I am sorry to contact you unannounced through this medium. I am Mr. Ala'a Eraiqat , C.E.O. at Commercial Bank of Abu Dhabi here in UAE. I write you this proposal in good faith hoping that I will rely on you. In january 16th 2012, one Mr frank Willaims who has your country in his file as his place of origin, made a fixed deposit for 36 calendar months, valued at $18,400,000.00 with my bank. I was his account officer before I rose to the position of the Auditor General. The maturity date for this deposit contract was 16th of january 2015.
Sadly, while on a business trip in 2014, Mr frank Williams
was among the death victims of A 6.5-magnitude earthquake that hit Zhaotong in China’s western Yunnan province on August 3, The third of four quakes to rock that province at that year, it killed more than 600 people and displaced about 230,000. Nearly 155,000 homes and 268 schools, plus roads and other infrastructure, were damaged/destroyed.
Since the last quarter of January 2015 until today, the management of my bank have been finding a means to reach him so as to ascertain if he will want to roll over the Deposit or have the contract sum withdrawn. Since 16 January 2017 that I learnt of his death I have tried to think up a procedure to preserve this fund and use the proceed for charity .
Some directors in my Bank have been trying to find out from me the information about this account and the owner, but I have kept it closed because I know that if they become aware that Mr frank Williams now late they will corner the funds for themselves/their selfish use. Therefore, I am seeking your cooperation to present you as the one to benefit from his fund at his death since you are from the-same country with the Late Frank Williams so that my bank head quarters will release the funds to you as the rightful beneficiary/next of Kin.
I have done enough inside bank arrangement and will only have to put in your details into the information network in the bank computers and reflect your data as his next of kin.
I am not a greedy person, so I am suggesting we share the fund equal,50%/50% to both parties after the bank release the fund to you, My share will assist me to start a charity organization to help the poor and also own a company of my own which has been my dream.
Let me know your mind on this proposal and please do treat this information as top secret for security reason. At the receipt of your reply of interest, I shall then give you every details concerning the transaction.
Anticipating your response.
Somehow being from the same country as "frank Willaims" entitles me to half of the nearly twenty million in cold hard cash.
Of course, freeing up the funds always incurs some kind of fee - usually a few thousand dollars. In any case, I have to tip my hat to this scammer - he really has quite the imagination. I especially like the death by earthquake in China detail.
I trust readers of this blog are intelligent and shrewd enough to discern these types of emails for the obvious scams they are, yet some people out there still must fall for this sort of thing. If they didn't, scammers like "Ala'a Eraiqat would not waste their time writing such elaborate and exquisite works of fiction to achieve their petty, evil goals.
If Mr. Ala'a Eraiqat had any integrity or morality at all, he would focus his energy on writing trashy detective pulp fiction instead of squandering his considerable talents on these kinds of scams.