FROM : BENNETH SANKARA (sankara musasa [firstname.lastname@example.org])
NEW CAPITAL CITY ,YAMSOKORO
COTE D 'IVOIRE FORMER IVORY COAST.
PERMIT ME TO INFORM YOU MY DESIRE OF GOING INTO BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU. I BELIEVE YOU ARE A REPUTABLE AND RESPONSIBLE TRUST WORTHY PERSON I CAN DO BUSINESS WITH AND BY MATTER OF TRUST I MUST NOT HESITATE TO CONFIDE IN YOU FOR THIS SIMPLE AND SINCERE BUSINESS.
I AM MR. BENNETH SANKARA, THE ONLY CHILD OF LATE DR. AND MRS RUPERT SANKARA, MY FATHER WAS A VERY WEALTHY COCOA MERCHANT BASED IN ABIDJAN, THE ECONOMIC CAPITAL OF IVORY COAST BEFORE HE WAS POISONED TO DEATH BY HIS BUSINESS ASSOCIATES ON ONE OF THEIR OUTING TO DISCUSS A BUSINESS DEAL. MY MOTHER DIED ON THE 21ST OCTOBER 1984, MY FATHER TOOK ME SO SPECIAL BECAUSE I AM MOTHERLESS AND DID NOT TAKE ANOTHER WIFE.
BEFORE MY FATHER'S DEATH ON 24TH NOVEMBER 2001 IN A PRIVATE HOSPITAL HERE IN ABIDJAN. HE SECRETLY CALLED ME ON HIS BEDSIDE AND TOLD ME THAT HE HAS A SUM OF US$5,000,000 (FIVE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS) LEFT IN A SUSPENSE ACCOUNT IN A LOCAL BANK HERE IN ABIDJAN, THAT MY NAME WAS USED AS THE ONLY CHILD THE NEXT OF KIN DURING THE TIME OF DEPOSITING OF THE MONEY. HE ALSO EXPLAINED TO ME THAT IT WAS BECAUSE OF THIS WEALTH THAT HE WAS POISONED BY HIS BUSINESS ASSOCIATES, AND THAT I SHOULD SEEK FOR A FOREIGN PARTNER IN A COUNTRY OF MY CHOICE IN WHOSE ACCOUNT I TRANSFER THIS MONEY AND USE IT FOR INVESTMENT PURPOSE(SUCH AS REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT).
SIR, I AM HONOURABLY SEEKING YOUR ASSISTANCE IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS.
1) TO PROVIDE AN BANK ACCOUNT WHERE THIS MONEY WOULD BE TRANSFERED
2) TO SERVE AS THE GUARDIAN OF THIS FUND.
3) TO MAKE ARRANGEMENT FOR ME TO COME OVER TO YOUR COUNTRY TO FURTHER MY EDUCATION AND TO SECURE A RESIDENTIAL PERMIT FOR ME IN YOUR COUNTRY.
MOREOVER, SIR, I AM WILLING TO OFFER YOU 15% OF THE TOTAL SUM AS COMPENSATION FOR YOUR EFFORT /INPUT AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL TRANSFER OF THIS FUND INTO YOUR NOMINATED ACCOUNT OVERSEA.
FURTHERMORE, YOU CAN INDICATE YOUR OPTION TOWARDS ASSISTING ME AS I BELIEVE THAT THIS TRANSACTION WOULD BE CONCLUDED WITHIN SEVEN (7) DAYS YOU SIGNIFY INTEREST TO ASSIST ME, CALL FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION.
ANTICIPATING HEARING FROM YOU IMMEDIATELY.
THANKS FOR YOUR KINDEST RESPECT.
May the lord assist you in your time of need! I am glad you contacted me to assist you in your transaction. I'm not surprised that you believe me to be reputable and trustworthy...many others have also contacted me to ask for assistance with financial dealings.
Please provide more information as to how I can be of assistance.
(Received 7/8/2002) Note: My presence will add "glamour" to the financial transfer. I'm flattered!
Dear Sam Walton,
God bless you, thanks for your urgent towards my call for help, God has answered my prayer. I know this will mark the beginning of our favourable relationship in what we have to do now and in future. Do send without delay as earlier requested your complete address, telephone/fax and account details to commence the process of the transfer. Your address will be used to apply for change of ownership of the account in your name as my lawyer advised to have outright change of ownership of the account in your name to make the transfer easy. Instead of changing the account name from my father's name to my name and latter to your name. The counter changings will go a long way to put many questions from the transfering bank while transfering the money into your account, which may led led having some delay. After full change of ownership, you automatically becomes the origin beneficiary of the account and then have authority to issue instruction letter to the paying bank to transfer into your new nominated account.
If need be and you are willing to visit and witness the transfer yourself. Your present will go a long way to add more glamour into the transfer and after successful transfer of the money into your nominated account and you confirm payment yourself. I will travel back with you to continue my education while you continue the investment that follows into profitable ventures were tax will not take much tools.
Upon hearing from you I will send you all information and my personal data for we to know ourselves, you are free to ask question were necessary.
Hoping hearing from you.
Thank you for your prompt reply. You can fax me documents at xxx-xxx-xxxx, and I believe the fax is most secure. My secretary sometimes reads my mail, but the fax machine is located in my private lavatory where I generate most of my business output. If you must send me documents via postal service, please mail them to:
The Big Box, Att: Sam Walton, 702 S.W. 8th Street, Bentonville, AR 72716
You can also use this address to complete the necessary documents before faxing them for my inspection. Please provide me some additional personal details about yourself so that we may become acquainted. I am attaching a photo of me (although it is about a year old).
Thank you most sincerely,
PS - What account number did you want?
Dear Sam Walton,
Thanks for your prompt response and God bless you. I have forwarded your address to my lawyer for the change of ownership in court and he promised to do it first thing tomorrow, possiblely I will be sending you the document with my personal informations tomorrow.
Things like photo I will scan and send to you by email. I did not see the photo picture you promised, your message did not come with the scan photo, could you resend.
The account I am requesting is your complete bank account information to commence the transfer after normal procedures in the bank.
I do all my banking with Barclay's Bank, and my account number is 8675309. Is that the information you needed?
I'm sorry I forgot to attach my photo...this time it should come through correctly.
Dear Sam Walton,
This is to confirm receipt of your mail, please send without delay the address of the bank.
The bank address is Barclays Bank 2110 West Walnut, Rogers, AR 72756.
I didn't receive your photo...did you have a chance to scan it in yet?