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: Sat, 23 Jul 2011 15:57:08 +0100
Subject: PLEASE I NEED YOUR URGENT REPLY
FROM: MR HUGU YOUSUF
FOREIGN REMITTANCE MANAGER.
BANK OF AFRICA (B.O.A)
OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA FASO.
Iknow that this mail will come to you as a surprise as we never metbefore. I am the FOREIGN REMITTANCE MANAGER of B.O.A Bank of African,
PLEASE PERMIT ME TO INFORM YOU OF MY DESIRE OF GOING INTO BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU.
IHoped that you will not expose or betray this trust and confident thatI am about to repose onyou for the mutual benefit of our both families.
I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of($18.5 million) Eighteen Million Five Hundred Thousand United StatesDollars immediately to your account. The money has been dormant(in-active) for 10 years in our Bank here without any body coming forit.
I want to release the money to you as thenearest person to our deceased customer (the owner of the account) whodied a long with his supposed next of kin in air crash since 2000.
Idon't want the money to go into our Bank treasury as an abandoned fund,so this is the reason why I contacted you, so that my Bank will releasethe money to you as the nearest person to the deceased cutomer. PleaseI would like you to keep this proposal as a top secret and delete it ifyou are not interested.
Upon receipt of your reply, I will sendyou full details on how the business will be executed and also notethat youwill have 40% of the above mentioned amount if you agree tohelp me execute this business.
I want you to assure me your capability of handling this transaction with trust by giving me the following information details:
Thanks and waiting for your urgent response
MR HUGU YOUSUF