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The message below is a classic example of the “rich orphan scam.” Little Rosemary Rwasa is only 16 years old, but she’s very rich. And she needs your help to manage her money. Who wouldn’t want to help a
poor rich orphan? Alas, “Rosemary” is probably a 30-year-old man operating out of an internet cafe somewhere in Africa, doing his best to earn a living by picking your pocket.
From: “Mary” email@example.com
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016
Good day, My name is Rosemary Rwasa, 16 years old I am from Burundi, East Africa. I am the only daughter to my late parents Mr/Mrs Victor Rwasa. I am contacting you because I need you to stand as my guardian in the management of a sum $10.5 million u.s dollars that my late father left for me before he died. Please I am ready to offer you 30% for your help and I will donate 10% to the orphans just like me, and you will help me to invest the balance in your country. Please take me like your daughter or your sister. Thanks and I will give you more details as soon as I hear from you.Email me here: firstname.lastname@example.org
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