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. If you received a similar email, you should go to the homepage
to read more about 419 fraud.
From: "Alex Tambo" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 8:06 AM
Subject: ==(From Alex Tambo)
> Dear Friend,
> I am making this contact based on my Department needs an
> individual/company who can help us with the transfer of a
> contract entitlement.
> This amount (US$14.5M) represents the balance of the
> total contract value executed on behalf of my Department
> by a foreign contracting firm. This amount we have gotten
> approval to transfer abroad to any foreign bank account.
> See website: www.eia.doe.gov.
> This transaction is 100% safe and legal in all areas, we
> are only handicapped in the circumstances, as the South
> African Civil Service Code of Conduct does not allow us to
> operate offshore account hence your importance in the
> whole transaction.
> I have the authority of my colleagues involved to propose
> that should you be willing to assist us in this
> transaction your share as compensation will be US$4.35M
> (30%), while my colleagues and I receive US$8.75M (60%)
> and the balance of US$1.45M (10%) for taxation and
> miscellaneous expenses incurred.
> We have reposed our confidences in you and hope that you
> will not disappoint us. Kindly send me your direct
> telephone/fax number to enable me reach with further
> details upon your acceptance to help us.
> Once again, Please remember that time is of great essence
> in this transaction. I will appreciate your prompt
> I wait in anticipation of your fullest co-operation.
> Yours faithfully,
> Engr. Alex Tambo.
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