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Monday, March 14, 2011

Nigerian 419 Scam 3/14/11 > VERY URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL

Bank of African (B.O.A)  = Bank of African?  Really? Come on people!  Really? 


There are so many mistakes in this, I am surprised the person bothered to send it out.


Marital Statuses = In case you're married to a few extra people?




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-----Original Message-----
From: Dr.Ibrahim Zongo []
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2011 1:53 PM
To: undisclosed recipients:



                                                        TOP SECRET

                 REMITTANCE OF US$15,200,000.00, CONFIDENTIAL IS THE CASE.


                                                  ATTIN PLEASE

I know that this mail will come to you as a surprise as we never met before. I am the Director in charge of Auditing section of Bank of African (B.O.A), I Hoped that you will not expose or betray this trust and confident that I am about to repose on you for the mutual benefit of our both families. I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of Fifteen Millions, Two Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$15.200, 000.00) immediately to your account.

The fund has been dormant (in-active) for years in our Bank here without any body coming for it. I want you to apply for release of the fund to you as the nearest person to our deceased customer Mr. Joseph f.grillo from Atlanta America (the owner of the account) who died along with his supposed next of kin in 2001 American attack. I don't want the fund to go into our Bank treasury as an abandoned fund, so this is the reason why I contacted you, so that my Bank will release the fund to you as the nearest person to the deceased customer.

Please I would like you to keep this proposal as a top secret and delete it if you are not interested. Upon receipt of your reply, I will send you the application form you will fill and send to the bank for transfer of the fund into your bank account and also note that you will have 40% of the above mentioned amount if you agree to help me execute this business. And also 10% had been mapped out for you for the expense you will make in this transaction and 50% is for me. I need your information's so that I will send you the application form.

                                                           YOUR FULL INFORMATIONS Your Full Name  Age Marital Statuses Privet Phone Number Country  Occupation



  Photo or Local Identity

I am looking forward to hear from you.

Best Regards,

Mr.Ibrahim Zongo


+226 74 18 36 14


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