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Nigerian Money Scams

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by OMARNYCAKASW1, Jul 8, 2002.

  1. OMARNYCAKASW1

    OMARNYCAKASW1 12oz Senior Member

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    Nigerian Money Scams

    Discussion started by OMARNYCAKASW1 - Jul 8, 2002

    Haha who would fall for this scam.....
    I just got this email...

    if your looking for a funny take on these types of things
    theres a site where the scammer gets scammed

    http://buddyweiserman.com/index.html



    Dr. John Efetobor
    Treasury Controller
    Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.
    Fax:234.9.2721413


    Dear Sir,

    BUSINESS PROPOSAL.

    I am the Treasury Controller, Nigerian National Petroleum
    Corporation [NNPC] and a close associate of the immediate past Minister
    of Petroleum Resources.

    The Minister has mandated me to transfer the sum of US$88 millions
    Recovered from an over-invoiced contracts involving the Nigerian
    National Petroleum Corporation [NNPC] into several private account in
    Europe and United States. A total sum of US$73,700,000.00 has been
    transferred before the emergence of this present Civilian
    Administration, leaving the balance of US$14,300,000.00.

    I have made proper arrangement/documentation to transfer the balance
    Which is retained in a coded account of the NNPC with the Central Bank
    of Nigeria. We are soliciting that you help us to receive the fund in
    trust. We cannot complete this transaction smoothly without the
    participation of a foreign partner who would provide an account where
    the funds could be lodged. Since it is a contract payment, the funds
    must be remitted to a foreign account. The remittance of the funds
    requires little documentation that would be completed as soon as you
    provide us with a secured bank account where you may wish to receive the
    money.

    There is no risk involved on your part in this transaction since the
    Former Minister and I have covered this transaction with adequate
    contract and external credit documents from the beginning.

    What we require from you by fax or Email are viz:

    {i} Acceptance letter of this offer

    {ii} Your company name and confidential telephone and fax numbers

    {iii} Convincing Honesty, Trustworthiness and Willingness to abide by
    the requirements of this proposal paramount of which is CONFIDENTIALITY.

    We have agreed that you will retain 20% of the entire
    US$14,300,000.00 for your effort in this transaction, 70% for us
    partners here in Nigeria and the remaining 10% will be used for defrayal
    of incidental cost in the course of this transfer.

    Please reply urgently by e-mail or fax as we expect that the
    Transaction will not take more than ten working days. And please note
    that this transaction must be top secret.

    Best regards,


    Dr. J. O. Efetobor
    Treasury Controller
    NNPC
     
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    Vanity - Replied Jul 8, 2002

    heh, yeah...

    i heard that's how the al queda funs some of their stuff.
     
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    zen - Replied Jul 9, 2002

    i dont get it. they didnt ask for any bank numbers or anything...?
     
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  4. OMARNYCAKASW1

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    OMARNYCAKASW1 - Replied Jul 9, 2002

    of course nobody is that dumb they
    send you documents and contracts
    and snare you in and them when your ready
    they say they need $$ to bribe some official
    thats when the emails and calls stop...

    supposedly lots of people fall for this!
    read the link to the site which has background on the
    419 scams....
    i read alot of scam,fraud,virus and conspiracy stuff online
    just good fun while im at work.....
     
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    Ken E. Bus - Replied Jul 10, 2002

    I got three copies of this one in my inbox. And the funniest part is that I have no ads of kind on the net.

    FROM MARVIS KOSONGO
    TEL:225/05/65/07/85.

    Dear one,

    Permit me to inform you that after reading your add in
    the net. I became interested in disclosing every thing
    about myself to you. I am Single interested in long term
    relationship.

    I am the Daughter of late Dr MUSTAPHA KOSONGO, the
    former chief accountant to the Sierra-Leone gold coperation
    in kenama , who was assassinated by the RUF rebels during
    his visit to our village on April 6 2000.

    Unfortunately my mother died for hypertension three
    week later here in Abidjan and before then my mother
    has already advised me and my younger STANLEY KOSONGO to
    look for a foreign partner to transfer this fund and invest
    it abroad.

    I inherited a total sum of $18.5 million us dollars,
    from my late beloved father as the next of kin to my
    family.This money which is concealed in a metallic trunk
    box was deposited with a security company here in Abidjan
    under a special arrangements as deposited on behalf of a
    foreign partner containing African Arts for export.

    Now that we are in Abidjan and verified the deposit,
    we need your assistance to help us move this funds out
    for investment in your country as we can not invest here
    due to its nearness to our country and the war still going
    on there .we ask you to scout for a valuable and
    lucrative business , so that we can invest wisely.

