I'd like to ask people here, for their opinions. We've never had this much money before, so I'm not sure what to do with it all.
After receiving the email, we both quit our jobs, and are awaiting our inheritance. This is not a joke. We were told of this by email.
Here's the email:
From: William Stuart Symington <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: December 30, 2018 at 12:50:47 PM EST
United States Embassy Seal
Greeting from U.S Embassy,
THIS MAIL IS ONLY FOR THE OWNER OF THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS
Attention: Dear Beneficiary,
I want to inform you that your file was brought to my desk this
morning, the CBN Bank here in Benin Republic / Nigeria said that they
will divert your fund to the Government Treasury account just because
you failed to pay the fee required which is $255 only.
In the file they have forwarded to me one Mr Micheal Restov of the
(541 W Lies Rd Apt 6 Carol Stream IL 60188 USA) has forwarded to them
his information for the claims of your fund saying he is your relative that you
have been dead a long time ago as he stands the next kind to make this claim
as the only survive member of your family but we told him to wait until
we hear from you today to know if his claims are real so that we will know
the reason why you rejected such amount of money $5 Million usd which will
change your life just because of the charges fee $255.00.
we want your urgent response as you receive this email and explain to us
the reason why you should abandon your fund.
Kindly reply immediately with your full details as follows to enable
us process your payment.
Your Full names...
Your phone number....
During the auditing and verifying of your files it was discovered
from the Records of outstanding transfer's due for payment.
Many officials and some of your agents from the source origin of
your fund have delayed your payment of $5 Million United State Dollar
for one reason or the other, from our investigation; we discovered
that you have been going through hard times by paying a lot of money
to see to the release of your funds, which has been delayed by some dubious
officials with greedy character just to sit undue advantage of your fund
because of your incapacitated inability to access good and
legitimate information on how your funds will be released.
As an American Citizen and as a US Ambassador to West Africa States,
is my duty to protect American citizen and world in general here in West Africa
Counties called Nigeria, Benin Republic and Ghana. in this regards
we want to know if this is true before we make any wrong decision in
letting him stake a claim to this fund.
However, We have assigned a special diplomat agent to deliver your $5
Million to your
address without further delay with the help of US Embassy. We advise
that you reconfirm
your full details for immediate delivery of your fund valued of $5
Million to your address
to avoid unnecessary mistakes because we will not be held responsible for wrong
doing or mistake in handing over your fund to another person.
I am looking forward to hearing from you now.
Mr. William Stuart Symington
( email@example.com )
United States Ambassador to
West Africans States.