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Nigerian Email Fraud
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Scam Believed Tied to Terrorism
Why does FBI and Secret Service seem disinterested?

CIA May be Involved
Why are political activists targeted?

Eight Actual Scam Samples
Would you like an extra $217 Million dollars?

What To Do If Targeted
Where will it end?



'Nigerian' Email Fraud

You are minding your own affairs, reviewing your inbound email - when you notice a strange and urgent email. Its contents are incredulous, and yet, fascinating. The email likely claims it is from another country, generally referencing African or Islamic places or persons. It is always the same - for some unexplained reason, you have been contacted as the ONLY person the point man seems willing to trust - and they desperately need your help and are willing to pay big for it. 

What they want help in, is the securing of many millions of dollars in distressed funds - with a generous cut going to you for your help. Of course, for one reason or another, absolute confidentiality is required - often involving intrigues, government takeovers, or other threats local to the person contacting you. Your part is  to be minor, to simply file a few forms they will provide claiming you as  the authorized party of interest. Often, it is unstated, but seems quite apparent that there may be an opportunity for you to cheat the person contacting you and keep all the money for yourself. 

If it sounds to good to be true, it is. The 'no-risk' offer will soon develop into a series of email or (preferred) telephone exchanges  designed to put your mind at ease. Indeed, even clever questions designed to test the notion that the opportunity to cheat the party will prove fruitful. The first step, once you decide you are satisfied that the risk is low and the offer likely genuine, will be for you to do the paperwork to proclaim your interest in and rights to the money according to the ëlegal basis' they provide as part of their no-written-agreement partnership with you. 

The next step will be contact with an 'official', probably another operator or perhaps another identity for the same operator working the scam. Another round of exchanges are undertaken to bolster your confidence that everything is exactly as promised, and that the money will soon be yours. But at some point, generally described as the last step to be taken, some formal process or paperwork will require a small fee to some third agency or party is required. It has to be paid by you, since you are now the only person of authority interest involved (your partnership must not be revealed.) 

This fee may seem trivial by comparison to the promise of perhaps tens of millions in your pocket. Perhaps only $20 or $50, perhaps more. The idea is to get you 'vested' in the process. By now they have a profile on you and know how much is in your bank account - but they will ask only for a very, very small part of that - or drop you like a hot potato if a deadbeat. Enticed and curious, you may elect the gamble. More exchanges follow to confirm that everything is now in order. Then yet another unexpected problem pops up, this time from a governmental (sounding) body or international banking entity, this time a little more serious - several hundred dollars, or perhaps a few thousand.

By now you have perhaps dozens of emails, letters, and phone calls from many different official sounding individuals, firms, agencies, and institutions, and everything appears quite up and up, quite realistic. You may even receive notice that the wire transfer of funds is actually taking place. It will seem quite convincing, so you won't mind forking over a few thousand bucks more.

At last you get a (phony) certification that the funds have been wired and are now in the United States (you can call the 'bank' and get a confirmation) but there is now a very serious problem:  At the last minute some third party also claiming interest in the money has gotten the attention of the authorities. You are notified that your payment and the transfer funds are frozen. The money is already yours, already in the bank - if you can just get the funds unfrozen! You can't get you money back, either, pending outcome.

Your contacts will assure you that there is every reason to believe this third party claim can be refuted, but there will be legal expenses. It may require the manufacture of 'proofs' which will be very expensive - if you would pay half the cost, they will cover the rest. Often, in addition to money, they want you to come in person to help fight the battle - perhaps insisting that your presence and identification will outweigh those of the competitor, who has offered only a letter from afar. And you will go, because by now, you have too much money invested, and the certainty that the money is mere days away from being yours, at last.

According to the Secret Service, those foolish enough to go as asked, often never come back, or come back only after parting with nearly all their life's savings. Some are blackmailed, some jailed, some kidnapped - or worse. This is the extreme end of the spectrum. At the other end, a victim will perhaps stop somewhere along the way and say enough is enough, and back out. But the scam is clever, in that as you do spend money on it, the greater your investment to protect, and the more realistic it seems in your mind. But it is a scam. Who he works for, and why... and where the money is really going... is another story.
 

 

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The Secret Service calls this the 4-1-9 Fraud.

It is also known as the Nigerian Fraud

They are of the type known as Advance Fee Fraud,
 


Early Version of Scam Called  4-1-9 Fraud

Text (below) and the image (above) is from the SS Web site <http://www.secretservice.gov/financial_crimes.html#Nigerian>

The perpetrators of Advance Fee Fraud are often very creative and innovative. This fraud is called "4-1-9" fraud after the section of the Nigerian penal code that addresses fraud schemes. Nigerian nationals, purporting to be officials of their government or banking institutions, will fax or mail letters to individuals and businesses in the United States and other countries. 

The correspondence will inform the recipient that a reputable foreign company or individual is needed for the deposit of an overpayment on a procurement contract. The letter will claim that the Nigerian government overpaid anywhere from $10 to $60 million on these contracts. There is the perception that no one would enter such an obviously suspicious relationship; however, many victims have been enticed into believing they can share in such windfall profits. 

Individuals are asked to provide funds to cover various fees and for personal identifiers such as Social Security numbers, bank account numbers, and other similar data. Once this information is received, the victims find that they have lost large sums of money. It is hard to pinpoint how much has been lost in these scams since many victims do not report their losses to authorities due to fear or embarrassment. 

