Letter(s) to Bruce (USA)

Letter 1

ASALAAMUALAIKUM BRUCE,
I KNOW THAT THIS MAIL WILL BE A SURPRISE TO YOU AND I'M SURE YOU WOULD HARDLY EXPECT SUCH MAIL FROM ME SINCE WE ARE JUST NEW FRIENDS BUT I'M DOING IT BECAUSE OF THE SITUATION OF THINGS. AFTER SEEING YOUR INFORMATION, I DECIDED TO LET YOU KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT ME BECAUSE I BELIEVE IT'S INSHA ALLAH(That Which Allah Wills) WHICH MAKES ME KNOW YOU AFTER DOING SOME PRAYERS, AM ALSO READY TO BE WITH YOU IF YOU ACCEPT ME WITH ALL YOUR HEART.MY NAME IS MISS VIVAN MOHAMMAD, BORN ON 18TH NOVEMBER ,1983 IN THE ANCIENT CITADEL(City) OF BAM WITHIN KERMAN PROVINCE IN THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN, DAUGHTER OF LATE DR.USMAN MOHAMMAD OF THE BLESSED MEMORY WHO WORKED WITH IRANIAN EMBASSIES IN SENEGAL, UNITED KINGDOM AND CANADA RESPECTIVELY. BORN INTO A MUSLIM FAMILY THAT CHERISH THE PRINCIPLE OF PROPER CHILD UP BRING, DEATH NEVER GAVE ME THE OPPORTUNITY OF HAVING TO ENJOY THE COMFORT OF A FAMILY BUT ALL THE SAME ALLAH KNOWS THE BEST. I LOST MY MOTHER TWO DAYS TO MY 19TH BIRTHDAY ON FRIDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2001, IN A RAPE INCIDENT WHEN SHE GOT KILLED TRYING TO SAVE A RAPE VICTIM, IT WAS AFTER THE DEATH OF MY MOTHER THAT MY FATHER RESIGNED HIS APPOINTMENT AS HE REALISED THAT IRAN IS NOT FREE AND UNDEMOCRATIC OF WHICH HE DECIDED THAT I AND MY YOUNGER BROTHER WILL CONTINUE OUR EDUCATION IN ANOTHER ISLAMIC NATION OF WHICH HE LATER SETTLED FOR SENEGAL.TEARS WILL NOT LET ME GO BACK TO THE EVENTS THAT TOOK MY FATHER'S LIFE WHEN I LEAST EXPECTED AND EXPOSE ME TO LIFE OF COMPETITION FOR SURVIVAL BUT FOR WHAT I AM AND NOT FOR MY BEAUTY OR FAMILY BACKGROUND, I HAVE LEARN TO ACCEPT AND FACE CHALLENGES. I'M ALIVE WRITING YOU TODAY AS IT WAS BY BISMILLAHIR RAHMANI RAHEEM(In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful) WHICH MADE I AND MY YOUNGER BROTHER TO BE IN SENEGAL AS WE DIDN'T COME BACK FOR VACATION DURING THE TIME OF THE LAND BREAK(Earthquake) WHICH TOOK PLACE IN BAM CITADEL ON THE EARLY HOURS OF FRIDAY 26TH DECEMBER, 2003 THAT CAUSED THE DEATH OF MY ELDER BROTHER, RELATIVES AND GAVE MY FATHER MULTIPLE SERIOUS INJURIES. AFTER THE INCIDENT, MY FATHER SENT FOR ME THROUGH HIS LAWYER OF WHICH I ARRIVED IRAN AND MEET HIM LYING UNDER CRITICAL CONDITION IN A HOSPITAL HE WAS FLOWN TO WITH OTHER SENIOR CITIZEN VICTIMS, HE WAS ABLE TO TELL ME SOME IMPORTANT THINGS AND INSTRUCTED HIS LAWYER TO HAND OVER SOME CERTAIN DOCUMENTS TO ME WHICH HE DID, HE ALSO RELEASED SOME HUGE SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF MONEY TO HIS LAWYER TO BE PASSING IT ON TO ME AND MY BROTHER SUBSEQUENTLY AS THE NEED FOR IT ARISES FOR OUR EDUCATION. ON TUESDAY 30TH DECEMBER, FIVE DAYS AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE, MY FATHER GAVE UP THE GHOST AND AFTER HIS BURIAL ACCORDING TO ISLAMIC RITES, I TOOK SOME MONEY FROM THE LAWYER AND TRAVELED BACK TO SENEGAL.WHEN IT WAS TIME TO PAY OUR SCHOOL FEES, I TRIED TO REACH THE LAWYER BUT COULDN'T. AFTER SOME FRUITLESS EFFORT, IT WAS CERTAIN TO US THAT WE DON'T HAVE ANY OTHER CHOICE BUT TO SEEK ASSYLUM IN SENEGAL WHICH WE DID AND WERE TAKEN TO THE CAMP OF UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISION FOR REFUGEE(UNHCR) IN GRAND YOFF, DAKAR SENEGAL FROM WHERE AM WRITING YOU NOW BUT I SAY ALHAMDULILLAH(All Praise Be To Allah) FOR KEEPING ME ALIVE TILL DATE.AMONG THE DOCUMENTS GIVEN TO ME THEN WAS A DEPOSIT BOND CERTIFICATE WITH THE SUM OF $7,300,000.00(SEVEN MILLION,THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND U.S. DOLLARS) IN CASH MY FATHER DEPOSITED WITH A BANK IN EUROPE WHICH HAS MY NAME AS THE NEXT OF KIN. DUE TO MY FATHER'S WISH DURING THE TIME OF DEPOSITION, THE BOND INDICATES THAT THE NEXT OF KIN CAN ONLY COME FOR THE MONEY IN THE DEMISE(Death) OF THE DEPOSITOR WHEN SHE REACHES THE PRIME AGE OF 25 OF WHICH I HAVE ATTAINED NOW. I WAS SEARCHING FOR A RELIABLE, CAPABLE AND TRUSTWORTHY PERSON THAT CAN ASSIST ME CLAIM, RECEIVE AND SAFE-KEEP THIS FUND IN HIS/HER CUSTODY AND RELOCATE US TO JOIN HIM/HER IMMEDIATELY AS THE BANK SAID THEY CANNOT DEAL WITH ME DIRECTLY DUE TO MY REFUGEE STATUS AND BECAUSE I HAD NO ACCOUNT, THAT WAS WHY I CONTACTED YOU AFTER GOING THROUGH YOUR PROFILE AND MY SPIRIT ACCEPTED YOU WHOLE HEARTEDLY. PLEASE TELL ME IF YOU ARE READY TO HELP ME SO THAT I WILL PASS ALL THE INFORMATIONS ABOUT THIS FUND IMMEDIATELY TO YOU BUT SEND ME YOUR FULL NAMES, HOME/OFFICE ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR EASY COMMUNICATION AND ALSO ASSURE ME THAT YOU WILL NOT BETRAY ME WHEN YOU RECIEVE THE MONEY. I'M SURE THIS TRANSACTION WILL BE PROPERLY CARRIED OUT WITH YOU AND I PROMISE YOU BISMILLAH(In the Name of Allah) THAT I AM PREPARED TO GIVE YOU A SUBSTANTIAL PART OF THIS FUND FOR YOUR KIND ASSIST. IN ALL I SAY SUBHANA ALLAH(Glory Be To Allah) FOR MAKING ME KNOW SOMEONE LIKE YOU.YOUR'S LOVE,
MISS.VIVAN MOHAMMAD.