Has someone offered you a huge sum of money or a valuable consignment? It's a 419 or advance fee fraud - find out how they work, and what to do to be safe.
#20054 by Ralph Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:55 am
This email was sent to me by a concerned citizen;

In this scam the scammer wants you to believe that a large amount of money belonging to you is sitting in a bank in Africa.

He wants you to believe that because if you do he has a good chance of getting you to send money to him.

He will tell you about fees that need to be paid in order to secure this huge fund, of course, the money he speaks of does not exist and the fees will never cease to be needed.

Fee after fee until you give up sending money

From: "JAMES FISHERMAN" [email protected]

Subject: FOR YOUR ATTENTION ONLY

FOR YOUR ATTENTION ONLY

I KNOW THAT THIS EMAIL WILL COME TO YOU AS A GREAT SHOCK BUT LET ME USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO INTRODUCE MYSELF FIRST, I AM MR. JAMES FISHERMAN THE AFRICA DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR WITH THE IMF, THERE WAS AN APPLICATION THAT WAS PUT ON FOR PAYMENT ON YOUR BEHALF WHICH I BELIEVE THAT IT WAS WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT AND I WAS LEFT WITH NO OPTION THAN TO CONDUCT A PERSONAL INVESTIGATION AND I DISCOVERED THAT YOU REALLY DO NOT HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF THIS DEVELOPMENT, THIS IS WHAT REALLY HAPPENED, SOME SACKED OFFICIALS FROM SOUTH AFRICA USED YOUR NAME TO SECURE A GHOST PROJECT AND THE FUNDS OF $11.5M WERE APPROVED TO THE PROJECT AND THERE WERE CHANGE OF GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL IN THEIR MINISTRIES SO BECAUSE OF THE DEVELOPMENT IT MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM TO FOLLOW UP WITH YOUR TRANSACTION.

WHEN THE NEW PAYMASTER FORWARDED A PAYMENT GAZETTE TO ENABLE US REVIEW AND RECOMMEND FOR THE RELEASE, THE PARTIES STARTED PUTTING UP SEVERAL APPLICATIONS ON THESE FUNDS WITH DIFFERENT BENEFICIARIES WHO REALLY CREATE A DOUBT IN OUR MINDS AND I PERSONALLY CARRY OUT SEARCH TO BE ABLE TO LOCATE YOU.

IF WE HAVE A MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING THEN WE CAN HAVE THIS TRANSACTION ACCOMPLISHED AS ALREADY A SETTLING BANK HAS BEEN APPROVED ON THIS AND I WILL PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY INFORMATION TO MAKE THIS WORK AND THE MOST IMPORTANTLY THERE ARE NO RISK INVOLVED, WE MUST NOT BE GREEDY, THE FUNDS WILL BE DISPATCH IN BOTH PARTS AND ALSO THE SUCCESS OF THIS TRANSACTION DETERMINES ON HOW IT IS BEING HANDLED AND NO ONE ELSE HAS ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION THAN ME AND FOR THE SUCCESS OF THIS DEAL I INTEND KEEPING IT SO.

YOUR EARLIEST RESPONSE WILL BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED.

YOURS FAITHFULLY
JAMES FISHERMAN
AFRICA DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR
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