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: Stella Tom <email@example.com>
Subject: Awaiting your urgent reply ASAP
Date: Mon 23 Feb 2009 03 04 55 0000
I am Mrs. Stella Tom From England, I was married to late Mr. Patrick
Tom the CEO of PAT CAT Oil Mining & Exploration, I am 59 years old,
I am suffering from a long time cancer of the breast which has affected
my talking & hearing lately. The cancer has reached a critical
stage, so my doctors have courageously advised me to indulge in Prayers
as well because it is clear that I would not live past the next One to
Two months. I was raised in an orphanage Home, and was married to my
late husband for twenty years without a child.
My husband and I are true Christians so after his death I decided not
to re-marry, he died in a fatal motor accident which I know is
political motivated because of his venture in the new oil industry. I
sold all my inherited belongings and deposited all the sum of
(£11,379.000.00 Pounds) with Halifax Bank London. Presently, the money
is still with the bank, and I received a letter from the management of
the holding bank as the real depositor urging me to come forward to
receive the money after keeping it for such a long or rather issue a
letter of approval or power of attorney to somebody to receive it on my
behalf or the management will confiscate the funds.
Frankly, I can not come over as a result of my illness; I'm with my
laptop in a hospital where I have been undergoing treatment. I have
since lost my ability to talk and my doctors have told me that I have
only a few months to live.
It is my last wish to see that this money is invested in any Charitable
Organization of your choice and distributed each year among the Charity
organizations and Orphanages, so I want a good humanitarian to use this
money to fund Churches, Needy and Widows in your Country I must let you
know that this was a very hard decision, but I had to take a bold step
towards this issue, and I hope you will help see my last wishes come
As soon as I receive your reply i will release the contact of the Bank
to you and the certificate of deposit which you will present to the
bank as my new beneficiary.
Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein. I
hope to hear from you soonest if you are willing to handle this project.
Awaiting your urgent reply ASAP. Via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please do not reply back to this email, but endeavor to contact me on
My private email address :(email@example.com)
Yours in Christ.
From: Stella Tom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Thanks for your reply
Date: Mon 23 Feb 2009 19 35 02 0100
Dearest in Christ ,
Thanks for your response to my
message at least I am happy now that someone is ready to invest these
funds for Orphanage And Churches so that when I die, I will rest in
However,in regards to the project I want to let you know
that there's a documents that will be required in this transaction
process, and the documents is the Bank’s pre-requisite from you as the
next of kin claimant. The documents are as follow the DEPOSIT
CERTIFICATE OF THE SAID FUNDS and the POWER OF ATTORNEY. I will provide
the documents to you.
At the end of this transaction when funds
has been confirmed in your account, 20% of the total funds will be your
share,while 80% balance will be for Charity Organization and the less
privileged. The holding bank will work out all the modalities with you
as soon as you contact the BANK.
please contact me if you are willing to assist me carry out this project and i will direct you to the holding Bank .
I am looking forward to hear from you, please get back to me with the following information below.
Your Full name……........
Your Home address.......
soon as I receive your name and addressiwill give you the contact of
my BANK and the necessary documents which the bank will require from
you before they can transfer the fund to your bank as my new
View my picture in the hospital and always put me in your daily prayers.
Thanks and God bless you,
Mrs. Stella Tom
From: Stella Tom <email@example.com>
Subject: PLEASE CONTACT THE HOLDING BANK IMMEDIATELY
Date: Wed 25 Feb 2009 05 08 18 0100
Dearest in Christ,
Thanks for your response to my letter. I really appreciate your willingness and kind gesture to assist in claiming this funds and using it as I have stated in my first proposed letter to you as in using it for funding the less fortunate people in your country and also to built a charity organization which will be named STELLA CHILD CARE FOUNDATION.
As a matter of fact, my health is continuously going down everyday and I have placed my life in the hands of God almighty to take care of me and my doctor is warning me to stay out of the computer because of my health condition please i put my trust in you and i believe that with god your are going to help me see.
However, I would request that you contact the Bank since you are my new BENEFICIARY and i have already forwarded the power of attorney and the certificate of deposit to the bank on your behalf and the holding bank will contact you as soon as possible.
Please contact the holding Bank Halifax Bank Plc London with the below information and let every of your correspondence go through the Bank and you let me know where ever you are not cleared with the Bank.
Please contact the Bank immediately with thedeposit certificate as attached to this email message so that they will start processing the release of the estate immediately.
Director for Fund Transfer Department,
Mr. Paul Anderson .