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Break the Dead Luck From: MUSTAPHA GAMBO <m_gambo@onebox.com Sent: Monday, June 25, 2001 5:06 AM Subject: GOLD CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS MESSAGE FROM: PRINCE KUFOUR OTUMFUO FAX: 00233-21-401252 ATTN: Ebrahim Dear Sir, I am Prince Kufour Otumfuo the elder son of the late King Otumfuo Opoku ware II whose demise occur following a brief illness. Before the death of my father, King Otumfuo Opoku ware II, I was authorised and officially known as the next successor and beneficiary of my father's property according to African Traditional rite.

Most of my father's wealth includes Gold and Diamond worth the following qualities.

(1) 99kg alluvial gold dust Best quality GEM/Servce 100

(2) 22 karat Quantity 3000 S.A

(3) 9.0 purity Colour : Brown (unpolished) Size: 3/8 carats

As a result of polygamous family, there has been a dead luck over the issue of division of my father's property between members of my family and community as a whole. In conjunction with this, the thrown which is only left to me as the eldest man in the family is been battled by the member of the twenty one hamlet that made up of Ashanti kingdom.

This ugly situation made me to secretly move the gold dust having the above mentioned qualities into a security and finance firm with the assistance of my uncle whom serves as a secretary to Ashanti council of elders.

If you are interested to buy it just contact me or just look for a buyer for me.

I have promise to run the deal with you, base in the degree of sincerity and trust in you. Having receive your reply, I will feed you with the relevant information covering the consignment.

Note, I and my mother hoped heavily on this transaction. Please reach me through my e-mail address m_gambo@onebox.com to avoid much publicity.

Thanks. Yours faithfully,

PRINCE KUFOUR OTUMFUO



More Rites of Passage

From: david koffi <koffi_d@onebox.com Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2001 6:17 PM Subject: LOGISTIC ASSISTANCE ATTENTION, Ebrahim Your esteem address was received through a valued friend in my neighborhood who told me to contact you in handling this business. I am PRINCE D.KOFFI OPOKUWARE the eldest son of the late KING OPOKUWARE of Ashanti Kingdom whose demise occurred following a brief illness.

Before his death, I was authorized and officially known as the next successor and beneficiary of my father's property according to African Traditional Rite. Most of my father's wealth include AU Metal Gold/ Dust worth the following quantity and qualities:-

1. Product : AU Metal (Gold) 350 kg 2. Origin : Ghana West Africa 3. Type : Alluvial 4. Purity : 22.5 Carat or 95% As a result of polygamous family, there has been a dead lock over the issue of division of my father's property between members of my family and community as a whole. In conjunction with this, the throne which is only left for me as the eldest man in the family is being battled by the members of the twenty-one hamlet that made up of Ashanti Kingdom.

This ugly situation made me to secretly move the AU Metal Gold/ Dust having the above mentioned qualities into a Security and Finance House as family treasure and valuable with the assistance of my uncle who serves as a Secretary to Ashanti Council of Elders.

Now, the instability of government of the third-world nations, and political crisis which has been the order of the day in West African States. I urgently seek for your assistance for immediate shipment of this consignment out from the Security and Finance House into your country for urgent marketing and Joint Partnership Business.

I have promise to run this deal with you, base in the degree of sincerity and trust found in you. Having receive your reply. I will feed you with the relevant information covering the consignment.

Please reach me through my Telephone number 00233 - 27 - 533377 or E-mail: koffi_d@onebox.com Looking forward to hear from you soonest.

Yours faithfully, KOFFI D. OPOKUWARE NB: please comfirm the recipt of message immediately. call me, good bye.



Dad's Big Secret Revealed on Death

From wilimadu@yahoo.com Thu Jun 7 2001 From: wiliam madu <wilimadu@yahoo.com Hello I am WILLIAM MADU the only son of PETER MADU who died in a motor accident some months ago he was a contractor to federal government of Nigeria. Before he gives up in the hospital he told my mother and I that he deposited sum of US $ 9.5 million with a security company and where the document is. But he did not let them know that the content is money.

Since after my father's death my uncles bringing troubling my mother with their useless traditional there have taking all of my father's belongings/properties and left us with nothing just because, my mother is not from Nigeria. As a result of this problem my mother feel into an illness. Now she is seriously sick and I have spent all the money we have on drugs and hospital bill.

We have nothing to do than to look for a way to claim the consignment (money) form the security company. We have contacted them and them said before the consignment will be released to us that we are going to pay for the demurrage. Now we are looking for some one who will assist us and claim the consignment (money) so that when it arrived to his home/ country he will take his own share and send us our own. I am writing this mail to see if you can assist us.

Upon receipt of your acknowledgment mail I shall send you the contact of the security company as well as our telephone number.

Thanks

WILLIAM MADU

Hope to hear from you soon.


