Letter(s) to Rick (USA)

Letter 1

Hi friend,

I am delighted to hear from you.My name is Favour,I am sorry if this mail will come to you as an embarrassment or a suprise,I just felt like empting myself to you,after reading your profile on the match maker,I decided to confide in you,as am faced with total frustration and hardship. My ernest prayer is that you find this mail in good health and blessings. I am presently residing in Abidjan,Cote d'Ivoire.I left my country with my father after the death of my mother during the war in our country and we came here because my father owned a business here,(cocoa business), during the going political crisis here which has turn out into a civil war since 2003,my father was attacked and killed here at the hit of the crisis as the rebels were killing prominent foreigners with the reason that they were financially supporting the government against them and the rebels are accusing the government of doing the killing.

Presently,I am staying in a REFUGEE camp assisted by the Red cross organisation,due to the way which the camp is securized by united nations forces and after the death of my father,our house was set ablaze,I was unable to meet my needs pay my bills and accommodation and in my dilemma which was another reason for going to the camp,where I could at least feed and sleep as I did not know anyone here.

I take permission to go to the town where they have internet access to enable me correspond with you.

Secondly,my late father concealed some amount of money in a trunk box and deposited it in a safe keeping house to the turn of $27.3 million dollars which I will want you to help me move out of this country because of the war here.But the safe keeping house does not know the true content of the trunk to be cash as my father declared upon deposit as containing art craft for export.My father confided so much in me after the death of my mother,infact I became his wife,we were so close that we never did anything without my knowledge and opinion.

All that I want is your sincere and genuine help in helping me safe guide this trunk which means that you will have to come here so that we can meet face to face first before proceeding with this claim,as we have to do the claiming of the trunk which the money is concealed claimed out of the safe keeping house first and the money moved out of this country as I am the named next of kin to this deposit.I cannot allow the money remain here while because of the war here which possess a great risk to as my life and future solely lies on it.If you have heard from the news for the past few months now there has been intense fighting and bombing by the French troops which I will like to live here as soon as we have this money moved out of this country.

I will also like upon your arrival here to open an account in any of the international banks of your choice here where this money will be lodged into for transfer to your country,I know that this is our first mail,but I have decided to confide in you from the choice of your word on your profile.I want you to know that for years now,I have lived in absolute frustration,tires and pains without any person around me,no parent,uncles or friend,but God had kept me until now,which I believe that I will smile once again.

Thirdly,I do not want to attach myself to you out of desperation so that I do not get used rather I intend you helping me to claim this money as I intend living for your country to start an entire new life and complete my education,as you will have to help in the investment of this money.But I really need your help at this trial and difficult time of mine.

I am totally frustrated that my whole mind for now lies on my survival which is securing this money.Please I am confiding completely in you and I really need your assistance at this point of my life as you alone knows of this venture.

I have enclosed 2 copies of my personal pictures and my late father's pictures for your view while I will expect to have yours in return.

I wait to hear from you.

Thank you.


Letter 2


Good day. I thank you for your mail. I write in respect to your response to me.I have requested for your sincere and honest assistance to help me in the claim,safe keeping, movement and investment of this money left behind by my late father.I decided to confide in this and not to take advantage of your kindness.Infact from all what you wrote to me I am convinced that you will not disappoint me by disappearing with the money immediately we have it moved out of this country as my entire life and future lies solely on the money.

Firstly,as I made known to you, am in the refugee camp which,after the death of my father and his funeral I could not pay my bills and feed since I was not working and our house was completed set ablaze which every pin inside got burnt down by fire,no where to go to and assistance was not coming from anywhere. The only way for me to survive was prostitution which I never did as my religion forbid as well as my up bring,all this reason made me to move into the camp,also considering that because of the war a lot of people where moving into the camp,which at least had security from united nations.

Secondly,the trunk is in the safe keeping company in Abidjan,which is 790km from the camp.All I wanted was for you to come and help me retrieve this trunk containing the money from the safe keeping company considering the war here which possess a great risk to it,as am faced with the fear of losing it being the reason why I have requested that you come here for us to meet face to face first, familiarise ourselves before going together to the safe keeping house for this claim, which you will have to open a bank account in any one the international banks of your choice here where we shall lodge the entire money after retrieving it from the safe keeping house for transfer to your account where ever safe,which I cannot do considering my age and am not a citizen of this country infact there are a lot of thing that am restricted to do here as well considering the way here which they are accusing foreigners of causing,so they look at any foreigner with an evil look.The government are accusing the rebels of killing my father and the rebels are accusing the government of doing so.I intend living here immediately this is done as the war here possess a great danger to my life.

I intend you helping me with the investment of this money into some lucrative business which you are acquainted with as I intend completing my education.

I will also like to build a memorial in honour of my parents which all this will depend on your advice.

I will like you to confirm from the safe keeping house for your verification and confirmation of this deposit and also to proceed on the claim as the beneficiary, since the company has my name as the named next of kin of this deposit and they heard from the news on the death of my father years back.Please find web site of the company and you can call them on phone.

(www.assistance2000.fr.tc) .

