
SUBJECT:-TRANSFER OF $10.1 MILLION US DOLLARS ONLY
FIRST INSTULMENT.   BENEFICIARY: 
   THIS IS TO NOTIFY YOU THAT THE TRANSAFER OF YOUR
FULL PAYMENT IS DUE TO BE TRANSFERED INTO YOUR ACCOUNT
UPON THE IMMEDIATE CONFIRMATION OF THE REQUIRED AS
DIRECTED BY OUR INTENATIONAL/TELEX CONFIRMATION
DEPARTMENT.   (1) YOUR FULL NAME.  (2) BANK NAME.  (3)
YOUR BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER.  (4) BANK PHONE NUMBER  (5)
BANK FAX NUMBER  (6) BANK TELEX NUMBER  (7) BANK
ADDRESSE  (8) YOUR PHONE AND FAX NUMBER  (9) YOUR FULL
ADDRESSE  THANKING YOU FOR YOUR ANTICIPATED
CO-PERATION,   JERRY USMAN  (BANK MANAGER UNION BANK
PLC)  UNION BANK PLC.  
THANKS JERRY 



From ANDREW_OKPARA@justice.com Thu Sep 26 07:47:38 2002
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 00:15:51
From: ANDREW OKPARA 
To: tony@math.sunysb.edu
Subject: CASH TRANSFER

It is with honour and confidence that i decided to
 contact you for a  transaction,which
 requires your assistance for our mutual beneficial
 relationship.

 However,my name is MR ANDREW OKPARA ,The chairman
 of contract awarding committee of the Nigeria ministry of works & houseing .

In the last three years a lot of contracts were awarded to so many international contractors,
     
 Now that all the contracts has been fully executed,and
 some of the contractors has been fully paid.During this
  period,We over inflated some of the contracts to tune of $24.6m, 
Which i and my colleagues want to transfer out of the country. 
 Moreso,l need the confirmation of your inerest on this
 transaction,so as to furnish you with further
 information.

 Finally,lf you are willing and trustworthy contact me
 for more information and inform me of percentage that
 will be suitable for your assistance,after the money
 might have been  transferred into your account.While
replying do not forget to include your private
 telephone and fax numbers and a secured private E-mail
  address.

 All necessary arrangements has been finalised.

Awaiting your urgent response.

ANDREW OKPARA

REPLY ME THROUGH{ ANDREW_OKPARA@EGYPTSUN.COM}.


From peterazu@accountant.com Tue Oct  1 11:14:25 2002
Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2002 13:30:30
From: Dr. Peter Azu 
To: tony@math.sunysb.edu
Subject: CAN YOU HELP


Dear Sir,
I am mandated by my attorney after a great search for a trusted and
reliable expatriate to propose to you with my believe that you shall
be of great assistance to me.

I am Dr.Peter Azu NNPC contract payment release director
recently appointed by the civilian government of president Olusegun
Obasanjo to re-examine delay contract files and document of
contractors who executed contracts during the defunct military
government and the release of the contract funds generated from 30%
sales deposit with NNPC.
In the cause of performing the official duty assign to me.I discover
that contract awarded and executed for THE NIGERIAN
NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (NNPC)  by the former Government were
highly
over valued. and the original contract sum have been paid to the
contractors
on completion of their jobs leaving behind in various files the
over-valued sums as debt which amounted to US$30.5M


My collegues and I have unanimaously agreed to transfer this sum of
US$30.5M which is in the CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA as debt to be paid
to a foreign contractor in their foreign /offshore account.
Now, my major constraint  is that by virtue of my status as the civil
servant, I am prohibited to own or maintain foreign account while
still in service.  This informed my decision to seek for a reliable
foreign partner who can assist me to receive and shield this money as
the foreign contractor entitled to it.

Further more, I have concluded all arrangement here to procure and
build up a contract file to back up the claim and also getting all
necessary approval from all appropriate offices.

All that is required of is, to send me via email as soon as you
receive this letter, your complete nominated bank particulars, your
complete company name and address as it will be needed for approval.
Your private phone and fax number for effective communication is also
needed.

