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
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that you received, YOU
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Mr. Armed Sankra
This is an internet
scam! DO NOT
send these scammers money for any reason.
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From: armed sankra <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: A CRY FOR HELP.
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2009 18:40:40 +0900 (JST) (05:40 EDT)
Mr. Armed Sankra,
C/O: Refugee Camp,
Abidjan Cote D'Ivoire.
My No: +22548834401.
am Mr. Armed Sankra, the Son of late Mr. / Mrs. Albert Sankra, my
father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant in Abidjan, the economic
capital of Ivory coast, my father was poisoned to death by his business
associates on one of their outings on a business trip.
died when I was a baby and since then my father took me so special
before the death of my father on December 2008 in a private hospital
here in Abidjan he secretly called me on his bed side and told me that
he has the sum of Six Million, Five Hundred thousand United State
Dollars, USD ($6.5m) left in Fixed / Suspense account in one of the
prime bank here in Abidjan, that he used my name as his only Son for
the next of Kin in depositing of the money.
explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned
by his business associates. That I should seek for a foreign partner in
a country of my choice where i will transfer this money and use it for
investment purpose such as real estate management or hotel management.
Dear, I am honourably seeking your assistance in the following ways:
(1) To provide a bank account into which this money would be transferred to.
(2) To serve as a guardian of this money since I am only 22 Years Old.
To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my
education and to secure a resident permit in your country.
Dear, i am willing to offer you 15% of the total sum as compensation
for your effort/ input after the successful transfer of this money into
your bank account information in overseas. Furthermore, you indicate
your options towards assisting me as I believe that this transfer would
be concluded within seven (7) days you signify interest to assist me.
Anticipating to hear from you urgent.
Thanks and God bless you.
Mr. Armed Sankra.
My No: +22548834401.
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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.
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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.
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