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Fraudulent Use of Dead Foreigners, Dormant Accounts and Bank Managers in Nigerian E-Mail Internet Beneficiary of Will, Next of Kin Scams


Bank Manager/Accountant Deceased
Ecobank Peter Michael Duckson Fritz
Ecobank Kodjo Williams Duckson Fritz
Union Bank of Nigeria Dr. Joseph Aboh Eng. Johnson Creek
Union Bank of Nigeria Celestine Ibe Eng. William Adam
Union Bank of Nigeria Irene Dickson Lee Wong
Union Bank of Nigeria Dr. Usman Bello Lee Wong

UNION BANK PLC

DR.LUGARD ZORO
MR. ZORO LUGARD
Dr. Thomas J. Walter
United Bank for Africa Jeremiah Ude Smith B. Andreas
United Bank for Africa Ceacer David Smith B. Andreas
United Bank for Africa Dr. Idris Sumanguru Smith B. Andreas
African Development Bank Mouga Kazim Smith B. Andreas
Bank of Togo Edward Yao Spear Adolf
Union Togolaise du Banque Lome-Togo Dr. Frank Godson unnamed
International Bank of Africa
Lome-Togo
Dr. Solomon Lar unnamed
Diamond Bank of Nigeria William Obidike unnamed
World Bank Dr. Yusuf sese Mr. Raheem
A "certain" bank Danlami Yaro Patrick Bartolucci
Prime Banks Dr. Robert Mooma Allan P. Seaman
Prime Banks William Nibo Allan P. Seaman
Union Bank of Nigeria Gilbert Unoh Carl J. Hackson
Top South African bank Dr. Martins Peters Eng. Johnson Creek
Banque Internationale Pour L'Afrique Au Togo Longicamell Sarowiwa unnamed
United Bank for Africa Godwin Emeka Smith B. Andreas
Eko international Bank Plc James Igba Wolfgang Schinister
Eko International Bank Plc, James Obiendu, Wolfgang Schinister
Eko International Bank Plc, Thomas Giwa Wolfgang Schinister
Gambia Central Bank Dr. Wisdom Yayah Gen. Mobutu Sese Seko
Prime Banks Sampson Okoli Allan P. Seaman
Banque International Du Burkina (BIB) Dr. Elvis Sankoh unnamed
Banque Internationale du Burkina (B.I.B.) Abdul Kabiru unnamed
United Bank for Africa Mallam Abba Kyari William U. Smith
Zenith Bank PLC. Kenneth Osagie Engineer Johnson Creek
Zenith Bank PLC. Colonel Elijar Kubu Engineer Johnson Creek
Zenith Commercial Bank Dr Ahmed Mustapha Nicholas Owen
Union Bank of Nigeria Plc
http://unionbank_ng.zzn.com 
Morakinyo Ojo Engineer Lawrence Nassib
Amalgamated Bank of South Africa Limited (ABSA) Franklin Makaty unnamed
Zenith Bank Dr. Chuks Adams Barry Kelly
Orient Bank of Nigeria William Eke Robert Noel
Misr Exterior Bank
Zamalek Branch, Cairo, Egypt
Ahmed Khaleed Ahmed Youseff Mustapha
Inland Bank Nig. Plc. Alhaji Saleh Garuba Saleh  
  Richard Jouel Magnus Leon
Stanbic International Bank Paul Chagi Kamel Hassan
Global Security Incorporated Barr. Harrison Godwin Eng. Van Ooster
Prime Bank Mr. Meche Adams C. Nicole
  Martins Eze Grant Parkers
Pacific Bank of South Africa, Johannesburg Branch Thomas Mbeki Charles Andason

 

Amalgamated Bank of South Africa ( ABSA ) United African Bank
First Bank of Nigeria Plc. Pacific International Merchant Bank
United Bank for Africa Plc. ( UBA ) Pacific Bank of South Africa
Ned Bank Ecobank
Trust Merchant Bank Global Security Incorporated
Stanbic International Bank Inland Bank Nigeria Plc.
Zenith Bank Plc. Zenith Commercial Bank
Orient Bank of Nigeria Banque Internationale du Burkina (B.I.B.)
Gambia Central Bank Banque Internationale Pour L'Afrique Au Togo
Diamond Bank of Nigeria International Bank of Africa Lome-Togo
Bank of Togo Misr Exterior Bank, Cairo, Egypt
Gunn-Finance Pty Ltd Empire Federal Bank
Equity Bank of Nigeria BIAO Bank
Eagle Bank Limited www.eaglebanklimited.com  Tradevco Bank of Liberia
Banque Internationale du Benin Savannah Bank of Nigeria Plc.
North-Atlantic Securities Company Ltd. Lome-Togo Republic Development Bank for Southern Africa
Standard Chartered Bank, Union Bank Plc. www.unionbanking.com
Liberty Bank PLC Reserve Bank of South Africa ( RBSA )
Gulf Bank Nigeria PLC www.btci.tg
Stallion Bank Nigeria Limited
Idumota Branch
Middle Bank of Nigeria ( MBA ), Benin
Standard Eco Ltd. / Eco Bank Ltd. Access Bank PLC
Standard Bank of South Africa Barclays Bank of Nigeria
ABC Merchant Bank GULF ARABIAN BANK OF SENEGAL
H.O.D. ACCOUNTS.
GUARANTY TRUST BANK. PLC
Oceanic Bank International Nigeria Ltd.
www.oceanicbanknigeria.com 

The foreigners have met their makers in many common forms. In fact, if everyone they state actually died in certain plane crashes, it would have crashed simply because the plane had thousands of people on it.

