Internet Scams Exposed

SCAM WATCH: Internet & SMS Scams - Phishing - Email Fraud

These emails and text messages are real examples of current scams. Learn to identify them. Please forward any scams you receive to Mark Hutten: They will be posted on this site without your email address.

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Email: with a description of how the scam worked (i.e., what happened exactly), and we will try to (a) locate the scam artist(s), (b) work with law enforcement to expedite prosecution, and (c) help you get some - or all - of your money back.


Another Internet Scam: Notification of payment by ATM Master Credit Card

Telephone: +234-1-7214093

Notification of payment by ATM Master Credit Card

Attn: Beneficiary,

We hereby officially notifying you about the present arrangement to pay you, your over due contract/inheritance/lotto fund which you could not complete the process of the released of your transfer pin code through the Digital Payment System. We have decided to pay your funds without any requested fee but through (ATM Master Express Credit Card) This arrangement was initiated/constituted by the World Bank and Paris Club,due to fraudulent activities going on within the African Region.

The World Bank and Paris Club introduced this payment arrangement as to enable our contractors/inheritance beneficiary to receive their fund without any interference. The ATM Master Express Credit Card was contracted and powered by GOLD CARD WORLD WIDE.

Reconfirm the following information to us for Security reason.


Upon the receipt of this mail we are going to load your fund into the Master Express Credit Card and send a scan copy of the card to you before we will proceed to dispatch the card directly to your nominated  home addresses so you absolutely have nothing to worry about all we need is your Prompt Response and Co-operation by Gods Grace we will have a successful Transaction.

Finally, we want you to note that every fee/charge which maybe required upfront have been taking care of by this commission you are now only required to pay for the delivery cost to enable them effect your payment through the delivery of the proposed ATM CARD.

Contact the ATM CARD department: MRS MARY EZE
Email To Contact (
TEL: +234-8068267248








Another Internet Scam: From Mrs. AILENE AGANA


Good Day,

Let me start by introducing myself, I am MRS. AILENE BASE, CREDIT ACCOUNTS
OFFICER BANCO DE ORO UNIVERSAL BANK. I am writing you this letter based on the
latest development at my bank, which I will
like to bring to your personal edification. I am writing you this letter with
so much joy and excitement even though my heart goes out to the very powerful
and distinguished gentleman who I was fortunate to have worked for and
extremely privileged to have known for numerous years.

I am a top official in charge of client accounts in BANCO DE ORO UNIVERSAL BANK
inside the Philippines.
In 2001, my client was going through a horrendous divorce in the United States
of America and was on the verge of losing most of his estate to his vicious and
diabolical wife. As a result of this alarming predicament, my client came to me
with a very brilliant idea. He transferred some funds, ten million two hundred
thousand dollars ($10.2m) to a fixed deposit account in my bank under an alias
which only the two of us knew about as the confidentiality of the matter was
necessary for his protection.

Due to his untimely death in early 2002, the funds have been sitting in the
account ever since and will continue to do so perpetually unless we do
something about it. This is where you come in. I located you
through an agency that helps seek people by their email. My client did not
declare any next of kin in his official papers including the paper work of his
bank deposit. Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I would like
you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to our client so that you will
be able to receive his funds.

I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that we can come
out successful. I have contacted an attorney that will prepare the necessary
document that will back you up as the next of kin to my client. All that is
required from you at this stage is for you to provide me with your Full Names
and Address so that the attorney can commence his job.

After you have been made the next of kin, the attorney will also file in for
claims on your behalf and secure the necessary approval and letter of probate
in your favor for the move of the funds to an account that will be provided by
you. There is no risk involved at all in the matter as we are going adopt a
legalized method and the attorney will prepare all the necessary documents. The
allocation of our money will be as follows: 20%($2.02m) to you for your part in
this, 75% for me and my partners and 5% for any unforeseeable expenses we may

As you can see this is easier than taking candy from a baby, but mind you,
trust is something that is developed over time and that is something that we do
not have. So I have to let you know that it will highly unfeasible to try to
run away with the money because even though only you can transfer money in and
out of your account, the transfer can only be authorized by my department of
which i happen to be the head. The money will be transferred from my bank to an
account you will provide. So please, there should be no room for greed because
ten million two hundred thousand dollars can quench even the most insatiable
desire for the almighty dollar.

Your urgent response is highly anticipated so please email me  as soon as
possible. This should be kept very secret and confidential. I believe you know.

