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The message below is an example of the “rich orphan scam.” Poor Miss Linda Uwen (or rather rich Miss Linda Uwen) has inherited a fortune, but doesn’t know what to do with it. Won’t you help? If you make the mistake of replying, you will soon discover that there is no fortune — just a scammer trying to pick your pocket.
From: “Linda Uwen” email@example.com
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2016 22:07:35 +0900 (KST)
Investment Proposal From Miss. Linda Uwen
It is my pleasure to write you after consideration, since i cannot be able to see you face to face, at first, please I need your help. I am Miss. Linda Uwen the only daughter of late Mr. Lambert Uwen, from Cote d’Ivoire. My father deposited the sum of ($6,800,000.00) in a bank here in Cote d’Ivoire before his death, he used my name as his next of kin and the inheritor to the money after his death, and he left a will with the bank that restrained me from accessing the money here unless transferred overseas for investment purpose.
I am now seeking for your assistance to help me transfer this money out from my country Cote d’Ivoire to your account abroad so that we can invest it in any meaningful and lucrative business in your country because this is my only hope in life. I am willing to offer you 20% of the total fund if only you can help me out of my present predicament.
Please reply back so that I will give you more details for us to transfer this money.
Thank you as I wait for your reply.
Miss. Linda Uwen
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