Crimes of Persuasion:

Schemes, scams, frauds.



Follow-up by Nigerian Advance Fee Fraud Scammers


The Gift of Grab

Ross Marshall, who provided us with a lot of documentation samples says he refused to send upfront fees but when told by Dr. John Efetobor to send a "gift" to Gov. Joseph Sanusi he looked up the real bank and sent it there, rather than to the provided address. The scammer was not impressed and though he and Mr. Bode Thomas, so-called Chairman Coordinator, call less Ross now figures he must be on some hot-list of suckers because another one is calling, a Dr. Sadique Siaka.


From: yahayausman\\euroseek.com
To: yahayausman\\hyperia.net
Subject: URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP.
June 2 2001

STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL

DR. YAHAYA USMAN
TEL: 234 1 759 8183
FAX: 234 1 759 5963

Dear sir,

It is my great pleasure to write this letter to you. firstly I must solicit your strictest confidence in this subject. This is by virtue of it's being utterly confidential and top secret. A member of the NIGERIA EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL (N.E.P.C.) who was part of the Federal Government Delegation to your country during a Trade Exhibition gave your particulars to me. I have decided to seek a confidential operation with you in the execution of the deal described hereunder for the benefit of all parties and I hope that you keep it top secret because of the nature of the business.

Within the Department of MINES AND POWER where I now work as a Director of Engineering and Projects and with the co-operation of four other very top government officials, including the erstwhile chair of the Contract Review Panel, we have under our control as overdue contract payment bills totaling Thirty-Eight Million Six Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$38,600,000.00), which we want to transfer to a foreign account, with the assistance and cooperation of a foreign company to receive the said funds on our behalf or a reliable foreign individual account to receive the funds.

The source of the fund is as follows: During the last military Government of GENERAL SANNI ABACHA here in Nigeria, the government set up the PETROLEUM TRUST FUND to handle the Billions of Dollars of oil Revenue Accruing to Nigeria, this was to give the government some credibility.

Unfortunately, top government officials set up companies and awarded themselves contracts from the Petroleum Trust Funds which were grossly over invoiced. The present civilian government is not aware of the atrocities committed by their predecessors and as a result we have many such over invoiced contract payment pending and floating at the Central Bank of Nigeria.

I as the former director of Bulk PURCHASE at the petroleum trust fund before it was handled over to the civilian government, I am aware of these funds and I have put together, with the cooperation of my colleagues the sum of Thirty-Eight Million, Six Hundred United States Dollars(US$38,600,000.00) contract payment.

However, by virtue of our position as civil servants, we cannot acquire this money in our name. I was therefore delegated as a matter of urgency by my colleagues to look for an oversea partner into whose account we would transfer the funds hence we are writing you this letter.

The present civilian Government is determined to pay foreign contractors all the debts owed so as to maintain an amicable relationship with both the foreign Government and the Non Government Financial Agencies. We have decided to include our bills for approval with the cooperation of some officials of the ACCOUNTANT GENERAL OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA.

We seek your assistance in providing us with a good company account or personal account into which we can remit this money, you will be acting as an ORIGINAL CONTRACTOR in this deal, the funds will be paid to you.

This we can do by SWAPPING of account information and changing of the beneficiary information to apply for payment, and prepare letters of claim and job description on your behalf. This process would be an internal arrangement with the departments concerned and we will handle this here, your duty is to act as the contractor and have the contract sum paid to you.

I have the authority of my partners involved to propose that should you be willing to assist us in this transaction, your share as compensation will be US$9,650,000 (25%), US$27,020,000.00 (70%) for us and US$1,930,000.00 (5%) for taxation and miscellaneous expenses. We will like to invest our share in any profitable venture in your country and we will greatly appreciate your assistance in this direction as we cannot bring money into Nigeria.

The business itself is 100% safe and fail proof, provided you treat it with utmost secrecy and confidentiality, your line of specialization does not matter as it cannot hinder the successful execution of this transaction. I have reposed my confidence in you and I hope you will not disappoint me.

Mail or call me on 234 1 759 8183, and send me fax on 234 1 759 5963 to indicate your willingness to assist us. I will bring the complete picture of the transaction to your knowledge when I have heard from you.

Thanks for your cooperation,

kindest regards

Yahaya Usman


Dear Dr. Yahaya Usman

I have decided to assist you, my information (deleted) follows:

Once you have contacted me, I will fax whatever documents you require, by Gods permission.