Kind Regards,


Another Internet Scam: Central Bank of Nigeria

Fra: Money Gram Transfer
Dato: 16. november 2010 09:24:21
Emne: [E-mail uden emne]

The Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN), working in relationship with
HSBC London has concluded that our working
partner has helped us to send you first payment of US$7,500 to you as
instructed by Mr. David Cameron and will
keep sending you $5000 twice a week until
the payment of (US$820,000) is completed
within six months and here is the information



To track your funds forward money gram
Transfer agent your Full Names and
Mobile Number via Email to:

Mr Allen Davis
D/L: Tel:+44 702 407 3631

Please direct all enquiring to:

Best Regards,
Mr Allen Davis



Po Box 200, Harrogate England,
United Kingdom
Saturday November 13th Draw No.1555
(03) (06) (27) (29) (33) (41) BONUS (08).

Dear Winner,

Your e-mail has won you £1,500,000.00 GBP from the BBC LOTTERY DRAWS
on our 2010 charity bonanza. The draw No. 1555 brought out your e-mail
address from a data base of Internet Email Users and qualified you as
a bonafied winner of the stated amount.

You are to contact us via e-mail (
providing the below stated information for the processing of your

1. Full Names:..
2. Address:...
3. Country/State:....
4. Mobile No:.....
5. Age:....
6. Sex:...
7. Occupation:....

Claims Manager,
Mr. Larry Goodfield
Tel: + (44) 701 745 7980

Mr. OJ Borg,
Payment Manager.



We are pleased to make this offer of our product under the penalty of perjury and with full co-operate and legal responsibility to the following terms and conditions.  
    1. Product: Aurum Utalium (AU)
    2. FORM: Gold Dust,bullion, nuggets
    3. Purity: 93.1 % minimum
    4. Fineness: 22 carats minimum
    5. Origin;   Guinea Conakry
    6. Quantity: 100-550 kilos
    7. Price per kg: US$ Negotiable
One representative of the buyer is suppose to come down to Banjul,(Gambia) for the inspection and random sampling of our Gold & Diamond . or make plans for the products to be shipped to his/her destination. We look forward to establishing a long lasting business relationship with you as a marketing company.
NOTE : In the event you do not buy gold or Diamond please be kind enough to forward our contact email to a Gold & Diamond Buyer. As our Agent we are ready to give you 10% commission of the total purchase if you can connect us to a gold or Diamond buyer.
We are expecting your reply soonest
MRS Naday Cole,


Another Scam: From Barrister Chong Kim

Am Chong Kim Wong, Attorney at law.I have contacted you to assist me in distributing the money left behind by my Late client,who lost his life alongside with his wife and only child in (Beirut-bound charter jet) plane crash on Monday, 9th January 2006,Prior to the Death of my Late Client.Please contact me via for further procedures.Thanks.


Another Internet Scam: From Mrs.Aminata Abdullahi

I want you to patiently read this offer. I am Mrs.Aminata Abdullahi,the wife to the deceased former Head of Delegation to the World Bank in West Africa. My husband was the linkman between the Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries - OPEC and the petroleum sector in a West African country. He also attend OPEC meetings constantly in Geneva before his death caused by cardiac arrest in our home town.
Through the sale of our allocated oil quota in OPEC, he was able to make S$8.million.(EIGHT MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS)I want you to assist me to claim this money as i cannot claim it directly because he made the deposit as a fund belonging to his business associate in order not to raise eyebrow since he was a civil servant during that time, and the code of conduct bureau forbids him or his wife to acquire such amount of money.
It is on this basis that I am contacting you for assistance, if you will be interested, claim documents will been processed and sent to you. The documents with which the fund is deposited will be amended to reflect you as the beneficiary so that you will be eligible to collect the fund as his business associate.
You shall be entitled to 30% of the total funds while the rest will be given to me on arrival in your country for the up keeping of my only son and for further investment under your kind control there in your country as I can not be able to do any investment here in West Africa due to the origin of the said fund.
I will not fail to bring to your notice that this business is risk free and doesn't have any negative implication. You should not entertain any fear as all modalities for the smooth and easy transfer of this fund have been finalized. If you can conveniently assure me of your ability to keep this business very secret and confidential, you can write back to me for further details.
Expecting your urgent response.
Best regards,
Mrs.Aminata Abdullahi


Another Internet Scam: From Mr. Abudou Wadrago

Dear Friend,

I know that this message will come to you as a surprise. I am the Auditing and Accounting section manager with African Development Bank, Ouagadougou Burkina faso. I Hope that you will not expose or betray this trust and confident that I am about to repose on you for the mutual benefit of our both families.

