Scam letters been around for ages, long before we were using email. Here are some fine examples of scammers using the age old method involving the following steps:
- They claim to have lots and lots of money;
- They indicate a bad situation and they need to get the money out of the country, very quickly;
- They need you, a very trustworthy perfect stranger, to help them; and
- They will pay you a large sum for helping them!
- They ask you to provided detailed personal information and/or pay a fee of some sort so that they can send you the money.
How about it!? DON'T GET SCAMMED! Here's a compilation of a tiny fraction of the scam emails I receive in my spam email box every week, going back to 2009.
Only $650 in Delivery Charges for My Windfall!
Foreign Payment Department
Nigeria General Board & Compensation Reserve Team
GRANTED APPROVAL FROM INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
12, Adewole Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
Great News, You are advised to Stop Contacting Them.
I am Mrs. Angie Lewis, I am a US citizen, am 33 years Old. I reside here in Gainesville. My residential address is as follows. 6909 Sw 33rd Pl, Gainesville, Florida 32608-2112, United Statess, am thinking of relocating since I am now rich. I am one of those that took part in the Compensation in Nigeria many years ago and they refused to pay me, I had paid over $19,950USD while in the United States trying to get my payment all to no avail.
I decided to travel down to Lagos, Nigeria with all my compensation documents and i was directed to meet Barrister Ben Mark who is the member of COMPENSATION AWARD COMMITTEE, I contacted him and he explained everything to me. he said whoever is contacting us through emails are fake because the Inheritance/Compensation Law clearly states that the beneficiary/recipient is exempt from paying any out of pocket fees or charges to receive said funds.
Barrister Ben Mark took me to the paying bank for the claim of my Compensation payment. Right now I am the most happiest woman on earth because I have received my compensation funds of $4,500,000.00 (four million five hundred thousand dollars). Moreover, Barrister Ben Mark showed me the full information of those that are yet to receive their payments and I saw your name and email address as one of the beneficiaries that is why I decided to email you to stop dealing with those people, they are not with your funds, they are only making money out of you.
I will advise you to contact Barrister Ben Mark
You have to contact her directly on this information below.
COMPENSATION AWARD HOUSE
Name: Barrister Ben Mark
Listed below are the name of mafias and banks behind the non release of your funds that I managed to sneak out for your kind perusal.
1) Prof. Charles soludo
2) Senator David carlos
2) Micheal Edward
3) Chief Joseph Sanusi
3) Sanusi Lamido
4) Dr. R. Rasheed
5) Mr. David Koffi
6) Barrister Awele Ugorji
7) Mr. Roland Ngwa
8) Barrister Ucheuzo Williams
9) Mr. Ernest Chukwudi Obi
10) Dr. Patrick Aziza Deputy Governor - Policy / Board Member
11) Mr. Tunde Lemo Deputy Governor - Financial Sector Surveillance/Board Member
12) Mrs. W. D. A. Mshelia Deputy Governor - Corporate Services / Board Members
13) Mrs. Okonjo Iweala
14) Mrs. Rita Ekwesili
15) Barr Jacob Onyema
16) Dr. Godwin Oboh: Director Union Bank Of Nigeria.
17) Mr. John Collins: Global Diplomat Director.
18) Foreign fund diplomatic courier
19) Rev. Steven Jones
20) Mr. Alfred Johnson
21) Mrs. Sherry Williams
22) Mr. Scott Larry
23) Barr Alex Jackson
You really have to stop dealing with those people that are contacting you and telling you that your fund is with them, it is not in anyway with them, they are only taking advantage of you and they will dry you up until you have nothing. The only money I paid after I met Barrister Ben Mark was just $650USD for the delivery charges, take note of that.
( NOTE: TELLING YOU TO PAY FOR ANY ADMINISTRATIVE CHARGE OR SECURITY KEEPING FEE IS ALL NOTHING BUT LIES, I REPEAT THE ONLY MONEY YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY AND WHICH I ALSO PAID IS $650USD FOR THE DELIVERY CHARGES IMPOSED BY THE GOVERNMENT AND YOUR PACKAGE CONTAINING YOUR CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT CHEQUE WILL BE REACHING YOU THROUGH THE ROYAL EXPRESS COURIER SERVICE.)
Once again stop contacting those people, I will advise you to contact Barrister Ben Mark so that she can help you to deliver your funds instead of dealing with those liars that will be turning you around asking for different kind of money to complete your transaction.
Thank You and Remain Blessed.
Mrs. Angie Lewis
Here's quite an official looking email for a cool $8.5 million, payable either by ATM card or check, for the insanely low charge of only $250! Nice! "Note: Everything has been taken care of by the Federal Government of Nigeria, The United Nation and also the FBI and including taxes, custom paper and clearance duty so all you will ever need to pay is $250."
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Counter-terrorism Division and Cyber Crime Division
J. Edgar. Hoover Building Washington DC
Series of meetings have been held over the past 7 months with the secretary general of the United Nations Organization. This ended 3 days ago. It is obvious that you have not received your fund which is to the tune of $8,500.000.00 due to past corrupt Governmental Officials who almost held the fund to themselves for their selfish reason and some individuals who have taken advantage of your fund all in an attempt to swindle your fund which has led to so many losses from your end and unnecessary delay in the receipt of your fund.
The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the United Nations and Federal Bureau of Investigation have successfully passed a mandate to the current president of Nigeria his Excellency President Good luck Jonathan to boost the exercise of clearing all foreign debts owed to you and other individuals and organizations who have been found not to have receive their Contract Sum, Lottery/Gambling, Inheritance and the likes. Now how would you like to receive your payment? Because we have two method of payment which is by Check or by ATM card?
ATM Card: We will be issuing you a custom pin based ATM card which you will use to withdraw up to $12,000 per day from any ATM machine that has the Master Card Logo on it and the card have to be renewed in 4 years time which is 2019. Also with the ATM card you will be able to transfer your funds to your local bank account. The ATM card comes with a handbook or manual to enlighten you about how to use it. Even if you do not have a bank account.
Check: To be deposited in your bank for it to be cleared within three working days. Your payment would be sent to you via any of your preferred option and would be mailed to you via FedEx. Because we have signed a contract with FedEx Express which should expire by the end of this month, you will only need to pay $250 instead of $550 saving you $300 So if you pay before the end of this month you save $300 Take note that anyone asking you for some kind of money above the usual fee is definitely a fraudsters and you will have to stop communication with every other person if you have been in contact with any. Also remember that all you will ever have to spend is $250.00 nothing more! Nothing less! And we guarantee the receipt of your fund to be successfully delivered to you within the next 48hours after the receipt of payment has been confirmed.
Note: Everything has been taken care of by the Federal Government of Nigeria, The United Nation and also the FBI and including taxes, custom paper and clearance duty so all you will ever need to pay is $250.
DO NOT SEND MONEY TO ANYONE UNTIL YOU READ THIS: The actual fees for shipping your ATM card is $550 but because FedEx have temporarily discontinued the C.O.D which gives you the chance to pay when package is delivered for international shipping We had to sign contract with them for bulk shipping which makes the fees reduce from the actual fee of $550 to $250 nothing more and no hidden fees of any sort!
To effect the release of your fund valued at $8,500.000.00 you are advised to contact our correspondent in Africa the delivery officer George Ennis with the information below,
Name: George Ennis
You are advised to contact him with the information?'s as stated below:
Your full Name..
Preferred Payment Method (ATM / Cashier Check)
Upon receipt of payment the delivery officer will ensure that your package is sent within 48 working hours. Because we are so sure of everything we are giving you a 100% money back guarantee if you do not receive payment/package within the next 48hours after you have made the payment for shipping we the Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI) will get your funds refund back to you with immediate effect
TELEPHONE: (408) 659-0408
Note: Do disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices claiming to be in possession of your ATM CARD, you are hereby advice only to be in contact with George Ennis of the ATM CARD CENTRE who is the rightful person to deal with in regards to your ATM CARD PAYMENT and forward any emails you get from impostors to this office so we could act upon and commence investigation.
