Mr and Mrs Ambrose Cisse Richard died and left their son Jean Larry 9 million and you have been selected to help Jean manage this money wisely, or so the scam goes.
Jean Larry is going to school and would like to transfer all 9.1 million dollars to your bank account for you to manage. He needs the money for school and would eventually like to move to the U.S. and in return, he will give you 15% or 1.36 million dollars.
I’ve included the email from Jean Larry below for your review, but remember, this is a scam and you should not respond to it!
From: Jean Larry [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: September 13, 2010 10:44 PM
To: undisclosed recipients:
Subject: My chosen Partner,
My chosen Partner,
Compliment of the season, Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. I know this mail may come to you as a surprise, since we have not known or written before.
I want to let you know that is your profile that pushed me to send this email to you after my three days fasting and praying and I have the full hope that you will assist me.
My Mother died long ago when she was about to deliver my most junior sister Angela, based that i lost my mother so early my father took me so special, because i am the only survival child from my family.
Introducing my self, I am Jean Larry, 19 years of age the only son of the late Mr and Mrs Ambroose Cisse Richard, My father was a gold and cocoa merchant based in Accra , Ghana and Abidjan ( Ivory Coast ) He was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their business trips.
Before the death of my father, Mr Ambroose Cisse Richard, on 15th July 2007 in a private hospital here in Abidjan secretly called me on his bedside and told me that he has a sum of USD $9.1 Million (Nine Million, One hundred thousand U.S), deposited in Bank in ( Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire , that he used my name as his beloved son for the next of kin in depositing the fund.
He also explained to me, Jean Larry, 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 expansion of his existing cocoa business and real estate management overseas.
I have made an arrangement with the Local bank manager here on how best to transfer this money to overseas. Please I am humbly seeking your assistance in the following ways.
1- To assist me in providing an account of yours where this fund can quietly be transferred into.
2- To serve as the guardian of this fund since I, Jean Larry, am still in school.
3- To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education and to help me secure a residential permit in your country.
Moreover, I am willing to offer you 15% of the total sum as compensation for your effort/ Input after the successful transfer of this fund into your nominated account overseas, while 5% will be set aside to offset any expenses we may incure.
You can indicate your option towards assisting me as I believe that this transaction would be concluded within the shortest possible time if you signify interest to assist me obtaining funds from Mr and Mrs Ambrose Cisse Richard.
Thanks and God bless.