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: bello alpha <mailto:email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, October 20, 2006
From Bello Alpha
Auditing and Account manage
West African Bank Benin
Phone:+229 97 87 30 79
I am Dr Bello Alpha, the director in charge of auditing and
accountingsection of West African Bank Benin,Cotonou,Republic of Benin, West
Africa,and also a special account officer of Mr. Marcus Brenner,an
American.He wasa seasoned contractor with Benin Cement Company, Cotonou, who
unfortunatelydied in a plane crash of Union Transport Africaines Flight
Boeing 727 in Cotonou, Republic of Benin on 25th December, 2003.You will
read more stories about the crash on visiting this website:
Before his death on the 25th December 2003, Mr.Marcus Brenner has a
fixeddeposit account with the bank and no other person know about this
account orhave any information relating to this account.The account has no
beneficiary nor did next-of-kin other than him and my investigation reveal
that his supposed next-of-kin died along with him in the crash.Since then, I
have made several enquiries to locate any of his extended relatives, this
also proved unsuccessful.
After several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to contact you.
I'm contacting you to assist in remittance of a dormant fund as the next of
kin left behind by Mr.Marcus Brenner so as not to allow the bank confiscate
or declare the funds unserviceable according to Benin Republic financial law
on unclaimed bills which the government usually map out for the purchase of
ammunitions which are the major course of connflicts in the west of
Africa.Consequently, I'm seeking your consent to present you as the
next-of-kin of the deceased so that the outstanding fixed deposit (US$19.3M)
will be remitted into any designated accounbt of yours to be shared by both
of us in the ratio of 60% to me and 40% for you.I have all necessary legal
documents to back up this claim.
All that is required of you is absolute honesty, total commitment,
co-operation & absolute confidentiality.Be rest-assured that this
transaction will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect
both parties from breach of the law and it is 100% risk free and attracts no
authorities and every information you will require as the next of kin will
be forwarded to you after your final acceptance to help me champion this
If this proposal is acceptable to you, kindly email your following
information to me:
a. Full Name(s)
b. Direct phone & fax number(s)
c. Your direct email & any other information you may deem helpful.
Thank you for your cooperation until I read from you.You may also reach meat
my private mailbox and call me for further information on +229 97 87 30 79,
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