Locations of death:

blue bullet point Kenya airways (A3103000) plane crash
blue bullet point Egyptian airline 990 air crash on the 31st of October 1999
blue bullet point On the 2nd of Dec.2002 in a car accident along Accra Express Road
blue bullet point On the 11th of June 2001, involved in a car accident along Nouvissi Express Road
blue bullet point Ghastly auto accident along Sagbama Express Road in River State, South-South Nigeria
blue bullet point a Motor Accident which occurred at Ibadan Express Highway
blue bullet point On the 21st December, 2002 our customer, his wife and their three children were involved in a car accident along Sagbama Express Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
blue bullet point All occupants of  the vehicle burnt to ashes
blue bullet point car accident along Sagamu Express Road
blue bullet point car accident along Badagry Express Road
blue bullet point car accident along Benin/Onitsha express road and unfortunately lost his life on the 27th day of september,1989 at Onitsha.
blue bullet point Aircrash on board Egyptian Boeing 767 from America that crashed into  the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Massachusetts
blue bullet point An Egyptian Air 1990 Plane Crash
blue bullet point ADC plane crash on November2000
blue bullet point Died from a plane crash on his way back from Kenya on 30th January 2000

Should you respond they will fax all the needed documents which will all seem real and bear the government's official seals and stamps.

Upon receipt of your banking info you will receive a letter from the bank which states that you need to hire a power of attorney whom they select.

Upon contacting him you are asked to send money; $1250 US$ is required when filing the "affidavit of claim" and $7,250.00 for the court registration fee through Western Union.

Barry Kelly
Certificate of Deposit
Diamond Bank Limited

Rainbow and Diamond Mining Company
D & D Investment Company
Sonara Oil Company, Tunisia
South African Export Promotion Council SAEPC

Awaiting Your Arrival

ECOBANK
45 AGOE
LOME-TOGO
TEL:228-900742 

ATTN.Jim Nivison

THANKS TO A PIECE OF INFORMATION I GATHERED ABOUT YOU THROUGH THE TOGOLAISE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, ALTHOUGH I DID NOT LEAVE ANY CLUE AS TO THE REASON FOR MY INQUIRY BEARING IN MIND THE CONFIDENTIALITY REQUIRED IN THIS ABSOLUTE RISK-FREE BUSINESS.

I AM MR. PETER MICHAEL THE MANAGER OF THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT OF ECOBANK HEAD OFFICE IN LOME -TOGO. RECENTLY, WE DISCOVERED A DORMANT ACCOUNT WITH A HUGE AMOUNT OF MONEY VALUED USD15,000,000.00 (FIFTEEN MILLION US DOLLARS) THAT BELONG TO ONE OF OUR NUMEROUS CUSTOMERS MR. DUCKSON FRITZ WHO DIED IN A PLANE CRASH IN NOVEMBER 1995.

DURING THE PERIOD OF OUR INVESTIGATION WE DISCOVERED THAT THE DECEASED DIED ALONG WITH HIS FAMILY, LEAVING NO WILL AND NOBODY BEHIND TO COME FOR THE CLAIM AS NEXT OF KIN.

THE BANKING LAW HERE STIPULATES THAT IF SUCH MONEY REMAINS UNCLAIMED FOR SIX YEARS, IT WILL BE FORFITED TO THE BANK TREASURY AS AN UNCLAIMED BILL.

A TOGOLAISE CANNOT STAND AS A NEXT OF KIN TO A FOREIGNER. IT IS UPON THIS DISCOVERY THAT I AND MY COLLEAGUES IN THIS DEPARTMENT DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU TO COLLABORATE WITH YOU TO PULL OUT THIS DORMANT FUND WE HAVE IT IN MIND TO GIVE YOU A 25% OF THIS TOTAL FUND OF THE TOTAL MONEY.

IF THIS PROPOSAL MEETS YOUR INTEREST URGENTLY REACH ME THROUGH THE ABOVE STATED  EMAIL, TELEPHONE NUMBERS TO ENABLE ME GIVE YOU THE FULL DETAILS OF THIS TRANSACTION AND HOW IT IS GOING TO WORK OUT.

WHAT I WANT FROM YOU IS FOR YOU TO ACT AS THE DECEASED NEXT OF KIN. I HAVE IN MY POSSESSION (alone) ALL NECESSARY DOCUMENT TO SUCCESSFULLY ACCOMPLISH THIS TASK.