Get it Write

Teresa Nielsen Hayden sends along her editorial views on the letter she received above.

I'm fairly sure the authors of the best of these Nigerian scam letters have a much better grasp of English than you'd guess from a quick read. The text is studded with quaint errors, but they're small, self-contained mistakes, and they're all on the surface, so it's easy to read past them. And when you do read past them, you can always tell what's going on.

This makes me suspicious, because it's not the normal failure mode. English has loose, minimal grammar and syntax. When English goes bad it tends to lose internal structures of meaning, and to muddle sequences, hierarchies, and relationships, until you literally can't tell what's going on. But the better sort of Nigerian scam letters don't muddle the parts that matter. They want you to understand what they're getting at.

I believe the surface errors are there for two reasons. One is to make native English-speakers feel a bit superior and self-assured, and disguise the fact that the people they're dealing with are smart, predatory con artists. The other is to put the reader in a more receptive frame of mind. If your attention is being taken up by the foreground language, you won't be giving the underlying story anything like your normal level of critical scrutiny.

Consider the specimen above. Notice that all the important passages are in standard English. For instance, its language goes wrong when describing the mother's problems with the uncles -- which isn't a drawback; we only need to know that there have been problems -- but it pops back into the clear when it gets to the point: "I have spent all the money we have." Likewise, it isn't important that we know exactly why the security company needs money before it'll release the deposit, so they use the wonderfully recondite "demurrage" (which would be a characteristic error of non-native English speakers who've tried to translate a technical term and run afoul of our vast store of weird old synonyms); but the point -- front a little money, earn a share of a great deal of money -- is never in doubt.

That kind of clarity doesn't happen by chance. Some of the authors of these letters are too clever by half.


Willing to Share Hill of Beans

From: Mr. LUCAS sankoh <lucassankoh@yahoo.fr Subject: INVESTMENT PROPOSAL MR. WILLIAMS SANKOH TEL:(225) 05 89 46 61 FAX:(225) 21 58 10 05 or 21 58 18 26 Abidjan (COTE D'IVOIRE) DATE: 23/07/2001 STRICKLY CONFIDENCIAL ATTN: DIRECTOR SIR, IT IS A PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE TO YOU A BUSINESS THAT WILL MAKE THE BEGINNING OF NEVER-ENDING FAMILY RELATIONSHIP, I GOT YOUR CONTACT THROUGH CHAMBER'S OF COMMERCE AND I HOPE THAT THIS PROPOSAL WILL NOT BE AN INCONVENIENCE OR EMBARRASSMENT TO YOU. I MUST NOT HESITATE TO CONFIDE IN YOU THIS SIMPLE AND SINCERE BUSINESS.

I AM MR WILLIAMS SANKOH THE FIRST SON OF THE LATE AGOGOMAKA SANKOH WHO WAS A FAMOUS COCOA MERCHANT. I AM 23 YEARS OLD AND A SIERRA-LEONIAN.

MY LATE FATHER OPERATED HIS COCOA BUSINESS IN ABIDJAN-COTE D'IVOIRE UNDER PARTNERSHIP BUT UNFORTUNATELY HIS BUSINESS ASSOCIATES POISONED HIM IN ORDER TO CLAIM HIS WEALTH IN A COCKTAIL PARTY HELD IN HIS HONOUR AS THE DIRECTOR OF THE COMPANY. WHEN HE WAS POISONED, HE WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL.

IT WAS IN THE HOSPITAL THAT HE SECRETLY DISCLOSED TO ME THE CAUSE OF THE SICKNESS AND ALSO THAT HE DEPOSITED THE SUM OF $22. M(TWENTY TWO MILLION DOLLARS) WITH AN INTERNATIONAL BANK HERE IN ABIDJAN-COTE D'IVOIRE AND THAT I WAS MADE THE NEXT OF KIN TO INHERIT THIS SUM IN HIS RECORD/FILE.

HE THEREFORE ADVISED ME TO LOOK FOR A RELIABLE, TRUST WORTHY AND GOD-FEARING PERSON WHO WILL ASSIST ME TO TRANSFER THIS FUNDS ABROAD STRICTLY FOR INVESTMENT PURPOSES. THIS IS BECAUSE HE DIDN'T WANT HIS ASSOCIATES TO RAISE AN EYEBROW ON HIS FUND. HE ALSO ADVISED ME TO AVOID HIS ASSOCIATES WHO WILL BE RUNNING AFTER MY DEAR LIFE. HE FINALLY DIED IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER TWO DAYS OF ADMISSION.

I AM SOLICITING FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE TO TRANSFER THIS FUNDS FOR AN INVESTMENT PURPOSES. I HOPE TO TRAVEL WITH YOU TO YOUR COUNTRY AFTER A SUCCESSFUL TRANSFER OF THIS FUNDS.

