DR. IBRAHIM MARTIN Version: “West African advanced fee” or “419” Email Scam

This is another version of the Nigerian email scam, now being sent out by “DR. IBRAHIM MARTIN.”

Read more about the history of this scam.

union Bank Of Nig. Plc
Union House Marina
Lagos State
Nigeria.

FROM THE DESK OF: DR.IBRAHIM MARTIN
POSITION: SENIOR MANAGER, BILLS AND EXCHANGE
REPLY TO: (dr_martins@nyc.com )

Dear Sir,

I sincerely write to seek your co-operation and trust
to enable my colleagues and I carry out an urgent
business opportunity in my department. I work with the
Union Bank of Nigeria PLC, currently I am the senior
manager of bills and exchange at the foreign
remittance department of my bank. I have an urgent and confidential
business proposal for you. On June 6, 1998, an Australian oil
consultant/contractor with via National Petroleum cooperation
(NNPC) Mr. Ali B. Ashraf made a numbered time (fixed) deposit for twelve calenderer
month valued at US$51,000,000.00(fifty _one Million US Dollars) in my
branch. On maturity, I sent a routine notification tohis 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. Ali B. Ashrafdied 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. Ali B. Ashraf 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$51,000,000.00 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 aforeigner 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 ratio 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
yourfavor for the transfer. This transaction is risk free guaranteed. If
you are interested, , I will send to you the text of the application
that you will send to the Union Bank authority for an approval to
submit your claims.

Send your reply through mydirect and private email
address ( martins_dr@yahoo.co.uk ) indicate your direct
Fax and telephone numbers for effective communication
that this transaction needs. Do not reply through the
union bank email address because it belongs to the
senior staffs for public use.

Please note that you are not to appear in person, as
every thing regarding this project will be strictly on
documentations and every banking documents needed for
this transaction will be taken care of by my self.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Yours Faithfully

DR. IBRAHIM MARTIN

Author: Dave Nielsen

I started using computers in 1978 on the Apple II and was first online (using my “high-speed” 1200 baud modem) in 1989. I’ve managed web sites for several Fortune 500 companies and for internet start-ups. Working for one of those start-ups is what brought me into the world of credit. I was part of the the executive team that ran QSpace, the first company to offer credit reports over the internet.

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