Miss Gifty Younes (scam alert)

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This is a classic “rich orphan” scam. The improbably named “Gifty Younes” has discovered that her dead parents have left her a fortune in a bank in Burkina Faso, and she needs your help in getting it to safety. Sounds plausible, doesn’t it? I’m sure that handling million dollar transactions with banks in Africa is something you do every day!

reply-to: giftyyounes@gmail.com
date: Mon, 04 Jan 16
subject: My Dearest, i need your help
from: silvian@speedy.com.ar

Good Day,

Forgive my indignation if this message comes to you as a surprise and may offend your personality for contacting you without your prior consent and writing through this channel.

I came across your name and contact on the course of my personal searching When i was searching for a foreign reliable partner. I assured of your capability and reliability After going true your profile

I’m (Miss. Gifty) from Benghazi libya, My father of blessed memory by name late General Abdel Fattah Younes who was shot death by Islamist-linked militia within the anti-Gaddafi forces on 28th July, 2011 and after two days later my mother with my two brothers was killed one early morning by the rebels as result of civil war that going on in my country Libya, then after the burial of my parents, my uncles conspired and sold my father’s properties and left nothing for me. On a faithful morning, I opened my father’s briefcase and discover a document which he has deposited ($6.250M USD) in a bank in Burkina Faso with my name as the legitimate/next of kin.

Meanwhile i have located the bank,and have also discussed the possible transfer of the fund. My father left a clause to the bank that i must introduce a trusted foreign partner who would be my trustee to help me invest this fund; hence the need for your assistance,i request that you be my trustee and assist me in effecting the transfer of the fund to your account or an account you will nominate for investment.

You will also be responsible for the investment and management of the fund for me and also you will help me get a good school where i will further my education.

I agreed to give you 40% of the 6.250M once the transfer is done. this is my true life story, I will be glad to receive your respond soonest for more details to enable us start and champion the transfer less than 14 bank working days as told me by the bank manager.

Waiting for your early reply

reply To giftyyounes@gmail.com

yours sincerely
Miss. Gifty Younes

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Alwash Ahmad from Lybia (scam alert)

This is a typical example of a “business investment” scam. (See more examples of business investment scam messages.) Someone who says his name is Alwash Ahmad wants to know if you can handle a multi-million dollar contract from Libya. But honestly: are you a big business person who routinely makes deals with foreign countries? No? Then why on earth would “Alwash Ahmad” be writing to you?

From: “Reedy, William” wreedy@washco-md.net
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2015
Subject: My Inquiry is from Libya.
Reply-To: “alahmed215@yahoo.com.tw”

Bismillahi’l-Rahmani’l-Rahim.

Hello,

My Inquiry is from Libya.

Kindly advise if your company has the license or capability to execute a multi million contract supply project for the Government of Libya. kindly furnish me your response. Thank you and treat very urgent.

Looking forward to an early response.

Alwash Ahmad

In truth, “Alwash” is writing to you because he’s a scammer trying to pick your pocket. If you answer him, he’ll spin an elaborate story about how he can cut you in on a percentage of the profits from his great business deal. But the catch is, you’ll have to put some advance money up front. And then once he’s got your advance fee, he’ll disappear, never to be heard from again.