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post #1 of 12
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If I am gullible to believe these two emails. Don't know these people from Adam but they sure write convincing proposals...(Removed names and emails in post)

Dear Mr.MyLastName ,

My name is Joshua XXX, the Western District Manager of United Bank
for Africa Plc. (UBA). I write to you in confidence believing
that you you will be a worthy partner to receive money on my behalf for
our mutual benefit.

There is a domiciliary account opened in this bank in September
1990, in the name of Mr. John V. XXXX, an expatriate who then
was the manager of Petroleum & Technical Support services. The account
was operated for about 1 year and 6 months after which it became
dormant for about 91/2 years. Mr. XXXX died in June 1992 in an automobile
crash.

After going through some old files, I observed that the account
owner's next of kin is his wife who died with him in the auto crash.
Mr. XXXX had exactly the sum of US$1,959.20 (One thousand, Nine Hundred
and Fifty Nine U.S. Dollars, Twenty Cents) in his account when he died.
Over this period, I have successfully credited Mr. XXXX's account
steadily, bringing the amount to exactly US$19,592,000.00 (Nineteen
Million, Five Hundred and Ninety Two Thousand Dollars). I made
this credits mostly from our bank's reserves accounts into Mr. XXXX's
account without the knowledge of my colleagues. My intention is
to transfer this amount out of the country for myself with the help
of a foreign partner.It is impossible for anyone to lay claims to
the funds credited in the account since Mr. XXXX has no next of kin.

The top management of our bank are also unaware of the details of
this account because of its length of dormancy. As at this moment,
the amount in the account is US$19,590,000.00. I have observed that
if I do not transfer this money out of the country, it would be
forfeited. I therefore want to transfer this money into a foreign
account of an individual or corporate body for safekeeping and investments.

Since the funds officially belongs to a foreigner (even though I
credited them into the account, it is then necessary that only a
foreigner can lay claims to it. This is where your co-operation
and partnership is needed. And with my position and knowledge of
the history of the account, the transaction would be a huge success.

I propose a meeting between us as soon as you indicate your willingness
to co-operate with me in this transaction and a sharing formula
of 80% for me and 20% for you at the end of the transaction. The
transfer of the money to your mandated account will be by swift
to reach your bank within 24 hours.

I look forward to your response by e-mail and also include your
private telephone and fax numbers for more confidential discussions.


Yours sincerely,

Joshua XXX.
00000-000-0000-000.

Then this email the same day...(Left some names unchanged here...read on)

Dear Sir/Madam,
We wish you happy and prosperous New Year!
I am writing to you with trust and confidence, I represent the children
of Mobutu SeseSeko the late president of Zaire; my name is Jennifer,
the eldest daughter and I wish to write you in confidence, while hoping
that this letter will not course you any embarrassment in whatever form;

Since our farther died in Morocco on exile caused by Mr. Kabila, we all
emigrated to United Sate of America while living in Washington DC
Further, after the death of Mr. Kabila who was assassinated by his security
guard, we are able to trace all documents of the money our father deposited
with Credit Swiss bank in Spain as treasure. The money deposited is seventy-six
million United State dollars. The main reason of contacting you is that
we found your worthy after extensive search among the business community,
and then we deem it fit and necessary to do business with you, while
relying on your honesty. We want to have you as our foreign partner because
we have decided to invest the money on a business like in hotel, housing
estate under your supervision or any other business you know that will
yield profit for us at the end of the year.
Meanwhile, we would not like our family name to appear in any bank now
as we are still on exile. For your assistance, you will be receiving
8% of the total sum.
Please do not hesitate to reach us on any of the following: Fax:see above,
or Telephone: 00000 0000 00000, e-mail address: xxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com or
as soon as you receive this letter, so that we can acquaint you with
the mode of execution and other details about this transaction. Your
prompt response will be highly appreciated.

Best regards and God bless you.

Jennifer Mobutu SeseSeko
For and on behalf of the entire family
--
Edward Mobutu SeseSeko
xxxxxxxxxx@onebox.com - email
(000) 000-0000 x0000 - voicemail/fax

Ah, mystery, intrigue and wealth...also a scam.

I also see visions of my bullet ridden body floating face down in the Zaire river while being chewed on by alligators...
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post #2 of 12
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Jeez, I got another one...what the hell?

I write this mail to you courtesy of a recommendation about you through a consulting firm here in England, How ever; my intention about this business deal was not made known to him.

Please don't be embarrassed about this rather unorthodox method of contact. This is due to the urgency associated with this transaction. I am the chairman and co-ordinator of the NIGERIAN LIASION OFFICE. FOREIGN DEBTS CLEARANCE BUREAU UK. Also I am in the position to make a transfer of ($18.6 million dollars) hence I am contacting you about this deal.

We are privileged to be among the officials selected for payment clearance bureau. We are in charge of effecting debts on contract payment. In the line of our duties, we noticed so many irregularities in some beneficiaries' documentation for claim of contract payment arrears. In other words, what we request of you, if you accept this proposal is to forward us with some documents, which we will represent as original papers showing that you and your company is the ultimate beneficiary (i.e. that did the contract)

This will enable us to make the transfer, because we cannot transfer the amount to our own individual accounts. A foreign partner is highly required for a foreign firm did the execution of this exercise as the original contracts. Consequently, we find the transaction more comfortable and safe since is being executed outside my country Nigeria.

Your assistance in facilitating the transfer and conclusion of this transaction will determine the percentage accruable to you. The said percentage is assured and will be discussed in details on your arrival to Europe for a meeting.

