Internet Scams Exposed

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

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What To Do If You Have Been Scammed

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Mr. Yacuba Kadri

Dear friend,

I know that this letter may come to you as a surprise, I got your contact address from the computerized search. My name is Mr. Yacuba Kadri Yves. I am the Bill and Exchange(assistant) Manager of Bank of Africa Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

In mydepartment I discovered an abandoned sum of five million three hundred thousandUnited State of American dollars (5.3 MILLION USA DOLLARS) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer Mr Kurt Kuhle from Alexandra Egypt who died along with his family in Siber airlinethat crashed into sea at Isreal on 4th October 2001.

Since I got information about his death I have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we can not release it unless somebody applies for it as the next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines, but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed nextof kin or relation died along side with him in the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim.

It is therefore upon thisdiscovery that I decided to make this business proposal to you and release themoney to you as next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety andsubsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and I don't want themoney to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill.

Am contacting you because our deceased customer is a foreigner and a Burkinabecan not stand as a next of kin to foreign customer.

The banking guidelinesstipulate that the fund should be transferred into the bank treasury after 8years if nobody is coming for the claim.

I have agreed that 50% of this money will be for you as foreign partner in respect to the provision of your account for the transfer and 50% would be for me, after which I shall visit your countryfor disbursement according to the percentage as indicated.

Please I would like you to keep this transaction confidential and as a topsecret as you may wish to know that I am a bank official.

Yours sincerely,
Mr. Yacuba Kadri.
+226 75 74 72 83

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