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Farewell, urgent, misspelled appeals: Nigerian email scam dying off

Daniel Ray

Farewell, noble scion of a Libyan oil fortune; I shall miss your misspellings. Adieu, widowed princess of a diamond-producing country with troubled politics and tortured syntax.

For decades, I have enjoyed (and destroyed) your urgent entreaties to rescue you, your relatives and your vast, somewhat shady fortune. I always thought it odd that I could be of service only if I would give you my bank account information, but no matter anymore.

Nigerian email scam dying off

A scam, known today as the Nigerian or 419 scam, is going away.

So says the Federal Trade Commission, which again this year has published its list of biggest consumer complaints.

I learned it this week by reading our story about the Federal Trade Commission’s list of top scams. The final sentence caught my eye. It notes:

[O]ne popular scam from prior years seems to be dying out, or is at least complained about less: Complaints in the category “Nigerian/Other Foreign Money Offers” fell by half in two years, to just 7,800 in 2012.

You’ve probably seen examples of the scam yourself. There are many variations, but they begin with a foreign citizen reaching out to seek help, and offering a vast sum in exchange. Victims who get caught up in the scam are lured into by fantastical tales and by the promise of riches, and are enticed into giving up their own account information or cash in a vain effort to pry loose the foreigner’s nonexistent fortune.

Today it’s called the Nigerian scam, because a cluster of scammers persistently operate there, or the 419 scam after the fraud section in Nigerian law. But its origins go way back. In the 1800s, Americans would receive a letter, ostensibly from a foreign national in trouble, The New York Times noted in its March 1898 story, “The ‘Spanish Prisoner’ and Buried Treasure Bait Again Being Offered to Unwary Americans.” Note the word “again” in the headline — even in the 19th century, the scam was old hat.

The Times’ account notes that a typical scam letter includes:

“… a word misspelled here and there, and an occasional foreign idiom. The writer is always in jail because of some political offense. He always has some large sum of money hid, and is invariably anxious that it should be recovered and used to take care of his young and helpless daughter by some honest man …”

Sound familiar?

It is also a scam I’m well familiar with. As an assistant city editor at the Miami Herald’s Broward bureau in the pre-Internet days, one of my duties was to sort through the tall stack of faxes. I’d keep the potentially newsworthy and discard the chaff — which in those days consisted mostly of car-lot ads and mortgage come-ons. In with them were mixed occasional and obviously phony (to me, anyway) solicitations from rich grieving widows of foreign potentates.

While I’m being flippant about the scam, I know it has caused great harm to individual victims, whose good sense was overcome by greed. Possibly worse, it tarnished the reputation of a nation. What’s an honest Nigerian to do?

Still, I confess to a pang of regret that this one is going away. I got a smile out of the creative fictions, the travelogue element and how they lightly tickled my greed bone. Others took it further than my detached amusement, and actually engaged the scammers in a scam of their own. The website 419eater.com chronicles the exploits of “scambaiters” who turn the tables on the scammers. The “victims” play along, feigning gullibility and dangling money but adding a twist: They invent complicated tales of their own, detailing why they’ll send over the money, but only after the scammer proves his worthiness by sending something to the “victim” first. Say, a photograph. Oh, and make sure the picture shows you wearing a fish on your head. Or holding up a sign reading, “I urgently need a Cialis.”

As I shifted from a paper-based journalist to an online one, the scam followed. For my own amusement, I kept a trove of the best (worst?) examples, some of which I will post below. If you have an email address, you’ve probably seen similar ones, too. Email technology made it easy to blast the scams worldwide. While that may have initially boosted the take, I suspect that the fact that everyone has seen the scam means more of us have been inoculated against it.

I know I may be premature in celebrating the demise of the scam. It has survived the transition from hand-written letter to fax to email, and may surface again on a new technological platform. So if your iPhone 5’s Siri voice suddenly affects a foreign accent and tells you it has an urgent matter of importance regarding a fortune in Bitcoins …

