Subject: Capital Investment and Management Request
I am a freelance, independent investment broker based here in Britain.
My client wishes to invest a part of his financial estate into productive ventures in your country under your direct supervision.
He looks to make this investment discreetly under discretionary asset Management arrangement, in the areas of agriculture, real estate, transport, oil and gas and other viable venture(s) which you might recommend. I have contacted you on the consideration that I could discuss with you on the possibility of my client placing this fund with you for management either in your existing establishment or other venture to be undertaken at your discretion under terms to be agreed upon. He Prefers that this investment be made in your country.
I would be expecting your response in order that we may discuss further in detail.
Please write through my email address so that we may work out modalities.
Mr. William Smith
"Mr. William Smith" is clearly a pseudonym: no-one loves that word "modalities" quite as much as those kinky West African 419ers. What is it with "modalities"? Is it one of the standard English words taught in West African high schools? Or is it just a meme? I'll have to ask my Nigerian colleagues ...
Meanwhile, I reported the email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the original header and got a useful auto-reply:
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