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Have you received an email from "James Odorikpe", who says
"I am writing this message out of a genuine desperation and with a sorrowful heart and i want you to permit me to inform you about my desire to seek for your immediate assistance. I believe that you will not let down the trust and confidence that i am about to repose on you."?
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 "James Odorikpe", needs YOUR help to "come and meet me here in abidjan Cote D'ivoire, On your arrival you will open a non-residence bank account where this money will be lodged into". Odd that they'd pick a total stranger, in a foreign country to trust their money to, don't you think?
One big clue to a scam about to come your way is when a stranger addresses you as "Dearest One"! Of course, it is a scam. Don't reply to it.
Fri, 28 Dec 2007 19:24:16 +0900 (JST)
From Mr. James Odorikpe, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
From repulic of Cote D'ivoire.
I am writing this message out of a genuine desperation and with a sorrowful heart and i want you to permit me to inform you about my desire to seek for your immediate assistance. I believe that you will not let down the trust and confidence that i am about to repose on you.
I am Mr. James Odorikpe, A sierra leonian .The only son of Mr and Mrs. Jonathan Odorikpe, My father was a very rich diamond merchant, Based in free-town, The capital of sierra leone before he was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outings to discuss on a business deal. When my Mother died on october 24, 2005, My father took me so special since iam motherless.
Before the death of my father on november 26,2006 in a private hospital where he was admitted, he called me secretly to his bed side and told me that he deposited a trunk box containing the sum of $10.000.000usd (10 million united states dollars) in a trust and finance company in Abidjan Cote D'ivoire.
That he also explained to me that it was because of this money he was poisoned by his business partners and that i should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice where i would transfer this money and use it for an investment purpose, such as. Real estate investment or stock market investment.
I am honourably soliciting for your kind assistance as follows.
1) To come and meet me here in abidjan Cote D'ivoire, On your arrival you will open a non-residence bank account where this money will be lodged into, After withdrawing the box from the trust and finance company.
2) To serve as the guardian of these fund, since i am a young boy of 17 years old till the time i get to the age to managen the fund by my self.
3) To make arrangement for me in your country to continue my educational career and to procure me a residential permit in your country.
I am inclined to offer you 15% of the total sum as a mode of compensation for your efforts after the transferring of these fund to your nominated account overseas and 10% for any expenses that you might incure during the couse of this transaction.
Be aware that the trust and finace company does not know the contents of the box as money because my father told me that he deposited the box to them as family valueable. I am expecting hearing from you as soon as possible.
N.B: I will like you to give me your direct telephone and You Real name in your reply of this proposal for an easy communication.
May almighty god bless you as you do care for me amen.
Mr. James Odorikpe.