Engr. Gideon Aghogho, Contract Review

It’s the old over-invoiced account scam. A government official claims to have found extra money “floating” in a forgotten bank account with no one to claim it. If you would just assist in the transfer, you can have a cut. Sound too good to be true? That’s because it is. You’ll discover that there are “fees” and “transfer taxes” to be paid, and once the scammer has your money in his pockets you’ll never hear from him again.

Reply-To: agh@jmail.co.za
From: “Gideon Aghogho” gideona2005@hotmail.com
Subject: I need your reply on this issue
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2005 15:41:37 +0000

FROM THE DESK OF ENGR.GIDEON AGHOGHO
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA CONTRACTS REVIEW PANEL
FEDERAL SECRETARIAT COMPLEX (ANNEX)
LAGOS – NIGERIA

ENGR. GIDEON AGHOGHO.
E-MAIL: aghogho2005@walla.com

REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP.

Let me introduce myself to you, I am Engr Gideon Aghogho, I am currently a member of the Federal Government Contract Review Panel. I have been mandated by my colleagues in the panel to seek for a reliable partner to work with us in this our pending project. Anyway I got your contact information through my tedious search in the internet and I decided to write you immediately, I hope to hear back from you as soon as possible.

We are top officials of the Federal Government Contract Review Panel who are interested in importation of goods into our country with funds which are presently trapped in Nigeria. In order to commence this business, we solicit your assistance to enable us transfer into your account the said trapped funds. The source of this funds is as follows: During the immediate past military regime here in Nigeria, government officials set up companies and awarded themselve contracts which were grossly over invoiced in various ministries. The present democratic government set up a Contract Review Panel to look into these contracts as well as those awarded to contractors, for which payment has not been made. In the course of doing this, we identified a lot of inflated funds presently floating in the Central Bank of Nigeria and ready for payment. However, by virtue of our position as civil servants and members of this panel, we cannot acquire this money in our names. I have therefore been delegated as a matter of trust by my colleagues of the panel to look for an overseas partner into whose account we would transfer the sum of US$11,000,000.00 (Eleven Million U.S. Dollars). Hence my writing you to solicit your partnership in this transaction.

We have agreed to share the money thus:

1. 15% for the Account owner (you).

2. 75% for us (The Officials).

3. 10% to be set aside in settling all foreign expenses (by you) and local expenses (by us) incidental to the actualisation of this project.

As a token of our gratitude, as soon as you confirm the arrival of the funds in your Account, we shall arrange for you the equivalent of 500,000 barrels of Automotive Gasoline Oil (AGO), for spotlifting at a price less than the prevailing market value per barrel. We wish to commence the importation business from our 75% share of the proceeds from the project. Please, note that this transaction is 100% safe,and we intend to effect the transfer within 10-14 banking days from the date of receipt of the following information from you via Email:

1) Your Full name.

2) Company’s name and address.

3) Confidential telephone and fax number.

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 re-award the contract to your company. I hope you will look favourably on this proposal as I solicit your confidentiality in this transaction. Please acknowledge the receipt of this letter email. I will bring you into the complete picture of this pending project when I hear from you.

Yours faithfully

ENGR. Gideon Aghogho.
REPLY HERE: (aghogho2005@walla.com)

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United Nations AIDS Scam

Together we can save the world! So says “Mr. Kohn Micheal Bloombery” who claims to be from the United Nations. But what’s more likely is that together you can help transfer some of your money into Mr. Bloombery’s pockets through this charitable scam — a version of the standard advance fee fraud.

From: “United nations Organisations” unhumanitariandept@msn.com
Subject: Help and Benefit $240,000.00 Annually FRom UN
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 01:00:23 +0000

Fight Against AIDS

Dear sir,

The United Nation has bestowed upon you a very great honuor, by contacting you personally on a recent development to award humanitarian certificate/funds to those patriotic citizens of the world who will join us in this great campaign against AIDS . We are very much aware as a great organization that perfection is never achieved but endlessly pursued. In the hope to catch a glimmering idea of perfection in combating AIDS, the United Nations(UNO) has decided to use this medium to search for reliable individual with indisputable and distinctive records.