I need your urgent assistance in transferringa the sum of ($39.5)million to your account within 10 or 14 banking days. This money has been dormant for years in our Bank without claim.I want the bank to release the money to you as the nearest person to our deceased customer late Mr.George Small who died along with his supposed next of kin in an air crash since October 31st 1999.

I don't want the money to go into government treasury as an abandoned fund. So this is the reason why I am contacting you so that the bank can release the money to you as the next of kin to the deceased customer. Please I would like you to keep this proposal as a top secret and delete it if you are not interested.

Upon receipt of your reply, I will give you full details on how the business will be executed and also note that you will have 30% of the above mentioned sum if you agree to handle this business with me.

I am expecting your urgent response as soon as you receive my message.
Best Regard.

Mr.Abudou Wadrago

Another Internet Scam: From Mr.Delchan OUEDRAOGO

I am Mr.Delchan OUEDRAOGO, working at the auditing and accounting department, BANK OF AFRICA (B .O. A) Ouagadougou Burkina-Faso  West Africa with due respects and regard, I have decided to contact you on a business transaction that will be very beneficial to both of us at the end of the transaction.

 During an annual auditing of Account's in this bank, my department came  across a very huge sum of money belonging to a deceased person who died in a tragic plane crash on the Lenana Peak, Mount Kenya, Saturday, the 19th day of July, 2003 together with his wife Jean, three of their children and their spouses, and four grandchildren, since then his fund has been dormant in his account with this Bank without any claim of the fund in our custody either from his family or relation before discovery to this development, the said amount was U.S $8.2M (Eight million, two hundred thousand United States dollars).Infarct I could have done this transaction alone but because of my position in the country as a civil servant (A Banker), we are not allowed to operate a foreign account and would eventually raise an eye brow on my side during the time of transfer because I work in this bank, this is the actual reason why it will require a second party or fellow who will forward claims as the next of kin with affidavits of trust of oath to the Bank and also present a foreign account where you will need the money to  be transferred into on your request as it may be after due verification and  clarification by the correspondent branch of the bank where the whole money  will be remitted from to your own designation bank account.

I will not fail to inform you that this transaction is 100% risk free. On  smooth conclusion of this transaction, you will be entitled to 45% of the  total sum as gratification, while 50% will be for me, also the remaining 5% will be for any expenses such  like telephone bills which most involved in this transaction and it will all  be deducted out from the total money when it is been transferred to your  account over there. Please, you have been advised to keep "top secret" as I am still in service and intend to retire from service after I have concluded this transaction with you, I want you to assure me of your capability of handling this transaction with trust by giving me the following details about your self:

1) Your age................................................
2)Your country.........................................
3) Your occupation.....................................
4) Are you married?...................................
5) Your mobile or phone number...............
6)Your location and full address.................
7)Scan and send a copy of your identity card or international passport to me...........

 Thanks from,
Mr. Delchan OUEDRAOGO.

Another Internet Scam: From Buba Muhammad and sister Ruky Muhammad

Assalamulakum Warahmatullahi Warabraakatu
Buba Muhammad and sister Ruky Muhammad.
Goodday Please.

It is my pleasure to acquaint you with this proposal for the purpose of investment in your company. I am Buba Muhammad & Sister Ruky Muhammad the only son & daughter of late Chief Dr Fawad Muhammad from free town Sierra Leone.
Who before his death was the person managing the Sierra - Leone Gold and Diamond Corporation ( SGDC). As a result of the political instability of Sierra-Leone, my late father came to Republic Of Ouagadougou Burkina Faso with the sum of Twenty Five Million United State Dollars (US$25 Million Us Dollars )
which he deposited in a Bank here in Republic of Burkina Faso as a family treasure, We are here seeking for an avenue to transfer this money to a reliable and trustworthy partner for investment programmes.

We are here as a refugee because of the political crisis in our Country Sierra Leone. Please we have agreed to offer you 30% of the total sum of $25 Million united state dollars for your assistance.

For now, We have every information and document needed for the Collection of the deposit with the Bank and we want you to Act as the beneficiary of the deposit for easy and smooth collection to your account abroad for investment purposes.
Since our breadwinner is no more and this is the only hope we have for our future survival,Your positive response will give us the greatest joy and relief.

Please we need to transfer this money urgently because delay would not help at all and we need to relocate based on the political instability in this sub-region, to enable us continue our education in one of the best university over there in your country.

Presently we cannot go back to Sierra- Leone because of the situation there and you know that Burkina Faso where we are now is politically unstable, we therefore wish you could help us get out of here before it become worse.
May Almighty Allah Bless you for your kind assistance.

