Thursday, February 24, 2011


Every so often I ignore my emails. I really do. This will go on for days, and months, and sometimes years.
And when I decide to check and read. "BABOOM" I get bombarded with a serial of "SCAM LETTERS", yes, all fraud. And its truly sad because somewhere out there are people who fall victim to this type of crime.
I have decided to share a many few of this letters with you, so you know what to look for, and share them around so the victim rate to this type of crime will reduce.

Dear Friend,I am Mr Timy John, the director in charge of auditing and accounting section of Bank of Africa (BOA) Ouagadougou Burkina-Faso West-Africa. I would like you to indicate your interest to receive the transfer of $9.8 Million Dollars. I will like you to stand as the next of kin to our late customer whose account is presently dormant for claims. Please once you are interested kindly send me the following details information below,

1.Your full name:........... 2.Resident address:........3.Private phone........4.fax numbers:...............5.Country

I shall send you more details as soon as i hear from you.

Regards,Mr. Timy John


E-mail Or Call +229-662-31-718 (U.S. Ambassador to Benin).

Good Day,

This is Richard Kolker Secretary to U.S. Embassy in Benin Republic.We write to notify you that U.S. Embassy in Benin has inter-vain in you case and will now pay your outstanding dept $1.2M USD own in Africa. The inherited amount of $1.2M USD is already with U.S. Embassy in Cotonou and you will receive it without any delay.

Now kindly contact U.S. Ambassador to Benin James Knight and he will direct you where to collect your payment in your state in UNITED STATES with no delay. Email the following information to the Ambassador as they are vital to your payment as to let him know the nearest payment center in your state.

Your Full Name:........
Private Telephone:......
Your State in U.S.:.........
A copy of your Passport or Driving License:......

Email the required info to James Knight U.S Ambassador to Benin and you will be directed to nearest payment Center in your state. Below is his contact info.

Name: James Doglas (U.S. Ambassador to Benin)
Telephone: +229-662-31-718

Best wish,
Mr. Richard Kolker


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Attn: Beneficiary,

WORLD BANK GROUP AND UNITED NATION ORGANIZATION do hereby give this irrevocable approval order with Release Code: GNC/3480/02/00 in your favor for your contract entitlement/award winning payment with the UNITED NATION to your nominated bank account. Now you’re new Payment, United Nation Approval No: UN5685P, White House Approved No: WH44CV, Reference No.-35460021, Allocation No: 674632 Password No: 339331, Pin Code No: 55674 and your Certificate of Merit Payment No: 103, Released Code No: 0763; Immediate Citibank Telex confirmation No: -1114433; Secret Code No: XXTN013, Having received these vital payment number, therefore you are qualified now to received and confirm Your payment with the United Nation immediately within the next 72hrs.

As a matter of fact, you are required to Deal and Communicate only with MR ANDY JOHNSON, DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL REMMITTANCE CITIBANK OF UNITED KINGDOM, with the help and monitory team from the CITIBANK OF NEW YORK which is our official remitting bank, Committee On Foreign Payment Matters in United Nation, has look up to make sure you receive your fund valued $8.3m. So contact: SIR. ANDY JOHNSON on his contact information, Direct Citibank Tel/Fax Number: +447 024 029 640, Email: for immediate release of your contract/inheritance/Award Winning claim Be informed that you are not allowed to correspond with any person or office anymore, You are required to send bellow information for your transfer.



MOBILE NUMBER: +447 024 029 640


Mr. Harolda Lumbert.

Our Ref. ECTB05/698?3951FAX
From: ECTB,

This message is from the Banking Operation of the ECTB Bank, this is to notify you that we have your fund in the total tune of USD$930, 000, 00 which was deposited in your name by the UK council voluntary organization.

Due to your failure in responding to the formal notice that was mailed to your mailing address, we encountered problem in mailing the Bank Draft directly to your home address, at this time, there is someone from your country at our head office claiming that you sent him to act on behalf of you for the collection of your Bank Draft, the man also stated that you have handed over the right to him as the legal beneficiary, he confirmed that he is ready to pay for the logistic fee which is $395 for the release of the Bank Draft to him, he has been held right away for verification purpose, you are to get back to us and verify if you actually sent any one for the collection of your Bank Draft.

