The names have been changed, but the scam’s the same. The rich widow of a deposed official, this time from the Philippines, has deposited all her late husband’s cash in a secret trunk, and needs your help getting it out of the country. (But for some reason she’s sending her email from Slovakia and wants you to reply to France.)
The security company doesn’t know what’s in the trunk, so it should be an easy transaction. You’ll get 40% of $19.5 million — such a deal! Too bad it’s all a fraud, and she’ll pick your pocket and you’ll get nothing in return, because there is no money, no trunk, and no sad widow.
from: villaran nenita (email@example.com)
date: Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 7:51 AM
subject: From Mrs Villaran Nenita.
From Mrs Villaran Nenita.
I am Mrs Villaran Nenita a citizen of philippine,widow and legitimate heir to the late former Minister of finance who was assassinated for been working with the ex-president Joseph Estrada in philippine. I inherited a total sum of 19.5million USA Dollars from my late husband, The presure from my decease husband’s family for this money has compelled me to leave Manila and have the money which is concealed in a metallic trunk box deposited with a security and finance company under a secret arrangement as a family treasure.
This means that the security company does not know the content of this box that was shipped from the Philippine under a diplomatic coverage. My purpose of asking for your assistance boil down to the fact that I don’t want my late husband’s family to be aware of the amount involve. and the deposit information of the box authorized the company to make this box avaliable for shipment on request only to my foreign bussiness representative, though unname. Hence I want you to contact the security company as my bussiness partner to enable the company release the consigment to you diplomatically, while I join you on the arrival of the box.
I have recently paid all demurrage ,storage charges and the shipment fee, all you need to do is to help me contact the security company and introduce yourself as my bussiness foreign partner ,requesting the shipment of the box. And as soon as Diplomatic shipping agent approved the shipment and tell you the arrival date of the box, then I will join you to give you 40% of the money instantly before I go on with the proposed of investment in your country. Please if you are interested and willing to represent me as my bussiness foreign partner kindly write me as soon as possible.
Please you can contact me with this email/ firstname.lastname@example.org
I await your urgent response.
Mrs. Villaran Nenita.
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