This spoof scam has been around for a while, but it bears repeating. Obviously done by soemone with a high geek factor AND a GSOH!
I think I’ll do one in the style of ‘His Dark Materials (Philip Pullman)’
I am Danladi Majah , The only Son of late Counsellor GrÃma Grimbeth Majah of the Kingdom of Rohan.
My father was Chief Counsellor [equivalent to Prime Minister] to late lamented king ThÃ©oden of Rohan. In his position my father altogether legally and correctly acquired significant assets throughout Rohan in order to protect the Kingdom from enemy forces within and without. In the course of lamentable events succeeding, my father was illegally deprived of office and expelled from the Kingdom.
Before this he had with foresight already entirely legally deposited gold worth US$4.5m with one of the Africa leading Banks in Cote dÂ´Ivoire of which I will let you know if you identify your interest . While in exile in the north he was assaulted and murdered by a band of northern Orcs. My family was obliged to seek refuge in northern Dunland among some of our sympathisers.
My father left to me all documents necessary the retrievement aforesaid from the Bank. However, in the current political circumstances my solicitor believes it unwise for me to attempt to make the trip from Dunland to Cote dÂ´ivoire, and has recommended that I seek a trustworthy foreign business partner to tranferred this amount into your account.
This appears to be the best option as we are unable to open an account in Dunland. Therefore I am seeking your trustworthy assistance and cooperation.
You will provide information about your account that will enable a deposit to be made in your name. I will contact the Bank and inform them that the money is to be placed into your account. Upon completion of the transaction your share of the proceeds will be 15%.
If the transaction goes well I will also look forward to maintaining you as a profitable business partner for future ventures. Therefore I will need your phone and fax numbers to enable me send them to the bank immediately as well as the account number of which this fund will be transfer into.
It goes without saying that I can expect your complete cooperation in keeping this matter confidential prefatory to completion as I awaits your urgent response.
Master Danladi Majah