Sincerely,


DATE: 25TH JUNE, 2001

DEAR MADAM,

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR RESPONSE TO OUR LETTER RE-REQUEST FOR URGENT. BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP. WE HAVE DISCUSSED YOUR RESPONSE AND WITH YOUR APPARENT UNDERSTANDING FOR THE NEED FOR STRICTEST CONFIDENTIALITY AND PRIVACY IN ALL MATTERS RELATING TO THIS TRANSACTION , WE HEREBY BRING TO YOUR ATTENTION THE COMPLETE DETAILS OF THE TRANSACTION AS WELL AS OUR PERFECTED PLAN FOR ITS CONCLUSION IN AT LEAST SEVEN TO AT MOST FOURTEEN BANKING DAYS.

THE MONEY IN QUESTION (US$38,600,000.00) IS AS A RESULT OF AN OVER INVOICED CONTRACT PAYMENT IN WHICH THE ORIGINAL CONTRACTOR HAS ALREADY BEEN PAID LEAVING THIS OVER-INVOICED AMOUNT THAT WE WANT TO ACQUIRE FOR OUR SELVES. THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF US$38,600,00.00 IS PRESENTLY IN A CODED ACCOUNT AT THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA (CBN) , WE BY VIRTUE OF OUR AGREEMENT WITH THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CONTRACT REVIEW PANEL AND BEING THAT WE ARE THE ONLY ONES AWARE OF THE EXISTENCE OF THE FUNDS CAN ONLY SUCCESSFULLY ACQUIRE THE FUNDS THROUGH VERY LEGAL MEANS.

TO DO THIS IT BECOMES ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY FOR US TO OFFICIALISE THE FUNDS TRANSFER PROCESS MAKING IT TAKE THE SEMBLANCE OF AN ACTUAL CONTRACT PAYMENT. THIS IS WHERE WE NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE.

BY VIRTUE OF THE CHAIRMAN'S POSITION, IT IS EXCLUSIVELY HIS DUTY TO VALIDATE ALL CLAIMS BY CONTRACTORS FOR CONTRACTS EXECUTED BY THEM FOR ANY STATUTORY CORPORATION OF OUR FEDERATION.

UPON MY RECEIPT OF YOUR LETTER OF CLAIMS AND INVOICE DIRECTED TO MY OFFICE, WE SHALL MAKE A WRITTEN REPORT THAT YOUR COMPANY EXECUTED A CONTRACT FOR THE PETROLEUM TRUST FUND AND IS BY VIRTUE OF THIS CONTRACT ENTITLED TO THE ALLOCATION OF AN EXCHANGE CONTROL APPROVAL ORDER NO. FOR THE RELEASE OF US$38,600,000.00 BY THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE (FMF) THROUGH THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA.

OUR PERFECTED MODALITIES HAS BEEN EXPANDED, TO INCLUDE THE TRANSFERENCE OF THE CONTRACT PAYMENT INTO YOUR ACCOUNT BY SWIFT TELEGRAPHIC TRANSFER.

WHAT MUST BE DONE:

YOU ARE TO TRANSCRIBE INTO YOUR LETTER HEAD AND INVOICE RESPECTIVELY, THE CONTENTS OF THE ATTACHED SPECIMEN LETTER OF CLAIMS AND INVOICE, DATE, STAMP, AND SIGN AND POSSIBLY AFFIX YOUR COMPANY SEAL. AND RETURN TO ME TODAY TO ENABLE ME MAKE APPLICATION FOR THE FUNDS TRANSFER TO THE CONTRACT REVIEW PANEL THROUGH MY OFFICE.

WE SHALL HAVE A NOTARY PUBLIC MINUTE ON THE FAX COPIES, SO THEY CAN STAND FOR ORIGINALS. YOUR COMPANY SHALL BE INTRODUCED BY US AS A BONA FIDE CONTRACTOR WHO EXECUTED CONTRACT NO.067/BLKD/PTF/WR-PH/98 FOR THE PETROLEUM TRUST FUND (PTF).

BASED ON THE HOME WORK THAT WE HAVE DONE, WE KNOW FOR CERTAIN THAT THE APPLICATION WILL BE APPROVED AND THEN SENT TO THE DEBT RECONCILIATION COMMITTEE (DRC) , FOR FINAL APPROVAL AFTER WHICH THE FUNDS WILL BE REMITTED TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT BY TELEGRAPHIC TRANSFER. THE WORKINGS OF THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND THE DEBT RECONCILIATION COMMITTEE ARE VERY COMPLEX.

