Rich Orphan Scams

One of the most common types of scams messages people get via email is the “rich orphan” scam. A lonely orphan — in this case, “Miss Ann William” — has inherited a fortune and doesn’t know what to do. Won’t you help her? (And who wouldn’t want to help an orphan.) Alas, the person sending the message isn’t really a rich orphan: he (and it’s probably a he) is just a scammer trying to find a way to pick your pocket.

Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2015
From: Ann William
Reply-To: Ann William


I am Ann William 22 years from Ivory cost Please i want you to assist me in investing a total amount of (7.3 million Dollars) which i inherited from my late parents,i will like you to help me get this fund invested while i continue my education in your country. I will give you more details as soon as i hear from you.

Your Best Wishes

Miss Ann William

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