The fake "Mr. Kone Tanoh from Cote D’Ivoire" email below is a scam created by scammers. 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. 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.
A "Mr. Kone Tanoh from Cote D’Ivoire" Advance-Fee Scam
From: Kone Tanoh - firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Fri, Apr 5, 2019 at 11:58 PM
My name is Mr. Kone Tanoh, I am a banker and the personal account manager to one of our deceased customer of your nationality who worked with an oil servicing company here in Cote D’Ivoire (PETRO.IVOIRE), the deceased client made a numbered time fixed deposit valued at US$ 13 .7 Million in our bank branch office here before his demise.
consequently, the account is without any registered next of kin and have open beneficiary mandate. I am therefore soliciting for your assistance to come forward as the Next of Kin since the depositor shared the same last name as yours for the procuring of the outstanding sum of US$ 13.7 Million which has been lying idle in a trust account with our bank.The fund has overstayed and due for recovery otherwise it will be covered by the bank as an unclaimed fund and be returned to the government treasury vault for their usage.
If you are interested to execute this lucrative business with me, please reply with the following information of yours as it is below.
* Full name
* Age or Date of birth
* Telephone number
Upon receiving the above information,I will secure and submit to the bank on your behalf, a letter of administration which will give you the right to claim the funds for remittance to your designated bank account.
I look forward to your urgent and positive response.