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: Douglas Muhele <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, 18 October, 2006
Subject: Attn: Miss Young
From: Mr. Douglas Muhele
81 Mostyn Hall 7 Princess Place
Park Town 2193
Johannesburg South Africa
Mobile: +27 734579003
My name is Mr. Douglas Muhele, I worked as personal assistant to the late
Mr. Akihiko Saito, who suffered casualty and died during the Iraq crisis. I
am writing this personal letter to request your business cooperation.
This matter is in regards to Mr. Akihiko Saito, Japanese, who was a diplomat
and a former member of the French Foreign Legion who worked for Hart
Security Ltd., and an oil contractor with ADNOC. He was awarded a contract
worth US$120 Million by ADNOC for the supply of oil drilling equipment.
He did receive a mobilization of 80million USD as soon as the contract award
was approved, he did execute the contract but when during the final stage he
ran into serious trouble with the militants. SEE EXTRACT: He was
subsequently killed on the 28th of May 2005.
http://icasualties.org/oif/Civ.aspx Scroll down to see his profile.
I worked for Mr. Akihiko Saito, as a manager overseeing the distribution of
imported materials. I am a South African citizen. I was very close to Mr.
Akihiko, as I did assist him in communication and others during the process
of the contract award. I ensured that his balance contract payment $39.9
Million Dollars was secured accordingly and deposited with a private
security company here in South Africa. I have the original copies of all the
contract documents and I will send them to you for perusal as soon as you
confirm the receipt of this email.
The wife of the late contractor is not in good health and she has given me
approval for the process I am about to take. She has guaranteed the process
of securing offshore investment in their interest. She does not want the
brother of the late contractor to be aware of the deal as all her husbands’
assets are willed to her and her children. This is the primary reason why we
have to keep this business confidential. Mr. Hironobu Saito is a brother to
Mr. Akihiko Saito but in the late contractors “will”, there is no mention of
the name of Mr. Hironobu Saito, rather all assets are willed to Wife of late
contractor and her little children.
As a business mogul, I want you to assist to secure the above sum ($39.9
Million Dollars) in your reliable bank account for investment whereas the
bulk sum (80million USD held in Parex bank) would be an issue of later
discussion since it was deposited with Parex Bank with a two-year maturity
Date. All the original documents regarding the said contract are in my
possession and will be forwarded to you accordingly.
A letter of authority would be issued in your favor by the next of kin that
would authorize you to receive the Investment Capital. You shall make
immediate arrangement to hold a meeting with me to proceed with claiming the
Investment Capital and transferring it to your reliable account through my
good contact at the South African Reserve Bank. As soon as I receive a
response from you, I shall send you the service and non-disclosure
Below is the family’s specification for your consideration: -
1] Investment capital is US$39,900.000.00 [Thirty-Nine Million Nine Hundred
Thousand United States Dollars]
2] Areas of interest are Real Estates, Industries, Fisheries, Transports and
3] Shares are subject to negotiations.
Take note that this transaction is 100% legitimate and risk free. You shall
be compensated for assisting to secure the funds for investment purposes.
Please ensure that this matter is kept strictly confidential.
Thanks for honoring this invitation. Expecting your email response.
Mr. Douglas Muhele.
Park Town, Johannesburg,
Mobile: +27 734 579 003
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