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: ARION NOMAN <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2006
Subject: Urgent Assistance
Dr ARION NOMAN.
First Rand Bank Of South Africa
I am Dr ARION NOMAN. Auditor General of First Rand Bank Of South Africa.This
is an urgent and very confidential business transaction.
On June 6, 2001,a Foreign Oil consultant/contractor with the South African
Institute of Mining and Metallurgy,Mr.Willam Mitchell made a numbered
time(Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US$7.2m(Seven
Million, Two hundred thousand Dollars).
Upon maturity,I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but
got no reply. After a month,we sent a reminder and finally we discovered
from his contract employers, that Mr.Willam Mitchell died from an automobile
accident.On further investigation,I found out that he died without making a
WILL,and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless.
I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr.Willam
Mitchell did not declare any kin or relations in all his official
documents,including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. No one will ever
come forward to claim it.According to South African Law,at the expiration of
5 (five) years, the money will revert to the ownership
of the Government if nobody applies to claim the fund.
Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a Foreigner to stand in
as the owner of the money which was fixed deposited in my bank. I am writing
you because I as a public servant,i cannot operate a foreign account.
I want to present you as the owner of the funds so you can be able to
claimthem with the help of my attorney. This is simple.I will like you to
provide immediately your full names and address so that the Attorney will
prepare the necessary documents which will put you in place as the
beneficiary of the funds.
The money will be moved out for us to share in the ratio of 70% for me and
30% for you and The paperwork for this transaction will be done by the
Attorney.If you are interested, please reply immediately via my email
address and Upon your response,I shall then provide you with more details
and relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction.Please
observe utmost confidentiality, and be rest assured that this transaction
would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your
assistance to invest my share in real estate within your country.
Due to the nature of confidentiality in this Transaction our communication
can only be via email and fax mostly.
Awaiting your urgent reply via my email Above.
Dr ARION NOMAN.
(Auditor General of First Rand Bank Of South Africa)
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