Hello, I am Miss Young. I received the following email. It is a socalled
"Advance Fee Fraud" letter, where I am promised millions for
my assistance. These stories are all lies, and if I respond, sooner
or later I will be asked to pay a fee. If I pay, another fee will quickly
come up, and it will continue that way until I give up or run out of
money. I will never see the millions, because they never existed.
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Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 1:56 PM
Subject: urgently reply to me.
FROM THE DESK OF ALIHAJI ZONGO
(BOA) BANK OF AFRICA
OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO.
I am the manager of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance department
of Bank of africa (BOA). In my department we discovered an abandoned sum
of US$30m dollars (THIRTY MILLION US DOLLARS) in an account that belongs to
one of our foreign
customer (MR. ANDREAS SCHRANNER from Munich, Germany) who died along with
his entire family in July 2000 in a plane crash. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT
THIS SITE BELOW
Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of
kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless
some body applies for it
as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking
guideline and laws but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of
kin or relation died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody
behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I now decided
to make this business proposal to you and release the money to
you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent
disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don't want this money to
go into the bank
treasury as unclaimed bill.
The banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained
unclaimed after seven years, the money will be transferred into the bank
treasury as unclaimed fund. The
request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the
fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Burkinabe cannot stand as next
of kin to a foreigner. I agree that 30% of this money will be for you as a
respect to the provision of a foreign account , 10% will
be set aside for expenses incurred during the business and 60% would be for
me Thereafter, I will visit your country for disbursement according to the
Therefore, to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you arranged,
you must apply first to the bank as relation or next of kin of the deceased
indicating your bank name, your bank account number, your private telephone
and fax number for easy and effective communication and location where in
the money will be remitted.
Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text of
the application .
I will not fail to bring to your notice this transaction is hitch-free and
that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required arrangements
have been made for the
You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter.
Trusting to hear from you immediately.
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