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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.
Mr. Larry Sanusi.