HOWEVER IT WILL REQUIRE THAT YOU SHALL BE PHYSICALLY PRESENT IN LOME-TOGO WITH MY ASSISTANCE TO PULL OUT THIS FUND FOR ONWARD TRANSMISSION TO YOUR ACCOUNT OVERSEAS.

THE NEXT OF KIN MUST BE PRESENT IN LOME TO SIGN OUT THIS FUND, WHICH WILL TAKE A MAXIMUM THREE WORKING DAYS TO CONCLUDE. FURTHER INFORMATION WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU AS SOON AS I RECEIVE YOUR POSITIVE RESPONSE VIA E-MAIL OR TELEPHONE.

ANTICIPATING YOUR URGENT REPLY.

BEST REGARDS,

MR. PETER MICHAEL.


Smith to Simth, How Creative!

Nicola Grenno sent this along 01/18/02

... I am DR. JAMES SIMTH, Credit Officer with the DIAMOND bank of Nigeria Plc, Lagos.

... Late Engr. John Creek (Snr.) an Oil Merchant

... declared "Unclaimed" and subsequently be donated to the trust fund for arms and ammunition to further enhance the course of War in Africa and the World in General.

... secure from the probate an order of madamus


Robert O'Donnell of Kerrville TX sent in this next of kin variation.

FROM : Dr. Joseph Aboh UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC 40 MARINA, LAGOS NIGERIA E-mail: jos_aboh@hotmail.com 27/11/2000.

Attn: O'Donnell,

First, I must solicit your confidence in this transaction, this is by virtue of its nature as being utterly CONFIDENTIAL and TOP SECRET. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day. We have decided to contact you by email due to the urgency of this transaction, as we have been reliably informed of it's swiftness and confidentiality.

Let me start by first introducing myself properly to you. I am Dr. Joseph Aboh, a Director at the Union Bank Nigeria PLC, Lagos. I came to know of you in my private search for a reliable and reputable person to handle a very confidential transaction which involves the transfer of a huge sum of money to a foreign account requiring maximum confidence.

THE PROPOSITION: A foreigner, late Engineer Johnson Creek, an Oil Merchant / contractor with the federal Government of Nigeria, until his death three years ago in a ghastly air crash, banked with us here at Union Bank PLC., Lagos, and had a closing balance of USD$38.5 M ( Thirty Eight Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) which the bank now unquestionably expects to be claimed by any of his available foreign next of kin or alternatively be donated to a discredited trust fund for arms and ammunition at a military war college here in Nigeria. Fervent valuable efforts are being made by the Union Bank to get in touch with any of the Creek family or relatives but all have proved to no avail.

It is because of the perceived possibility of not going to be able to locate any of late Eng. Johnson Creek’s next of kin (he had no known wife and children) that the management under the influence of our Chairman, board of directors, Retired Major General Kalu Uke Kalu, that an arrangement for the fund to be declared "UNCLAIMABLE" and then be subsequently donated to the Trust Fund for Arms and Ammunition which will further enhance the course of war in Africa and the world in general.

In order to avert this negative development, myself and some of my trusted colleagues in the bank now seek for your permission to have you stand as late Eng. Johnson Creek’s next of kin so that the fund, USD$38.5M would be subsequently transferred and paid into your bank account as the beneficiary next of kin. All documents and proofs to enable you to get this fund have been carefully worked out and we are assuring you a 100% risk free involvement. Your share would be 30% of the total amount. 10% has been set aside for expenses while the rest would be for myself and my colleagues for investment purposes in your country.

If this proposal is okay by you and you do not wish to take advantage of the trust we hope to bestow on you and your company, then kindly get to me immediately via my email, furnishing me with your most confidential telephone, fax number and exclusive e-mail so that I can forward to you the relevant details of this transaction. Thank you in advance for your anticipated co-operation.

Regards,

Dr. Joseph Aboh UNION BANK OF NIG. PLC.

NB: Please, kindly disregard this message if you are not capable of handling this transaction.


More From The Union Bank

From: kunlejida afolabi <k_unionbank@yahoo.com
Sent: July 18, 2001

STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
MR CELESTINE IBE.
FAX: 234-1-7596275
  
Let me start by first introducing myself properly to you. I am CELESTINE IBE, a Manager at the Union Bank Nigeria PLC, Lagos.

A foreigner, Late Engineer  William Adams, an oil Merchant /contractor with the federal Government of Nigeria ,until his death three years ago in a ghastly air crash, banked with us here at the Union Bank PLC,Lagos, and had a closing balance of USD$10.5M (TEN Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) ....



Another Dead Millionaire Is Forgotten

Hi Les

Thank you so much for your very informative web site. My wife and I received this e-mail (see below) and I replied to the guy with a fake Hotmail address thinking nothing further would probably happen.

