Archive for the ‘Nigerian Money Scams’ Category

A new one — and fairly good, to boot

From: Barrister Roy Smith Chambers London/England,

Dear Friend,

This letter is not intended to cause any embarrassment in whatever form, rather it is intended to contact your esteemed self, following the knowledge of your high repute and trustworthiness. Firstly, I must solicit your confidentiality. I know that a proposal of this magnitude will make anyone apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that it is made in good faith and will be of mutual benefit.

I am Barrister Roy Smith from England, the personal attorney to Mr. Kenneth, herein after referred to as my client, a national of your country, who used to work with Shell Petroleum Development Company in England. My client and his entire family were involved in a fatal motor accident, which unfortunately claimed their lives, along the express road, sparing none of the occupants of the vehicle. I have since then made several enquiries to your Embassy, in a bid to locate any relation of my late client, and these efforts of mine have not been productive. I came across your name during my search which is why I have contacted you to assist me in securing the money and property left behind by my client before they are declared as unclaimed and unserviceable by the Natwest Bank London where the have been lodged for safekeeping by the British Government .

I am particularly interested in securing this contract fund balance with Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF), totaling Thirty Million United States Dollar (USD30M). This is because the said Bank has issued a notice to me, unequivocally instructing me to produce the Next of Kin to the said account within the next fourteen official working days, or have the account confiscated. Considering my lack of success in my bid to locate his relatives for over two years, I solicit your consent to enable me produce you as the Next of Kin to my deceased client, since you both bear the same last name. The funds will then be transferred to you as the beneficiary and shared according to a proposed sharing pattern /ratio of 60:40 i.e. 60% for me and 40% for you. I will provide all the necessary and legally obtained documents to back up any claim we make regarding this
process, and will just require your understanding and cooperation to enable us achieve success within a legitimate arrangement, eliminating any liability resulting

My direct contacts have been provided; use same accordingly for effective communication. You can as well forward to me your Tel/Fax number immediately for more clarification on my late client.

Thank you.

Best Regards,
Barrister Roy Smith.

Your English is stilted for a barrister. You should try that again.

Also, there’s no such thing as a British “Federal Ministry of Finance”; most “Federal Ministries of Finance” are in African countries. As are you, I suspect.

Next time, do a little better research into which agency handles escheat in Great Britain. And stop referring to yourself as “from England”; the proper term is “from Great Britain” or just “from London”.

BTW, soliciting fraud is illegal, even if you are doing it via the internet across international borders — as an “English barrister”, you know that, and would be subjecting yourself to revocation of your license, being thrown in prison, etc.

Hence the whole thing is poppycock — although it’s pretty entertaining.

Sphere: Related Content

My Latest Scam-appeal : The Tear Jerker

Yossi Mpesi wrote:

My name is Yossi Mpesi, I am young boy of 16yrs old.  I lost my parents in different occassions and my only sister to the war in Congo where my father owned a diamond/gold mine. I am lucky that I was able to flee to this place here in Cote d’Ivoire by good grace my life. I am sure you are aware of the on going event in my congo due to the ethnic clash being experienced of this crisis situation. I am presently staying in a residence lodging apartment here in Cote d’Ivoire.

I would like to appeal to you confidentialy to assist me concerning my late father’s Fund which he deposited in a financial firm, he has the sum of nine million, two hundred and ten thousand Euro(Ђ9.210,000). I want to move out from here because of the my wicked stepmother who plotted with the rebels that killed my father and will stop at nothing to hunt my life except if i flee since my father own a diamond/gold mine.

So please i want to know you better. I am willing to offer you 921,000euro for your assistance after the successful transfer of this money for investment; I have plans to do investment in your country, like real estate, industrial production or any other lucrative investment you bring to my notice in your country.

If you are willing to help me please indicate in your next mail and let me know so that I can mail to you. Let me have your private telephone number & address so that i can communicate with you at any time for more details.



Wow. Bummer. How can I help? — Henry

If he replies, I’ll keep you posted.

Sphere: Related Content

Nigerian Scam: Spain gets into the act

Wow, must be my lucky day to get two of these in a row. This one’s semi-original, but more of the same:

I  am Mr B Marshall, Senior Staff, with a Bank here in Madrid-
Spain. I got your contact while searching for a reliable someone
to contact for this transaction in regards to a business transfer
for a huge sum of money in a dormant account. I need your
assistance to transfer to overseas Nine Million, Five Hundred
and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars Only (US$9,550.000.00).

I am seeking your humble assistance to provide either an existing
bank account or set up a new Bank account to receive this fund,
even an empty account can serve this purpose, or you help to
seek an honest and, reliable businessman who can assist us. Though
I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one
apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that this
transaction is being handled by me and my colleagues, who are
also departmental heads in the same bank. 

During the course of our audit ing we discovered a floating
fund in a domiciliary account opened in the bank in 2000 and since
2004 nobody has operated on this account, after going through some
old files in the records we discovered that the owner of the
account who is a foreigner died in Madrid Bombing of 11th of March
2004, without any traceable next of kin hence the dormant nature
of the account and if nobody come to claim this funds it will be
re- channel to government coffers as unclaimed funds.

If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue
advantage of th e trust I have bestowed in you,
I await your swift response via my personal
mail : (


Sphere: Related Content

Nigerian Scam: The Netherlands Lottery

Gonna start posting various Nigerian Money Scams that I receive via email. There are many variations, and I think one more exposure of them is just what the doctor ordered.

Don’t let your friends or family even consider communicating with these crooks, under any circumstances.

Here’s one I just received:


Batch No.998/7890/543
Ref No.512/333/765
Ticket/Series No.SPL77734
Amount Won: $2,000,000.00 USD


Upon the conclusion of our recent e-lottery draws, your email address was
selected from an exclusive list of 150,000 email addresses
generated from an internet resource database.

You are therefore to receive a cash prize of $2,000,000.00. (Two Million
United States Dollars).

To file for the processing of your prize sum payment, you are advised to
contact our Certified and Accredited claims agent for category "A"
winners with the information below:

You are advice to provide him with the following information and a copy of
your international passport or driver's license via email
attachment or by fax for vetting process which is a standard practice just
to ensure that we are dealing with the right individual.

Telephone/Fax number:
Identification I D:

NOTE: Ensure to quote your Reference Numbers in all your communication with
your claims agent. All winnings must be claimed not later than 7
days, thereafter unclaimed funds would be included in the next stake.
Remember to quote your reference information in all correspondence.

Yours Sincerely,
Lottory  Co-ordinator

Sphere: Related Content

    follow me on Twitter

    Previous Drivel
    Stuff and Such

    Bad Behavior has blocked 66076 access attempts in the last 7 days.