In response to this growing epidemic, the Secret Service established "Operation 4-1-9" to target Nigerian Advance Fee Fraud on an international basis. Indications are that losses attributed to Advance Fee Fraud are in the hundreds of millions of dollars annually. 

Agents on temporary assignment to the American Embassy in Lagos, Nigeria, in conjunction with the Regional Security Office, supplied information in the form of investigative leads to the Federal Investigation and Intelligence Bureau (FIIB) of the Nigerian National Police. This project was designed to provide Nigerian law enforcement officials with investigative
 leads to enable them to enforce their own jurisdictional violations. 

On July 2, 1996, officials of the FIIB, accompanied by Secret Service agents in an observer/advisor role, executed search warrants on 16 location in Lagos that resulted in the arrests of 43 Nigerian nationals. Evidence seized included telephones and facsimile machines, government and Central Bank of Nigeria letterhead, international business directories, scam letters, and addressed envelopes, and files containing correspondence from victims throughout the world. 

End of Secret Service Materail - My Material Follows




What To Do If Targeted by This Scam

If your receive such a scam, the Secret Service advises you ignore it, and that you report it to them for investigation. They even provide a special link at their Web site for reporting financial electronic fraud. However, as I have indicated in the main article texts herein, the Secret Service would seem to do nothing with such leads. One clue this is so is that 100% of my many attempts to use the form resulted in an Error message stating that the form was ëmisusedí and the report was refused by Agency. 

That is probably only because I am on their watch list. After all, I once warned them that Ross Perot was, while candidate for President, likely to be targeted by a select group. As with most crime fighters, the Secret Service has a one track mind. To them, anyone who reports a possible attack is immediately suspect as the person most likely to commit the crime (ignore the person or group reported upon.) Never mind that within a week, Ross retired from the race because of death threats which, as far as I was able to determine, came from the very group I had named. Secret Service will continue to watch me for the rest of my life.. GOOD!

You, on the other hand, will probably get further than I did. Trust them. After all, they are the duly authorized government body charged to protect you and us all from this crime. I sleep better at night, knowing that. Apparently, so does the CIA and Osama bin Laden.


Click here to report 4-1-9 scams 

<http://www.secretservice.gov/contact_ecb.html>

Also, let me know so I can keep a box score and update people in my newsletter. Ill send you a complementary copy of the newsletter for your trouble.

 


Scam Tied to Terrorism?

According to FBI and Secret Service agents I have spoken with, the scam has been seen as having potential ties to Osama bin Laden and other terrorists or terrorist organizations. This might not surprise anyone given that many of the names of the persons involved are often Islamic, and many of the banks and nations involved have large Islamic populations. But there is more to this notion than meets the eye.

Given that FBI and the Secret Service make such claims... we might presume them very interested after Sept. 11 in vigorously investigating and chasing down 4-1-9 fraud. But in fact, they do not. We know that the Secret Service has participated in at least one 'bust' in the 4-1-9 scam according to their own press. But that is old news - there being no new arrests in the many years since. It would seem they no longer have any interest in the matter.

Indeed, I have personally reported multiple instances of the scam, and it was made clear to me that neither FBI nor Secret Service is actually very interested in following leads. And when I say leads, I mean I've got phone numbers, fax numbers, email addresses, names, photographs, computer IP addresses (the exact computer on the Internet used to send the email), snail addresses (both street and PO box, foreign and domestic), and Web sites. No interest? We might well ask why. I have a theory.

update 06/05

Since writing this piece, I was SPAM attacked by several orders of magnitude over normal, with an increasingly larger and larger number of 411 scam spams involved. I'v probably gotten over 5 billion dollars in a week worth of offers. This, it seems was PART and PARCEL of my Web hijacking, as the firms involved in my hijacking are also involved with domain names associated with SPAM of this sort. For more details, go HERE.

SPAM is spelled C-I-A.


CIA May Be Involved

Let us take a look at the subtle clues that 4-1-9 may now (if not always) be a CIA scam to fund unauthorized covert operations. First, notice (above) that the SS arrests associated with 4-1-9 involved capturing of the entire hardware, software, and client list involved. That means that the entire intelligence community (SS is alleged to have worked closely with CIA, FBI, and other intelligence agencies in the matter) also had access to this information. Thus, CIA operatives would now likely have full understanding of and access to all procedures, tools, and resources needed to undertake such a scam for their own benefits, if desired.

Next, I wonder why it is that I have been singled out for an absurd quantity of ëhitsí by the scam. Almost immediately after reporting to FBI and SS on one instance of the scam, I was immediately beset by FOUR more variants of the scam in just a few days! Now, statistically, this should be highly improbable. Especially after I notified the scammers of who I was and that I was working with the SS and FBI (which I undertook only because neither FBI or SS seemed to really care.) So we can reasonably assume that my name would NOT be passed on as ëa good targetí from one scammer to another. Indeed, the scam cannot work if a target gets multiple hits, because it would immediately reveal itself as a scam.

No - it was almost as if I was targeted as a punitive measure. When I next went public on national radio with the message that this scam was out there, and mentioned my suspicions that it was related to both 9-11 and that it may be tied to CIA operations on behalf of Osama bin Laden, the volume of ëhitsí again rose dramatically. On this Web page find the texts of SIX such hits received in two business days (plus FIVE MORE NOT SHOWN. Two of those (not shown) were the SAME texts from the SAME person using yet a different email address but from the SAME computer! Examining the details of the six message headers indicate that almost all of the messages originated from the same computer (IP address) at almost exactly the same hour. That is, ONE PERSON KNOWINGLY SENT MULTIPLE SCAMS to me at the same time. This confirms that there is no intent whatsoever to target me as a potential victim, but merely as a harassment. Whoever did that had no fear whatsoever of the Secret Service - as if knowing they were protected, somehow.

