Safia Farkash (scam warning)

This is a classic “advance fee fraud” message with all the trimmings. A rich orphan, a father poisoned by his business associates, and a fortune that “Safia Farkash” will share with you if you’ll help transfer it to safety.

Alas, there really is no fortune, no rich orphan, and no “Safia” — there’s only a scammer feeding you a long story so he can pick your pocket.

From: Safia Farkash
Subject: Best wishes
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2015

Please let this letter not to bring confusion to you. I know that we have not met either before but hear me from the dept of your mind. It is circumstances that made to send this to you.

I will introduce myself first to you, My name is Ms. Safia Farkash, I lost my Father, my hero and my lord Mr. Nicolas Farkash years ago. He was poisioned to death by his associate in business. He formed a company by one Mr. James Anoh who poisioned him only to take benefit of the multi million venture. He was arrested immedaitely my Father died and he entered an agreement with my father’s brothers that I and the immediate younger brother of my father will represent my father’s interest in the company. After six months I was kicked out of the company because I said that we have to change the company’s lawyer who I termed was part of the elimination of my father.

I did not know that they have changed all the company’s document without my name appearing any where. I will have to let you know more detail on that but let me move to the point why I am contacting you. I have been nick named bastard by my father’s relations, They have named me all source of names even calling me outcast because my father is late, while my father was the bread winner of the family. They have pushed me out of my father’s mansion and still want to eliminate my life.

I got through the records of my father account books three weeks ago while crying and meditating, which I beleive was inspired by the spirit of God, I discovered that there is a huge sum of money he deposited in a bank, which is Ђ5808,396.00 . The note attached to the deposit agreement he made with the bank indicated that, the money was to be used to purchase machinery for the establishment of a new company of his own.

Please all I need from you is to do all you can to help me to get this money out of the bank. I have been to the bank where this money is deposit ed immediately, and confirmed the account most deligently. The bank told me that my father informed them that the money was to be remitted to his company’s costumer account abroad, which his costumer will provide to them but since then they have never heard from him nor the costumer. Now my father is late. I don’t want the bank to know that my father is late. I told them that he is ill and appointed me to represent him in his affairs.

(1).I want you to provide an account where the money will be remitted into as my father’s costumer. (2).Make arrangement for me to leave here as soon as possible.

My father did not marry to any woman, He had me as the only child while he was having an affair with the person that surpposed to be my mother when he was 28 years and the woman abandoned him and disappeared which forced him to remain single. I have no home now and my life is in danger, I don’t have any one to run into. All the members of my father family have turned their back on me because I demand for me right. They told me that I don’t belong to the family. That I should go and look for my mother, Whom I don’t know. I have made trace to know my mother without sucess. I want you to hear me from the inner most of your heart and accord me this help.
God will bless you for saving my life and future.

Best wishes,
Miss. Safia Farkash

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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.

Mrs Villaran Nenita of the Philippines (Scam Alert)

The names have been changed, but the scam’s the same. The rich widow of a deposed official, this time from the Philippines, has deposited all her late husband’s cash in a secret trunk, and needs your help getting it out of the country. (But for some reason she’s sending her email from Slovakia and wants you to reply to France.)

The security company doesn’t know what’s in the trunk, so it should be an easy transaction. You’ll get 40% of $19.5 million — such a deal! Too bad it’s all a fraud, and she’ll pick your pocket and you’ll get nothing in return, because there is no money, no trunk, and no sad widow.

from: villaran nenita (
date: Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 7:51 AM
subject: From Mrs Villaran Nenita.

From Mrs Villaran Nenita.


I am Mrs Villaran Nenita a citizen of philippine,widow and legitimate heir to the late former Minister of finance who was assassinated for been working with the ex-president Joseph Estrada in philippine. I inherited a total sum of 19.5million USA Dollars from my late husband, The presure from my decease husband’s family for this money has compelled me to leave Manila and have the money which is concealed in a metallic trunk box deposited with a security and finance company under a secret arrangement as a family treasure.

This means that the security company does not know the content of this box that was shipped from the Philippine under a diplomatic coverage. My purpose of asking for your assistance boil down to the fact that I don’t want my late husband’s family to be aware of the amount involve. and the deposit information of the box authorized the company to make this box avaliable for shipment on request only to my foreign bussiness representative, though unname. Hence I want you to contact the security company as my bussiness partner to enable the company release the consigment to you diplomatically, while I join you on the arrival of the box.

I have recently paid all demurrage ,storage charges and the shipment fee, all you need to do is to help me contact the security company and introduce yourself as my bussiness foreign partner ,requesting the shipment of the box. And as soon as Diplomatic shipping agent approved the shipment and tell you the arrival date of the box, then I will join you to give you 40% of the money instantly before I go on with the proposed of investment in your country. Please if you are interested and willing to represent me as my bussiness foreign partner kindly write me as soon as possible.

Please you can contact me with this email/

I await your urgent response.

Best Regards,

Mrs. Villaran Nenita.

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Melinda Cojuangco, Philippines (scam alert)

Such drama! Who would not be drawn into a story about an assassinated official and his two wives who are now battling over a fortune in cash and diamonds that he left behind? Wife #2 wants your help to smuggle the money to safety, and for your trouble you can keep the diamonds. What could go wrong? Well, since there’s really no hidden money and no diamonds, and the person writing to you is a scammer and not a wealthy widow, quite a bit!

from: Melinda Cojuangco (
date: Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 2:56 PM
subject: Greetings from Mrs. Melinda

Greetings from Mrs. Melinda

Hello Dear,

My name is Mrs. Melinda Cojuangco, I am sorry the way these email came to you but I hope you will understand that it’s out of circumstances that I have contact you.

I am the wife of Late Mr Lucio Cojuangco who was the former Philippines director of mineral resources who was assassinated along side with our son in 2007 in connection with government of Philippines due to greed and jealousy of his wealth.

I am writing you due to what I have suffered here by my late husband’s first wife and her children in connection with the government because the first wife is a relation to the president of Philippines. This is because my late husband willed 70% of his assets to me and my daughter which have been forcefully taken away from me by the first wife and her children with the connections of her sister who is in the presidency.

In one of the envelop I received from my late husband’s lawyer, I saw a deposit certificate and certificate of legalization documents for a security company abroad with a later which explained to me that my late husband deposited a trunk box in a security company which the box contains $23M USD in cash and Black diamond which worth $5M USD.

I am contacting you because I want you to help me in securing the money and help me leave Philippines since the first wife of my late husband through the government now monitor all my movement and also which right now I am leaving in absolute hardship because they stripped me off all my late husband’s assets and left me with nothing.

I hope to trust you as you will not sit on this money when you claim it. I am ready to give you 35% of the total money the diamonds for your assistance. If you are willing to help me, I will wait to hear from you so that i will give you more details on how to follow up.

God Bless you as you help.

Mrs. Melinda Cojuangco

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