October 4, 2008 3:37am CST
This is a short message yet very risky from unknown person asking me to be the benefeciaries of deceased person in his behalf . I just received this email. You can read his message, here it goes. ... Hello, I am Mr. Richard Crosby a South African citizen and financial consultant with a private finance and investment firm based here in South Africa. My client died in a very unfortunate circumstances and there are no existing beneficiaries. I am seeking for your your assistance independently to have you receive this fund on my behalf. The total value of the claim is Seventeen Million United States Dollars (US$17m). At your interest please send your full details for more briefing. E-mail: email@example.com Yours Faithfully, Mr.Richard Crosby
4 Oct 08
This is a scam! There are lots of these fake emails around. They are trying to persuad you to send your bank details tot hem and ultimately to ask you for money to 'win your share'. There is nothing for nothing in this world. Do not reply or fall for this scam. I knew of one woman who borrowed £10,0000 to pay these scammers. Don't be another victim.