Please be kindly advised that we would not authorize our Remittance Department to release the Bank Draft to him since the fund clearly bears your name as the legal beneficiary, the fund in question was a compensation donation to you from the UK Council Voluntary Organization

Before our remittance department would be able to hand over your Bank Draft to the man at our Head Office, we would need you to verify if you actually handed over the right to this person to receive your Bank Draft as the appointed beneficiary, henceforth, you are to respond back to this mail without any further hesitation, if we do not receive any response from you in the next 4 official working days, we would forward a notice to our Remittance Department to hand over your Bank Draft to the person that is been held at our head office.

To verify this above issue, please contact Mr. Cruz Walt with the email address as provided below:

Email Address:

Yours Sincerely,
Mr. Harolda Lumbert.
Chief Co-ordinator,
ECTB Bank.


This mail might come to you as a surprise since it was intended to you only because of the fact that your surname and email address seems similar to my late client. I’m Mr. Dennis Anderson from South Africa, a client in our Bank died Five Years ago leaving behind Capital amount {US$17.5M} in my Financial Institution were I work. Till date nobody has come forward as the Next of Kin.

Dennis Anderson

Compliment Of The Day!

It is understandable that you might be a little bit apprehensive because you do not know me but I have a lucrative business proposal of mutual benefits to share with you.

Let me start by introducing myself. I am Mr. Hong Wu operations manager of the Bank of China (Shanghai Branch), 200 Mid. Yincheng Rd., Pudong New District, Shanghai 200121, China. I have an obscured Business suggestion for you.

In June, 2003, a certain British Crude oil merchant (Mr.Martin Walker) came to our bank and made a Fixed (Numbered) deposit of Thirty Million United State Dollars (US$30,000,000.00) Only in my branch for 12 calender months. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. A month later, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, the Chinese Solid Minerals Corporation that he died from an automobile accident. On further investigation, I found out that he died without making a WILL, and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless.

After proper further investigations, it was also discovered that he did not declare any next of kin in his official papers including the paper work of his bank deposit and he also confided in me the last time he was in my office that no one except me knew of his deposit in my bank. So, Thirty Million United State Dollars is still lying in my bank and no one will ever come forward to claim it. What bothers me most is that according to Laws of Republic of China, at the expiration of seven {7} years the funds will revert to the ownership of the Chinese Government if nobody applies to claim the funds. What I wish to relate to you will smack of unethical practice but I want you to understand something, It is only an outsider to the banking world who finds the internal politics of the banking world aberrational. The world of private banking especially is fraught with huge rewards for those who occupy certain offices and oversee certain portfolios. You should have begun by now to p
ut together the general direction of what I am proposing.

Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin so that you will be able to receive the funds so that the fruits of this old man's labor will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials just like that.


I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that we shall come out successful. I shall employ the services of an attorney that will prepare the necessary document that will back you up as the next of kin, and also he will be drafting and tarization the WILL and to obtain the necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your favor for the transfer. There is a reward for this project and it is a task well worth undertaking. There is no risk involved at all in this transaction as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by the attorney and my position as the Branch Manager guarantees the successful execution of this transaction.

I have evaluated the risks and the only risk I have here is for you refusing to work with me and alerting my bank. I am the only one who knows of this situation, good fortune has blessed you with a name that has planted you into the center of relevance in my life. Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue. Once the funds have been transferred to your nominated bank account we shall share in the ratio of 50% for me, and 50% for you. I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to what the consequences, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. Please observe this instruction religiously.

And I will prefer you reach me on my private email address: and finally after that I shall furnish you with more information’s about this operation. Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.

Do not betray my confidence. If we can be of one accord, we should plan a meeting soon after this project is successful. Please observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country.

Kind Regards,

Hong Wu.



Attn: Beneficiary,

This is to congratulate you for scaling through the hurdles of screening by the board of directors of this payment task force. Your payment file was approved
and the instruction was given us to release your payment and activate your Visa card for use.

The first batch of your card which contains US$950,000.00 Thousand U.S. DOLLARS has been activated and is the total fund loaded inside the card. Your fund which is in total US$950,000.00 will come to you.

Your payment would be sent to you via UPS or FedEx, Because we have signed a ontract with them which should expired by 2TH February 2011. Below are few list of tracking numbers you can track from UPS website( to confirm people like you who have received their payment successfully.

JOHNNY ALMANTE ==============1Z2X59394198080570
GARY METZGER ==============1Z2X59394195952759
GLEN PAPANIKAS ==============1Z2X59394198690947

Good news, We wish to let you know that everything concerning your VISA CARD payment dispatch is ready in this office and we have a meeting with the house (Federal government of Nigeria) we informed them That your fund should not cost you any thing because is your money (Your Card). Moreover, we have an agreement with them that you should pay only delivering of your card which is only $99 by FedEx or UPS Delivering Company.