    We have in mind to give you 10% of the total sum of US
    $18.5 million , and 5 % for any expenses which you
    will make in course of this transaction, fax messages,phone
    calls air tickets etc. By this mail you are now
    requested to arrange on how we can move the fund quick to
    your account in your country for investment.

    Awaiting for your urgent response or call as soon as
    possible.

    MISS MARVIS KOSONGO
     
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    OMARNYCAKASW1 - Replied Jul 23, 2002

    I jUST got This One...

    Dear Sir, ASSISTANCE REQUIRED FOR ACQUISITION OF ESTATES I write this to inform you of my desire to acquire estates or landed properties in your country on behalf of the Director of Contracts and Finance Allocation of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing in Nigeria. Considering his very strategic and influential position, he would want the transaction to be strictly confidential. He further wants his identity to remain undisclosed at least for now, until the completion of the transaction. Hence, our desire to have an overseas agent. I have therefore been directed to inquire if you would agree to act as our overseas agent in order to actualize this transaction. The deal, in brief, is that the funds with which we intend to effect our proposed investments in your country is presently in a coded account at the Nigeria Apex Bank (i.e. the Central Bank of Nigeria) and we need your assistance to transfer the funds to your country in a convenient bank account that will be provided by you before we can put the funds into use in your country. For this, you shall be considered to have executed a contract for the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing in Nigeria for which payment should be effected to you by the Ministry. The contract sum of which shall add up to US$26.4 Million, of which your share shall be 20% on your assent to the proposal. Sequel to the successful execution of this transaction,we hope to use our share of the proceeds to invest [with your assistance]in real estates in your country and elsewhere.Be assured that this transaction is totally risk-free and all procedures must be legitimate in order to facilitate its realization. If you are interested and capable of handling a transaction of this nature that entails absolute discretion and trustworthiness,please contact me promptly for further briefing on its actuation.You will have to furnish me with the following information for easy communication: Your personal fax number Your personal telephone number. Your swift response will be appreciated. Thank you in anticipation of your cooperation. Yours faithfully, PAUL EKPE.
     
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    sneak - Replied Jul 23, 2002

    how people could fall for this i just dont get:)
     
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    OMARNYCAKASW1 - Replied Jul 24, 2002

    TEL: 234-1-4801359
    FAX: 234-1-7593963


    Dear Omar,

    In furtherance to your response in which you indicated your positive disposition towards cooperating with us, I hereby convey the approvals of my colleague that I continue discussion with you on this our mutual beneficial project.In a nutshell, the company/person needed must be very reliable. The funds when released will be invested in your country over a period of time with your company's assistance. However, due to the sensitive nature of our positions in the Ministry, we do not want to be directly involved, but be rest assured that you would be directed accordingly. And I strictly advice that the transaction be kept between us only to avoid jeopardizing it. The funds would be released legally and necessary precautions have been taken to safe guide the intended beneficiary and us by following all the regulations of the government with regards to foreign payment.

    It is pertinent to note that you understand how we intend to make you or your company the legal beneficiary of the funds amounting to US$26.4 Million.

    We are government officials of my country who are about to commence a confidential transaction involving the transfer of funds that would greatly enhance our desire to carry out viable foreign investments. My colleagues and I are members of a Tender Board Committee of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing (FMWH) Lagos. Our duties include: Award, Evaluation and Review of Contracts. In 1996, my committee (TBC) awarded contracts of US$150 000 000 (One hundred and fifty million United States Dollars only) to a joint venture of SPEIBATIGNOLES and FOUGEROLLE, for an engineering, procurement, construction of high cost structures at Kaduna, Port Harcourt and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

    As it were, the actual contract sum was deliberately over-invoiced by us in the excess of US$26,400,000 (Twenty-Six Million Four Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only). The project was executed, commissioned and the contractors paid accordingly. My colleagues and I agreed amongst us and worked out modalities to transfer the over-invoiced sum of US$26. 4 Million to a viable foreign account for our personal use. However, by virtue of our position as Civil Servants, we are prohibited by the Conduct Bureau (Civil Service Laws) from opening or operating foreign accounts. Also as members of this committee we cannot acquire these funds with our names because since foreign companies executed the contracts, it is only a foreign firm that can lay claim to the funds. This was why we decided to look for a foreign partner who can act as the beneficiary of these funds.

    We have made perfect arrangements at the highest level for this US$26.4 Million to be legally and officially claimed by a foreign company, this is where we require your assistance. We have also resolved that as long as you act as the sole beneficiary of the funds, the following will be the mode of disbursement: 20% for beneficiary i.e. account owner, and 75% for us and 5% will be set aside to upset all incurred bills during the process of this transaction by this i mean power runing calls, phone, and fax. Our assurance is that your role is TOTALLY RISK FREE but our only fear is the confidentiality of this business from your end and we expect you to have complete control of the company as well as the bank account, which you intend to use for this transaction (Area of specialization of the company will not be important).

