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A typical scam mail from west africa

FROM  CELI. . . .
 
Dear Beloved,
 
I REQUEST YOU TO BE MY GUARDIAN AND THEN HELP ME TO COME OVER YOUR COUNTRY:
 
Good day and how are you today? I hope fine? After going through your profile,
permit me to inform you of my desire of asking you to be a guardian or foster parent to me and then help me out in what I am about to tell you.  I know this may sound strange to you, receiving a mail from an unknown person, but my condition has forced me to do that. 
I'm Ms. Celi. . . .  21 years old, the only daughter of Late Mr.  & Mrs. J. . .   my father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant here in Abidjan, the economic capital of Cote d'Ivoire.  He was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outings on a business trip in France, my mother died when I was a baby. 
 
Before the death of my father on 12th Febuary 2008 in a private hospital here in Abidjan, he secretly called me by his bed side and told me that he has the sum of six  million Five hundred thousand United State Dollars USD ($6. 5million) he deposited in a private security company there in Jakarta-Indonesia,which the security company will delivery it to you or you travel to Jakarta and claim it in person.
 
He then strongly advised me not to seek for assistance in the investment of the money from his lawyer or any of his friends here but to seek for a foreign partner from a country of my choice (outside our country, Cote d Ivoire) that will assist me in the wise investment of the money.  I have since left the money in the security custody with the view of my making use of it for investment purposes after my education carrier.  But as you may be already aware by now, our country (Cote D' Ivoire) is presently at political crises. 
 
Rebels have already taken over the whole Northern part of the country and making efforts towards to capture the commercial center of the country, Abidjan, where I am now. 
 
I want an investment purpose like real estate management or hotel management.  Because of this I am honorably seeking your assistance in the following ways:
 
(1) To serve as a guardian to me and then assist me receiving the money into your care. 
(2) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education and then settle there permanently. 
 
If you accept to stand as my guardian or foster parent to me, I need not discuss on any percentage with you as you have to see the whole money as yours and then assist me invest it.  But if you still want a percentage, I am willing to offer you, 30 % of the total money as compensation for your assistance.  Please tell me if you feel the percentage I offered is not ok by you.  As soon as I receive your concrete assurance to assist me with my proposal and also your full contact address/phone number and pictures, I will give you the security company contact to reach them and know their legal procedures to release and deliver it to you as I want to come over to stay with you permanently. 
 
You shall then be giving me information on when the transaction will be over.  I shall also send my pictures to you.  No matter what your decision may turn out to be, please I beg you to keep this highly secret for my safety, as I believe that those people that killed my Daddy are still after me.
For more explanations regarding my situation here. 
 
Thanks and God bless you. 
Best regards. 
Ms. Celi. . . .


Has anyone doubts that this is a scam ? ::)

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It is no doubt, is a Scam, I have posted similar scam letters here. But mentioning a Country doesn’t mean he or she is from there.

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I have no proof the scammer in that case was from Ivory Coast, but in that case I exchanged several mails with him/her; and many facts were pointing to him/her residing in Abidjan area: IP adresses, local knowledge.  The scammer was very good in English and in French, as far as I can judge in case of French.


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Mike your title is a bit subjective, You have to understand that these people have gone professional, judging by the way they operate this days. And their consistence in retaining identity. E.g. using one IP address for a particular target which replies.
Using what you outline above as the determinant is like saying because you saw her picture showing to you is a female, without knowing the person behind computer might be a different gender.
Speaking two languages effectively, they work as a group as a result they speak different languages, validating what I said earlier that they have gone professional.

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