Money from Africa and othre scams

Money from Africa and other scams

Urgent, strictly confidential, we offer you millions of dollars straight from Africa ... I keep getting them at a rate of about 3 per day, and the number is increasing.
Are African countries so rich? Do they have so many doctors eager to laundry money? Can you win million dollars without even buying a lottery ticket? Evidently some people think you can.
Here is a sample of many such letters. Most are quite similar in style. There must be a school or a book teaching how to write them. They may claim to know you but are send via bulk mail and do not even write your name in the heading. Worst scams come always after a major disaster.

Detailed description of how it works is in Wikipedia and at: SCAM: The Nigerian Advance Fee Scheme.
This is an excellent page, including more than 400 Nigerian scheme letters, and links to many sites dealing with such schemes.

Academic fraud:
List of unrecognized higher education accreditation organizations (Wikipedia).
List of stolen conferences (WASET)

Other good sites dealing with scams and fraud are:
Nigerian Fraud Watch (UK) | FBI.gov has a section on scams | Fraud.org | Fraudaid.org | Fraudulent conference announcements | Get-Rich-Quick Schemes | Identity Theft | IRS Fraud, such as "Non-resident alien tax exemption" | Internet Fraud Complaint Center | kNOw Fraud | Lottery Fraud | Museum of hoaxes | National Check Fraud Center | Phistank | Web Police | Scam Watch | Scamorama | World-wide-spam info |
Report scams to Nigerian police (defunct ?) | 419 - coalition against scams | 419 Eater |

Anti-Phishing Working Group |
Scamadviser site |

Some legal and practical advice on credit-card and identity theft protection | Credit Protection: Identity Theft Guide | Identity Theft and Credit Protection Guide |

Lottery scams - if you win millions first read this!
Credit Card and Identity Theft Resource Guide
Dutch police financiele-expertise |@|amsterdam.politie.nl
UK police fraud.alert |@| met.police.uk
Polish police: hajduk |@| kgp.waw.pl


The scheme goes like this:

Dear sir
I am the Santa Claus jr, son of the famous Santa Claus from the North Pole. Last winter my father died because the oil pipe supplying his house broke due to the extremly low temperatures. I have inherited a lot of toys that I have to send to some worthy individual. Of course you need to make some dwon payment to receive them, but I will tell you about it later. right now all you need to know is that the total value of these toys is uhhh million USD and you will get 20 percent if you agree to help me.
Of course all this is confidential, we do not want IRS to know about it, do we? So please respond urgently and send me a big bag for the toys.
May Santa bless you and your family, and all the children who are waiting for the toys.
Santa Claus jr.

If you think that there are no people stupid enough to buy this, you should know (check the links given above) that the average loss on this scheme is 5500 USD and it accounts for the whooping 15% of all losses due to the Internet fraud!
17 Nov 2008 ... Oregon Woman Loses $400000 to Nigerian E-Mail Scam. She got letters from the President of Nigeria, and President Bush himself ... if you dont pay milions of dollars will fall into the hands of terrorists! Sell your house and pay!
Phishing is even a bigger problem now. A 2005 survey by the Ponemon Institute said that 2 percent of people surveyed had lost money, and the study estimated that consumers lost US$500 million to phishers in 2004. Even more troubling, the survey of 1,335 people reported that 70 percent of respondents had visited a fake site, and 15 percent said they had parted with private data.


Here is another, newer scheme: of course you have never filled any lottery coupons, and of course you should pay first few thousands to cover insurance and money transfer costs to get your prise; and of course once you pay it the company vanishes. Is there anyone so stupid to get a letter from Zaire claiming that a NUEVO LOTERIA/INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAM held on 17TH JULY,2004, has selected her/him, without even filling a coupon, and is willing to pay her/him a million or two? Yes! Darwinian evolution still works, eliminating naive and stupid.

There are some interesting twists ... I include a few classical and more recent ones with modified schemes below.

Google Award Promotion/Winning
See here and also here.


This one is a real shame!

YOUR KIND ATTENTION
My name is Zvi Barak an executive member of Independent Committee of Eminent Persons (ICEP), Switzerland.Reference the website below for confirmation
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/volckmem.html

ICEP is charged with the responsibility of finding bank accounts in Switzerland, belonging to non-Swiss indigenes, which have remained dormant since World War II.
It may interest you to know that In January 13 2005,the Swiss Banker's Association published a list of dormant accounts originally opened by non-Swiss citizens. These accounts had been dormant since the end of World War II (May 9, 1945). Most belonged to Holocaust victims. The continuing efforts of the Independent Committee of Eminent Persons (ICEP) have since resulted in the discovery of additional dormant accounts -2700 in july, 2005.
The published lists contain all types of dormant accounts, including interest-bearing savings accounts,securities accounts, safe deposit boxes, custody accounts, and non-interest-bearing transaction accounts. Numbered accounts are also included. Interest is paid on accounts that were interest bearing when established.

The Claims Resolution Tribunal (CRT) handles processing of all claims on accounts due non-Swiss citizens. A dormant account of NEUMANN ECKSTEIN with a credit balance of 11,000,000 US dollar plus accumulated interest was discovered by me. The beneficiary was murdered during the holocaust era, leaving no WILL and no possible records for trace of heirs. The Claims Resolution Tribunal has been mandated to report all unclaimed money for permanent closure of accounts and transfer of existing credit balance into the treasury of Switzerland government as provided by the law for management of assets of deceased beneficiaries who died interstate (living no wills).
Many people who have full records of their relatives bank details have successfully claimed their inheritance and paid in full. List of claimants who have been paid are listed on the website for verification.
Visit the website below to see the list of claimants who have been paid:
http://www.crt-ii.org/_awards/index.phtm
Being a top executive at ICEP, I have all secret details and necessary contacts for claim of the money without any PROBLEM. The money will be banked in the Carribean Islands, being a tax free, safe haven for money and we can share the money and use in investment of our choice. Due to the sensitive nature of my job, I need a foreigner to HELP claim the money as the beneficiary. All that is required is for you to provide me your details for processing of the necessary legal, and administrative claim documents for transfer of the money to you.
Provide me with your full name, address, and telephone/fax. The money will be transferred to a secure account in your name ,because you will be acting as the next of kin to the deceased person that can claim the money with claim documents in your name in the United Kingdom, and you can now start accessing the money gradually and transferring to your country and other banks of choice in the world. The banks in the UK have internet banking and telephone banking facility with electronic wire transfer feature through the internet and also anonymous ATM debit card. All these features mean additional security and convenience,so that you can stay in your country and access the money.
My share will be 60 percent and your share is 40 per cent of the total amount. THERE IS NO RISK INVOLVED.
You can find additional information about unclaimed money through the internet at the following websites:
www.swissbankclaims.com

The Holocaust Claims Processing Office has allocated the money for payment to the beneficiary awaiting submission of valid claims for necessary disbursement.
I find myself priviledged to have this information and this is a great opportunity for a life time of success without risks.
Reply via this e mail account for security reasons: zvi_barak1@satellite-email.com

Thanks once more for co-operating,
zvi barak


When I find myself in time of crises, cheated by the scammers, who comes to my rescue? UN secreatry General! He will send you a big check if you send him first small fee to cover bank transfer, because regulations never allow to take any part of YOUR big money.

