Anthony Umaru Version: “West African advanced fee” or “419” Email Scam

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

Read more about the history of this scam.

FROM:MR. ANTHONY UMARU.
ACCOUNT DEPARTMENT,
UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC.
MARINA- BRANCH, LAGOS..
MY MOBILE PHONE#234-803-3328501.
DEAR SIR,
RE:TRANSFER OF THE SUM OF US$20.5M DOLLARS INTO YOUR ACCOUNT.

FIRST,I MUST SOLICIT YOUR CONFIDENCE IN THIS TRANSACTION.THIS IS BY VIRTUE OF IT’S NATURE AS BEING UTTERLY CONFIDENTIAL AND TOP SECRET.THOUGH I KNOW THAT A TRANSACTION OF THIS MAGNITUDE WILL MAKE ANYONE APPREHENSIVE AND WORRIED.BUT I AM ASSURING YOU THAT ALL WILL BE WELL AT THE END OF THE DAY.

WE HAVE DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU THROUGH THIS MEDIUM DUETO THE URGENCY OF THIS TRANSACTION AS WE HAVE BEEN RELIABLY INFORMED OF YOUR DISCRETENESS AND ABILITY. LET ME START BY INTRODUCING MYSELF TO YOU. I AM MR. ANTHONY UMARU, AN ACCOUNTANT WITH THE UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC BRANCH OFFICE LAGOS.I CAME TO KNOW ABOUT YOU IN MY PRIVATE SEARCH FOR A RELIABLE ANDREPUTABLE PERSON TO HANDLE THIS CONFIDENTIAL TRANSACTION AS WE ARE STILL IN ACTIVE SERVICE.

THE PROPOSITION. AN AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL,LATE ENGINEER BUTCH R.MIGUEL, AN OIL MERCHANT / CONTRACTOR WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA,UNTIL HIS DEATH THREE YEARS AGO IN A GHASTLY AIR CRASH IN AN EGYPTAIR, FLIGHT 990 WHICH OCCURED ON 2ND NOVEMBER 1999,BANKED WITH US HERE AT UNION BANK OF NIGERIA MARINA BRANCH LAGOS,AND HAD A CLOSSING BALANCE OF US$20.5M (TWENTY MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS)INA FIXED DEPOSIT ACCOUNT, WHICH THE BANK UNQUESTIONABLY EXPECTS IT TO BECLAIMED BY ANY AVAILABLE FOREIGN NEXT-OF-KIN TO THE LATE BENEFICIARY OR ALTERNATIVELY BE DONATED TO A DISCREDITED TRUST FUND FOR THE PURCHASE OF ARMS AND AMMUNITIONS AT THE MILITARY WAR COLLEGE IN KADUNA STATE HERE IN NORTHERN NIGERIA.

SEQUEL TO THIS,FERVENT VALUABLE EFFORTS WERE MADE BY UNION BANK OF NIGERIA TO GET IN TOUCH WITH ANY OF THE MIGUEL’S FAMILY OR RELATIVES BUT PROVED TO NO AVAIL. IT IS BECAUSE OF THE PERCEIVED POSSIBILITY OF NOT BEING ABLE TO LOCATE ANY OF THE LATE ENGR. BUTCH R.

MIGUEL’S NEXT-OF-KIN(HE HAD NO KNOWN WIFE AND CHILDREN) THAT THE MANAGEMENT UNDER THE INFLUENCE OFOUR HONOURABLE CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS,MAJOR-GENERAL KALU UKE KALU(rtd) THAT AN ARRANGEMENT BE MADE FOR THE FUND TO BE DECLARED”UN-CLAIMABLE” AND SUBSIQUENTLY BE DONATED TO THE TRUST FUND FOR THE PURCHASE OF ARMS AND AMMUNITON TO FURTHER ENHANCE THE COURSE OFWAR IN AFRICA AND THE WORLD IN GENERAL.IN ORDER TO AVERT THIS CRUDE AND NEGATIVE DEVELOPMENT,SOME OF MY TRUSTED COLLEAGUES AND I NOW SEEK YOUR PERMISSION TO HAVE YOU STAND AS THE NEXT-OF-KIN TO LATE ENGR. BUTCH R.MIGUEL, SO THAT THE FUND US$20.5M WOULD BE RELEASEDAND PAID INTO YOUR ACCOUNT AS THE BENEFICIARY’S NEXT-OF KIN.

ALL DOCUMENTS AND PROVES TO ENABLE YOU RECIEVE THIS FUND WILL BECAREFULLY WORKED OUT AND MORESO AS PROFESSIONAL BANKERS, WE ARE ASSURING YOU OF 100% RISK-FREE INVOLVEMENT. YOUR SHARE STAYS WHILE THE REST WILL BE FOR MYSELF AND MY COLLEAGUES FOR INVESTMENT PURPOSES IN YOUR COUNTRY.

NOTE THAT THIS TRANSACTION WILL STRICTLY BE BASED ON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS I HAVE STATED BELOW, AS WE HAVE HEARD CONFIRMED CASES OF BUSINESS ASSOCIATES RUNNING AWAY WITH FUNDS KEPT IN THEIR CUSTODY WHEN IT IS FINALLY REMITTED INTO THIER BANK ACCOUNTS. THIS IS WHY WE HAVE DECIDED THAT THIS TRANSACTION WILL BE BASED ON THE FOLLOWING:-

(a) OUR CONVICTION OF YOUR TRANSPARENCY, HONESTY AND DILIGENCE.
(b) THAT YOU WILL TREAT THIS TRANSACTION WITH UTMOST SECRECY AND CONFIDENTIALITY
(c) YOU MUST BE READY TO PRODUCE US WITH ENOUGH INFORMATION ABOUT YOURSELF TO PUT OUR MINDS AT REST.
(d) THAT UPON RECIEPT OF THE FUND,YOU WILL PROMPTLY RELEASE OUR SHARE ON DEMAND AFTER YOU HAVE DEDUCTED YOUR 20%. YOUR URGENCY WILL BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED AS WE ARE ALREADY BEHIND SCHEDULE FOR THIS FINANCIAL QUATER.

IF THIS PROPOSAL IS ALRIGHT BY YOU,THEN KINDLY GET TO ME IMMEDIATELY ON MY EMAIL ADDRESS.PLEASE TO FACILITATE THIS TRANSACTION,YOU ARE REQUESTED TO FORWARD WITH DELAY
YOUR RELIABLE BANK ACCOUNT WHERE YOU WOULD WANT THIS FUND TOBE TRANSFERED INTO.AND ALSO YOUR TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS FOR EASY COMMUNICATION.

THANK YOU IN ANTICIPATON OF YOUR CANDID ASSISTANCE ON THIS MATTER.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED CALL ME IMMEDIATELY 0N THIS MOBILE PHONE #234-803-3328501. AND SEND REQUESTED INFORMATIONS BY E-MAIL FOR IMMEDIATE COMMENCEMENT OF THIS TRANSACTION.

YOURS FAITHFULLY,

MR. ANTHONY UMARU.
( Chief Accountant)

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