Kelly Motanga, Rich Orphan (scam alert)

Who wouldn’t want to help an orphan — especially a wealthy orphan who would like to share a fortune with you! Rich orphan scams are one of the classic types of advance fee fraud. They are the children of deposed dictators, or millionaire businessmen who died in plane crashes, and somehow they got your name and need your help. “Kelly Motanga” is the latest example:

From: “kelly”
Date: Tue, 26 May 2015

This mail may come to you as a surprise base on the fact that we have not met. Please I need your help my name is KELLY MOTANGA am 26 years of age the son of a late minister during the reign of President Mobutu SeseSeko in Democratic Republic of Congo I decide to contact you because I believe you are a reputable person and I felt you can help us over this confidential matter.

My father was killed during the rebel attack and our house was burnt down We manage to escape to IRELAND with my mum and kid sister where we are now taking refuge.

Before the death of my father he deposited 20 MILLION DOLLARS with a Security Company in Ghana. When my late father heard of the plot to kill him, he instructed the Security Company in Ghana to move the boxes containing the Money to OVERSEA by diplomatic Courier Service.

But unfortunately my Father could not escape out of CONGO he was eventually killed, though he could not claim the Boxes before his untimely death. The boxes is presently in Under the care of the Diplomat that moved it to OVERSEA is in the care of the diplomatic shipping company that take it to OVERSEA but the Diplomat or the Customs don’t know that it is Money that is in the Boxes.

My late father partner that we contact to help us receive the consignments is acting very greedy and we do not trust him anymore so my mum put a stop to the delivery of the consignments to him. Please we need you to help us receive the consignments in your custody.

More so, We need you to help us invest this money in a lucrative business your country and take us as one family and you will also buy a house for us over there where we can live safely. We are prepared to compensate you with 20% of the money for your assistance.

Please I am counting on your integrity and honesty to be able to handle this business transaction. I hope to hear from you soon.

Best Regards,
Kelly Motanga.

Unfortunately, if you reply, “Kelly” will string you along with a million stories until you’re the one sending the money, and then “Kelly” will disappear, never to be heard from again.

Frank Williams (Rich Orphan Scam)

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It’s another rich orphan scam! In this example a young man has lost his whole family in the African wars, but not before his father was able to deposit eleven million dollars in the bank to support him. If you’ll just help to liberate this money and invest it properly, you can have a cut (sucker).

from: Frank Williams (
date: Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 8:18 PM
subject: Expecting to hear from you soon.

Hello Dear,

My name is frank, from Sierra Leone . 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 Abidjan , Ivory Coast . He was in Buake, A northern city to negotiate for the purchase of a cocoa plantation when he was shot and killed by the rebel troupes fighting to take over the Government of the country on the 22nd September, 2002. The death of my father has now made me an orphan and thereby exposing me to danger.Before the unfortunate death, my late father had in his personal account with a bank here the sum of $11.7m. 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 the balance of my father’s account. 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 and to invest the fund in a viable business venture.

Iam willing to give you 15% while 5% has been earmarked for expenses. If this is acceptable to you, Send me a mail through my regular e-mail account ( so that we can discuss further on this matter.

Best Regards

Expecting to hear from you.

Frank williams

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Wealthy Orphan Scams

This is a classic example of the wealthy orphan scam. A sad young woman (it’s almost always a woman) has been left alone in the world, or left alone with her younger siblings, because her parents have been murdered or poisoned by some evil power. But before her parents died, her father told her about the secret fortune he had deposited for her in a bank somewhere, and now the poor (rich) orphan needs your help to retrieve the money. She can tell you’re an honest person (playing to your vanity.) Won’t you help an orphan (you sucker)?

from: jenny marisa (
date: Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 6:52 AM


My name is Miss Jenny Marisa looking for a trustworthy, sincere and honest someone like you who can help me in this time of needs.

My father Mr Johnson Osy Marisa, during the civil and political crisis in our country, my parents together with my three sisters was poisoned by heartless elements that called themselves his brother and wicked relatives. Fortunately for me, I was in the school when this tragedy took place to my family. I was in coma for almost two weeks. But I thank the almighty God because I never knew that I could support the shock of losing almost my whole family. That is by the way. Right now I am still here in country but very unsafe for me. I’m living in great fear and bondage. I intend leaving this country as soon as possible but only one thing kept me back. My late father has deposited with one of the prime bank the sum of money, $5.2Million USD, for onward transfer to any bank abroad

But unfortunately he did not complete the transaction before he sudden died. I have all the documents concerns this money in the bank and receipt of deposit with which my late father made the deposit, I have mapped out 15% out of the total money for your help and assistances because it looks stupid for me trying to confide in a total stranger I never met before . By instinct I am convinced you are an honest person and you have the capacity to handle this transaction with me. As soon as it is done, I will come over with to meet you and spend the rest of my live in your country. I wish to invest the money into estate business and other good business you may propose. I promise to greatly compensate you for any assistance you may offer me. I do not know how you may feel about this but I want you to take this very serious and confidential. Down here, I am living in fear because enemies, uncles and wicked relatives of my parents are hunting for me. Please let me know your mind concerning my proposal to you, please contact me with this email private email for more details and information. (

