Кевин (mmn) wrote,

"An award winning spam message" says the Daily Mail
"I nearly cried when I read this, but called the police anyways" says The Star
"Hurrah for having my email address on hundreds of lists" cries The Sun




My name is Alberto Martins, and I am writing you from
my home in Santa Clara, about 165 miles east of
Havana, the Capital City of Cuba. Santa Clara is known
for two landmarks; The famous Revolutionary, Che
Guevera is buried here; and it is home to one of
Cuba's largest universities, La Universidad Central
"Martha Abreu" de Las Villas.

This is a compelling story, and I beg you to be
patient and read through to the end…I was adopted in
1962, at age 14 months by Mr. Giovanni Martins, the
Sugar and tobacco millionaire; some say he also made
his fortune from the lucrative illicit drugs trade.
My adoption brought so much controversy (probably
because I am black), that Mr. Martins was forced by
his family to put me into a foster home at age 5 ,
where I stayed until maturity; Like most Cuban youths,
I dreamt of freedom, which every one here knows is
called America; like most youths, in time, I joined an
Anti-Castro group and that merited automatic 24 hours
round the clock surveillance by the Secret Police, but
this is also normal in Cuba!
Mr. Martins, my father nevertheless funded my
education through the above mentioned university,
where I graduated in Automobile Engineering. I am now
a mechanic, making just enough to take care of my wife
Maria, and 3 boys, Junior, Jose, and Giovanni.

Sadly, My father died in 1996; left only his wife and
family (he died childless), and I was not invited to
his funeral by his family, but we mourned him deeply;
I had no memory of my real father; but I loved him for
his kindness to me; he frequently defied his family to
visit me…When I got married, he gave my wife a ring
present which we later found out was a diamond ring!
His Last Will and testament was read and probated. No
mention was made of me and my family. Understandably,
I carried on with my life.

Two weeks ago, I received a letter from London, from a
private Security deposit firm, and the contents of
that letter put me into shock! I kept the letter for a
week without mentioning it to my wife. Eventually I
revealed everything to her…apparently My late father,
Mr. Martins had provided for us after all! Mr.
Giovanni Martins had bought shares worth about 10
Million USD in 1978, (when I turned 18) and left it in
my name; over time, My father bought more shares and
increased the shareholding to USD30 million! ( I am
made to understand that the current market value is
far in excess of this figure…). The letter explained
that according to the terms and agreement reached with
my late father, the shares were to be delivered to me
(The Beneficiary) one calendar year after his death;
The manager of this firm in his letter apologized to
me for waiting so long to contact me; information of
my father’s death simply did not reach him until a
chance newspaper publication alerted him of the fact.
I was then invited to come forward to London, to claim
my Inheritance! The total current value of my shares
now stand at approximately USD45 million and rising!

But this simple invitation to travel to London is
fraught with problems! I have no International
Passport! It is impossible to travel out of Cuba,
unless with special permission which will of course
take months of paperwork to procure…As an Anti-Castro
sympathizer , I have absolutely no hope of leaving
Cuba legally…The only option is to leave by illegal
ferry to the American Coast of Miami, which is
extremely dangerous…Every one knows that success rate
is about 20%, the unlucky get captured and repatriated
back, to prison! But the rich and the connected have a
better chance by using low flying aircraft ( which
will beat the Cuban Radar) to smuggle them selves out!

I therefore desperately need your help! I need you to
contact the London Company on my behalf ; secure the
Share Certificates from the Company, and sell/redeem
the shares for the current market value and deposit
the money into a Bank Account. Once the money is
secured, I will make the usual underground deal to be
smuggled out of Cuba by aircraft, to freedom!
There is absolutely NO RISK to you in this
transaction; I and my family are the ones at risk...
Therefore, I will make no attempt to call you by land
based telephone, which is routinely bugged and
monitored by the Secret Police; the only safe
telephone is a Satellite Telephone, which I have given
you below…Please dial this Satellite telephone and fax
straight, thus ++ 871 Telephone; and fax
++ 871 ; You can reach me through these
numbers, and please remember NOT to add the Cuban
Country Code of 53 in front of these Satellite phone
and fax numbers! If you experience any difficulty,
please consult your international telephone operator
for assistance.

In consideration of your expenses during the course of
this transaction, I freely offer you 30% of the value
of my shares. If you are willing to help me recover my
inheritance, please so indicate in your return reply
mail and I will follow up with more details of the
London Company contact address and also more details
of the shares including the issuing company web
address etc. You will then contact the London Security
Deposit Company and thereafter schedule to travel to
London to close the deal on my behalf and put the
USD45million safely into the Banking system…

Looking forward to your urgent reply,


Alberto Martins

Tel: ++ 871
Fax: ++ 871

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