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Subject: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: InOBU
Date: 28 Oct 02 - 11:30 PM

NO:1-18 Sani Abacha Close Kano, Nigeria
My Direct Email: m.marim@xxxxx.com


DEAR SIR

I am Mrs Mariam Abacha , wife of the late General Sani
Abacha , former
Nigeria Military Head of State who died as result of
Cardiac arrest.
your name appeared in one of our directories as one of the
companies my late husband wanted to do business with
before he died.
I therefore, decided to contact you in confidence so
that i can be able to move out the sum,US$38, 000,000.00
(Thirty Eight Million United States
Dollars only) which was secretly defaced and sealed in
for bag metal boxes for security reasons. I personally
therefore appeal to you for urgent assistant to move it
into your country where i believe it will safe since i can
not leave the country due to restriction of movement
imposed upon me and members of my family by the
Nigeria Goverment.
The reason is that i want to send my family to you in your
country after this business, i don't want them to receive
the kind of treatment i am receiving here from Nigeria
Government . You can contact me through my direct email:
m.marim@xxxxx.com .
Upon reciept of your responce,
my lawyer (Barrister Precious A. IKEDIA) shall speak
with you towards the effective completion of this
transaction. However ,arrangement have been put in place to
move this money out of the country in batches in secret
vault through diplomatic security company to any West
African Country or Possibly Europe. Conclusively,
I have decided to offer you 25% of the total sum, 5%
will be for whatever expenses that will be incured. Please
reply urgent and treat absolute confidentially and
sincerity.
My dear do not fail to contact me Lawyer through his
addresses e-mail.pprecious3@xxxxx.com, for more
details.


Best regards,


MRS. MARIAM ABACHA
_________________________________________________________
Gagne une PS2 ! Envoie un SMS avec le code PS au 61166
(0,35€ Hors coût du SMS)


Messages from multiple threads combined.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: InOBU
Date: 28 Oct 02 - 11:31 PM

Should we all maybe send condolence letters???? Larry


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Lepus Rex
Date: 28 Oct 02 - 11:38 PM

Wow, from Mrs.Abacha herself! I usually get some obscure general or senator... Lucky.

---Lepus Rex


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Jim Krause
Date: 28 Oct 02 - 11:53 PM

Surely, no one REALLY thought anyone would fall for this!

But why should I be asking Shirley?

Jim


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 12:06 AM

I was listening to some program on NPR this weekend--I forget which. They said that this scam is the fourth largest industry for Nigeria. It brings in hundreds of millions from gullible Americans alone every year. Hold tight to your pocketbooks!

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: EBarnacle1
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 12:12 AM

No one ever expects the Spanish Prisoner!!! Nyah ha ha ha.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: RangerSteve
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 06:19 AM

Can anyone take a lawyer seriously whose first name is Precious? That's got to be one hard name to live up to all your life. Did his parents name all thier kids similarly? (Wonderful, Incredible, Priceless).


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Skipper Jack
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 07:03 AM

And there was me thinking that I was the only one receiving these appeals.

I can't believe that people have actually been taken in by this confidence trick?


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,jennifer thorp
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 07:17 AM

No, the best one is the one about the cattle vaccine for £5000 dollars a carton from the PR executive who isn't talking to his boss any more after he cut him out of the deal. I wish I hadn't deleted it now, it's a scream. It must be from the same stable but is quite pan-African in scope!

Jennifer


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Bullfrog Jones
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 08:19 AM

Nice one Larry --- I guess that tops my $25 Million offer, but I think you'll appreciate the poetry ("May his gentle soul rest in prefect (sic) peace")!

BJ

FROM:MR DAVID KUMBA
10 BP 1098 ABIDJAN 10
ABIDJAN COTE D'IVOIRE
TELL 225 0778 7560
DEAR SIR ,


IT IS MY PLEASURE TO WRITE TO YOU AFTER MY MUCH
CONSIDERATION,MY NAME IS DAVID KUMBA THE SON OF
LATE MR NELSON KUMBA FROM KWAZULU-NATAL IN
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA, I AM 28 YEARS OF AGE, MY
FATHER OWNS A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY OF COCOA AND
GOLD IN JOHANESBURG SOUTH AFRICA MY COUNTRY.

AFTER HIS TRIP TO ABIDJAN COTE D'IVIORE TO NEGOTIATE
ON A COCOA AND GOLD BUSINESS HE WANTED TO INVEST IN
ABIDJAN . ONE WEEK HE CAME BACK FROM HIS TRIP TO
ABIDJAN HE HAD A MOTOR ACCIDENT WITH MY SISTER WHICH
MY SISTER DIED INSTANTLY BUT MY FATHER DIED AFTER FIVE
DAYS IN A PRIVATE HOSPITAL IN MY COUNTRY .

IT WAS LIKE MY FATHER KNEW HE WAS GOING TO DIE MAY
HIS GENTLE SOUL REST IN PREFECT PEACE . HE DISCLOSED
TO ME AND MY MOTHER THAT HE DEPOSITED THE SUM OF
($ 25,000,000) TWENTY FIVE MILLION UNITED STATES
DOLLARS INTO A BANK IN COTE D'IVIORE, THAT THE MONEY
WAS MEANT FOR HIS COCOA AND GOLD BUSINESS HE WANTED TO
ESTABLISH IN ABIDJAN .

MY FATHER HANDED ME THE DOCUMENTS COVERING THE
LODGMENT AND INSTRUCTED ME AND MY MOTHER TO SEEK FOR A
RELIABLE AND TRUST WORTHY BUSINESS PARTNER FOR OUR
LIFE TIME INVESTMENT, THAT IS WHY I DECIDED TO CONTACT
YOU , NOW I HAVE SUCCEEDED IN LOCATING THE BANK HERE
IN ABIDJAN AND I HAVE TOLD THEM OUR PLAN TO LOOK FOR A
FOREIGEN PARTNER WHO WILL ASSIST US IN TRANSFERRING
THE MONEY INTO HIS/HER ACCOUNTS FOR ONWARD INVESTMENT.

NOW I AM SOLICITING FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE TO HELP ME
PROVIDE AN ACCOUNT FACILITY WHERE I CAN TRANSFER THE
MONEY INTO SO THAT WE CAN INVEST IT IN ANY LUCRATIVE
BUSINESS IN YOUR COUNTRY BECAUSE THIS IS MY ONLY HOPE
IN LIFE ,I AND MY MOTHER HAVE PROMISED TO GRATIFY YOU
WITH 15% OF THE TOTAL SUM FOR YOUR KIND ASSISTANCE .

I AM WAITING ANXIOUSLY TO HEAR FROM YOU SO THAT WE CAN
DISCUSS THE MODALITIES OF THIS TRANSACTION YOU CAN
CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY FOR MORE DISCUSSION .

THANKS FOR YOUR KIND ASSISTANCE               

YOURS SINCERELY

MR DAVID AND MOTHER


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Willie-O
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 08:30 AM

It's generically referred to as "Nigerian scam" but the better efforts make reference to whatever African instability is recently in the news. The last one I got, from Mrs Victoria Komo, (wife of "former opposition election candidate now in jail") used Mugabe-evicting-the-white-farmers in Zimbabwe as its hook.

Of course, I leapt at the opportunity and am now finally rolling in U.S. dollars.

W-O


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 04:55 PM

I simply ignore all Nigerian offers that are under 28 Billion Dollars, with a 25% cut offered. I've got no time to fool around with pitiful amounts like $38,000,000... :>)

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,Hille
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 05:02 PM

What I do is cut n paste out a selection and send them back suggesting there's a Finance Officer / Administrator / ex-President in Sierra Leone / Senegal /Nigeria / Cameroon etc and maybe they help each other out ...


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: NicoleC
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 05:25 PM

I heard an interview with one one these guys (anonymously), supposedly reformed and had decided that this wasn't right. At home, it was simply referred to as the "family business," and yes, they made MILLIONS. It's serious business composing letters with just the right misspellings and grammar errors...

It's a brilliant scam. There's always folks that want to get something for nothing.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: khandu
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 05:25 PM

I got the emial from Ms. Abacha. I responded. I told her that I would be glad to help her and her family; however, I am tied up in a deal that prevents me from acting immediately. I must first resolve this deal, which means coming up with $100,000.00, then I will do everything possible to help. If she could send me the $100,000, I can resolve this immediately, and therefore be able to get right on her problem.

I have not yet received the money.

khandu


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 30 Oct 02 - 04:27 AM

Did you tell her you accept PayPal?

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 30 Oct 02 - 05:26 AM

I got one from someone claiming to be "HM Inspector of Taxes". I've read it trwice (no mean feat) and I still can't see where I supposedly get rich.

Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: InOBU
Date: 30 Oct 02 - 07:46 AM

STEVE!!! I got one just like that from the Internal Revenue Service (Federal)! But, I can do you one better! I got one from the state and city as well! Thank God I am not an Indian, or I would likely get one from my tribe as well! Cheers Larry


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 30 Oct 02 - 08:21 AM

I got mine from Mrs. Sese Seko:

I AM MRS. SESE-SEKO WIDOW OF LATE PRESIDENT MOBUTU SESE-SEKO OF ZAIRE?NOW KNOWN AS DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC). I AM MOVED TO WRITE YOUTHIS LETTER, THIS WAS IN CONFIDENCE CONSIDERING MY PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCE AND
SITUATION.

Such a sad, sad story . . . ;-)

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 30 Oct 02 - 10:09 AM

Maybe we should try and put all these wealthy Africans in touch with each other: if their massed millions can't bribe their way out, my faith in Human Nature (Frailties Division) will be sorely dented!

Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 30 Oct 02 - 11:21 AM

Damn you Larry!

Here I thought that despite earning less than a professional Gerbil milker, and spending what spare cash I DO have on Martin guitars with twinkly gold and pearl accessories....DESPITE a lifetime of difficulties with Banks and other financial institutions (after all, having to ask your dead Mother to co-sign for a loan can be humiliating)....Despite being lower on the respect food chain than pickpockets, politicians, lawyers (sorry!!) and banjo-joke writers....

......FINALLY, I thought SOMEONE was trusting my financial accumen, and recognizing that I've never actually BEEN thrown into debtor's prison.....

....and you tell me it's a scam!!

Ahh the Sorrow, ahh the pity.

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,MR HOAM, OGIME A.
Date: 30 Oct 02 - 12:49 PM

DEAR MR FIELDING SIR,

IT IS MY HAPPINESS TO WRITE TO YOU AFTER MY MUCH
CONSIDERATION, MY NAME IS OGIME A. HOAM THE SON OF
LATE MR AINGOTTE A. HOAM WHO, IN THIS WORLD, LIVED AT THE ISLAND NATION OF TITTIEBUMME IN THE CAPITAL CITY OF BUMME. I AM 28 YEARS OF OLD, MY FATHER OWNS A VERY MUCH RARE GUITARRE COLLECTION. MR HOAM'S HORDE IS HOUSED IN THE UNITED STATES.

AFTER HIS TRIP TO GOFISCHE TO NEGOTIATE ON A MARMITE PLANTATION HE WANTED TO INVEST IN GOFISCHE. ONE WEEK HE CAME BACK FROM HIS TRIP TO
THERE, A METEORRE FELL ON HIM AND MY SISTER AND MY WIFE. SHE DIED INSTANTLY BUT MY FATHER DIED AFTER FIVEDAYS IN A PRIVATE HOSPITAL IN MY COUNTRY.

IT WAS LIKE MY FATHER KNEW HE WAS GOING TO DIE MAY HIS GENTLE SOUL REST IN PREFECT PEACE . HE DISCLOSED TO ME THE SECRET LOCATION OF THE GUITTARRES, WHICH ENCLUDE A FEW LAKSINS INLAID WITH GOLD AND JEWELLS AND PRE-WAR MARTINS IN PERFECT CONDITION. MY FATHER HANDED ME THE DOCUMENTS COVERING THE HOARDE'S LOCATION AND INSTRUCTED ME AND MY MOTHER TO SEEK FOR A RELIABLE AND TRUST WORTHY BUSINESS PARTNER FOR OUR LIFE TIME INVESTMENT, THAT IS WHY I DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU, NOW I HAVE SUCCEEDED IN CONTACTING THE OWNERS OF THE PLANTATION AND I HAVE TOLD THEM OUR PLAN TO LOOK FOR A FOREIGEN PARTNER WHO WILL ASSIST US IN SELLING THE GUITTARRSE AND TRANSFERRING THE MONEY INTO HIS/HER ACCOUNTS TOWARD PURCHASE OF THE PROPERTY.

NOW I AM SOLICITING FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE TO HELP ME PROVIDE A PLACE WHERE TO TRANSFER THE GUITARRE COLLECTION SO THEY CAN BE SOLD SO WE CAN INVEST IN THE MARMITE PLANTATION BECAUSE THIS IS MY ONLY HOPE IN LIFE, WE ONLY ASK THAT YOU DEPOSITE A MARTIN OR LAKSIN GUITARRE OR PERHAPS A REID MANDOLINNE SHAPED LIKE A PEAR WITH FINS (THIS SHAPE IS WORSHIPPED IN TITTIEBUMME AS BEING BLESSED BY OUR GODDESS, GRAVITATIA) AND WE WILL IN RETURN, GRATIFY YOURSELF WITH TWO RARE GUITARRES FROM OUR COLLECTION FOR YOUR KIND ASSISTANCE .

I AM WAITING ANXIOUSLY TO HEAR FROM YOU SO THAT WE CAN DISCUSS THE MODALITIES (my guess is that would be the ironian mode) OF THIS TRANSACTION YOU CAN CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY FOR MORE DISCUSSION.

THANKS FOR YOUR KIND ASSISTANCE               

YOURS SINCERELY

MR OGIME AND MOTHER, GIMMETOU


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,iggy folk
Date: 30 Oct 02 - 12:58 PM

I just discovered this place. This is *very* funny!


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Charley Noble
Date: 30 Oct 02 - 01:19 PM

Thanks be that there are no such offers of S.S. Stewart banjos.

Charley Noble, dashing off to deposit his check for $9.5 mILLION!


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Amos
Date: 30 Oct 02 - 01:21 PM

ROTFLMAO, Guest Mister Hoame, Sir!! For once I think you have found the right mark!! LOL!!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: lamarca
Date: 30 Oct 02 - 02:35 PM

Well, nanny, nanny boo-boo - MY latest letter came from a jinuwine PRINCE! I've been having great fun passing these letters on to a Detective in the NIH Police, who's making a collection of Nigerian scam letters sent to NIH email addresses and passing them along to someone in the FBI (where he thinks they go into a circular file...) The detective told me about one elderly woman who gave these creeps $85,000, and didn't want any help from the Feds -she said she expected to get her share of the money any day...Our detective said he was sorely tempted to email the senders back a particularly nasty computer virus...

FROM:PRINCE MOYO SITHOLE
TEL: +27-73-179-4630

DEAR LAMARCA,

               SRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL

YOU MAY BE SURPRISED TO RECEIVE THIS LETTER FROM MESINCE YOU DO NOT KNOW ME PERSONALLY.I AM PRINCE MOYO SITHOLE,THE FIRST SON OF CHIEF DAN SITHOLE WHO WAS RECENTLY MURDERED IN THE COURSE OF THE LAND DISPUTE IN ZIMBABWE.

IN MY EARNEST SEARCH FOR A RELIABLE COMPANY / INDIVIDUAL WHO CAN HANDLE A FINANCIAL TRANSACTION OF A LARGE MAGNITUDE IN YOUR COUNTRY,I GOT RESPONSE IN YOUR FAVOUR AMONG OTHERS FROM THE CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY HERE IN JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA, SO I
DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU FIRST.

BEFORE THE DEATH OF MY FATHER, HE HAD TAKEN ME TO JOHANNESBURG TO DEPOSIT THE SUM OF TWENTY MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS (US$20,000,000.00)IN A PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANY HERE IN JOHANNSEBURG,AS IF HE FORESAW THE LOOMING DANGER IN OUR COUNTRY ZIMBABWE.THIS MONEY WAS DEPOSITED AS GEM STONES TO AVOID MUCH TAX FROM THE SECURITY COMPANY.THIS MONEY WAS MEANT FOR THE PURCHASE OF NEW MACHINERY,EQUIMENTS AND CHEMICALS FOR THE FARMS AND ESTABLISHMENT OF A NEW FARM IN RELATIVELY POLITICAL/ECONOMICALLY STABLE SWAZILAND.THIS LAND PROBLEM STARTED WHEN ZIMBABWEAN PRESIDENT,MR.ROBERT MUGABE INTRODUCED A NEW LAND REFORM ACT WHICH WHOLLY AFFECTED THE RICH WHITE FARMERS AND SOME FEW RICH BLACK FARMERS.IN FACT A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE KILLED BECAUSE OF THIS LAND REFORM OF WHICH MY LOVELY FATHER WAS ONE OF THE VICTIMS.IT IS ON THIS BACKGROUND THAT I AND MY FAMILY WHO ARE CURRENTLY RESIDING IN SOUTH AFRICA AS POLITICAL ASYLUM SEEKERS DECIDED TO TRANSFER MY FATHERíS MONEY TO A FOREIGN COUNTRY SINCE THE LAW OF SOUTH AFRICA PROHIBITS REFUGEES/ASSYLUM SEEKERS FROM OPERATING A BANK ACCOUNT OR GETTING INVOLVED IN HUGE FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS.

AS THE ELDEST SON OF MY FATHER,I AM SADDLED WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY OF SEEKING A GENIUNE FOREIGN ACCOUNT WHERE THIS MONEY COULD BE TRANSFERRED INTO WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE OF MY GOVERNMENT WHO IS BENT ON TAKING EVERYTHING.

ALL I SEEK FOR IS AN HONEST BUSINESSMAN,WHOM I CAN TRUST FOR MY FUTURE AND THAT OF MY FAMILY.THIS TRNSACTION IS 100% RISK FREE.IF YOU ACCEPT TO ASSIST ME AND MY FAMILY,ALL I WANT FROM YOU IS FOR YOU TO MAKE ARRANGMENT AND COME TO SOUTH AFRICA,SO THAT YOU CAN HELP ME OPEN A NON-RESIDENT ACCOUNT IN YOUR NAME WHICH WILL AID US IN TRANSFERRING THE MONEY TO ANY
ACCOUNT YOU WILL NOMINATE OVERSEAS.I INTEND TO USE THIS MONEY FOR INVESTMENT IN YOUR COUNTRY.I HAVE TWO OPTIONS FOR YOU,FIRSTLY YOU CAN CHOOSE TO HAVE CERTAIN PERCENTAGE OF THE MONEY FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE AND ALSO FOR NOMINATING YOUR ACCOUNT IN THIS TRANSACTION,OR YOU CAN GO INTO PARTNERSHIP WITH ME FOR THE PROPER PROFITABLE INVESTMENT OF THE MONEY IN YOUR COUNTRY.WHICH EVER OPTION YOU WANT,FEEL FREE TO NOTIFY ME.I HAVE ALSO MAPPED OUT 5% OF THIS MONEY FOR ANY EXPENSES THAT WE MIGHT INCURE IN THE PROCESS OF THIS TRANSACTION. IF YOU DO NOT PREFER A PARTNERSHIP I AM WILLING TO GIVE YOU 15% OF THE MONEY WHILE THE REMAINING 80% WILL REMAIN FOR ME AND MY FAMILY.IF YOU ARE REALLY CAPABLE AND WILLING TO ASSIST ME,PLEASE CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY WITH THE ABOVE TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS.

PLEASE KEEP THIS MESSAGE VERY CONFIDENTIAL. FINALLY,PLEASE TREAT THIS MATTER AS URGENT AS
POSSIBLE,I AM DESPERATE TO LEAVE THIS COUNTRY SOONEST.

THANKS FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION.

I EXPECT YOUR RESPONSE SOONEST.

BEST REGARDS AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU.

PRINCE MOYO SITHOLE
(FOR THE FAMILY).


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 30 Oct 02 - 02:45 PM

Jeesus Friggin Keer*****! Sorry for the profanity, but I'm laffin so hard I'm almost on the floor!

Mr. "Oh Gimme A Home"

I KNOW you're not supposed to explain a joke, but I HAD to do that for those not familiar with Catspaw's (or Marion's or McGrath's or Clinton's) sense of humour.

Brilliant.

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: kendall
Date: 30 Oct 02 - 03:24 PM

Precious? wasn't that the name of some slimy lizard in The Hobbit?


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Peter T.
Date: 30 Oct 02 - 05:55 PM

Mr. Ahome, you are a master, whoever you are. The misspellings alone had me in laughpain. Where do we send the money?
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 30 Oct 02 - 05:57 PM

Hmmmmmmm, Duckboots just said that OGimie Ahoam is probably JERI! Ahahh! I think she's right.....who knows I've got a Glen Reid Mandolin?

Still chuckling......but what REALLY amazes me is that you Mary, were actually RECOMMENDED by South Africa as an honest businessman! That's clout!

Cheers

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Jeri
Date: 30 Oct 02 - 06:21 PM

MOI? RICK, THAT'S REALLY...whoops. Rick, everybody knows you have it because there was a thread about Glen Reid and his instruments and you said so.

I'm afraid I save things like chain letters and petitions. Call me strange, but I think the chain letters are a form of internet folklore. It's interesting to track them and see how they change from year to year. I had about 4 copies of this scam in different versions but somehow managed to delete them.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Bullfrog Jones
Date: 31 Oct 02 - 04:23 AM

Absolutely brilliant! Will the author please own up, so that we may bow obeisance?

BJ


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,MR HOAM, OGIME A.
Date: 31 Oct 02 - 09:21 AM

DEAR LAMARCA,

PRINCE SHITHOLE IS ONE WHO LOSES. WORD IN THE GRAPEVINE IS THAT HIS FAMILY INVESTED IN THE BASS GUITARRE MARKET AND THE BOTTOM FELL OUT. DO NOT RELINQUISH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY TO THIS LOW LIFE FEEDER ON BOTTOMS!

DEAR MR CHARLEY NOBLE,

MY COUSIN HAD A COLLECTION OF BANJOES WHICH HE TRIED TO DISTRIBUTE AND SELL MUCH THE SAME WAY I TRY WITH OUR GUITARRES. HE NOW HAS 27,051 BANJOS. MY FATHER MR AINGOTTE A. HOAM WAS MORE SHREWED THAN MY COUSIN NOBBO D. HOAM WHO LIVES ON THE MOUNTAIN RANGE. THEY SAY HE NEVER HEARS A DISCOURAGING WORD BUT I THINK HE JUST DOES NOT LISTEN.

UPON FARTHER CONSIDERATION WE HAVE DECIDED WE WILL ALSO ACCEPT 12 STRUNG GUITARRES MADE BY MR APPOLONIO. THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND ASSISTANCE. IF YOU EVER VISIT TITTIEBUMME PLEASE VISIT OUR HOME AND BE LIBERATED TO WALK RIGHT IN!


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 31 Oct 02 - 11:58 AM

LOL!!! Great thread. "Precious" was the name Gollum gave to the One Ring, kendall.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Mark Clark
Date: 31 Oct 02 - 12:48 PM

I sit here weeping with laughter trying to find my keyboard through the tears. Thanks Mr. HOAM whoever you are.

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 31 Oct 02 - 01:28 PM

My 14-year-old daughter has discovered my link to Mudcat and enjoys reading some of these. I'll let her take a gander at this one this evening! Great stuff.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Burke
Date: 31 Oct 02 - 03:55 PM

Oh Hoam, ROTFLOL!!!

I usually delete these letters unread, but after this thread I decided to look more closely.

Here's a really interesting person:
I am the son of the late Henri Kembe Kabongo (a
foremost human rights activist in the Democratic
Republic of Congo).... In fact, he
was at one time rated among the first five richest
Congolese businessmen by one of the leading business
magazines in my country.

How many human rights activists do you know worth $28 million? I think I'll send an e-mail suggesting there might be better uses for it.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 31 Oct 02 - 05:17 PM

OK, cat's out of the bag....our African friend could ONLY be our own Peter T!

After all, if it isn't Peter it must be someone with an AMAZING sense of humour. Truly a comic genius. Now I know SOME (at least one anyway) of you are probably sayin' "Rick, it's gotta be you"!! Well gosh....I wish, but no, I'm afraid not....I swear on my mother's grave it ain't me. Nope, only Peter has the skills to be THAT good!

Give us more, Mr. T!

Cheers

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: lamarca
Date: 01 Nov 02 - 02:52 PM

I was reading about the Nigerian scam on snopes.com (one of my favorite websites), and they had a link to an article on the poeticism and enchanting language of some of these letters by Douglas Cruikshank, of salon.com. It's a great article - you can read it here:

http://archive.salon.com/people/feature/2001/08/07/419scams/print.html


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: leprechaun
Date: 01 Nov 02 - 08:38 PM

I hope Prince Precious will let me invest. I could use the profit to pay for one of those penis enlargement offers.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 01 Nov 02 - 11:04 PM

Now here's the thing that boggles my mind. At NO point have I told ANYBODY on the net that I'm in a need of a more impressive penis....and yet, like you Leprechaun, they flood my e-mail with the methods to achieve this. What I wanna know is WHO have they been talkin' to?!

Cheers

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: momnopp
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 12:10 AM

OGIME A. HOAM -- my sides hurt from giggling. Thank you!!!!!!!!!

Love,
JudyO


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Hrothgar
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 01:31 AM

I know of a solicitor from a respected Brisbane legal family who was given three years (or was it five?) for ripping off his clients' money because he was gullible enough to get sucked into one of these rorts.

The score was, if I remember correctly, about $9.6 million Australian (maybe $5.3m US).

Maybe it's what he deserved for greed, but it's not all that funny.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Sorcha
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 01:31 AM

Oh jayzus! I haven't laffed this hard for months! Thanks!


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Jeri
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 08:42 AM

I only seem to get spam for things I don't need.

Penis enlargement. If I used their product, would I sprout one? I mean, I don't really want one - my clothes would fit funny and I'd have to learn Peeing 101 - but I'd probably make a load of money on talk shows.

Hair growth stuff. If I part my hair at the point, I look like Cousin It. (I used to do that when I was a kid and the Addams Family was first-run.) If I took that stuff, I'd probably wind up looking like a tribble with extremities.

Stock tips. How can I invest when I don't have any money. Maybe they'll send me money if I explain nicely.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 11:31 AM

No, it is not me, I bow to whoever it is.

yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 11:56 AM

C'mon Peter it MUST be you! Hey jeri don't you agree?!

Just this Morning a civil servant from South Africa offered me a chance to hide thirty six million bucks in 'an account of my choice'. Hee, hee, heee......The dumbass thinks I'll give him 85 percent of it when he comes here to collect his share. Not a chance. I MIGHT pay his cabfare.....but........I've been wanting that Bill Monroe mandolin for a while, and I think my new 36 mil. might take care of it!

Cheers

Rick (who is trusted by all sorts of illiterate foreign Nationals....are you?)


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 12:02 PM

DEAR SIRE, PRINCE OR MADAM,

         I AM WRITING ON BEHALF OF A GROUP OF ARTISTS WHO HAVE BEEN SUPREMELY TOUCHED BY YOUR NEED FOR ASSISTANCE, AND, RECOGNISING THAT THE MODALITIES OF OBTAINING WHAT IS CERTAINLY THE MONIES THAT ARE DUE TO YOU, AND ALSO LETTING YOU KNOW IN THE MOST HONEST OF WAYS POSSIBLY, THAT WE ARE IN NEED OF RESOURCES OURSELFES, WE HAVE A COUNTERPROPOSITION TO MAKE YOU.

        SOME YEARS AGO, UNDER THE THEN OPPRESSIVE CLINTONIAN REGIME OF THE TIME, A GROUP OF FOLK MUSICIANS, CONCERNED FOR THE EROSION OF BEAUTY AND COMMUNITY WORLDWIDE, POOLED THEIR RESOURCES AND BEGAN "THE MUDCAT CAFE AND FORUM" DEDICATED IN PART TO THE BLUES.   MUCH OF THESE RESOURCES WERE PLACED IN 1996 IN THE CARE AND KEEPING OF THE INTERNATIONAL WORLD WIDE WEB FOUNDATION. YOU MAY HAVE HEARD OF THIS ORGANIZATION, WHICH WAS CONNECTED TO MR. TIM BERNERS-LEE, AND WAS INSTURMENTAL IN ESTABLISHING THE INTERNET. AT THAT TIME, THE INTERNET WAS SMALL, BUT HAS AS YOU MAY KNOW ACHIEVED EXPONENTIAL GROWTH OVER THE LAST SIX YEARS. PART OF THE DEAL WAS THAT THE MONEY WE HAD DEPOSITED WITH THE WWW FOUNDATION WOULD BE USED TO SUPPORT THE BLUEING OF THE INTERNET, BEGINNING WITH THE LINKS TO OTHER SITES, WHICH AT THE BEGINNING OF THE INTERNET, WERE BLACK. OUR PROJECT, ENTITLED "WHAT DID WE DO TO GET FROM BLACK TO BLUE?" EACH TIME A BLUE LINK IS MADE ON THE INTERNET, THE MUDCAT CAFE WAS SUPPOSED TO RECEIVE 0.1 CENT AMERICAN OF ROYALITES. THIS DOES NOT SEEM LIKE MUCH, BUT GIVEN THE EXTRORDINARY INTERNET BOOMERING THAT FUND IS NOW WORTH 35 MILLION DOLLARS AMERICAN.   
        A YEAR AGO, OUR LAWYERS, PATTERSON, LANE, FIELDING, AND SWAN, RECEIVED THE FIRST INSTALLMENT OF THESE FUNDS, TO THE SUMS OF 10   MILLION DOLLARS, AND, TO OBTAIN THE BEST RETURN, OUR CRACKERJACK LAWYERS DEPOSITED THESE MONEYS INTO THE COLLEGE FUND OF THREE ADOPTEES OF THE MUDCAT, REG, REG, AND REG. UNFORTUNATELY, NONE OF THESE THREE ADOPTEES ARE ABLE TO WRITE, EXCEPT TO MAKE YELLOW MARKS IN THE SNOW IN WAYS WE ARE UNABLE TO DESCRIBE IN GENTLEMANLY FASHION.   ATTEMPTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO WITHDRAW FUNDS BY SHOWING SNAPSHOTS OF THESE SIGNATURES, WITHOUT SUCCESS. QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN RAISED BY THE EMPOVERISHED FOLK MUSICIANS AS TO WHEN THE FUNDS WILL BEGIN TO BE DISPERSED, AND CONFIDENTIALLY THE MUDCAT LAWYERS HAVE ASKED ME TO LOCATE "BRIDGING FUNDS" UNTIL THE BEGINNING OF 2003, WHEN THE NEXT TRANCHE OF MONEY WILL COME IN AND QUESTIONS WILL NO LONGER BE ASKED AS ALL FOLK PERSONS HERE WILL BE ROLLING IN LARGE DOCES OF MOOLAH.
        HERE IS THE PROPOSITION: WE WILL BE WILLING TO SUPPORT YOUR ABIJAN PROJECT, IF YOU WILL PROVIDE US FROM THE ANTICIPATED REVENUES THE BRIDGING SUM OF 5 MILLION DOLLARS (NOTICE THAT THIS IS HALF OF WHAT IS NEEDED, BUT FOLK MUSICIANS CANNOT COUNT PAST 4/4 ANYWAY.   UPON RECEIPT, WE WILL IMMEDIATLEY AND IN GOOD FAITH PARTICIPATE AS REQUESTED, FURTHER, WE WILL BE PREPARED TO SEND YOU 7 MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE EXPECTED REVENUES IN 2003, THUS GIVING YOU A SUBSTANTIAL PROFIT OVER AND ABOVE THE EXPECTED REVENUES OF YOUR PROJECT.

        YOU MAY CONTACT ME THROGUH THE MUDCAT, OR CONTACT OUR LAWYERS DIRECTLY AND CONFIDENTIALLY AT WWW. MUDCAT.CA. IT WOULD BE GOOD IF YOU COULD PUT IN AS MANY BLUE CLICKIES AS POSSIBLE AS WE GET CENTS FROM EACH ONE. THE BLUE CLICKIES SHOULD DIRECT US TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT, AND WE WILL KNOW WHAT TO DO NEXT.

        WE ARE DESPERATELY AWAITING YOUR KIND REPLY.

YOURS,

MOTHER MUDCAT


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Jeri
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 12:12 PM

Rick, I'd think Peter would have done the 'Black Jack Whassisface' version, eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 12:14 PM

(Actually, the last one is from me -- NONE OF THE REST. It is sort of fun once you get into it). yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: 53
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 12:47 PM

I haven't gotton one yet.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 02:10 PM

not wanting to be left out, I've been getting one of these a month for about six months, but didn't get one in October I was begining to think that they had found out just how little I actually have in the bank



FROM LOUIS HERVE JUBAN

DEAR FRIEND,

MY GREETINGS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND I HOPE THIS LETTER MEETS YOU IN GOOD HEALTH. I A LOUIS HERVE JUBAN, AIDE TO THE LATE PRESIDENT MOBUTU SESE-SEKO OF ZAIRE NOW KNOWN AS DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO(DRC). I AM WRITING TO YOU IN GOOD FAITH BASED ON YOUR PROFILE I RECEIVED FROM THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN SOUTH AFRICA. I AM MOVED TO WRITE YOU THIS LETTER IN CONFIDENCE CONSIDERING MY PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCE AND SITUATION AS A WAR REFUGEE HERE IN SOUTH
AFRICA. FEW WEEKS BEFORE THE LATE PRESIDENT MOBUTU SESE-SEKO WAS FORCED OUT OF POWER, I WAS INSTRUCTED BY HIM TO MAKE AVAILABLE THE SUM OF US$22MILLION WHICH WAS TO BE TRANSFERRED ABROAD AND LODGED WITH A SECURITY COMPANY FOR SAFEKEEPING DISCLOSED AS FAMILY VALUABLES IN MY NAME PENDING FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS. TWO WEEKS LATER ON MAY 16 1997,PRESIDENT MOBUTU SESE-SEKO GAVE UP POWER TO THE REBELS LED BY LAURENT KABILA, WHO WERE ADVANCING FROM KISINGANI AND FLED TO TOGO FROM WHERE HE LATER MOVED TO MOROCCO WHERE HE DIED ON SEPTEMBER 7,1997 LESS THAN FOUR MONTHS AFTER HE WAS FORCED OUT OF POWER. HE WAS AGED 66 YEARS.

I MANAGED TO ESCAPE TO SOUTH AFRICA WITH MY SON PATRICE, AGED 17 WHERE I AM PRESENTLY RESIDING AS A WAR REFUGEE SHORTLY AFTER THE CAPITAL CITY KINSHASHA WAS OVER RUN OVER BY REBELS. I LOST MY WIFE AND MY TWO CHILDREN, AND ALL MY POSSESSIONS DURING THE REBEL ON SLAUGHT ON THE CAPITAL CITY. THE LATE MOBUTU SESE-SEKO DURING HIS 30 YEAR RULE AMASSED A PERSONAL FORTUNE OF US$8 BILLION WITH HOUSES IN SWITZERLAND AND FRANCE. HOWEVER, THE INCUMBENT PRESIDENT LAURENT KABILA MADE ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE SWISS GOVERNMENT AND OTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRIES TO FREEZE ALL HIS ASSETS AND
CONFISCATE HIS PROPERTIES. I THUS DECIDED TO LIE LOW IN SOUTH AFRICA TO STUDY THE SITUATION, UNTIL WHEN
THINGS GET BETTER LIKE NOW THAT PRESIDENT LAURENT KABILA IS DEAD AND HIS SON JOSEPH KABILA HAS TAKEN OVER.

I HAVE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH THE SECURITY COMPANY ABROAD WHERE THE MONEY IS STILL LODGED AS FAMILY VALUABLES. THE FUNDS ARE SECURITY CODED TO PREVENT THEM FROM KNOWING THE CONTENT. WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO IS TO INDICATE YOUR INTEREST THAT YOU WILL ASSIST ME BY RECEIVING THE MONEY ON MY
BEHALF. ACKNOWLEDGE THIS MESSAGE SO THAT I CAN GIVE YOU THE MODALITIES FOR THE CLAIM OF THE FUNDS. MAY I AT THIS POINT EMPHASIZE THE HIGH LEVEL OF CONFIDENTIALITY WHICH THIS BUSINESS DEMANDS, AND HOPE YOU WILL NOT BETRAY THE TRUST
AND CONFIDENCE WHCH I HAVE REPOSED IN YOU. IF YOU WANT TO ASSIST, I SHALL PUT YOU IN THE PICTURE OF THE BUSINESS, TELL YOU WHERE THE FUNDS ARE CURRENTLY BEING MAINTAINED AND ALSO DISCUSS OTHER MODALITIES INCLUDING REMUNERATION FOR YOUR SERVICES.

I AM WILLING TO GIVE YOU A REASONABLE PERCENTAGE OF THE MONEY AS SOON AS THE TRANSACTION IS CONCLUDED. FOR THIS REASON, KINDLY FURNISH ME YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION, WHICH IS YOUR PERSONAL TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS FOR CONFIDENTIAL PURPOSE AND ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT OF THIS MAIL USING THIS EMAIL ADDRESS jubanl@xxxxx.com

YOUR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE WILL BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED.

THANK YOU.

YOURS SINCERELY,

LOUIS HERVE JUBAN.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: cyder_drinker
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 03:46 PM

My first ever one today!

ATTN: SIR.

I PRESUME THIS EMAIL WILL NOT BE A SURPRISE TO YOU.

I AM AN ENGINEER WITH THE MINISTRY OF MINERAL
RESOURCES AND ENERGY IN SOUTH AFRICA AND ALSO A MEMBER
OF CONTRACTS AWARDING COMMITTEE OF THIS MINISTRY UNDER
SOUTH AFRICA GOVERNMENT.

MANY YEARS AGO, SOUTH AFRICA GOVERNMENT ASKED THIS
COMMITTEE TO AWARDS CONTRACTS TO FOREIGN FIRMS, IN WHICH,
I AND TWO OF MY PARTNERS ARE THE LEADER OF THIS
COMMITTEE, WITH OUR GOOD POSITION IN THIS COMMITTEE, WE   
OVER INVOICED THIS CONTRACTS TO THE TUNE OF US$21,500,000:00,
TO BE BENEFITED BY ME AND TWO OF MY PARTNERS THAT ARE INCHARGE
OF THIS CONTRACTS AWARDING COMMITTEE OF THIS MINISTRY.

NOW, THAT THE CONTRACTS VALUE HAS BEEN PAID OFF TO THE
ACTUAL CONTRACTORS THAT EXECUTED THIS JOBS, ALL WE
WANT IS A TRUSTED FOREIGN PARTNER LIKE YOU THAT WE
SHALL FRONT TO MAKE THIS OVER INVOICE SUM.

UPON OUR AGREEMEENT TO CARRY ON THIS TRANSACTION WITH
YOU, THE SAID FUND WILL BE SHARE AS FOLLOWS.
75% WILL BE FOR US IN SOUTH AFRICA. 20% FOR
USING YOUR ACCOUNT, 5% WILL BE SET ASIDE FOR THE UP FRONT EXPENCES THAT
WILL BE ENCOUNTER BY YOU AND US TO PROCESS ALL NECESSARY
DOCUMENTS AND FORMARLITIES THAT WILL JUSTIFY YOU AS
THE RIGHTFUL OWNER OF THIS FUND.