I will be very grateful if you can help me secure this money and am assuring you that you will never regret helping me because am willing to give you a reasonable portion of the money for your confidentiality, sincerity and kindness in helping me.

I urge you to proceed with this as I do not think that we have got enough time as I wait for your instructions.

Thank you.



Letter 3


Good day,I thank you for your mail, your concern and encouragement. I see the claim of this trunk very easy and fast with you coming here but the problem now is because of the war here which I believe your country might not allow you to come here.I am totally frustrated and cannot see this money been take away in the war here that is why I have decided to confide in you.

I cannot go to the safe keeping company alone for this claim as I might be forced to open the trunk for inspection since my father did not declare the true content of the trunk to be cash.

I cannot take the money to the bank alone at my age and considering the fact the I am now found in the asylum refugee camp which does not give me the right to have a bank account here or work here,which is a very big disadvantage, which I had no choice since there was no one to take care of me after the death of my father.

In the picture I sent to you,you will find a white man and woman in the picture with my father,the man was my father's business associate that was taking care of all my father's foreign investments and the lady was his international attorney and when my father died they heard of it and they came and took care of the funeral paid for everything and promised to come and take me out of here.

Since then,I have not heard from them.They disappeared into tin air with my father's money, investments and wealth.I wondered what could have been my faith in life if my father never disclosed this deposit to me. I had contacted the safe keeping company in respect of this claim and your inability to come here for this claim because of the war here.They told me that I should put it in writing in a letter of intent which you will be made the beneficiary of the trunk and we shall have all the claim documents legalised in your name as the beneficiary of the trunk.They are also willing to have the trunk delivered to our named destination if we request for it.

MY QUESTION IS HOW DO I LIVE THIS COUNTRY IF THE TRUNK LIVES,WHAT IS MY ASSURANCE AND SECURITY OF THE SAFETYU OF THE TRUNK SINCE MY LIFE AND FUTURE LIES SOLELY ON THE MONEY CONCEALED IN THE TRUNK.I am trusting you with this money from the choice of your words which I believe that you will never run away with the money when it gets to you.

The safe keeping company will be contacting you since I have passed across your information to them,I also wanted to know from them how safe it would be to proceed on this claim considering the war here.

I will appreciate if you get in touch with me as soon as the company contacts you. I will appreciate to hear from you soon.



Letter 4


Good day,I thank you for your up date.I am very sorry to know of the troubles you had faced this past time,but I am happy that you are able to resolve them.I received the information forwarded to you from the safe keeping company and am expected to be in their office in the city to sign off some documents on behalf of my late father.I am also expected to come with a fee of 750.000CFA to legalise all the documents for this claim which I presently do not have.I also need some money for my transportation to the city which is about 241.000 CFA as it's a 3 days journey,I will have to find accommodation in a safe place upon my arrival in the city because of the rebels there.I will have to feed as well which will be at your discretion to give me any extra money for my accommodation and feeding,accommodation will be quite expense considering the situation here I will need to stay in a very secured hotel or residence.I will also like to have your number where I can reach you immediately I get to the city. You can send the money to me by western union money transfer to.
Name:Miss Favour Martins.
Address:The Asylum refugee camp,
City:Dananee, Abidjan,
Country: Cote d' Ivoire.
I will have to live for the city immediately I have the money to live which includes the 750,000 CFA, requested by the safe keeping company for the endorsements, authentication and stamp duty of the claim bearing your name as the beneficiary of the trunk.

I have trusted you with my whole heart and this money is what my life and future lies on, I have trusted my future into your hands, I will NEVER disappoint you, please safe guide this money for me please. I hope you will not misunderstand or misinterpret my request for you assisting me in the payment of this fee and as well taking care of my transportation to the city as am only a victim of circumstance caused by war and death. I will gladly pay back this entire money to you with a reasonable interest immediately we have the trunk claimed and moved out of here.

I wait for your information.



Letter 5


I thank you for your mail.Unfortunately I do not have any other picture to send across to you as I sent you the 2 I had,I am the refugee camp which is a village, but I can take some more pictures on my arrival to the city and have it sent to you immediately as requested.

I have attached a picture of the trunk containing the money which was taken by my father before he deposited the trunk to the safe keeping company which he declared the trunk as containing art craft for export and not cash,so the company does not know the true content of the trunk to be cash,for security reasons.This is to enable you have an idea of the seize of the treunk and what the company are going to deliver to you.This are proofs of my sincerity and the existence of this trunk and the mooney which I will have every money spent on me paid back to you immediately you receive the trunk.

Finally,I contacted the local western union office close to the camp and the US dollar equivalent of the legalisation fee of 750.000 CFA is $1.660 dollars,my money for transportation to the city is 241.000 CFA which is an equivalent of about $500 dollars,the extra money that I need for my accommodation and feeding will be at your own discretion as things are very expensive here and I will want to get a very secured hotel accommodation because of the war here and the activities of the rebels in the city.So as I said earlier,it will be in your discretion on what extra money you can give to me.

I thank you for your consideration and immediate action as I intend living for the city immediately I receive the money for the meeting with the safe keeping company.

I wait to hear from you.