419 Scam – Philanthropist scam / Mr. Boone Pickens
The following spam email is a variation of the Advence Fee fraud. The criminals pretend you are someone they used to know and they want to give you money. If you reply then at some point you will be asked to send money to criminals money before you can receive the (non-existent) funds promised to you. Any money you send will be lost.
If you have responded to this scam and received money demands, please forward us copies of the emails from the scammers. Do not agree to a meeting with the criminals except as part of a police sting to arrest them. Do not make any payments to them whatsoever. Thank you!
This is for your dedication and contribution,
You might find it so very difficult to remember me. Though, it is indeed, a
long time. On my singular, I am much delighted and privileged to contact
you again, after couple of years now. It takes fate, courage and God's
fearing to remember old friends and at the same time, to show gratification
to them, despite circumstances that made things, not worked out as we
projected then. I take this liberty and medium to inform you that, the
transaction we were pursing together, finally worked out by God's infinite
grace & mercy and I decided to contact you, just to let you know. I have
conscience as a human being, due to your tremendous effort and contribution
to make things work out in retrospect.
Meanwhile, I must inform you that, I am presently in DAVOS, Switzerland for
the World Economic Forum and later to Luxemburg for numerous business
negotiations and establishment. I arrived few nights ago and checked inn,
in a hotel and decided to go down to the hotel business centre to mail you.
Now, with my sincere heart, I have raised and signed a Cashier's Bank
Draft, to the value and tune of USD$800,000.00 (Eight hundred and twenty
thousand US dollars only) in your name as COMPENSATION to your dedication,
humanity and contribution, as it were, kindly note that this money is
comprehensively insured to it real value of US$ 800,000.00 and in your name
only as the beneficiary.
Please, contact NOW, my financial bank account manager, his name is
Mr. Jose Maria Esq. E-mail:email@example.com Tele: +34 695 880 567
You are to forward to him, the following details to enable him identify you
1. YOUR FULL NAME
2. RESIDENTAIL ADDRESS
3. TELEPHONE & FAX NUMBERS
(If necessary) do call him, will advise you further about the registered
courier delivery of the Cashier's Bank Draft to your Residence Address or
Office Address you may provided.
Feel free to reach me directly via this very mail address. Most
importantly, the Cashier's Bank Draft has only validity period of 21
banking days. So, your early response to that effect, shall be admired. You
have to mind the days on registered speed post courier delivery.
Thanks you very much for your dedication, humanity and contribution.
Mr. Boone Pickens.
(Activist & Philanthropist)
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From: "Hon. Boone Pickens." <email@example.com>
Subject: Sincere compensation !
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