THE CONTACT OF THE BANK WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU AS SOON AS YOU SHOW YOUR INTEREST AND WILLINGNESS TO ME. YOU CAN NOW INSTRUCT THEM ON WHERE AND HOW THIS FUNDS WILL BE TRANSFERRED.

I AM OFFERING YOU 15% OF THE TOTAL SUM OF $22.000.000 AS COMMISSION FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE TO TRANSFER THIS FUND. MAY I STRONGLY RE-EMPHASIZE THAT THIS TRANSACTION IS HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL, HITCH FREE AND THIS WILL BE SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDED WITHIN 10 DAYS.

THANKS FOR YOUR ANTICIPATED CO-OPERATION. PLEASE CALL ME ON MY DIRECT LINE:(225) 05 89 46 61 FOR MORE CLARIFICATION

BEST REGARDS.

WILLIAMS SANKOH.



Even I Get Them

Kelvin Emmanuel Plot 277 Mohtala mohammed way Ikeja Lagos.

RE: INVESTMENT PROPOSAL

INTRODUCTION: l am Kelvin Emmanuel, a Civil servant. l know this proposal will come to you as a surprise because we have not met before either physically or through correspondence. I have no doubt in your ability to handle this proposal involving huge sum of money.

THE SUBJECT: My father ALHAJI Clifford Emmanuel (Now Late) was the Royal Head of my community, ELEME (an oil rich town) in Nigeria. My community produces 5.8% of the total crude oil production in Nigeria and 0.5%of the Dollar value of each barrel is paid to my father as royalty by the Federal Government.

My father was also the Chairman of ELEME Special Oil Trust Fund. In his position as the Royal head and Chairman of the Oil Trust Fund, he made some money which he left for me as the only heir to inherit. The money is Ten Million Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars($10.5m).

This Money originated from the accumulated between 1976-1998. Due to poor banking system in Nigeria and political instability as a result of past Military rules (1985-1999) , he deposited this Money in a Strong Room / "VAULTS" with an open beneficiary in Apex Bank of Nigeria pending when he would finish arrangement to transfer it abroad as a CONTRACT PAYMENT. He was planning this when he died late last year of Heart Attack.

THE PROPOSAL: Just before my father died he called my attention to the money and charged me to look for a foreigner who would assist me in the transfer/investment of the funds abroad. So l would be very grateful if you could accept to help me achieve this great objective.

I promise to give you 20% of the total funds transferred to your vital bank account as compensation for your assistance. Five percent (5%)would be set aside to take care of all expenses we may incur during the transaction.

To indicate your interest, contact me urgently and confidentially for more information and the roles you will play in this business. All the legal Documents concerning this Money will be sent to you as soon as we agreed together. Send your reply through this box.

May the almighty God bless you Les Henderson.

Yours faithfully,

Kelvin Emmanuel


Two Heads Better Than One

This one identical to one above, but for the names.

From: john ikw <joike@cannabismail.com Sent: July 06, 2001 INTRODUCTION: l am John Ike a Civil Servant...

THE SUBJECT: My father Mike Ike (Now Late) was the Royal Head of my community, ELEME (an oil rich town) in Nigeria... For security reasons, I will want you to contact me via my my private email box #: ike@mail.flashmail.com, this is for security reasons since we need top secret. May the almighty God bless you. Yours faithfully John Ike.



Well That Explains Everything

Richard N. Eisen, MD sends this example along July 14, 2001

Subject: Greetings.

Dear Sir,

Kindly accept my apology for spamming you. Although we never met before, I have every reason to believe that you are a highly respected personality, considering the fact that I sourced your profile from a human resource profile database on your country.

My names are Mr. Gregory Smart Ndaba. I hail from Luanda in Angola. Currently, I am staying in Accra, Ghana while making conceited efforts to travel out of Ghana as soon as possible.

My father left some money for me in Ghana, before he died. If you may ask why do I need a foreign assistance or why can't I take the cash myself and transfer? The answer is that there was an exclusion clause in the original agreement between the company and my father which states unambiguously that 'nobody, not even himself, can have access to the consignment in Ghana, and it has to be transferred to a foreign beneficiary outside Africa'. This was done because he envisaged his arrest and this clause was inserted to prevent any seizure or infiltration of the fund.

My decision to contact you is therefore, informed by this. I believe you will appreciate the enormity of trust I repose on you by placing the fortunes of my family in your care.

Permit me to request that you should reassure me that you will not let me down in any way. On my part, this is my assurance and guarantee to you. In as much as you follow my instructions carefully, religiously and promptly my guarantee of a hitch-free success remains unshakable.

The amount involved is US$25.6 Million, which my father made from the purchase of ammunitions for the Angolan Army in 1996.

I will give you twenty five percent of the total sum, while ten percent will be used for incidental expenditures. Please Note: I can only refund your expenditures after we have completed the transaction.

