Crimes of Persuasion:

Schemes, scams, frauds.



More Examples of Over-invoicing Stories Used in Nigerian Advance Fee 419 Fraud Scams


Who To Trust?

"DR. ERIC SANDERS" <ericsanders\\fgn.buzon.as

FAX: 234-1-7596640
TEL: 234-1-7598163
DATE: 12TH SEPT. 2001

DEAR SIR,

I AM MAKING THIS CONTACT WITH YOU BECAUSE OF THE RELIABLE INFORMATION WE GATHERED FROM THE FOREIGN TRADE OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY HIGHLIGHTING YOUR COMPANY'S PROFILE. THE INFORMATION IS SO POSITIVE AS TO CONVINCE US THAT YOU WILL BE CAPABLE TO PROVIDE US WITH A SOLUTION TO A MONEY TRANSFER TRANSACTION.

WE ARE MEMBERS OF THE CONTRACT AWARD AND MONITORING COMMITTEE (CAMC) OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA. THIS COMMITTEE IS PRINCIPALLY CONCERNED WITH CONTRACTS APPRAISAL AND APPROVAL IN ORDER OF PRIORITIES AS REGARDS CAPITAL PROJECTS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

WITH OUR POSITIONS, WE HAVE SUCCESSFULLY SECURED FOR OURSELVES THE SUM OF FORTY- ONE MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS (US$41.5M). THIS AMOUNT WAS ACCUMULATED THROUGH DELIBERATE OVER-ESTIMATION/OVER-INVOICING OF PROJECTS AWARDED BY MY COMMITTEE.

THE RELEVANT PROJECTS WERE PROPERLY EXECUTED TO SATISFACTION AND PAYMENTS HAVE SINCE BEEN MADE. NOW THE US$ 41.5MILLION IS LEFT REMAINING IN AN ESCROW ACCOUNT WITH THE UNION BANK OF SWITZERLAND, ZURICH.

HENCE, TOGETHER WITH SOME TOP OFFICIALS...

...WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU SIR, IS...

WE WANT AN ASSURANCE THAT YOU WILL NOT BETRAY US AND THAT YOU WILL DISBURSE OUR SHARE IF THE US$41.5MILLION IS TRANSFERRED INTO YOUR ACCOUNT.

IF YOU CAN PROVE YOURSELF TO BE TRUSTED AND INTERESTED IN THIS DEAL THEN WE ARE PREPARED TO DO BUSINESS WITH YOU.

PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT THE PERSONALITIES INVOLVED IN THIS TRANSACTION ARE TOP AND INFLUENTIAL GOVERNMENT FUNCTIONARIES WHO WOULD NOT LIKE ANY FORM OF EXPOSURE AND AS SUCH WOULD WANT YOU TO KEEP THIS BUSINESS TOP SECRET AND CONFIDENTIAL. BE REST ASSURED THAT THIS TRANSACTION IS 100% RISK FREE.

IF THIS PROPOSAL SATISFIES YOU PLEASE RESPOND SO WE CAN DISCUSS ABOUT THE PROCESS.  ALL MODALITIES OF THE TRANSFER HAS BEEN WORKED OUT AND ONCE STARTED WILL NOT TAKE MORE THAN TEN WORKING DAYS TO CONCLUDE.

CONTACT ME AT : ericsanders\\fgn.buzon.as  OR  camc\\fgn.buzon.as .

YOUR QUICK RESPONSE WILL BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED.

YOURS FAITHFULLY,

DR. ERIC SANDERS.


Petroleum Trust Fund

Gary Pace Sr. sent this standard fare along Oct 22/01 which I have condensed.

... may come to you as a surprise... ... the safety of our funds in a steady economy such as that of your country compared to our country Nigeria Africa.

I am a civil adviser currently working with the monitoring committee overseeing the winding up of the petroleum trust fund (PTF). ...100% risk free as we have put a whole lot into it.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation while we look forward to a
mutually benefiting business relationship with you.

