Nigerian Scams

Here are most of the Nigerian Scam emails I have received when it first started to become popular. Most are claiming to be from Africa (go figure), but as you will see, they are often pretending to be related to events in the news (9-11, plane crashes, wars, etc.) and have since grown to include posing as people from Iraq and any other country in the world it seems.

Reading these will be fun for some, frustratingly angering for others, or may even bore some to tears, but here they are … scamholes from around the world.

5 Responses to Nigerian Scams

  • admin says:

    FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WORKS AND HOUSING
    FEDERAL SECRETARIAT COMPLEX GARKI F.C.T ABUJA.

    FROM: kambo kokuma
    EMAIL: [email]kambokokuma@hotmail.com[/email] TO

    THE MANAGING DIRECTOR

    Dear Sir,

    BUSINESS PROPOSAL: TRANSFER OF US $26.4M {TWENTY-SIX
    MILLION, FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS}
    AND BUSINESS INVESTMENTS PARTNERSHIP.

    First, I must solicit your strictest confidence in
    this transaction, this is by virtue of its nature as being utterly
    confidential and top secret as you
    were introduced to us in confidence through the
    Nigerian
    chamber of commerce, foreign trade division.

    We are top officials from the federal ministry of
    works and Housing
    [FMA&H],
    Federal Ministry of Finance and the Presidency, making
    up the Contract
    Review Panel [CRP] set up by the Federal Government of
    Nigeria to review contracts awarded by the past
    military
    administrations.

    In the course of our work on the CRP, we discovered
    this fund, which
    resulted from grossly over-invoiced contracts, which
    were executed for
    the
    FMW&H during the last administration. The companies
    that executed
    the contracts have been duly paid and the contracts
    commissioned
    leaving the
    sum of US$26.4 million floating in the escrow account
    of the Central
    Bank of
    Nigeria ready for payment.

    I have therefore been mandated as a matter of trust by
    my colleagues in
    the
    panel to look for an overseas partner to whom we could
    transfer the sum
    of
    US$26.4M Legally subcontracting the entitlement to
    your
    company. This is bearing in mind that our civil
    service code of conduct
    forbids us from owning foreign companies or running
    foreign accounts
    while
    in government service hence the need for an overseas
    partner.

    We have agreed that the funds will be shared thus
    after it has been
    paid
    into your account: [1] 30% of the money will go to you
    for acting as
    thebeneficiary of the fund.
    [2] 10% has been set aside as an abstract projection
    [for reimbursment
    to
    both parties] of incidental expences that may be
    incurred in the course
    of
    the transaction.
    [3] 60% to us the government officials [with which we
    wish to commence
    an
    importation business in conjunction with you].

    All logistics are in place and all modalities worked
    out for the smooth
    conclusion of the transaction within ten to fourteen
    days of
    ommencement
    after receipt of the following information: Your
    company
    name, address, company’s details & activities,
    telephone & fax numbers.
    These information will enable us make the applications
    and lodge claims
    to
    the concerned ministries & agencies in favour of your
    company and it is pertinent to state here that this
    transfer is
    entirely
    based on trust as the solar bank draft or certified
    cheque drawable in
    any
    of the Central Bank of Nigeria correspondent bankers
    around the world
    is
    going to be made in your name.
    Please acknowledge the receipt of this letter using
    the above Email
    address:kambochanana@hotmail.com only.

    Yours Faithfully

    DR. kambo kokuma
    NB: Bank Account Details are not necessary as
    preferred mode of payment
    is
    by draft or cheque.

  • admin says:

    TEL-225-03067036
    FROM PAUL MOMOH
    IN BRIEF INTRODUCTION:

    DEAR SIR,

    MY NAME IS PAUL MOMOH. I AM 22
    YEARS OLD. THE SON OF THE LATE COLONEL PATRICK
    MOMOH THE FORMER CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF, UNDER MAJOR PAUL
    KUROMAH THE FORMER SIERRA-LEONE HEAD OF STATES.
    MY FARTHER WAS KILLED BY THE WEST AFRICAN PEACE
    KEEPING FORCE ( ECOMOG).

    NOW, AFTER THE DEATH OF MY FATHER, MY MOTHER AND I
    WAS SUCCEFULLY ESCAPED TO THE NEGHBOURING COUNTRY COTE
    D'IVOIRE. WERE WE ARE RESIDENCE AS A REFUGEES AND WE
    HAVE ALONG WITH US THE SUN OF ( U.S. $3.850M) THREE
    MILLION EIGHT HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND UNITED STATE
    OF AMERICAN DOLLARS. THAT WERE DEPOSITED WITH A
    PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANY HERE IN ABIDJAN COTE
    D'IVOIRE.

