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posted at August 14, 2013 1:07 PM EDT
First: June 6, 2012
Last: February 18, 2014
I don't check my email account here. But today I happened to look at it. There was one email in the inbox from 3 months ago. I was horrified that there were no actions taken, and allow the existence of this type of scam. I understand AARP respects our privacy and do not check contents of our email. But I am sure there were more than I that were the potential victims. And within these 3 months no one reported this and the "Web Master" here did nothing to erase the account of this naomikiss, aka Naomi Jackson from Sierra Leone, and wipe all activities she (most likely a he in a smoky cyber cafe in West Africa) left behind in this website!
For your reading enjoyment, here is the email:
Friday May 31, 1:19 PM
Sent to: sc10
Hello Sweetest ,
Please i apologies you to exercise a little patience and read through my letter i feel quite safe dealing with you in this important business having gone through your remarkable profile, i really like to have a good relationship with you and i have a special reason why i decided to contact you, I decided to contact you due to the urgency of my situation, My name is Naomi Jackson , 23yrs old female and i held from Sierra Leone in West Africa, the daughter to late Mr and Mrs Abraham Jackson, the former chairman of Sierra Leone Gold and Diamond corperation, I lost my biological mother at the age of 6years old.
After the burial of my father, my stepmother and uncle conspired and sold my father's property which they shared the money among themselves and live nothing for me, fortunately one faithful morning, I opened my father's briefcase and found out an important documents which my late beloved father use to deposit huge amount of money in one bank in Ivory Coast with my name as the next of kin. I traveled to Ivory Coast since is a nearby country to withdraw the money for a better life so that i can take care of myself and start a new life, on my arrival in Ivory Coast, the Branch Manager of the Bank whom i met in person told me that my father's instruction to the bank is that the money would only be release to me when i am 30years old or through the assistance of a foreigner who will help me and invest the money overseas.
I see you as a honest and reliable person who will help me and stand as my foreign trustee so that i will present you to the Bank for transfer of the money to his bank account overseas.
The amount of the money deposited is Five Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars(US$5.500.000.00). the Branch manager whom i met in person have confirmed to me that the money is there and that i am the next of kin but the only thing he told me is that my father's instruction to the bank is that the money would only be release to me when i am 30years old or that I may present a foreigner who will help me and invest the money overseas, and he advice me to look for a honest and reliable person who will represent me as my trustee so that their bank can release the money to me, you will also help me to place the money in a more profitable business venture in your Country.
However, you will help by recommending a nice college in your country so that i can complete my studies. It is my intention to compensate you with 25% of the total money for your efforts and kindness services and the balance shall be my capital in your establishment.
Here is my Email address; email@example.com, send me your reply to my private email address
Here is my number : +225 44853552 and also call me to hear your sweetest voice.
Thanks and have a nice day.
I wait for your reply