Scam Money Transfer
the daughter of a very wealthy Gold/Diamond dealer in Freetown, the economic
capital of Sierra Leone
Pity poor Rose Boniface. She says she is the daughter of "a very wealthy Gold/Diamond dealer in Freetown, the economic capital of Sierra Leone.", whose father was "poisoned to death by his close business associates in one of their outings on a business trip." How sad. Tragic, even. Wait; it gets worse. Her mother died when she was 9. (Oh, sob!) But there is hope! Her father hid $11.5 million of "valuables" in a box in Spain! and then... tragedy again! Her aunt and uncle "mal-treated" her and made her a meal of poisoned rice! Now, if you could only impersonate her father's business partner, she could get her "valuables" and pay 10% ($1.5 million!!!!)
Ok, let's cut to the chase: if you are an absolute moron, you might believe this. We certainly hope not. It is little more than an entertaining, but pathetic scam.
Key passages that are clues to the scam are highlighted, such as poor grammar, poor punctuation, spelling errors, the money comes from a dead person, blah, blah, blah. The orphan needs an "honest foreigner" and has selected you, at random, to receive their millions for her! Don't you feel special?
Also see these pages:
- Explanation of so-called "Nigerian" business deal and money scams
- What to do if you think you have been the victim of a scam
- How to report a scam
----- Original Message -----
From rose boniface041 de vailla gritico strde AP abidjanCote d'ivoire,
Dearest,FOR BUSINESS PURPOSE
Permit me to inform you my heart desire for a business relationship with you. I got your contact when I was searching for a foreign partner here in Abidjan republic of Cote D'Ivoire on my searching for honest and reliable person. I prayed over it and decided to confide in you because of your integrity and educational background. I am Miss ROSE BONIFACE,( 22 years old girl), the only Daugther of late Mr and Mrs.JOSEPH BONIFACE. My father was a very wealthy Gold/Diamond dealer in Freetown, the economic capital of Sierra Leone. My father was poisoned to death by his close business associates in one of their outings on a business trip
My mother died when I was 9 years old and since then my father took me so special. Before the death of my father last TWO years on August 19th 2005, in a private hospital in Freetown, he secretly called me by his bed side and told me that he deposited the sum of $11.500.000.00. united state dollars (ELEVEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATE DOLLARS) he concealed in a metallic box and deposited with a security company in SPAIN, Not deposited as money but as a family valuables on the 2nd of JANUARY 2003;that he used my name been the only child as the next of kin when he deposited the money.
He also advised me to seek for an honest foreigner in a country of my choice those associates will not hurt me as they have succeeded in poisoning him, it has been difficult to know who is an honest person to assist me in this transaction , and for me to continue silent over looking for assistance while the DUMORAGE is increasing, i decided to make a try from you, I arrived here (ABIDJAN) in a nearby country on the 6th of JANUARY 2007 since my uncle wants to kill me because of this certificate of deposits as he have suceeded in collecting all my father's property left with this money;
They continuously mal-treated me, and have made life very unbearable for me. The wife of my uncle serve me a delicious poisoned rice meal, but for the Devine mercy their daughter secretly whispered to me not to eat the meal; i wasted the meal to the bin only to find ten dead rat on the bin the following morning and that made me to run away immediately. And i don't want to stay long here since i know nobody or much money to pay for the hotel bill.
Dear, I honourably seeking your assistance in the following ways:
1.To stand as my late father's foreign partner since my late father deposited it to be cleared by his foreign partner and no name was mentioned. 2.To provide an account where we can transfer this money. 3-To help me arrange for better establishment. 4-To help me come over to your country to further my education. Please my intention is not to disturb your Peace,but because l am sincerely in need, And desperately need a solution before my life is wasted because there is war in this country. the most important thing is for you to be aiding me as parent who will directing all my affairs and doings in your country. Lastly ,you will promise me that you will not betray or deny me if this my money gets into your hands , bank and country .
Dear, I am ready to offer you 10% of the total money for your help. But if may be you are not in better position to help. Please let me know. So that I can look for another helper. I am with the certificate of deposit upon demand. I am looking forward to your kind reply.
Please contact me through this my private email address for more explanation of this email@example.com)Thanks and God bless you and your family.
Miss Rose Boniface
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