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Mrs Avelin Regato, of the Philippines has concealed in a metallic trunk box in Cote D'Ivoire
This is an internet
scam! Do NOT
send these scammers money for any reason.
[ BEGIN SCAM E-MAIL ]
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Greetings Dear ,
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2009 01:25:07 +0900 (JST) (Fri, 11:25 EST)
Greetings Dear ,
find it very necessary to disclose this important information to you
and to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with
you after very serious contemplation.
My name is Avelin Regato.
A complete citizen of the Philippines , widow to the late Mr Desmond
Regato who died of ulcer and he has been buried.
inherited some money from my late husband, this money which is
concealed in a metallic trunk box is deposited with a security and
finance company in Cote D'Ivoire Due to the instruction he laid down
before he deposited the box, that he needed maximum security/safety of
my consignment and no body nor government organization can trace where
about of the box until were ready and prepare to claim it.
deposit was coded under a secret arrangement as a family treasure. This
means that the security company does not know the content of this trunk
My main purpose of sending you this mail is because
of the way I found you and perhaps trustworthy to give you this
priority of shipping the box of money to any address that you think are
very secure and save in your country with your percentage of which we
shall chat on soon.
In fact, since the death of my
husband, his brothers has been seriously chasing me around with
constant treats, trying to suppress me so that they might have the
documents of his landed properties and confiscate them. They have
successfully collected all his properties, yet they never stopped
there, they told me to surrender all bank account of my late husband,
which I did, but I never disclose to them this deposit with the
security company in Abidjan-Cote D'Ivoire , because this is where my
future and destiny lies upon.
The family of my late
husband never aware of the secret existence of this deposit which my
late husband made with the security company and they can never be aware
Out of fear of my late husband痴 family, and when
the situation becomes uncontrollable because of pressure on me from the
family, I decide to look for a trustworthy person who could assist me
retrieve this box of money from the security company for onward
lodgement into his account for the purpose of future investment.
Consider my situation as a widow and come to my rescue.
is need for urgent action because I'm paying $50 dollars per day as a
demurrage to the security company for safe keeping this consignment.
I give thanks immensely for your co-operation as I look forward to hear from you soon.
All the best,
Mrs Avelin Regato
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organizations whose actual names or other details appear in
these scam e-mails have absolutely no
with this scam!
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fortune, no job, no loan, no prize to be had. It's just a ploy to get
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