I look forward to your prompt response, as it is imperative that the funds are transferred as soon as possible. I sincerely hope you are able to handle transaction of this magnitude with great confidentiality.

Yours truly

Mr John Dele Evans.

Mail address is
xxxxxxxxxx@hotmail.com
Tel/fax 00000-0000000000
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post #3 of 12
Those e-mails have been around for years! The FBI set up a basic "FAQ" about these scam letters on their internet fraud pages:

<a href="http://www1.ifccfbi.gov/strategy/fraudtips.asp#Nigerian%20Letter%20Scam" target="_blank">Nigerian Letter Scam (tips)</a>
post #4 of 12
Scam written all over it...

If its not... what makes you so special....?

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post #5 of 12
i don't understand where is the sting ?, because there is a sting or it's a joke.

For those kind of operations there are people who are ready to do the job. I don't see actually whre is the trick ?
post #6 of 12
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[quote]Originally posted by powerdoc:
<strong>i don't understand where is the sting ?, because there is a sting or it's a joke.

For those kind of operations there are people who are ready to do the job. I don't see actually whre is the trick ?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Well, as the FCC states:

"Nigerian Letter Scam\t
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*\tBe skeptical of individuals representing themselves as Nigerian or foreign government officials asking for your help in placing large sums of money in overseas bank accounts.
*\tDo not believe the promise of large sums of money for your cooperation.
*\tGuard your account information carefully."

That about says it all don't it? Thanks. I knew I wasn't that special... <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />
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post #7 of 12
[quote]Originally posted by Artman @_@:
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That about says it all don't it? Thanks. I knew I wasn't that special... <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

Awww yes you are! We're all special in our own little way.

Now pass the sick bucket...

J
post #8 of 12
[quote]Originally posted by powerdoc:
For those kind of operations there are people who are ready to do the job. I don't see actually whre is the trick ?<hr></blockquote>

This is a well-known scam. Just to be clear, powerdoc, at some point in the negotiations the scammer asks for your bank account information (obstensively to transfer the money) and then cleans you out.
post #9 of 12
[quote]Originally posted by Timo:
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This is a well-known scam. Just to be clear, powerdoc, at some point in the negotiations the scammer asks for your bank account information (obstensively to transfer the money) and then cleans you out.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Thanks for the explanation, TIMO. Artman, i always knew that nobody is able to scrooge you.
post #10 of 12
You think that's bad? All because you got an email? Hah! I can top that! Back in 1996 (I would have been 12), I got an actual, physical letter from someone claiming nearly the same thing. How's that for scary? I wanna know how they got my name and address in the first place...

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post #11 of 12
Cooperate completley with the first one, then never give them any info. If they insist tell them that you still not sure if this is a scam and thus are not givign them anything.
After being totally compliant that one would shut them up immediatly.
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post #12 of 12
I've been getting them too.

[quote]Dr. Chuka Okafor,
Tel: xxx-x-xxx-xxxx
Fax: xxx-x-xxx-x
Email: xxxxxxxx_xxxx_xx@eudoramail.com
Lagos, Nigeria.

ATTN: PRESIDENT/CEO.

REQUEST FOR AN URGENT CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP

After due deliberation with my colleagues, We have decided to forward to you this business proposal. We want a reliable person who could assist us in the transfer the sum of Twenty Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars ( $20,500,000 ) your account.

This fund resulted from an over-invoiced bill from contracts awarded by us under the budget allocation to our Ministry. This bill has been approved for payment by the other concerned Ministries. The contract has since been executed, commissioned and the contractor was paid the actual cost of the contract. We are left with the balance US$20.5M as part of the over-invoiced amount which we have deliberated over estimated for our own use. But under our protocol division, we as civil servants are forbidden to operate or own foreign accounts. This is why we are soliciting your assistance in this manner and regard .

As you may want to know, I am the Chief Accountant/Internal Auditor of the Contract Award Committee ( CAC ) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation ( NNPC). This transaction is very much free from all sorts of RISKS and TROUBLE from my Government. We the N.N.P.C. Officials involved in this deal have put in many years in service to this Ministry. We have been exercising patience for this opportunity for so long and to most of us this is a life time opportunity we cannot afford to miss. You need not to worry about the responsibilities of transferring this fund into your account, because all the administrative step needed for the transfer of this fund into your designated bank account will be done by us.

We have agreed to COMPENSATE you duly if agreement is reached by both of us and I and one of my colleagues involved in this deal will come to your country to arrange for our share, upon the confirmation from you that the money has been credited into your nominated bank account.

Consequent upon your acceptance of this proposal, kindly confirm your interest by Telephone to me, through my Direct Tel No: xxx-x-xxx-xxxx Fax No: xxx-x-xxx-xxxx. Your indication by revert email or Telephone to me of your sincere and serious interest will enable me send you or brief you of the PROCEDURES FOR THIS TRANSACTION. If my line is busy, please be persistent enough and you will surely get through.

NOTE: In the event of your inability to handle this transaction please inform us so that we can look for another reliable person who can assist in this respect.

It might surprise you why we choose you and trusted you for this transaction. Yes, we believe that good friends can be discovered and business like this can not be realized without mutual trust. This is why we have decided to trust you for this transaction. Be further informed that everyone's interest and security had been considered before you were contacted, so be rest assured and feel free to go into this transaction with us. But let Honesty,Trust and Confidentiality be our watchword throughout this transaction and your prompt reply will be highly appreciated. Thank you, and God bless.

Best Regards,
Dr. Chuka Okafor.
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