    All modalities have been worked out and the necessary machinery put in place with the officials of the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to effect this payment within the shortest possible time (10-14 days). In order to lay claim to these funds of US$26. 4 Million by your company and front you/your company as the beneficiary of the funds, my committee intends to use a government parastatal or establishment to award a formality contract in favor of your company from the ministry which the contracts were awarded and executed. This is because the release of the funds to your account must be done in such a way that it looks like an actual contract payment to your company. For this purpose we will incorporate your company and register you as a contractor with the Board of Foreign Contractors and also pay tax for your company for at least three years here. We would also by virtue of our official position secure for your company the necessary back up documents that will facilitate the release/transfer of the funds to you as the beneficiary. We would also make an official recommendation to the Federal Ministry of Finance and CBN to approve release of the US$26.4 Million to you as the beneficiary.

    The information on the attached Letter Head Specimen should be retyped or transcribed into your company letter headed paper duly stamped and signed by you and sent back to us immediately by fax. This we shall use to make the application and recommendation for payment on behalf of your company into your nominated bank account. This information would enable us, initiate preliminary application and payment process at the Federal Ministry of Finance and Central Bank of Nigeria.

    Once the Federal Ministry of Finance approves the application and recommendation for payment, we would then be sure of the fund release. As from this stage you would have to deal directly with the Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF) to know when the contract payment will be released to you.

    After the release of the funds to you, we will arrange to meet you immediately in your country or any place of your choice to collect our share of 70%, which we intend to use for investment in your country based on your assistance as well. We would at this juncture, emphasize the fact that this transaction is of UTMOST CONFIDENTIALITY, considering it's nature. I hope you will not betray the confidence reposed in you and you may need to give me sufficient assurance that you are okay with your share of the money and that you will not sit on the money when it is finally released to you, though we have taken steps to avoid this.

    I will be waiting for you to get to me immediately via fax furnishing me with the document requested above so that we can conclude the first part of this business transaction which is the release of the funds to you based on your assistance and cooperation. We are relying on your honesty and trust while hoping that this will be the beginning of a wonderful and fulfilling business relationship between us.

    Thanking you for your anticipated cooperation.

    Best Regards,
    PAUL EKPE.

    Quickly transcribe this specimen letter on your company's letterhead paper so that we
    can commence the process immediately. (That is retype this letter below on your
    company's letterhead paper)and fax it to me.

    LETTER HEAD SPECIMEN

    THE DIRECTOR GENERAL
    FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT
    FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE(FMF)
    FEDERAL SECRETARIAT,IKOYI
    LAGOS.

    SIR,

    RE-CONTRACT NO FMW/H/MTSH/FDS/96.

    WE WISH TO APPLY THROUGH YOUR OFFICE FOR THE PAYMENT OF
    (TWENTY SIX MILLION FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES
    DOLLARS)BEING THE FINAL PAYMENT DUE TO US IN RESPECT OF THE
    ABOVE CONTRACT.

    KINDLY REMIT THE SUM OF US$26,400,000.00 IN FAVOUR OF OUR
    UNDERMENTIONED COMPANY.

    COMPANY NAME..........................
    ADDRESS...............................
    TEL NO................................
    FAX NO................................
    EMAIL.................................
    BANK NAME.............................
    BANK ADDRESS..........................
    ACCOUNT NO............................
    SWIFT CODE............................
    BENEFICIARY...........................
    BANK TEL/FAX NO.......................

    YOURS FAITHFULLY,

    ................
    SIGN & STAMP
     
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    OMARNYCAKASW1 - Replied Jul 29, 2002

    DEAR OMAR,

    HOW DO YOU DO?

    WE HAVE BECOME APPREHENSIVE AS WE HAVE NOT HEARD FROM YOU.WHAT IS HAPPENING?ARE YOU JOINING INTO THIS FOR OUR MUTUAL BENEFIT OR DO WE GO AHEAD AND SEARCH FOR SOMEONE ELSE AS WE HAVE TO MOVE ON.

    WE ARE CONFIDENT IN OUR TRANSACTION AND HAVE GIVEN YOU ALL ASSURANCES.

