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: Friday, April 06, 2007 3:17 AM
Subject: 6th April 2007
6th April 2007
I am Mr. Donald Peter , deputy senior regional manager at BOE BANK in Johannesburg South Africa. I have urgent and very confidential business proposition for you. On June 6, 2000, Mr. Barry Kelly made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for forty-eight months, (being four years) valued at US fourty Million Dollars in my branch.Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his employers, that Mr. Barry Kelly died from tsunami on his holidays in Thailand 26 December 2004. On further investigation, I found out that he died without making a WILL and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Barry Kelly did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US fourty Million Dollars has carefully been moved out of my bank to a security company for safekeeping.
No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to South African Law, at the expiration of (three) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the South African Government if nobody applies to claim the fund. Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you to stand in as the owner of the money. I deposited it in consignments (two trunk boxes) with a finance and security company in Holland,Amsterdam.Though the security company does not know the contents of the consignments as I tagged them to be photographic materials for export. I am writing you because I as a public servant (Manager with the bank), I cannot operate a foreign account or have an account that is more than 1 M illion Dollars.
I want to present you as the owner of the trunk boxes in the security company so you can be able to claim them with the help of my attorney. This is simple. I will like you to provide immediately your full names and address so that the Attorney will prepare the necessary documents which will put you in place as the owner of the boxes. The money will be moved out for us to share in the ratio of 60% for me,35% for you and 5% for any expenses that will be incurred during the course of this transaction. There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by the Attorney and this will guarantees the successful execution of this transaction.
If you are interested, please reply immediately via my email address upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details that will help you understand the transaction. Please observe utmost confidentiality, and be rest assured that this transaction would be most profit able for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share into any profitable business in your country.
Do send me your private/mobile telephone fax number so that we can have a smooth communication.
Awaiting your urgent reply
Thanks and regards.
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