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Have you received an email from "Princess Osadul Adekus", of Benin, whose father, the monarch of 16 years, died, leaving a fortune. Now she needs YOUR help retrieving the money AND she wants to be in a relationship with you.
Of course, it is a scam... and anyone who would believe this one for a second ought to stick to his Star Trek conventions.
Subject line: Happy Valentine my dear
From: "firstname.lastname@example.org" < email@example.com >
Good day and Compliments,
I write in confidence believing that if it is the wish of God for you to help me and my family, you will definitely do. I hope you are not embarrassed since there is no previous correspondence held with you. I have been very much hopeful that you will assist us irrespective of the fact that the present world is full of dishonesty and distrust.
I am a female student from University of Benin, Edo state. I am 25 yrs old. I'd like any person who can be caring, loving and cool headed/home oriented. I will love to have a long-term relationship with you and to know more about you. I would like to build up a solid foundation with you in time coming if you can be able to help me in this transaction.
My father died Six months ago and left I and a younger brother behind. He was crowned a monarch for over sixteen years before his demise. As a princess and the only person who can take care of his wealth now, for the fact that my younger brother who is the heir apparent is still young and my mother is not literate enough to know and handle transactions made all responsibilities lies on me. He left a cumbersome amount in dollars with a security company. This money was annually paid into his account from the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and Chevron operating in our locality for compensation, youth's empowerment and community based development projects in his jurisdiction.
As a young girl without investment ideas, I need capable hands to invest this money somewhere abroad, so that my father's kindred will not take over what belongs to my family, which they have planned without my knowledge because I am a female as stated by our culture.
In view of that, I plead for your urgent and your humble assistance to move this money from the security company to your bank account and I strongly believe that by the grace of God, you will help in investing this money wisely. I am ready to agree on a percentage which shall be due to you for the time and energy.
If you can handle this project sincerely and also willing to assist in lifting this fund, kindly reach me, I begged your kind heart for this. Please, note that this transaction is 100% risk free and I hope to commence the transaction as quick as possible, I will furnish you with all relevant details and will also send down my picture as soon as I receive yours.
Princess Osadul Adekus11.