from December 1, 2003
An e-mail from South America:
From: MR GL
Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you.
This message could be strange but reality will definitely dawn on you if you pay some attention to its contents. Please accept my sincere apologies. In bringing this message to you, I have to say that I have no intention of causing you any personal pains or discomfort.
I am G. L., the son of late P. L. My father was very wealthy coffee merchant based in Lima, the economic capital of Peru. He was wounded by the guerilla soldiers on his way to a business trip to Ayacucho and he was rushed to the hospital where he later died.
Before the death of my father in Hospital here in Lima, he called me on his bed side and inform me that he has a sum of US$ 19,300,000 (NINETEEN MILLION THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) deposited in Europe.
He told me that he deposited the money purposely for investment and he has never declared it to any body. That while he was depositing this money, he claimed it belong to a foreign business partner for confidential reasons.
He also explained me that I should seek for foreign partner in country of my choice where I will transfer this money and use it for investment purpose. Please, I am honourably seeking your assistance in the following ways.
1) To assist me in transferring the fund into your account or any account you may nominate.
2) To serve as the guardian of this fund as my foreign partner as I have no knowledge of the business world.
3) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country. Also arrange for a higher school for me to further my education and to secure a residential permit in your country.
I am willing to offer you a reasonable percentage of the total sum as compensation for your effort after the successful transfer of this fund to your nominated account overseas.
Please, feel free to send email immediately with this to me and send your phone and fax to me for easy communication.
Anticipating to hear from you soon. Best regards. Mr. G. L.
Dear Mr. L.,
So sorry to hear about your father. I would be first in line to help you with your European deposit, etc., but I have this one problem. You see, I’m fictional character. Well, I am really a famous celebrity but I am using a pseudonym also known as pen name and have adopted another persona. Which I am sure you will agree makes me a fictional character or equivalent.
Another problem is that I recently died. I am firmly ensconced in an urn, which limits my movement to some degree. A colleague of mine has same problem. A mutual friend is working on this problem but unfortunately he also a fictional character. I am sorry to report that none of us have been endowed by our creator with business acumen.
May I suggest you get in touch with FBI, agency of the United States Government. I am sure they will be able to set all things straight for welfare of general.
Orville Slack IV (deceased)