To Whom It May Concern:
I received the following e-mail:
Date: 4/18/2004 12:22:46 PM Eastern Standard Time
Sent from the Internet (Details)
My name is YEMI DOUGLAS, the manager, credit and Foreignbills of UNION BANK NIGERIA PLC. I am writing in Respect of aforeign customer of my bank [JOHN WELLS]who perished in aplane crash [Ethiopian airline 961] with the whole passengers Aboard.
Since the death of this our customer, I personally has watched with keen interest to see the next of kin but all has proved abortive as no one has come to Claim his funds of usd.16.5 m, [sixteen million five Hundred thousand United Statesdollars] which has been with
my branch for a very long time.
On this note, I decided to seek for whom his name shall beused as the next of kin as no one has come up to be the next ofkin. And the banking ethics here does not allow such money to stay more than seven years, because money will be recalled tothe bank treasury as unclaimed after this period. In view of this I got your contact through a trade journal after realizing that your name and country is similar to the deceased. I will give you 40%of the total sum.
Upon the receipt of your response, I will send you bye-mail the application form and afterward i will tell you the next step to take . I will not fail to bring to your notice that this businessis hitch free and that you should not entertain any fear as allarrangements to ensure that transaction is successfully concluded have been put in place. Make haste as the transactionwill last for only fourteen working days, after you apply to thebank as a relation to the deceased man.
When you receive this letter. Kindly send me an e-mail signifying Your decision including your private tel/fax numbers to my private email address at [firstname.lastname@example.org]forquick communications. Or you can as well reach me through my private telephone line .Have my best regards and God bless you.
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Curious about this e-mail, I typed in the Keywords "Union Bank Nigeria PLC. I got a listing on Union Banks in Nigeria.
I clicked on the following site:
Union Bank of Nigeria PLC
Head Office of Union Bank of Nigeria PLC
Bank Name: Union Bank of Nigeria PLC
URL: URL: http://www.unionbanknig.com/
Street 13 Freeman drive, Norwich Towers (8th Floor)
Country South Africa
Bank Type 0
Date Updated Jul. 25, 2001
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I was totally surprised when I clicked on the URL
http://www.unionbanknig.com/ and found a pornography site.
I was embarrassed, and became angry that a notiable bank, supposedly with a good reputation, would endorse such filthy activity.
I don't know what you can do about this particular e-mail, but blocking this Pornographer's screen name, is not enough. This type of activity should be investigated and criminal charges placed on these people who encourage such nasty behavior.
The next e-mail that I keep getting is:
Subj: did you forget?
Date: 5/6/2004 11:19:06 PM Eastern Standard Time
Sent from the Internet (Details)
Hi, my name is Jennifer, Or just Jen for short! ;-)
My friend said you were a really cool person and I should get in contact with you!
I looked at your profile and thought I would contact you.
I love meeting new people, I also love to talk. I just got my videocam working so you can see me to! It doesn't cost you anything if you wanna watch/see me! You don't even need your own videocam! This is not my screenname, but a friends. To contact me you need to go to my personal site (dont worry it's a FREE site like Yahoo!) its the only way to contact me!
Just Goto the Website below to get in touch with me! CLICK here to see why Rip-off Report, as a matter of policy, deleted either a phone number, link or e-mail address from this Report.
ED NOTE: the URL we took out, locks up your computer.
Just Copy and Paste the URL into your web browser!
I hope I get to see you soon ;-)