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Scamsters from Nigeria - 25.11.2000



Greed - Missile of Black Gold.

This is the email we received this last week - November 2000:

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Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 13:25:21 -0800 (PST)
From: ifeoma chuka <>
Subject: business relationship proposal



Dear Sir,

REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP PETROLEUM (SPECIAL) TRUST FUND CONTRACT AWARD REVIEW COMMITTEE appointed by the Federal Government of Nigeria to review contract Awards/Payments Approvals in the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF). Our duties include evaluation, vetting approvals for payment for contract executed for the PTF.

On the 10th January 1997, the awarded a contract of $600 Million United States Dollars to the consortium of Abblummus, J.G.C. Corporation, Bouygues Offshore and a joint venture of Spiebalignoles and Fougureolle, for an engineering, procurement and construction work in Nigeria.

But some top officials of the organization over-invoiced the contract sum to the tune of $636.5M with the intention of sharing the remaining $36.5M among themselves. But due to the sudden proscription of the PTF by the new democratic Government, their
effort proved abortive. But now that the Federal Democratic Government of Nigeria has approved the sum of $636.5M for the concerned foreign companies as full payment for the contract executed, and since each of the companies are entitled to $150M, we intend to transfer the remaining $36.5M abroad into a safe and reliable account to be disbursed among ourselves.

My colleagues and I have agreed that if your company can act as the beneficiary of this fund ($36.5) you and your company will retain 20% of the total amount while 70% will be for us and the remaining10% will be used to off set any expenses incured by both sides during the course of the transfer.

It may interest you to know that , some years ago a similar transaction was carried out with one Mr. Patrick Miller, the President of Craine International Trading Corporation of No. 135 East 57th Street, 28th Floor, New York 10022 with Tele Number (212) 308-7788 and telex Number 6731689. After the agreement of both parties in which he was to take 20% of the money while the remaining 70% was for us, with the payment approvals secured and relevant document signed, the money was duly transferred into his account, only to be disappointed on our arrival in New York, that he had changed address, while his telephone and telex number has been reallocated. That was how we lost $27.7M to Mr. Patrick Miller. We could not report the case to the authority due to its nature as being utterly confidential. This time, we need a more reliable and trustworthy partner with a reputable company ís account to transfer this money into. Hence this proposal to you.

It took us expensive ideas and money to fine-tune all the preparations for this transaction to meet all legal and administrative requirements in Nigeria and those of International Arbiration as the modalities applied in the case of Mr. Miller have changed due to the incessant changes in monetary policies of my country. However, we hope to conclude this transaction within seven (7) days from the date of receipt of the requested information and commence the transfer of funds. Therefore, we require from you the followings :

i. Your Company name

ii. Company address

iii. Bank name and address

iv. Account number and account name

Your telephone and fax numbers [personal/private] for easy communication.

With the above information, we will use your company name to re-award the contract, put up the letters of claims and apply for payment. We wish to bring to your notice that the personalities involved in this transaction are Top and influential government
functionaries who will not like any form of exposure and as such would want you to keep thebusiness highly confidential. Be rest assured that this transaction is 100% risk free on both sides.

We are looking forward to doing this business with you. Please, acknowledge the receipt of this letter using the EMAIL ADDRESS ABOVE , while maintaining maximum confidentiality. I shall bring you the complete picture of this transaction on receipt of
your response.

Yours faithfully

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Scamsters from Sierra Leone - 27.6.2000

Persons posing as relatives of notable personalities who have been killed, etc., in Sierra Leone have been sending out mail to tempt people to join them to get hold of so-called huge quantities of illegal cash, etc., stashed away in that country.


Given below is the text of the letter that we received from one such scamster.

Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 00:22:43
From: MK Hllary <>
Subject: Business Proposal

Personal Business Investment Proposal

It is my pleasure to contact you today at this point in time for an urgent business relationship /investment.

I got your Company's contact from the International Trade Magazine of your Country, for the purpose of sincerity and honesty and because of the investment climate in your country.

I am Mrs. Hillary Kargbo from Sierra-Leone, the wife of the Late Central Bank Governor Mr. Christian Kargbo, under the short time ten-month Government of Major Paul Koromah.

He was killed in 1998 among sixteen others on suspicion and accused of aiding the Rebel forces and Major Paul Koromah for a coup d'etat of May 1997 against his Government before the Ecomog Troops restored him back as President.

The civil unrest, which took tens of thousands of lives, cost me my Husband, Properties and Family members.

Currently I had discovered classified a secret documents belonging to my late husband under his underground SAFE, only known by me and few of my surviving children.

Among these documents is a Certificate of Deposit of two trunk silver boxes as family treasures kept in a Security Deposit Firm in Accra-Ghana, which I just came over to confirm a few days ago.

Attached with the document is an instruction that, the actual contents are $28,500,000.00 USD (Twenty-Eight Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars), although not to the knowledge of the keeping firm.

I am contacting you please because of GOD to come to my aid in co-receiving these boxes and the subsequent evacuation of funds to your country for onward investment.

I shall be ready to accompany you while I shall fully compensate you accordingly.

Kindly reply immediately you receive this letter to furnish you all the details you want to know.

My best regards.

Evangelist Mrs. Hillary Kargbo

Reply and kindly include your Telephone & Fax Number if possible, for further explanation.

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