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: "Nana Yaw" <email@example.com>
Subject: Attention: Young, Please Reply me.
Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2006
I am Mr. Nana Yaw, the Offshore Payment Officer at the (Hallmark Bank Plc Côte d'Ivoire Abidjan) and close friend to Late Mr. Mathew Young from your country.
In my files I discovered that my customer abandoned sum of US$18.5 Million (Eighteen million Five Hundred Thousand United states Dollars) in our Bank Hallmark Bank Plc Côte d'Ivoire Abidjan. On a record before my department I was made to know that on the 1st of June 2001, he and his family were involved in a car accident along Kumasi-Aburi Express road. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace your name as his relatives because he is from same country with you.
Since I got information about his death, My office has been expecting his next of kin to come over and make claim of this money which is currently deposited in our custody because the Hallmark Bank Plc Côte d'Ivoire Abidjan cannot release it directly to me or any other person unless somebody applies for the release of it as next of kin to the deceased as indicated in our mutual agreement (Between the Deceased and the Hallmark Bank Plc Côte d'Ivoire Abidjan)unfortunately his supposed next of kin died along with him at the Fatal auto crash.
It therefore upon discovery the ugly news that I now decided to make business with you to direct you on how to apply with this office (Hallmark Bank Plc Côte d'Ivoire Abidjan) to assist in repatriating the money left behind by my friend before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the Bank. The request of a foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that my customer was a foreigner and the next of kin died been the wife died alongside with him and also a citizen of Côte d'Ivoire Abidjan cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner.
Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over two year now I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you are from the same country so that the proceeds of this account valued at USD$18.5 million can be paid to you and then you and l can share the money. 60% to me and 40% to you.
All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us seeing this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.
Please endeavour to contact me immediately through my private and confidential Email Address as indicated: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 01122505521387.
Expecting a positive response soonest.
Mr Nana Yaw.
Phone : 01122505521387.
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