FOR THIS REASON, WE WOULD NOT WANT TO EXPOSE OURSELVES TOO MUCH IN CONNECTION WITH THIS CONTRACT PAYMENT AS THIS MAY CAUSE EYE BROWS TO BE RAISED IN OUR DIRECTION AND THIS CERTAINLY WILL BE DETRIMENTAL TO OUR SUCCESS HENCE WE HAVE ASKED FOR YOU MUST DEAL WITH THEM DIRECTLY AS THE BONA-FIDE CONTRACTOR.

ONCE THE APPROVAL OF THE DEBT RECONCILIATION COMMITTEE IS READY, THE FOREIGN CONTRACTORS AMENDMENT ACT OF 1995, PROVIDES THAT THE BENEFICIARY OF THE CONTRACT PAYMENT (YOU) SHALL BE REQUIRED TO BE PRESENT IN NIGERIA TO ENDORSE THE CLASSIFIED TRANSFER DOCUMENTS AT THE INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE OFFICE OF THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA. (CBN) .PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW SOON YOU CAN DO THIS.

I WANT TO EMPHASIZE HERE THAT ALL EXPENSES INCURRED BY ALL PARTNERS IN THE PROCESS OF THIS TRANSACTION , SHALL BE PAID BACK IN FULL AS SOON AS THE FUNDS HAVE BEEN WIRED TO YOUR ACCOUNT SUCCESSFULLY. THE FUNDS SHALL BE SHARED IN THE RATIO OF 60% FOR US, 30% FOR YOU AND 10% FOR REFUNDING EXPENSES AND TAXES.

AS WE HAVE THE MACHINERY TO GUARANTEE THE SUCCESSFUL TRANSFER WITHIN 14 WORKING DAYS, I MUST IMPLORE YOU TO BE MOST HONEST AND FAIR WITH US WHEN YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE FUNDS IN YOUR ACCOUNT. WHILE WE ARE SURE WITH OUR PLANS THAT THIS TRANSACTION WILL BE ACHIEVED WITHIN THE PROJECTED TIME IF YOU FOLLOW OUR INSTRUCTIONS RELIGIOUSLY AND PROMPTLY.

I MUST INFORM YOU THAT OUR BIGGEST SUCCESS IS IN OUR ABILITY TO ENJOY THE PROCEEDS OF THIS DEAL WITH ABSOLUTE PEACE OF MIND. WE ARE SURE THAT THE MONEY WILL BE TRANSFERRED BUT WE MUST BE SURE THAT AFTER THE TRANSFER WE WILL HAVE PEACE OF MIND THIS IS WHY CONFIDENTIALITY IS ABSOLUTELY IMPORTANT.

AT THE END OF THE TRANSACTION, TWO OF US SHALL ARRIVE AT THE OFFSHORE COUNTRY TO SECURE OUR OWN SHARE OF THE MONEY. I MUST USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO ASK FOR YOUR HELP IN THE UTILISATION OF OUR SHARE, WE CANNOT TAKE CASH BACK TO NIGERIA WE WANT TO USE OUR SHARE TO PURCHASE GOODS THAT CAN BE RESOLD HERE IN NIGERIA. WE ARE CIVIL SERVANTS AND ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE MANY BUSINESS DEALINGS, TO SAFEGUARD OUR MONEY WE WILL NEED YOUR HELP AND ADVISE. WHEN THE MONEY ARRIVES YOUR ACCOUNT WE WILL MEET FACE TO FACE TO PLAN FOR OUR FUTURE RELATIONSHIP.

PLEASE CALL ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO THAT WE CAN DISCUSS IN DETAIL HOW TO BEST BRING THIS OUR DEAL TO A SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION . I WAIT IN EARNEST ANTICIPATION OF YOUR RESPONSE. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL ME AT ANY TIME, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR ANTICIPATED SUPPORT.

KINDEST REGARD

YAHAYA USMAN


RE TYPE INTO YOUR LETTER HEAD

THE DIRECTOR GENERAL
ENGINEERING AND PROJECTS
DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND POWER
FALOMO - IKOYI
LAGOS NIGERIA

DEAR SIR,

COULD YOU KINDLY US YOUR GOOD OFFICE TO ACT IN FAVOUR OF OUR BILL, WHICH HAS EARLIER BEEN PRESENTED TO YOU.

DUE TO YOUR DELAY IN ACTING ON OUR BILL WE ARE NOW CONTINUALLY BEING HARASSED BY OUR CREDITORS.

SO KINDLY PAY OUR FUNDS INTO OUR ACCOUNT BELOW BY SWIFT TELEGRAPHIC
TRANSFER.

BANK NAME:
ADDRESS:
PHONE:
FAX:
ACCOUNT NO:
BENEFICIARY:

YOURS SINCERELY
SIGN, STAMP, AND DATE.


