Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 20:40:24 +0100
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: "Dr. Francis Antonie" <frato7@LYCOS.COM>
Subject: CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS NOTIFICATION
Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Dr. Francis Antonie, a native of Cape Town in South Africa, an Accountant/Senior Economist with the Standard Bank, South Africa. What you are about to peruse is a highly confidential and sensitive business proposal I would like to present to you which was why I decided to use this form of medium. A business proposal of this magnitude requires the utmost confidentiality.
A foreigner, late Dr. Robert Wilfred, was a Gold/Diamond Merchant here in South Africa, until his death three years ago in Liberia, banked with us here at Standard Bank, South Africa. He has a closing balance of USD$9.5M (Nine Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) which the bank now unquestionably expects to be claimed by any of his available foreign next of kin.
Fervent valuable efforts are being made by the Standard Bank to get in touch with any of the Dr. Robert Wilfred’s family or relatives but all have proved abortive. It is because of the perceived possibility of not going to be able to locate any of late Dr. Robert Wilfred’s next of kin (as he had no known wife and children) that the management under the influence of the Board members, is suggesting that the fund should be declared "UNCLAIMABLE" and then be subsequently donated to the Trust Fund for Arms and Ammunition which will further enhance the course of war in the African sub-regions and the world in general.
In order to forestall this negative development, myself and some of my trusted colleagues in the bank now seek for your permission to have you stand as late Dr. Robert Wilfred’s next of kin so that the fund, USD$9.5M would be subsequently transferred and paid into your bank account as the beneficiary’s next of kin. All documents and proves to enable you get this fund have been carefully worked out and we are assuring you a 100% risk free involvement. Your share would be twenty-five percent (25%) of the total amount. Five percent (5%) has been set aside for expenses while the rest would be for myself and my colleagues for investment purposes in your country. Though we are trying to make a better future for our families, and ourselves considering the poor standard of living in Africa, we also want you to see this proposal as our own contribution in putting an end to the irrational wars in the Africa sub-regions.
Please contact me immediately by fax provided at the bottom of this letter by furnishing me with your full name and address and telephone and fax numbers. Should you decide to decline this business proposal, I would like for you to kindly contact me to notify us of your decision. This will enable us continue our search for the right individual or foreign company to execute this business transaction. I must stress that timing is of essence in this business.
I am currently on an official assignment here in the Netherlands and wait in anticipation of your decision.
Dr. Francis Antonie