SCAMMED VICTIM/ US$120,000.00 BENEFICIARY.REF/PAYMENTS CODE:06654
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Official portrait of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Click photo to enlarge. HSBC IN AFFILIATION WITH THE UNITED NATION.

Attn: Sir/Madam,
Note! after series of meeting that lasted for three (3) Months with the secretary General to the UNITED NATIONS. You fall on the names submitted to receive a United Nations Compensation. This goes to all the people that have been scammed in any part of the world, the UNITED NATIONS have agreed to compensate them with the sum of US$120,000.00 (One Hundred And Twenty Thousand United States Dollars)This includes every foreign contractors that may have not received their contract sum, and people that have had an unfinished transaction or international businesses that failed due to Government problems etc.

Your name and e-mail was in the list submitted by our Monitoring Team of Economic and Financial Crime Commission observers (EFCC) and this is why we are contacting you, this have been agreed upon and have been signed. You are advised to contact Mr. David Avarlos, as he is our representative in United Kingdom, contact him immediately for your International Bank Draft of USD$120,000.00 (One Hundred And Twenty Thousand United States Dollars) This funds are in a Bank Draft for security purpose he will send it to you and you can clear it in any bank of your choice. Therefore, you should send him your full Name and telephone number/your correct mailing address where you want him to send the draft to.
Person to Contact Mr. David Avarlos
Email: ofreps_unitednations@comcast.net
Phone No: +44 7035 9855 47

Good luck and kind regards,
Dr. Ban Ki Moon.
Secretary General (United Nations )
Making the world a better place


These guys are even ready to call you and talk with you for an hour ... go ahead, reply, have fun and ruin their time!

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SUBJECT: NEW SWIFT CARD PAYMENT OF YOUR CONTRACT/INHERITANCE FUNDS.

This is to officially inform you that we have verified your contract/inheritance payment file and discovered that the reason why you have not been able to receive your contract/inheritance payment after fulfilling all stipulated obligations and documentations is because you have been dealing with impostors and none staff of the CBN. To this end,all your efforts to secure the release of your fund failed. We therefore wish to advise that continuing with such illegal acts to claim your contract/inheritance funds will further frustrate and stop your payment claim.

We have received the express mandate and instructions of the President,Federal Republic of Nigeria: Alhaji Umaru Musa Yaradua GCFR together with the EFCC Nigeria, the Interpol and the FBI to commence the immediate release of your funds through our swift card payment center. Based on the President?s directive, we have concluded arrangements for the release of your payment. The payment will be concluded through our card center which will send to you an ATM CARD that you will use to withdraw your contract/inheritance funds in any ATM MACHINE CENTRE in the world with a maximum of $400 to $600 United States Dollars daily.
However, Note that this method of payment will be granted if it is acceptable to you for the release of your contract/inheritance entitlement. In View of this, you are advised to contact the Director (CBN, IRD, and ATM) DR.USMAN BELLO (HEAD INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE DEPT) for further information with the following contact details; Telephone line: +234-8035246653 Email: usmanbello00006@yahoo.ca

You are required to provide the following information:
1. Your full name.
2. Phone and fax number.
3. Address were you want the ATM Card to be sent. (P.O Box not acceptable)
4. Your age and current occupation
5. Attach copy of your identification.
The ATM CARD PAYMENT CENTER has been mandated to issue out $5,000,000.00 (Five Million, United States Dollars) only as part payment of your contract/inheritance entitlement for the 2007 fiscal year.

TAKE NOTICE: That you are warned to stop further communications with any other person(s) or office(s) different from the staff of the ATM Card payment center or DR USMAN BELLO to avoid delays in receiving your contract/inheritance payment claims. This measure is intended to stop the impostors you have erroneously been dealing with. You are to adhere strictly to our code of conduct, which is (ATM-13470) which you will have to indicate when contacting the card center or DR USMAN BELLO, by using it as your subject. Finally, for further discussions, you are advised to call or email the Director CBN, IRD, ATM, DR USMAN (HEAD INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE DEPT) USMAN BELLO on: Telephone line: +234-8035246653 Email: usmanbello00006@yahoo.ca As soon as you receive this message for further update.

Regards,
Mrs. Ann Nwazurike (Hon.)
Secretary to the Presidency
ATM ENABLES YOU TO MAKE WITHDRAWALS WORLD WIDE. MAKE A WISE CHOICE OF TRANSFER, POTABLE AND ECONOMICAL


I am getting a lot of money laundring invitation and do nto know where to report it ... is noone intersted in international fraud of this kind?
For example (respond to Walter@bestjobsus.com):

Hello
Large American company which engaged in IT development and investment, looking for representatives in Europe to cooperate with international holdings and distribution of investment in IT. Since intercontinental bank transfers take a lot of time company needs staff to handle the funds of the company, it is assumed either part time or full time.
Salary - 4000 EUR monthly for 3 - 4 working hours a day. However, your earnings may increase depending on the time you'll spend on quests, severity and loyalty to the company.
If you are interested in the prospect of a possible employment is presented below the job description
- Receive payments from our customers all over the world and treat them with banking schemes and cash transfers
- When processing each payment you receive an immediate bonus of 5% of the payment amount
- Maintain reporting and any necessary preparations to receive payments
- Be confident in the accuracy of the correctness and delivering them on time.

This position does not involve a change of residence, and you will be able to work in the city and even in my area and you do not need to move anywhere.
This listing does not include fixed working hours and absolutely suitable for all sectors and age groups in our society. You do not need to invest or spend their money, all the costs come at the expense of the company.
Requirements:
1. Elementary knowledge of the banking system and money transfer systems.
2. Ability to accept payments on your bank account at your bank.
3. Speed of processing tasks (send and receive payments) for a given system of money transfers.
4. Ability to check your email on the Internet at least once a day.

It is forbidden:
1. Breach of confidentiality and corporate ethics of our customers.
2. Deliberate delay in payment processing (already immediately after the receipt of funds in the account, in most cases, the company
requires the fulfillment of tasks on the same day when you received a bank transfer to the account).
3. The statement about the impossibility to process the payment after receiving it.

If you breach any of the above paragraph will cease our cooperation. If you are interested in this proposal, we suggest that you go through a trial period. For this purpose send your information to us.
These are:
1. Your full name
2. Your Age
3. Contact phone number with international format 4. Contact email address:

Send the data to the email address of company Walter@europejobbs.com,and before sending check address. (Do not click button to answer.)

Sincerely Hr department


Dear Sir
On behalf of the board and management of THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND London UK, I Mr Benson Like. the Operations Manager wishes to inform you that your consignment/fund tagged diplomatic lugagge 122 with Ref:No1226/X42/206 which was deposited in our vault for safe keeping by a Diplomatic courier company(Global) is due for Immediate collection.Be informed that we have concluded all arrangments to deliver your consignment at yout doorstep through diplomatic means.In line with the binding diplomatic consignment delivery policies, kindly furnish us with the following as set forth.
A copy of your international passport or any other means of identification as the true consignee. The address where the above cargo/funds should be delivered to and your phone number.List the nearest international airport to your address location.
Meanwhile, we urge you to treat the above requirement with utmost urgency to enable us dispense our duties and obligation accordingly thereby allowing us to serve you in a timely fashion. Upon satisfactory receipt of all the above mentioned, you Will be further acquainted with the detailed delivery itinerary including information of the diplomat who will accompany your consignment.
As always, feel very free to contact us should you have any further question as our customer's rights are continuously protected. We pledge our best service at all times.
Yours Sincerely, Benson Like.


