The following is an unusual version of a Nigerian scam, in which the fraudster attempts to explain upfront that this is NOT a hoax.

It cam in as a long email from a Dr Petter Gerry <info (at)>

Note the poor selling and grammar mistakes a giveaway that this is a fraud. Off course it is, simply ignore and delete. Do not click on any link or reply.


Before I introduce myself, I wish to inform you that this letter is not a hoax mail and I urge you to treat it with the seriousness it deserves. 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. This is a personal mail directed to you and I request that it be treated as such. I believe with no doubt in your ability to handle an international business of considerable TRUST, which may form the bedrock of an extensive business partnership in the future.

Seeking your consent in partnership, I assured of your capability and reliability to champion this businees opportunity when i prayed to God or Allah about you.In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $ 250 million U.S.A dollars ( Two Hundred and Fifty million U.S.A dollars) . In an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in (friday december 26,2007 ) in a plane crash. Since we got information about his death,

PROPOSITION: we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines, but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I personaly decided to make this businness proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we dont want this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill.

SHARING ARRANGEMENTS: The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclamed after ten years, the money will be transfered into the Bank treasury as unclaimed fund. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner, and a Nigerian cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner. We agree that 30 % of this money will be for you as foreign partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account, 10 % will be set aside for expenses incured during the business and 60 % would be for ;me and my woman colleague. There after I and my family will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated.

EXECUTION OF THE PROPOSED DEAL: Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as arranged, you must apply first to the bank as relations or next of kin of the deceased through the aid of an attorney.I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is risk free and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required for the transfer will be carried out legaly without breaching the laws of both land.

Yours faithfully,

James Walton

jwalton55 (at)

POST SCRITUM: You have to keep everything secret as to enable the transfer to move very smoothly in to the account you will prove to the bank.If however, you are not disposed to

assist,kindly delete/destroy this email in view of the confidentiality of the proposed transaction and interest of personalities involved