The fake "Ms. Fatima Tayeb" email below is a scam. Recipients are asked to delete it and should not follow the instructions in it. The fake email is being sent by scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them money or personal information by impersonating someone else. An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence trick. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum.
The "Ms. Fatima Tayeb" Advance-Fee Scam
From: Fatima Tayeb <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 17, 2019 4:44 AM
Please accept my apology if this request does not meet your personal ethics as it is not intended to cause you any embarrassment in what ever form.I got your contact email address from international domain directory and I decided to contact you to assist me.
My name is Miss. Fatima Tayeb, Female 24yrs old from Benghazi- Libya, North Africa, the daughter of former Minister of Economy and Commerce. I am searching for a trustworthy person who can assist me for my claim. I ran away from Libya to Burkina Faso where i am and now seeking asylum under the (UNHCR) as a result of the civil war that going on in our country Libya.
However the new Government have destroyed and seized all our properties and blocked my father's account. I am contacting you for your good assistance and support to help me and capitalize the sum ($10.5 Million Dollars) which my father left in his foreign account here in Burkina Faso in my name as his next of kin. I want this fund to be transferred into your account for further investment in your country under your kind control.
As soon as I receive your interest in helping me, I will put things into action immediately. I promise to be honest and sincere in all we do.
I am waiting to hear from you soonest,
Ms. Fatima Tayeb.