Now why would a Burkina Faso based financial consultant want to contact me via an undisclosed-recipients e-mail list with an offer to safe-keep 11 million dollars for a client, and find it necessary to reveal the fact that the client is a widow? I can see no reason at all, other than the fact that Hajia Faridat is an alias for a scammer and that the mention of a wealthy widow serves as a great bait for his scam. Well I don’t buy it. It’s a 419 type of scam.
from hajia faridat <firstname.lastname@example.org>
date Nov 3, 2007 5:47 PM
subject PARTNERSHIP & INVESTMEN
I am a financial consultant based in Burkina Faso. I have a client (a widow) she has USDM11,000,000 with a private equity investment trust company for safe keeping only. She wishes to invest in a stable economy.
Her interest is in companies with potentials for rapid growth in long terms. My client is interested in placing part of her fund in your company,if your country’s bilaws allows foreign investment.
You can contact me for more details via my e-mail address with your reference.
NB: The fund is free from drug and laundering related offences