Mr Zulu Magama

Goatman

ADC
Book Reviewer
#1
I'm posting this because, whilst I receive a tiresome number of these fraudulent emails,invariably from Nigeria, this is a very plausible slant which seeks to take advantage of the appalling Mugabe's impact on his own people and it made me angry.

These letters are a well-known con ( and go back in spirit to a fraud known as the Spanish Letter in the 19th C) but if there are any genuine Rhodies out there who want to string this barskit along please feel free:

Oh and if there are any laid-up coppers who have a little time on their hands ......
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Dear friend,

You may be surprise to receive this letter from me, since you don?t know me
personally. I am ZULU MAGAMA, the son of JOHN KUYAMO MAGAMA, Who was recently
murdered in the land dispute in Zimbabwe. I am glad to say that with the
introduction of internet and website, I was opportune and pleasured to have come
across your contact through this satellite media during my search. For a reliable and reputable person to handle a very confidential business which
involve a transfer of fund to a foreign account, and I decided to write you. My late father was among the few black Zimbabwean opposition party, he was a
rich farmer who was murdered by the agents of the ruling Government of President
Robert Mugabe,
For his alleged support and sympathy for the Zimbabwean opposition party
controlled by the white minority, You will read more stories about President
Mugabe's brutal acts by visiting this web Sites;http://www.rte.ie/news/2000/0418/zimbabwe.htm.
Before my father's death, he had taken to Johannesburg and deposited the sum of
Twenty five Million united state dollars (US 25,000,000) with a Security and
Financial Company, the money right now is in NETHERLAND(EUROPE).as if he
foreseen the looming danger in Zimbabwe. The money was deposited in boxes as
valuable items to avoid over taxed custom clearance. This money was allocated
for the purchase of new machinery and chemical product for Agro-allied farms and
for the
establishment of new farms in Lesotho and Swaziland.
This land problem arose when President Robert Mugabe introduced a new land act
that wholly affected the rich white farmers and some blacks vehemently condemned
the "modus operandi" adopted by the government.
This result to rampant killings and mob action by the war veterans and some
political thugs, precisely more than three thousand( 3,000) people have so far
been killed.

Heads of government from the west, especially Britain and United States have
voice their condemnation of Mugabe's plans. Subsequently, South Africa
development community (S.A.D.C) has continuous supported Mugabe's New land act,
it is against this background that my entire family who are currently residing
in South Africa have decided to transfer my father's wealth and south Africa's
government seems to be playing along with them. I am face with the dilemma of
investing this money in South Africa for fear of encountering the same
experience in the future, since both countries have almost the same political
history.

More so the south African foreign exchange policy does not allow such
investment, Hence I am seeking for(political asylum).AS a business person whom I
entrusted my future and That of my family into his hands, I must let you know
that this transaction is 100% risk free and the nature of your business does not
necessarily matter.

For your assistance we are offering you 20% of the sum, 75% for me and my
family, while 5% will be mapped out for any expenses that we may incurred during
this transaction. We wish to invest our money on commercial properties based on
your advice. Finally, I will demand for assurance that you will not abandon us
when the money gets to your possession/account in your country, If this proposal
is accepted please confirm your interest by sending me mail through this e-mail
address :

Email:zulumagama@netscape.net
Thanks,

Mr. Zulu Magama
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Le Chevre
 
#3
Mr Magama has been up to this since 03............only then he signed himself as ZULU DANJUMA. The email addy has been blacklisted (can I still say that? Mods?!) by several ISPs and email providers.
 

Goatman

ADC
Book Reviewer
#4
uh huh - so how is the cant still posting then?
And if the Old Bill can track down Pete Townshend from a couple of visits to a kiddy-porn site, how come these barstewards can't be done over for SOMETHING...really gets on my t1ts this stuff.....GRRRRRRRRRR :evil:
Edit; I looked up 'Nigerian 419 Scam' on Google and found this from the dear old Met;
What is West African "419" fraud?
Advance fee fraud or '419' fraud (named after the relevant section of the Nigerian Criminal Code) is a popular crime with the West African organised criminal networks. There are a myriad of schemes and scams - mail, faxed and telephone promises designed to facilitate victims parting with money. All involve requests to help move large sums of money with the promise of a substantial share of the cash in return.

This type of scam, originally known as the "Spanish Prisoner Letter", has been carried out since at least the sixteenth century via ordinary postal mail. These scams have come to be associated in the public mind with Nigeria due to the massive proliferation of such confidence tricks from that country since the mid-eighties, although they are often also carried out in other African nations, and increasingly from European cities with large Nigerian populations, notably London and Amsterdam.

The laws from Section 419 and laws in place in other jurisdictions criminalising the offences do not scare away the criminals who profit from these crimes. The stakes and profits are simply too high and many government officials are believed to be involved with the criminal gangs.

