From the Desk of Mr Ahmed Muda

This is a standard “abandoned account” scam featuring yet another bank customer who died in a plane crash. Does it really come from Burkina Faso? Perhaps. But that makes a good story, no? There’s one thing you can be sure of: “Mr Ahmed Muda” is after your money.

from: Mr Ahmed Muda (ahmedmuda01@walla.com)
date: Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 6:13 AM
subject: FROM THE DESK OF :MR AHMED MUDA

FROM THE DESK OF :MR AHMED MUDA
AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING SECTION
BANK OF AFRICAN ( B.O.A )
OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA-FASO,
WEST AFRICA.

Attention Please,

This message might meet you in utmost surprise, however,it’s just my urgent need for foreign partner that made me to contact you for this transaction. I am a banker by profession from Burkina faso in west Africa and currently holding the post of Director Auditing and Accounting unit of the bank.

I have the opportunity of transfering the left over funds ($15.6million) of one of my bank clients who died along with his entire family on 21 july 2003 in a plane crash.You can confirm the genuiness of the deceased death by clicking on this web site

http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/07/20/kenya.crash/index.html

Hence,i am inviting you for a business deal where this money can be shared between us in the ratio of 60/30 while 10% will be mapped out for expenses.If you agree to my business proposal.further details of the transfer will be forwarded to you as soon as i receive your return mail,have a great day.

Make sure you keep this transaction as your top secret and make it confidential till we receives the fund into the account that you will provide to the bank. Do not disclose it to any body, because the secrecy of this transaction is as well as the success of it. REPLY TO ahmed_muda123@yahoo.fr

Yours faithfully,
Mr Ahmed Muda.

Fredrick Ola, Atlantic Oil & Gas

This is a standard next-of-kin scam, placed in the classic “419” location: Nigeria. A foreigner has died in a plane crash, and no one has come forward to claim his bank account. If you would stand in as a representative of his family, we can split the cash. Too bad it’s all a web of lies spun by a scammer.

from: FREDRICK OLA (fredrickola@info.com)
reply-to: ffredrickola@aol.com
date: Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 4:47 AM
subject: WAITING FOR YOUR RESPONSE.

RESPOND VIA: ffredrickola@aol.com

Dear Friend,

I am Fredrick Ola, the Human Resources Executive of Atlantic Oil & Gas Corporation. On the 15th of May 2003, Philips lob, an expatriate, who was a consultant/contractor with the Corporation, was found to have died in a plane crash along the Lekki Peninsula while on inspection tour of offshore oil facilities belonging to the Corporation.As the Welfare Director of the corporation, I contacted Philips bankers and briefed them of this development. The bankers informed me that since their client is dead, it is only the next of kin to the deceased with the proper legal documents that can compel them to pay his fixed deposit as an inherited estate. With the position of the financial outfit, I mandated the legal department of our firm to search for a relative of the deceased so that he can be presented as the next of kin to the bank.

But the only relative of the deceased, one Mr. Sam Leonard who was also the next of kin to the deceased according to his bank documents and who was last known to have lived in Latvia Eastern Europe, died as cancer patient some two months before his death. All efforts to trace other relatives of the deceased proved abortive, as all available links were exhusted. Three years after his death, with no news from any relative living anywhere and no one coming forward, we decided to seek a foreigner so that the fund can be transferred out of its present account to yours.

The account deposit contains US$12 million United States Dollars and it is important that a probable next of kin claims this fund within the next fourteen official working days. If no one comes for the claim before the stipulated time frame, the account would be closed as inactive and dormant and funds sent to the coffers of the government. This is in consonance with the stipulations of the enabling laws governing foreign inherited estates. I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased.This would facilitate the payment of the proceeds of the said account to you. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us seeing this through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect all the parties involved from any breach of the law.

Please let me know what you intend to have as your commission if you agree to embark on this venture.

Please reply me via my private email address ffredrickola@aol.com

Best Regards,

Fredrick Ola.