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  • Dan Ray

    DEAR ONE,
    WITHOUT ANY DOUBT I KNOW THAT THIS MAIL MAY COME TO YOU AS A SURPRISE BUT IT IS BORNE OUT OF GENUIE NEED FOR URGENT ASSISTANCE.
    I AM MISS PEGGY FORD THE DAUGHTER OF FORMER FINANCE DIRECTOR OF ZIMBABWE FORMER MR TERRY FORD, WHO WAS ASSASINATED BY THE REBEL FORCES AFTER THE LAST GENERAL ELECTIONS IN MY COUNTRY WHERE THE INCUMBENT PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE, BEFORE MY FATHER DIED,HE GAVE OUR MOTHER A DEPOSIT CRTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT MEANT FOR A SECRET DEPOSIT FOR THE SUM OF 15,000,000.00 MILLION.
    MY MOTHER WHO LATER DIED OF HYPERTENSION SIX MONTHS AFTER THE DEATH OF MY FATHER,ON HER SICK BED TOLD ME TO COLLECT THE DOCUMENTS AND PRESENT THEM TO THE FIRM IF SHE EVENTUALLY DIES AND ENSURE THAT I SOURCE FOR A TRUSTED
    AND RELIABLE FOREIGNER PARTNER TO ASSIST US RETRIVE THE MONEY FROM FIRM TO HIS OR HER COUNTRY ABROAD AFTER WHICH I AND MY YOUNGER BROTHER PRINCE WILL JOIN THE PERSON FOR THE INVESTMENT OF THE MONEY IN GOOD BUSINESS AND FOR MY YOUNGER BROTHER TO CONTINUE HIS EDUCATION.
    THIS WAS THE INTENTION OF MY FATHER BEFORE HE DIED. I HAVE PRESENTED THE DOCUMENTS TO THE FIRM AND THEY ARE AWAITING FOR THE FOREIGN PARTNER OF OUR LATE FATHER DETAILS ADDRRESS.THIS IS ALSO IN LINE WITH THE AGREEMENT MY LATE FATHER ENTERED INTO WITH THE FIRM AT THE TIME OF DEPOSIT THAT THE DEPOSIT WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO ADDRESS OF THE BENEFICIARY WHOSE NAME HE DID NOT DISCLOSE TO THE FIRM. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE AN CONTACT DETAILS WHERE WE WILL SUBMIT TO THEM.
    YOU WILL ALSO BE IN CUSTODY OF THE MONEY PENDING WHEN I AND MY BROTHER PRINCE WILL JOIN FOR THE INVESTMENT IN GOOD BUSINESS AND FOR PRINCE TO CONTINUE HIS EDUCATION.
    YOU WILL HAVE 10% OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT AND ALSO 40% SHARE OF THE BUSINESS WILL BE YOUR OWN.
    PLEASE DO NOT EXPOSE THIS TRANSACTION AS THERE ARE A LOT OF BAD THINGS HAPPENNING IN THE WORLD NOW.WE TRUST AND HOPE THAT YOU WILL NOT SIZE THE MONEY WHEN IT IS TRANSFERRED TO YOUR COUNTRY BEFORE WE JOIN YOU IN YOUR COUNTRY.
    GOD WILL BLESS YOU FOR ASSISTING US.
    BEST REGARDS
    PEGGY AND PRINCE FORD

  • Dan Ray

    Dearest One,
    It is my pleasure to contact you, i know my
    message will come to you as a surprise.I am Nina, the only child of
    MR Careme Konal My late father deposited 6.5millon dollars in finance
    company hear in Cote d’lvory, before he die, for on-word transfer aborad
    through diplomatic cargo for investment purpose,
    This is an a confidential matter to be delt with carefulness to enable
    us understand more better with the fund to be a benefit to every one, Or
    if it can’nt be possible for the trip here, We can negotiate at any
    nearby country to come with this fund with all proves as a withness for
    the vital truth behind the stories and with the fund.If you are willing
    to assist me send to me your full datas or your informations so that i will submit it to the
    finance company for them to contact you. for more details you need to konw,
    Thanks
    From Miss Nina Konal

  • Dan Ray

    Good day,
    It’s my pleasure to contact you for a business venture which I intend
    to establish in your country. Though I have not met with you before
    but I believe, one has to risk confiding in someone to succeed
    sometimes in life. There is this amount of Two Million Five hundred US
    Dollars ($2,500.000.00) my late father deposited in a financial
    institutions, which he wanted to used for his political ambitions
    before he was assassinated by his opponents.
    I’ve now decided to invest this money in anywhere safe enough for
    security reasons. I am soliciting for your assistance to help me to
    secure this fund to your holding on my behalf and will assist me in
    investing this fund in any lucrative business. I will like to invest
    part of the money into these three investment but, if there is any
    other business that is better than what I am suggesting, I will be
    very glad to follow your advice.
    1). Real estate
    2). The transport industry
    3). Hotels management
    You shall be entitled to a significant portion of the fund for your
    input so if you can be of an assistance to me I will be pleased to
    offer you 20% of the total fund while the balance will be invested by
    you. I await your soonest response, if you’re interested in helping me
    out and thanks for your anticipating co-operation.
    Respectfully yours,
    Danyla Otokore.

  • Dan Ray

    assist
    I want you to partner with me inorder to finish a transaction worth twenty million US dollars from my bank here in hong kong(Heng seng)to your country.
    Your share would be 40% of the mentioned amount above.If you are willing,then contact by return e-mail for instructions :accountofficier@XXXXXXXXXXXXX.com

  • Dan Ray

    Good day,
    My name is Mrs. Fardiyah Zaini, I am a dying woman who had decided to donate what I have to the Charities. I am 49 years old and was diagnosed for cancer about two years ago, immediately after the death of my husband,. I have been touched by God to donate from what I have inherited from my late husband for the good work of God, rather than allow his relatives to use my husband’s hard earned funds ungodly.
    As I lay on my sick bed, I want you to help me in carrying out my last wish on earth which will be very profitable to you. i want to WILL a total sum of $5.6million USD to you which I want you to distribute part of it to any charity home for me, please for further information contact me ASAP.
    Regards,
    Mrs.Fardiyah Zaini

