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.

5 Responses to Nigerian Scams

  • admin says:

    {email labeled “TRUST” … how ironic}

    GREETINGS,

    This letter was borne out of my sincere desire to establish a business/mutual relation-ship with you to invest in your country. I got your contact while I was making a research in liberary and i have the believe that you will be relaible after going through your profile.

    My name is Miss. EVELYN BAIDEN the Daughter and the only child of Chief joshua Baiden the former deputy minister of finance under the ousted civilian gover-nment) who was killed and mutilated by the military junta led by Major, Paul Koroma after over-throwing the elected government of President Tijan Kabba.

    Though, I do not know to what extent you are familiar with events and disturbances in Sierra-Leone but the pressure of war drove me and my mother out of Sierra-Leone into exile in England where we have been living under political asylum for 3 years.Sadly, my mother died of cancer 6 months ago and was buried in England.

    Prior to her death, she handed me over a certificate meant for a secret deposit, which my father made in a security company in Accra, Ghana.The deposit that is worth $26,000,000.00 (Twenty six million U.S Dollars) was money paid to his corporation by its overseas customers in the heat of the conflict. He made the dep-osit in his name with the hopeof converting it to his personal useat the end of the war but was killed when the conflict intensified as a result of his opposi-tion to the rebel forces.

    I have contacted the Security Company to confirm the deposit and establish ownership. Due to the death of my mother and the return of peace in Sierra-Leone,I have decided to solicit for the participation of an honest and trustworthy person or company that will assist in the transfer and business reinvest-ment of the money. I can not do it alone due to my present social status and total ignorance of the business world. You will be given a negotiable percentage of the money at the end of the transaction.
    If you are interested in the above proposal, contact me immediately through the email address indicated above for more details. You must maintain absolute confidentiality to ensure success. Please,indicate your personal Tel/Fax nos. when replying by email Or [email]marantztweeters4@yahoo.co.uk[/email]

    Regards,
    MISS.Evelyn baiden.

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  • admin says:

    FROM:WILLIAMS MAKO

    Good day,

    You may be surprised to receive this letter from me since you do not know me personally. The purpose of my introduction is that I am williams mako, the first son of Zuma mako one of the most popular black farmer in Zimbabwe who was recently murdered in the land dispute in my country. I got your contact through network online hence decided to write you.

    Before the death of my father, he had taken me to Johannesburg to deposit the sum of USD$14.5 million (Fourteen million, Five Hundred thousand United Statesdollars), in one of the private security company, as he foresaw the looming danger in Zimbabwe this money was deposited in a box as gem stones to avoid much demurrage from security company. This amount was meant for the purchase of new machines and chemicals for the Farms and establishment of new farms in swaziland.

    This land problem came when Zimbabwean President Mr. Robert Mugabe introduced a new Land Act Reform wholly affecting the rich white farmers and some few black farmers, and this resulted to the killing and mob action by Zimbabwean war veterans and some lunatics in the society. In fact a lot of people were killed because of this Land reform Act for which my father was one of the victims.

    It is against this background that, I and my family fled Zimbabwe for fear of our lives and are currently staying in the Netherlands where we are seeking political asylum and moreso have decided to transfer my father’s money to a more reliable foreign account. since the law of Netherlands prohibits a refugee (asylum seeker) to open any bank account or to be involved in any financial transaction throughout the territorial zone of Netherlands, As the eldest son of my father, I am saddled with the responsibility of seeking a genuine foreign account where this money could be transferred without the knowledge of my government who are bent on taking everything we have got. The South African government seems to be playing along with them.

    I am faced with the dilemma of moving this amount of money out of South Africa for fear of going through the same experience in future, 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 risk free. If you accept to assist me and my family, all I want you to do for me, is to make an arrangements with the security company to clear the consignment(funds) from their affiliate office here in the Netherlands as i have already given directives for the consignment to be brought to the Netherlands from South Africa.But before then all modalities will have to be put in place like change of ownership to the consignment and more importantly this money I intend to use for investment.

    I have two options for you. Firstly you can choose to have certain percentage of the money for nominating your account for this transaction. Or you can go into partnership with me for the proper profitable investment of the money in your country. Whichever the option you want, feel free to notify me. I have also mapped out 5% of this money for all kinds of expenses incurred in the process of this transaction.If you do not prefer a partnership I am willing to give you 10% of the money while the remaining 85% will be for my investment in your country. Contact me with the above E-mail addresse,while I implore you to maintain the absolute secrecy required in this transaction.

    Thanks, GOD BLESS

    Yours Faithfully,

    Mr williams mako

    {Note: My repeated experience is that anyone from the third world that mentions God in a business transaction is planning to stab you in the back. But that's a stereotype based only on MY experience, so don't take it too seriously.}

  • admin says:

    {Titled as is typical, “Urgent Assistance”}

    FROM:OLA WILLIAMS
    EMAIL:williamsola@indiatimes.com

    DEAR SIR,

    May it not be a suprise to recieve this letter from me ,considering the fact
    that you do not know me.

