Fraudulent Use of Dead Foreigners in Nigerian Deceased Next-of-Kin E-Mail Internet Bank Official Scams
I've been cheated out of USD$3300 by a 419 fraudster calling himself John Eze at 234-803-3344-329 or 234-1-2882129.
I am sending you the documentation in order to avoid having more people cheated. Thank you very much for your help.
Siu-King Chan, Hong Kong 08/20/02
John Eze - Union Bank - initial offer regarding Johnson Creek - dead foreigner
... A Foreigner, Late Engineer Johnson Creek, a South African oil merchant, until his death last year, banked with us here at Union Bank Plc Lagos and had a closing balance of US$12.5 Million (Twelve 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....
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Nwokedi Chambers - Barrister J.J. Nwokedi Liberty & Equity Chambers
Chief Jonas Ibeh - Union Bank of Nigeria Edozie & Edozie Chambers Tony Ezeh and Co. Success Chambers
I AM MR. JOHN DENIS, THE WESTERN DISTRICT BANK MANAGER OF THE JUST DISTRESSED SAVANNAH BANK OF NIGERIA PLC. 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 CHIEF ALFRED REWANE, A NIGERIAN, AND THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF PETRO - TECHNICAL SUPPORT SERVICES AND LIFE FLOUR MILLS PLC...
Sent in by Carl De Rome, Norway 08/25/02
... I am SHARON GENE the MANAGER of AFRICA DEVELOPMENT BANK [ADB] ASSISTED RURAL PROJECTS IN TOGO REPUBLIC.... my private number 002289025133...
NOTE: JOHNSON SANKOH IS MY REAL NAME
Mr. SMITH B. ANDREAS, a foreigner, and a miner at KRUGER GOLD CO... operated a coded account with us and died on a plane crash in 1999. No bodies were recovered from the crash site due to very poor rescue facilities. However, they were given a ceremonial mass burial near the crash site.
He was born in TAPIA TAIWAN in 1959... owner of A.T.E. ANDREAS & BROTHERS TRADING COMPANY SARL Company Lome Republic of Togo... wife named Susan and two daughters... of course all of them were on the same plane
... company folded up after the demise of his death... used Susan to open his account as his mother maiden name. The above are quite a few of his bio-data but if you need some more specific information on him or clarification, please go ahead and ask as I just cannot figure out the precise information or details that you would want to know.
You must understand that in the banking industry chances or opportunities like this are common but not heard. People put their monies in banks and some of the accounts are either coded or confidentially operated. Therefore, when such people die what do you think happens to these monies when nobody comes for them?
Well, this is one of the numerous avenues good free monies are made within and amongst the bankers. I did not mastermind Mr. ANDREAS death and I did not operate or manage his account. If there was something that I could have done officially to have this money sent to his real relatives independent of the bank management, believe me, I would have done it.
Normally, when something like this happens in the bank, it is reported to the management. The Management can only wait for two years for a next of kin to show up without publishing it or making it public because of course, false claimants must definitely show up.
Therefore, it is not published and the bank only waits for the real heir to show up as the availability of such funds are expected to be in the late "customers will which would be the only source of knowledge of it by anybody who is entitled to such estate.
So the bank gives two years for this, and if no claimant comes forward then the Management sends the money to the Debt Re-conversion Department and the account is closed. In this case, there is no will.
Now the question is, who runs the Debt Re-conversion Department and who is the Management? The answer is simple. The Chairman, Managing Director and Board Members. These are individuals and these monies are shared by them and nobody asks questions.
In fact, these issues are not even discussed outside board meetings. To explain myself properly, I am not a board member and of course, I am not part of the Management and I am not rich, therefore, if I have this opportunity and throw it to the wolves, then I must be the stupidest the most foolish man that has ever lived.
It was the Account Officer who discovered this and informed me, so we are the only ones involved. We have fully put everything in place and since this is an opportunity open to anybody, we do not see anything wrong or fraudulent in what we are doing as long as we are not hurting who should not be hurt that brought us together.
You are a human being and you can draw your own judgement from the above explanations. Because I am quite sure of what I am doing that is why I am committing all my savings in this project because I know what the catch is and it is worth it, my conscience is clear and I have no genuine reason to worry about the dead.
The procedure of establishing the next of kin would be taken care by you and I since this has to be certified by my office, do not worry about this. It will only need the assistance of an attorney to up-date and authenticate your documents with the bank. However, this project involves a large sum of money us$10m.
I occupy a very sensitive position here in the bank and I want to be very careful so that the project is closed very smoothly and successfully. To that effect, I will not want to be in the picture or noticed as an insider. I shall only be giving you directives until you finally complete documentation with the bank.
I have all required documents to this claim. I shall send to you
all required as soon as you reconfirm your willingness and upon
its demand by the bank. You can understand that the money in question
is huge so we both have to be very careful and sure of what we
are doing before we commence.
