Mr. Hugh Buchanan is a tragedy magnet for friends, neighbors and even woodpeckers.
This letter should be in Snopes. I’ve been reading similar versions since the 70s in Readers Digest and other selected publications.
Just in case, if you were to receive an email from Mr. Buchanan offering you to make a sizable transfer of monies from Nigeria, I’d give it a second thought. Next thing you know, you’ll be visited by the IRS SWAT team and get killed in the process.