Well this is an encouraging email from Vivian with subject line "FINAL NOTICE OF YOUR $2.5M" in that she assures me that "I cannot scam you for $39." Thank you SO MUCH, Vivian Douglas, for your assurance!
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE
NATIONAL HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY COMPLEX
SENATE HOUSE - UPPER CHAMBERS WUSE DISTRICT, COTONOU BENIN
Our Ref: FGN /SNT/STB
I have to inform you again, that we are not playing over this, I know my reason for the continuous sending of this notification to you, the fact is that you can't seem to trust any one again over this payment for what you have been in cantered in many months ago, but I want you to trust me, I cannot scam you for $39 it is for bank processing of your payment, the fees of $39 is clearly written to you before, I did not invent the bill to defraud you of $39 it is an official bank payment processing fee, and the good part of this, is that you will never, ever be disturbed again over any kind of payment, this is final, and theforms from there becomes effective once we submit your payment application processing fee and pay the form fee of $39 I don't want you to loose this fund this time, because you may never get another such good opportunity, the federal government is keen and very determined to pay your overdue debts, this is not a fluke, I would not want you to loose this fund out of ignorance, I will send you all the documents as soon as bank payment processing fee is paid, you have to trust me, you will get your fund, find a way to get $39 you will not loose it, instead it will bring your financial breakthrough, find the money and send it to our bursary. The reason why am sending you this because I want you to receive your USD2.5M immediately we are trying to round up for this payment program.
The processing charges which was initially on the high price has been cut down by the payout bank considering the poor economic situations that make it difficult for the middle class citizens to meet up with the processing charges of their entitlement. Upon the confirmation of your processing charges you will get your $2.500, 000.00 into your account within 15hrs.
Here is the payment information through western union money transfer or money gram money transfer finally my advice to you is not to abandon this transaction because of the requirement of ($39)
Account Officer Info:
Receiver's name: Oform Godwin
Address: Lot No. 23 Patte D'Oie, 03 BP 2147.
Cotonou, Benin Republic.
Text Question: When
Amount required: $39
Sender’s full banking details to avoid wrong transfer:
Bank Name and Address
As soon as the payment is received today, you will receive your $2.5M the same today without any delay. Do hurry up to send the fee once you wake up this morning to enable the payout bank complete your transfer before close for the day.
Mrs. Vivian Douglas
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I particularly like the email request that come in ALL CAPS I suppose to accentuate their importance, like this one that came on 9/24/14 with subject line of "$15.5M FROM UNITED NATIONS" - YEE HAW (that part was not in the subject line). Wow, all I need is to cover the $108 delivery fee with my ATM card to receive my $15.5 million! Nice!
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL OVERSIGHT SERVICES,
INTERNAL AUDIT, MONITORING, CONSULTING AND INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION.
FROM: MR. SAM KUTESA. UNITED NATIONS PRESIDENT.
I AM MR. SAM KUTESA. UNITED NATIONS PRESIDENT IN CHARGE OF YOUR TOTAL $15.5M PAYMENT FILE.
WE ARE NOW CHARGED WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY OF FINDING, RECONCILING AND RELEASING OF ALL DUE PAYMENTS THAT ORIGINATED IN AFRICA (LOTTERY WINNING, CONTRACT PAYMENTS AND INHERITANCE FUNDS) BELONGING TO FOREIGN/LOCAL BENEFICIARIES.
I CAME TO BENIN FROM NEW YORK AFTER SERIES OF MEETINGS WITH THE WORLD BANK PRESIDENT ROBERT B. ZOELLICK AND THE UN SECRETARY GENERAL DUE TO NUMEROUS COMPLAINS FROM THE FBI AND OTHER SECURITY AGENCIES AGAINST THE BENIN GOVERNMENT ON THE RATE OF SCAM/FRAUDULENT ACTIVITIES GOING ON IN BENIN.
I HAVE MET WITH THE BENIN CENTRAL BANK GOVERNOR WHO CLAIMED IGNORANT OF THE DELAY IN RELEASING FOREIGN BENEFICIARIES FUNDS IN AFRICA BUT PROMISED TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL FUND BENEFICIARIES RECEIVE THEIR FUNDS WITHIN THE NEXT 48HRS. DURING OUR RECONCILIATION REVIEW IN AFRICA, ALL UNPAID LOTTERY WINNING, CONTRACT PAYMENTS AND INHERITANCE PAYMENT FILES BELONGING TO YOU AND OTHER FOREIGN BENEFICIARIES WAS TRACED AND APPROVED SUCCESSFULLY.
YOUR $15.5M PAYMENT WAS AMONG THE APPROVED BENEFICIARIES AND HAVE BEEN PROGRAMMED WITH AN ATM CARD NUMBER: 4988 2414 7616 3496 THROUGH THE BANK OF ENGLAND INTER-SWITCH COMPUTERIZATION DEPARTMENT IN UNITED KINGDOM.
THE ATM CARD IS NOT A CREDIT CARD, IT IS AN AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINE CARD (ATM CARD) WHICH WORK IN ALL BANKS WITH DULY INTER-SWITCH AND THE FUNDS CAN THEN BE TRANSFERRED INTO YOUR PERSONAL ACCOUNT AS SOON AS YOU HAVE THE CARD IF YOU WISH TO. THE UNITED NATIONS UNDER THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE WITH THE WORLD BANK GROUPS AND IMF (INTERNATIONAL MONITORY FUND) HAS ADOPTED THIS ADMINISTRATIVE MEASURE OWNING TO VARIOUS COMPLAINS/PETITIONS RECEIVED FROM BENEFICIARIES DUE TO THE DELAYS IN RECEIVING THEIR INHERITANCE/WINING FUNDS AS EXPECTED, IT WAS ALSO ADOPTED TO REDUCE THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROTOCOLS AS WELL AS FRAUD PERPETRATION.
YOU ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO WITHDRAW USD10, 000.00 PER DAY FROM THE ATM CARD ACCOUNT IN ANY ATM MACHINE CENTER OF YOUR CHOICE IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD OR OPTIONAL AS SOON AS YOU GET THE ATM CARD, YOU CAN DEPOSIT THE TOTAL AMOUNT IN THE ATM CARD INTO YOUR BANKING ACCOUNT WITH YOUR PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION OR PASSPORT ID.
IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE REQUIRED TO BEAR THE COST OF YOUR ATM CARD COURIER FEE AS STIPULATED BY THE AUDITORS, THIS IS BECAUSE YOUR $15.5M PROGRAMMED ATM CARD IS LABELED AS A "NON FRAGMENTED BOND" AND IS PROTECTED BY A HARDCOVER BOND POLICY BY THE AUDITORS WHICH MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE TO DEDUCT THE DELIVERY FEE OF YOUR ATM CARD FROM THE APPROVED $15.5M ATM CARD BEFORE IT HAS BEEN DELIVERED TO YOU.
FURTHERMORE, THE AUDITORS DECLINED REVERSE DELIVERY PAYMENT, (NO MORE C.O.D FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS) THAT IF A REVERSE DELIVERY PAYMENT IS MADE AND SOMETHING GOES WRONG, THAT WE/YOU CANNOT SUE THE DELIVERY COMPANY TO RECOVER THE FULL VALUE OF THE FUND AS STIPULATED IN THE ATM CARD SINCE PAYMENT FOR DELIVERY WAS NOT MADE AT POINT OF MAILING, SO FOR THIS REASONS, WE HAD COME TO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE AUDITORS THAT YOU SHALL BE THE ONE TO TAKE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DELIVERY FEE OF YOUR$15.5M ATM CARD TO YOUR ADDRESS AS REVERSE PAYMENT IS RULED OUT.
