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Old 06-19-2002, 01:05 PM
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That has been a scam for years. They used to snail mail those letters. Now, it's cheaper for them to do so in email:-) They used to target business owners, etc. Still do, but most people don't fall for it. I can't imagine who would. Someone must have at some point, or they'd not have been doing this for so many years.
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Old 06-19-2002, 03:55 PM
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I got one today from ENGR. SYLVESTER ADAMSON

The question I have is - How are these scammers making money?
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Before computers and email, these things were sent by Fax. We used to get them all the time.

Now we get them quite often by E-mail. My friends do too.
Here's the one I got today:


STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL

FROM: ENGR. SYLVESTER ADAMSON
LAGOS-NIGERIA.
EMAIL: [email protected]

REQUEST FOR BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP.

Compliment of the season, I hope this message will reach you in the best of health and receive your prompt attention, even as we have not had any previous correspondence before.

However, kindly reach me immediately for details should you agree to its contents. I am a principal accountant and the Chairman of the Federal Tenders Board Committee to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) this message is to solicit for your kindness in assisting me to transfer some amount of fund from my country to your country. The total amount of fund is US$22.5Million (twenty-two million, five hundred thousand United States Dollars). Which resulted from various contracts awarded by my ministry to some foreign firms in which the contract bills were slightly inflated by us members of the Tenders Board Committee with the sole aim of having the excess fund for our subsequent use.

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ENGR. SYLVESTER ADAMSON
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Old 06-19-2002, 09:17 PM
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I got one too. I went to a few scam reporting websites and forwarded the information on. I hope nobody is stupid enough to actually send their bank info to this guy.
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Old 06-19-2002, 10:47 PM
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Jim,

They make money when someone gives them their bank account number. Instead of depositing the money, they take your money instead.
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Old 07-02-2002, 01:51 PM
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Dear Sir,

"SOLICITING FOR AN ASSISTANCE"

I am the son of the late President of the Federal
Republic of Zaire, President Mobutu Sese Seko,{now
Republic of Congo, under the leadership of the son of
Mr. Laurent Kabila}. I presume you are aware there is
a financial dispute between my family {THE MOBUTU}and
the present civilian Government. This is based on what
they believe as bad and corrupt government on my
father's part. May his soul rest in peace.

Presently, we cannot do business where
we are seeking for asylum due to our refugee status,
and many countries of the world because of the new
friendly relationship between the present government
and the western world. As you might have heard, a lot
of my father's bank account in Switzerland and North
America have since been frozen.

Following the above mentioned reasons, I am soliciting
for your humble and confidential assistance to take
custody of Twenty Five Million, Five Hundred
Thousand United States Dollars {US$25,500,000.00}, also
to front for me in the areas of business you desire
profitable. This sum of US$25.5M, has secretly been
deposited into a confidential Security Company where
it can easily be withdrawn or paid to a recommended
beneficiary. The funds will be released to you by the
Security Company based on my recommendations. On
this note, you will be presented as my partner who
will be fronting for me and my family in any
subsequent ventures.

If this proposal satisfies you, do response as soon as possible.
Thank you and God bless.

Yours Faithfully,

Edward Mobutu.
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Old 07-02-2002, 01:52 PM
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Dear friend,

I am Mrs. Sese-seko widow of late President Mobutu
Sese-seko of Zaire, now known as Democratic Republic
of Congo (DRC). I am moved to write you this
letter. This was in confidence considering my present
circumstance and situation. I escaped along with my
husband and two of our sons Charles and Basher out of
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to Abidjan, Cote
d'ivoire where my family and I settled, while we later
moved to settled in Morroco where my husband later
died of cancer disease.

However, due to this situation we decided to change
most of my husband's billions of dollars deposited in
Swiss bank and other countries into other forms of
money coded for safe purpose because the new head of
state of (Dr) Mr Laurent Kabila has made arrangement
with the Swiss government and other European countries
to freeze all my late husband's treasures deposited in
some european countries. Hence, my children and I
decided laying low in Ivvoneto study the situation
till when things gets better. Like now that
president Kabila is dead and the son taking over
(Joseph Kabila). One of my late husband's chateaux in
Southern France was confiscated by the french
government, and as such I had to change my identity so
that my investment will not be traced and confiscated.

