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
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Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 2:25 PM
Subject: I sincerely seek for your assistance
ATTN: Dear friend,
Compliments of the day! It is my sincere wish to draw your attention to a
very lucrative business venture l want to undertake with you that will be
mutually beneficial to both of us. Please do not be embarrassed since I have
not had any previous correspondence with you.
I am Barrister Charles Brown, an Attorney-at-Law and the personal attorney
to late Mr. Mark Michelle, a French national. Late Mr. Mark Michelle was a
private oil consultant/contractor with the Shell Petroleum Development
Company in Saudi Arabia before his death, hereinafter shall be referred to
as my client. My client and his wife along with their three children died in
the Plane crash of Union Transport Africaines Flight Boeing 727 in Cotonou,
Benin Republic on 25th day of December 2003.
After this tragic plane crash, I conducted several enquiries from his
country's embassies to locate his next of kin or any of his extended
relatives, but all to no avail. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I
now decided to personally contact you with this business partnership
proposal. I am contacting you to assist me in repatriating a huge sum of
money left behind by my late client before they get confiscated or declared
unserviceable by the Finance and Security Company where this huge deposit
The deceased had a deposits valued presently at $90,000,000.00 (Ninety
Million United States Dollars) in a bank here and the bank has issued me a
notice as his attorney to provide his next of kin or beneficiary by will,
otherwise the account would be confiscated within the next sixty working
days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating any of my late client's
relatives for six (6) months now, I now seek your consent to permit me
present you as the next of kin/beneficiary of the deceased so that the
proceeds of this account valued at $90 million United States Dollars can be
paid to you.
With my position as the attorney to the deceased, I am certain I can
transfer this money to any of your designated bank account that you will
make available to me but with assurance that this money will be intact
pending my physical arrival in your country for our sharing. It is not
necessary you must be a blood relation to late Mr. Mark Michelle , neither
is it necessary for you to bear the same surname with him. It is even not
important for you as the stand-in next of kin to be a French national.
Already, I have worked out modalities for achieving my aim of appointing you
as the next of kin as well as transfer the money abroad for us to share. I
have decided to offer you 35% of the total sum as a reward for your effort
in assisting me, while I take 53% of the total sum. The 2% of the fund will
be set aside as reimbursement for any incidental expenses
both local and international any of us made in the course of this
transaction. While we shall collectively donate the remaining balance of
10% to Katrina Hurricane Relief Organisation.
It is my intention to transfer this money in a legitimate way, all that I
require from you is your honesty, and trust, co-operation and
confidentiality to enable us complete this transaction. The money transfer
paper work will include a certificate of origin so that the receiving bank
(your bank in this case) does not ask questions. Also the paper work will
include proper certificate that the fund being transferred is from
non-criminal sources. In short this will be a proper and legal money
transfer with apparently no risk involved. The transaction is guaranteed to
succeed without any problem.
Consider this proposal and if you are interested to work with me to achieve
my desired objective, get back to me as soon as possible so that I furnish
you with more details on how we shall proceed. Thus, provide me with the
1. Your telephone and fax numbers.
2. Your complete location address.
Finally, it is my humble prayer that the information as contained herein be
accorded the necessary attention, urgency as well as the secrecy it
I expect your urgent response if you can work with me to transfer this money
into your account.
Barrister Charles Brown
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