Miss Young

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: THOMAS COHEN <thcohen@aol.com>
Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 3:40 PM

Attn: Associate,

I am Barrister Thomas Cohen of South Africa Law Firm and a legal adviser to Engineer Hussein ASHOK, a national of INDIAN, who used to be a contractor with (ANGLO GOLD MINES) Mafikeng. Gold Mining/ Exploration Corporation in South Africa here in after shall be referred to as my client.

On February 21, 2005 my client, his wife and their three children were involved in a car accident. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several personal inquiries from the embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful.

After several unsuccessful attempts, I now decided to inform you, hence I contacted you. I have send you this letter to assist in repatriating the money left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposit were lodged, particularly the First National Bank of South Africa, where the deceased had an account valued at about US$18,000,000.00 (Eighteen Million United States Dollars only) has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated though there are persons of same nationals here in South Africa non of them is a direct relative with the deceased and no one had an idea of this deposit.

Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over a period of time, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased because the bank is willing to approve this money to anybody that I will present as a relative to Mr. Hussein ASHOK, so that the proceeds of this account valued at US$18,000,000.00 (Eighteen Million United States Dollars only) can be transferred into your designated account and I shall proceed down to your country on confirmation of the fund in your account to discuss with you on how to invest the money.

Meanwhile you will be required here (South Africa) to endorse your signature on some of the documents as the next of kin to the deceased once the fund has been approved by the bank.

I shall revalidate and notarize all the necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim that the bank may need, this is a risk free transaction because the banker who is in charge of account section is involved.

I have resolved to give you 25% (US$4, 500, 00.00) for your assistance in this transaction, 5% (US$900,000.00) will be set aside for any expenses that will be incurred by both parties during the course of this transaction and the remaining 70% (US$12,600,000.00) will be for me. I guarantee you this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.

Please contact me through this e-mail address:

For security reasons. I need your strong assurance and confidentiality.

Best regards,
(Thomas Cohen).

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