I am Donald Nelson, former head of Accounts Department at a diamond mining company in Sierra Leone.
From: Donald Nelson
Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2008 4:40 AM
Subject: INVESTMENT PROPOSITION
From Donald Nelson
Banjul the Gambia
Sir / Madam,
I write to solicit your assistance in a project of mutual benefit and regret any inconvenience contacting you this way with my proposal. I am Donald Nelson, former head of Accounts Department at a diamond mining company in Sierra Leone.
I am in urgent need of a foreign associate to work with to facilitate the transfer of money which I intend to invest into profitable areas of business in your country. The funds currently secured with a security company is legitimate money rightfully belonging to me and earned from private diamond business deals during my time as a top official at the diamond mining company. Due to political problems and unfavourable economic environment in Africa, it is not quite safe investing ones financial future in this part of the world. I am currently living in Banjul capital city of The Gambia and in collaboration with some top officials of Bank of Gambia have concluded arrangements for confidential transfer of the money.
The money involved is Six million US Dollars. However, as a result of the regulations here, I cannot transfer the funds to your country without having an associate there.
I am writing to know if you could be my overseas associate to handle the transaction privately at your end, whereby the funds shall be transferred through your bank account, for mutual benefits. All aspects of the transaction shall be done legitimately from here via banking process. I propose your commission shall be 20 per cent of the total money transferred, in view of the importance your role as my overseas partner will be, without which I cannot transfer the money.
Please consider this proposal seriously and handle with utmost confidentiality the information I have provided you with here. If you are in a position to assist, then get back to me immediately, so I can give you more details.
Thank you in anticipation.