YOUR $15.5M ATM CARD WILL ONLY COST YOU THE COST OF DELIVERING YOUR ATM CARD WHICH INVOLVES ONLY $108 (24HRS DELIVERY).
BASED ON THE ABOVE REASONS, WE HAVE CONCLUDED DELIVERY ARRANGEMENT WITH THE ARIK DELIVERY AGENT, IN VIEW OF THE ABOVE DEVELOPMENT; YOU ARE REQUESTED TO IMMEDIATELY PAY THE DELIVERY COST:
DELIVERY COST: $108 (24HRS/OVERNIGHT DELIVERY)
URGENTLY FORWARD YOUR CORRECT DELIVERY ADDRESS WHERE YOU WANT THE ATM CARD TO BE DELIVERED AS THE UNITED NATIONS WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MISTAKE IN DELIVERING YOUR $15.5M ATM CARD PAYMENT TO YOU.
I HAVE A VERY LIMITED TIME HERE IN AFRICA , SO I WOULD LIKE YOU TO URGENTLY SEND THE $108 COURIER FEE TODAY SO THAT THE COURIER COMPANY WILL PROCEED ON THE DELIVERY OF YOUR ATM CARD BEFORE I LEAVE AFRICA.IF YOUR DELIVERY FEE IS RECEIVED TODAY, YOUR $15.5M ATM CARD WILL LEAVE TO YOUR DESTINATION FIRST THING TOMORROW MORNING AND WILL GET TO YOU WITHIN 24HRS, THIS MEANS THAT IF YOU SEND THE $108 DELIVERY FEE TODAY, YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR $15.5M ATM CARD TOMORROW SINCE IT IS AN OVERNIGHT / 24HRS DELIVERY.
I WAIT FOR YOUR RESPONSE IMMEDIATELY.
MR. SAM KUTESA.
UNITED NATIONS PRESIDENT,
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Here's one from a Barrister CHAMBERLAIN ALFONSO DELGADO Esq.from a Spanish law firm received June 11, 2014. Cool! I'm a gonna be rich!! Yippee!
Request for Co-operation on a Private Business Relationship
It is obvious that this letter will come to you as a surprise but please find time to read it carefully; I am Barrister CHAMBERLAIN ALFONSO DELGADO Esq. a Spanish Lawyer. Before I proceed, I must apologize for this spontaneous mail to you. I am aware that this is certainly not a conservative way of approach to establish a relationship of trust, but you will realize the need for my action. First, I must solicit your confidence in this proposal; this is by the nature of it as being utterly confidential or top secret. I have a business proposal which I believe that will be a very good opportunity for both of us, so I decided to contact you on the business.
The business is this: A deceased client of mine that shares the same last name with you, died as a result of a heart-related condition on March 12TH 2006, his heart condition was due to the lost of all members of his family during the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe, which occurred in United State of America on - August 29TH, 2005, during there August holiday. He is a real estate moguls who relocated to Barcelona, he died leaving behind a deposit valued of (Ђ8.5 Million Euros) Eight Million Five Hundred Thousand Euros, in a Bank here in Spain, and the bank had contacted me on many occasions over the past years to present the supposed Next of kin to my late client.
This fund has lasted more than expected period in the Bank security vault, and the Bank has issued me a final notice to present the next of kin to my late client or the account will be declared unserviceable or confiscated by the Bank treasury due to the ongoing Bank reform here in Spain, So far, all my efforts to get a hold of someone related to him has proved abortive, and the bank can not release this fund unless somebody applies for it as next of kin to the account as indicated in the banking guidelines. So since I have contacted you, and you share the same last name with my client. I am actually asking for your consent to present your information to the Bank as the Next of Kin to my late client, so that the proceeds of this account can be release to you as the next of kin to my client.
Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried. But I am assuring you that; all the legal documentations to back up your claim as my client's next of kin, I shall provide, all I require is your honest cooperation to enable us achieve this goal. I am convinced that the intended transaction is 100% risk free, that you should not entertain any atom of fear, the fact is that I just don’t want my late client funds to be declared as unclaimed fund by the Bank management or be confiscated by the government, as a result of the new Bank reform which all the Banks in Spain will soon start to implement.
It is upon this discovery that I decided to contact you on this business, I wish to point out that I will want 20% of this money to be shared among charity Organizations, while the remaining 80% is shared equally between us. I will use my position as the client’s attorney to guarantee the successful execution of this transaction.
Upon your response, I shall provide you with more details about the transaction; also you should understand that this should be kept very confidential. However, if this business proposal offends your moral ethics, do accept my sincere apology, or if on the contrary you wish to achieve this goal with me, kindly get back to me with your interest for further details.
Barrister CHAMBERLAIN ALFONSO DELGADO Esq.
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I'm particularly impressed by this latest one received on April Fool's Day 2014, not for the fact that I'm getting 50% of $128 MILLION, or $64 MILLION...but at HOW WELL VERSED MR. JUAN CARLOS GUTIERREZ IS AT USE OF THE ALL CAPS KEY!
GREETINGS, FIRSTLY, I MUST APOLOGIES FOR BARGING INTO YOUR MAILBOX WITHOUT FORMAL INTRODUCTION OF MYSELF TO YOU.ACTUALLY I GOT YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION FROM REPUTABLE BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY OF YOUR COUNTRY WHICH GIVES ME ASSURANCE OF YOUR LIABILITY AS A PERSON WHILE TRYING TO GET A GOOD AND CAPABLE BUSINESS PERSON IN YOUR COUNTRY FOR BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT PURPOSES.THIS WHY WITHOUT WASTING ANY TIME I AM SEEKING A DECISION MAKER TO GRAB MY OFFERING US$64,000,000.00 YOURS FREE WITH SOME SIMPLE CONDITION.YOU WILL NEED TO FOLLOW AND WORK CLOSELY WITH ME.YOU CAN'T SAY MY GENEROUS OFFER OF FIFTY PERCENT OF US$128,000,000.00 WHICH IS US$64,000,000.00 IS NOTHING. BUT REMEMBER THAT OPPORTUNITY OF THIS KIND ALWAYS COME ONCE IN LIFETIME. HAVE I GOT YOUR ATTENTION? LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF. I AM SENIOR PROJECT AND PROGRAM MANAGER WITH THE UNITED NATION DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IN ASIA-PACIFIC REGION CALL UNDP.I AM THE PERSON DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE TO ANSWER TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO UNDP YEARLY MEETINGS.MY SPECIAL ROLE IS TO EVALUATE ALL CONTRACT APPRAISALS AND THE APPROVALS TO FOREIGN CONTRACTORS. AS YOU ARE AWARE I AM THE SENIOR PROJECT AND PROGRAM MANGER ANSWERING TO THE PRINCIPLE DIRECTORS OF UNDP.I GOT SICK OF ANSWERING TO STUBBORN MANAGEMENT.I DECIDED TO DEPLOY EARLY RETIREMENT.THIS IS WHERE OUR DEAL BEGINS TO WORK FOR YOU AND ME. I AM LETTING YOU TO MY FINDING THROUGHOUT ROUTINE SUPERVISION OVER FOREIGN CONTRACTORS.I NOTICED SERIES OF OVER INVOICED CONTRACTS THAT AMASSED TO US$128,000,000.00.HERE COMES THE ADVANTAGE YOU HAVE.AS I HAVE SUCCESSFULLY SECURED THE SUM OF US$128,000,000.00. ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY EIGHT MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLAR.I WANT US TO WORK CLOSELY TOGETHER TO ENABLE UNDP ASIA-PACIFIC REGION TO TRANSFER THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF US$128,000,000.00 INTO YO MY QUESTION TO YOU IS DO YOU WANT TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS ASSIST ME ON WHAT IS REQUIRED THEN YOU GET US$64,000,000.00 UPON THE SUCCESS OF THE TRANSFER.FROM A PARTNERSHIP AND WISELY. MY SHARE WITH YOURS INTO BLUE-CHIP INVESTMENTS.AS A RESULT OF THIS OBVIOUSLY I WILL HAVE TO SURRENDER MY POSITION WITH UNDP. THEN IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARDS MAKE PROVISION TO RELOCATE TO YOUR COUNTRY.NOW I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING IS TRANSPARENT AS ALL THINGS FROM MY SIDE ARE PERFECTED DONE THAT I USE MY PERSONAL US$3.7 MILLION TO SECURE THIS DEAL. ACCEPT THE US$128,000,000.00 INTO YOUR BUSINESS BANK ACCOUNT BEARING IN MIND ITS A FIFTY-FIFTY DEAL.I WILL REQUIRE UN UNDERTAKING FROM YOU THAT YOU WILL NOT RUN AWAY WITH THE US$128,000,000.00 DRIVEN BY GREED. ON THIS BASIS. I WILL AGREE TO ASSIST YOU SO THAT THE US$128,000,000 WILL BE TRANSFER SMOOTHLY TO YOUR NOMINATED BANK ACCOUNT IN YOUR COUNTRY. CALL IT WINNING OR COMPENSATION IS YOUR CHOICE AND ITS THE US$64,000,000.00 DOLLAR