Victim's individual monetary losses can range from the low thousands into multi-millions. True figures are often impossible to ascertain, because many victims, embarrassed by their naiveté and feeling personally humiliated, do not report the crime to the authorities. Others, having lost so much themselves, become "part of the gang" recruiting more victims from their own country of residence. There are tragic cases of victims being unable to cope with the losses and committing suicide.
More at: http://www.met.police.uk/fraudalert/419.htm

Mister Magama seems to expect a return email at an Italian addy.....

Le Chevre
 
#5
Goatman said:
uh huh - so how is the cant still posting then?
And if the Old Bill can track down Pete Townshend from a couple of visits to a kiddy-porn site, how come these barstewards can't be done over for SOMETHING...really gets on my t1ts this stuff.....GRRRRRRRRRR :evil:
Agreed, Goatman. My current job involves a lot of liason with SB so, when krap like Mr Zulu Thingy pops up, guess who GOM gives a bell? Trouble is, unless the originator is UK based or the ISP can be directly 'approached' or there is a chance his nibs will come under UK law in the foreseeable future, then there is little UK plc can formally do.
Bummer.
 

Goatman

ADC
Book Reviewer
#8
Hmmm....Mister Zulu Magama also appears in 419eater.com

For our American cousins in ARRSE who may have glanced at this, check this one out:

["Naughty Knight spluttered"]This bastard needs to be punished. Pretending to be a US soldier...

<larrysmith@naveganas.com>

FROM: Sgt. Larry Smith
U.S ARMY PERSONNEL
1st Armored Division(IRAQ)
12th December 2005

Dear Freind,

My name is Larry Smith , I am an American soldier, serving in the military of the 1st Armored Division in Iraq, As you know we are being attacked by insurgents everyday and car bombs.We managed to move funds belonging to Saddam Hussien's family. The total amount is US$25 Million dollars in cash, mostly 100 dollar bills. We want to move this money to you, so that you may invest it for us and keep our share for banking.

We will take 90%, my partner and I. You take the other 10%. no strings attached, just help us move it out of Iraq, Iraq is a warzone. We plan on using diplomatic courier and shipping the money out in one large silver box, using diplomatic immunity.

If you are interested I will send you the full details, my job is to find a good partner that we can trust and that will assist us. Can I trust you? When you receive this letter,kindly send me an e-mail signifying your interest including your most confidential telephone/fax numbers for quick communication also your contact details.
This business is risk free. The box can be shipped out in 48hrs.

Respectfully,

Sgt. Larry Smith

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My God Nigeria needs a good Audit. Seems there are a few billion dollars floating around....

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Barstard - how low can they go.....


Lee Shaver
 
#14
There should be severe punishment for the balloons that actually part with money for these scams.
I have no sympathy for anyone greedy or gullible enough to accept anything like this as genuine.
 

Goatman

ADC
Book Reviewer
#15
Northern,

sadly not everyone is as savvy as you feller......there are plenty of people out there who float through life a foot off the ground in a gentle haze.....in fact I've been accused of doing just that.....but I'm off the medication now.

Anyways I hope somebody gets stuck into Mr Magama big-style...I'll hold the coats.
 

Goatman

ADC
Book Reviewer
#16
well 419eater.com is very interesting.......if anyone thinks that hunting down these sh7ts and messing with their heads is out of order check this:

. But the scammers are only trying to get ahead & feed their families. If the West hadn't raped their country of its wealth they wouldn't have to do this.
Funnily enough, this is the argument most often used by the Nigerian lads and their supporters. Recent lad visits to the forum show that this is a prevailing justification for their scamming.

Basically the argument goes something like this:

1. Nigeria was a happy and peaceful country until the west came along.
2. Western companies, such as Halliburton and Shell, bribed their way into the country and proceeded to strip Nigeria of its assets leaving the inhabitants poverty stricken and struggling to survive.
3. Therefore the West is responsible and now it is payback time.

Lad to Janne Pekkala (Baiter):

Ok, I don't realy call it cheating, most times the smart person become victorious. Some body has to pay what we call retribution

From what Africa went through during the Slave trade era

The west took all our resourses, Manpower, and our cultural and traditional wares

Great acheivements

Some body will pay some how what your lineage owed

This fails to take into account several very basic facts and concepts:

• There is a culture in Nigeria that esteems those who can make money without working.

One moderator of our forum, Old Coaster, grew up in Nigeria and notes:

In the 18th century, European traders sat in hulks and trading posts at the mouths of the Oil Rivers, Badagry and other sites and were well used to the ridiculous amounts demanded by Nigerian traders for Palm Oil, Ivory and Slaves. Serious negotiation was involved and people like John Holt are on record complaining about the difficulty of dealing with the locals

I grew up in Nigeria long before oil was discovered in the Niger Delta. The culture of Southern Nigeria has always admired those who can make money without working and I have scam letters going back to the 1950's.