I have deposited the sum Eighteen Million United State
Dollars (US$18,000,000,00.) With a security company
for safe keeping. What I want you to do is to indicate
your interest that you can assist us in receiving the
money on our behalf, so that I can introduce you to my
son (Charles) who has the out modalities for the claim
of the said funds. I want you to assist in investing
this money, but I will not want my identity revealed.
I will also want to acquire real/landed properties and
stock in multi-national companies and to engage in
other safe and non-speculative investments as advise
by your good self.

May I at this point emphasize the high level of
confidentiality, which this upcoming project demands,
and hope you will not betray the trust and
confidence, which I repose in you.In conclusion, if
you want to assist us, my son (Charles) shall divulge
to
you all briefs regarding this project, tell you where
the funds are currently being maintained and also
discuss remuneration for your services.For this reason
kindly furnish us your contact information,that is
your personal telephone and fax number for validation
purpose and acknowledge receipt of this mail using the
above email address.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs. Mariam M. Seseseko.
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Old 07-02-2002, 08:28 PM
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These letters, e-mails, fed express's etc., have been going on for years. They are know as the "Nigerians". And believe it or not, many people get duped into these frauds and wire tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars to there country every year. Since its is in a foreign country, the FBI/Secret Service can not do a thing to get the bastards, or stop the wires once they are out of US. BEEEEEE Careful. Remember, "If it sounds to good too be true, it probably is".
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Default Wow!!!!! $70 million "refaced by a chemist"

Attn:THE PRESIDENT/CEO,


-------- CONFIDENTIAL PROPOSAL ----------



Dear Sir,

My name is HARUNA WAGO, a Solicitor/Notary public,
and very active in the legal practice in Nigeria. I am
also a lawyer to the late President, General Sanni
Abacha. Now General Abacha is dead, and Mohammed the
first son is facing a lot of persecution due to his
involvement in anti pro democracy activities during
the rule of his late father. Also there are alleged
fraud activities that Mohammed has been linked to with
the father and, the government of today is after the
family to recover everything. They have claimed all
the family’s wealth and I am making this contact on
behalf of Mrs. Mariam Abacha, the wife, not
minding the consequences, but hoping that you would
understand our predicament hence the need for your
urgent assistance and co-operation.
My aim of contacting you is to crave your indulgence
to assist us in securing some funds, abroad for safe
keeping which incidentally is part of the family
wealth. Fortunately with my immediate assistance, and
contact, we were able to deposit the money in a
security vault abroad pending when the whole situation
will be calm. However, this security company does not
have any knowledge of the content of the deposit,
because it was machine packed in trunkboxes said to
contain sentitive photographic materials. But owing
the great risk we run presently due the new Democratic
government’s initiative to freeze and recover all
moneys supposedly misappropriated by the late
President, we wish to relocate this fund in a
foreigner’s name to avoid any trace. Now that we are
in a democratic government, this is our opportunity to
remove the money, and we are willing to offer you 15%
of the funds after the transaction for
your co-operation.

Note that this money was defaced for security reasons
and will be refaced by a chemist as soon all
arrangements are concluded by both of us. The amount
involve is $70Million (seventy million dollars)
All I need from you is an assurance that you can
handle the amount involved comfortably and that I can
also trust you with this very arrangement. Be rest
assured that there is no risk involved since I have
taken care of everything. I want you to immediately
inform me of your willingness in assisting and
co-operating with us, so that I can send you full
details of this transaction and let us make
arrangement for a meeting and discuss at length on how
to transfer/invest this funds. Also furnish me with
your private e-mail address, Tel/Fax Numbers
(Private) for a personal contact with you. Finally, I
am trusting on your full understanding on this, hoping
that there will be absolute confidentiality.
Awaiting with interest your response and hoping to
develop good business relationship with you.


Yourssincerely,
HARUNA WAGO
ALTERNATIVE EMAIL ADDRESS([email protected])

NB: PLEASE THINK ABOUT WHAT KIND OF INVESTMENT YOU
WILL ADVISE OR YOU INTEND TO MANAGE THE FUNDS WITH.
ALL I NEED IS TRUST AND YOUR ASSURANCE THAT THIS MONEY
WILL BE SAFE IN YOUR HANDS. I HAVE MADE ARRANGEMENT
FOR LOAN TO OFFSETT THE MAJOR FINANCIAL MATTERS THAT WILL
BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS PROJECT. HOPING TO HEAR
FROM YOU IMMEDIATELY. THANKS.
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This one might be legit..Did you notice that the guy is a Solicitor/Notary Public AND is very ative in the legal practice??

Machine packed in trunkboxes.....pretty smart I think...

Let us know when you get your cut of the $70 milion..
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