What is the Federal Government doing via ISPs to block these insidious emails which are financially destroying innocent Australian families?
Consumer Watch spokesman Paul Tully says: "It's time for the Federal government to act against these internet fraudsters who are ripping off innocent victims day after day".
This is the latest scam:
I know that this mail might come to you as a surprise because you don't know me and I don't know you too.
My name is Sana Mohamed Atif , I am 24 years old girl and an orphan from Sudan.
My late father Mr Mohamed Atif was the deputy general manager with CNPC oil company at Khartoum refinery in Sudan.
My late father was killed alongside with my beloved mother and our family house burnt down by the rebels during the last crisis in my country when Janjaweed militant came to our house, and this was what sent me away from my country to Burkina Faso as I made my escape only by God's special grace.
You can read more about my country in the bbc news
I am constrained to contact you because of the maltreatment which I am receiving from my step mother.
She planned to take away all my late father's treasury and properties from me since the unexpected death of my beloved Father.
Meanwhile I wanted to travel to Europe, but she hide away my international passport and other valuable documents.
Luckily she did not discover where I kept my father's File which contained important documents.
Now I am presently staying in the Mission in Burkina Faso.
I am seeking for long term relationship and investment assistance.
My father of blessed memory deposited the sum of US$ 8.5 Million in one bank in Burkina Faso with my name as the next of kin.
I had contacted the Bank to clear the deposit but the Branch Manager told me that being a refugee, my status according to the local law does not authorize me to carry out the operation.
However, he advised me to provide a trustee who will stand on my behalf.
I had wanted to inform my stepmother about this deposit but I am afraid that she will not offer me anything after the release of the money.
Therefore, I decide to seek for your help in transferring the money into your bank account while I will relocate to your country and settle down with you.
As you indicated your interest to help me I will give you the account number and the contact of the bank where my late beloved father deposited the money with my name as the next of kin.
It is my intention to compensate you with 20% of the total money for your assistance and the balance shall be my investment in any profitable venture which you will recommend to me as have no any idea about foreign investment.
Please all communications should be through this email address only for confidential purposes.
Thanking you a lot in anticipation of your quick response.
I will send you details in my next email for you to know me well.
I am waiting for your reply,
PAUL TULLY: email@example.com
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