May God bless you,

Miss jenny

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James Baah, Asylum Seeker (Scam Alert)

Bah! It’s another inheritance scam from an orphaned millionaire. The young man has a fortune in the bank, but he needs someone to stand in as beneficiary — and that would be you. Alas, there’s really no money in his bank, and what Mr. “Baah” wants to do is get some of the money in your bank and then vanish into the night.

from: James Baah (
date: Sat, Sep 19, 2009 at 10:27 PM
subject: Investment Request

Dear Sir/Madam,

This proposal might be a surprise to you but do consider it as an emergency. In a nut shell, I am James Baah, 18 years old from the Republic of Sudan, East Africa, now am seeking asylum (refugee) in Ghana

I’m contact you for a possible transaction of my late father’s funds that were deposited in the Bank in Ghana, the deposit documents indicate me as the next of kin. Presently, I am saddled with the problem of securing a trust worthy foreign personality to help me as follows:

(1) Stand on my behalf in Ghana as the beneficiary for the claim of the inheritance from the Bank since the bank advised that I should solicit for an individual or corporate organization to claim the deposit for me as they cannot release it directly to me due to my age and refugee status in Ghana.

(2)Transfer the money over to your own country and into your possession pending my arrival to meet with you.

(3)Invest and manage the money for me in a good business pending my maturity.

(4) Help me secure my traveling documents to meet you as soon as my money is transfer to you.

I will make you a joint partner of 30% out of the total sum of $13.5m, Furthermore, on the acceptance and confirmation that you will help me, the letter of authority will be issued in your name that will enable the Bank to deal with you on my behalf. I am giving you this offers as mentioned with every confidence on your acceptance to assist, adopt me as your son and manage the money for me, Thanking you in advance for your anticipated and swift response on receipt this letter.


James Baah.

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Miss Martha Kebe of Guinea (Scam Alert)

The names may change but the script stays the same. This is the familiar story of a sad but wealthy orphan who needs your help to collect the vast fortune her rich father has left her. Who could be against helping orphans? Especially when they promise to give you a cut of the proceeds.

from: martha kebe (
date: Sat, Sep 19, 2009 at 4:42 AM

From: Miss Martha Kebe
Date: 18/09/2009

Dear Sir,

I hope that I am not embarrassing you with this mail because you did not expect it or know me before. But kindly be rest assured that I have irresistible urge to write it believe me, the mail is an indication of love to you and happiness I shall always wish you. I am Miss Martha Kebe 20 years old and the only Daughter and child of late Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Kebe the former diamond merchant in Guinea Conakry.

My late father was a wealthy diamond and Gold dealer my mother died ten years ago and my father was poisoned to death by his political members, before his death my father told me that he made me the next of kin of a fund he deposited in his offshore account with a financial institution in Commonwealth of Dominica.

I have contacted the bank and confirm that my father really make me the next of kin to the deposit, now I want you to assist me to transfer the money into your account in your country because the people that killed my father is after my life now to make sure that our family are drastically wiped off, infact as I am writing to you now I am in hiding here please if you can help to save my life and transfer the fund to your account.

I am deeply interested to offer to you 25% from the total money that is involved for transferring it into your own designated account, again I will hand this money over to you to invest it for me wisely, as you know, this is the highest confidence and trust any person can repose on the other especially when it is considered that we did not know ourselves before then you are expected to display high degree of maturity , responsibility , and understanding in handling this information so that our family enemies will not know that I am around in getting me through your information.

The main aim of contact you are to assist me in four ways (1) to help and transfer the money to your country (2) and to help me get a profitable business for investment any where in overseas all is base on your professional advice and acceptance to assist me. (3)To help me have a stay in your country when I might come over to meet with you and continue my education (4) to help me manage whatever investment you will get for me until I finish my education.

I will give you every detail about the deposit for the transfer to carry on to your account. After you have indicated your interest and willingness to help me out of this problem to secure the money for a proper investment in your country. Please write to me as fast as to acknowledge this mail and thanks in anticipation. For the confidentiality of this transaction please strictly reply me with the following Email address:

Remain Bless In the Lord.

Best Regards
Miss Martha Kebe

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Rosemary Mane of Cote D’Ivoire (Scam Alert)

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.

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.

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Miss Sandra Bamba, an Orphan (Scam Alert)

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 (
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

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.

Miss Sandra Bamba.

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Charles Pedersen Begs You (Scam Alert)

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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 in which his wealthy father was supposedly killed. But alas, like all such messages, it’s a fraud.

Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2005 09:16:57 -0000 (GMT)



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

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


charles pedersen