The spam filter on Gmail forgot to grab this on our thirtyvoices account today. I am completely amused. 🙂

Stacy, 33, Chicago

For your viewing pleasure:

DEAR FRIEND,

I AM MR. DAVID THAMBO, MANAGER OF BILLS / EXCHANGE AT THE FOREIGN REMITTANCE
DEPARTMENT OF OLD MUTUAL BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA. IN MY DEPARTMENT WE
DISCOVERED AN ABANDONED SUM OF US$15,500,000(FIFTEEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED
THOUSAND U.S DOLLARS ONLY) IN AN ACCOUNT BELONGING TO ONE OF OUR FOREIGN
CUSTOMER WHO DIED ALONG WITH HIS ENTIRE FAMILY ON MONDAY, 31ST OF JULY 2000,
IN A PLANE CRASH.

SINCE HIS DEATH WE HAVE BEEN EXPECTING HIS NEXT OF KIN TO COME OVER AND
CLAIM HIS FUNDS, WE CANNOT RELEASE IT UNLESS SOMEBODY APPLIED FOR IT AS NEXT
OF KIN OR RELATIVE TO THE DECEASED AS INDICATED IN OUR BANKING GUIDING
PRINCIPLES. UNFORTUNATELY NOBODY HAS COME TO CLAIM THIS FUNDS.
SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm

IT IS BASED ON THIS THAT SOME OFFICIALS IN MY DEPARTMENT AND I HAVE DECIDED
TO ESTABLISH A CORDIAL BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU, HENCE MY CONTACTING
YOU, WE WANT YOU TO PRESENT YOURSELF AS THE NEXT OF KIN OR RELATIVE OF THE
DECEASED SO THAT THE FUNDS CAN BE REMITTED INTO YOUR ACCOUNT. MOREOVER, WE
DO NOT WANT THE MONEY TO GO INTO THE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNT AS UNCLAIMED BILL.

THE BANKING GUIDING PRINCIPLES HERE STIPULATED THAT ANY ACCOUNT ABANDONED OR
DORMANT FOR A THESE PERIODS OF TIME IS DEEMED CLOSED, AND ALL FUNDS
CONTAINED THEREIN FORFEITED TO THE GOVERNMENT TREASURY ACCOUNT. NOW IT IS
BEING SPECULATED THAT THE ABOVE SUM BE TRANSFERED INTO THE GORVENMENT
ACCOUNT AS AN UNCLAIMED FUND ON OR BEFORE JUNE 2007. THE REASON FOR
REQUESTING YOU TO PRESENT YOURSELF AS NEXT OF KIN IS OCCASIONED BY THE FACT
THAT THE DECEASED (CUSTOMER) WAS A FOREIGNER.

THE MODE OF SHARING AFTER A SUCCESSFUL TRANSFER OF THE MONEY INTO YOUR
ACCOUNT IS 70% TO MY COLLEAGUES AND ME, FOR THE ROLE YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO
PLAY IN THIS DEAL, WE HAVE AGREED TO GIVE YOU TWENTY FIVE PERCENT (25%) OF
THE TOTAL SUM, AND FIVE PERCENT (5%) FOR THE EXPENSES WE ARE GOING TO
ENCOUNTER AT THE COURSE OF THIS TRANSACTION. THEREFORE, YOU ARE EXPECTED TO
REPLY THIS LETTER INDICATING YOUR READINESS AND INTEREST TO PARTICIPATE IN
THIS BUSINESS. AFTER RECEIVING YOUR REPLY, YOU WILL BE CONTACTED AGAIN WITH
THE EXACT STEPS TO TAKE.
TO ENABLE US CONCLUDE THIS TRANSACTION URGENTLY. PLEASE TREAT THIS BUSINESS
PROPOSAL AS STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL AS POSSIBLE FOR SECURITY REASONS.

PLEASE I AM EXPECTING YOUR URGENT RESPONSE VIA EMAIL:
dvdthambo@unionplus.net

KIND REGARDS,
MR. DAVID THAMBO

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