QUESTION. PLEASE YOU HAVE TO PROVIDE YOUR FULL INFORMATION SUCH AS STATED BELOW; 1) FULL NAME: 2) FULL ADDRESS: 3) AGE: 4) SEX: 5) HOME TELEPHONE: 6) MOBILE PHONE: 7) ACTIVE ACCOUNT: 8) FAX NUMBER: 9) BUSINESS NUMBER: 10)BUSINESS ADDRESS: 11)CURRENT OCCUPATION STATUS: 12)COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: 13)NATIONALITY: 14)INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT OR ID: 15)YOUR BUSINESS BANK ACCOUNT OR YOU OPEN NEW ONE FOR THE US$128,000,000.00: FURTHERMORE.BE INFORMED THAT THIS TRANSACTION WILL TAKE US 15 WORKING DAYS TO ACCOMPLISH BEGINNING FROM WHEN I RECEIVE YOUR FULL INFORMATION AFTER YOU HAVE ASSUMED THE POSITION OF A FOREIGN CONTRACTOR TO UNDP. I WILL ALSO FILE AN APPLICATION IN THE UNDP HEADQUARTERS AND SECURE THE NECESSARY APPROVAL AND LETTER OF CLEARANCE THAT WILL MAKE YOU UNDP FOREIGN CONTRACTOR. YOU AS A FOREIGN CONTRACTOR TO UNDP ARE IN FAVOR OF MOVING THESE FUNDS TO AN ACCOUNT THAT WILL BE PROVIDED BY YOU.THIS PROCESS IS 100 PERCENT RISK FREE AS I HAVE SET OUT ALL THE MORALITIES TO SEE THAT A LEGALIZED METHOD IS USED BECAUSE BECAUSE I HAVE PREPARED ALL THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS THAT WE WILL USE IN THIS DEAL.PLEASE NOTE THAT UTMOST SECRECY AND CONFIDENTIALITY ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES DURING THIS TRANSACTION. ONCE THE FUNDS HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED INTO YOUR NOMINATED BANK ACCOUNT IN YOUR COUNTRY WE SHALL SHARE RATIO OF FIFTY PERCENT FOR ME.FIFTY PERCENT FOR YOU. IF YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED IN THIS DEAL PLEASE DELETE THIS EMAILS FROM YOUR MAIL THANK YOU. BEST REGARDS. MR. JUAN CARLOS GUTIERREZ. SENIOR PROJECT MANGER TO UNDP.
Short and simple email sent to me in September 2013. They got right to the point that I have $18.5 million coming to my bank account! Thanks in part to the "lodged Late President Saddam Hussein of Iraq" whatever that means.
From The Desk of: Mr. Fares D.Noujaim
Bank of America.
Branch Offices New York.
1680 Broadway, New York.
NY 10019, USA.
Vice Chairman on Investment Banking.
Director, Credit Control Dept.
Attn: The Beneficiary,
TELEGRAPHIC TRANSFER NOTICE.
We are hereby officially notify you concerning your fund telegraphic Transfer through our bank, Bank of America, New York, to your bank account, which has been officially approved by the management of World Bank Swiss (WBS) to credit the sum of US$18.5 Million into your bank account.
Note that I have started processing your payment and every thing concerning the immediate remittance of your funds will be carried out within the shortest possible time from the time we received your? Below needed information.
Also be informed that the Governor of Bank in London (BL) will sign on your payment advice and a copy of the advice will be sent to the World Bank in Swiss for some record purposes. Meanwhile your information and your full contact details were received from our research manager, Barr. Paul Peterson on your behalf to FRB for immediate release of your fund.
This fund was part of the lodged Late President Saddam Hussein of Iraq discovery fund with World Bank of Switzerland, which the Swiss Bank has decided to distribute it generously to help few lucky individuals and the American Government is in agreement with the Swiss Bank to distribute the fund to 700 hundred thousand people in America, Europe & Asia in other to help improve their businesses.
Therefore, reconfirm the aforesaid information accurately, because this office cannot afford to be held liable for any wrong transfer of funds or liable of any fund credited into an unknown account.
These are the information we needed to be reconfirmed by you.
1.Your Full Bank Account Details
2.Your Direct Cell or office phone to reach you
3.Your address of locations
4.Your full name
Finally, you are required to reconfirm directly to me the above information to enable me use it to process your bill of payment.
Your quick response shall be mostly appreciated; all your response should be directed through our alternative email address for the immediate attention of the credit control department.
Mr. Fares D. Noujaim.
Vice Chairman, Director, Credit /Telex Department.
Here's the latest one, received in August 2013. Most of it is jibberish, but YEA BABY, they want to send me over $5 MILLION. Nice! All I have to do is give them my personal information and scan a copy of my driver's license! Sound pretty legit, eh?
FROM THE DESK OF GOV GENERAL JAMES MORGAN NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER TO THE PRESIDENT FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA Aso Rock villa, Asokoro District, Abuja CONFIDENTIAL DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY PAYMENT DEAR SIR/MADAM, I am Gov General James Morgan (Rtd), National Security Adviser to President GOOD-LUCK JONATHAN President Federal Republic of Nigeria. I am delighted to inform you that the contract panel, which just concluded it as seating in Abuja just released your name amongst contractors to benefit from the Diplomatic Immunity Payment. This Panel was primarily delegated to investigate manipulated contract claims, contracts and over-invoiced payment as the effect has eaten deep into the economy of our dear country. However, we wish to bring to your notice that your contract profile is still reflecting in our central computer as unpaid contractor while auditing was going on. Your contract file was forwarded to my office by the auditors as unclaimed fund, we wish to use this medium to inform you that for the time being Federal Government of Nigeria have stopped further payment through BANK to BANK transfer due to contractors numerous petitions to United Nations against Nigeria on wrong payment and diversion of contract funds to different account. In this regards we are going to send your contract part payment of 5 Million USD. To you via our accredited shipping company and I have secured every needed documents to cover the money. Note that the money is coming as a consignment in 2 security proof boxes. The boxes are sealed with synthetic nylon seal and padded with machine. Please you don't have to worry for anything, as the transaction is 100% risk free. The boxes are coming with a Diplomatic Agent who will accompany the boxes to your house address. All we require from you is your full house address and your identity such as, international passport or driver's license and your Cell/Mobile telephone,The Diplomatic will travel with it. He will call you immediately he arrives your country's airport. I hope you understand me. Please kindly get back to me today also with the requested information's so that we can proceed on this matter as soon as possible. 1) Your Full Name:----------------------------------------------- 2) Telephone:-------------------------------------------------------------- 3) Company Name:------------------------------------------------------------ 4) Profession, Age and Marital Status:-------------------------------------- 5) A Scan Copy of driver's License:---------------------------------------------- 6)Address:---------------------------------------------------------------------- -------- Note: The diplomat does not know the original contents of the boxes. What l declared to them as the contents is Sensitive Photographic Film Materials for security reasons. I did not declare money to them please. If they call you and ask you the contents please tell them the same thing I mentioned to you on this email okay. email me and I will let you know how far I have gone with the arrangement. Now the only thing you have to do is to help the Diplomatic secured what is called immunity clearance certificate which will enable them pass every custom checking point all over your country without any hitch. Confirm the receipt of this message and send the requirements to me immediately as soon as you receive this message. Please I need urgent reply because the boxes are schedule to live as soon as we hear from you. Call me immediately. Best Regards, Gov General James Morgan (Rtd). National Security Adviser to the President Federal Republic of Nigeria Direct Number:+234-806-980-4352
Ewww, this one is really official looking! From Robert Mueller, Director of the FBI! Wow, how cool that he would be contacting ME of all people! He is contacting lil' ole me to claim $4.7 MILLION from the Zenith Bank of Nigeria!