Finally I implore you to treat this transaction with secrecy and confidentiality for security reasons. Furnish us with the following requested information as soon as possible.

Full name..........................
Home|office address.....................
Mobile telephone Number............
Fax Numver..............................
Position Hold...............................
Marital Status..............................
Bank account details.....................

We are Seriously waiting for your urgent reply,
Best regard.
Yours Truly Son & Daughter.
Buba Muhammad and sister Ruky Muhammad.


Another Scam: From Geraldine Burdy

Je m'excuse pour cette intrusion, je me nomme BURDY DOMINIQUE GERALDINE née le08 Octobre 1963 originaire de la France. J'ai dû vous contacter de cette sorte parce que je souhaite faire une chose très importante. Cela vous semblera un peu suspect bien vrais que vous ne me connaissez pas et que je ne vous connais pas. Je souffre d'un cancer du cerveau  qui est en phase terminale, mon médecin traitant vient de m'informer que mes jours sont comptés du fait de mon état de santé dégradé. Selon ce que le Docteur m'a justifié une Boule s'installe présentement dans ma cage cérébrale, j'ai cette maladie depuis plus de 4 ans. Je suis veuve et je n'ai pas d'enfant.

J'envisage de faire une donation de tous mes biens. J'ai presque vendu mes affaires dont une compagnie d'exportation de bois a LONDRES  ou je vis depuis près de 30 ans, une partie de tout cet argent sera versé à différentes associations, et des centres d'aide au orphelins et aux sans abri. Je ne sais pas dans quel domaine d'activité vous exercez mais je souhaiterais vous aider. J'ai en ce moment dans mon compte personnel compte bloqué, la somme de €1 Millions euros  (un millions d’euros) que j'avais garder pour un projet de construction. Je serai grée de vous donner cet argent qui pourra vous aider dans votre entreprise, je vous prie d'accepter cela car c'est un don que je vous fait et cela sans rien  demander en retour.

Je souffre énormément et j'ai très peur, je n'arrive presque pas a dormir la nuit comme la journée car je ne veux pas mourir sans avoir fait don de tout cet argent sinon je pense que cela serait un gâchis.

Veuillez me contactez dès que possible si vous êtes d'accord pour mon offre.
voici mon Email personnel:  (répondez moi s'il vous plait ace mail)

Another Internet Scam: From CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA

Zaria street, Abuja
Postal Address: P.M.B 0187, Garki Abuja

From the Desk Of:
Dr. Sanusi lamido Sanusi
Executive Governor (CBN)


Attention: Beneficiary ,

In view of the final resolution at the just concluded Joint meeting of International Monetary Regulatory Agencies and the Governors of all the Apex Financial Institutions at the Geneva conference. Nigeria in particular to mention has been mandated to grant restitution to all Foreign and local contractors, victims of credit card/ATM card scam, inheritance scam, western union transfer fraud, EFCC compensation scam, FBI investigation fraud, compensation scam, job and loan scam, lottery scam, “wash wash” scam (money washing scam), Immigration fraud, marriage and religious scam, that have been victimized by some fraudulent Government officials and individuals in their quest for the release of their inheritance/contract payment and other forms of fraudulent payments. Machineries have been put in place so that the CBN can effectively transfer the funds of all beneficiaries.

The restitution granted to you is a sum of USD$8.5M but what we are paying to you as a compensation is USD$30,000 per individual and USD$50,000 per organization. We only have only few working days to make the payments. You may have spent more in the course of your contractual/personal pursuit but the above amount has been mapped out for you.

My personal assistance Dr. Mrs Anita obong has been instructed to pay all Beneficiary there respective compensations as soon as possible. contact Dr. Mrs Anita Obong on this Email Address;
Your prompt response would be highly appreciated as we have been given a very short period of time to effect the release of the mapped out fund for you. Apparently, we have been instructed to pay the money via bank transfers, western union. we hope you will contact Dr Mrs Anita Obong so as to know what steps to take next.

Finally, do not send your e-mails and password to anyone as we are already aware of the fact that some fraudulent individuals claiming to be agents of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are requesting for e-mails and password before your compensation payments can be processed, please in your own interest do not reveal your email and password to anyone. this is to protect the whole payments system against hackers.

Dr. Sanusi Lamido Sanusi



We have been trying to reach you since the past few days,
as my associate has helped me to send your first payment
of $7,500 USD to you as instructed by Mr. David Cameron
the United Kingdom prime minister after the last G20
meeting that was held in Canada.(Toronto), making you one
of the beneficiaries. Here is the information below.

