This scam happned to me via Yahoo email

I received a plea for help from a destitute girl here is the story as it unfolded

February 8, 2011 at 18:50

From: Prisca Samuel
Subj: My Greetings To You !
Date: 22/11/2008 08:33:10
Hello My Dearest !

Compliment
of the season. I appreciate your concern and your willingness so far
for assisting me, the most important thing i need from you right now is
your honesty and trustworthiness. I choose you in this transaction,
based on my present status here in Dakar as a refugee under asylum.
According to the financial governing laws of this country, people under
refugees are not allow to participate into monetary transaction or
operate personal bank account with large sums international or locally.


I want you to understand more about my situation here in the
camp, I am e-mailing you from the office of the Rev.Father who is
pastoring at the church in the refugee camp, I have explained to him a
little about my life though not everything, i told the Rev.Father about
my communication with you and he permitted me to access my e-mail in
his office computer twice a day, here in the refugee camp.

Mark. A few emails crossed between us then the urgency became noticed as the information dropped into my inbox
February 8, 2011 at 18:53Mark.
Information about my late father & the deposit code are as follows:

Name of depositor: Mr. Samuel Kanyon Doe
Nationality: Liberia:
Fund Ref Nos: BBG8794QY
Account Reference Number 0100046358795
Beneficiary : Miss.Prisca Samuel K. Doe
Amount Deposited: US$8.123 Million
Type of Account : As family valid t. files
Year of Deposit : April 1990
Purpose of Deposit : Safe keeping
Country of Deposit : Cote d'ivoire

Please make sure you did not miss any of this information so that the bank will not stand on ground to deny you access to the deposit, please hurry up, I am eager to join you in your country, am sick and tired of poor condition of living over here. Inform me as soon as you contact the bank, it shows me that youreally out for business and can handle tis affairs sincerely.do let me know the area business that we can invest the money in yourcountry.

I am waiting for your urgent reply

Yours Sincerely
Prisca .

February 8, 2011 at 18:55Mark. I was totally shocked and bemused to receive emails from a princes in Africa! Needing my help to escape the misery of her country and to want me to transfer all her money into my bank account here in the uk! In order to help in her arriving in this country and to financially reward me for helping her!
February 8, 2011 at 19:00Mark. Wow this was unreal i told myself could not believe it but felt drawn to her somehow
February 8, 2011 at 19:02Mark. I did'nt believe it i asked for proof i received emails from the priest the lawyer and the bank!
February 8, 2011 at 19:05Mark. These will follow shortly......
February 8, 2011 at 19:07Mark. I received an email from her lawyer asking me for my bank details in order to have prisca's money put into my account.....
GREEN LAW FIRM CHAMBERS
SOLICITORS AND ADVOCATE
40 AVENUE BLAISE DIAGNE
03BP2609
PHONE: 00225-6743 4498.
Abidjan– Cote D'Ivoire
Email: mail2lawfirm@yahoo.com

OUR REF: CSS/LMU/S/07 DATE: 3rd, December, 2008

Dear Client ,
We are to inform you that you email was receive by our chamber in a good Faith, and according to the intreaction with the holding bank Manager in the person of Mr Robert. He made me to know that there is no means the will dedcut any money from the fund Deposited by their customer with out the Needed Docuemnts.
Meanwhile i am not afarid of the paying me the reamaing amount after the fund has being transferred into your account.
February 8, 2011 at 19:17Mark. He asked for a $500 payment for administration (out of pocket expenditure)

February 8, 2011 at 19:21Mark. I replied to prisca saying the lawyer wanted cash upfront and i was'nt willing to send any payments she replied.....
From: Prisca Samuel
Subj: From Your Lover Prisca !
Date: 09/12/2008 09:39:27
Show details
Hello My Sweetheart,
Darling how are you today, i hope every thing is moving fine with you and your family over there. Darling i don't know why you are sounding like this to me, since you know that you are all i have in this world. Please do not allow me to die in this ugly place that i am staying.

Darling i have being in there office since morning with the Rev Father, and he make us to know that there is no arthoney here on earth that can provide the documents with his personel money, talkless of assisting the person. He said that he is doing all this because of my present condition here in the refugee camp.

