Dear Frank

Thank you for your kind wishes, I am feeling much better now.

I have had a reply from the attorney, his fee for signing the Fund Release Order is £1000. payable once the funds have cleared. which is reasonable given the circumstances. He also requires the notarization fee of £575 to be paid in advance.

This raises certain problems. As you are aware, I have been pretending to Mr. Aidoo that I am a terribly-well-to-do businesswoman who thinks nothing of leaving 3.5 Million US dollars lying around in a foreign bank account for years on end. You and I know that in reality I am a simple whelk seller who hasn’t had her hands on anything resembling £575 since I ran the local church raffle one Christmas and, as I said to the vicar during the subsequent investigation, that money was only resting in my account.

I have been giving this matter a great deal of thought and I think I may have come up with a fool-proof solution. I assume that you, being a senior banker, aren’t short of a dollar or two, you could lend me the £575. I would of course repay this as soon as the funds have been transferred, and as a gesture of goodwill I will also pay the attorney’s fees of £1000 out of my share of the proceeds. I really can’t see any flaws in this plan and I’m sure you will agree that it illustrates the benefit of having someone of my caliber on board.

Please remit the money by Western Union Money Transfer and inform me of the control number and question/answer as soon as possible.

Nearly there Mr. Wuddah!

Kind Regards