If you receive a fraudulent email from someone asking you to send money. Make sure you report them to the local authorities. Many people lose their whole life savings and end up broke, in foreclosure and homeless, when they are scammed by these criminals.
Here is a recent scammer trying to con and steal your money – dont let this happen to you!
“Hello my good friend,
I have been in search of someone that bear the same LAST NAME with you, so
when I saw your name I was pushed to contact you and see how best we can
assist each other. I am Mr.DAVID CLIFF a Banker here in GHANA. I believe it
is destiny for me to come across your name on the internet. I have an
important business discussion I wish to share with you which I believe will
interest you because, it is in connection with your last name and you are
going to benefit from it.
One Late ANDREW , a citizen of your country had a fixed deposit with my bank
in 2008 for 36 calendar months, valued at US$16,000,000.00 (Sixteen million
US Dollars) the due date for this deposit contract was this 16 of January
2011. Sadly andrew was among the death victims in the january 2011plane
crash in Iran that killed over 70 people. He was in Iran on a business trip
and that was how he met his end.
My bank management is yet to know about his death, I knew about it because
he was my friend and I am his account officer.andrew did not mention any
Next of Kin/ Heir when the account was opened, and he was not married and no
children. Last week my Bank Management requested that I should give
instructions on what to do about his funds, if to renew the contract.
I know this will happen and that is why I have been looking for a means to
handle the situation, because if my Bank Directors happens to know that he
is dead and do not have any Heir, they will take the funds for their
personal use, so I don’t want such to happen. That was why when I saw your
last name I was happy and I am now seeking your co-operation to present you
as Next of Kin/ Heir to the account, since you have the same last name with
him and my bank head quarters will release the account to you.
There is no risk involved; the transaction will be executed under a
legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law.
It is better that we claim the money, than allowing the Bank Directors to
take it, they are rich already. I am not a greedy person, so I am suggesting
we share the funds , 30/70% to both parties, my share will assist me to
start my own company which has been my dream.
Let me know your mind on this and please do treat this information as TOP
SECRET. We shall go over the details once I receive your urgent response
strictly through my personal email address, email@example.com
We can as well discuss this on phone; let me have your telephone number and
also know when you will be available to speak with me. Have a nice day and
Mr DAVID CLIFF.”
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