Dear sir,

I am Mr. Ahmed Saheed, 35 years old based in London at present. I worked with an oil company as an accountant in Africa, but now in London presently. In the course of my job as the chief accountant and one of the three men Contract Award Committee, we awarded a contract and made some money out of the contract. Pls read details below and see if you can be of any assistance:
I and my two other colleagues in the office were involved in a contract awarded to a foriegn contractor some time in 1996. The acutal contract sum was $115m USD but I and my colleagues over-invoiced the sum up to $155.5m USD which leaves a difference of $40.5m USD. At the end of the contract in 2002, the contractor was paid his full contract sum of $155m USD and a Contract Completion Certificate was also issued to his firm the same year. The original Contractor Mr. Zoran Nikolov was quite aware of our intentions and he promised to help us collect the ballance of that $40.5m USD being the over-invoiced sum we purposely added for our own mutual benefit.
Now the Federal Government of our country is now ready to pay the balance of that contract sum to the Original Contractor but unfortunately, the Original Contractor (Mr. Zoran Nikolov) fell ill and was flown to Russia. There is no way we can claim this balance of payment without the consent of Mr Zoran Nikolov who has already left my country for his country for adequate treatment in his home country.
The deal now is that, we need someone who will act as the Next Of Kin to this Contractor so that he can assist us in claiming this fund unbehalf of the Original Contractor. All modalities has been put in place for this deal to be a success only if you will accept to be part of this deal and remember you shall have your own percentage out of the total sum after successfull transfer into your nominated account but you have to promise us that you will not run away with the fund after successful transfer into your nominated a/c.
Please get back to me if you can handdle this deal fine and also promise that when the fund is finally transferred to your account, you will NOT run away with the money as that has been our fears.
As soon as I recieve your positive response, I shall furnish you more on this and will also send to you some vital documents to back up this claim.
Thank you and hoping to hear from you soon. Please I would want to know your response as quick as possible since we do not have much time left to commence on this partnership deal.

Yours faithfully, Ahmed Saheed


This is an interesting scheme: scam within a scam! How can they claim compensation of 750K$? I doubt that anyone has really lost that much.

FROM:MR.SHAMSUDEEN USMAN.
ECOBANK/UNITED NATIONS
COMPENSATIONS PAYMENTS
TO:WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.
REF/PAYMENTS CODE: TRASNFER#06654 $750,000USD.

Good day,
This is to bring to your notice that I am delegated from the United Nations to Ecobank Abuja to pay 100 Nigerian 419 scam victims $750,000USD.each, you are listed and approved for this payments as one of the scammed victims,get back to me as soon as possible for the immediate payments of your $750,000USD.compensations funds.
On this faithfull recomendations,I want you to know that during the last UN meetings held at Abuja,Nigeria,it was alarmed so much by the rest of the world in the meetings on the lose of funds by various foreigners to the scams artists operating in syndicates all over the world today,in other to retain the good image of the country,the president of the country(President musa umaru yar'adua. ) is now paying 100 victims of this operators $750,000USD. each, the payments are to be paid by Ecobank Abuja, Nigeria,corressponding paying bank under funding assistance by the Central Bank of Nigeria( C.B.N.).
According to the number of applicants at hand,84 beneficiaries has been paid ,half of the victims are from the United States,we still have more 16 left to be paid the compensations of $750,000USD. each.Your particulars was mentioned by one of the syndicates who was arrested in Lagos Nigeria as one of thier victims of the operations,you are hereby warned not to communicate or duplicate this message to any body for any reason what so ever,the US secret service is already on trace of the criminals.
For more vital information,please visit: http://home.rica.net/alphae/419coal/news1jul.htm
You can receive your compensations payments via any of the both options you choose, DRAFT PAYMENTS, WIRE TRANSFERS or by a diplomatic home cash delivery,I shall feed you with further modalities as soon as I hear from you.

Yours faithfully,
MR.SHAMSUDEEN USMAN


These guys want you to believe that Microsoft throws away millions of dollars just for the fun of it.

MICROSOFT AWARD 2007
Microsoft Campus Thames
Valley Park Reading Berkshire
RG6 1WG UNITED KINGDOM.

Date: 30th April, 2007. (CSC) Claims Security Code: CSC-74162007-04-LV-UK
Finally today, we announce this year's winners of the MICROSOFT MEGA JACKPOT held on 25th April, 2007. This is an Electronic Mail Award in which email addresses were used. Selection process was carried out through random selection in our Email Selection Machine (TOPAZ).
You have been approved for lump sums pay out of L2, 227, 000.00 GBP (i.e $4, 464, 000.00 USD) in cash Credited to Claims Security Code Number CSC-74162007-04-LV-UK. Selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection machine (TOPAZ) from a database of over 1,000,000.00 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world. Your fund (Certified Cashiers Cheque) has been insured with your Claims Security Code Number CSC-74162007-04-LV-UK. To claim your winning prize, you must first contact your claims processor by email for processing and remittance of your prize to you.
CLAIMS PROCESSOR: Mr Don Williams
e-mail: agentdonwilliamsuk@yahoo.co.uk
NOTE THAT THE BELOW INFORMATION IS REQUIRED TO CLAIM YOUR
WINNINGS:
1.Full Name: ...........2.Address: .....................3.Nationality:
4.Age/Date of
Birth.......................5.Occupation:.................................
6.Tel/Fax: ......................7.State of Origin:
................................8.Country:
9.Sex:...................10. Communication Security Code
Sincerely, Mrs. Maurine H. Diane Secretary.


Richard Smith,{ESQ}
2 Creek Road, Apapa
Lagos Nigeria
Email: (richardsmithchambers123@hotmail.com)
Tel : +234-807-683-4354.

Dear Friend,
Compliments of the day. I hope that this letter does not surprise you because we have not met. However, I urge you to treat the information which it contains with due and utmost attention. Apart from being eternally grateful to you, I also assure that you shall be adequately compensated.
My name is Richard Smith an attorney in law, I am the only registered British attorney to Late Highness Mohammadu Maccido,former SULTAN OF SOKOTO CALIPHATE,Who died in an Adc airline plane crash on the 29th october 2006 in a village near Abuja, the capital of Nigeria
While he was alive,he deposited huge sum of amount with a Security Company in Nigeria,valued (Eight million five hundred thousand us dollars)which he did not want anybody to know,not even his brother.He left the certificate of deposite and every documents involved with me because he kept it as a top secret and highly confidential. Now,the security company have informed me that,since the account is under my control,I should provide the beneficiary to that account.I seek your consent to present you as the beneficiary so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you.I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make because I am the only witness and international personal attorney to him.Check this website to know more about him
http://www.nigeriavillagesquare.com
If you agree,we can arrange the moderlities of sharing the money as soon as it gets into your account. 40% to you while 60% for me. You can forward your informations like your full names and address, Telephone and Fax numbers. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us accomplish this transaction.I guarantee you that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.
You can contact on private email address: (richardsmithchambers123@hotmail.com)
I await for your urgent response.
Yours Faithfully,
Richard Smith


Dear ,
It is my pleasure to contact you for a business venture which I and my Son intend to establish in your country. Though I have not met with you before but I believe, one has to risk confiding in someone to succeed sometimes in life.
There is this amount of fifteen million three hundred thousand U.S dollars($15,300,000.00) which my late Husband kept for us with a security firm here in abidjan before he was assasinated by unknown persons. Now I and my son decided to invest these money in your country or anywhere safe enough outside Africa for security and political reasons.
We want you to help us retrive these fund from Abidjan here to your country for investment purposes. If you can be of an assistance to us we will be pleased to offer to you 8% Of the total fund. I await your soonest response.
Respectfully yours,
Mrs. Grace Joja.


