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: henry <mailto:email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, September 08, 2006
Subject: Good day
From the Desk of: Mr, Henry Moorey
Lot. 8529 Ggegame
Cotonou - Rep of Benin
Private e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Friend Good day!
With warm heart I offer my friendship, and greetings, and I hope this mail meets
you in good time. However strange or surprising this contact might seem to you,
as we have not met personally or had any dealings in the past, I humbly ask
that you take due consideration of its importance and immense benefit.I must
apologize to you for using this medium to communicate to you about this
I am sorry if this letter comes to you as an embarrassment but be rest Assured
that your particulars of contact was given to me from a very good of friend who
work with the Benin chambers of commerce, for reliable and capable foreigner
that will handle Confidentially a transfer of huge sum of money,from the
Central Bank For West Africa ( B C E A O ), in Cotonou - Republic Of Benin to a
foreign bank account. I am Mr, Henry Moorey African born Beninoir citizen I work
in one of the apex bank in Benin and account officer to Late Engr Ali Shaleh, a
foreign nationality from Lebenon, who was a petrolium dealer.
On 25th December 2003, our late customer Engr Ali Shaleh was involved in a plane
crash in Cotonou when he was trevelling to his country for new year holliday
with his family which he lost his life with his wife and two
Children.Unfortunately, since we got the information about his sudden death and
the ugly incident that occurred, the management of my bank made several
enquiries no Locating any of his extended relatives who can stand as his Next of
Kin to inherit an estate he left behind in our custody but all these several
efforts also proved unsuccessful and yielded no Results. As his personal
account officer/mentor, I also made concerted efforts aimed at locating a
possible Next of Kin to my deceased client but i couldnt locate any one .
What I actually want to do is to present you to my bank as a Next of Kin to the
deceased Client of mine to enable us place claims on a total sum of (US$10.300
000), he deposited in my good bank for safe keeping before his untimely death.
I am contacting you to assist in repatriating the stated sum he left behind
before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank.This
intension becomes very urgent due to the fact that the banking laws and policy
here in Benin Republic stipulates and provides that if such funds remains
unclaimed for too long, that the Bank is legally empowered to freeze such
accounts and the fund transferred into the Federal Reserve Account as unclaimed
Recently the Central Bank For West Africa issued a notice of confiscation, as
the account had remained unserviceable since 2003, I was subsequently given a
mandate to find and produce any of his Next of Kin to the deceased or consider
the Account frozen. Due to time constrain and the fact that I was unsuccessful
in locating any relative to my Client,I then wish to seek your Consent to
present you as the Next of kin to the deceased client of mine. So that the
proceeds of this account valued at (US$10.300.000) can be released through you
for our general benefit instead of allowing this sweat get lost in the Bank.
Bear in mind that we are going to invest the money together in your country as
soon as they transfer it into your nominated account all the documents that
will back you as the next of kin to late Engr Ali Shaleh will be furnish to you
through the lawyer. And when everything is concluded our percentage will be as
follows the 50% of the fund is for me why 40% is for you and 10% will be for
tax and other things that will come up during the transaction. Feel free to
contact me on my private email address stated as follows :
email@example.com to enable us commence actions on this deal instantly.
Your genuine/honest cooperation is required to enable us achieve this purpose;
I guarantee that the entire transaction will be executed under a legitimate
Thanks Yours truly,
Mr, HENRY MOOREY
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