Darling now the chamber ask you to let them know or send to them the part of the money for them to start work on our files. Darling
February 8, 2011 at 19:27Mark. The emails kept coming i did'nt reply then came this.....Hello My Dearest Mark,

I am very much happy to hear from you once again. Darling how are you today, i hope every thing is fine with you and your family over there. Darling i am so much insighted after going through the email you compose to the holding bank regarding the issue we have at hand.

Darling i call them this morning with the Rev Father number to know if the have recieve your email. the told me that the have not receive any email from you. Please try to resend it again to them with this there amiel address which i send to you ( info_bridgebankgroup@mail2world.com ).

Honey, i want you to try and do every thing possible to see that i will be out from this ugly place that i am. so that i will come over there and join you. Darling i am waiting to hear the good news that the holding bank has transfer the fund to your account. Thanks and God bless you so much, hoping to hear from you soon.

Lots Of Love & Many Kisses From,
Prisca !

February 8, 2011 at 20:06Mark. I mailed the bank asking to verIfy prisca's details account etc they mailed me back with the following....

February 8, 2011 at 20:10Mark.
Dear Client ,

Thanks for Your Email, I Wish to inform you that i have been duly Notified and Directed by Mr Robert of BRIDGE GROUP BANK DE COTE D'IVOIRE, Regarding assisting you towards the Procurement and Legalization of INHERITANCE CLAIM Enhancing Documents Favouring you and your partner as the assigns to the Funds in Conformity with the Release/Transfers Conditions as enshrined in the Laws of the Republic of Cote D'Ivoire. Like I stated i had already established contact with the Bank where i was Duly Briefed regarding the Subject matter.

The Three Mentioned Documents has to do with Inheritance Claim issues In accordance

February 8, 2011 at 21:35Mark. with the Tenets as enshrined in the Statutory Laws of the Republic of Cote D'Ivoire on INHERITANCE CLAIM, Government Directives on the Issue is very Clear.

Issuances and Legalization of Inheritance Claim Documents by the Concerned Ministries is Two Thousand United States Dollars only(US$2.000)While my Professional service Charge covering doing all the Framework leading to the Issuances and following the entire matter in your Behalf until funds Transfers to your account is Facilitated is Seven Hundred & Fifty Dollars(US$750) all Amounting to Two Thousand, Seven Hundred & Fifty United States Dollars Only(US$2750) It takes a maximum of 3 Full working days to get this Documents issued upon the payment to the Inland Revenue Office.

I shall Need the Following Documents/Details to process and submit for the Issuances in your favor
Bank Name:
Bank Address:
Account Name:
Account Number:
Swift Code (If Any) :

The First Three pages of your International Passport or Drivers License

February 8, 2011 at 21:38Mark. above documents are part of our security protocols to avoid fraudulent claims or an unwarranted taking of advantage of his absence by some individuals or some other distance relations who might have had access to late Mr Samuel K. Doe Privacy.. On receipts of the above documents, we shall verify them and once we are satisfied. We shall process your file and affect the transfer into your Account which you are going to provide for us, we are ready to transfer this fund into your Account as soon as you provide those requested Documents.

Thanks for your co-operation.

Yours faithfully,
Mr. Robert Jackson.
Foreign operations & International Remittance Dept.
(BRIDGE BANK GROUP COTE D'OVOIRE)

February 8, 2011 at 21:41Mark. The emails from the bank asking for my information also stated that the money would be deposited when my account details had been received, thus giving me access to prisca's millions! The story looked incredible yet i became curios how far it would develop i offered the banker $1M. to (loan me) the deposit of $750
To which he replied...
February 8, 2011 at 21:49Mark.
Dear Client ,

We are to inform you that you email was receive by our chamber in a good Faith, and according to the intreaction with the holding bank Manager in the person of Mr Robert. He made me to know that there is no means the will dedcut any money from the fund Deposited by their customer with out the Needed Docuemnts.

