Please dear. Reply to me after reading this email.
Through the hundreds of spam emails I still recieve in my old account, it doesn’t matter how many life insurance, Obama care or “free gift” scams I recieve, the ones that intrigue me the most are the Nigerian and phishing scams. These ones occasionally make it into my inbox, both Gmail and Outlook/Live. Recently we uncovered the military scam with Sgt Anthony Saenz so next, we have an email from a lady called Anita Sianga.
This young woman goes on to explain that she was born in South Africa then relocated to England later on where she currently resides with her father mother and stepmother. Anita claims that now that her mother and father have passed, she’s scared that her stepmother will kill her for the inheritance so she must flee back to her birth country South Africa. Her stepmother plans to take her fathers property and money. Fortunately, Anita managed to hide important documents (most likely containing the will and other financials), escape her killer stepmother and make her way to Dakar Senegal, West Africa. Staying anonymous only contacting by email, she offers 15% of $16,800,000 US of her father’s money to the reader, to stand on her behalf to collect and transfer the funds to her. She explains that she would like to complete her studies and I guess to go on with her life. With a warning of keeping all of this confidential, she bids you farewell and expects to hear back.
There are no attachments as she said there would be a picture of her included, and there are capital letters randomly used throught the whole email. When I searched the names there wasn’t much to go on. Except another website that mentioned the name but with a change…
Where did Anita go? After inspecting the website I found its not a spam/phishing index but a private one time use email domain, so finding the original email will be near impossible as I don’t know whether it was sent from or to this website.
At least with this information we now know that Miss Anita Sianga is not a real person, nor is Michelle Sianga. No one is in danger which means no 15% for anyone replies and offers their help. The email website itself looks a bit suspicious due to the wording and use of the site. Having to log in to your email account without your passcode says enough, all you need to know is the email address. Does that mean if I know my partners email address, I can read his emails by using this site? Not recommending this but it’s the first example I could think of lol, just to make a clear point.
Going back to Anita/Michelle, I would take a wild guess as to say that it’s an obscure phishing attempt with a creative dramatised story. Just like most attempts they ask that you keep this information to yourself and there’s always money involved. Remember she asked you to collect the money on her behalf? The transfer would most likely include bogus bank forms sent via email (because she wants to stay anonymous), for you to fill out which would include your banking information so the fake bank can wire the money into your account, so then you can transfer it back to Anita/Michelle. You would never get the money though. Once your banking details are sent, you’ll never hear from them again. If you or someone you know have been receiving these, share them with friends, family and on places like Facebook, Twitter or wherever there are scam reporter forums. The more these are seen, the more people are warned of these. There are gullible people out there, and naturally if someone says they are in danger, it is difficult to tell weather its the truth or not. It makes you wonder who you are really dealing with sometimes.