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: EFCC NIGERIA <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: PLEASE HELP US FIGHT AGAINST SCAM IN NIGERIA !!!
Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2006
>FROM THE DESK OF MR. KING THOMAS
>MINISTER OF INVESTIGATIONS
>ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION (EFCC)
>PLEASE HELP US FIGHT AGAINST SCAM IN NIGERIA.
>The EFCC (Economic and Financial Crimes Commission) is a body formed
>by the Nigerian Government to fight against Economic and Financial
>crimes . This body was formed here in Nigeria due to the rampant
>"Advance Fee Fraud" also called "419" here in Nigeria, and in Africa.
>It has been in records that most Advance fee fraud come from Nigeria
>Nigeria has been recorded as the Country in Africa with the Highest
>online scam activities. So we urge you to help us fight scam.
>HOW DO YOU HELP US?
>Are you a victim of Advance fee fraud, both from Nigeria and other
>countries? If you are a victim all we ask of you is to give us the
>information of the people who scammed you, i.e
>1. The first mail they sent
>2. The e-mail address you replied to
>3. Fake documents they sent to you
>4. Their telephone and fax number(s) and
>5. All addresses you saw on their mails, both postal, contact
>Send all these details to email@example.com and you can also
>reach us on phone on this number: +234-805-517-648
>In return, we promise to help you track back your scammers and get you
>back the money they collected from you. Every penny must be returned
>back to the owner. so we can make Nigeria grow and have a very good
>Please, we will be very grateful if you can help us stop Fraudulent
>Acts in Nigeria and in Africa at large.
>Mr. King Thomas.
>(MINISTER OF INVESTIGATIONS)
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