More E-mail Fraud: Mr. Akassam Mahama
Examples of email fraud like the one below abound, and each presents an opportunity to familiarize ourselves with the typical tactics of these tricksters. If you get an e-mail from someone like "Mr. Akassam Mahama," delete it as quickly as possible, or send it to the FBI if you have some extra time on your hands. Tips to remember: never do business over email, never realease ANY of your contact information to someone that you can't see and touch unless you like having your identity stolen, and never waste your time believing that you are going to get any sort of financial compensation for taking part in these schemes. Last of all, remember to laugh at how ridiculous they can get.
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From: Mr.Akassam Mahama <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 4:26 PM
Subject: (i need your immediate assistance and trust)
To: ".." <..>
(i need your immediate assistance and trust)
From Mr.Akassam Mahama
African Development Bank
(ADB) Burkina Faso Ouagadougou
Good Day Please Read,
Please i want you to read this letter very carefully and i must apologize for barging this message into your mail box without any formal introduction due to the urgency and confidential of this issue and i know that this message will come to you as a surprise.
I am Mr.Akassam Mahama, the director of the accounts & auditing dept .at the African Development Bank Ouagadougou-west Africa .(A D B) With due respect, I have decided to contact you on a business transaction that will be beneficial to both of us.
I Hoped that you will not expose or betray this trust and confident that i am about to establish with you for the mutual benefit of me and you. I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of ($5.5)millions usd into your account within 7working banking days. This money has been dormant for years in our Bank without claim due to the owner of this fund died along with his entire family and supposed next of kin in an air crash since July 31st 2005.
I want our bank to release this funds to you as the nearest person to our deceased customer while i come over to your country to share this fund with you as soon as you confirm this fund into your account and ask me to come over. I don't want the money to go into our Bank treasure as an abandoned fund.
So this is the reason why i contacted you so that our bank will release this money to you as the next of kin to the deceased customer. Please I would like you to keep this proposal as a top secret and delete it if you are not interesting.
Upon the receipt of your reply and indication of your capability,i will give you full details on how the business will be executed and also note that you will have 40% of the above mentioned sum if you agree to handle this business with me while 60% will be for me,Note that i don't want anyone here in our bank to know my involvement until you confirm this fund into your account and ask me to come over for the sharing as i indicated.
If you agree to this business Please for further information and enquiries feel free to contact me through this my e_mail:(email@example.com) or call me immediately for more explanation and better understanding also send me the Following information below here;
(1) Full names:
(2) Private phone number:
(3) Current residential address:
(5) Age and Sex:
(6) Receiving Country
I am waiting for your urgent response!!!
Thanks and remain blessed.