These are emails scams I received in these several days, if you also receive an email from a stranger like this or promising you millions of dollars, you should just delete it or ignore it, because it is a pack of lies.
The fraud is difficult to stop, but we can have some fun, and have the criminals use their time in vain. That is called scam baiting.
Let us see.
Subject: THIS IS MY FULL LIFE STORY WITH LOVE AND TRUST
Email: Lucy Oneil <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- 1. Hello My Dearest
I am more than happy in your reply to my mail.How was your day?.i hope you had a wonder full sweet day,i really thanks God for his infinite Mercy upon me in this my wilderness experience. Mine was hot over here in Dakar Senegal.My name is LUCY O’NEIL single 24 years and never married, i am fromIVORY COASTin West Africa and presently i am residing in the refugee camp here inDakarSenegalas a result of the civil war that was fought in my country. My late father Dr Harold O’Neil was the chairman managing director Harold INDUSTRIAL COMPANY LTD, inMonroviahe is also the personal adviser to the former head of state before the rebels attacked our house one early morning and killed my father. Due to the sudden death of my father , my mother had a blood pressure with resulted to her death after four month my beloved father left us.It was only me that is alive now and i managed to make my way to near by country Senegal where i am living now as a refugee. Due to the maltreatment am receiving from my step mother.I would like to know more about you. Your likes and what you dislikes,your hobbies and what you are doing presently. I will tell you more about myself in my next mail. Attached here is my picture . Hoping to hear from you soonest,
Also a pic:
- 2. Hello Dearest,
I am glad to write to you, how are you? I hope you are fine, I thank God for you. Your message was a total relief to me, May God protect you for me because he is the one who brought you in my life. I will like him to make away for you, my love, i love the way you sound to me, and i promise to be with you and i will like you to help me to come out of this camp so that i come to your country and have a free life.
In this camp, We are many living as refugees and our freedom is restricted because we do not have any traveling paper. It is just like one staying in the prison and i hope by Gods grace I will come out of here very soon. At the moment, i do not have any relative whom i can go to, all my relatives ran away in the middle of the war.
The only person i have now is Reverend James peter who is the Reverend Minister in charge of the church here in the camp (Christ de EvangelicMission). He has been very nice to me since I came here but I am not living with him rather I am living in the woman’s hostel because the camp have two hostels one for men the other for women. The Pastor’s
Telephone number: 00221-776901191 Or 00221-776901191
Honey, please feel free to call me through his number because i have told him about you. If you call, tell him that you want to speak with me (Lucy O’Neil), he will surely send for me from the hostel to come and answer your call. As a refugee I do not have any right or privilege to any thing be it money or whatever because it is against the law of this country. Meanwhile, i am communicating with you through the Reverend’s Computer because this is the only means we can communicate to each other
Again i do not work nor do anything for living as a result that eating is very difficult as we are given food ones a day. Please listen to this, I have my late father’s statement of account and death certificate here with me which I will send to you latter, because when he was alive he deposited some amount of money in a leading bank (Standard Chartered Bank) which he used my name as the next of kin, the amount in question is $5.3 Million U.S Dollars (Five Million, three Hundred Thousand US Dollars ).
Meanwhile, I will like you to help me process and transfer this money to your account as my ‘foreign partner’ which was the bank’s condition to get the money transferred. From it, you can send me money to prepare and get ready my traveling documents to come over there in order to meet you. I kept this secret to people in the camp here, the only person that knows about it is the Reverend peter James because he is like a father to me.
So in the light of above i will like you to keep it to yourself and do not tell it to anyone for I am afraid of loosing my life and the money if people get to know about it. My love lets plan on how to meet you now, in your country because i had a conversation with the Reverend yesterday about how i can leave to meet you there in your country. According to the Reverend , i need to have an International passport in order to warrant and secure my departure from this camp. He said that with the passport, i will have freedom to visit you in your country. I will be waiting to hear from you. Please help me contact the reverend through his email address to know how long it will take for me to get my international passport.
