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: Miss Maria Binta Hakis <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2006
Subject: Assistance Needed
How are you, I hope all is well with you and your family. My name is Maria Binta Hakis, a girl from Sierra
Leone, am 25 years old a house help by profession, and I have a proposal to make which I believe will
be helpful to both of us.
Like I told you at the beginning, I am a house help working under a woman who died recently. Before her
death, she was a very well known diamond merchant in Ghana and Bokinafaso who lived in Sierra
Leone. My late madam died without having any children or husband.
As a mark of appreciation for working with my Madam for several years, she gave me a will to the tune of
US$5.5 million(Five Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) which is presently with a
security company in Europe with me as the beneficiary. l am presently living in Sierra Leone while this
fund is in Europe, I cannot travel to Europe because of difficulty in obtaining a visa moreover I don't have
a bank account where this money can be lodged, this is the reason why I have contacted you and I
want you to stand as the beneficiary and help me claim this fund from the security company in Europe.
You shall also help me invest this fund in any profitable business in your country or any part of the world I
also intends to come over to continue my education. I have been in contact with the security company;
they promised me that they will act on my instructions as soon as I am through with my arrangement on
who can stand as a beneficiary to claim the fund on my behalf.
For your assistance I will offer you 25% for making my dream come true, I will also set aside 5% of the
total amount for any expenses that will arise during the course of transaction. Please note that all
documents relating to this transaction is with my late Madams lawyer in Europe, I will immediately
establish a link between you and the lawyer once you indicate your willingness to assist me.
Kindly include your telephone/fax number and other related information about yourself in your reply to
enable the lawyer contact you for more clarification. Please make sure all your replies are directed to my
Private email address: email@example.com
Have a nice day and God bless you.
Maria Binta Hakis
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