Kindly confirm in your reply if you can come over to Ghana to enable us conclude this transaction. Kindly include your telephone and fax numbers, to enable me send some other important information across to you.

My proposal is highly restricted and should be handled as an urgent transaction requiring trust and confidentiality.

Send all replies to me using this E-mail address; gregnda@qrio.com

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Gregory Ndaba.



Bob Morazes sends us the worst spelling example I have yet to see on July 17, 2001.

Gets D in Spelling Bee

ALIMARH RAHBIU wrote:

Subject: URGENT ASSISTANCE

FROM NINA MAWA.SORDJE

ABIDJAN -- COTE D IVORE DATE :20-07-2001 FAX :(00225)21-56-60-35

ATTN : SIR/MAD

I AM HUMBLY WRITING TO YOU FOR AN ASSISTANCE SINCE WE CAN NOT SEE EARCH OTHER FACE TO FACE; FOR THE FACT OF CONTACTING YOU WILL BE SUFFICIENT FOR ME BUT EXCUSE ME FOR CONFIDING IN YOU HENCE THE ASSURANCES ON YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

I SHALL BE DELIGHTED IF YOU COULD GRANT ME AN ASSISTANCE. IN BRIEF I AM THE ONLY DOUGHTER OF LATE MR LUC . N GOMO SORDJE. I AM AN IVOREINE CITIZEN AND I AM 21 YEARS OF AGE. I INHERITED THE SUM OF ($13.5 MILLION US DOLLARS FOR TRANSFER; FOR FROEIGN INVESTMENTS BUT THE FUND WAS LODGED IN A FINANCIAL INSTITUTION IN LOME TOGO WEST AFRICA.

THIS MONEY WAS BILLED FOR ELETION IN OUR CONTRY BUT UNFORTUNATLY MY FATHER WAS KILLED DURING POLITICAL CRISES IN OUR CONTRY MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PERFACT PEACE AMEN.

BEFORE MY FATHER WAS KILLED HE MADE IT KNOWN TO ME AND MY MOTHER ; SINCE THEN I AM COMTERPLATING AND AFRED OF WHOM I WILL BE INVOLVE IN ; AS MY BUSINESS PARTINER LIKE WHAT IS HAPPNIBNG IN THE WORLD TODAY WHERE I READ IT OVER THE NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES IS THAT BUSINESS IS GOOD WITH CONNECTIONS ; BUT NOW I HAVE MADE UP MY MIND TO CHOOSE YOU AS MY BUSINESS PARTINER.

PLEASE KINDLY ASSIST ME ON THE TRANSFER OF THIS FUND INTO YOUR OWN ACCOUNT IN YOUR CONTRY FOR INVESTMENTS OR IN THE AREAS OF YOUR SPECILISATION AND A LETTER OF INVITATION THAT MIGHT ENABLE ME TO ARRANG MY TRAVLLING DOCUMENTS TO JOIN YOU AS SOON AS THE TRANSFER IS MADE.

I WILL BE TOO GREATFULL IF IT WOULD BE POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO GIVE ME AN ASSISTANCE IN YOUR CONTRY OR AN INTRODUTION THAT ENABLE ME TO GET AN ASSISTANCE ELSE WHERE.

I HAVE SET ASIDE 5 PERCENTS OUT OF THE TOTAL FUND FOR ANY EXPENSES THAT MIGHT BE INCURRED AND YOUR EFFORT IN ASSISTING ME SHOULD BE COMMISSIONED ON THE PERCENTAGE WE SHOULD AGRRED ON.

UPON RECIPT OF YOUR FAVOUR I SHALL WHIT OUT DELAY FUNISH YOU MY TERMS AND RELEVANT DOCUMENTS WHICH YOU WILL NEED ;I HOPE THIS MY LETTER WILL NOT BE IGNORD. THANKS FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION AND UNDERSTANDING I WAIT TO HEAR FROM YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

THANKS AND GOD BLESS.

YOURS EVER

NINA M. SORDJE


Son of the Phoniest

Sent in by Elaine Gould Oct 20/01

nicholas nzurike <nicholasnzurike@yahoo.com

FROM : NICHOLAS NZURIKE TEL : 225-07-00-58-46 SUBJECT : BUSINESS ASSISTANCE ABIDJAN - COTE D'IVOIRE

REQUEST FOR AN ASSISTANCE

It is my pleasure to write you after much consideration since telephone communication can not be suitable enough to communicate to you at first.

Being the only son of my father, late Mr. ALPHONSIUS NZURIKE from KWATA-NATAL ZULU inRepublic of South Africa (SA) I am 27 years of age.

My father was a limited liability of Cocoa and Gold merchant in JOHANNESBURG, South Africa before his untimely death. After his business trip to Abidjan - Cote d'Ivoire, to negotiate on a cocoa and gold business he wanted to invest in Abidjan - Cote d'Ivoire.

