I'm going to be RICH

  Andsome 19:13 17 Apr 2003

I'm going to be very rich. Just get a load of this.


Dear Sir,

I am Mr.Peter Moore,the chief Accountant in charge
of Auditing and Accounting unit of Bank of Africa
Ouaga-Burkina-Faso in West Africa.
In due respect and regard,I have decided to
contact you on a business transaction that will
be very beneficial to both of us at the end of
the transaction. During our investigation and
auditing in the bank, my department gazetted
a very huge sum of money belonging to a deceased
depositor,a foreigner who died in october 1999,
in a plane crash and the fund has been dormant
in his account with the bank without any claim
of the fund in our custody either from his family
or relation before our discovery to this
development.Although personally, i kept this
information veiled within my partners and i, to
enable the whole plans and idea profitable
and successful during the time of execution.The
amount involved is USD$25m (Twenty Five million
united states dollars). As it may interest you
to know,i got your impressive information through
an international business enquiry on internet.
I beleive you will be viable and capable to
champion a business of such magnitude without
any problem .Meanwhile the whole arrangement
to put claim over this fund as the
bonafide next-of-kin to the deceased,gets the
required approval and transfer this money to a
foreign account has been put in place and
directives/needed information,will be relayed to
you as soon as you indicate your interest and
willingness to assist us and also benefit yourself
in this great business opportunity.In fact,i could
have done this deal alone but because of my position
in this country as a civil servant,we are not
allowed to operate a foreign account and would
eventually raise an eyebrow on my side during
the time of transfer because I work in this
bank.This is the actual reason why it will
require a second party or fellow who will
forward claims as the next of kin with affidavit
of trust of Oath to the bank and also present a
foreign account where he will need the money to
be re-transfered into, on his request as it may
be after due verification and clarification to
designated bank account.I will not fail to
inform you that this transaction is 100% risk
free. On smooth conclusion of this transaction,
you will be entitled to 30% of the total sum as
gratification, while 10% will be set aside to
take care of expenses that may be incurred during
the time of transfer such as telephone bills etc,
while 60% will be for me and my partners.
Please,you have been advised to keep top-secret
as we are still in service and intend to retire
from service after we conclude this deal with
you. I will be monitoring the whole situation
here in the bank until you confirm the money in
your account afterwhich we come over to your
country for sharing of the fund according to
percentages previously indicated and for further
investment,either in your country or any other
country that would be convenient to invest in.All
other necessary information would be detailed to
you when I hear from you.I suggest you get back to
me as soon as possible stating your abilities in
this deal.

Yours Faithfully,

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  PSF 19:28 17 Apr 2003

Lend us a fiver...

The sad thing is some people do fall for this scam. I think they work on the theory chuck out loads of bait and someone will bite.

Teddy has been hiding recently!!!

  rins36 19:29 17 Apr 2003

SPAM, do nothing..........leave it as it is

  The Twerp 19:31 17 Apr 2003

On average, I must get three of these e/mails per week. All the same type of scam, but strangely enough, the names are always different.

They never stop trying, so some silly bu$$ers must go though with it.

  graham√ 19:49 17 Apr 2003

This is Peter Moore! click here

  graham√ 20:00 17 Apr 2003

Just in case, congratulations on your good fortune. I've always said you are one of the best contributors to this site.

  TOPCAT® 20:13 17 Apr 2003

"10% will be set aside to take care of expenses that may be incurred during the time of transfer such as telephone bills etc,..."

$2.5 million for phone calls!! That's one helluva a line he's shooting you, as well as using! :)) TC.

  polymath 20:16 17 Apr 2003

Yes, it's amazing how many rich people have died suddenly in Africa lately, needing only any non-African to release the funds.

One of mine said 'Dear Sir' (not a good start in my case), and went on that he'd got my name from the 'International Business Register' or something; pretty impossible. (And don't I remember something similar a year or 2 back, that was a scam in itself?)

I now enjoy bouncing such stuff with Mailwasher. Anything with '$' in the subject line turns out to be spam or worse.

  polymath 20:20 17 Apr 2003

Have you seen the Kizombe correspondance, at click here? It might amuse you.

  Forum Editor 20:21 17 Apr 2003

if I had a pound for every one of these scam emails I've received, or read about in the forum.

  crx16 20:22 17 Apr 2003

read this to see how the scam develops when you reply click here

and here for stories from those that did fall for it click here

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