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WARNING: These are scams. They are Emails sent to a honeytrap address only ever used for this purpose. Do not reply to these people, they will try to con you into paying out money in return for nothing.

CAVEAT: Please note that some of these Emails may be impersonating a genuine company or person. We wish to make it clear that any such name mentioned within these Emails has no connection to the scam. For the sake of searching, we leave these messages untouched, but we will respond to any concerns left in our comments.


From: "Mr.Steven Bannyy" <stevenbanny@hotmail.com>
Reply: "Mr.Steven Bannyy" <steven.banny808@gmail.com>, steven.banny808@gmail.com
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 09:43:08 +0000
Subject: Mr.Steven Bannyy

From: Mr.Steven Banny.
Add: Abidjan, Cote dIvoire.


Hello,

My name is Mr.Steven Banny the principal treasury officer with one of the prime banks in Cote dIvoire. I have decided to contact you through this medium based on a business proposal, which will be of mutual benefit to both of us. I discovered your email through comprehensive web email search on directory so I decided to contact you. I know this might sound like scam to you because of a lot of activities going on in the internet today. But I assure you that this is real.


I am the personal accounts manager to one of our late client, a national of your country, who used to work with an oil servicing company here in Cote dIvoire, the late client made a numbered time (fixed) deposited for twelve calendar months, valued at 16,500,000.00 (Sixteen Million Five Hundred Thousand European Euro) in my branch. Upon maturity, we sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply.


After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, PETRO-CI Corporation that my client died from an automobile accident. On further investigation, I found out that he did not leave a will and all attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that the deceased person did not declare any next of kin in all his official documents, including his bank deposit paperwork.


This sum of (16,500,000.00) is still sitting in the bank and the interest is rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one will come forward to claim it. According to the law of Cote dIvoire, at the expiration of 10{Ten} years, the money will l revert to the ownership of the Cote dIvoire government if nobody claims the funds.


Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to deceased person for the fact that you have same last name with him so that this money will not be reverted by the government. If this request matches with your inward intention for success and greatness, then you are urged to make a quick response indicating your interest and readiness to participate and work with me to make this successful.


Please observe utmost confidentiality, and be rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country. In your return mail, please do forward your information as listed below if you are willing to complete this deal with me, to enable me put the total fund in your name for claim as the next of kin to the deceased person:


(1) Full names:
(2) Private phone number:
(3) Current residential address:
(4) Occupation with company nam:
(5) ID Card or internetional passport:
(6) Age and Sex:


I wait for your urgent reply.


Regards,
Mr.Steven Bannyy



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