OFFICIAL LETTER FROM FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FBI
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FBI FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
ROBERT MUELLER III.
FBI SEEKING TO WIRETAP INTERNET
We the Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI)through our intelligence monitoring network has discovered that the transaction that the bank contacted you previously for was legal.Recently the fund has been legally approved to be paid via Zenith Bank Nigeria. So, we the Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI) Washington Dc, in conjunction with the United Nations (UN) financial department have investigated through our monitoring network noting you that your transaction with the Zenith Bank of Nigeria is legal.
You have the legitimate right to complete your transaction to claim your fund $4.7 (four million seven hundred thousand united state dollars) Because of so much scam going on internet.We the Federal Bureau of investigation decided to contact the FedEx Courier Service Company in Lagos,Nigeria for them to give us their procedures on how to sent this money to you without any further complain or delay. We just got an information from the Zenith Bank and they have loaded your $4.7 (four million seven hundred thousand united state dollars) in ATM MASTER CARD and submit to the FedEx courier service company for immediate delivery to your doorstep.
You are required to choose one option, which you will be able to pay and also convenient for you, for quick delivery of your parcel containing your ATM CARD and other two original back up documents.
Service Type | Delivery Duration | Charges/Fees
------------------------------ ------------------------------ ---------------
Premium Express (24hrs Delivery)
Mailing $400.00 00.00
Insurance $150.00 00.00
Vat $100.00 00.00
$450(six Hundred and fifty US Dollars Only).
.............................. .............................. ..........
Special Express (2 Days)
Mailing $280.00 00.00
Insurance $100.00 00.00
Vat $200.00 00.00
TOTAL $580.00 00.00
.............................. .............................. ................
Economy Express (3Days)
Mailing $300.00 00.00
Vat (5%) $100.00 00.00
TOTAL $600.00 00.00
$300(Six Hundred US Dollars Only).
.............................. .............................. ........
You are hereby required to advice us, on your parcel delivery option by filling in the required form stated above. Please note that the deadline for claiming your fund is exactly one week after the receipt of this email. After this period, your fund will be return back So take note.
Moreover, this is some tracking number of beneficiaries that received their payment through us and via FedEx website (http://www.fedex.com/).
Here are the tracking numbers of the successful delivery made,you can take time out to track them yourself.
MARIE BESTA........... 798243990570
CHRISTINA SUMMERS........... 793412942447
JAMES R GRISHAMS...............793412984009
We request that you reconfirm your mailing address to ensure conformity with our record for immediate dispatch of your parcel to you. Only valid residential/Office address and postal address are certified Ok.
DELIVERY DESTINATION INFORMATION:
------------------------------ ------------------------------ -
Receiver's Name :.......
Delivery Information/ Parcel Description
------------------------------ ------------------------------ -----------
Delivery Terms: International Delivery
Condition Of Delivery:Priority Delivery
Consignment Note No: MI 49866-2110
Color of Parcel: ...Brown.
Total Weight: 36.2 kg
Total Net Weight: 1.7 kg
We are here to protect you from any problem till you receive your package, You can as well get in touch with the FedEx delivery company assigned to deliver this financial package to your doorstep.
Below is the delivery company's contact information:
Companies Name: FedEx Express Courier Service.
Directors Name: Mr. Kelvin Williams
Looking forward to hear from you as soon as you receive this message.
Robert S. Mueller III.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW Washington, D.C.
Here's a good one received in April 2013! Pay just $39 and receive $2.5 MILLION!! Oh yah, baby! "As soon as the payment is received today, you will receive your $2.5M the same today without any delay."
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE NATIONAL HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY COMPLEX SENATE HOUSE - UPPER CHAMBERS WUSE DISTRICT, COTONOU BENIN Our Ref: FGN /SNT/STB Email us at:
I have to inform you again, that we are not playing over this, I know my reason for the continuous sending of this notification to you, the fact is that you can't seem to trust any one again over this payment for what you have been in cantered in many months ago, but I want you to trust me, I cannot scam you for $39 it is for bank processing of your payment, the fees of $39 is clearly written to you before, I did not invent the bill to defraud you of $39 it is an official bank payment processing fee, and the good part of this, is that you will never, ever be disturbed again over any kind of payment, this is final, and the forms from there becomes effective once we submit your payment application processing fee and pay the form fee of $39 I don't want you to loose this fund this time, because you may never get another such good opportunity, the federal government is keen and very determined to pay your overdue debts, this is not a fluke, I would not want you to loose this fund out of ignorance, I will send you all the documents as soon as bank payment processing fee is paid, you have to trust me, you will get your fund, find a way to get $39 you will not loose it, instead it will bring your financial breakthrough, find the money and send it to our bursary. The reason why am sending you this because I want you to receive your USD2.5M immediately we are trying to round up for this payment program. The processing charges which was initially on the high price has been cut down by the payout bank considering the poor economic situations that make it difficult for the middle class citizens to meet up with the processing charges of their entitlement. Upon the confirmation of your processing charges you will get your $2.500, 000.00 into your account within 15hrs. Here is the payment information through western union money transfer or money gram money transfer finally my advice to you is not to abandon this transaction because of the requirement of ($39) Account Officer Info: Receiver's name: Ogugua Hyacenth Okpala Address: Lot No. 23 Patte D'Oie, 03 BP 2147. Cotonou, Benin Republic. Text Question: When Answer: Now Amount required: $39 Sender's Name: MTCN Number#: Senders address: Senders full banking details to avoid wrong transfer: As soon as the payment is received today, you will receive your $2.5M the same today without any delay. Best Regards Mrs, Vivian Douglas Tel/ +xxx-xx
Oh yeah! I like this latest one received 9/24/12! Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde has contacted me to let me know they're paying me $2.5 MILLION because they've recovered all this money from the scam artists...and now they want to give it back to ME!! YIPPEE!! I'm RICH!!
ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION (EFCC) FOREIGN OPERATIONS DEPT, Attn: Beneficiary, I am Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde the chairman of ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CRIME
COMMISSION (EFCC).EFCC in alliance with Economic community of West
African states (ECOWAS) with head Office here in Nigeria. We have been working towards the eradication of fraudsters and scam
Artists in Western part of Africa With the help of United States Government
and the United Nations in conjunction with FBI INTERNATIONAL. We have been able to track down so many of this scam artist in various
parts of west African countries which includes (NIGERIA, REPUBLIC OF
BENIN, TOGO, GHANA CAMEROUN AND SENEGAL e.t.c) and they are in
our custody here in Lagos Nigeria. We have been able to recover so much money from these scam artists.
