Crimes of Persuasion:

Schemes, scams, frauds.



Aides of Deposed Leaders Used in Nigerian Advance Fee Scams


Diamonds Aren't Forever

Ed Liberatore sends this one along Sept 30, 2001

From: "milton teahjay" <miltonteahjay10\\yahoo.com
To: XXXXXX
Subject: MOVEMENT OF FUNDS

Dear Sir,

Greetings to you and your family. I want you to read this mail with a compassionate heart and understanding that any action you take is geared towards rendering humanitarian assistance to a man who is in distress with his family.

My name is Mr. Milton Teahjay, a Liberian and former Deputy Minister of Information under President Charles Taylor. I was his right hand man until a couple of weeks ago when I realised that my entire life was in utmost danger after the assassination of the Sports Minister in a helicopter crash.

I was responsible for the diamond deals with the RUF rebel group of Sierra Leone. I was handling the diamond sales on behalf of President Taylor who in turn supplies ammunition to the rebels.

This is what the international community and United Nations code-named: Conflict Diamond. It was while I was discharging this duty that I diverted the sum of US$30,000,000.00 (Thirty Million United States Dollars) for myself.

I deposited the money contained in two trunk boxes in a Security Company as artifacts to avoid prying eyes in Accra, Ghana and traveled back to my country where I continued with my duties.

I informed president Taylor that the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSL) seized the diamond consignment and made report to the United Nations. It was based on this diamond dealings involving President Taylor that the United Nations imposed sanctions on Liberia recently.

My aim is to look for a trusted foreign partner outside to help me move the fund out for investment. It is based on my decision to move the fund out for investment that I am contacting you to assist me in taking the funds to your country.

All you need do is to fly down to claim the two Boxes from the Security Company and open a bank account through which the money will be lodged before transfer into your nominated Bank account.

I am willing to compensate you with 30% of the total sum for your assistance and want to let you understand that the future of myself and family depends solely on this money .

In this transaction confidentiality is very essential for us to achieve our goal. It is important that you maintain utmost good faith and trust. You must also not circumvent the transaction in any way.

In conclusion I will like you to understand that you shall bear no risk whatsoever in this business and as such there is nothing for you to be afraid of.

I await your swift response to this email.

Milton Teahjay.


Financial "Aid"

ATTN: PRESIDENT / DIRECTOR,

I WISH TO INTRODUCE MYSELF TO YOU. I AM COL. JOHN MUGUH (RTD) OF THE NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES. I WAS THE FORMER AID DE CAMP (ADC) TO THE LATE MILITARY HEAD OF STATE, GENERAL SANI ABACHA FOR FOUR YEARS AND I WAS VERY LOYAL TO HIM. OUTSIDE OFFICIAL HOURS, WE WERE BEST OF FRIENDS. HE SHARED HIS SECRETS WITH ME. THE LATE GENERAL RELIED SO MUCH ON ME. IT WAS DURING MY ACTIVE YEARS AS HIS AID DE CAMP THAT I GOT TO MEET HIS VARIOUS FOREIGN PARTNERS ALL OVER THE WORLD.

SHORTLY BEFORE THE GENERAL DIED, HE ENTRUSTED TO ME THE SUM OF US$21.5 MILLION FOR SAFEKEEPING. THIS AMOUNT WAS TO BE SENT TO HIS MISTRESS IN LEBANON TO LAUNDER FOR HIM. ON THE 8TH OF JUNE 1998, THE GENERAL DIED AND WAS BURIED ACCORDING TO MUSLIM RITES ON THE SAME DAY.

I HAVE SINCE HAD THIS AMOUNT OF MONEY WITH ME STASHED AWAY IN A PRIVATE SAFE IN MY HOUSE. I CANNOT SEND THIS MONEY TO THE DEAD GENERALS MISTRESS ANY MORE. I INTEND TO KEEP IT FOR MYSELF AND ADEQUATELY COMPENSATE ANY TRUSTED BUSINESS PARTNER ABROAD WITH 20% OF THE TOTAL SUM FOR HIS ASSISTANCE AND CO-OPERATION WITH ME TO MOVE THIS FUND OUT OF THE COUNTRY.

