Under this and similar Subject titles , I have been flooded for more than 2 years by e-mails claiming I somehow won or inherited a large amount of money somewhere in the world...An example of such e-mails is the following:
"DEAR RESPECTED FRIEND,
My special greetings to you and the rest of your family; my name is ..etc.
Herein after shall be referred to as my client on the 30th january, Protected content , my client, his wife and their three children were involved in the kenyan airways flight crash with registration number 5y-ben which departed from nairobi to destination lagos and all the family died in this fatal air crash on 30th january Protected content . since then, i have made several inquiries to your embassy to locate any of my client's extended relations, this has proved unsuccessful.
Since i have been unsuccessful in locating the relations for over two years, i seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name so that the proceeds of this account valued at ($10.8 million us dollars) can be paid to you and then, you and i can share the money. 50% for you and 50% to me and all the expenses will be shared equally.
All i require of you is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through. i guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you and i from any breach of the law. reply mail to : Protected content
Although I keep deleting such e-mails ..Deep inside I wish there is a way to stop such people..I can imagine such e-mails might deceive some people and I feel angry to know such criminals and frauds can get away with it..
Do you receive similar e-mails around the world? and what do you do if you receive them? Is there some legal procedure to stop such people?