Another curiosity has to do with who else is targeted by the scams. Naturally, Americans (only?) with a lot of money are targeted, but only the moderately wealthy. We might reasonably ask how would a scam artists in Africa know who the identity of these wealthy but not famous people - people with perhaps $500K to $5M in cash or other liquid financial resources. One answer is this: CIA has its own proprietary credit bureau. By this means, they know everything financial about everyone - even more than IRS databases would reflect. Further, the diversity of scam messages and styles are quite suitable to comparisons and applications according to psychological profiles of the intended victim. That is, a certain message content/style will appeal to a given victim more readily than another - and CIA is expert at the creation and use of psychological profiles. In fact, they invented it. The multitude of message text content and style itself suggests advance knowledge of the client's profile and particulars, which in turn implies CIA.

And yet another curiosity about who is targeted, is that persons representing and working for activist groups and other groups considered ëunfriendlyí to government seem to be targeted. It is as if they especially want to hurt or embarrass these persons and organizations. People like myself (spokesperson for NOILWAR!) and the head of group fighting for worker's rights, and a group trying to hold government agencies accountable for questionable handling of funds, have all been targeted in the same month! Curious that such a pattern exists - suggesting there is a motive other than making a quick buck. Such a motive might drive a black operation under CIA's control against political targets, but certainly not a purely criminal operation which could care less about politics. The usefulness of this observation is amplified when it is discovered that not one of these activist targets believes that 9-11 was about anything other than oil and war profits for the American power elite, using Osama bin Laden as a mercenary.

Only someone who knew they were safe from investigation would dare take such steps as to use the scam to harass, and/or as political weapon.  CIA is such a party safe from investigation. Only someone who had motives beyond profits would target political dissidents. CIA is such a party. Who else, but CIA fits all the criteria? Dirty tricks is, after all, one of their hallmarks. But we might well ask why would CIA be involved in such a scam in the first place?  Why would they want to bilk many millions of dollars (according to Secret Service) from American citizens? It has to do with unauthorized black ops undertaken by rogue Agency operatives.

Agency gets legitimate black ops funding through Congressional authorizations. While many claim (I do) that there is precious little oversight and accounting for exactly where the money goes (and often, how it is obtained), it is true that there is an accounting path. This path prohibits significant funding of really dark operations that are completely illegal and unauthorized. But one thing a good CIA agent knows is how to set up a front operation (phony business or organization) and use that to make money. They also know how to manipulate criminal elements and move in on criminal operations to make money. That is how most of the drug import and distribution operations in the United States (useful overview here) have come under CIA control. This is well documented, though disputed by a mainstream media controlled by means of CIA's Operation Mockingbird and similar.

One very dark CIA operation has to to with Osama bin Laden. As seen in the NOILWAR! page there is a clear link between Osama bin Laden and the CIA, and between the events of 911 and CIA. I call it DSST - Domestic State Sponsored Terrorism, a special kind of terrorism used by those in power to strengthen their grip on power. Hitler was perhaps the best known user of the methodology, in the Reichstag fire: Hitler's henchmen set fire tot he treasured German national library and blamed it on the terrorists of the day, the ëCommunists.í It not only gave Hitler a mandate to go after the Communists with a vengeance, but also a mandate to increase his grip over all aspects of government, including a crackdown on personal liberties and the racial/ethnic punishment of the Jews. Substitute Islam for Jews, and terrorists for communists, and there is no difference between the Reichstag fires and the WTC.

Which brings us to one more matter - that it is very convenient that in the bulk of these scams, an Islamic person or organization is involved. This is useful because if the victim makes a big stink and gets any press at all, the government can take the high road and say exactly what they told me - that they think it may be tied to terrorism. Of course, if anyone is smart enough to figure that out by themselves once they realize they have been victimized, they are likely NOT to come forward because it will make them seem foolish and perhaps even unpatriotic. Then, should it suit CIA's purpose, they will even be in a position to blackmail the victim for 'aiding terrorists' with unaccounted wire transfers - or even setting the victim up for arrests for same. This is one reason I am  very suspicious that political dissidents and activists have been targeted.

Again, if this seems incredulous, please take note of just one more coincidence. What do we call the tragedy of Sept. 11? We call it 9-1-1. What do they choose to call the scam? 4-1-9. The reason given seems innocent enough, but the similarities and mirroring in these numeric patterns is almost too ironic to be ignored as coincidental. Especially given that CIA is largely an occult organization that is in love with numbers and hidden meanings. The Bay of Pigs was originally Operation 40, which grew out of or had special relationships to Blackleaf 40 (a poison), Executive Order 40, the Council of 40, and a 40 year plan, and so forth. While this may be seen by some as stretching or reaching to make a point, those who study the intelligence community know better. There are generally few such coincidences which in the end turn out to be merely that. There is almost always more to it than meets the eye. For those who study numerics in the occult, both 911 and 419 are significant numbers representing Satanic traits and symbolism greatly appreciated by the secret societies from which CIA loves to recruit its members - such as Skull and Bones, of which the entire Bush Dynesty is member.


