From the scam files:
Compliments of the day and my best wishes to you and family!!!.
I know this letter will come to you surprisingly but let it not be a surprise to you, for nature has a way of arriving unannouced and an adage ays ''''originals are very hard to find but their echo sounds ouder''''. So, I decided to contact you myself for you to assure me of safety and honesty if Ihave to entrust any amount of money under your custody.
I am Mr Micheal Bangura, the son of late Mr Thaimu Bangura who was the minister of finance in Sierra leone but was killed during the civil war.Knowing your country as being economical condusive for investment and your people as transperant and trustworthy to engage in business on which premise I write you.
Before my father death, he had the sum of twenty-three million united states dollars (us$23,000,000.00) which he kept away from the rebel leaders during the course of the war. this fund was supposed to be used for rehabilitation of water reserves all over the country before the outbreak of war. when the war broke out, the rebel leader demanded that this fund be given to him, my father insisted that the money was not in his possesion but he was killed because of his refusal to release the fund.
Meanwhile my mother and i is the only person who knows about
this fund,because my father always confide in me. I quickly made an rangemnt
with a red cross rellief worker who used his official van to move this money
to lungi airport in freetown, although he did not know the real content of the
box. The fund was deposited as a family reasure with a safe relaible security
company in Dakar senegel where I was only given temporary asylum. I do not want
to invest this money in senegel due to unfavourable economic climate and so
close to my country. As a result, I still kept this money also for security
reasons as the present administration is investigating the existence of such
fund of which I denied knowledge of it, claiming that my father did not tell
about such money.
The only assistance I need from you which i believe you would
do for me are the following:
1. Assist me invest this money in your country
2. Assure me that you will not sit on my share when this fund gets to your country.
You will have 15% of the money for yourself as you guide me further to invest the remaining 80% in any valueble business venture while 5% is earmarked to cover expenses contingencies.
Most importantly, i will like to buy a personal house where i and my mother will reside.Upon confirmation of your interest to help me as my foreign partner to invest this money, i will link you the details of this ransaction to be scheduled in your favo ur by the security company.
While thanking you for your anticipated understanding and cooperation, I look forward to your urgent esponse.
please note that this transaction is strictly confidential and must be treated with utmost secrecy.
Mr. Micheal Bangura.
Please you can contact me on this E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org