A long and deadly dull letter; read it if you must.
May it not be a suprise to recieve this letter from me ,considering the fact that you do not know me. (To be sure, it is a surprise, a grand surprise)
First I must seek for your understanding and pray that God will give you the wisdom to understand my problem and be in a position to help as you will be surely blessed as you help. I am MR OLA WILLIAMS,I am 41 Years old and also the chief accountant with Gulf Bank Nig PLC . I have a transaction which I think will be of mutual benefit to both of us. In my desire for a foreign partner with whom to do this transaction, I stumbled on your contact from a business directory. (Ah, the good Lord moves in mysterious ways!)
As the head of accounts department of GBNP, I discovered some amount of money while I was auditing accounts for the 2001 financial year which has been lying there for over 3 years. On further inquiry, I discovered that this money totalling about USD$2O.5 Million (Twenty Million five hundred thousand United States Dollars) including accumulated interest which belonged to one MR. HUANG L. TANAGA , a korea Nationale who lived here and died intestate without providing anybody to claim the money.
This man died through a plane crash of ADC airlines in 1998. I have Successfully secured the money and with the assistance of my colleague, the money has been moved out of my bank and deposited in a security company. It was packed in three(3)metal trunk boxes as photographic materials. I would need your particulars to enable me prepare documents which will authenticate that the Consignment belongs to you as the next of kin to MR. HUANG L. TANAGA and to enable you claim the money since nobody has come to claim the money,because according to the law here if by the end of this year nobody comes up for the money it will be deposited into the government account. (I don't look very Korean...) I want to be assured of a safe account where the money will be deposited pending my arrival.
This transaction is absolutely risk free with no legal complications (!!) as we have made arrangements to secure all the legal documents that will free us from any litigation, I have made all necessary arrangements with the security company ,that as soon as i get your confirmation of interest in this venture,we shall put in all the necessary paper which will authorize the security company to lift the funds out of here to their offshore security company somewhere in Europe where you will travel to claim the funds . Before this money is entrusted into your care, you must assure me that the following terms listed below will be maintained between us.
1.BOTH PARTIES WILL NOT FOR ANY REASON CHEAT EACH OTHER. (Never!)
2.BOTH PARTIES WILL WORK TOGETHER TO SEE THIS TRANSACTION THROUGH. (Of course!)
3.A HIGH DEGREE OF TRUST AND CONFIDENTIALITY WILL BE APPLIED FOR THE SAKE OF OUR WORK. (Naturally!)
4.I AND MY PARTNER WILL STRONGLY BE BY YOUR SIDE AS YOU CLAIM THIS FUND AND I AND MY PARTNER WILL ARRAGE AN ATTORNEY(LAWYER)WHO WILL WORK ON YOUR BEHALF TO GET THE NECESSARY PAPERS NEEDED FOR A SMOOTH TRANSACTION. (Jolly decent!)
5.YOU WILL NOT DISAPPEAR WITH OUR FUND AFTER YOU HAVE CLAIMED IT. (Oh! Perish the thought!)
6.DISBURSEMENT RATIO WILL BE 70% FOR ME AND MY COLLEAGUE,30% FOR YOU. (You are a fair man.)
Finally I want you to note that we are going to spend money where necessary to make this venture work out successfully.There is need for you to confirm your interest in this transcation immediately as to enable us finalize this issue as soon as possible.
I must let you know that a high degree of trust is required and also we will like to use our own share to go into any lucrative business with your help/assistance.
Awaiting your urgent response now.