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geert lovink on Sun, 19 Aug 2001 23:42:54 +0200 (CEST)


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(I started receiving business proposals from Nigeria about half a year ago
and immediately started collecting them. I get around five a week. The
funny thing is that they are all different if you have a closer look at
them. The scheme might be the same but stories are really diverse. Some
spam researchers have looked into the IP addresses of origin and found
that most of the e-mails are sent from Nigerian ISPs. Does anyone have
more information about this phenomena? Mail nr. 13 comes from an
Australian list called LINK in which Bob Bain explain a bit of the
background of the Nigerian Scam. Enjoy. Geert)


1.   BUSSINESS PROPOSAL
2.   ASSISTANCE
3.   Private and Confidential
4.   STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
5.   Request for transfer
6.   ASISTANCE BUSINESS PROPOSAL
7.   FUND TRANSFER
8.   APPEAL FOR HELP
9.   AWAITING A REPLY
10. ASSISTANCE NEEDED
11. TRANSFER OF USD45M
12. Assistance
13: Re: [LINK] Nigerian scam

1. From: "peter moses" <petermoses2002 {AT} 37.com>
To: <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>
Sent: Saturday, August 11, 2001 1:18 PM
Subject: BUSSINESS PROPOSAL

ATTN: geert lovink,
Sir,

RE: REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS TRANSACTION

I am DR. peter moses Director of Procurement and Contract Award with
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of the Federal Republic of
Nigeria.  I got your contact from the Foreign Office of the Nigerian
Chambers of Commerce and Industry.  It is with that I wish to contact you
on this matter concerning the transfer of US$38.5Million Dollars.

Sometime ago, a contract was awarded by my Corporation (NNPC) to Alliance
Oil International, to carry out Turn Around Maintenance and rehabilitation
work on Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) Plant in Nigeria.
This contract was over invoiced by us to the tune of US$55 Million (FIFTY
FIVE Million United States Dollars).

Myself and some Officers reached a compromise to transfer the fund into a
Foreign bank account that will accommodate this fund.  We have all
modalities set.

We were disappointed last year by these Britons Mr & Mrs Henry Strand whom
we trusted with a transaction of this nature up to the tune of $45 Million
USD. They are sitting on our money for no apparent reason but we believe
that good people like you still exist in this world and we are willing to
try again with you.  You can confirm the above transaction from Mr & Mrs
Henry Strand on Phone No. 44-7754-784722.  They still reside in London and
enjoying our collective money and refused to give us our share but we
believe that for this act of wickedness to us, they will never go
unpunished by God.  Because of this we are afraid and we need your total
trust and assurance that you must be an honest and straight forward
person.

We have agreed to share the money thus:

1.     20% for the account owner
2.     70% for me and my Partners
3.     10% to be used in offsetting taxes and all local and foreign
expenses.

Please note that this transaction is 100% safe and free and we will
commence the transaction from the date of receipt of the following
information via the E-mail above.

Please if you accept this proposal, send to me by fax:

a. Your company name and address, Telephone and Fax Numbers
b. Your Bank name, address, telephone, fax as well as your bank account
numbers.

With these information, we are going to put in application for the release
of this fund into your account for us all. Due to our sensitive position,
we cannot afford to slip in this transaction so contact me immediately
through the above E-mail numbers for further information on the
requirements, procurements and procedure for this transaction.

Please treat with the strictest confidentiality and utmost urgency.

Yours faithfully,

DR. peter moses

------------------------------------------------------------
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2. From: "isaac john" <isaacjohn3200 {AT} yahoo.com>
To: <isaacjohn3200 {AT} yahoo.com>
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2001 11:35 AM
Subject: ASSISTANCE

                 ASSISTANCE

WE ARE MEMBERS OF A SPECIAL COMMITTEE FOR BUDGET AND PLANNING OF THE
NIGERIA NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (NNPC)IN WEST AFRICA. THIS
COMMITTEE IS PRINCIPALLY CONCERNED WITH CONTRACT AWARDS AND APPROVAL. WITH
OUR POSITIONS, WE HAVE SUCCESSFULLY SECURED FOR OURSELVES THE SUM OF FIFTY
FIVE MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS (US$55.5M). THIS
AMOUNT WAS CAREFULLY MANIPULATED BY OVER-INVOICING OF AN OLD CONTRACT.