YOU SHOULD BEAR IN MIND THAT YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PUT
HEADS WITH US TO GIVE THIS TRANSACTION MORAL AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT
IT REQUIRED TO BE SUCCESSFUL.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED AND FINANCIALLY CAPABLE TO HANDLE THIS
TRANSACTION, KINDLY REPLY US THROUGH THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. (mcgarvin15@xxxxx.net)
FOR MORE DETAILS AND WHAT IS REQUIRED OF YOU IN THIS TRANSACTION.

ALSO WE REQUEST FOR YOUR PRIVATE AND OFFICE PHONE NUMBERS TO OPEN
COMMUNICATION WITH YOU.

YOURS FAITHFULLY.

LOPEZ GARVIN.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 08:26 PM

Well, this was sent on to me:


URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL:

DearSir/Madam:

I am George W. Bush, son of the former Head of State of the United
States of America, George H. W. Bush who was deposed under mysterious
circumstances in November, 1992. After my father was deposed, myself
and members of my family including my brothers have been put through
hell with interrogations, on account of mismanagement of the
destruction of Iraq by my father. The aftermath of these interrogation
has led to the continuous effort of the American people with
co-operation from the United Nations and others to freeze, and
confiscate war powers belonging to my father which were deposited with
the United States Congress.

Fortunately, just after the defeat of my father, his advisers in
anticipation of the current situation made arrangements to secretly
move the idea of bombimg Baghdad to safe-keeping in a security vault
at the Republican Party National Bank. This idea has been in the vault
since then and we feel that it is now necessary to put it into action
for fear of discovery that it is based on total fraud. We are
therefore seeking a business partner capable of accommodating such
huge amounts of death and destruction and who is able to manage or
nominate trustees to manage this war in the interim as we watch the
political situation unfold. Your main responsibility would be to
assist in sending your young men to fight and die. For obvious reasons
we must insist that all arrangements are made in your name. For your
assistance and confidentiality in these matters we would be willing to
offer to you, upon negotiations, an agreeable percentage of the oil
profits accruing from the investment.

I am absolutely positive that this arrangement will be of mutual
benefit to both of us and I think that it is of utmost importance that
you reach me through my personal email address stating your telephone
and fax numbers and I would give you a telephone call to discuss the
matter further and if we reach an acceptable arrangement, then we can
proceed further. Finally, I crave your indulgence to treat this letter
with utmost seriousness and I trust that this will be the beginning of
a long lasting business relationship.

Best Regards, ....


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 01:26 AM

From the (Seattle PI). If you want to follow through when you get one of these scam letters, here's how:

    Q: My company received a (Nigerian scam) letter. We recognized it for what it was. What should I do with the letter?

    A: I recently wrote about an illegal scheme in which con artists, often living in Nigeria, try to get people to agree to transfer millions of dollars into their bank accounts in exchange for a promised percentage of the money.

    The problem is, there aren't any millions to be transferred. The intent of this scam is to get people to pony up their own money for bogus upfront fees.

    The U.S. Secret Service says to forward e-mails that appear to be "419" cons (named after the section of the Nigerian penal code that addresses fraud schemes) to 419.fcd@usss.treas.gov. The Secret Service is building a database of the different versions of this scam. It also shares the information with other law enforcement agencies.

    If you have received a 419 con letter via regular mail or fax, but have not lost any money, you can fax a copy of the pitch to 202-406-5031. If you have been victimized by one of these schemes, you should forward any written documentation to the Secret Service, Financial Crimes Division, 950 H St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20223, or call 202-406-5850.

    A word to the wise: Don't do what I did. I was intrigued by what would happen if I responded to one of these e-mails. I had no intention of participating in the dishonest deal, but as a reporter I was curious. An onslaught of e-mails came back directing me to call someone in Nigeria and forward my bank account number and personal information. I could just kick myself. Months later, I'm still paying for my curiosity. Now I receive triple the number of e-mails from these crooks.

      SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 06:21 AM

Is "Cardiac Arrest" a method of apprehension used by the the police or security sevices in Nigeria ?

ie "You are now under Cardiac Arrest" - followed by a bullet through the heart !


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Subject: BS: NIgeria? Czechoslovakia?
From: Nemesis
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 04:03 AM

And WHAT is this all about? Turned up in my club's email today ...

weird or what?
-------------------
14th November, 2002


Dear Madam, Sir
I would like to ask you for any information about
Mrs. Marie Weinrebova; passport: Czech Republic, pass. No. 1601476, date of issue 1995, date of birth 16.5.1954.

If the person of this name has been accommodated in your hotel or B&B after 8th November, 2002, it is necessary to inform the Metropolitan Police London, contact:
Peter Turner
email: Peter.turnerma@met.police.uk
tel.: 02072326825, 02072326836

There is a need to give the very important message to her.
We will be very obliged to you for your help.

Yours Sincerely
Dr. Michal Weinreb

email: Weinrm@gosh.nhs.uk ,   Weinreb@ic24.net
tel.: 07956688852, 02077401305
I moved this message here from another thread on the same topic.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: NIgeria? Czechoslovakia?
From: Mrrzy
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 02:31 PM

?? If you email Interpol, what would they say?
I moved this message here from another thread on the same topic.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: BS: Another Nigerian Scam
From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 Nov 02 - 01:46 PM

Here's another glorious Nigerian scam I got today. Only $28 million this time...

HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL
FROM: Prince Tunde O Adisaraki
MOBILE:234-90-509398
TEL: 234-42-452268
FAX:234-92726808


Greetings,

This letter might surprise you because we have not met neither in person nor by correspondence. But I believe it is one day that you get to know somebody either in physical or through correspondence. I got your contact through some discreet inquiry from the chamber of commerce and industry, you and your organization were revealed as being quite astute in private entrepreneurship, one has no doubt in your ability to handle a financial business transaction.

However,I am the first son of his Royal Majesty, Iginawari Nweke Adisaraki III and the
traditional ruler of Eleme Province in the oil area of Rivers State of Nigeria. I am making this contact to you in respect of US 28,000,000.00 (Twenty eight million United States Dollars) which I inherited from my late father. This money was accumulated from royalties paid to my father as
compensation by the oil firms located in our area as a result of oil presence on our land which hamper agriculture which is our major source of livelihood. Unfortunately my father died from protracted diabetes. But before his he called my attention and informed me that he lodged some funds on a two boxes with a security firm with an open beneficiary status. The lodgment Security Code Number was also revealed to me, he then advised me to look for a reliable business partner abroad, who will assist me in investing the money in a lucrative business as a result of economic
instability in Nigeria.

So this is the main reason why I am contacting you for us to move this money from the security firm to any country of your choice for investment purposes. So I will like you to be the ultimate beneficiary, so that the funds can be moved in your name and particulars to any country of your choice where it will be claimed and invested. Hence my father have had intimated the security firm personnel that the beneficiary of the Box is his foreign partner whose particulars will be forwarded to the firm when due..

But I will guide you accordingly. As soon as the fund reaches, I will then come over to meet you in person, so that we can discuss physically on Investment entials.Based on this instance I and my family have unanimously decided to give you 20% of the total money and annual 5% of the after tax returns on investment for the first three years. Thereafter, the term shall be varied. 2% for charity homes and 3% for expenses, which may arise during the transaction, fax and phone bills inclusive. The balance of 70% you will invest and manage for my family. I hereby guarantee you that this is not government money, it is not drug money and it is not money from arms deal.
Though you have to maintain high degree of confidentiality on this matter.

I will give you all proof of deposit and existence of money once urged and fully satisfied with you capability and honesty. I hope this will be the beginning of a prosperous relationship between my family and your family. Nevertheless if you are for any reason not interest, kindly inform me immediately so that I will look for another contact.

I required also your private phone and fax numbers for easy communication.I am waiting for your quick response through my private phone or fax Number.

I am waiting for your quick response.

Yours faithfully,

Prince Tunde Olusola Adisaraki (For the Family)


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Subject: RE: BS: Another Nigerian Scam
From: Nemesis
Date: 25 Nov 02 - 05:18 PM

Wow! :) I've only had boring old Accountant Generals in Ghana over the past couple of days offering a couple of mill .. we should keep all these really .. and then send them all back to each other :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Another Nigerian Scam
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Nov 02 - 05:22 PM

Are you sure that this is a scam? I sent them the information that they asked for yesterday. I can't wait to count my money and prove to everyone that this is legit. They sound so honest to me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Another Nigerian Scam
From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 Nov 02 - 06:06 PM

Go for it, GUEST! I simply refuse to respond any more to these offers, unless they start with a sum of $42 million or more, but if you're new to the concept, might as well just get your feet wet for a start.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Another Nigerian Scam
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 25 Nov 02 - 06:35 PM

Well, it's good to see that one or two Nigerians have tired of killing each other over whether or not it's a criminal offense to suggest that the Prophet Mohamed would know the difference between a good-looking woman and a sack of dried kideney beans and gone back to business-as-usual.


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Subject: RE: BS: Another Nigerian Scam
From: Ebbie
Date: 25 Nov 02 - 09:50 PM

What would happen if you changed the names and circumstances to fit this side of the ocean ("My neighboring country since the recent election and its subsequent market downturn can no longer be trusted, therefore I need your help in securing the monies I have invested in its markets...") and sent it to them? Do you suppose you'd get some nibbles?


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Subject: RE: BS: Another Nigerian Scam
From: Sorcha
Date: 25 Nov 02 - 11:01 PM

LOL, Ebbie. How do you guys get these things? I never do. I guess I should think one up my own self........and get rich, huh?


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 10:15 AM

Hey, Sorcha, you can pretend this one came to you! Act quickly! There's no time to waste! I'm betraying this man's confidence by sending it to you. --SRS

    URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL
    Dr. ben mmadu, {Manager}
    mobile no:234-7759521

    Email:    drbenmmadu@xxxxx.com   

    ATTN:Ulrich

    First I must solicit your confidence in this
    transaction, this is by virtue of its nature as being
    utterly confidential and top secret. Though I know
    that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one
    apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that
    all will be well at the end of the day. We have
    decided to contact you due to the urgency of this
    transaction, as we have been reliably informed of your
    discreetness and ability in transaction of this
    nature.

    Let me start by introducing myself properly to you. I
    am Dr ben mmadu the manager with the Union Bank of
    Nigeria Plc, Lagos. I came to know you in my Private
    Search for a Reliable and Reputable Person ! to handle
    this Confidential Transaction, which involves the
    transfer of Huge sum of Money to a Foreign Account
    requiring Maximum Confidence.

    THE PROPOSITION:

    A Foreigner an Australia, Late Engr. Steve Moore
    (Snr.) an Oil Merchant with the Federal Government of
    Nigeria, until his death months ago in Kenya Air Bus
    (A310-301) Flight KQ431, Banked with us at Union Bank
    of Nigeria Plc, Lagos and had a closing balance as at
    the end of September, 2000 worth US$16,000,000.00
    (SIXTEEN Million United State Dollars), the bank now
    expects a next of kin as beneficiary. Valuable
    efforts are being made by the Union Bank of Nigeria
    to get in touch with any of the Moore's family or
    relatives but to no success.

    It is because of the perceived possibility of not
    being able to locate any of Late Engr. Steve Moore
    (Snr.)' s next kin (He had no wife or children that is
    know to us). The Management under th! e influence of
    our Chairman and Members of the Board of Directors,
    that arrange has been made for the fund to be declared
    "Unclaimed" and subsequently be donated to the trust
    fund for arms and ammunition to further enhance the
    course of War in Africa and the World in General.

    In order to avert this negative development some of my
    trusted colleagues and I now seek your permission to
    have you stand as next of kin to Late Engr. Steve
    Moore (Snr.) so that the fund US$16 Million will be
    released and paid into your account as the
    beneficiary's next of kin. All documents and proves
    to enable you get his fund will be carefully worked
    out. We have secure from the probate an order of
    madamus to locate any of deceased beneficiaries, and
    more so we are assuring you that this business is 100%
    Risk Free involvement. Your share stays while the
    rest be for myself and my colleagues for investment
    purpose. ! According to agreement within both parties.

    As soon as we receive an acknowledgement of receipt
    of this message in acceptance of our mutual business
    proposal, we would furnish you with the necessary
    modalities and disbursement ratio to suite both
    parties with out any conflict. While replying furnish
    me with your private fax and phone numbers for easy
    communication,Bank Name,Bank Account Number,Companies
    Name and Address.
    The sharing of the fund are thus: 30% for you the
    account owner,60% for i and my trusted colleagues and
    the remainning 10% for expenses for both parties.
    If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not make
    undue advantage of the trust we have bestowed in you.

    Best regards,


    Dr.BEN MMADU (Manager)


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Amos
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 10:42 AM

Wow!! An innovative plot twist!! I love it!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: InOBU
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 11:00 AM

Gee, I wonder if I can get a job in Nigeria as a proof reader?
Cheers Larry


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: momnopp
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 01:30 PM

In my email this morning was this gem with the title, "Very Important Message" Perhaps it should say "You don't mind a little fraud just to earn some bucks, do you? Hell, it doesn't bother US any!!!!":

Dr. Johnson Owolabi
Branch Manager
Stallion Bank (NIG) Ltd.
Idumota Branch
Lagos Nigeria.



I am Mr. Johnson Owolabi The Branch Manager of Stallion
Bank Nigeria Limited,Idumota Branch,Lagos Nigeria. I have
an urgent and very confidential business proposition for
you. On December, 1997, a Canadian Oil
consultant/contractor with the Nigerian National Petroleum
Corporation, Mr. Barry Kelly made a numbered time (Fixed)
Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at
US$11,500,000.00 (Eleven Million Five Hundred Thousand
United State Dollars) in my branch. Upon maturity, I sent
a routine notification to his forwarding address but got
no reply.

After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we
discovered from his contract employers, the Nigerian
National Petroleum Corporation that Mr. Barry Kelly 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. I
therefore made further investigation and discovered that
Mr. Barry Kelly did not declare any kin or relations in
all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit
paperwork in my Bank.

This sum of US$11,500,000.00 is still sitting in my Bank
and the interest is being rolled over with the principal
sum at the end of each year. No one has ever come forward
to claim it.

According to Nigerian Law, at the expiration of 5(five)
years, the money will revert to the ownership of the
Nigerian Government if nobody applies to claim the fund.
Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you to stand
in as the next of kin to Mr. Barry Kelly so that the
fruits of this old man's labour will not get into the
hands of some corrupt government officials. This is
simple, I will like you to provide immediately your full
names and address so that the Attorney will prepare the
necessary documents and affidavits which will put you in
place as the next of kin. We shall employ the services of
two Attorney for drafting and notarization of the WILL and
to obtain the necessary documents and letter of
probate/administration in your favour for the transfer. A
bank account in any part of the world which you will
provide will then facilitate the transfer of this money to
you as the beneficiary/next of kin. The money will be paid
into your account for us to share in the ratio of 65% for
me and 30% for you and 5% be used in settling taxation
and all local and foreign expenses. There is no risk at
all 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.

If you are interested, please reply immediately via the
private email address below. Upon your response, I shall
then provide you with more details and relevant documents
that will help you understand the
transaction.

Please observe utmost confidentiality, and be 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. I can be reached through this email
address as well "smith_owolabi@xxxxx.com".

I do urgently await your response or reach me through my
confidential and private phone +234 803 301 5146.

Best regards,

Dr. Johnson Owolabi
_________________________________________________________
Gagne une PS2 ! Envoie un SMS avec le code PS au 61166
(0,35€ Hors coût du SMS)


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 03:04 PM

I just sat in the staff lunchroom reading a menu from a local Chinese restaurant as I ate, and contemplated this "proofreading" vs. "translation" question Larry mentions. Clearly a non-English-as-their-first-language speaker might not know that the ingredients in a particular dish should read "shrimp and muscles" and not "shrimps and muscles," because one is considered singular or plural by itself, while the other isn't. However, I still understand what is in the dish. The clarity without the proper grammar is, I believe, intended to convey a sense of "other," in this case, an "authentic other" because they are cooks from China, not cooks from the U.S. putting together Chinese food.

Very clever, these folks who mangle English for a living in order to trick we gullible Americans (among others).

Stilly River Sage


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: CraigS
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 05:55 PM

Having had dealings with several Nigerian Government officials over the years, I can tell you for sure that they all squirrel their ill-gotten gains in the Western banks from the moment the word Procurement is uttered. If there's any money in Nigeria, it's in obsolete European currency or something not negociable, like roubles or kuna. I've heard of people getting deaded and physically damaged through these scams.
My dealings have been in exporting goods to Africa. It's not unusual for people exporting goods to Nigeria to disguise them by packing the cases out with old magazines, and sending full cases of magazines as a decoy - then declaring the full shipment as medicines - this is to discourage outright theft. The customs ignore it, presuming that the importer's scam is to pretend to import medicines, then supply counterfeit medicines. Sometimes the medicines actually get to the man who is paying for them, if there's enough magazines to cover them.
When it comes to paying money out for imported goods, those who have it tend to appear at the dockside agent's office with plastic carrier bags stuffed with miscellaneous foreign cash - they don't keep money in the bank, because the bankers are as bent as the politicians.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Ebbie
Date: 05 Dec 02 - 01:51 PM

I finally got my very own wealthy refugee. (These offers must be valid, don't you think, since they all have different names, circumstances and are from different areas?)

I heard from 'Peter Clement and sister' (I don't remember how they learned that I am a totally trustworthy human being) who are in dire straits in Sierra Leone.

But, Little Hawk, they only offer me 15% of $17 million- so now I'm in a dilemma. Little as it is, it is still more than I have in my own bank- and surely I must provide for my old age. What to do, what to do??


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Amos
Date: 05 Dec 02 - 03:01 PM

Gee, Ebbie -- go for it!! Let us know how you fare!! :>)

A


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Ebbie
Date: 05 Dec 02 - 04:16 PM

I'll share, Amos, I'll share.:)


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Amos
Date: 16 Dec 02 - 09:48 PM

And for those of you who believe in the snctity of cashier's checks:

Yes, there's a new twist in Nigeria's thriving Internet-based scam operations. This time, the scammers pose as potential buyers for big-ticket items, like cars, listed for sale online.

The buyer explains that a business associate in the United States will mail the seller a cashier's check for the amount of the item plus the cost to transport it overseas. The seller is asked to wire the transportation fees to the buyer once the check has cleared so the buyer can arrange for shipment.

But a week or so after the check clears and the money has been wired, victims are notified by their banks that the check was counterfeited.

The scam has become so widespread that victims formed their own online support group last month. The group now has close to a hundred members.
Scam victims admit they initially were skeptical when the deal was brokered, but after receiving and depositing a cashier's check that cleared, they assumed all was well.

The scam takes advantage of a little-known loophole in the U.S. banking system. Many people don't realize that when a bank says funds have cleared, it doesn't mean the check is good, according to Carol McKay, director of communications for the National Consumers League.

"Under federal law, depending on the type of checks deposited, banks must give consumers access to the money within one to five days. Longer holds can be placed on deposits over $5,000, but banks are reluctant to inconvenience their customers," McKay explained.

"Unfortunately, it can take weeks for fake checks to be detected in the banking system. And consumers are then left holding the bag for the money they've withdrawn. That's because it's the depositor, not the bank, who is responsible if a check turns out to be bad."

Jeff and Shawn Mosch were victims of the scam, and they figure their bank is just as much at fault as the con artist who ripped them off for $7,200. Shawn Mosch said she went to the bank with the cashier's check and told the teller, "I need to know when this is going to be a good, clear check -- when this is going to be actual money I can spend and it's never going to come back and bite me in the butt." She was told her butt would be out of harm's way in 24 hours.

Mosch said she waited an extra day just to make sure, and then wired the money to the buyer. Five days later, the bank informed Mosch the check was counterfeit and her checking account was now $5,000 overdrawn.
McKay said the scam isn't limited to Internet sellers. The Consumers League is starting to hear from people who have also received counterfeit checks in connection with work-at-home offers.

"Banks would serve their customers better by explaining that they can't immediately tell if the checks are good and that the depositors will be stuck if they're not," McKay said. "In general, it's probably a good idea to wait several weeks before drawing on checks from unfamiliar sources. "But the bottom line is this: No legitimate company will offer to pay you by arranging to send you a check and asking you to wire some of the money back. If that's the pitch, it's a scam."


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,JennyO
Date: 16 Dec 02 - 10:33 PM

Just before coming to this thread I posted something to the thread about what I want for Christmas. Now I see all my prayers have been answered. Not only will I have plenty of money, but I am getting all the laughter I wanted. Thankyou Mr Ogimea Hoam and others.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: EBarnacle1
Date: 17 Dec 02 - 01:31 AM

The positive side of this is that there are whole towns in Nigeria living on the proceeds of this scam.


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Subject: National Criminal Intelligence Service
From: Nemesis
Date: 17 Dec 02 - 04:09 AM

has a dedicated address

419@spring39.demon.co.uk

to which copies of emails including full headers can be sent .. never ever (they advise)
reply to any of them!

Altho' I have .. hopefully and helpfully putting several Africans in dire straits in contact with each other and they never replied back (?)

But as regards the lyricism of the letters .. I lived in Africa for 7 years and eventually got to understand the transliterations and phraseology in letters .. except for one which nobody (even old timers) could get:

"Dear Madam / Sir

I am standing on your face to write this letter ....."   what was all that about :)


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Callie
Date: 18 Dec 02 - 02:39 AM

Good to see that these worthy pleas for help know no international boundaries.

A friend actually overheard two guys in a Sydney pub discussing the fact that they had sent Prince ?#$%^&#@ from Nigeria $2,000 but hadn't heard anything for a few months. They were starting to get suspicious ....

Callie


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Dec 02 - 08:31 AM

A number of people write back to the 419 scammers with amusing results, see e.g.

Brad Christensen Exhibit


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Jeri
Date: 20 Dec 02 - 09:15 AM

Thank you GUEST - hilarious! I only had time to read the "Louisa Ejaculator Estrada" correspondance, but I'll probably go back and read more of them.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Amos
Date: 20 Dec 02 - 10:28 AM

That Brad Christensen exhibit is the funniest thing I have seen all year!! Thanks!! ROTFLMAO!!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 01 Feb 03 - 12:29 PM

While looking for something completely different at About.com yesterday, I ran across this. The analysis & attribution is at the end.

Linn

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

G.W. Bush: Urgent & Confidential Business Proposal

Netlore Archive
Description:  Email joke
Status:  Parody of well-known scam
Circulating since:  Jan 2003
Analysis:  See below         
Email example contributed by J. Kolas, 27 Jan 2003:

Subject: FW: IMMEDIATE ATTENTION NEEDED: HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL

URGENT ASSISTANCE - FROM USA

IMMEDIATE ATTENTION NEEDED : HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL

FROM: GEORGE WALKER BUSH
202.456.1414 / 202.456.1111
FAX: 202.456.2461

Dear Sir / Madam,

I am GEORGE WALKER BUSH, son of the former president of the United States of America George Herbert Walker Bush, and currently serving as President of the United States of America. This letter might surprise you because we have not met neither in person nor by correspondence. I came to know of you in my search for a reliable and reputable person to handle a very confidential business transaction, which involves the transfer of a huge sum of money to an account requiring maximum confidence.

I am writing you in absolute confidence primarily to seek your assistance in acquiring oil funds that are presently trapped in the republic of iraq. My partners and I solicit your assistance in completing a transaction begun by my father, who has long been actively engaged in the extraction of petroleum in the United States of America, and bravely served his country as director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency.

In the decade of the nineteen-eighties, my father, then vice-president of the United States of America, sought to work with the good offices of the President of the Republic of Iraq to regain lost oil revenue sources in the neighboring islamic republic of Iran. This unsuccessful venture was soon followed by a falling-out with his Iraqi partner, who sought to acquire additional oil revenue sources in the neighboring emirate of Kuwait, a wholly-owned U.S.-British subsidiary.

My father re-secured the petroleum assets of Kuwait in 1991 at a cost of sixty-one billion u.s. dollars ($61,000,000,000). Out of that cost, thirty-six billion dollars ($36,000,000,000) were supplied by his partners in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other persian gulf monarchies, and sixteen billion dollars ($16,000,000,000) by German and Japanese partners. But my father's former Iraqi business partner remained in control of the republic of Iraq and its petroleum reserves.

My family is calling for your urgent assistance in funding the removal of the President of the Republic of Iraq and acquiring the petroleum assets of his country, as compensation for the costs of removing him from power. unfortunately, our partners from 1991 are not willing to shoulder the burden of this new venture, which in its upcoming phase may cost the sum of 100 billion to 200 billion dollars ($100,000,000,000 - $200,000,000,000), both in the initial acquisition and in long-term management.

Without the funds from our 1991 partners, we would not be able to acquire the oil revenue trapped within Iraq. That is why my family and our colleagues are urgently seeking your gracious assistance. Our distinguished colleagues in this business transaction include the sitting vice-president of the United States of America, Richard Cheney, who is an original partner in the Iraq venture and former head of the Halliburton oil company, and Condoleeza Rice, whose professional dedication to the venture was demonstrated in the naming of a Chevron oil tanker after her.

I would beseech you to transfer a sum equaling ten to twenty-five percent (10-25 %) of your yearly income to our account to aid in this important venture. The internal revenue service of the United States of America will function as our trusted intermediary. I propose that you make this transfer before the fifteenth (15th) of the month of April.

I know that a transaction of this magnitude would make anyone apprehensive and worried. But I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day. A bold step taken shall not be regretted, I assure you. Please do be informed that this business transaction is 100% legal. If you do not wish to co-operate in this transaction, please contact our intermediary representatives to further discuss the matter.

I pray that you understand our plight. My family and our colleagues will be forever grateful. Please reply in strict confidence to the contact numbers below.

Sincerely with warm regards,

George Walker Bush

Switchboard: 202.456.1414
Comments: 202.456.1111
Fax: 202.456.2461
Email: president@whitehouse.gov


Comments:   This cynical, clever parody of the ubiquitous Nigerian scam letter began circulating on the Internet on or about January 22, 2003. As jokes go, it is emphatically not of the lighthearted variety, inviting as it does a comparison between President Bush's foreign policy on Iraq and an international con game designed to bilk gullible citizens out of their hard-earned cash.

The Register, a U.K. newspaper, attributes the spoof to Zoltan Grossman, a peace activist and professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin.

Last updated: 01/29/03


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: InOBU
Date: 01 Feb 03 - 12:41 PM

SAVE A LIFE FOUNDATION INC. HAVEN FOR ORPHANS & MOTHERLESS BABIES.
TEL/FAX: 234 1 7591494.
TELEPHONE: 234-802-3421-883.
E-MAIL: SALFinc@xxxxxbabies.com

Dear Sir,

Greetings. May the peace of God be with you.

We are a charity organization for orphans and motherless babies. Our aim
for contacting you is to appeal for whatever way you can assist in saving a
life, morally, financially and materially in order to make these kids have
a place in this Globe. We have kids between the ages of 1 month to 10 years
numbering up to 63 and we need all the assistance we can get. We do not get
support from our Government and as an NGO (Non Governmental Organization)
the Federal Government of Nigeria has permitted us to seek for financial
and material assistance from companies and individuals both at home and
abroad.

Whatever area as in Food, Clothing, Medical and Money that you can assist,
will be highly appreciated. The burden is too heavy on us and we are
appealing sincerely for your humanly assistance to save a life. We believe
you will not turn a deaf ear to our appeal, as your contribution will
propagate the continuity of this good work to humanity.

The promise of God is heritage. He will replenish your effort as you donate
generously. No contribution is too small for the upliftment of the less
privilege in our mist. Please indicate assistance by e-mail, telephone or
fax to the above numbers.

God Bless you bountifully.

Best regards,

Mrs. Yemi Fajuyi
Founder/CEO.
DL (mobile): 234-802-3421-883




MRS MERCY.E.AKU
C/O HANSEL.O. MBAZI
CHAMBERS,
ABUJA.
Attn:Joe Hardy


REQUEST FOR YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE

I am Mrs. Mercy C. Aku, widow of the late Mr. Ishaya
Mark Aku, the former sports minister of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria. My late husband was one of the
victims of the 4th May 2002 Nigerian EAS. Aircraft
BAC11 that crashed in Kano.

I am contacting you in confidence to help us in
collecting the two trunk boxes deposited by my
Husband in Europe the consignment contains
US$35,760,000.00 ( Thirty Five Million Seven hundred
and Sixty Thousand U. S. Dollars ) which was secretly
defaced and sealed in two big metal box for
securityreasons in your account.

This money was deposited in a security company in
Europe by my late husband when the Federal government
started monitoring his accounts in Nigeria and
overseas.I personally therefore appeal to you for your urgent
assistance to move this money into your country where I believe it
will be safe
since I cannot leave the country due to the restriction of movement
imposed on me and members of my family by the Nigerian Government.

Every arrangement has been made by my family lawyer
Barr. Hansel.O. Mbazi to meet with you face to
face for the completion of this transaction.
Presently I can not as the wife of Mr.Mark Aku go to
the security company in Europe to claim the funds
because of the restriction of movement inposed on me
and the members of my family.

My husband's lawyer has asked me to make contacts and
get a reliable person that can help us claim the
consignment while he will be working towards our
release from house arrest as my husband was accused of
moving out the funds that was meant for the official
sponsor of the Japan/Korea 2002 Worldcup.

It has been resolved that 20% will be the person's
share for nominating an account for this purpose and
any other assistance you will give in this regard, 5%
has been slated for the reimbursement of all local and
international expenses which may be incurred in the
transfer process .Finally, 75% will come to myself and
my children and a good part of this shall be directed
towards executing his WILL, which is to buy shares and
stocks in foreign Country to secure his children's
future.

To facilitate the conclusion of this transaction. if
accepted, do send to me promptly by email the
following:

1. Your full name and address,
2. Company's name and address,
3. Telephone and fax numbers and
4. Bank particulars.

Please note that I have been assured that the
transaction will be concluded within one (1) weeks
upon my receiving from you the above listed
information. The lawyer shall commence the process by
contacting the security company in Europe informing
them that you will be comming to pick up the
consignment or to work towards moving the consignment to overseas
where
the security company has its'office for easy collection.

This will happen as soon as I hear from you. May I at
this point, emphasise the high level of
confidentiality, which this business demands and hope
you will not betray the trust and confidence which I
repose in you.

However, you may need to give me sufficient assurance
that you will not sit on this fund when it is finally
remitted into your bank account.

As soon as I receive your response, I shall forward to
my husband's attorney Barr. Hansel.O. Mbazi the
information to enable him contact you for more
details. You will have to liase with him for a smooth
transfer of the funds.I shall forward to you his Fax & telephone
contacts when I receive your acceptance for security reasons.You can
as well contact me with my alternative email address:akumcy1@xxxxx.com



Best Regards,

Mrs Mercy C. Aku.






                                                                            Ref:                                                                   MMP/PED/023/03
From the desk of: Dr. Bello Bature.
Tel: 234-80-33052476

I believe this will be a big surprise to you as we are both complete
strangers but permit me to introduce myself, I am Dr Bello Bature and I
work for the Ministry of Mines &Power in Nigeria, and by this letter, I am
representing and also acting on behalf of my two senior colleagues (The
Director General and the group General Manager) who have mandated that I
got in contact a trusted and reliable foreign based businessman/woman
concerning the business matter of mutual benefit toall.By thismandate
given to me,we are in dire need of foreign partners to
assist us in the transfer Investment of US$24,000,000.00(twenty four
million united statesdollars). The key issue is the transfer and the
subsequent Investment of the said sum. We are ready to go into anagreement
with you and also offer you a negotiable fee for puttingtogether an
Investmentportfolio. It does not matter whether or not you
own a company or you have invested fundsbefore. We shall guide you on what
to do. The basis will be that a major company won a contract
andsubcontracted it toyou. More often, big trading companies and firm of
unrelated field won contracts and subcontracts to more specialized firms
for execution.We shall follows strictly all the legal procedures entailed
the laws of our land and international laws in transferring the fund to
you. The sources of the fund are legitimate and authoritative. Please be
informed that Nigerian Government Monitory Policy, strategic positioned
Government officials are not allowed to operate or own bank account
overseas, hence,we are in need for a foreign partner to front for us.We
pray that you take the essence of this letter in strict confidence, as the
two offices involved would not like to be exposed on this. Kindly
firstnotify me onyou wiliness to assist us through this email address
Details will be made available to you as soon as you respond.You are to
contact me only on this email address specifically for more information
and you are to keep this business proposal very confidential for
securityreason.Thank you and God bless as we wait for your urgent response.

Yours faithfully,
Dr.Bello Bature.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: InOBU
Date: 01 Feb 03 - 07:52 PM

Spreads to Tongo!
FROM: MR ROPHUS KOFFI.
AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING UNIT.
FOREIGN OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT.
BANQUE TOGOLAISE POUR LE COMMERCE ET L'INDUSTRIE,
LOME- TOGO. TEL:+228) 910-97-60.

Dear friend,
I am MR   RUPHUS KOFFI.the director in charge of auditing and accounting section of Banque Togolaise Pour Le Commerce Et L'Industrie Lome-Togo in West Africa with due respect and regard. I have decided to contact you on a business transaction that will be very beneficial to both of us at the end of the transaction .During our investigation and auditing in this bank, my department came across a very huge sum
of money belonging to a deceased person who died on 30th 0ctober
1999 in a plane crash and the fund has been dormant in his account
with this Bank without any claim of the fund in our custody either
from his family or relation before our discovery to this development.
Although personally, I keep this information secret within myself
and partners to enable the whole plans and idea be Profitable and
successful during the time of execution. The said amount was (U.S
$18M) EIGHTEEN MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS), As it may interest
you to know.Meanwhile all the whole arrangement
to put claim over this fund as the bonafide next of kin to the
deceased,get the required approval and transfer this money to a
foreign account has been put in place and directives and needed
information will be relayed to you as soon as you indicate your
interest and willingness to assist us and also benefit your self
to this great business opportunity. In fact I could have done this
deal alone but because of my position in this country as a civil
servant(A Banker),we are not allowed to operate a foreign account
and would eventually raise an eye brow on my side during the time
of transfer because I work in this bank. This is the actual reason
why it will require a second party or fellow who will forward claims
as the next of kin with affidavit of trust of oath to the Bank and
also present a foreign account where he will need the money to be
re-transferred into on his request as it may be after due verification
and clarification by the correspondent branch of the bank where the
whole money will be remitted from to your own designation bank
account. I will not fail to inform you that this transaction is
100% risk free. On smooth conclusion of this transaction, you will
be entitled to 30% of the total sum as gratification, while 10%
will be set aside to take care of expenses that may arise during
the time of transfer and also telephone bills, while 60% will be
for me and my partners. Please, you have been adviced to keep "top
secret" as we are still in service and intend to retire from service
after we conclude this deal with you. I will be monitoring the whole
situation here in this bank until you confirm the money in your
account. and ask us to come down to your country for subsequent
sharing of the fund according to percentages previously indicated
and further investment, either in your country or any country you
advice us to invest in. All other necessary vital information will
be sent to you when I hear from you.And in case you feel like calling me on phone for a vital oral discusion.Here is my private telephone number is +228 910 -97-60.I look forward to pick your call .

Yours   faithfully,

MR ROPHUS KOFFI.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Mugwump
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 06:03 AM

I think you are all RACISTS poking fun at these poor Africans who are only trying to make a living!


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Amos
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 10:10 AM

Charles -

If these letters had come from the Isle of Man, they'd be twce as funny!!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 03 Feb 03 - 05:49 AM

But they wouldn't be able to claim they hadn't a leg to stand on!


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 03 Feb 03 - 09:41 AM

Maybe I should have put the George Bush parody in a separate thread.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: InOBU
Date: 03 Feb 03 - 04:25 PM

Actually Mr. Atlas is assuming WE believe they come from Nigeria. The author SAYS they come from Nigeria... I believe they DO come from the Isle of Man... Larry


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Jeri
Date: 03 Feb 03 - 05:38 PM

Bat Goddess, it was weird the way it got buried so fast. It's above the 4 that Larry pasted, or Click here if you missed it.

I read it and thought it was hilarious!


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: mouldy
Date: 04 Feb 03 - 03:01 AM

Jeremy Vine on Radio 2 mailed back to one of these on air yesterday, saying he'd set up a bank account ready to receive the money (to be shared among the listening public) and told them to get back to him with further details. I wonder if he heard anything...

Andrea


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: InOBU
Date: 04 Feb 03 - 08:31 AM

In a collection, these do become folk art, don't they? Larry

Subj: BUSINESS PROPOSAL
Date: 2/3/03 9:26:48 PM Eastern Standard Time
From:    chinoso22@xxxxx.co.in (dudu ddd)
To:    rpgough@xxxxx.com



Dear Sir
I know this will reach you as a surprise, but need not
to worry as we are using the only secured and
confidential medium available to seek for foreign
assistance/partnership in a business transaction which
is of mutual benefit.A foreign, late Engineer Johnson
Creek, an oil merchant/contractor with the federal
Government of Nigeria, until his death three years ago
in a ghastly air crash, banked with us here at Union
Bank plc., Lagos and had a closing balance of
$USD18.5M (Eighteen Million, Five Hundred Thousand
United States Dollars) which the bank now
unquestionable expects to be claimed by any of his
available foreign next of kin or alternative be
donated to a trust fund of the WEST AFRICAN
PEACEKEEPING FORCE (ECOMOG).Fervent valuable efforts
are being made by the union Bank to get in touch with
any of the creek family or relatives but all have
proved abortive. It is because of the perceived
possibility of not going to be able to locate any of
late Engr. Johnson Creek & #8217;s next of kin (as he
had no known wife and children) that the management
under the influence of our chairman board of
directors, retired Major General Kalu Uke Kalu, that
an arrangement for the fund to be declared
"UNCLIMABLE" and then be subsequently donated to the
trust fund for arms and ammunition which will further
enhance the course of war in the West African
sub-region and the world in general.In order to avert
this negative development, myself and some of my
trusted colleagues in the bank now seek for your
permission to have you stand as late Engr. Johnson
Creek & #8217;s next of kin so that the fund, $18.5M
would be subsequently transferred and paid into your
bank account as the beneficiary next of kin. All
documents and proves to enable you get this fund have
been carefully worked out and we are assuring you a
100 percent risk free involvement. Your share would be
30 per cent of the total amount 10 percent has been
set aside for expenses while the rest would be for
myself and my colleagues for investment purposes in
your country. Though we are trying to make a better
future for ourselves and our families, considering the
poor standard of living in Africa, we also want you to
see this proposal as our own contribution in putting
an end to the senseless wars in the West African
sub-region.If this proposal is OK. by you and you do
wish to take advantage of the trust we hope to bestow
on you and your company, kindly get to me immediately
via my email furnishing me with your most confidential
telephone number, fax number and exclusive e-mail
number so that I can forward to you the relevant
details of this transaction.Thank you in advance for
your anticipated co-operation.Regards,Mr.Razaq
obaroUnion Bank plcN:B Please, for confidential
reason, I would like you to send me email reply to
razaq obaro only.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: beadie
Date: 04 Feb 03 - 09:37 AM

I just got one from "a fugitive former high-ranking official in the government of Zimbabwean dictator Mugabe."