Surprise, surprise he e-mailed back with a very informative a genuine sounding reply. I thought "how interesting" so I went searching and found your web site. Read all the Nigerian stuff and soon realized my guy was of the same ilk as the examples on your site (many of which are not only staggering for the way in which they're done but for how easily they "catch" people out so badly).

Anyway, I kept a dialogue going for some time, finally culminating in a series of direct questions to this man (you know "Are you lying?" and "Are you really the Eastern District Manager of United Bank for Africa?"). He wrote back with the most assertive answers so I told him I'd ring him, and I did.

I set up an instant trap for him by asking some basic questions about United Bank for Africa. Like what year was the bank established, how many branches are there, what does the UBA product called GDR stand for (it's Global Depository Receipts, plastered all over their web site), where are the international branches? He not only couldn't tell me the correct answers to any of these questions, he reconfirmed for me that he hadn't told anyone else about this deal but then couldn't tell me who my wife was that he'd sent the e-mail to! Talk about totally ill-prepared!

Anyway, the moral of the story which you may want to mention or indicate on your site. If you're going to follow up on any of these "deals", do a little homework first and then ask them basic questions to verify their authenticity. As I said to my Nigerian "friend", I can work out in about 30 seconds whether you're even remotely real or not.

Anyway, thanks again for the site, it was good to read all those other Nigerian letters and compare them against my one.

PS - By the way, my Internet research indicates the GDP of Nigeria is 54.4 Billion Naira. The nature of society there means that less than 10% of that money is held in banks (about 3.7 billion Noir) at a conversion rate of around 96 Noir to USD$1.00, the total holdings of all Nigerian banks are about USD$385 Million. So if someone's indicating there's USD $26 million up for grabs and it can be transferred to a foreign account, that's around 7% of all funds on hand. It's probably around 20 to 30% of all UBA's funds.

I think they'd notice this if it left one day don't you!

Regards,

Philip Dartnell
Brisbane, Australia
15 March, 2001


From: "JEREMIAH UDE"
Subject: VERY URGENT BUSINESS

No 9 EZEANI CLOSE,
NEW HAVEN, ENUGU.
ENUGU STATE,
NIGERIA.

FAX: 234-1-7597635.

VERY URGENT BUSINESS TRANSACTION

DEAR SIR,

IN ORDER TO TRANSFER OUT (USD 26 MILLION DOLLARS) FROM OUR BANK. I HAVE THE COURAGE TO ASK YOU TO LOOK FOR A RELIABLE AND HONEST PERSON WHO WILL BE CAPABLE FOR THIS IMPORTANT BUSINESS BELIEVING THAT YOU WILL NEVER LET ME DOWN EITHER NOW OR IN FUTURE.

I AM MR. JEREMIAH UDE. THE EASTERN DISTRICT BANK MANAGER OF UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC. (UBA). THERE IS AN ACCOUNT OPENED IN THIS BANK IN 1980 AND SINCE 1990 NOBODY HAS OPERATED ON THIS ACCOUNT AGAIN. AFTER GOING THROUGH SOME OLD FILES IN THE RECORDS I DISCOVERED THAT IF I DO NOT REMIT THIS MONEY OUT URGENTLY IT WILL BE FORFEITED FOR NOTHING.

THE OWNER OF THIS ACCOUNT IS MR. SMITH B. ANDREAS, A FOREIGNER, AND THE MANAGER OF PETRO-TECHNICAL SUPPORT SERVICES, A CHEMICAL ENGINEER BY PROFESSION AND HE DIED SINCE 1990.

NO OTHER PERSON KNOWS ABOUT THIS ACCOUNT OR ANY THING CONCERNING IT, THE ACCOUNT HAS NO OTHER BENEFICIARY AND MY INVESTIGATION PROVED TO ME AS WELL THAT THIS COMPANY DOES NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS ACCOUNT AND THE AMOUNT INVOLVED IS (USD 26 MILLION DOLLARS).

I WANT TO TRANSFER THIS MONEY INTO A SAFE FOREIGNERS ACCOUNT ABROAD BUT I DON'T KNOW ANY FOREIGNER, I AM ONLY CONTACTING YOU AS A FOREIGNER BECAUSE THIS MONEY CAN NOT BE APPROVED TO A LOCAL BANK HERE, BUT CAN ONLY BE APPROVED TO ANY FOREIGN ACCOUNT BECAUSE THE MONEY IS IN US DOLLARS AND THE FORMER OWNER OF THE ACCOUNT IS MR. SMITH B. ANDREAS IS A FOREIGNER TOO.

I KNOW THAT THIS MESSAGE WILL COME TO YOU AS A SURPRISE AS WE DON'T KNOW OUR SELVES BEFORE, BUT BE SURE THAT IT IS REAL AND A GENUINE BUSINESS. I ONLY GOT YOUR CONTACT ADDRESS FROM THE COMPUTER ,WITH BELIEVE IN GOD THAT YOU WILL NEVER LET ME DOWN IN THIS BUSINESS YOU ARE THE ONLY PERSON THAT I HAVE CONTACTED IN THIS BUSINESS, SO PLEASE REPLY URGENTLY SO THAT I WILL INFORM YOU THE NEXT STEP TO TAKE URGENTLY.

