From: "Mr. Francis Taylor" <firstname.lastname@example.org> (may be fake)|
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 21:34:19 -0700
Attn: The President/Ceo
I am Mr. Francis Taylor, Chief Operating Officer of Tradevco Bank, Monrovia. I have urgent and very confidential business proposition for you. On June 6, 2000, an American mining consultant/contractor with the Liberia mining corporation, Mr. Ken Power made a
Numbered time (fixed) Deposited for Twelve (12) calendar months, valued at US$14.200,000.00 (FOURTEEN MILLION, TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND US DOLLARS) in my branch. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply.
After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, the Liberian Mining Corporation that Mr. Ken Power died from an automobile accident. On further investigation, I found out that he died without making a (WILL) and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Ken Power did not declare any kin or relation in his official documents, including his Bank deposit paper work in my Bank. This sum US$14.200.000.00 is still sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one has ever come forward to claim the fund. According to our Liberian Law, at the expiration of 5 (five) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Liberian government if nobody applies to claim the funds.
Consequently, my proposal is that I would like you to stand in as the next of kin to Mr. Ken Power so that the fruits of this old man's labour will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials. This is simple; I will like you to provide immediately your full name and address so that an Attorney will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits, which will put you in place as the next of kin. We shall employ the service of an accredited Attorney for the drafting and documents and probate/administration in your favour for the transfer. A bank account in any part of the world, which you will provide, will then facilitate the transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ration of 60% for me and 30% for you then the other 10% will be for the expenses.
There is no risk at all as the paper work for this transaction will be done by the Attorney and my position as the branch chief operating officer guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply through my email address. Upon your Response, I shall then provide with more details and relevant documents that will help you to understand the transaction.
Please observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country.
Awaiting your urgent reply.
Mr. Francis Taylor