Ett brev till Gycklargrvppen
Idag är det annorlvnda. Breven färdas på mycket kort tid hela vägen från mörka kontinenter tusentals mil i fjärran och hamnar så i cyberbrevlådan med ett litet pling. Och idag, när jag återwännde efter en wandring i Brandenbvrg, låg där just ett sånt brev i cyberbrevlådan:
FROM THE DESK OF MR. IBRAHIM WATA
BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER,
BANK OF AFRICA (BOA).
OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO.
I know that this letter may come to you as a surprise but due to the urgency
of this transaction.First I must solicit your confidence in this
transaction, this is by virtue of it's nature as being utterly confidential
and top secret. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make
any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that all will be
well at the end of the day. There is no doubt that trust conceptually is a
conundrum which leadsitself to deferring interpretation, we have decided to
contact you due to the urgency of this transaction.
I am the manager of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance department
of BANK OF AFRICA(BOA). I came to know you in my private search for a
reliable and reputable person to handle this Confidential Transaction, which
involves thetransfer of a huge sum of money to a foreign account requiring
I am writing to you, following the impressive information received about you
from the chambers of commerce. I believed that you are capable and reliable
to champion this business opportunity. In my department we discovered an
abandoned sum of $14.5m US dollars (Fourteen million five hundred thusand US
dollars). In an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died
along with his entire family On August 23, 2000 through Gulf Air Flight 72
with Airbus A320 crashed off, killing all 143 people on board and you can
view the site for more
Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of
kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless
somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as
indicated in our banking guidelines but unfortunately we learnt that all his
supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him at the plane crash
leaving nobody behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery
that I and other officials in my department now decided to make this
business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or
relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody
is coming for it and we don't want this money to go into the Bank treasury
as unclaimed Bill.
The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained
unclaimed after five years, the money will be transferred into the Bank
treasury as unclaimed fund. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this
business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a
Burkinabe cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner.
We agree that 35% of this money will be for you as foreign partner, in
respect to the provision of a foreign account, 5 % will be set aside for
expenses incurred during the business and 60 % would be for me and my
colleagues. There after I and my colleagues will visit your country for
disbursement according to the percentages indicated.
Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as arranged,
you must apply first to the bank as relations or next of kin of the deceased
indicating your bank name, your bank account number,your private telephone
and fax number for easy and effective communication and location where in
the money will be remitted.
Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text of
the application. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this
transaction is hitch free and that you should not entertain any atom of fear
as all required arrangements have been made for the transfer.
You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter.
Trusting to hear from you immediately.
MR. IBRAHIM WATA
Bill and exchange manager,
BANK OF AFRICA (BOA)
Jag svarade givetvis att vi på Gycklargrvppen gärna hjälper till, men de enda valvtor vi befattar oss med är guld-, silver- och kopparmynt samt i vissa fall byteshandel (sobel, mink, siden, kryddor). Wi inväntar nv svar.