SEND ALSO YOUR PRIVATE TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBER INCLUDING THE FULL DETAILS OF THE ACCOUNT TO BE USED FOR THE DEPOSIT.

I WANT US TO MEET FACE TO FACE OR SIGN A BINDING AGREEMENT TO BIND US TOGETHER SO THAT YOU CAN RECEIVE THIS MONEY INTO A FOREIGN ACCOUNT OR ANY ACCOUNT OF YOUR CHOICE WHERE THE FUND WILL BE SAFE. AND I WILL FLY TO YOUR COUNTRY FOR WITHDRAWAL AND SHARING AND OTHER INVESTMENTS.

I AM CONTACTING YOU BECAUSE OF THE NEED TO INVOLVE A FOREIGNER WITH FOREIGN ACCOUNT AND FOREIGN BENEFICIARY. I NEED YOUR FULL COOPERATION TO MAKE THIS WORK FINE.

BECAUSE THE MANAGEMENT IS READY TO APPROVE THIS PAYMENT TO ANY FOREIGNER WHO HAS CORRECT INFORMATION OF THIS ACCOUNT, WHICH I WILL GIVE TO YOU LATER IMMEDIATELY, IF YOU ARE ABLE AND WITH CAPABILITY TO HANDLE SUCH AMOUNT IN STRICT CONFIDENCE AND TRUST ACCORDING TO MY INSTRUCTIONS AND ADVICE FOR OUR MUTUAL BENEFIT BECAUSE THIS OPPORTUNITY WILL NEVER COME AGAIN IN MY LIFE. I NEED TRUTHFUL PERSON IN THIS BUSINESS BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO MAKE MISTAKE I NEED YOUR STRONG ASSURANCE AND TRUST.

WITH MY POSITION NOW IN THE OFFICE I CAN TRANSFER THIS MONEY TO ANY FOREIGNER'S RELIABLE ACCOUNT WHICH YOU CAN PROVIDE WITH ASSURANCE THAT THIS MONEY WILL BE INTACT PENDING MY PHYSICAL ARRIVAL IN YOUR COUNTRY FOR SHARING. I WILL DESTROY ALL DOCUMENTS OF TRANSACTION IMMEDIATELY WE RECEIVE THIS MONEY LEAVING NO TRACE TO ANY PLACE. YOU CAN ALSO COME TO DISCUSS WITH ME FACE TO FACE AFTER WHICH I WILL MAKE THIS REMITTANCE IN YOUR PRESENCE AND TWO OF US WILL FLY TO YOUR COUNTRY AT LEAST TWO DAYS AHEAD OF THE MONEY GOING INTO THE ACCOUNT.

I WILL APPLY FOR ANNUAL LEAVE TO GET VISA IMMEDIATELY I HEAR FROM YOU THAT YOU ARE READY TO ACT AND RECEIVE THIS FUND IN YOUR ACCOUNT. I WILL USE MY POSITION AND INFLUENCE TO EFFECT LEGAL APPROVALS AND ONWARD TRANSFER OF THIS MONEY TO YOUR ACCOUNT WITH APPROPRIATE CLEARANCE FORMS OF THE MINISTRIES AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENTS.

AT THE CONCLUSION OF THIS BUSINESS, YOU WILL BE GIVEN 35% OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT, 60% WILL BE FOR ME, WHILE 5% WILL BE FOR EXPENSES BOTH PARTIES MIGHT HAVE INCURRED DURING THE PROCESS OF TRANSFERRING.

I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR EARLIEST REPLY BY FAX AND E-MAIL ADDRESS.

FAX: 234-1-7597635.

YOURS TRULY

MR. JEREMIAH UDE


Hi Philip,

Glad to help and thanks for the kind words. With your permission I would like to add your info to my message board. I must confess I have never bothered to string along one of these guys to get more detailed info. Perhaps I am afraid they could convince even me.

The site is run solely on book sales so please spread the word about the site to keep it going and growing.

Les


Hi Les

Yes please do include my info on your site.

Yes I was taking some risk in contacting them, although I was prudent enough to not give out any real details, so the operation was kept entirely in my control. But what's so amazing is that this guy repeatedly tried to get a bank account number from me.

He got quite annoyed when I started asking him all the detailed questions and kept saying again and again "I want to know if you are ready and willing to do this business?" and I kept telling him that I'll be ready once I have full trust in him being who he said he is.

He eventually conceded that he wasn't the Eastern District Manager for UBA but that his friend was and the two of them are actively working to get the money out (sounding better by minute I thought...!)

What's really interesting though is that he repeatedly kept saying that he needs my bank account details and that, even if I don't believe him, what problem is there just by him having my bank account number?

This leads me to suspect there's some sort of tricky undertaking they then move into once they have your bank details. Not sure what it is but his insistence that he needs the bank details to "move forward" indicates there's something key to this part of their scam.