The United Nation Anti-crime commission and the United State
Government have ordered the money recovered from these Scammers
to be shared among 100 Lucky people around the globe. This email is being directed to you because your email address was
found in one of the scam Artists file and computer hard disk in our
custody here in Nigeria and with the information gardered from this
Scam artist, we notice that you have been scammed of so much
of your hard earn money and have decided to compensate you with this funds to recover the lost of your fees being robbed. You are therefore being compensated with the total sum $2.5 Million
Dollars to be transfered to you personally through an online banking
system through our global banking system. We have also arrested
all these scam artist who claim that they are Barristers,Bank officials,
Lottery Agents who has money for you or want you to be the next of
kin of such funds which does not exist. Since your name appeared among the lucky beneficiaries who will
receive a compensation of US$2.5 Million, we have made
arrangement to register an Online Banking account through our
Global Banking system, where you will have full access to your
Online Banking Account to transfer your funds personally to your Private Bank Account at your convenient hours daily. Feel free to contact your appointed processing officer MR JONATHAN
SMITH, The online Banking account system is made much easier
for you to transfer your compensated funds to your private Bank
Account personally and instalmetally, with a maximum transfer of
$100,000usd daily until your total funds of $2.5million is completely
paid to you directly. So you are advice to contact, your processing officer MR JONATHAN
SMITH, with a re-confirmation of your information required for
verification below. Provide the information below to enable him start the processing
of your Online Banking Account registration for immediate deposition
of your total compensated fund to enable trnasfer. 1)YOUR FULL NAME. 2)YOUR FULL ADDRESS/ COUNTRY. 3)YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER. 4)YOUR OCCUPATION. 5)YOUR IDENTITY. CONTACT PERSON: MR JONATHAN SMITH. CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: <removed> CONTACT TELEPHONE: <removed> Contact MR JONATHAN SMITH, with the above information required for verification to enable him start the processing of your Online Banking Account Registration.` We guarantee you 100% safety and wish you the best of luck. Best Regards, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde CHAIRMAN ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION (EFCC) FOREIGN OPERATIONS DEPT, LAGOS-NIGERIA
Here's one received 9/19/12 from a Mr. Scott C. Smith Jr under subject "Dear Sir/Madam (Abandoned Treasures In Your Nama)" (whatever a nama is). Pretty clever. I feel priviledged to have been contact by this person to share in this abandoned wealthy in Atlanta.
I am Scott Carlson Smith the Assistant Director Inspection Unit/United Nations Inspection Agent at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Georgia USA. During our recent withheld package routine check at the Airport Storage Vault, I discovered an abandoned shipment from a Diplomat from London, United Kingdom from J.F Kennedy Int Airport which was sent to our facility here in Atlanta for storage and when scanned it revealed an undisclosed sum of money in two metal trunk boxes weighing approximately 25Pounds each. The consignment was abandoned because the contents of the consignment was not properly declared by the consignee as “MONEY” rather it was declared as personal effects to avoid diversion by the Shipping Agent and also the inability of the diplomat to pay for the United States Non Inspection Charges which is about $3,800 USD.
On my "assumption" each of the boxes will contain more than $2 Million to $2.5 Million and the consignment is still left in our storage house here at the Atlanta Int Airport till date which was delivered through a registered shipping Company known Courier Dispatch Service Limited a division of Tran guard LTD. Please be informed that the consignment are two metal boxes weighing 25 pounds each with (Internal dimension: W61 x H156 x D73 (cm). Effective capacity: 180 L.) Approximately, the details of the consignment including your name, your email address and the official document from the United Nations office in Geneva are tagged on the Metal Trunk boxes.
However, to enable me to confirm if you are the actual recipient of this consignment as the assistant director of the Inspection Unit, I will advise you provide your current phone number and full address, to enable me cross check if it corresponds with the address on the official documents including the name of nearest Airport around your city and other details. Please note that this consignment is supposed to have been returned to the United States Treasury Department as unclaimed delivery due to the delays in concluding the clearance processes so as a result of this, I will not be able to receive your details on my official email account. So in order words to enable me cross check your details, I will advise you send the required details to my "SECURED" email address which is ( email@example.com ) for quick processing and response. Once I confirm you as the actual recipient of the trunk boxes, I can get everything concluded within 3-6 hours upon your acceptance and proceed to your address for d
Lastly, be informed that the reason I have taken it upon myself to contact you personally about this abandoned shipment is because I want us to transact this business and share the money since the consignment has not yet been returned to the United states Treasury Department after being abandoned by the shipper so immediately the confirmation is made, I will pay for the United States Non Inspection Fee and arrange for the boxes to be moved out of this Airport to your address. Once we are through with this process, I will deploy the services of a secured shipping Company geared towards providing the security it needs to your doorstep. Or I can bring it by myself to avoid any more trouble. But I will share it 70% for you while 30% for me but you have to assure me of my 30% share. Below are my direct telephone numbers as I wait to hear from you urgently if you are still alive.
Mr. Scott Carlson Smith
Assistant Inspection Director
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
574 Airport South Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30349-8642
(I've removed the phone/email in case it belongs to a real person)
N.B; THE US CUSTOMS ULTRA SCAN REPORT ON THE TRUNK BOXES FROM JF KENEDY AIRPORT NEW YORK WILL BE SENT TO YOU IN MY NEXT RESPONSE IMMEDIATELY I HAVE CONFIRMED YOU AS THE ACTUAL RECIPIENT OF THE CONSIGNMENT. THANKS
Nice! This is one looks pretty legit because he wants me to CALL HIM first. Plus, it says in BOLD ALL CAPS "LEGITIMATE ARRANGEMENT!" Must be real, right!? Can't wait to get my share of $20.5 million!! Life is good!
GEORGE SALABI& ASSOCIATES
A dvocatesAt Law, Acting Solicitors, Notary Public, General Legal Practitioner, Conveyances, Commercial Law, Admiralty, Trust, Civil Litigation, Personal Injuries, Wills, Property Transaction
Regional Office: Suite 1197, Sanlam Center
Sanatoriums Kent Avenue, Randburg, Johannesburg South Africa
Tel: 27-78-8132370 fax +27115075416
FROM: HON. GEORGE SALABI(BA.LLB)
SUBJECT: LEGITIMATE ARRANGEMENT
Dear President/ Managing Director,
I am Barrister George Salabi of the above law firm and the legal adviser to Engineer Permit Singh, a national of Malaysia who used to be a contractor with (ANGLO GOLD MINES) Mafikeng. Gold Mining/ Exploration Corporation in South Africa hereinafter shall be referred to as my client.
On February 21, 2004 my client, his wife and their three children were involved in a car accident. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several personal inquiries from the embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful.
After several unsuccessful attempts, I now decided to inform you, hence I contacted you. I have send you this letter to assist in repatriating the money left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposit were lodged, particularly the FNBBank of South Africa, where the deceased had a SAFE ACCOUNT CONTENT valued at about US$20,500,000.00 (Twenty Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars only) has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the CONSIGNMENT confiscated though there are persons of same as a nationals here in South Africa non of them is a direct relative with the deceased and no one had an idea of this deposit. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over a period of YEARS, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased since the bank would not released the CONSIGNMENT to ANYlocal person here is South Africa,
I shall revalidate and notarize all the necessary legal documents that WILL back up any claim that the bank may need, this is a 100% risk free transaction because the banker who is in charge of account section is involved. I will let you know the benefiting conditions of your help/involvement in my next message when I receive your positive response. I guarantee you this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.
Kindly call me on my phone number before sending any fax or email message for security reasons. I need your strong assurance and confidentiality.
God bless us.
HON. GEORGE SALABI
Here's one from an alleged 25 year old lady in Kenya. A measly $8.5 million in this one. Very compelling indeed.