  • Dan Ray

    MALIK HOUSE/LAW CHAMBERS
    233 Bethnal Green Road
    LONDON
    E2 6AB
    Attn:
    Your e-mail address came up in a random draw conducted by our law firm, Malik
    Law Chambers London.
    My name is Malik Hamid Mohammad (Esq.). A personal attorney to our late client
    Mr. ABDUL ADAM who worked for an oil firm in Malaysia. Mr. ABDUL ADAM a well
    known Philanthropist, before he died, he made a Will in our law firm stating
    that One Million, Two Hundred Thousand British Pond-Stealing should be donated
    to Ten Philanthropist each.
    We have made a random draw and your name and e-mail address was picked as the
    beneficiary to this Will. I am particularly interested in securing this money
    from the Bank, because they have issued a notice instructing us to produce th
    e beneficiary of this Will within two weeks which happens that you are involve
    d or else the money will be credited to the Government treasury as per law her
    e.
    It is my utmost desire to execute the Will of our late client. You are require
    d to contact me immediately to start the process of transferring this money to
    any of your designated local account. I urge you to contact me immediately fo
    r further details bearing in mind that the Bank has given us a date limit.
    CONGRATULATIONS
    Regards,
    barmalikmohamad@live.com
    Barrister Malik Hamid Mohammad [Esq.].
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  • Dan Ray

    Goodday Dear,
    With Due respect I humbly write to solicit for your partnership and assistance in the transfer and investment of my inheritance fund USD$17.5M (seventheen million five hundred thousand unted state dollars) from my late father who died mysteriously last December.
    It was very evident that he was poisoned to death. In my culture, when a man dies, if he does not have a male child, the brothers shares his property leaving both the wife and the daughters empty handed including the house they live in. This is the exact case with me as I am the only daughter of my father. I lost my mother when I was barely a year old and my father refused to re-marry another wife because he felt solely responsible for my mother’s death.
    This is so because he concentrated much on his businesses that he rarely pays attention to
    domestic affairs. He was always travelling taking care of his businesses that he did not notice when my mother took ill. He thought it was a minor illness and was ignorant of this. My mother on her own resorted to self-medication. It was not until the illness degenerated that my father took my mother to hospital where she was diagnosed to find out that hypatitis had eaten deep into her blood stream. She didn’t last long before she died. This happened when I was barely a year old. Based on this, my father could not forgive himself easily because of it and said he was responsible for her death as he could have saved her if only he had paid attention to the things at home rather than concentrating much on his businesses.
    Despite all entreaties by friends and relatives, he refused to remarry but ensured that I had everything that I wanted. It was as a result of this that he made me the next of kin to his fund deposit with the bank and stated that in the event of any eventuality, I should have a direct access to the fund only when I am 24 years of age otherwise, I should have a guardian/partner intercede on my behalf for the release of the funds to me. Unfortunately, he died late last year and I am 20 years of age currently. This is why I have contacted you to serve as a guardian to me and as my foreign partner for the transfer and investment of the fund overseas My uncles does not know about the fund because they had already taken my father’s houses and other properties because I am a girl and they said I do not have rights for any property. They have requested to have my father’s bank papers but I simply told them that I do not know where he kept them. The younger brother took the house in the village while the houses in the town were sold out they shared the proceed they got from the sale. Right now, I am with a friend of mine and do sincerely want to travel out of my country. This can only happen when I have secured the release and transfer of the funds in the bank.
    This why it is important that we have a plan on the type of lucrative business that we can invest the funds on.
    I had at various times had discussions with the director of international remittance unit of the bank where my father deposited the funds and I was assured that once, I have someone who would be willing to receive the funds on my behalf, they shall commence all proceedings to effect the release and transfer of the funds into the person’s designated account. Now, that you have signified your interest to partner with me, it would only be very necessary if you contact the bank and request for the release and transfer of my inheritance fund into your nominated account for the purpose of investment and to further have me come over to your country to continue with my studies.
    I shall be giving you the bank’s contact details as soon as I hear back from you so that you will go ahead and contact the bank. And i am here with the documents that my father use druing the deposite of the money so as soon as you show your interest i will send it to you for the sefty of those documents.
    Your urgent response will be appreciated, please email me directly,
    Talk to you the more.
    Sincerely,
    Shermila Musa