    First I must seek for your understanding and pray that God will give you the
    wisdom to understand my problem and be in a position to help as you will be
    surely blessed as you help. I am MR OLA WILLIAMS,I am 41 Years old and also the
    chief accountant with Zulf Bank Nig PLC . I have a transaction which I think
    will be of mutual benefit to both of us. In my desire for a foreign partner with
    whom to do

    this transaction, I stumbled on your contact from a business directory.

    As the head of accounts department of GBNP, I discovered some amount of money
    while I was auditing accounts for the 01 financial year which has been lying
    there for over 3 years. On further inquiry, I discovered that this money
    totalling about USD$2O.5 Million (Twenty Million five hundred thousand United
    States Dollars) including accumulated interest which belonged to one MR. HUANG
    L. TANAGA ,

    a korea Nationale who lived here and died intestate without providing anybody to
    claim the money.

    This man died through a plane crash of ADC airlines in 1998. I have Successfully
    secured the money and with the assistance of my colleague, the money has been
    moved out of my bank and deposited in a security company. It was packed in
    three(3)metal trunk boxes as photographic materials. I would need your

    particulars to enable me prepare documents which will authenticate that the
    Consignment belongs to you
    as the next of kin to MR. HUANG L. TANAGA and to enable you claim the money
    since nobody has come to claim the money,because according to the law here if by
    the end of this year nobody comes up for the money it will be deposited into the
    government account. I want to be assured of a safe account

    where the money will be deposited pending my arrival.
    This transaction is absolutely risk free with no legal complications as we have
    made arrangements to secure all the legal documents that will free us from any
    litigation, I have made all necessary arrangements with the security company
    ,that as soon as i get your confirmation of interest in this venture,we shall
    put in all the necessary paper which will authorize the security company to lift
    the funds out of here to their offshore security company somewhere in Europe
    where you will travel to claim the funds . Before this money is entrusted into
    your care, you must assure me that the following terms listed below will be
    maintained between us.

    1.BOTH PARTIES WILL NOT FOR ANY REASON CHEAT EACH OTHER.
    2.BOTH PARTIES WILL WORK TOGETHER TO SEE THIS TRANSACTION
    THROUGH.
    3.A HIGH DEGREE OF TRUST AND CONFIDENTIALITY WILL >
    APPLIED FOR THE SAKE OF OUR WORK.
    4.I AND MY PARTNER WILL STRONGLY BE BY YOUR SIDE AS YOU
    CLAIM THIS FUND AND I AND MY PARTNER WILL ARRAGE AN
    ATTORNEY(LAWYER)WHO WILL WORK ON YOUR BEHALF TO GET THE
    NECESSARY PAPERS NEEDED FOR A SMOOTH TRANSACTION.
    5.YOU WILL NOT DISAPPEAR WITH OUR FUND AFTER YOU HAVE
    CLAIMED IT.
    6.DISBURSEMENT RATIO WILL BE 70% FOR ME AND MY
    COLLEAGUE,30% FOR YOU.
    Finally I want you to note that we are going to spend money where necessary to
    make this venture work out successfully.There is need for you to confirm your
    interest in this transcation immediately as to enable us finalize this issue as
    soon as possible.

    I must let you know that a high degree of trust is required and also we will
    like to use our own share to go
    into any lucrative business with your help/assistance.Please reply through,email
    address{williamsola@indiatimes.com}

    Awaiting your urgent response now.

    Yours Faithfully

    OLA WILLIAMS
    EMAIL:williamsola@indiatimes.com

  • admin says:

    Mr. Kenneth Mbagi
    P. O. Box 32, Shaka,
    Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
    Tel : Your Intl. Access Code : + 88216 52098236
    Emai : [email]kmbagi@phantomemail.com[/email]

    Dear Sir/Madam

    You may be surprised to receive this letter from me since you do not
    know me personally. For the purpose of introduction, I am Mr. Kenneth
    Mbagi, the son of Dr. Matelo Mbagi, a wealthy farmer/politician in
    Zimbabwe who was recently murdered in the land dispute in my country.

    I got your contact through the internet based on our urgent need for a
    dependable and trustworthy foreign partner. Hence I decided to write
    to you.
    Before the death of my late father, he had taken me to Johannesburg to
    deposit the sum total of US$20.5 million (Twenty million, Five Hundred
    thousand United States dollars), in one of the private security
    companies, as he foresaw the looming danger in Zimbabwe. This money
    was deposited in two boxes as Family Treasures to avoid much demurrage
    from the security company. This amount was meant for the purchase of
    new machines and chemicals for the Farms and the establishment of new
    farms in Swaziland.

    The land problem, in our country came when our President Mr. Robert
    Mugabe in a bid to win his re-election, introduced a new Land Act
    Reform wholly affecting the rich white farmers and some few black
    farmers who are members of the opposition party. This resulted in
    killings and mob action by Zimbabwean war veterans and some lunatics
    in the society. A lot of people have been killed because of this Land
    reform Act for which my father was unfortunately one of the victims.
    It is against this background that, I and my family fled Harare our
    capital for fear of our lives and are currently staying in a remote
    country side of Bulawayo. We are planning to leave the country and
    seek political asylum in Europe and we have decided to move our family
    wealth to Europe.