RE TYPE INTO YOUR INVOICE

THE DIRECTOR GENERAL
ENGINEERING AND PROJECTS
DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND POWER
FALOMO - IKOYI
LAGOS NIGERIA.

DEAR SIR,

BELOW IS THE BILL OF OUR CONTRACT NO: 067/BLKD/PTF/WR-PH/98, WHICH HAS EARLIER BEEN PRESENTED FOR YOUR NECESSARY ACTION AND APPROVAL.

S/N

1. FLUSHING & CALIBRATION OF THE IKOT - EKPENE UYO AXIAL STN US$18,340,000.00

2. LAYING OF PIPES FROM WARRI TO PORT HARCOURT US$12,000.000.00

3. REPAIR OF FAULTY TURBINE AT BONNY HARBOUR US$8,260,000.00

TOTAL US$38,600,000.00

YOURS SINCERELY
SIGN, STAMP, DATE



David Miller sends along this Over-invoiced opportunity for computer equipment.

DATE: 24/05/2001.
ATTN: DAVID MILLER.
FROM: SHEHU MUSA.

Dear Friend and Partner, good day to you, and greetings from Nigeria.

I received your fax of yesterday with great delight, noting also that you were able to send your advised bankers information, as without this vital information, the entire funds transfer would still be in its fetus stage. I am sincerely very grateful to you, for not only assisting me with your banking particulars, but also showing me a very high level of solidarity and commitment, which are the true ingredients of achieving success, in a funds transfer of this magnitude.

It was with lightest of hearts that I received your fax, which embodied your banking particulars. I must emphatically tell you that this singular action of yours has further boosted my confidence in your person and this is going to serve as the impetus with which we are going to pursue this lofty project of ours and arriving at 100% success, as far as my instructions are adhered to religiously, promptly and carefully, bearing in mind at all times the very essence of confidentiality (you should understand that I have been owed this sum for a while now).

With the advised banking particulars sent to me, it clearly shows the complete understanding of the intricacies of this funds transfer which you have, and this would further rest my skeptic insinuations that you would be able to handle things properly before and when the funds finally gets to your account for us.

First and foremost, I would like to thank you once more for the advised bankers information as contained in the fax you sent across to me. If only you know what this singular assistance and solidarity to this mutual cause means to me here, then you would be able to appreciate that you have single-handedly given me, not just a ray of hope, but also you have given me something that I would forever be grateful for.

I sincerely appreciate and recognize your high receptiveness of my perfected modalities in seeing that we arrive at a 100% risk free success. I must let you know that I am very grateful and utterly committed to the affairs of this project, and for your assistance and firm support you have shown me, I say thank you and further go to assure you that this is the beginning of a life time relationship, between my family and yours.

With the advised bankers information you have provided me with, I have hence commenced with the filing for the release of these funds at the appropriate quarters of my government and the necessary processes of securing the necessary approvals needed for the transfer of the funds to your nominated account as a contractual entitlement being owed your company now, by the government of my Country, for a contract that was officially executed by my company for my government, has been made fully functional.

The contract in itself, was executed by my company and the contract was; the Supply and Installations of Personal Computers to the Federal Ministry of Education for the Universal Basic Education Scheme (UBE), here in my Country. The contract invoice number is thus; FME/SI/PC-C98. To explain in detail what this stands for, the FME there stand for Federal Ministry of Education, the SI, stands for Supply and Installations, the PC is just the Personal Computers, while the C98, stands for Contract awarded in the year 1998.

As earlier informed you, this transfer would be made to you inform of a contract payment owed to my company of which payment is due since April 1999, the year of contract completion and now your company has been given full authority to ask for payment to be made as a major player in the actual contract executed by my company.

With all these in place, I am very confident that in at the most 8 to 10 banking days, I should have completed the entire process of receiving the necessary approvals to the release of the funds on behalf of your company bearing in mind all perfected modalities geared towards it's completion leading to the transfer of the contract sum to your nominated account on our behalf.

So, within the next couple of days starting from today, I shall be very busy securing all documentations and making sure that the necessary approvals needed from the FME, are secured in favor of your company. Once this has been taken care of, I would then pass the file/application over to the FMF, whose final task it is, to authenticate the contractor's claim by contacting him directly.

I am very optimistic that with your present high level of receptiveness of this perfected modalities, and my properly educating you on what you require to know, you would be able to handle any such contact from the FMF.

It is for this particular reason, I must once again, insist that you endeavor to reach me on a daily basis, ensuring you communicate with me, at least once a day, at which time I would be able to use the opportunity given to intimate you of all success and progress being made from this end.