Your assistance remuneration is open for negotiation. You are
therefore as a matter of urgency required to this proposal to notify
me urgently as I rely my confidence in you.

Thanks

Yours truly,

DR.Peter Azu




From awenew2@india.com Tue Oct  8 08:44:10 2002
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 02:24:29
From: HAKEEM AWE 
To: tony@math.sunysb.edu
Subject: PLEASE ASSIST


HAKEEM AWE
STANDARD TRUST BANK
NIGERIA.
I am MR HAKEEM AWE, the General manager of Standard Bank, Lagos branch and
I wish to make you an urgent proposal of mutual benefit for you and I.
It is also my resolve to import into MY country, products at the successful
conclusion of this business from you.

On the 7th day of june, 1999 an American oil consultant/contractor with
the (Nigerian national petroleum corporation), Mr. Frank Kelly made a
numbered time (fixed) deposit for twelve calendar months valued at
US$20,000,000(twenty million,  dollars only) in my branch. On maturity 
I sent routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply.
After one month we sent a reminder and we discovered from his contact 
employers, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. That Mr. Frank 
Kelly died in an automobile accident. On further investigation, we 
found that he died without making a will, an all attempt by the American 
embassy in Nigeria to trace his next of kin was fruitless.

At this juncture, I decided to call up Mr. Frank Kelly's file and discovered
that Mr. frank Kelly did not declare any next of kin or relation in his
bank deposition paper work, or his official document/it now downed on me 
that no one will come forward to claim this money, and according to
Nigerian law, this money US$20,000,000(twenty 
million US DOLLARS only) sitting as dormant account with ever to the 
ownership of a Nigerian Government .if the account owner is certified 
dead and nobody comes forward to claim the money.

This is the general situation and I am proposing that you stand as the
next of kin and beneficiary to Frank's estate. This is simple and all 
you have to do is to send to me the details of bank account any where 
in the world or personal information that will enable me arrange for
all the paper works that will effect the transactions. When this is 
settled. It is my wish that will share it satisfactorily.

The necessary paper works for this transaction will be done by me  
regarding my position and contacts with the banking industry in Nigeria
 .We only have to employ the services of an attorney who will draft a will and
obtain all necessary documents and letters of administration in your 
favour for the transfer. The lawyer will not be a problem since he will
be taken care of.

If this business interests you please contact me without delay, through
my private fax line 234-1-7594728 or my email address: awenew2@india.com
as you obviously will agree with me, this transaction by it's very nature
demands to be treated with utmost confidence which I am trusting you 
can do. You stand to loose nothing but only gain. Please assist me.

Hoping to hear from you soonest.
Best Regard
MR HAKEEM AWE





From ahmedamino@lycos.com Mon Oct 14 09:07:16 2002
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2002 19:05:36 -0700
From: Ahmed Amino 
To: ahmedamino@lycos.com
Subject: MUTUAL TRUST AND ASSISTANCE

FROM: ENG. AHMED AMINO
ATTN: DEAR FRIEND,

SORRY FOR THE EMBARRASSMENT WHICH THIS LETTER MIGHT HAVE COURSE YOU FOR
WE HAVE NOT MET BEFORE BUT I BELEIVE THAT YOU CAN BE OF ASSISTANCE TO ME.
REQUEST FOR URGENT CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP IN RESPECT OF THE
TRANSFER OF $25,500.00 (TWNTY FIVE MILLION FIVE HUNFRED THOUSAND AMERICAN 
DOLLARS) INTO YOUR ACCOUNT

I on behalf of my other colleagues from different Fedral Government of 
Nigeria owned parastatals decided to solicit your assistance as regards
the transfer of the above stated amount into your bank account. This fund 
arose from the over-invoicing of various contracts awarded in my parastatal 
to certan foreign contractors sometime ago.