BEETO NETHERLANDS SWEEEPSTAKE LOTTERY NL
BURDENSTRAAT21B
1053 DS AMSTERDAM,THE NETHERLANDS

FROM:THE DESK OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPT
REF:HWS/200118308/02
BATCH:18/203/JJS.
ATTN:CEO

We are pleased to inform you of the release today the 27th Jan 2003, of the BEETO NETHERLANDS SWEEPSTAKE LOTTERY/ INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMS held on the 13th Jan 2003.Your name/company name attacted to the ticket numbers 564-75600545-188 with serial number 5388/01 drew the lucky numbers 3-11-27-30-34-41,which consequently won the lottery in the 2 category.
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$1million in cash credited to file HWS/2001183808/01.this is from a total cash prize of US$15million share the ten international lucky winners in this category.
CONGRATULATIONS.
Your funds is now deposited with our security department to your name ,due to the mixed up of some numbers and names,we ask that you keep this winning a top secret from the public notice until your clamins has been processed and your remitted to your account as this is apart of security protocol,to aviod double claiming or unwarranted taking advantage of this program by participants.
All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from the 50,000 name/ company names from all over the world as part of our international promotions program,which we conduct every year.we hope with a part of winning ,you will take part in our end of year stake us$50million international lottery.
TO begin your claim,please contact your claim agent,William Luck,foreign service manager GLOBAL CHALENGES FINANCE&SECURITY Tel+31-630+579+192, Email.williamluck@europe.com,for processing and remittance of your cash to a designated account of your choice.
Remember,all winning must be claiming not later than May 15th 2003,after this date all funds will be returned as unclaimed.
NOTE:In order to aviod unneccessary delays and complications,please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in every correspondence with our agent.Furthermore,should there be any change of your address,do inform your agent as soon as possible.
Congratulations again from all members of our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program. sincerely,

Sander Smith.


BRITISH E-MAIL LOTTERY sweepstakes send from mubiana@swiftmombasa.com address? Check where is Mombasa first. A person so naive to follow into such trap should indeed be punished for their own stupidity!

-- Attn:
You won the sum of L870,000 GBP in our monthly sweepstakes,from the just concluded Saturday 23rd British Lottery Promo, you are hereby advice to get back to us, to claimed your prize.Claims
Requirements:
1.First Name and Last Name :
2.Home Address:
3.Age:
4.Sex:
5.Occupation:
6.Phone Number:
7.Country Of Residence.
Contact Name: Barrister Jeff White Email:contactbarrjeffwhite@gmail.com

Regards, Mrs. Lisa Wise. Official Prize Award British Lottery Board



This one is a big shame !


Dear partner

This letter may come to you as a surprise due to the fact that we have not met personally. My name is Lars Jerry, a business merchant in Indonesia. I was a victim of the TSUNAMI disaster that led over 174,000 people dead in Indonesia's Aceh province.
Well, I lost all my family members and was seriously injured as a result of this catastrophe and currently hospitalised in Dubai, U.A.E. My illness has defiled all form of medical treatment and I only have about a few months to live according to medical report. I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone not even myself but my business. But now I regret all these as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in this world. Now that I know my time is near, I want to will and give most of my properties and assets to you to enhance the relief of other Asian Tsunami Victims and other charity aid. I have decided to give alms for charity aid, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth. But i am afraid most of these charity organisations will use it for their personal interests without someone to co-ordinate this task.
Hence, i am seeking a trust-worthy person who is able to help me carry out this great task. Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this my self any more. I lost alot of money, assests, properties, etc due to this disaster. Meanwhile, i still have $9,500,000.00 USD (Nine million five hundred U. S. dollars only) cash deposit that I have with a Financial Firm Abroad. I will want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatched it for humanitarian aid. Also, you will let them know that it is I Lars Jerry that is making this generous donations to them to serve as memorial while I was on earth. I am writing this from my laptop computer in my hospital bed where I wait for my time to come. I pray that God uses you to support and assist me with good heart.
Also, these are the necessary criteria you have to meet before I will give you the full authority over the fund:
(a). My conviction of your transparent, honesty and diligence and you will treat this transaction as I have instructed you to do.
(b). Upon the receipt of the funds, you will promptly release $3,000,000.00 USD to charity aid to help the needy, $5,000,000 USD will be used for investment and you will ONLY take the balance $1,500,000.00 USD for your noble assistance.
(c). You must be ready to produce me with enough information about yourself to put my mind at rest, by providing your full beneficiary name, your contact address, telephone and fax numbers for further communication.
(d) All necessary legal documentations must be undertaken before you can have the full right over this fund and other properties which i will give to you in due course.
(e) Also, you will be entitle to 20% of the annual income of any investment you wish to go into in rder to enhance further charitable work. I would suggest that you can invest this money into stocks, properties, bonds, etc. or any lucrative business you may suggest.
I will bring you into the complete picture of the transaction when I have heard from you. Your urgent response will be highly appreciated with all your contact details.

Thanks for your anticipated cooperation and Gob bless you.
Yours faithfully,
Lars Jerry.
Please reply to larsjer57@netscape.net


This is something new: have Russians discovered the same scheme or Nigerians diversified so much?


Name:Alexei Zakharenko, Email: alexeizak22@yahoo.com

Dear friend,
I am Mr. Alexei Zakharenko a personal treasurer to Mikhail Khodorkovsky, owner of the following Companies: Chairman CEO: YUKOS OIL (Russian Largest Oil Company) Chairman CEO:Menatep SBP Bank (A well reputable financial institution with its Branches all Over the world).
SOURCE OF FUNDS: I have a profiling amount in an excess of US$100.5M, which I seek your Partnership in accommodating for me. You will be rewarded with 4% of the total sum for your partnership. Can you be my partner on this?
INTRODUCTION OF MY SELF: As a personal consultant to him,authority was handed over to me in transfer of money of an American oil merchant for his last oil deal with my boss Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
Already the funds have left the shores of America to a European private Bank where the final crediting is expected to be carried out. While I was on the process, My Boss got arrested for his Involvement in politics by financing the leading And opposing political parties (the Union of Right Forces, Led by Boris Nemtsov, and Yabloko, a liberal/social democratic party Led by Gregor Yavlinsky) which Poses a treat to President Vladimir Putin Second Tenure as Russian president.
You can catch more of the story on this website:
http://www.yukos.com
http://newsfromrussia.com/main/2003/11/13/51215.html
YOUR ROLE: All I need from you is to stand as the beneficiary of the Above quoted Sum and I will re-profile the funds with your Name, which will enable The European bank transfer the sum to you. I Have decided to use this Sum to relocate to American Continent and never to be connected to any Of Mikhail Khodorkovsky Conglomerates. The transaction has to be concluded soon and as I confirm Your readinesses to conclude the transaction with me, I Will provide you with the details.
Thank you very much.
Regard. Alexei Zakharenko (Mr.)


