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How Transpower Ended Up In The Caymans

How Transpower Ended Up In The Caymans


By Lyndon Hood

From: usaattorneyfirm@webmail.ru
To: parliament@govt.nz
Subject: Urgent business proposal

CONFIDENTIAL ATTENTION: Chairman, Chief Executive Officer or Minister of State Owned Enterprises.

Warmest greeting! I hope my message finds you to be in good health.

My name is YOUR NAME HERE. I have a genuine business proposal that may be of interest to you and your state-owned enterprises.

I work for a respectable United States of American attorney company in charge of the estate of MARTIN NEW ZEALAND. Through providing financial advice to a number of failed dictatorships and winning an important international lottery, Mr NEW ZEALAND accumulated a fortune of $27,200,000 (TWENTY-SEVEN POINT TWO MILLION DOLLARS). Since he died in 2001, in the tragic New York plane crash which you may have heard of, we have been unable to trace any living relatives.

I have now made search on the Internet for people with the same surname and discovered you. After asking at our Chamber of Commerce I find you to be to be businesslike and trustworthy, as well as important and having much expensive national infrastructure.

I have made preparations to present you as a relation of the late Mr NEW ZEALAND. In return for making you this offer I hope you will allow me to take one half of the funds, leaving you with $13,600,000 (THIRTEEN POINT SIX MILLION DOLLARS).

To avoid the scrutiny of my employer and various onerous taxes, I propose that we send the money through the Cayman Islands. I will take a lease on the property of one or more of your famous state-owned enterprises, and you will lease it back, at a profit to you of $13,600,000 (THIRTEEN POINT SIX MILLION DOLLARS). My friends in your United States of America embassy will help in this.

We most act quickly or the funds will be taken by the United States of America government. Please send me addresses and banking details of your largest enterprises URGENTLY. Remember that this transaction is 100% RISK FREE.

It would also assist me to speed the process if a loan of some five hundred million dollars could be arranged. I am sure an important person as you are can do this. Do not have any doubts regarding my trustworthiness and business savvy, as these are excellent.

I know that you will respect the urgent and sensitive nature of this offer, and I hope that we can do business together in a businesslike manner.

Best Regard,

YOUR NAME HERE.

*************

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