December 19, 2008

What could this be?

I guess you might have received similar mails. I wonder who would be sending this and why? It cannot be system generated, can it be? I also wonder who could be replying to it and what happens then! If this is some kind of business model, then how does it work? Sounds like a good plot for a movie, but I surely do not want to be the experimenting character. I am pasting the latest of such mails I received, and pasting it verbatim.

HELLO

HOW ARE YOU TODAY, I HOPE YOU ARE FINE.I AM MOVED BYMY CONDITION TO WRITE YOU AND I AM HOPING THAT GOD WILL USE YOU TO HELPME.

MY NAME IS RACHEL DOMINIC.DAUGHTER OF LATE MR.DOMINIC DIMDENG, FORMER SECRETARY OF DEFENCE REPUBLIC OF SUDAN WHO DIED IN PLANE CRASH.YOU CAN VERIFY THIS INFORMATION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL NEWS MEDIA.

SOMETIME LAST YEAR,MY LATE FATHER HINTED ME ABOUT THE SUM OF TWENTY ONE MILLION UNTED STATES DOLLARS WHICH HE CONCELLED IN A TRUNK BOX AND SECRETLY DEPOSITED IN A SAFE DEPOSIT HOUSE HERE IN IVORY COAST AS FAMILY VALUABLE BELONG TO HIS FOREIGN PARTNER BUT THE IDENTITY OF THE PARTNER WAS NOT DISCLOSE ON THE DAY HE MADE THE DEPOSIT.I HAVE CONFIRMED THE DEPOSIT AND I AM NOW IN IVORY COAST.

I WANT YOU TO STAND AS MY LATE FATHER FOREIGN PARTNER AND CLAIM THE CONSIGNMENT AND i WILL JOIN YOU IN YOUR COUNTRYTO CONTINUE MY EDUCATION BECAUSE SINCE THE DEATH OF MY FATHER,IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR CULTURE BECAUSE MY FATHER DID NOT HAVE AMALE CHILD TO SUCCEED HIM MY UNCLES HAVE CHASED ME OUT OF OUR FAMILY HOUSE AND DENIED ME ACCESS TO MY LATE FATHER'S ESTATES AND OTHER PROPERTIES FOR THE FACT THAT I AM A GIRL.

I HAVE NO OTHER PERSON TO TURN TO AND BECAUSE OF MY AGE (18 YEARS) I CANNOT RETRIEVE THE CONSIGNMENT ON MY OWN DUE TO THE CLAUSE THAT MY LATE FATHER PLACE ON THE CONSIGNMENT AND THE COMPANY WANT ME TO PRESENT THE PARTNER SO THEY CAN RELEASE THE CONSIGNMENT TO THE PERSON.

THEREFORE I AM RELYING ON YOU TO HELP ME.IF YOU ARE WILLING TO ASSIST ME TO CLAIM THE BOX OF THE MONEY AND INVEST IT FOR ME I WILL GIVE YOU 15% OF THE TOTAL MONEY.

COULD YOUP LEASE RESPOND SO THAT I CAN GIVE YOU MORE DETAILS?

THANKS AND LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR KIND ASSISTANCE.

YOURS FAITHFULLY
MISS RACHEL DOMINIC



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The bait is the 15% money and the lonely 18-year old Miss Rachel!!! Hmmmmm :-)

4 comments:

shilpa said...

What u r thinking about this?........Haaaaaaaa

nikita..... said...

HC... u even thinking abt this ?? huh !!
i guess its time to remove your thinking cap... ;)
take care

Ren said...

Hey Hari , I know these emails are Known as Nigerian scam mails in the UK. Investigations here have shown that this is done by some terrorist and Drug lords based in Africa, mainly Nigeria.

The modus oprendi is simple, they send these emails to just about everybody then they wait for a respoce. Once a responce comes through they know that it is a valid email id and a victim is at hand !

Next step - they contact you and tell you that you will need to shell out few lacs to get some paperwork sorted out for the funds transfer. They do not ask for a big sum at one go but in stages of small amounts like Rs 500000.

Indian express reported that a business man in Bangalore lost 12 lacs !!!(Not the brigtest guy).

These scams are also known as Lottery scams by the way , just content differs but method remains the same.

Hope this helps.

Renny

U No Hoo said...

Hey Renny, that's a good one. As always, things that the world around finds nothing to ponder about, you have thoughts and views on it.. :) Thanks!