The Ivory Coast (Cote D’Ivoire) must be full of rather well-off orphans seeking financial guardians. At least if I would believe the number of e-mails sent to me with queries if I would like to act as their guardian and assist them in their quest to transfer their funds. In this e-mail the sum is downright ridiculous. Anyone with US$ 3,200,000 (formated as 3.200,000 in the mail) could find financial gurardians by other means than sending e-mails to hidden e-mail lists.
It’s just another 419 scam:
from mary ugo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
date Nov 11, 2007 12:21 PM
subject Urgent Attention
From:Mary and Robert Ugo
Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire.
Permit us to inform you of our desire of asking you to be a guardian or foster parent to us and then help us out in what we are about to tell you.
I’m Mary Ugo(18) my Brother Robert Ugo (16). We are the children of Late Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Ugo (Orphans). Our 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. Our mother died when we where babies.
Before the death of our father on Sept. 2005 and before his death he secretly called us by his sick bed and told us that he has the sum of Three million two hundred and thousand United State Dollars USD ($3.200,000) deposited in a
suspense account in a banks here in Abidjan.We now want to transfer it out and use it for investment purpose in your country
Because of this we are honorably seeking your assistance in the following ways:
(1) To serve as a guardian to us and then assist us transfer the money into your bank account. (2) To make arrangement for us to come over to your country to further our education and then settle there parmanently. We shall offer you 20% of the total money for assisting us on the transfer of the money to your account.
Thanks and God bless you .
Mary & Robert Ugo