Us Old Coasters became increasingly irritated with the outrageous prices demanded by traders for Nigerian Craft work as the tourist business increased and naive tourists (usually Americans) paid the initial prices asked which could be up to 20 times the going price elsewhere.
The somewhat "jack the lad" culture of southern Nigeria combined with the stupidity of foreigners showed how easy it was to make money from the white mugus and intelligent scammers soon developed the 419 scams, initially via fax and then via the internet.

Children raised in this culture soon learn that scamming is acceptable – especially if you are successful. A Nigerian member of this forum wrote:

The attitude of the family is largely dependent on the degree of success their chum has with scamming, if the lads been on it for 3 yrs and only has a fairly used car to show, he's a failure and no-good... but if he's built a couple of houses and cruises around in an X5, all hail the king! They even give him a chieftaincy title in his hometown!!!

• Using internet cafes costs money. Those poor starving Nigerians who can’t afford to feed their family also can’t afford to use internet cafes.

• It is the better educated Nigerians who are able to speak some English. While we may laugh at the way they mangle it (how well can you write in another language?) they wouldn’t be able to speak it at all if they weren’t somewhat better off than many of the rest of their countrymen.

• Scams do not target Westerners. They target anyone with money. In this thread one of the 419eater moderators, Lew_Skannen replies to this claim with a list of some of the victims that he has personally spoken to:
1. Thai women, catering assistant in Bangkok - lost about £20,000 of money borrowed from family and employer. When she told the scammer she had no money he told her to go borrow some.
2. Saudi Arab - $130K
3. Egyptian - sick wife - lost $10K
4. Egyptian - $7K
5. Black American woman - student - lost $2K
6. Black American woman - single mother - lost about $10K but was saved from losing another $20K by a timely phone call.
7. Korean guy - Lost $1000+
8. Mexican woman- reasonably wealthy family I think - lost $120K
9. Polynesian woman - $5K
10 - Colombian man - $500 only.

• Successful scammers make a lot of money out of it. If they were really doing this to right past wrongs then the money would be used to assist the poor. But this money doesn’t get distributed to the poor. It goes straight into their own pockets. The money that their victims have borrowed to fund this business deal and will spend years paying back goes on supporting a lifestyle that very few others in Nigeria can enjoy.

In the course of this business I have purchased several luxury cars and built many large houses which I rent out. Believe you me my friend, an American sucker is born every hour. Take you for instance if you had any money you would have lost it. The only thing keeping you safe is your poverty. You should thank God for that!



• Many countries are poor and many countries have come off second best from colonialism but Nigeria has a huge amount of valuable natural resources. There is more than enough to drag it out of poverty. However corruption is a colossal problem - Nigeria is rated as the second most corrupt country in the world (after Bangladesh) and that corruption is right through the whole of the society – from the top down. Nigeria will not be able to escape what some see as the legacy of colonialism until this problem is dealt with. As long as it is tolerated, or worse encouraged, by the majority of people then they will continue to struggle as a poor nation, stigmatized by a reputation for corruption and scamming.
sumbitch - I lose my PC credentials completely when dealing with this lot.....what's the transit time from Sierra Leone to Lagos......
 
#17
Hi Everybody

My name is Captain Pugwash and I am the scambaiter behind the 'Great 419 Penis Caper'. I hope you all enjoyed it. Even though that was a funny sting, you should never forget that these guys are criminals and have destroyed many lives through their actions.

Just to let you have a few facts about the Nigerians who run these scams:-

1. They cheat Americans out of more than 150 million USD per year!

2. The 419 advance fee fraud scam is Nigeria's 5th biggest income!

3. Letters come in a myriad of flavours such as:-

a. I have a box containing xxxxxx million USD, please help me liberate it for a share of the loot.
b. Please stand as the next of kin for a deceased relative who left a lot of cash
c. All kinds of online lottery wins, bogus car sales etc
d. Donate money to causes, orphanages, Katrina victims, Pakistani earthquake etc
e. Found shit loads of cash in Iraq, help me liberate it.
f. I am the director of a bank. Mr x died and left xxxxxx million in his account, lets share it
g. Help us collecting payment from our customers (Check Fraud Scam)

The Nigerian scam is said to have netted more than 5 billion USD in the past few years. YES there are many gullible people out there. Unfortunately some people have even lost their lives because of it. They had travelled to Nigeria to collect the millions only to dispear and were found murdered!

Our Job as scambaiters is to scam the scammers. We make them use their resources and waste their time and money so they dont have time to find real victims for their crimes. We are a growing number, but so are the scammers.

If you are interested in knowing more about scambaiting visit www.419eater.com or www.419legal.org.

Cheers

Captain Pugwash
Scambaiter

p.s. Tell your friends about these scams so that they will not fall foul of these criminals.
 

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