Ivory Coast Scam

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This message is a classic example of an African “419 scam,” claiming to come from the Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire), where a lot of scammers are based. It’s the “wealthy widow” version of the scam, but it has the same goal as all the other versions: to pick your pocket.

Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2016
From: Juliana Timothy mrsjulianatimothy@gmail.com
Reply-To: Juliana Timothy juliana_timothy@yahoo.co.jp
Subject: My Dear Beloved in Christ

My Dear Beloved in Christ

Greetings to you and your family. I am Mrs. Juliana Timothy A widow to late Mr. Johnson Timothy of Ivory Coast” I am 58 years old, my late Husband was a Director with the Construction Company here before his Sudden Death in this Country’s present political Crisis 2013, but before his death, he Deposited the Sum of¨$4 Million US dollars with one of the Bank here in Ivory Coast with my name and i am suffering from pancreatic cancer, My condition is really bad and it is quite obvious that I won’t live more than two months according to my doctors, and i have no Child who is going to take care of this Huge amount of Money, I am willing to donate the sum of $4,Million US dollars for you to help widows and the less privileged ones in the rural and urban areas and to carry out charity works in your Country and around the World on my Behalf

Waiting for your Urgent Responds.
Remain blessed in the name of the Lord.
Yours in Christ.
Mrs. Juliana Timothy

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Miss Linda Uwen (scam alert)

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The message below is an example of the “rich orphan scam.” Poor Miss Linda Uwen (or rather rich Miss Linda Uwen) has inherited a fortune, but doesn’t know what to do with it. Won’t you help? If you make the mistake of replying, you will soon discover that there is no fortune — just a scammer trying to pick your pocket.

From: “Linda Uwen” lindauwen6883@daum.net
Subject: HELLO
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2016 22:07:35 +0900 (KST)

Investment Proposal From Miss. Linda Uwen

It is my pleasure to write you after consideration, since i cannot be able to see you face to face, at first, please I need your help. I am Miss. Linda Uwen the only daughter of late Mr. Lambert Uwen, from Cote d’Ivoire. My father deposited the sum of ($6,800,000.00) in a bank here in Cote d’Ivoire before his death, he used my name as his next of kin and the inheritor to the money after his death, and he left a will with the bank that restrained me from accessing the money here unless transferred overseas for investment purpose.

I am now seeking for your assistance to help me transfer this money out from my country Cote d’Ivoire to your account abroad so that we can invest it in any meaningful and lucrative business in your country because this is my only hope in life. I am willing to offer you 20% of the total fund if only you can help me out of my present predicament.

Please reply back so that I will give you more details for us to transfer this money.

Thank you as I wait for your reply.

Miss. Linda Uwen

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Maria Coetzee Laurent (scam warning)

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This is a typical example of a “dying widow” scam message, notable because the scammer seems to have hacked into a mailing list from the Harvard Business School. “Mrs. Maria” is dying, alas, but her fortune is intact, and she needs your help to give it away. Who wouldn’t want to help a dying widow? Too bad “Maria” is actually a scammer.

Date: Thu, 26 May 2016
From: Harvard Business School Publishing email@hbr.messages5.com
Reply-To: reply@hbr.messages5.com
Subject: HBR Shared Content from MARIA COETZEE

Greetings I know that this letter may be a very big surprise to you,but please consider it a divine wish and accept it with a deep sense of humility. I am giving you my trust And wish you will give me back the trust i have given you. I believe that you will be Honest to fulfill my final wish before I will die.

I am Maria Coetzee Laurent From Namibia in southern Africa. I currently undergoing medical treatment here Cote d’Ivoire, I am 50 years old, I am suffering from a long time Cancer of the breast. From all indication my condition is really deteriorating, and my Doctors have courageously advised me that I may not live beyond next month, this is Because the cancer stage has reached a critical stage.I was brought up in a Motherless baby’s home, and was married to my late husband for twenty years Without a child. My husband and I are true Christians, but quite unfortunately, he Died in a fatal motor accident. Since his death I decided not to re-marry, my late husband Deposited the sum of $6. 650, 000.00 US Dollars with a bank of abidjan. Presently, this Money is still in bank custody, and the management just wrote me as the legitimate Depositor to inform me of the maturity date of my deposit or rather issue a letter of Authorization to somebody to receive it on my behalf since I can not come over as a Result of my illness, or they get it confiscated.

It is my last wish to see that this money is been invested into a very good LUCRATIVE VENTURE of your choice that will be giving out proceeds to be distributed each year Among the charity organization, the poor and the motherless baby’s, orphanage Homes and widows around. I must let you know that this was a very hard decision, But I had to take a bold step towards this issue because I have no further option. Get back to me for more details in this address (mrs.mcezee2011@yahoo.pt) I hope you will help me see that my last wishes come true.