BASED ON INFORMATION GATHERED ABOUT YOU, WE BELIEVE YOU WOULD BE IN A
POSITION TO HELP US IN TRANSFERING THIS FUND (US$55.5M) INTO A SAFE
ACCOUNT. IT HAS BEEN AGREED THAT THE OWNER OF THE ACCOUNT WILL BE
COMPENSATED WITH 30% OF THE REMITTED FUNDS, WHILE WE KEEP 60% AS THE
INITIATORS AND 10% WILL BE SET ASIDE TO OFFSET EXPENSES AND PAY THE
NECESSARY TAXES.WE INTEND TO USE PART OF OUR OWN SHARE TO IMPORT FROM YOUR
COUNTRY AGRICULTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY. THIS IS BECAUSE THE
PRESENT GOVERNMENT OF MY COUNTRY IS EMPHASISING ON PROVIDING FOOD AND
HOUSING FOR ALL ITS CITIZENS BEFORE THE NEXT ELECTION. HENCE, AGRICULTURAL
AND CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT ARE IN HIGH DEMAND OVER HERE. WE SHALL ALSO
NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE IN THIS REGARD ON A COMMISSION TO BE AGREED UPON WHEN
WE FINALLY MEET.

ALL MODALITIES OF THIS TRANSACTION HAVE BEEN CAREFULLY WORKED OUT AND ONCE
STARTED WILL NOT TAKE MORE THAN SEVEN (7) WORKING DAYS, WITH YOUR FULL
SUPPORT. THIS TRANSACTION IS 100% RISK FREE.

MOREOVER, WE SHALL NEED THE FOLLOWING FROM YOU TO ENABLE US BEGIN THE
TRANSACTION FORMALLY. THEY ARE; YOUR FULL NAME AND ADDRESS OR YOUR COMPANY
NAME, ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE/FAX NUMBERS, YOUR BANKERS NAME AND ADDRESS,
YOUR ACCOUNT NUMBER AND NAME. THIS INFORMATION WILL BE USED ALONGSIDE
OTHER VITAL DOCUMENTS OVER HERE IN PREPARING THE NECESSARY APPLICATION FOR
PAYMENT TO THE CONCERNED QUARTERS WHERE PAYMENT APPROVALS WOULD BE SECURED
IN FAVOUR OF YOUR COMPANY FOR THE PAYMENT OF OUR FUND(US$55.5M) INTO YOUR
NOMINATED ACCOUNT FOR US ALL. BY OUR APPLICATION, IT WILL BE ASSUMED THAT
THIS SUM IS BEING REQUESTED AS PAYMENT, WHICH IS LONG-OUTSTANDING, FOR A
CONTRACT, WE SHALL CLAIM WITH OUR POSITION, YOU OR YOUR COMPANY EXECUTED
FOR (NNPC) SOMETIME IN 1997. HENCE, WE SHALL FOLLOW ALL THE LEGAL OFFICIAL
PROTOCOLS USUALLY OBSERVED BY FOREIGN CONTRACTORS WHENEVER THEY ARE
DEMANDING PAYMENT FOR CONTRACTS EXECUTED FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF MY COUNTRY.

FURTHERMORE, IMMEDIATELY THE FINAL APPROVAL IS GRANTED, THE FUND WILL BE
TRANSFERRED INTO YOUR ACCOUNT WITHIN 72HOURS, BY WHICH TIME MY PARTNERS
AND I WILL BE IN YOUR COUNTRY FOR THE FINAL DISBURSEMENT IN THE RATIO
ALREADY SPELT OUT TO YOU.

PLEASE, YOU SHOULD ENDEAVOUR TO GIVE US AN ACCOUNT WHICH YOU HAVE ABSOLUTE
CONTROL OVER. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE WE WOULD NOT WANT A SITUATION
WHEN THE MONEY IS IN THE ACCOUNT, YOU NOW TELL US YOU WOULD NEED TO BE
AUTHORISED BY ANOTHER PERSON BEFORE WE CAN HAVE OUR OWN SHARE.

YOU WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TO TRAVEL OUT OF YOUR COUNTRY, ME AND MY
PARTNERS, WE TRAVEL DOWN TO YOUR COUNTRY FOR THE DISBURSEMENT OF THE FUND,
AFTER THE THE FINAL TRANSACTION. WE WILL ALSO DISCUSS ABOUT OIL BUSINEES
IN MY COUNTRY WHEN WE COME DOWN OVER THERE. BECAUSE WE WOULD LIKE TO
ESTABLISH A JOINT BUSINESS WITH YOU. THAT IS WE WILL USE YOUR NAME TO
INCORPORATE AN OIL COMPANY IN MY COUNTRY.