This guy claims to have escaped with $45 million (US) in $100 bills in one suitcase. Somehow, the money went to South Africa while he went to Botswana. He says he is unable to travel due to not having remembered to bring his passport. He wants you to fly to S.A., retrieve the money, put in in your account, and then, when he comes to meet you in Pretoria (? without his passport?), to give him 75% of the proceeds, keeping the remainder for yourself.

The only thing I'm confused about is who benefits from the scam (other than the travel and hospitality industries)?


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Jun 03 - 11:22 AM

The Swiss are getting into it!!!!

Tony Williams
10-rue blavignac,
Carouge, Geneva,
Ch-1227, Switzerland
Email: tonywilliams@mailsurf.com

I want to move abroad Thirty Million, Eight Hundred Thousand United
States Dollars from Deka (Swiss) privatbank Ag, Postfach, Zurich,
Switzerland. I want to ask you to quietly look for a reliable and
honest person who will be capable and fit to provide either an existing
bank account or to set up a new bank account immediately to receive
this money, even an empty account can serve to receive this money,
as long as you will remain honest to me till the end of this important
business transaction. I want to believe that you will never let
me down either now or in future.

I am Tony Williams, the Auditor General, Deka (Swiss) Privatbank
Ag, Postfach, Zurich, Switzerland. During the course of our auditing
last month, I discovered a floating fund in an account opened in
the bank in 1995 and since 1999 nobody has operated on this account
again. After going through some old files in the records, I discovered
that the owner of the account died without a [heir], hence the money
has been floating and if I do not remit this money out urgently
it will be forfeited for nothing. The owner of this account was
Mr. Michael Collins, a foreigner, and an industrialist, he died
since 1995 and no other person knows about this account or anything
concerning it. The account has no beneficiary and my investigation
proved to me as well that Mr. Michael Collins until his death was
the managing director, Diamond Safari [Pty] SA.

We will start the first transfer with Fifteen Million, Four Hundred
Thousand Dollars; upon successful transfer without any disappointment
from your side, we shall re-apply for the transfer of the remaining
half into your account bringing the sum total to Thirty Million,
Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars. I am contacting you because you
are outside Switzerland and this money can only be approved to a
foreigner with a valid international passport, drivers license and
foreign account because the money is in us dollars and the former
owner of the account Mr. Michael Collins is a foreigner. I will
like us to meet to sign a binding agreement that will bind us together
in the business, I am revealing all this to you with the belief
that you will never let me down in this business, you are the first
person I am contacting for the business so please reply urgently.

You should forward your telephone and fax numbers and your bank
account details that will be used in transferring the money. You
must assure me that after the transfer, you will keep the entire
funds intact pending our physical arrival in your country for sharing
and disbursement of the fund which will be 35% for your assistance,
60% will be for us while 5% will be set aside to take care of all
the expenses that must be made by both parties during the course of the transfer.

I look forward to your earliest response through my e-mail above.

Best regards,
Tony Williams


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Jun 03 - 12:59 PM

It's nice to hear that Tony has gotten into an honest line of work after that unfortunate business with the disappearance of the widow's and orphan's fund in Schenectady. I hope someone is able to help him out. Me, I don't deal in this sort of thing unless the amount exceeds $50 million, because I'm too busy these days for the small stuff.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Jun 03 - 06:31 PM

There is a daily feature in the St. Paul Pioneer Press called Bulletin Board. It is much like the Mudcat Forum BS threads except that there is an editor, so only the best stuff gets published. Anything that is selected for publication is usually printed unchanged. The following appeared in today's column, submitted by someone who uses the handle Sleepless from St. Paul (in Minneapolis). I have only taken the liberty of converting it to mixed upper- and lower-case; the e-mail from "Mrs. Sese-Sekoh" was printed in all caps. It appears to be the same letter that Bat Goddess received back in October.
    The news reports of large sums of cash being found around Baghdad reminded me of a bizarre e-mail my brother received last year in Big Lake, a town one would not normally associate with international intrigue:

    From: Mrs. D. Sese-Sekoh

    Dear friend,

    I am Mrs. Debra Sese-Seko widow of late president Mobutu Sese-Seko of Zaire? Now known as Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). I am moved to write you this letter, this was in confidence considering my present circumstance and situation.

    I escaped along with my husband and two of our sons Kennedy and Basher out of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire where my family and I settled, while we later moved to settled in Morroco where my husband later died of cancer disease. However due to this situation we decided to changed most of my husband's billions of dollars deposited in Swiss bank and other countries into other forms of money coded for safe purpose because the new head of state of (DR) Mr. Laurent Kabila has made arrangement with the Swiss government and other European countries to freeze all my late husband's treasures deposited in some European countries. Hence my children and I decided laying low in Africa to study the situation till when things gets better, like now that president Kabila is dead and the son taking over (Joseph Kabila). One of my late husband's chateaux in southern France was confiscated by the French government, and as such I had to change my identity so that my investment will not be traced and confiscated. I have deposited the sum of eihgteen mllion United State dollars (US$18,000,000,00.) with a security company, for safekeeping. The funds are security coded to prevent them from knowing the content. What I want you to do is to indicate your interest that you will assist us by receiving the money on our behalf. Acknowledge this message, so that I can introduce you to my son (Kennedy) who has the out modalities for the claim of the said funds. I want you to assist in investing this money, but I will not want my identity revealed. I will also want to buy properties and stock in multi-national companies and to engage in other safe and non-speculative investments. May I at this point emphasise the high level of confidentiality, which this business demands, and hope you will not betray the trust and confidence, which I repose in you. In conclusion, if you want to assist us, my son shall put you in the picture of the business, tell you where the funds are currently being maintained and also discuss other modalities including remuneration for your services.

    For this reason kindly furnish us your contact information, that is your personal telephone and fax number for confidential purpose and acknowledge receipt of this mail

    Best regards,

    Mrs. D. Sese Seko

    While our family has always had a soft spot for the plight of the families of deposed dictators, my brother is not really in a position to assist Kennedy with his out modalities, whatever they are. And, as his friend Dan H. observed: "I'd avoid having anything to do with someone named Basher!" It was also suggested that this could be a scam. Readers' insights are welcome.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 10 Jun 03 - 06:44 AM

Isn't Tony Williams the tall fellow in the Spinners?


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: JennyO
Date: 10 Jun 03 - 09:28 AM

I just got this one:

Mr. John Uzaka
Harare - Zimbabwe
Email: johnuzaka@netscape.net
Date: 06/06/03



Dear friend,

This very confidential request should come as a surprise to you but because of the nature of what is happening to me and my family urged me to contact you,and I quite understand that this is not the best way to contact you because of the nature of my request and the attention it requires. I got your contact information from your country's information directory during my desperate search for someone who can assist me secretly and confidentially in relocating and managing some family fortunes.

My name is Mr. John Uzaka, the second son of Mr. Frank Uzaka in Zimbabwe. At the height of the present political crises in our country, in which the white farmers in our country are being murdered and ripped off their belongings by the supporters of our President, Mr. Robert G. Mugabe, in their efforts to reclaim all the white owned farms in our country, my father and my elder brother were brutally slanted to a painful death on the 13th of February, 2002, in their struggle to protect some white farmers who ran to take refuge in our house. My father, during his life on earth was a prominent business man who trades on diamond and gold from some foreign countries.

He publicly opposes the crude policies and crime against humanity on the white farmers by Mr. Robert Mugabe and his followers, which they enforced media law restrictions to protect their wicked acts. That not being enough, the President and his followers after winning the last undemocratic elections decided to block and confiscate all accounts and assert. During my fathers life on earth, he had deposited the sum of FIFTEEN. FIVE MILLION United States Dollars [$15.5 MILLON U.S DOLLARS], in a trunk box with a Trust and Security Company in Madrid- Spain for a cash and carry Diamond and Gold business with some foreign business customers. Due to the escalation of this problem, we decided to move this fund to the security company's overseas office in Spain.

In view of this and as the only surviving son of my father, and with the
present clamp down, killing and confiscation of his assets as one of those who render support to the white farmers in our country, I therefore humbly wish to inform you of my intentions to you to the security company's office in Europe where this money is currently deposited to avoid it being confiscated by president Mugabe. And also seek for your honest and trustworthy assistance to help me clear and accommodate this money over there because we are unable to move out of Africa due to the restriction of this Government. Also, I will try and move down to meet you after which you have claim this fund into your custody.

Now this is what I actually want you to do for me;

1. I want you to be presented to the Trust and Security company as the
person I contacted to assist my family for this purpose, with whose name and address myself will forward to them their office in Madrid- Spain as the person that will clear this money that is being deposited in Europe.

2. To finally assist me in accommodating and managing this money in any
lucrative business in your country for at least ten years. Please, I hope you will grant and view this very request with favour and much understanding of our situation now, and will be a very honest and reliable person to deal with. And also bearing in mind the confidential nature of this my request. I emphasize please that you keep every bit of it to yourself so as to protect my family future and the safety of this fund.

3. For your noble assistance of safeguarding the fund under your custody, I will offer you 20% of the total fund and 10% of every annual turnover from any business which you intend to invest the other 80% into for a consecutive period of ten years.

Thanking you in anticipation of your urgent response as soon as you read this request.

Best Regards,
Mr. Jonh Uzaka


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Doug_Remley
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 12:26 AM

Sure is a lot of loose cash from Nigeria.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 13 Jun 03 - 03:06 AM

Here's a nice friendly one I got this morning from Joe Mark (that should be my name, surely!):


Dearest,

Compliments of the season,I hope all is okay with you.This letter may come as a surprise because we have not met before face to face,but I got your contact through the MINISTRY OF TOURISM AND INDUSTRIES. Therefore, it is my wish to establish a business/mutual relationship with you and also for the benefit of next generations.My names are MR. JOE MARK the junior brother of DR. BAYAX H. MARK the former finacial director of the IVORY COAST[COTE'D IVORIES] [NATIONAL GOLD DUST CORPORATION]who was shut died by the the military junta led by the former defence chief [rtd]MAJOR GENERAL FELIX Y.GWAHE when his group wanted to overthrow the elected goverment.

Though I do not know to what extent you are familiar with events and disturbances in IVORY COAST one of the troubled country in WEST AFRICAN sub-region,but it has consistent features in the CNN,BBC news bulletins.The presure of the war drove the rest of our family out of IVORY COAST into exile in neighbour country ACCRA the capital of GHANA in west Africa, where we have been living under political asylum for now.

Thereafter, during the civil war which my brother later died before then he handed me over a certificate meant for a secret deposit,which my brother made in SECURITY COMPANY in ACCRA- GHANA.The deposit which worth of $18.5,000,000(EIRHTEEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS) was money paid to the GOLD DUST CORPORATION under him by its Foreign custmers, in the heat of the conflict,he made the deposit in his name with the hope of converting it to his personal use at the end of the war but was shot died when the conflict intensified as a result of his opposition of the rebel forces.

Now,I have contacted the SECURITY COMPANY to confirm the deposit and establish ownership.Due to the continued crises in IVORY COAST, I have decided to solicit for the assistance of an honest and trustworthy person or company that will assist me to claim it out of the security vault for investing the funds in a lucrative venture, because I cannot do it alone due to my present social status right now.You will be given a negotiable percetange of the funds after the end of the transaction. Please be rest assured that this transaction is 100% risk free butIf you are honest, trustworthy and also interested in the aboved proposal, contact me immediately through my mail for us to discuss this matter via mail,this is my private E-mail joe_mar@zwallet.com My telephone number will be given to you as soon as I hear from you.

You must maintain absolute confidentiality of this transaction as to ensure success.Please forward your TELEPHONE NUMBER/FAX when replying.

REGARDS,

MR.JOE MARK

______________________________________________________
Get Paid... With Your Free Email at http://www.zwallet.com/index.html?user=joe_mar


DON'T try contacting that website! I have no idea what it tis, but its bound to be something iffy.

Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jun 03 - 08:47 PM

This surprising letter arrived in my email this morning:



good day to you my friend? you may be surprised to receive this letter
from me since you do not know me personally. the purpose of my introduction is to bring to bear my present predicament which has left me wanton. i am the first son of walter bebe sisolo one of the most popular black farmers in zimbabwe who was recently murdered in the land dispute in my country. i got your information through network online and i decided to contact you more formally.
before the death of my father, he had taken me to johannesburg, south africa to deposit the sum of nine million, seven hundred and fifty thousand united states dollars in one of the private security company, he foresaw the looming danger in Zimbabwe. this money was deposited in a box as gem stones and other personal effects to avoid much demurrage from the security company. this money was meant for the purchase of new machines and chemicals, for the farms and establishment of new farms in swaziland.
the money belongs to my father and four of his white farmer friends who were also killed along with my father while they were having a meeting to see that the land dispute comes to an end. my father was killed along side with the white farmers, because he was seen as supporting the white farmers, against the black farmers.
this land problem came when zimbabwean president mr. robert mugabe introduced a new land act reform wholly affecting the rich white farmers and some black farmers, who the mugabe government felt were not in support of his land act, this resulted to the killing and massive mob action by zimbabwean war veterans and some lunatics across the country.
in fact a lot of people were killed because of this land act dispute in which my father was one of them, may his gentle soul rest in peace.
it is against this background that i and my family fled zimbabwe for fear of our lives and where we are currently staying is where we are seeking political assylum and moreso we have decided to transfer my father's money to a more reliable foreign account, since the govt forbids us as {assylum seeker} to open any depository account or to be involved in any financial transaction through out the territorial zone of south africa as the eldest son of my father i am saddled with the responsibility of seeking a genuine alien partner where this money without the knowledge of my government who are bent on taking everything we have got. the south africa seems to be playing along with them.
i am faced with the dilema of moving this funds {money} out of south africa for fear of going through the same experience in future, as both countries have similar political history. as a businessman i am seeking for a partner who i have to entrust my future and that of my family in his hands, i must let you know that this transaction is absolutely hitch and undisruptive. if you accept to assist my family and i, all i want you to do for me, is to make arrangement with the security company to clear the consignment {funds} in their affiliate office in europe, as i have already given directives for the shipment to be brought out of the shores of south africa to anywhere in europe. but before then, all modalities will have to be put in place most especially the documentation aspect of the transaction and more importantly this money, we have collectively resolved to use for investment.
we are faced with two options. firstly, we have to agree on our sharing ratio / proportion which has accepted to all. after the boxes is delivered to our custody, we would then be at liberty to go in to partnership with me for proper profitable investment of the money in your country. whichever the option you want, feel free to notify me. i have also mapped out 1/20th of this money for all kind of operating cost incurred in the process of this matter.
contact me through the above email for further discussions and clarification on all that we need for us to conclude this transaction, while i implore you to maintain strict discretion in this communication.
You can send your response to this mailbox: sisolopaul@hknetmail.com
i wait on your swift response.
best regards.
mr. paul sisolo.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,JTT
Date: 19 Jun 03 - 12:47 PM

One of my favourites, supposedly from US special agents in Afghanistan, includes these lines:

"Last week, my group (of 4 agents) successfully overran a hard drug processing enclave and recovered a booty cash sum of US$36 million, which no doubt are proceeds from the illegal trade used for funding terrorist activities," reads the latest scam email making the rounds.

"We have since deposited this cash in a security luggage office in Kabul capital city. We do not intend to surrender this cash booty to our sector commandant for obvious reasons and we cannot take out the consignment from Afghanistan physically by ourselves as it is against military ethics.

"It may interest you to know that modalities have been perfected to move this [sic] funds to you through a security courier agency as soon as you respond in the affirmative, indicating your interest and capability to handle this transaction."


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Burke
Date: 23 Jun 03 - 11:23 AM

This one takes a completely new tack. I sure hope no one goes for it. Unfortunatly there probably are some ministries that will fall for the something for nothing deal.

Dear Beloved in Christ,

It is by the grace of God that I received Christ, knowing the truth and the truth have set me free. Having known the truth, I had no choice than to do what is lawful and right in the sight of God for eternal life and in the sight of man for witness of God´s mercy and glory upon my life.

I have the pleasure to share my testimony with you, having seen your contact from the Internet. I am Barrister Victor Igho, the legal adviser to late Mr. and Mrs. Bright Williams, a British couple that lived in my Country Nigeria for 25 years before they both died in the plane crash late last year. These couples were good Christians, they so dedicated to God but they had no child till they died. Throughout their stay in my country, they acquired a lot of properties like lands, house properties, etc.

As their legal adviser, before their death, the husband Mr. Bright Williams instructed me to write his WILL. Because they had no child, they dedicated their wealth to God. According to the WILL, the properties have to be sold and the money be given out to a ministry for the work of God. As their legal adviser, all the documents for the properties were in my care. He gave me the authority to sell the properties and give out the fund to the Ministries for the work of God.

In short, I sold all the properties after their death, as instructed by Mr. Bright Williams before his death. And as matter of fact, after I sold all their properties, I realized more than $10,000,000.00 (Ten million US dollars plus), and what supposed to be the percentage interest of my right legal fee was firstly deducted by me out of the total amount realized from the sold properties, this was base on the initial agreement between me and the owner of the properties before his death. Therefore the total amount left to be invested into God's work as instructed by the owner, is $10,000,000.00 (Ten million US dollars) only. But Instead of giving the main fund out for the work of God as instructed to me by the owner before his death. I converted the fund to myself with the intention of investing the fund abroad for my personal use. I was afraid of putting the fund in the Bank, because I have to give account to the bank on how I got the money. I then packaged the fund in consignments and deposited the consignments with a security company. I did not want the management of the Security Company to know the content of the consignments, therefore I registered the content of the consignments as Gold Bars. Now, the security company believes that what I deposited with them was Gold Bars.

I had encounter with Christ when Pastor Benny Hinn was preaching on television concerning Ananias and Saphira in Acts 5:1-11. After hearing the word of God, I gave my life to Christ and became a born again Christian. As a born again Christian, I started reading my bible and one day, the Lord opened my eyes to Ezekiel 33: 18 and 19 where the word of God says: "When the righteous truth from his righteousness, and committee iniquity, he shall even die thereby. But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby". From the scripture, I discovered that the only way I could have peace in my life is to do what is lawful and right by giving out the fund as instructed for the work of God by the owner before his death.

I have asked God for forgiveness and I know that God have forgiven me. But I have to do what is lawful and right in the sight of God by giving out the fund to the chosen ministry for the purpose of God's wok as instructed by the owner before his death.

After my fasting and prayers, I asked God to make his choice and direct me to a honest Christian or the chosen ministry that deserves this fund by his Grace. I then came across your address on the Internet as I was browsing through a Christian site, and as a matter of fact, it is not only you or your ministry that I picked on the Christian site initially, but after my fervent prayer over it, then you were nominated to me through divine revelation from God, so these are how I received such a divine revelation from the Lord, how I got your contact information, and I then decided to contact you for the fund to be used wisely for things that will glorify the name of God.

I have notified the Security Company where I deposited the consignments that contained the fund, that I am moving the consignment abroad and the security company has since been waiting for my authority for the consignment to leave my country and move to abroad.

So if you know that you will use this fund honestly and wisely for things that will glorify God's name, then do contact me back first through this my email address.

You should also forward to me your full contact informations,(i.e) house address,telephone and fax numbers for easy communication and to fax you the documents concerning the consignments.

Your prompt response will be highly appreciated.

Yours in Christ.

Barrister Victor Igho.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Amos
Date: 24 Jun 03 - 08:45 AM

FROM: Omo Williams
TELEPHONE: 234 1774 3809
FAX NUMBER: 1775 206 9233

REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE IN A FINANCIAL TRANSACTION
Compliments of the season. I write to seek your cooperation as my foreign
partner and your assistance to enable me to own a property and invest in the
stable economy of your country. I apologise if this mail does not suit your
personal or business ethics.

My names are Omo Williams,I am making this venture proposal to you in strict
confidence.
The money we want to invest was acquired from an over invoiced contract proceed
as the chairman of the senate financial committee on foreign contracts
verification and payment. (Member, Contract Review
Panel CRP.)


The amount in question is $25.500,000.00 Million US dollars. As a senior civil
servant in the Nigeria Government, our country's prudential policy forbids me
to operate foreign account.If you will like to assist
me as a partner, then indicate your interest after which we shall both discuss
on the modalities.

All other information to facilitate the remittance of the funds will be
revealed to you in due course.
For your assistance, you shall receive 20% of the fund to be transferred, 70%
for us and 10% will be set aside for all expenses incurred by both parties.

I will like my proposal to be kept confidential because of what I explained
above and you can reach me urgently on my e-mail, telephone or fax number.

Please indicate your direct telephone and fax number when replying this
business proposal.I will always call you when necessary, for now I will
appreciate if you call me or we can be contacting through email.

A swift acknowledgement on the reciept of this mail will be appreciated.

Thank you and God bless you.
Omo Williams.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Rapparee
Date: 10 Jul 03 - 12:45 PM

Well, I finally got a spam here at work -- the old fashioned kind from Nigeria, and only three weeks after we came up on our own domain name, too!

So I forwarded it to the City computer services department, and got this response.
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Dear Sir:

It is my pleasure to make my acquaintance to you again. We have SPAM filters but many of them have been seized and are being held hostage known to the government. One SPAM filters is left to my family but it has been frozen in bank account for some month. This SPAM filters is free from my government, but under our protocol division, the IT are forbidden to operate or own SPAM filters. The same government has kept me under surveillance within this because they believed that I am still in possession of a SPAM filters but they have no prove. That is why I am approve to you 20% of SPAM filters for your assistance to help in the securing and investing of this SPAM filters outside Pocatello.

Please, contact me immediately through my above phone or email for more discussion and modalities.

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In the PS he noted that he'll be over today to discuss spam filtering....


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,Green Eyed Lady
Date: 10 Jul 03 - 01:47 PM

(I just received this one.)

Dear Sir,

compliments of the season. grace and peace and love
from this part of the Atlantic to you. I hope my
letter does not cause you too much embarrassment as i
write to you in good faith based on the contact
address given to me by a friend who works at the
Nigerian embassy in your country. please excuse my
intrusion into your private life.

I am Barrister Fred Oladipo, i represent Mohammed
Abacha, son of the late gen. Sani Abacha, who was the
former military head of state in Nigeria, he died in
1998. Since his death, the family has been losing a
lot of money due to vindictive government officials
who are bent on dealing with the family, based on this
therefore, the family has asked me to seek for a
foreign partner who can work with us as to move out
the total sum of us$75,000,000.00 ( seventy five
million united states dollars ), presently in their
possession. this money was of course, acquired by the
late president and is now kept secretly by the family.
The Swiss government has already frozen all the
accounts of the family in Switzerland, and some other
countries would soon follow to do the same. This bid
by some government officials to deal with this family
has made it necessary that we seek your assistance in
receiving this money and in investing it on behalf
of the family.

This must be a joint venture transaction and we must
all work together. since this money is still cash,
extra security measures have been taken to protect it
from theft or seizure, pending when agreement is
reached on when and how to move it into any of your
nominated bank accounts. I have personally worked out
all modalities for the peaceful conclusion of this
transaction. the transaction definitely would be
handled in phases and the first phase will involve the
moving of us$25,000,000.00( twenty five million
united states dollars ).

My clients are willing to give you a reasonable
percentage of this money as soon as the transaction is
concluded. I will, however, based on the grounds that
you are willing to work with us and also all
contentious issues discussed before the commencement
of this transaction. you may also discuss your
percentage before we start to work. as soon as i hear
from you, i will give you all necessary details as to
how we intend to carry out the whole transaction.
please, do not entertain any fears, as all necessary
modalities are in place, and i assure you of all
success and safety in this transaction.

Please, this transaction requires absolute
confidentiality and you would be expected to treat it
as such until the funds are moved out of this country.
please, you will also ignore this letter and respect
our trust in you by not exposing this transaction,
even if you are not interested. look forward to
working with you.

Please respond through my personal email box below

foladipo2001@netscape.net

Truly yours,

Fred Oladipo, Esq.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Amos
Date: 10 Jul 03 - 02:41 PM

Geeze, ya gotta wonder -- this deal keeps on regenerating, which implies they are making dough. Talk about deadheads and suckers....one every minute.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Rapparee
Date: 10 Jul 03 - 02:49 PM

Amos is right. Either that, or the entire gross national product of Nigeria for the last century or more has been squirreled away by former leaders. Come to think of it, perhaps this is Nigeria's main source of income...nah, I know some folks from there.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 10 Jul 03 - 03:51 PM

I have read that these Internet scams are a major source of income in the country. Lots of greedy Americans fall for this stuff.

I heard a thing on the local news at noon one day, and the "victims" stood there in front of the camera and said they thought they were smart enough to avoid Nigerian scams, but this is what they fell for:

They had a collectible car for sale in a local Dallas want ad, but because ads are online now, someone in Nigeria saw it and responded. They said (in effect) "We want to buy your car, but have a bank cashier's check that is much larger than the amount you are asking for. If I send you this check for $15,000 to cover your $8,000 car, will you send me a check for the $7,000 difference and my agent will come pick up the car in a few days?"

The fools fell for it. Banks must accept these things and initially credit the account, but once the bogus check fails to clear, they remove the credit from your account. And your cashier's check for $7000 that was perfectly good is long since cashed.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 10 Jul 03 - 11:49 PM

I just received one of those PayPal scam letters, informing me that my account will expire soon, so will I please renew my account with my personal information and bank account numbers, etc. on their handy form. Yeah, right. I've never used PayPal, never will. And here's another good reason for not using it! One less thing to keep track of (or look out for).

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: LadyJean
Date: 11 Jul 03 - 12:07 AM

I have been responding to these letters, explaining that I am the granddaughter of a judge, leaving out the fact that he died when my father was in high school, and hinting that I will pass their fraudulent email on to him. Which is how I get responses! I'm not joking! They send me a second one!


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Amos
Date: 11 Jul 03 - 02:15 AM

Wow. Spanish Prisoners from Nigeria!! The Revenge of the Dark Continent. It has a sort of poetic tint to it, n'est-ce pas?


:>)

A


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: zanderfish3 (inactive)
Date: 11 Jul 03 - 04:24 AM

These wily people don't stop at letters, I advertised a valuable fishing rod for sale on an internet site and had two replies from
the Nigerian con men offering to buy. Their client would send me a money order for many thousand dollars which I was to cash, send them the balance and keep my share. They even used the same phrase, 'I'll contact ME LAWYER '
Watch out watch out


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Amos
Date: 11 Jul 03 - 10:23 AM

This just in, with a new twist:


FOR JOHNSON MOBUTU

From: Mr. J.Mobutu
SOLICITING FOR A BUSINESS VENTURE AND PARTNERSHIP
I am the son of the late president of the Federal Republic of Zaire, President Mobutu Sese Seko, (now Republic of Congo, under the leadership of the son of Mr. Laurent Kabila). I presume you are aware there is a financial dispute between my family (THE MOBUTU) and the present civilian Government. This is based on what they believe as bad and corrupt
governance on my late fathers part. May his soul rest in Perfect peace.

Presently, we cannot do business here in Holland and many countries of the World because of the new friendly relationship between the present government and the Western World. As you might have heard how a lot of my fathers bank account in Switzerland and North America
have since been frozen. Following the above mentioned reasons ,Iam soliciting for your humble and confidential assistance to take custody of Ten Million United States Dollars (US$10,000,000.00), also to front for me in the areas of business you desire profitable. This sum of US$10M has secretly been deposited into a confidential Security Company, where it can easily be withdrawn or paid to a recommended beneficiary.The funds will be released to
you by the Security Company based on my recommendations,on that note, you
will be presented as my partner who will be fronting for me and my family in any subsequent
ventures.

To show my preparedness and the appreciation to conduct this business with you, I shall give you 20% of the funds and 20% commission on any profit realizable in the process of investment of this funds. For your role in this business,we are willing to make available 5% for any eventual cost that may occur in the process of this transaction. Please, I need your entire support and co-operation for the success of this business ventures, your utmost confidentiality and secrecy is highly required, due to my family present predicament. I sincerely will appreciate your acknowledgement as soon as possible.
Yours truly,

Mr. Johnson Mobutu


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,Johnny T
Date: 12 Jul 03 - 09:13 AM

I know a guy who for some STRANGE reason rushed off to Nigeria after receiving one of these and was held hostage for a day or 2.

He is still alive !


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Amos
Date: 12 Jul 03 - 11:01 AM

I tried to write Mister Johnson Mobutu but the reply address in the spam was misspelled and when I corrected the spelling of netscape.net it bounced anyway. Go figger.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: JennyO
Date: 20 Jul 03 - 12:27 PM

Well, I feel really honoured now. I have been picked as a reliable honest and trustworthy person by Mr Kenneth Savimbi of ECOWAS and he wants to give me lots of money!

If I ever get taken in by anything like this, I will personally check myself in to the Home for the Bewildered, however I must say I rather enjoyed reading this one, as the quaint language and badde speling are quite entertaining:


OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN
CONTRACT AWARDING COMMITTEE
ECOWAS HEADQUARTERS
LOME,REPUBLIC OF TOGO

         
ACCOUNT PROVISION FOR USD11M

Forgive my indignation if this message comes to you as a surprise and if it might offend you without your prior consent and writing through this channel.

I am KENNETH SAVIMBI,The Chairman, Contract Awarding Committee of the ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATES (ECOWAS) with Headquarters in Lome,Togo.I got your information in a business directory from the Togolaise Chamber of Commerce and Industries when I was searching for a reliable,honest and trustworthy person to entrust this business with.I was simply inspired and motivated to pick your contact from the many names and lists in the directory.

After discussing my view and your profile with my colleagues,they were very much satisfied and decided to contact you immediately for this mutual business relationship.We wish to transfer the sum of
USD11,000,000.00 (Eleven Million United States Dollars only.)into your personal or company`s bank
account.

This fund was a residue of the over invoiced contract bills awarded by us for the supply of ammunitions, hard/soft wares,phamaceauticals/medical items,light and heavy duty vehicles, apperals and other administrative logistics etc for the ECOMOG in Sierria-Leone and Liberia during the Peace Keeping Projects.

This DEAL was deliberately hatched out and carefully protected with all the attendant lope holes sealed off.As the Chairman of CAC,I have the cooperation and mandate of the Financial Director and the Secretary of the Organisation.We arranged and over invoiced the contract funds supplied by different companies from different countries during the crisis.

It was our consensus to seek the assistance of a willing foreigner to provide us with the facilities to transfer this money out of West Africa.This is borne out of our beleif in the non-stable and sporous
political nature of this sub-region.

The original contractors have been duely paid by the (Central Bank of the West African States)through our bankers-Societe Generale Bank. This balance is suspended in the escrow accounts awaiting claims by
any foreign company of our choice.We intend to pay out this fund NOW as the organisation is winding up its activities since the aim of returning PEACE to the countries and the coast has been achieved.

Based on the laws and ethics of employment,we as civil servants working under this organisation, are not allowed to operate a foreign account.This is the more reason why we needed your assistance to provide an account that can sustain this fund for safe keeping and our future investment with your comprehensive advise,assistance and partnership in your country.

It is however agreed,as the account owner in this deal to allow you 30% of the entire sum as compensation, 65% will be held on trust for us while 5% will be used to defray any incidental charges and cost during the course of the transaction.

This transaction will be successfully concluded within 10 days if you accord us your unalloyed and due cooperation if you should provide the following:

YOUR COMPANY`S NAME WITH COMPLETE ADDRESS,TEL AND FAX NUMBERS.(if available)

YOUR COMPLETE MAILING ADRRESS WITH TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS.

YOUR COMPLETE BANK PARTICULARS;NAME,ADDRESS,ACCOUNT NO,SWIFT CODE,TEL/FAX NOS ETC..


Upon the receipt of this informations,the documents and approval with the texts will be sent to you for confirmaton and then forwarded to the organisation for ratification and subsequent payment.

As with the case of all organised (sensitive)and conspired DEALS,we solicit for your unreserved confidentiality and utmost secret in this business. We hope to retire peacefully and lead a honourable
business life afterwards.There are no risks involved.

I await your urgent response.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. KENNETH SAVIMBI.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 21 Jul 03 - 09:38 AM

Doncha' love the last bit

We hope to retire peacefully and lead a honourable business life afterwards.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Amos
Date: 22 Jul 03 - 01:43 AM

This one is unusual in that it pretends to come from a white executive-class European type. THe blatant give-aways are the inexecrable English and the fact that the return-path shown in the Internet headers is someone named kennys5 at hotmail.com.   Very creative sense of detail but pathetic ignorance revealed in the writing.

Note that there is no Regio Private Bank in Switzerland -- there is a Regio Bank in Holland, but it is national only.



A




Dear Sir,

    I am Mr.Steve Young, the Manager in charge of Bills and Exchanges of
REGIO PRIVATE BANK in Zurich,Switzerland.
   
         Our Bank is a financial institution specialising in private banking to
individual customers who likes confidentiality in their financial dealings.

    I have resolved to contact you through this medium based on business
proposal that will be of mutual benefit to both of us. I got your
particulars through internet,based on my search for a trustworthy
and established person that understands business ethics for entering into
a profitable joint partnership.

      Sometime in 1987,a reputable client of ours deposited a huge sum of
money($28.5m) for safe keeping.Unfortunately,he died in the 1988 Lockerbie
Pan American Airline plane crash.Ever since we got information about his
death,we have been expecting his next-of-kin to come over and claim his
money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it in the
person of next-of-kin or relation to the deceased as stipulated in our
financial rules and regulations,but,unfortunately till date of writting
this mail to you,nobody has come forward to claim the money.
   
        It is also a law here that any unclaimed funds for 16 years shall be
recalled back to the treasury and our government takes it as their
funds.Due to the failure of them to claim the funds, it is in the verge of
been claimed by the federal government.

   I also found out from enquiries and the foreign media that our late
client siphoned a lot of money from his country.It is my conviction that
the deposit in our vault was part of the money that our client siphoned
and now that he is dead there is no trace to this money in our care so far.

   I am now soliciting your noble assistance to assist me in moving this
money out of Zurich to your country for immediate investment with your
assistance. I have also decided that your commission for the assistance
you will offer will be 15%,5% set aside to refund to all parties any
expenses incurred in the course of the transfer while 80% will be for us.

   Upon the receipt of your reply confirming your willingness to assist me
on this transaction, I will immediately arrange and transfer all the
rights of ownership of this deposit to your name to facilitate your easy
transfer of the funds to your country.
   
   You have nothing to worry about, as I will be there to assist you in
anyway necessary with all proper documentation.This transaction is
generally hitch free.

   Please maintain absolute confidentiality on this matter.

Looking toward a successful business relationship with you.
Yours truly

Mr. Steve Young


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: JennyO
Date: 30 Jul 03 - 11:34 AM

Good grief, this is the third one I've had. This time, I'm to be the next of kin of Mr Omer, a former Turkish resident in Nigeria. He was "a Contractor with one of the Government Parastatals" (wot's a Parastatal?), and of course, as she says, it's "risk free and a big mega fortune". How can I resist?

From the Desk of;
Mrs Aku Cecillia
Manager, Union Bank of Nigeria Plc
Marina Branch, Lagos
Dear Sir

AN URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL

I am pleased to get across to you for a very urgent and profitable business proposal, though I do not know you neither have I seen you before but my confidence was reposed On you when the Chief Executive of Lagos State chamber of Commerce and Industry handed me your contact for a confidential business.

I am Mrs Aku Cecillia, Manager of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, Marina Branch, Lagos Nigeria. The intended business is thus;
We had a customer, a Foreigner, Mr Omer (a Turkish) resident in Nigeria, he was a Contractor with one of the Government Parastatals. He has in his Account in my branch the sum of US$21.5 Million (Twenty-One Million Five hundred thousand U.S.Dollars). Unfortunately, the man died four years ago until today non-of his next of kin has come forward to claim the money. Having noticed this, I in collaboration with two other top Officials of the bank covered up the account all this while.

Now we want you (being a foreigner) to be fronted as the of next of kin of the deceased and forward all the necessary information to be advised to you by us to attest to the Claim. We will use our positions to get all internal documentation to back up the claims.
The whole procedures will last only ten working days to get the fund retrieved successfully without trace even in future.Your response is only what we are waiting for as we have put all machineries that will be instrumental to the success of the transaction in motion.

As soon as this message comes to you kindly get back to me indicating your interest,then I will furnish you with the whole procedures to ensure that the deal is successfully Concluded.
For your assistance, we have agreed principle to offer you 15% of the total sum at the end of the transaction. It is risk free and a big mega fortune. All correspondences towards this transaction will be through telephone and e-mail.
I await your earliest response.

Yours Sincerely,

Mrs.Aku Cecillia


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 30 Jul 03 - 11:59 AM

LOL! I love reading these things. They used to come by fax quite frequently, but now it's usually email.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Burke
Date: 30 Jul 03 - 02:46 PM

Jenny, third one ever, or third one today? I get so many I don't read most of them. I did notice that the one I got today from Dr.Nsude Nze about Mr. Phillip Morris, a foreigner, and a sailor, is for $126,000.000.00 USD {ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY SIX MILLION DOLLAHIGHLY CONFIDENTIALRS) with the first transfer being $26 million.

Has anyone else been noticing the inflation in the amounts to be transferred?


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Amos
Date: 30 Jul 03 - 09:09 PM

Maybe the cost of spam is on the rise?

A


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 31 Jul 03 - 11:11 AM

Same problem has been encountered by the Lotto folks in our state. Folks wouldn't stoop to pick up a mere $4 million on the sidewalk--the numbers have to be bigger to get people to play these days.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 20 Aug 03 - 11:51 PM

Just in case any of you folks were thinking of getting into the scam letter biz.... CLICK HERE!


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 21 Aug 03 - 06:11 PM

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Wow! Best laugh I've had today. So tacky that it's almost believable.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 31 Oct 03 - 04:14 AM

For some reason, I have been ignored by the Nigerian scam people up until now, but they are certainly making up for lost time.

I am tempted actually to reply to one, enclosing the details they ask for (the information in itself can be of no use to them) just to see what the follow-through will be.

I think the one I shall go for is from Mr Williams Dangore

Dear sir.

Please, this proposal to you is strictly confidential with due respect. I am very Sorry for the stress you might have in receiving this letter from me, since we have not known ourselves or met previously despite that I get to write you this little message, because I am constrained to send you this message due to the urgent of it.

My name is Williams Dangore and my younger sister is Marcel, I am the first son of my late father Mr. Mathew Sese Dangore a cocoa farmer here in Abidjan. It happen that my father was one of the business men killed by the Rebel when they overtook our village Bouake on September 2002, during this time the Rebel wanted to takeover the present government, but they failed, Since then life is very difficult for us here in Abidjan.

Now that the war is a little cool I and my mother want to transfer the sums of $15,000,000.00 out of the country due to there is no political stability here, this was the money my father deposited in a bank here in Abidjan, and we want this money to be transfer to overseas where we can invest it in a good business. The funds are kept in account in a bank to avoid detection, seizure or diversion, and agreement was sign between my late father and the bank that the money can only be release to me as the next of kin in some condition which made me to contact you as a foreigner for assistance. But this condition will be review to you immediately you indicate your readiness to assist us.

