Nigerian Scam Archives

A long history of the Nigerian Scam by sheer examples. Little general information here, but endless reproduced email messages.

Maybe Obama is actually Nigerian …

The permutations are endless, but some really catch the eye. :p

Subject: Scam Victims!!!

Greetings to you,
On behalf of the Obama’s Foundation, we wish to notify you as a beneficiary of $99,000.00 USD in compensation of scam victims.Do contact HSBC INTERNATIONAL BANK, United Kingdom Branch for verification and release of your $99,000.00 USD that we have deposited with the HSBC BANK,UK.
The account log on will be presented to you by the bank in order to access the funds before releasing into your nominated bank account. You will transfer the funds into your nominated account on-line as the HSBC BANK,UK will provide the necessary information to you. We have taken care of the cost of transfer (C.O.T) and the VAT.Please if you are willing to accept the funds, do contact the Managing Director of the HSBC BANK,UK with the following details: You are to fill the appropriate form and submit to the bank.
[1] Full Names:________________
[2] Contact address______________________________
[3] Direct Telephone No: ___________________
|4| Occupation : ____________________________
[5] Age :_______________
{6} Marital Status:_______________
Managing Director of the HSBC BANK,UK
Name: Mrs. Roseline Wood
Private Email: [email][/email]
Yours Faithfully,
Dr.Caravan Marvis

Nigerian LETTER – Actual MAIL

Check it out (attached)

Classiest. Nigerian. Scam. Ever.

I have a new email address!You can now email me at:

The Presidency,Federal Government Officers for Finance,Senate committe on Finacial Matters, Central Bank of Nigeria and Diplomatic Corps met recently on Reports of frauds, Negligence, Errors and others Transactions by Foreigners about Nigeria image abroad.

The outcome of the summit has prompted the Federal Government to empower only our Bank;First Bank of Nigeria PLC to Identify the owners of the funds yet un-claimed and pay them outright with no delay.The Files and all Documents relating to Foreign-Affairs has been handed over to our Bank.

I,John Aboh has been appointed by the Bank,s Management Authority to supervise this exercise. We are now in operation finding the rightful owners of the funds that has accumulated in Nigeria for years.This execise covers all transactions ever had with Nigerians before or at present.

You are among the beneficiaries we have so far discovered. Only your e-mail address is the only contact information we could retrieve for now from the past records of Stake-Holders who have not been cleared for one payments or the other. The Bank is ready to Transfer the money/fund to any country of your choice when you have replied this mail.

I want to help you pull out this fund to your bank account using the easiest and the quickest method, which have not been made known to you before. By this method, you will open a domiciliary account with this bank(First Bank of Nigeria), your fund would be lodged into this dociliary account and your fund will be paid in directly to any bank of your choice.

After the transfer,you will confirm the fund in your bank account within 5-hours same day. No Cost of Transfer(COT) and no stoppage from any Government departments as the transfer will be done within the bank alone and it is very safe.

Confirm to me through this email,your

present/valid account coordinates and amount to be claimed so that I do

not transfer your fund to the wrong Bank Account.

Kindly can help us diserminate this information to others who had had any transaction with Nigeria before to please reach us through this email address above with their details of information as the case may be.

Awaiting your quick response.

Yours truly,


john aboh

Noteworthy Nigerian Scams Emails 2006

Here are a few that caught my eye as particularly clever, different, humorous, or interesting. You decide which are which.

Nigerian Scams, Late 2005

Here are a few notables from the second half od 2005 (July-December), and the rest will be found attached here in a ZIP file at the end of the year …

Nigerian late (399.4 KB)

Nigerian Scams Early 2005

It was a brisk year for them apparently, because I may have to end the archive because of the time to maintain it, but here are the ones JUST FROM JANUARY … the rest are in the attached ZIP file.

Nigerian 2005 (278.5 KB)

Nigerian Spim

My wife got her first SpIM today. (Yes, she even called it that!)

It was a Nigerian Scam …

chigiokeawelle_esq05: AWELLE VISIONARY CHAMBERS
Email: [email][/email]


I am Barrister chigioke Awelle, a solicitor at law.I am
from togo republic in west Africa subregion.
I have an urgent business proposal for you,Could please contact me so
that i can give you the details.

Nigerian Scams

They never go away.

Nigerian Scams

Here are more examples of the Nigerian Scam, and as you can see, the stories are more and more varied with historical circumstances.

But the truth (or lack thereof rather) and modus operandi is the same.

More Games With A Nigerian

Here's another game I played with a Nigerian scam artist right after I got bored with the first one … he didn't threaten me like Kennimoro, but definitely did not read my emails very well …