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: "ham idris" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2006
Subject: Dear XXXXX,
> Dear XXXXX,
> I am the head of Accounts and Audit Department of Bank of Africa,
> Ouagadougou .I decided to contact you after a careful thought that you may
> be capable of handling this business transaction which i explained below;
> In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $10.5m US dollars (Ten
> million, five hundred thousand US dollars). In an account that belongs to
> one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in 1998
> in a plane crash. Since we got information about his death, we have been
> expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we
> cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or
> relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines but
> unfortunately we learnt that his supposed next of kin(his son and wife)
> died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the
> claim .It is therefore upon this discovery that I and other officials in
> my department now decided to make this business proposal to you and
> release the money to you as the next of kin(We want to present you as his
> business associate )to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement
> since nobody is coming for it and we don't want this money to go into the
> Bank treasury as unclaimed Bill.
> The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained
> Unclaimed after seven years, the money will be transferred into the Bank
> treasury as unclaimed fund. The request of foreigner as next of kin in
> this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner
> and a Burkinabe cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner .We agree that
> 30% of this money will be for you as foreign partner, in respect to the
> provision of a foreign account, 10 % will be set aside for expenses
> incurred during the business and 60% would be for me and my colleagues.
> There after I and my colleagues will visit your country for disbursement
> according to the percentages indicated. Therefore to enable the immediate
> transfer of this fund to your account as arranged, you must apply first to
> the bank as next of kin of the deceased customer. Upon receipt of your
> reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text of the application. I
> will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch free
> and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required
> arrangements have been made for the transfer.
> I would want you to respond to my email immediately you read it for more
> Hoping to hear from you immediately.
> Yours faithfully,
> MR. Hamidu Idris.
> Accounts & Audit Department ,
> Bank of Africa
> Nb.also give me your telephone and fax numbers for easy communication with
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