Latest 419 scam

#1
Are there really people who are stupid enough to fall for this crap? I mean his email address is a freebee from Japan FFS. :?


Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 22:08:36 +0900
From: k_kofi@excite.co.jp
To: k_kofi@excite.co.jp
Subject: please your urgent assistance is needed


DEAR ONE,

MY NAME IS KOMAH KOFI I AM THE REGIONAL MANAGER OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANK (I.C.B) BRANCH IN THE WESTERN REGION OF GHANA. I GOT YOUR INFORMATION ON GHANA CHAMBER COMMERCE MINES AND INDUSTRIES .

I WRITE YOU THIS PROPOSAL IN GOOD FAITH, I AM 42 YEARS OLD MARRIED WITH TWO LOVELY KIDS. I HAVE PACKAGED A FINANCIAL TRANSACTION THAT WILL BENEFIT YOU AND I, AS THE REGIONAL MANAGER OF THE BANK IT IS MY DUTY TO SEND IN A FINANCIAL REPORT TO MY HEAD OFFICE IN THE CAPITAL CITY ACCRA AT THE END OF EACH BUSINESS YEAR.

ON THE COURSE OF THE LAST YEAR 2005 FINANCIAL BUSINESS REPORT, I DISCOVERED THAT MY BRANCH IN WHICH I AM THE MANAGER MADE $12 Million US DOLLARS($12,000,000.00) WHICH MY HEAD OFFICE ARE NOT AWARE OF AND WILL NEVER BE AWARE OF.

I HAVE PLACED THIS FUNDS ON WHAT WE CALL ESCROW CALL ACCOUNT WITH NO BENRFICIARY. AS AN OFFICER OF THIS BANK I CANNOT BE DIRECTLY CONNECTED TO THIS MONEY, SO MY AIM OF CONTACTING YOU IS TO ASSIST ME RECEIVE THIS MONEY IN YOUR BANK ACCOUNT AND GET 25% OF THE TOTAL FUND AS COMMISSION.

THERE ARE PRACTICALLY NO RISK INVOLVED, IT WILL BE A BANK TO BANK TRANSFER, ALL I NEED FROM YOU IS TO STAND CLAIM AS THE ORIGINAL DEPOSITOR OF THIS FUNDS WHO MADE THE DEPOSIT WITH MY BRANCH SO THAT MY HEAD OFFICE CAN ORDER THE TRANSFER TO YOUR DESIGNATED BANK ACCOUNT

IF YOU ACCEPT TO WORK WITH ME I WILL APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH.
PLEASE KINDLY REPLY ME BY EMAIL:(k_kofi@excite.co.jp) IF YOU THINK WE CAN WORK TOGETHER SO THAT WE CAN GO OVER THE DETAILS.

THANKS YOU IN ADVANCE AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

YOURS TRULY
MR KOMAH KOFI
 
#8
I've had some right corkers though. One guy claimed to be head of an African army unit provideing bodyguards for some tinpot dictator who got over thrown, in some tiny African contry, and he ran out on his boss with two suitcasses full of cash.

The other classic one is Phishing... I mean who falls for that...

In answer to our question:
 
#11
lol I saw a BBC documentary where the reporter follwed some police investigating E-mail scams in an African country (may have been Ghana)
They raided a shop which had literally 20 people sitting at computers typing out and sending these sort of emails all day to people..............
 

Goatman

ADC
Book Reviewer
#12
This is serious sh1t guys...if you're feeling full of p1ss and vinegar - and you HATE these people and everything they stand for then whizz over to the site mentioned - www.419eater.com - and sign up as a scam-baiter.

Information quoted from the US Secret Service Web Site.

4-1-9 Schemes frequently use the following tactics:


An individual or company receives a letter or fax from an alleged "official" representing a foreign government or agency.

An offer is made to transfer millions of dollars in "over invoiced contract" funds into your personal bank account.

You are encouraged to travel overseas to complete the transaction.

You are requested to provide blank company letterhead forms, banking account information, telephone/fax numbers.

You receive numerous documents with official looking stamps, seals and logo testifying to the authenticity of the proposal.

Eventually you must provide up-front or advance fees for various taxes, attorney fees, transaction fees or bribes.

Other forms of 4-1-9 schemes include: c.o.d. of goods or services, real estate ventures, purchases of crude oil at reduced prices, beneficiary of a will, recipient of an award and paper currency conversion.
Nigerian Advance Fee Fraud Overview

The perpetrators of Advance Fee Fraud (AFF), known internationally as "4-1-9" fraud after the section of the Nigerian penal code which addresses fraud schemes, are often very creative and innovative.


Unfortunately, there is a perception that no one is prone to enter into such an obviously suspicious relationship. However, a large number of victims are enticed into believing they have been singled out from the masses to share in multi-million dollar windfall profits for doing absolutely nothing. It is also a misconception that the victim's bank account is requested so the culprit can plunder it -- this is not the primary reason for the account request -- merely a signal they have hooked another victim.


