inheritance email scam still circulating

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Bitstream, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. unbelievable, just got it in my hotmail inbox...sender didn't even bother to alter the never heard before "sierra leone" thing.

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    From Solomon Dunbar‎
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    Sent: 12 July 2007 14:15:29

    My proposal is to solicit for your assistance in investment of sum of US$6,700,000.00
    I inherited from my late father as my guardian and trustee in any business under your supervision as partners.

    We have gone to the bank and inform them our intension of having the money transferred to our foreign partner for investment as in agreement with my late father. The bank has accepted our request and waiting for official application from us with particulars of our foreign partner whom the money will be transferred to from here.

    I am from Sierra Leone but presently with my mother here in Cote d’ Ivoire where the money was deposited by my late father before his death. You would have been contacted by my mother but she is seriously sick in hospital bed half paralyzed by stroke. That was why she hands over to me and my contacting you instead of her.

    What we need from you is for you to be my guardian and partner in any business of your choice where the money will be invested on. I have no business experience, area of investment and location is for you to decide.

    We will also need your personal particulars like full name, address, occupation and telephone number for official application to the bank for transfer of the money in your name as our foreign partner for investment purpose.

    I will send you deposit account number, name of the bank, contact person and any other information you need to know when I receive your particulars for application to the bank.

    If you can handle this get back to me with your personal particulars.

    Solomon Dunbar
  2. Well it works, sadly.
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  4. You forgot that they now have an exchange program with the University of Cote d'Ivoire :p
  5. Bravo,Bravo... Finally a useful detailed thread on how to actually make money has been posted on ET.
  6. Hey Gramps, was it necessary to quote the entire post in your one-line reply? Perhaps you need remedial netiquette 099.
  7. now comes the friggen hall monitor.

    BTW, there's an ET boxing match coming up. Why don't you sign up?? I've got a brass knucke sandwich waiting for your order
  8. Sure, but I hardly think it's sportsmanlike to kick some geriatric-ass.

    Rennick, fighting out of the red-corner: