Thank you very much for your response, and your interest in this transaction.
Like I said before, I am in the process of transferring the amount of US$19.5m belonging to my late friend Gen Jassim Ali out of my bank to avoid its been seized by the Chinese Government and it is due to this issue on my hands now that made it became necessary for me to seek your assistance, I appreciate the fact that you are ready to assist me in executing this project.
I want to state that you have nothing to worry about, I will do everything legally required to ensure that the project goes smoothly, and in conformity with the rules International Banking and transfers of this nature and volume.I would have loved to talk to you, but my spoken English is very poor and also I have been warned that phones are tapped especially international calls by our Governments, so please all correspondence will be through the email, for security reasons,please bear with me.
Having resolved to entrust this transaction into your hands, I want to remind you that, it needs your commitment and diligent follow up. If you work seriously, the entire transaction should be over in a couple of days.
I need your total devotion and trust to see this through. I know we have not met before, but I am very confident that we will be able to establish the necessary trust that we need to execute this project, hence my attaching to this email, my Identification and picture of me and my immediate family.
The First step involves the opening of an offshore account where I will engineer the funds to from my bank and for this same purpose,I intend that you open an account in your name in a bank in the UK. The money would be transferred to the account which you will open in this particular bank for both of us, this is the best way to do it, as this protects us from my bank.
Once the account is opened, the money will be banked online for both of us, and we share in the ratio of 70% for me and my partners here in Hong Kong and 30% for you. We can then instruct this principal UK bank to transfer our various shares into our respective home bank accounts.
I want us to have access to this money in peace when we conclude,so I want you to listen to my instructions and follow them religiously. Also you have to know that I cannot transfer this money in my name as my bank will be aware that it is from me,this is why I need you, I hope I have made everything clear.
Before I commence, I will need you to send me a copy of your identification (Driver's license or International passport). I want to be sure that I am transacting with the right person as I do not wish to waste time with this deal as any moment from now, our auditors can come and the chance to pull this off would be gone.
I hope you will understand why I need all these and want to act with haste. The money in question is big and I want to ensure that I know you well before I proceed to give you all the details to commence the project.
As soon as I get these from you, I will commence the paper work, and I will let you have a copy of the original deposit certificate showing that these funds in question is still at my bank if you require this.
I will send the name and contact details of the bank and their website to you so that you can commence communication with them as soon as I receive the above requirement from you.
Ensure that you keep this project confidential; do not discuss it with anybody, because of the confidential nature of this transaction and my work.
Please reply as soon as possible.
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