Mr. Dinesh Sharma, Citi Bank of Dubai

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Date: 08 Jun 2017
From: Mr. Dinesh Sharma"<>
Subject: YYour Urgent Response IS Needed.
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Dear Friend,
Let me start by introducing myself, My name is Dinesh Sharma I am a banker working with CITI BANK (DIFC) here in Dubai, U.A.E I write to contact you over a very important business transaction which will be of our interest and benefit to our both families.In 2011,one Mr. Bassen C. Han, whose surname is same as yours and has your country in his file as his place of origin, made a fixed deposit for 36 months, valued at $32,700,000.00 with my bank.

I was his account officer before I rose to the position of Managing Director. The maturity date for this deposit contract was 22nd of August 2014. Sadly Mr. Bassen was among the death victims in the January 1, 2012 earthquake in Izu Islands, Japan that killed many people while he was there on business trip. Since the First quarter of 2013 until today, the management of my bank has been finding means to reach him so as ascertain if he will roll over the Deposit or have the contract sum withdrawn. When I discovered that this will happen, I have tried to think up a procedure to preserve this fund and use the proceeds for business.Some directors here 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. Bassen is late, they will take the funds for themselves. Therefore, am seeking your co-operation to present you as the one to benefit from his fund at his death since you have the same surname name, so tha

I have done enough inside bank arrangement and you only have to put in your details into the information network in the bank computers and reflect you as his next of kin.If you concur with this proposal, I intend for you to retain 50% of the funds while 50% shall be for me. I will send you the details of the transaction as soon as I receive your response.

Mr. Dinesh Sharma
Citi bank of Dubai(DIFCf

N J Patel

I got the same message the e-mail ID was bit different


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Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Subject: Sir, this $2,7m. wire transaction is 100% risk free :

Dear Friend

I received your email message, Sir, I have heard all what you have said, and I am ready to work with you as long as both of us are going to work as a team to finance and conclude this transaction into any of your nominated bank account, note that we will bot have to contribute and finance the process together to obtain the needed documents in your name, because without the relevant document being obtained in your name, the CitiBank cannot release the US$32,7m. into your nominated bank account. Sir, I will provide the Certificate of Deposit of this fund, Current Statement of Account of this fund and also my ID card and my International Passport as soon as you provide the requested information below. Please if you are satisfy with this arrangements, provide the following informations to me :

5. PHONE no.

Please I want us to keep every single information of this transaction confidential for security reasons. As soon as I confirmed from you that you are ready to work with me for us to achieve this goal, I shall give you all the guide lines, but bear in mind that this fund wire transaction is 100% risk free.

I look forward to hear from you.
Mr. Dinesh Sharma
Citibank Dubai (DIFC)

John Browning

If you work for Citibank Dubai (DIFC), why are you demanding $4000 from me?