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 19, 2007 9:05 PM
Subject: Good Day,
My name is Mr. Fawzi Ameen, a banker here in U. A.E. I write you this proposal in good faith as a brother.In 2002 a Crude Oil dealer Late Mr. Barid Emad, made a (Fixed deposit) for 36 calendar months, valued at US$17,500,000.00 (Seventeen Million, Five hundred Thousand US Dollars) with my bank. I was his account officer before I rose to the position of manager.
The maturity date for this deposit contract was 20th of August 2005. I have tried my possible best to locate Mr. Emad to notify him about this, but all my efforts proved abortive. I later discovered that Mr. Emad, his wife and only daughter were among the victims of bomb blast during the war in iraq. Unfortunately, he has no other living relatives to inherit this fund.
Now, a new Financial Law, which takes effect in two month’s time, stipulates that any bank account more than $5,000,000.00 [Five Million US Dollars] will be investigated and the bank shall produce the account owner for clearance. This is a Government measure to check money laundering.If I do not find a way to move this money out of the country immediately, in two month’s time, it might be reverted to Government treasury because the bank management cannot provide Mr. Emad since he is now late.I am seeking your co-operation to present you as the next of kin to the account since you are a foreigner, so that my bank head quarters will release the funds to you. It is only a foreigner can claim the funds in the account. Please, treat as top secret, I am the only person having this information.
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