In almost every case there is a sense of urgency.

The victim is enticed to travel to Nigeria or a border country.

There are many forged official looking documents.

Most of the correspondence is handled by fax or through the mail.

Blank letterheads and invoices are requested from the victim along with the banking particulars.

Any number of Nigerian fees are requested for processing the transaction with each fee purported to be the last required.

The confidential nature of the transaction is emphasized.

There are usually claims of strong ties to Nigerian officials.

A Nigerian residing in the U.S., London or other foreign venue may claim to be a clearing house bank for the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Offices in legitimate government buildings appear to have been used by impostors posing as the real occupants or officials.

The most common forms of these fraudulent business proposals fall into the following main categories:

> Disbursement of money from wills

> Contract fraud (C.O.D. of goods or services)

> Purchase of real estate

> Conversion of hard currency

>Transfer of funds from over invoiced contracts

>Sale of crude oil at below market prices

The most prevalent and successful cases of Advance Fee Fraud is the fund transfer scam. In this scheme, a company or individual will typically receive an unsolicited letter by mail from a Nigerian claiming to be a senior civil servant. In the letter, the Nigerian will inform the recipient that he is seeking a reputable foreign company or individual into whose account he can deposit funds ranging from $10-$60 million that the Nigerian government overpaid on some procurement contract.

The criminals obtain the names of potential victims from a variety of sources including trade journals, professional directories, newspapers, and commercial libraries. They do not target a single company, but rather send out mailings en masse. The sender declares that he is a senior civil servant in one of the Nigerian Ministries, usually the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

The letters refer to investigations of previous contracts awarded by prior regimes alleging that many contracts were over invoiced. Rather than return the money to the government, they desire to transfer the money to a foreign account. The sums to be transferred average between $10,000,000 to $60,000,000 and the recipient is usually offered a commission up to 30 percent for assisting in the transfer.

Initially, the intended victim is instructed to provide company letterheads and pro forma invoicing that will be used to show completion of the contract. One of the reasons is to use the victim's letterhead to forge letters of recommendation to other victim companies and to seek out a travel visa from the American Embassy in Lagos. The victim is told that the completed contracts will be submitted for approval to the Central Bank of Nigeria. Upon approval, the funds will be remitted to an account supplied by the intended victim.

The goal of the criminal is to delude the target into thinking that he is being drawn into a very lucrative, albeit questionable, arrangement. The intended victim must be reassured and confident of the potential success of the deal. He will become the primary supporter of the scheme and willingly contribute a large amount of money when the deal is threatened. The term "when" is used because the con-within-the-con is the scheme will be threatened in order to persuade the victim to provide a large sum of money to save the venture.

The letter, while appearing transparent and even ridiculous to most, unfortunately is growing in its effectiveness. It sets the stage and is the opening round of a two-layered scheme or scheme within a scheme. The fraudster will eventually reach someone who, while sceptical, desperately wants the deal to be genuine.

Victims are almost always requested to travel to Nigeria or a border country to complete a transaction. Individuals are often told that a visa will not be necessary to enter the country. The Nigerian con artists may then bribe airport officials to pass the victims through Immigration and Customs. Because it is a serious offence in Nigeria to enter without a valid visa, the victim's illegal entry may be used by the fraudsters as leverage to coerce the victims into releasing funds. Violence and threats of physical harm may be employed to further pressure victims. In June of 1995, an American was murdered in Lagos, Nigeria, while pursuing a 4-1-9 scam, and numerous other foreign nationals have been reported as missing.
Victims are often convinced of the authenticity of Advance Fee Fraud schemes by the forged or false documents bearing apparently official Nigerian government letterhead, seals, as well as false letters of credit, payment schedules and bank drafts. The fraudster may establish the credibility of his contacts, and thereby his influence, by arranging a meeting between the victim and "government officials" in real or fake government offices.

In the next stage some alleged problem concerning the "inside man" will suddenly arise. An official will demand an up-front bribe or an unforeseen tax or fee to the Nigerian government will have to be paid before the money can be transferred. These can include licensing fees, registration fees, and various forms of taxes and attorney fees. Normally each fee paid is described as the very last fee required. Invariably, oversights and errors in the deal are discovered by the Nigerians, necessitating additional payments and allowing the scheme to be stretched out over many months.

Several reasons have been submitted why Nigerian Advance Fee Fraud has undergone a dramatic increase in recent years. The explanations are as diverse as the types of schemes. The Nigerian Government blames the growing problem on mass unemployment, extended family systems, a get rich quick syndrome, and, especially, the greed of foreigners.

Indications are that Advance Fee Fraud grosses hundreds of millions of dollars annually and the losses are continuing to escalate. In all likelihood, there are victims who do not report their losses to authorities due to either fear or embarrassment.
END



mugu or maga ? Kill 'em ALL - let God sort it out :x

Shining
 
#13
The mind boggles>............

Its like the email I recieved saying something along the lines of "We need to confirm your account details as there has been a server error" from "Barclays bank" which has a link to "www.barclaysbank###.com" and which asks you to enter account details!

