Oct 05, 2008 (LBO) – US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s request from lawmakers for 700 billion dollars to bailout Wall Street banks, including one he was formerly chief executive of, Goldman Sachs, has spawned an American version of the Nigerian letter.
This is a matter of great urgency. We need blank check. We need funds as
quickly as possible. We cannot directly transfer funds in the names of our
close friends because we are constantly under surveillance. My family lawyer
advised me that I should look for reliable and trustworthy person who will
act as a next of kin so funds can be transferred.
Please reply with all of your bank account, IRA and college fund account
numbers and those of your children and grandchildren to
email@example.com so that we may transfer your commission for
this transaction. After I receive confirmation of transfer, I will respond
with detailed information about safeguards that will be used to protect the
Yours Faithfully Minister of Treasury Paulson An example that is doing the rounds on the web is reproduced below.
From: Minister of the Treasury Paulson
Subject: REQUEST FOR URGENT CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP
I need to ask you to sup