|Forum topic by Brit||posted 08-27-2011 09:57 AM||1672 views||0 times favorited||47 replies|
08-27-2011 09:57 AM
Got up this morning and before I’d even finished my first cup of coffee, I received a private message from someone with the Username VIRIGNGIRLS (which made me laugh, but that’s another story). Obviously a bogus message and a bogus member of LJs. Please remove this member from the site, just in case anyone is gullable enough to reply to them.
Here is the message in its entirety:
”I need your help Sir.
Permit me to inform you of my desire to go into business relationship with you after going through your profile and I prayed over it and selected your name among other names due to the nature of my proposal, which requires a reputable and trustworthy person. Someone who will be kind and sincere to me.
l am Judy the only daughter of late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Robert. My father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant in Abidjan here, the economic capital of Ivory Coast, he was poisoned to death by his only brother (My Uncle) and his business associates on one of their business meeting. My mother died on the 15th June 1991 and my father took me so special because l am motherless.
Before the death of my father on 21st December 2008 in a private hospital here in Abidjan, he secretly called me on his bedside, when I sat down to listen to him, he started crying, when I asked him why?
(1) He complained that I am too young to be managing my life with no one to take care of me,(2)That I have not finished my university education as he planned for me, he revealed to me that he has a sum of US$5.5 ,000,000.00(Five Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars) left in a security company here in Abidjan, that he used my name as the only daughter for his next of kin in deposit of the funds in the box.
He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his only brother (My Uncle) and his business associates , that l should stay away from them as they are evil he warned me seriously not associate with his brother that is my uncle, that I should seek for a God fearing foreign partner in a country of my choice where l will transfer this money and use it for proper investment purpose ,that I must finish my university education by the help of a business partner abroad, that he or she should help me obtain a resident permit in his or her country.
He also gave a standing instruction to the company that the deposit must be transferred outside this country. According to my father, the money was deposited as art works to avoid attracting attention to the deposit.
(1) To serve as my guardian in your country while I will depend on your expert advice since l am a girl of 22 years.
(2) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country in order to further my university education and to secure a residential permit for me in your country.
Moreover, l am willing to offer you 15% of the total sum as compensation for your assistance in the transfer of this deposit to your country.
Furthermore, you can indicate your option towards assisting me as l believed that this project would be concluded within seven days you signify interest to assist me by contacting the security company.
I wait your reply.”
-- Andy -- I don't mind going to work. It's the 8 hour wait to go home that I don't much care for.