Dr. Yada Nasiru, Director of Finance (Scam Alert)

This is a standard next-of-kin scam, asking you to pose as the only heir of a wealthy businessman who was killed in a car crash. The same names are recycled over and over (Engr. Mueller, in this case). Most such scams are built around actual people and real events, to lend an air of legitimacy to the story. Alas, the bank account and the bank official are all phony: it’s just a trick to empty your wallet.

from Dr. Yada Nasiru yadanasiru@w.cn
reply-to dr_yadanasiru@dr.com
date Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 03:44 AM
subject I Wait For Your Reply

Dear Friend.

My name is Dr. Yada Nasiru, A banker by Profession and Currently A Director of Finance Auditing and Accounting Unit in my Bank, Which the name will giving to you as soon as you respond for security reason.

I get your name and address in my search for a reputable and reliable person to help me claim the sum of USD$15.6 MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS, Deposited in our bank by one of our customer Eng. Mueller who die with his wife and two children on the 21Th day of April 2001 in car clash along Aflao express road.

Since his death no one has come up as his next of kin and all our efforts to locate any member of his family immediate family has prove Abortive that was why I decided to see if I can get anybody who has the same surname or last name with him via Internet preferably some one of the same nationality with him which I believe you have all the qualities we need.

Why i am contacting you is to present you to our bank as the next of Kin to the deceased customer. He was Drilling contractor with some Oil Companies here in west Africa,also because you have the same surname/last name with him. So it will be more acceptable and wiser to present you through paper work to the Bank for claim of the total fund.

I will give you all the necessary requirements that the bank may request from you and follow up the transfer of the fund into your account as an Insider. It will interest you to know that I and my partners has been keeping the account dormant to enable our plans for the funds to come through and this is the time and we are happy to locate you for the perfection of the transfer of the Fund into your nominated Bank Account to be given.

As soon as I get your positive response on Email ( dr_yadanasiru@dr.com ) I will update you about the mode of disbursement and we will also need to know about investing in your Country as a way of helping your people who suppose are the original owners of this Fund, I suggest you get back to me as soon as possible through my direct telephone number +233-248-364-393 (dr_yadanasiru@dr.com) stating your wish in this deal.

Looking forward to your urgent response by updating me with direct Telephone and Fax number for easy communication.

Yours Specially
Dr. Yada Nasiru


THANKS – Dr. Yada Nasiru

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Barrister Gawain G. Roos

How could I not reply to someone with the marvelous name “Gawain G. Roos”? And especially since he’s so international, with a sender’s address in the US, a reply-to address in France, and a secretary in China. He says he contacted me before about the inheritance from his late client, but the only problem is … so many barristers have contacted me about so many inheritance claims, I can’t remember which client the distinguished Barr. Gawain is working for.

from GAWAIN G ROOS gawaing@bellsouth.net
reply-to anekwe_chinedu99@yahoo.fr
date Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 4:48 AM
subject Now Contact My Secretary

I am the Barrister who contacted you long ago for an Inheritance claims, regards to my late client.

I am very happy to inform you about my success in getting that fund ransferred under the cooperation of a new partner from the United Emirate, Presently I’m in Dubai for an investment projects.

However you should contact my secretary in Cotonou  Benin Republic, with the following information, Mr. Jerry White E-mail Address (jerrywhite02@w.cn) Ask him to send you the Cashier’s Cheque,sum of ($1500,000.00)one million five Hundred Thousand Dollars , which I kept for your compensation, however he will attend to you without delay. Furthermore you should also re-confirm the following information to my secretary, to avoid wrong delivery.

1, Your Full Name…
2, Your Address……
3,Phone Num….

Best Regards

Barr Gawain G Roos

Fredrick Ola, Atlantic Oil & Gas (Scam Alert)

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

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.

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Andrew Howell of Barclays Bank (Scam Alert)

This is a standard next-of-kin scam message, presenting itself as coming from an official at Barclays Bank in the United Kingdom, but with return email addresses in Hong Kong and Portugal. Is that where the scammer is located? It’s not always possible to tell.

Scammers operate from free email accounts, and given the worldwide nature of the web, they can set these accounts up from anywhere. The scammer could be in almost any country. You can be sure he has only one purpose, however: to extract an advance fee for this supposed cash transfer, whereupon he’ll vanish, never to be heard from again.

from: Andrew Howell (howellandrew41@yahoo.com.hk)
reply-to: andrewhowell1@megamail.pt
date: Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 5:22 PM
subject: Kindly Assist: Funds Transfer

Compliments of the Day,

Dear Sir,

I am Mr. Andrew Howell, a staff with Barclays Bank Plc UK. I decided to reach you directly to solicit your assistance and Guidelines in making a business investment and transfer a huge amount of GBP 15,000,000.00 (Fifteen Million British Pounds Sterling Only). The fund is legitimate and has all confirmable legal documents to back this payment in your name legitimately. Thus, I need to solicit your permission, assistance and support; I propose an offer of 40% of the total amount to you . I presently work as an Account Director and in charge with all Offshore Mortgage & Services of our overseas brokers/investors with Barclays Bank Plc, London. The account has been dormant, and last operated many years ago. Nobody has done anything as regards to the claiming of this money, because the account owner has no family member or friends that have any knowledge, as to the existence of either the account or the funds; I have decided to find a reliable partner to deal with. My proposition to you is to seek your consent to present you as the Next of kin and beneficiary of this late client, that the proceeds of this account valued a huge sum shall be paid to you, and then we can share the amount on a mutually agreed percentage.

As at this moment, I am constrained to issue more details about this business until your response is received. Please take out a moment of your very busy Schedule today, to respond back if you are interested. Please send your response and direct telephone numbers via my email, for further explanations on source of funds and details of funds transfer. I wish for utmost confidentiality in handling this transaction. You can write me back with my private email address (andrew.howell@megamail.pt ) OR ( andrewhowell@i12.com ) .

I await your immediate response,
Sincerely Yours,
Mr. Andrew Howell.

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