Please, my brother, as soon as you receive this message, do get across to me, as you see, I have commenced with the project officially today, and you could be contacted anytime now, once we have received the necessary approvals from the FME and the file/application is passed on to the FMF. That is why we have to communicate daily so that you are not only properly educated on the intricacies of this project, but you are informed of all developments over at this end.

I await your call later today.

Best Regards,

Shehu Musa.


Leading them on, out of curiosity, David manages to extract the following documents.

Over-invoiced contract details ( Word format )

Contract with scammers ( Word format )

Deed of Assignment ( Word format )

Authorizing Bank to Pay Third Party ( Word format )

Document 1 Documents to fill out so as to receive payment. ( GIF format )

Document 2 Confirmation that your money is almost on its way. ( GIF format )


Dear Sir,

Your proposition is interesting. Send more details. I certainly have the right contacts to help you here in Nassau, the Bahamas, but it DOES need to be strictly legal as the laws here have been tightened recently.

Yours sincerely, Mrs. SSC


Sent: June 10, 2001

Subject: Re: re. urgent assistance

THANKS FOR YOUR PROMPT RESPONSE. BECAUSE OF THE TIGHT SITUATION I AM HERE IN NIGERIA MY COLLEAGUES HAVE TRAVELED TO EUROPE YESTERDAY.

ON HIS ARRIVAL THERE HE WILL CALL ME TO INFORM ME ABOUT HIS CONTACT ADDRESS. IN THE LIGHT OF THIS DEVELOPMENT I WILL ADVICE YOU TO FORWARD YOUR FULL NAME, YOUR MOBILE PHONE, TELEPHONE AND FAX LINE. ON RECEIPT WHEN MY COLLEAGUES CALLED I WILL SWIFTLY GIVE HIM THE INFORMATION TO CONTACT YOU FOR PROPER CO-ORDINATION.

MY FRIEND, I ASSURED YOU THAT SOURCE IS RISK FREE TRANSACTION AND IT WILL NOT AFFECT THE INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION LAWS OF YOUR COUNTRY. IT ONLY REQUIRE YOU COME DOWN TO CLAIMS THE MONEY ON WHERE EVER IT IS AND TRAVEL WITH MY COLLEAGUES TO YOUR COUNTRY TO DEPOSIT IT IN YOUR COUNTRY. MORE DETAILS WILL BE COMMUNICATED TO YOU IN ON RECEIPT OF THIS DEAL.

HOPING TO HEAR FROM YOU SOONEST SINCERELY YOURS TAFA MOMOH

momoh T. momoth\\onebox.com - email

(727) 329-1115 x4917 - voicemail/fax


Dear Sir,

My husband is in England until the 20th. of June. As long as the money can be proven to be legally acquired, not through drugs or organized crime or the equivalent, there should be no problem. Will this be claimed from Africa or Europe?

I have to inform you that my husband will be very skeptical, rightly so, as this is an extremely unusual situation. May I ask how you found our email address?

Your colleague may email here or fax if that is more convenient. I will give you my husband's contact numbers on receipt of a little more information.

Yours sincerely,
Mrs.SSC


To: SSC June 11, 2001

I AM WRITING IN FURTHERANCE TO YOUR LETTER WHICH WAS IN REPLY TO MY CORRESPONDENCE SEEKING YOUR VALUABLE ASSISTANCE IN THE REALISATION OF THE PROJECT I INDICATED IN MY LETTER TO YOU. THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY. I THANK YOU MOST HEARTILY FOR TAKING INTEREST IN MY PROPOSAL TO YOU.

I HAVE CONTACTED MY PARTNER AND WE HAVE ONCE MORE DELIBERATED ON THE POSSIBILITY OF DOING THIS BUSINESS WITH YOU, WE ARE EXERCISING GREAT DISCRETION SO AS NOT TO FALL INTO WRONG HANDS.

I WOULD NEED PERSONAL ASSURANCE FROM YOU THAT YOU ARE GOING TO BE FAIR, CO-OPERATIVE, AND STRAIGHT FORWARD WITH ME . WHAT I REALLY NEED IS A TESTED AND COMPETENT ASSOCIATE WHO WOULD HANDLE THE FUND FOR ME WHEN IT IS FINALLY PAID TO HIM , I PRAY THAT I FIND SUCH A PERSON IN YOU.

TIME FACTOR COULD NOT ALLOW ME TO HOLD A MEETING WITH YOU. SINCE I NEEDED THIS FUND TO BE IN YOUR CARE BEFORE THE END OF MONTH.

IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT I MENTION TO YOU THAT THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY FOR THE TAKE-OFF OF THIS PROJECT. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE YOUR PRIVATE TELEPHONE, MOBILE PHONE AND FAX NUMBERS.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL YOU DIVULGE ANY INFORMATION WHICH YOU RECEIVE UNDER THIS TRANSACTION TO A THIRD PARTY, YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT A PRIVATE DEAL BETWEEN YOU AND ME FOR SECURITY PURPOSES. YOU MUST TREAT THIS PROJECT WITH UTMOST SECRECY, APPARENT HONESTY AND SINCERITY FOR SECURITY REASONS.

NOTE THAT THIS TRANSACTION IS 100% RISK-FREE. MY ASSURANCE IS THAT YOUR ROLE IS RISK-FREE AND THE CONFIDENCE OF YOUR CAPABILITY AND RELIABILITY IN THE PROSECUTION OF A TRANSACTION OF THIS MAGNITUDE REQUIRING MAXIMUM TRUST AND GOOD FAITH.

MY PARTNER WILL CONTACT YOU ONCE HIS ABLE TO SECURE A PHONE LINE TO BE CALLING YOU PENDING WHEN WE CONCLUDE THIS PROJECT. IT IS LIKELY THAT THE SECURITY COMPANY COULD AS WELL DECIDE TO MAKE PAYMENT THROUGH DRAFT.

THIS IS ONE OF THE REASON MY PARTNER HAD TO TRAVEL. HE CAN NOT CLAIM THE FUND, BECAUSE OF HIS STATUS. IT IS IMPORTANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT DUE TO THE SHORTCOMING PERVADING REFUGEES ON MONETARY POLICIES, AND WITH MY ASYLUM STATUS I COULD NOT TRANSFER THE MONEY IMMEDIATELY, HENCE THE DEPOSIT TO A SECURITY COMPANY.

MY BEST REGARDS AS I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR URGENT REPLY

AGAIN , AND FINALLY I ASSURE YOU OF MY DESIRE TO HAVE THIS TRANSACTION CONCLUDED WITH YOU. IT IS IMPORTANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT MY PARTNER HAS JUST LEFT TO EUROPE TO ENABLE US CONCLUDE THIS PROJECT ON TIME . MEANWHILE LET ME HAVE YOUR PRIVATE PHONE AND FAX NUMBERS.

YOURS SINCERELY TAFA MOMOH -- momoh T. momoth\\onebox.com
- email (727) 329-1115 x4917 - voicemail/fax


DEAR FRIEND,

ATTACHED IS THE LETTER FROM THE BANK. THE BANK TOLD ME THAT THEY WANTED TO FAX YOU BUT COULD NOT REACH YOU BY FAX, SO I COLLECTED THE LETTER.

I COULD HAVE SENT IT EARLIER BUT I AM JUST COMING BACK FROM THE FRIDAY EVENING CHURCH SERVICE.

VERY BEST REGARDS

CHIEF JESSY OHANNEYE
ATTORNEY AT LAW
OHANS LEGAL FIRM
ohanns\\onebox.com - email
(512) 531-5067 x2722 - voicemail/fax


Secret Agent Scam

Sent in by Robbie Westfield 01/30/02

BARRISTER VINCENT SHOLA
OKEAYA INNEH LAW FIRM
ATTORNEYS/LEGAL PRACTITIONERS.
NIGERIA

... I REPRESENT THE ABACHA FAMILY WHO ARE PRESENTLY BEING HOUNDED BY THE CIVILIAN ADMINISTRATION OF PRESIDENT OLUSEGUN OBASANJO...

... it is unbelievers who seek signs and wonders before they believe. I am not a joker and I know what I am doing... ... I can have my courier scan and deposit his passport with you...

... It's wonderful to have your full cooperation. Lets work together in truth and in spirit.

... Now there is a problem of money... ... I have exhausted my credit line... I will need your assistance in paying the freight charges. I can raise usd78,000. You will have to come up with usd70,000 to enable us proceed...

... IT IS VERY IMPORTANT WE ADOPT A CODE NOW THAT WE ARE READY TO DO THIS DEAL. OUR CODE IS “193". ANY MESSAGE I SEND TO YOU MUST CARRY THE CODE AND IF I CALL YOU OR YOU CALL ME, YOU MUST ALWAYS BE THE ONE TO ASK ME OF THE CODE BEFORE YOU DISCUSS ANYTHING WITH ME...

