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from Nigeria - 25.11.2000
BE WARNED - THE NIGERIANS SCAMSTERS
ARE BACK - NOW ON THE INTERNET:
THIS IS A CONTINUATION OF THE
ENORMOUS SCAM WE HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT IN 1996 -
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
From: ifeoma chuka <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: business relationship proposal
FROM: DR MARCEL ZAKI
PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS MARCELZACKY@EUDORAMAIL.COM
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
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
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
DR MARCEL ZAKI
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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.
BE WARNED - THIS IS AN ENORMOUS
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 <email@example.com>
Subject: Business Proposal
Personal Business Investment
It is my pleasure to contact
you today at this point in time for an urgent business relationship
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
The civil unrest, which took
tens of thousands of lives, cost me my Husband, Properties and
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
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
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
My best regards.
Evangelist Mrs. Hillary Kargbo
Reply and kindly include your Telephone & Fax Number if possible,
for further explanation.