Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Internet Fraud - They never stop!!!

I thought by now, those who find pleasure in swindling innocent citizen of their hard earnings would have learnt a thing or two from the interenational disgrace that has been meted out to their fellow compatriots in Cybercrime. How wrong I was.
I received one of those FRAUD letters from a con man. Find below a copy of the letter:

From: idris makafi
Date: Aug 5, 2007 10:33 PM


Dear Friend,
This message might meet you in utmost surprise, however,it's just my urgent need for foreign partner that made me to contact you for this transaction. I am a banker by profession from Burkina faso in west Africa and currently holding the post of Director Auditing and Accounting unit of the bank.I have the opportunity of transfering the left over funds ($11.5million) of one of my bank clients who died along with his entire family on 31 july 2000 in a plane crash.You can confirm the genuiness of the deceased death by clicking on this web site http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm

Hence,i am inviting you for a business deal where this money can be shared
between us in the ratio of 60/30 while 10% will be mapped out for
expenses.If you agree to my business proposal.further details of the
transfer will be forwarded to you as soon as i receive your return mail.
have a great day.

Mr Idris Makafi

Only a gullible and greedy fool will take this kind of guy serious and response to such letter. I just felt I should share this. If you ever receive such letter, treat it as spam and report to appropriate authority.
I really wish I know how to report this to Hotmail Support Staff so that the criminal's email address will be blocked permanently.



Bola said...

I have gotten a lot of this kind of e-mails and they so annoy me that I always wonder if there is any possible way to stop them from sending me such mails.I later decide to expose them,hence this entry(http://jblogblogspots.blogspot.com/2007/07/i-think-this-is-advanced-free-fraud-aka.html) in my blog.I think if we all let them know that everybody is unto them and wiser now,they might let off.

Bro. Tee said...

I checked the post in your blog. It was a nice one. You did a good job of exposing the swindlers. I only pray that those that are considering responding to such emails in the hope of making quick money will have a re-think before they end-up in "quick bankruptcy plus jail term"

You've done a good job on your blog. Keep it up.