Should i believe this email i received the other day?

@ArienKing (4647)
February 24, 2007 12:43am CST
Hi, i received this mail on 22nd feb and it was marked as spam. Actually this is a spam and a fraud mail...I would like you to read this mail and check the way how fraud people use such an heart melting emotional langaue to lure their victim...have a look? Good Day to you and may God bless you as you read from me, Iam little miss Flora Love from cote d'ivoire west africa. please iam sincerely seeking your kind help to assist me.infact since the death of my late parents Mr Mrs James i have been in sarch for a Gods fearing human being to help serve as my gaurdian and to also help me get the money my father deposited with one of the local bank here in abidjan.Due to the war that took the lives of our family members and iam also afraid to contact any one from my country to avoid being killed as my father was also killed by his political rivals.Iam contacting you today based on the fact that i want you to help me get me out of africa so that i will continue my education in your country and invest wisely with the money if iam to come over and be with you. The fund is $500,0000 us dollars.and i have all the necessary document of the fund.please direct me on what to do iam puting my trust and hope in you and i beleive you will not reject my request for help.and don't mind my english iam only managing to in my country we do speak french language. looking to hear from you soon. Flora. Do you think one can believe this "Flora" so easily?
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@ljcapps (1926)
• United States
24 Feb 07
No. If it was just a random email that you received, i wouldn't trust it. So many people are able to use computers and internation communication in this day and age to scam people that it's scary. I would block the sender, because there are other ways to reach out for help than emailing random strangers.
• Canada
24 Feb 07
There actually is a simple rule with e-mails, if it's offering you money and it looks to good to be true, it actually *IS* too good to be true. No one is going to offer you lots of money randomly. This is just one of the many scam attempts you will find, just change the name and country and story a little and send again and again. Apparently some people are falling for it because we all keep receiving these over and over. The bottom line is, never believe a huge amount of money can be handed out to you by doing next to nothing. The only thing that'll do that is lottery and you need a ton of luck.
@ethanmama (1746)
• Philippines
24 Feb 07
Don't believe in it. It's a variation of the Nigerian scam. They just change the names and places, but the circumstances are always similar.