A week after he came back from Abidjan, he was attacked with my mother by unknown assassins. My mother died instantly but my father died after five days in a private hospital on that faithful afternoon. I didn't know that my father was going to leave me after I had lost my mother.

But before he gave up the ghost, it was as if he knew he was going to die. He my father, MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE he disclosed to me that he deposited the sum of $ 28,000,000,00 US Dollars (TWENTY EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS) in a security company here in Abidjan-Cote d'Ivoire.

That the money was meant for his cocoa and Gold company he wanted to establish in Abidjan - Cote d'Ivoire though, according to my fatherhe deposited the money in trunk box but declared it as vital family belongings.

He single handed me the key of the box and the deposit certificate and instructed me to seek for a reliable and trust worthy business partner for my lifetime investment abroad.

Now I have succeeded in locating the security company here in Abidjan - Cote d'ivoire and also confirmed the items with most honest and confidentiality. Now I am soliciting for your assistance to help me lift this money out from Abidjan to your safe account abroad so that we should invest it in any meaningful lucrative business in your country because this is my only hope in life.

Awaiting anxiously to hear from you so that we can discuss the modalities of this transaction. Please kindly contact me through the above telephone number immediately for more discussion. Thanks for your kind attention.

Yours sincerely

Mr. NICHOLAS NZURIKE


Shooting Fish in a Barrel

Les,

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

I "almost" became a victim of scam that you cover on your website. In fact, I almost bought airline tickets to London.

I guess I fit the profile that these criminals seek. I am in my mid 30's, consider myself somewhat intelligent and am usually a very cautious person.

Samuel Davies (44-779-675-3613 fax: 44-709-201-4658) provided me with a telephone number to Global Security and Financial Services in London. (44-207-518-0357 fax number 44-776-508-9005). Sure enough, when I called it a lady answered the phone "Global Security, how may I help you?" The "director" of Global Security Financial Company, Richard Cartwright, wanted to know if I had my passport yet.

The only reason I did not get scammed by these people is because I decided to call a local International Law Attorney to get his advice on the authenticity of my proposed $1.58 million dollar "gift" for becoming the beneficiary and manager of an estate. Until I contacted the attorney - I was convinced this was all real.

I went as far as to research attorney Samuel Davies in the UK, and found one which made things seem even more real. Check out www.solicitors-online.com. The real Samuel Davies appears to work with wills and properties. How scary is that?

Your website provided me with a great understanding to why and how these people work. Their approach this time was to invest the "proceeds" in the Sport-fishing Industry.

I commend you for what your are doing. I truly hope that innocent people reach your website before disclosing any account numbers or booking any flights with the thought of claiming millions of dollars. Reading the stories on your website made me feel a little better because I am not alone. Although I did not lose any money I still feel victimized and betrayed but I learned a VALUABLE lesson.

Take care, Rodney Duke Raleigh, NC 11/15/01

Here is the original email. --

FROM: MR SAMUEL DAVIES CROWN LAW. UK Cauxhall Drive West-London Nw116bl

I regret this informal way of contacting you which I believe would be most effective with regards to the Message I intend to bring to your notice. It is imperative that I adopt this means of communication to safeguard my interest and guarantee that secrecy is not compromised.

In my capacity as a legal practitioner and after putting several years into private practice which involves handling of numerous clients in the United Kingdom. Over that period, events of the past six months forms the nucleus of revelation which will be made to you .

A gentle Man whom I prefer we adopt an alias of Sir John Riley for reasons of Anonymity, of blessed memory (deceased). An Astute Business man of international repute whose endeavors spans various areas of Business interest,( Real estate, stock brokerage, Farming .etc) and who I have several various capacities as a Solicitor and an adviser on business and personal issues directed me to prepare a will for him.

On further prompting from me to ascertain the necessity of such an action, he confided in me of how he was diagnosed by his personal Physician to have Cancer and had a short period to live. This was about eight (8) months ago.

With the demise of my esteemed client and friend I decided to carry out with the instructions on his will which clearly states that 50% of his possessions which includes 75% of his Real Estate located at Highbury should be given to his nephew who is the only living next of kin, since my client was a divorcee of many years though the relationship bore him no children.

Then 40% which includes 25% of his Real Estate should be invested in a viable commercial enterprise whose annual dividends would be used to build a cancer foundation and donations made to Research on Cancer, 5% should be donated to various Charity Organizations and 5% for myself for all my contributions.

All funds have been disbursed as stated in the will excluding the 40% for investment and my 5%. The remaining 45% are in form of houses,cars,25% of his Real Estate and the sum of Six Million eight Hundred thousand United State Dollars ($6.8M) which is currently deposited in security consignment boxes which are in a Financial Trust Company located in London.

