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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to read more about 419 fraud.
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: PLEASE I NEED UR REPLY
> Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 11:46:16 -0500
> DEAR SIR
> I THANK GOD IN THE FIRST PLACE FOR GRANTING ME THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR WRITING
> TO YOU. MY LETTER RATHER COME TO YOU AS A VERY BIG SURPRISE, PLEASE BEAR IT
> WITH ME AND TRY TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS THE BEST OPPORTUNITY I HAVE IN MY
> PRESENT SITUATION.
> I GOT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS THROUGH THE INTERNET, WHEN I WAS SEACHING FOR A
> RELIABLE GOD FEARING PERSON, WHO WILL NOT SIDETRICK/BETRAY ME IN THE
> COLLECTION OF THE CONSIGNMENT FUNDS TO CONTACT THE COMPANY HERE IN GHANA FOR
> THE CLAIM OF FUNDS.
> I WISH TO USE THIS MEDIA TO INTRODUCE MYSELF AND INVEST IN GOOD BUSINESS IN
> YOUE COUNTRY. MY NAME IS ANTHONY FIAKPORNU, THE SON OF LATE JOSEPH KAGAME I
> AM 24YEAR OF AGE, A DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. (Ex-Zaire). BY
> NATIONALITY PRESENTLY RESIDING IN ACCRA,GHANA.
> MY FATHER HAD A BULLET SHOT ON HIS WAY TRAVELLING TO LUMUBASHI A CITY AFTER
> KINSHASA , MY FATHER WAS RESCUED BY THE UN PEACEKEEPING FORCE AND WAS LATER
> TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT. BEFORE IS DEATH, HE REVEALED TO ME AND
> MY MOTHER ONE BOX CONTAINING THE SUM OF $US 20.5 MILLION (TWENTY MILLION
> FIVE HUNDREN THOUSAND US DOLLARS) HE DEPOSITED WITH A SECURITY COMPANY HERE
> IN GHANA FOR SAFEKEEPING AND FOR FUTURE INVESTMENT, HE TOLD ME, HE DID NOT
> DISCLOSE THE CONTENT OF THE BOX TO ANYBODY TO AVOID RAISING EYEBROW FROM THE
> COMPANY OFFICIALS.
> I'M SOLICITING FOR YOUR HAND IN PARTNERSHIP AS TO COME UP SO THAT WE CAN
> BOTH THINK OF A PROFITABLE INVESTMENT TO START WITH THIS FUNDS IN YOUR
> COUNTRY. I HAVE NOT HANDLE SUCH A HUGE AMOUNT OF MONEY BEFORE, I ALSO DON'T
> INTEND TO INVEST THIS MONEY HERE IN AFRICA AND I AM NOT INTO BUSINESS,
> THEREFORE I NEED A HELPING HAND AS TO INVEST THIS MONEY .
> I WANT YOU TO HELP ME AND MY MOTHER THUS
> (1)ACTING AS MY GUARDIAN WHILE I CONTINUE MY EDUCATION IN YOUR COUNTRY
> (2) BE MY SOLE BENEFACTOR WHERE YOU WILL INVEST THIS MONEY FOR US
> THE DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THIS DEPOSITING OF THE CONSIGNMENT ARE INTACT WITH
> ME, I SHALL SEND THEM TO YOU FOR PROOF AS SOON AS YOU INDICATE YOUR INTEREST
> IN GOING INTO PARTNERSHIP WITH ME AND I WILL GIVE YOU 10% OF THE TOTAL SUM
> STANDS AS YOUR COMMISSION AS SOON AS THE MONEY IS OUT FROM AFRICA AND I WILL
> SET ASIDE 5% FOR ANY EXPENSES THAT MIGHT BE INCURRED DURING THE COURSE OF
> THIS TRANSACTION. I HAVE NEVER DISCLOSE THIS TO ANY ONE ACCEPT YOU AND I
> WANT YOU TO KEEP MY DISCUSSION SECRET AND CONFIDENTIAL.
> YOUR PROMPT RESPONSE IS HIGHLY APPRECIATED GOD BLESS YOU.DON'T BORDER TO
> REPLY IF YOU CAN NOT HELP ME.
> YOURS SINCERELY,
> ANTHONY FIAKPORNU
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