The e-mail I received today:
From: Eva John Garang <email@example.com>
Subject: Hello Dear
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2009 00:13:15 +0000
Kindly accept my apology for sending mail to you.I believe you are a highly respected personality, I am writing this mail with tears, sadness and pains. I know it will come to you as a suprise since we haven’t known or come across each other before considering the fact that I sourced your email contact through the internet in search of trusted person who can assist me.
I am Miss Eva Garang 25 years old female from the Republic of Sudan, the Daughter of Late Dr. John Garang. Before my late father’s death in Uganda on 31st of July 2005, was vice president and former rebel leader of Sudan and was kill by Sudan President Omar al Bashir in helicopter crash. You can read more about my father in the link below. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/2134220.stm.
I am constrained to contact you because of the maltreatment which I am receiving from my step mother. She planned to take away all my late father’s treasury and properties from me since the unexpected death of my beloved Father. Meanwhile I wanted to travel to Europe, but she hide away my international passport and other valuable documents. Luckily she did not discover where I kept my father’s File which contained important documents. Now I am presently staying in the Mission in Burkina Faso. I am seeking for longterm relationship and investment assistance. My father of blessed memory deposited the sum of US$12.7 Million in one bank in Burkina Faso with my name as the next of kin. I had contacted the Bank to clear the deposit but the Branch Manager told me that being a refugee, my status according to the local law does not authorize me to carry out the operation. However, he advised me to provide a trustee who will stand on my behalf. I had wanted to inform my stepmother about this deposit but I am affraid that she will not offer me anything after the release of the money.
Therefore, I decide to seek for your help in transferring the money into your bank account while I will relocate to your country and settle down with you. As you indicated your interest to help me I will give you the account number and the contact of the bank where my late beloved father deposited the money with my name as the next of kin. It is my intention to compensate you with 20% of the total money for your assitance and the balance shall be my investment in any profitable venture which you will recommend to me as have no any idea about foreign investment. Please all communications should be through this email address only for confidential purposes.
Thanking you alot in anticipation of your quick response. I will send you details in my next email for you to know me well.
Yours Miss Eva
Dear Miss Eva,
I’m not falling for your sob story complete with link to your “father’s” obituary. As sad as your story may sound, there’s no way in hell I’m giving my my bank account number to “let” you transfer money into my bank account.
If you knew more about me and my “highly respected personality,” you would know you picked the wrong person to spam. Oh, and by the way, my readers aren’t falling for your little story either so please refrain from sourcing their e-mail through the internet too.
Tech Savvy Mama
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