Dr. George Umia.
Fax: 234 9 2720239
Tel: 234 1 7754093
email:umiageorge\\eudoramail.com


Trick or Treat

From: dagogo john <dagogo38\\yahoo.com
31 October 2001

... I AM DAGOGO JOHN DIRECTOR PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION WITH THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE (FMF) AND A MEMBER OF CONTRACT TENDERS BOARD (CTB) OF THE ABOVE NAMED MINISTRY.

YOUR ESTEEMED ADDRESS WAS RELIABLY INTRODUCED TO ME...

... NOW IS THE OPTIMUM PERIOD TO CONSUMMATE THIS TRANSACTION FOLLOWING THE  PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE TO ALL CORPORATIONS TO PAY OFF ALL FOREIGN DEBTS....

 ... FACILITATE THE REMITTANCE OF THIS MONEY TO YOUR DESIGNATED ACCOUNT.

.. I WOULD WANT TO BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE HONEST ENOUGH AND WILL NOT RAISE ANY MISGIVING ATTITUDE IN ANY ASPECT OF THE TRANSACTION...

MR. DAGOGO JOHN.


A Load of CRP

... We are top officials from the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, (FMWH), Federal Ministry of Finance and the Presidency, making up the Contract Review Panel (CRP) set up by the Federal Government of Nigeria to review contracts awarded by the past military administration....

Engr. KELVIN FERNANDEZ


Yeah, Yeah, I've Heard it Before

Vickie Pennington sent this along October 24, 2001 from alhaji_mustaphayaya\\yahoo.com

ALHAJI Mustapha Yaya
Tel&Fax: 234 1 2882557
Lagos, Nigeria.

I hope this letter will not embarrass you since we have not had any previous communication.

I, on behalf of my other colleagues from different  Federal Government of Nigeria owned parastatals...

...grossly over-invoiced, either by omission or commission...

...unfortunately, the provider of the account has severed all forms of contacts with us as he has refused to adhere to our earlier mutual agreement insisting that the total amount be paid into his nominated bank account before disbursement will take effect.

...5% set aside for expenses contingency...

...This transaction is closely knitted and in view of our SENSITIVE POSITION we cannot afford a slip, I assure you that this transaction is 100% risk free...

... we will use our own share of the money to establish a lucrative firm in your country. 

Yours truly,
ALHAJI Mustapha Yaya


The Suspense ( Account ) is Killing Me

Submitted by Fred Byrman 28 Nov 2001

Ministry of Mines, Power & Steel
TEL/FAX: 234-1-7594227
amanze_umoroyi\\yahoo.com

I am Dr. Amanze Umoroyi, Senior Account, (Accounts/Audit Dept.) of the Mines, Power and Steel, Headquarters, Abuja.

... With much sincerity of purpose I am compelled to intimate you on this mutual business relationship after a satisfactory information received on your esteemed person/company from the Foreign Trade Office, Nigerian Nordic Chamber of Commerce and Industry & Agriculture.

... surplus sum has long been in the Domiciliary Suspense Account of the Central Bank awaiting claims... Undoubtedly, the trust reposed on you on this juncture is enormous.

Job Title: The Engineering, Procurement and Construction of AJAOKUTA STEEL IND.
Contract Number MMPS/FGN/V1233/ALSCON-2/94,
Job complete Certificate Nos:6770024 MMPS/C; issued date 17th October, 1994.


Dr. Boma Jack - Contract Review Panel
boma_01\\spinfinder.com


No Money Left for Peanuts

Sent in by Angelo Atadero 9 Jan 2002

ALHAJI.IBRAHIM SALEH
DIRECTOR PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION
,
FEDERAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY OF NIGERIA (FAAN)
LAGOS-NIGERIA.

ATTN: I AM A DIRECTOR IN THE FEDERAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY OF NIGERIA. I HAVE BEEN DELEGATED BY MY COLLEAGUES TO SEEK THE ASSISTANCE OF A RELIABLE FOREIGN COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL INTO WHOSE BANK ACCOUNT WE CAN TRANSFER THE SUM OF US$25.5M (TWENTY FIVE MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS).

