Is Arif Shaikh offering you the fastest route to become a millionaire? Ofcourse not! This is another of those famous 419 scams where they will ask for your processing fees and disappear.
If you would like to make Mr Arif richer, you may proceed to contact him with your personal information (i.e. this is a scam)
Apparently, the IP address 18.104.22.168 is at Dubai, meaning that the scammer is based in that country.
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Delivery-date: Sat, 16 Jun 2007 00:45:45 -0500
Received: from dxb-as53300.alshamil.net.ae ([22.214.171.124] helo=ab17c1907.com)
From: “Mr. Arif Shaikh” <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2007 09:45:43 +0400
Subject: WAITING FOR YOUR URGENT RESPONSE
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.
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
/contractor with the CHEVRON PETROLEUM CORPORATION, MR MOHAMMAD 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 thedeposit certificate issued to Al Nasser when the deposit
was made for your perusal.
I wait your urgent response.
Mr. Arif Shaikh