Old scam — new email. The Africans never tire of bombarding our inboxes with tales of great Uncle Boogaloo who just happened to fall off the twig with multiple millions of dollars stashed in some bank somewhere.
I wonder if people actually reply to these people? Maybe you know. Anyway, if you are Googling for the content of the email below that you received, be assured it is a scam.
A fresh one that dropped in our mailbox today was this little gem:
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY & REPLY BACK,
First and formost,I have to introduce myself to you.I am Mr Boromo Williams.The Director incharge of Auditing section of Bank of Africa (BOA) in Ouagadougou,Burkina Faso .I need your urgent business assistance in transferring an abandoned sum of ($9 Million) dollars left by a deceased customer of my bank immediately to your account.
If you are interested and ready to partake in this great business opportunity,kindly send your profiles to me including your Name,your private telephone number for easy communication.I will send you full details on how the business will be executed and also note that you will receive 40% of the above mentioned amount if you agree to help me execute this business.
Please for further information and enquiries feel free to contact me back immediately for more explanation and better understanding .I am waiting for your urgent response!!!
Thanks and remain bless.
Mr Williams .
This came from the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org — which is Chinese, but the IP address is 188.8.131.52 which traces back to a place called Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso which is in Africa. Sounds a delightful place doesn’t it?
As the IP address tallies to the content of the scammers email, I am minded to think it actually came out of China as Africans are unlikely to use Chinese email addresses.