Bear in mind that this transaction has been programmed to last for just a few days and we must maintain an absolute constant communication to make sure that nothing hitches.
Bear in mind that this project remains absolutely confidential. Then, you advise intended business to invest in your country with my own share. Meanwhile, MR ANDREAS is now late, so you are to claim his balance as stated in his account number in this bank as his cousin and his next of kin. You have to claim the money officially in your own name from the bank as the real beneficiary to the late MR ANDREAS.
I have every answer to any question that may come to you from
the bank. May I remind you that after the approval is granted in
your favour by this bank as the bonafide next of kin to late Mr.
ANDREAS, the bank will officially invite you for signing of the
final fund release order of Your fund to effect immediate release
and transfer of the fund.
But if you may not like to come, you will have to appeal to the bank to provide you with their resident bank attorney who will represent you in procuring and signing the necessary documents to effect the transfer.
During these periods of interaction with the bank and attorney,
you will negotiate with the attorney and agree with him on the
little amount it could cost you to get the legal documents signed
on your behalf.
While all these are going on, you will be communicating us for advice and the best way to get everything successfully done within few bank working days. I hereby forward to you the text of claim application which you will re-copy and send to the bank.
... SEND TO MR. JAMES KWAMI, THE FOREIGN REMITANCE DIRECTOR OF THE BANK FOR IMMEDIATE ACTIONS. SIMPLY FAX THE APPLICATION THROUGH; 00 228 221 46 58 .
Sent in by Kath Workheiser 09/21/02
TEJUMOLA ADAMS & ASSOCIATES
Solicitor and Notaries Public
3, Allen Avenue, Ikeja-Lagos, Nigeria
Tel.: 234-1-4722297, Fax: 234-1-7592654
ATTORNEYS IN CHAMBERS:
Tejumola Adams (Principal Partner)
B.K. Bello LL.B. (Hons) B.L. Partner
Mrs. F.C. Adeyinka B.A. (Hons) LL.M.B.L.
D.G. Olaiya LL.B. (Hons) B.L. Partner
Barrister Tejumola Adams sent me a "Medical Certificate of Death", the "Income tax Clearance Certificate", the "Power of Attorney", a "Letter of Administration", the "Demand Letter Statement of Claim".
Sent in by Wilfried Gritz, Vienna, Austria, 10/11/02
Sailing on the Next of Kinship
Thanks For Your Urgent Response, But It Has Come to Be Very Necessary I Educate You a Bit on the Next of Kinship as Attainable in the Banking Policy and Globally at large.
You See, Next of Kinship is Not Limited to Relations of the Deceased, Nor is it Confided to the Circuit of Parental Relationship, Rather it is By Choice of the Benefactor as Regards to Whom He Wish to WILL it to (Beneficiary) Either Formally By Write Up, Or Informally By Secret Information Disclosure to Beneficiary be Him/Her Business Partner, Relation, Kinsmen, Or Friends or Well Wishers.
Therefore, By Virtue of the Above Stated, You can Claim to Be the Next of Kin of the Deceased,
Hence, on Your Acceptance to This, We Will Communicate to You the CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION of the Deceased as Contained in Our Security Bank File Diskette, So That on Your Readiness to Forward Claim Application to the Bank, We Will Direct You and Reveal to You the Necessary Information Which You Will Enclose in Your Application to the Bank.
Therefore on Correspondence of Bank Confidential Information With What are Contained in Your Application to them, They Have No Alternative Other than to Release the Fund to You, Believing that You are the Next of Kin Originally, As he Has No One for such Claim.
Please, With the Above Explanations, I believe You Can Now Observe How Safe it is For You to Get involved in this Mutual Beneficial Transaction,
Therefore I Request You Declare Your Interest Immediately For the Fund Claim and Transfer Directives to You.
Awaiting Your Immediate Response.
NOTE: Endeavour to Ring Me For Further Clarification if Need Be on +228-902-8213.,Or in the Alternative You Can Confirm Your Telephone Number to Me, In order to enhance Communication Within the Short Period of Fund Claim and Transfer to You.
Dr Chris Alaba.
sent in by Charles H. 04/11/03
I received a similar scam with the Ethiopian 961 plane crash, but this time on the 5th October 1999, and the email from Senegal.
As I am French; and in Senegal they speak French; I easily found out the guy could not speak it. Therefore, was very suspicious at the start. So I suppose these Nigerian fraudsters have connections in the entire African continent!!!
The Banker reference they gave me is:
M. Ibrahima Momodou from Senegal
Villa 8852, Amitte II, Dakar Senegal
+2218920082 (another one: 00221 544 32 44)
plus also the lawyer's reference:
Barrister Ifa Stephen, Senegal, Dakar
I became very suspicious when when they asked me to pay the lawyer's fee of 1,100 US$, which dropped down to 600$.