From: "Mark Eweka" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: mar., 23 avr 2002 03:50:49 To: [...] Subject: Urgent Assistance
I write to solicit your assistance for a transaction of mutual benefit; believing that you will treat this with utmost confidence. I implore you to excuse me of any embarrassment this letter might cause you, as we have not met before.
I am Mr. Mark Eweka, son of the late Mr. Halid Eweka. It happens that five months ago, my father who was the Chairman of the Committee set up by the Sierra Leone Government to monitor the revenue generation from the sales of Diamonds, died after engaging in a motor accident on his way home from a National conference in Freetown. He was admitted in the hospital for eight (8) days before he finally died. While I was with him in the hospital, he disclosed a secret to me which am about to share with you.
Before my father finally died in the hospital, he told me that he has USD16,000,000.00 (Sixteen Million United States Dollars) cash in a trunk box coded and deposited in a security company as a bonded shipment. He said the security company is not aware of it's contents, that on producing a document which am now in possession of, I will only have to pay the demurrage, after which the box will be released to me.
He further advised me not to collect the money without the assistance of a foreigner who will open a local account in favour of his company for onward transfer of the funds to his nominated overseas account where l can peacefully invest the money. He said as a civil servant, I am not supposed to own such money, and l would face lots of problems at the bank if l try to deposit the funds in my name without the assistance of foreigner.
It is in view of this, that l have decided to contact you for assistance with the following conditions:
1. That this transaction is treated with Utmost confidence, cooperation and absolute secrecy which it demands.
2. That the money would be transferred to an account where the incidence of taxation would not take much toll.
3. You would assist in paying the demurrage and handling charges.
4. You would have 20% of the funds for your assistance.
Please contact me at once if you can be of assistance. I am at the moment Ivory Coast, you can call me on 225 05 894 529. To enable you get through when calling, make sure you do not exclude any digit from the numbers. (225 is the country code), (05 is the area code, dial the 05 exactly the way it is, do not exclude the zero).
For confidentiality sake, please do not send me email, the email address is not a private one. Give me a call and we would arrange a better communication.
Yours sincerely .