No one at UD will fall for a scam like this one, right? But maybe your 90-year-old grandmother with her first iPad may not be so circumspect.
Just like you tell your 7-year-old twins before they go out into the neighborhood, tell her that, on the Internet, she needs to watch out for Stranger Danger.
See a message like this one? Delete it.
From: “Mrs. Christabel Brown”
Date: January 13, 2012 1:48:49 PM EST
Dear GODS Elect,
It’s my pleasure to have contact with you,based on the critical condition I find mine self,though, it’s not financial problem, but my health,you might have know that cancer is not what to talk home about,though I don’t know you,and my contact with you was not by mistake, but by devine favour of GOD.
I am married to Mr. Smith Brown who worked with Tunisia embassy in Burkina Faso for nine years before he died in the year 2008.We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for five days.
Since his death I decided not to remarry, When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of US$ 8.2m(Eight million two hundred thousand dollars)in a bank in Ouagadougou the capital city of Burkina Faso in west Africa Presently this money is still in bank. He made this money available for exportation of Gold from Burkina Faso mining. Recently, My Doctor told me that I don’t have much time to live because of the cancer problem,
Having known my condition I decided to hand you over this money to take care of the less-privileged people, you will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein. I want you to take 30 Percent of the total money for your personal use While 70% of the money will go to charity” people and helping the orphanage.
I don’t want my husband’s efforts to be used by the Gorvernment. I grew up as an Orphan and I don’t have anybody as my family member, just to endeavour that the name of GOD is maintained. Am doing this so that GOD will forgive my sins and accept my soul because this sickness has suffered me so much.
As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the bank in Burkina Faso and I will send authority letter that will prove you the present beneficiary of the money in the bank that is if you assure me that you will act accordingly as I Stated herein. Hoping to receive your reply.
Mrs. Christabel Brown
written from Hospital.