Are people completely stupid!!!!!
 
#15
SGHH said:
The mind boggles>............

Its like the email I recieved saying something along the lines of "We need to confirm your account details as there has been a server error" from "Barclays bank" which has a link to "www.barclaysbank###.com" and which asks you to enter account details!

Are people completely stupid!!!!!
I got that one, barclays bank has an fraud Email address you can forward it too.
 
#16
My favourite one is the Clk in HQ Coy, who always forwards the 'if you don't forward this to everyone you've ever met your sister will grow a 3rd nipple on her forehead' emails.




Or even better, the chainscam emails that are along the lines of 'this virus is sent in xxx form and completely burns your harddrive, you MUST inform everyone, better safe than sorry'. When simple check on google reveals it as a fraud in about 0.0023 miliseconds. Yet these idiots (HQ Coy Clk) contribute to the ever decreasing bandwidth by believing this guff and posting it on to the entire regt. I usually hit 'reply all' and tell the idiot that it's a scam and they just helped out make it more widespread whereas a simple check would have stopped it.




Individuals are fine, but people are stupid...
 
#17
My daughter got sent the message below and thought it was genuine. OK admittedly she should have been born blonde but she was really worried incase it was real, so much so she contacted me from Italy!! There followed a quick IT lesson in scams and phishing :wink:

So yeah there are stupid fcuking daft bastards who believe them :oops:

Dearest one in the lord,

It is my Pleasure to write to you after considering your profile My name is Mrs Angela Wilber, I am married to Mr Moses Wilber who worked with kuwait company in Ivory Coast for Nine years before he died in the year 2003. We were married for eleven years with one son his name is Johnson Wilber and he is 18years .

My late husband died after a brief illness thatlasted for only four days. Before he death we were both born again Christians. When my late husband was alive we deposited the sum of $8.5Million (Eight Million five hundred thousand U.S. Dollars) with a BANK here in COTE D'IVOIRE.

Presently, This money is still with the bank. Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last due to cancer problem. Having known my condition I decided to look for some one who is a man of God, a christian individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct here in. I want a person that will use this fund to churches, Orphanages, Widows and Research centers for propagating the word of God and to ensure that the house of God is maintained and take care of my only child for better future. The Bible made us to understand that Blessed is the hand that giveth.

I took this decision because my only child is still young and can not manage this fund very well and my husband's relatives are not Christians and I don't want my family hard earned money to be misused by unbelievers. I dont want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly manner. Hence the reason for taking this bold decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am goin

I know that I am going to be in the bossom of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace.I don't need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health because of the presence of my family relatives around me always. I don't want them to know about this development. With God all things are possible. As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the bank where the money was deposited for you to contact them and request them to transfer the money to your account.

I will also issue you a letter of authority that will empower you as the new beneficiary of this fund. I want you and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my shephard. My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian. Whoever that wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and truth. Please always be prayerful all through your life. Any delay in your reply will give me room insourcing for christian in dividual for this same purpose. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated here and you cannot betray my son when you receive this money.

Hoping to hearing from you immediately you received this mail. / And please don't forget to contacts me through this email address ( angela_wilber@yahoo.fr)

Remain blessed in the name of the Lord.

Yours in Christ,
Mrs Angela Wilber.
 
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stabradop

Guest
#18
These people are complete sods, playing on the good naturedness or gullability of others. Perhaps an arrse crusade is in order?

I joined 419eater.com just now and am looking forward to winding these gits up. With a bit of luck I might be able to persuade some of them to come over, a mate of mine is a customs officer so perhaps I could get him to meet said scammer at the airport :lol: . Would be a bit of a laugh..... :twisted:

stab
 

oldbaldy

LE
Moderator
#19
Lynxtips said:
My daughter got sent the message below and thought it was genuine. OK admittedly she should have been born blonde but she was really worried incase it was real, so much so she contacted me from Italy!! There followed a quick IT lesson in scams and phishing :wink:

So yeah there are stupid fcuking daft bastards who believe them :oops:

Dearest one in the lord,

It is my Pleasure to write to you after considering your profile My name is Mrs Angela Wilber, I am married to Mr Moses Wilber who worked with kuwait company in Ivory Coast for Nine years before he died in the year 2003. We were married for eleven years with one son his name is Johnson Wilber and he is 18years .

My late husband died after a brief illness thatlasted for only four days. Before he death we were both born again Christians. When my late husband was alive we deposited the sum of $8.5Million (Eight Million five hundred thousand U.S. Dollars) with a BANK here in COTE D'IVOIRE.
.................


Yours in Christ,
Mrs Angela Wilber.

My God Lynxstips I can't believe Mrs Wilber is 2 timing me with your daughter. She promised me the money. I'm heartbroken. :wink:
 
#20
I like the ones that say Microsoft and AOL are tracking this message and will pay you $2000 for every person who you send it too forwards it on. Priceless
 

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