There are two types of fraudsters through e-mails and they are mainly from West African countries. There are so many people who fell prey to these fraudsters in the past and many may fall prey , hence this warning message.
First One : you will be receiving emails in case if you had registered with any dating sites or social sites, from young girls from Dakar that they had seen your profile in such and such site and that she is interested in you. Once you reply, they will come up with all types of stories i.e., that she is the only daughter who was the personal assistant to their country,s Head of State or big business magnate and her whole family was killed in the civil war. Then the mail will tell you that her father left millions of US dollars in a secret bank account and she needs help to transfer the money and will ask for personal particulars including bank accdount details of yours. Further she will offer commission for helping to transfer the money to your account. If you accept and continue to correspond, then you will receive mail stating that you should deposit thousands of dollars in a particular account , so that her money can be released.Once you transfer the money as per the mail , then that will be the last mail and you had lost your life’s savings in a jiffy. So, beware of this type.
Second : One find day you will receive an email stating that your email ID had won millions of dollars in a Lotto( which you might have not played or heard of ) and to claim that you will have to fill the claims form and submit thousands of dollars as processing fee. Invariably the address or phone number of the claims officer will be from Nigeria and a few of them even operate from UK. So, this is the other modus operandi. Readers please take note of this and do not fall prey to these fraudsters.