Eight Actual Scam Samples

What follows are Eight actual 914 scam emails, most of which were sent me on the SAME DAY within fourty-five minutes of each other - from the same computer (different email identities, but the same IP address.) In addition to these samples, I have received at least another half dozen different versions in the last month, alone (clearly harassments - not the traditional goal of a true crime syndicate (see CIA ties.) To date, I have had to turn down the opportunity of over $350 million dollars. If I wasn't so well off I probably wouldn't have considered such pocket change something I could pass up...
 

Notes on individual Scams:

SCAM ONE: The good Dr. was so anxious to reach me that he sent the same message twice - from two different email accounts from the same computer!

SCAM TWO: This Dr. has the identical style of the first (all caps, formal sound, use of Doctorate, order of presentation almost identical) It also shares the same email host with Scam One. But that should be no surprise since both of them, as well as Scam Five, all come from the same computer.

SCAM THREE: Of all the versions, this is the closets to matching the original 9-1-4 Scam definition provided by the Secret Service (diversion of contractor overpayments by government.)

SCAM FOUR: This one seeks to divert the holdings of a deceased American Engineer.

SCAM FIVE: The Barrister is apparently not alone in this matter. I received three identical letters from more than one such 'Barrister', all with the same exact pitch and address - but with DIFFERENT DOLLAR AMOUNTS for the exact same fortune. General Abacha was a genuine despot that really did exist and who really did have hundreds of millions of ill-gotten dollars. Apparently, in their need to cheat the system, they are also cheating one another! If that were not enough, Scam Seven is also regarding the fortune of the late General. How is it that every thief in the country out to get the general's money has decided I'm their best hope?

SCAM SIX: This one is a little different in a number of subtle ways (not Nigerian, per se., more personal, no criminal intent - instead a simple plea for help in making certain financial arrangements.)  In addition, it has a rather generic addressee - implying bulk mail, which is the means of imparting urgency (the first to respond gets the big bucks!)  Too bad I didn't read it earlier ~ I'm afraid I missed out...

SCAM SEVEN: See Scam Five - a variant of the General Abacha ploy.

SCAM EIGHT: Seeks to divert the holdings of an unnamed person who died aboard the crash of Egypt Air Flight 990. I've played with them on this one. In response, they provided a name of a 'crash victim' who is not on the passenger manifest. Questioned on this, they infer that there were reasons the victim was traveling under a false identity, and that this is part and parcel of how it will be so easy to get away with the money - the person used a LOT of false identities, and thus, there WILL BE NO OTHER RELATIVES claiming the funds. Lucky me!

Note the similarities almost universally reflected in the color coded texts: All from Nigeria or African resources; from officious personages; choosing you for vague reasons; and requiring secrecy; and urgency; involving intrigues; over large sums of money; which is trapped for 'catch 22' reasons; but which is available quickly and risk free with your help.
 
 
SCAM ONE:

UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC. UNION BANK HOUSE LAGOS-NIGERIA TELE/FAX 234-1-7595854 E-MAIL goddyuche1@desertmail.com

ATTN:SIR

I AM THE DIRECTOR OF BILLS AND EXCHANGE AT THE FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT OF UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC. I AM WRITING FOLLOWING THE IMPRESSIVE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU THROUGH ONE OF MY FRIENDS WHO RUNS A CONSULTANCY FIRM . HE ASSURED ME OF YOUR CAPABILITY AND RELIABILITY TO CHAMPION THIS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY.

IN MY DEPARTMENT WE DISCOVERED AN ABANDONED SUM OF US$20.5M ( TWENTY MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY) IN AN ACCOUNT THAT BELONGS TO ONE OF OUR FOREIGN CUSTOMERS WHO DIED ALONG WITH HIS ENTIRE FAMILY IN NOVEMBER 1998 IN A PLANE CRASH. 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 AS NEXT OF KIN OR RELATION TO THE DECEASED AS INDICATED IN OUR BANKING GUIDELINES.

UNFORTUNATELY WE LEARNT THAT ALL HIS SUPPOSED NEXT OF KIN OR RELATIONS DIED ALONG WITH HIM AT THE PLANE CRASH LEAVING NOBODY BEHIND FOR THE CLAIM. IT IS THEREFORE UPON THIS DISCOVERY THAT I AND OTHER OFFICIALS IN THE DEPARTMENT NOW DECIDED TO MAKE BUSINESS WITH YOU AND RELEASED THE MONEY TO YOU AS THE NEXT OF KIN OR RELATIONS OF THE DECEASED FOR SAFETY AND SUBSEQUENT DISBURSEMENT SINCE NOBODY IS COMING FOR IT AND WE DONíT WANT THIS MONEY TO GO DISBURSEMENT ACCOUNT AS UNCLAIMED BILL. THE BANKING LAW AND GUIDELINES HERE STIPULATED THAT IF SUCH MONEY REMAINED UNCLAIMED AFTER FOUR YEARS THE MONEY WILL BE TRANSFERRED INTO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ACCOUNT AS UNCLAIMED FUND. 

THE REQUEST OF A FOREIGNER AS NEXT OF KIN IN THIS BUSINESS IS OCCASIONED BY THE FACT THAT THE CUSTOMERS WAS A FOREIGNER AND A NIGERIAN CANNOT STAND AS NEXT OF KIN TO A FOREIGNER. WE AGREE THAT 30% OF THIS MONEY WILL BE FOR YOU AS FOREIGN PARTNER AND 10% FOR EXPENSES INCURRED DURING THE COURSE OF REMITTANCE. THEREAFTER TO THE PERCENTAGES INDICATED. THEREFORE TO ENABLE THE IMMEDIATE TRANSFER OF THE FUND TO YOU AS ARRANGED. YOU MUST APPLY FIRST TO THE BANK A RELATION OR NEXT OF KIN OF THE DECEASED INDICATING YOUR BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER AND LOCATION WHERE IN THE MONEY WILL BE REMITTED . 

