from: Aisha Hafiz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
date: 16 May 2015 at 04:20
subject: Business proposal!
I do hope my email meets you well, I am a Syrian woman and I am writing you on behalf of my son who is in the Syrian Army and will be out of the army at the end of this year. I am writing you this email to ask for a genuine favor and also your agreement to receive the sum of $4.5 Million USD on my behalf and also that of my son until I'm able to secure an American visa in a few months.
The question is can I trust you? My son and I are in need of a good partner, someone we can trust to actualize this venture and I found your contact online, The money is from late husband's estate and paintings overseas and also from diamond sales in the Southern part of Africa where we once lived and made a living in the 80's, he passed away from a heart attack 2001 here in Syria.
The insurance company paid off my husband's settlement into a security company in January this year and all efforts to have it transferred to Syria has proved abortive,with the troubles going on here at the moment, no such funds will be allowed into the country and not even with my son's military background. I have been able to secure the services of a local attorney over there and he has advised that we move the funds to the USA/Canada under a trusted beneficiary account and all the legal papers and cost of transfer will be paid for and legal papers and documents will be provided when necessary or when questions are asked about the source of funds.
You will not be required to pay for anything because all that has been taken care of, we just need someone who is trust worthy, someone who owns a business or earns a good living.
We are willing to give you 5% if you are interested in helping us with this transaction and it is also negotiable if you think 5% is not fair but we are not going higher than 7% because the transfer fees and attorney and all other fees will be paid for by us.
Kindly get back to me for more details if you are interested in moving forward.
You are to keep this STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL and not third parties must be involved because I have my identity to protect and also most importantly my son's identity to protect.
Thanks for your understanding,I await your email.