Yours in Christ,
Mrs. Maria Coetzee Laurent

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Mrs. Vivian Rorent (scam alert)

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This is a typical example of the old “dying widow scam.” The scammer, using the name “Vivian Rorent,” says he has inherited a fortune but is dying of cancer and has no one to bequeath it to. Would you help by distributing the money to worthy orphans? Alas, it’s just one more example of the old-fashioned advance fee fraud that’s been around for many years.

Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016
From: MRS VIVIAN RORENT nounai_happy@yahoo.co.jp
Reply-To: MRS VIVIAN RORENT vivian1010210@yahoo.co.jp
Subject: GOD IS WITH US

Dearest one in Christ Jesus how are you doing today? however is not mandatory nor will I in any manner compel you to honour against your will. I am Mrs Vivian Rorent from United Kingdom.

I married to Mr.Rorent Betes from Toronto Canada who worked with Canadian Embassy here in Cote d’Ivoire for nine years before he died in the year 2011.

Before his death we were both born again Christian. Since his death I decided not to remarry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is against.

When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of $4.5 Million in a bank.

Recently, my DOCTOR told me that I would not last for the next Eight months due to cancer problem. Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to a Orphanage or good Christian that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct here in.

I want a Church organization or good person that will use this fund for orphanages, widows, propagating the word of God and to endeavor that the house of God is maintained.

l took this decision because I don’t have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not Christians not even good at all because they are the one that killed my husband in other to have all my late husband properties and I don’t want my husband’s efforts to be used by unbelievers. I don’t want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly way.

This is why I am taking this decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I am going to be in the bosom of the Lord.Exodus 14 VS 14 says that “the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace”. With God all things are possible.

As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the Bank . I will also issue you an authority letter that will prove you the present beneficiary of this fund. I want you to always pray for me because the lord is my shepherd.

My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian. Whoever that Wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and Truth. Please always be prayerful all through your life.

Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I Stated here in.

Hoping to receive your response immediately.

Thanks and Remain blessed in the Lord.
Mrs Vivian Rorent

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Donation of Mrs. Shirley Levine (scam alert)

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This is a typical example of the old widow-dying-of-cancer scam. “Mrs. Shirley Levine,” your sister in Christ, is dying and needs your help to dispose of her fortune. Who wouldn’t want to help a dying widow, especially if it means you might get rich! Alas, “Sister Shirley” is just a scammer trying to pick your pocket: she’s not a widow, she’s not dying, and she has no fortune in the bank.

From: “Mrs Shirley Levine” slevine087@gmail.com
Sender: shirleylevine02@daum.net
Subject: Donation of Mrs. Shirley Levine
Date: Wed, 09 Dec 2015

Donation of Mrs. Shirley Levine
Bishop [38 rue des martyrs cocody
Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Dearest one in Christ,

I am from Kuwait. I am married to Mr. Richead Levine, who worked with Kuwait embassy in Ivory Coast for nine years before he died in 2004. We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days.

Before his death, both born again Christian. Since his death I decided not to remarry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is against. When my husband was alive he deposited the sum of ($ 2.5 million) in the bank here in Abidjan suspense account.

Currently, the fund is still in the bank. Recently, my doctor told me that I have serious sickness which is cancer problem. What disturbs me most is my stroke sickness. Knowing my condition I decided to donate this fund to church or those who utilize this money the way I would recommend here. I want a church that will use this fund for orphanages, widows, to promote the word of God and the effort that the house of God is maintained.

The Bible is for us to understand that blessed is the hand that gives. I took this decision because I do not have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not Christians and I do not want my husband’s efforts to be used by unbelievers. I do not want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly manner. That’s why I’m taking this decision. I’m not afraid of death, so I know where I’m going. I know that I’m going to be in the bosom of man. Exodus 14 vs 14 says that the lord will fight my case and I hold my peace.

I do not need a telephone communication in this regard because of my health hence the presence of my husband’s relatives around me always and I do not want them to know about this development. In God all things are possible. As soon as I get an answer I will give you contact of the bank here in Abidjan. I want you and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my shepherd. My happiness is that I lived a life worthy Christian. Whoever wants to serve the lord must serve him in spirit and in truth. Always praying for their whole lives.

Reply me for more information’s, in your reply will give me room in sourcing another church or person for the same purpose. Let me assure you that they will act accordingly as specified. Hope to get an answer.

Send me the following information, as per below.

Your full name ……….
Address ………..
Age ……………
The occupation ……..
Photo ……………

Still blessed in you.
Yours in Christ,
Sister Shirley Levine.

