Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: From: Dr John Martins

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From: Dr  John  Martins

                                     Request for Confidential Business Relationship.
I know that this will come to you as a surprise since we donít know each other before.  For the 
purpose of introduction, I am a high placed official working with Department of Finance (& Economic 
Affairs), in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. I and two other colleagues are currently in need of a 
silent foreign partner whose identity we can use to transfer the sum of Twenty Six Million Five 
Hundred Thousand U.S. dollars. This fund accrued legitimately to us as commission from foreign 
contracts, through our private connections.
The fund is presently waiting to be remitted from B.A.O bank here in Burkina Faso. to any overseas 
beneficiary confirmed by us as associate/receiver. By virtue of our positions as civil servants in 
my country, we cannot acquire this money in our names. Because as high placed civil servants, we 
are not allowed by the civil service code of conduct to own or operate bank accounts outside of our 
shores. On the other hand, it is not safe for us to keep the money here due to unstable political 

I have been mandated as a matter of trust by my colleagues, to look for an overseas silent partner 
who could work with us to facilitate transfer of this fund for our mutual benefit, hence the reason 
for this email. What I am requesting from you is: (1) to be our silent partner and receive the 
funds as the sole benefactor to the contract amount which we shall secure all legal documentation 
to authenticate our claim. (2) Provide a private telephone and fax number for easy communication 
under your control .(3)Receive the funds as the beneficiary, take out your commission and keep the 
rest of the money until I arrive there to meet you after the transfer is completed.

My proposal is that after you receive the funds, it would be shared as follows: (1) 25% to you as 
commission for your co-operation and assistance in facilitating the transfer, while the remaining 
75% belongs to me and two colleagues. You will be free to take out your commission immediately 
after the money hits your country. Since our objective is to invest the money in a foreign country, 
it would be appreciated if you could also help us with advices and direction on investing into 
profitable/lucrative ventures in your country for an additional 3%. However, this is optional, and 
if it is not convenient for you to further assist us with investing the money, we can end our 
cooperation after you make available to us our part of the money. The transaction, although 
discrete, is legitimate and the money will be transferred successfully with all necessary back-up 
official documents showing legitimate source/origin of fund. The transfer will be affected within a 
period not longer than two weeks as soon as we reach an agreement and you furnish me with a 
suitable response indicating your interest for processing the transfer.
I confirm that the transaction is legitimate and without any risks either to us or yourself. 
Please, give me your response immediately by return mail through my alternate email:

Yours Faithfully,
Dr  John  Martins