THE PRESENT CIVILIAN ADMINISTRATION COLLECTIVELY RETIRED NINETY-TWO SERVING OFFICERS AND MYSELF A FEW WEEKS AGO. THIS MONEY IS NOT SAFE WHERE IT IS KEPT ANY MORE BECAUSE THERE ARE INDICATIONS THAT ALL THE RETIRED OFFICERS MIGHT HAVE THEIR ESTATES CONFISCATED AS PART OF THE CURRENT SANITATION EXERCISE. ALREADY OUR VARIOUS PRIVATE ACCOUNTS HAVE BEEN FROZEN PENDING THE PERIOD OF INVESTIGATION.

I INTEND TO SAFEGUARD THIS AMOUNT OF MONEY ABROAD WITH A RELIABLE FOREIGN BUSINESS PARTNER. THAT IS WHY I AM SOLICITING YOUR ASSISTANCE AND CO-OPERATION AS REGARDS THIS BUSINESS. ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN CONCLUDED WITH A FEW SECURITY COMPANIES AROUND THE WORLD TO RECEIVE THIS MONEY IN CASH DEPENDING ON WHERE IS CONVENIENT FOR YOU.

PLEASE INDICATE YOUR WILLINGNESS TO ASSIST ME BY SENDING AN E-MAIL WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: YOUR COMPANY NAME AND ADDRESS AND YOUR PRIVATE TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS SO THAT I CAN CONTACT YOU AND COMMENCE THE TRANSACTION IN EARNEST.

HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON.

GOD BLESS

COL. JOHN MUGUH (RTD)

NB: I WISH TO INFORM YOU THAT AS SOON AS WE CONCLUDE THIS TRANSACTION SUCCESSFULLY, I WILL BE RELYING HEAVILY ON YOU TO ADVISE ME ON THE BEST OPPORTUNITIES IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE.


Soon It Will Dawn On You

From: usman moje
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2001
STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
A REQUEST FOR URGENT ASSISTANCE.

FROM; ABU GWARZO

DEAR SIR,

MAY THE BLESSINGS OF GOD BE UPON YOU AND GRANT YOUR FAMILY AND YOU THE WISDOM AND SYMPATHY TO UNDERSTAND OUR SITUATION AND HOW MUCH WE NEED YOUR HELP AND ASSISTANCE.

I AM THE FIRST SON OF ALHAJI ISMAILA GWARZO, THE FORMER CHIEF SECURITY ADVISER TO THE LATE HEAD OF STATE OF NIGERIA, GEN. SANI ABACHA WHO DIED IN 1998 AS A RESULT OF HEART FAILURE.

SINCE THE DEATH OF GEN. ABACHA, AND THE SUBSEQUENT DISSOLUTION OF HIS GOVERNMENT, THE NEW GOVERNMENT OF GEN. OLUSEGUN OBASANJO HAS TURNED AGAINST MY FATHER AND MY FAMILY.

AT FIRST, WE THOUGHT IT WAS A NORMAL INTERROGATION AS MY FATHER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SOME CONFIDENTIAL DEALINGS OF HIS BOSS. LATE GEN. ABACHA OR HARASSMENT FROM ENEMIES HE MADE WHILE IN GOVT. AS THE CHIEF SECURITY OFFICER, BUT WE WERE PROVED WRONG.

MY FATHER IS NOW IN DETENTION IN A PRISON IN NIGERIA PENDING THE DETERMINATION OF HIS CASE WHICH IS IN COURT AT THE MOMENT. ALL MY FATHER'S ACCOUNTS AT HOME AND ABROAD KNOWN TO GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN FROZEN TO FRUSTRATE US.