You are been contacted by MR. Kohn Micheal Bloombery of the united nation (AIDS SECTION). It’s actually a few days to the end of 2005 and the UN had delibrated and came to a conclusive date on when to disburse over a billion dollars to humanitarian services inculding the fight against AIDS to NON- GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (N.G.Os) all over the world especailly the recent TSUNAMI victims. But considering the lastest out come of an investigation carried out by the UNOG, it was allegedly discovered that alot of this N.G.Os that benefited from the previous funds alocation,diverted this funds into other activities. In accordance to the above reason, the plan to give the next allocation to them has been changed. The UNO in consultative status with ECOSOC is now looking for individual(s) that are trustworthy enough to take their place. Even those other N.G.Os that where excluded from the investigation has been spotted out to have enormous potentials for ferreting out malfeasance to suit their own plans thereby enriching or cooking their personally financial books which is completely against our ethics.

Regarding the enormous pressure on the UNO’s reputation, her goal to reach 2million affected AIDs patient before the end of 2005 and then considering her present situation with unfaithful soliders, the UNO has put together a seminar. You have been choosen by the United Nations to attend a seminar where you will be lectured on the intricacy of the campaign. immediately after the seminar, you will be instantly paid $20,000(USD). This is to encourage your good intentions of wanting to be a part of this campaign , Register with us now, so we can have enough time compile the list. You will be grouped and 9.1billion Euros will be disbursed among the groups for a start. If you fall into the category there you are just an individual, you will be between 1million-10million Euros for a start. You will be trusted with the said amount and if properly spent and maxium result is acheived, you will move to the next level and continue to move up the ladder as long as your record remains clean until you can be registered as an N.G.O. You will at that stage be awarded over 8millionEuros .

If you are interested, please send us a fax on 44-87-1247-2923 with a copy of your international passport,tel/fax nos. You can also send us email on: uno@london.com

You will also need to register with us immediately. If chosen, your benefits are as stated below.

1, You will be paid $20,000.00 monthly.

2, All hospital bills incurred by you and your immediate family will be covered within working period with the UNO.

3, Scholarships for your kids if any.

4, Diligent workers with clean records will be given $50,000.00 at the end of every 12month excluding monthly salary.

If you are interested, respond immediately to this proposal and register with us. we are only interested in compassionate citizen(s) that are genuinely ready to help AIDs victims not those who are only interested in the funds the job has to offer.

A quote from Mr. Sergei Ordzhonikidze (THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF UNOG) states that “It is a privilege for me to head the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). As the international community faces a new constellation of threats and challenges, the need for a strong and determined United Nations has never been greater. No one country or one institution, can effectively address such an unprecedented range and complexity of challenges. These challenges call for inclusive partnerships with all stakeholders-Governments, international organizations, civil society and the business community”. Join us! TOGETHER WE CAN SAVE THE WORLD.

Mr. Kohn Micheal Bloombery
Humanitarian Services

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Treasurer to Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Millionaires caught in political conflicts often appear in advance fee fraud messages, and this is a familiar example. A Russian millionaire has had his cash impounded by a corrupt government, and if you will just help to get it out of the country you can have a big cut. Too bad it’s all a web of lies spun by a scammer trying to enrich himself with some of your cash.

Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2005 08:26:27 +0900
From: ALEXEI BORIS alexboriss@walla.com
Reply-To: alexboris@walla.com
Subject: Alexei Boris

I am Mr. Alexei Boris a personal treasurer to Mikhail Khodorkovsky the Richest man in Russia and owner of the following companies: Chairman CEO: YUKOS OIL (Russian Largest Oil Company) Chairman CEO: Menatep SBP Bank (A well reputable financial institution with its Branches all over the world)

SOURCE OF FUNDS: I have a profiling amount in an excess of US$100M, which I seek your Partnership in accommodating for me. You will be rewarded with 2% of The total sum for your partnership. Can you be my partner on this?

INTRODUCTION OF MYSELF: As a treasurer to him, authority was handed over to me in transferring of money of an American oil merchant for his last oil deal with my boss Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Already the funds have left the shore of Russia to an European private Bank where the final crediting is expected to be carried out. While I was on the process, My Boss got arrested for his involvement in politics by financing the leading and opposing political parties (the Union of Right Forces,Led by Boris Nemtsov, and Yabloko, a liberal/social democratic party Led by Gregor Yavlinsky) which poses treat to President Vladimir Putin Second Tenure as Russian president.

