This is just one type of the thousands
of scam e-mail variants
sent out each day by 419 scammers. If you've received an e-mail even
remotely similar to the scam published here or if you have
arrived at this page via an internet search resulting from an e-mail
that you received, YOU
HAVE RECEIVED A SCAM E-MAIL!
MRS. ZARA SAYED
This is an internet
scam! DO NOT
send these scammers money for any reason.
[ BEGIN SCAM E-MAIL ]
From: mrs.zaras <ayed firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: I AM WAITING FOR YOUR URGENT RESPONSE.
Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2009 11:56:15 +0000 (07:56 EDT)
FROM MRS.ZARA SAYED
BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER,
BANK OF AFRICA- (BOA)
OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO.
I am the
manager of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance Department of
BANK OF Africa (B.O.A) here in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. In my
department we discovered an abandoned sum of US$ 27.5 Million dollars
in an account that belongs to one of our foreign Customer (MR. PAUL
LOUIS from Paris , France ) who died along with His entire family in
July 2003 in a plane crash.
Since we got
information about his death we have been expecting his Next of kin to
come over and claim his money because we cannot release it Unless some
body applies for it as next of kin or relation to the Deceased as
indicated in our banking guidelines and laws but unfortunately we
learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside
with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim.
is therefore upon this discovery that I now decided to make this
business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of
kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement
since nobody is coming for it and we don’t want this money to go into
the bank treasury as unclaimed bill.
The banking law
and guideline here stipulates that if such money Remained Unclaimed
after eight to nine years, the money will be transferred into the bank
treasury as unclaimed fund. The request of foreigner as next of kin in
this transfer is unquestionable by the fact that the customer was a
Foreigner and a Burkinabe cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner.
agree that 30% of this money will be for you as a respect to the
Provision of a foreign account, 10% will be set aside for expenses
Incurred During the business and 60% would be for me Thereafter, I Will
visit your country for disbursement according to the percentage
indicated Therefore, to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to
you arranged, you must apply first to the bank as relation or next of
kin of the deceased indicating your bank name, your bank account
number, your Private telephone and fax number for easy and effective
communication And location where in the money will be remitted. Upon
receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text of
I will not fail to bring to your
notice this transaction is hitch-free and that you should not entertain
any atom of fear as all required Arrangements have been made for the
transfer. You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this
Trusting to hear from you immediately.
[ END SCAM E-MAIL ]
It's important to note that
any real people and / or legitimate
organizations whose actual names or other details appear in
these scam e-mails have absolutely no
with this scam!
Scammers never use their real
They frequently take on the identity of real people to help make themselves and their scam appear legitimate.
This is just a small sampling of the
many hundreds of advance fee fraud e-mails received each day here at
headquarters. It is 100% pure B.S. Purity Guaranteed!
There are many different types of 419 scam (examples)
but they all promise you something (fortune, job with salary /
low-interest loan, lottery prize,
bargain gold dust / diamonds,
work visa, etc.) in return
for a small 'fee' or some kind of remittance. Of course, there is no
fortune, no job, no loan, no prize to be had. It's just a ploy to get
willingly send them money.
If you receive one of these scam mails, simply delete it as you would any other spam mails.
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