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: Thursday, December 14, 2006
Subject: Desiri Konan
During the heat of the civil war in my country -Cote D'Ivoire ,almost
all government offices, operations and parastatals were attacked and
vandalized. The Cote D'Ivoire Cocoa Corporation was in like manner
loathed and burnt down to ashes, where and when
Cocoa worth millions of dollars were stolen by the invading
rebel/military forces who attacked many public offices/departments.
Many top government officials and senior army officers were selected
and assassinated including my father who was a key target because of
his very sensitive military position and appointment in my country.
Regreatably, my father late General Alexander Konan,
was then captured and murdered along with his half brother in
cold-blood during a mid-night rebel shoot-out when our official
residence in Abidjan was ambushed by the notorious rebel leader,
I am contacting you to seek your kind assistance to
transfer and invest US$8.5 million belonging to my late father which he
deposited in a security company here in Abidjan. This money is revenues
from solid minerals and Cocoa sales which were made during my father's
tenure immediately before the out-break of hostilities in my country.
Before my mother died, she secretly told me that my father
deposited some money which he made from Cocoa sales and contracts in
one of the security company here in Ivory Coast and that I should look
for a trustworthy foreign- business-partner who would help me to
transfer and invest this money in profitable business venture overseas.
She told me to do this quickly so that I can leave Ivory Coast with a
junior-cousin brother- who is here in the camp with me and, then settle
down abroad. She gave me the security company documents to prove the
deposit and then told me that my father used my name as the only son to
deposit the money in the security company.
If you are willing to assist me, please let me know immediately so
that you will arrange the transfer of the money to your account with
the security company . Please note that I have decided to offer you 10%
of the total money as compensation for your noble assistance in
accordance with my mothers advise. I am interested in any profitable
commercial venture which you consider very good in your country and you
would also get a school for me, and my cousin so that we can finish our
Please there is urgent need for the money to be transferred to you
because of the political crises they are having in Cote d'Ivoire now.
I am hoping to hear your urgent response so that I will not look for
another foreign partner. Thank you and
may God bless you and your dear family.
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