THE SUM AROSE FROM THE DELIBERATE OVER INVOICING OF CONTRACTS BILLS OF SOME CONTRACTS AWARDED TO FOREIGN CONTRACTORS BY THE FEDERAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY OF NIGERIA DURING THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE FORMER MILITARY LEADER, GEN. SANI ABACHA WHO DIED ON 8TH JUNE, 1998 AND SINCE THEN IT HAS BEEN LYING IN A SUSPENSE CURRENT ACCOUNT OF THE FEDERAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY WITH THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA.

HOWEVER, THE CURRENT FAVORABLE POLITICAL/ECONOMIC CLIMATE IN THE COUNTRY PROVIDED AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THIS MONEY TO BE TRANSFERRED OUT OF THE COUNTRY WITHOUT HITCH.

REACHING YOU IS COURTESY OF MY FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DIRECTORY, WHICH VIVIDLY TELLS YOUR POSITION AND CAPABILITY TO EXECUTE THIS BUSINESS PRESENTLY WITH ME IN MY OFFICE AND I BELIEVE IT WOULD BE OF MUTUAL BENEFIT TO BOTH OF US.

WE HAVE PUT IN MOTION THE MACHINERY FOR THE TAKE OFF OF THIS TRANSACTION AND FURTHER ACTION WILL COMMENCE IMMEDIATELY WE HEAR FROM YOU.

WE HAVE AGREED THAT AFTER THE TRANSFER OF THE MONEY INTO YOUR ACCOUNT, YOU SHALL BE ENTITLED TO 20% OF THE TOTAL SUM, MY COLLEAGUES AND I SHALL TAKE 75% WHILE 5% HAS BEEN MAPPED OUT TO REIMBURSE ALL LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXPENSES THAT MAY BE INCURRED IN THE COURSE OF THE TRANSACTION.

THE NATURE OF YOUR WORK/BUSINESS IS NOT PARTICULARLY RELEVANT FOR THE SUCCESS OF THIS TRANSACTION, ALL WE REQUIRED IS YOUR WILLINGNESS TO COOPERATE AND ASSURANCE THAT OUR OWN SHARE WILL BE GIVEN TO US WHEN THIS MONEY HITS YOUR ACCOUNT.

ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO ENSURE A NO RISK SITUATION ON THE SIDES OF BOTH PARTIES AND IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS TRANSACTION WILL TAKE 10 WORKING DAYS TO FINALIZE.

PLEASE IF THIS PROPOSAL IS ACCEPTABLE TO YOU, INDICATE BY RETURN MAIL. SHOULD IN CASE YOU HAVE ANY QUESTION, FEEL FREE TO ASK. INCLUDE YOUR PRIVATE TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS WHILE REPLYING. PLEASE REPLY TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS: lbrahs\\yahoo.com

I EXPECT YOUR RESPONSE.

BEST REGARDS,

ALHAJI IBRAHIM SALEH


Gail Malinowski sent along these details of a fax offer on 01/10/02

From the Desk of Dr. Mbuso Nelson
Department of Mining Resources
Private Mail Bag X00193, Pretoria
Republic of South Africa
Fax 011 873 762 534 821



Hilary Menting sent this along 01/23/02

From: ojo williams
From: ENGR. COLLINS AKILU

... We are top officials of the Federal Government Contract Review Panel...

... floating in our apex bank unclaimed... one Mr.Omar A. Chabaneh in Beirut, Lebanon but it seems Mr. Chabaneh is up to some mischief as he has been playing pranks and has refused to disburse our share of the money when we requested for it...

... Civil Service Law of Code & Conduct we are not allowed to own a foreign account...

... The above information will enable us write Letters of Claim and Job Description respectively with our corporation: OIL MINERAL PRODUCING AREAS DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (OMPADEC) of which we are constituent members.

ENGR. WILLIAMS OJO


Stan Malinowski sent this one 02/15/02

... My name is BANJI IGE, the eldest son of my daddy the slain Attorney General and Chief Justice of Nigeria, Chief Bola Ige. I got your contact in one of his briefcases during my research for a reliable and trustworthy partner who l can do business with...

... money came as a payback contract deal... Russian Firm... Ministry of Justice Complex in Abuja...

