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Have you received an email from "Mrs Dolly Richards", who says "I know that this mail will come to you as a surprise"? 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 "Mrs Dolly Richards", needs YOUR help to act as a beneficiary. 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.
Subject: dear beloved
I know that this mail will come to you as a surprise,please accept the content in good faith. I do not intend to cause any grief to you and your family.The reason for sending this mail is very fundamental because I and My Family are in serious problem and we need your help .My Name is Mrs Dolly Richards, daughter Of late Mr Chico Richards.
I am about to tell you something that I have not discuss with anyone excluding my lawyer. My father was a big time farmer in south Africa, he uses most of South Africa land for farming. The Government in South Africa gave him those lands for farming and he will pay back when he have the money, it was like a loan they gave him the lands as loan .My father was very successful In the farming business and he paid all the Government back. Some top officials In the Government were Jealous because of his wealth. They wanted him to Join them carry out a dubious deal against the Government but he refuse ,so they plan to kill him and claim all his wealth he has suffered for, in South Africa. On his way home one day he was coming from the office and he was assassinated and he was rushed to the hospital by a good Samaritan. But he did not survive It .But before they killed him he saw It coming and transfer most of his fund to a Security company In Holland. He died In the hospital ,But before he died he gave me the contact Information to the Security company which the fund was located.
Those people were looking for me and my family and we ran to Nigeria for safety because they know we know were my father funds were hidden. I contacted the Security company yesterday on how I could collect the funds with my lawyer assistance and they told me that I need a foreign beneficiary outside Africa because of Security reasons. And I don't have anyone outside Africa that will stand for me as a beneficiary. They said the money was too big (TWENTY MILLION USDOLLARS)My father never told me the amount of the money I was so shock. They also said that the funds has been deposited there for about four years now and it has accumulated demurrage which we must pay before the consignment will be released.
My lawyer told me to look for a beneficiary. That Is my problem now, My mother Is willing to give Seven Million USDOLLARS to the you if you will help the family. Please If you can help me and my family In anyway I will appreciate It a lot and in paying the demurrage fee. I will like to hear from you soon , please contact me through my private address I have given you below, write to this email address for me to get your message.
I will like to hear from you soon. God Bless you.
N.B Any amount of money the both of us spend In clearing the consignment I will pay you In double after we have cleared the consignment. Have a nice day.
Mrs Dolly Richards