  • Dan Ray

    Greetings.
    As you read this, don’t feel sorry for me,because it is the destiny of
    everyman to die someday. I am Benedicto Manu a naturalised Briton by birth
    and a business merchant based in the United Kingdom. I have been diagnosed
    with Oesophageal cancer.
    It has defiled all forms of medical treatment, and right now I have only
    about a few months to live, according to medical experts. I regret that I
    have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for
    anyone (not even myself), but my trade. Though I am very well to do, I was
    never open handed; I was always hostile to people and regarded them like
    they never had hopes of becoming as successful as myself. Now I know that
    there is a lot more to life than just prosperity.
    I believe that when I am given a second chance to come to this world, I
    would live my life a different way from how I have lived it. Now that death
    is eminent, I have willed and given most of my belonging to immediate and
    extended family members, as well as a few close friends. I want God to be
    merciful to me and accept my soul. Hence I have decided to support charity
    work; this is what i want to be remembered for. So far, I have been able to
    reach out to a few charity organizations in the Singapore, Algeria and
    Malaysia. Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this
    myself anymore.
    I once asked members of my family to aid me in giving of alms to those
    organizations catering for the less Privileged in Bulgaria and Pakistan;
    they refused and kept the resources to themselves. Hence, I do not trust
    them anymore, as they seem not to be contempt with what I have left for
    them.
    The last of my belonging which no one knows of, is the deposit of Eighteen
    Million US dollars ($18,000,000.00) that I have in a safe keeping company
    abroad, which I will want you to secure and bestow to charity organizations.
    Please endeavour to reply me via benedictomanu@yahoo.com
    For your time and devotion, I have set aside a tenth of this for you.
    May the good lord be with you.
    Mr.Benedicto Manu

  • Dan Ray

    Mrs. Tina Q. Rafer
    Email: qwinrafer@myway.com
    Hello Dear,
    My name is Mrs.Tina Q. Rafer, I am a dying woman who have decided to
    donate
    what I have to you/ church. I am 59 years old and I was diagnosed for
    cancer for about 2 years ago, immediately after the death of my
    husband,
    who has left me everything he worked for.
    I have been touched by God to donate from what I have inherited from my
    late husband to you for the good work of God, rather than allow my
    relatives to use my husband hard earned funds ungodly. Please pray that
    the
    good Lord forgive me my sins. I have asked God to forgive me and I
    believe
    he has because He is a mercifu l God. I will be going in for an
    operation in
    less than one hour.
    I decided to WILL/donate the sum of $12,500,000 (twelve million five
    hundred
    thousand dollars) to you for the good work of the lord, and also to
    help
    the motherless and less privilege and also for the assistance of the
    widows.
    At the moment I cannot take any telephone calls right now due to the
    fact
    that my relatives are around me and my health status. I have adjusted
    my
    WILL and my lawyer is aware I have changed my will you and he will
    arrange
    the transfer of the funds from my account to you.
    I wish you all the best and may the good Lord bless you abundantly, and
    please use the funds well and always extend the good work to others.
    Contact my lawyer (Barrister Parker Brown) with this specified email:
    Pkbrownesq@netscape.net and tell him that I have WILLED ( $12,500,000.00) to
    you and I have also notified him that I am WILLING that amount to you
    for a
    specific and good work. I know I don?t know you but I have been
    directed to
    do this. Thanks and God bless.
    NB: I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until
    the
    task is accomplished as I don’t want anything that will jeopardize my
    last
    wish. And Also I will be contacting with you by email as I don’t want
    my
    relation or anybody to know because they are always around me.
    Regards,
    Mrs.Tina Q. Rafer
    Happy moments,praise God.
    Difficult moments,seek God.
    Quiet moments,worship God.
    Painful moments,trust God.
    Every moment,thank God.”

  • Dan Ray

    Hello Dear, Good day to you and how are you doing overthere in your country hope fine,as for me i am cool here.Let me start by introducing myself to you My name is Laura Addison from Ivory Coast in west Africa and presently I am residing as a refugee here in Dakar Senegal as a result of the civil war going on in my country.My late father Dr Nelson Addison was a well know diamond dearler my late beloved father made this money through Diamond Export before the rebels attacked my house one early morning killing my mother and my father.It is only me that is alive now and I managed to make my way to near by country Senegal where the united nations have refugee camp in west Africa. Dear, thing are very bad for me here in the refugee camp where i am living today.I was first year student in the university studing law before the ungly incident that killed my parents that put me in this horrible place i found myself toady.This place is like a prison as we are only allowed to go out on mondays and friday of the week as given by the united nations camp rules and regulation here in Senegal. I thank God for the pastor of christ the king church located in the camp where i send and recieve emails but i can not be able to chat with you as we are only given ten minutes to check our mails,as i am using the computer there are so many refuge here who wants to use the computer.My dear i will like you to help me come over to meet with you in your country for a better life as my health is going down daily here due to the poor condiction of the camp where i am living. My dear please there is one other thing i will like you to do for me as i need some body who will assist me due to my refugee status here in Senegal.Before the death of my father,he deposted a sum of 3.7 millon dollars in one of the leading banks in Europe which my name appears as the next of kin.Already i have informed the bank about my plans to claim this money but the bank told me to look for a foreign partner who will assist me in the claim due to my refugee status here in Senegal.As a refugee i dont have a direct claim over the money but can only have it through an appointed representative. Please my dear i will like you to help me in claiming this money so that i can come over to meet with you for a better life.My dear i will like to know your willingness to assist me in this claim so that i can give your the full contact of the bank for you to contact them for verification and confirmation. I will however i apprecaited if you can call me with this telephone number +221-773-757-397 in the church office located in the refugee camp so that i can tell you more about what i am going through.When you call,please tell Rev Charles Thomas that you want to speak with me so that he will send for me from the females hostel to talk with you. God bless you as you help me out from here, Yours, Laura.

