It happens every time there is a major catastrophe in our world. African crooks use the story to dupe people into parting with their money. This one neatly adds the Lybian conflict with the Japanese tragedy unfolding on the TV.
So this fellow, who calls himself Harry, says he needs someone to transfer some money for Saif Gaddafi. Of which, the helping person will get 30%.
I wonder how long it takes until Harry asks for money ……..
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From: Mr. Harry Burnham(Red Cross) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Lets Help the People of Japan!!!
Please do not be offended if this message comes to you as I ought to have sought your consent and approval before e-mailing this proposal. I acted as I did due to the importance and urgency of this business. Whichever way you may look at it, let it please you to respond quickly positively. So that we can move to the next step. I am Harry Burnham, personal Assistant to Saif al-Islam Gaddafi as you know what is going on in Libya with the on going crisis and civil war. Since the Arab league have agreed for a no fly zone and with sanctions been put in place and most accounts belonging to the government seized, we need your help.
We have about US$88M(Eighty Eight Million Dollars)in cash to move, we want to move this money now to you before it is late. We have a secure way of moving the funds, we will just say that it is a donation for the people of Japan because of the tsunami earthquake and damage. Will the funds be safe with you and can we trust you?
You will be paid handsomely, nothing less than 30% of the total amount. 20% will be donated to the Red cross for the people of Japan. I will need your contact details, like private telephone,email address, and a delivery address. That is an address that the funds will be safe till you bank them for investments etc. But banking has to be done in your name. I hope you understand how important this is to us. Once you accept i will send you more details and the plan.
Mr. Harry Burnham.