And now typical and untipical Nigerian scheme letters:


Dear ,
My Name is Charles Pedersen, and I am writing you from my home in Santa Clara, about 165 miles east of Havana,the Capital City of Cuba. Santa Clara is known for two landmarks; The famous Revolutionary, the Guevera is buried here; and it is home to one of Cuba's largest universities, La Universidad Central "Martha Abreu" de Las Villas.
This is a compelling story, and I beg you to be patient and read through to the end? I was adopted in 1960, at age 14 months by Mr. Giovanni Pedersen, the Sugar and tobacco millionaire; some say he also made his fortune from the lucrative illicit drugs trade. My adoption brought so much controversy that Mr. Martins was forced by his family to put me into a foster home at age 5,where I stayed until maturity; Like most Cuban youths, I dreamt of freedom, which every one here knows is called America; like most youths, in time, I joined an Anti-Castro group and that merited automatic 24 hours round the clock surveillance by the Secret Police, but this is also normal in Cuba!
My father nevertheless funded my education through the above mentioned university,where I graduated in Automobile Engineering. I am now a mechanic, making just enough to take care of my wife Vanassa, and 3 boys, Junior, Denis, and woodison. Sadly, My father died in 1998; left only his wife and family (he died childless), and I was not invited to his funeral by his family, but we mourned him deeply;I had no memory of my real father; but I loved him for his kindness to me; he frequently defied his family to visit me?When I got married, he gave my wife a ring present which we later found out was a diamond ring!
His Last Will and testament was read and probated. No mention was made of me and my family. Understandably,I carried on with my life. Two weeks ago, I received a letter from London,England a country in Europe, from a Commission, and the contents of that letter put me into shock! I kept the letter for a week without mentioning it to my wife. Eventually I revealed everything to her?apparently My late father, Mr. Martins had provided for us after all! Mr.Farigamo had bought shares worth about 8 Million USD in 1978, (when I turned 18) and left it in my name;over time, My father bought more shares and increased the shareholding to USD28 million! ( I am made to understand that the current market value is far in excess of this figure?). The letter explained that according to the terms and agreement reached with my late father, the shares were to be delivered to me (The Beneficiary) one calendar year after his death;
The Director of Operation of the Commission in his letter apologized to me for waiting so long to contact me; information of my father?s death simply did not reach him until a chance newspaper publication alerted him of the fact. I was then invited to come forward to London, to claim my Inheritance! The total current value of my shares now stand at approximately USD43 million and rising!
But this simple invitation to travel to London is fraught with problems! I have no International Passport! It is impossible to travel out of Cuba,unless with special permission which will of course take months of paperwork to procure?As an Anti-Castro sympathizer,I have absolutely no hope of leaving Cuba legally?The only option is to leave by illegal ferry to the American Coast of Miami, which is extremely dangerous?Every one knows that success rate is about 30%, the unlucky get captured and repatriated back to prison. But the rich and the connected have a better chance by using low flying aircraft ( which will beat the Cuban Radar) to smuggle themselves out.
I therefore desperately need your help! I need you to contact the Commission in London on my behalf ; secure the Share Certificates from the Commission, and sell/redeem the shares for the current market value and deposit the money into your Bank Account. Once the money is secured, I will make the usual underground deal to be smuggled out of Cuba by aircraft, to freedom! There is absolutely NO RISK to you in this transaction; I and my family are the ones at risk... Therefore, I will make no attempt to call you by land based telephone,which is routinely bugged and monitored by the Secret Police.

In consideration of your expenses during the course of this transaction, I freely offer you 20% of the value of my shares. If you are willing to help me recover my inheritance, please so indicate in your return reply mail and I will follow up with more details of the Commission contact address and also more details of the transaction.

Looking forward to your urgent reply, Sincerely,

Mr Charles Pedersen.


Dear sir
I got your address through a local Business directory . I must apologise for taking some of your valuable time to explain a proposal that I imagine will be of utmost benafit . My name is Mr. b. hamza ( witheld }a Custom Officer attached to the Apapa wharf in Lagos-Nigeria,and presently in a dillema about what to do about a large consignment we intercepted at the harbour about two Months ago. If I was told this , I would never have believed even considering the wide spread of scams and frauds rocking Africa and other countries alike. After inspection of the seizure we discovered it contained a large amount of money belived to have been diverted from the Government coffers by Politicians ,totalling 23.4 million USD and was on it's way to the Overseas for thier croonies. The beneficiary was a Brazillian businessman who have sinced denied the consignement. This consignment unbelieveably was declared by these faceless people as artifacts . The owners of the loots have since dissapeared knowing the implications and we are yet to make our findings open to the public,infact we have started thinking of taking over the seizure as we feel there will not be any reward afterall and will only end up in another mans pocket as these have always been the case in this country. What I want from you is a safe offshore account where we can effectively transfer this money to and conveniently reclaim it afterwards. We shall make provisions for any inconveniences we may cause you. Honestly such situations have been occuring but I have never witnessed any and I have always dismissed them as scams untill now that I have witnessed it myself. I cannot say much for now ,but ther's a lebanese who is willing to use a trusted Bank to help in the transfer of this Funds. I and my colleagues are workinmg round the clock to effect a hitch free transaction by God's grace. I have a personal telephone line that you can reach me I've never seen anything like these before. Please give me your views, for security reasons pls I have to hold on to other vital information for now
Best regards, Santa Claus jr.


So far this is the highest amount, "137 million USD only".

Dear Sir,

I am lady Mariam Abacha,wife of late General Sani Abacha,ex-military head of state of the Federal Republic of Nigeria who died on the 8th of june 1998 of heart problems.I contacted you because of my need to deal with you in persons whom my family and i have never had any previous personal relationship.

To all sorts of intimidation and harassment with lots of negative reports emanating from the government and the press about my husband.The present government has also ensured that our bank accounts are frozen and all assets seized.

It is in view of this that i seek your co-operation and assistance in the transfer of the sum of $137.875 million US Dollars(one hundred and thirty seven million,eight hundred and seventy five million United States Dollars)only,being the very last of my family fund in my possession and control.An earlier attempt in the physical movement of the sum of ninety three million U S Dollars($93,000,000.00)only,was futile as the money was confiscated and my international passport seized at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport,Lagos in August 1998.

The Federal Government has seized all our properties and frozen all our accounts both local and international,but my only hope is the available $137.875 million U S Dollars Cash,which i carefully packaged and deposited with a Security Company as precious stones. If you are willing to assist us to receive the money on our behalf,please reply to this mail immediately so that i can ask my family lawyer to fax you the relevant documents of the fund to enable you reach the Security Company for the eventual collection of the money.