Here is the Reverend e- mail contact: email@example.com
Name Of the rev pastor is: Rev. Peter James
Telephone number: +00221-776901191 Or 00221-776901191
So in the light of above i will like you to keep it to yourself and do not tell it to anyone for I am afraid of loosing my life and the money if people get to know about it. Remember to contact the reverend, tell him that you want to get a passport for Miss Lucy O’Neil. I am giving you all these information due to trust and believing that no one will think to hurt me after hearing all that i have gone through.
My love, please I will like you to call me by 13 o’clock GMTLondonlocal time, like I said i have a lot to tell you. My darling if you need to transfer the money to your account first, please tell me so that i will give you the bank contact for you to contact the bank. Have a nice day and pray for me.
I am waiting to hear from you soon. Call me if you wish
Yours sincerely, LUCY
Subject: please my darling send an email to this bank for confirmation and possible transferer
From Lucy Oneil firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is the letter you will send to the bank please just fill it and send it to the bank
My names is Mr.,,,,,,,,,, I am standing for the family of Late Dr Harold O’Neil, to request the funds of $5.3 Million U.S Dollars) on hold be forward to my account in my country. As late Dr Harold O’Neil , Foreign Business Partner, I am helping her daughter Miss Lucy O’Neil, move to my country as soon as possible.
I am writing AIB Bank Group UK on Miss Lucy O’Neil, behalf, to request the Funds of her late father, Late Dr Harold O’Neil , whose account number;SCB/000895478/48), be released and transferred over here in my country to me so she may start coming to my country.
My plan is to have Miss Lucy O’Neil,, continue her education as soon as her inheritance is transferred before we start discussing the best kind of business for her to invest in here in my country.
Please could you let me know what to do in order to achieve this?
Thanking you for your cooperation,
AIB Group BANK (UK)
16Antrim Road,BT15 2AA
Sede,4 Queens Square,
Belfast,BT1 3DJ, Reg. N º, NY 18800
Telex: 8956815/Swift 2L: PTRBGB
Tel / Fax: + 4477835396764
office Email (email@example.com)
Contacto: Robbie Henneberry
LUCY is the name my parents called me while they were alive and lucy is the name that people and friends knows me with.The money is being deposited with LUCY O’Neil, Contact them now on how to transfer the $5.3 million Dollars deposited by my late father of which i am the next of kin to your account in your country.
I have mapped out 15% for your assistance and 5% for any expenses that might come up in this transfer. My dear i am glad that God has brought you to see me out from this situation and i promise to be kind and will equally need you in every area of my life plus investing this money since i am still too young to manage this amount of money. As i told you before, this camp is just like a prison and my prayers is to move out from here as soon as possible. Please make sure that you contact the bank so that after the transfer you can send some money from that money for me to prepare my traveling documents to meet with you in your country. Awaiting to hear from you soonest!
From: amaco kenneth firstname.lastname@example.org
I am Mr. Kenneth Amaco.advocate in a court of law, personal attorney to Engineer.P.La citizen of your country who used to Work with Shell Development Company here inLomeTogo, the following should be transferred to as my client. From 21 April 2009, my client, his wife and their only daughter were involved in a car accident along Nouvissi High-speed roads.All passengers of the vehicle unfortunately lost there lives. Since then I have made several inquiries to your embassy here to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful.
After several attempts, I decided to track his last name on the Internet to locate any member of his family I contacted you hence you share the last name with him, it will be very easy for you to be the next of kin. Therefore I have contact you to assist me in repatriating the fund amount of 4.5 million dollars left behind by my client before it gets confiscated or declared unfit for the Security Finance Company where this huge amount were deposited.
The said Security Finance Company has issued me a notice to give to relatives or his account confiscated over the next twenty one official working days.Since I was unsuccessfully to find relatives for 2 years now I seekthe consent to present you as next of kin to the deceased since you have the same names, so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you. Consequently, upon receipt of your positive response, we will then discuss the exchange rate and terms for the transfer.
I have all the necessary information and legal documents necessary for you to back the claim. All I require from you is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be done within a legal mechanism that will protect you from any breach of the law.
Please reply me as quick as possible with full names, age and profession
Barrister Kenneth Amac
If you received a similar letter, please ignore it. Do not answer it. If you do, you will end up on more of the mailing lists used by the criminals behind this fraud.
Take note and have fun!!