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Did you receive an email from a "Yusuf Sulieman" who says to contact Victor Brown and "Due to your effort and sincerity, courage and trust worthiness you showed during the course of the transaction. I have left a certified international bank cheque for you worth of $1,200,000.00 cashable anywhere in the world." Some scams are hard to categorize. Certainly the scammer will try to steal your identity and get you to send him money, but the text of the scam is so odd, it's hard to imagine anyone falling for it. If this email out-of-the-blue from an unknown foreigner offering to pay you absurd amounts of money for almost no work doesn't strike you as a scam, then you really need to read through a number of the scams on this website and familiarize yourself with their approach.
Yusuf Sulieman and Victor Brown (not their real names, obviously, and probably the same person) hopes to con you into sending money for various "fees" to free the fortune. If you would like a step by step explanation of how this type of "Advance Fee Fraud" works, click here!
Notice some of the other obvious signs that this is a scam are poor spelling , use of free Yahoo/Hotmail/etc email accounts, proposals that make no sense, etc. Even the signature does not match the name - it appears to be "Carl A. Harrison" while the printed name is Yusef Sulieman.
HELLO MY GOOD FRIEND,
How are you today? Hope all is well with you and your family. I am using this opportunity to inform you that this multi-million-dollar business has been concluded with the assistance of another partner from
Chile who financed the transaction to a logical conclusion.
Due to your effort and sincerity, courage and trust worthiness you showed during the course of the transaction. I have left a certified international bank cheque for you worth of $1,200,000.00 cashable anywhere in the world.
Contact: Mr. VICTOR BROWN.
Cotonou, Benin Republic.
You are advised to send him this information below:
1. YOUR FULL NAME
2.YOUR HOME ADDRESS.
3.YOUR CURRENT HOME TELEPHONE.
4.YOUR CURRENT OFFICE TELEPHONE.
5.A COPY OF YOUR PICTURE
Thanks and God bless you and your family.