Cynthia Sankoh says: "I am in a state of delima"
Hello, I am Miss Young. I received this story from a friend. Let me call him Peter. Go to the homepage to see more stories.
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Subject: i almost fell for cynthia...

Hello Miss. Young, my name is peter and i received an
email recently that was extremely similar to the ones
you posted on your site. i've sent her a lot of info
but no address and no phone numbers. i thought i was
going to help someone out but before i sent my real
personal info i decided to search the names online and
i found your page about her. if it wasn't for this
warning then i might be in deep shit. im only 20 and
have had a lot of other problems and didn't need more.
she still thinks i'm trying to help her so maybe
they're is a way to fuck with her or whomever she is.
do you have any suggestions??? i'll send a copy of
what was sent back and fourth between us.
so yea i basically wanted
to say she's still doing it and i almost fell for it
and we need to give her a taste of her own medicine.
all i sent her was a link to my MYSPACE and a few
pictures. i look foreward to hearing from you soon so
i can hear your advice... thanks a lot for saving me.

Here is Cynthias first letter:  

From: cynthia sankoh <>:

Dearest One
Good day  and may the peace of gracious God  be with
you,please I have a problem which I needed a help from
you,I have decided to write you for help. I have a
proposal for you-this however is not mandatory nor
will I in any manner compel you to honour against your
will. I am in a state of delima and your profile
pushed me to send you this mail, I am Cynthia Sankoh ,
19 years old and the only daughter of my late parents
Mr. and Mrs. Sankoh. My father was a highly reputable
business magnet (a cocoa merchant)
who operated in the
capital of Ivory coast during his days. It is sad to
say that he passed away mysteriously in France during
one of his business trips abroad on 12th.Febuary
2004.Though his sudden death was linked or rather
suspected to have been masterminded by an uncle of his
who travelled with him at that time. But God knows the
My mother died when I was just 4 years old, and since
then my father took me so special. Before his death on
February 12 2004 he called the secretary who
accompanied him to the hospital and told him that he
has the sum of eight million, seven hundred thousand
United State Dollars.(USD$8.700,000) left in one of
the leading security company
He further told him that he deposited the money in my
name, and finally issued a written instruction to his
lawyer whom he said is in possession of all the
necessary legal documents to this fund and the
security company . I am just 19 years old and a
university undergraduate and really don't know what to
do. This is because I have suffered a lot of set backs
as a result of incessant political crisis here in
Ivory coast. The death of my father actually brought
sorrow to my life. I am in a sincere desire of your
humble assistance in this regards.Your suggestions and
ideas will be highly regarded.
Now permit me to ask these few questions:-
1. Can you honestly help me as your daughter?
2. Can I completely trust you?
3. What percentage of the total amount in question
will be good for you after the money is in your
account? Please, Consider this and get back to me as
soon as possible. Thank you so much.My salaam to your
family. 00225  07 25 32 49
My sincere regards,
Cynthia Sankoh

I really don't understand what you are asking for.
Financial assistance, guidence? would i trust who? i
don't know what the deal is except that you might now
have a lot of money. what about your grandparents? my
parents are dead to me and i rent from my
grandparents. where is your location anyway. sorry i
cant help you but maybe i can if i get the question
re-phrased. you sure dont write like a 19 year old
though. what college you go to? ok then, take care and
i hope you get the money if you dont have it already.

From: cynthia sankoh <>:

Hi Peter,
  How are you today?I have been worried not reading
from you is any thing the matter hope you are strong
in the lord?As i said before i really want to talk to
you on phone.
    Hope reading from you soon.
  Best Regards
Miss Cynthia