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Ms. Sivia Ibrahim Coulibaly (scam alert)

The message below is an example of a typical “rich orphan” scam. “Sivia Ibrahim” has inherited a fortune from her late father, and needs someone to help take care of her. Who wouldn’t want to help an orphan? Unfortunately, “Silvia” is just a scammer, probably working from a cheap Internet cafe somewhere in Africa. She (if she’s actually a she) is not rich, and not an orphan. “She” only wants to find a way to pick your pocket.

Sender: r_20d01@yahoo.co.jp
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2015
From: Ms Sivia Ibrahim tw200847@gmail.com
Reply-To: Ms Sivia Ibrahim mssiviaibrahim@yandex.com
Subject: Reply me; My Dearest, i need your help

Good Day Dearest.

I greet you in the name of God, I am Miss Sivia Ibrahim Coulibaly 23 years old female from the Republic of Ivory Coast, West Africa, I’m the Daughter of Late Chief Ibrahim Coulibaly, My late Father was a well known Ivory Coast military leader. He died on Thursday 28 April 2011 following a fight with the Republican of Ivory oast (FRCI).

I am constrained to contact you because of the maltreatment which I am receiving from my step mother. She planned to take away all my late father’s treasury and properties from me since the unexpected death of my beloved Father because my mother died during child birth and I was left alone with my step mother to take care of me. Meanwhile I wanted to travel to Europe, but she hide away my traveling documents. Luckily she did not discover where I kept my father’s File which contained important documents like will and deposit certificate of my Father’s fund which bears my name as the next of kin to inherit the money in his bank account. Now I am presently staying in the Refugee Mission Camp in Burkina Faso. I am seeking for long term relationship and investment assistance. My father of blessed memory deposited the sum of US$ 11.5 Million in Bank Of Africa here in Burkina Faso with my name as the next of kin.

I have contacted the Bank to clear the deposit but the Branch Manager told me that my late father place an instruction on the deposited fund that I must present a foreign trustee who will help me in investment of the fund.However, the manager advised me to provide a trustee who will stand on my behalf for the transfer of the fund. I wanted to inform my stepmother about this deposit but I am afraid that she will not offer me anything after the release of the money because she threaten to kill me.Therefore, I decide to seek for your help in transferring the money into your bank account while I will relocate to your country and settle down with you. As you indicate your interest to help me I will give you the account number and the contact of the bank where my late beloved father deposited the money with my name as the next of kin.

You will also be responsible for the investment and management of the fund for me and also you will help me get a good school where i will further my education.I agreed to give you 40% of the 11.5Million once the transfer is done. this is my true life story, I will be glad to receive your respond soonest for more details to enable us start and champion the transfer less than 14 bank working days as told me by the bank manager.

Yours sincerely
Ms Sivia Ibrahim Coulibaly

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Mrs. Rita Dominic (scam warning)

This is a classic example of the “dying widow scam.” (See more examples of scams from supposed dying widows.) “Mrs. Rita Dominic” is dying of cancer and wants to give away the fortune that her late husband left her. Won’t you help? She is your sister in Christ, after all.

In fact, “Mrs. Rita” is just a scammer trying to pick your pocket. “She” (if the message actually came from a she) isn’t a dying widow and there is no fortune deposited in an African bank. Please share this scam warning with your friends and family today so they won’t get scammed by “Mrs. Rita.”

Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2015
From: RITA DOMINIC rdominic0101@gmail.com
Reply-To: RITA DOMINIC ritadominicrita@yahoo.co.jp
Subject: Urgent From Mrs. Rita Dominic

From Mrs. Rita Dominic

I’m Mrs. Rita Dominic from Canada. I am married to Mr. Shing Dominic , who worked with Canada embassy here in Cote d ‘Ivoire for nine years before he died 2014. We were married for ten years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before his death we were both born again Christian.

Since his death I decided not to remarry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is against. When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of (5.5 million USD) Five million Five hundred thousand United States dollars deposited in one bank here in Cote D ‘Ivoire. Presently, this money still with the Bank here in Capital of Cote D’ Ivoire Yamoussoukro.

Recently, after my illness, my doctor told me I would not last for the next one months due to cancer problem, I said that in the next one months will not be spreading this type of bone cancer and I do not live again. But what bothers me most is my stroke sickness.

Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to a church, organization or individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein. I want a church, organization or individual that will use this fund for orphanages, widows like me, the poor and needy, and also propagating the word of God and to endeavor that the house of God is maintained.

The Bible made us understand that “Blessed is the hand that gives.” I took this decision because I have no child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not Christain and I do not want my husband efforts to be used by unbelievers. I do not want a situation where this money will be used in ungodly way. This is why I am taking this decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know where to go.

I know I will be in the bosom of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace . I do not need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health and therefore, the presence of my husband’s relatives around me always . I do not want my husband’s relatives to know about this development. With God all things are possible.

As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the bank where the funds deposited by my late husband for you to contact them directly. I also send you an authorization letter that will prove you the present beneficiary of this fund. I want you and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my shepherd. My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian.