My mother have a telephone discussions with the director of costumers service of the bank, who has express his willingness to help us to transfer this money into any account that we are going to provide, provided we will meet the bank transfer requirements.

This is why I am contacting you to be my father partner to help me by receiving these funds on our behalf. I and my mother have resolved to give you any agreed percentage of the total money as commission for your assistance. Please, you will need to give me sufficient assurance that if you assist me you will not divert this funds, this fund are what me my mother and my younger sister have got to live on. Please, as I am reposing my confidence in you I hope you will not disappoint me in any way.

I want you to forward your phone / fax number to me this will enable me fax you all the legal documents concerning this funds issued by the bank to my late father on the day the money was lodge into the bank, for you to confirm the authenticity of my claim and I will also send a copy of my international passport together.

You will as well help us arrange for our resettlement out of this trouble Cote d'Ivoire.

If this interests you please get back to me very soon for more information.

Thanks.

God bless you.

Williams.


btw, I can heartily recommend the link in lamarca's post above to the article by Douglas Cruickshank on the literary merits of the Nigerian scamsters. To dismiss them as "illiterate" is totally to miss the point.

Murray


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Helen
Date: 31 Oct 03 - 06:50 PM

This was on the Australian news yesterday. Nigeria is now a suburb of Sydney, Oz.

Helen

Sydney man arrested over 'Nigerian' email scam. 30/10/2003. ABC News Online

[This is the print version of story http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s978806.htm]

Last Update: Thursday, October 30, 2003. 5:26pm (AEDT)
Arrest made over junk email scam.

Sydney man arrested over 'Nigerian' email scam

New South Wales police say they have achieved a world first with an arrest in relation to a 'west African' or 'Nigerian' email fraud.

Police arrested a 39-year-old Sydney man this morning in relation to a scam which has netted millions of dollars from unsuspecting victims in Australia and overseas.

The State Assets Confiscation Unit raided two homes in Sydney taking computers and documents.

Nine properties in Sydney and Nyngan in New South Wales's west have been siezed, as well as five cars, several bank accounts and a home in the United Kingdom.

The swoop follows a four-month investigation by the unit into a Sydney-based syndicate suspected of carrying out the scams, also known as 'west African' or 'Nigerian' frauds.

Police say the scam generally involves a junk email inviting the recipient to sign up for a business opportunity or to collect a lottery win.

The frauds are named 'Nigerian' or 'west African' because they often ask the victim to send money to an account in west Africa.

The investigation was sparked by complaints from people in Hungary and Canada in relation to the scam.

Inspector Jennifer Thommeny says this type of fraud exploits people's gullibility.

"It's very similar to the old Nigerian-type frauds that've been around for about 10 to 15 years where a notification of a lottery win or an inheritence is sent to you either by email or by fax and you are asked to pay an administrative fee to release the funds into your bank account," she said.


© 2003 Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Copyright information: http://abc.net.au/common/copyrigh.htm
Privacy information: http://abc.net.au/privacy.htm


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: JennyO
Date: 01 Nov 03 - 08:29 AM

I've decided to save my "Nigerian" scam letters along with all the jokes people keep sending me - I think they're hilarious.

Well all right - here's my latest one:


HIGHLY CONFIDENCIAL

ATTENTION: THE DIRECTOR GEN.

With close enquiry we made about you shows that you

are trustworthy so I felt safe.

I am mrs Hadjia AISHA ALHMED the wife to FATUSI ALHMED

the C.E.O. gulf link oil export company Ltd. Who was

killed by president SADAN HUSSEN group for

allegations that my husband supplied crud oil to

EUROPE, U.S.A. revealed secret information of IRAQ

arms & wealth to UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL &

NETO.

I am very sure, 100% sure my husband is innocent of all crime-allegations
opposed on him by president SADAN HUSSEN he was given no chance to
defend himself to the entire world they killed him unjustly I am so
troubled my spirit refuses to be at rest. The quick need for contacting
you is because my husband has been killed unjustly and I am sure if we
don't act fast SADAN HUSSEN'S group must come for our wealth & millions
of AMERICAN DOLLARS will be seized, about ($55,000,000.oo) fifty five
million U.S.A DOLLARS my husband has account with ARAB ROYAL BANK IRAQ
if we don't arrange for smart & quick transfer of all this millions of
U.S.A. Dollars we will loose all to SADAN HUSSEN group and nobody can
ask them any question. I am signatory to the account I have concluded
every necessary arrangement for the smooth success of this transfer of
our funds overseas for safekeeping and good investments. We only need a
good honest, trustworthy, highly-secrecy confidential rich person who we
can offer 20% of the total sum so that the person can help us with 100%
efforts arrange for a good offshore bank account for easy money
transfer. Contact me for full details. I am looking trustly forward to
receive good news from you. Thanks for your cooperation yours sincerely
HADJIA FATIMA ALHMED

ON BEHALF OF ALHMED FAMILY

Very Important: FOR SECURITY REASONS CONTACT ME ONLY ON THIS E MAIL
ADDRESS{aishmed@netscape.net} WE HAVE TRIED OUR POSSIBLE BEST TO MOVE
THIS MONEY INTO SECURITY COMPANY IN HOLAND WE NEED A TRUSTWORTHY PERSON
WHO CAN TRAVEL TO HOLAND AND ARRANGE FOR THE WIRE TRANSFER OF THE MONEY
WE WILL GIVE YOU THE FULL

INFORMATION AND DIRECTION WITH CONTACT NUMBERS

OF THE SECURITY COMPANY IN HOLAND WHERE THE MONEY IS.

WE ARE GIVING YOU 100% ASURANCE OF TRUST THAT THIS TRANSACTION WILL MOVE
PERFECTLY WELL AND YOU DONT HAVE ANY RISK TO TAKE.

We will need the account to be opened in HOLAND very quick the early the
transfer is done the better I am very sick we need to be in your country
as soon as possible me and my son KADI ALHMED He will start school in
your country.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 12 Jan 04 - 12:14 PM

Here's a new wrinkle--they've branched out. This one is from South Korea! It came in via a listserv account I manage, and the subject line says "Can You Help?"


From the desk of:
Mr. Sang D. Lee
Korea Exchange Bank.
Seoul-South Korea
Website:http://www.yescard.co.kr/iren/about/iren_about_manaprof.asp



I am Mr Sang-Duck Lee, auditor of the Korean Exchange
Bank, Seoul,South Korea. I have urgent and very
confidential business proposition for you.

Sometime ago a European Oil consultant/contractor with
the South Koren Solid Minerals Corporation, Mr. David
Moore made a numbered time (Fixed)Deposit for twelve
calendar months, valued at US$45,000,000.00 (Fourty
Five Million Dollars) in my branch. Upon maturity, I
sent a routine notification to his forwarding address
but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder
and finally we discovered from his contract employers,
the South Korean Solid Minerals Corporation that Mr.
David Moore died from a BAC Airplane crash. On further
investigation, I found out that he died without making
a WILL, and all attempts to trace his next of kin was
fruitless.

I therefore made further investigation and discovered
that Mr. David Moore did not declare any kin or
relations in all his official documents,including his
Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of
US$45,000,000.00 is still sitting in my Bank and
the interest is being rolled over with the principal
sum at the end of each year. No one will ever come
forward to claim it. According to Laws of Republic of
South Korea, at the expiration of 5 (five) years, the
money will revert to the ownership of the South Korean
Government if nobody applies to claim the fund.

Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a
foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to Mr. David
Moore so that the fruits of this old man's labour will
not get into the hands of some corrupt government
officials. This is simple, I will like you to provide
immediately your full names and address so that the
attorney will prepare the necessary documents and
affidavits that will put you in place as the next of
kin. We shall employ the services of an attorney for
drafting and notarization of the WILL and to obtain
the necessary documents and letter of
probate/administration in your favor for the transfer.
A bank account in any part of the world that
you will provide will then facilitate the transfer of
this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin. The
money will be paid into your account for us to share
in the ratio of 80% for me and 20% for you.

There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this
transaction will be done by the attorney and my
position as the auditor of the bank guarantees the
successful execution of this transaction. If you are
interested, please reply immediately via the private
email address above. Upon your response, I shall then
provide you with more details and relevant documents
that will help you understand the transaction. Please
send me your confidential telephone and fax numbers
for easy communication.

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.

Awaiting your urgent reply via my email address

Thanks and regards.
Mr.Lee Sang-Duck


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Amos
Date: 12 Jan 04 - 12:21 PM

That one's genuine -- well worth following up on. Anybody can see that!! Strike while the iron is hot!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 04:10 PM

This will come as no surprise. The Bush administration, in it's infinite stupidity, wrote a law to deal with Spam that made null laws like the one in California that had some teeth to it. The feds put in a law that makes spam legal now as long as an "opt-out" line is in it. So now if you want it to stop you have to (in theory) open every spam, read it to find the opt-out line, and send an email to that party via that link. Makes one wonder if perhaps some of those republicans up on the hill have invested in those companies that send porn, viagra, and home mortgage messages? Anyway, the new law isn't working. Like anyone thought it would?



Study: Most Spam Not Compliant With Law

January 15, 2004 01:59 PM EST


NEW YORK - Only 10 percent of junk e-mails comply with a new federal anti-spam law, according to two days' worth of messages analyzed by a spam filtering vendor.

The law, which took effect Jan. 1, does not prohibit unsolicited commercial e-mail as long as senders follow a set of rules, including using a correct subject line, a physical mailing address and a way to decline future mailings.

But most senders failed to do even that, Audiotrieve LLC said.

The Boxborough, Mass., company, which sells the InBoxer filter, has so-called honeypot e-mail accounts created solely to attract spam, and it analyzed 1,000 messages collected last weekend.

Only 102 of the messages met all the law's requirements, though Audiotrieve did not verify whether the physical address and unsubscribe mechanism worked. Of the remaining 898 messages, two-thirds had no unsubscribe link, and none had physical addresses.

The finding should come as no surprise to users who returned from the holidays greeted with pitches for Viagra and low-interest mortgages.

"Companies that already act at the margins of the law seem to also ignore these new regulations," said Roger Matus, Audiotrieve's chief executive.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 31 Mar 04 - 12:04 PM

Oh boy! I got another one. Read on for the fascinating story...

MR FRANK ROBINSON
GAUTENG JOHANNESBURG
SOUTH AFRICA
TEL:+27-83-699-3796
FAX:+27-11-507-5963
E-MAIL:frkrob3za@yahoo.co.in



INVITATION FOR PARTNERSHIP

ATTN: DIRECTOR/CEO

Dear Sir,

With due respect, trust and humility, I write to you this proposal, which I
believe would be of great interest to you. I find your contact while I was
doing a private research on the Internet for a reliable and capable foreign
partner that will assist my family and I to transfer fund to his personal or
private account and for investment purpose. I am Mr. Frank Robinson the
son of Late Mr. Ernest Robinson, who was the "Chairman" of the farmer's
co-operation in Zimbabwe.

My Father was among the few blacks that were murdered in cold blood by the
President Robert Mugabe Administration during the land dispute that just
happened in Zimbabwe. After the death of my Father, we decided to move out
of ZIMBABWE because our lives were in danger because of the money that my
father kept in his hidden safe in our house. The amount contained in
the safe is US$13 Million Dollars




This money was meant for the purchase of new machines and chemicals for the
farms and establishment of new farms in Swaziland. Before his death, his is
a Major Share Holder of companies in Zimbabwe. After my Father died we moved
to South Africa and deposited this money in a security company in a box as
valuables belonging to our foreign partner pending when we see somebody that
will assist us transfer this fund to his account overseas and for the safety
of our family.

We are presently in South Africa as Refugee (Asylum Seekers) and as such the
law of South Africa does not permit us to operate or open any bank account
here in South Africa or be involved in any financial transaction with the
bank. That is why we contacted you to assist us in this transaction.

We are ready to compensate you with 10% of the total fund for accepting to
assist us, contact me on the above phone indicating your interest as soon as
possible, on receiving of your acceptance, I shall be glad to give you more
clarification on the modalities needed for smooth successful completion of
this transaction.

I anticipate your quick response.
Best regard.

Mr. Frank Robinson
(For and On behalf of my family)

_________________________________________________________________
Love, money, jobs, cars - find it on MSN Search! http://search.msn.co.za

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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 31 Mar 04 - 12:12 PM

Who would NOT leap at the opportunity to do business with someone named "Lee Sang-Duck"? I love that one! I sneer at Frank Robinson's lackluster offer of 10% of $13 million.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Escamillo
Date: 01 Apr 04 - 01:02 AM

Somewhere else in the Mudcat I saw this link:
http://www.419eater.com/index.htm
If you have some time and patience, look at it and prepare for a good laugh. This guy specializes in Baiting Scammers.

Un abrazo,
Andrés


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Amos
Date: 01 Apr 04 - 01:18 AM

I have advised Frank to disqualify you from your $1.3 Million dollars, LH. Even though that could have provided you with 10 or 15 brand new SUVs. You'll just have to suffer, man...

A


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: LoosanaJack
Date: 01 Apr 04 - 07:42 AM

This is even a better example...

Dear Simmons,

I am a Branch Manager with STANDARD TRUST BANK(STB),My name is Mr olarewaju Lambert,a Banker. I am the personal Account Manager to ENGINEER Mike Simmons, a National of your country, who used to work with shell Development company in Nigeria. Here in after shall be referred to as my client On April 21, 2000 my client, his wife, and their three children were involved in a car accident along Sagamu express way.

All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives.Since then I have made several inquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended Relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful.

After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his last name over the Internet, to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client before they Get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposits were lodged, particularly the STANDARD TRUST BANK PLC. Where the deceased had an account Valued at about ($6 million u s dollars) has Issued me a notice to provide the next of kin. Or have the account confiscated within the next ten official working days.

Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 2 years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased so that this account valued at ($6 million u s dollars) can be paid to you and then you and me Can share the money.60% to me and 40% to you An attorney will be contracted to help revalidated and notarize all the necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make.

All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you. from any breach of the law.

Also reply to me with your phone and fax number ,contact address ,full name and age this information will be used in getten all needed document on your favour.


You could also call me so we can have a phone conversation before we get things started ,my number is 234-805-621-0228

Please get in touch with me by my email:mrolanrewaju_ml@yahoo.dk

Best regards
Olarewaju Lambert.


http://www.latinmail.com - La forma más cómoda de enviar y recibir tus e-mails


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: JennyO
Date: 03 Apr 04 - 12:25 AM

I'm getting quite a collection of these. They are certainly a lot less worrying than the viruses (latest one NetskyP) that keep trying to get in.

They keep coming up with new angles, these guys. Here's another one:


Dear sir,

As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for
me, because, I believe everyone will die someday.
My name is Tana Gani a merchant in Dubai, in the
U.A.E.I have been diagnosed with Esophageal 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 have not particularly lived my life so well, as I
never really cared for anyone(not even myself)but my
business. Though I am very rich, I was never
generous, I was always hostile to people and only
focused on my business as that was the only thing I
cared for. But now I regret all this as I now know
that there is more to life than just wanting to have
or make all the money in the world.
I believe when God gives me a second chance to come
to this world I would live my life a different way
from how I have lived it. Now that God has called
me, I have willed and given most of my property
and assets to my immediate and extended family
members as well as a few close friends.
I want God to be merciful to me and accept my soul
so, I have decided to give alms to charity
organizations, as I want this to be one of the last
good deeds I do on earth. So far, I have distributed
money to some charity organizations in the U.A.E,
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 close
one
of my accounts and distribute the money which I have
there to charity organization in Bulgaria and
Pakistan, they refused and kept the money to
themselves. Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as
they seem not to be contended with what I have left
for them.

The last of my money which no one knows of is the
huge cash deposit of eighteen million dollars
$18,000,000,00 that I have with a finance/Security
Company
abroad. I will want you to help me collect this
deposit
and dispatched it to charity organizations.


I have set aside 20% for you and for your time.

God be with you.



Tana Gani


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,Mr Ima Dicke, Nigeria
Date: 03 Apr 04 - 01:55 PM

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

I am a Veterinarian at the Basulu Veterinary Facility in Lagos Nigeria. My name is Mr Ima Dicke. On April 1, 2002 I received at our facility an injured baboon which was involved in a car accident on the outskirts of Lagos.

All occupants of the involved vehicles unfortunately lost their lives, except for the baboon. Since then I have been informed that the baboon was made the sole beneficiary of the personal fortune of the driver of the car in which the baboon was riding, a Mercedes which was totally destroyed in the accident. The unfortunate driver was Mr Lancelot Smegma, a well-known financier of Lagos, with a personal fortune extending into many billions of dollars $$$. Our solicitous enquiries have failed to turn up any living relatives of Mr Smegma or any other beneficiaries except the baboon, whose name is "Weismuller".

It was fortunate that Weismuller received no other injury than a fractured collarbone and minor bruises and scrapes and we were able to heal these quite nicely.

I am, however, distressed to report that Weismuller escaped our facility just three days later and made his way into the countryside and has disappeared, thus leaving a fortune of $13.5 Billion dollars in total limbo.

Since I have been unsuccessful in locating any of Weismuller's relatives or associates for over 2 years now, I seek your consent to present you as the sole beneficiary of the deceased so that this account valued at ($6 million u s dollars) can be paid to you and then you and I Can share the money. 60% to me and 40% to you will be good. An attorney will be contracted to help revalidate and notarize all the necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make.

What you must do is:

1. Have your name legally changed to Weismuller. Only Weismuller. Not John Weismuller, not Susan Weismuller, but just Weismuller.

2. Grow some facial hair and alter your appearance enough so that you bear a passing resemblance to a baboon, such that the lawyer will be satisfied. If you purchase a National Geographic videos or magazines showing baboons it can help much with this.

3. If the above is impossible for you, then arrange to procure a live baboon of your own to bring as Weismuller. It must be a male baboon of fairly large size.

All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.

Also reply to me with your phone and fax number and full address.

You could also call me so we can have a phone conversation before we get things started. My number is 234-805-666-9134

Please get in touch with me by my email:imadicke@yahoo.dk

Best regards
Ima Dicke, Veterinary Surgeon


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Amos
Date: 11 Apr 04 - 06:13 PM

This page contains a tale of triumph in which a Nigerian perpetrator is taken for a long ride and even scammed himself of three dollars!!

A real battle of wits!!

Enjoy.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 11 Apr 04 - 06:55 PM

Bravo! Gloriously wonderful and heartwarming. And they burned the mangy dog for $3.00!!!! I love it.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Amergin
Date: 11 Apr 04 - 11:52 PM

LOL...


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 12 Apr 04 - 12:00 AM

About half-way through that I skipped to the bottom. He sure worked hard for that $3, concocting all of those responses, but will certainly get a lot of milage from that cash!

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 12 Apr 04 - 11:13 AM

Yeah, but think of the fun he had doing it, and the Nigerian scammer worked even harder on the other end, which makes it even better.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,Pleasance
Date: 15 Apr 04 - 06:17 AM

Everyone should email this poor idiot!

Subj: BE INFORMED
Date: 4/15/2004 2:35:42 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: miabarch2003@tatanova.com
To: miabarch2003@tatanova.com
Sent from the Internet (Details)

FROM THE DESK OF: BARRISTER OKORH   PETER
(OKORH CHAMBERS)

Good Day,

             INHERITANCE PAYMENT.

One expatriate, a national of your country working as atechnical
contracts taff with[MTN-NG] in Nigeria lost his life in a ghastly motor accident, along with his wife, children and his beneficiary who later gave up at the Abuja general hospital here in Nigeria.   
       The decease deposited some consignments containig $35,000,000.00 dollars with a Security Company here in Nigeria. I decided to search for any of my late clients relative   before those consignments get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the security company.      
   
    As you have the same surname and Nationality with the decease,
this is why I am writing to you so that I will assist you claim these consignments. Although, you are not the actual beneficiary to my client, but as your surname tallies with my late client's own. I will prepare every operation that will assist for your claim. The money will be released to you within 10 working days after I have filed in for claims. I will like you to acknowledge the receipt of this e-mail as soon as possible,while you also include your full name, telephone and fax number for easy communication.

sincerely,
Barrister.Okorh peter { ESQ}


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Apr 04 - 08:43 AM

I got this one today. The take is going up.
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Dear Beloveth,

I am Prince Fayad W. Bolkiah, the eldest son of Prince Jefri Bolkiah,
former Finance Minister of Brunei, the tiny oil-rich sultanate on the Gulf Island.

I will save your time by not amplifying my extended royal family history, which has already been disseminated by the international media during the controversial dispute that erupted between my father and his step brother, the sultan of Brunei Sheik Muda Hassanal Bolkiah.

As you may know from the international media, the sultan had accused my father of financial mismanagement and impropriety of US$14.8 Billion dollars. This was as a result of the Asian financial crisis that made my father company Amedeo Development Company and government owned Brunei Investment Company to be declared bankrupt during his tenure in office.

However my father was kept under house arrest, his bank accounts and
private properties including a crude oil export refinery were later
confisticated by the sultanate.

Furthermore, during this unfortunate period i was advised to evacuate my immediate family outside the sultanate to avoid further prosecution from the sultan and his security operatives, but before I could do that I was placed under house arrest by the Sultan and i have no access to a phone but I have a Palm V hand-held computer from which I am sending you this mail.

Before my Incarceration, I went ahead to dispatch the sum of Five Hundred Million United States Dollars US$500 Million in cash under special arrangement into the custody of different Private security and Trustee company s for safe keeping abroad.

The money where splitted and kept in the following countries in this
proportion: US$50 Million is in Switzerland, US$100 Million is in London, US$100 Million is in Malaysia, US$80 Million is in United Arab Emirate and the balance US$US170 Million is in Holland.

Hence I seek your good assistance to invest these funds into profitable investment in your country to facilitate future survival for my family abroad.I have decided to offer 10% of these funds to you as compensation for your strong cooperation.

Please I count on your absolute confidentiality,transparency and trust
while looking forward to your prompt reply towards a swift conclusion of this business transaction.

I remain yours sincerely

Prince Fayad .W. Bolkiah
Brunei Darussalam.

Kindly respond via my alternate email address:prince_bolkiah@fastermail.com
----------------

This does raise a few trifling questions in my mind, of course. Questions like: If he's so rich, why is he using an old Palm V? I don't remember meeting him, much less doing anything that would entitle me to the honorific of "Beloveth" -- was I drunk? Why did he misspell Dar-Es-Salam?

I think I'll wait and see if he ups the offer to 20% before I contact him....


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Apr 04 - 10:47 AM

Now we're talkin'! 10 % of $500 million is money worth getting scammed for, by gum! Prince Fayad W. Bolkiah, YOU DA MAN!!! YOWSA!

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 19 Apr 04 - 09:37 AM

More Spam Scams


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,G RAM NAIK FROM INDIA
Date: 29 Apr 04 - 08:27 AM

FROM: Dr martins Umeh
TELEPHONE: 234 1790 2546
INTERNET FAX NUMBER: 1775 206 9233
OFFICE FAX NUMBER: 234 1759 3334
REPLY TO;m_umeh@hongkongmail.com

PLEASE TREAT AS IMMEDIATE

This is to seek your cooperation as my foreign partner and your assistance to
enable me own property and invest in the stable economy of your country.
Please accept my apologies if this mail does not suit your personal or business
ethics.

My name is Dr martins Umeh ; I am making this business venture proposal to you
in strict confidence. The money we want to invest was acquired from an over
invoiced contract proceed. This is in my capacity as the chairperson of the
senate financial committee on foreign contracts
verification and payments (Member, Contract Review Panel [CRP]). Our good
fortune is that we are privy to such classified information.


The amount in question is $25,500,000.00 Million US dollars. As a senior civil
servant in the Nigerian Government, our country's prudential policy prohibits
me from operating a foreign account. If you would like to assist me as a
partner, please kindly indicate your interest after which we shall both discuss
on the
modalities.

All other information to facilitate the remittance of the funds will be revealed
to you in due course. For your assistance, you shall receive 20% of the funds
to
be transferred and 10% will be set aside for all expenses incurred by both
parties.
I would appreciate if this proposal is kept
confidential because of what I have explained above.
Note that you can reach me urgently on my e-mail, telephone and fax number or on
my American internet fax number,( which is more secure).

Please do indicate your direct telephone and fax number when replying to this
business proposal. I will be calling you when necessary. In the meantime, I
will
appreciate if you can call me or respond by email.

A swift acknowledgement on the receipt of this mail
will be appreciated.

Best regards,
Dr martins Umeh


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,Shay32680
Date: 01 May 04 - 07:50 PM

This was my very one, and after reading all of these i feel insulted by this measly 6million                                                          Mr Olanrewaju Lambert,
Branch Accountant,
Standard trust bank plc,
Lagos Nigeria.
Mobile.234-085-621-0228
email-mrolanrewaju_ml@examnotes.com

Dear Weber,

I am Accountant with STANDARD TRUST BANK plc(STB),My name is Mr
olarewaju Lambert,a Banker. I am the personal Accountant to ENGINEER Mike
ALex Weber, a National of your country, who used to work with shell
Development company in Nigeria. Here in after shall be referred to as my
client On April 21, 2000 my client, his wife, and their three children
were involved in a car accident along lagos Ibadan express way.

All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives.Since then
I have made several inquiries to your embassy to locate any of my
clients extended Relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful.

After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his last
name through a geological search on family trace, to locate any member
of his family hence I contacted you. I have contacted you to assist in
repatriating the money and property left behind by my client before
they Get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge
deposits were lodged, particularly the STANDARD TRUST BANK PLC. Where
the deceased had an account Valued at about ($6 million us dollars) has
Issued me a notice to provide the next of kin. Or have the account
confiscated as an unclaimed fund.

Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 2
years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the
deceased so that this account valued at ($6 million u s dollars) can be
paid to you as the beneficiary next of kin and then you and me Can share
the money.60% to me and 40%.

An attorney will be contracted to help revalidated and notarize all
the necessary legal documents that can be used to back up
any claim we may make.

All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal
through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate
arrangement that will protect you. from any breach of the law.

Also reply to me with your phone and fax number ,contact address ,full
name and age and occupation.

Awaiting your urgent response.

Send your reply to my private email box mrolanrewaju_ml@examnotes.net

Best regards
Olarewaju Lambert.


If its to good to be true, it usually is


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,tsneddon2
Date: 11 May 04 - 12:45 AM

you should feel isulted my family member ,wife and three kids died leaving me 12.5million just down the street from your family one year to date earlier.

when i get the money ill share so you don't feel so bad.


best regards

don


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: InOBU
Date: 21 Jun 04 - 10:59 AM

I thought you'd get a kick out of this nigerian scam letter sent to me by my Cuz Gini and my reply to Gini...
Cheers
Larry
Donald Ekeh
To:
Sent: Monday, June 21, 2004 8:30 AM
Subject: Dear (Otway)



Dear Otway,

I am Barrister Donald Ekeh, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney
to Engr. Heroth Otway, a national of your country who was a consultant with the Nigerian Liquified natural gas company,Here in after shall be referred to as my client. On the 16st of August 2002, my client, his wife And their three children were involved in a car accident along Sagbama express road.

All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost there lives. Since then
I have made several enquiries to his country's embassy to locate any of
my clients extended relatives,this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to track his last name over the Internet, to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you.I have contacted you to assist in repartrating the money and property left behind by my client before they get confisicated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this! huge deposits were lodged.Particularly,the finance company where the deceased had an account with $10,586,068.00 has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confisicated within the next ten official working days.Since I have been unsuccesfull in locating the relatives for over 2 years now I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name so that the proceeds of this account valued at $10,586,068.00 can be paid to you and then you and me can share the money.70% to me and 30% to you I have made all necessary legal arrangements that can be used to back up any claim we may make. all I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.:

PLEASE ON YOUR REPLYING, DO SEND TO ME YOUR FULL NAMES AND ADDRESS, YOUR PRIVATE TEL/MOBILE/FAX NUMBERS INCLUDING YOUR COUNTRY! AND CITY CODE PLEASE REPLY ME THROUGH MY PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS:donaldekeh21@yahoo.com

BEST REGARDS,
Barr Donald Ekeh (ESQ).
donaldekeh21@yahoo.com

Dear Gini (Cuz)


I would not answer, as it encourages them to then tag you with spy ware et. But, if I was going to reply, this is how I would do it...

Dear Sir's or madam:
I regret to inform you that you have been duped. Every member of our family is a con-artist, without exemption. If the late Heroth Otway, is in fact the Heroth Otway I presume he is (or was) stick a pin in him for me to be sure he is dead. I doubt they were his kids, he often borrowed children for his con games, often resulting in death or disfigurement to said children, and the woman with him was likely his sister not his wife, and stick a pin in her as well. If she yelps, her name is Pinga, (pronounced (ping - ga or some times Ethel-twart-bea-eff-nee-waite) and she is a wonderful canasta player. Ask her if she has my pinkie ring, and tell her if she does not return it, I will kill her dog, Fargo.
If in fact, Heroth is in fact dead, you must bury him very deep, as we Otways smell TERRIBLE after death, due to all the cheep booze we guzzle in life, and our graves are often infested with all sorts of vermin, insects, and huxters trying to make one last dime on our poor assed lives.
Thank you for your misplaced concern,
Avoid us in future
Osckrump and Fyebold Otway (Roisterers and Thieves Inc.)


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 21 Jun 04 - 06:26 PM

Larry, there is no point in replying to these people just to admonish them or score points (and yeah I know you didn't reply anyway), BUT ...

The only way you can affect these scam artists is by wasting their time. I always send a brief reply back telling them I am very interested and how can I help. I also say I am coming out on business to their country in ten days time and can we meet up at the local Sheraton.

They invariably reply that that would be nice but first they need your bank details phone no. etc, etc.

I reply airily that there is no need for them to concern themselves about such mundane details, time enough for all that when we meet up in Lagos (or wherever). At this point I always express concern about their financial state and ask whether they could use some money to tide them along until I arrive in their country and we finally unlock the $25,000,000.

Nine times out of ten they will say they need $6,000 to cover expenses for their attorneys or whatever, to which I reply a day later that I have sent the money by Western Union, and I furnish them with a test question and a fictitious dispatch number.

Now, to further screw them up, you tell them that the money is made out to the name of the person purporting to be the widow/orphan or whatever, because invariably they ask you to make the money payable to a different name (supposedly accountant or lawyer)

They will then respond asking you to change the name of the payee.

You then reply saying you have checked the status of your money transfer and you have found that the money has already been collected at a specific branch office (easily found by Googling). You can act hurt at this point and upbraid them for their duplicity.

The point of this is that they will almost certainly take time out to go to the agent in question and try to find out whether the money was in fact paid.

Here are the most recent exchanges in my latest correspondence with Mrs Rose Obaseki


MURMAC1946@aol.com wrote:
Dear Rose

I have been today to the Western Union office where I transferred the funds ( South Dixie Highway Miami ) to monitor the status of my money transfer, and was informed that the money has been picked up by Mrs Rose Obaseki at 3.15 today (Friday) local time.

The branch at which the money was picked up was   

Zenith International Bank,Plot 84, Jose Adeogun Street ,Victoria Island

I therefore assume you have in fact managed to receive the money according to my instructions, and can I now assume you are in a position to recive the balance, which I shall round up to $3,000 ?

My trip to Nigeria is imminent, and I want all loose ends tidied up before I meet up with you.

Yours in God

Thomas Dixon




Dear Thomas Dixon,



Be informed that this transaction is not a joke; it is either you are with us or you are out. I feel you are taking us for granted, by giving us cock and bull stories or may be trying to play with our integrity by not abiding to the rule, in the first place I did not ask you for money so why bothering your self with lies, I suggest that you recall your money, I'm no more interested. All I believe is that so long there is life I have hope. if you fill without you I am doom you are making a big mistake because you are not my God, I confided in you because I was thinking you are a God sent to rescue me. One thing it is always said that "the happiness of a man does not depend on how happy and well to do he is.......... but on how happy others can be because of him" so shall his blessing rain and God will be happy with him.



So if you think you are the grate or king Solomon, I do not think so because you are not your brother keeper neither do you love your neighbor as your self, I feel you are been reluctant to assist simply because I am black but God hate discrimination and be informed that all that glitters today might not be the Gold of tomorrow. I wonder why you are not brave enough to tell me that you are not ready to assist instead of tossing me around.



Take care.



Rose Obaseki


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: InOBU
Date: 21 Jun 04 - 10:37 PM

Good on ya Murray! Cheers Larry


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Jul 04 - 11:10 AM

This is no junk mail or spam so treat as urgent.

Dear Hartman,

I am a Accountant with STANDARD TRUS TBANK(STB),My name is Mr Ganiyu Lambert,a
Banker, I am the personal Account Manager to ENGINEER S.Hartman. who is a
National of your country, who used to work with an oil servicing company in
Nigeria.
Here in after shall bereferred to as my client On April 21, 2002, my client,
his wife, and their two children were involved in a car accident along Sagamu
express way Lagos Nigeria.
All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives.
Since then I have made several inquiries to your embassy to locate any of my
clients extended Relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful.
After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his last name over
the Internet, to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you.
I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the money and property left
behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the
bank where this huge deposits were lodged, particularly the STANDARD TRUST BANK
PLC. Where the deceased had an account Valued at about ($9.4 million u s
dollars) has the bank has Issued me a notice to provide a next of kin.
Or have the account confiscated within the next twenty one official working
days.
Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 2 years now, i
seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since
you have the same last name so that the proceeds of this account valued at ($9.4
million u s dollars) can be paid to you and then you and me Can share the money.
All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this transaction
through.
I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will
protect you from any breach of the law. Please get in touch with me by my phone
asap or
email:

I await to here from you now.

Best regards
Ganiyu Lambert.
ACCOUNT MANAGER
STB.
Tel-234-80-23872918.

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Funny, this looks exactly like another one on the page.

In additional emails, he has asked for a scanned copy of my passport, along with bank particulars. He even called me :P


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Jul 04 - 01:19 PM

(Got this one yesterday.)

=========================================================

FROM THE DESK OF THE CHAIRMAN
NATIONAL TENDERS BOARD
CONTRACT AWARD COMMITTEE
FEDERAL SECRETARIAT COMPLEX
VICTORIA ISLAND LAGOS_NIGERIA
TEL: 234-80 3560-8982.
E-mail: richard_williams@amnetsal.com


Dear Sir,

Re: US$20,500,000.00 OVER INVOICED CONTRACT PAYMENT/PARTNERSHIP BUSINESS VENTURE.

With reference to the above subject matter, I am impressed to contact you based on a good recommendation made about you by an associate of yours who holds you in a high esteem and who also trust your honesty and ability to assist us with the business transaction which we have at hand.

My name is Mr. Richard Williams, I am the chairman of the Nigerian contract award Committee here in Lagos - Nigeria and I am compelled to contact you for an assistance pursuant to the business which we have at hand.

As a contract award committee, we have consequently awarded several contracts to both foreign and indigenous companies which have been perfectly executed and gladly commissioned by the Federal Government of Nigeria. In the year 2001, we awarded a contract to a German Company for reconstruction, refurbishing and maintenance of crude oil pipe lines between Kaduna oil Refinery and Port Harcourt oil Refinery which contact number is NNPC/PED/KADREF/PHREF/01XB/2001.

The actual Contract value/amount was estimated at, US$110,500,000.00 (One hundred and Ten Million, Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars). But we intentionally over invoiced the contract value to the sum of US$131,000.000.00 (One Hundred and Thirty one Million, United States Dollars) leaving the sum of US$20,500,000.00 as over invoiced amount.

Right now the German firm has completed the final phase of the 3 years contract awarded to them and have consequently received their last install mental phase payment, leaving this US$20,500,000.00 floating in our record, unpaid.

Luckily to us, the President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, during his quarterly public/press briefing, to bring in more foreign investors, has ordered that all debts owed to foreign contractors should be paid to them without any further delay. It is therefore, based on this Presidential remark that we have decided to contact you, to assist us receive this money in your bank account.

As you may be aware of, in line with the laws of this country, Civil Servants are not allowed to own or operate foreign accounts. It is as a result of our intentions to transfer this money outside Nigeria and into any genuine overseas bank account that, we are contacting you to help us by forwarding to us, any bank account of yours, where you consider to be fit for us to transfer the money into hence we shall compensate you.

The procedure is that, we are going to process all the payment approval documents through the appropriate quarters concern, in favour of your company, as a sub contractor to the German firm that executed the contract originally. And within few days time, the payment approval documents would have been processed in your favour as the bonafide beneficiary of the sum of US$20,500,000.00
and the approval documents will be forwarded to you for your review and the transfer of funds will follow after wards.

Please, I want to assure you that, every necessary arrangements to transfer the money into your bank account have been water tightly completed and absolutely no risk or trouble of any kind is involved. We appreciate the fact that, you will not like to involve your self in any business that will put you in trouble or tarnish your good image, hence we guarantee you of a smooth transaction.

SHARING RATIO: If you can assist us to provide a genuine bank account where this money will be transferred into, we are going to give you 20% of the total sum ($20.5 Million) which is about US$4,100,000.00, 10% of the total amount is mapped out for any expenses that may be incured in the process of this transaction, both here and in your Country. Which means, any money/expenses made by each party will be paid back to the person from the 10% which is set aside for expenses. Then, 70% of the total money ($20.5 Million) which is about US$14,350,000.00, will be kept for me and my colleagues, pending
our arrival in your Country.

Kindly take note that, from our own 70% share of the funds, we have resolved to use it to buy some of your products and explore other areas of long term partnership business venture with you and for this reason, we will like to enter into agreement with you.

REQUIREMENTS: To enable us process the legal documents which will enhance immediate transfer of the over invoiced contract sum of US$20,500,000.00 into your bank account, you are kindly requested to send to us, the following information:-

1.        Your bank account details where you will prefer us to transfer the money into.

2.        Your company?s name and address, which will be used as a sub contractor to the original German firm that executed the contract.

3.        Your Mobile/Private telephone and fax numbers for easy and confidential communication.

Please try to send across to us, the above requested information and we shall give you more details as soon as we hear from you. You can contact me on telephone number: 234-803-560-8982 for urgent discussion.

All further E-mails should be strictly directed to richard_williams@amnetsal.com

Looking forward to your anticipated cooperation.

Best regards,
MR. RICHARD WILLIAMS.

Please, note that, for security reasons, all futher correspondences should be strictly directed to my private E-mail address thus: richard_williams@amnetsal.com
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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jul 04 - 05:13 AM

In regards to the Ganiyu Lambert letter, I actually recieved a phone call from this man because I gave him my number without thinking early on. Has anyone actually talked to their "contact" verbally, I was very suprised.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 03 Jul 04 - 08:42 AM

All these offers are not scams, they are genuine.
I personally have taken them all up and I am now the richest man in the world. I actually own Europe, and very soon when you all send me your bank details, I shall be withdrawing rents from your accounts.


love eric


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 04 Jul 04 - 05:41 AM

Gather ye pigeons while ye may


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Amos
Date: 06 Jul 04 - 12:56 AM

Well, I don't want this money so any of you who wish to may follow up at the email address provided and claim the prize:


Dear Beneficiary,

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners International programs held on the 1st June, 2004 in Quala-Lumpur Malaysia. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 220982217413-7240 with serial number 34708-325 drew lucky numbers 3-34-28-13-41 which consequently won in the 2nd category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay of US$500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars)

Ticket Number 220982217413-7240
Serial Number 34708-325
Lucky Numbers 3-34-28-13-41

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims has been processed and your money Remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants.

