To: REMOVED FOR PRIVACY
Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 09:45:27 -0700
From: "John Okon"
Reply-To: REMOVED FOR PRIVACY
Subject: urgent reply

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First, I must solicit your confidence in this
transaction, this is by virtue of its nature as being
utterly CONFIDENTIAL and TOP SECRET. Though I know
that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one
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 due to the urgency of this
transaction, as we have been reliably informed of your
discreteness and ability in transactions ofthisnature.
Let me start by first introducing myself
properlytoyou.
I am DR. JOHN OKON, a director with the Union
BankofNigeria Plc. Lagos.
I came to know of you in my private search for a
reliable and reputable person to handle this
confidential transaction which involves the transfer
of a huge sum of money to a
foreignaccountrequiringmaximum confidence.
THE PROPOSITION:A foreigner, Late Engineer Johnson
Creek, an Oil Merchant/Contractorwith the Federal
Government of Nigeria, until his death four years ago
in a ghastly air crash, banked with us here at Union
Bank Plc. Lagos, and had a closing balance of US$18.5M
(Eighteen Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States
Dollars) which the bank now unquestionably expects it
to be claimed by any available foreign next-of-kin of
the Late beneficiary or alternatively be donated to a
discredited trust fund for arms and ammunition at a
military war college here in Nigeria. Fervent valuable
efforts are being made by the Union Bank to get in
touch with any of the Creek family
orrelativesbutproved to no avail.
It is because of the perceived possibility of not
being able to locate any of Late Engr. Johnson Creeks
next-of-kin (he had no wife and children) that the
management under the influence of our chairman
and member of the board of directors, Retired Major
General Kalu Uke Kalu, that an arrangement be made for
the funds to be declared UNCLAIMABLE and subsequently
be donated to the Trust Fund for Arms and Ammunition
to further enhance the course of war in
Africaandtheworld in general.
In order to avert this negative development, my
trusted colleagues and I now seek your permission to
have you stand as a next-of-kin to Late Engr. Johnson
Creek so that the funds US$18.5M would be released and
paid into your bank account
asthebeneficiarynext-of-kin.
All documents and proves to enable you get this fund
will be carefully worked out and more so we are
assuring you of a 100% risk free involvement.
Your share stays while the rest would be for myself
and my colleagues for investment purposes in your
country. We have agreed that, the funds will be shared
thus, after it has been transferred into your account:
1. 30% of the money will go to you for
actingasthebeneficiary of the funds.
2. 10% will be set aside for reimbursement to both
parties for any incidental expenses that may be
incurred in the course of the transaction.
3.60% to us the originators of the transaction.
If this proposal is OK by you and you do not wish to
take undue advantage of the trust, we hope to bestow
on you and your company, then kindly get back to me
immediately via my private Email for security reasons.
Furnish me with your most confidential telephone, fax
number and exclusive bank particulars so that I can
use these information to apply for the release and
subsequent transfer of the funds in your favour.
Thank you in advance for your
faithfully,
DR. JOHN OKON