UPON RECEIPT OF YOUR REPLY I WILL SEND TO YOU THE TEXT OF THE APPLICATION. AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE THIS LETTER, YOU SHOULD CONTACT ME AT ONCE THROUGH THE ABOVE STATED TELEFAX NUMBER ONLY AND INDICATE YOUR DIRECT AND CONFIDENTIAL TELEPHONE/FAX NUMBERS FOR THE EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION REQUIRED. TRUSTING TO HEAR FORM YOU IMMEDIATELY.

YOURS FAITHFULLY, 

 DR GODWIN UCHE DIRECTOR, UBN OF NIGERIA PLC.

SCAM TWO:

DR FRANKLIN EZEH NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION( N.N.P.C) PLOT 775, MCPHERSON CLOSE, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS, NIGERIA. PHONE;234-80-33062201/ FAX; 234-1-7594453 E-MAIL;franklinezeh@desertmail.com

DEAR SIR,

REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE: STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL

I AM DR FRANKLIN EZEH AN ACCOUNTANT IN THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (N.N.P.C.). I HEAD A SEVEN-MAN TENDERS BOARD IN CHARGE OF CONTRACT AWARDS AND PAYMENT APPROVALS. I CAME TO KNOW OF YOU IN MY SEARCH FOR A RELIABLE AND REPUTABLE PERSON TO HANDLE A VERY CONFIDENTIAL TRANSACTION WHICH INVOLVES THE TRANSFER OF A HUGE SUM OF MONEY TO A FOREIGN ACCOUNT.

THERE WERE SERIES OF CONTRACTS EXECUTED BY A CONSORTIUM OF MULTI-NATIONALS IN THE OIL INDUSTRY IN FAVOUR OF N.N.P.C. THE ORIGINAL VALUE OF THIS CONTRACTS WERE DELIBERATELY OVER INVOICED TO THE SUM OF USD $30,000,000.00 (THIRTY MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS).

THIS AMOUNT HAS NOW BEEN APPROVED AND IS NOW READY TO BE TRANSFERRED, BEING THAT THE COMPANIES THAT ACTUALLY EXECUTED THESE CONTRACTS HAVE BEEN FULLY PAID AND THE PROJECTS OFFICIALLY COMMISSIONED.

CONSEQUENTLY, MY COLLEAGUES AND I ARE WILLING TO TRANSFER THE TOTAL AMOUNT TO YOUR ACCOUNT FOR SUBSEQUENT DISBURSEMENT, SINCE WE CIVIL SERVANTS ARE PROHIBITED BY THE CODE OF CONDUCT BUREAU (CIVIL SERVICE LAW) FROM OPERATING AND/OR OPENING FOREIGN ACCOUNTS IN OUR NAMES. NEEDLESS TO SAY, THE TRUST REPOSED ON YOU AT THIS JUNCTURE IS ENORMOUS. IN RETURN, WE HAVE AGREED TO OFFER YOU 25% OF THE TRANSFERRED SUM, WHILE 10% SHALL BE SET ASIDE FOR INCIDENTAL EXPENSES (INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL) BETWEEN PARTIES IN THE COURSE OF THE TRANSACTION. YOU WILL BE MANDATED TO REMIT THE BALANCE TO OTHER ACCOUNTS IN DUE COURSE.

MODALITIES HAVE BEEN WORKED OUT AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA (C.B.N.) 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 RISK FREE.

TO ACCORD THIS TRANSACTION THE LEGALITY IT DESERVES AND FOR MUTUAL SECURITY OF THE FUNDS THE WHOLE APPROVAL PROCEDURES WILL BE OFFICIALLY AND LEGALLY PROCESSED WITH YOUR NAME OR THE NAME OF ANY COMPANY YOU MAY NOMINATE AS THE BONAFIDE BENEFICIARY.

ONCE MORE, I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT HAVING PUT IN OVER TEN YEARS IN THE CIVIL SERVICE OF MY COUNTRY, I AM AVERSE TO HAVING MY IMAGE AND CAREER DENTED. THIS MATTER SHOULD THEREFORE BE TREATED WITH THE UTMOST SECRECY AND URGENCY IT DESERVES.

KINDLY EXPEDITE ACTION AS WE ARE BEHIND SCHEDULE TO ENABLE US INCLUDE THIS TRANSFER IN THE FIRST BATCH WHICH WOULD CONSTITUTE THE LAST QUARTER PAYMENTS FOR THE 2002 FINANCIAL YEAR.

CONTACT ME THROUGH E-MAIL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

YOURS SINCERELY,

DR FRANKLIN EZEH

SCAM THREE:

PROPOSAL FOR PARTICIPATORY FINANCIAL TRANSACTION

I WOULD LIKE TO FIRSTLY SEND TO YOU THE BEST WISHES OF GOOD HEALTH AND SUCCESS IN YOUR PURSUITS PARTICULARLY THROUGH MY PROPOSAL AS CONTAINED IN THIS EMAIL.