  • Dan Ray

    DEAR FRIEND,
    I am Mr.peter wong Executive Director of the Hang Seng
    Bank Ltd, Hong kong.An Iraqi named Besem Faruak,
    a business man made a numbered fixed deposit of
    (126,336,8299.38 hk) for 18 calendar months, this is
    valued to Eigth milion United State Dollars only in
    my branch.
    Upon maturity several notice was sent to him, even
    during the war,four years ago (2004). Again after the
    war another notification was sent and
    still no response came from him. We later found out
    that Besem Faruak, and his family had been killed
    during the war in Gunfire that hit their
    home at Mukaradeeb where his personal oil well was.
    After further investigation it was also discovered
    that Besem Faruak,
    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 we was
    at my office that no one except me knew of his
    deposit in my bank. So, Eigth milion United State
    Dollars is still lying
    in my bank and no one will ever come forward to
    claim it. What bothers me is that according to the
    laws of my country
    at the expiration five years six months the funds will
    revert to the ownership of the hong kong Government if
    nobody
    applies to claim the funds.
    My proposal, I am prepared to place you as the next of
    kin in a position to instruct HANG SENG BANK to
    release the deposit to you as the closest
    surviving relation. Upon receipt of the deposit, I am
    prepared to share the money with you in half. That is:
    I will simply nominate you as the
    next of kin and have them release the deposit to
    you. We share the procentange50/50.
    I would have gone ahead to ask the funds be released
    to me, but that would have drawn a straight line in
    my involvement in claiming the
    deposit.I assure you that I could have the deposit
    released to you within a few days.
    I will simply inform the bank of the final closing
    of the file relating to Besem Faruak, I will then
    officially communicate with my
    Bank and instruct them to release the deposit to
    you. With these: all is done.
    I am aware of the consequences of this
    proposal.should be interested in executing this with
    me;
    indicate your interest by sending me the following:
    1. YOUR NAME
    2. YOUR RESIDENT ADDRESS
    3. YOUR OCCUPATION
    4. YOUR PHONE NUMBER
    5. DATE OF BIRTH
    6. COUNTRY OF RESIDENT
    Your response with the requested information should be
    sent to reach me at my personal email address below:
    peter_wong016@yahoo.com.hk
    I shall then provide you with more details on this
    operation when I hear from you.
    Sincerely,
    Mr.peter wong

  • Dan Ray

    Hello My Dear Friend,
    My name is Ms. Florence Walker I am a dying woman who have decided to
    donate what I have to you/ churches. I am 61 years old and I was diagnosed
    for cancer for about 2 years ago, immediately after the death of my husband,
    who has left me everything he worked for.
    I have been touched by God to donate from what I have inherited from my
    late husband to you for the good work of God, rather than allow my relatives
    to use my husband hard earned funds ungodly. Please pray that the good Lord
    forgive me my sins. I have asked God to forgive me and I believe he has
    because He is a merciful God. I will be going in for an operation in less
    than one hour.
    I decided to WILL/donate the sum of US$6,500,000 (Six Million, Five Hundred
    Thousand US Dollars Only) to you for the good work of the lord, and also to
    help the motherless and less privilege and also for the assistance of the
    widows.
    At the moment I cannot take any telephone calls right now due to the fact
    that my relatives are around me and my health status. I have adjusted my
    WILL and my lawyer is aware I have changed my will and he will arrange the
    transfer of the funds from my account to you. But this fund is with a legal
    mandate with an irrevocable comprehensive insurance cover, as a security
    measure against my husband relatives. I wish you all the best and may the
    good Lord bless you abundantly, and please use the funds well and always
    extend the good work to others.
    Contact my lawyer with this specified Email Address: –
    {james.a.s.associate@live.com} and tell him that I have WILLED US$6,500,000
    (Six Million, Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars Only) to you by quoting my
    personal reference number JA/EG/WILL/779914131209 and I have also notified
    him that I am WILLING that amount to you for a specific and good work. I
    know I don’t know you but I have been directed by God to do this. Thanks and
    God bless.
    NB: I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until the
    task is accomplished as I don’t want anything that will jeopardize my last
    wish. And Also I will be contacting with you by email as I don’t want my
    relation or anybody to know because they are always around me.
    Best Regards,
    Ms. Florence Walker.

