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: Mr. John GOODLUCK <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, October 28, 2006
Subject: Your Kind Attention to George stearns's Estate
Dear Trusting Friend,
I pray that this email reaches you in the best of health.
Please do not take this for a junk letter though it may come to you
as a surprise due to the fact that we have not yet met.
The message could be strange but it's real if you pay some attention to it.
I want to notify you about it at least for the sake of your integrity.
In a brief introduction, I am John Goodluck, the Director
of Operation with Community Bank Cotonou,Republic of Benin.
I have a very interesting transaction to discuss with you.
The business under discussion has to do with George Stearns
a national of your country, who is a Consultant/ contractor with
Societe Nationale Des Products D' Agricole (SONAPRA)
Company in Benin-Cotonou.
I managed to get your contact details through the
Internet search myself because time is of importance to it
and I am desperately looking for a person to assist me to pull this
money out from the bank before our corrupt government officials will
confiscate the money.
On Thursday, December 25, 2003, George Stearns,his wife and
their only daughter were involved in Air-Crash near
the Atlantic Ocean in Cotonou suburb.
For more clarifications, you can visit the CNN web newsfor
Since then I have made several inquiries to your Embassy,
in a bid to locate any relation of George Stearns.
All attempts to reach the next of kin of George Stearns has been futile
as He had no family here in Benin Republic.
Hence my decision to contact you. I want you and
I to go into partnership, the nature of your business is completely
irrelevant to this transaction as all I need from you
is an assurance that my interest will be fully protected
once this transaction is concluded.
George Stearns , made a numbered time (fixed)
deposited for twelve calendar and his account with our
Bank accrues to about (Four Million, Three hundred and Fifty- Two
Thousand US Dollars) $USD4.352M.
According to the Benin Law, at the expiration of 3 (Three) years,
the money will revert to the ownership of the Benin government
if nobody applies to claim the funds. Consequently,
my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in
as the next of kin to George Stearns so that the fruits of
this old man's labour will not get into the hands of some corrupt
government officials who will latter use the money to sponsor war
in Africa and kill innocent citizens in the search for political power/seat.
Please note that There will be no problem at all,
my position as the Director of Operation guarantees the successful
execution of this transaction within 7 Banking days and the
money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio
of 40% for you and 60% for me.
This is very simple, I will like you to reply immediately
so that I can send youthe Text of application which you will
fill and apply to the bank as the next of kin to George Stearns
and I will use my good position in the bank as the Director of
Operation tomake sure that the application is approved,
during board meeting for immediate payment.
If you are interested, reply immediately via my private e-mail
address : email@example.com so that we can proceed at once.
Please send to me also your private phone, or mobile numbers
for easier correspondence or you can give me a call on 00229- 21310320.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
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