1st Floor Britam Building,
25 Pope Hennessy Street,
Port Louis, Mauritius.
Subject: Account No.: 20100001050 in my bank belonging to
I want to transfer to you the total sum of Twenty-One Million, Four Hundred and Fifty-five Thousand, Nine Hundred and Ten United States Dollars (US$21,455,910.00) from here in Mauritius. I hope you will be reliable and honest and will be capable and fit to provide either an existing bank account or to set up a new bank account immediately to receive this money. I sincerely wish you would remain honest to me till the end of this important business trusting in you and believing in God that you will never let me down either now or in time to come. I am Kissoon Soobaste, the Financial Officer of a Bank and my International Passport attached to this mail identifies me more. During the course of my duty, I discovered a floating fund in an account opened in the bank in 1996 but since April 2000 nobody has operated on this account again. After going through some old files in the records, I discovered that the owner of the account had died. I also found out that the heir to the funds were his wife.
Further investigations privately done by me proved that the owner of this account who is a foreigner and a sailor, died on the 15th of June 2000, together with his wife and their little daughter in a ghastly car accident along Guy Seaport Road, Souillac, Mauritius. All occupants of the vehicle including their driver unfortunately lost their lives. The wife was the heir to this account and my findings lead me to know that no other person knows about this account or any thing concerning it since the account
has no other beneficiary as next of kin except the wife (heir) who died along with him. Since April 2000 therefore, the money has been floating which means that if nobody puts up a claim soon, and the allowed/permitted funds floating period elapses, the money will be confiscated by the bank, and be referred to as unclaimed bills. Thus it will be forfeited for nothing to nobody’s advantage except to the bank. This is the usual case in similar situations in which account holders’ die without any specific beneficiary (heir or next of kin specified in their account opening form). Cons equently, I want to present you as the next of kin and ensure this money is remitted out urgently to you into the account you will provide. While the total amount involved is US$21,455,910.00 only, if you are interested in this business I will start the first money transfer with US $ 7,151,970.00 upon successful transaction without any disappointment from you. We shall also re-apply for the payment of the remaining amount similarly to your account.
I am only contacting you as a foreigner because the former owner of the account is a foreigner and it is logical that the next of kin (that I will present you as) who applies to claim the money be a foreigner with foreign credentials and foreign account since this sum is in U.S. dollars and could only be approved into a foreign account. Meanwhile it is necessary you know that my attempts to contact or locate any relations/family members proved unsuccessful hence I decided to contact you. I want us to meet face to face to build confidence and to sign a binding agreement that will bind us together before transferring the money to any account of your choice where the fund will be safe. I need your strong assurance that you will never let me down because I am ready to ensure that all necessary documents and steps needed to get the money transferred into your account are perfected legitimately. I will apply for annual leave immediately the funds are secured in your custody. Once more, I will use my position and influence to obtain all legal approvals for onward transfer of this money to your account with appropriate clearance from the relevant ministries, foreign exchange departments, embassy and Board of Internal Revenue Services here in Mauritius. I will inform you the next step to take immediately you reply me positively and give me full assurance that you will cooperate and work with me with honesty. At the conclusion of this business, you will have 35% of the total amount. I look forward to your earliest reply to my private e- mail address:email@example.com Yours truly, Kissoon Soobaste.