BEFORE GOING INTO DETAILS OF MY PROPOSAL TO YOU, I MUST FIRST SOLICIT YOU TO TREAT IT WITH UTMOST CONFIDENTIALITY, AS THIS IS REQUIRED FOR ITS SUCCESS.
I GOT YOUR NAME AND E-MAIL ADDRESS, WHILE SURFING THE INTERNET FOR A RELIABLE AND TRUSTING PERSON.

WE ARE SENIOR OFFICIALS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA'S CONTRACTS REVIEW PANEL WHO ARE INTERESTED IN DIVERTING SOME FUNDS THAT ARE PRESENTLY FLOATING IN THE SUSPENCE ACCOUNT OF THE FEDERAL PAY OFFICE. IN ORDER TO COMMENCE THIS TRANSACTION, WE SOLICIT FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE TO ENABLE US TRANSFER INTO YOUR ACCOUNT THE SAID FLOATING FUNDS.WE ARE DETERMINED TO CONCLUDE THE TRANSFER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE .

THE SOURCE OF THE FUNDS ARE AS FOLLOWS: DURING THE LAST ABACHA MILITARY REGIME IN NIGERIA, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS SET UP COMPANIES AND AWARDED CONTRACTS TO THEIR OWN COMPANIES, THESE CONTRACTS WERE GROSSLY OVER-INVOICED IN VARIOUS MINISTRIES AND PARASTATALS. THE PRESENT OBASANJO GOVERNMENT SET UP CONTRACT REVIEW PANEL WHICH HAS THE MANDATE TO USE THE INSTRUMENTS OF PAYMENT MADE AVAILABLE TO IT BY THE DECREE SETTING UP THE PANEL,TO REVIEW THESE CONTRACTS AND IF NECESSARY PAY THOSE WHO ARE BEING OWED OUTSTANDING AMOUNTS.MY COLLEAGUES AND 

I HAVE IDENTIFIED QUITE A HUGE SUM OF THIS FUNDS WHICH ARE CURRENTLY FLOATING IN THE FEDERAL PAY OFFICE READY FOR DISBURSEMENT AND WOULD LIKE TO DIVERT SOME OF IT FOR OUR OWN PURPOSES. HOWEVER, BY VIRTUE OF OUR POSITION AS CIVIL; SERVANTS AND MEMBER OF THIS PANEL, WE CANNOT ACQUIRE THESE FUNDS IN OUR NAMES OR IN THE NAMES OF COMPANIES THAT ARE BASED IN NIGERIA. I HAVE THEREFORE BEEN MANDATED, AS A MATTER OF TRUST BY MY COLLEAGUES IN THE PANEL, TO LOOK FOR A RELIABLE OVERSEAS PARTNER INTO WHOSE ACCOUNT WE CAN TRANSFER THE SUM OF $30,000,000.00 [THIRTY MILLION,U.S DOLLARS]. THAT IS WHY AM SENDING YOU THIS EMAIL.

WE HAVE AGREED TO SHARE THE MONEY TO BE TRANSFERRED INTO YOUR ACCOUNT,IF YOU AGREE WITH OUR PROPOSITION AS FOLLOWS,

(a) 20% TO THE ACCOUNT OWNER (YOU)

(b) 70% FOR US (MY COLLEAGUES AND I)

(c) 10% TO BE USED IN SETTLING ALL EXPENSES (BY BOTH YOU AND US)

INCIDENTAL TO THE ACTUALIZATION OF THIS PROJECT.WE WISH TO INVEST OUR SHARE OF THE PROCEEDS OF THIS PROJECT IN FOREIGN STOCK MARKETS, PROPERTIES AND OTHER BUSINESS TILL WE ARE READY AND ABLE TO HAVE ACCESS TO THEM WITHOUT RAISING ANY EYEBROWS HERE AT HOME. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TRANSACTION IS 100% SAFE AND RISK FREE.WE TEND TO EFFECT THE TRANSFER WITHIN FOURTEEN WORKING DAYSFROM THE DAYS OF RECEIPT OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH MY E-MAIL ADDRESS. YOUR COMPANY'S NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE AND FAX NUMBERS, YOUR BANK'S NAME AND ADDRESS, PHONE/FAX NUMBERS, TELEX AND THE ACCOUNT NUMBER INTO WHICH THE FUNDS SHOULD BE PAID.THE ABOVE INFORMATION WILL ENABLE US WRITE LETTERS OF CLAIM AND JOB DESCRIPTION RESPECTIVELY.THIS WAY, WE WILL USE YOUR COMPANY'S NAME TO APPLY FOR THE PAYMENT AND BACKDATE THE AWARD OF THE CONTRACT TO YOUR COMPANY.

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO DOING THIS TRANSACTION WITH YOU AND WE SOLICIT YOUR UTMOST CONFIDENTIALITY IN THIS TRANSACTION.I WILL BRING YOU INTO A MORE DETAIL PICTURE OF THIS TRANSACTION WHEN I HEAR FROM YOU.

BEST REGARDS,

MR.PERKINS OVO.
 

SCAM FOUR:

UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC UNION BANK HOUSE APAPA, LAGOS.  ATT; WE HAVE 8 WORKING DAYS TO FINISH UP THIS TRANSACTION

DEAR SIR,

REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP. 

FIRST I MUST SOLICIT YOUR CONFIDENCE IN THIS TRANSACTION, THIS IS BY VIRTUE OF IT'S BEING VERY CONFIDENTIAL.

