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Have you received an email from "DAVID DUNBAR", who says " I have made up my mind to contact you for assistance, after considering your outstanding performance in business"? And what follows is a convoluted sob story of one misery after another, along with a healthy dose of gibberish, spelling errors, terrible gram, syntax and punctuation, not exactly befitting an extremely wealthy person. And now, poor bereaved "DAVID DUNBAR", needs YOUR help to make a transfer of US$12.5Million to your Country. Odd that they'd pick a total stranger, in a foreign country to trust their money to, don't you think?
Of course, it is a scam. Don't reply to it.
From: "dunbar david" < firstname.lastname@example.org >
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 17:26:50 +0000
FROM: DAVID DUNBAR
Please I have made up my mind to contact you for assistance, after considering your outstanding performance in business. There are certain times in ones life time that whether or not one indicate interest for certain assignment, people would look for him/her for assistance. In view of this I got your contact when i was making a research on a foreigner i will use in this great opportunity.
PLEASE THIS BUSINESS IS CONFIDENTIAL AND LEGITIMATE I NEED YOUR FULL COOPERATION FOR US TO MOVE THIS FUND TO YOUR COUNTRY FOR BUSINESS INVESTMENT.
My reason for writing to you is for the fact that I need to make a transfer of US$12.5Million to your Country and this requires to be done through a trusted person, who will not seat on the fund after the Transfer of the fund.
I am David Dunbar, the son of Dr. Jenkins Dunbar, the formal minister for Land, mines and energy to formal President Charles Taylor of Liberia in 1997-2003. His business partner, about some months ago poisoned him to death, and he died in a private Hospital in Malabo Equatorial Guinea. When he was about to die, he (secretly) called me beside his Sick bed and told me that he deposited the sum of (USD12.5Million United State Dollars and also diamonds) in the SG-SSB BANK in west Africa Ghana, that's what my father told me before he pass away and this funds and diamonds was aqua from the sales of diamond by my father when he was in position as a minister.
All arrangement has been perfect and terms agree upon. To this end 20% of the total sum transferred has been offered to you for your service.
Your immediately reply through face-to-face or e-mail or phone. Above acknowledging the receipt of this letter and expressing your interest therein shall be appreciated as to enable me furnish you with more details and explanation on the modalities of the transfer.
Thank you have a blessed day.