IT HAS NOW DAWNED ON US THAT WE HAVE A VERY SERIOUS PROBLEM WITH GEN. OBASANJO'S GOVERNMENT SINCE THE GOVT. BELIEVES THAT MY FATHER WAS THE PERSON WHO ROPED GEN. OBASANJO INTO PRISON FOR A FANTHOM COUP CHARGE AS HE NOW WANTS TO GET BACK AT US.

MY FATHER'S CLOSEST FRIENDS AND ASSOCIATES HAVE DESERTED AND BETRAYED US AND WE NO LONGER TRUST ANYONE. THEREFORE, I AM REQUESTING FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE AND HELP TO MY FAMILY.

RECENTLY, MY FATHER CONFIDED IN ME ABOUT A SECRET DEPOSIT OF USD 49,000,OOO,00 (FORTY NINE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS) WHICH HE MADE THROUGH DIPLOMATIC COURIER SERVICE TO A SECURITY COMPANY BASED ABROAD AND PLACED ON HOLD BECAUSE OF LACK OF TRUST ON FRIENDS AND ASSOCIATES,

MY FATHER HAS MANDATED ME TO LOOK FOR A TRUSTWORTHY AND SINCERE PERSON WHO COULD HELP US COLLECT THE CONSIGNMENT FROM THE SECURITY COMPANY PENDING THE TIME WHEN ONE OF US WILL BE ABLE TO TRAVEL OUT OF THE COUNTRY AND JOIN YOU FOR THE SHARING OF THE FUNDS. HE HAS EQUALLY MANDATED ME TO OFFER TO YOU 20% OF THE FUNDS FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE.

ALL YOU ARE EXPECTED TO DO IS TO COLLECT THE DEPOSIT DOCUMENTS FROM ME. THE DOCUMENTS WILL ENABLE YOU COLLECT THE TRUNK BOXES FROM THE SECURITY COMPANY BASED ABROAD ON OUR BEHALF. THERE IS NO RISK WHATSOEVER INVOLVED AS ONLY MY FAMILY KNOW ABOUT THIS.

OUR OWN SHARE IS TO BE LEFT IN YOUR CARE UNTIL ONE OF US IS ABLE TO FIND HIS WAY OUT OF THE COUNTRY TO OPEN NEW ACCOUNTS . IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION.

(1) YOUR TEL/FAX NUMBERS.
(2) YOUR RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS.
(3) YOUR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT FOR IDENTIFICATION.

I EXPECT YOUR RESPONSE URGENTLY.

PLEASE YOU SHOULD NOTE THAT THIS SUBJECT IS HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL AND SHOULD BE KEPT AT SUCH.

BEST REGARDS.
ABU GWARZO


More Sons of Gwarzo

From: mohammed gwarzo <mohammedgwar\\yahoo.com
Sent: August 04, 2001
Subject: REQUEST FOR URGENT HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE

DEAR Ebrahim

I got your contact through Ghana Chamber of Commerce Mines and Agriculture. Your name was among some short listed company agents in the above-mentioned organization.

I am Mr. Mohammed Ismaila Gwarzo the son of Hon. Ismaila Gwarzo, former security adviser to the late Nigerian Head of States General Sani Abacha.

Unfortunately, my father has been under persecution and serious house arrest, where all his traveling documents and other essential documents has been seized by the present President Olusegun Obasanjo, contrary to the case which they claimed he committed for he may be sentenced to life imprisonment.

During my father's tenure as security adviser to the late head of states he secretly deposited a sum of $55,800,000.00 to a private security vault in Accra Ghana, in custody of my name although he declared the contents as gold and personal effects for security reasons. Meanwhile, the whole family has mandated me to use the money for the benefit of the entire family since I am the only one that is not under persecution.