I AM DR. BEN MAXWELL, A DIRECTOR WITH THE UNION BANK OF NIGERIA (U.B.N) PLC LAGOS. I CAME TO KNOW OF YOU IN MY PRIVATE SEARCH FOR A RELIABLE AND REPUTABLE PERSON TO HANDLE THIS CONFIDENTIAL TRANSACTION WHICH INVOLVES THE TRANSFER OF A HUGE SUM OF MONEY TO A FOREIGN BANK ACCOUNT REQUIRING MAXIMUM CONFIDENCE.

THE PROPOSITION - AN AMERICAN, LATE ENGINEER KELVIN MICHAEL, AN OIL MERCHANT/CONTRACTOR WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA, UNTIL HIS DEATH THREE YEARS AGO IN A GHASTLY MOTOR ACCIDENT, BANKED WITH US HERE AT UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC, LAGOS, AND HAD A CLOSING BALANCE OF US$33.725M (THIRTY THREE MILLION, SEVEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS)WHICH THE BANK NOW UNQUESTIONABLY EXPECTS TO BE CLAIMED BY KELVIN'S NEXT OF-KIN OR ALTERNATIVELY BE DONATED TO A DISCREDITED TRUST FUND FOR ARMS AND AMMUNITION AT A MILITARY WAR COLLEGE HERE IN NIGERIA.

FERVENT EFFORTS BEING MADE BY THE UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC TO GET IN TOUCH WITH ANY OF THE MICHAEL'S FAMILY HAS PROVED ABORTIVE. IT IS BECAUSE OF THE PERCEIVED POSSIBILITY OF NOT BEING ABLE TO LOCATE LATE ENGINEER MICHAEL'S NEXT-OF-KIN (HE HAD NO WIFE OR CHILDREN) THAT THE MANAGEMENT UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF OUR CHAIRMAN AND MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, RETIRED MAJOR GEN. KALU IKE KALU, THAT AN ARRANGEMENT BE MADE FOR THE FUNDS TO BE DECLARED "UNCLAIMED" AND SUBSEQUENTLY BE DONATED TO THE TRUST FUND FOR ARMS AND AMMUNITION TO FURTHER ENHANCE THE CAUSE 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 ENGINEER MICHAEL'S SO THAT THE FUNDS USD$33.725M WOULD BE RELEASED AND PAID INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT AS THE NEXT-OF-KIN. 

ALL DOCUMENTS AND PROOFS TO ENABLE YOU GET THIS FUND WILL BE CAREFULLY WORKED OUT AND MORE SO WE ARE ASSURING YOU OF A HUNDRED PERCENT RISK-FREE INVOLVEMENT. YOU WILL GET A NEGOTIABLE PERCENTAGE OF THIS MONEY FOR ASSISTING US IN THIS DEAL. WE SHALL ALSO MAP OUT A PERCENTAGE OF THIS MONEY TO TAKE CARE OF INCIDENTAL EXPENSES THAT MAY ARISE IN THE COURSE OF THIS TRANSACTION, AS FOLLOWS: 60% FOR US, 30% YOU AND 10% FOR EXPENSES.

IF THIS PROPOSAL IS OKAY BY YOU AND ASSURE US THAT YOU WILL NOT TAKE UNDUE ADVANTAGE OF THE TRUST WE HOPE TO BESTOW ON YOU AND YOUR COMPANY, THEN KINDLY GET TO ME IMMEDIATELY.

FURNISHING ME WITH YOUR CONFIDENTIAL TELEPHONE, FAX NUMBER AND EXCLUSIVE BANKING COORDINATES SO THAT I CAN USE THESE INFORMATION TO APPLY FOR THE RELEASE AND SUBSEQUENT TRANSFER OF THE FUNDS IN YOUR FAVOUR. BUT IF YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED PLEASE KEEP IT ONFIDENTIAL. 

THANK YOU IN ANTICIPATION OF YOUR COOPERATION. 
YOURS FAITHFULLY,

DR. BEN MAXWELL

SCAM FIVE:

CONTRACT REVIEW PANEL, 10 ADEKUNLE STREET, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS-NIGERIA.

FROM THE DESK:BARRISTER MOMOH OSAGIE. ATTENTION:PRESIDENT/CEO.

First,I must solicit your strictest confidence in this transaction, this is by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and top secret.

I am the Legal adviser of the Contract Review Panel instituted by H. E. President Olusegun Obasanjo to probe/review all Contracts executed and payments made during the regime of late General Sani Abacha. I have been mandated by my colleagues on the Panel to seek your assistance in the transfer of the sum of US$31.5 Million into your Bank Account. As you may know, the late General Abacha and members of his government embezzled billions of dollars through spurious contracts and payments to foreigners between 1995 to 2000 and this is now the subject of probe by my Panel. In the course of our review, we have discovered this sum of $31.5 Million, which the former dictator could not transfer from the dedicated account of the Central Bank of Nigeria before his sudden death in June 1998. It is this amount that my Colleagues and I have decided to acquire for ourselves through your assistance. This assistance becomes crucial because we cannot acquire the funds in our names and as government officials we are not allowed to own or operate foreign bank accounts. We have thus developed a, fool proof, legal and totally risk free scheme through which the fund can be transferred to your nominated bank account within a very short time. The scheme is to use our position and influence on the Panel to represent you as a foreign Contractor beneficiary of the funds. We shall arrange all documentation to support this claim and get Approval for the transfer of the funds for your benefit on our behalf. The scheme is perfected to be 100% risk free and we are sure the funds can arrive your Account within 10-14 working days from when you agree to assist us. You should acknowledge the receipt of my mail through the above e-mail address so we can further discuss the modalities of your cooperation and negotiate the charge for the usage of your Account. You definitely have a lot to benefit from this transaction as we are prepared to give you between 20% of the total funds as soon as you secure it in your account. Please, endeavor to send me an e-mail indicating your interest as to enable me furnish you with my confidential telephone/ fax number through which we can communicate with you in confidence (in your response) as the need for secrecy is great to this transaction. We expect your urgent response.

