W. Coulibaly, Poisoned Cocoa Merchant

Poor Miss Linda Smith! She and her daughter Aishat need your help recovering a fortune in gold dust left to her by a wealthy gold and cocoa merchant who was poisoned by his partners. Such drama! It almost makes you want to reply, just to find out how the story will be spun.

from: Personal Link personalinfo8@yahoo.co.nz
date: Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 5:26 PM
subject: FROM: Miss Linda Smith,

FROM: Miss Linda Smith,

Dear Friend ,

Greetings.I am Miss Linda Smith , 24, Sierra-leonean , presently based in Cote d’ivoire and was mistress to Mr W.Coulibaly who was a wealthy Gold/Cocoa Merchant.He died on the 8rd October, 2008 and suspected to have been poisoned by his partners in one of his business trips abroad.Upon his death , his extended family drove me and my only daughter,out of the family residence and claimed he had a legally wedded indegineous wife with two children .I am not disputing this and explained that my daughter, Aishat should be allowed to stay but this fell on deaf ears saying my child is an illegimate child because of their greed.I have lost my parents and contact with my extended family who were againt my relationship with Mr W.Coulibaly .Before his death,on the 14th,July,2006,which is the birthday of Aishat,he had given me secretly a certificate of deposit of a financial institution where he had deposited some magnaniuous funds with 96KG of Gold dust and explained all these were deposited as family valuables and none of his family member is aware of this.I am now seeking assistance in order to get this funds/Gold and also seek your advice for any profitable business that I can invest in your country of abode.For your assistance,support and co-operation ,I am ready to offer 25% of the total funds and immediately I read from you will send more information and proofs.I thank you in anticipation .

Sincerely,
Miss Linda Smith

Mrs. Nellie Johnson in Cote D’Ivoire

In this version of the dying woman scam, Mrs. Nellie Johnson seeks your assistance in distributing the riches accumulated by her husband, who was killed along with their son Elvis (!) by envious rivals. But alas, in reality there is no Nellie Johnson and no money to be given to charity. There’s only a scammer trying to get you to contribute to his own favorite charity: himself.

from: Nellie Johnson (nellie_johnson48@euimf.org)
date: Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 9:27 AM
subject: Greetings.

From Mrs Nellie Johnson
Abidjan in Cote D’Ivoire
Avenue 25 Zone4 Rue 88bp

Greetings.

Greetings to you and your family in the name of God,in my search for a reliable and God fearing person and having gotten your contact through prayers and pains taking efforts via searching I made on the internet on my bed side. Presently, I’m in a hospital where I have been undergoing treatment for Oesophagi Cancer.

Though its a sad and long story but I will cut it short for your quick and easy understanding. I am Nellie Johnson (Mrs), widow to Late Mr. Charles Johnson, former Defence attachee to Greece Embassy in Cote D’Ioire. My husband was murdered alonside our only son Elvis by those who are envious of his position in the same office.

Before his death he made a vow to use his wealth for the down trodden, orphanages and the less privileged in the society. Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to an individual or better still a God fearing person who will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct here in. I want an individual that will use this fund and provide succor to poor and indigent persons, orphanages, and widows and for the propagating peace.

I took this decision because I do not have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not inclined to helping poor persons and I do not want my husband’s hard earned money to be misused or spent in the manner in which my late husband did not specify. I do not want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly manner.

What is required of you is your honesty, trust and sincerity. Any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing for another individual for this same purpose.

May God Almighty bless you.
Nellie Johnson (Mrs).

Ken & Serena Quattara

The genuine and tragic wars that are taking place at many locations around the world provide scammers with plausible backstories upon which they can construct their frauds. This scam message follows a familiar template: secret money has been deposited with a “security company” and it needs to be spirited out of a war-torn country, with your help of course. Alas, there’s really no secret money and no security company. There’s only a scammer trying to pick your pocket.

from: Quattara borio@datamarkets.com.ar
reply-to: kenserena@luckymail.com
date: Sep 14, 2009 at 3:55 PM
subject: Thank you for your help

I am Ken Quattara and my sister Serena Quattara residing in Abidjan-Cote d·Ivoire with my sister, my father was one of the top officer with the rebel in the Northern part of the country, and he was killed during the war.

