I’ve been getting a lot of spam through my UNI e-mail address lately. But I think I finally got a message that’s going to help me reach the big times.
Here’s the e-mail:
From: Miss Kone Rose,
Add: 47 Rue de Angree Djibri Abidjan
Cote D’Ivoire West Africa.
My name is Miss Rose Kone the only daughter of late Engr. William Kone of the blessed memory. My father was a very wealthy and reputable cocoa merchant in Abidjan the economic capital of Ivory Coast, my father was poisoned to death by his business associates in one of their outings on a business trip.
My mother died when I was only 9 and since then, my father took me so special.
Before the death of my father on January 2008 in a private hospital here in Abidjan, he secretly called me on his bedside and told me that he has the sum of eight Million Five hundred thousand United States Dollars( 8,500,000 ) deposited in a financial institution here in Abidjan, that he used my name as his only daughter as the next of kin in depositing the fund.
He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his business associates, That I should seek for a foreign partner in any country of my choice where I will transfer this money and use it for investment purpose such as Real Estate Management, Hotel Management or any lucrative business.
I am honorably seeking your assistance in the following ways:
1) To serve as a guardian of this fund since I am an underage tenager.
2) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education and to secure a resident permit for me in your country.
Moreover, I am willing to offer you 15% of the total sum as compensation for your efforts/inputs after the successful transfer of this fund into your nominated account overseas and 5% for expense.
Furthermore, you indicate your options towards assisting me as I believe that this transaction would be concluded within fourteen (14) days you signify interest to assist me.
Anticipating to hear from you soon. you can alwaysreach me withthis email email@example.com
Thanks and God bless! Best regards,
Miss Rose Kone.
Awesome, right!? I can make $1.2 million just by helping this chick out? So here’s how I responded:
I am excited to hear about this opportunity. $1.2 million with no risk? I’ll take it! I think I’m going to splurge on a nice boat. Though I don’t live near water, so it will likely sit idle in my apartment’s parking lot. Hopefully the landlord is okay with that.
What will you spend your share on? Probably Justin Beiber related items. I hear all teenagers like that kid. Not to be rude, but I suggest you invest in English lessons. I know it’s not your native language, but the e-mail you sent is full of typos and bad grammar. You should look into that.
I do have some questions before we proceed.
My bank only insures up to $100,000 through the FDIC. Is it okay to split the money into 85 accounts to ensure it is all insured?
If you’re coming to the U.S. are you needing a place to stay? Because I have roommates and there’s no guarantee our futon will be available.
What does “my father took me so special” mean? Do I need to call the authorities? I guess he’s dead so there’s nothing they can do about it.
I also notice a hole in your story…if your father was killed on a business trip, how did he tell you on his deathbed about the money? Don’t get me wrong, I totally trust you, I just want clarification.
I look forward to our business transaction and receiving the $1.2 million at no risk.
Best of luck with your dead parents!
I’m anxiously awaiting her reply. I’ll update when I have my cash.
Update: It’s been two weeks and still no reply. I wonder why.