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: tony kumba <mailto:email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2006
Subject: Assistance Please
Dear Sir/ Madam
With respect and humility, I am writing this letter to solicit for your
assistance; though it looks strange hence we don't know each other.
I am TONY KUMBA, a sierra Leona from the diamond rich district of Sierra
Leone. I am the first son to former special adviser of the then president
Major Johnny Paul Koroma. During the war between our forces led by the
Ex-Head of State, Major Johnny Koroma and the West African Allied Forces
(ECOMOG) my country relied heavily on foreign earnings generated from
diamond trade. This money was personally kept by the then President, Major
Johnny Paul Koroma since our banking system had collapsed during the war.
However, as the war progressed, it became apparent that we were going to
loose the war to the superior and better armed West African Allied Forces
(ECOMOG). At this point, the key officers of the administration started
making frantic efforts on how to leave Sierra Leone safely thereby sharing
the proceeds/money from this diamond trade.
Before we went on exile, he deposited the sum of $7.000,000.00 (Seven
Million United States Dollars) in cash with a security company in the
Republic of South Africa (Johannesburg). This funds/consignment is
presently deposited with this aforementioned security company for
safekeeping and for investment purpose. However the actual contents was
not disclosed to (Security Group) rather disclosed as families treasures,
Since his death on exile has further delegated me to source for a
reliable individual first for the claim/transfer of this funds in South
Africa and as well build a long lasting business relationship.
We do not want to invest here in Africa due to volatile and sensitive
status of this region and to avoid Sierra Leone new government not to know
about this fund.
As an international partner we genuinely solicit that you kindly assist
us to transfer this funds to your country through your personal or
company's bank account for safekeeping pending our arrival in your
country for onward investments, which we shall rely on you heavily to
help us materialize. I got your address and other details from the
International Chamber of Commerce here in South Africa.
I must stress here that there is no risks involved in this transaction
since we have mapped out a hitch free and smooth transfer plans that would
be concluded within the shortest period of time after receiving your
approval. However, if you accept to assist us, we have resolved to offer
you 30% of the total amount of this fund for your assistance while 70% for
us. Our funds will be for investment in your country or anywhere you
Apparently upon your response, further discussion will commence as soon as
I hear from you, but do not forget the absolute confidentiality and mutual
trust entailed in this transaction. Contact me A.S.A.P on My Direct mail
as stated above for immediate conclusion on this transaction.
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