I've been Contacted!!!! Wooohooo!!! (or Not)

Real Estate Agent with Winter Garden, Florida
Name: monica robert
Email Address: bobcat225@yahoo.com
Subject: From : Monica Robert
Message: From : Monica Robert
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
West Africa.
Please Reply Direct To My Private Email Address (monica_robert0225@yahoo.com)


Dearest One,

Permit me to inform you of our desire of going into business relationship with you. I am quite aware that my message will come to you as a surprise because it is indeed very strange for someone you have not met before to contact you in this regard.

I am Ms Monica Robert the only daughter of late Chief.and Mrs. Dikko Robert. My father was a very wealthy Coccoa merchant in Abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory coast, my father was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outings on a business trip .

My mother died when I was a baby and since then my father took me so special. Before the death of my father on March 2006 in a private hospital here in Abidjan he secretly called me on his bed side and told me that he has the sum of (Seven million,five hundred thousand United State Dollars).USD($7.500,000,00) left in fixed / suspense account in one of the prime bank here in Abidjan,that he used my name as his only daughter for the next of Kin in depositing of the fund. He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his business associates. 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 purpose such as real estate or hotel management.

Dear, I am honourably seeking your assistance in the following ways:
(1) To provide a bank account into which this money would be transferred to.
(2) To serve as a guardian of this fund since I am only 22years.
(3) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education and also to secure a resident permit in your country.

Moreover,Dear I am willing to offer you 15% of the total sum as compensation for your effort/ input after the successful transfer of this fund into your nominated account overseas.
Furthermore,Dear please indicate your options towards assisting me as I believe that this transaction would be conclude within seven (7) days you signify your interest to assist me.
Anticipating to hear from you urgently.
Thanks and God bless.
Yours Sincerely,
Monica Robert.
N:B Please Reply Direct To My Private Email Address (monica_robert0225@yahoo.com)

Comments (6)

Darrel Davis
Winter Garden, Florida - Winter Garden, FL
Southern Heritage Realty

The above is a spam message I got in a "Contact from Monica" on AR.

I feel, well... I dont know how I feel...

Jul 03, 2008 06:01 AM
Robert Huntsinger
Empire Realty - Upland, CA
Empire Realty Upland, CA - Full Service at a Discount


You hit the lotto, WOW you are going to be a millionaire.  OK, Maybe not, wait until you are around 70-90 years old before you reply, just like everyone else.

Take care!


Jul 03, 2008 06:05 AM
Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Central Maryland

I thought I was the "Dearest One"- I guess I will have to wait for my very own soul to save. I wonder how many actually do fall for this?

Jul 03, 2008 06:05 AM
Fred Poehlman
Independent Broker Network, LLC - Waterford, MI

Hey Darrel,

Better jump on this fast, how many times do you get a chance like this? Maybe only 5-6 times a day. What could possibly go wrong by giving a stranger your bank account and contact information?

The scary thing is these email scams would stop except they work! Only takes one sucker to make it worth it. I read that a township official, Treasurer, in northern Michigan fell for one of these and lost township money.

Thanks for sharing,


Jul 03, 2008 06:07 AM
Darrel Davis
Winter Garden, Florida - Winter Garden, FL
Southern Heritage Realty

OMG! You mean this could be a scam! But I already sent the details to my bank account and even my boys' accounts. This cant be!

LoL... anywho, these scams are amusing until we do think that someone out there may fall for it, and then it's tragic. Maybe I should send them my PO Box address and request an upfront payment for procuring a place for her to send the money.

Jul 03, 2008 06:15 AM
Kathy Hyatt ~Plantation, Davie, Sunrise REALTOR
Remax in Motion - Plantation, FL
Broward Realtor Selling Plantation,Davie & Sunrise

I get those emails too and it bothers me that some unscrupulous person has my email address.

Kathy Hyatt, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Jul 17, 2008 03:21 AM