... IMMEDIATELY I RECEIVE YOUR INTENTION TO COOPERATE, I SHALL GIVE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE SHIPMENT OF THE CONSIGNMENT VIA DIPLOMATIC COURIER TO THE DIPLOMATIC COURIER EXPRESS SERVICES OFFICE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND WHERE YOU WILL PRESENT YOURSELF TO TAKE POSSESSION OF THE TRUNK BOX CONTAINING THE CASH. MIND YOU, THE CONSIGNMENT IS CODED, NO ONE MUST KNOW OF ITS TRUE CONTENT. THE OFFICIALS OF THE DIPLOMATIC COURIER SERVICE WILL BE INFORMED THE TRUNK BOX CONTAIN AFRICAN WOOD CARVINGS...

... Thank you very much for your question. It shows you have a commitment to this transaction. Otherwise you will just lead us on till you decide to drop out... ... We need to act fast time is running out. Go to this website and read ABACHA FAMILY RE-PAYS USD150MILLION. I hope this satisfies your curiosity.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/africa/newsid_1741000/1741445.htm

... I have concluded the first phase. Changing the name of the beneficiary to your name...

... I have also arranged the shipment of the crates to Holland through the secure diplomatic link I have made. What is left now is for me to give authority for shipment and pay the shipping costs of usd148,000.

As soon as I pay the shipment costs I shall receive and send to you an airway bill for the shipment. Upon arrival of the shipment in Holland you shall be required to provide the passport of the courier as a means of identification and proof of ownership. As soon as the crates leaves the shore of my country the courier shall hand me copies of the first three pages of his international passport as guarantee of safety and delivery. All this I shall forward to you...

By Gods grace I shall pay the money for shipping tomorrow as soon as I hear from you. It's very important I know the date of your arrival in Holland since you do not want London.

Vincent Shola "193"
vincentshola_2002\\onebox.com - email
(866) 206-9074 x3634 - voicemail/fax


Be Mohamed's Money Manager

MOHAMED ALSHAREEF
Independence Building, Western - Sahara
mal_ma12\\onebox.com

...That I am an international investor that has solicited and requested the assistance of ... in pursuing my investment interests and endeavors. That for his assistance he shall be allowed complete unrestricted access and jurisdiction of up to $15,000,000 for personal use and investment, initially and forever...

LETTER OF APPOINTMENT AS NOMINEE

...Know ye all men that on this day I MOHAMED ALSHAREEF of Sahara do nominate ... with the full authority over my funds in the custody of GLOBAL CASH TRUST (Mr. JAMES BORTON) in Brussels of the amount of $65m United States Dollars...

The consignment arrived Brussels Via Diplomatic Facility...

That the details of the company are below Global Cash Trust Tel 0032 479 501 167, 00 32 252 227 231, Officer in charge Mr. James Borton. Start/open communication with Mr. James Borton as soon as you receive this mail. Also enquire from Mr. James Borton when you are to arrive Brussels. globalcashtrust\\hotmail.com

I also fax the Sahara diplomatic courier receipt ... shipment number 281 74221003

...Brussels and England share the same time.

GOV. MOHAMED ALSHAREEF
Gov. Malik Salma
Salik Hama - These all claim to be governors of Sahara.


Thank you for your reply.

As I informed you in my first mail, this is a selection process, and we reserve the right to "choose" the right candidate as our Partner based on "certain criteria". You will therefore exercise a little patience while we run a brief background check on you in order to determine your suitability or otherwise.

In view of the above, you are please requested to forward immediately via email (PLEASE DO NOT SEND ATTACHMENTS!) a brief biodata of your self (from High School to present work / occupation CV).

It may take a few days to complete the background check. Also please forward your photo ID by fax to me. This is very important; without your photo ID, we cannot create a file for you and consequently, we cannot confirm your background check.

Please note that ALL documents and photographs submitted to us will be treated with the highest confidence, and will not be abused in any way.

If you pass the background check successfully, I will forward to you all the details including my real name and full contact details, amount and location of the funds being proposed for transfer, and any other information that you will require to put the transfer project on the ground.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PROPOSED TRANSFERS ARE LEGAL, AND EVERY LEGAL AND PROPER PROCEDURE WILL BE TAKEN. THERE IS THEREFORE ABSOLUTELY NO RISK TO YOU NOW OR IN FUTURE;

THE FUNDS WILL BE TRANSFERRED FROM PRIME EUROPEAN BANKS, NOT NIGERIAN BANKS; ACCORDINGLY, ALL PROPER DOCUMENTATION, INCLUDING THE CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN OF THE FUNDS ETC WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE ORIGINATING BANKS IN EUROPE TO THE BANK OF FINAL DESTINATION (WHICH YOU WILL KINDLY PROVIDE AT THE RIGHT TIME);

FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, THIS IS NOT A MONEY LAUNDERING OPERATION; THE FUNDS ALREADY EXIST IN A CORPORATE ACCOUNT IN EUROPE, AND FOR REASONS WHICH YOU ALREADY KNOW, WE NEED TO MOVE THE FUNDS TO A SAFER HAVEN.

