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From: "Mr. Arif Shaikh" <arif_shaikh@mail2world.com>

To: >

Sent: Saturday, March 24, 2007 10:36 AM


> Greetings from Dubai,
> This letter must come to you as a big surprise, but I believe
> it is only a day that people meet and become great friends
> and business partners.  I am Mr. Arif Shaikh, currently Chief
> Credit & Risk Officer with a reputable bank here in U. A. E. 
> I write you this proposal in good faith,believing that I can
> trust you with the information I am about to reveal to you.
> I have an urgent and very confidential business proposition
> for you. On November 6, 2000, an Iraqi Foreign Oil consultant
> AL NASSER made a (Fixed deposit) for 36 calendar months,valued
> at US$17,500,000.00 (Seventeen Million Five hundred Thousand
> Dollars only) in my bank and I happen to be his account officer
> before I was moved to my present position recently. Upon
> maturity in 2003, as his account officer and as well the bank
> manger, it is my duty to notify him on the maturity date so I
> sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but the
> letter was returned undelivered.
> After sometime, I tried sending back the letter, but it was
> again returned and finally I discovered from his contract
> employers, Chevron Petroleum Corporation that Mr. Mohammad Al
> Nasser died as a result of torture in the hand of Saddam
> Hussein (former Iraqi President) during one of his trips to
> his country Iraq, as he was accused of leaking information
> to the Americans. On further investigation, I discovered
> that Mr. Al Nasser's family wife and two sons died during
> the Gulf War in Iraq and was the reason why he did not declare
> any next of kin or relation in all his official documents,
> including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank and did not
> leave any WILL.  This sum of US$17,500,000.00 have been
> floating and placed under dormant/unserviceable account by my
> bank management since no one have heard from the owner since
> 2003.  I wish to let you know that all the investigation I
> have made so far, my bank management is not aware of it, I am
> the only one that have the information.
> With the recent change of government in my country and with
> their efforts to support the United Nations in checkmating
> terrorism aid in the U. A. E.  By end of this year, the
> government will pass a new financial control law which will
> give the government authority to interrogate account owners
> of above $5,000,000.00 to explain the source of the funds,
> making sure it is not for terrorism support.  If I do not
> move this money out of the country immediately, by end of
> the year the government will definitely confiscate the money,
> because my bank cannot provide the account owner to explain
> the source of the money. 
> I cannot directly transfer out this money without the help
> of a foreigner and that is why I am contacting you for an
> assistance.  As the Account Officer to late Al Nasser,coupled
> with my present position and status in the bank as Chief
> Credit & Risk Officer , I have the power to influence the
> release of the funds to any foreigner that comes up as the
> next of kin to the account, with the correct information
> concerning the account, which I shall give you. All documents
> to enable you claim this fund will be carefully worked out and
> there is practically no risk involved, the transaction will be
> executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you
> from any breach of law, beside U. A. E is porous and anything
> goes.
> If you accept to work with me, I want you to state how you
> wish us to share the funds in percentage, so that both
> parties will be satisfied.  If you are interested, contact
> me as soon as you receive this message  so we can go over
> the details.  Thanking you in advance and may God bless you.
> Please, treat with utmost confidentiality.  I shall send
> you copy of the
> deposit certificate issued to Al Nasser when the deposit
> was made for your perusal.

> I wait your urgent response. 

> Regards,

> Mr. Arif Shaikh