All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 20,000 companies and 30,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world through the internet.

This promotional program takes place every three year. This lottery was promoted and sponsored by Ted Turner, Jesse Jackson, Ken Evoy, we hope with part of your winning you will take part in our next year US$50 million international lottery.

To file for your claim, please contact our financial agent MRS.RITA PALLET of the Mass Lottery Trust Agency Email: ritapallet@winningteam.com, please quote your reference / batch numbers in any correspondences with our designated agent or us.

Congratulations!

Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 30th of August, 2004. After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next sweepstake. Please note, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference number and batch
numbers in all correspondence. Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.

Congratulations once more from the members of Mass Lottery Trust Agency staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.

Your's Sincerely,

Mr. Paul Adams,
Lottery Coordinator.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
This E-mail was sent through Albawaba E-mail. Get your own at mail.albawaba.com



Best regards,


A.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 18 Jul 04 - 01:35 AM

If you think that the 'Q' can be pronounced as a hard 'K' sound, the name is a bit of a giveaway... I have included a few header lines as they are amusing too... the Hong Kong Govt had all its 'British Shares' given to the Chinese Govt, didn't it? :-)

Subject: FROM MR, WANG QIN.
From:
X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 2.63 (2004-01-11) on mail1
X-Spam-Level: ******
X-Spam-Status: No, hits=6.5 required=8.0 tests=DEAR_SOMETHING,
        LINES_OF_YELLING,NIGERIAN_BODY1,NO_REAL_NAME,RCVD_IN_BL_SPAMCOP_NET,
        RISK_FREE,SUBJ_ALL_CAPS autolearn=no version=2.63

HANG SENG BANK LTD.
DES VOEUX RD. BRANCH,
CENTRAL HONG KONG,
HONK KONG.

Dear Sir,

Let me start by introducing myself. I am Mr. Wang Qin credit officer of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd.
I have a concealed business suggestion for
you.Before the U.S and Iraqi war our client General. Ibrahim Moussa who was with the Iraqi forces and also business man made a numbered fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value of Twenty millions Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only in my branch. Upon maturity several notice was sent to him, even during the war early this year. Again after the war another notification was sent and still no response came from him. We later find out that the General and his family had been killed during the war in bomb blast that hit their home. After further investigation it was also discovered that Gen. Ibrahim Moussa 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 at my office that no one except me knew of his deposit in my bank. So, Twenty millions Five Hundred Thousand 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 the to the laws of my country at the expiration 3 years the funds will revert to the ownership of the Hong Kong Government if nobody applies to claim the funds. Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is thatI will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Gen. Ibrahim Moussa so that you will be able to receive his funds.

WHAT IS TO BE DONE:

I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that we shall come out successful. I have contacted an attorney that will prepare the necessary document that will back you up as the next of kin to Gen. Ibrahim Moussa, all that is required from you at this stage is for you to provide me with your Full Names and Address so that the attorney can commence his job. After you have been made the next of kin, the attorney will also fill in for claims on your behalf and secure the necessary approval and letter of probate in your favor for the move of the funds to an account that will be provided by you.There is no risk involved at all in the matter as weare going adopt a legalized method and the attorney will prepare all the necessary documents. 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 70% for me, 25% for you and 5% for any expenses incurred during the course of this operation. Should you be interested please send me your private phone and fax numbers for easy communication and I will provide you with more details of this operation. our earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.

Kind Regards,
Mr. Wang Qin


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jul 04 - 11:36 AM

I think he has a cousin in Beirut named Qer.

Big family , those Wangs....


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Subject: www.usportsline is a scam
From: GUEST,www.usportsline.com is a scam they take your
Date: 22 Jul 04 - 06:33 PM

dont ever go to this site www.usportsline.com they are a scam that keep ur money and info .i wish i know how to shut down that site


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 18 Aug 04 - 12:23 PM

Now this is interesting--when I clicked on this email to forward it I can see that he sent it to himself to use BCC and probably send this post to millions, and not just me (like he claims). How can he be trusted, to treat me so? Yet he calls me "Dear One"--how sweet!



From: mohamed adamu
To: mohamed_adamu2000@yahoo.com
Sent: 8/18/2004 9:50 AM
Subject: PLEASE CAN YOU HELP ME?

FROM: MOHAMED ADAMU.
DAKAR - SENEGAL
WEST-AFRICA

DEAR ONE,

PERMIT ME TO INFORM YOU OF MY DESIRE OF ENTERING INTO BUSINESS
RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU. I PRAYED OVER IT AND SELECTED YOUR NAME AMOUNG
TWO NAMES DUE TO IT'S ESTEEMING NATURE AND THE RECOMMENDATIONS GIVEN TO
ME AS A REPUTABLE AND TRUSTWORTHY PERSON I CAN DO BUSINESS WITH AND BY
THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS IMUST NOT HESITATE TO CONFIDE IN YOU FOR THIS
SIMPLE AND SINCERE BUSINESS. I MOHAMED ADAMU THE SON OF LATE DR AND MR
ALFRED ADAMU, MY FAHTER WAS A VERY WEALTHY DIAMOND MERCHANT BASED IN
FREETOWN.

THE ECONOMIC CAPITAL OF SIERRA LEONE BEFORE HE WAS POISONED TO DEATH BY
HIS BUSINESS ASSOCIATES, ON ONE OF THEIR OUTING TO DISCUSS ON A BUSINESS
DEAL. WHEN MY MOTHER DIED ON THE 21ST OCTOBER 2001. MY FATHER TOOK ME SO
SPECIALBECAUSE I AM MOTHERLESS.BEFORE THE DEATH OF MY FATHER ON 29TH
NOVEMBER 2002 IN A PRIVATE HOSPITAL HERE IN SENEGAL. HE SECRETLY CALLED
ME ON HIS BEDSIDE AND TOLD ME THAT HE HAS A SUM OF US$12.500.000 (TWELVE
MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND, UNITED STATES DOLLARS) LEFT IN A
BANK,WHICH HE USED MY NAME AS THE NEXT OF KIN,AND HE ALSO EXPLAINED TO
ME THAT IT WAS BECAUSE OF THIS WEALTH THAT HE WAS POISONED BY HIS
BUSINESS ASSOCIATES, THAT I SHOULD SEEK FOR A FOREIGN PARTNER IN A
COUNTRY OF MY CHOICE WHERE I WILL TRANSFER THIS MONEY AND USE IT FOR
INVESTMENT PURPOSE. .

I AM HONOURABLY SEEKING YOUR ASSISTANCE IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS :TO
ASSIST ME IN MOVING THE MONEY FROM THE SECURITY COMPANY TO YOUR CUSTODY
FOR A BETTER BUSINESS PROJECT.TO MAKE ARRANGEMENT FOR US TO COME OVER TO
YOUR COUNTRY TO FURTHER OUR EDUCATION AND TO SECURE A RESIDENTIAL PERMIT
IN YOUR COUNTRY. FURTHERMORE, YOU CAN INDICATE YOUR OPTION TOWARDS
ASSISTING ME AS I BELIEVE THAT THIS TRANSACTION WOULD BE CONCLUDED AS
SOON AS YOU SIGNIFY INTEREST TO ASSIST ME. I WILL APPRECIATE YOU E-MAIL
ME THROUGH THIS EMAIL BOX ANTICIPATING TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON.AND PLEASE
DO HURRY TO ASSIST US OUT HERE NOW THAT THIS COUNTRY IS IN POLITICAL
CHOAS. WE URGENTLY NEEDS YOUR KIND ATTENTION.

THANKS,
MOHAMED


_____

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New and Improved Yahoo! Mail http://us.rd.yahoo.com/mail_us/taglines/hm/100/evt=26230/*http://promotions.yahoo.com/new_mail/static/efficiency.html - 100MB free storage!


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Amos
Date: 18 Aug 04 - 12:35 PM

That political Choas can be a real bear sometimes. Glad you're making such a profit from it!!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,Joe
Date: 29 Aug 04 - 06:54 AM

Hey Mr Gini:

where are you? wheres all those millions you said you had
geeez im running low on beer the prostitutes are getting expensive here
send me some money my girlfriends wants to go shopping
my stash is getting low gotta pay my crop pickers
well mr Gini I think you are a brain dead S.O.B
why dont you try to get a job like normal people instead of trying to rip off innocent people unless you are a complete Moron and Idiot
the old mutual bank in Africa are not stupid so i think you better
go hide for a while stick your head in pig manure for a while it will do you good by by dick head             Joe


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Burke
Date: 01 Oct 04 - 12:33 PM

Snopes says the lottery scam is a variation of the Nigerian scam. This is pretty much the same as the one Amos posted. Ya have to love someone that will be mailing from PHANTOMEMAIL.COM. Maybe it's someone testing to see just how dumb/greedy some people can be.

Return-path:
Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2004 15:21:17 +0100
From: "Mrs. Lylian Donald"
Subject: URGENT
Reply-to: WILSONLAMBERT@PHANTOMEMAIL.COM
Content-type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii


Ref. Number: 132/756/4509
Batch Number: 538901527-Bc68
Ticket Number: 27522465896-6453
Dear Sir/Madam,
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Winners in our International Lottery Program held on the 16th of July, 2003.[!!!kinda late] Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 27522465896-6453 with serial number 3772-554 drew lucky numbers 7-14-18-31-45 which consequently won in the 2ND category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 2,000,000 EUROS (Two Million Eur).
CONGRATULATIONS!

Details deleted

To file for your claim, please contact our fiducial agent:
WILSON LAMBERT
LAMBERT & ASSOCIATES
Reply Email :WILSONLAMBERT@PHANTOMEMAIL.COM
Remember all winning must be claimed not later than 15th Oct 2004 .After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake.Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications,remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence.
Furthermore should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.
Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
Yours Sincerely,
Mrs. Lylian Donald
International Lottery (co-ordinator)
N.B: Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to disqualification. Please do not reply to this mail. Contact your claims agent.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 28 Oct 04 - 01:39 PM

He requires my "honest cooperation" on this.

I've x'd out a couple of numbers in the phone number just so small children reading this behind their parents' backs don't try to call the number and run up a huge bill as they try to make their parents into millionaires so they can have all of the ice cream and video games their hearts could desire. --SRS




From: BARRISTER PETER BENSON [mailto:peterbenson@mmail.com]
Sent: Wed 10/27/2004 7:48 PM
To:
Subject: Spam: I await your response


Dear Friend,
I am BARRISTER PETER BENSON, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney to Mr. Patrick. a Citizen of your country, who used to work with Total Development Company here in Dakar Senegal. Here in after shall be referred to as my client. On the 21st of April 2001, my client, his wife and their only son were involved in a car accident at Cove town, Ireland. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost there lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to track his last name over the Internet, to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you.

I have contacted you to assist in Transfering the Assets and Capitals, valued at US$10.5million left behind by my client before they get confisicated or declared unserviceable by the Security Finance Company where this huge deposits were lodged.
The said Security Finance Company which is located overseas, has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confisicated within the next three months. Since I have been unsuccesfull in locating the relatives for over 2 years now, I seek the consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased, since you are of the same Nationality, so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you.

Therefore,on receipt of your positive response, we shall then discuss the sharing ratio and modalities for transfer.
I have all necessary information and legal documents needed to back you up for the claim. All I require from you is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please get in touch with me through this email or call me on +221-518xx45
for more details.
Best regards,
BARRISTER PETER BENSON


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: InOBU
Date: 01 Nov 04 - 09:11 PM

(Beats all...)
Dear Sir,
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I am Mrs Sajida al majid,
a widow to Late Sheik Ali Hassan al-Majid, I am 74years old, I am now a new
Christian convert, suffering from long time cancer of the breast, i was
converted to christain while in Guy's Hospital london by some christain missionaries


From all indications my condition is really deteriorating and it's quite
obvious that I won't live more than six months according to my doctors. This is
because
the cancer stage has gotten to a very bad stage.

My late husband was killed during the US raid against terrorism in Iraq,
and during the period of our marriage we couldn't produce any child. My late
husband
was very wealthy from oil dealings during the time of SADDAN HUSSEIN and after
his death, I inherited all his business and wealth.
The doctor has advised me that I may not live for more than six months, so
I now decided to divide part of this wealth, to contribute to the development of
the less privelage all over the world.
I selected your organisation after I prayed over it, I am willing to donate the sum
of $20.000,000.00 Million Us Dollars to your organisation, for the
development and also for the less privileged.

Please I want you to note that, this fund is lying in a Security Company
here in london ,upon my instruction, my attorney,   will file in an application for the
transfer of
the money in your name or the name of your organisation.

Lastly I honestly pray that this money when transferred will be used for
the said purpose, because I have come to find out that wealth acquisition without
Christ is vanity upon vanity.If you have to die says the Lord, keep fit and I will
give you the crown of life.May the Grace of our Lord , the love of God,be with you.


I await your urgent reply to my private emaill address
(sajida@fastermail.com)
Yours in Christ,

Mrs Sajida al majid


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,Goneril
Date: 01 Nov 04 - 09:16 PM

Has anybody received one from the DNC office in Nigeria yet?


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 01 Nov 04 - 11:34 PM

I get lots of these. But where the hell is Lome-Togo?

Seems like Mr Peevers had a bad run of luck in the family.



From; Mr.Jefferson Anikom,
Banque Internationale De L'Afrique,
Lome-Togo.


My dear friend,

I wish this very information will not come to you as a surprise. I am Mr. Jefferson Anikom, with Banque Internationale De L'Afrique with regional office in Lome-Togo. We had a foreign client (Mr.Arthur Peever) who deposited the sum of US$7.5million (Seven Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) with our bank. Unfortunately,this client was among the victims of EGYPTAIR FLIGHT NO.990 that crashed on the 31-10-1999 in U.S.A. Confirmable from the website; . But, since that year after the death of our client, we have not had anybody that comes for the claims of this money as the second next of kin to our client since his wife whom he made the next of kin was also involved in the accident and dead too. A situation I have monitored closely with my position in our bank.

Now, having monitored this deposit and managed it over the years before and after his death, and hence nobody has showed up as the second next of kin for the past years now, I have removed the file to my "private vault". I now humbly solicit for your assistance in this issue. I wish to present you as the second next of kin to this our client so as to claim out this money, before it is remmited into the fedral account where other people may aswell claim it directly without going to this lenght. I have taken every necessary precautionary measures concerning this issue and arrangement has been concluded by me in achieving this goal, provided you will follow my instructions in the process. I am only waiting for your response to enable me move the funds to your agreed safe account. This does not have any risk provided you give me your assistance and support.

I therefore request you to confirm your interest by a return message and I will furnish you with the full details and what to do concerning this deal. What you stand to gain would be discussed and it is negotiable before the deal commences.

Thank you in anticipation of your urgent response to my request stating your wish in this deal.

Kind regards,

Mr.Jefferson Anikom.
+228-903-7431.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Bernard
Date: 02 Nov 04 - 11:24 AM

Here's a brilliant example of a scammer that got his come-uppance... this is genuine, and I scanned it from the Manchester Evening News (UK) a few weeks ago...

MINNIE MOWSE OUTSMARTS PRINCE JOE


How tables were turned on conman


BY DON FRAME


A COMPUTER conman got a taste of his own medicine when he tried to trick a Manchester man out of cash.

The fraudster, calling himself Prince Joe Eboh, and falsely claiming to be the chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission, made contact by email.

He said that if the man would agree to store £13 million of 'surplus cash' in his bank account, he would be rewarded with an interest payment of £2.5 million.

It's a well-known trick which has led to many Britons revealing their bank details and losing thousands of pounds in "processing fees".

What the conman didn't realise was that his intended victim was actually a Manchester computer wizard willing only to be known as Mike — who has set up his own website dedicated to humiliating the Nigerian tricksters.

And in a counter sting, Mike posed as a clergyman called Father Hector Barnett and conned the conman into sending HIM cash for "the Holy Church of the Order of the Painted Breast" which he then promptly gave to charity.

"Fr Hector" outsmarted Prince Joe, fabricating the bizarre religious order complete with nonsense prayer and initiation sign. He told the conman he could only do business if he first joined the church. And he demanded proof of initiation by asking for a photograph of Prince Joe with the order's logo painted on his right breast.

He even told him he was appointing a guru to look after his spiritual wellbeing - a Father Shiver Metimbers.

Prince Joe eagerly responded to all requests - sending back a photo of himself as requested and promising to set up a branch of the church in Lagos. But having become an initiate, the conman then set about trying to fleece his new "church", saying that before he could transfer his millions, Fr Hector would first need to pay a £10,000 processing fee.

'Fr Hector' replied to say that as the money was not going to be used for church purposes, a clearance certificate would have to be obtained to withdraw the cash from the donation fund.

The document would cost £50 and Prince Joe would have to pay. And pay Prince Joe did. He quickly coughed up the £50 and paid a further £25 for it to be delivered by courier. But instead of receiving the £10,000 processing fee from the church, he got an email from 'Fr Hector', "confessing" he had had a crisis of faith following the death of close friend "Minnie Mowse" and had quit the church to join a circus.

He said his circus pals had convinced him he would be better off keeping the church's £10,000 for himself. Two clowns, The Great Tossini and Koko the Klot, wanted him to invest in their snow export business.

Mike said: "The initial contact from Prince Joe was a classic scam and I decided to make him jump through a few hoops."

don.frame@men-news.co.uk


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 04 Nov 04 - 08:24 AM

Nigerian scam financial adviser jailed - Business - www.smh.com.au




Nigerian scam financial adviser jailed
November 4, 2004

A former financial adviser who swindled investors out of more than $1 million has been jailed for five years and three months.

County Court Judge Thomas Wodak ordered 58-year-old Robert Andrew Street to serve a minimum term of four years.

Street pleaded guilty to five counts of obtaining a financial advantage by deception between September 2000 and August 2002.

The judge said Street's five victims were duped into investing sums of between $20,000 and $620,000.

Street, of suburban Mitcham, obtained $1,039,910 as a financial adviser while acting for Grosvenor Securities Pty Ltd, a licensed securities dealer.

He then transferred the money overseas after being approached by a person claiming to be a Nigerian government representative.

The judge said Street persuaded his victims to part with their cash while giving financial planning advice on retirement and superannuation schemes, wealth creation and other aspects of investment.

He said Street had suffered from bipolar disorder for more than a decade at the time of the offences.

He added: "I regard that as a serious psychiatric illness short of insanity."

But the gravity of Street's offences was illustrated by the fact that some of the people he cheated were friends, he said.

The court heard that Street transferred the money overseas after receiving a proposal from an unnamed person purporting to be a representative of a Nigerian government committee.

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission said that person had offered to transfer $65 million to Street on payment of "certain upfront fees".

Mr Wodak told Street: "I must denounce your conduct. The betrayal of trust implicit in your criminality, its predatory nature, affecting the economic wellbeing of the victims and the community generally are all features of what you did, which must be taken into account in your sentence."

AAP


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: InOBU
Date: 10 Nov 04 - 04:29 PM

Please reply to:larrymoore@writeme.com

Dear friend,
This letter may come to you as a surprise due to the
fact that we have not yet met. I have to say that I
have no intentions of causing you any pains. As you
read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me,
because, I believe everyone will die someday. My name
is Larry Moore, a merchant in Dubai, in the U.A.E. I
have 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 months
to live according to medical experts.
I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I
never really cared for anyone not even myself but my
business. Though I am very rich, I was never generous,
I was always hostile to people and only focus on my
business as that was the only thing I cared for. But
now I regret all this as I now know that there is more
to life than just wanting to have or make all the
money in the world. I believe when God gives me a
second chance to come to this world I would live my
life a different way from how I have lived it. Now
that I know my time is near, I have willed and given
most of my properties and assets to my immediate and
extended family members and as well as a few close
friends.
I have decided to give alms to charity organizations,
as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do
on earth. So far, I have distributed money to some
charity organizations in the U.A.E, London and
Ireland. Now that my health has deteriorated so badly,
I cannot do this my self any more. I once asked
members of my family to close one of my accounts and
donate the money, which I have there to charity
organization in Bulgaria, they refused and kept the
money to themselves. Hence, I do not trust them
anymore, as they seem not to be contended with what I
have left for them. The last of my money which is the
huge cash deposit that I have with security firm
Abroad .I will want you to help me collect this
deposit and dispatched it to charity organizations and
let them know that it is I Larry Moore that is making
this generous donation. I am writing this from my
laptop computer in my hospital bed where I wait for my
time to come. I pray that God uses you to support and
assist me with good heart.
God be with you,
Larry Moore.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Nemesis
Date: 10 Nov 04 - 07:21 PM

Ho Hum, just today's crop in the mail from Burkina Faso, Afghanistan, Chechnya, The Netherlands!!
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FROM THE DESK OF Mr.LEESON AMIDOU,
C/O LIBERIAN Embassy,OUAGADOUGOU,BURKINA FASO.
PHONE:00226]76 51 99 73.

Dear friend,

Compliments.

I am writting to you courtesy of the Ambassador,Liberian
embassy,Ouagadougou,Burkina faso.And I sincerely wishes to contact you to share this business deal with me.

I was the chairman of the Gold and Diamond Mining,Reffining and Exports contracts award committee, under the defunct and ousted president Charles Taylor of Liberia who is currently in assylum in Nigeria following the United Nation's order for his exit from office so as to stop the Liberian crisis.

During my tenure as the chairman of the Gold and Diamond Mining,Refining and Exports contracts award committee,a contract of thirty five million US dollar [US$35M] was awarded to one expertriate/foreign contractor named Late Mr.Tolbert Wiliams.But unfortunately,this contractor was killed in the reccent Liberian crisis and infact he already completed the said contract but yet to be paid before his tragic death in the war.And no trace of the
family of Late Mr.Tolbert Williams could be made as all these people were killed in the war aswell.

I was able to divert the said sum to Bank Of Africa,Ouagadougou,Burkinafaso,under my personal supervision,inconjuction
with the ambassador of Liberia,Ouagadougou,Burkinafaso as an unpaid contract
sum ready to be paid to any available foreign citizen or into the foreign account of such citizen who could stand as a partner to the Late Mr.Tolbert Williams to claim the above mentioned unclaimed contract sum under agreement with my humble self and the Liberian ambassador in Ouagadougou,BurkinaFaso.

Therefore,upon this discovery I contacts you to co-opertae with me,so that both of us will join hands together to have the above mentioned sum paid into your bank account in your home country to warrant me to come over with my wife and two children for assylum and business investments.

On the crediting of the said sum in your bank account,50% of the total sum will be for me.
While 40% of the total sum will be for you.And 10% of the total sum will be used to rectify any expence made on the course of this transaction.And I am of the faith that you will remain faithful to me on the arrival of the said sum in your account.

I look forward to receiving your help as soon as possible to enable me to leave this country,BurinaFaso,where I am presently staying as a refugee and ready to come over to your country to reside and invest on viable and luctrative investments with my share in this deal.

I am here to direct you,as soon as I receives your honest acceptance.
                           Yours faithfully,
                           Mr.LEESON AMIDOU.
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And from Mrs Queensly Rhoda .. (Queensly Rhoda ... LOL!)

FROM:THE DESK OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR
INTERNATIONAL/PRIZE AWARD DEPT
REF:PL2/209318/09
BATCH:18/103/HME.
Attn:Dear Sir/Madam
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the
Lottery Winners International programs held on the
23/3/2004. Your e-mail address attached to ticket
number 653164251591-6011 with serial number
7321410,batch number 7151085135,lottery ref number
6376527711 and drew lucky numbers 4-9-17-36-44-78
which consequently won in the 1st category, you have
therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of
US$1.500,000.00 (One Million, Five Hundred Thousand
United States dollars)
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that
you keep your winning information confidential until
your claims has been processed and your money Remitted
to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid
double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program
by some participants. All participants were selected
through a computer ballot system drawn from over
40,000 company and 20,000,000 individual email
addresses and names from all over the world. This
promotional program takes place every year. This
lottery was promoted and sponsored by
Association of software producers. we hope with part
of your winning,you will take part in our next year
US$20 million international lottery. To file for your
claim, please contact our paying officer:
Contact Person:Mr.Paul Zimmerman
TEL:+31 680 780 273
Email:ftfs_242@myway.com
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than
20th of November 2004. After this date all unclaimed
funds will be included in the next stake. Please note
in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications
please remember to quote your reference number and
batch numbers in all correspondence.
Furthermore, should there be any change of address do
inform our agent as soon as possible.
Congratulations once more from our members of staff
and thank you for being part of our promotional
program.
Note:
Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
yours Sincerely,
Mrs.Queensley Rhoda,
For Management.
-----------------------------------
From:Mrs Caroline Solange Haafkens of Netherlands

I am Mrs Caroline Solange Haafkens from Netherlands. I am married to Dr.Franklyn Haafkens who worked with ChevronTexaco in Nigeria for twenty years before he died in the year 2000.We were married for twenty-seven years without a child. He died during one of the riot
in the Niger delta region of Nigeria.He was held hostage and slain to death by protesting youths of the region.

Before his death we were both born again christians.Since his death I
decided not to re-marry . When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of (Eight Million six hundred thousand U.S.Dollars)with a
bank in the Netherlands.

Presently, this money is still with the bank and the management just wrote me as the beneficiary to come forward to receive the money or rather issue a letter of authorisation to somebody to receive it on my
behalf if I can not come over.

Presently, I'm with my laptop in a hospital where I have been
undergoing treatment for cancer of the lungs. I have since lost my
ability to talk and my doctors have told me that I have only a few months to live.

It is my last wish to see that this money is invested the proceed at the end of every year distributed among charity organisation.

I want a person that is God fearing that will use this money to fund
churches,orphanages and widows propagating the word of God and to
ensure that the house of God is maintained. The Bible made us to understand that Blessed is the hand that giveth.I took this decision because i know that there are alot of poor people suffering from different kind of disease and nobody to come to their aid.

With God all things are possible. As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the bank.

I will also issue you a letter of authority that will prove you as the new beneficiary of this fund.You are to help me invest this funds into real estate and stocks.You will be entitled to 10% of every profit you make in a year.

Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein.
Hoping to hearing from you soon.
waiting for your reply
Yours in Christ,
Mrs Caroline Solange Haafkens.

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT
LUCKYDAY E-MAIL LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPT
www.luckyday.nl

BATCH NO: PTP/31211214257/190888/2202
REF. NO: PTP/21449267220/255100//2202

WINNING NOTIFICATION / FINAL
NOTICE...CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

This is to inform you of the release of the E-MAIL LOTTERY BALLOT INTERNATIONAL/
WORLD GAMING BOARD held on the 24TH of August, 2004. Due to the mix up of
number,the results were released on the 18th of October 2004. Yourname attached
to ticket number 219028657434 with serial number 918735625 drew the lucky
numbers of 21-70-81-82-99 which consequently won the lottery in the 1st
category.

You have therefore been appro! ved for a lump sum payout Of 1,000,000.00euros{one million euros} only
in cash which is deposited with a Finance & Security Company in your favor as
beneficiary and covered with HIGH INSURANCE POLICY.

Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that You keep your winning
information confidential until your claims has been processed and your money
remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants.

Please be aware that your Paying Authority will Effect Payment Swiftly upon satisfactory Report, Verifications and validation provided by our processing Agent; that would be designated to your file. For due processment and remittance of your winning prize to your designated account of your choice

All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from only
Microsoft users from over 20,000.00 compani! es and 3,000,000 individual email
addresses and names from al l over the world.To begin your lottery claim, please
contact our agent below that have been appointed for the processing of your
claim with your contact telephone and fax number to begin the processing of
your claim:

CONTACT NAME:   ANDREW GORDON
CITY/ COUNTRY:   AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
EMAIL:    claimsofficer1@myway.com
WEB SITE: www.luckyday.nl

Note that all winning must be claimed not later than 25th of November 2004. After this date all unclaimed, funds will be included in the next stake.Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and Complications please remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence.Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.
Furthermore, should there be any cha! nge of your address, do inform your claims agent as soon as possible. .
Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.

Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.

Yours Sincerely,
Mr. Walker Smith
ONLINE CO-ORDINATOR
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By now it seems they are getting tired of all this typing ....

FROM: adams_147@velocall.com
DEAR SIR /MADAM,
WE WILL BE VERY GLAD IF YOU CAN BE OUR REPRESENTATIVE IN YOUR COUNTRY AND EARN 10% OF EVERY PAYMENT MADE THROUGH YOU TO US.FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT US THROUGH EMAIL.
    THANKS
      MR ADAMS
         CEO.

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But not in Afghanistan .. where cyber-cafes are still a novelty perhaps?

ADDRESS
No 24A Idrisa Road,
Kabul,Afghanistan.

Respectable lover of humanity,

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I am former Mrs.Fatima Setia,now Mrs.Ana Williams, A widow to Late Sheik Mohammed Williams, I am 72yearsold,I am now a new Christian convert, suffering from long time cancer of the breast.From all indications my condition is really deteriorating and it's quite obvious that I won't live more than four months according to my doctors.This is because the cancer stage has gotten to a very bad stage.My late husband was killed during the U.S raid against terrorism in Afghanistan, and during
the period of our marriage we couldn't produce any child. My late husband was very wealthy and after his death,I inherited all his business and wealth.

The doctor has advised me that I may not live for more than four months, so I now decided to divide part of this wealth, to contribute to the development of the church in Africa, America, Asia and Europe.

I selected you after visiting the website and I prayed over it, I am willing to donate the sum of US$20,200,000.00, to you for the less privileged. Please I want you to note that, this fund is lying in a security company and upon my instruction, you will file in an application for the transfer of the money in your name.

Lastly, I honestly pray that this money when transferred will be used for the said purpose, because I have come to find out that wealth acquisition without Christ is vanity upon vanity.May the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,the love of God, and the fellowshipof the Holy Spirit be with you and your family.

I Await your Urgent Reply.

kindly contact my lawyer BARR. PAUL FRANK, through his Email address: paulfrank@casino.com

Yours in Christ.
Mrs Ana Williams c/o Barr. Paul Frank
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aND AFTER LUNCH .. cHECHNYA CALLS!

--DEAR SIR/MA,
GOODDAY TO YOU TODAY. MY NAME IS MR JIMMY BAZHAYEV THE SON OF MR.ZIYA
BAZHAYEV FROM CHECHNYA,RUSSIA.I AM 17YEARS OLD. I KNOW THAT THIS EMAIL

WILL COME AS A SURPRISE TO YOU BECAUSE WE HAVE NEVER MET BEFORE NOW.
IBELEIVE BY DIVINE POWER OF GOD WE ARE MEETING FOR THE FIRST TIME. I AM WRITING TO SEEK FOR YOUR ABLE ASSISTANCE TO RECEIVE THE SUM OF US
$15,500,000:00{FIFTEEN MILLION,FIVE HUNDRED US DOLLARS ONLY} FROM MY
LATE FATHER'S BANK ACCOUNT IN ASIA CENTURY BANK,ASIA.MY FATHER WAS THE

PRESIDENT OF OIL ALLIANCE COMPANY IN RUSSIA AND AN ACHIEVED BUSINESS
MAN WHO DIED ON MARCH 9,2000 IN CHARTTERED YAK-40 JET LINER IN MOSCOW
.I LOST MY MOTHER WHEN I WAS 6 YEARS OLD TO A BREAST CANCER.THEIR DEATH COST ME MY FORTUNE. WE SUSPECTED THAT MY FATHER WAS KILLED BY THE CHECHEN RABELS WHO WANTED MY FATHER TO SURPORT THEM TO FIGHT AGAINST RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT,BUT MY FATHER REFUSED.
AFTER THIS UNFORTUNATE INCIDENT,I AND TWO OF MY SISTERS WERE TAKEN CARE OFF BY MY UCLES,MY LATE FATHER'S BROTHERS.THEY TOOK ALL MY FATHER'S PROPERTIES AND SHARED AMONG THEMSELVES.LEAVING US TO OUR FAITHS.

MY FATHER HAD AN ACCOUNT WITH THE ASIA CENTURY BANK IN ASIA THROUGH
THE TRANSGLOBE FINANCE COMPANY,AND I WAS HIS NEXT OF KIN. THE ASIA
CENTURY BANK CONTACTED ME LAST WEEK TO INFORM ME THAT MY LATE FATHER'S MONEY WITH THEM AMOUNTING TO US$15,500,000:00M IS OVER DUE FOR PAYMENT AND THEY HAVE PLACED THE MONEY UNSERVICABLE DUE TO FOUR YEARS OF NON OPERATING OF THE ACCOUNT BY MY FATHER.FOR THE FACT THAT IDON,T WANT MY UNCLES TO BE AWARE OF THE MONEY SO THAT THEY WILL NOT TAKE IT FROM ME. I AM REQUESTING FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE TO PROVIDE A FOREIGN BANK ACCOUNT WHERE THE BANK WILL TRANSFERR THE MONEY FOR sAFETYANDINVESTMENT WHEN I COME TO MEET YOU. ALSO,BECAUSE OF MY AGE, I CAN NOT HAVE SUCH AMOUNT IN MY ACCOUNT AND PRESENTLY I DON,T HAVE ANY ACCOUNT.SO,I NEED AN ASSISTANCE FROM YOU BECAUSE THE MONEY IS BIG AND I NEED SOMEONE WHO CAN RECEIVE THE MONEY AND HELP ME TO MAKE INVESTMENT. I AM READY TO NEGOTIATE YOUR PERCENTAGE SHARE FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE. I NEED ALSO YOUR GUARRANTTEE THAT YOU WILL BE TRUSTED,HONEST,SINCERE AND KEEP THIS TRANSACTION CONFIDENTIAL AT YOUR SIDE.

PLEASE,VISIT THIS WEBSITE TO CONFIRM THE DETAILS OF THE PLANE CRASH:

ttp://www.amarillonet.com/stories/031500/usn_LA0703.001.shtml
MY BEST REGARDS,
MR .JIMMY BAZHAYEV


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Nemesis
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 05:43 PM

sumas chambers
Attorney and solicitors at law
15 Broad Street Victoria Island
Lagos.
email: pasuma1@indiatimes.com

Attention:

I am Barrister IKE PASUMA, solicitor at Law and an accredited
attorney to Hajia Peace Okadigbo, wife to Late Dr. Chuba okadigbo who was assassinated as a result of political set-up
lead by his political opponents. This great politician died on the 25
September 2003 as a result of effects of tear gas substances
he allegedly inhaled at the ANPP rally in Kano earlier in the
year. Posthumous lecture were organized by the Institute of
Civic Affairs, friends of Late Dr. Chuba Okadigbo, and the ANPP, to
mourn the dead, and to extol the political virtues of one of their
own. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. However, I wish to
seize this opportunity thanking you for responding to this proposition of my client Hajia peace Okadigbo and at the same time reassuring you that this transaction of it's nature is 100% risk
and hitch-free, the only thing I need from you is trust and
maximum co-operation for us to conclude this transaction.
Well, I will like to draw your attention to some of our national daily newspapers links that carry stories about Hajia&iexl;¨s late
husband due to the fact that, it might take me a whole day in
illustrating about Wabara:How he became No.3 citizen after 4 attempts

http://nigerianewsnow.com/News/January03/990103_Wabara.htm
Triumphant departure of Okadigbo
http://www.africatoday.co.uk/jan04/jan04triumphant.htm
Okadigbo's Death: Lesson For Nigeria Power Brokers
http://www.nigeriancp.net/okadidie.html hagari.asp
CHUBA OKADIGBO: A big tree has fallen (1941-2003)
http://www.usafricaonline.com/chubaokadigbo.chido2003.html
A night of tributes for Chuba Okadigbo
http://news.biafranigeriaworld.com/archive/2003/nov/25/0018.htm


Today Nigeria Police Gassed Government Opposition Vice-
Presidential In review of the facts, I want you to know that
we are not doing anything illegal or criminal as the case may be. This is a real transaction and in other to stick this at the back of
your mind, below are the details and procedure:Dr. Chuba Okadigbo
is late and his death is not of our making but the act of
devil&iexl;&brkbar;s incarnated human beings therefore you should always have it in mind. He left behind three children and his lovely wife Hajia Peace Okadigbo who contacted you initially for the help of claiming her husband fund (12.5 million United Sates Dollars) presently with UFirst Line Security Finance services Amsterdam Netherlands. My Client, Hajia P.Okadigbo is appealing to you for an assistance in moving this fund into your country since she
cannot leave Nigeria due to the restriction of movement imposed on
her and entire family by the government to enable the federal
government confiscate Dr. Okadigbo`s wealth. However, here are the
full details of how this transaction can be achieved and completed
in one- week time as soon as we proceed.
First, I would like you to understand clearly that legally you have nothing to worry as regards this inheritance claims.
As a Lawyer with twenty-five years experience, I am confident to
say here that the proposed transaction is legal and 100% free from any kind of risk. By virtue of my position as an Attorney to Hajia
Peace Okadigbo, I have the locus stand in law to carry out any
business/dealings on her behalf. As explained above, I am the
family attorney to the Okadigbo`s who can confirm to the Security Company as to whether you are genuine to inherit the mentioned
fund with them and also I reserve the sole right to advise the
Security Company whether or not to effect payment to the
claimer or beneficiary. I will assist you put a claim as the beneficiary to the deceased (Dr Okadigbo) and when I authorized the payment to you and when the money get into your account, you will take five million dollars (5,000,000.00.USD) which is the 40% of the
total sum Hajia Peace Okadigbo will take 60% of the fund. If you agree with this mode of disbursement of the fund, this is how we are
going to progress with this transaction-:
(i) You will be required to write an application
letter for claim and release of your inheritance fund, which
you will send to the First Line Security Finance services
Amsterdam Netherlands with the requisite
back-up documents.
(ii) I will secure a certify deed of agreement between
you and Hajia Peace Okadigbo which will be legally back-up
from the federal high court of Nigeria which you will forward together with the application to the First Line Security Finance services Amsterdam Netherlands.
(iv)As soon as you send your application, First Line Security
Finance services Amsterdam Netherlands will definitely draw my attention to verify and confirm the genuine of the claim and then I will make recommendations to the First Line Security Finance services
Amsterdam Netherlands on your behalf as regards payment
(v) The First Line Security Finance services Amsterdam Netherlands on receipt of my confirmation will start processing for the transfer of the fund to your nominated account.
This is a very concise explanation of the entire process and requirements of this transaction. The duration for the whole process is about 6-7 days from the day the requisite document are submitted to the security company.
Please note that the condition on which I will do this transaction
with you is that, you will pledge to be honest and observes strictly
the sharing terms as stated here above and most importantly respect
the confidentiality of this transaction. No third party should
be allowed to know the details for security purpose and to avoid
jeopardy I will also request you forward all the requirements needed to enable me release the contact of the First Line Security Finance services Amsterdam Netherlands and the required back-up document (certificate of deposit).Please consider all the point rose above and if you are ready to proceed, please be obliged t contact me at once on the above (suma1@444.net) email address preferably I await your response

Best Regards,
Ike pasuma Esq.
Copy to Hajia Peace Okadigbo


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Nov 04 - 12:25 PM

AGh! They won't leave me alone.... now it's priests

Dear Sir/Madam,
I am Rev. Benedict John, 78 years old,from the Republic of Ireland.
Formally the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Dioceses.