In view of this anticipated development I have decided to search for a trustworthy businessman or woman who can stand in as a manager of this funds for a two year period and also to act as a Clearing beneficiary of the Security boxes in the Security Company after which I intend to divert the money for our own private use when profits have been made.

Immediately your interest is confirmed, you shall be invited to London for us to further our discussions, and clear the security boxes in the Security clearing company as the beneficiary of the boxes for us to commence Investments.

All arrangements have been made by me here to execute a successful partnership together. I must remind you of the confidentiality of this Transaction at hand whatever your decision. While I await your Response. Your detailed reply should contain your telephone and fax numbers for easier communication .

All contacts should be made to this e-mail address: samdave@onebox.com

Best regards, Mr Sam Davies


A Hearty Guffaw

Tony L Mega sent us this sad tale 11/20/01.

My name abdul gafah. I'm 24 yrs old and a student. Please I would like you to assist me as urgent as you can before they kill me.

My father is a wealthy cocoa merchant. Trouble began early last yr when my father's associates began suspecting that my father is not giving proper accounts of all the tons of cocoa being cultivated by local farmers in some villages... mistrust deepens... poisoned... hospital bed... reveals..

deposited with a security company here in ABIDJAN... relevant documents... help me to transfer this money into your account for onward investment in your country.


Yaradua Doo

Prince Hassan Yaradua 234-1-7760743 or 234-8033204164 fax number 234-1-7592510 yaradua_yaradua@yahoo.com yaradua_hass@yahoo.com

... son of Gen. Musa Yaradua former Chief of Army Staff, Nigeria Army... ...seriously ill ... ... drew my attention to his under ground safe in our family house...

... diplomat with contacts in Ghana/Abidjan-Cote 'D'Ivoire two West African Countries, Holland and other European Countries who had promised to move the fund cash to either of the countries through diplomatic immunity... ...delivered by the security V.I.P Transport Company... ...special beneficiary tag...

...fund US$38.5 million has been disguised with an African black Solution for security reasons...

...the foreign beneficiary must have an African representative as one of the security company's condition to work for any foreigner, also the agent serves as identification for claiming the baggages, in this sense, I stand as your Nigerian Agent...

...5% of the fund would go to charity organization like UNICEF and other Charity Home... ...actualization of this objective...

... my password, which I must say, is SUCCESS...

Sent in by Bjoern Schaeffner of Switzerland 02/04/02


I got your contact through the the computer operator at the refugee camp in my search for some one to assist me. I am PRINCE WILL WALLAS a citizen of the Republic of Sierra-Leone in West Africa. My father CHIEF PATRICK OKON WALLAS, was the director of Sierra-Leone Diamond Corporation... killed by rebels that are loyal to rebel leader Fonday Sankoh...

... secret safe under his bed. Those documents are about a trunk box containing the sum of US$12 million which he deposited in a private security company as family valuables at ABIDJAN COTE’ D IVOIRE.... 02/02


Tel:+22507782562

...I am Steve Diallo Ouattara and 24 years old, the only child of late Dr. And Mrs. Rosemary Rita Ouattara, my father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant based in Abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory Coast before he was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outings to discuss a business deal...

sent in by Shanno Faith 02/19/02


sent in by Kari Bunch 02/10/02

MUYIWA IGE muyiwaige@hotmail.com Satellite phone: 874-762-102521 Satellite Fax : 874-762-102522

... My name is MUYIWA IGE, the eldest son of the slain Attorney General and Chief Justice of Nigeria, Chief Bola Ige. I got your contact in one of his brief cases...


MR.VINCENT FUSO TEL:+27835393076. FAX: +27839780097 JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA vincentmwz@yahoo.com

BUSINESS PROPOSAL

... I got your contact through South Africa Information Exchange (S.A.I.E)...

... I am Mr. Vincent Fuso, son of Dr. Richard Fuso, who was recently murdered in the land dispute in Zimbabwe. My late father held a lot of good positions under the President Robert Mugabe regime... among the few black Zimbabwean rich farmers murdered in cold blood...

... security and finance company... foresaw the looming danger in Zimbabwe...

... the South African Development Council (SADC) has continuously supported Mugabe's new land reform act... frozen our family wealth and the South African government... South African Foreign Exchange Policy does not allow such investment... highly confidential...

Sent in by Stuart Gordon 03/08/02


From: Colman Koroma Tel: 0034650321329 Colmroma@yahoo.com I am Colman Koroma from Sierra Leone. I am the son of late Dantata Koroma the former chairman / board of director of Sierra Leone Diamond milling Cooperation... shot by the rebels of Foday Sankoh..

... The bottom line is that we need to meet in Spain to arrange the relocation of the fund to your country... finalize with the Security company where to I deposited the fund...