    As the eldest son of my father, I am saddled with the responsibility
    of seeking a genuine partner that could assist us without the
    knowledge of my government who are bent on taking everything we have
    got, and the South African government seems to be playing along with
    them. I am faced with the dilemma of moving this amount of money out
    of South Africa for fear of going through the same experience in
    future, since both countries have similar political history.

    I am now seeking for a partner whom I have to entrust my future and
    that of my family in his/her hands. To this end, we need your
    assistance to stand as the Beneficiary of the Consignments in Europe.
    This is because we are under restricted movement and watch and hence
    we want to be very careful in order not to lose this fund which we
    have worked so hard for. I have a sufficient CONTACT person at the
    Security Company in South Africa who can help us move this money to
    Europe under DIPLOMATIC COVER to another Security Company in Europe
    with your details as the Beneficiary. This is 100% legal and will not
    pass through normal Customs/Airport Screening.

    Thus, if you are willing to assist us to move this fund out of South
    Africa, you can contact me through my email address below, Tel no. above
    with your telephone, fax number and personal information to enable us
    discuss further details. I must let you know that this transaction is
    risk free as far as we keep it as confidential as possible.

    Thank you, many blessings to you.
    Yours Faithfully,

    Mr. Kenneth Mbagi. [email]kmbagi@phantomemail.com[/email]

    N/B : Please dial directly, do not include my country code i.e. (263).
    just dial your country Intl. access code + 88216 52098236

  • admin says:

    DEAR SIR,

    PERMIT ME TO INFORM YOU OF MY DESIRE OF GOING INTO
    BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU. I GOT YOUR NAME AND
    CONTACT FROM THE IVOIRIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND
    INDUSTRY. I PRAYED OVER IT AND SELECTED YOUR NAME
    AMOUNG OTHER NAMES DUE TO IT'S ESTEEMING NATURE AND
    THE RECOMMENDATIONS GIVEN TO ME AS A REPUTABLE AND
    TRUSWORTHY PERSON I CAN DO BUSINESS WITH AND BY THEIR
    RECOMMENDATIONS I MUST NOT HESISTATE TO CONFIDE IN YOU
    FOR THIS SIMPLE AND SINCERE BUSINESS.

    I AM Ms SILVIA YOBE AWILOBA, THE DOUGHTER OF LATE MR
    AND MRS.AWILOBA MY FATHER WAS A VERY WEALTHY COCOA
    MERCHANT BASED IN ABIDJAN, THE ECONOMIC CAPITAL OF
    IVORY COAST BEFORE HE WAS POISONED TO DEATH BY HIS
    BUSINESS ASSOCIATES ON ONE OF THEIR OUTING TO DISCUSS
    ON A BUSINESS.

    WHEN OUR MOTHER DIED ON THE 21ST OCTOBER 1984, MY
    FATHER TOOK US SO SPECIAL BECAUSE WE ARE MOTHERLESS.

    BEFORE THE DEATH OF OUR FATHER ON 29TH JUNE 2000 IN A
    PRIVATE HOSPITAL HERE IN ABIDJAN. HE SECRETLY CALLED
    ME ON HIS BEDSIDE AND TOLD ME THAT HE HAS A SUM OF US$
    11,500,000 (ELEVEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND,
    UNITED STATES DOLLARS) LEFT IN A SUSPENCE ACCOUNT IN A
    LOCAL BANK HERE IN ABIDJAN, THAT HE USED MY NAME AS
    HIS FIRST ISSUE FOR THE NEXT OF KIN IN DEPOSIT OF 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 WITH MY BROTHER AND USE IT FOR INVESTMENT PURPOSE,
    (SUCH AS REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT).

    SIR,WE HONOURABLY SEEKING YOUR ASSISTANCE IN THE
    FOLLOWING WAYS.

    1)TO PROVIDE A BANK ACCOUNT WHERE THIS MONEY WOULD BE
    TRANSFERRED TO
    2)TO SERVE AS THE GUARDIAN OF THIS FUND SINCE I AM A
    GIRL OF 24 YEARS AND MY BROTHER JEFFERSON IS 18
    3)TO MAKE ARRANGEMENT FOR US TO COME OVER TO YOUR
    COUNTRY AFTER THE MONEY HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED.

    MOREOVER, SIR,WE ARE WILLING TO OFFER YOU 10%OF THE
    TOTAL SUM AS COMPENSATION FOR YOUR EFFORT/INPUT AFTER
    THE SUCCESSFUL TRANSFER OF THIS FUND TO YOUR
    NORMINATED ACCOUNT OVERSEAS.

    FURTHERMOIRE, YOU CAN INDICATE YOUR OPTION TOWARDS
    ASSISTING US AS WE BELIEVE THAT THIS TRANSACTION WOULD
    BE CONCLUDED WITHIN SEVEN (7) DAYS YOU SIGNIFY
    INTEREST TO ASSIST US.

    ANTICAIPTING TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON.

    THANKS AND GOD BLESS

    SILVIA YOBE& JEFFERSON AWILOBA
    [email]sil_jef@yahoo.fr[/email]
    00225 0590 2666