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I am not sure about you but I always like to keep my eyes and ears open to a great business opportunity. Today, I got one sent to me right here on ActiveRain through the contact system. After reading it, I am sure that I definitely want to contact this person and get started today. Here is what I received today.

(Oh, BTW, since you can not hear the sarcasm in my voice, just know that this is a scam and be careful not to fall for it)


Dear respectfull one,

Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you after going through your profile.
I am jessica johnson, The first Daughter of late Mr and Mrs Raymond johnson . My father was a very wealthy GOLD and COCOA manchant who based in ABIDJAN The economic capital of cote D Ivoire.

He was poisoned to death by his business associate on one of their business outings. When my mother died on the 21st october 1994 , My father took me so specail because I AM motherless.

Before the death of my father on the 29th November 2006 in a private hospital here in Abidjan , He sincerely called me on his bed side and told me that he had a sum of $10m US dollars (Ten Million US dollars) That he kept in a Bank HERE In ABIDJAN He also used my name to Deposit the money as her first Daughter for next of kin. He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his business assocaites, That I should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice where I will transfer this money and use it for investment purposes, I want you to assist me it for an investment purpose, such as real estate management.

My interested areas of investment are;


(1)To serve as the guardian of this fund since I am a girl of (19)yrs .

(2) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my Education and to secure a residential permit in your country.

Moreover, I am willing to offer you 15% of the total sum as compensation for your effort /input after the successful transfer of this fund to your nominated account.

Furthermore, you can indicate your option towards assisting me as I believe that this transaction would be concluded within 14days,from the day you signify interest to assist me.

Awaiting to hear from you soonest.

Thanks and God bless you as you for your anticipated coperation.

Best Regards,

Miss jessica johnson

Comments (14)

Michael S. Mackey
CENTURY 21 All Islands - Mililani, HI

The stupidly amazing fact is that these scams must work, or so many of them wouldn't be out there.

Apr 08, 2009 03:55 AM
John Mulkey - Waleska, GA
Housing Guru

Danny, I'm continually amazed by the numbers of people who fall for such hoaxes. It seems to take a little greed mixed with a lot of stupidity.

Apr 08, 2009 03:57 AM
Renee L. Norton
Birmingham, AL

Danny, I think you should jump right on it! (lol)

Apr 08, 2009 03:57 AM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Wow, this person is really moving and shaking today.  This is the second blog post about it today!  :)

Apr 08, 2009 03:59 AM
Jimmie Graham
Keller Williams Realty - Ypsilanti, MI

I get these all the time but the ones I receive come from Nigeria.  I allllmoost fell for one...oops!

Apr 08, 2009 04:01 AM
Danny Thornton
R & D Art - Knoxville, TN
WordPress Guru

Michael, you are correct about that.

John, you hit on the 2 key ingredients that need to be present.

Renee, I jumped high.

Jared, I am sure that she hit many people today.

Jimmy, I know the feeling.

Apr 08, 2009 04:04 AM
Brendan Ferrara
Keller Williams Select Realtors® - Crofton, MD

I've recieved messages similar to that too, I don't know what some people are thinking if they fall for that.

Apr 08, 2009 04:10 AM
Carol Smith
Casmi Photography - Mebane, NC

Danny - if you aren't going to go for this one .... well, I will be forced to question  your spirit of adventure!  After all - she IS just a girl of 19 --- and motherless --- and now fatherless.  AND her father was quite wealthy.  Geesh!  Do you have no heart, man?!

Good grief - what some people will fall for.  Just look at the composition and grammar!  Gives me the willies all over!

Apr 08, 2009 05:38 AM
Danny Thornton
R & D Art - Knoxville, TN
WordPress Guru

Brendan, I agree.

Carol, I saw all that. I guess I just have not heart.

Apr 08, 2009 05:53 AM

I think such email is cams. I've got is several times, mostly from africa





Apr 10, 2009 06:58 PM
Cris Burlew
Beach & Luxury Realty, Inc. - Saint Pete Beach, FL
Broker ~ St Pete Beach FL Real Estate

Danny - if you get another one of these, let me know ASAP so I can sign up for this incredible opportunity!! I just haven't received any of these's been about 2 days...ya got me!!

I too am amazed at those that fall for these scams. They actually believe this is all true, because why would anyone lie about such events? We all need to remember...if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

Apr 13, 2009 01:17 PM
Paulo henrique

Recebi a mesma mensagem que esta neste site aqui no Brasil, de imediato percebi se tratar de inganação.

Apr 23, 2009 04:48 AM
Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale - Mesquite, NV
Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS

Danny, did you get the money, yet?  Buy me something!

Apr 25, 2009 06:35 PM
Danny Thornton
R & D Art - Knoxville, TN
WordPress Guru

Virginia, I am still holding my breath till it arrives.

May 17, 2009 09:02 AM