Look out for this guy dropping into your inbox very soon, you may have seen this scam already, here in this article is the Salif Ali Email Scam in all its glory!
But before I do show you the email I have to ask a question, if you would like to comment with your thoughts be my guest.
I need to know if there is anybody out there who has actually been duped by an email scam recently?
If you have than could you possibly share a little of your knowledge so others do not fall into the same trap.
It still amazes me that these scam emails are hitting our inboxes on a regular basis, I have known people personally who have responded to such crazy scams and have had there ID stolen, money taken from banks and had massive amounts of debt run up. The less malicious side is a mailbox full of junk email if you respond as the sender is looking to see if your email account is active.
Here is is the email, and a stark warning… DO NOT respond to it:
FROM MR SALIF ALI, VERY URGENT.
Please forgive my indignation if this message comes to you as a surprise
for contacting you without your prior consent, i got your contact from the
professional data base found in the internet Yahoo tourist search, when i
was searching for a foreign reliable partner.
I assured of your capability and reliability to champion this business
opportunity with you after series of prayers/fasting, i was divinely
directed to contact you among other names found in the data base Yahoo
tourist search, and i believe that our God almighty has a way of helping who
is in need.
I am Bill and exchange manager of foreign remittance department of B.O.A
Bank of Africa here in Burkina Faso Ouagadougou.
In my department i discovered an abandoned sum of (15, Million Us Dollar)
with account N° 18463464711 that belongs to one of our foreign customers who
died along with his wife and only daughter in a plane crash of Alaska
Airlines Flight number 261 which crashed on 31 January 2003, Owner of this
account is DR. GEORGE W. BRUMLEY American and great industrialist and a
resident of Alaska.
It is therefore upon this discovery that i now decided to make this business
proposal to you and for our bank to release the fund to you, all you need is
to follow the instruction which I will giving to you as the next of kin or
relation to the deceased customer for safety and subsequent disbursement
since nobody is coming for it and I don’t want this fund to go into our bank
treasury as unclaimed bill fund ok
This request of foreigner as next of kin in this transaction is occasioned
by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Burkinabe as i am cannot
stand as next of kin to a foreigner that is the reason why i am looking for
a foreign who will help me take care of transferring the fund to his bank
account, in appreciation of your assistance me, i will offering you 40% of
the total sum while the remaining 50% is for me as the master madder of the
business. and other 10% will be theexpences occur in this transaction,
Upon receipt of your reply i will send to you by fax or email the text of
the application which you will complete with your bank account information
and forward it to our bank here and ask for the released of fund as the next
of kin to DR. GEORGE W. BRUMLEY ok.
I will be waiting for your urgent respond as soonest you receive this
proposal for more details of the business as well