Ever since,I have been helping the orphans in the orphanage, motherless homes and less previledged across few African countries.I have donated some money to orphanage in Sudan, South Africa,Cameroon,Mozambique and liberia with the money I inherited from my late father who was into diamond and crude oil business.
But,it is sad to let you know that I been going through series of illness from auditory(hearing),multiple sclerosis and from cancer of the liver.Before I got ill and relocated to my country Republic of Ireland,I have some money amounting to Seven million two hundred thousand united states dollar (US$7,200,000,00) only with International Trust Bank Plc.The funds is safe.I have been using the bank for over twenty years now. I will be going to the hospital anytime for major operations.Except it pleases God,the chances of my survival is slim.God has specifically told me to help the less previledged people with my money.Please I solicit for your help to receive the money,invest it profitably and use it wisely for the less previledged people in your country.If you can receive this money and carry out this soul surviving transaction,kindly email immediately
your following contact details:
a.Your complete names
b.Your address
c.Company name if any
d.Private telephone number
e.Private fax number
f.Private email address
g.Your brief profile
h.Your Photograph
When I receive your above information,I will furnish you more details on how the funds would be claimed by you from the bank.Thereafter,I will give you instructions on how the funds will be invested and distributed among the orphanages and less previledged in return.The Lord has already told me that I would find a trustworthy person who can carry out this soul surviving transaction.
While I await your response,may God bless you and your family.
Thank you.

Rev.Benedict John.

ben_john2@catholicchurch.org


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Nemesis
Date: 15 Nov 04 - 12:34 PM

Commonwealth Bank of Australia,
18 Bank Place Melbourne,
Australia,
12th November, 2004.

Dear Respected friend,

This is a proposal in context but actually an appeal soliciting for your unreserved assistance in consummating an urgent transaction requiring maximum confidence. Though this approach appears desperate,I can assure you that whatever questions you would need to ask or anyother thing you will need to know regarding this proposal will be adequately answered to give you a clearer understanding of it, so as to arrive at a successful conclusion.

My name is Dr. Celestine Hooper, Head of securities, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Melbourne. On December 6, 1998, a foreign consultant/contractor with the Cadbury Kenya Ltd,Mr. Mohamed Showadfy Ahmed,made a numbered time (fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US$30,000,000.00, (Thirty Million United States Dollars) in my branch. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, I sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, the Cadbury Kenya Ltd, that Mr. Mohamed Ahmed died in the october,1999 Egypt air rash.You can visit the sites to confirm this:

http://www.greatdreams.com/PassEAir990.htm
http://www.cnn.com/US/9911/02/egyptair990.list/index.html

On further investigation,I found out that he died without making a WILL, and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Mohamed Ahmed didnot declare any next of kin or relations in all his official documents,including his Bank Deposit paperwork in our Bank. I have carefully moved out these funds(US$30million)from our bank as sundry funds to an offshore Deposit Company in the European Union. From past experiences, I know that no one will ever come forward to claim the deceased funds.
According to Australian Law, at the expiration of 5 (five) years,the funds will be Unclaimable and revert to the ownership of the Australia Government if nobody applies to claim the fund. In order to avert this negative development, I in conjunction with a colleague (the Chief Operating Officer in the bank) now seek your permission to allow my attorney do a CHANGE OF WNERSHIP/REASSIGNMENT OF CREDIT of stated funds from the! "deceased" to your name, so that the funds(US$30million) would be released to you as the new owner (on behalf of my colleague and myself). We are writing you because, as public servants, we cannot operate a foreign account or have an account that is more than 160,000:00. Consequently, I will present you as the owner of the funds in the Deposit Company so you can be able to claim them. This is simple. I will like you to provide immediately;

1. Full names
2. Contact address
3. Telephone and fax numbers

Once I receive these information, I will prepare the necessary
documents which will put you in place as the new owner of the funds. The money will then be released to your custody by the Deposit Company, for us to share in the ratio of 70% for us and 30% for you.There is no risk at all as all the paper work for this transaction will be done by the solicitor and this will guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately via my email address. Upon your response,I shall then provide you with more details and my confidential phone number for further explanation that will help you understand the transaction.

No doubt this proposal will make you apprehensive, please we implore you to observe utmost confidentiality and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because we shall require your assistance to invest our share in your country (buying of properties like real estate etc). This is why your urgent action and response is of priority to enable us conclude this transaction in a timely and professional manner.I await your urgent response please through my alternative/private email below:

hoopcele@netscape.net

Thanks for anticipated and kind co-operation.

Yours Sincerely,

Dr. Celestine Hooper


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,WHO
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 01:26 PM

HAHAHA


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Subject: A fish called Wanda
From: Nemesis
Date: 20 Nov 04 - 07:18 PM

Dear Friend,

Please pardon my intruding into your privacy. This is
occasioned by my desperate need for assistance with
regards to my present predicament.

First, let me introduce myself as Mrs.Wanda Tahar,
wife to the late regional minister, Ahmed Bin Tahar,
who was assassinated by the Janjaweed rebel forces in
our hometown, southern Darfur region of Sudan. Of
course it is world knowledge - The crisis in my
country, where government and the rebel forces engage
in massive killings of innocent civilians, destruction
of the city, looting and the shameful raping of our
women, and children, that which as made over 200,000
citizens, including myself and children flee into
comparative safety across the border to Chad where
French troops provide a safe buffer from the murderous
Janjaweed and government army, as we hope for a
peaceful resolution by the United Nations and Africa
Union.

Visit this website for insight into the Darfur
crisis:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3589396.stm
or
:http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2004/08/14/583227-cp.html

I write, seeking your understanding and assistance to
help secure certain deposit belonging to my late
husband with a security company in Europe. Considering
the circumstances, I am been advised to present a
trusted proxy who would take delivery of this deposit,
$9.5M on my behalf for safekeeping and liberation of
my family to a safe heaven, preferably your country.

If you are capable of handling transactions of this
nature, I am willing to compensate you with a 30%
commission of the entire amount for your assistance.
Do not hesitate to forward your letter of interest, to
my secure email address below so that I will then
furnish you with more details and modalities for
claims. Be rest assured that this matter is 100% risk
free and will be handled under a legitimate
arrangement.

I have with me all relevant documentations for claims,
but only require your sincerity and transparent
honesty of not sitting on the fund when it eventually
gets to you.

Please treat as urgent and confidential, and if you
think you can't be of any help, advise me through same
medium to enable me scout for a more experienced and
capable hand.


Thank you for your time and patience.

Yours truly,
Mrs.Wanda Tahar.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,butterfly
Date: 24 Nov 04 - 12:21 PM

has anybody seen this one?? has anybody every profited off of this?

If I must be fair to myself and to all, I would want to believe that this mail may keep you a little uneasy considering the fact that we do not know each other but frankly, that's the primary reasoin why I chose to contact you. I really am so sorry as I never meant to put you off-guard by what I intend to tell you here and will appreciate it greatly if you do understand totally my situation and position regarding the subject matter that I am divulging here.

The political situation in my country here, Cote d'Ivoire has indeed dealt a great blow to me and my family. I have considered many options regarding my condition and resolved that I must forge ahead with my life if not for any toher thing to fulfil my dreams and the good intentions of my father who was murdered in cold blood by some group of rebel vagabonds. Their gruise was that my late father was suspected to be opposing their political ambitions with his wealth hence he was marked and eventually eliminated. My late father was a very wealthy businessman and contractor and excelled in all his endeavours. I was away at school in Ghana when I got the news of my father's assasination early last year and felt devastated as my father was everything to me. The assailants capitalised on the rebel activities in my area Bouake to kill my father as they claimed that he didn't want to join their group and fight the government hence he would be killed. The governement w! as handicapped to do anything since the rebels controlled the town till now. When I came back, I was advised not to stay in the area since my father has been buried already. However, before now, I am aware of the fund ($17.5m) he deposited with a bank here in Cote d'Ivoire which he intended to transfer overseas for investments which he did not achieve following his sudden demise. He made me the next of kin to the fund and had before now explained a whole lot of things concerning the fund to me in the event that he is not able to carry on with the project.

I have tried severally since the sudden death of my father to have access to the fund but was denied as according to the bank officials, the agreement of deposit the bank had with my late father, I should not be allowed to have a direct access to the fund unless I am 24 years age or I should have someone who is older than the stipulated age to interced on my behalf with my consent. This is why I am contacting you now to help me get the fund released and transferred into your account in your country so that you could have me come over to your country to complete my education while you take care of the investment of the fund.

I shall be glad to get your positive response so that I will proceed to giving you the bank contact details to make the contacts and request for the release and transfer of the fund to you.

Awaiting your response, I remain as always,

In His loving arms,

Dike Daniella Ugoego


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Bill D
Date: 24 Nov 04 - 12:32 PM

so...are you "sandy" or "butterfly"? and why post twice on same topic?
...and isn't the answer obvious? YES! there ARE suckers.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Nemesis
Date: 29 Nov 04 - 07:35 PM

Four a day on average. But the best so far has to this one today, inviting me to get involved with the scheme - in order that: "THE MONEY DOESN'T FALL INTO THE HANDS OF CORRUPT GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS"

Dear Sir,
               TOP URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS FOR YOU

I am Mr Emmanuel Nduka The Senior Accountant in Union Bank of Nigeria Plc. On June 6, 2000, an American mining onsultant/contractor with the Nigeria mining corporation, Mr. Stanley K Gram made a numbered time (fixed) Deposit for twelve (12) calendar months, valued at US$14.200,000.00(FORTEEN MILLION,TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND US DOLLARS) in my branch. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month,we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers,the Nigerian mining corporation that Mr. Stanley K Gram 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.

I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Stanley K Gram did not declare any kin or relation in his official documents, including his Bank deposit paper work in my Bank. This
sum US$14.2000.000.00 is still sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one has ever come forward to claim the fund. According to our Nigerian Law, at the expiration of 5 (five) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Nigerian government if nobody applies to claim the funds.

Consequently, my proposal is that I would like you to stand in as the next of kin to Mr. Stanley K Gram so that the fruits of this old man?s labor will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials. This is simple, you have to provide immediately

(1) your full name and address
(2) yourprivate phone/fax number
(3) A means of identification either a copy of your
international passport or Driver?s

An Attorney will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits, which will put you in place as the next of kin.
We shall employ the service of an accredited Attorney for the drafting and notarization of the ?WILL? and to obtain the necessary documents and the of probate/administration in your favor for the transfer. A bank account in any part of the world, which you will
provide, will then facilitate the transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ration of 60% for me and 40% for you.

There is no risk at all as the Attorney will do the paper work for this transaction. This transaction will be perfected well.Upon your response, I shall then provide with more details and relevant documents that will help you to understand the transaction.

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.

Awaiting your urgent via my private email address: emmanuelnduka11@outgun.com

Best regards
Mr Emmanuel Nduka
THE SENIOR ACCOUNT,
UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Nemesis
Date: 30 Nov 04 - 04:36 AM

CRY FOR HELP
NOTE FOR SECURITY REASON ,REPLY TO; msadija1@excite.com

Dear sir/madam,
This mail will definitely be coming to you as a surprise, but i must
crave your indulgence to introduce myself to you.

I am Miss Marah sadija, former mistress to the son (Qusay) of the
Iraqi former leader, Saddam Hussein.

I am an Ethiopian, by birth and i am presently in a refugee camp in
Zimbabwe, where the living conditions are unbearable. I do not wish to take your time with a lenghty mail, but i have to put this proposal to you so that you can assist me. While i was still in contact with Qusay,he made a deposit in my name to a security firm in Spain, which has an affiliate branch in Amsterdam.

This deposit was made in my name and the secret code and necessary
documents are presently in the possession of an attorney, presently in
London.    This deposit was made in the form of a consigment and the content is a considerable amount of money in United state dollars which i cannot disclose to you for security purposes, until you have confirmed your willingness to assist me.   I would be pleased and grateful to you if you could assist me in collecting this consignment on my behalf from the security firm in Spain, upon which i will be offering you a percentage for your efforts.

The attorney in London, will arrange an authority to release and pay
in your name which you will tender to the security firm coupled with
all necessary documents that will back up your claims in collecting
this consignment on my behalf.   I have to stop here now as your response will determine our subsequent corresspondence. Please feel free to dis-regard this proposal if it is not in line with your principles.

PLEASE RESPOND TO msadija1@excite.com
Allah bless you,
Marah Sadija.




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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: InOBU
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 08:14 AM

I think we need to start sending out awards... this is way up there in the run for gold....


FROM:RAPH LARRY
RUE 10, AVENUE I4
LOT 88, COCODY ABIDJAN.
COTE D' IVOIRE
TEL-++22507690474

My chosen Partner,

Compliment of the season,Permit me to inform you of my
desire of going into business relationship with you. I
know this mail may come to you as a surprise, since we
have not known or written before.

Our Mother died long ago when she was about to
delivered my most junior sister Chantal, she is 22
years old as of today, based that we lost our mother
so early our father took us so special, we are only
three from my mother's side, I and the two girls.

Introducing my self , I am Raph Larry 26
years of age the only son of the late Chief and Mrs
Robert Larry, My father was a gold and cocoa merchant
based in Accra, Ghana and Abidjan ( Ivory Coast ) He
was poisoned to death by his business associates on
one of their business trips.

Before the death of my father on 27th February 2001 in
a private hospital here in Abidjan. He secretly called
me on his bedside and told me that he has a sum of
USD$12.5M ( Twelve Million five hundred thousand U.S),
deposited in Bank in ( Abidjan Cote D' Ivoire, that
he used my name as his beloved son for the next of
kin in depositing the fund. He also explained to me
that it was because of this wealth that he was
poisoned by his business associates, that I should
seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice
where I will transfer this money and use it for
investment purpose such as expansion of his existing
cocoa business and real estate management overseas. I
have make an arrangement with the Local bank manager
here on how best to transfer this money to overseas
please, I am humbly seeeking your assistance in the
following ways.

1- To assist me in providing an account of yours
where this fund can quietly be transferred into.

2-To serve as the guardian of this fund since I am
still in the secoundary school with my junior sisters.

3)- To make arrangement for me to come over to your
country to futher my education and to help me secure a
residential permit in your country.

Moreover, I am willing to offer you 15% of the total
sum as compensation for your effort/ Input after the
successful transfer of this fund into your nominated
account overseas, while 5% will be set aside to offset
any expenses we may incure.

Furthermore, you can indicate your option towards
assisting me as I believe that this transaction would
be concluded within the shortest possible time if you
signify interest to assist me.

Thanks and God bless.

Yours sincerely
    RAPH LARRY.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: saulgoldie
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 09:55 PM

Aren't some law enforcement agencies prosecuting these? Where would I send such an email? I haven't received one for a while, now. But it still happens now and then. It's great for entertainment for those of us who know itsa scam. But they are still bilking people out of their money.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 07:48 PM

Actually, the real scams are the ones like this that arrived in my spam folder today. I started poking around in it and found a really bogus return address even though they send you to a very real looking web site. This is like the fake bank emails, where they want you to visit your "regular site" (conveniently spoofed to looke identical to the authentic site) and "logon." You're sunk if you do it. And who knows--the site where the information is bounced may be in Nigeria. It could be anywhere.

SRS




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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 08:51 PM

after reading the last 10-15 of these, I can only conclude that having a lot of money is bad for your health. Breast cancer, auto accidents, poisoning, assassinations...I can't see why anyone would want all those millions..*grin*

Oh...and having to dispense and transfer all that money causes a serious decline in spelling, grammar and logic.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,starbright
Date: 20 Dec 04 - 10:00 PM


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Oaklet
Date: 21 Dec 04 - 02:43 AM

And this just in from Liberia.......

Dear Friend,

First and foremost, I apologize for using this medium to communicate a business proposal of this magnitude , this is solely because of the confidentiality nature repose on the net; before I go on further, I must be grateful to introduce myself. My name is Mr. Johnson Alala a Liberian. I was formerly the chief campaign manager to Mr. Charles Taylor the president of Liberia and I was also a personal aid to the Minister of trade in the depose administration of Mr. Charles Taylor.Due to my position and closeness with the President, I absconded with Thirty.Five Million United States Dollars (US$30.5M) which was part of the money that was initially meant for campaigning for President Charles Taylor re-election into office before the recent crisis that led to his depose from office. Presently I have been able to move the funds diplomatically to a reputable Finance Company in the Netherlands where I now reside as refugee; and I do not have the intention of returning home for fear of being assassinated by members of the opposition party to Mr. Charles Taylor under whose administration I served.MY REQUEST As a result of my present situation as a refugee who cannot have access to own an account or accounts, I am therefore faced with the dilemma of seeking for a trustworthy individual/firm that can advice me in making the rightful investment as well as to provide account(s) where the funds will be lodge into. More also, we are at the interim interested in buying properties for residence as my family and I will be residing there in the near future. Please be aware that my family are also in a safe location and I am in contact with them.

COMMISSION/REMUNERATION As regards your commission/remuneration, I and my immediate family have decided to offer you 25% of the total sum and also set aside 5% for all your expenses (i.e telephone bills, traveling expenses, hotel bills and other miscellaneous expenses). NOTE: I shall commit half of my own share of the total sum into a joint venture project preferably in the purchase of Real Estate or other profitable business venture within your knowledge existing in your area. Be assured that you stand no risk of any kind as the funds in question belong to me alone. As soon as I get your consent, I will furnish you with the details and contact of the Security Company and after a few more details have being communicated, we shall then proceed to arrange for a face to face meeting in order to know each other better and also discuss the terms and conditions of the partnership extensively.I strongly believe that associating with you to embark on this and other business ventures will derive a huge success hereafter and it will be a long lasting business association. If you have any question, do not fail to contact me with my e-mail address (johnsonalala@netscape.net) I await your anticipated co-operation.

Yours truly,
Mr. Johnson Alala.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 09:59 AM

I really could not understant what can they do, just with your name, account number and phone number. There is no way to withdraw money from the account.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 05:08 PM

Oooooooo! A new wrinkle in all of this! I just received a scam letter via the postal mail! It seems to have been postmarked in Spain, and has all of the earmarks of an Internet scam. It's printed on a color inkjet with a few fuzzy looking seals and images, and of course, is as real as a three dollar bill.

Google search on "Elgordo Loteria Primitiva".

SRS


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Subject: Deep Joy, Princess of Mass Communication
From: Nemesis
Date: 28 Dec 04 - 08:59 AM

From princess JOY
The Palace of King of Ogoni Kingdom,
Ogoni Oil producing community,
Rivers State Nigeria.



Dear Sir,/Madam.
I am Princess JOY , daughter of HRH King Solomon Abonime, the king of Ogoni Kingdom. I am 25 years old and a graduate of Mass Communication. My father was the king of Ogoni Kingdom the highest oil
producing area in Nigeria. He was in charge of reviving royalties from the multi-national oil companies and government on behalf of the oil producing communities in Nigeria.

After the hanging of the Ogoni Nine(9) including Ken Saro Wiwa by the late dictator General Sani Abacha, my father suffered stroke and died in August27th last year. But before his death, he called me and told me he has fiftheen Million United States Dollars(USD,15,000,000.00) cash in his possession, specially deposited in a Security vault company in eroupe. He advised me not to tell anybody except my mother who is the last wife of the (8) eight wives that he married.

My mother did not bear any male child for him.Which implies that all my father's properties, companies e.t.c., we have no share in them because my mother has no male child according to African Tradition. My
father therefore secretly gave me all the relevant documents of the said money, and told me that I should use this money with my mother and my younger sisters because he knows that tradtionally, if he dies we cannnot get anything, as inheritance. He importantly advised me that I should seek foreign assistannce and that I should not invest this money here in Nigeria because of his other wives and male children who happen to be my elders.

I am soliciting for your immediate assistance to get a Bungalow for us, where I will live with my mother and two younger sisters and further advise me where and how I will invest the balance money overseas, possibly on products of your company and other profitable
ventures.

I believe that by the special grace of God, you will help us move this money out of eroupe to your country where we can invest this money judiciously with you.
You are entitled to a reasonable part of this money based on our agreement, and God will bless you as you help us.PLease reply through my e-mail Looking forward to hear from you as soon as possibleand also my lawyer email address: (john_williams2001@lawyer.com).

Regards.
Princess JOY.
   

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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Leadfingers
Date: 28 Dec 04 - 03:07 PM

I feel I must put this up the page for Ted or epn to have a go at !


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 28 Dec 04 - 03:29 PM

Heaven forbid they have something useful to contribute. But it would be a nice gesture.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 16 Jan 05 - 04:52 PM

Fighting con artists
Canada teams up to protect Americans

By Jim Haley, Herald Writer

VANCOUVER, B.C. - It's a $70 million-a-year business, and the operators have few scruples. Their customers are mainly Americans, usually elderly people who hand over thousands of dollars - even their life's savings - to telemarketers who befriend and cajole them over the phone. The con artists often are Nigerians who hold Canadian citizenship. They use the U.S-Canadian border as a shield to avoid prosecution. About 5,000 U.S. citizens reported falling victim to the scheme in 2004, according to PhoneBusters, a Canadian-based scam reporting center. It's not known how many other victims simply don't report being taken.

The problem is so big that federal governments on both sides of the border have joined forces to put the boiler rooms out of business, prosecute offenders and recover money for victims. "We know where they're operating out of, and we're not too happy about it," said Gord McRae, superintendent of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commercial Crimes Section in British Columbia. His division includes Project Emptor - as in "caveat emptor," or "buyer beware" in Latin.

Project Emptor is one of three international task forces to combine the resources of the RCMP, the FBI, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and British Columbia consumer officials. Customs and postal authorities on both sides of the border are also involved. "I want to make their lives as miserable as possible," McRae said of the con artists. The task force hopes to drives the bad guys out of business by bringing them to trial in the Unites States, where they could wind up "getting some real prison time," said assistant U.S. District Attorney Ellyn Lindsay of Los Angeles. "Short of that, if one boiler room ceases to be in business because of real consequences, that's pretty good," Lindsay said.

Lindsay relies on getting the Canadian criminals to the United States, where she has prosecuted 18 of them in the past four years. On the Canadian side, Bruce Coleman of the RCMP concentrates on intercepting packages and mail from the United States that contain checks or money orders from unwitting victims. He has intercepted about 900 mailings in the last year, but that's just a fraction of the money being sent over the border. "We have no idea how much we're missing, but we probably are getting a half of 1 percent. It's really brutal," Coleman said.

Granite Falls victim

Edie George, 80, of Granite Falls recently got a notice saying she had won a $4 million sweepstakes. "I was so excited I spilled my coffee on it," she said. She was directed to send in $20 for "processing" her winnings, and was told not to tell anyone about her winnings until the money had been put into her account. She sent the money. Instead of a big prize, she was deluged with more mail. She was winning lotteries all over the planet. "Then I started getting more and more," she said. "The more I waited, the more I got."

Be on your guard if a caller tells you:
* You must act now or the offer won't be good.
* You've won a free gift, vacation or prize, but you have to pay for postage and handling.
* You must send money, give a credit card or bank account number, or have a check picked up by a courier.
* You don't need to check out the company with anyone, and you don't need to speak to anyone - including members of your own family.
* You can't afford to miss this "high-profit, no-risk" offer. Some tips to avoid fraud * Don't buy from an unfamiliar company.
* Always ask for and wait until you receive written material about any offer or charity.
* Get the salesperson's name, business identity, telephone number, street address, mailing address and business license number before you transact business.
* Pay only after services are delivered.
* Don't pay for a "free prize." If a caller tells you the payment is for taxes, he or she is breaking the law.
* Never send money or give out personal information such as credit card numbers, Social Security number or date of birth to unknown people. Where to call If you or a family member is a victim of telemarketing fraud, report it to the Federal Trade Commission, 877-382-4357, or to www.ftc.gov. If it's a Canadian call, you also can call PhoneBusters, a central reporting location, in Canada, 888-495-8501 or www.phonebusters.com. Source: FBI and FTC
Initial contact comes via mail, telephone or e-mail, investigators said.

[snip]

This was a long article, so follow the link at the top to read the rest of it.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Amos
Date: 16 Jan 05 - 07:26 PM

MARK WHITE      mwhite1975@sify.com                Sep 28
THE INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPT
EL GORDO SWEETPSTAKES LOTTERY COMPANY S.L.
C/CARRACA N23,EDIFICO 4B
CP 28OO4 MADRID SPAIN.

CONGRATULATIONS!

You have been selected as one of the twelve lucky
winners in the sixth edition of the EL GORDO
SWEETPSTAKES LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS.
You have therefore been approved for a payout of
925,000 Euros (Nine Hundred and Twenty Five Thousand
Euros Only)

How was the selection process done?
Winners were randomly selected from an initial
database of 2,500,000 emails which was eventually
downsized to 5,000 from which we eventually selected
the final and lucky twelve. The process was done
through the computerized email balloting system
selecting emails from The Middle East, Asia,
Africa,Canada, Europe, USA and South America.
The process of collecting your winnings is to be
handled by our claims agent. To ensure a smooth
collection of your grand prize, you are to contact
your agent within a week of receiving this notice.
Please find below detail contact information:

MARK WHITE.
Foreign Service Manager.
GLOBAL TRUST AGENCY
Marquez de Urquijo,
4 28008-Madrid,
Spain.

Tel: +34 628 781 276

Email: mwhite2004@excite.com

You are to provide your claims agent with your full
name, country of residence and address along with the
following information below:

Ref No: TCL/31251311-47

Grand Draw No: 12099

Secret pin code: 7769847

Furthermore you are seriously advised to keep all
winning lottery information and numbers from the
public in line with our company security protocol to
avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this
program by unscrupulous individuals. Anyone under the
age of 18 is automatically disqualified. In the event
of a change in present address, do inform your agent
as soon as possible. Congratulations again from all
members of our staff and thank you for being part of
our promotion program.

Thank you.

Mr. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

VICE PRESIDENT/LOTTERY CORORDINATOR CAMELOT CASINO





HAHAHA!!! Screw you, ... As a side note; we have the 1st sighting of a "secret pin code". I like that... we'll probably see more in the future.


Woah! Gabriel Garcia Marquez!? That my favorite songwriter!
100 years of solitude; 100 years of solitude! Take one down, pass it around, 99 years of solutide!
99 years of solitude; 99 years of solitude! Take one down, pass it around, 98 years of solutide!...


(From one of the search sites listed above.)_


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Leadfingers
Date: 16 Jan 05 - 07:38 PM

Sometimes you just HAVE to post to a thread !!


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Leadfingers
Date: 16 Jan 05 - 07:39 PM

Just to clock the two hundredth Post


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 16 Jan 05 - 07:41 PM

I got this one today, bunch of sick conniving bastards, just wondering whether I should send an e-mail back telling the to piss off!

Indian Ocean's Tidal Wave disaster (Asian Tsunami)


From: David Lungu Esq.
David Lungu and Associates
Private email: davidlungu002@yahoo.co.in

Dear Sir,


Compliments, and do please accept my highest regards and Esteem. This proposal might come to you as a surprise due to the urgent need of a reliable foreigner; I therefore deem it necessary to contact you. I am Barrister David Lungu, a solicitor at Law and the personal attorney to late Mr. Martin Chey a Thai Nationale Residing in Johannesburg South Africa, hereinafter shall be referred to as my client.

On the 22nd of Dec. 2004, my client, his wife and all their three children traveled to Thailand for the Christmas holiday. Unfortunately, my client Mr. Chey and all his family died in the most terrible and highly horrible Indian Ocean's Tidal Wave disaster (Asian Tsunami) of the Dec. 26th 2004.

Ever since these tragic and traumatic events, I have made frantic efforts to establish contacts with his relatives, but could not succeed. Due to the fact that considering the nature of my client's business dealings, He never presented any name on Documentation as his possible next of kin. I am therefore with all sense of humility decided to make contact with you in order to assist in claiming and retrieving the money left behind by my client before the credit house know of his demise and probably get the funds confiscated or even declared it unserviceable by the finance and credit institution where these funds were deposited. I solicit your urgent assistance and co-operation as a foreigner for easy passage of the funds to your designated Bank account.

Mr. Chey was a successful businessman and was involved in cash transactions due to the nature of his business. He was engaged in buying of Raw Gold and Diamond from His suppliers in the mineral - rich equatorial belt of central and southern African Countries, after which he sends the consignments to Bangkok in Thailand for processing and onward shipments to Dubai and Saudi Arabia. The amount of money kept in the custody of the finance and credit house is USD 25.5 million Dollars only. Since I have been unable to locate his relatives after all my frantic efforts, I am therefore compelled by this circumstances to seek your consent to present you sir, with my position as his legal adviser as his next of kin or business associate of the deceased so as to enable you receive and collect the above funds. All other further information's to that effect at my disposal will be made available to you upon your consent and the acceptance of the project.

The funds when retrieved and successfully secured will be shared thus: - myself, the attorney 40%, yourself the presented next of kin 30%, while 20% will go to Charity and possibly the Tsunami victims through you, in line with my clients belief and support for Charity as a great philanthropist during his life time, the balance of 10% will be for contingency expenses to be incurred during the process by both parties. I assure you the fullest and absolute co-operation and a hitch free operation in this regard. I equally guarantee you total protection against any breach of the law in line with my legal profession.

You are indeed very free to ask questions you deem necessary for further clarifications, and please endeavor to always keep secret all information's concerning this transaction.

Your most urgent response will be highly appreciated through my private email address davidlungu002@yahoo.co.in to avoid my making further contacts.

Regards.

Barrister David Lungu.







________________________________________________________________
Sent via the WebMail system at socamail.com


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 16 Jan 05 - 11:31 PM

Don't waste the bandwidth to send them anything. They'll just know you're responding to email and sell you name and address.

Leadfingers, some people need to get a life. :)

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: JennyO
Date: 17 Jan 05 - 06:32 AM

Oh dear, this makes me realise I haven't had one of these letters for - oh - weeks. Does this mean that they don't love me any more?


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,AManderla
Date: 22 Mar 05 - 01:49 PM

Hardly convincing.
But crafty none The less, My particular letter came froma nigerian barrister named Umadu Williams. here my copy.

Contact: Barr U. Mmadu & Associate chambers
>   Home address: 53 china ave,
>   Enugu state Nigeria.
>   Office address: 76/77 udi ST.
>   Private 234 80 45278954
>
>
>
>
>
>   My Dear
>
>   I write to notify you of my desire to establish
>   This urgent
>   Business that required trust and confidence.
>   I very sorry borthering you with my problem.
>
>   This is because of the urgency of this particular
> business.
>   Anyway I am Barrister U.Mmadu, a solicitor
>   At law and the
>   Personal attorney to late Mr.J.C.Ford, who was a
>   Foreign national who used to work with Shell Development
> Oil and Gas
>   Company in Nigeria as
>   Their financial controller, here in shall be
>   Referred
>   To as my client.
>
>
>   On the 21st day of April 2001, my
>   Client, his wife and their two children were
>   Involved
>   in a car accident along Sagbama express road,
>   Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.
>   Unfortunately all occupants of
>   that vehicle lost there lives. (MAY THEIR SOULS
>   REST IN PEACE)
>
>
>   Since then I have made several enquiries to
>   locate any of my client's extended relatives, and after
> these several
>   Attempts all
>   was proved unsuccessful. I decided to trace your email
>   address over the Internet for you and I to make a deal.
>   Ambitiously, I have contacted you to present you to
>   the Bank
>   as the bonafide and the rightful beneficiary of
>   this money left in the Bank by my client.
>
>
>   Particularly, the BANK where Mr.
>   J.C. Ford had an account valued at $17.5 million
>   Dollars has issued me a notice to provide the
>   Bonafide
>   Next of kin or have the account confiscated within
>   the
> Next 21 bank working days.
>
>
>
>   Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the
>   Relatives for over 3
>   Years now, I seek your consent to present you as
>   the
>   Bonafide next of kin to the deceased so that the
>   Proceeds of this account valued at 17.5Million
>   Dollars
>   will be paid to you and then you and I will
>   Share the
>   Money at the modality of 60% to me as the
>   originator
>   of the business and 35% to you as the beneficiary.
>   Then the remaining 5% will be use to settle all the
>   expenses both of us might incure.
>
>
>   It is 100% risk free because I as a legal practictionner
>   will protect our interest to make sure that we make a very
>   smooth transaction in order to have a successful
> conclussion.
>   All I required from you is your honest cooperation
>   to work according to
>   my directions and instruction.
>
>
>
>   If you are ok by this offer, and sure that you will
>   not betray my trust on you please let me know.
>   My promise to you is that you will not regret any
>   financial assistance you will
>   render to me during the official processes of this
> transaction.
>
>
>
>   As you are responding to my proposal,pls include the
>   following requirements which will be used to facilitate
> the
>   legal and official processes of approving your name as the
> next of
> kin
>   to late Mr.J.C.Ford.
>
>
>
>   1) Your full name and address.
>   2) Your private phone and fax numbers
>   3) Your full age and occupation.
>
>
>
>
>   Waiting for your earliest responds.
>   Regards,
> Barrister Mmadu Williams


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 22 Mar 05 - 03:05 PM

Jenny, I'll send you some of mine. I've been deleting them without reading because I'm busy, though they are sometimes good for a chuckle.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Flash Company
Date: 07 May 05 - 09:50 AM

Looks like they're back, I got three today, one from Nigeria, one from Ivory Coast, and One from Russia!!!!! $6.5m in oil industry funds, no less.
Thinking of buying Chelsea.
FC


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Peace
Date: 07 May 05 - 02:59 PM

"It is 100% risk free because I as a legal practictionner"

That ought to tip ya off right there.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Peace
Date: 07 May 05 - 03:29 PM

The ultimate scam.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: MaineDog
Date: 02 Jun 05 - 10:51 AM

Here's one aimed at Christians.



IN GOOD FAITH
From: Mrs. Agnes Samuel.

Life itself is a misery and nobody can tell what can be of it.Those that
can tell what can be of it are those who cannot tell us because they are
far from us (dead). if u will want to hear my story.

I am the above named person but now undergoing medical treatment for cancer
now.

I am married to Dr. George Samuel who worked with South Africa embassy in
Malaysia for nine years before he died in the year 2000. well i will only
try to let you know who Dr.George Samuel is by stating his philosophy of
life ."life is worth living only if lived to the service of mankind"
and
"You make a living by what you earn,but you make lifes by what you
give"This
will give you an insight of the spirit behind what i believe and what
i will live for cause he is my mentor.

To continue with my story,We were married for eleven years without a
child.He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before
his death we have made something of and from life.

Since his death I decided not to re-marry or adopt a child,this is basically
my own decision to honour him for the love we shared and the life we lived
for. My late husband deposited the sum of$27.6Million (twenty-seven Million
six hundred thousand U.S. Dollars) with one finance company in Europe before
his death.

Presently, this money is still with the Security Company. Recently, my
Doctor told me that I would not last for the next three months due to cancer
problem.Though what disturbs me most is my stroke. Having known my condition
I decided to donate this fund to a church,better still a Christian
individual or a moslem that will utilize this money the way I am going to
instruct herein.

first you must embile and live with my husbands philosophy,as stated
above.If you can't remember please i refer you to read through from the
introduction of this letter cause this the most important aspect that you
must uphold.

Secondly i want an organization or an individual that is God fearing who can
invest the money and continously use the money to fund orphanages,widows,the
less priviledge,the disabled and all those afflicted with strange illness or
diseases.

Thirdly this money should not be used in an ungodly manner,or any form of
evil or ishness for that will warrant evil to that persons life and family
from generations to generations. For you cannot use the hard earned money of
my husband and i for evil or ungodly purposes.

If these conditions are met i am not afraid of death for i know where i am
going to and my heart will rest in peace. I don't need any telephone
communication in this regard because of my health, for as soon as I receive
your reply I will refer you to the contact of the Finance/Security Company
in Europe and my doctor who shall arrange you the letter of claim from the
Malaysia High Court of Justice. This will be done if i see from your
response that you satisfy the above condidtions stated.

As i stated My doctor will issue you a letter of authority that will
empower's you as the original- beneficiary of this funds (consignment). i
choose this means to locate you because i am sure i will be lead by a good
spirit to the kind of person that will be honest. Delay in your reply will
not be of benefit to me due to my health condition and this will propel me
to search for someone else.

Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein.
Hoping to hear from you.

In His Services.
Mrs. Agnes Samuel.

Reply to this email.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: JennyO
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 10:33 AM

Poor Mr Hamid Rahman is making this heartfelt request from his hospital bed - AWWWW!



It might come to you as a surprise to receive this kind of letter from me due to the fact that we have not met. I have to say that I have known intentions of causing you any pains by contacting you through this mean.

My names are Mr.Hamid Rahman, a businessman in Dubai; I have been diagnosed with 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 a short time to live according to medical experts. I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone not even myself but my business. Though I am rich, I was never generous; I was always focusing on my business as that was the only thing I cared for. But now I regret all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world. I believe when God gives me a second chance to come to this world I would live my life a different way from how I have lived it.

Now that I know my time is near, I have willed and given most of my assets to my immediate and extended family members and as well as a few close friends and Schools in my country U.A.E. I have decided to give alms to charity organizations, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I have done on earth. So far, I have distributed money to some charity organizations in the U.A.E, London and Ireland. Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this my self anymore. I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and donate the money, which I have there to some charity organization in Bulgaria; they refused and kept the money to themselves.

Hence, I don't trust them anymore, as they seem not to be contended with what I have given to them. The last of my money which is a large sum of 35 Million US Dollars (Thirty Five million US Dollars) deposit that I have with a Finance company abroad.

I will want you to help me collect this deposit and distributed it to some charity organizations and let them know that it was I Mr.Hamid Rahman that is making this donation.

I'm sending you this email from my hospital bed where I wait for my time to come. I pray that God uses you to support and assist me carrying out this project of mine with good faith

Regards,

Mr.Hamid Rahman
rahmanhd@netscape.net


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Jul 05 - 02:14 PM

I am Barrister Donald Ekeh a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney to Mr.Morie Marts,a national of your country, who used to work with shell development company in Nigeria and as well a one time secret agent in transferring of money overseas for the Late head of state of Nigeria {Late Gen.SANI ABACHA}.Before his death On the On the 16th of August 2003 [my client,his wife and their only dougther were involved in a car accident along Badagry Expressway in which all occupants of the motor died}. My client {Martins}deposited as family belongings in a CONSIGNMENT {iejewelries} the sum of $10,586,068.00 dollars in a Standard Finance & Securities Company here in Nigeria for himself, with the hope of transferring it to his country as soon ashe is on leave.

Since his death I have made several enquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his last name over the Internet, to locateany member of his family hence I contacted you.I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the security company where these Consignment (Money) were Deposited.Particularly,the Standard Finance & Securities Company where the deceased Deposited the Consignment valued at about $10,586,068.00 dollars has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin within the next ten official working days.

Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over a year now I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name so that the proceeds of this Consignments (Money) valued at $10,586,068.00 dollars can be claim by you and then you and me can share the money. 50% to me and 50% to you I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.

