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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||VERY URGENT PLEASE
||Fri, 11 Aug 2006
||"Hollo Hollo" <email@example.com>
I am a staff of one of the leading banks in Benin Republic. I will give you the name of
my bank and other important information if I receive a positive reply
from you. For security reasons I cannot disclose my full identity to
you now until I am sure of your cooperation. I work in the operations
dept where I serve as account officer to numerous customers. One of the
customers whom I worked as his account officer was a wealthy diamond
merchant from America. Because this man was good to me when he was
alive, I took it upon myself to travel to his country last month, to
see if I could locate any of his close relations.
On reaching there I discovered that his only surviving uncle died a few months back. I
sponsored this trip on my own and nobody in the bank knew I was
undertaking the journey so I did not present any official report of my
findings in the bank. Now there are two things I could do with regards
to the money. First, as his accounts officer, I could formally notify
the bank authorities that the man is dead and has no next of kin. In
this case the money would be forfeited to the government after some
time. As a matter of fact this is the proper thing I am supposed to do.
Another thing I can do is to arrange for someone else, a
foreigner, to act as the next of kin of the late man so that he will
claim the money. This is the option that I can do to help anybody and
myself since the money actually is public fund due to the fact that my
friend was a close ally to the late brutal military president that
looted government treasury. And that is why I have chosen to do it.
I want you to be my partner. All you would have to do is act as the
next of kin of the dead man and the whole money in the account will be
transferred to your account. As the accounts officer to the late man, I
have all the necessary documents that will require claiming the money
in the account. The total money in the account is USD17 million. Your
share will be 30%, which is USD5, 100,000. My own share will be 70%.
Reach me immediately by mail so that I can give you further details.
Also provide me you with direct tel to reach you.
Meanwhile this is my private email address where you will reach me for further discussion
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