You can catch more of the story on this Websites:

http://newsfromrussia.com/main/2003/11/13/51215.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4459395.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4482203.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4595289.stm

YOUR ROLE: All I need from you is to stand as the beneficiary of the Above quoted Sum and I will re-profile the funds with your name, which will enable The European bank transfer the sum to you. I have decided to use this Sum to relocate to American continent and never to be connected to any Of Mikhail Khodorkovsky conglomerates. As soon as I confirm your readiness to conclude the transaction with me, I Will provide you with the details.

PLEASE SEND ME YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR EASY AND EFFICIENT COMMUNICATION

Regards,

Mr. Alexei Boris

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Fatima Ali, Wealthy Widow of Benin

The names change but the scam script stays the same. “Fatima Ali” is dying of cancer and wants your help to give away her fortune to charity. You will be handsomely compensated for this service. Of course there really is no fortune and no “Fatima Ali.” There’s only a scammer spinning a story to try to get you on the hook so he can pick your pocket.

Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 02:43:23 +0100 (BST)
From: FATIMA ALI fati_ali2005@yahoo.co.uk
Subject: PLEASE GET BACK TO ME

My Dear Friend

I crave your indulgence at this mail coming from somebody you have not know before. I decided to do this after praying over the situation. You should please consider the transaction on its content and not the fact that you have not known me before. I nee d not dwell on how I came by your contact information because there are many such possibilities these days. I would like to introduce myself as Mrs. Fatima Ali, of Repulic of Benin, widow to Late Mr. Usman Ali (fomer Consular of the Benin Embassy in Madrid, Spain). I have been recently been daigonosed of Cancer of the Pelvics. I am writing from my sick bed. There is this US$9.8Million my husband has in an account with the Financial Bank, Benin of which I am the next of kin. With my health condition and because my husband and I have no children, I am looking for a credible person to whom I will pass the righ t of next of kin. This person will apply to the bank and request for the transfer of the fund to his/her bank account.

This is on the condition that you will take 25% of the fund for yourself, 5% used for expenses, while you will use the remaining 70% for the less previlege people in the society. This is in fulfilment of the last request of my husband: that a substantial part of the fund be used to carter for the less previleged,also to donate for the relief of Tsunami Survivors If this condition is acceptable to you, you should contact me immediately with your full names and contact information so that I will ask our family lawyer to prepare the authorization that will give you the right of next of kin to the account in the bank. I will also give you a text of the application you are to send to the bank.

I cannot predict what will be my fate by the time the fund will be transfered into your account, but you should please ensure that the fund is used as i have described above. I look forward to your response.

Yours,

Mrs. Fatima Ali

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Paul Rhodes, Zimbabwe Farmer

The corrupt regime of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe has wrecked the economy of that country, and ever-adaptable scammers have taken advantage of this situation by presenting themselves as wealthy white Zimbabwean farmers trying to smuggle money out of the country. Are the scammers themsleves actually in Zimbabwe? Probably not: they can operate freely anywhere in the world.

Date: 9 Aug 2005 17:42:29 +0500
From: “PAUL RHODES” paulrhodes@box.az
To: prhodes@box.az
Subject: my story

FROM PAUL RHODES,
CHIPINGE FARMS, ZIMBABWE
EMAIL: prhodes@shearer.com

Dear Partner,

Naturally, this letter will come to you as a surprise since we have not met, permit me however to introduce myself; I am Paul Rhodes, a white Zimbabwean Farmer, currently in hiding in Zimbabwe. I used to work in three tobacco farms in Chipinge, and I was also part owner of these farms which were owned by my late father. I am contacting you as the need to for me to have a foreign partner in your country has become necessary due to my plans to relocate to that country so that I can purchase some land and start farming all over again, as the present political instability in Zimbabwe, does not encourage financial investment as the environment is no longer conducive for farming investment and most of all,security is not guaranteed, just as reported by international media.

This problem started when the Zimbabwean government under the leadership of President Robert Mugabe announced a decree on May 31st 2000 to seize more than 849 white-owned farms. During this period, as reported by international media and the CNN, more than 6 white farmers (including my father) were killed; the government is not stopping at this, as the government has already asked all white-farmers to give up their farms to black farmers or risk going to prison. So far, more than 1,400 white owned farms have been invaded and confiscated, as well as claiming the properties of the farmers. Also, about 133 white farmers arrested for defying the orders to leave their farms under the controversial land reform program of the government. Having lived in this country Zimbabwe for years, I have no other country to go to, therefore, I decided to contact you, for your assistance, so that I can divert my interest in Zimbabwe to a more stable country as yours.

