This is the first Lad letter sent to Scamorama in which a Lad attempts to impersonate a head of state. Or rather, it would be impersonation if the Lads could spell his name properly. Bahrain does have an emir. His name is Sheikh Hamad Bin Issa al-Khalifa. He probably has better things to do than send pathetic Lad e-mails to strangers, and he probably can do better than a free webmail service. Whatever he may be doing at the moment, it's a good bet he's not sitting in a cyber cafe in Lagos working out ways to swindle retirees out of a few hundred euros.
From: " HIS HIGHNESS SHAIKH ISA BIN SULMAN AL KHALIFA" firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 23:54:01 To: Kindly Contributor Subject: INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP.... CENTRAL MUNICIPAL COUNCIL P.O.BOX 1414 AWALI Manamah, Bahrain. Dear Sir, I am HIS HIGHNESS SHAIKH ISA BIN SULMAN AL KHALIFA, Emir of the state of Bahrain. I am making this contact to you to inquire from you if you can assist me manage some investment for me in your country. Actually all I want from you is to be my manager abroad. I would like you to invest in Properties(Real Estate) and company shares and other lucrative ventures of your interest for me. I have One Hundred and Twenty Million United States Dollars (US$120,000,000.00) in a VAULT with a Security Finance Company abroad, but due to many commitments I can not travel out of my domain for the claim, hence I contacted you to assist me make the claim on my behalf. I will provide you with all the necessary information to enable you to represent me as my business manager to make the claim by signing the necessary document for onward transfer of the money into your account which you will use for the investment. If you agree to assist me by representing me make the claim with the Security Company, I will now contact the Security Finance Company to inform them about your person as my business manager, that they should give you the necessary attention needed. For your assistance in this transaction I will offer you 10% of the totalamount, I have also set aside 2% for expenses. The 2% covers expenses like your air ticket to the Security Company for the claim, hotel accommodation and other miscellaneous expenses you may incur during the course of transferring this fund into your accounts, while 88% left will be invested into buying of Properties (Real Estate) company shares and other profit oriented ventures. I have taken this decision to invest abroad due to restriction over currency out flow in my country. Upon your Acceptance I will require the following from you: 1. A letter of Assurance that you will invest and mange wisely on mybehalf. 2. Your telephone and fax numbers to enable the Security Finance Company communicate with you for the claim. Your mobile telephone will be ofgreat assistance as well. For security reasons, I would want every communication between us in this transaction be confidential. Always reach me via E-mail for I may not be chanced to speak with you on telephone. In the later days we will be able to meet for us to discuss issues of mutual understanding in respect to our investment project. Looking forward to a fruitful business relationship with you. Best regards, His Highness SULMAN AL KHALIFA Emir of the State of Bahrain.
Repeat repeat: The writer of this letter is not the Emir of Bahrain. But you knew that!