There's no doubt that these people understand the weaknesses of human nature and they're taking full advantage of those weaknesses. It's a fascinating area of study. Thanks again and yes I'll reference your site if I come across other people receiving these scam letters.

Regards,

Philip



Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2001 10:55 PM

Subject: URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL_

Contact info:  CEACER DAVID phone:[874]-762864167 Fax:[874]-762864168

 VERY URGENT.

IN ORDER TO TRANSFER OUT (USD 26 MILLION DOLLARS) FROM OUR BANK. I HAVE THE COURAGE TO ASK YOUR CO-OPORATION TO HANDLE THIS IMPORTANT BUSINESS BELIEVING THAT YOU WILL NEVER LET ME DOWN EITHER NOW OR IN FUTURE.

I AM CEACER DAVID, THE CHIEF AUDITOR OF UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC. (UBA). THERE IS AN ACCOUNT OPENED IN THIS BANK IN 1980 AND SINCE 1990 NOBODY HAS OPERATED ON THIS ACCOUNT AGAIN. AFTER GOING THROUGH SOME OLD FILES IN THE RECORDS I DISCOVERED THAT IF I DO NOT REMITT THIS MONEY OUT URGENTLY IT WILL BE FORFEITED FOR NOTHING.

THE OWNER OF THIS ACCOUNT IS MR. SMITH B. ANDREAS, A FOREIGNER, AND THE MANAGER OF PETRO - TECHNICAL SUPPORT SERVICES, A CHEMICAL ENGINEER...


Glenn Williams sends along an identical letter being sent out by

20 DENTON STR,
ENUGU STATE,
TEL:00 874 7628 64162
FAX:00 874 7628 64164
Email:idrissumangru@excite.com
sumanguruidrisabdul64@yahoo.co.uk  Jul  3 2001

{VERY URGENT BUSINESS TRANSACTION}
GREETINGS

I AM DR. IDRIS SUMANGURU, THE EASTERN DISTRICT BANK MANAGER OF UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC. (UBA). ...

THE OWNER OF THIS ACCOUNT IS MR. SMITH B. ANDREAS, A FOREIGNER, AND THE MANAGER OF PETRO - TECHNICAL SUPPORT SERVICES, A CHEMICAL ENGINEER BY PROFESSION AND  HE DIED SINCE 1990. NO OTHER PERSON KNOWS ABOUT THIS ACCOUNT OR ANY THING CONCERNING IT, ( apparently not true )...

YOURS TRULY,

DR. IDRIS SUMANGURU.



Same Depositor, Different Bank, $100 Million More

Kathy the "Rockgirl" sends this along June 6, 2001

 From: mouga kazim <mougakazim@yahoo.co.uk
 Subject: URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL

 MOUGA KAZIM.
 #20 LOUIS BOTHA CRESCENT,
 SANDTON.SOUTH  AFRICA.
 Tel: 874-762-72-7947,
 fax: 87-4762-72-7949.

... I am Mouga Kazim, the Chief auditor of African Development Bank (ADB). There is an account opened in this bank in 1980 and since 1990 nobody has operated on this account again. after going through some old files in the records I discovered that if I do not remit this money out urgently it will be forfeited for nothing.

The owner of this account is Mr. Smith B. Andreas, a  foreigner, and a miner at Kruger Gold Co., a geologist by profession and he died since 1990...

... Send also your private telephone and fax number including the full details of the account to be used for the deposit. I want us to meet face to face or sign a binding agreement to bind us together so that you can receive this money into a foreign account or any account of your choice where the fund will be safe and I will fly to your country for withdrawal and sharing and other investments.

... I need truthful person in this business because I don't want to make mistake I need your strong assurance and trust. With my position now in the office I can transfer this money to any foreigner's reliable account which you can provide with assurance that this money will be intact pending my physical arrival in your country for sharing...



Perhaps "Nigeria" Was Wearing Thin

Be aware that "Edward Yao", Edward_Yao4@hotmail.com is posing as a bank official for the International Bank of Togo.  His proposal is to offer a 30% share of $14 million to pose as the next of kin for a deceased German national named Spear Adolf.

The telephone numbers he provides:  228-061-468 and 228-02-1295.  The "attorney" provided by "the bank" is David Williams, 23 Avenue de Felix Houphouet Boigny, 28611 Lome, Togo. Phone: 228-08-79-61, Fax: 228-25-10-55.


Don't Trust This God

From: Dr. frank Godson <trustgod007@yahoo.co.uk
Sent: August 12, 2001
Subject: CONFIDENTIAL PROPOSAL

FROM:  DR. FRANK GODSON
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING UNIT.
FOREIGN  REMITTANCE DEPT.
UNION TOGOLAISE DU BANQUE
LOME-TOGO.
TEL:228-02 91 80

ATTN: Ebrahim

I am DR. FRANK GODSON   the director in charge of auditing and accounting section of  Union togolaise du banque Lome-Togo in west Africa with due respect and regard.

