Larry Gana Version: “West African advanced fee” or “419” Email Scam

This is another version of the Nigerian email scam, now being sent out by “Larry Gana.”

Read more about the history of this scam.

FROM THE DESK OF MR. LARRY GANA
ZENITH INTERNATIONAL
BANK PLC, LAGOS NIGERIA.
REPLY-TO-:zalle_zalle@yahoo.on
DEAR SIR/MADAM
A PRIVATE BUSINESS PROPOSAL,

I AM MR LARRY GANA
THE MANAGER,
BILLS AND EXCHANGE
AT THE FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT OF THE ZENITH
INTERNATIONAL BANK PLC. I AM WRITING THIS LETTER TO
ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND COOPERATION TO CARRY OUT
THIS
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY IN MY DEPARTMENT. WE DISCOVERED
AN ABANDONED SUM OF $15,000,000.00 (FIFTEEN MILLION
UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY) IN AN ACCOUNT THAT
BELONGS
TO ONE OF OUR FOREIGN CUSTOMERS WHO DIED ALONG WITH
HIS ENTIRE FAMILY OF A WIFE AND TWO CHILDREN IN
NOVEMBER 1997 IN A PLANE CRASH. SINCE WE HEARD OFHIS
DEATH,
WE HAVE BEEN EXPECTING HIS NEXT OF KIN TO COME
OVER AND PUT CLAIMS FOR HIS MONEY AS THE
HEIR,BECAUSE
WE CANNOT RELEASE THE FUND FROM HIS ACCOUNT UNLESS
SOMEONE APPLIES FOR CLAIM AS THE NEXT-OF-KIN TO THE
DECEASED AS INDICATED IN OUR BANKING GUIDELINES.
UNFORTUNATELY, NEITHER THEIR FAMILY MEMBER NOR
DISTANTRELATIVE HAS EVER APPEARED TO CLAIM THE SAID
FUND. UPON THIS DISCOVERY,I AND OTHER OFFICIALS IN MY
DEPARTMENT HAVE AGREED TO MAKE BUSINESS WITH YOU AND
RELEASE THE TOTAL AMOUNT INTO YOUR ACCOUNT AS THE
HEIR
OF THE FUND SINCE NO ONE CAME FOR IT OR DISCOVERED HE
MAINTAINED ACCOUNT WITH OUR BANK, OTHERWISE THE FUND
WILL BE RETURNED TO THE BANKS TREASURY AS UNCLAIMED
FUND. WE HAVE AGREED THAT OUR RATIO OF SHARING WILl BE
AS STATED THUS; 30 % FOR YOU AS FOREIGN PARTNER, 60 %
FOR US THE OFFICIALS IN MY DEPARTMENT AND 10% FOR THE
SETTLEMENT OF ALL LOCAL AND FOREIGN EXPENCES
INCURRED
BY US AND YOU DURING THE COURSE OF THIS BUSINESS.
UPON
THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS TRANSFER, I AND
ONE
OF MY COLLEAGUES WILL COME TO YOUR COUNTRY AND MIND
OUR SHARE. IT IS FROM OUR 60 % WE INTEND TO IMPORT
AGRICULTURAL MACHINERIES INTO MY COUNTRY AS A WAY OF
RECYCLING THE FUND. TO COMMENCE THIS TRANSACTION, WE
REQUIRE YOU TO IMMEDIATELY INDICATE YOUR INTEREST BY
A
RETURN E-MAIL ENCLOSE YOUR PRIVATE CONTACT TELEPHONE
NUMBER, FAX NUMBER FULL NAME AND ADDRESS AND YOUR
DESIGNATED BANK COORDINATES TO ENABLE US FILE LETTER
OF CLAIM TO THE APPROPRIATE DEPARTMENTS FOR
NECESSARY
APPROVALS BEFORE THE TRANSFER CAN BE MADE. NOTE
ALSO,
THIS TRANSACTION MUST BE KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
BECAUSE OF IT^QS NATURE I LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING
YOUR PROMPT RESPONSE.
REGARDS, MR. LARRY GANA
ZENITH INTERNATIONAL BANK PLC.

TRANSFER YOUR REPLY-TO-:zalle_zalle@yahoo.on
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