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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Subject: Dear Duval
Ms. Ronda smith,
11 New Square
London WC2A 3QB
DX: 319 London,
URGENT ATTENTION NEEDED
I am Ms. Ronda smith, The personal account officer to Mr. Mark Duval a very rich gold merchant who owns a multi-national company. There is an urgent issue on ground that needs your urgent attention. Mr. Mark Duval died with his entire family in an auto-crash on the 2nd of October 2002. He has a very big multi-national company in United Kingdom where I served as a personal accounting officer to him.
After his death, I observed with patience and notice that nobody has come up as the surviving relative or next of kin to Mr. Mark Duval. Because this man was good to me when he was alive, I took it upon myself to find out why nobody has come up as his next of kin. Initially my research revealed to me that he has no surviving close relative.
There is a policy here in my country, which is if nobody comes up as the relation or next of kin to the deceased within a period of five years, the money in the deceased account would be forfeited to the Government with immediate effect. I then made more findings by going to the bank and requesting to know the names of the people Mr. Mark Duval declared as the next of kin. The bank granted me my request and provided me with the list of Mr. Mark Duval's next of kin.
Among this list was your name with a brief contact information about you. Since
You are the only next of kin left whose status has not yet been confirmed, I then decided to send you these email to let you know that you are the only next of kin to Mr. Mark Duval left.
The total money in his account is Ten Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$10,500,000.00). At this point, immediately you receive this email reply back to me with your full contact information including phone and fax
Numbers so that I can forward it to the bank as the only surviving next of kin to Mr. Mark Duval so that the bank can start processing the release of the funds to you before it is too late.
I await your urgent response.
Ms. Ronda smith
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