We all receive emails claiming that we've won a prize,inheritance from a dead relative, love interest or some business transaction. Some are too good to be true, whilst some can are pretty convincing. By the time we are aware,money and some valuable information are already in the possession of the perpetrators. DON'T be a victim of internet scam or 419.
Original Email address - firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 23:47:49 +0100
Subject: Dear Friend,
I knew this message will come to you as a surprise. I am auditing and accounting manager in bank of Africa (Boa), Ouagadougou Burkina Faso. I hoped that you will not expose or betray this trust and confident that I am about to impose on you for the mutual benefit of our families.
I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of ((US $15.million) to your account within 10 to 17 banking days. This money has been dormant for years in our bank without any body claiming the fund.
I want the bank to release the money to you as the nearest person to our deceased customer (the owner of the account) died along with his supposed next of kin in an air crash since July, 2003.i don't want the money to go into our bank treasurer account as an abandoned fund.
So this is the reason why I contacted you so that the bank can release the money to you as the next of kin to the deceased customer. Please I would like you to keep this proposal as a top secret and delete it if you are not interested.
Upon receipt of your reply, I will give you full details on how the business will be executed and also note that you will have 40% of the above mentioned sum if you agree to handle this business with me. And 10% will be set aside for any expenses that arise on the process before the fund get into your bank account such as telephone calls bills (etc).
I am looking forward to receiving your return mail thanks.
Your Full Name:.............
Your Country:.......... ....
Your Direct Phone N°........
Your Fax N°.................if available.
MR SANA KABORE.
Auditing and accounting manager,
Bank of Africa (BOA)
Ouagadougou Burkina Fas