I have decided to contact you on a business transaction that will be very beneficial to both of us at the end of the transaction.

During our investigation and auditing in this bank, my department came across a very huge sum of money belonging to a deceased person who died on November 1997 in a plane crash and the fund has been dormant in his account with this Bank without any claim of the fund in our custody either from his family or relation before our discovery to this development.

Although personally, I keep this information secret within myself and partners to enable the whole plans and idea be Profitable and successful during the time of execution. The said amount was US$14M (fourteen million united states dollars).

As it may interest you to  know, I got your impressive information through my good friends who works with chamber of commerce on foreign business relations here in Lome- Togo. It is him who recommended your person to me to be viable and capable to champion a business of such magnitude without any problem.

Meanwhile all the whole arrangement to put claim over this fund as the bona fide next of kin to the deceased, get the required approval and transfer this money to a foreign account has been put in place and directives and needed information will be relayed to you as soon as you indicate your interest and willingness to assist us and also benefit your self to this great business opportunity.

In fact I could have done this deal alone but because of my position in this country as a civil servant, we are not allowed to operate a foreign account and would eventually raise an eye brow on my side during the time of transfer because I work in this  bank.

This is the actual reason why it will require a second party or fellow who will forward claims as the next of kin with affidavit of trust of oath to the Bank and also present a foreign account where he will need the money to be re-transferred into on his request as it may be after due verification and clarification by the correspondent branch of the bank here the whole money will be remitted from to your own designated bank account.

I will not fail to inform you that this transaction is 100% risk free.

On smooth conclusion of this transaction, you will be entitled to 30% of the total sum as gratification, while 10% will be set aside to take care of expenses that may arise during the time of transfer and also telephone bills, while 60% will be for me and my partners.

Please, you have been adviced to keep top secret as we are still in service and intend to retire from service after we conclude this deal with you.

I will be monitoring the whole situation here in this bank until you confirm the money in your account and ask us to come down to your country for subsequent sharing of the fund according to percentages previously indicated and further investment, either in your country or any country you advice us to invest in. All other necessary information will be sent to you when I hear from you.

I suggest you get back to me as soon as possible stating your wish in this deal.

Yours faithfully,

DR. FRANK GODSON


More From the International Bank of Africa Lome-Togo

From: SOLOMON LAR <solo_lar@yahoo.com
Sent: July 11, 2001
Subject: URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL

FROM DR.SOLOMON LAR
AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING UNIT.
FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPT
INTERNATIONAL BANK OF AFRICA LOME-TOGO
WEST AFRICA
Tel:+228-092-480.

I am DR. SOLOMON LAR, the director in charge of auditing and accounting section of INTERNATIONAL BANK OF AFRICA  LOME-TOGO in west Africa with due respect  and regards....



Planes Must Be Falling Out of the Sky

Dear Sir,

I got to know of you in search for a reputable and reliable person to assist me in an urgent need requiring utmost trust and confidentiality.

I am Mr. William Obidike, the manager Bills and Exchange under foreign remittance department of Diamond Bank of Nigeria Ltd. I am writing this letter to ask for your support and co-operation  to carry out this business opportunity in my department.

We discovered an abandoned sum of US$18.2million in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family of a wife and three children in October 1997 in a plane crash.

... After the successful completion of this transaction, one of my colleagues and I will come to your country and mind our percentage. It is from our share we intend to import medical equipment into my country as a way of recycling the fund. To commence this transaction, we require you to immediately indicate your interest by a return e-mail at this my private address:

wobidike@yahoo.com ...



You Bare a Striking Resemblance

From: eze anthony <jordan2000xng@yahoo.com
Subject: URGENT

RC: 1620
DATE:04 JUNE 2001

UNION BANK PLC
LAGOS -NIGERIA
E-MAIL:  jordan2000xng@yahoo.com
TEL/FAX: 234-1-7591330

VERY CONFIDENTIAL

DEAR Ebrahim ,

I AM MRS. IRENE DICKSON MANAGER BILLS AND EXCHANGE AT THE FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT OF THE UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC. I AM WRITING THIS LETTER TO ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND CO-OPERATION TO CARRY OUT THIS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY IN MY DEPARTMENT.

WE DISCOVER AN ABANDONED SUM OF US$20. 565  (TWENTY MILLION FIVE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FIVE THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY) IN AN ACCOUNT THAT BELONGS TO ONE OF OUR FOREIGN CUSTOMER MR. LEE WONG C.E.O. WONG-LEE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY NIGERIA LIMITED, WHO DIED ALONG WITH HIS ENTIRE FAMILY IN NOVEMBER 1998 IN A PLANE CRASH.

SINCE WE GOT INFORMATION ABOUT HIS DEATH WE HAVE BEEN EXPECTING HIS NEXT OF KIN TO COME OVER AND CLAIM HIS MONEY BECAUSE WE CANNOT RELEASE THE MONEY UNLESS SOMEBODY APPLIES FOR IT AS THE NEXT OF KIN OR RELATION TO THE DECEASED AS INDICATED IN OUR BANKING GUIDELINES.

