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: musa_ ibrahim28 <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, August 12, 2006
Subject: URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL.
FROM THE DESK OF DRMusa ibrahim .
BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER,
AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK -ADB
OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO.
PRIVATE CONFIDENTIAL NO:
I am the manager of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance department
of African Developent bank(ADB). I am writing following the impressive
information about you through one of my friends who runs a consultancy firm
in your country. He assured me of your capability and reliability to
champion this businees opportunity.
In my departmentn we discovered an abandoned sum of $ 30m US dollars (
Thirty million US dollars) . In an account that belongs to one of our
foreign customer who died along with his entire family in november 2001 in a
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 all his
supposed next of kin or relation 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 businness proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of
kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since
nobody is coming for it and we dont want this money to go into the Bank
treasury as unclaimed Bill.
The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained
unclamed after four years, the money will be transfered 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 incured during the business and 60 % would be for ;me and my
colleagues. There after I and my colleagues will visit your country for
disbursement accoding to the percentages indicated.
Therefore to enable the immediate trnansfer of this fund to you as arranged,
you must apply first to the bank as relations or next of kin of the deceased
indicating your bank name, your bank account number, your private telephone
and fax number for easy and effective communication and location where in
the money will be remitted .
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 .
You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter.
Trusting to hear from you immediately.
and exchange manager,
African Development bank ADB
||And the following day:
||From: "Musa Ibrahim" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 13, 2006
Subject: WITH DUE RESPECT
> FROM: MR MUSA IBRAHIM,
> BANK OF AFRICA (B.O.A)
> OUAGADOUGOU,BURKINA FASO.
> WEST AFRICA.
> GOODDAY FRIEND,
> I am MR MUSA IBRAHIM, a Staff of Bank of Africa. I am writing following
> an opportunity in my office that will be of immense benefit to both of us.
> In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of USD$9.8 Million (Nine
> Million, Eight Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in an account that
> belongs to one of our foreign customers Late Mr. Morris Thompson an
> American who unfortunately lost his life in the plane crash of Alaska
> Airlines Flight 261 which crashed on January 31 2000, including his wife
> and only daughter.
> You can read more about the crash on visiting this site.
> Since we got information about his death, we have been silently expecting
> his next of kin or relatives 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.
> Unfortunately I learnt that his supposed next of kin being his only
> daughter died along with him in the plane crash leaving nobody with the
> knowledge of this fund behind for the claim.
> It is therefore upon this discovery that I as the Head of this
> Department now decided to make business with you and release the money to
> you as the Next of Kin or beneficiary of the funds for safety keeping and
> subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don'twant
> this money to go back into Government treasury as unclaimed bill.
> The banking law and guidelines here stipulates that such money remained
> after five years the money will be transferred into banking treasury as
> unclaimed funds.
> I agreed that 25% of this money would be for you as foreign partner and
> for your assistance, while the balance will be for my investment in your
> country. I will visit your country for the disbursement according to the
> percentages indicated above once this money gets into your account. Please
> be honest to me and trust is our watchword in this transaction.
> Note this transaction is confidential and risk free. As soon as you
> receive this mail you should contact me by return mail.
> Please note that all necessary arrangement for the smooth release of
> these funds to you has been finalized. We will discuss much in details
> when I do receive your response.
> Please in your response include your telephone and fax numbers for easy
> Best regards
> MR MUSA IBRAHIM.
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