However, you have only Two working days to send this $99 for the delivering of your Visa card, if we don't hear from you with the payment information; the
Federal Government will cancel your payment.

Please try and send the Delivering fee in my name of (CONFEDENCE PETER) Nigeria, send it via Western Union Money Transfer or Money gram and let me have the
detail as soon as you send it.

Please confirm your full information by tomorrow your ATM Card will be delivered to you and I need you to send me a scanned copy of your id I wait the payment information to enable us proceed for the delivering of your VISA card. And when sending the payment information also reconfirm to us your full home address were the Fedex or UPS will deliver the Card to you to avoid any mistake on the delivery.

This is the paying information that you will use and send the fee through western union money transfer or money gram below.

Recovers; Name:John Good
Recovers: Address: Nigeria
Test Question: Urgent
Test Answer: Message

I wait the payment information to enable us proceed for the delivering of your card. And when sending the payment information also reconfirm to us your full home address were to deliver the Card to avoid any mistake on the delivery.

Thank you and have a wonderful day.

Dr. Tunde Lemon
Director ATM Swift Card/Foreign Operation Dept,
CALL ME +234808-833-7496

Kindly Get Back to me soon as possible.

Mrs. Anna Gates
Dear Friend,

Kindly permit me.I got your email address from a mail Directory and decided to
personally mail you for a permission to go ahead.

I am Mrs. Anna Rose Gates married to Engr.Gates Harry R., who worked with the biggest Russian oil company Rosneft Oil Company in Russia; before he died in a ghastly plane accident on Wednesday, 4 July, 2001 with our only duaghter;
the plane a Tupolev-154 was en route to the far eastern city of Vladivostok, when it
crashed early on Wednesday near the Siberian city of Irkutsk after attempting to land for routine refuelling killing 145 people on board which include 136 passengers and nine crew members; which include 12 Chinese nationals and six children. You can click on: to understand more.

My Husband and me were married without any child; since his death, I decided not to re-marry and presently I am 70 Years old. When my late husband was alive, he deposited the sum of $16.5M (Sixteen Million Five Hundred Thousand U.S. Dollars) with a commercial bank in Europe for save keeping and bond deposit.

Presently this money is still with the Bank and the bank management have just wrote me as the beneficiary to aformetioned sum to either come forward to receive the money or rather Issue a coverage letter of authority/power of attorney to somebody to
receive it on my behalf.

I am presently in a hospital, where I have been undergoing treatment for cancer of
the lungs. I have since lost my ability to speak and my doctors have told me that I have only a few months to live, so I think the best thing to do is to use the money for a charitable purposes. I want a person who is trustworthy, honest and sincere that I will make the beneficiary of my late husband's fund, deposited with the commercial bank in Europe, so that the person can get the money and utilize 75% of this money to fund churches, orphanages, less priviledge and widows around the world.

As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact details of the Bank.
I will also issue you a letter of authority that will prove you as the new beneficiary
of this fund.Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I have stated here and Keep this contact confidential till such a time this funds will get to your Custody.

This is to ensure that nothing jeopardizes my last wish on Earth. I await your urgent reply with your full name, address, direct phone number/mobile and fax number to forward to the bank after sending you the required documents which include, certificate of deposit, bank name, address, phone and fax number,
my husband account number and the mandatory letter of authorization and power of attorney.

Kindly Get Back to me soon as possible

Sincerely yours,
Mrs. Anna Gates
Kindly reply to my private e-mail account: OR

Congratulations. I wish to inform you that your name has been shortlisted under category 'A' payment schedule of United Nations compensation valued $5.5m.(Five Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) as one of the victims scammed by African Internet Fraudsters known as Advance Fee Frauds.

You are entitled to receive the above quoted sum as part of the promises made by the Head of States of African Union in order to redeem the image of African Nations which have been bastardised by these cone men who are now all over the world as creative measure is being put in place to stop their activities.

Therefore, we deemed it necessary that you forward to us urgently the required information below for the processing of your payment. First Name;................................... Last Name;.................................... Office/Residential Address Nationality;....................................... Home Tel;.......................................... Mobile Phone;....................................

Upon the receipt of the above information, we shall recommend your payment file to the appropriate body for immediate release of the fund.

Best Regards,
Amb. Jubrin A. Chinade
Special Envoy to the United Nations on Financial Matters in Africa.

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