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January 30, 2007

Mr pierre omidyar

This is a most amusing little scam. It's the usual fraud, someone in Africa has lots of money that they want to send to you. You'll get a cut of it for helping him.

How it works is that there will be expenses along the way. Legal fees, taxes, bribes, and you'll have to send them the money to pay these. What then happens is that the criminals keep any money you send them and nothing is ever sent to you: for, of course, the original huge amount of money never existed.

This sort of fraud has been going on for 30 years at least: I received my first one as a letter back in 1988. So why do I say it's amusing?

Well, when the criminals were looking around for a name to use they chose Pierre Omidyar: that's actually the name (or a misspelling of) the man who founded e-Bay.

Ignore it, it's a fake, a scam, a fraud.

Dear
I Hope This Mail Meets You In Good Health And Spirit, I Am, Mr  pierre omidyar  from abijain. Presently, I Live As A Refugee In republic of senegal dakar , With My Younger Sister, victory .I Am A Victim Of War And The Son Of Late Chief Dr.omidyar .The Assassinated Former Assistant Director Of  coco  And Diamond Mining Corporation. My Father Was Killed With Other Government Officials During Official Hours When The Rebel Troops Stormed And Raided The Mining Corporation Office At The Heat Of The Crisis In My Country. A Few Weeks Later, The Rebels Also Invaded Our Residential Building In Which My Mother And Two Of Our Security Men Were Killed In The Compound While I Was Out For A Special Research Program And My Younger Sister Was In School. I Had A Singular Shock And Trauma, Which Compelled Us To Flee From The Country To republic of senegal dakar By The Help Of An Army Colonel, Who Is A Close Friend Of My Late Father,We Would Like To Further Our Education If Not For The Death Of My Parents. I Have Never Worked To Earn My Living Since My Late Parents Had Enough Wealth For Us. I Am Contacting You Now Because Of The Present Difficulty I Am Facing. Unfortunately My Father's Two Accounts In West Africa Have Recently Been Frozen.However This Did Not Affect The (Us$ 25,600,000), Which He deposited In a ecowas diplomatic security company On My Name As The Next Of Kin. For Now, I Am Having Every Information And Document Needed For The Clearance Of The Money In The ecowas diplomatic security company senegal daker With Me And I Want You To Act As The Beneficiary Of The Fund For Easy And Smooth Transfer To Your Account Abroad For Investment Purposes. You Will No Doubt Be Adequately Compensated With As Well As A Percentage Of The Profit From Investment Of The Fund. Also You Will See To It That My Sister And I Come Over To Your Country At The Earliest Possible Time. I Am Making This Request To You With Tears In My Eyes And I Feel That God Almighty Will Touch You With His Spirit To Listen To My Cry For Help And Answer Me Without Delay.Since Our Breadwinner Is No More And This Is The Only Hope For Life.You Positive Response Will Give Me The Greatest Joy And Relief. God Bless You For Your Kind Assistance We Have Agreed To Offer You 35% Of The Total Sum.Seriously Waiting For Your Urgent Reply Below Email:pierre1_omidyar33@yahoo.com
Best regard,
MR. pierre  omidyar

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