... chief of the armed forces in Nigeria (Chief Olusegun Obasanjo) has asked me to submit all documents... deposited it in another Security Company and marked it as film and film materials... .look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship...


Sent in by Terri Richie Richard 02/25/02

REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP

... I am Mr. Rodney Obute, Director of Projects Management in the Federal Ministry of Water   Resources...

...transaction involves the transfer of huge sum of foreign exchange... Federal Government of Nigeria... embezzled by officials of our apex bank (Central Bank of Nigeria)... prohibited by the Code of Conduct Bureau (Civil Service Laws)..


Sent in by Harlow Yates 02/28/02

DR. JOHNIE KUKU
LAGOS-NIGERIA
FAX: 234-1-7597851
jokuku2001\\yahoo.co.uk
jokuku\\eudoramail.com
jokuku2001\\hotmail.com

...I AM THE CHAIRMAN TENDER BOARD OF INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION (INEC)...

... OVER INVOICE ON CONTRACT... SUPPLY OF ELECTORAL MATERIALS THAT WAS USED FOR CONDUCTING 1999 ELECTIONS...


Dr. RUFUS NZE DPTY. DIRECTOR
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF POWER & MINES ;
LAGOS ; NIGERIA
MOBILE NO. : 0023490408015 TEL NO. : 0023412611180 FAX NO. : 0023417590162

Dr. ELISHA ABRAHAM DIRECTOR
FSB INTERNATIONAL BANK FOREIGN PAYMENT UNIT
AWOLOWO ROAD, IKOYI-LAGOS
TELEFAX NO. : 0023412622805 MOBILE NO : 002347753219

Mr. ASARE AZUMA DIRECTOR
AFRO AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ORGANISATION.
RUE-G-75-BIETRY ABIDJAN
MOBILE NO. : 0022507872885 / 0022507800294 FAX NO. : 07903573
Mr. JONATHAN (ASST. TO ASARE AZUMA)


... I AM DR. DODO WILLIAMS, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE FORMED BY THE PRESIDENT, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA REGARDING THE VISIT OF THE FORMER AMERICAN PRESIDENT, (BILL CLINTON) TO NIGERIA IN AUGUST 2000.

... THE BILL WAS OVER INVOICED TO THE TUNE OF US$15,000,000... DEPOSITED IN CASH WITH DIPLOMATIC COVERAGE AS "DIPLOMATIC CONSIGNMENT" IN A SECURITY COMPANY OUTSIDE NIGERIA...

Sent in by Roger Cormier 03/17/02


"DR. OKON OKON" <okon_okon3\\excite.com>
NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION.
FEDERAL SECRETARIAT, FALOMO- LAGOS, NIGERIA.
TEL: 234-1-774-7231
FAX: 234-1-759-6668
ALTERNATE EMAIL; okon_okon1\\yahoo.co.au

Sent in by Brian Meyerhardt 03/28/02


MR. KELVIN ODAFA.
TEL/FAX: 234 1 759 0379.
E-MAIL:kelodaf\\yahoo.com
E-MAIL:ehis101\\earthling.net
ehisbaba\\yahoo.com

... Task Force on Oil Spillage Clean-up. Early last year there was a major oil spillage in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria...

Sent to me 03/28/02


... I am the Chairman, Presidential Probe panel on the Nigeria Liquidfied natural Gas Project NLNG whose mandate include to scrutinize, verify and recommend for payments all genuine contracts awarded and executed (or not executed) in the NLNG within the period in question, to determine the present financial position of the corporation and settle all her present financial obligations to local and foreign contractors.

In the course of performing our duty, we discovered large sums of money running into hundreds of millions of dollars floating in some of the corporation's account. These sums of money originated from grossly over-valued contracts executed with the actual contract sums paid to the bona fide beneficiaries or their agents.

Some of these project include Installation of PABX Communication Gadgets for 14 pump stations within Nigeria, Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) of Port-Harcout and Kaduna Refineries and Atlas Cove Jetties rehabilitation projects. The list is inexhaustible...

