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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Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Subject: VERY IMPORTANT
34 FOURWAYS CROSSING
I do recognize the surprise this
urgent but confidential letter will bring to you especially as it came from a
stranger, but rest assured that it came with the best of intentions. I am Mrs.
Catherine Apepe, from the Diamond-rich district of Sierra Leone and my late
husband was the former Special adviser to the ousted Head of State of Sierra
Leone, Major Johnny Paul Koroma. I got your email address from a friend who
works at the International Chamber of Commerce here in South
During the war between our forces led by the Ex-Head of State,
Major Johnny Paul Koroma and the West African Allied Forces (ECOMOG), my
country relied heavily on the foreign earnings generated from diamond trade.
This money was personally kept by the then President Major Johnny Paul Koroma
since our banking system had collapsed during the war. However, as the war
progressed, it became apparent that we were going to loose the war to the
superior and better armed West African Allied Forces (ECOMOG). At this point,
my Husband Mr. Luis Apepe starched away the sum US$30,000,000.00 in a security
and storage company here in South Africa for safekeeping and to avoid being
traced. Unfortunately on his return to Sierra Leone he was
Right now my son and I are in South Africa to claim this
money and we need a trustworthy individual or company that can help us proved
the important instruments that we will need in transferring and receiving the
fund abroad for purpose of investment as South Africa is not conducive for us
to invest this fund as we are presently refugees, if you are willing to assist
we will offer you 30% of the total sum.
God bless you as we wait for
your immediate response, please do include your telephone number, you can also
call me or my son or email me,
email@example.com Mr. Peter Apepe on +27
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