Please help these kids -- and help yourself! Vleeptron receives its first cry for help from a refugee camp.
If you Google for "Danani," this sucker is all over the Web, it's the "Brokeback Mountain" and "Narnia" and "King Kong" of scam letters this week. Palm d'Or and Golden Globe Best Scam Letter of 2005.
FROM STANLEY AND LINDA TABOH.
Avenu 12 Rue 47 ABIDJAN
DANANI REFUGEE CAMP, ABIDJAN
REPUBLIC OF COTE-D'IVOIRE
PLEASE FOR SECURITY REASON AND POOR INTERNET HERE, REPLY TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS (email@example.com)
We are Stanley and Linda the children of Late General Malick Taboh the former Director of military inteligence and special acting General Manager of the Sieria Leone Diamond mining coperation( SLDMC ). We are contacting you to seek your good assistance to transfer and invest USD 8.5 million
[ U$ 8,500,000 ]
belonging to our late father which is deposited in a bank here in Abidjan.
This money is revenues from solid minirals and dimonds sales which were under my fathers possession before the civil war broke out. Following the break out of the war, almost all government offices,coperations and parastatals were attacked and vandalized.
The SLDMC was loothed and burnt down to ashes,and diamonds worth millions of dollars was stolen by the rebel military forces who attacked our fathers office, many top government officials and senior army officers were assasinated and our father was a key target because of his very sensitive military possition and appointment in the SLDMC.Regreatably, our father was captured and murdered along with his brother in cool blood during a mid-night rebel shoot-out when our official residence in freetown was armbushed by Fordey Sanko the notorious rebel leader. Our mother sustainded very sever bullet injuries which resulted to her untimely and painful death in a private hospital here in Ivory Coast.
Now we are alone in a totally strange country without parents, relatives or any body to care for us at our tender ages. Before our mother died, she told us that our father deposited some money which he made from diamond sales and contracts in a bank here in Ivory Coast and that we should pray and find a trust worthy foreign business partner who would help us to transfer and invest this money in p rofitable business venture overseas.
She told us to do this quickly so that we can leave Ivory Coast and then settle down abroad. She gave us the bank document to prove the deposit and then told us that our father used my name as the only son to deposit the money in the bank.She told us that this is the reason why we came to Ivory Coast. My mother died after wards. May her spirit rest in perfect peace.
I have gone to the bank to make inquires about this money and I spoke with the Manager of International remittance who assured me that everything is intact and promised to help us transfer this money to my fathers foreign partners bank account as soon as we provide our fathers partners foreign bank account for them. However, the manager is very concerned because of our age. I am 23 years why my younger sister is 19 years and as such advised that we should look for a matured person that will represent me at the bank.
If you are willing to assist us, please let us know immediately so that you will arrange the transfer of the money to your account with the bank.Please note that we will offer you 10% of the total money as compensation for your noble assistance in accodiance
with my mothers advise. I am interested in any profitable commercial venture which you consider very good in your country and you would also get a school for me, my little sister so that we can finish our college education.
Please there is urgent need for the money to be transferred to your account because of the political crises they are having in Cote d'Ivoire now. We are hoping to hear your urgent response so that we can not look for another foreign partner.
Please for security reason and poor internet here reply to the email address(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thank you and may God bless you and your dear family.
Stanley and Linda Taboh.