I would be grateful if you can assist in the remittance of this fund by swift transfer into your account abroad for the benefit of my entire family and for investment in your country. I have taken refuge in Ghana to avoid persecution back home and also our accounts both foreign and local have been frozen and property confiscated by the government of Olusegun Obasanjo.

In addition to the unlawful arrest going on in my country, this is an SOS message as I only rely on this money for survival, invariably. I hope on your mercy, honesty and sincerity.

I would be glad if you can assist as my father's foreign technical partner in the security company here in Ghana and also assist me to invest this fund in any viable investment in your country so that my family can be able to start life again with this.

Right now, I am hoping to forward my education in your country immediately after the successful transfer of this fund abroad with your assistance. It was due to my family condition that made me to stop my doctoring degree course at university of Nigeria, Nssukka. (UNN).

Every modalities on how to invest this fund must be undertaking by you, while because, I don't have any knowledge about business, moreover, I am too young to handle such amount of money in any way. Please note that this money is in cash and I am prepared to offer you a negotiable commission for your assistance. Be rest assured that this is 100% risk free. The Nigerian government has no knowledge about this money, including this country's government (Ghana) where I have taking refuge.

Your urgent response would indicate your interest. Therefore, I am seriously looking forward in receiving your quick response soon.

God be with you and your family till we meet. Remember I will not fail to furnish you with all the information and documents relating to this money when you indicate your interest to be of help to me.

Yours truly,

Mohammed Gwarzo
(For the family)


From: debura eze <debura4\\yahoo.com
Sent: July 24, 2001
Subject: TO PROVIDE URGENT ASSISTANCE FOR CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS PROPOSAL.

ATTENTION: HONOURABLE ASSOCIATE'S

Sir,

This mail may come as an absolute surprising event from unknown stranger, notwithstanding and never mind, I got in contact with your address through one of my diplomatic associate's in Lome although my deteriorating condition necessitated me to urgently requested for some favour from a good Samaritan like yours of which you could be of a great help to me.

In a concrete terms, I am Dr. debura Samaila personal assistant to the Chief Security Officer (C.S.O) to the Late General Sanni Abacha, Major El-Mustapha.

Essentially, we the entire inner circle of Abacha bedrock administration have faced the worst savage measure by the present democratic government in Nigeria in the course of reconciliation of the old ordeal by initiating one panel after another.

Thus, to expatiated the overwhelming odds, the Nigeria Human Rights Violation Investigation Commission (HRVIC) and the Anti-Corruption Commission have thereon confiscated all assets of any one implicated with the Abacha draconian regime.

Precisely indeed and having seen the wild obscure development and ordeal on the ground, am currently embracing a political asylum at Lome capital of Togo.

At this end, to cream and crown it all, I have comfortably transferred the total sum of 30 Million United States Dollars kept under my care by my boss Major El-Mustapha in a security company in Lome to be re-deposited in any foreign bank. I kindly need your assistance to secure the said amount.

Obviously, in your kindly anticipated concern on the business proposal, please do keep me informed through my E-mail No and Mobile No. and so that a mutual agreement have to be fashioned out by both parties on how best to attain to that golden goals.

Thanks for your mutual co-operation and await your best quick response.

Yours faithfully,

01-94-57

DR. debura


Only Yourself to Blamo

From: thierry blamo <blamry\\yahoo.com
Subject: friend
Date: 6 Sep 2001

ATTN: THE PRESIDENT/CEO

It is my pleasure to request your assistance on this business proposition which if pursued to its conclusion will be of immense benefit to both of us. This request may seem strange but will crave your indulgence and pray that you view it seriously.

My name is Col. Thierry Blamo of the Democratic Republic of Congo. I am one of the close aids to the former president of the Democratic Republic of Congo LAURENT KABILA of blessed memory, may his soul rest in perfect peace.

Due to the military campaign of Laurent Kabila to force out the rebels in my country, I was instructed by him (Late President Kabila) to go to the Netherlands to purchase ARMS AND AMMUNITIONS worth (US$23.5 million) Twenty Three Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars to fight the rebels.