    ACCIDENTALLY ON MONDAY 11TH OF JUNE MY MOTHER RECEIVE
    A BOULLET WOUND WHEN AN UNIDENTIFY GROUP ATTACKED THE
    REFUGEES CAMP AND SHE WAS LATER RUSH TO THE HOSPITAL,
    UNFORTUNITELY MY MOTHER DIE ON THURSDAY 28TH OF THE
    SAME JUNE 2001 MAY HER SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE
    AMEN.
    NOW AFTER THE DEATH OF MY MOTHER I AM ALONE WITHOUT
    ANY HELPER UP TO DATE, SO THEREFORE PLEASE I SERIOUSLY
    NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE BECAUSE I WANT TO CONTINUE MY
    EDUCATION CAREER IN YOUR COUNTRY.

    PLEASE IF YOU FOUND A FAVOUR TO HELP ME TO GET THESE
    MONEY OUT OFF THE SECURITY COMPANY AND TO TRANSFERRED
    INTO YOUR ACCOUNT KINDLLY REPLY TO ME IMMEDIATELY
    WITHOUT ANY DELAY.

    AWAITING FOR YOUR MOST URGENT RESPONSE
    THANKS AND GOD BLESS YOU

    SINCERELY YOURS

    PAUL. MOMOH

  • admin says:

    DEAR SIR,

    MY NAME IS BARRISTER BELLO MUSA, I AM A PRIVATE
    ATTORNEY AND I HAVE A CLIENT WHO IS INTERESTED IN
    INVESTING SOME GOOD MONEY IN YOUR COMPANY.

    MY CLIENT IS A VERY IMPORTANT AND PROMINENT PERSON WHO

    HAS MANDATED ME TO CONTACT YOU OR YOUR COMPANY FOR A
    VERY IMPORTANT BUSINESS TRANSACTION. MY CLIENT IS BY
    NAME MRS. MARYAM ABACHA AND SHE IS THE WIFE OF A LATE
    MILITARY HEAD OF STATE IN MY COUNTRY.

    HER HUSBAND LATE GENERAL SANNI ABACHA MADE A LOT OF
    MONEY THROUGH OIL PROCEEDS DURING HIS TENURE IN
    OFFICE. INFACT, IT WAS DISCOVERED AFTER HIS DEATH
    THAT HE WAS WORTH WELL OVER $4.5 BILLION UNITED STATES

    DOLLARS AND SOME OF THIS MONEY WAS RETRIEVED AFTER HE
    DIED WHILE SOME WAS RECOVERED FROM OFFICIALS THAT
    SERVED UNDER HIM DURING HIS REIGN AS PRESIDENT OF
    NIGERIA.
    THE TRUTH OF THIS CASE IS THAT MY CLIENT DESPITE THE
    PROBLEM SHE IS GOING THROUGH NOW, SHE STILL HAS A LOT
    OF MONEY IN HER POSSESSION. WHICH SHE INTENDS TO
    INVEST OUTSIDE OUR COUNTRY.
    WHAT MY CLIENT NEEDS FROM YOU NOW IS A RELIABLE
    ACCOUNT WHERE SHE CAN TRANSFER SOME MONEY BUT MIND
    YOU, ALL THE MONEY IN HER POSSESSION CAN NOT LEAVE AT
    ONCE BECAUSE SHE NEEDS TO BUILD CONFIDENCE AND TRUST
    IN SOMEONE WHO WOULD NOT EXPOSE HER PLAN TO REMIT AND
    POSSIBLY INVEST IN YOUR COMPANY. SO SHE HAS AGREED
    THAT I SHOULD MAKE ARRANGEMENT FOR THE TRANSFER OF
    $95.5 MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS AND YOU ARE FREE
    TO NEGOTIATE YOUR MODE OF COMPENSATION EVEN IF SHE
    INTENDS TO INVEST THE MONEY IN YOUR COUNTRY.

    PLEASE, DO NOT HESITATE TO INDICATE YOUR VIEW OF THIS
    REQUEST BY CONTACTING ME IMMEDIATELY YOU RECEIVE THIS
    MAIL, SO THAT THE NECESSARY ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE
    FOR THE MONEY TO LEAVE IMMEDIATELY.

    DUE TO THE PRESENT SITUATION OF MY CLIENT, I WOULD BE
    HAPPY IF THIS REQUEST CAN BE KEPT A SECRET. I WOULD
    ALSO LIKE TO NOTE THAT THERE IS NO RISK INVOLVED.

    I HOPE MY CLIENT WOULD BE HAPPY INVESTING WITH YOU.
    PLEASE KINDLY SEND DOWN YOUR REPLY THROUGH MY PERSONAL

    E-MAIL ADDRESS
    PLEASE DO SEND YOUR TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS WHEN
    REPLYING.