Good day to you, I have decided to contact you after much thought considering the fact that we have not meet before, but because of the circumstance oblige me, I decided to contact you due to the urgency of my present situation here in the refugee camp, I am Miss Jenny Kipkalya Kones, 25yrs old female and I from Kenya here in Africa; my father was the former Kenyan road Minister. He and Assistant Minister of Home Affairs Lorna Laboso had been on board the Cessna 210, which was headed to Kericho and crashed in a remote area called Kajong'a, in western Kenya. The plane crashed on Tuesday 10th, June, 2008. After the death of my beloved father my wicked step mother along with my uncles team together and sold everything that my late father had and share the money within themselves. Unfortunately to me I fined my father's briefcase and when I opened it I found a document, which my late father use to deposit the sum of Eight Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars ($8.500.000.00) in International Micro De Finance Bank, here in Burkina Faso West Africa with my name as next of skin, right now I am in Ouagadougou Capital of Burkina Faso to withdraw the money so that i can start a better life and also further my education.
But on my arrival to the Bank, the Bank foreign Operation Department Director whom I meet in person told me that my father instruction to their bank is that the fund would only be release to me when I am married or present a trustee/partner who will help me and invest the fund overseas after the transfer, and the bank ask me to go and look for a foreign partner, that was whyI decided to contact you, which I believe that you are going to be honest and reliable person that will help me and stand as my trustee/partner, so that I can present you to the Bank for the release and transfer of the inheritance fund into your bank account in your country, and It is my intention to compensate you with 40% of the total fund for your services and help and the balance shall be my capital in your establishment. As soon as I receive your positive response showing your interest i will put things into action, in the light of the above, I shall appreciate an urgent message indicating your ability and willingness to handle this transaction, awaiting your urgent and positive response, Please do keep this only to your self, i beg you not to disclose it to any body till i come over because am afraid of my wicked stepmother, i will send you my picture in my next email, with due respect, i am pleading that you help me, i am giving all this detailed information with every transparency believing that you will have a clear picture of the base of help i need from you.
I hope to hear from you soon, May truth and love be the guiding word in my refuge,
Jenny Kipkalya Kones.
June 30, 2011 Example. Yeah baby! $25.5 MILLION! The best one yet!
From Mr Mohammed hazan
Dear Good Friend,
How are you together with your family members? I think all is well. Despite the fact that I did not know you in person or have i seen you before but due to the reliable revelation,I decided to share this lucrative opportunity with you, I have no other choice, so kindly consider this message as vital, believing tahat sooner or later we will be multi millonaires,First and foremost, I have to introduce myself to you.
I am MR.MOHAMMED HAZAN, THE FOREIGN OPERATIONS MANAGER OF OUR BANK here in my country, BURKINA FASO WEST AFRICA. I am married with two children.I want you to assist me in other to transfer the sum of TWENTYT FIVE, FIVE Million United States Currency ($25.500,000.00) into your reliable account as the Next of Kin to our Foreign Business partner , the original owner of the fund.
He was a foreigner and a multi company holder who died in a plane crash with his family years ago, he deposited the fund in our bank for his business expansion in Africa unfortunately he met this sudden and untimely death and the worst thing that happened was the wife who suppose to be the successor of the account died alongside with him.
Since the deceased left no body behind to claim the fund, as a foreigner, you are in better position for that, and no body will come for the claim after you have applied.If you are ready to assist me, set up a new bank account or forward to me any one avialable so that the process will commence.
I will guide you on how you should apply for the claim so that everything will be smooth and correct. After the transfer, i will resign and come over to your country for the sharing of the fund 50/50 base on the fact that it is two man business.
Finally, note that you are not taking any risk because there will be a legal back up as we commence. Further information will be given to you as soon as I receive.
Fill this information
Your Full Names......................... ......
Phone Number .............................. ...
Country .............................. ........
+226 7564 2560
March 8, 2011 Example:
AFTER A SERIOUS THOUGHT, I DECIDED TO REACH YOU DIRECTLY AND PERSONALLY BECAUSE I DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING AGAINST YOU, BUT YOUR PARTNERS.
I AM THE DIRECTOR OF WIRE TRANSFER/TELEX DEPARTMENT OF THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA, SOME TIME IN THE PAST YOUR PARTNERS APPROACHED ME THROUGH A FRIEND OF MINE WHO WORKS WITH ONE OF THE MINISTRIES HERE AND REQUESTED THAT I ASSIST THEM CONCLUDE A MONEY TRANSFER DEAL AND WE ALL AGREED.
ACCORDING TO THEM, THEY WANTED TO USE THIS STRATEGY TO TRANSFER THE FUND WHICH THEY ACCUMULATED THROUGH INFLATED CONTRACT AWARDS AND THE MONEY HAS BEEN FLOATING IN THE (CBN) SINCE THE ORIGINAL CONTRACTORS/BENEFICIARY'S HAS BEEN FULLY PAID, SO THEY WANTED TO USE YOUR ACCOUNT TO TRANSFER THE SURPLUS OUT OF NIGERIA. WE AGREED THAT ONCE I DO THIS, THEY WOULD GIVE ME US$500,000.00 AND GIVE ME ANOTHER US$500, 000.00 WHEN I RELEASED THE FUND TO YOUR ACCOUNT. WHEN THEY SAW THAT I HAVE DONE THAT AND YOUR NAME HAS BEEN APPROVED AMONG THE LIST OF THOSE TO BE PAID, INSTEAD OF GIVING ME THE AGREED DEPOSIT OF US$500,000.00, THEY STARTED AVOIDING ME AND RESORTED TO THREATS.
I IMMEDIATELY DELETED YOUR NAME AMONG THE LIST OF THOSE TO BE PAID BECAUSE OF MY POSITION, AND RELEASE OTHER BENEFICIARY'S FUND WITHOUT YOURS.
THEY BECAME ANGRY THE MORE WHEN THEY SAW THAT THEIR PLAN DID NOT WORK, AND STARTED BRIBING OTHER OFFICIALS TO GET ANOTHER APPROVAL TO TRANSFER THE MONEY TO YOU WITHOUT SUCCESS. APPROVALS ARE FREE, IS IT NOT FUNNY THAT A CONTRACTOR/BENEFICIARY IS BEING ASKED TO PAY FOR APPROVAL WHILE HIS MILLIONS IS HERE WITH US? I AM 100% RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DELAY AND OBSTRUCTIONS BECAUSE OF THEIR BREACH OF CONTRACT. IF YOU DOUBT WHAT I HAVE JUST TOLD YOU, PAY ANY AMOUNT THEY WILL ASK YOU TO PAY NOW, AFTER A SHORT TIME THEY WILL COME UP WITH ANOTHER REASON TO PAY AGAIN AND IT GOES ON AND ON. NOW IF YOU WANT US TO WORK TOGETHER, THESE ARE MY CONDITIONS.
(I). I WILL HAVE 40% OF THE MONEY BECAUSE IT IS ONLY THE TWO OF US LEFT FOR NOW.
(II). YOU WILL ASSIST ME TO OPEN AN ACCOUNT IN YOUR COUNTRY OR ANY OTHER PLACE OF MY CHOICE WHERE I WILL TRANSFER IN MY OWN SHARE WHEN WE FINALIZE THE TRANSACTION AND YOU CONFIRM THE FUND INTO YOUR ACCOUNT.
(III) AS YOU HAVE SEEN, IT WILL BE USELESS AND MERE WASTE OF MONEY IF YOU CONTINUE WITH ANY OTHER PERSON. SO WE WILL CONCLUDE THE TRANSACTION WITH UTMOST SECRECY AND CONFIDENTIALITY.
IF THESE CONDITIONS ARE ACCEPTABLE TO YOU, CONTACT ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO LET US FINALIZE ALL THE ARRANGEMENT AND FINALIZE THIS DEAL IMMEDIATELY WITHOUT ANY FURTHER DELAY
MR.ROBERT WOOD EZE. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
DIRECTOR, FOREIGN OPERATION DEPT.CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
Tele: +234 8128 280460
Nice!! $18.5 MILLION! I'm gonna be rich!!!
From Donald Nelson
Banjul the Gambia
I write to solicit your assistance in a project of mutual benefit and
regret any inconveniences contacting you this way with my proposal. I am
Donald Nelson, former Head of Accounts Department at the Diamond Mining
Company of Sierra Leone.