PLEASE ON YOUR REPLY.DO SEND ME YOUR FULL NAME AND ADDRESS PRIVATE TEL/MOBILE/FAX NUMBER INCLUDING YOUR COUNTRY CODE.PLEASE REPLY THROUGH MY PRIVATE E-MAIL:(deleted)

Best regards,
Barrister Donald Ekeh(San)


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Burke
Date: 02 Dec 05 - 05:16 PM

YASSER ARAFAT!?

Dear Friend,

I am Mrs. SUHA ARAFAT, the wife of YASSER ARAFAT, the Palestinian leader who died recently in Paris.

Since his death and even prior to the announcement, I have been thrown into a state of antagonism, confusion, humiliation, frustration and hopelessness by the present leadership of the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the new Prime Minister headed by MAHMOUD ABBAS.

I have even been subjected to physical and psychological torture. As a widow that is so traumatized, I have lost confidence with everybody in the country at the moment.

You must have heard over the media reports and the Internet on the discovery of some funds in my husband secret bank account and companies and the allegations of some huge sums of money deposited by my husband in my name of which I have refuse to disclose or give up to the corrupt Palestine Government.

And they are not relenting on their effort to make me poor for life. As you know, the Moslem community has no regards for women, more importantly when the woman is from a Christian background, hence my desire for a foreign assistance.

I and my late husband deposited in my name the sum of 22 million dollars cash in a trunk box in a finance firm in Europe in 2003. Names withheld for now until we open communication. i will be glad if you can assist me to go to Holland, confirm the content and claim the $22 million USD cash in $100 dollars bills for me as my beneficiary.

After the claim, the fiduciary will assist you to transfer the cash with their Bullion van to ABN -AMRO where a non-residential account will be opened in your name and the cash deposited for onward transfer to your account in your country.

You and I will know this arrangement alone and all our correspondence should be strictly on email alone because our government has tapped all my lines and are monitoring all my moves.

In view of the above, if you are willing to assist for our mutual benefits, i promise to give you $5 million of the $22,000,000 and the balance will be kept in your position for a while and invested in your name for my trust pending when my Daughter, ZAHWA, will come off age and take full responsibility of her Family inheritance.

Please note that this is a golden opportunity that comes once in life time and more so, if you are honest, I am going to entrust more funds in your care as this is one of the legacy we keep for our children. In case you accept proposal, I will give you the contacts of my Attorney in UK who will assist you legally to claim the funds.

But if no, please do not let me out to the security and international media as I am giving you this information on total trust and confidence I will greatly appreciate it if you accept my proposal in good faith.


Yours sincerely,

Mrs. Suha D. Arafat.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Lady Hillary
Date: 03 Dec 05 - 05:22 PM

This one just came in, aren't we lucky to have such generous friends?

>From: "DrMichael Williams"
>Subject: MAIL FROM DR MICHAEL WILLIAMS REPLY URGENTLY
>Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2005 08:13:45 -0600
>
>DEAR FRIEND,
>
>I KNOW THIS WILL COME TO YOU AS A SURPRISE BECAUSE YOU DO NOT KNOW
>ME.IAM DR MICHAEL WILLIAMS, I WORK IN THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
>,PACKAGING AND COURIER DEPARTMENT BEFORE I GET STROKE DURING THE
>NIGERIA BOMB BLAST WHICH CAMEUP TWO YEARS AGO,ALSO IT WAS DURING
>THIS BOMB BLAST I LOST MY DARLING WIFE WITH TWO CHILDREN REMAIN ONE
>SON IT WAS BECAUSE OF THIS SON I WANT TO TRANSFERTHIS FUNDS. BECAUSE
>OF THIS I WAS RESIGN BY THE BANK FOR A TREATMENT WHICH I HAVE SPENT
>A LOT OF MONEY.DURING THIS MY SERVICE IN OFFICE I WAS ABLETO MANAGE
>THIS FUNDS THROUGH DIPLOAMTIC.I GOT YOUR CONTACT IN MY SEARCH FOR A
>HONEST PERSON THROUGH ONE OF MYCOLLEAGUES HERE IN THE CENTRAL BANK
>WHO SAID THAT I CAN CONFIDE IN YOU.
>
>I WANT YOU TO HELP ME CLEAR A PACKAGE WHICH I SHIPPED THROUGH THE
>UNITEDNATIONS DIPLOMATIC COURIER AGENT ATTACHED TO CENTRAL BANK OF
>NIGERIA,ANDIT WAS BEEN DEPOSITED IN LONDON NAME (WITHHELD) UNTIL I
>HEAR
>FROMYOU. THE CONTENTS OF THE PACKAGE IS US$11M( ELEVEN MILLION
>UNITEDSTATESDOLLARS) ALL IN $100 BILLS, BUT THE COURIER COMPANY DOES
>NOT KNOW THATITIS MONEY THAT I HAVE IN THE PACKAGE.
>ALL I WANT YOU TO DO FOR ME NOW IS THIS GIVE ME-YOUR PRIVATE PHONE
>AND FAX YOUR MILLIN ADRESS.A COPY OF YOUR INTERNATIOAL PASSPORT
>HOPE THAT AT THE END OF THE DAY , YOU WILL HAVE 25%AND 75% WILL BE
>FOR ME .
>
>MY IDENTITY MUST NOT BE REVEALED TO ANYBODY . IF THIS ARRANGEMENT IS
>OKAY BY YOU , THEN GET BACK TO ME OTHER MODALITIES WILL BE
>DISCUSSED AS SOON AS YOU GET BACK TO ME INCLUDING
>SENDING OF THE KEYS TO THE BOXES TO YOU.
>
>YOURS FAITHFULLY,
>DR MICHAEL WILLIAMS.
>
>


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: InOBU
Date: 07 Dec 05 - 08:28 AM

We are glad to introduce our company by the name OIL RESPONCE LTD, we
specialises on general procurement, engineering services and a multi-
disciplinary oil and gas oriented .our office is located at No21 obagi street
GRA,PHASE 1,PORTHARCOURT. RIVERS STATE OF NIGERIA .
over the years ,OIL RESPONCE has been involve in engineering and procurement
services in the upstream sector of the nigeria oil and gas industry.there is
an urgent need to step up our involvement in nigeria schemes of things.
over $300billion is spent anually on the procurement of materials and
services in the uptsream sectors of the nigeria oil and gas industry .the
potentials and compitence of nigeria companies/suppliers operating in the
upstream sector of nigeria oil and gas industry is far from been realized.
for instance over 70%of all the activities /jobs in the industry are carried
by foreign companies of the rest 30%,about 20% are carried out by partnership
between foreign and nigeria companies while the rest 100% which represent
less than 100% of the of the total spend in the industry are shared among
indigenious companies .over 90% of all technical jobs are caried out by
foreign companies .while the rest 5%of the total spend in the industry are
shared among indigenous companies.

in line with Government policies on achieving 40-70% local content in the oil
and gas industry by the year 2010,now is the time reppraise our involvement
in the scheme of things and make an attempt at developing our capacity and
capability as this will compliment nigeria government ,multinational oil
companies for capacity and capability building.

we intend to develop packages that will profile OEM/OILRESPONCE (like shell
sea Eagle FPSO,Bonga FPSO, EIfFSO Unity,Erha FPSO, Agami Field,etc).our first
task is to establise an exclusive agency relationship with your company in
nigeria this thus will give us the local qualification to tender for any bid
relating to your line of product.we want to work with your organization
exclusively in nigeria specificaly in the oil and gas companies and other
local multinational .
thanking you in advance for your anticipated co-oppration as we look forward
to recieving your favourable response .please visit our website at
www.oilresponceltd.com for full information about our company
much thanks
Christy Samuel
business development manager


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Dec 05 - 10:12 PM

I got an email from a Mustapha Baba asking for a thousand dollars to pay for an operation for a rare rectal disorder. Do you think this is genuine or a load of s**t?


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Amos
Date: 14 Feb 06 - 09:01 AM

Mow the Koreans are getting on the bandwagon:

FROM: MR JANG DOO-HWAN
EMAIL:DOO1@SIFY.COM


Greetings from me and my family,
Getting your contact was not an easy task
because since I am not
computer literate, I ordered my son to seek a
partner very far away and he
went to the institute of International Business
to apply and he paid
them the charges. After two days we were given
three names and I did not
write the three but merely close my eyes in
prayers and your address
became my selection. I intended to write one
of the others if you had not
responded on time or if you eventually change
your mind. You see my
friend, if you rely solely on God, you will never
go wrong.
My name is JANG DOO-HWAN, The brother of
Mr. CHUN DOO-HWAN, the former
President of South Korea who seized power in a
military coup in 1979
and who ruled from 1979 to 1987. My brother
was pushed out of office and
charged with treason ,corruption and
embezzlement of over 21billion
won. He was wrongly sentenced to death but
fortunately AMNESTY
INTERNATIONAL stepped in and commuted the
sentence to life. We thank God
that he
has finally being released though still under
house arrest in the sense
of conditions of the freedom. During my
brother's regime as president
of South Korea, we realized some reasonable
amount of money from various
deals that we successfully executed. I have
plans to invest this money
for my children's future on real estate and
industrial production.
Before my brother's was overthrown, I secretly
siphoned the sum of
$30,000,000 million USD (Thirty million United
states dollars) out of
Seoul
and
deposited the money with a security firm that
transports valuable goods and consignments
through diplomatic means. I am contacting you
because I want you to deal with the security
company and claim the
money on my behalf since I have declared that
the consignment belong to my
foreign business partner. You shall also be
required to assist me in
investment in your country. I hope to trust you
as a God fearing person
who will not sit on this money when you claim
it, rather assist me
properly, I expect you to declare what
percentage of the total money you
will take for your assistance. When I receive
your positive response I
will let you know where the security company is
and the payment pin code
to claim the money which is very important.
What we need is to indicate
your interest that you will assist us by receiving
the money on our
behalf in Europe or with special arrangement,
you can get it transfered to
you by bank transfer . For this, you shall be
considered to be the
beneficiary of the money. The project in brief,
is that the funds with
which we intend to carry out our proposed
investments in your
country, is presently in the custody of a
Diplomatic Courier Services
Company
in Europe. We cannot do this ourselves
because we do not have any
relatives living outside South Korea and
moreover we do not want the
government of my Country to know about the
money because they will believe
I
got the money from my brother while he was
still in office as president
.Once you confirm the receipt of the money ,I
will come over with my
Children to your Country or any Country in
Europe to start a new life
with my Family. As soon as payment is
effected, and the amount mentioned
above is successfully transferred into your
account, we intend to use
our own share in acquiring some estates
abroad. For this too you shall
also be our overseas manager of all our
properties and you will be paid
based on a certain percentage agreed on by
both parties. For now, let
all our communication be by e-mail because
my line is right now conne
cted to the South Korean Telecommunication
Network services therefore
we can not take the chances of being heard.
Please also send me your telephone and fax
number. I will ask my son to
contact you to give you more details on after I
have received a
response from you. I am going to introduce
you to him as an age long
friend
so
as to prevent him from using any of his own
friends who I regard as
sycophants who are around him for financial
gains and treacherous if he
gives them this opportunity. This I got from the
experience I had when
the people turned against Chun, my brother
that became the prelude of our
sorrow. The reason why it took this long was
that the security
company's agreement with me was that my
brother must personally sign the
Power
of Attorney that will transfer title to the
prospective beneficiary. It
was a long wait but it paid off. His excellency,
Chun Doo-Hwan does not
want to be personally involved for security
reason. Your quick response
will be highly appreciated. Thank you in
anticipation of your
cooperation.
Please kindly notify me for further details if you
are
interested or not in this proposal by contacting
me
through this email address:DOO1@SIFY.COM.

Yours faithfully,
Jang Doo-hwan


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,JOHNNY KABONGO
Date: 04 Mar 06 - 04:43 PM

he is a scammer JOHNNY KABONGO Beware of this name


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,Eva L
Date: 05 Mar 06 - 01:00 AM

i will not comment on the oparody but i have gotten at least 6 versions of this nigerian letter. one came today offering me a job with a company based in china if i would justy act as a front for the companioes money trasactions in the states, one was from a woman claiming to be an exiled princess of nigeria, one claiming to be the overseas attorney for a couple killed in katrina who needed someone to sign as next of kin for the deceased in order to free their checking account. the creativity of these peoples is amusing if less than covincing


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,guest, Barrister NATHAN OGUH
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 12:06 PM

O TOO WHAT LENGTHS WILL THESE PERSONS GO...OH THE LURE OF SOME EASY MONEY IS ALWAYS APPEALING...BEING THE SUSPICIOUS TYPE BOUT THESE KINDA EMAILS DID SOME GOOGLING AN FOUND SOME INTRESTING THINGS...MORE LIKE INTRESTING EMAIL ALL WITH THE SAME BASIC OUTLINE ALONG SAGBAMA EXPRESS WAY COLLECTING SOME DEAL OF MONEY...ITS KINDA FUNNY THE THINGS U CAN FIND ON THE INTERNET...


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Jul 06 - 03:41 PM

Hey, I got one today from Israel - capitalizing on the stroke suffered by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in January 2006.



    From :         Dr Cardle Ian
    Reply-To :         "Dr Cardle Ian"
    Sent :         Tuesday, July 18, 2006 3:37 AM
    To :         undisclosed-recipients:
    Subject :         FROM DR CARDLE.
            
            
    Dear Friend,

    This may come to you as a surprise, But I plead your indulgence to listen to me and get this important details. I am from the Hadassah hospital where I serve as the director of operation. I am by name Dr. Cardle Ian . As you may be aware of the situation on ground as regard the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4586488.stm
    http://www.wavy.com/Global/story.asp?S=4374353&nav=23ii
    http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/02/19/mideast/index.html

    He has disclose to me a personal savings which he has managed to put together to run the up coming election before it sudden stroke of 4th January 2006.

    Following the significant stroke suffered by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in January 2006, a decision was reached by the Israeli Cabinet, under the advice of the Attorney General of Israel: if the Prime Minister becomes incapable of making decisions, power is transferred to the Deputy Prime Minister — at the time, Ehud Olmert — who then becomes Acting Prime Minister until the Prime Minister recoves. If the Prime Minister is declared permanetly incapacitated then the Acting Prime Minister remains in office for 100 days. Once that period expires the President of Israel oversees the process of assembling a new governing coalition If the Prime
    Minister dies the Cabinet chooses a new Prime Minister.

    In the case of Sharon's illness, however, he has been declared permanently incapciatated and elections has already occured.Thus, the need for the fund transfer.He has given me the order to look for a reliable personnel of your calibre to assist him in reprofiling a certain amount of funds which is undisclose at the moment.

    As soon as I get your willingness and confidentiality to forge ahead in executing this transaction, I will let you into confidential information on how to execute the transaction. Meanwhile, Be aware that the percentage sharing of the fund will be divided in this manner, 30 % will go to me and you will get the same 30% . The wife and children goes with 30% while 10% is used for any expenses we may incurred in the process of transfering the funds to your account. Thus, I am thanking you in advance for your cooperation in finalising with this transaction swiftly.Your response should be directed to my secured email: drcardle0@yahoo.com.hk

    Yours Sincerely,

    Dr. Cardle Ian


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 19 Jul 06 - 09:17 AM

dunno about that, Joe - I think he sent to to at least one other person, you might get a bit less, Joe.

I was telling a colleague about this thread today, so I might as well send it to him so he can enjoy it!

sandra

why is there a gooooooogle ad for a Cowbell noise maker? Sometimes I really wonder about the relevance of these goooooooooooooogle ads, or the person who programmed the program that chooses them!


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 19 Jul 06 - 10:43 AM

So Sharon is faking his coma? I guess since the place went to hell in a handbasket he doesn't want to go back to work.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Jul 06 - 03:53 AM

Here's another - this one directed by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself:
    From :         
    Sent :         Thursday, July 27, 2006 12:17 AM
    To :         xxxxx
    Subject :         Beloved In Christ please help
            
            
    Go to previous message        |        Go to next message        |        Delete        |        Inbox
    Highly Confidential Date: 27th/07/2006
    If not interested Please kindly keep it to your self.
    Beloved In Christ,
    Please reply this email to this address: xxxxx
    Calvary greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I am Mrs.
    Anna Brown a widow to Late Mr. Andy Brown, 59years old, I am suffering from long time cancer of the breast.
    I have no choice than to do what is lawful and right in the sight of God for eternal life and in the sight of man for witness of God mercy and glory upon my life.
    I have the pleasure to request your assistance in this order, having seen your contact from the Internet.
    My late husband and my only son were killed during the Ogoni Crisis some years back, here are mine suffering from breast cancer to which I leave and on daily basis expecting death. Our Lord Jesus Christ has ask me to distribute my late husband wealth which he left hoping to be a treasure for this family. This fund runs into $25,000,000.(Twenty Five million US Dollars) is in cash, packaged in consignments deposited with a Finance Company for safety and security reasons Presently all the documents concerning the consignments are with my lawyer Barrister Emeka Summawinna who also is a rev father.
    Now that my sickness has gone to this stage, I am scared I might die any time therefore I wish that the fund be used to the glory of God. This money is the proceed from the sales of properties and shares and physical cash I inherited from my late husband. You may be surprise at this offer and responsibility but the fact is that I have to obey the voice of the Lord.
    I have prayed and I told God to direct me to an honest Christian who will receive this fund and utilize it for things that will glorify the name of God.
    After my prayers, I searched the Internet and found your email address and the spirit of God ask me to contact you. Please if you are honest and faithful enough to use this fund strictly for the work of God, please your response is highly needed to enable my lawyer make an arrangement with the finance company on how the consignments that contained the fund will be delivered/transfer to you. You can reach my lawyer on this mail address: xxxxx Thanks and God bless you while waiting to hear from you.
    Mrs. Anna Brown.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Bill D
Date: 28 Jul 06 - 12:18 PM

I see the Brown family parse their sentences VERY like various Nigerians..*grin*...


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,Blind DRunk in Blind River
Date: 29 Jul 06 - 02:14 AM

Holy FLIP! 25 Millions $$$????????? Jeezus! I could get religious fer that, eh? I could. Watch me. Our flippin' father who...no wait...I shouldn' of said "flippin'" cos it aint' polite to say "flip" to the Father, eh?

Sorry!

Look, I am gonna borrow one of them Gidean Bibles from the motel, eh? And I will study up on all the right stuff. Give me a week.

Then I will phone that number and get in touch with Mrs Anna Brown right away cos I intend to put that flippin' money to work for the Glory of the Lord, eH?

Just watch me. Trudeau said that once, eh? "Just watch me."

Flippin' unreal, man. Jeezus!

- BDiBR


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: JennyO
Date: 29 Jul 06 - 09:44 AM

Here's one for Beloved in Christ from Mrs G Praise!


DONATION FOR THE LORD
From: Mrs. G Praise
Beloved In Christ,
                              PLEASE ENDEAVOUR TO USE IT FOR THE CHILDREN OF GOD.
I am the above name person from Sierra-Leone. I am married to Dr Theophilus who worked with Sierra- Leonian Embassy in South Africa for nine years before he died in the year 2001. We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before his death we were both born again Christians and we lived happily. Since his death, I decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is really against.When my late husband was alive he secured US$14 Million with a security company here in Cote D'Ivoire and declared the trunk box containing this money as box containing Family valuables.

He deposited the Box as FAMILY VALUABLES because he never wanted any one to know that the content of the box is mony for the security reasons.
Presently, this money is still with the security company in Europe. Recently, my Doctor told me that from all the test conducted on my health, I am not going to last long, expecially, due to my cancer and stroke. But what disturbs me most now is stroke. Having known my condition, I decided to donate this fund to churches or Christian individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct. I want a church or individual that will use this money to fund churches, Orphanages and Widows. Also, the propagation of the work of God, building and maintaining the house of God through this money, is very important.

The Bible made us to understand that Blessed is the hand that giveth. I
took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not Christians. I don't want my husband's hard earned money to be misused by unbelievers, for their own selfish interest and in an ungodly manner. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I am going to be in the bossom of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace.

I don't need any telephone communication in this regard because of my
health, and because of the presence of my husband's relatives around me sometimes. I don't want them to know about this development, but I know that With God all things are possible. As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you contact informations of the security company in Europe for you to develop a communication with them as the person whom I have appointed to come for the claims of this deposited trunk box that is still in the name of my late husband to enable them furnish you with details regarding their company procedures of claiming such a deposited trunk box under their custody.

I will also issue you a letter of authority that will empower you as the original- beneficiary of this trunk box containing the fund. I want you and your church to always pray for me because God work in misterious ways. My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian. Who ever that wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and truth. Please always be prayerful all through your life.

Any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing for a church or
christian individual for this same purpose. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein. Hoping to hear from you soon.
Remain blessed in the name of the Lord.

Yours beloved sister in Christ,

Mrs G Praise


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Amos
Date: 07 Aug 06 - 07:06 PM

Ringleader of Dutch-based Internet scam is arrested in Nigeria


From Phys. Org

The ringleader of a Dutch-based Internet scam that raked in up to two million dollars (1.67 million euros) has been arrested in Nigeria, police in Amsterdam said.

The Nigerian, who headed a band of fraudsters operating out of Amsterdam, was arrested in Nigeria's economic capital of Lagos, police said.

SThe fraudsters sent e-mails all over the world promising the recipients quick financial gains from a make-believe inheritance or fictitious lottery wins in exchange for 'processing fees' of several thousand dollars.

Those who paid up never heard from the supposed organisations again nor saw a penny of their promised windfall.

Twelve Nigerians were arrested in the Netherlands in February over the scam. Some were held at the request of prosecutors in the United States where most of the scam's victims are located.

According to the Dutch ANP news agency, the group sent up to 140,000 e-mails per week.

Nigeria is a major hub for Internet scams with criminals bombarding computer owners with e-mails seeking to trick them into handing over bank details or making advance payments on non-existent money-making schemes.

Experts say that the so-called 419 fraudsters -- named after the relevant section in Nigeria's criminal code -- steal hundreds of millions of dollars every year from unsuspecting victims.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Aug 06 - 10:32 PM

Does this qualify? This woman is Libyan. Could be a repeat, but I don't know...this poor, poor woman:

As you read this, I do not want
you to feel sorry for me,because I
believe everyone will die someday.

I am Mrs Claudia Ray from Libya. I
am married to Late Mr. Frank Ray of
blessed memory who is an oil
explorer in Libya and Kuwait for twelve
years before he died in the
year 2002. We were married for eighteen
years without a child. He died
after a brief illness. Since his death I
too have been battling with
esophageal cancer and have been in
the
hospital for a very long time.
It has defied all forms of medical
treatment, and right now I have
about few months to live, according to
the medical experts. When my
late Husband was alive he deposited a
substantial amount of money in
millions of dollars with a Deposit
Company oversea.

I have not
particularly lived my life so well, as I
never really cared for anyone
(not even myself) but my business and
wealth. Though i am very rich, i
was never generous, I was always
hostile to people and only focused on
my business as that was the only
thing I cared for.But now I regret all
this as I now know that there is
more to life than just wanting to have
or make all the money in the
world.

I believe when God gives me a
second chance to come to this
world I would live my life a different
way from how I have lived it
till date. Now that God is calling me, I
have willed and shared most of
my properties and assets to my
ungrateful in-laws who wants me dead,
including few close friends.

I
want God to be merciful to me and
accept my soul, so I have decided to
give alms to charity
organizations, as I want this to be one of the
last good deeds I do on
earth before Gods call. So far, I have
distributed money to some
charity organizations in the U.K, Algeria and
Malaysia. Now that my
health has been deteriorated so badly, I cannot
do this myself anymore.

I once asked my in-laws to close one of my
accounts and distribute the
money which I have there to charity
organization in Bulgaria and
Pakistan, they refused and kept the money
to themselves.

Hence, I do
not trust them anymore, as they seem not to
be contended with what I
have left for them. The last of my money which
no one knows of is the
huge cash deposit in millions of united states
dollars that I have with
a finance and trust Company. I would want you
to help me collect this
deposit on my behalf and distribute it to
charity organizations in your
country.

I would want you to keep 10% of
the funds to yourself and
share the rest to charity organizations in
your country. Reply this
email as soon as possible even if you are not
capable to handle this
transaction on my behalf.

Any delay in your
reply will give room in
sourcing for an organization or a devoted
Individual for this same
purpose. Until I hear from you. My dreams will
rest squarely on your
shoulders.

My regards and Love to you and your
family members.

God be with you,

Remain blessed.
MRS. CLAUDIA RAY.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Peace
Date: 13 Aug 06 - 12:44 AM

"Be Blessed/ REPLY   Mrs Claudia Ray "

And there she is in Romania. Busy little gal.


Neat site here about various 'business ventures' of this sort.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Peace
Date: 13 Aug 06 - 01:03 AM

Mr Frank Ray was known to his friends as Sting.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Burke
Date: 30 Aug 06 - 07:27 PM

Here's a Poor Rich kid from the UK whose mother can't be trusted but will trust a perfect stranger.

Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 00:24:23 +0300 (EEST)
From: martis
Subject: Greetings...
Reply-to: martis
Importance: Normal


Hello
I am Edward HuntI am 14 years old I live in Manchester(UK) before my father died, now I live with my mother in Ireland. my father is from Manchester UK and my mother is from Ireland. My late father Mr. Hunt Martin has a big Real Estate company in Manchester before he died in a car accident last year July 25th 2005. he left 10 Million (Ten Million Pounds) in his account before he died. The 10Million millions is in (Union National Bank UK)

I have been trying to collect the money from (Union National Bank UK) but the account operator told me to go and look for some one honest and old enough to help me collect the 10 Million (Ten Million Pounds) I could have told my mother to assist me in collecting the 10Million but my mother and father where divorced before my father died and my father told me not to have anything to do with my mother, I don't even want her to know about this because what my father told me before he died was correct, now that I stay with my mother in Ireland she doesn't take care of me all she dose is to take hard drugs and to bring men to the house and she always hit me.
I don't want to have anything to do with her, I just want some one old enough and honest to help me collect the 10Million from the bank as I am too young to take control of 10Million. Please I need your help, if you can assist me to collect the 10Million from the bank I will give you 30% and take 70%. I have all documents in my name you can confirm from the bank. I am indeed the Next of Kin to my late father Mr. Edward Hunt Martin.
The account operator (Union National Bank UK) told me to look for some body that is honest and old enough so that he can send the 10Million to the persons account as soon as possible.
If you can help me I will contact the account operator (Union National Bank UK) and tell him that I have found an honest person who is willing to help me collect the 10Million, so when you contact him he will know I sent you.
I will give you is contact so you can contact him to enable him send the 10Million to your provided account immediately Please help me. I will be waiting for your urgent reply so I can give you the contact of the bank and send you the last statement of account of my late father and I will also send you my picture and my birth certificate. Please help me reply back on this email: xxxxx so I can send you all information's you need.

Best Regards
Edward Hunt


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Wolfgang
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 10:21 AM

I got a mail that at the first glance looks like a scam but I trust it is the true thing (and will make me rich). Why? Because it does not come from Nigeria (no one has that much money in Nigeria) but from South Africa.
What makes me so confident is the name of the writer: Wilson Mandela. I can't quite recollect where I have heard that name before but I am sure it was in a very honourable context. Wilson Mandela just does not sound like the name of a man who could cheat.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,somerandomsurferorother
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 03:45 PM

If you want to see how you can really have fun with these guys, check out...

http://www.scamorama.com/


Also have a look at the "Cthulu Chronicles" at...

http://www.geocities.com/steerp1ke/

...a classic piece of scammer baiting.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Peace
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 04:26 PM

"The account operator (Union National Bank UK) told me to look for some body that is honest and old enough"

Well, if all the kid needs is a body, may I suggest Jimmy Hoffa's?


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 05 Sep 06 - 07:50 AM

You guys can coin in your Nigerian millions, and I promise I won't get jealous! I've spotted wonderful original guitars on ebay (Les Pauls, Gretsch, Strats and many, many more) all going at ludicrously low prices in China! I presume this must have been a shipment that went astray, or maybe China's biggest guitar collectors are parting with some goodies. Either way, I've remortgaged the house and trained the kids to wriggle up chimneys with a brush, so I can invest EVERYTHING in this opportunity!

Oh rats, now I've told you, everyone will be buying them!


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 05 Sep 06 - 11:57 AM

My, but what a devious 14-year-old! I bet the child who wrote that was closer to 16. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: InOBU
Date: 06 Sep 06 - 09:03 PM

I must say... the World Trade Center addition to this is particularly distastefull...

Isaac O.Peter and Associate,
Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
Isaac and Associate Chamber.
No 87 idewu Street Apapa.
Lagos, Nigeria.
Email : xxxxx
                                                   CONFIDENTIAL.
Dear Otway,

Compliments of the season, I hope that this letter will not constitute a
sort of embarrasement to you. Please bear with me let me introduce myself. I
am Barrister Isaac O.Peters, a private attorney to the deceased as mentioned
herein.Mr Edward E.Otway, a National of your country, who owned a metal
producing factory (Metalco Enterprise) in Nigeria and a personal friend died
and left behind his deposit in a Bank (OMEGA BANK NIG.PLC) valued at $7.3
Millon (Seven Million Three Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only).

My relationship with Mr.Edward started in 1999 when I was working with the
security company as a Legal Adviser, Marina branch. We met in my social
club's annual end of the year party and I introduced him to the said
security company where he deposit most of his treasures some few weeks
later,making me the Legal officer to the account which he operated until his
unfortunate demise.On the 31st of March 2001,Mr.Edward, his wife and their
two children were involved in a car
accident. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives.

After the incident i contacted Mr.Edward sister (Mrs Martha Stevens)which
was his beneficiary/next of kin but unfortunately before she could claim his
estate she too died in September 11, 2001 terrorist attack at the world
trade center in the United State Of America. See
http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/memorial/lists/by-name/page95.html

Since then I have made several enquiries to locate any of Mr.Edward extended
relatives this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several
unsuccessful attempts, I decided to track his last name over the Internet,
to locate any member of his family or anyone related to him hence I
contacted you . Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for
over 2 years now I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to
the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at US$7.3 Million
(Seven Million Three Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only) can be
paid to you and then you and I can share the money.70% to me and 30% to
you.The request of a foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned
by the fact that My client was a foreigner and a Nigerian cannot stand as a
next of kin to a foreigner.

I am ready to re-negotiate the mode of sharing with you.Thereafter I will
visit your country for the disbursement/investing of my share according to
the percentages we agreed upon.If you find this proposal suitable for you do
get back to me with the following informations Your full Name and Contact
Address,Your private telephone Number Your Age Your Occupation and Position.

All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal
through.I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate
arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please for the
sake of confidentiality send your reply to my private email :
xxxxx

Hoping to receive a positive response from you.

Best regards,
Isaac O.Peters(SAN)
Senior Advocate of Nigeria.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Peace
Date: 06 Sep 06 - 09:17 PM

"who owned a metal producing factory (Metalco Enterprise) in Nigeria and a personal friend"

And here I thought slavery was a thing of the past . . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 07 Sep 06 - 11:35 AM

Sob! Can someone please help this poor woman! I've earned my quota of Brownie points this month already!

Hello dear soul, please help my son.Thank you.

Dear Reader,

Hello.My name is Jane, i am originaly from United States, but because of the difficulties i am now in Romania at my husband's parents house.I have a nine year old boy who has a rare malformation at the head called "Plagiocephaly" also known as "flat head".The diagnosis, assessment and surgical/medical management of complex craniosynostosis requires a multidisciplinary team approach, involving plastic, maxillofacial, and neurological surgeons, eye and ear/nose/throat specialists, geneticists, psychologists and speech therapists.Resolving this malformation is possible in Great Britain but to get there and do the operation is over our financial possibilities.That is why we appeal to your kindness and your conscience to help us get over this problem.If you can help our son with anything, we will be glad to accept your support. You can contact me at gimmemoney@whoopee.com for anything, even a good word.Thank you good soul.

Best regards,

Jane.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 17 Dec 06 - 10:42 AM

Gee--I'd forgotten I was working on this, but if a barrister who is a philanthropist writes to remind me, I must have been!




From: BARRISTER AWELE BEST    
To:
Subject:    RE-YOUR MAIL
Date:    Dec 17, 2006 5:22 AM
FROM:BARRISTER AWELE BEST
(PHILANTHROPIST)
E-MAIL: xxxxx

DEAR GOOD FRIEND,

SINCERE COMPENSATION

I AM MUCH DELIGHTED AND PRIVILEGED TO CONTACT YOU AGAIN, AFTER COUPLE OF YEARS NOW.
IT TAKES FATE, COURAGE AND GOD'S FEARING TO REMEMBER OLD FRIENDS AND AT THE
SAME TIME, TO SHOW GRATIFICATION TO THEM, DESPITE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT MADE THINGS,
NOT WORKED OUT AS WE PROJECTED THEN.

I TAKE THIS LIBERTY TO INFORM YOU THAT, THE TRANSACTION WE WERE PURSING TOGETHER,
FINALLY WORKED OUT BY GOD'S INFINITE MERCY AND I DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU, JUST
TO LET YOU KNOW. I HAVE CONSCIENCE AS A HUMAN BEIGN, DUE TO YOUR TREMENDOUS EFFORT
AND CONTRIBUTION TO MAKE THINGS WORK OUT IN RETROSPECT.

MEANWHILE, I MUST INFORM YOU THAT, I AM PRESENTLY IN LUXEMBURG FOR NUMEROUS BUSINESS
NEGOTIATIONS AND ESTABLISHMENT.I JUST ARRIVED YESTERDAY NIGHT AND CHECKED INN, IN
A HOTEL AND DECIDED TO GO DOWN TO THE HOTEL BUSINESS CENTER TO MAIL YOU. NOW, WITH
MY SINCERE HEART, I HAVE RAISED AND SIGNED AN INTERNATIONAL CASHIER'S BANK DRAFT,
TO THE TUNE OF £320,000.00 (THREE HUNDRED AND TWENTY THOUSAND POUNDS) ONLY IN YOUR
NAME AS COMPENSATION TO YOUR DEDICATION, HUMANITY AND CONTRIBUTION, AS IT WERE.

PLEASE, CONTACT NOW, MY CONFIDENTIAL SECRETARY, HE IS IN THE NAME OF:

MR. VICTOR ONIGNWA (SECRETARY)
E-MAIL: xxxxx
TEL: +234-1-8165543

YOU ARE TO FORWARD TO HIM, THE FOLLOWING:

1. YOUR FULL NAME:
2. ADDRESS WHERE YOU CAN RECEIVE THIS DRAFT:
3. YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER (IF NECESSARY) :

HE WILL ADVISE YOU FURTHER ABOUT THE SHIPMENT OF THE ICBD TO YOUR
RESIDENCE ADDRESS OR OFFICE ADDRESS YOU MAY PROVIDE. FEEL FREE TO REACH
VIA THIS VERY MAIL ADDRESS. MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE ICBD HAS ONLY VALIDITY PERIOD
OF 15 BANKING DAYS.

SO, YOUR EARLY RESPONSE TO THAT EFFECT, SHALL BE ADMIRED. YOU HAVE TO MIND THE DAYS
ON ROUTE SHIPMENT.

SINCERELY YOURS,

BARRISTER AWELE BEST
(PHILANTHROPIST)


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Ebbie
Date: 17 Dec 06 - 12:30 PM

An image that will stay with me for a long time: A young man at the post office standing at the window next to mine telling the clerk that he was mailing something to Nigeria.

I felt like hanging around to hear how it ended but I did hear the clerk ask a couple of questions and the young man showing him the address, like in "See? This address here."

I hope the clerk pursued it. It may, of course, have been completely legitimate.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Alice
Date: 17 Dec 06 - 02:24 PM

Haven't gone back to read the whole thread, so maybe someone already posted this.

In Nigeria, there is a word in their language now for the gullible foreigners, and it is part of the lyrics of a
popular SONG about Nigerians being able to con foreigners who fall for these scams.

Recently on Dr. Phil (yes, I watched the whole program) he focussed on victims of Nigerian scams.
There were American women who were convinced they had a relationship with a man who loved them, met by email, who they would then move on to talking to by phone. They are part of the Nigerian scam industry. Boiler room offices with phone banks of men calling women who respond to the emails and pictures on dating web site who read scripts over the phone - send money to pay for plane tickets, hospital care when the guys have accidents rushing to the airport to fly to meet their American woman, debts that need to be paid before they can leave and meet their American woman... Phil showed photos that had been sent to these women and then tracked down the actual men who were white male models living somewhere else in the world whose photos had been used by these con artists. Sad.

I've gotten the scam targeting artists. Cons always look for a vulnerable hook, and artists are always looking for gallery shows or clients to buy their work. The Nigerian scam letter that targets artists describes how they want so much to buy your work that they have seen on your web site and for a certain amount of money to pay the shipping costs to get it to Nigeria......


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 12 Jan 07 - 02:36 PM

Someone posted this one, which he claims to have actually received, on another sight:

FROM THE DESK OF QUEEN ELIZABETH
FOUNDATION MANAGER,
QUEEN ELIZABETH INTERNATIONAL POVERTY
ALLEVIATION GRANT DEPARTMENT UK.

13A Uxbridge Road, Ealing,
London W21 4BS.

We are please to inform you of the announcement today of the QUEEN ELIZABETH International Poverty Alleviation Grant Scheme held on 11TH JANUARY 2007. this Grant is given out to selected individuals around the world to help them actualise their dreams and also make the world a better place for all. This Grant is made possible by Queen Elizabeth of England and also the immense support of MR BILL GATES the CHAIRMAN and CEO OF MICROSOFT, USA.

Your EMAIL ACCOUNT has been picked as a winner and there fore you have been approved FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS (£500,000) This is from the total Grant Money of FOUR MILLION POUNDS (£4,000,000) shared among the Eight (8) International Grant Winners in Phase Six. All participants were selected through their country internet network. This Grant is part of Queen Elizabeth Foundation.

Your Grant Prize has been deposited in our affiliate Courier Company escrow account here in UK, and insured with your Email address. To claim your Grant you must first contact the claims department by Email for processing and remittance of your Grant to you.

(CONTACT GRANT MANAGER)
Name: Barrister Leo Benard
Phone # : +44701 114 7404
E-mail xxxxx

For more details about this award call Barrister Walter More
on phone now: +44701 114 7404

He is to help you in claiming your Grant Money.

Please you are adviced to complet the form and send it immediately to our Grant manager through email for prompt collection of your Grant.

FILL OUT THIS GRANT VERIFICATION FORM.