Meanwhile i am not afarid of the paying me the reamaing amount after the fund has being transferred into your account. and i am not demanded any intrest upon the charges demanded from this honorable chambers. All i want you to do is to send the part of the demanded charges $50.00
February 8, 2011 at 22:05Mark. This implied that he would pay the rest if i paid the first $50.00. And the remainder would be deducted before the transfer into my account (emails shortened for interest) the documents are ready for sending on receipt of money. I mailed prisca saying that i could'nt manage sending money and that i offered money out of her millions to the lawyer
February 8, 2011 at 22:12Mark. She replied.....
February 8, 2011 at 22:13Mark. Hello My Sweetheart,

I am very much happy to read your mail this morning. Darling how are you today, i hope every thing is moving fine with you and your family over there. My regards to them all.

Darling, your email was very well understand by me. But i have run to the lawyer before mailing you this morning with the assistance of the Rev Father to see if he can help us procure the documents with his money and after the transaction of the fund we can settle him with the intrest, but he make us to know that he is not asking any intrest.

He told us that he is only helping us from his own mind. Darling after explaining every thing to the Lawyer he said that we should try and look how we will raise the part of the money. Darling i want you to let me know how much you could be able to raise, so that we can present it to him for him to help us get the documents.

Please my dearest, don't allow me to end up my life in this ugly place that i am staying.
February 8, 2011 at 22:27Mark. The Lawyer mailed me shortly after......
February 8, 2011 at 22:29Mark. Hello My Dearest Sweetheart ,

With much delighted and happiness,am using this great opportunity to thank you for your mail to me regarding the issue we have at hand now and i still thank you for the mail respond about securing the banks requirement to commence the transfer, Firstly all this mentioned documents by the bank gives you the legal authority to represent me, The problem is how to get this documents which I gave you a contact of a law firm who will first, draft the power of attorney bearing my signature, and empowering you to act on my behalf.

Secondly, The same lawyer will represent us to get the affidavit of support from the federal high court here, he will stand to take an Oath on our behalf, which also will be fully signed by the federal magistrate bearing the signature of a notary public.......(emails coming from prisca)

February 8, 2011 at 22:33Mark. Meanwhile the Lawyer mailed me again....,
GREEN LAW FIRM CHAMBERS
SOLICITORS AND ADVOCATE
40 AVENUE BLAISE DIAGNE
03BP2609
PHONE: 00225-6743 4498.
Abidjan– Cote D'Ivoire
Email: mail2lawfirm@yahoo.com

OUR REF: CSS/LMU/S/07

Dear Mr Mark
We are here to let you know that we are still waiting the payments for us to start processing the Documents needed for the transaction. Please kindly let us know what is still holding you not to send it through the information provided to you by our Chambers.

For any further question you can contact us with this number 00225 6743 4498. Once again its Our Pleasure to be of Service and You can be assured of a better and Quality Service.
February 8, 2011 at 22:41Mark. By now emails from prisca the Lawyer and the bank began dropping into my inbox, prisca on the other hand had sent me a photo and emails begging me to help her saying she would die there a refugee! Really pulling my heartstrings but i had no intention of sending money even tho she told a convicing story! She sent me the next email,....
February 8, 2011 at 22:46Mark. From: Prisca Samuel
Subj: From Your Lover Prisca !
Date:
Hello My Dearest Sweetheart,

I am very much happy to go through your lovely mail this after noon. Darling i want to thank you so much for your efforts to see that i will be out from this ugly place that i am staying, which i am sure that, i will come over there soon to live with you.

Darling, the offer to the lawyer is ok by me if only he can help us procure the documents needed from the holding bank. Darling i will praying to see that every thing will be done soonest, so that i will start preparing my comoing to your country. thanks and God bless you so much, hoping to hear from you soon.

Lots Of Love From,
Prisca !

