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: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2007 11:40:21 AM
Subject: VERY IMPORTANT MAIL READ IT PLEASE
FROM THE DESK OF: MR. STEVE IKEH
Director General, Fed. Min. Finance
REQUEST FOR BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP
I got your contact as a result of my discreet search for a reputable foreign
business partner in your country. I am interested in doing business with you.
I am Mr. Steve Ikeh, Director General, Federal Ministry of Finance, Lagos and
I hope to retire very soon into private business with you as my foreign
I am prepared to go into partnership agreement with you but I will need your
assistance in securing on my behalf the sum of
US$28.650 Million (Twenty eight million six hundred and fifty
thousand U.S Dollars only), being over invoiced Federal Government of Nigeria,
World Bank Assisted Rural Electrification Projects contract proceeds now ready
for payment by the present administration in this year budget.
Since I am still in active Government service, it is not possible to secure
the fund in my name for obvious reasons. I shall process necessary
documents/invoices and file payment application for the fund to be released to
you for our joint business ventures. I consider this a once in a lifetime
opportunity to get the needed capital for my future after retirement Please,
treat this offer with top secrecy because we need to conclude this deal with
To demonstrate my willingness to conclude this deal with you, I am prepared to
offer you a good negotiable percentage (30%) of the money to be secured by you
and another negotiable percentage (10%) from our joint ventures.
Be assured that this transaction is to our mutual benefit and will not affect
you in anyway presently or in future. With your full co-operation, we can
conclude this transaction within the next 14 working days upon the receipt of
good bank account details from you.
Let me know immediately your response to this proposal so that we can arrange
meetings and enter into possible agreements.
Direct your reply to me through my direct email address at
Mr. Steve Ikeh
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