MR PATRICK GURUH says:
"YOU ARE ADVICED IN YOUR OWN INTEREST TO STOP FURTHER COMMUNICATION
WITH ANY OTHER OFFICER OTHER THAN THE UNDERSIGNED"
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MR PATRICK GURUH <mailto:email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2005
Subject: THEPAYMENT OF YOUR FUND
THIS IS TO NOTIFY YOU THAT YOUR
PAYMENT THAT YOU HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO ACTUALISE DUE TO SOME
COMPLICATIONS CAUSED BY YOUR VARIOUS REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS.
I AM MR PATRICK GURUH THE PAYMENT RECONCILATION DIRECTOR.
THE MANAGEMENT HAVE IN FOLLOW UP TO MY DEPARTMENT (RECONCILATION
DEPARTMENT) RECOMMENDATIONS SECURED A NEW MODE OF PAYMENT THAT WILL
BE FREE FROM MANIPULATION AND COMPLICATION.
BY THIS DEVELOPMENT ARRANGEMENT HAVE BEEN MADE THAT YOUR PAYMENT
WILL NOW BE MADE THROUGH
SWIFT CARD PAYMENT COMPANY. A PROCESS WHERE YOUR PAYMENT
WILL BE PROGRAMMED ON A CREDIT CARD BY THE SWIFT CARD PAYMENT COMPANY.
IN THIS ARRANGEMENT ALL THAT YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DO URGENTLY
IS TO GET BACK TO ME ON THIS EMAIL ADDRESS(NOT P.O.BOX) WITH
THE CORRECT SPELLINGS OF YOUR FULL NAMES THAT YOU WILL WANT THE
CREDIT CARD BEAR AND YOUR
HOME/OFFICE MAILING ADDRESS WHERE THE CREDIT CARD WILL BE DESPATCHED
TO YOU THROUGH A COURIER SERVICE COMPANY( DHL).
THE COST OF SENDING THE CREDIT CARD TO YOU THROUGH DHL HAVE
ALL BEEN SETTLED.
JUST SEND ME THE CORRECT SPELLINGS OF YOUR FULL NAME AND YOUR ADDRESS
AND ALSO CONFIRM YOUR OUTSTANDING PAYMENT FOR CLARIFICATIONS.
BY THIS ARRANGEMENT ALL YOUR PREVIOUS ARRANGEMENT WITH ANY OTHER
PERSON(S) IS OVER RULED. AND YOU ARE ADVICED IN YOUR OWN INTEREST
TO STOP FURTHER COMMUNICATION WITH ANY OTHER OFFICER OTHER THAN
MR PATRICK GURUH
DIRECTOR PAYMENT RECONCILATION DEPARTMENT
I like that Mr Guruh wants to send me some money. Unfortunately I don't
know what money he is talking about. And he is not very informative.
Is he from a bank? Which bank? Which country? What money?
The letter was sent from Nigeria.
Anyway, this is a typical example of Advance Fee Fraud. The criminals
behind this letter want my personal information, and they want to steal
I decide to forward the email to the fraud department of Yahoo. Here
is their answer:
Yahoo! Mail <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2005
Subject: Re: 419 Advance Fee Fraud: email@example.com (KMM20406126V96398L0KM)
Thank you for writing to Yahoo! Mail.
In this particular case, we have taken appropriate action against the
Yahoo! account in question that was reported for fraudulent activities,
as per our Terms of Service (TOS). For further details about the
TOS, you can visit:
Please know that Yahoo! is unable to disclose the action taken on
another user's account with a third party. We are not able to make
exceptions to this rule.
Thank you again for contacting Yahoo! Customer Care.
Yahoo! Customer Care
That closed his email account so he will have to open a new one to
continue his criminal activities.
End of story