Since after the political problem is over, we are maintaining a low profile until we are issued with a Government attestation and passport, for now we are not permitted to travel out of our zone or operate an  account or engage in any form of gainful employment until we received our attestation.

It is with much pleasure that we are contacting you  because of the confidentiality involved in this transaction, our father deposited a sealed box in a Security Company containing US$9,000,000 US dollars but declared as antiquity and personal effect to the management of Security & finance company, now we are asking for your assistance to help us in claiming the sealed box from the company by fronting you as the co-beneficiary of this sealed box.

We are ready to give 30% of the total fund to you for your assistance.

We will be most pleased if you will get back to us soonest with this email kenserena@luckymail.com, so that we will provide in Confidence and all transparency with all details.

God bless you and have a nice day.

Ken & Serena Quattara.

Rosemary Mane of Cote D’Ivoire

Ah, it’s the old orphan-with-a-fortune-in-a-secret-trunk scam. “Rosemary Mane” has inherited a trunk full of money from her late father, and being young and inexperienced, needs someone to invest it for her. Who could turn down a request for help from a poor orphan, or rather a rich orphan? Alas, if you try to help Miss Mane, you’ll find that there’s no trunk and no money; there’s just a scammer trying to get your cash to fill his own pockets.

from: rosemary_mane2008@cantv.net
date: Sun, Sep 13, 2009 at 8:20 AM
subject: From Ms Rosemary Mane.

From Ms Rosemary Mane.
lot 25 Immueble Dela Paix
Rue 28 Treichville.Abidjan
Cote D’Ivoire.

My Dearest one,

My name is Rosemary Mane.

Please allow me to use this email to make a long lasting relationship with you.

I am 22 years old and an Orphan. I am writing you with my junior Brother Vincent.

I am contacing you after our praying and fasting for God to find us a trustworthy person who will help us to receive the only money we Inherited from our late Father.The amount ($8.5M).

This money is consealed in a trunk box and deposited in the security company here in abidjan and our late father registered it as family valuables but the company did nt know the content of that box.

Now we want to secure it out and I discussed with Security Company and the company agreed to send the trunk box to any country we want them to send it. The company said that they will send the trunk box through their diplomatic courier service to you.

The company said that it can only take them 3 or 4 days to send the box to your hand if you are ready to receive it.

we have paid all the neccesary debts for keeping the box with that of shipping it overseas. All we need from you is trust and honesty.Please accept us and help us to receive the box and als help us to come and live,invest part of ths money in a good investment in your country.

we are willing to offer you a good percentage from the money as you help us to secure it to your country or you can come down to this country for us to meet face to face and conclude with the security company about the shipment. I want you to send me the below details .

(1)Your name
(2)Your address
(3)Your telephone number
(4)Your fax number

If you send us this information ,we will submit it to the security company and introduce you officially as our late father’s partner.

You know that this is an issue of money please keep it very secret .

Yours sincerely,
Rosemary Mane.

Miss Sandra Bamba, an Orphan

An orphan needs your help! Who could resist? Especially if it’s a rich orphan. Miss Sandra Bamba has millions in the bank and needs your help to get them out of the country and put into proper investments. Perhaps you could tell her how much you want for this service? (Would one or two million be enough?)

from: sandra bamba (sandra_baamba@jinbo.net)
date: Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 9:27 PM
subject: From: Miss Sandra Bamba

From: Miss Sandra Bamba
Address:Plot 7 koumassi
Abidjan Cote D’Ivoire
sandra_tbamba15@yahoo.com.au

Dearest One,

It’s my pleasure to contact you for a business venture which I am miss Sandra Bamba the only Daugther of Mr.and Mrs.Bamba, 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 Nine million U.S dollars ($9,000,000.00) which my late father deposited in a private finance company here in Abidjan before he was assasinated by unknow persons. Now I have decided to invest these money in your country or anywhere safe enough outside Africa for security and political reasons.I want you to help us to transfer this fund to your country for investment purposes on the followings below:

1). Telecommunication
2). Automobile manufacturing
3). Five star hotel

If you you can be of an assistance to me I will like you to tel me what you well take form me.of the total fund. I await your soonest response.

Extend my warmest regards to your entire family.

Thank you and God bless you.

