FROM: DR. CHARLES BRUMA.
DIRECTOR AUDIT / ACCOUNTS UNITS
FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT
WEST, STREET SANDTON 2196
JOHANNESBURG – SOUTH AFRICA
PHONE: +27 83 502 2006
YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE
[THIS IS PRIVATE BUSINESS AND CONFIDENTIAL]
With due honor and respect, I introduce myself to you for a better relationship. I am Dr. Charles Bruma the Director in charge of Audit/Accounts unit, Foreign Remittance Department, Mercantile Bank of South Africa. Your contact is courtesy of Business online network via Internet as I decided to contact you for this beneficial transaction that is 100% risk free. During auditing, verifications/investigations in our bank at the end of last fiscal (financial) year, I discovered the sum of (US$22,500,000.00) Twenty Two Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars in a dormant account belonging to Late Mr. Morris Thompson an American citizen who unfortunately lost his life in the plane crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 which crashed on February 4th 2000, including his wife and only daughter. You can read more on this website http://web.archive.org/web/20080715030831/http://archives.cnn.com/2000/US/02/01/alaska.airlines.list/
Our investigations reveal no survival –no NEXT OF KIN/RELATIONS for claims as we have long been expecting someone to forward applications for claims as it apply to our banking regulations. Information / verifications from reliable sources confirmed that his supposed "NEXT OF KINS" died with him in the crash. However, I keep this information (SECRET) confidential within my jurisdiction to enable us submit claims and transfer this fund through trustworthy person whom I shall present to our bank as the BONAFIDE "NEXT OF KIN" to the deceased. I intent to credit this fund into any of your nominated (designated) offshore bank account for investments. Meanwhile, all domestic arrangements for claims have been put in place awaiting your acceptance to participate.
I will give you directives and all needed information as soon as I receive your positive response. Kindly understand that I could not carry out this on my own based on the simple facts that I am a civil servants and not allowed to operate foreign account that involves such huge amount, it will also raise eyebrows on my side if I be the recipient of the fund. Moreover, this fund belongs to a foreigner and demands same as next of kin to claim it.
Hence your contact for successful operation, I have resolved to offer you 30% of the total sum as commission, extra 10% of all proceeds to be generated form subsequent investments and will make you a fund manager in a five (5) year irrevocable contractual business partnership. I will invest 50% of my share into your firm provided it is profit orientated. 5% of the total fund will be set aside to reimburse all expenses to be incurred in the course of this transaction.
I am assuring you of a smooth and successful transaction provided you display maturity and observe confidentiality. It will also interest you to know that the Reserve Bank will authorize credit of this fund into your account as contract payment to alleviate you from all queries regarding the source (originality) of fund and will provide you (beneficiary) with contractual (data) details to certify your bank or government if the need arises.
Therefore, be kind to clarify the following: (1). can your account accommodate this fund in your local bank without government intervention or do you have an account outside your country where you may consider safe for this fund? 2. What are taxation rates in your country, as I desire a low/free tax zone? 3. What other lucrative investments would you suggest as I intend banking, real estate and import/export investments? 4. Can you make residential documents and purchase a house for me and my family to relocate and settle in your country?
Looking forward for your urgent response.
Mercantile Bank Limited,