Over the last few weeks I have received a few of the scam mails, but this is the first one I can remember that gave me a phone no. to call, see below, are they becoming bolder or have I just missed the phone numbers in the past, or is it one of those ones that give access to your line account etc?
I write to solicit your assistance for a transaction of mutual benefit; believing that you will treat this with utmost confidence. I implore you to excuse me of any embarrassment this letter might cause you, as we have not met before.
I am Mr.john Harmane from Sierra Leone. Before now l didnt have any problem, until l lost my parents and my two brothers two years ago. They were attacked by rebels on their way back from a visit. Only my father survived the attack, he had severe bullet wounds. He was rushed to the hospital where the bullets were removed after a surgical operation. My dad returned home after two weeks feeling well and okay.
But two months later, my father became sick. His situation deteriorated so much that he couldnt carry on with his work anymore. One day, he told me to prepare myself that we have to travel to Spain, that he has to deposit some money (USD$16 000 000.00) in a Security Company in Spain for safe keeping. We then arranged for a quick travel. The money was arranged in a trunk box and shipped to Spain by diplomatic means. At the Security Company in Spain, my father deposited the trunk box as a bonded shipment and he declared it as family treasures. My father made me the beneficiary of the deposit.
Not too long we returned from Spain, my father died. After the burial rights, my late fathers brothers came to the house to inform me that my late father willed all his properties to them. With this stupid news they brought me, l decided to take them to court. Every time we go to court for hearing, the court ends up adjoining the case. The court ordered that nobody should touch the properties until the case is decided. And this is the second year running. I am at the moment living in Ivory Coast for the fear that my uncles can attempt to kill me.
My father was a big time diamond dealer, he started having difficulties with bank transactions in respect of making deposits and receiving payments for diamonds purchased by his customers because of the United Nations embargo on diamonds from West Africa at that time. Because of the problem my father started storing cash in the house.
The problem l am faced with now, is that l do not have the funds to enable me embark on a trip to Spain in order to be able to get the deposit released from the Security Company. Because of the financial situation am faced with, l implore you to see how you can assist me get over to Spain. I do not mind, if you would go to Spain first to verify the presence of the shipment at the Security company, before arranging for me to join you in Spain. Please see how you can be of assistance.
If you can help me, l am ready to loan you up to 30% of the funds to assist you in you own business. If you would help, please call me on this confidential phone line: +225 07 473671. To enable you get through when dialling the phone number, make sure you do not exclude any digit from the numbers. (225 is the country code), (07 is the area code, dial the 07 exactly the way it is, do not exclude the zero). For confidentiality sake, do not send me email, l do not wish to transact this on the internet. Please understand.
I wait to hear from you. I would wait for about two week to hear from you, but if l do not hear from you within this period, l would believe that you are not ready to assist me. Therefore, l would look for somebody else.