Please excuse our high security precautions; it has been determined to be in the interest of the Abacha family to exercise the highest level security in view of the current circumstances. We must counteract a situation whereby everybody in Nigeria ( and quite a few abroad ) seems to think that the Abacha family fortune is part of the national treasury which must be "recovered" at all costs.

It is a grave injustice to Her Excellency, Hajia Maryam Abacha and her family; it is an abuse of the fundamental human rights of the Abacha family. The selection process and the eventual transfer of funds to a safe haven is therefore designed to beat any traps set to seize more of the Abacha fortune.

We will therefore deeply appreciate your utmost discretion in this matter and under no circumstances should you divulge information to any one, whether you are engaged as our partner or not.

Thank you, yours sincerely,

Alhaji Abubakar bjimalu2\\yahoo.com.hk

PS: In an emergency, or if you absolutely must contact me, please do so on the following satellite phone lines; IF YOU DO CALL, ONE OF MY SONS WILL PICK THE PHONE AND WILL ASK FOR YOUR NAME;

PLEASE GIVE HIM YOUR NAME VERY CLEARLY; AND THEN REQUEST TO SPEAK WITH MR. BARRY JIMALU.

ALL OUR REGULAR LAND BASED PHONES INCLUDING MY PERSONAL MOBILE PHONE ARE PRESUMED "TAPPED or BUGGED" BY THE AUTHORITIES...BUT THE FOLLOWING SATELITE PHONE LINES ARE FREE OF ANY WIRETAP OR EAVESDROPPING;

THEY ARE SAFE! (1) Telephone: +871 762 127 822 (2) FAX: +871 762 127 823

... The door is now open to proceed to stage 1 of our programme, but unfortunately your inability to come personally to Nigeria will inevitably cause some delays...

... formally elect/appoint you... by a “SPECIAL RESOLUTION")... a Director/Member of the Board of...

TRANSGLOBAL NIGERIA LTD
No: 6500 EMIR ROAD, SABON-GARI,
PMB 04167, KANO

... Her Excellency Hajia Maryam Abacha owns 90% of the Shares... forwarded to the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)...

... send the DHL letter c/o of a trusted friend of mine

MR. OSCAR DURU
No: 45 AGULERI STREET, INDEPENDENCE LAYOUT,
ENUGU, NIGERIA

Sent in by South Texans 04/05/02


"We tried to secure a local partner here but then there were a lot of bottle-necks to this plan since the original contract was done by a foreign firm. We did a lot of brainstorming to come up with a good idea but only met with frustrations.

During one of Brain-storming sessions, one of our partners asked us to cheer up and watch a film on William Shakespeare. This sounded very ridiculous at the time, but he persuaded us and we agreed to relax and enjoy a good classic.

Just before the film began, there were different famous quotes by Shakespeare, and one of which shook us back to our senses went thus "There is a tide in the affairs of men, which if taken at the floods, leads to a fortune, all the voyages of our lives is bound in shallow and miseries, On such a full sea are we now afloat, and we must take the current while it serves, or loose our venture".

God they say works in mysterious ways, we knew right then that it was God speaking to us, and we needed to act fast. From that moment onwards, we never left any stone unturned to achieve our goal. Somewhere along the line we decided to seek the assistance of the foreign office of the Nigerian Chambers of Commerce and Industry from where we got your contact."

ALSO NOTE THAT ANYTIME YOU CALL ME YOU MUST ASK FOR MY SECRET TRANSACTION CODE AND I MUST CONFIRM IT BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO SPEAK... MY TRANSACTION CODE IS MY BIRTH DATE: 5TH MARCH 1950 (5350)

Sent in by Craig.Rendahl 06/12/02


Honestly speaking my dear friend, I did not know about the existence of what you forwarded to me on Scam Websites Involving Nigeria until after my enquiry through some key officials in N.N.P.C and C.B.N.

I was able to gather that this was done by some key officials who the federal government of Nigeria sacked for their incompetence in the discharge of their duty.

But I am here to tell you the truth and nothing but the truth that this transaction I proposed to you does not have any thing to do with ill intention or a plot to scam you. It is a confidential business that will, at the end of the day, benefit you and me.

Sent in by Ted Miller 07/25/02


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