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: BARR. THOMAS COLE <mailto:email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 01, 2000
Subject: Private/Highly Confidential
Thomas Cole & CO.
Barrister & Solicitors,
Suite 6, 3rd Floor,
118 Lord Lurgard Street, Lagos Island.
Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
Before I start, I must first apologize for this unsolicited mail to you.I am aware that this is certainly an
unconventional approach to establishing a relationship, but you will realize the reason for my action after
going through this email.
I am Barrister Thomas Cole, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney to Late Richard Burson. I got your
impressive information after a Conscious search for a reliable and matured mind that has all it akes to
execute this project. I was elated when I saw your address, and I picked a keen interest with confidence to
solicit for your help in executing this opportunity. However, I was moved to contact you based on the
present situation of this opportunity, which I may say, is a God given offer.
There was a foreigner who lived here in NIGERIA some time ago; he is called Richard Burson by name,
until his death. I was his Personal Attorney, unfortunately Mark Robinson Tri died with his wife and their two
kids in a Local Plane Crash at Kano State, which enroute from sokoto to Abuja (the capital city of Nigeria),
all occupants in the Plane lost their lives, unfortunately on this same flight were other dignitaries like the
former Nigeria Sports Minister and a host of others.
The following websites could be referenced: Please go through the website.
Owing to his death, his bank called on me for a meeting as regards his Account Balance with the bank,
being h is attorney till the time of his death, I was told to come up with any of his relatives to come and
claim the money, I tried all I could to trace his family, but all my efforts proved abortive.
Since January this year till date, the bank has been asking me to look for his family because they realize
that a lot of people have been trying to claim the money as his next of kin, but after verification, It is found
out that those people are not really his next of kin, because they cannot provide any legal evidence to
prove that they are his relative.Hence, I have decided to use you as his next of kin to claim the money as it
happens that none of his relatives will ever appear to claim the funds, besides I have all his documented
memo in my possession, which will back you up before the bank as his next of kin .
I have the logistics to make your name to be that you are the rightful next of kin to the deceased and as
well as the beneficiary of the funds. The amount involved is $US28.5Million Dollars. As regards to that, I will
like you to furnish me with the following information, which I will use to secure the legal documents.
(1). FULL NAMES
(2). COMPLETE CONTACT ADDRESS
(3). CONTACT PHONE NUMBER
(4). FAX NUMBER
As soon as I receive your information, I will forward an application for account closures to which you will
submit to the concerned bank as his next of kin. Be rest assured that, there is no risk involved as I have
rerfected and made the necessary arrangements to back you up in claiming the funds. I will want you to
regard this deal as being highly confidential because this busines as transaction demands a high level of
secrecy as the bank does not know that I am involved in the deal.if interested in the transaction and to
enable me feed you with more information, then do all you can to furnish me with all the needed
informations stated above.
Thanks for your anticipated co-operation as I await your reply. Reply
through my alternative email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas Cole Esq.
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