This is a known scam. Read about it at the National Fraud Information
Moshood Seko wrote:
>> From: Moshood Seko Mobutu
> Tell: 234-1-7762397
>> Attn: Managing director/CEO
>> DEAR Sir,
>> I am the first son of the late Mobutu Sese Seko, the
> former President of the Congo Republic.
>> I am presently under protective custody in Nigeria as
> a political
> refugee. I got your contact during my search for a
> stranger that can cooperate with me in this mutual
>> I want you to note that this business will benefit
> both of us. However, you must confirm your ability to
> handle this because it involves a large amount of
> money. The money (50 million US DOLLARS is my share of
> my father's estate. I boxed and shipped the money to a
> security company abroad at the peak of the
> war/political crisis that rocked my country few years
> ago. Now the crisis has ended and I need a trustworthy
> person like you to proceed to the place of the
> security company in order to clear the fund and invest
> on my behalf as I dont want my name to be used for
>> Note that I will send to you the relevant documents
> that will enable you take possession of the fund for
> onward investment for our mutual benefit. All I need
> from you is as follows:
>> 1.A letter of commitment (dully signed) that you will
> keep the transaction strictly confidential.
>> 2. Your confirmation of your ability to handle this.
>> 3. Your international passport or driving license
> number for identification to the security company.
>> 4. Your telephone and fax numbers for communication.
>> 5. Your full permanent address.
>> As soon as I get the above information from you, I
> will disclose to you the name and the country of the
> security company. I will forward your name and
> particulars to the security company to enable them
> contact you accordingly. I will also send to you a
> LETTER OF AUTHORITY to enable you clear the fund on my
> behalf. Note that this is a very safe transaction as
> this money is my share of my father's estate.
>> I am waiting for your response to enable us proceed.
>> Moshood Seko Mobutu