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Is It a Scam

Is It a Scam

I keep getting these emails, all a bit different but overall similar in theme. I've posted the latest email I received below.

I'm sure this is a scam, but am wondering what kind of experience others have had with this kind of thing as I sure would hate to miss out on a great opportunity too! Please let me know what you think;

Is it a scam?:

Hello my Dear,

First of all, let me introduce myself. My name is Mr. Larry Sanusi, I am a staff in one of the banks here in Abidjan Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory coast) working in account Department and I would like to know if you can be at my disposal to strike a perfect/smooth deal in my Bank here.

I discovered anonymous fund totalling $65.5M (Sixty Five Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollar). This fund has been floating in our suspense account for the past years, in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in September 2007 in a plane crash.

Since the notification of his death our bank have been expecting his next of kin to come forward and claim his fund because our bank cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as the next of kin or relative to the Deceased Person as indicated in our banking guidelines and policies but unfortunately I learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation died along side with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claims.

Therefore, I request for your assistance by presenting you as the next of kin/beneficiary of Deceased Account, so that the fund can be claimed and transfer to your bank account. The request of a foreigner as the next of kin in this deal is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and an Ivorian cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner.

I will agree that 30% of this money will be for you as a foreign partner. In respect to the provision of a foreign bank account where the fund will be transfer to, 10% will be map out for any expenses incurred during the curse of the transaction and 60 % would be for me.

Please let me know if you are interested and also send your direct telephone numbers for discussion of this deal in details.

Best regards
Mr. Larry Sanusi.

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Jul 16, 2023
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Jun 17, 2009
Estate of Late Sir. Martin Wilczek
by: Anonymous

Got The Same One

Jun 15, 2009
Why do they do This?
by: Anonymous

Do they want your identity or what?

I also received the one from Ray Darrick today. thank goodness i googled his name first before responding and came to this site.

Very tempting!!!

May 27, 2009
It's Definitely a Scam
by: Anonymous

This is definitely a scam. I've been getting way too many of these for this to be real!:

From Daniel Dumpe.
Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
West Africa.


Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. I am quite aware that my message will come to you as a surprise because it is indeed very strange for someone you have not met before to contact you in this regard. I am Daniel Dumpe the only Child of late Chief Joseph Dumpe. My father was a very wealthy Gold and Coccoa merchant in Abidjan, the economic capital of Cote d'Ivoire, my father was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outings on a business trip .

My mother died when I was a baby and since then my father took me so special. Before the death of my father on 5th September 2008 in a private hospital here in Abidjan he secretly called me on his bed side and told me that he has the sum of USD4.600,000,00 left in fixed / suspense account in one of the prime bank here in Abidjan,that he used my name as his only child for the next of Kin in depositing of the fund. He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his business associates. That I should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice where I will transfer this money and use it for investment purpose such as real estate or hotel management.

Moreover, I am willing to offer you 10% of the total sum as compensation for your effort/ input after the successful transfer of this fund into your nominated account overseas. Furthermore, Pls indicate your options towards assisting me as I believe that this transaction would be conclude within seven (7) days you signify your interest to assist me.

Anticipating to hear from you urgently.

Thanks and God bless.

Yours Sincerely,
Daniel Dumpe.

May 26, 2009
It Has To Be A Scam
by: Anonymous

These HAVE to be scams. Here is the one that recently showed up in my email. If this is true, why wouldn't they just call?:

Subject: WILL


Notification of Bequest

I write on behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the Estate of Late Sir. Martin Wilczek. I wish to notify you that late Sir. Martin Wilczek made you a beneficiary to his WILL.

He left the sum of Five Million, One Hundred Thousand Dollars (USD$5,100.000.00) to you in the codicil and last testament to his will. Being a widely travel led man; you were nominated to him by one of his numerous friends abroad who wished you good.

Sir. Martin Wilczek until his death was a former managing Director and Pioneer staff of Global Galleries. He was a very dedicated Christian who loved to give out. His great philanthropy earned him numerous awards during his life time.

Sir Martin Wilczek died on the 9th day of February 2004 at the age of 90 years, and his WILL is now ready for execution. According to him this money is to help the poor and the needy.

Please if I reach you as I am hopeful, endeavor to get back to me as soon as possible via my direct email address as shown below to enable me conclude my job.

Ray Darrick, Esq.,

Also do send me your telephone number so I can call you for further clarification on this matter. I hope to hear from you on the hour.

Legally yours,
Ray Darrick, Esq.

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