The e-mail here 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 one on this page 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!
This is an internet
scam! Do NOT
send these scammers money for any reason.
[ BEGIN SCAM E-MAIL ]
Subject: PLEASE URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 13:45:47 +0100 (07:45 EST)
FROM THE DESK OF MR. AHMED GARARA
AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING MANAGER,
BANK OF AFRICA (B.O.A)
PRIVATE EMAIL (email@example.com)
AM THE MANAGER OF AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING 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$12.5M DOLLARS
(TWELVE MILLON FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND US DOLLARS) IN AN ACCOUNT THAT
BELONGS TO ONE OF OUR FOREIGN CUSTOMER (MR. ANDREAS SCHRANNER FROM
MUNICH, GERMANY) WHO DIED ALONG WITH HIS ENTIRE FAMILY IN JULLY 2000 IN
A PLANE CRASH.FOR MORE INFORMATIONS ABOUT THE CRASH YOU CAN VISIT
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 GUIDLINGS 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. IT 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.
BANKING LAW AND GUIDLINE HERE STIPULATES THAT IF SUCH MONEY REMAINED
UNCLAIMED AFTER SOME YEARS, THE MONEY WILL BE TRANSFERED INTO THE BANK
TREASURY AS UNCLAIMED FUND. THE REQUEST OF FOREIGNER AS NEXT OF KIN IN
THIS BUSINESS IS OCCASSIONED BY THE FACT THAT THE CUSTOMER WAS A
FOREIGNER AND A BURKINABE CANNOT STAND AS NEXT OF KIN TO A FOREIGNER.
AGREE THAT 40% OF THIS MONEY WILL BE FOR YOU AS A RESPECT TO THE
PROVISION OF A FORIEGN ACCOUNT WHILE 5% WILL BE SET ASIDE FOR EXPENSES
INCURRED DURING THE BUSINESS AND 55% 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 WITH A TEXT OF APPLICATION THAT I WILL
SEND TO YOU,SO I WILL LIKE YOU TO SEND TO ME YOUR PRIVATE TELEPHONE AND
FAX NUMBER FOR EASY AND EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION AND LOCATION WHERE THE
MONEY WILL BE REMITTED.
UPON RECEIPT OF YOUR REPLY, I
WILL GIVE YOU MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THIS TRANSACTION. I WILL NOT
FAIL TO BRING TO YOUR NOTICE THAT 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 RECEIVED THIS LETTER.CONTACT ME
ON THIS MY PRIVATE EMAIL
TRUSTING TO HEAR FROM YOU IMMEDIATELY.YOURS FAITHFULLY,
1. FULL NAME
2. YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER AND FAX NUMBER
3. YOUR CONTACT ADDRESS.
MR. AHMED GARARA.
[ END SCAM E-MAIL ]
It's important to note that
any real people or legitimate
organizations mentioned in these scam e-mails have absolutely no
with this scam!
The scammers never use their real
They frequently take on the identity of real people to help them
convince you that they are genuine.
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,
cheap 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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