The money was brought to Holland through Diplomatic means and was deposited in a Diplomatic security company in Holland. But unfortunately before I could collect the money and purchase the Arms my Commander-in-Chief was assassinated by one of his aids in a bloody shoot out.

I immediately contacted the cousin to the late President Kabila, General Mbambi Muaka who is the only one who has knowledge of the money presently in the Security Company in Holland. I was able to come to a compromise with him and we have agreed to keep it a secret and look for trust worthy partner who can help us put claims to this funds because we can not front to collect the cash since we are still in government service as Civil Servant and as such are not allowed to own foreign account or having such huge amount of money in our possession.

Most importantly now the safety and security of this funds will be jeopardized if the money is not taken care of in time. In view of this, I need a reliable and trustworthy foreign partner/national who can assist me to move this money as the Beneficiary. My inability to move this money out of the Netherlands is because I can not risk my name been mentioned at all because that might spoil the chances of getting the funds out of the Security Company.

Though we have not seen nor met each other, the information I gathered from your country's chambers of Commerce and Industry of your credibility has encouraged and convinced me that with your assistance, this transaction will be properly handled with modesty and of all honesty will end us with huge success within two weeks from your reply. The money involved in question is state funds and it is only known to you, the general and myself hence the need for secrecy considering the security implications.

Please if you are willing to assist me to claim this fund and finally move it out of the Netherlands, please feel free to contact me through my EMAIL ADDRESS stated above. Also my partner and I have earmarked 25% of the total sum for you for your assistance, while the balance 75% will be for the General and me.

Please note you might be required to come down to the Netherlands for inspection of the funds. I also intend to visit your country soonest in order to inquire areas of possible business investment which we look up to you for professional advise.

Lastly, I shall be very glad to hear from you soonest so that we can finalize this transaction as soon as possible.

Best Regards

Col. Thierry Blamo.



Candid Kamara

From: mohamed deen kamara <mdenk2000\\yahoo.co.uk
Sent: October 01, 2001
Subject: Assistance

Mohamed D. Kamara.
C/O. Alhaji Yussuf Amidu.
Lot N? 322de Djibi, Angr???ocody.
Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.

Al-ssalam Alaikum.

In a brief introduction as Allah has given me the opportunity to ask for your help, because by my own power I can not do anything in my life and that of my mother, than the will of Allah.

I am Mohamed Deen Kamara the son of Captain Usman Kamara, the former national security adviser to the former Head of State Major Paul Jonny Koromah of the Republic of Sierra Leone. I am writing you this letter at the time life seems to have reached its end for my Mother and me.

My Father, who is now under arrest by the authority of my country, has mandated my Mother and me to source for a credible and reliable person overseas who can assist us in this transaction.

My Father's problem is as a result of secret but serious investigation into cases of embezzlement and illegal mining of diamonds that was being carried out by public officers during Major. Koromah's administration, according to the press release made by the present government that more than US$2.7 billion dollars was looted from the country's treasury.

Right now my Father is afraid that there exists a possible trace to US$14 million dollars that he deposited with my name in a security organisation in Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire where it was registered and declared as family treasures and artifacts.

Hence he decided that we should source for a foreign business associate who would assist in investing this fund. Please, you are being contacted to assist in transferring this money out of Africa to your account abroad for a joint investment. We are presently in Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire for this transaction and hope to hear from you immediately for more information's, this transaction should be treated with utmost confidentiality.

Meanwhile kindly send to us your acceptance reply and other details will follow.

Allah bless you,

Mohamed.


Legal Aide

From: barister phillips emovon phillemovon_co\\yahoo.com

Sent in October 11, 2001 by Istvan Jonyer
Subject: from phil emovon.

PHILLIPS EMOVON & CO.
IKOYI-LAGOS.

FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTION,

RE: REQUEST FOR MUTUALLY BENEFITTING ENDEAVOUR.

I humbly crave your indulgence in sending you this mail, if the contents does not meet with your personal and business ethics, I apologize in advance.

I am barrister Phillips Emovon ( attorney at law), I represent Alhaji Ishmaila Gwarzo estates. Alhaji Gwarzo was the chief security adviser of the then military leader of this country (Nigeria) in the person of Late General Sani Abacha who died on the 8th of June 1998.

With the advent of a new democratic dispensation in the country under the leadership of Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo (Rtd), my client has come under severe persecution due to the sensitive position he held in the last military regime, presently he is under house arrest restricted only to the confines of his village.

The main purpose of this mail is to intimate you of a business proposal that might be of interest to you. My client has informed me of the existence of funds deposited with a security company abroad.

This fund came about as part of security votes that were allocated to my client's portfolio during his tenure as chief security adviser to the then president. What happened was that he had part of the funds transferred from the vaults of the Central Bank Of Nigeria to this security outfit with the aim of purchasing arms and ammunitions for the personal security outfit of the then president.

But before the purchase could take place the president died. my client has decided to keep this for himself as all his properties has been confiscated by the present regime. But due to his incarceration he cannot travel out and effect the change of possession to his benefit.

I have been mandated by my client to source for a foreign partner that can help him facilitate the change of possession. the deposit certificate and the code needed for the execution of this endeavour are in my possession. my client is also well disposed towards reaching an agreement with you that will be at par with the help required of you.

The funds in question is USD33.6M (Thirty-Three Million, Six Hundred Thousand United States dollars Only). Should this proposition be of interest to you, you can reach me through my e-mail address so that we can go through the rudiments of this endeavour.

I remain most obliged.

Yours faithfully,

Phillips Emovon(JP).


Dan Howard sent this along 12/28/01

Subject: please its important you assist my client

ROBERT OLANIPAKU
OLANIPAKU NOMINEES
Plot 33 Nicholas Crescent, V/I.
Lagos-Nigeria.
robertolanipaku3\\yahoo.com

Sir,

The purpose of this proposal is not to bring any embarrassment to you as we have never met, but to seek your utmost understanding and assistance in the issue I am about to explain to you in this mail.

As you can see above, my name is Robert Olanipaku, and I am the principal of the above named law firm here in Lagos Nigeria.

You see, I have an issue of a very sensitive circumstance which I wish to confide to you. One of my clients, and of course, my major client who happens to be the chief security officer {CSO} to the late military dictator of the nation {Gen. Sani Abacha} who died on July 1998 on active service as the then head of state, his name Hamza Al-Mustapha called to confide an issue to me.

Al-Mustapha is presently detained for charges of acute human right violations, and embezzlement of public fund leveled against him and the son of the late General {His Master}.

An inner house information has revealed that the duo are likely to face life imprisonment for the charges against them which they are likely to be convicted for. My client Al-Mustapha got this information somehow and called to brief me of a security trunk which he deposited with a trust company here in Nigeria before his demise.

According to him, the trunk contains the cash sum of US$35,000,000 which the trust company does not know about yet, as it was declared as family's jewelries and personal documents. Also according to him, security measures were taken to disguise the content of the trunk so that no one knows exactly what is inside. He said he disguised the bills as negative papers which he said are from some security photographs taken at the presidential villa.

Now that his chances of being set free from the allegations against him are rare, he called me to assist him in securing the the fund, which of course is the only hope of the family { His two wives, and nine children}. After much deliberation however, I managed to convince him to endorse a change of beneficiary for the deposited trunk, this will enable the new beneficiary put an application for withdrawal of the trunk.

In the light of this, I decided to contact you to assist us in this transaction. The plan is to change the beneficiary of the consignment into your name, forward you with all the necessary documents to this effect and have you contact the trust company for withdrawal of the trunk as the new/legal beneficiary.