Sent in by Kenn Yuen 03/18/02


Tangoh David... South Africa... father the External Affairs Minister Jonas Savimbi of Angola... phone +27-83-511-8732 fax +27-11-484-8910

Edward Dube, first son of George Dube, murdered in Zimbabwe, and having deposited $15,3 million dollars in Johannesburg (phone +27-83-751-1045 fax +27-73-181-5970)

James Ngubeni Jr from South Africa, son of James Ngubeni, killed - he had $15 million dollars in a steel box, deposited at the security company in Johannesburg (phone +27-72-119-0360 fax +27-83-537-1478)

Sent in by Emmanuel de Poorter 03/28/02


It's Your Patriotic Duty to Believe Him

... due consultation with my family on what to do with the little fund my Dad left behind in a security company.

My name is Danneil Obi, I am a lecturer with the Institute of Management and Technology here in Enugu, Nigeria. My father died on September 11th 2001 during the terror attack on World Trade Centre in New York. Before his untimely death, he owned an incorporated company. He was the former minister of Power, Mine and Steel in Nigeria.

... deposited in a security company named Global Security Company... a test question was given as well as what the answer should be...

... arrangement with Mr. Ugwu I. Hassan (San) the principle partner of U.I. Hassan & Co a well known government attorney and a senior advocate of Nigeria to represent us in acquiring all the legal documents required to authenticate you as the sole beneficiary to the money... danniel_obi@yahoo.com

... The attorney has charged us a total sum of sixty thousand United States dollars ($60,000.00) and eight thousand United States dollars ($8,000.00) shall be for the acquisition of those documents and the payment for the stamp duties and taxes at the federal board of Inland Revenue.

Before midday today I shall pay him half of his legal fee and the eight thousand as demanded so hopefully by the close of work tomorrow he must have concluded his assignment at Abuja. This transaction like I told you shall cost us money hence we have set aside that 5% for the payback of all expenses that we shall incur both locally ( that is from my side ) and internationally ( which is from your own side ).

... I live in the eastern part of Nigeria in a town called Enugu in Enugu state I am 41years of age my address is plot 60/6 Independence Layout Emene. I am a lecturer with the institute of management and technology (I.M.T) and my personal telephone number is 234-42-257752.

I do not know any Mr. Tony Agbo who is offering you millions from a dead foreigner.

... They asked him to make sure you come forward for the signing of the final fund release authority. These documents are regarded highly classified in the transfer of funds in the central bank of Nigeria but he argued with them that you cannot come down for the signing.

After much arguments they agreed on sending the classified documents through DHL courier service to you for signing but you are going to pay for the cost of DHL.

I should have paid on your behalf when I got the information but according to the lawyer they insisted the payment must come from the sole beneficiary to the money and they must confirm the payment was made from America these measure is in line to forestall releasing the final fund release authority to the wrong beneficiary for signing and if that mistake is made the beneficiary's name could be changed.

The cost of DHL and the stamp duty per page of the document will cost us one thousand six hundred dollars ($1,600.00) and the director international remittance office of (C.B.N) has advised that if we must conclude this transaction within the shortest possible time you should make the payment through western union money transfer in the name of his accounts Clarke MR. HENRY WOMA and his address is PLOT 45 FEDERAL HOUSING AREA 1 GARIKI ABUJA.

Sent in by George 04/04/02


TEL:+225 07-75-80-67 ABIDJAN COTE D' IVOIRE

... I AM Mr. BROWN BENJAMINE, A LIBERIAN NATIONALITY. THE ONLY CHILD OF MR. AND MRS. ERIC BROWN. MY FATHER WAS A VERY RICH COCOA MERCHANT, BASED IN ABIDJAN; THE ECONOMIC CAPITAL OF IVORY COAST BEFORE HE WAS POISONED TO DEATH...

Sent in by Emmanuel de Poorter 04/09/02


Business Relationship Tel:0022 507 727 506

... I look forward that your day begins with the knowledge of my determination to obtain your friendship. Allow my small introduction to have an opportunity to take a few moments of your time for us to become well acquainted.

By brief introduction, I am Benjamin Ilo Mackenze the only son of Dr. James O. Mackenze former chief of defense-staff of (Republic of Guinea Bissau).

... here in Abidjan he deposited ONE METALLIC TRUNK BOX in a Security Company...

Sent in by FB & MAC 04/10/02


... native of Konovo in the Kerema local District of Sierra Leone in West Africa region and the son of late Major Kabala Ahmed, who died about eight months now. My father served in the Military regime of Major Johnny Johnny Koroma that ousted the civilian government of President Ahmad Kabbah, as a special duty officer overseeing the affairs of the AFRC Military Force...

... boxes containing the money was possibly brought down from Sierra Leone to Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire and deposited with a financial security company for safe keeping with the help of his friend in the security company...

(00225) 05 74 61 87 koneahmed@yahoo.com Kone Ahmed for the family.

