It’s another wonderful name: Chief Festus Omuna. Chief Festus has your money at last. (That Nigerian Central Bank can be so slow!) And now it’s ready to be transferred via Centrum Discount Bank. There will certainly be some “transfer fees” along the way, but what’s a few thousand when you millions coming! (Sucker.)
from BANK CENTRUM_DISCOUNT@sify.com
date Sat, Mar 28, 2010 at 3:03 AM
subject YOUR FUNDS TRANSFERED TO YOU !!
This is to inform you that the central bank of Nigeria has direct us at CENTRUM DISCOUNT BANK to pay you, your long over due funds which has been fainally approved for direct payment to your account without involving any third party
Your Aknowledgement receipt of this mail is highly anticipated
Congratulations in advance
REPLY THROUGH;- CENTRUM_DISCOUNBANK@CENTRUM.SK
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
date: Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 8:18 PM
subject: Expecting to hear from you soon.
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 $11.7m. As a result of the present insecurity of lives and property in this country, I wish request that you assist me use your account in your country to transfer the balance of my father’s account. Again to assist me with a letter of invitation that will make me get a visa to your country for residence in order for me to continue my education and to invest the fund in a viable business venture.
Iam willing to give you 15% while 5% has been earmarked for expenses. If this is acceptable to you, Send me a mail through my regular e-mail account (email@example.com) so that we can discuss further on this matter.
There is chaos in every real war zone, so it isn’t surprising that money and valuables often go missing or fall into the wrong hands. Scammers know you know this, and they use it as psychological leverage. What loyal American wouldn’t want to help one of his country’s soldiers? And the supposed money used to belong to Saddam Hussein, who is dead, so it’s not like it’s being stolen from anyone. Alas, it’s really all a scam: there’s no money and no Capt. Wright. There’s only a fraudster somewhere in the world trying to con you out of your money.
from: scott wright (firstname.lastname@example.org)
date: Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 5:54 AM
subject: Att: Letter From Mr Scott.
Att: Letter From Mr Scott.
With respect Sir,
This might come to you as a suprise. However. I am Capt. Scott J Wright. an American soldier in peace keeping force here in Iraq,
I am serving in the military of the 1st Armoured Division in Iraq, after going through your profiles yours capture my intrest as i strongly believe you are in better position to assist in this matter very well.
As you know insurgents everyday and car bombs are attacking us. We managed to move funds belonging to Saddam Hussein’s family in the tune of USD$ 28 Million Dollars in cash.
ID information 10 U.S.C. Section 3013, Secretary of the Army; Army Regulation 25-1, Army Information Management; Army Regulation 380-19, Information Systems Security; E.O. 9397 (SSN).
This fund itself was discovered some years ago and we have hidden and concealed the funds waiting for an opportunity to move the funds out. Now there will be no more time. All US troops are leaving Iraq you see this at B.B.C NEWS, most of us have been redeployed to Afganistan. We have to move the funds now or we could loose everything.
I’m contacting you as an external body because of our status as American soldiers on war duty. Our activities are highly limited based on the U.S military code of conduct.
We want to move this money to you now, so that you will keep our share for us till when we will come over to meet you. You are to take 30% of the total 28 Million Dollars and keep 70% for me and my partners.
Please No strings attached, we plan on using diplomatic courier and shipping the money out of Iraq in three silver boxes using diplomatic immunity which the shippment fees will be paid by me and my partners here in iraq. The boxes can be shipped out in 48hrs it is risk free because it is well arrange,
So If you are interested kindly send an e-mail signifying your interest including your most confidential telephone numbers for quick communication this is necessary in the interest and the protection of our partnership,
Then we can send to you the shipment details and the fright number and labels it is 100% risk free. Please contact us immediatly for more information.
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 (email@example.com)
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/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be aware that scammers often use the names of real people and legitimate businesses in their fraudulent messages. Why? To lend an air of legitimacy to their criminal enterprise. Just because the name of a real person or a real bank or a real government agency appears in a scam message that doesn't mean the person or organization in question is involved in the scam in any way. The scammers are just stealing these names in order to make themselves look legitimate.