You will request that the consignment be delivered to you at your nominated destination. After proper identification and verification as the new legal beneficiary, the company will release the consignment to you. The company may also take care of handling of the consignment until it is delivered at your domain or any of your nominated destination, as you may advise.

My client lost almost a hundred million US dollars, frozen in Swiss banks and in different personal accounts on the instruction of the present democratic government of the federal republic of Nigeria. The plan to move this fund out of the country was informed by a joint decision by the family of my client to invest this money abroad, probably into commercial real estate, at least to shelter their money.

Having gone through this explanation, and considering the fate of this family he is about to leave behind, I ask a simple question: Should my client suffer for offences allegedly committed by him master?, should even his family be left, abandoned and even refused to be heard, by a government which is prosecuting their sole bread winner for human right violations?

To freeze an account of a fulltime house wife who never knew anything in the government, yet denied the basic requirements of life is a crime to humanity, and human rights violation at its peak. Yet my client's family is presently denied of telephone access etc, hence denying them the freedom of communication and association.

It is for this reason that I sincerely solicit your utmost assistance to move this fund into your care abroad, on behalf of the family for safe keeping, subject to when they are ready to manage the fund. It is also expected that you will represent this family in brokering the purchase of profitable properties in your country or the neighbouring, so they can always fall back to these properties when the heat on the family reduces.

My client has also resolved to reward you handsomely with 5% of the total amount on the successful conclusion of each transaction. I shall also be 100% available to provide you with the necessary assistance and guidelines you may require on the course of this transaction.

I have just entrusted the details of this fund and the fate of this helpless family into your conscience for safe keeping. I also hope to have offered you a great opportunity to make yourself some good money, I believe I have. Should the above transaction appeal to you therefore, I hereby urge you to mail me your response immediately for further details on immediate commencement of this transaction.

You will also be doing us a lot of good to guide this information with immense confidentiality, even if this transaction does not appeal to you.

Hoping to hear from you soon.

Kind regards,

Robert Olanipaku.


CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE
TEL: 27-83-759-7700 FAX: 27-83-749-7444

... I am Mr. SERGIO LOUISE, Personal Assistant to the late Angolan rebel leader Mr. Jonas Savimbi of Unita Rebels. Prior to his death, I was sent on a diplomatic mission to the Republic of South Africa to purchase arms and ammunition...

... I decided to give peace a chance to reign for the emancipation of a new era in our country, Angola.

... presently seeking for political asylum here in South Africa... did not permit any investment by refugees...

Sent in by Emmanuel de Poorter 04/10/02


JOHN TODO,
Tel:+31-620-697-484
johntodo\\hotmail.com

... I am Mr. John Todo ,the personal aid to Mr. Fonday Sankoh, the (R.U.F) Leader... here in Holland... trustworthy business partner... transfer the sum of... in a Security Company in South Africa...

... His wife, Mrs. Fatou Mbayi Sankoh... status as a " political asylum seeker" and also for some security reasons... has all the original documents...

... transfer the box of money to Holland... we have to meet in Holland... in cash and contained in a strong box... private Security and Finance Company... ensure a hitch-free and quick transaction...

Sent in by Emmanuel de Poorter 04/25/02


Subject: Gold, for your assistance

antonio4\\congomail.com
antonio4\\qrio.com

My name is Antonio Nzam, top ADVISER Angola's Jonas Savimbi, legendary guerrilla leader of UNITA (the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola), who was killed by communist MPLA (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola)...

See Jonas Savimbi Killed and http://www.the-idler.com/IDLER-02/3-16.html )

... in charge of the consolidated budget and personal finances...

... took the precaution of converting ALL MONIES INTO GOLD BARS, AND SHIPPED THE GOLD BULLION CONSIGNMENT TO A SECURITY SAFE DEPOSIT COMPANY IN EUROPE...

