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Enhanced 419 Scam
April 19, 2010 permalink
Enclosed below is an appeal from a young lady who was abused in her years as a child, and now asks for help in rescuing her from the consequences of that abuse. It is in reality the come-on for a 419 scam, a common ploy initiated with emails to strangers in which the scammer offers to split a large sum of money (six million dollars by this girl), then demands advance fees from the victim. It shows that correcting child abuse can enhance the appeal of any scam. Remember that when hearing those heart-warming appeals from children's aid.
With Due Respect,
I am writing this mail for you to help me. I will really like to have a good relationship with you, and i have a special reason why i decided to contact you. I decided to contact you because of the urgency of my situation here, I am Miss Wendy Mamadu, 22 years old girl from Liberia, the only daughter of Late Wendy Mamadu, the deputy minister of national security under the leadership of president Charles Taylor who is now on trail in Hague after many innocent soul were killed, My father was killed by government of Charles Taylor, he accuse my father of coup attempt. Charles Taylor is accused of funding Sierra Leone's former rebels, the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) by selling diamonds on their behalf and buying weapons for them.The RUF were notorious for mutilating civilians, by hacking off their arms or legs with machetes.
I am constrained to contact you because of the abuse I am receiving from my step mother. She planned to take away all my late father's treasury and properties from me since the unexpected death of my beloved Father. Meanwhile i wanted to escape to the USA but she hides away my international passport and other valuable travelling documents. Luckly she did not discover where i kept my fathers File which contains important documents. So I decided to run to the refugee camp where i am presently seeking asylum under the United Nations High Commission for the Refugee here in Ouagadougou, Republic of Burkina Faso.
I wish to contact you personally for a long term business relationship and investment assistance in your Country. My father of blessed memory deposited the sum of (US$6,000,000) Million Dollars in Bank with my name as the next of kin. However, I shall forward you with the necessary documents on confirmation of your acceptance to assist me for the transfer and statement of the fund in your country. As you will help me in an investment, and i will like to complete my studies, as i was in my 2 year in the university, when the crisis started.
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Miss Wendy Mamadu.