The following email scam is doing its rounds at present. This is typical of what are known as 419 (Nigeria) scams. Do not reply to this email if you receive it or pass on any information.

“Mrs. Debbie Anani.

56 Aviende Libertie

Cote d’Ivoire.

My Dear,

I am Mrs. Debbie Anani, from Cote d’Ivoire and it is my pleasure to contact you for a business venture which i and my child intend to establish with you.

I want to confide on you for the brighter future of my child in the hope that you can support and assist us in getting our inherited fund moved to your account for business investment according to your advice.

There is €4,800,000.00 (Four Million Eight Hundred Thousand Euros) which my late husband deposited in a Security Company here and declared it as family valuables before sudden death.

Now i and my little son have decided to invest this money in your country or anywhere safe enough for security and political reasons.

We want you to help us so that this money can be released from the Security Company and moved to you for a joint investment purposes over there for our common benefit.

If you can be of assistance to us we will be pleased to offer to you 10% of the total fund for your assistance in getting the fund released from the Security Company.

I await your soonest response.

Mrs. Debbie Anani”