I am writing this to let you know of the latest tricks people are using online to exploit other people off their hard-earned money; it works offline too – you just have to be careful. As I opened my Gmail app this morning, I saw an email claiming that it was from the daughter of the well known and rebellious African leader, Muammar Gaddafi – he’s now late.
What baffles me most is that how come on earth would this happen so easily? I don’t have anyone residing in Libya, neither do we have anything in common – I mean, I have no personal ties with the Muammar Gaddafi family.
I have inserted below the transcripts of the message so that you can learn one or two lines of lies used by these group of online scammers, so as to avoid online scams schemes and attacks that may be aimed at you. They are very dangerous and they have all it takes to get people down.
Online Scams Alert – Fake Muammar Gaddafi’s Daughter Want to Scam Me
Dear Friend,Let this message not surprise you, I am contacting you due to the problem my family is presently having in my country Libya; a problem that is getting tougher everyday. My half brother Saif al-Arab is dead, killed by NATO air strike, and the rest of us are endangered.I am Aisha Gaddafi daughters of Muammar Gaddafi, the embattled president of Libya, I am currently residing in West Africa, unfortunately as a refugee. At the meantime, my family is the target of Western nations led by America who wants to destroy my father at all costs. Our investments and bank accounts in several countries are their targets to freeze. Insha Allahu, I will make you a part of my family heritage, if you can help me out at this difficult time of my life. All I need from your is for you to open an account in banks, or even your self account I have accounts with big sums of money in one of the bank in Cote D’ Ivoire. I will transfer all my money to your accounts. I don’t want anybody to know about this or my accounts will be freeze. There is an international conspiracy to seize our family accounts/investments around the world.If you are interested to assist me in this regards kindly get back to me as soon as possible for more details on how to proceed. Needless to say that I will compensate you handsomely once the transfer is effected into your nominated bank account.Please get back to me for more detail and make sure you keep this issue strictly confidential for my own safety. this bankRequirements to make Application claim with the Bank1) Your full name,2) Your full addresses,3) Telephone and fax number for easy communication,4) A copy of your international passport or Id Card.5) Your Occupation and Age.Your urgent reply means a lot to me.Yours sincerelyAisha Gaddafi.
What do you have to say about this perfectly crafted scam email? Have you received something similar to this before? If yes, how did you react to it? Share your comments below so we can learn one or two things from each other.