I and my partners (two others) are in urgent need of a foreign associate
to work with us to facilitate the transfer of a large sum of money which
we intend to invest into profitable areas of business in your country. The
funds currently secured with a security company is legitimate money
rightfully belonging to me and my partners, which was earned from private
diamond business deals during our time as top officials at the Diamond
Mining Company of Sierra Leone. Due to unstable political and economic
environments in Africa, it is not quite safe investing ones financial
future in this part of the world. We are currently living in Banjul
capital city of The Gambia and in collaboration with some top officials of
the Central Bank of Gambia have concluded arrangements for the transfer.
The money involved is eighteen million five hundred thousand US Dollars.
However, as a result of the regulations here, we cannot transfer the funds
to your country without having an associate there.
I am writing to know if you could be our overseas associate to handle the
transaction privately at your end, whereby the funds shall be transferred
through your bank account, for mutual benefits. All aspects of the
transaction will be done legitimately from here via the banking process.
We propose your commission shall be 20 per cent of the total money been
transferred, in view of the importance your role as our overseas partners
will be, without which we cannot transfer the funds.
Please consider this proposal seriously and handle with utmost
confidentiality the information I have provided you with here. If you are
in a position to assist, then get back to me immediately, so I can give
you more details.
UPDATE 8/10/09. Hey, look! Another one! Wow, what a deal! I could make another $10 million on this one!! Yippee!!!
From: Mrs. Elin Shaun (email@example.com)
Subject: READ BELOVED
To: Yours Truly, Soon-to-be-Millionaire Conejo Joe!! YEAH!!!
I am the above named person from Japan. I am married to Mr Fern Shaun who
Worked with Japan Embassy for seven years before he died .We were married for
years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only two
weeks. Before his death we were both born again Christians. Since his death I
decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my Matrimonial home which the
Bible is against. When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of
24Million Dollars (twenty four Million United State Dollars) on the safe deposit
box with the bank. Europe.
Presently, this money is still deposited on the safe deposit box with the bank
vault house .Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for the next four
months due to cancer Problem. Though what disturbs me most is my stroke
sickness. Having known my condition I decided to donate this Fund to church or
better still a Christian individual that will utilize this money the way I am
going to instruct here in. I want a church that will use these funds to fund
churches, orphanages and widows propagating the word of God and to ensure that
the house of God is maintained. The Bible made us to understand that blessed is
the hand that giveth.
I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this
money and my husband relatives are not Christians and I don't want my
husband's hard earned money to be misused by unbelievers. I don?t want a
situation where this money will be used in an ungodly manner. Hence the reason
for taking this bold decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am
going. I know that I am going to be in the bosom of the Lord. The lord he will
fight my case and I shall hold my peace. I don't need any telephone
ommunication in this regard because of my health and because of the presence of
my husband's relatives around me always. I don't want them to know about
With God all things are possible As soon as I receive your reply I shall give
you the contact of the BANK in Europe I will also issue you a letter of
authority that will prove you as the original- beneficiary of this Fund. I want
you and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my shepherd. My
happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian. Whoever that wants to
serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and truth. Please always be prayerful
all through your life.
Any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing for a church or Christian
individual for this same purpose. Please assure me that you will act accordingly
as I stated herein Hoping to hearing from you.
I have set aside 30% for you and for your time and 10% for any expenses if
there is any then remaining balance for the word of God.
Remain blessed in the name of the Lord.
Yours in Christ,
Mrs Elin Shaun
NO WAY! Boy am I lucky! Today (11/5/09) I received another generous offer!! This one looks like $24.5 MILLION!! Woo hoo! Yea baby!!
Good Day To You,
I am Mr.Jun Huan of HSH Nordbank AG, Hong Kong. I have an obscured business suggestion for you.In November, 1999, Ahmad Fahmi an Indonesian,a contractor with the Iraqi Government and also a businessman, made a time investment of US$24.5M as secured growth funds for (60)sixty calendar months in my Branch.
This investment has matured and has been lying in our Bank reserve for the past two years,and under the Hong Kong banking laws,any time Investment unclaimed after three years will be turned over to the Hong Kong Government purse.
Upon maturity several notices were sent to him and no response camefrom him. Early This year,it was later discovered that the Ahmad Fahmiand his family were killed in a convoy attack in Musol, Iraqi on 22th Aug, 2004 After further investigation it was also discovered that no next of kin in his official papers including the paper work of his Bank deposit.And he also confided in me the last time he was in my Office that no one except me knew of his deposit in my Bank.
Against this backdrop,I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Ahmad Fahmi so that you will be able to receive this funds I have contacted an Attorney that will prepare the necessary document that will back you up as the next of kin to Ahmad Fahmi and also the rightful beneficiary to the funds.
Please endeavour to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue. What is required from you at this stage is for you to provide me with your Full names,Address, direct telephone and fax numbers, age so that the Attorney can commence his job.Reply strictly if you areinterested with the requested information via my personal email; firstname.lastname@example.org to enable the Attorney commences his job immediately.
Here's a quick and simple one! From a "friend" no less! Only problem is, as of the date of this email (12/13/09), 7.5 million Pounds translates into only $12.2 million USD, not the $13.3 million mentioned. A true friend would have used an accurate exchange rate.
Subject: PROPOSAL FROM A FRIEND.
How are you doing today? I will like to discuss a transaction of
£7,500,000 Pounds equivalent to $13,332,789 USD with you getting 45%
after the transfer of the funds into your account before the British
Treasury can confiscate the funds. Please Send Your response to my
private email address which is
Wow, here's one purportedly from one Michael Cena, Head of Consignment Lodgings at the U.S. Department of the Treasury! Wow, fancy title! Nice deal! I pay only $630 and get a cool $10.5 million! Yeehah!! Ready to pahhrrrttayy now!
United States Department of the Treasury Washington DC
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW;
Washington, DC 20220
We the International Debt Funds Recovery Unit of United States Department of the Treasury Washington DC, hereby inform you on how to recover your inherited funds via cash consignment baggage from United Nations (UN),in association with London England liaison office valued at $10.5million United States Dollars in your favor.
The funds recovery was witnessed by the Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI), and Interpol Unit envoys deployed to London by United States Department of the Treasury Washington DC, to monitor the proceedings of the funds recovery from United Nations (UN). The team that was dispatched confirmed that the legal modalities maintained for the coordination of the funds release was fair and just. considering opinion by United Nations (UN) Association of London England.
However, the outcome of the screening and confirmation was perfect and would help to curtail activities of con artist and scam generally.It was quite successful and encouraging.
The recovered funds were allotted into cash consignment baggages by United Nations (UN) Association of London England, and are currently deposited in our pecuniary vault here in Washington DC. The recovering of the funds would not have been successful if the United Kingdom Prime Minister Gordon Brown had not dedicated his time to ensure smooth running of the event, due to his vigorous fight to eradicate corruptions,insalubrious activities and terrorism that has eroded all governments effort in smooth and fair governance.
Be well informed that before we commence the delivery of your cash consignment baggages to your proposed bank address as stated on your pervious correspondence, the vital legal paperwork that would be we needed to execute a perfect delivery known as "Stamp of Duty Paperwork and
Permission Order Papers" will cost you the sum of $630.00USD.This fee will be used to procure the parer work.
The event was also a bright opportunity for the prime minister, to meet the deadline given to him at the 2009 G20 London Summit to clear all outstanding beneficiary debts and lottery wining debts owned foreigners by the British government. For this reason, the United States Department of the Treasury, hereby state that before any effective step could be taken to release your cash consignment baggages,you are to reconfirm your personal Information as stated below. The information will enhance your cash consignment baggage delivery from our pecuniary vault here in Washington DC, to your location.
Contact Telephone Numbers:
Any form of prove of identification:
God Bless America.