FROM THE DESK OF: VICTOR SMITH, The Office Of The Foreign Remittance And Auditing Department, Barclays Bank (Ghana).
REMITTANCE OF US$8.4; MILLION CONFIDENTIAL IS THE CASE. VERY URGENT ATTENTION. Please i want you to read this letter very carefully and i must apologize for bringing this message into your mail box without any formal introduction due to the urgency and confidential of this issue and i know that this message will come to you as a surprise, please this is not a joke and i will not like you to jeopardize with it.
My Urgent need for a foreign partner that is what made me to contact you for this legal transaction.
I am a banker by profession from Ghana and currently holding the post of Auditing Manager and accounting unit of the bank.
And I don’t want the money to go into our Bank treasury account as an unclaimed fund.
So this is the reason why i contacted you so that our bank will release this money to you as the next of kin to the deceased customer. Please I would like you to keep this proposal as top secret.
Before the time of his death, he had on a visit to my branch office confided in me that no one except me knew of his deposit in my bank.
Therefore, Eight million Four Hundred Thousand United State Dollars is still lying in my bank and no one will ever come forward to claim it.
It is against this backdrop that my suggestion that I would like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Claudio Organo from Australia so that you will be able to receive his funds for our mutual benefit. We will share the fund at the ration of 60% for me while 40 % for you.
There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by barrister and my position as the Branch Manager guarantees the successful execution of this transaction.
From banking experience it will take up to seven ( 7) working days to conclude this transfer.
I sincerely need your help because this might be my first and last opportunity of hitting big money. I also would want you to treat this affair as both urgent, top secret and confidential.
This payment will be effected through Swift Telegraphic Transfer.
Your Urgent response is needed for immediate transfer of this fund into your receiving bank account. And waiting for your urgent reply via my confidential email address: (firstname.lastname@example.org).