We will offer you 20% of this money for your efforts and assistance in receiving the money on our behalf.Please note that the money has accumulated demurrage,having stayed in the Security Company since 1998,you will be required to pay for the demurrage charges of the money.

Please,ensure you keep this proposal secret and confidential for obvious reasons and send your private telephone and fax numbers for easy and confidential communication.

Reply,Sincerely,
Mrs Mariam Abacha.


Interestingly, the address is the same as in the next mail, although these mails came more than one year apart.

No 13 VS2 Cethswayo Estate Generation-South Africa.
Satelite phone no. 871-763-649-685, +870-763-649-685, +874-763-649-685 Email:hadizar80n@mail.com

{URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL} (RE: TRANSFER OF ($ 126,000.000.00 USD} {ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY SIX MILLION DOLLARS)

Dear sir,

We want to transfer to overseas ($ 126,000.000.00USD) One hundred and Twenty six million United States Dollars) from a Bank in Africa, I want to ask you to quietly look for a reliable and honest person who will be capable and fit to provide either an existing bank account or to set up a new Bank a/c immediately to receive this money, even an empty a/c can serve to receive this money, as long as you will remain honest to me till the end of this important business trusting in you and believing in God that you will never let me down either now or in future.
I am Mr,Godwin,the Auditor General of a bank in Africa, during the course of our auditing I discovered a floating fund in an account opened in the bank in 1990 and since 1993 nobody has operated on this account again, after going through some old files in the records, I discovered that the owner of the account died without a [heir] hence the money is floating and if I do not remit this money out urgently it will be forfeited for nothing. The owner of this account is Mr. Phillip Morris, a foreigner, and a sailor, he died, since 1993. And no other person knows about this account or anything concerning it, the account has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that Phillip Morris until his death was the manager Morris & Morris Coy.(pty). SA.
We will start the first transfer with Twenty six million [$26,000.000] upon successful transaction without any disappoint from your side, we shall re-apply for the payment of the remaining rest amount to your account.
The amount involved is (USD 126M) One hundred and Twenty Six million United States Dollars, only I want to first transfer $26,000.000 [Twenty Six million United States Dollar] from this money into a safe foreigners account abroad before the rest, but I don't know any foreigner, I am only contacting you as a foreigner because this money can not be approved to a local person here, without valid international foreign passport, but can only be approved to any foreigner with valid international passport or drivers license and foreign a/c because the money is in us dollars and the former owner of the a/c Mr. Phillip Morris is a foreigner too, [and the money can only be approved into a foreigna/c].
However, we will sign a binding agreement, to bind us together. I got your contact address from the Girl who operates computer, I am revealing this to you with believe in God that you will never let me down in this business, you are the first and the only person that I am contacting for this business, so please reply urgently so that I will inform you the next step to take urgently. Send also your private telephone and fax number including the full details of the account to be used for the deposit.
I want us to meet face to face to build confidence and to sign a binding agreement that will bind us together before transferring the money to any account of your choice where the fund will be safe. Before we fly to your country for withdrawal, sharing and investments.
I need your full co-operation to make this work fine.Because the management is ready to approve this payment to any foreigner who has correct information of this account, which I will give to you, upon your positive response and once I am convinced that you are capable and will meet up with instruction of a key bank official who is deeply involved with me in this business.
I need your strong assurance that you will never,never let me down.
With my influence and the position of the bank official we can transfer this money to any foreigner's reliable account which you can provide with assurance that this money will be intact pending our physical arrival in your country for sharing. The bank official will destroy all documents of transaction immediately we receive this money leaving no trace to any place and to build confidence, you can come immediately to discuss with me face to face after which I will make this remittance in your presence and three of us will fly to your country at least two days ahead of the money going into the account.
I will apply for annual leave to get visa immediately I hear from you that you are ready to act and receive this fund in your account. I will use my position and influence to obtain all legal approvals for onward transfer of this money to your account with appropriate clearance from the relevant ministries and foreign exchange departments.
At the conclusion of this business, you will be given 35% of the total amount, 60% will be for me, while 5% will be for expenses both parties might have incurred during the process of transferring.
I look forward to your earliest reply through this email or my private mail hadizar80n@mail.com You should try to call me on my satelite phone no.871-763-649-685, +870-763-649-685, +874-763-649-685 If you are calling my No. dial the way you use to call other countries, do not put South African area code, because it is a satellite phone.
Your's Sincerely,
Godwin.


No 13 VS2 Cethswayo Estate Generation-South Africa.
Satelite phone no. 882-1646685262 882-1646685262 or 874-762727948 or 871-762727948 or 870-762727948 .........................................................................
{HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL} (RE: TRANSFER OF ($ 126,000.000.00 USD} {ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY SIX MILLION DOLLAR HIGHLY CONFIDENTIALRS)

Dear sir,
We want to transfer to overseas ($ 126,000.000.00 USD)One hundred and Twenty six million United States Dollars) from a Bank in Africa, I want to ask you to quietly look for a reliable and honest person who will be capable and fit to provide either an existing bank account or to set up a new Bank a/c immediately to receive this money, even an empty a/c can serve to receive this money, as long as you will remain honest to me till the end for this important business trusting in you and believing in God that you will never let me down either now or in future.
I am Mr. Dikachi Obong, the Auditor General of a bank in Africa, during the course of our auditing I discovered a floating fund in an account opened in the bank in 1990 and since 1993 nobody has operated on this account again, after going through some old files in the records I discovered that the owner of the account died without a [heir] hence the money is floating and if I do not remit this money out urgently it will be forfeited for nothing. the owner of this account is Mr. Phillip Morris, a foreigner, and a sailor, and he died, since 1993. and no other person knows about this account or any thing concerning it, the account has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that Phillip Morris until his death was the manager Morris Coy.(pty). SA.
We will start the first transfer with Twenty six million [$26,000.000] upon successful transaction without any disappoint from your side, we shall re-apply for the payment of the remaining rest amount to your account,
The amount involved is (USD 126M) One hundred and Twenty Six million United States Dollars, only I want to first transfer $26,000.000 [Twenty Six million United States Dollar from this money into a safe foreigners account abroad before the rest, but I don't know any foreigner, I am only contacting you as a foreigner because this money can not be approved to a local person here, without valid international foreign passport, but can only be approved to any foreigner with valid international passport or drivers license and foreign a/c because the money is in us dollars and the former owner of the a/c Mr. Phillip Morris is a foreigner too, [and the money can only be approved into a foreign a/c.
However, we will sign a binding agreement, to bind us together I got your contact address from the Girl who operates computer, I am revealing this to you with believe in God that you will never let me down in this business, you are the first and the only person that I am contacting for this business, so please reply urgently so that I will inform you the next step to take urgently. Send also your private telephone and fax number including the full details of the account to be used for the deposit.
I want us to meet face to face to build confidence and to sign a binding agreement that will bind us together before transferring the money to any account of your choice where the fund will be safe. Before we fly to your country for withdrawal, sharing and investments.
I need your full co-operation to make this work fine.because the management is ready to approve this payment to any foreigner who has correct information of this account, which I will give to you, upon your positive response and once I am convinced that you are capable and will meet up with instruction of a key bank official who is deeply involved with me in this business.
I need your strong assurance that you will never,never let me down.
With my influence and the position of the bank official we can transfer this money to any foreigner's reliable account which you can provide with assurance that this money will be intact pending our physical arrival in your country for sharing. The bank official will destroy all documents of transaction immediately we receive this money leaving no trace to any place and to build confidence you can come immediately to discuss with me face to face after which I will make this remittance in your presence and three of us will fly to your country at least two days ahead of the money going into the account.
I will apply for annual leave to get visa immediately I hear from you that you are ready to act and receive this fund in your account. I will use my position and influence to obtain all legal approvals for onward transfer of this money to your account with appropriate clearance from the relevant ministries and foreign exchange departments.
At the conclusion of this business, you will be given 35% of the total amount, 60% will be for me, while 5% will be for expenses both parties might have incurred during the process of transferring.
I look forward to your earliest reply through my email
You should try to call me on my satelite phone no. 882-1646685262 or 874-762727948 or 871-762727948 or 870-762727948. if you are calling my No. dial the way you use to call other countries, do not put South African area code, because it is a satellite phone.

