Call me a cynic, but when I receive an email from someone claiming to be a prince and asking me to help invest some money I instinctively throw the email away.
This email is no such exception!
I am Prince Musa .B. Bolkiah, the eldest son of Prince Jefri Bolkiah, former Finance Minister of Brunei, the tiny oil-rich sultanate of Brunei in Asia. I will save your time by not amplifying my extended royal family history, which has already been disseminated by the international media during the controversial dispute that erupted between my father and his stepbrother, the sultan of Brunei Sheik Muda Hassanal Bolkiah. As you may know from the international media, the sultan had accused my father of financial mismanagement and impropriety of US$14.8 billion dollars.
This was as a result of the Asian financial crisis that made my father's company AMEDEO DEVELOPMENT COMPANY (ADC) and government owned BRUNEI INVESTMENT COMPANY (BIC) to be declared bankrupt during his tenure in office. However my father was kept under house arrest, his bank accounts and private properties including a crude oil export refinery were later confiscated by the sultanate. Furthermore during this unfortunate period, I was advised to evacuate my immediate family outside the sultanate to avoid further prosecution from the sultan and his security operatives, but before I could do that I was placed under house arrest by the Sultan and I had no access to phone, but I have a Palm V hand-held computer from which I am sending you this mail. Some of the guards here are still loyal to me.
Before my incaceration, I went ahead to dispatch the sum in cash with the assistance of a foreign diplomat who now resides in Europe.
The money has now been deposited as valuables into different private security and trust company for safe keeping abroad. The money where splited and kept in these countries Thailand, Holland ,Germany.
If you know you can assist in claiming and investing it, contact me fast so that I will let you know the necessary steps you shall be parting with 20% of the sum once you can carryout this successfully.Abide by absolute confidentiality, transparency and trust while looking forward to your prompt reply towards a swift conclusion of this business transaction.
Prince Musa Bolkiah.