SENDER NAME: Jame w. Barry
AMOUNT: $7,500 USD

I told him to keep sending you $7,500 USD twice a week
until the FULL payment of ($360.000 United State Dollars)
is completed.

Note a certificate will be made to change the Receiver Name as
stated by the British prime minister, send your Full Names
and address via Email to: Mr Garry Moore

The money will not reflect until the clearance certificate is
issue to you by the G20 committee.

Click your reply button to contact Mr. Garry Moore for your
clearance certificate.

Mr Gary Moore

Another Internet Scam: From Collin Shands

Good day ,
First, let me introduce myself once more, I am barrister Collin Shands.
I am married and a father of four children. I am a senior advocate here in
Malaysia. My jurisdiction is Civil Law and Property Consultant. Though my
proposition was rather self-explanatory but for purpose of clarity, let me
use this medium to further brief you, particularly on the modus of
actualizing this laudable project.

My contacting you does not suggest that you are biologically related to the
deceased,i will fix up your name as the next of kin as the lawyer to
convince the Bank that a relationship exist between the two of you by
extension of family lineage., the death certificate and other documents
regarding this transaction will be sent to you in due time.and all i have
been avoiding is all about scam in the internate
In accordance with the law of inheritance here, it is clearly stated that
whereas the deceased died without living behind an offspring or the
immediate biological family are no longer alive, such as in this situation,
any of the deceased extended relative stands to inherit whatever property or
money left by the deceased.

It is on the basis of this section of the law, that I want to present you to
the bank and in order to legitimize it, I will then swear an Affidavit
before the High Court attesting to your relationship with the deceased and
any Affidavit deposed before a law court of competent jurisdiction is
admissible by law as a statement of fact and cannot be disputed.Since the
death of my client, all the efforts of the bank to locate a beneficiary
failed, this is the reason they contacted me to trace his relatives. This is
a clean deal. There is no risk to this transaction, as we will process all
the required documents by Law for a beneficiary claim. There is no other
living relative, Actually, my client was born by two migrant workers that
came to Australia in the 50`s. In this transaction, we will go step by step,
first with the legal documents to back up the claim and secondly, the
monetary documents for the transfer. I am therefore counting on your
co-operation to make this work out.

I am very optimistic we can pull this through with your support.
For the legal ramifications, be rest assured that, this is my professional
field for I do know what the entire loopholes involve and will handle them
with great professionalism. Moreover, you and I will share the proceeds of
this transaction in a Sixty to Forty percentage ratio (60% - 40%). I do not
think this claim will exceed Ten (10) working days if we work in harmony.
If this is Okay by you, I will send you a beneficiary Affidavit Form from
the High Court which you will fill and resend to me for me to swear
affidavit in the High Court Malaysia that you are truly the pre beneficiary
of my Late Client and from here we will commence. Please feel free to
Yours Sincerely,
Collin Shands Esq.

Another Internet Scam: From Mrs Elham Farah

Dear Chosen one.
I am glad to know you, but Allah knows you better and he knows why he has directed me to you at this point in time so do not be afraid. I saw your e-mail contact Burkina Faso chamber of commerce and foreign trade departments . I am writing this mail to you with heavy sorrow in my heart, My Name is Elham Farah.

I want to tell you this because I don’t have any other option than to tell you as I was touched to open up to you, I am married to Mr. Toyo Farah who worked with Burkina Faso embassy in Burkina Faso for nine years before he died in the year 2005.We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only five days.

Since his death I decided not to remarry, When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of US$ 8.2m(Eight million two hundred thousand dollars)in a bank in Ouagadougou the capital city of Burkina Faso in west Africa Presently this money is still in bank. He made this money available for exportation of Gold from Burkina Faso mining. Recently, My Doctor told me that I would not last for the period of seven months due to cancer problem. Whoever that wants to serve Allah must serve him in spirit and Truth because Allah is the Most High, Please always be prayerful all through your life.

The one that disturbs me most is my cancer sickness. Having known my condition I decided to hand you over this money to take care of the less-privileged people, you will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein. I want you to take 30 Percent of the total money for your personal use While 70% of the money will go to charity" people in the street and helping the orphanage.

I don't have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not good not even good at all because they are the one that responsible for the death of my late husband in other to have all my late husband properties and I don't want my husband's efforts to be used by those that conspired for his death. I grew up as an Orphan and I don't have anybody as my family member, just to endeavour that the name of Allah is maintained... Am doing this so that Allah will forgive my sins and accept my soul because this sickness has suffered me so much.

As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the bank in Burkina Faso and I will send authority letter that will prove you the present beneficiary of the money in the bank that is if you assure me that you will act accordingly as I Stated herein. Hopiing to receive your reply.