... my personal safety and life came under threat... went into hiding... outskirts of Luanda...

... collect the Gold Bullion... will provide the shipping document...

... settle permanently in your Country... do not have a visa... consult an Attorney for advice...

... my security World Mobile Phone No. + 874 762 127 825; Please DO NOT PUT THE ANGOLA INTERNATIONAL PREFIX 244 WHILE DIALING...

Sent in by Nigel Perels 04/29/02


... I am Mr. Albert Nkurumah one of the personal aids of Late president Laurent Kabilah of the REPULIC OF CONGO...

... I cannot deposit this huge amount into any bank in my country (Congo) because it may raise suspicions so with the help of a security company the funds were defaced and deposited there for safety...

Sent in by Emmanuel de Poorter 05/03/02


godwinkabongo\\weedmail.com
godwinkabongo777\\yahoo.com

... I am Godwin Kabongo an indigene and freeborn of Federal Republic of Zaire...

I served as paramilitary staff in the past military administration of President Laurent Kabilla... personal assistant... in charge of his private investments.

... discovered TWO TRUNK BOXES containing defaced U.S. DOLLAR BILLS... fishing boat into Abidjan, the capital city of Cote D' Ivore... deposited the boxes with a TRUST SECURITY COMPANY... moved to Lagos - Nigeria... assist me in... redeeming it from the security company

Regards, GODWIN KABONGO

City Finance Securities Company
Dr. Akin George

(225) 07 85 69 97, (225) 07 95 63 93
akingeorgeuk\\yahoo.com.uk

Diplomat Ture Jack turejack\\yahoo.fr to deliver the boxes:

Godwin asked for money to assist family until boxes were deposited. Gave name of a friend to wire money to:

Gabriel Ojinmah
No. 2 Daramola St.
Ijeshatedo Surulere
Lagos, Nigeria

Bankers Trust Co., 280 Park Ave, NY, CR. A/C # 04088628 OF
Bank of India. Hong Kong, Chip UID 23259, A/C # 02G/11/30020
Ben: Transglobal Traders Att: Gabriel Ojinmah

I did not trust the wire transfer and asked Godwin for another solution and he suggested to send money by Western Union to another friend:

George Oby
Nigerian Passport # C431821
File No. P. OBY/0021 Code: NIS / BY / 022 / 97
Place of birth: Gnitsha Date of birth: 20 / 12 / 70
Height: 1.65 m Color of eyes: Brown Color of hair: Black
No. 75 Muyiwa Opaleye St., Ijeshatedo Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria

Godwin sent me the original Certificates of Deposit of the Trunk Boxes. Notice that the name of the Securities Company is different than stated before:

Assistance 2000 Securities Organisation
01 BP 7456 Abidjan 01
Plateaux Abidjan, Cote D’ Ivoire
Security Code: MAMS/ST/B8CCP/00111 Certificate of Deposit Code: 244/CCP/212/4401
Deposit Code: YXZ/CCP Series: 223/CP/20 Number: 223/CP/211
Name of Depositor: Mr. Godwin Kabongo Nationality: Democratic Republic of Congo
Classification of Goods/Valuable Deposited: Two Trunk Boxes containing family treasures
Date of Deposit: Jan 17, 2002

Sent in by John Puopolo 05/03/02


Martin Loh sent in some documentation from Mohamed Deen Kamara 06/19/02 ( click to enlarge )

Macphil Security Company
Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire
Certificate of Deposit showing Deposit Fees paid
Cash Receipt for Capt. Usman Kamara from the Macphil Security Company

Harrison Associates Sharing Agreement which requires a lawyers payment of $2500 by Western Union before it can be registered with the local government authority.

Notice it is stamped and sealed with postage stamps instead of a rubber stamp.

This photo is supposedly of his beloved parents so you will feel confident that you are not dealing with riff-raff.

Photo of Trunk Box containing millions of dollars on deposit at the security company.

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