BetterPhoto Q&A
Category: New Questions

Photography Question 
Ed Wenger
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/9/2004

New E-mail Spam

I have receives several Spam E-mails through a BP contact. This one has a different spin on it.

Dearest One,

Based on your profile, the trust and God's divine guidance that I have this great oppoutunity linking up to you, though we have not meet before but I believe that one have to risk in confiding his secret to succeed sometimes in life.

My name is Miss Mary Clement, a 22 years old undergraduate.I am only daughter of chief/Mrs Johnson Clement a major cocoa exporter cum politician.I am native of Lorma in western part of liberia,Africa.

I was born out of tragic mother died from cancer when I was only 4 years old,my father nurtured me with great care and love before he met his own untimely death on the way coming back from business trip from overseas,on his arrival to the airport his driver went to drove him back home on the way they have a fatal car accident which killied his driver at spot while my father spent 3 painful days at hospital before dying. my uncle seized all my father's companies and properties because of our traditionl believe that i'm a woman. I was left with nothing and dropped out of school because of finacial difficulties
and my uncle's wicked attitude.

My father told me a deep secret on his sick bed which I want to share with you in a full confidentiality.He deposited a huge sum of $7 million Dollers ($7,OOO,OOO USD)in one of reputable private security company in Ivory Coast because of polictical instability in our country Liberia without the knowledge of my uncle.presently I'm in ivory coast since the civil war broke out in liberia as a refugee in one of missionary home while my uncle flew to the london with his children. although I have contacted the security company they comfirmed the logdement.

Dearest all I want you to do for me is to step forward as my foreign partner to the security company so that the money will be retrieve,I have all the neccesary information to back you up.i will sincerely give you 10% out of the money,5% for any expenses incurred during the transaction and the rest will be used for any investement preferred by you in your country.

I am pleading to you with the name of Almighty God to help me out of this problem.coincidentally Ivory coast is now having it's own political unrest too,

I am kindly waiting for your soonest response.


All my love,
Miss Mary Clement.

To love this question, log in above
1/9/2007 9:28:58 AM

Todd Bennett
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/8/2004

This type of scam has been going on for years. They first used the fax machine and now are using email. At the company I work for, we probably get at least one of these faxed to us per month and they immediately go in the trash. It is amazing that people will fall for this; but, they do. Usually if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is.

To love this comment, log in above
1/9/2007 9:51:48 AM

Log in to respond or ask your own question.