Mrs Elham Farah
written from Hospital.
Reply to my alternative e-mail

Another Internet Scam: From Mr. Gu Shu

Dear Friend,
This is a Management Placement on behalf of a customer Mr. Kim Woo Choong.
Our client needs to urgently relocate his funds due to the economic crises and he is looking for an experienced business person or company that can receive and profitably invest the monies in excess of Thirty Nine Million US Dollars outside Asia. The sum will be paid from our bank;
visit our bank website at  Website:
For more information contact:
Mr. Gu Shu [Secretary to Board].
Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited
ICBC Tower 3 Garden Road, Central Hong Kong
Most importantly, you will be required to:
[1]. Act as the original beneficiary of the funds.
[2]. Receive the funds into a business/private bank account.
[3]. Invest/Manage the funds profitably.
The Client is willing to pay 5% for your role as the beneficiary partner to the funds when the money is confirmed your designated bank account. Also, a subsequent 10% as "Management Commission" will be paid for your advised investment services.
If you prefer to be re-contacted for more express information, please send us your:
[1] Full Names:
[2] Contact address:
[3] Cell Telephone No:
We expect your correspondence and our response will be my private Email.
Best Regards,
Mr. Gu Shu [Secretary]
Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited.

Another Internet Scam: "We are currently upgrading our Message Centre database..."

Dear E-mail Account User,

This message is from E-mail HelpDesk to all our account owners.

We are currently upgrading our Message Centre database. We are deleting all unused E-
mail accounts to create more space for new ones. In other for your account not to be
suspended or deleted, you will have to update your account by providing the
information listed below:

Confirm Your E-mail Account Details.

Email Address:
Date of Birth:

Please send your details to:

You will be sent a new confirmation alphanumerical password which will be valid during
this period and can be changed after the process.
We are very sorry for any inconveniences this might have caused you, thanks for your

E-mail HelpDesk.
Warning!!! Account owner(s) who refuses to update his or her account within seven days
of receiving this notice ends up being suspended permanently

Another Internet Scam: From Jozef Ruud Roosevelt

Attention Please,

I am Jozef Ruud Roosevelt, a Dutch National presently residing in
Newcastle United Kingdom, I have a proposition Involving an investment
initiative in your country economy  to discuss with you, It will be of
mutual benefit to both of us, and I believe we can handle it together,
once we have a common understanding and mutual cooperation in the
execution of the modalities. I work with Abn Amro Bank as an auditor.

Should you be interested, please e-mail back to me through this email
address: ( or you can give me a call (+44 702
4056 175).
I await your earliest response.

Yours Sincerely,
Jozef Ruud Roosevel.

Another Internet Scam: From Leng Donald

My Dear!

I am Mr. Donald Leng, a Malaysian national and a lawyer by profession.I am contacting you on behalf of the estate of my deceased client held in one of the local bank here in Malaysia for which I am disposed to fortify you by virtue of procuring applicable legal documentation, and to present you to the bank as the bona fide beneficiary. kindly contact me accordingly.

Donald Leng Esq.

Another Internet Scam: "...urgent need for a foreign partner..."

   This message might meet you in utmost surprise, However, Its just my urgent need for a foreign partner that made me to contact you for this transaction, I am a banker by profession from Burkina Faso currently holding the post of an accountant in the bank of Africa (boa)
   I have the opportunity of transferring the left over fund of 18 million u.s dollars which belongs to one of my client who died along with his family /next of kin in a plane crash. After further investigation it was discovered that the deceased person declares only his next of kin in his official papers including the paper work of his bank deposit. Now that his next of kin also died with him in the plane crash, I am contacting you to stand as his next of kin so that this fund will be transferred into your bank account for both of us.
  What bothers me is that according to the laws of my country at the expiration seven years six months the funds will revert to the ownership of the Burkina Government if nobody applies to claim the funds.
  I am prepared to place you as the next of kin in a position to instruct you on how to claim the fund as the closest surviving relation. After your basic understanding of the whole business, we have to commence the process by which we will actualize the project.   At the end of this transaction, you will have 30% of the total amount while 60% will be for me and 10% will be for expenses both parties might have incurred during the process of transferring.
  I assure you that I could have the deposit released to you within a few days. I will simply inform the bank of the final closing of the file relating to the deceased person I will then officially communicate with my Bank and instruct them to release the deposit to you. With these: all is done. I am aware of the consequences of this proposal.
  I ask that if you find no interest in this project that you should discard this mail. I ask that you do not be vindictive and destructive. If my offer is of no appeal to you, delete this message and forget I have ever contacted you. Do not destroy my career because you do not approve of my proposal. You may not know this but people like myself who have made tidy sums out of comparable situations run the whole private banking sector.
  I do not find against good conscience, this may be hard for you to understand, but the dynamics of my industry dictates that I make this move. Such opportunities only come ones way once in a lifetime. I cannot let this chance pass me by, for once I find myself in total control of my destiny.
  I ask that you do not destroy my chance, if you will not work with me let me know and let me move on with my life but do not destroy me. I am a family man and this is an opportunity to provide them with new opportunities. There is a reward for this project and it is a task well worth undertaking.
   Also I am very confident that we will be able to establish the trust that is needed to complete this deal and all that I need from the time been is your willingness and commitment so that we can end this in the nest one weeks. Like I said before there is no risk involve as it will pass through international banking laws and all the necessary information will be given to you as soon as I receive you acceptance letter.
   I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to what the consequences, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. This is the one truth I have learned from my private banking clients. Do not betray my confidence. If we can be of one accord, we should plan a meeting soon.
    You should observe utmost CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECRECY in this transaction, and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us. I will require your assistance to invest my share in your country after all.  you can reach me through this email address,
Mr.ibrahim adeela.

