Internet Scams

So, I received an email from a woman in the Ivory Coast yesterday. She expressed how the tragic death of her father has resulted in an immense fortune trapped in the legal systems there. She (and her brother, mind you) found my profile online, and decided that I would be the perfect candidate to help them move this money out of the country.

Well, who am I to turn away someone in need? Surely I should do what I can to assist this poor woman! I wrote her back right away, offering my condolences for her family’s loss, and my promise that I would assist her in the transfer of this money.

I am anxious to hear her reply. (Her first message is included below.)

From Sonia and Arunna

Abidjan. lvory Coast

west Africa


Dear one,

Good a thing to write you. I have a proposal for you,this however is not mandatory nor will I in any manner compel you to honour against your will. Your profile pushed I and my brother to send you this mail,

Our late father was a highly reputable business man (a cocoa merchant) who operated in the capital of Ivory coast during his days. It is sad to say that he passed away mysteriously in France during one of his business trips abroad on 12th.August 2002.Though his sudden death was linked or rather suspected to have been master minded by an uncle of his who travelled with him at that time. But God knows the truth!

My father took I and my brother so special. Before his death,he told me that he deposited the sum of seventeen millon United State Dollars.(USD$17.000.000) deposited in one of the prime banks here in Abidjan Ivory coast West Africa, which he disguised and declared for me to take care of the fund for our future and that he deposited the fund in the name of my brother Arunna and that the fund must be transfered to a foreign account as we have to appoint a foreign partner that will stand as our appointed beneficiary.

The deposit document which I have in my possession carries my brother’s name as the next of kin on the document.

And we really don’t know what to do. This is because we have suffered a lot of set backs as a result of incessant political crisis here in Ivory coast. The death of our father actually brought sorrow to my life.

please, we want your sincere desire of your humble assistance in this regards. Your suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded.

Please, Consider this and get back to me as soon as possible so that we can discuse your percentage to assist us in this our situation.

Thank you so much and God be with you,

Best regards,

MissSonia Olumide


– sonia olumide

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