so yea, sorry i havent wrote you. i've been having
some medical issues recently and i dont have a lot of
time to use the computer. i'm a bit sceptical to give
you my number but if you want to know a bit about me
my myspace page is
so click on it and thats who I am. the about me stuff
is a bit old but yea. i still dont know where you are
located but i would like to chat sometime. as long as
your not all "god this and god that b/c i was in the
hospital a long time and heard enough of it when i was
there. i just think he let me down and i was suppose
to die but didn't. i gtg now so go to myspace
Hello Peter,
Thanks for your email responds confirming your total
readiness to help me in this business.Nevertheless i
still need your number please.Am so sorry about your
health hope you are okay and strong now?God is in
control you can not die now,are you a strong
christain?I went through your profile it was
great,nice and funy too.Please will you sent your pic
to me?In my next mail i will send you my pic so that
you can know me okey. And for me to invest with you,
please I will like you to know this thing is very
real. Try to understand that am limited by my status
to handle this on my own, that is the reason I need
your help. I will like you to know that this money is
in a trunk box in Security Company I think all we have
to do is for the security company to ship this trunk
box to your country through diplomat service to your
I want you to understand that i just trust you as a
human believing that you will not cheat or betray
me,You will have to help me in bringing this box of
money out of the security company where the Box of
money is deposited. That is the must reason why I
contacted you because I will not want our family name
to be involved in this great transaction for some
security reasons of my safety.
All you have to do to make this transaction a true
successful venture is to contact the security company
and give them your correct safe residential address
where you want the box of money to be delivered, and
then they will use their diplomatic mission to ship
the money to your address with immediate effect. When
the box of money reaches your address, I will give you
the key Code Number to open the   box for you to send
me some money to arrange for my travelling to meet up
the arrival of the box at your address where the box
will be delivered. before the death of my father he
warn me that I should not just trust some body that I
should build my trust on some body and allow it to
Please I hope there will be utmost confidence in this
transaction as it will benefit both of us because I'm
willing to offer you 20% of the money as long as you
can assist me soonest, I also mapped out 5% for any of
your little expenses that may be incur during the
cause of this transaction.
 I am ready to give you the security company's contact
number and the documents that my late father used in
depositing this box of money which is the certificate
of deposit they gave me on the very day he made the
deposited the box of money with a Code Number as
family treasure, I will also to feed you with more
information and guide lines for you to discuss with
the company without making any mistake.
You will tell the security company that you are my
late father's  Foreign Partner please in no account
you reveil the contains to them that is money inside
please. You have to act fast to your reply of this
mail so that we can conclude this business sooner.
 Waiting to hear from you, if there is anything you
fail to understand feel free to ask me, while I look
forward to meet you face to face very soon.
I will send you my photo  in my next mail after
hearing from you.


Miss Cynthia
in the attachments Im sending you some other pics of
me when i wrestled, me and my girlfriend dancing,
and my cousin and I. I have more but they're on my
other computer. I'm not aloud to give out my number
b/c i checked with verizon wireless and it would cost
me 69 cents a minute. I have a house phone but it is
my grandparents. I am taking the summer off of school
to get some medical issues straight so i'll have time
then to try and help you. I have no money b/c i'm
disabled and cant work but if I can help in any way
possible i will. the only way we could talk is if i
had your number and a phonecard. or we can set up a
time and date and i.m. eachother with yahoo instant
messenger or AIM (Aol Instant Messenger) if you have
an AIM account. i've just been screwed over so many
times in my life and can't afford to be screwed over
again. and i still dont understand how this would all
go down. maybe my family can help you out but i still
don't know where you are from. the reason i ask is b/c
my attourney goes to the UK like 4 times a year and
travels everywhere. maybe i can go w/ her sometime and
get you to bring you here. i just dont know what I can
do. i have no money to front you and i have no place
of my own. i would like to talk w/ you somehow if you
have a better idea of how we could. man my stomach
hurts, i'm gonna get going and hang in there,
everything will be okay. oh yea, yes i considered
myself a christian but i'm also catholic b/c my family
is. but i dont revolve my life around god anymore. i
believe in him/her but thats it. ok bye bye

Hi Peter,
I recieved the pics you forward to me, it was real
nice and you also promise to send more i will be
waiting to recieve them, since you have not been able
to send me your number for me to call you this is my
number for you to call me +225 07253249 You can call
me any time, You also talk about geting your family to
help me that will really be nice. What ever way you
think you can get your family to help me will really
be nice. Thank you for everything.
 You said you will be coming with your attorney to UK?
Or is your Attorney coming to Cote d' ivoire to take
me along to uk if you can do that for me i will
forever be greatfull to you.
I want you to contact the security company and
introduce yourself and then officially request for the
trunk box to be release to you as my friend so that we
will know exactely what the reqiurement of claim will
You know, the bible said seek you shall fine, i seek
you and i found you.
 Bellow is the contact information of the security
company and the deposit details