February 8, 2011 at 22:52Mark. I replied to prisca that unfortunately i could'nt help with money and that she must try to explain tho the Lawyer my situation the emails stopped,....but then the Lawyer mailed me again.....
February 8, 2011 at 22:55Mark. GREEN LAW FIRM CHAMBERS
SOLICITORS AND ADVOCATE
40 AVENUE BLAISE DIAGNE
03BP2609

Dear Mr Mark
We are to inform you that you email was receive by our chamber in a good Faith, and i don't know the reason why it is very hard for you to understand. I have told you early that i am not intrested in your offer, what i am intrested is to help the poor girl that is here in the camp.
And that is the only reason why i told you to send the part of the charges while i completed it with my personaly money. Kindly let me know when you are sending the part of the money, so that i will start arranging the one i promise to you.
For any further question you can contact us with this number
00225 6743 4498. Once again its Our Pleasure

February 8, 2011 at 23:03Mark Hmmm.....??
February 8, 2011 at 23:05Mark. Prisca mailed me....,
From: Prisca Samuel
Subj: Hoping To Hear From You Soon !
Date:
Hello My Dearest Sweetheart,

I am very much happy to go through your lovely email this evening. How is your work today, including your present condition over there, i hope God is on your way. Darling i want you to know that you are all i have now, no mother or father even brother talkless of sister who can help me out from this ugly place that i am.

Darling, i know is not much easly to raise such hutch amount of money with in this period of time, but i believe that God will help us to get the charges demanded from the lawyer. Darling i suggest you email the lawyer and told him to help us get the documents with his money and after the transcation of the fund, we can paid him more that his charges.

Please i don't want to keep on suffering in this ugly place that i am, all i want is to come over there and start a new life with you and your family over there. Please just try
February 8, 2011 at 23:11Mark Hmmm.....?
February 8, 2011 at 23:12Mark. GREEN LAW FIRM CHAMBERS
SOLICITORS AND ADVOCATE

40 AVENUE BLAISE DIAGNE

03BP2609

Abidjan– Cote D'Ivoire
OUR REF: CSS/LMU/S/07
Dear Client ,
We are to inform you that you email was receive by our chamber in a good Faith.and we also want to let you know that we have a procedure that is ruling this chambers. Moreover it is my desire to help you procure the demanded documents that the holding bank want you to provide from a based lawyer here.
Our rules here is that the client must provide to us the amount demanded from him before doing any thing.
February 8, 2011 at 23:24Mark Hmmm....???
February 8, 2011 at 23:26Mark. Prisca mailed me again..... Please remember your promise to me that you will try all your possible best to help me out from this pit that i am into. Please try and see that i will be out from this place that i am since the holding bank is waiting the documents, for them to transfer the fund to your account. Darling i want to assure you that you will not regret of helping me out froim this ugly plave that i am. thanks and God Bless you so much, hoping to hear from you soon.

Lots Of Love From,

Prisca !

February 8, 2011 at 23:30Mark Ok ok ok ok yeah i know......reluctantly i mailed her telling her i no way could send money and finally the emails stopped.....
February 8, 2011 at 23:33

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brandasaur 5 years ago from Planet X

So this is the hub you are talking about! Thanks Mark! Atleast i know i can create a hub similar to this. I just want to warn others. :)


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Mark Psychedlic 5 years ago from Birmingham UK Author

she almost sucked me in but i escaped lol


lostwithinmyself 5 years ago

I have had emails like this too. I just ignore them though. Glad you shared it as there is some people that actually fall for things like this and end up out of pocket and scammed!!! x


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Mark Psychedlic 5 years ago from Birmingham UK Author

I believe in this instance that this was an utter and pure scam in order to rip me off but I'm skeptical at the best of times and figured that this was intended for someone gullable but feel that nobody has highlighted this scam even if been targeted.


jenubouka 5 years ago

There are ones that are from "FBI agents" with millions to get rid of, or grant money you have left unused...I recommend to copy address and paste versus clicking on the address itself. The only reason I reply is to send a nasty foul language reply.


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suzettenaples 5 years ago from Taos, NM

I've gotten e-mails like this and requests throught snail mail also. They go right into the circular file.


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FatFreddysCat 5 years ago from The Garden State

I get at least a half dozen e-mails a day attempting scams like these. Occasionally I'll reply to one by suggesting that the writer perform a certain anatomical impossibility, if you catch my drift. :)


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Mark Psychedlic 5 years ago from Birmingham UK Author

This attempted scam happened to me and the reason Ive shared it is because I wouldn't like to see someone else affected by this or similar scams so beware! if it sounds to good to be true it usually is.

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