  • Dan Ray

    FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
    COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN PAYMENT
    (RESOLUTION PANEL ON CONTRACT PAYMENT)
    ATM PAYMENT DEPARTMENT
    IKOYI-LAGOS NIGERIA
    Urgent Beneficiary,
    This is to officially inform you that we have verified your inheritance file and found out that why you have not received your payment is because you have not fulfilled the obligations given to you in respect of your inheritance payment.
    Secondly we have been informed that you are still dealing with the none officials in the bank your entire attempt to secure the release of the fund to you. We wish to advise you that such an illegal act like these have to stop if you wish to receive your payment this week since we have decided to bring a solution to your problem. Right now we have arranged your payment through our swift card payment center Asia pacific that is the latest instruction from the NEW PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (GCFR) FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA. AND EFCC NIGERIA As well the INTERPOL and FBI.This card center will send you an ATM CARD which you will use to withdraw your money in any ATM MACHINE in any part of the world, but the maximum is twenty thousand dollars per day, so if you like to receive your fund this way please let us know by contacting the card payment center:
    contact person Dr. DAVID MARK: Please send your reply to this email
    address:
    mark.dr._david@mail.com
    And also send the following information:
    1. Your full name
    2. Phone and fax number
    3. Address were you want them to send the atm card 4. Your age and current occupation 5. Attach copy of your identification
    The ATM CARD PAYMENT CENTER has been mandated to issue out $4,000,000.00 as part payment for this fiscal year 2013. Also for your information, you have to stop any further communication with any other person(s) or
    office(s) to avoid any hitches in receiving your Payment. For oral discussion, call and email me back as soon as you receive this important message for further direction and also update me on any development from the above-mentioned office.
    Note that because of impostors, we hereby issued you our code of conduct, which is (ATM-822) so you have to indicate this code when contacting the card center by using it as your subject.
    Best Regards.
    YOUR PAYMENT AGENT,
    Dr. DAVID MARK
    SENATE PRESIDENT
    (Federal Republic of Nigeria)

  • Dan Ray

    Hello,
    I am Ms. Reem Al-Hashimy Minister of State from United Arab Emirate, I have some fund in an offshore account by my late husband I want you to receive the fund, due to my position in the government, I will give you more details and my profile as I hear from you.
    Best Regard,
    Ms. Reem Al-Hashimy

  • Dan Ray

    Dear
    We wish to notify you again that you were listed as a beneficiary to the total sum of 6,400,000.00GBP (Six million Four hundred thousand British pounds) in the intent of the deceased (name now withheld since this is our second letter to you).We contacted you because you bear the surname identity and therefore you can present as the beneficiary to the inheritance since there is no written will.
    Our legal services aim to provide our private clients with a complete service.
    We are happy to prepare wills, set-up and administer Trusts, carry out the administration of estates and prepare and administer powers Of attorney.
    All the papers will be processed in your acceptance.
    In your acceptance of this deal, we request that you kindly forward to us your letter of acceptance, your current telephone and fax numbers and a forwarding address to enable us file necessary documents at our high court probate division for the release of this sum of money.
    Yours faithfully,
    Zanele Philip
    E-mail: zaphilip01@yahoo.co.jp

  • US Treasury Department

    U.S Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control(OFAC) U.S Treasury Department’s
    1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20220
    Dear Sir/Madam….U.S Treasury Department Payment Notice!!!
    This information is to notify you that your contract inheritance outstanding payment compensation award’ total sum of US$9.9 Million Dollars have been approved in your favor from U.S Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and however, we have received a confirmation advice from the International Monetary Funds External Auditors Committee, World Bank, United Nations Organization and the Federal Reserve Bank of America to release your inheritance unclaimed fund. Moreover, we have scheduled a time frame to settle all foreign debts which includes Grants, Loans, Gambling/Lottery and Unclaimed Money from the Government and other Foreign Payments. In consideration of the above, you have been issued with this Exclusive Reference Number (Y2/BRM-NY/5USXX), Vide Transaction No.: WHA/EUR/202 and Transfer Allocation No.: ZRC/X44/NYC/US, Password: 11911, Pin Code: 05456, Certificate of Merit No: 207, Release Code No: 0176, Telex Confirmation
    No: 992568, Secret Code: XXTN015. Having received these vital payment numbers, you are instantly qualified to receive and confirm your Inheritance outstanding payment compensation award from any of our regional appointed Paying Bank for all the necessary clearance has been made and given from the Federal Reserve Bank of America and International Monetary Funds External Auditors to release the total sum of US$9.9 Million Dollars to your bank account with immediate effect.
    To enable the officer in-charge to proceed with the preliminary arrangements that will enhance the immediate release of your funds. You are hereby advice to contact our payment representative officer Mr.
    Richard Gibson, with your information’s as we stated below for processing of your payment as soon as possible. note, Mr. Richard, will direct/provide you all the payment procedures and instructions on how your fund can be release to your account without delay.
    Payment Representative Officer:
    Mr. Richard Gibson,
    Email: mr.richard141@gmail.com
    1) Full Name:
    2) Full Address/Country:
    3) Your Phone No.
    4) Your Age and Profession:
    5) Copy of any valid Identification:
    6) Your Bank name:
    7) Your Bank Address:
    8) Account name and Number:
    9) ABA/Routing Number:
    10) Swift or Sort Code/IBAN:
    Yours In Services,
    U.S Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)U.S Treasury Department’s
    1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20220
    —————————————————-
    Notice To Recipient: This email (and any attachments) is only intended for the use of the person or entity to which it is addressed, and may contain information that is privileged and confidential. You, the recipient, are obligated to maintain it in a safe, secure and confidential manner.
    Unauthorized re-disclosure or failure to maintain confidentiality may subject you to federal and state penalties. If you are not the recipient, please immediately notify U.S Treasury Department’s by return email, and delete this message from your computer.

