The Hermiston Police Department is warning the public about a scam e-mail that may be circulating.
The e-mail claims to be from a woman in Libya whose husband has $10.5 million and 40 kilos of gold hidden away. It asks the reader to do nothing, but anyone responding could very well end up corresponding with a scam artist looking to get their hooks into unsuspecting individuals.
The HPD became aware of the e-mail when one of its officers received recently. Below is the text of the e-mail:
I Alshaaban Akbar Nora,am from Libya and my husband is one of the late Gaddafi sons driver. it was my husband who took Gaddafi family to Niger and Algeria when they ran from Libya. but he came back to Libya and died when their convoy was hit by NATO bomb. but he told me something very important when he was alive. he told me how he took some money from Gaddafi son and kept it in a Security Company Ghana. He said the money is in Us Dollars $10.5 million Us Dollars and also 40 kilos of gold which he kept in one of Biggest security company in Ghana. I am in Federal Refugee camp now in only speaks to my son and he write this details before i send to you because i have all my trust and believe in you that with your assistant that i will have success with you and my son.
“Please be aware that this is a type of scam that is regularly circulated,” said HPD Crime Prevention Officer Erica V. Sandoval. “Do not follow up on these. Delete it and empty it from your trash bin.”