The writer of this scam tells a good story. Apparently his father has a friend who is a "trawler". Appropriate since this email is "fishing" for a victim. Don't be that victim. This is a scammer who wants to take your money from you. Ignore him.
>From Mr. Tony Kamara
Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire.
With due respect and humility I write you this proposal which I believe would be of great interest to you. I am Mr. Tony Kamara a Sierra Leone national and the son of late Dr. Lamine Kamara of blessed memory. My father was the Director General National Gold Diamond Mining Corporation of Sierra Leone before he was assassinated by the rebel forces loyal to Mr. Foday Sankoh. Two days before my father was assassinated, he instructed me to take my mother and my only brother Frank out of Sierra Leone immediately, before the powerful Economic Community of West African State (ECOMOG) forces intervened which eventually resulted into a brutal civil war.
We managed to escape to Abidjan , the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire through the help of my father’s friend who is a trawler. We came into Abidjan with some valuables including a cash sum of US$38 Million ( Thirty Eight Million United State Dollars Only) in trunk boxes which we deposited with a private security company here in Abidjan-Cote d’Ivoire, though we did not disclose the real content of the boxes to the security company, we deposited the boxes as containing family valuables.
Right now I am in Sierra Leone to make sure that the killers of my father will be brought to book but meanwhile, I want my brother Frank to leave Cote d’Ivoire entirely and come to your country with this sum of US$38 Million for investment. We really wants to invest this money in your country because of the stability of Government, political and economic welfare and as we all know, your country remains the window to investment and that was why I am seeking for your assistance to help us retrieve and move this fund to your account for investment purposes.
Note you are required to assist in the following areas: You are to advise the best way to invest this fund in a viable venture over there in your country though we will like to invest on Estate business. You will advise on how best to transfer this fund to you. After this money has been transferred to your account, you will send a letter of invitation to enable my brother obtain a visa to come over there to meet with you to enable us establish a personal contact and sign memorandum of understanding (MOU) with contract agreement to ensure some amount of confidence between us. We have it in mind to reward you handsomely for your assistance. We are prepared to give you 20% of the total sum and 30% share in the total investment to be made.
If you are willing and capable to assist us achieve this transaction, do not hesitate to reply this mail immediately you received it so as to enable us proceed in Ernest towards concluding this transaction. Kindly treat this mail as very urgent and strictly confidential and please for security reasons, ensure that no one else know about this fund.
I look forward to your urgent reply.
Mr. Tony Kamara.