The Strategy of Scammers - Offering You A Juicy Pie
I received a mail sometime back and the sender had a wonderful proposal for me.
The sender said he was the son of a deposed president of one of the crisis ridden African country. He said his father had $124 million U.S. dollars safely banked in South Africa. Now he needed to move the money so he can spend it.
He said he got my number from the South African embassy and he was told I was a very trustworthy person.
He said he wanted to transfer the money to my account. And if I agreed, we will share the money 50-50. That means my share will be $62 million dollars.
He said all I needed to do was give him my bank account details and he will effect the transfer. Then we can share the money equally.
He said he was offering me this opportunity because he knew he could trust me and that he got my number from a very reliable source.
I wrote him back in very simple words:
"Sorry, I'm not a thief. I don't share stolen money"
He never got back to me again.
Fraudsters and scammers play on the greed of potential victims. Don't fall into their hands!