Wow, and here's yet another Nigerian scam...five in my inbox in one day. I must be in the Nigerian scammers hit list or something.
We are not sure you received our previous email wherein we expressed our grave concern about an account that has been dormant and substantial has a huge amount of money on it which is now tagged "unclaimed funds" The bank is compelled by the laws to hand over the funds (as unclaimed funds) to the Nigerian Government at the end of the year 2010 if no claim is made immediately. As a result, we would like to further discuss this matter with you to work out ways of achieving this goal and we would respectfully request that you treat the content of this letter as privileged and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this correspondence.
It might interest you to know that every year in Nigeria, contractors especially foreigners die without leaving a Will or known Next of Kin thereby forfeiting so much money to the Nigerian Government as unclaimed estate. There is a time limit at the discretion of the Treasury Department when claiming such inheritance hence the need to act swiftly to reconcile this account. In a recent news report, there is currently more than US$30billion as unclaimed fund and with the total of unclaimed money rising faster than people claiming. It is projected that in the year 2020, there could be as much as US$40billion of unclaim funds in Nigeria. Aging population is adding more significantly to this number.
This is what prompted us to contact you and legally empower you to claim the estate before it becomes too late. In compliance with standard requirements of the federal disclosure and privacy laws which prohibit us from revealing certain privileged information without due process, we intentionally left out certain information which we deemed proprietary at this point and to enable us double-check our record and ensure that you are indeed the addressee of this letter. We need you to reconfirm your information by providing us with your full name; your date of birth; your current occupation; contact address and your telephone numbers.
Once we reconfirm your information and endorse same appropriately, we shall give you guidelines on how we intend to release the said funds to you without the breach of the law. For further information, do not hesitate to contact us.
We thank you for your attention and look forward to hearing from you.
Please help us to serve you better.
Mrs. Doreen Dickson
Director, Head of Corporate Finance and
Senior Productivity Coach/Project Manager
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)
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