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: western union <richardlee12@live.it>
Date: Aug 16, 2009 3:01 PM
Subject: Western Union Corporate Headquarters

Western Union Corporate Headquarters
Hotline: (234) 8053152439
We have wired the first $5000 in your name you of which you can pick it in any western union office/agent in your country, but the problem now is that the payment is withheld by the authorities due to in volume of the amount. below is the information
MTCN NUMBER :256-461-5555
The total amount deposited with this financial instauration has exceeded the limit that can be processed via Western Union Money Transfer. However, Western Union Money Transfer has a comprehensive compliance program within its organization to ensure compliance with government rules and regulations. We do not want our services to be used in illegal money laundering activities. It is our policy that we follow both the letter and the spirit of the law and the regulations. Therefore, the payment is blocked due to the volume of the amount involve, the authorities requires Money Laundry clearance. The fund is too large to be transferred without vital paperwork’s.
Therefore, you are advised to comply with Money Laundering Act 1995. Securities Exchange Commission Act (SEC104) Enacted by the west African Government of 2001Prohibition Of Money Laundering; no person or body corporate shall make or accept cash payment of a sum exceeding-
a) $50,000 or its equivalent, in the case of an individual, or
(b) $100,000, or its equivalent, in the case of a body corporate, except in a transaction through a financial institution without money laundry clearance.  This will cost you $158 only.
We have notified our legal department and the financial accredited attorney is ready to do the job for you as soon as you remit the documentation fee which is $158. Note that your total fund has been insured to the real value and as such cannot be deducted from. This is in accordance with article 44 subsections 144 of the West African economic and monetary union and central bank of Benin Regulations as amended in the 1996 constitution. This is to protect clients and to avoid misappropriation of funds.
You are advised to remit the $158 via western union/money gram to the below information:
Receiver: -------- RAYMOND DESMOND
Address: --------50 kofo Abayomi Street
Country: ---------- Lagos Nigeria
Test Question: ……….. In God
Test Answer: We Trust
Upon receipt this fees, the attorney will procure the required documents within 6hrs and we will send the first part immediately.
I look forward to the pleasure of your kind favorable response fairly soon, in the meantime with kindest regards and best wishes
 Mr . Richard Lee.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
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