Another Internet Scam: From Mr. Dany Ibrahim


Dear Friend,

I know that this message will come to you as a surprise. I am the Auditing and Accounting section manager with Bank of Africa, Ouagadougou Burkina faso. I Hope that you will not expose or betray this trust and confident that I am about to repose on you for the mutual benefit of our both families.
I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of ($15) Million US Dollars only to your account within 10 or 14 banking days. This money has been dormant for years in our Bank without claim.I want the bank to release the money to you as the nearest person to our deceased customer late Mr Andrew Eich who died along with his supposed next of kin in an air crash since 31st October 1999.I don't want the money to go into government treasury as an abandoned fund. So this is the reason why I am contacting you so that the bank can release the money to you as the next of kin to the deceased customer.

Please I would like you to keep this proposal as a top secret and delete it if you are not interested.Upon receipt of your reply, I will give you full details on how the business will be executed and also note that you will have 30% of the above mentioned sum if you agree to handle this business with me. I am expecting your urgent response as soon as you receive my message.

Mr. Dany Ibrahim.


Another Internet Scam: From Vincent Da Silva

Dear friend,

My name is Vincent Da Silva. I am the Foreign Operations Manager at the Bank of Africa, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. I am contacting you based on my conviction that you will be capable of championing this business cause.

In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of 18.5 Million Dollars (Eighteen Million Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in an air crash.

Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin, business partner or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines but unfortunately I learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him in the air crash leaving nobody behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I now decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and I don't want this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill.

The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after five years, the money will be transferred into the bank treasury account as unclaimed fund. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Burkina citizen cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner.

I wish to inform you that 40% of this money will be for you as foreign partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account, while the remaining 60% would be for me. Thereafter I will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated. Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as arranged, you must apply first to the bank as a relation, business partner or next of kin of the deceased indicating your bank name, your bank account information and location where in the money will be remitted.

Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you a text of application. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch free and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required arrangements have been made for the transfer.

You should contact me immediately you receive this mail.

Trusting to hear from you as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully,
Vincent Da Silva

Another Internet Scam: From Amina Kipkalya

This Message Is Respectfully Yours.'
I am writing this mail to you with tears and sorrow from my heart. With due respect , trust and humanity, i appeal to you to exercise a little patient and read through my letter,  I wish to contact you personally for a long term business relationship and investment assistance in your Country so i feel quite safe dealing with you in this important business having gone through your remarkable profile, honestly' i got your profile in google data base when i was searching for a reliable person who could stand as my Trustee, i will really like to have a good relationship with you and i have a special reason why i decided to contact you, i decided to contact you due to the urgency of my situation, Amina Kipkalya is my name, a girl of 23yrs of age, single and I held from Kenya in East Africa. My father was the former Kenyan road Minister. He and Assistant Minister of Home Affairs Lorna Laboso had been on board the Cessna 210, which was headed to Kericho and crashed in a remote area called Kajong'a, in western Kenya. The plane crashed on the Tuesday 10th, June,2008.

You can read more about the crash through the below site:

After the burial of my father, my stepmother and uncle conspired and sold my father's property to an Italian Expertrate which the shared the money among themselves and live nothing for me.I am constrained to contact you because of the abuse I am receiving from my wicked stepmother and uncle. they planned to take away all my late father's treasury and properties from me since the unexpected death of my beloved Father. Meanwhile i wanted to escape to the USA but they hides away my international passport and other valuable travelling documents.Luckly hey did not discover where i kept my fathers File which contains important documents. So I decided to run to the refugee camp where i am presently seeking asylum under the United Nations High Commission for the Refugee here in Ouagadougou , Republic of Burkina Faso.