Sent in by Herb Steiner from 08/01


... the only daughter of my father, late Chief Alfred Mane from KWANATAL ZULU in Republic of South Africa (SA) I am 24 years of age. My father was limited liability Cocoa and Gold merchant in JOHANESBURG South Africa before his untimely death. After his business trip to Abidjan -Côte d'Ivoire...

Miss Rita Williams ritawilliamsus@ziplip.com

Sent in by Andy Ritchie 05/02/02


HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL Prince Tunde O Adisaraki tundeolusolaadisaraki@mail.com MOBILE: 234-803-3276505 TEL: 234-9-272-7064 FAX: 234-9-272-6145

... I am the son of His Royal Majesty, Iginawari Nweke Adisaraki III and the traditional ruler of Eleme Province in the oil area of Rivers State of Nigeria...

... lodged some funds in two boxes with a security firm with an open beneficiary status. The lodgment Security Code Number was also revealed to me...

05/12/02


... I am Mrs. Ruth Igbabia Kaba the wife of late chief Michael P Kaba, who was a re-known diamond merchant from sierra-leone. I inherited the sum of $32.5 million dollars fortune...

... Based on our low knowledge in the business field, we actually need your assistance hoping that you are honest and trustworthy to render us this assistance...

(00225 07 92 49 32)

Sent in by Emmanuel de Poorter 05/13/02


... I AM MRS. JOYCE YARADUA WIDOW OF LATE MAJOR GENERAL SHEHU M. YARADUA, A MINISTER OF TRANSPORT WHO DIED ON 17TH DECEMBER 1998 AFTER A PROTRACTED ILLNESS. j_adua31@yahoo.com

I HAVE BEEN INFORMED BY MY FAMILY ATTORNEY BARRISTER MUSA ALAGA THAT MY LATE HUSBAND OPERATED A SECRET ACCOUNT WITH A NIGERIA BANK...

Sent in by Les Clemens 05/13/02


... I AM MRS SONIA NGORINA THE WIFE OF LATE CHIEF TEJAN NGORINA, THE OWNER OF TWO GOLD FIELDS IN SIERRA LEONE THAT WAS LATER TAKEN OVER FROM US BY THE GOVERNMENT AND MY HUSBAND MADE THE DIRECTOR OF THE MINES BEFORE THE REBEL FORCES ATTACKED AND TOOK IT OVER...

... MONEY WAS MOVED DOWN TO ABIDJAN ( COTE D IVOIRE )WITH INSTRUCTION TO TRANSFER THE CONSIGNMENT TO LONDON OR BUDAPEST AND HOLLAND COLLECTING CENTER AND DEPOSITED IN A SECURITY FIRM...

225-07820699

Sent in by Emmanuel de Poorter 05/21/02


... eldest son of the late Gervais Chirhalwirhwa Nkunzimwami, (a foremost human rights activist, Democratic Republic of Congo)... died.. as a result of the inhumane treatment meted out on him while in prison by the RCD Government of Goma and Rwanda allies...

... twist in my father's success story following his confrontation with the RCD - Goma and Rwandan attack on the Congolese people...

... security firm marked as personal effects through diplomatic courier services.. family decided to seek political asylum in Lome-Togo...

Benjami J. Gervais 05/28/02


Gifts From the Grave

I am an Irish citizen living and working in Singapore. A few days ago a friend of mine asked me for advice.

It seems that she was contacted by a lawyer who told her that an ex-colleague of hers had died and left her the legacy of a metal box containing family treasures. He had arranged to have it shipped by Europa Diplomatic Courier Services but the shipment had supposedly been intercepted in Jakarta, Indonesia and the customs officers were demanding $10,000 US for its release.

She was not suspicious as she had worked with the deceased several years ago but I checked out the company in London and they don't exist. I looked it up on the internet and no trace there either. I then looked through all the correspondence and came across another name "Assistance 2000 Securities Organisation" which is how I found your site. Thanks.

I now plan on contacting the police to see if they will set up a sting operation to catch these fraudsters.

John Kernan 07/01/02


NICOLAS MANE.
LIBERTY CINQ DAKAR-SENEGAL.

... the son of (GEN. ANSUOMAN MANE) the former army chief of staff in guinea bissau, ... died in support of the president ( KUMBA YALLA ) in AFIA... deposited in a security company here in DAKAR, SENEGAL...

Sent in by Dirk Jacobs, Bangkok 07/29/02


... My husband was murdered by some Moslem extremists when he publicly condemned the 11th September terrorist attack on World Trade Centre in USA. But before he finally gave up the ghost he revealed the sum of $40millionUSD he deposited with a Security and Finance firm to me.

Now my life and that of my 11year old son is in danger because the Moslem extremists are still after my life and that of my son. They have burnt our family house and our known property...

Princess Tifny Okoli

Sent in by Alexandros Nipirakis 10/03/02

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