Here's a new twist on everyone's old favorite I received today. Some elegant turns of phrase!
From: "Rev. David Nelson" <email@example.com>
Subject: OFFICE OF REV.FR DAVID NELSON
OFFICE OF REV. DAVID NELSON
DIRECTOR SPECIAL DUTIES, MONETARY FUND AND
ECO BANK FACT-FINDING & SPECIAL DUTIES OFFICE
CELL PHONE : + 233-245685943.
I am Rev. David Nelson,a senior staff with the Eco Bank fact finding & special duties Office. I am writing you this letter based on the fact that cool penny is better than millions of Dollars means it's better for one to live and die poor honest man than a rich dishonest one. I and the Chief security officer (CSO) of this organization have arranged with an officer in the Computer section the person of Engineer Peter Cliff to bring out part of your total pending payment with reference number (LM-05-371) amounting to US$3.5 million. Why we did this is because according to information gathered from the bank's security computer, you have been waiting for a long time to receive this payment without success. As I found out that you have almost met all the statutory.
Requirements in respect of your pending payment. The problems you are having is that of interest groups. A lot of people are interested in your payment and those people are merely doing paper works with you and that explains why you receive different kinds of untrue fax and phone messages from different people everyday. Also we found out that some of
the officials of the prostates have been extorting a lot of money from you with the pretext of helping you receive your money. I can assure you this will keep happening if you.
The said payment is been arranged in a security-proof box weighing 25kg. In order to get this box shipped to you I and the (CSO) Yesterday went to this four courier companies Dhl, , Ems, FedEx and Ups to make arrangements on how to get the box shipped to you by courier, but to no avail the above courier companies all made us to understand that they
will have to open the box for inspection by the customs before shipment. This is something we want to avoid because this box is been padded with synthetic nylon and to open it you will have to cut the pad before you will meet the button that you will press to open the dial code-lock. There is no way you can open the box and be able to close it again because it was padded with machine. We told the courier services that the box contained film materials and when open will spoil the materials. We did not declare money because courier does not carry money.
Today a friend of mine who is a diplomat disclosed to me that there is a security courier Service Company that is specialized in sending diplomatic materials and information from one country to another, which also has diplomatic immunity and consignment such as this cannot be checked by any customs anywhere in the world. I have therefore met the official of the security courier service and concluded shipping arrangement with them, which they will commence as soon as I have your go ahead order. The diplomat who will be bring in this consignment to you is an expert and has been in this line of work for many years now so we have noting to worry about. After all arrangements we have concluded that you must donate Five Hundred Thousand United States dollars (US$500, 000.00) to any charity organization as soon as you receive your money. to effect this, you will send to us your address where you will like the box to be delivered to by the courier.
1) Your full name, address
2) Your Cell Phone..
May God be with you as I await your response.
Rev. David Nelson.
Director, Special Duties.