One faithful morning, I opened my father's briefcase and found out the documents which he has deposited huge amount of money in  bank in Burkina Faso with my name as the next of kin. I travelled to Burkina Faso to withdraw the money for a better life so that I can take care of myself and start a new life, on my arrival, the Bank Director whom I met in person told me that my father's instuction/will to the bank is that the money would only be release to me when I am married or present a trustee who will help me and invest the money overseas. I am in search of an honest and reliable person who will help me and stand as my trustee so that I will present him to the Bank for transfer of the money to his bank account overseas. I have chosen to contact you after my prayers and I believe that you will not betray my trust. But rather take me as your own sister.

Although, you may wonder why I am so soon revealing myself to you without knowing you, well I will say that my mind convinced me that you may be the true person to help me. Moreso, My father of blessed memory deposited the sum of (US$5.800,000) Dollars in Bank with my name as the next of kin. However, I shall forward you with the necessary documents on confirmation of your acceptance to assist me for the transfer and statement of the fund in your country. As you will help me place the money into a profitable investment, and i will like to complete my studies, you will help me allocate a good university, as i was in my first year in the university when my belove father died. It is my intention to compensate you with 30% of the total money for your services and the balance shall be my capital in your establishment. As soon as I receive your positive response showing your interest I will put things into action immediately. In the light of the above.I shall appreciate an urgent message indicating your ability and willingness to handle this transaction sincerely.

Awaiting your urgent and positive respond. Please do keep this only to your self for now untill the bank will transfer the fund. I beg you not to disclose it till i come over because I am afraid of my wicked stepmother who has threatened to kill me and have the money alone ,I thank God Today that am out from my country (KENYA) but now In (Burkina Faso) where my father deposited these money with my name as the next of Kin.I have the documents for the claims.
Yours Sincerely
Amina Kipkalya 

Another Internet Scam: From Mr. Al-Mursalat


I need your cooperation to put claim over this funds, the amount involve is 13.350 Million Euro,I am the executive director of Islamic Development Bank; Burkina Faso Ouagadougou,Here is My residential address with my contact phone number.18 avenue de la charles Degaulle sect: 21.Box Postal: 01 bp 5256 Ouagadogou Burkina Faso (TEL:00226 75075122) There is no doubt about your eligibility as the legal next of kin to our deceased customer with the following reasons:there is no next of kin attached on the funds, Dir.Tetsuya Lee is an engineer, From Japan based in Burkina faso for contrate, the funds was transfered in his bank account within 7 days before his death, The government didn't know if he has withdrawn the funds or not, Upon this i seek for your full cooperation to put claim over the funds immediately,

I don't want the bank to know my involvement, i will quide you and make sure that the fund will be transfered into your bank account,I seek for your cooperation to make it reality, due to the engineer is one of the executive directors (AACE INTERNATIONAL) i am inviting you for this business deal where this money can be shared between us in the ratio of ( 55/45) After you received funds i will come over to your country for the share of the funds according to the percentage,i have arranged this transaction, I didn't know you in person, Therefore i will like to be reassured of the manner of person whom I am dealing with because (13.350 Million Euro) is not a little money,therefore I have to get certain necessary facts about you are as follows:
(1) your full name......................
(2)Your occupation .................
(3)Your marital status ..................
(4)Your full residential address................
(5)Your phone number ........................
(6)Your age....................
(7)A copy of Your photo scanned and sent to me by mail,immediately i received those above informations from you,i will send you the text of application which you will fill and send to the bank for the claim.Act as adviced or you call me.Please these claims have to be completed within a week if only you will act as advice at the accurate time.My direct cell line:(00226 75075122)

OFFICE: Chief Excutive Accountant.

Another Internet Scam: From Mr James West

Your secret pin code is ML0757985.


Attention:Lucky Winner.

We are happy to notify you that your e-mail address has been awarded
$750.000 Us Dollars in our MICROSOFT E-MAIL PROMO AWARD in cash credited
to file REFNO:MSW-L/2010-28793,BATCH NO.4365. Your secret pin code is
for claims please Contact:Mr James West
Tel Phone:+2348054772729
Provide the below details:
1.Full Name:
8.Mode of Payment:Entries are BANK OR COURIER
9.Your Driving license Or Passport:

Mr James West.