Yet Another "African Billionaire"

Try To read this letter that came into my email's inbox recently:

jaFrom The Desk Of Mr.Issa Hassan. Senior Staff In File Department, African Development Bank A.D.B Ouagadougou Burkina-Faso West Africa. Private Number......00226 76 03 66 92.
Private Email/


On a very good day. I am (Mr.Issa Hassan) a senior staff in file department in African development bank (A.D.B).I got your contact from a Yahoo Tourist Search. When i was searching for a foreign partner i assured of your capability and reliability to champion this business opportunity when i prayed to God about you. In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $ 25 million U.S.A dollars ( Fifteen Million U.S.A Dollars) . In an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in (Friday December 26,2003 ) in a plane crash. Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines,

But unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I and one official in my department now decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don’t want this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill. The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after five years, the money will be transferred into the Bank treasury as unclaimed fund. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner.

And a Burkinabe cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner. We agree that 30 % of this money will be for you as foreign partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account, 10 % will be set aside for expenses incurred during the business and 60 % would be for me and my woman colleague. There after I and my colleague will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated. Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as arranged, you must apply first to the bank as relations or next of kin of the deceased indicating your bank name, your bank account number, your private telephone and fax number for easy and effective communication and location where the money will be remitted.

Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text of the application I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch free and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required arrangements have been made for the transfer.

You should contact me on my number / 00226 76 03 66 92 . immediately as soon as you receive this letter. Trusting to hear from you
Yours faithfully,
Mr.Issa Hassan.

POST SCRITUM :You have to keep everything secret as to enable the transfer to move very smoothly in to the account you will prove to the bank. As you finished reading this letter call me immediately so that we discuss very well over this business. Please call me and inform me that you received my mail, because i don't go to net always

I bet, most of you will get this kind of email from them. For the record, the report about the plane crash was true. I read it from the CNN website. You may check the story CLICK HERE if you want to see it by urself! I was thinking, maybe... just maybe that they pick up this internet address just to make people believe that there was a customer in that plane crash! Even i could do that.
The offer is quite "tasty" if you look at the amount of the money percentage being offer to you. Just imagine, 30% of USD15m! It will make any people an instant millionaire in a blink of an eye!!! Especially if you live here in Malaysia (where the exchange rate was RM3.++ to USD1!!).
What make me curious is, there are so many "so-called" RICH PEOPLE in African region, as i received this email since 1999, And yet the African Nation is still fighting poverty amongst their country. If it is true that there are so many millionaire, why was African Countries still far behind the develop country. Why was this Millionaire didnt care to help their own people instead? Poverty, AIDS, War Torn Country... So many can be done by the millionaire who died in the air plane crash!!!
I did'nt know if anyone in the world has ever make a contact to one of them, the bank people, to became a bussiness partner. The letter seems a sincere and amazingly convincing enough, but i still find it as a scam! For Example: this part of the letter. "In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $ 25 million U.S.A dollars ( Fifteen Million U.S.A Dollars)" In Numeric format, they wrote it as 25, but in the alphabet format they wrote it as FIFTEEN!
Next: "I got your contact from a Yahoo Tourist Search. "Since when did i register my account to Yahoo! Tourist Search???
NEXT: "But unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim" - It is strange to learn that all his family died in the air plane crash. Including cousins? Nephew? Niece? Imposible that tere are no-one to claim the money.
NEXT: The Foreigner Issue, in my opinion, why must a whealty millionaire wants to put their money in a country where the overall average of income was way too low? The region that poverty is the main things tu curb??? Why don't you keep your money at Swiss International Bank or any other place???

My Conclusion: ITS A BIG LIE! I would not recommend any of you to try this. Although the offer was quite tempting, you never no what you will be ask to do next. Maybe you will be ask to deposit a certain amount of money, to enable you to claim the 30%??? Who would know? So never try to contact them. Once you've try, there will be no turning back!!!

A Sincere reminder from me!!!

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