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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From: amazing grace <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, April 2, 2007 9:37:27 AM
Subject: Late George Stearns's Estate,I need an open co-operation in a climate of trust.
Dear Trusting Friend,
I pray that this email reaches you in the best of health.
This letter may come to you as a surprise due to the fact that we have
not yet met.The message could be strange but it's real if you pay some
attention to it. I want to notify you about it at least for the
sake of your integrity.
In a brief introduction, I am John Goodluck, the Director of Operation
with Cooperative Bank Plc Benin-Cotonou, Republic of Benin.
I have a very interesting transaction to discuss with you.
The business under discussion has to do with George Stearns a national
of your country,who is a Consultant/ contractor with Societe Nationale
Des Products D' Agricole (SONAPRA) Company in Benin-Cotonou.
I managed to get your contact details through the Internet search
myselfbecause time is of importance to it and I am desperately looking
for a person to assist me to pull this money out from the bank before
our corrupt government officials will confiscate the money and
use it for their selfish interest.
On Thursday, December 25, 2003, George Stearns , his wife and their
only daughter were involved in Air-Crash near the Atlantic Ocean
in Cotonou suburb.
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Since then I have made several inquiries to your Embassy, in a bid to
locate any relation of George Stearns. All attempts to reach
the next of kin of George Stearns has been futile as
He had no family here in Benin Republic. Hence my decision to contact
I want you and I to go into partnership, the nature of your business is
completely irrelevant to this transaction as all I need from you is an
assurance that my interest will be fully protected once this
transaction is concluded.
George Stearns made a numbered time (fixed) deposited for twelve
calendar and his account with our Bank accrues to about (Four Million,
Three hundred and Fifty- Two Thousand US Dollars) $USD4.352M.
According to the Benin Law, at the expiration of 4 (Four) years, the
money will revert to the ownership of the Benin government
if nobody applies to claim the funds.
Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to
stand in as the next of kin to George Stearns so that the fruits
of this old man's labour will not get into the hands of some corrupt
government officials who will latter use the money to sponsor war in
Africa and kill innocent citizens in the search for political
Please note that There will be no problem at all, my position as the
Director of Operation guarantees the successful execution of
this transaction within 7 Banking days and the money will be paid into
your account for us to share in the ratio of 45% for you and 55% for
This is very simple, I will like you to reply immediately so that I can
send you the Text of application which you will fill and apply to
the bank as the next of kin to George Stearns and I will use my good
position in the bank as the Director of Operation to make sure that the
application is approved, during board meeting for immediate payment.
If you are interested, reply immediately via my Private e-mail
address:firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can proceed at once.
Please send to me also your private phone, or mobile numbers for easier
correspondence or you can give me a call on00229-21310320.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
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