We as holders of sensitive position in our various parastatal, were 
mandated by the Fedral Government to scrutinise all payments made to 
foreign contractors,and discovered that some of the contracts they 
executed were grossly over invoiced, either by permmission or commission. 
Also, we discovered that the sum of $33,00,00.00(Thirty three million 
American dollars only) was lying in a suspense account, although the 
foreign contractors were fully paid their entitlements after executing 
the said contracts. We all agreed that the over-invoced amount be 
transferred into a bank account provided by a foreign partner, as the 
code of conduct of Fedral Civil Service does not allow us to operate 
foreign account.

However, we have succeeded in transferring some of the monies, precisly
US$7.5 (Seven million Five Hundred Thousand American Dollars) into a 
foreign account in Morocco(North Africa),but unfortunatly the provider 
of the account has serered all forms of communication with us as he has
refused to adhere to our earlier mutual agreement, insisting that the 
total amount be paid into his nominated bank account before disbursement 
will take effect.

We are therefore seeking your assistance based on the balance amount US
$25.5M which can be speedly processed and fully remmited into your 
norminated bank account. On successful remittance of the funds into your 
account, you will be compensated with 15% of the amount for your assistance 
and service.

This transaction is closly knitted and in view of our sensitive positions 
we cannot afford a slip. I assure you that this transaction is 100% risk 
free. We will avail you with our identities as regards our respective 
office when relationship is fully established and smooth operaton commences. 
I am at your disposition to entertain any questions from you in respect
of this transaction, so,send me immediatly your phone number for further 
information on the requirments and procedure.
Please note that this is a DEAL and confidentiality is of very great 
importance for security reasons.

Please treat with strict confidentiality and utmost urgency.


Regards
ENG. AHMED AMINO

____________________________________________________________
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Enter Now at http://champions.lycos.com 





From pedrofiratlantic@email.com Mon Oct 14 09:12:29 2002
Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2002 01:03:03
From: Mr  Femi Pedro 
To: webmaster@math.sunysb.edu
Subject: CAN   YOU   HELP  ?


 
 Mr Femi Pedro
 First Atlantic Bank PLC
 4/6 Adetokunbo Ademola Street
 P. O. Box 75369
 Victoria Island, Lagos-Nigeria
 
 
 Dear friend,
 
 This mail may come to you as a surprise due to the fact that we
 have not   yet met. The
 message could be strange but real if you pay some attention to it. I
 could
 have notified you
 about it at least for the sake of your integrity. Please accept my
 sincere
 apologies. In
 bringing this message of goodwill to you, I have to say that I have no
 intentions of causing
 you any pains.
 
 I am Mr  Femi  Pedro  Branch Manager, First Atlantic Bank of Nigeria. I
 managed to
 get your
 contact details through the Internet myself. Time is of the
 importance and I
 am desperately
 looking for a person to assist me in this confidential business. A
 British
 oil
 consultant/contractor with the Nigerian National Petroleum
 Corporation, Mr.
 Claude Brian
 Best made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit on June 6, 1998, valued at
 US$25,000,000.00
 (Twenty- five Million Dollars), for twelve (12) calender months in my
 branch. Upon maturity, I
sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no
 reply.
 After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, the
 Nigerian National
 Petroleum Corporation that Mr. Claude Brian Best died from an
 automobile
 accident. On
 further nvestigation, I found out that he died without making a WILL,
 and
 all attempts to
 trace his next of kin was fruitless.

 
I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Claude
Brain
 Best did not
 declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including
 his
 Bank Deposit
 paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US$25,000,000.00 is still sitting
 in my
 Bank and the
 interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of
 each
 year.  No one will ever
 come forward to claim it. According to Nigerian Law, at the
 expiration of 5
 (five) years, the
 money will revert to the ownership of the Nigerian Government if
 nobody
 applies to claim
 the fund.
 
 Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to
 stand in
 as the next of kin
 to Mr. Claude Brian Best so that the fruits of this old man's labor
 will not
 get into the hands
 of some corrupt government officials.  This is simple, I will like
 you to
 provide immediately
 your full names and address so that the attorney will prepare the
necessary
 documents and
 affidavits that will put you in place as the next of kin.  We shall
employ
the service of 
 lawyers 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 bank
 account in any
 part of the world that you will provide will then facilitate the
 transfer of
 this money to you as
 the beneficiary/next of kin.  The money will be paid into your
 account for
 us to share in the
 ratio of 60% for me and 40% for you.
 
 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 Manager guarantees the successful
 execution of
 this
 transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately
 
 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 via my fax number 17752953717.
  
 Thanks and regards.
 
 Mr  Femi  Pedro



 

From barrpeterodili@consultant.com Mon Oct 14 09:13:09 2002
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 14:06:33
From: MADDAM M. ABACHA/CO BARRISTER PETER ODILI
    
To: tony@math.sunysb.edu
Subject: TREAT WITH UREGNCY

FROM MADDAM M. ABACHA/ CO BARRISTER PETER ODILI

Dear friend,
 
May I briefly introduce myself to you? I am Hajia Maryam Abacha, the
wife of late Nigerian Head of State, General Sunni Abacha, who died
on the 8th of June 1998. ever since the death of my husband, my
family has been facing a lot of problems mostly with the present
civilian government. Consequently, my son Mohammed Abacha ahs been
under torture in detention for a sin he did not commit and made to
make a lot of confessions as regards valuables and money, including
that of my late husband entrusted in his hand for safe keeping.
 
The latest is the confession of the US$700,000,000.00 (Seven Hundred
Million United States Dollars) cash his late father gave him for safe
keeping. Please check Newswatch Magazine of May 8th / 15th, 2000
issue on [Website:http://www.newswatchngr.com] to confirm the
above story. Also the recent publication by THISDAY Newspaper on
Thursday March 1st Edition, which London Court clear ways for more
recovery of Abacha s family looted money. Please confirm this issue
on website; http://www.thisdayonline.com, click the
Archieve/2001/March 2001/Thursday March 1st.
 
On this note, I deposited a total sum of US$40,300,000.00 (Forty
Million, three hundred thousand United States Dollars) sometimes
March last year with a security company abroad (name withheld for
now). Normally, we (1 and Mohammed Abacha) usually do such
transactions, by first sending the money out by cargo to security
company outside Nigeria, as photographic materials.
 
And thereafter go to the security company for claims before
transferring it to any bank of our choice. Presently, I cannot travel
out of Nigeria, because, if you have gone through the above mentioned
website address, you will see how my sons confessions had implicated
my husband and in fact the whole of my family. This has actually
caused the federal Government of Nigeria to confiscate our
International passports, frozen every of my family members bank
accounts, both home and abroad, even our properties.
 
My problem now is, I want someone that can assist me move the
US$40,300,000.00 (Forty Million Three Hundred Thousand United States
Dollars) out from the Security Company and move the money to your
country.
 
I shall be ready to negotiate with you any percentage you might want
from the sum. On your advice I shall be ready to invest my own share
of the sum in your country. I assure you that there will be no
problems at all in the course of moving out the money. Please kindly
contact me on my e-mail:mrsmabacha@cosultant.com,

 I shall so much appreciate your immediate response for full details
of the business which shall be given to you by my second son Mall am
Mustafa Abacha. You should note also that my son Mallam Mustafa
Abacha shall handle all cases as regards this business; as he is well
abreast with this transaction for I do not have access to telephone
lines now because they have been tossed by security agents and my
movement is being monitored. I would like my son (Mall am Mustafa
Abacha) to settle down or be involved in a dating relationship with
any lucky foreign lady at the successful Completion of the
transaction.
 
In acknowledgement of my proposal, I would want you to furnish me
with your telephone number, fax number and address so as to enable my
son whom will be dealing with you directly to easily have you
communicate as to how you will receive this money on our behalf
risk-free.
 
Thanking you in anticipation to your kind understanding and
cooperation. I am looking forward for a healthy business relationship
with you and my entire household.
 
Hoping to hear from you.
Best regards,
Hajia Maryam abacha

C/O BARRISTER PETER ODILI