Email :
Website  :
The person to contact is Dr Asmara Marhaul
The telephone number : 0022508594648, +22508594648
The Trunk box refference/Tag number : AO56789B
The name of depositor : Mr Thomas Sankoh
The name of the benficiary : Miss Cynthia Sankoh
Please my Entire life depends on the success of your
assistance. You know we have not meet but because i am
a very faithful person, i have faith in God and in
You, i know you will not betray me. Please contact the
security company, as my guardian or friend i will be
around or at the background to provide you with all
the information you might require.
Best regards
Cynthia Sankoh
   I wonder if my dad would help me, he just got into
the FBI and maybe he can help bring you over here or
have you escorted here somehow. i still don't have a
picture of you. you said you'd send it. i don't know
how to call that kind of number though, i need to
get a phone card. how old are you again? 19 right? i
fergot. well i gots to go study now. take care and
god bless.
To: missyoung
Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2006
Subject: Fwd: Re: hi

this is what she sent me today... and attached are the
pics she sent me of her so maybe you can post them on
your site. the FBI thing i sent her was not real but i
wanted to see if it would scare her at all and it
didn't seem to. i'll just keep trying.
Date: Thu, 25 May 2006
From: cynthia sankoh <>
Subject: Re: hi

Hi Peter,
   Your dad can help me with his position as FBI,
explain everything to him, show him my pics, because
i really need to retrieve my inheritance from the
security company and leave this place and return
back home.
   Which ever help you think you can render to me go
ahead and do it. I still need you to contact the
security company. I have attached some of my pics.
   Miss Cynthia

Peter decided to stop further communication with Cynthia.

The name Cynthia Sankoh has been used in other scams. Read my own Cynthia Sankoh story.

Game over
. One month later I find out that the same pictures have been used in another scam:  
From:  doris luanda <>
Subject:  hi
Date:  Thu, 18 May 2006

Hi My Dearest,
How are you today? I know you will be wonder how i get your email contact and why do i have to choose you or even trust but i want you to know that it was God almighty the lead me to you. And the very moment i came in contact with your contact information i was convince within my heart that you are the person i am looking for. I also believe i can trust you with all my heart because i beleive you are God fearing. but my only fear now is that i hope and pray you beleive what i have to tell you.
I  am doris, i am 19, My mother was an African American while my father was from the french speaking colony of Cote D' Ivoire, i was living with my mother not too far from Charleston building, 601 57th Street,
Charleston West Virginia USA.  And i attended Charleston senior High School, 1201 Washington Street  E, Charleston, WV.  I lost my mother sometimes ago and after her death i came to meet my father for the very first time in Cote d' Ivoire, though he was also living in the state (OHIO) He told me he worked with Oha Insurance Solution, INC. 155 East broad street Columbus, Ohio 43215 USA. before he relocated back to Cote d' Ivoire to set up his own business.
Exactely two months and one week after i came to meet my father with the help of US consulates he died, he was very sick when i came to meet him. But before his death? he told me that everything he worked and laboured for in his life time is deposited in a security company as a family valuables and he gave me  the document and my father told me that the total money inside the trunk
box 8.7 Million pounds. the money he wanted to used to set up his own insurance company, but when he fell sick, he knew should anything happens to him his relatives will kill themselvies over the money forgotten that he has a daughter who is in the state with the mother, that was why he secured the money with my name in a security company.
The reason i am telling you is that i am just a girl of 19 and there is little or nothing i could do on my own and again if my late father relatives find out that my late father left that kind of money in my care i don't know what they might do to me, so i need you to help me contact the security company and claim the deposited Item for me as my friend and Guandian, and take me along with you. Because i have always wanted to visit other places,  when my mother was alive but i never had the opportunity till now.
If you do this for me i will offer you 20% of the total money for all the inconvinences i might have cause you.
Please i requested for your trust and understanding because it might sound unbeleivable but it is the truth. i have attached some of my pics and some of the pics took during my late father burial for you to know the reality of the prevailing situation and how serious this is to me.
I am presently living in my late father family house at Av houdaille, plateau 132 BP 4713 Abidjan 01 Cote d' Ivoire.
 my telephone number is +22508675905, 00225 08675905. 
You can call me any time.
Please get back to me as soon as posible and endeavour to include your telephone number so that i can call you.
Miss Doris Luanda.


My late father burial
My father burial 2

. The burial pictures have also been used in other scams. See the Cythia Sankoh story, the Mand Johnson story, or the Jannifer Kekou story.  

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