CHRIS DUKE (CHAIRMAN) FOR THE PANEL.
Tel :234-1-4805280 Mobile: 234-80-33071766
Email: chrisduke2003\\surimail.com c_chris9\\yahoo.com

Sent in by Richard Steeg 03/28/02


I pray my mail does not embarrass you, as I write in good faith, believing that you will receive in the same way.

A senior member of the Nigeria trade chamber made your mailing address available to me, here in Lagos. Their responsibility is to collate independent mailing lists, for Nigerians willing to establish contacts with foreign businessmen.

On my request for a reputable company or individual I could do business with, he made available your address and that of two others in your country.

... I am a member of the Federal Government House Committee probing the accounts of Federal Ministries...

... The common nature of this type of business in Nigeria (many government officials successfully carry out similar deals every year) has made it necessary for government to try to use propaganda to discourage people like you from assisting in this type of business...

 DR. RAYMOND OBI G. raymondobi\\excite.com Tel:2348033079795 Fax 234-1-7595865.

Sent in by Jim Lenick 04/04/02


molotothabo\\mweb.co.za

MR. THABO MOLOTO
DEPARTMENT OF MINERALS AND ENERGY
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA.
27-83-210 1613 or fax 27-83-210 1620

... Director of Audit and Project implementation... Department of Finance and the Reserve Bank of South Africa (RBSA)...

Sent in by Emmanuel de Poorter 04/08/02


... the ministry of minerals and energy in South Africa where I work as a Director of Auditing & Project Implementation, received Presidential irrevocable circular order requesting the ministry to compile and forward the list of all past foreign contractors...

... decided to include a non-existing company name (Guilder mining SA Pty)...

DOUGLAS IRVINOO

Sent in by Emmanuel de Poorter 04/11/02


... I am DR OKEY CHINASA chief Accountant in the federal ministry ministry of finance. I got your contact from Information Exchange of Commerce here In Nigeria...

... inflated contract sum has been in the Ministry's Treasuries Account...

... Every approval documentary concerning this transaction will be provided... CALL ME ON 234 80 33000 588 ... Federal Paying Institutions...

Sent in by John H. Eschenburg 05/14/02


TEL: 871 - 762 - 535915 FAX: 871 - 762 - 535916 TEL: 27 - 835948129
drpaul_nelson\\lycos.com mr_richardtutu\\yahoo.com

... I am Mr. Nelson Tutu, a native of Cape Town in South Africa and I am an Executive Accountant with the South Africa Department of Mining & Natural Resources.

... a member of the South Africa Export Promotion Council (SEPC) who was at the Government delegation to your country during a trade exhibition gave your enviable credentials/particulars to me.

... decided to seek a confidential co-operation... South Africa Civil Service Code of Conduct does not allow...

... approval to remit by Telegraphic Transfer (T.T) to any foreign bank account you will provide by filing in an application through the Justice Ministry here in South Africa for the transfer...

... your area of specialization is not a hindrance... I have reposed my confidence in you... time is of the essence in this business...

Sent in by Taylor Brush 05/23/02


... I am Dr Nombertel Baymakat a native of Cape Town in South Africa and an Executive Accountant with the South Africa Department of Mining and Natural Resources of the Ministry of Mineral Resources .

First, I apologize using this medium to reach you for a transaction / business of this magnitude. Be informed that a member of the South Africa Export Promotion Council (SEPC) who was at the Government delegation to your Country during a trade exhibition...

Sent in by Emmanuel de Poorter 06/03/02


I am Mr. Parthy Macarthy ( Raphael Ayanda ) a native of Cape Town in South Africa and I am an Executive Accountant with the South Africa DEPARTMENT OF MINERAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY... ( South Africa Department of Mining & Natural Resources )

... a member of the South Africa Export Promotion Council (SEPC) who was at the Government delegation to your country during a trade exhibition gave your enviable credentials/particulars to me...

... gotten approval to remit by Key tested Telegraphic Transfer (K.T.T) to any foreign bank account you will provide by filing in an application through the Justice Ministry here in South Africa... macp\\email.com

06/20/02


Dr. Cyril Enweze.
African Development Bank.
Ivory Coast. Cote di Voire


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