The message has not gotten to our mates in Canada. Or wherever. And would you believe it? A telegraphic wire transfer charge needs to be paid! And, AND, they had the forethought to tell me that it could not be taken out of the total sum before hand. Crafty buggers, eh?
CITI BANKERÔS FINANCIAL & SECURITY TRUST
B(CBFSTDIRECT)B 1515 Golfview Rd. Four Season Plaza 1st Floor,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. M4C 6H4
Tel: (647) 722-0890 Fax:(416) 322-2753
ATTN: Manfred Von Richthofen.
TEL: 61 98334333
FAX: 61 9326 5338
E-MAIL: email@example.com DATE: January 18, 2005.
RE: TELEGRAPHIC WIRE TRANSFER T/T CHARGE-$4,500 USD.
We write to inform you that our transfer desk is unable to exercise the transfer of your funds ($25m USD) from your offshore transit account #245129 in our institution at this time, because a telegraghic wire transfer (T/T) charge is required before our network system could complete the transfer.
The total amount of T/T charge required to exercise the transfer is $4,500 USD only.
This money should be sent to us as soon as possible in order to expedite the transfer into your nominated overseas Bank account No 4550- 9007 with Sharp Left Bank.
Please note that the required T/T charge of $4,500 USD can not be deducted or withdrawn from your total sum ($25mUSD) because it is bonded from overseas origin until it reaches the final destination for security reasons.
Kindly advise us when you are ready to make the payment so we can complete your transaction as soon as possible.
Wayne Patrick/Sharon Smith
(Customer service/Overseas Account Representatives)
Whatever you Wanadoo http://www.wanadoo.co.uk/time/