This is just another Son of Sankoh letter, in the tradition of Son of Savimbi, Son of Abacha, and Son of Kabila, but it tickled our collective funny bone. Lads often claim to have been ripped off (usually by the semi-mythical "Patrice Miller"). This Lad claims to have been robbed by MR. BRUNO the ITALIAN MAN. It really makes one wonder who's zooming who, because Bruno Tataglia was a character in The Godfather, a rival of the Corleones and a pimp. More originality points for not using the word "modality".
From: firstname.lastname@example.org Dear ma, , I have a business proposal which I know might interest you, I got your address through an international search directory in my bid to find a foreign reliable partner who could be of assistance to me. In brief introduction, I am Prince Sankoh Azeez,a citizen of sierra-leone, and the eldest son of the Chief Sankoh Tarawally, Our country had in the past been involved in a very horrible war, which Revolutionary United Front(R.U.F) led by Foday Koroma Sankoh. commited so many attrocities against humanity, my father, who was a collaborator to the rebels was killed during the war because of his inability to produce over twenty eight million United States dollars (U.S$28.M)given to him by the Revolutionary United front(R.U.F)rebels for the procurement of Arms Armunition. However,truth and evidence has unfolded matters that we saw his death as a sacrifice and restoration of peace in our dear country, but before my father's death during one of our visit to him while in detention, he disclosed to us of an existence of two sealed trunk boxes, which he keep in the underground vault of our villa in Free-Town, which he said contained the sum of tweenty eight million U.S dollars(U.S$28.000.000.--) We immediately went back home and found the boxes intact, we took to my father's advice and fled out of the country through coastal river, after days of sea travelling with the trunk boxes intact and arrived in Abidjan with the help of Mr. Bruno Tataglia an Italian man who claimed he was assisting me to bring me and my family to Italy and that he is going to guarantee our safety and that he is going to assist us in keeping this fund save. What I see was deffrence to what I was been promised actually Bruno brought me to Italy with this two trunk boxes,with the help of the assistance two thousand courier affliated with Diplomatic service that brought this boxes to Italy in a village called Padover but after two days in an unknow area Mr. BRUNO DO AWAY WITH ONE OF THE TRUNK, AND EACH BOX CONTAIN fOURTEEN MILLION DOLLARS. what I now left with is only one box and I have to go back to the coureir service deposit this box again as an african Arts that belong to my father business affliate (foreign)kept the deposit cost and move it to the Netherlands for I am not too sure and I am afraid of Mr. Bruno not to come for the remaining box , Sir, this is the only remaining family fortunes and the security company that took the trunk boxes to Netherland as family valuables, withholding the truth of the real content of the boxes, this I have done for security reason and kept down the deposit cost, even as I am writing to you, the security company is not aware that the boxes contains money, although the war as partially ended even our country is now preparing for another Democratic election but we have considered it save to remain outside the country and not to return back to our country since we have lost our bread winner and all our properties confiscated by the new government of President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah. I have a limited knowledge in business world, hence the reason for soliciting your assistance to please make a residence arrangement for us me and my younger one in your country and to guide us to invest this remaing money money in your company I have the consent of my mother and we have resolve to give you 18% percent of the cash for assisting us in if only you are not going to behave like Mr. BRUNO THE ITALIAN MAN. this transaction, every arrangement to withdraw out the consignment from the security company and make you as the bonifide beneficiary of the said trunk and subsequent movement into your country will guarantee and it's hitch-free and risk-free, I await your response through phone or the above e-mail address enable me to give you further details.I am curently on political assylum in the Netherlands and have kept low my profile. please your uptmost secrecy is highly needed. Sir if this proposal is not accepted by you please make known to me so as tosolicit help else where. Thanks for your understanding. Azeez Sankoh. (for the family) From Sankoh Azeez Tel 31 612 722 981