Maha Saliou and Zahid Al Fahim (scam alert)

Scammers often take advantage of current events — wars, natural disasters, plane crashes, and the like — to construct “next of kin” scams. They present themselves as bank officials who have discovered abandoned bank accounts, left behind by people who have died in tragic circumstances without legitimate heirs. If you would agree to pose as the deceased account holder’s next of kin, then you can get a percentage of these abandoned funds! But of course it’s all a scam designed to pick your pocket: there really is no abandoned account, and no real bank official. There are only scammers ready to take advantage of you.

from: MR.Maha Saliou (maha_saliou00_1@msn.com)
reply-to: maha_saliou210@hotmail.fr
date: Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 5:54 AM
subject: FROM MR. MAHA SALIOU,

FROM MR. MAHA SALIOU,
BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER,
ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT BANK(ISDB)
OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO

Greetings and compliments of the season,

I am making this proposal to you based on my conviction that you will be capable of championing this business cause.

In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $9.2m US dollars ( NineMilliontwo hundred Thousand US Dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer, late Mr. Zahid Al Fahim an Afghanistan who died along with his entire family in an American bomb attack on the city of Kandahar, Afghanistan in the year 2004.

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, business partner or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines but unfortunately I learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him during the bomb attack leaving nobody behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I now decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and I don’t want this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill.

The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after five years, the money will be transferred into the bank treasury account as unclaimed fund. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Burkinabe cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner.

I wish to inform you that 40% of this money will be for you as foreign partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account, while the remaining 60% would be for me. Thereafter I will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated. Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as arranged, you must apply first to the bank as relation, business partner or next of kinto the deceased customer.So if you are willing to champion this business with me,Send me the following information’s so that we can proceed immediately.

Your Full Names…
Occupation….
Age ………………….
Marrital Status….
Personal Phone No…..
Home Phone No…
Personal Fax No….
Private Email Id …..

Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text of the application. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch free and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required arrangements have been made for the transfer.

You should contact me immediately you receive this mail.Please reply through my

Trusting to hear from you immediately.

Yours faithfully,

MR. MAHA SALIOU
00226 78 43 83 64

Charles Pedersen Begs You

Begging in the name of God is probably an effective scam strategy in some cases. Poor and honest Charles Pedersen opposed Fidel Castro, and for that reason he has been driven into poverty. But thankfully his late father left him a large sum of money, which you can share, if you just help transfer it from Europe. The scammer tries to make the story sound plausible by citing an actual airline crash (Alaska Airlines Flight 261) in which hiswealthy father was supposedly killed. But alas, like all such messages, it’s a fraud.

Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2005 09:16:57 -0000 (GMT)
Subject: I BEG YOU IN THE NAME OF GOD
From: “CHARLES PEDERSEN” charlespederse@ummah.org

MR.CHARLES PEDERSEN
SANTA CLARA,
HAVANA, CUBA.

AMIGO QUERIDO,

My Name is Charles Pedersen, a Cuban

I was adopted in in 1960 by an American Multi-Millionaire of Fair Bank Alaska of USA who died in a plane crash in January 31, 2000 together with his wife Thelma and only daughter Sheryl. They had boarded the Alaska Airline Flight 261 heading to San Francisco and Seattle From Puerto Varlarta, Mexico but crashed into the Pacific Ocean, not far from Los Angeles.

Few months ago I received a letter from a finance security company in Europe asking that I come down to claim a consignment containing the sum of Ten MIllion United States Dollars [$10,Million] which my late father had deposited for me. According to the finance company, the deposit is BONDED.

Now that I have been asked to come to Europe, I cannot do that because I do not have a travel document but only a drivers licence. It is worsened by the fact that I have been declared wated by the Communist Government of Fidel Castro for my Democratic stance. Presently, my life is in danger. Please, I beg you to assist me contact the finance company in europe and claim the money on my behalf. This is a confidential business lest the government of Castro hears it again.

Please , I promise to give you 20% of this amount. I am very poor now and an ordinary Mechanic with three kids.

If God touches your heart to assist me, contact me only through my secure email address at charlespedersens@yahoo.com.ar.

Do not forget to send me your full names,private telephone numbers to enable me contact the finance company that you will assist me.

May GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU.

charles pedersen