Sincerely,
Mr. Dikachi Obong


From: Dr. Sam Adeola H.O.D. Clinical Pharmacology, University of Lagos, Nigeria Telephone: +234-803-348-3510
I am Dr. Sam Adeola, the Head of Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Director of research, at the University of Lagos Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria. I write to solicit your assistance in a project of mutual benefit. We got your contact over the Internet
In February 1999, a research grant (US$12.5Million) was given to the my department with I leading a team of other clinical pharmacologist, by the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria to conduct a research on the effect of a “local plant extract” on Sickle Cell Disease in Nigeria.
The research has since been concluded (specifically in August 2002). Of the total amount given to us for the research purposes we only expended US$4.623Million leaving a balance of US$7.877 Million. We are contacting you with a view to transferring this balance out for our own use.
We have put in over 25 years of our lives into working for the government and as academics we do NOT have anything to show for it, hence this opportunity we see as a God-Sent one. We sincerely hope that you will be of assistance to us. I implore you to treat this mail as confidentially as possible as we are still active academicians, though retiring in the first quarter of next year.
If you are not in a position to assist us, do not respond to this mail and we apologize for taking your time.

Sincerely yours.

Sam Adeola


Mr bakure hamza CABIN 2 RoRo Terminal Apapa wharf/quays Lagos-Nigeria Tel:234-I-7746664 ext.554
Union Bank of Nigeria Plc 40, Marina P.M.B. 106 Lagos. Nigeria Dear URGENT ACTION NEEDED First, I must solicit your confidence in this transaction, this is by virtue as being utterly confidential and top secret. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude, will make anyone apprehensive and worried but I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the transaction. We have decided to contact you due to urgency of this transaction, as well have been reliably informed of your discreetness and ability in transaction of this nature. Let me start by introducing myself properly to you, I am Rev. Dr Musa Shagari, the credit officer with the Union Bank Plc. I came to know you in my private search for a reliable and reputable christian organisation to handle this confidential transaction, which involves the transfer of Huge sum of money to a foreign country requiring maximum confidence. THE PROPOSITION A Foreigner, late Engr. John Creek (Snr.) an oil merchant with the Federal Government of Nigeria until his >death in Kenya Air Bus (A3 1 0 -30) flight Ko430 that crashed, banked with us at Union Bank of Nigeria PLc, Lagos and had closing balance as at the end of September 2000 worth US($35,000.000) thirty five million United State Dollars) the bank now expects a next of kin as beneficiary, valuable efforts have been made by Union Bank of Nigeria to get in touch with any member of Creek's family or relatives but to no Success. It is because of the perceived possibility of not being able to locate any of late Engr. John Creek (Snr.) next to kin (He had no wife or children that are known to us) that the management under the influence of our chairman and members of Board of Directors, that arrangement has been made for the fund to be declared unclaimed, and subsequently to be donated to the trust fund for arms and ammunition to futher enhance course of war in Africa and the world in general. All these ideas raised are for the interest of the Islamic Countries. As a christian, I do not subscribe to this negative development. Therefore, some fellow christians and I have decided to seek a christian foundation organisation or trust that will stand as the next of kin to late Engineer John Creek(Snr), so that the USD 35million will be released and paid to the foundation as the beneficiary's next of kin. Our interest is to ensure that this fund is directed to a christian organisation that will benefit my family and others instead of willing this fund to a trust that supports war and destruction in Africa. All document and proves to enable you receive this fund will be carefully worked out on your acceptance to partake in this transaction. This transaction is 100% risk free. My status and influences of my colleagues will be brought to bear on it. I expect your urgent reponse.
Yours faithfully, Rev. Dr. Musa Shagari


ATTN: THE PRESIDENT/CEO DEAR SIR, STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL WE ARE MEMBERS OF A SPECIAL COMMITTEE FOR BUDGET AND PLANNING OF THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (NNPC). THIS COMMITTEE IS PRINCIPALLY CONCERNED WITH CONTRACT AWARDS AND APPROVAL. WITH OUR POSITIONS, WE HAVE SUCCESSFULLY SECURED FOR OURSELVES THE SUM OF THIRTY ONE MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS (US$31.5M). THIS AMOUNT WAS CAREFULLY MANIPULATED BY OVER-INVOICING OF AN OLD CONTRACT. BASED ON INFORMATION GATHERED ABOUT YOU, WE BELIEVE YOU WOULD BE IN A POSITION TO HELP US IN TRANSFERING THIS FUND (US$31.5M) INTO A SAFE ACCOUNT. IT HAS BEEN AGREED THAT THE OWNER OF THE ACCOUNT WILL BE COMPENSATED WITH 30% OF THE REMITTED FUNDS, WHILE WE KEEP 60% AS THE INITIATORS AND 10% WILL BE SET ASIDE TO OFFSET EXPENSES AND PAY THE NECESSARY TAXES. ALL MODALITIES OF THIS TRANSACTION HAVE BEEN CAREFULLY WORKED OUT AND ONCE STARTED WILL NOT TAKE MORE THAN SEVEN (7) WORKING DAYS, WITH YOUR FULL SUPPORT. THIS TRANSACTION IS 100% RISK FREE. IF THIS PROPOSAL SATISFIES YOU, PLEASE REACH US ONLY BY EMAIL FOR MORE INFORMATION. PLEASE, TREAT AS URGENT AND VERY IMPORTANT. YOURS FAITHFULLY, DR.HENRY KOFI.


