I got this email today. What do you think I should do? I mean $5.3 million is a lot of cash just to ignore. Should I contact him and say I’m interested, or just let the evil scammer burn in Hell? Oh, tough choice.
(PS – the new short story up at The Grey Scribe is a doozy. Hope you like it!)
Greeting to you my dear friend, I am sending you this mail regarding
the 31st October 1999 Egyptian airline Flight 990
My name is Peter Boltton, the personal assitance to the late Mr.and
Mrs. Lenor.R. Burson Citizens of the United States of America My
Boss and his wife died in an air crash on the 31st October 1999 in
an Egyptian airline 990 with other passengers like 62 Egyptians,22
Canadians,3 Syrians,2 Sudanese and 1 Chilean on board.You can
confirm his death from the website below which was published by
BBC WORLD NEWS. WEBSITE.<http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/>
Unfortunately Two of them lost their lives Since that day I have made
several enquiries to several Embassies to locate any of my Boss’s
extended relatives, Which I have waiting for them since than, this has
also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts,
I decided to trace his relatives over the Internet to locate any member
of his family,i could not locate any of the reatives,hance i contacted
I contacted you to assist in repatriating the money and property left
behind by my Boss and his wife, since I have no place to locate any
of his relatives. I can easily convince his bank in the with my legal
practice that you are the only surviving relation of my Boss. Otherwise
the Estate he left behind will be confiscated or declared unserviceable
by the bank where this huge deposits were lodged.
Particularly, my late Boss had an account with one of the banks Europe.
Valued at about US$5.3Million (Five Million Three Hundred Thousand
United States Dollars) which I witness the documentations before he
left for the states on 2nd Feb 1999.
Consequently, The bank issued me a notice to provide the next of kin
to my Boss since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives. I
seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased
so that the proceeds of this account valued at US$5.3Million (Five Million
Three Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) will be paid into your
account and then you and I can share the money. 55% to me and 40% to
you, while 5% should be for expenses, tax as your government may require.
I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any
claim we may make. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable
us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under
a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach Of the
law. I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one
apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that everything
documents that will bring about the Success of this transaction would
N.B. Please indicate your telephone and fax numbers
for easy communication in this mutual transaction.