Yours faithfully,

BARRISTER MOMOH OSAGIE  TEL/ +225 05 73 09 91

SCAM SIX:

Attn:The Managing Director/CEO.

Sir,

I am prince Bello Benjamin, the only surviving son of his royal highness , late King Joe Benjamin 11, the King of Katanga tribe in Eastern Congo Zaire now Democratic Republic of Congo DRC and the custodian of Katanga ancestral diamond fields. My father was murdered by UGANDAN soldiers because of his refusal to hand over our ancestral diamond fields to Ugandan Government to enable them raise money to prosecute war against the late President Kabila's government. During the war that led to my father and some of my family members death, our Palace guards managed to evacuate the rest of the family to Kinshasa and finally to Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. We came into Côte d'Ivoire with some valuables and documents covering the sum of $20 million United State Dollars deposited by my late father with a Security Vault Company in Côte d'Ivoire. Upon the confirmation of the deposit and obtaining of necessary documents with the agreement on condition of release, I prince Bello Benjamin de 3rd , solicit for your assistance to receive and accommodate this money in your bank account on my behalf. 1) You are required to source and supervise the investment of this money in any profit oriented venture of your choice in your country or else where . 2) Look for a palatial home for my resettlement in your country 3) Procure resident permit for me and my family in your country. 

If you are ready to assist me, I will give you 15% of the total sum and also take care of your expenses with 5% of the total sum . Kindly contact me immediately to enable us conclude this transaction as soon as possible because of the latest political development in my country Congo and the need for proper resettlement of my family.Note that I am sharing this business with you due to the trust and confidence I have in you and your ability to handle this volume of money. I am looking forward to hearing from you 

Best Regards

Prince Bello Benjamin

SCAM SEVEN:

Dear Sir,

I am contacting you on behalf of my family, and l strongly solicits your assistance in the name of the Almighty Allah. 

I presume my dad did business with your company, because l found your contact address in one of his personal files. I am Braimoh Abacha, the son of the late General Sani Abacha, a past Head of State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Since my father's death, my entire family has been under immense pressure from the present Government of Nigeria, to make available the funds in my father's possession. As a result of this, my family has lost over US$775,000,000.00, which my father left behind for his family. Immediately after my father's internment, my mother made numerous attempts to travel out of the country with the funds my father kept in his country home, but all her efforts were frustrated by the government of the day. This gave my mother a lot of psychological problems. As a result of these foiled attempts, l decided to tactically move some of the funds to a neighboring country: this l succeeded in doing without the knowledge of my country's Government

The funds are in a total amount of US $42,000,000.00, and sealed in trunk boxes. I have made arrangements with the Security Company where l lodged the trunk boxes as photographic printing materials, to help airlift the trunk boxes to my desire destination (your country). At the moment, I cannot travel out of the country, because my country's Government is holding on to my International Passport. It is in view of this, l have decided to solicit your assistance in the dispensing of these funds in your country. I would be sending somebody down, so that both of you can work on the process of dispensing the funds. Remuneration is open to negotiation. I appeal to you in the name of Almighty Allah, the beneficent and the merciful, to sincerely and honestly render us this assistance, l know you would wonder why l am not soliciting for assistance from well placed Nigerians, it's really sad. You see, all my late father's friends whom we have asked for assistance absconded with our money. This disgraceful act by Nigerians has made it neces-
sary for us to seek foreign assistance.Please, we implore you to treat this project with utmost confidentiality, as we would not want our family name in further trouble. Thank you for your anticipated assistance. Please, you can send your response to my lawyer Bello Osagie on his email: bello_osagie77@yahoo.co.uk 
And he will get back to you.

May Allah bless you. 

Yours faithfully, Braimoh Abacha.

SCAM EIGHT:

DEAR FRIEND

RE-BUSINESS PROPOSAL I wish this my proposal will not come to you as a surprise. I am Mr. JOHN KOFFI, a Regional Director with
a TRUST AND SECURITY COMPANY with regional Office in
Lome-Togo.

We had a foreign client (name with held) who deposited a huge sum of money (US$10.5million) with our Company. Eventually, this client was among the victims of EGYPT AIR BOEING 767 FLIGHT NO.990 that crashed on the 31-10-1999 in U.S.A but, since then we have not had any body coming for the claims as the next of kin. A sitaution I have monitored closely with my position in the Company.

Now, having monitored this deposit and managed it over the years before his death, and hence nobody has showed up as the next of kin for the past one year plus, I have removed the file to my private volt.

I now solicit for your assistance to present you as the next of kin as every other arrangement has being concluded by me and I am only waiting for a foreigner to enable me move the fund to his account.

This does not have any risk attached to it as all the internal documentations will be handled by me. I therefore request you to confirm your interest by a return message and I will furnish you with details.

Your interest will be negotiable before we commence the operation.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Regards

JOHN KOFFI

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