  • Ms. Reem Al-Hashimy

    Hello,
    I am Ms. Reem Al-Hashimy Minister of State from United Arab Emirate, I have some fund in an offshore account by my late husband I want you to receive the fund, due to my position in the government, I will give you more details and my profile as I hear from you.
    Best Regard,
    Ms. Reem Al-Hashimy

  • Dan Ray

    Good Day.
    I am sorry for contacting you through this medium without a previous notice; I had to use email because it is an official and more confidential way of making contact with people around the world.
    My name is Richard Tang, I work with the hang seng Bank Hong Kong, I have a business proposition for you involving the sum of
    $24.500.000.00 Million Dollars in my bank which I know we will be of mutual benefit to both of us, If interested mail me at:
    tangrichard@yahoo.cn
    Regards,
    Mr Richard Tang.

  • Mrs. Pamela Williams

    Hello Dear,
    I am Mrs. Pamela Williams from Cote D`Ivoire, currently undergoing medical treatment at the Northern Centre For Cancer Care. My husband died in a car accident over a year ago and we were married with a child who is now 16. When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of $4.5 Million USD Dollars in a private bank here.
    Cote D`Ivoire medical treatment Cancer center
    http://www.jhpiego.org/en/node/1336
    I want a God fearing individual to manager this fund and provide succor to the poor in society and my son who is now 16yrs and too young to handle this matter.
    I have already discussed this matter with my son and we resolved to make available to you 30% of the total fund for your labor and inconvenience.
    Please contact me and let me know if you can be of help as my doctors told me that I could not last for more months due to my cancer and stroke condition. I shall give you all the legal papers so that you would not have any problem undertaking this matter which is completely lawful.
    Best Regards, Mrs. Pamela Williams.

  • mer

    From: Ms. Reem Al-Hashimy (info)
    Sent: Friday, 22 Mar, 2013 5: 24 AM
    To:
    Hello,
    I apologized for contacting you for the first time through email, it is because it serves as the fastest and more convenient way to get to you, I am Reem Al-Hashimy from UAE, I seek your assistance because of my position in the government (U.A.E. Minister of State). Can you please assist me to receive and invest this fund $20 Million ,in your company or any business in your country?. I will give you more details and my profile as I hear from you.
    Best Regard,
    Ms. Reem Al-Hashimy

  • AHMED SANNI

    ATTN;THE BENEFICIARY
    I AM AHMED SANNI, A COMPUTER SCIENTIST WITH CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA.I AM 28YEARS OLD,AND JUST STARTED WORK WITH CBN. I CAME ACROSS YOUR FILE WHICH IS MARKED X AND YOUR RELEASE DISC PAINTED RED, I TOOK TIME TO STUDY IT AND FOUND OUT THAT YOU HAVE PAID VIRTUALLY ALL FEES AND CERTIFICATES BUT THE FUNDS HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED TO YOU.I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT WHAT YOU WENT THROUGH IN RESPECT OF YOUR FUNDS BY SOME UNSCRUPULOUS OFFICIALS HERE IN NIGERIA MADE ME TO CONTACT YOU.
    THE MOST ANNOYING THING IS THAT THEY CAN NOT TELL YOU THE TRUTH.THAT ON NO ACCOUNT WILL THEY EVER RELEASE THIS FUNDS TO YOU INSTEAD THEY LET YOU SPEND MONEY UNNECESSARILY. I DO NOT INTEND TO WORK HERE ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE, I CAN RELEASE THIS FUND TO YOU IF YOU CAN SATISFY ME OF MY SECURITY AND HOW I CAN RUN AWAY FROM NIGERIA IF I DO THIS BECAUSE IF I DON’T,MY LIFE WILL BE AT DANGER.
    PLEASE THIS IS LIKE A MAFIA SETTING IN NIGERIA.YOU MAY NOT UNDERSTAND IT BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT A NIGERIAN. THE ONLY THING I WILL NEED TO RELEASE THIS FUND IS A SPECIAL HARD DISC, WE CALL IT HB2. YOU WILL BUY TWO OF IT AND SEND TO ME TO ENABLE ME RECOPY YOUR INFORMATIONS, DESTROY THE PREVIOUS ONE AND PUNCH THE COMPUTER TO REFLECT IN YOUR BANK ACCOUNT WITHIN 24 BANKING HOURS.I WILL CLEAN UP THE TRACER AND DESTROY YOUR FILE.AFTER WHICH I WILL RUN AWAY FROM NIGERIA TO MEET WITH YOU.IF YOU ARE INTERESTED,DO GET IN TOUCH WITH ME IMMEDIATELY THROUGH MY EMAIL BOX. I WILL LIKE YOU TO RECOMFIRM YOUR PARTICULARS AND BANKING INFORMATIONS SO THAT THERE WON’T BE ANY MISTAKES IN THE TRANSFER.
    I WILL DO IT DIRECTLY TO YOUR ACCOUNT PROVIDED YOU SEND ME THE DISC AND KEEP EVERYTHING SECRET. AWAITING YOUR URGENT RESPONSE.YOU CAN CALL ME ON MY MOTHER’S PHONE NUMBER;234-80-80849644 TODAY BY 10.00PM MY TIME WHEN I MUST HAVE COME BACK FROM WORK FOR MORE DETAILS.
    BEST REGARDS,
    AHMED SANNI.