Name in full:
Address:
Nationality:
Present Country:
City/State:
Home Phone:
Mobile Phone:
Email Address:
Sex:
Age:
Occupation:
Position:
Next of kin:
Amount of Grant:

Sincerely,
Mrs. Veronica Anders
Departmental Coordinator
Queen Elizabeth Foundation.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 24 Jan 07 - 01:11 PM

I have one similar, but from a bourgeois source:

BRITISH NATIONAL LOTTERY HEADQUARTERS:
28 TAN FIELD ROAD,
CROYDON, LONDON.
CUSTOMER SERVICE
Ref: UK/9420X2/68
Batch: 074/05/ZY369

Dear Winner,
We are pleased to inform you of the final announcement of the
UK National Lottery end of the year Online Promotion
held on the 24th of january 2007.This is the last as we are about distributing
winnings to winners.
Your email address was attached to Reference Number UK/9420X2/68 was picked as
one of the ten winning email addresses.
This has qualified you to claim the total cash prize Of
1,000,000.00(One Million Pound Sterling) in cash credited to file
KTU/9023118308/03. This is from a total cash prize of £7,534,370.00 shared amongst
the first
ten (10) lucky
winners in this category B.Your winnings will be issued to you as soon as our
claims department verify your winning after you might have filled this payment
processing form below.
Claims Processing Form for filing of claims.
Name:
Age:
Occupation:
Country:
Address:
Phone No.:
Winning Email Address:
Note that we need your complete information for you to claim your winnings. You
are advised to contact
our claims department via these details:
Assigned Claims Agent: David Morgan.
Email;xxxxx
Quote Your Reference Number as UK/9420X2/68 when
you are filing your claims. Congratulations once more from all our members of
Staff.
Mrs Susan Elliot.
Online Co-ordinator


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 29 Jan 07 - 12:10 PM

Oh boy! After a long drought I finally got one. This is "Mary"'s sad tale:

Hello Dear,
I am delighted to write to you. My name is Miss Mary Sandra Allen, I am sorry if this mail will come to you as an embarrassment or a surprise, I just felt like empting myself to you, after reading your profile,I decided to confide in you, as am faced with total frustration and hardship.I am presently residing in Abidjan,Cote d'Ivoire.I left my country with my father after the death of my mother during the war in our country and we came here because my father owned a business here,(cocoa business), during the going political crisis here which has turn out into a civil war since 2003,my father was attacked and killed here at the hit of the crisis as the rebels were killing prominent foreigners with the reason that they were financially supporting the government against them and the rebels are accusing the government of doing the killing.
Presently, I am staying in a REFUGEE camp assisted by the Red cross organisation, and after the death of my father, our house was set ablaze, I was unable to meet my needs pay my bills and accommodation and in my dilemma which was another reason for going to the camp, where I could at least feed and sleep as I did not know anyone here.
I take permission to go to the town where they have internet access to enable me correspond with you, I also indulge in sweeping there so that i can earn some money to at least feed.
Secondly, my late father concealed some amount of money in a trunk box and deposited it in a safe keeping house to the turn of $18.5 million dollars which I will want you to help me move out of this country because of the war here. But the safe keeping house does not know the true content of the trunk to be cash as my father declared upon deposit as containing family valuables. My father confided so much in me after the death of my mother.
All that I want is your sincere and genuine help in helping me safe guide this trunk which means that you will have to come here so that we can meet face to face first before proceeding with this claim or we can ask the safe keeping company to ship the trunk to you in your country, as we have to do the claiming of the trunk which the money is concealed in, claim it out of the safe keeping house first and the money moved out of this country as I am the named next of kin to this deposit. I cannot allow the money remain here, why, because of the war here which possess a great risk to it as my life and future solely lies on it. If you have heard from the news for the past few months now there has been intense fighting and bombing by the French troops which I will like to live here as soon as we have this money moved out of this country.
I will also like upon your arrival here to open an account in any of the international banks of your choice here where this money wil l be lodged into for transfer to your country, I know that this is our first mail, but I have decided to confide in you because i do not have any other choice than to let you know about the trunk. I want you to know that for years now, I
have lived in absolute frustration, tires and pains without any person around me, no parent, uncles or friend, but God had kept me until now, which I believe that I will smile once again.
Thirdly, I do not want to attach myself to you out of desperation so that I do not get used rather I intend you helping me to claim this money as I intend living for your country to start an entire new life and complete my education, as you will have to help in the investment of this money. But I really need your help at this trial and difficult time of mine.
I am totally frustrated that my whole mind for now lies on my survival which is securing this money. Please I am confiding completely in you and I really need your assistance at this point of my life as you alone knows of this venture.
I have enclosed my copies of my personal pictures and my late father's pictures for your view while I will expect to have yours in return.
I wait to hear from you.
Thank you.
Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Fergie
Date: 29 Jan 07 - 08:53 PM

Little Hawk
You lucky fucker. DON'T let this one get away. $18.5 Million, why thats 18,500,000 smackeroos, wow! that would REALLY impress Winona, she wouldn't give a shite about that 5000 posts thread. Go for it, GO FOR IT, you'd be crazy not to, WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO LOSE? remember, Winona's WAITING.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 30 Jan 07 - 12:06 AM

Little Hawk, she read your profile--she must mean your MUDCAT profile! Wonders never cease! Be gentle with her, when you go there to help her manage the riches in that hidden box. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 30 Jan 07 - 12:42 AM

Yeah, gee, I can hardly believe my good luck. Wow. My ship has come in. I am sure that after I assist Mary in moving the 18.5 million and herself safely to Canada she will reward me generously and I can then travel to California and offer Winona the kind of things she has been dreaming of.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,Dickey
Date: 30 Jan 07 - 11:57 PM

Some of the Nigerian scammers are now operating out of Houston TX.

There is a big Nigerian community there.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 31 Jan 07 - 12:29 AM

I wouldn't particularly mind seeing them all put to hard labor on Devil's Island or some such place, paying back what they've scammed people for.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Alice
Date: 03 Feb 07 - 12:16 PM

Dear Sir/Madam,


                                           How are you doing. I came across your email address and your brief
                                           profile through an email listing affiliated with the US Chamber of
                                           Commerce. I would be very interested in offering you a part-time
                                           paying job in which you could earn alot.


                                           My name is Dr Timothy O Doherty. and I am 52 years of age. I just
                                           resigned my job as a research scientist for ARINI(Agricultural
                                           Research Institute of Northern Ireland) and I now work as a freelance
                                           consultant for the instistute which gives me very much time to do my
                                           own work which is basically being a freelance researcher who could
                                           be employed by research institutes to do research projects anywhere
                                           in the world.


                                           Currently, I have just been granted a funding to head a research
                                           project in the tropical regions of Asia regarding rare and
                                           vulnerable plant species and this would be commencing very soon.
                                           This research program will be funded and sponsored by some of my
                                           American counterparts and Associates. But the only set back is
                                           that the American counterparts want to make payments for the
                                           research in form of US money orders/ cashier's cheque only and its
                                           a known fact that money in such forms cannot be cashed outside the
                                           US. Getting an accountant in the states or opening an account
                                           would have been my best choice but I have a deadline to meet and
                                           taking any of those choices would cost me time and a whole lot of
                                           other requirements which I am not ready to deal with. This is where
                                           I need to employ your assistance and service.


                                           WHAT I NEED YOU FOR?
                                           At this point, I will be glad if you could work with me as my
                                           representative in the US. You will be working as my payment assistant
                                           incharge of collecting and processing the payments from my Associates.
                                           Since they will be making the payment in Money orders/ Cashier checks
                                           made payable only in the US, you will be collecting this payments and
                                           cashing them on my behalf. On agreement to been my representative in
                                           the US, you will receive a commission of 10% of whatever amount of
                                           payment you receive from my associates.



                                           JOB DESCRIPTION?
                                           1. Recieve payments (in form of money orders/checks) from my associates
                                           via mail(UPS/FEDEX/DHL).
                                           2. Cash the Payments at your Bank.
                                           3. Deduct 10% which will be your commission/percentage on Payment
                                           processed.
                                           4. You are to remit the balance via Money Gram or Western Union Money
                                           Transfer according to my instruction.


                                           HOW MUCH WILL YOU EARN?
                                           10% from each transaction! For instance: On receiving 6000 USD via
                                           cheques or money orders on my behalf. You will cash the payment and
                                           keep 10% to yourself before remitting the balance! At the beginning
                                           your commission will equal 10%, though later it will increase up to
                                           12%! For the research, I am expecting about the sum of $105,000 in
                                           total from the clients(though the money will be sent in installmentally
                                           due to the progress of my research). You could make over $10,500 for
                                           the little time we will be working together.



                                           ADVANTAGES?
                                           You dont have to go out of your present daily activity inorder to
                                           engage in this Job(i.e. you can do this Work easily without leaving or
                                           affecting your present Job).You will work as an independent contractor
                                           right from your home /office. Your job is absolutely legal. You do not
                                           need any capital to start(non of your personal funds is needed).



                                           REQUIREMENTS?
                                           18 years or older.
                                           Legally capable.
                                           Responsible, Reliable and Trustworthy.
                                           Ready to work 3-4 hours per week.
                                           Able to check and respond to emails often.
                                           Easy telephone access.


                                           IS THIS LEGAL?
                                           Yes it is.As a matter of fact,my lawyer checked all legal provisions to
                                           know if there is any dosmestic or international law against businesses
                                           or deals in this manner.And he said its allowed by all LAWS.So know
                                           that doing this work is safe and legitimate.


                                           I hope all is well understood. I would be glad if you accept my
                                           proposal and I intend to commence as soon as you are ready.


                                           Please, to facilitate the conclusion of this transaction if accepted,
                                           do send promptly by email the following details below, to indicate your
                                           interest.


                                           NAME:

                                           ADDRESS ( not p.o box):

                                           OCCUPATION;

                                           PHONE NUMBER:

                                           AGE:

                                           SEX:


                                           I hope to hear back from you.


                                           ALL REPLIES TO BE SENT TO : [removed]



                                           Dr Timothy O Doherty
                                           No.189 Tianhe Bei Road,
                                           Guangzhou, China
                                           Post Code: 510075.
                                           Tel- +862034242355


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Amos
Date: 05 Feb 07 - 01:39 PM

Hello Dear ,



I would like to apply through this medium for your co-operation to secure an opportunity to invest and do joint business with you in your country.



I have a substantial quantity of diamonds i honorably need your assistance to ship to your position,after which the diamonds will be converted into liquid cash by you and you use the cash generated from the diamonds to set up a lucrative business venture which you are to advise and execute the said venture over there for our mutual benefits.



Your able co-operation is to become my business partner in your country and create ideas on how to invest and properly managed the amount that will be generated from the diamonds after the consignment which contains the diamonds is moved direct to your custody with your able assistance.



Meanwhile,on your indication of willingness to handle this project sincerely and by protecting my interests in this proposal,I would furnish you with the full details concerning the nature of the deposited consignment which contains the diamonds.



Then we will mutually agree on your percentage interest or share holding for helping me to secure the release of the deposited consignment which contains the diamonds,and investing the money generated from the diamonds in your country under your proper management and care.



I shall be glad to reserve this respect and opportunity for you,if you so desire,but i do urge you to give this matter the immediate attention it deserves from you.If this proposal is acceptable by you,please do not make undue advantage of the trust i bestow on you,and your urgent reply is highly needed today for more detailed information's.



Looking forward to your positive response today and a mutual healthy business relationship with you.



Best regards,and have a great day.
Sincerely Yours,
Mr.Johnson Musa.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Nickhere
Date: 05 Feb 07 - 06:33 PM

If you guys want to have a good laugh and see the scammers getting scammed themselves, then you should check out this link:

The scammers become the scammed!

Hats off to Shivermetimbers!


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 10 Feb 07 - 06:38 PM

AWRIGHT!!!! Once again my ship has come in. I am one lucky guy, by God. I am going to be so rich that I can easily do favours for all my Mudcat friends, like buy Spaw that big rectal implant he's been wanting so badly, for example...

So guess who I got the good news from this time? You won't believe this....

"Rita Doink"!   Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

Yeah, you heard me right. Rita Doink! That's a name to remember, eh? Read on for the happy details of how I am shortly going to be richer by 500,000 Euros:



INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT
RESULTS FOR CATEGORY "A" DRAWS.

Congratulations to you as we bring to your notice, the results of the First Category draws of THE HOLLAND CASINO LOTTO PROMO INT. We are happy to inform you that you have emerged a winner under the First Category, which is part of our promotional draws. The draws were being officially announced on the 8th of Febuary, 2007.Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 2,500,000 email addresses of individuals and companies from Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East and Oceania as part of our International Promotions Program.

Your e- mail address, attached to Coupon numbers 88901609 consequently won in the First Category. You have therefore been awarded a lump sum pay out of 500,00000eur (Five hundred thousand euros), which is the winning payout for Category A winners. This is from a total cash prize of 5,000,000.00 Million Euros shared amongst the first Ten (10) lucky winners in this category.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Your fund is now deposited with the paying Bank .In your best interest to avoid mix up of numbers and names of any kind, we request that you keep the entire details of your award strictly from public notice until the process of transferring your claims has been completed, and your funds remitted to your account. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants/nonparticipants of this program.

Please contact your claims agent immediately for due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated bank account of your choice. You are advised to contact the agents by email, phone or fax. Failure to do so may warrant disqualification. NOTE: For easy reference and identification, remember to quote your Coupon numbers in your correspondence with your claims agent.

To file for your claim, please contact the fiduciary agent with your Coupon numbers, Tel /fax numbers and full names.
***********************************************
MR.KARLWINSLOW
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS.
Tel: 31.623-757-686
Fax: 31 847-273-950
REPLY EMAIL:karlwinslow2000@luxmail.com
***********************************************
All winnings must be notarized to complete the claim process; winners will be referred to a Foreign Transfer Manager, to have their winnings notarized.
Congratulations once again from all our staff.

Sincerely Yours,

MRS. RITA DOINK
THE PROMOTION COORDINATOR


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 11 Feb 07 - 11:47 AM

I have high hopes that I may actually meet Rita Doink and other members of the Doink family in Holland when I go to collect my winnings!


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: JennyO
Date: 09 May 07 - 11:32 AM

I must admit I haven't been bothering to add to my collection lately. I've just been deleting them without reading - but the first paragraph of this one raised a smile. Goes to show the importance of being Ernest!

Dear beloved,

I and my younger Brother, are delighted to write to you.I
am sorry if this mail will come to you as a surprise, We
just felt like empting ourself to you, to confide in you, as
we are faced with total frustration and hardship. our
Ernest prayer is that you find this mail in good health and
blessings.
I am Miss Rumiana Winfraid from Sierre Leone.we are an
orphan being that we, we lost our parents a couple of
months ago.

our father was a serving director of the Cocoa exporting
board until his death,
he was assassinated with my mother on their way coming back
from work by the rebels following the political uprising in
Cote 'D Ivoire.

Before our father's death he made us to understand that he
deposited the sum ($9.5m) which he told the bank,that it
was for the importation of cocoa processing machines. Now
that our parents are dead,please we want you to do us a
favour to stand for us as our Daddy's forign bussiness
patner on whom the money in the bank belongs to. and also to
stand as the beneficiary. so that the bank will transfer it
to your bank account with all the documents that was issued
to our daddy on the day that he made the deposit.   

I and my younger brother Micheal have plans to do an
investment in your country, like real estate and industrial
production and also to start our education there in your
country.This is our reason for writing to you.

Please if you are willing to assist us for what l and
younger brother Micheal are going through here are so much
for us please we want you to stand for us so that the bank
will follow your instructions . please l and my only brother
has agreed with good faith that you will stand for us please
indicate your interest in replying soonest. so that we will
have every cost to live like other of our friends that we
are seeing around us with there parence.
please we want you to be our guidiance so that we will
still have a cost to live on this earth. please write back
to us in other for us to know your intrest to help us

Thanks and God bless,
Best regards,
Miss.Rumiana Ruru & brother


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,Zebedee
Date: 09 May 07 - 11:28 PM

Wow! Who could not go for a heart-rending story like that? Look, if you don't want to help them out, I am ready to leap into the breach without a second's delay.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: JennyO
Date: 10 May 07 - 12:34 PM

Zebedee, isn't it time for bed or something?

Yes, leap into the breach, by all means. Be my guest. Oh - you're already Mudcat's Guest. Miss Rumiana and her little brother are waiting for you with baited (sic) breath!


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,Zebedee
Date: 10 May 07 - 04:24 PM

JennyO, I am a bit surprised that you would start talking about "bed" to me right off the bat. I hardly even know you...


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Subject: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,Carlitos en la Onda
Date: 15 May 07 - 01:18 PM

Dear Carlos Munar,

How are you? I hope fine. Thanks for your reply with the questions herein. I
would like to answer your question accordingly.

THE SECURITY (TRUST) COMPANY IN WHICH YOUR FUNDS WERE DEPOSITED IS A
CORPORATION, IN THIS ORDER OR IDEAS IT MUST BE REGISTERED IN THE CHAMBER OF
COMMERCE AND THOSE RECORDS ARE PUBLIC.

Yes you are correct. Definitely the security company must be registered in
the Department of Trade and Industries (DTI) of South Africa but I have to
inform you that such records are not all that public here in South Africa
like in your country I guess. Countries are not the same when it comes to
various issues.

YOU DONT NEED TO ASK NOBODY FOR INFORMATION. JUST GO TO THE CHAMBER OF
COMMER OF ANY TOWN AND CONSULT THE INFORMATION.

Considering our present situation here at the moment, trying to do what you
are now asking might be too dangerous and very implicating for us.

DEAR TEDDY, THERE IS A LOT OF MONEY IN THERE, I WOULD PREFER TO CLEAR ALL
THE SITUATIONS BEFORE SPEND USD 2000 IN A TRAVEL JUST TO MEET YOU.

You are very correct and I understood your point/worries but I can assure
you that this money in question is legal and doesn't have anything to do
with criminal record nor generated through illegal activities. Besides,
everything I have told you so far about this problem is the only truth and
nothing but that. Perhaps if you can only make up your mind to trust and
believe me you will also witness everything by yourself in a short time.

AS YOU ARE THE MAIN INTERESTED IN THIS BUSSINESS, PLEASE SEND ME YOUR ID
FIRST.

I hereby attached a copy of my asylum permit here in South Africa to you as
you requested. I managed to applied for a new passport in our consulate here
in South Africa which is not yet out, because our entire valid traveling
document were taken away from us by the mob that vandalize our home during
the incident that took my father's life in my country Zimbabwe.

I UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR ECONOMIC SITUATION IS SO FRAGILE, I COULD HELP YOU
SENDING A COUPLE OF HUNDRED DOLLAR FOR THE WHILE FOR YOUR EXPENSES BY
WESTERN UNION, PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR ADDRESS.

Thanks a lot for your kindness, we greatly appreciate your concern and pray
that God rewards you in the same manner. My address remains the same as in
the payment invoice and my I.D, I must as well inform you that the western
union don't operate here in South Africa. The only agent that operates here
is Money Gram (Thomas Cook), so if you can check them out in your country
and get back to me then I can be able to send you my landlord's son name so
that you can send me the money through him by money gram. Because it is very
difficult to receive money here with asylum permit like mine.

Finally, please I would like to inform you that the best and most important
thing you can do for us now is to try your possible best to see that we
concluded everything about this transaction as soon as possible so that we
can have access to our father's money and also make use of it and stop
leaving like slaves, secondly I don't want us to become a big burden to you.

If you can't be able to come to South Africa soonest, kindly advice me. I
can secretly look for an attorney and send his/her contact details over to
you so that you can make consultations with him/her to do the job of the
Release of the consignment/Onward transfer on our behalf, while you will be
feeding us back on the developments.

I await your urgent reply in this regard.

Sincerely Yours

Teddy Aburi.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 20 May 07 - 01:39 AM

I didn't open it - the subject line was entertaining enough!

FROM MR; JOHN KONE. (business proposal) your ass

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 26 May 07 - 06:45 PM

I received this on May 26, 2007. I googled the name of the sender and your web site came up. I thought I would post this so everyone could read it.


DEAR SUITS
I am Barrister NATHAN OGUH, a Barrister and
solicitor at law,I am the
personalattorney to late Engr. Rick SUITS    ,a foreigner an oil
merchant/Contractor,herein shall be refered as my client.On the 21st of
October 2000, my client,his wife and their three children were
involved in a ghastly auto accident along Sagbama Express Road, and
unfortunately, all occupants of the vehicle lost their lives. Since
then I have made several enquiries to your embassy to locate any of my
client's extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After
these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to track his last name
over
the Internet, to locate any member of his family or any close name to
his,hence I contacted you.I am
contacting youto assist in repatrating the money and property left
behind by my client before they get confisicated or declared
unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposits were lodged,
particularly the ACCESS BANK where the deceased had his account valued
at about US$7.5 million dollars. The bank
has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account
confiscated within the next twentyone official working
days.Since I have been unsuccesfull in locating the the relatives for
over 2years now, I seek your consent to present you as the nextof kin
of the deceased since you have the same last name so that the
proceeds of this account valued at US$7.5 million dollars can be paid
to you and then you and I can share the money according to any agreed
ratio. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see
this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under
legitimate arrangement that will protect you from anybreach of the
law.PLEASE CONTACT ME ONLY THROUGH MY DIRECT PHONE
NUMBER:234-80-615-28-117. AND EMAIL:barrnathan_oguh1@myway.com
IMMEDIATELY YOU READ THIS MAIL.
Best Regards,
BARRISTER NATHAN OGUH.
NB:I KNOW THAT A LOT OF SCAMS ARE GOING ON FROM NIGERIA AND YOU MAY HAVE RECEIVED A LETTER LIKE THIS BEFORE,BUT TRY ME FIRST BEFORE YOU CONDEM ME AS A SCAMER.REMEMBER THAT ANYTHING THAT HAS FAKE ALSO HAS ORIGINAL.
THIS IS MY WORD FOR YOU.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Ebbie
Date: 26 May 07 - 06:53 PM

And SINCERE COMPENSATION to you all. lol


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,DonD
Date: 26 May 07 - 10:04 PM

Dear Fellow Mudcatter:

If you are poor, please do not bother to read further. I know this will eliminate almost all of you but there must be at least one wealthy lover of folk music out there. It is to you I am appealing.

I know you are honest and of a pure heart, because we have surely sung together somewhere sometime, and I know no evil could enter the soul of a singer of the songs we love.

Here is my proposal: I have accounts receivable in the amount of countless millions of dollars. They represent the inheritances from sadly diseased quasi-relatives, victims of assasinations, plane crashes, auto accidents, cancers of all conceivable organs, and worse. In addition, there are all of the lottery winnings! I am an unusually lucky person, having never entered a single lottery --- and why should I when I keep winning without ever buying a ticket?

And then there's the commissions accruing from all the flourishing businesses that recognize my honesty and business acumen. I had no idea I had made such a good impression on the Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau, the Nigerian Consulate and other excellent judges of character.

My problem is this: I cannot collect these receivables personally for reasons of health --- my wife would kill my ass! I need you, o pure-hearted and wealthy Mudcatter, to become my partner. As I said, these unrealized assets amount to hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars (some accounts are in Euros). As in any such situation,the potential must be discounted because some will be uncollectable, so at a bare minimum we may speak of at least fifty million dollars($50,000,000).

I will make you my full partner on a 50/50 basis by allowing you to buy in for only one million dollars ($1,000,000). Hell, I'll take Canadian dollars, which isn't as big a sacrifice as it used to be; if need be it can be deposited in a Canadian bank, and I'll relocate.

I can't say fairer than that. Please note that I will not pay any courier or other conveyance fees --- I think I've gone far enough. Although I am sure there will be more than one interested party, I am not trying to start a bidding war here; the first Certificate of Deposit gets it!

Let me hear from you on this thread as soon as possible, and we'll discuss modalities.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Ebbie
Date: 26 May 07 - 10:26 PM

Whew! Just when I'd about given up on the honesty of human beings! Thank you. Thank you.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Amos
Date: 29 Sep 07 - 06:56 PM

Dear Sir/Madam,

Peace of the lord be with you. After going through your profile i decided
to contact you for friendship and assistace and distribution of my
inherentance My name is Jennifer Wilson i am a dying woman who have
decided to donate what i have to you/ church. I am 54 years old and i was
diagnosed for cancer for about 7 years ago, immediately after the death of
my husband who lived all his life in America, 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 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 $7,500,000 (Seven
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 according to (JAMES 1:27).

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 with this
specified email contact: Email: barrisgiggs_johns@myway.com, Name:
Barrister Johnson Briggs ,And tell him that i have WILLED ($7,500,000.00)
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,

Jennifer Wilson (Mrs.)
My Lawyer Contact Email Address: (barrisgiggs_johns@myway.com)


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 29 Sep 07 - 07:41 PM

Lucky you, Amos! How much do you think this "inheritance" might set you back? :(


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Amos
Date: 29 Sep 07 - 11:26 PM

I expect it to provide me with modest means of a personal nature, Madam, while I strive to use the bulk of the principal wisely, in pursuit of the Godly goals outlined by my benefactress.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 30 Sep 07 - 12:38 AM

It's clearly the Will of the Lord that has led this good woman to contact you, Amos, and I know that her faith in you will be fully and completely exonerated.

If you can spare 1 or 2 million, by the way, I also have some very important spiritual work that needs doing. Yes indeed. I can provide a box number in Orillia. I'll PM you shortly.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 02:11 PM

Interesting site--he keeps track of how much he could have gotten.

Like many people with publicly visible email addresses, I have gotten dozens and dozens of emails from Nigerians and members of other African nations inviting me to engage in a fantastic opportunity to help them smuggle / embezzle funds from their country.

These emails have become so pervasive that even Google makes mentions them in their webmaster information section: "Reserve the same skepticism for unsolicited email about search engines as you do for "burn fat at night" diet pills or requests to help transfer funds from deposed dictators." (source)


http://www.popsubculture.com/pop/bio_project/nigeria-fraud.html

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 02:26 PM

Very interesting site indeed. Instead of screwing around with his phony War on Terror, Mr Bush should have engaged his considerable resources in doing something actually useful the world in general and set about to wipe these 411 scammers off the face of the Earth.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,SCAMMER
Date: 30 Nov 07 - 08:49 PM

THANK YOU THI INFORMATION AS BEEN USEFUL


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: MaineDog
Date: 09 Jan 08 - 09:14 AM

Attention:

How are you today? Hope all is well with you and family?,You may not
understand why this mail came to you.

We have been having a meeting for the passed 7 months which ended 2
days ago with the then secretary to the UNITED NATIONS.

This email is to all the people that have been scammed in any part of
the world, the UNITED NATIONA have agreed to compensate them with the
sum of US$ 150,000. This includes every foriegn contractors that may
have not received their contract sum, and people that have had an
unfinished transaction or international businesses that failed due to
Government probelms etc.

We found your name in our list and that is why we are contacting
you,this have been agreed upon and have been signed.

You are advised to contact Mr. Jim Ovia of ZENITH BANK NIGERIA PLC, as
he is our representative in Nigeria, contact him immediately for your
Cheque/ International Bank Draft of USD$ 150,000. This funds are in a
Bank Draft for security purpose ok? so he will send it to you and you
can clear it in any bank of your choice.

Therefore, you should send him your full Name and telephone
number/your correct mailing address where you want him to send the
Draft to you.

Contact Mr. Jim Ovia immediately for your Cheque:

Person to Contact Mr. Jim Ovia

Email: zenith2009@live.com

Thanks and God bless you and your family.Hoping to hear from you as
soon as you cash your Bank Draft.

Making the world a better place

Regards,

Mr. Kofi Anan
Former Secretary (UNITED NATIONS).

________________________________________
PeoplePC Online
A better way to Internet
http://www.peoplepc.com------------------

so much for people-pc's spam filter.
Last time I saw Kofi he was drunk in the only waterfront bar in Tenants Harbor

MD


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 09 Jan 08 - 10:27 AM

Terry Gross (Fresh Air) on Tuesday interviewed the author Bob Sullivan on Fees, Cheats, and Gotcha Capitalism. One Nigerian scam was described. I think I'll take personal checks off of my eBay listing. The same thing can happen on a large or small scale.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 10 Jan 08 - 07:40 AM

They're not all scams!

I was offered the (apparently genuine) chance to work for the 'British Government' for 37 years, and in return to receive a small sum of money every month, a sum that they promised would automatically be decreased eventually to very little indeed - all I had to do was wait until the age of 60! I trusted the offer, and , do you know, IT CAME TRUE!


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 12:08 AM

Thank heavens this post landed in my "suspect mail" instead of the spam or I'd have never had this wonderful opportunity!

    From: Seabre James
    To: jamesseabre05@yahoo.com.hk
    Subject: From: James Seabre
    Date: Jan 22, 2008 12:38 AM
    Greetings from James Seabre.

    My name is James Seabre, I am 21 years old and I have my small sister with me Lora Seabre, who is 18 years. We are the Orphans of late Gen. Verissimo Correia Seabre who was killed in accusation for leading a military coup in my country (Guinea-Bissau) please read this news to understand what I am telling you about our late father: Web Site:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3720218.stm
    My father had informed me in few months to his death that he made a deposit of $19 Million Dollars with a Finance company in Ghana for onward transfer purposes for foreign investment outside Africa. When we had about the tragedy from school, I flew with my sister to Ghana for our safety.

    Presently we are stranded here, we don't know anybody around here and we can not go back to our country to stay though, we have located the Finance Company where our father made the deposit but we can not lay hands on the money due to the deposit policy, but the Finance company has advised us to present our guardian to the Finance company who will stand for us as next of kin so that they can make further transfer to the persons account, and this is the only option we could get the money for now.

    Please we need your help to serve as our guardian, so that the Finance company can release the money to you, and you will save our lives by bringing us to your country after the transferring of the money to your bank account. Please help us as we are always leaving everyday in risk here. I have decided with my sister to give you the chance to map out the modalities hence we can trust you. We are looking forward to hear from you as soon as possible.

    You can reach me on my telephone number: +233 245387127

    Please Forward the following as you reply this mail:

    1. Your Full Name
    2. Contact address
    3. Telephone Number

    Yours faithfully,
    James Seabre.


Never mind that the message at the bottom is from a Hong Kong source of Yahoo


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: frogprince
Date: 14 Feb 08 - 04:53 PM

THE LETTER I RECIEVED A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO:

Attn: Sir / Madam.

Mcmekay Textile & Fabrics are in need of a Payment Representative in the
United States,Canada & Europ. So we would like to offer you a part time
job as our payment representative with which you can earn between
$4,000 -$5,000 in a month depending on your Speed,Accuracy and Devotion to
your work.

All you will be doing for us is to receive our payment on our behalf from
our client (which is always in the form of Money Orders or Cashier
Checks), Process the payment and deduct your commission which is going to
be ten percent (10%) of total amount processed and remit the balance to
any of our offices via Electronic Transfer.

The Scope of Your Work is as Follows:

Receive Payments on behalf of the company, Cash the Payments in your bank
and deduct your 10% commission and Forward the balance to the
designated recipients If interested kindly to fill the below application
form online.

THE APPLICATION AS I FILLED IT OUT:

FIRST NAME.Ima...........LAST NAME..Nutt................

ADDRESS.1313 Mockingbird Lane.........................................

CITY Renova..................STATE..Minnesota...................

ZIP CODE.12321............. COUNTRY.USA..................

PHONE 810-245-1321....................CELL PHONE.............

MARITAL STATUS single..........GENDER.gay.................

AGE...32..............NATIONALITY.Polish.................

OCCUPATIONS:.Burgler....................................

(Renova, Minnesota was once a little general store; nothing has existed there at all for years. The phone number is our county sheriff.)

THE REPLY I JUST RECIEVED:

Hello Ima Nutt,

How are you doing today?, Hope you are catching up with the valentine celebration with your horney. I would like to thank you for taking your time to committe yourself in working with my company.

I will like you to know that, i have presented your information before the board of the company and everything has been confirm and forwarded to all our client for payment to be issued to them.

So without any waste of time i would like you to reconfirm your information with me to avoid and mistake of whatsoever. Awaiting your urgent response.

Best Regards,
Bob Greene


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 14 Feb 08 - 09:01 PM

just what does Bob Greene mean with his second sentence. Could it be that his spellchecker does not work, and prhaps English is not his first language?

Is this a real Nigerian email, or does it come from another country?

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 14 Feb 08 - 10:42 PM

If you do any more follow-up I hope you'll share!


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 15 Feb 08 - 02:33 AM

prhaps my spellchecker doesn't work, either!


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: The PA
Date: 15 Feb 08 - 03:46 AM

I get loads of e.mails from Africa either telling me I've won millions of dollars or some body needs to get money out of the country because the government is going to kill them, all they need is my bank account details and they'll split it with me for helping them !

Yeh right.

If you look at the e.mail address they've usually come from the Netherlands.

I've just started getting them from ladies in eastern block countries who've got my details from an internation dating agency and want to marry me, so that they can have a better life in the UK.

My husband was most amused.

Best to just delete them.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 12:58 AM

Or share them here, so we can all have a chuckle and be alerted at the same time.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 02:48 AM

how about a Kenyan letter?

So there I was skimming thru a magazine provided for customers by the local Chinese cafe. It was "Royalty" one I'd never seen before, with articles about all kinds of European royals - including British, Scandinavian & even Helen Mirren!

The last page is for Penfriends, and folks have to pay for their contribution. They must have a wide-spread circulation as they give UK, US, Canadian, Europe & Elsewhere Overseas rates.

and here it is -

Happy New Year. This is to all happy and friendly ladies around the world. I am Gordon Jakyo in my mid-twenties, handsome, mature, romantic, compassionate, adventurous, genuine, creative, confident gentleman from Nairobi, Kenya. I would like to hear from a caring, smart, fun loving, faithful, financially independent lady of any race, who is investment minded for a serious lasting relationship. I still got love for Princess Diana who shared her heart with both the poor and the rich across the globe. Let her legacy live forever.

he can be contacted 3 ways - a phone no, email address or PO Box in Nariobi!


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: An Buachaill Caol Dubh
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 12:47 PM

I used to get several of these things every week, until I worked out that, by setting up a free E-Mail Account with a likely sounding name, and forwarding each Scam Letter to this, then pressing "Reply", then "Save as a Draft", then entering the various addresses of these people, and maybe mucking about with their original texts, I could put them in touch with one another, even setting up meetings where they could, presumably, exchange various banking and investment details. I just sat back with a bag of popcorn and observed the progress of their electronic negotiations; munch munch munch.

Funny that I don't receive them any more....


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Alice
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 03:00 PM

I didn't open it to see if it was Nigerian, but the subject of this spam email I got today was a bit different than some that show up in my trash folder. It said "increase your copulation organ".


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST, mark thorp scam
Date: 30 Mar 08 - 07:15 PM

Iv been working with mr dennis duke for a year now and he reckons Im getting my inheritance 2weeks a go jan 2007 and im still waiting, 2008   for my late mark thorp do you think who is kidding who if you like send me the money please I will share


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 11:00 AM

I work at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

I thought you might enjoy this announcement that I read in today's emailed newsletter:

International Roundtable, April 4
Extremely Urgent: Nigerian E-mail Spam as African Literary Genre, and World Literature Contender.
Speaker: David Chioni Moore, Associate Professor of International Studies & English; Chair of International Studies and Director of African Studies, Macalester College [St. Paul, MN]
April 4, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Giddens Alumni Learning Center 1S [Hamline University]


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 08:04 PM

Jim, maybe you could post the results when they're published

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: Amos
Date: 04 Apr 08 - 08:07 PM

Dear Friend,

I am using this opportunity to thank you for your great effort to our unfinished transfer of fund into your account due to one reason or the other best known to you.
But I want to inform you that I have successfully transferred the funds out of the company to someone else who was capable of assisting me in this great venture.

Due to your effort, sincerity, courage and trust worthiness you showed at the course of the transaction, I want to compensate you and show my gratitude to you with the sum of $1,000,000.00 (ONE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS)
I have authorized the finance house where I deposited my money to issue you international certified bank draft cashable at your bank. The name and contact address of the Person is Mr. Ismail Dauda. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

CONTACT AGENT: Mr. Ismail Dauda.
PHONE: +601-6-286-3141.
EMAIL: is_dauda2@sify.com

I WANT YOU TO SEND DOWN THE FOLLOWING DETAILS TO THE CONTACT PERSON SO AS TO CONFIRM THAT YOU ARE THE RIGHTFUL AND LEGITIMATE PERSON, HE IS SUPPOSE TO SEND THE CERTIFIED BANK CHEQUE TO YOU AND DELIVERY OF OTHER RELATED DOCUMENTS TO BACK UP YOUR CHEQUE.

YOUR FULL NAME:
AGE:
DELIVERY ADDRESS:
OCCUPATION:
PHONE NUMBER:
COUNTRY:........STATE:...........CITY:..............PostCode:

At the moment, I am very busy here because of the investment projects which I and my new partner are having at hand. Finally, remember that I have forwarded instruction to the finance house on your behalf to send the bank draft to you as soon as you contact Mr. Ismail Dauda.
Please I will like you to accept this token with good faith as this is from the bottom of my heart also do not forget to visit the motherless /orphanage homes for help as an appreciation to God as I did not forget or be greed to compensate you.
Thanks and God blesses you and your family.

Best Regards
Mr. Ajayi Musa.
NC 27609.


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Subject: RE: BS: the BEST!!! Nigerian scam letter yet!
From: GUEST,Jenny t
Date: 12 Apr 08 - 05:11 AM

This scam got my attention as it was addressed to me in my maiden name, which by the way only I know as I have been married 3 times.....I think that is a new low if you ask me........but what is most disturbing is how did they get it......and how did they know it was me ???????????


Cheers Jenny T


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Subject: BS: Hmmm....Interesting Nigerian Scam
From: Amergin
Date: 16 May 08 - 03:33 AM

I just received this email....

Confidentiality Notice: This email message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient (s) and may contain materially confidential and legally privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited by law and may result in civil liabilities or criminal penalties. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail and remove all copies and the original message. ################################################## UNITED NATIONS 2008 SCAM VICTIMS COMPENSATIONS PAYMENTS FROM NATASHA ALI, (NATWEST BANK) NIGERIA COMPENSATION OFFICE/ UNITED NATIONS 2008 SCAM VICTIMS COMPENSATIONS PAYMENTS. ATTN: SIR/MADAM REF/PAYMENTS CODE: STB/06654 $980,000 USD. This is to bring to your notice that we are delegated from the UNITED NATIONS in CENTRAL BANK to pay 150 victims of scam $980,000 USD .You are listed and approved for this payment as one of the scammed victims to be paid this amount, get back to this office as soon as possible for the immediate payments of your $980,000 USD compensations funds. On this faithful recommendations, we want you to know that during the last U.N. meetings held at Abuja, Nigeria, it was alarming on the money lost by various individuals to the scams artists operating in syndicates all over the world today. In other to compensate victims, the UNITED NATIONS Body is now paying 150 victims $980,000 USD each in accordance with the UNITED NATIONS recommendations. Due to the corrupt and inefficient Banking Systems in Nigeria, the payments are to be paid by Central Bank of Nigeria as corresponding paying bank under funding assistance by BRITISH GOVERNMENT. Benefactor of this compensation award will have to be first cleared and recommended for payment by Standard Trust Bank Nigeria Plc. According to the number of applicants at hand, 114 Beneficiaries has been paid, over a half of the victims are from the United States, We still have an outstanding of 36 scam victims left to be paid. Other victims who have not been contacted can submit their application as well for scrutiny and possible consideration. We shall feed you with further modalities as soon as we get response from you on how you intend receiving your compensation payment. Send a copy of your response and payment code to the lawyer that was assigned to you. Barrister BYRAN COLEMAN (Lawyer attached to the British Embassy) SCAMMED VICTIM/REF/PAYMENTS CODE: STB/06654 $980,000 USD. Email: byrancoleman@live.com Yours Faithfully, Natasha Ali

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