Sincerely,
Miss Sandra Bamba. sandra_tbamba15@yahoo.com.au

Ben Guei, Western Union Transfers

This scam takes a clever approach I hadn’t seen before in this particular form. The sender tells you money is waiting to be transfered to you via Western Union, but he is leaving town. You are instructed to contact Western Union and give them the passwords provided, and your money will be released. Of course it’s all a scam: the contact address isn’t Western Union, it’s the scammer. If you try to follow up you’ll be told that “transfer fees” or “exchange taxes” have to be paid first, and if you’re foolish enough to pay, the scammer will vanish with your money, never to be heard from again.

from: Ben Guei (ben225@voila.fr)
reply-to: ben2225@voila.fr
date: Sep 01, 2009 at 4:52 PM
subject: YOUR WU MCTN

Good day,

I was instructed by my boss to send you these Western Union information for you to be able to receive part of the fund that was supposed to be transferred to your account.

Senders Names: Ben Guei.
Senders Country: Cote D’Voire
MTCN: #6565652232
Amount Sent: $1520 USD.
Text Question: color
Text Answer: green

Senders Names: Ben Guei.
Senders Country: Cote D’Voire
MTCN: #8326456707
Amount Sent: $2540 USD.
Text Question: color
Text Answer: green

Senders Names: Ben Guei.
Senders Country: Cote D’Voire.
MTCN: #8238511109
Amount Sent: $3930 USD.
Text Question: color
Text Answer: green

Senders Names: Ben Guei.
Senders Country: Cote D’Voire.
MTCN: #8657238520
Amount Sent: $5270 USD.
Text Question: color
Text Answer: green

I am out of town and I will not be back until 13th of December 2009. Just go to any Western Union out-let close to you and collect the money and incase you have any problem kindly contact the Western Union agent at the e-mail below for help Email: paycode011@sify.com

Note: I will not be able to respond to your email, if you have any problem contact the Western Union agent via the information above.

Thanks,
Ben Guei

Abandoned Bank Account

One of the most familiar types of advanced fee fraud is the abandoned bank account scam. A banker in some foreign country has discovered an account on the books that no one has accessed for years. It seems the account holder is dead, and no members of his family have come forward. If you would just pose as next of kin, we could liberate this money and share in the profits. This proposal often comes with assurances that such a scheme really wouldn’t hurt anyone, since all the legitimate heirs are already dead, and the account will eventually just revert to the government, which we know is corrupt and undeserving. To make their scheme look plausible, the fraudsters often cite actual events in which they claim the account holder died. In the example below, “Robert Chapman” is said to have been killed in the (actual) crash of Kenya Airways Flight 431 in January 2000.

From: “Maher Labib” maher_labib1965@unitedbankegypt.org
Subject: Please reach me urgently
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2005 09:43:05 +0000

Please reach me urgently

From: Maher Labib Abou Steit
General Manager, UBE.
United Bank of Egypt.
106, Kasr El-Aini st,
Po box 85 Magles El-Shaab
Cairo center building
Cairo, Egypt
Telex: 20060/20061 ube un
Email:mlst1965@123mail.cl
Date: 6th September, 2005

Dearest

Compliments of the season

I am the manager United Bank of Egypt (UBE). in my bank I discovered an abandoned sum of $33.3usd (thirty three million three hundred thousand U.S.dollars only) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer, by name, Mr. Bob Robert Chapman, African area director for Wycliffe bible translators international, who died along with his wife, Ruth Chapman, in January 2000 in a Kenyan plane crash in the coast of Abidjan, ivory coast.

Since we got 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 somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines.

Unfortunately I learnt that his supposed next of kin died along with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I decided to make business with you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation of the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and I don’t want this money to go into federal government account as unclaimed bill. The banking law and the guidelines here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after five years the money will be transferred into banking treasury as unclaimed fund.

The request of a foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and an Egyptian cannot stand as next of kin for a foreigner. It is agreed that a certain percentage of this money will be for you as my foreign partner. Thereafter I will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentage agreed.

Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of the fund to you as arranged. you must apply first to the bank as a relation or next of kin of the deceased indicating your bank account number and location wherein the money will be remitted.

Upon receipt of your reply I will send to you the text of the application.

As soon as you receive this letter, you should contact me through my SECURITY e-mailaddress,mlst1965@123mail.cl

Trusting to hear from you immediately.

Yours faithfully

Maher Labib Abou Steit
General Manager, UBE.

Note: all transactions will be through email as calls are strictly
monitored down hear in the complex.