  • Totocar

    I am sorry to boarder you, please i need your help. I am a member of the last regime in Libya,the new regime almost killed us all so i had to run out of my country to a safe place. I feel i might die any time soon. I need you to help me secure my funds for my children before i die. I shall give you the details when i hear back from you and have them transferred to you for a safe keep & investment.I dont know how long i can hang on. Please Email me now: farrisalsenussi660@yahoo.com.hk

  • Mrs. Juliana Edgar

    Dear Friend ,
    Greetings! I have been waiting for you since to contact me for your Consignment box what of $2.5,000,000.00 Million united state dollars, but I did not hear from you since that time.
    Then I went and deposited the Consignment box with FEDEX COURIER COMPANY, Cotonou , Benin Republic before I traveled out of the country Last three weeks ago.. What you have to do now is to contact the FEDEX COURIER COMPANY as soon as possible to know when they will deliver your CONSIGNMENT.
    For your information, I have paid for the delivering Charge, Insurance premium Certificate Fee of the Consignment box showing that you sealed locked consignment box did not contain drug or meant that ment for to sponsoring Terrorist attack in your Country.So Be advised not to let the company know that you sealed consignment box contains money inside As i registered it with them as Church Materials, Family Valuable Like African Clothes.Reason i rigistered with such iterms is for them not to delay once you contact them for the delivery, I just want to use this medium to thank you very much for your earlier assistance. Besides Im happy to inform you that i have succeeded in transferring my own part of the fund out of my home country Benin republic with the help of a new partner from Tuvalu and is composed of 9 coral atolls along a 360 mile chain in Polynesia.
    They gained independence in 1978, The former Ellice IsLand….. My Dear, Everything was perfectly done because we strike the deal with one of the Lady accountant who work with the REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT OF THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE (FMF) and She rendered a tremendous help to us. I have decided to compensate you with ($2.5,000,000.00 Million united state dollars) which I deposited on your behalf with FedEx Delivery company in a cash box, So feel free to contact FedEx company with this information to Enable them deliver your consignment box to your giving address.
    Company Name: FedEx Courier Company Benin Republic .
    Email: (fedex-cc–541@live.com)
    Director name: Dr.Edward Onopo.
    Telephone: +22998428092.
    Meanwhile, The only money you will send to the FEDEX DELIVERY COMPANY before they will release you sealed locked consignemnt for delivery to you given address is ( $185.00 Dollars) only being Security Keeping Fees of the Company so far. Again, dont be deceived by anybody to pay any other money except $185.00 Dollars.
    I would have paid it but they said no because they don’t know when you will contact them and in case of demurrage. Finally, make sure that you reconfirm the following information to enable the company deliver your consignment box to your address to avoid wrong delivery:- The informations needed for the delivery of your consignment box to you are state below:-
    1) Your Full name:__________
    2) Your Home address:___________
    3) Your Telephone Numbers:_________
    4) You have to scan your driver License for identification.
    Regards,
    Mrs Juliana Edgar

  • Dr. James Dawos Mamit

    Hello
    I am Dr. James Dawos Mamit Deputy Minister of Tourism from Malaysia, I request for your cooperation on a fund transaction with me, I will give you more details and my profile as I hear from you. I will appreciate if you can call me on my private number (+60-1126361834) to discuss about the transaction.
    Best Regard,
    Dr. James Dawos Mamit

  • Allen and Violet Large

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    This is a personal email directed to you. I and my wife won a Jackpot Lottery of $11.3 million in July and have voluntarily decided to donate the sum of $500,000.00 USD to you as part of our own charity project to improve the lot of 10 lucky individuals all over the world. If you have received this email then you are one of the lucky recipients and all you have to do is get back with us so that we can send your details to the payout bank.
    You can verify this by visiting the web pages below.
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2010/11/04/ns-allen-violet-large-lottery-winning.html
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1326473/Canadian-couple-Allen-Violet-Large-away-entire-11-2m-lottery-win.htm
    Allen and Violet Large.

  • JOSEPHINE

    JOSEPHINE. Greetings to every one that is reading this testimony. I have been rejected by
    my husband after three(3) years of marriage just because another woman had a spell on him
    and he left me and the kid to suffer. one day when i was reading through the web, i saw a
    post on how this spell caster on this address d have help a woman to get back her husband
    and i gave him a reply to his address and he told me that a woman had a spell on my husband
    and he told me that he will help me and after 3 days that i will have my husband back. i
    believed him and today i am glad to let you all know that this spell caster have the power
    to bring lovers back. because i am now happy with my husband. Thanks for
    Dr.ehizasdojlesfsdpirtitual.