... FOR SAFETY AND SUBSEQUENT DISBURSEMENT SINCE NOBODY IS COMING FOR IT AND WE DON'T WANT THIS MONEY TO GO INTO THE BANK TREASURY AS AN UNCLAIMED DEBT.

THE BANKING LAW AND GUIDELINES OF UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC STIPULATES THAT IF SUCH MONEY REMAINED UNCLAIMED FOR A PERIOD OF FOUR (6) YEARS IT WILL BE TRANSFERRED INTO THE BANK TREASURY AS UNCLAIMED FUND...


Same story, different alias sent in by Jorge Ramos Alfonso 01/10/02

I AM DR. USMAN BELLO MANAGER BILLS AND EXCHANGE AT THE FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT OF THE UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC...

... FOREIGN CUSTOMER MR. LEE WONG C.E.O WONG-LEE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY NIGERIA LIMITED...



He's Touched All Right

From: yusuf sese <yusufsese@yahoo.com
Sent: August 01, 2001

WORLD BANK AUDITOR IN NIGERIAN
Department: FUND RELEASED ORDER
TAFALAWA BULAWA SQURE LAGOS.
Alternative E-Mail: yusuf_se@onebox.com

I'm Dr Yusuf sese working in department of fund-released order in World Bank of Nigerian; I know this letter will come to your surprise. I came across your address through internet some thing touch my mind immediately to write you this letter.

Last year November one Mr. Raheem from India executed contract through federal ministry of aviation here in Nigerian, the contract worth of [US$50,000,000] on the process of transferring the money to him, he died with his family in course of earthquake that happened in their country, his money had sign to pay in my office before I will give order to the central bank of Nigerian for final endorsement of his money.

No person knows what is going on except I and two of my workers, this is the main information,

1, contract sum: US $50,000,000.
2, contract number: FMA\CBN\FGN\3-X\99\2000.

You will act like the beneficiary of this fund, I will send to you the cover documents that required in this transaction immediately you accept to cooperate with me. Send to me your,

1, your private phone and fax.
2, name of your company.
3, your bank information.

To enable us to start the deal immediately, I have decided to give you 20% of this money and this deal has 100% free risk.  I 'm going to my retirement very soon I need this money to take care of my family in future. I 'm waiting your urgent reply.

God bless you. Thanks, Yours truly,

yusuf sese


From: james omenka <jamesomenka@onebox.com
Sent: August 04, 2001
Dear Friend,

I am Dr. James Omenka Working in department of Fund released order in World Bank of Nigeria, I know the letter might come to you as surprise, but take it like your own deal.

Mr. Kubani from India executed contract through Federal Ministry of Aviation here in Nigeria, ...

God bless you. Thanks. yours truly

Dr. James Omenka.


A Certain Special Something

Jim Nivison sent this Banking Transaction example along Oct 9/01

From: dan yaro ya2ro@yahoo.com

I am Danlami Yaro, Branch manager of a certain bank in Abuja, Nigeria. I  have an urgent and very confidential business proposition for you.

On December of 1997, an Oil Consultant /contractor with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Patrick Bartolucci made a numbered time (fixed) deposit for twelve calendar months valued at US$36.5M (Thirty six million five hundred thousand USD) in my branch.

On maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and then finally discovered from his contract employers, the N.N.P.C that Mr. Bartolucci had been killed in an automobile accident.

On further investigation, I found out that :-

a) He has no other living declared relative
b) He had died intestate (without making a will)

Accordingly, all attempts to trace a next of kin has been fruitless.

I persisted in my investigations and discovered that there had been no declaration of any existing individual or organization as beneficiary in the event of death or disability in his official documents.

Consequently, the above mentioned sum US$36.5 Million (with interest accruing thereon) is still sitting in his account and I have therefore declared it dormant to remove it from the purview of some of our auditors.

However, Nigerian law stipulates that in the event of any such condition occurring, the funds will revert to the custody and ownership of the state at the expiration of 3years and 6 months without any claims.

This currently is the situation and I am looking for any foreigner who will stand in as the next of kin to the late Mr. Bartolucci. A bank account abroad will then facilitate the transfer of the funds to the beneficiary/next of kin.

This is simple as all you have to do is to immediately send me the details of a bank account anywhere in the world for me to arrange the proper money transfer paper work. The funds will then be paid to this account for us to share. I consider 15% of the total funds a fair share to you.

There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by me using my position and connection in the bank. We shall employ the services of an attorney to obtain letters of administration and all necessary documents  to give this transaction the coat of legitimacy it deserves.

I hereby state that this transaction is guaranteed and you may contact me via email  for now. You are please advised to observe utmost confidentiality and secrecy as you are well aware of the nature of this our transaction.

Awaiting your urgent reply. Thank you and best regards

DANLAMI YARO
Email: danlamiyaro@mail.com or
danlamiyaro@excite.com


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