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: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 3:55 PM
Subject: SECURITY SEACH
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission GHANA SECTION__________________________________________
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is a Nigerian and Ghana law enforcement agency that investigates financial crimes such as advance fee fraud (419 fraud) and money laundering.
The EFCC was established in 2003, partially in response to pressure from the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), which named Nigeria and Ghana as one of 23 countries non-cooperative in the international communitys efforts to fight money laundering.
Under the lead of EFCC chairman Nuhu Ribadu, the agency has addressed financial corruption by prosecuting and convicting a number of high-profile corrupt individuals, ranging from Nigeria's former chief law enforcement officer to several bank chief executives.
In September 2006, the BBC reported that the EFCC had 31 of Nigeria's 36 state governors and few Ghana government officials under investigation for corruption.
We are contacting you to notify you that we as at this very past december, about 26 men were aprehended by our sector here in ghana. This men were fined guilty of fruadlents and this peolple claims to be bankers while some claims to be top government officials and lawyers.
when they were been interogated and tutured, they now mentioned to us that you are one of there victim, and your contact information was released by one of them whom made us to know that they have extucted more than $300,000 dollars from you in the past.
sir, as the case is now, we will need you to either come down to Ghana or let us know how you will want your money that was realised from this thieves to be sent back to you in order to mentain the name of our country.
please do feel very free to let us know the actual amount that you have lost to this hudloms. so that we can position things in order.
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