Scam Email received 5/23/2020
Hello Dear – firstname.lastname@example.org
Please forgive me for stressing you with my predicaments as I know that this letter may come to you as big surprise. Actually, I came across your E-mail from my personal search afterward I decided to email you directly believing that you will be honest to fulfill my final wish before i die. Mean while, I am Mrs Nicole Benoite Marois,from France but based in Africa Burkina Faso as a business woman dealing with gold exportation, I am suffering from a long time cancer and from all indication my condition is really deteriorating as my doctors have confirmed and courageously advised me that I may not live beyond two months from now for the reason that my tumor has reached a critical stage which has defiled all forms of medical treatment. As I have $3 Million US DOLLARS in Africa Development Bank (ADB) Burkina Faso which i instructed the bank to give St Andrews Missionary Home in Burkina Faso.But my mind is not at rest because i am writing this letter now through the help of my computer beside my sick bed. I also have $4.5 Million US Dollars at Eco-Bank here in Burkina Faso and i instructed the bank to transfer the fund to you as foreigner that will apply to the bank after i have gone, unfortunately I cannot visit the bank since I’m critically sick and powerless to do anything myself but my bank account officer advised me to assign any of my trustworthy relative,friends or partner with authorization letter to stand as the recipient of my money but sorrowfully I don’t have any reliable relative and no child.Therefore, I want you to receive the money and take 50% to take care of yourself and family while 50% should be use basically on humanitarian purposes mostly to orphanages home, Motherless babies home, less privileged and disable citizens and widows around the world. and as soon as I receive your I shall send you my pictures, banking records and with full contacts of my banking institution to the orphanages home in your country for my heart to rest. Yours fairly friend, Mrs Nicole Benoite Marois. nico marios – email@example.com
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