    YOU HAVE MY PHONE NO.CALL ME AND FAX DOWN THE CONCERNED INFORMATION.NO VENTURE NO SUCCESS.WARMEST REGARDS FROM THE OTHER PARTNERS WHILE WE ALL WAIT PATIENTLY FOR YOU.BUT REMEMBER THIS IS A ONCE IN S LIFE TIME OPPORTUNITY AND THE FAVOURABLE CIRCUMSTANCES NOW MAY NOT ALWAYS BE THERE.WE MUST MOVE ON AS WE KNOW POSTERITY WILL NOT FORGIVE US TO DO OTHERWISE.

    BEST REGARDS,

    PAUL EKPE.

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    ctrl+alt+del - Replied Jul 29, 2002

    too many woords :( eyes hurt. too much 12oz.
     
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    CONTWO - Replied Jul 30, 2002

    cant scam me,i dont take nigerian money
     
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    socrates - Replied Jul 30, 2002

    Can't scam me. I don't have enough money to have a bank account
     
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    dahighlifdhl - Replied Jul 30, 2002

    ^ its funny cause its true
     
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    OMARNYCAKASW1 - Replied Jul 30, 2002

    DEAR OMAR,

    GOOD DAY AND HOW ARE YOU?

    I WOULD APPRECIATE IF YOU CAN CALL ME OR GIVE ME A NUMBER ON WHICH I CAN REACH YOU.MY NO. ONCE AGAIN IS 234-1-4801359.YOU CAN ALL ME ANYTIME AND I WILL BE AVAILABLE TO YOU.

    I WILL SEND YOU MY ID SOONEST AS SOON AS WE GET STARTED BUT I WAS ALSO THINKING THAT WE EXCHANGE PAGES OF OUR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORTS AND DRIVER'S LICENCE FOR PROPER IDENTIFICATION.

    REGARDS TO YOUR FAMILY AS I HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOONEST.I THINK VERBAL COMMUNICATION WILL HELP THIS TRANSACTION A GREAT DEAL AS QUESTIONS CAN BE ASKED AND ANSWERED RIGHT AWAY.

    BEST REGARDS,

    PAUL EKPE.
     
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    OMARNYCAKASW1 - Replied Oct 12, 2002

    HERES A NEW ONE I JUST GOT TODAY,,
    DAMM I MUST BE WORLD FAMOUS???

    Bulawayo, REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE

    Dear friend,

    This is a proposal in context but actually an appeal soliciting for your
    unreserved involvement in consummating an urgent transaction requiring
    maximum confidence.Though this approach appears desperate, I can assure
    you that whatever questions you would need to ask or any other thing you
    will need to know regarding this proposal will be adequately answered to
    give you a clearer understanding of it, so as to arrive at a successful
    conclusion.

    My name is Mr. JOSEPH OKITA, Chief Credit Officer (CCO), Standard
    Chartered Bank Bulawayo, ZIMBABWE. On December 6, 1999, a Foreign
    consultant/contractor with the ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission, Mr Thierry
    COSBAN, made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months,
    valued at US$30,000,000.00, (Thirty Million, United States Dollars) in
    my branch. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his
    forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, I sent a reminder
    and finally we discovered from his contract employers, the ZIMBABWE
    Electoral Commission , that Mr. Cosban died from an automobile accident
    . On further investigation, I found out that he died without making a
    WILL, and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless. I
    therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Cosban did
    not declare any next of kin or relations in all his official documents,
    including his Bank Deposit paperwork in our Bank. I have carefully moved
    out these funds (US$30million) from our bank as sundry funds to an
    offshore Deposit Company in the European Union.

    From past experiences, I know that no one will ever come forward to
    claim the deceased funds. According to ZIMBABWEAN Law, at the expiration
    of 5 (five) years, the funds will be Unclaimable and revert to the
    ownership of the ZIMBABWEAN Government if nobody applies to claim the
    fund. In order to avert this negative development, I in conjunction with
    the Chief Operating Officer in the bank now seek your permission to
    allow a WILL to be made up with you as the beneficiary of Mr.
    Cosban’ deposit. The (US$30million) would be released to you as
    the new owner (on behalf of me and the C.O.O.). Consequently, I will
    present you as the owner of the funds to the Security Deposit Company so
    you can be able to claim them after the will must have been accepted to
    probate with the help of an attorney. The money will then be released to
    your custody by the Security company ,for us to share at a working and
    agreeable ratio. If you are interested, please reply immediately via my
    email address. Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more
    details for further explanation that will help you understand the
    transaction.

    No doubt this proposal will make you apprehensive, please we implore you
    to observe utmost confidentiality and positive disposition to enable us
    conclude this transaction in a timely and professional manner. Awaiting
    your urgent reply via my email.

    Yours sincerely,.

    Mr. JOSEPH OKITA.
    Chief Credit Officer (CCO)
    Standard Chartered Bank
    Bulawayo ZIMBABWE
     
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