NOT!!! i really hate it when i receive these kind of emails. no doubt it went straight to my spam folder though sometimes it went to my inbox. i do check my spam folder because some email(s) may have mistakenly gone into the spam folder. the other day i received an email from some 'businessman' in Taipei. once i received from God-knows-where and today, from a so-called Princess. seriously. i am glad that i know all these are scams. often times we read in the newspapers where many people became victims, especially young and naive people. but then again, there are also reports whereby professionals and graduates became victims. sheesh. it is sad to know that there are still people who fell into the trap. the email reads as follows:-
Good day and Compliments,
I am writing this letter in confidence believing that if it is the wish of God for you to help me and my family, God almighty will bless and reward you abundantly and you would never regret this.
I am a female student from University of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou [i thought it's a made-up country name but it does exist] I am 23 yrs old. I'd like any person who can be caring, loving and home oriented. I will love to have a long-term relationship with you and to know more about you. I would like to build up a solid foundation with you in time coming if you can be able to help me in this transaction.
Well, my father died and left me and my junior brother behind. He was a king, [pffftttt!!!] which our town citizens titled him over sixteen years before his death. I was a princess [walauweiiiii] to him and I am the only person who can take care of his wealth now because my junior brother is still young and my mother is not literate enough to know my entire father's wealth [riiigghhhhtttt] He left the sum of USD 7, 350, 000.00 dollars (Seven Million, Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand US Dollars) [some may get blinded by the amount of money offered] in the bank.
This money was annually paid into my late fathers account from Shell petroleum Development Company (spdc) and chevron Oil Company [they use big names to make it look real] operating in our locality for the compensation of youth and community development in our jurisdiction. I don't know how and what I will do to invest this money somewhere in abroad, so that my father's kindred will not take over what belongs to my father and our family, which they were planning to do without my present because I am a female as stated by our culture in the town.
Now, I urgently need your humble assistance to move this money from the bank here to your own bank account, that’s why I felt happy when I saw your contact because I strongly believe that by the grace of God, you will help me invest this money wisely. I am ready to pay 20% of the total amount to you if you help us in this transaction and another 10% interest of Annual after Income to you, for handling this transaction for us, which you will strongly have absolute control over. [it couldn't get any better, could it?]
If you can handle this project sincerely and also willing to assist me in lifting this fund, kindly reach me by reply this mail. Please, note that this transaction is 100% risk free [yeah right!] and I hope to commence the transaction as quick as possible, I will send you my identification card as soon as I hear from you [why not now?]
Princess Fustina Karom [see, told ya i got a letter from a princess]
seriously, when will they stop? i hope i will never read about people becoming victims of such scam ever again because it's just plain stupid and ridiculous. every time i read this kind of email, i become so annoyed and upset. grrrrr!!!
*those in red were highlighted by me and those in green are my comments.