Archive for the ‘Nigerian Money Scams’ Category
Just got this doozy in the Junk Email box — pretty classic, figured I would put it out there. Remember, kids, no one is going to give you a commission to “bring their money” into the US. No one. At least this letter doesn’t try to appeal to my Christian goodness or whatnot.
This one was also fun since it wasn’t addressed to me but to “undisclosed recipients”; a sloppy way of letting you know they are spamming entire continents with just one email.
From Miss Hasana Mohammad.
Country: Cote D’Ivoire.
City: Abidjan Ivoire Coast.
Dear with profound respect and humble submission, and I beg to state the following few lines for your kind consideration, I hope you will spare some of your valuable minutes to read the following appeal with sympathetic mind. I must confess that it is with great hopes, joy and enthusiasm that I write you this mail which I know and believe by the faith that it must surely find you in good condition of health. My name is Miss Hasana Mohammad, I am the only Daughter of my late parents Mr.and Mrs Hasana Mohammad. My father was a highly reputable business magnet who operated in the capital of Ivory coast during his days.
It is sad to say that he passed away mysteriously in France during one of his business trips abroad on the 20th May 2008. Though his sudden death was linked or rather suspected to have been masterminded by an uncle of mine who travelled with him at that time. But Allah knows the truth! My mother died when I was just 6yrs old, and since then my father took me so special.
Before the death of my father on May 2008, he called me and informed me that he has the sum of Six Million, Five Hundred thousand United State Dollars.(USD$6,500,000.00) he deposited in a private Bank here in Abidjan Cote D’Ivoire. He told me that he deposited the money in my name, and also gave me all the necessary legal documents regarding to this deposit with the Bank.
I am just 21 years old and a university undergraduate and really don’t know what to do. Now I want an honest and Allah fearing partner overseas who I can transfer this money with his assistance and after the transaction I will come and reside permanently in your country till such a time that it will be convinient for me to return back home if I so desire. This is because I have suffered a lot of set backs as a result of incessant political crisis here in Ivory coast. The death of my father actually brought sorrow to my life. I also want to invest the fund under your care because I am ignorant of business world.
I am in a sincere desire of your humble assistance in this regards. Your suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded. Now permit me to ask these few questions:
1. Can you honestly help me from your heart?
2. Can I completely trust you?
3. What percentage of the total amount in question will be good for you after the fund has being transfeered to your account and i come over to meet you ?
Please, consider this and get back to me as soon as possible. Immedaitely I confirm your willingness, I will send to you my Picture and also inform you more details involved in this matter.
Anticipating hearing from you soon.
Thanks and may Allah bless you for your concern to help an orphan like me.
Miss Hasana Mohammad
What do you think, should I write back to her, and perhaps sign the email “Undisclosed recipient”?
Most Nigerian money scam emails contain nonsense names, fictional details, but this one actually has a little ring of reality to it:
I am Dora Baciro Dabo a 24 years old daughter of the late Baciro Dabo, i write to plead with you to be my trustee and guardian for a handsome reward, as the bank has asked me to provide somebody who will stand as my trustee to enable them release my inheritance worth ($3,200,000.00) which was left for me by my father, late Baciro Dabo, the former Territorial Administration Minister and the presidential aspirant in Guinea-Bissau who was brutally killed on Friday 5Th June 2009, iam ready to give you %30 of the total sum if accepted, please get back to me for more information on this proposal.
Dora Baciro Dabo
Turns out there really was a Presidential candidate, killed on June 5th, 2009, by the name of Baciro Dabo. Nicely done, whoever you are; you may actually score some sucker with your stinking lies.
Here’s a new twist on the Nigerian bank scam email, this time tugging at one’s sympathy AND one’s desire to do something charitable:
Hello. My name is Mubaraq Ahmed, an Oil & Gas merchant in U.A.E. I’av been diagnosed with prostate and esophageal Cancer that was discovered very late due to my laxity in caring for my health. It has defiled all form of medicine and right now, I have only about a few days to live according to medical experts; I need your help in distributing my funds to charities as I have no family.if you can help me you will take 20% out of the funds and give 80% to the local charities of your choice. If you can help respond back to me on my private email: firstname.lastname@example.org Regards, Mubaraq Ahmed
Of course, what’s stopping him from just giving the money directly, himself, perhaps in his own country, is beyond me. Will wonders never cease?
This just in from email@example.com
My Name is Mrs. Sabina Johnson,I am a retired Auditor With Shell Development Oil Company on location, type and estimation on how much it will cost to establish a three star hotel, either by outright purchase, or already existing but dilapidated one and renovate or setting up a new one entirely or real estate and industrial production.. I write to inform you of my intention to invest in a Hotel or any other business in your country and to request you to assists me in carrying out the
If you sincerely ready to assist me for the investment,I will give you the power of attorney to manage the investment on my behalf, Pending on when we will get a good site for the investment. I have (US$15,000,000.00) that I deposited in a Finance company in China mainland for this project.I am willing to give you 20% of the funds while the remaining 80% will be for my investment in your country.I will like you to provide me with more information about yourself e.g
Mrs. Sabina Johnson
I am in hospital now for knee injury operation, as a result of my old age but I have been assured by my doctor that I will be fine soon. Please do let me know if you are capable of handling all these. I will be expecting your reply as soon as possible.
Thanks and best regards.
Yeah, a retired auditor. Thanks for making CPA’s look good, Sabina (or Bob, or Mtutse, whatever your name actually is)….but still, great English for a Shell auditor — I especially like the touch where you call yourself Mrs. Sabina Johnson — because, after all, that’s modern usage. I often end my emails with Mr. Henry Jennings, doesn’t everyone?
I don’t think I’ll even bother to answer this one.
Good day, My name is Mr. Song Li, I work with the Hang Seng Bank,I have a business proposal in the tune of $19.5m to be transferred to an Offshore account with your assistance if you are interested.
Send me the following:
Private phone number,
Current residential address,
Finally after that I shall provide you with more details, my
Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Song Li Le.