DR. MARTINS OGAGA. EMAIL:dr_ogaga03@email.com WEDBASED FAX:+1 240 5993293. ATTN,
URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP First, I must solicit your confidence in this transaction, which is of mutual benefit. This is by virtue of it's nature of being utterly confidential.I am sure and have confidence of your ability, and reliability to prosecute a transaction of this great magnitude. We are top Officials of the Federal Government Contract review Panel who are interested in importation of goods into our country with funds which are presently trapped in Nigeria. In order to commence this business,we need your assistance to enable us transfer funds into your account. As members of the Contract Review Panel set up by the Government of Nigeria to review all contracts from 1983 to the present,we have identified a lot of inflated contract funds which are presently floating in the Central Bank of Nigeria ready for payment. By virtue of our position as Civil Servants and members of this Panel, we cannot acquire this money in our names, in this regard I have been delegated by my colleagues of the review Panel to look for an overseas partner into whose account we would transfer the sum of US$21,320,000.00 ( Twenty -One Million, Three Hundred and Twenty Thousand United States Dollars) hence we take the liberty to write you. The money will be shared as follows:- 1. 20% for you the account owner 2. 70% for us (The Officials) 3. 10% to be used in settling taxation and all local and foreign expenses. Please note that this whole process will take between 7 to 10 working days from the date of receipt of the following information by the above Email address or my web based fax number +1{240}5993293 . Your individual/Company's signed and stamped letterhead with a transcribed"Text" which we would send to you upon receipt of your reply with a letter of interest. The above information will enable us write letter of claim, and Job description by using your individual/Company name to apply for payment for the above stated amount. Please acknowledge the receipt of this letter using the above Email address or my web based fax number. Detailed information of this pending business transaction will be sent to you as soon as I hear from you.
Yours faithfully, Dr.Martins Ogaga.


FROM : MRS MRS JENIFER MADU MR CHRIS MADU[SON OO22507757963]
I AM THE SECOND WIFE OF THE LATE PATRICK MADU OF DEMOCARATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO . MY LATE HUSBAND AQUIRED THE SUM OF FORTY -FIVE MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS; WHICH HE DEPOSITED WITH A SECURITY COMPANY HERE IN ABIDJAN I AM LOOKING FOR A TRUSTWORTHY PERSON WHO WILL HELP ME TO COLLECT THE CONSIGNMENT FROM THE SECURITY COMPANY WHERE THIS FUND IS BEEN DEPOSITED ON BEHALF OF A FOREIGN PARTNER MY DECISION TO CONTACT YOU IS FOR YOU TO COME UP AS THE FOREIGN PARTNER OF MY LATE HUSBAND AND PRESENT YOURSELF TO THE COMPANY FOR THE CLAIM OF THIS FUND . UPON YOUR ACCEPTANCE TO HELP ME COLLECT THIS BOXES FROM THE SECURITY COMPANY I WILL SEND TO YOU ALL NECESSARY BACKUP DOCUMENT TO YOU AS THIS WILL ENABLE YOU COLLECT THIS BOXES FROM THE SECURITY COMPANY AS THE BENEFICIARY OF THE BOX. THIS IS BECAUSE OF MY SECURITY HERE AND FOR THE SAFTY OF ME AND MY SON'S LIFE HERE IN ABIDJAN. THIS MONEY IS PRESENTLY SECURRED IN THE SECURITY COMPANY I HAVE AGREED TO OFFER YOU 15% OF THE TOTAL SUM AS YOU ASSIST ME COLLECT THIS BOX FROM THE SECURITY COMPANY. . CONDITIONS. (1)YOU ARE REQUIRED TO COME DOWN TO ABIDJAN FOR CLEARANCE OF THE BOX . (2)YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE A CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP OF THE DOCUMENT AS YOUR NAME WILL APPEAR ON THE DEPOSITE CERTIFICATE AS THE FOREIGN PARTNER TO MY LATE HUSBAND. PLEASE COULD YOU INDICATE YOUR INTEREST BY MAILING ME BACK IMMEDIATLY . FOR MORE INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS TRANSACTION. THANKS AND GOD BLESS YOU. REGARDS FROM : MRS JENIFER MADU MR CHRIS MADU (SON)


URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS PROPOSAL. MR BEN SAVIMBI TEL:27-834-336-347 JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA
ATTN: Director/C.E.O.
I write to solicit for your utmost assistance on a business proposal that would be of immense benefit to both of us involved. I got your contact information while making inquiries through a business Trade Journal for investment purpose in your country. Permit me to introduce myself. I am Mr. Ben Savimbi, Personal Assistant to the Angolan rebel leader Mr. Jonas Savimbi of Unita Rebels in Angola. I was sent on a diplomatic mission to the Republic of South Africa to purchase arms and ammunition worth US$25 Million (Twenty-five Million United States Dollars) and the money was properly arranged and delivered to South Africa by a diplomatic itineraries, a border post monitored by our rebel group. On my arrival here in South Africa, I had a change of mind and decided to part ways with all the money under my control, following the facts that I had realized that we were fighting for the selfish interest of my brother, the rebel leader Mr. Jonas Savimbi. Moreover, I decided to give peace a chance to reign for the emancipation of a new era in our country, Angola. This money in the diplomatic luggage was deposited in a security and finance company here in South Africa for safety reasons and I intend to invest this money in a business that could generate an income for me, as I am no more in service to anybody. Furthermore, I am presently seeking for political asylum here in South Africa, while making contact to see a way I can move this money to a foreign country where I could invest, as the country South Africa did not permit any investment by refugees. I decided to contact you to stand as a foreign partner to provide an account where I will lodge this money into as the beneficiary. If you are interested in helping me with this transfer, I am offering you 25% of the total money and 70% is for me while 5% will be for any expenses that could be made in the course of this transaction. There is no risk involved, as I have made every necessary arrangement for a successful transfer of this money. Always call me through the phone ,through the number above. Thanks while expecting your reply.
Best regards, Ben Savimbi (Mr


Another interesting one, this is the first that invites to come for an inspection to Ghana!

I am the headiest son of High Chief Nana kwame Tuga of Akwatia Community in Eastern Region of Ghana, the largest Gold producing area of Eastern Region of Ghana in West Africa.our community is very rich in Gold of the Highest quality.
our community has a court case with a nearby community over a Gold land Concession for the past 6 years now. we have after a long court case won our right over the Gold Concession and i have been in a small-scale mining business for the past nine months.
We presently have a quantity of 250kgs of Alluvial Gold Dust of 23+ Carats purity and selling at a very reasonable price. We need a direct buyer abroad who can buy the commodity and possibly go into partnership agreement with us, as to front us and also acquire the necessary modern mining equipments to improve our mining capacity and skills. You will be needed to come to Ghana and visit and inspect our mining site for appropriate measures to be put in place while we make shipment preparation for the 250kgs on ground.
Two delegates (an associate and I) will be going back with you along with the commodity so that you can pay us after accessing report and smelting over there.
Please write urgently directly to me , if you are eligible and interested. Yours truly, Prince Jacob kofi Tuga
Tel. 00233-205-246-716 Email pjacobkofi@in.com


More bed-time stories:

My name is VICTOR and my sister's name is CECILIA JALLOH .We are the children of late CHIEF ALFRED BRIMA JALLOH. I am 18 Years old, our father died years ago in a gold mine in MENDE, Republic of Serria Leone, He was into legal solid minerals, diamonds and gold mining saleing which was under his positions in government then, and he has succeeded in saving (US$9.500,000.00) ( Nine Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) during his Business on legal solid minerals, diamonds and gold mining. ...


Here is an intersting scam ...

Attn: Beneficiary, I bring to your notice that I am delegated from the United Nations to Barclays Bank of London to pay 100 Nigerian 419 scam victims, you are listed and approved for this payments as one of the scammed victims, get back to us ASAP.(chris.wallace@sify.com)
- Christopher Wallace

Well, is you are so stupid to think that someone payes the victims go ahead and try ...


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