Also, I must re-iterate the importance of having a citizen of your country to front for me, since i intend to purchase some land for farming, I do not know much about your land-ownership laws, I thought it wise to seek the help of a foreigner to act as proxy for me. For this purpose, I have put in a security deposit all monies from the sale of my farming equipment(including tractors etc) and also all financial profits. All these are a total of US$18.5 million. I will upon receiving your consent prepare every document to enable you receive this money on my behalf, pending my arrival to meet with you in your country so that we can both make further arrangements with regards to the purchase of land. For your assistance to me, you will be entitled to a commission of 15% of the total sum that you will be receiving on my behalf for the above purpose. If you are interested and willing to assist me, you should please forward to me via my confidential email address: prhodes@shearer.com (TAKE NOTE OF THIS PLEASE!!), the following information so that I can reach you:

1. YOUR CONTACT ADDRESS
2. YOUR TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBER,

I am waiting urgently for your response, while also requesting that you treat this matter in strict privacy. Cheers and God bless.

I will give you more details when i hear from you. You can click on the link below to get a better understanding my situation and why i need to move out my money:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/1068528.stm

Best Regards

PAUL RHODES

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Andreas Greg, Car Crash Victim

James Masinga has a deal for you. If you’ll just pose as the next-of-kin to Andreas Greg who died in a ghastly car crash, you can have a percentage of his abandoned bank account in South Africa and the millions it contains. If you take Mr. Masinga’s bait, you’ll soon be on the hook for “taxes” and “fees” and “bribes” to grease the transaction, and then once he has your money in his pockets, you’ll never hear from him again.

Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2005 03:19:18 +0200
From: ayc_masinga@yahoo.co.uk
Subject: HELLO!

MR. JAMES MASINGA.
DIRECTOR, BILLS AND EXCHANGE,
FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPT.
ABSA BANK LTD.
SOUTH AFRICA.
TEL:+27835881677

DEAR SIR/MA,

I am MR. James Masinga, The Director of bills/exchange at the foreign Remittance department of ABSA Bank Limited, South Africa. I have decided to contact you through this medium based on a business proposal, which will be of mutual benefit to both of us. However be Informed that I discovered your company/person through your country’s Directory. here in South Africa when I was searching for a foreign business partner whom I will transfer this fund in his personal or company’s account, that is why i am contacting you.

During a usual bank auditing, we discovered an abandoned sum of US$ 29,000 000:00 (TWENTY NINE MILLION US DOLLARS ONLY) in an account that belong to one of our foreign customers (MR ANDREAS GREG) who died along with his entire family in a ghastly car accident. Since we got the information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money, because we can not release it unless some body apply for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines.

Unfortunately, no body has come forward to claim this money. It is based on this that some officials in my department and I have decided to establish a cordial business relationship with you, hence my contacting You. If you indicate interest in this affairs, our Attorney shall prepare some documents, which we shall Send to you and your name shall be incorporated as a Beneficiary of this fund (NEXT OF KIN OF MR ANDREAS GREG) The information shall be backdated and put in MR ANDREAS GREG’S FILE.

As soon as I get your response to this massage, I will send you the bank transfer from which you will fill and fax it back to us to enable us submit it to the bank fo transfer approval. I will also consult a lawyer who will represent you in all legal procedures and sign the necessary documents before the transfer will commenced. Then again, we do not want the money to go into the Government account as unclaimed bill.

The banking law and guidelines here stipulates that any account Abandoned or dormant for a period of years is deemed Closed and all money contained therein would be Forfeited to the government treasury account.

Now it is being speculated that the above sum will be Transferred into the government account as an Unclaimed fund on. The mode of sharing after the transfer of the money into your nominated account will be:70% for me And my colleagues and 25% will be given to you for the Role you will be expected to play in the whole Exercise, and 5% will be mapped out for expenses both of us. will incure in this transfer if this proposal matches with your inward intension for success and greatness, then you are urged to make a quick response indicating your readiness and Interest to participate in the business.

I expect your Urgent response through this e-mail address or please send me your private telephone and fax numbers to enable us Conclude this transaction soon enough. Please treat this business proposal As strictly Confidential for our mutual long-term benefit. Hoping to hear from you very Soon.

Best Regards,

James Masinga.

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