This is just a variation on the old Nigrian Oil Minister spam, but I like the variation added in this one. Amazingly enough, they let him keep his "Palm" hand held computer, when they placed him under arrest. I also like how they keep cranking up the magnitude of money involved.
From Prince Fayad H. Bolkiah
I got your reliable contact from a business diary and further explicit
investment information about your country. I am Prince Fayad H. Bolkiah,
the eldest son of Prince Jefri Bolkiah, former Finance Minister of
Brunei, the tiny oil-rich sultanate on the Gulf Island. I will save your
time by not amplifying my extended royal family history, which has
already been disseminated by the international media during the
controversial dispute that erupted between my Father and his step
brother, the sultan of Brunei Sheik Muda Hassanal Bolkiah.
As you may know from the international media, the sultan had accused my
father of financial mismanagement and impropriety of US$14.8 Billion
dollars. This was as a result of the Asian financial crisis that made my
father's company Amedeo Development Company and government owned Brunei
Investment Company to be declared bankrupt during his tenure in office.
However my father was kept under house arrest, his bank accounts and
private Properties including a crude oil export refinery were later
confiscated by the sultanate.
Furthermore during this unfortunate period, I was advised to evacuate my
immediate family outside the sultanate to avoid further prosecution from
the sultan and his security operatives, but before I could do that I was
placed under house arrest by the Sultan and have no access to a phone but
I have a Palm hand-held computer from which I am sending you this mail.
Some of the guard here are still loyal to me, so they would be my contact
with you if there is any document I need to send to you to enable you
collect the boxes of money on my behalf.
Before my incarceration, I went ahead to dispatch the sum of Five Hundred
Million United States Dollars in cash under special arrangement into the
custody of different private security and Trustee companies for safe
keeping abroad. Just like an unspecified amount of money Sadam Husseine
took out of Iraq in cash .
The money were splited and kept in the following countries in this
proportion: Two Hundred Million is in Spain, One hundred and Fifty
Million is in United Arab Emirate and another One Hundred and fifty
Million is in United Kingdom. Hence I seek your good assistance to invest
these funds into profitable investment in your country to facilitate
future survival for my family abroad. After due deliberation with my aids
we have decided to offer 20% of these funds to you as compensation for
your strong cooperation while 5% have been mapped out for both local and
international expenses that may be incurred during this transaction.
Please I count on your absolute confidentiality, transparency and trust
while looking forward to your prompt reply towards a swift conclusion of
this business transaction. You may contact me so that i will let you
know the next thing to do.Many Thanks and may Allah's blessing remain
Prince Fayad H. Bolkiah.