A very good scam letter (old story)!

@tombiz (2039)
July 18, 2007 3:40am CST
This is an email I just received today thru my new email account. These people are really good in looking for new email addresses. "From: aniezogbunike@aol.co.uk Date: 7/18/2007 11:27:40 AM To: aniezogbunike@aol.co.uk Ms.Aniez Ogbunike. UNHCR / Refugee Camp, East Zaire Democratic Republique of Congo. Dearest. My name is Aniez Ogbunike,the only daugther of Mr and Mrs Vazcoa Dagama. It's my pleasure to contact you for a business venture, which I intend to establish with you and in your country.I'm a deaf girl for your information. Though I have not met with you before but I believe, one has to risk confiding in someone to succeed sometimes in life. I am the daughter of the Late Vazcoa Ogbunike, from Nshili District of Gikomgoro Province in the Republic of Rwanda. My father before his death was a successful Gold marchant. Barely a week my Father returned from his usual Europe business trips, on Wednesday 14th March 2006, he was attacked and killed by some unknown assassins. The Police could not trace the killers till today, and because i do not know those behind his brutal killing and their reasons i decide to run for my life, I felt out of fear that my safety is not guaranteed, that is the reason why I decided to relocate to the Refugees Camp here in Zaire D.R.Congo. My mother died immidiately after given my birth according to my late father, before the untimely death of my father, we were very close to each other, which made him to give me informations on a very huge amount of US$8.6,000,000.00 (Eigth Point Six Million United States Dollars only), which he kept for me in a Bank in another Country (full informations to be disclosed later to you on confirmation of your acceptance to assist me). I have decided to invest this money in your country or anywhere safe enough outside Africa for security purposes. I want you to help me to invest the money after transferrin the money from the Bank to your account or anywhere trusted account as you may advise, as I cannot be able to do the transaction alone here in another Country and in Refugees Camp that is why I contact you for helping me contact the Bank and submitt to them your Banking information that they may needs for the transfer. As for now,I live in the Refugees Camp in in Eastern Part of Zaire D.R.Congo where im presently seeking for Asylum. I am in a sincere desire of your humble assistance in this regards. Your suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded. I hereby promised to offer you a negociable percentage of the total amount will be good for you after the money is in your Bank. Please, Consider this and get back to me as soon as possible. I await your soonest response. Extend my warmest regards to your entire family. Thank you and May God bless you as you extents your helping hands to a needy orphan. My sincere regards, Ms.Aniez Ogbunike. UNHCR Refugees Camp,javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$cphMainContent$lbStart','') start discussion Democratic Republique of Congo."
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@Sasselle (698)
• Australia
18 Jul 07
I wouldn't trust any email that comes from poor African countries - especially Congo and Nigeria. Unfortunately a lot of people get suckered into these scams and realistically once they've taken it you have no hope of getting it back. Especially as it's happened from a country where crime is high and the police are easily bribed. There are so many versions of this letter floating around the place but in the end if people didn't believe that it is true then it wouldn't be happening on such a large scale.