Why, I wonder, would a genuine Iraqi businessman deposit millions of dollars in a bank in the Cote D’Ivoire?  Probably best not to ask.

“Mr Ibrahim” isn’t a director of a bank and he doesn’t have access to millions of dollars.  What he wants is access to your money.  He’s a scammer – hoping you will fall for his scam and start sending him money.  Delete the email.

Dear Good Day,

I am Mr. Nasim Ibrahim  Executive Director of the AFRICA DEVELOPMENT BANK (ADB) COTE D VOIRE. An Iraqi named Besem Faruak, a business man made a numbered fixed deposit of ($5.400,00.00) for 18 calendar months, Five Million,four Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only  in my branch.

Upon maturity several notice was sent to him, even during the war,five years ago (2006). Again after the war another  notification was sent and still no response came from him. We later  found out that Besem  Faruak, and his family had been killed during the  war in Gunfire that hit  their home at MOSUL where his personal  oil well was.

After further investigation it was also discovered that Besem Faruak,did not declare any next of kin in his official papers including the   paper work of his bank deposit.

And he also confided in me the last  time he was at my office that no  one except me knew of his deposit in  my bank. So,FIVE MILLION FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND United  State Dollars is still lying in my bank and no one will ever come  forward to claim it. What bothers me is that according to the laws of my  country at the expiration five years six months the funds will revert to the  ownership of the IVORIAN Government if nobody applies to claim  the  funds.

My proposal, I am prepared to place you as the next of kin in a   position to instruct AFRICA DEVELOPMENT BANK to release the deposit to you THROUGH OUR INTERNATIONAL PAYMENT BANK, REPUBLIC BANK OF TRINIDAD AND TOBEGO as  the  closest surviving relation. Upon receipt of the deposit, I am prepared to  share the money with you in half. That is: I will simply  nominate you as the next of kin and have them release the deposit to you. We share  the percentage 50/50.

I would have gone ahead to ask  the funds be released to me, but that would have drawn a straight line  in my involvement in claiming the deposite. I assure you that I could  have the deposit released to you within a few days.

I will simply  inform the bank of the final closing of the file  relating to Besem Faruak, I will then officially communicate with my Bank and instruct  them to release the deposit to you. With these, all is done.

I am  aware of the consequences of this proposal.should you not be interested  in executing this with me,but if you are intrested indicate your interest by sending me your profile and your contact informations so as to effect the legal changes on the letter of Administration authenticating that you are the nextof kin/beneficiary

Mr.Nasri Ibrahim