Internet Scams Exposed

SCAM WATCH: Internet & SMS Scams - Phishing - Email Fraud

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Another Internet Scam: From Prince Ernest David

From: Prince Ernest David
African Development Bank,(ADB)
Burkina Faso Ouagadougou

My Dear Prince,

Please I want you to read this letter very carefully  and I must apologize for barging this message into  your mail box without any formal introduction due to  the urgency and confidential of this issue and I  know that this message will come to you as a  surprise. Please this is not a joke and I will not  like you to joke with it.

I am Prince. Ernest David,a Manager in African  Development Bank, (ADB) Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. I  Hoped that you will not expose or betray this trust  and confident that I am about to establish with you  for the mutual benefit of you and I. This fund was  deposited in our bank by Mr. Kattan Azmal from  Jordan who died in a plane crash in 2000 Tbm 700  aircraft on 31st July with his wife and the whole  crew on board.
I need your urgent assistance in transferring the  sum of ($10.5) million USD into your account within  7 working banking days. This money has been dormant  for years in our Bank without claim due to the owner  of this fund died along with his entire family and  supposed next of kin in an air crash since July 31st  2000.

I want our bank to release this fund to you as the  nearest person to our deceased customer while i come  over to your country to share this fund with you as  soon as you confirm this fund into your account and  ask me to come over. I don't want the money to go  into our Bank treasure as an abandoned fund. So this  is the reason why i contacted you so that our bank  will release this money to you as the next of kin to  the deceased customer. Please I would like you to  keep this proposal as a top secret and delete it if  you are not interesting.

As the director of the department, this discovery  was brought to my office so as to decide what is to  be done. i decided to seek ways through which  ttransfer this money out of the bank and out of the  country too. The total initial amount deposited in  this account was thirty six million, five hundred  thousand dollars (usd 36,500,000.00) but with  subsequent withdrawals from the account by the  depositor before his death, the account was audited  by my department and we discovered that the  remaining balance in the bank account is ten  million, five hundred thousand dollars (usd 10,  500.000.00 and with my position as the accounts and  audit department director of this bank.

Upon the receipt of your reply and indication of  your capability, i will give you full details on how  the business will be executed and also note that you  will have 50% of the above mentioned sum if you  agree to handle this business with me while 50% be  for me, Because i don't want anyone here in our bank  to know my involvement until you confirm this fund  into your account and ask me to come over for the  sharing as I indicated.
I am looking forward to hear from you immediately  for further information do not hesitate to call me  on this number +226 74653535


1. FULL NAME..............
3. YOUR AGE......

4. YOUR SEX.........

7. YOUR HOME ADDRESS..........
8. MARITAL STATUS............

Thanks with my best regards
Form Prince Ernest David
+226 74653535

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