    THANKS,

    BARRISTER BELLO MUSA

  • admin says:

    Peter Kone
    : Tel/+225 07 95 28 01
    : [email]E.MAIL-peter_k20ci@yahoo.com[/email]
    : Abidjan ivory coast
    : West Africa
    :
    : GREETINGS,
    :
    : Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into
    : business relationship with you. I got your contact
    : from the internet.
    :
    : I am Peter Kone: the only Son of late Mr
    : and Mrs George Kone. My father was a very wealthy
    : cocoa merchant in Abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory Coast
    before
    : he was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their
    : outing: to discus on a business deal.
    :
    : When my mother died on the 21st October 1994, my
    : father took me special because i am motherless. Before the death of
    my
    : father on 30th September 2001 in a private hospital here in
    Abidjan.

    : He secretly called me on his bedside and told me that
    : he has a sum of $ 12.500.000 (Twelve Million, five
    : hundred thousand dollars) left in a suspense account
    : in a local Bank here in Abidjan, that he used my name
    : as his child for the next of kin in deposit of the fund.:
    He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth and
    some: huge amount of money his business associates supposed to balance
    him: from the deal they had that he was poisoned by his business
    : associates,
    : that I should seek for a God fearing foreign partner in a country
    of
    : my choice where I will transfer this money and use it for
    investment
    : purpose, (such as real estate management).
    :
    : Sir, I am 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 since I am a young boy.
    :
    :
    : Moreover Sir, I am willing to offer you 7% of the
    : sum as compensation for effort input after the
    : successful transfer of this fund to your designate
    : account overseas.:
    :
    Anticipating to hear from you soon.
    :
    : Thanks and God Bless.
    :
    : Best regards.

    : Peter Kone

  • admin says:

    DR.ALBERT MOORE.
    FED.MINISTRY OF PETROLUEM REOURCES(F.M.P.R)
    LAGOS NIGERIA.
    ATTN:SIR,
    REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE- STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
    I am Dr ALBERT MOORE, an accountant in the Ministry of petroleum Resources (MPR) and a member of a seven-man Tender Board in charge of contract review and payment approvals. I came to know of you in my search for a reliable person to handle a very confidential transaction that involves the transfer of a huge sum of money to a foreign account. It may sound strange but exercise patience and read on.
    There were series of contracts executed by a Consortium Multinational in the Oil industry in favor of Ministry of Petroleum Resources among which were:
    1. The extension of pipeline network within Nigeria for crude oil, Down stream products distribution and subsequent evacuation- US$ 195 Million.
    2. Contract for the Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) of the various refineries in the country~ US$ 152 Million.
    3. The construction of storage tanks for petroleum products (Depots)~ US$240 Million.
    The original values of this contract were deliberately over invoiced to the sum of US $35.5million American Dollars which has now been approved and is now ready to be transferred being that the companies that actually executed these contracts has been fully paid and project officially commissioned. Consequently, my colleagues and I are willing to transfer the total amount to your account for subsequent disbursement since we are Civil Servant and are prohibited by the Code of Conduct Bureau ( Civil Servant Laws) from opening/ operating foreign account in our names. Needless to say, the trust posed on you at this juncture is enormous. In return, we have agreed to offer you 20% of the transferred sum while 10% shall be set aside for accidental expenses (Internal & External) between the parties in the course of the transfer. We will mandate you to draw up an investment plan for us of which you will control since we cannot bring our shares back to Nigeri!
    a. We are very interested in investing in real estate in your country. You must however note that this transaction is subjected to the following terms and conditions:
    1. Our conviction of your transparent honesty and diligence.
    2. That you would treat this transaction with utmost secrecy and confidentiality because of the circumstances we now find ourselves.
    3. That the funds would be transferred to an account over which you have absolute control. Modalities have been worked out at the highest level of the presidency at the Central Bank of Nigeria for the immediate transfer of the funds within 14 working days, subject to your satisfaction of the above stated terms. Our assurance is that your role is 100% risk free. To accord this transaction, the legality it deserves and for mutual security of the parties involved and the funds, the whole approval procedures will be officially and legally processed with your name or the name of your company you may nominate as the bonafide beneficiary. Also, be informed that our main reason of contacting you is for the obvious reason that we will want to invest these funds in the real estate. It is our believe that you can be of immense help in this regards.
    Kindly expedite action so as to enable us include this transaction into this batch as payment to foreign contractors is usually carried out on quarterly basis.
    Please, contact me as soon as possible on my private e-mail address:almoore16@yahoo.com Best regards,
    DR.ALBERT MOORE.

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