Whoever wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and truth. Please always be prayerful throughout your life. Any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing another person for this same purpose. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein. Hoping to get a response from you.

Thanks and Remain blessed.
yours sister in Christ.
Mrs. Rita Dominic.

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Rich Orphan Scams

One of the most common types of scams messages people get via email is the “rich orphan” scam. A lonely orphan — in this case, “Miss Ann William” — has inherited a fortune and doesn’t know what to do. Won’t you help her? (And who wouldn’t want to help an orphan.) Alas, the person sending the message isn’t really a rich orphan: he (and it’s probably a he) is just a scammer trying to find a way to pick your pocket.

Sender: lusia_madona1111@yahoo.co.jp
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2015
From: Ann William awilliam0@outlook.com
Reply-To: Ann William ann.william9@yahoo.com
Subject: Re: FROM MISS ANN WILLIAM

Dearest

I am Ann William 22 years from Ivory cost Please i want you to assist me in investing a total amount of (7.3 million Dollars) which i inherited from my late parents,i will like you to help me get this fund invested while i continue my education in your country. I will give you more details as soon as i hear from you.

Your Best Wishes

Miss Ann William

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Sandra Assi, Ivory Coast (scam alert)

This is a classic example of an African 419 scam message, in this case coming from a supposed rich orphan from the Ivory Coast. (See more examples of “rich orphan scams” and more examples that claim to come from the Ivory Coast.) “Sandra Assi” lost her father — how sad — but he left her a fortune. And now she needs your help to manage it:

From: “Sandra Assi” sandraassi7867@daum.net
Subject: From Sandra Assi
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2015

From Sandra Assi

Dear

Good day, may the blessings of God be upon you and grant you the wisdom and sympathy to understand my situation and how much I need your help. After going through your profile I was convinced that you are reputable and a trust worthy person who can help me.

I am contacting you with the hope that you will be of great assistance to me. My name is Sandra Assi, 21 years old Girl from Cote D’ Ivoire, My father and i escaped from our country at the heat of the civil war after loosing my mother and two of my senior brothers in the war. As a result of the political instability in my country even after the war, my father established his cocoa and coffee export business in my country Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He was in Burke, A northern city to negotiate for the purchase of a cocoa plantation when he was shot by the rebel troupes fighting to take over the Government of the country. The death of my father has now made me an orphan and there by exposing me to danger. Before his unfortunate death, my late father called me beside his sick bed and told me as his only surviving Daughter, that he had deposited in one of the prominent bank here in our country the sum of $9million Dollars. With my name as the next of kin.

As a result of the present insecurity of lives and property in this country, I wish request that you assist me use your account in your country to transfer my inherited fund for onward business investment Again to assist me with a letter of invitation that will make me get a visa to your country for residence in order for me to continue my education under your care and to invest the fund in a viable business venture. I am willing to give you 15% while 5% has been earmarked for expenses. I will appreciate it if you respond to me as soon as you received my e-mail so that we can discuss further on this matter.

Please i will like you to contact me on this my private email box (sandra2assi5575@hanmail.net )

Thanks and God bless you.

Sandra Assi.

Unfortunately, “Sandra” is just another email scammer and this is a standard advance fee fraud. (Read about how advance fee frauds work.) Study the examples we have documented here at ScamHunter.org so you can avoid the fraudsters’ traps.

Mrs Satin Nareli

This is the familiar wealthy-widow scam: a woman (and her son) have been left a fortune by her late husband, who died under mysterious circumstances (poisoned, murdered, assassinated). Won’t you help them get this money out of the country so the evil ones can’t get hold of it, and so it can be invested in legitimate businesses?

from: satinnareli satinnareli@mail.kz
date: Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 10:12 AM
subject: From Mrs Satin Nareli

From Mrs Satin Nareli
Mrs Satin Nareli
Avenue 15,rue 12
Lot 1225,Deux Plateau
Abidjan-Coted’ivoire

It’s my pleasure to contact you for a business venture which I and my Son Ben intend to establish in your country,Though I have not met with you before but I believe one has to risk, confiding in someone to succeed sometimes in life.

There is this huge amount of money Eigtheen million U.S dollars($18,000,000.00) which my late Husband Mr.Edwards Nareli kept for us in a Bank there in Abidjan before he was assasinated by unknown persons.Now my son and I decieded to invest these money in your country or anywhere safe enough outside Africa for security purposes.We want you to help us to transfer this fund to your country for investment purposes on the followings below:

1). Telecommunication
2). International School
3). Five star hotel

If you can be of an assistance to us we will be pleased to offer to you 10% Of the total fund. I await your soonest response.

Extend my warmest regards to your entire family. Thank you and God bless you.

Sincerely
Mrs Satin Nareli