Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Private banking has to be trustworthy, at least compared to the government owned banks....

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Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2009 16:49:00 +0100

James Hoods
Operating Officer,
Coutts & Co, Private Banking.
London, United Kingdom.


I am contacting you regarding the estate of a deceased client with similar last name and an investment of (Ten Million Five Hundred Thousand Pounds Sterling) placed under our banks management 2years ago.

I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this mail. I am contacting you independently and no one is informed of this communication.

In mid 2007, my client asked that the portfolio he has with us be liquidated because he needed to make an urgent investment requiring cash payments here in the United Kingdom. He directed that I liquidate the funds and deposit it with a security firm. I informed him that Coutts & Co would have to make special arrangements to have this done and in order not to circumvent due process, the bank would have to make a 9.5 % deduction from the funds to cater for banking and statutory charges. He complained about the charges but later came around when I explained to him the complexities of the task he was asking of us. Cash movement across boarders has become especially strict since the incidents of 9/11. I contacted my affiliate and made the funds available to the security firm. I undertook all the processes and made sure I followed his precise instructions to the letter and had the funds deposited with the security firm.

The Security Firm is a specialist private firm that accepts deposits from high net worth individuals and blue chip corporations that handle valuable products or undertake transactions that need immediate access to cash. This small and highly private organization is familiar especially to the highly placed and well-connected organizations. In line with his instructions, the money was deposited with the security firm.

However Security firm got in touch with us last year that this money has not been claimed. On further enquiries we found out that my client died of a heart attack in Cannes, South of France, which means he died intestate. He has no next of kin.

What I propose is that since I have exclusive access to his file and also because you bear the same last name, you will be made the next of kin to these funds. On verification, which will be the details I make available to my bank, my bank will instruct the security company to release the funds to you.

You do not have to have known him. I know this might be a bit heavy for you but please trust me on this. For all your troubles I propose that we split the money in half 50/50. In the banking circle this happens every time. The other option is that the money will revert back to the state.
Nobody is getting hurt; this is a lifetime opportunity for us. I hold the KEY to these funds, and as a British National we see so much cash and funds being reverted to the government. I would want us to keep communication for now strictly by email.

Please, again, note I am a family man; I have a wife and children. I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to t the consequences, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. This is the one truth I have learned from my private banking clients. Do not betray my confidence. If we can be of one accord, we should act swiftly on this.

Please get back to me immediately.

I await your response.

James Hoods
+44 702 407 37 57

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Profitable Deal / Reply.‏

From:Roland Odigie (
Sent:September 7, 2009 4:59:47 PM

Attn: Sir/ Madam,

I know this is an unconventional way of introducing a big and profitable business deal, but I want you to take your time to read my letter carefully, you will understand the necessity for my action. I got your email address from internet when I was making a research on a foreigner that we will use in this great opportunity. I have a profiling sum in an excess of $45M (Forty Five Million United States Dollars) which I seek your partnership in accommodating for us.

I am Roland Odigie, a Personal Assistant to the former managing director of African Petroleum Corporation (APC) Mr.BABA GANA. Who was appointed to head the Oil marketing Company in 1991. Having handed over to his successor and subsequent embankment on privatization, there are some concealment of funds from PEAT MARWICK, an external auditors which conducted due diligence for the Bureau for public Enterprises {BPE} on AP, prior to its Privatization. Mr.BABA GANA mandated me to seek for a foreign partner who can help us transfer the fund out and also advice on possible investment. His account is being investigated and confiscated by Government appointed commission.

However, the documents of the above funds in question were handed over to me by my Mr.BABA GANA for safe keeping before the investigation and privatization. The said funds has been in fixed deposit for five years in a Bank in the United Kingdom (name of the Bank undisclosed for now), before the fund was deposited, my boss has long given me Power of Attorney to carry out financial dealings on his behalf.

All I need from you is to stand as the beneficiary and to secure the fund into your company's account or private account to avoid been trace & seized by our government. With the Power of Attorney, I will arrange for the documentation at my expense which will enable transfer of the fund to you. You will be rewarded with 35% for your partnership, 5% has been mapped out for all expenses that might be incurred during the transaction while 5% will be spent on taxes in your country. We have decided to use our share of this transaction to relocate and invest on the Real Estate Venture and Oil & Gas drilling industry.

Please do indicate your interest by responding with the following information below through my private email address:

Name,Address, Telephone, Mobile, Fax, Occupation and A copy of international passport:

Waiting to hear your quick response.

Yours Sincerely,
Roland Odigie
NOTE: If however, you are not disposed to assist, kindly delete/destroy this email in view of the confidentiality of the proposed transaction and interest ofpersonalities involved