Bah! It’s another inheritance scam from an orphaned millionaire. The young man has a fortune in the bank, but he needs someone to stand in as beneficiary — and that would be you. Alas, there’s really no money in his bank, and what Mr. “Baah” wants to do is get some of the money in your bank and then vanish into the night.
from: James Baah (firstname.lastname@example.org)
date: Sat, Sep 19, 2009 at 10:27 PM
subject: Investment Request
This proposal might be a surprise to you but do consider it as an emergency. In a nut shell, I am James Baah, 18 years old from the Republic of Sudan, East Africa, now am seeking asylum (refugee) in Ghana
I’m contact you for a possible transaction of my late father’s funds that were deposited in the Bank in Ghana, the deposit documents indicate me as the next of kin. Presently, I am saddled with the problem of securing a trust worthy foreign personality to help me as follows:
(1) Stand on my behalf in Ghana as the beneficiary for the claim of the inheritance from the Bank since the bank advised that I should solicit for an individual or corporate organization to claim the deposit for me as they cannot release it directly to me due to my age and refugee status in Ghana.
(2)Transfer the money over to your own country and into your possession pending my arrival to meet with you.
(3)Invest and manage the money for me in a good business pending my maturity.
(4) Help me secure my traveling documents to meet you as soon as my money is transfer to you.
I will make you a joint partner of 30% out of the total sum of $13.5m, Furthermore, on the acceptance and confirmation that you will help me, the letter of authority will be issued in your name that will enable the Bank to deal with you on my behalf. I am giving you this offers as mentioned with every confidence on your acceptance to assist, adopt me as your son and manage the money for me, Thanking you in advance for your anticipated and swift response on receipt this letter.