BESIDES, ON THE COMPLETION OF THIS TRANSFER, ALL DOCUMENTS USED FOR THE
PURPOSE WILL BE WITHDRAWN FROM THE QUARTERS THEY ARE SUBMITTED BY OUR
CONTACTS IN THESE OFFICES AND DESTROYED, THEREAFTER. SO, THERE WILL NOT BE
ANY PROBLEM ARISING FROM THIS TRANSACTION NOW OR IN THE FUTURE. IF THIS
PROPOSAL SATISFIES YOU, PLEASE REACH US ONLY BY EMAIL FOR MORE
INFORMATION.

PLEASE, TREAT AS URGENT AND VERY IMPORTANT.

YOURS FAITHFULLY,

DR.ISAAC JOHN.

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3.From: "Sophina Danborri" <sophinadanborri1010 {AT} yahoo.com>
To: <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>
Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2001 5:50 AM
Subject: Private and Confidential

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

Dear Geert lovink,

I have the honour and confidence to introduce this business to you in view
of the fact that you are trustworthy and reliable in handling such an
international transaction. I am a native of Freetown (Sierra Leone) and
also a daughter to major Barnabas Danborri, a top Sierra Leone rebel
soldier, during the political crises in my country.

My father flew to Lome (Togo)with me as a refugee where we are now
residing but most unfortunately for me, my father died of hearth attack
last month living only me now as my mother had earlier died during a child
birth seven years ago and also my brother and sister where killed during
the war in my country. As a result of my fathers failing health before his
death he confided to me as the only child about the existence of the USD
25.5M which he secretly lodge in a security company based here in Lome
(Togo) with a foreign fictitious name.

I observed from my father that he made this money from the huge amount
mapped out by the rebel groups for the importation of ammunitions from
Yugoslavia to kill and maim more innocent people and children, as a top
rebel soldier he was able to divert the fund to Lome (Togo)with a very
good security trust company before we ran out of our country, and this
fund has no trace as the war has stopped with a new Government in the
country.

As a matter of fact my father before his death instructed me to seek in
confidence a God fearing and reliable foreigner who will come down without
delay to Lome (Togo)to assist me to move the fund out from the security
company and transfer it to the persons foreign bank account for safe
keeping and immediate future foreign investment and now because I believe
that you are reliable and trustworthy. I am soliciting for your help and
cooperation to execute this business with me by visiting Lome
(Togo)soonest to help me clear the fund from the security company as the
foreign beneficiary and to provide any foreign bank account of your choice
where the fund will be transferred.

Your assistance as a foreigner is needed because the management of the
security company is ready to welcome any foreigner who has correct
information and documents of the fund which I will give to you, if you are
ready to work with me, I will offer you 30% of the total sum for helping
me to move the fund from the security company into your account. 3% will
be mapped out for any expenses both parties might incur during the
transaction.

So if you are interested in the business kindly reply immediately by
E-mail so that I do not make further contacts and let me know when you
plan to visit South Africa so that I will arrange on my side on how to
receive you for successful execution of the transaction. Be assured that
this business is risk free and there will never be any problem of any
kind, remember to include your Company's Name Your Private Telephone and
Fax Number for faster communication. More details will be furnished to you
on receipt of your reply and remember that this business require absolute
secret and confidentiality.

Thanks for your cooperation. I remain yours very

Sincerely,

Miss Sophina Danborri

---

4. From: "anita willam" <anita_willam {AT} yahoo.com>
To: <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>
Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2001 10:17 PM
Subject: STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL

AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING UNIT
WEST AFRICAN ECONOMIC MONITORING
AUTHORITY (WEMA)

Dear  geert lovink

I am miss Anita willam, the director, in charge of auditing and accounting
sector of west African Economic monitoring Authority Lome-Togo in west
Africa. In due respect and regard, I have decided to contact you on a
business transaction that will be very benficial to both of us at the end
of thetransaction.

During our investigation and auditing in (WEMA) my department discovered a
huge sum of money that was prepaid and un-re corded for in the books of
Accounts.

We discovered that it has been floating since 1997 through 2001 in African
development Bank. this is found out to be over influence on contract
payments. Personally the information is kept secret by me and my partner
to enable the whole plan and ideas profitable and successful during the
time of execution. The said amount was USD $14,000,000(fourteen
millionU.S.dollars).

As it may interest you to know, I got your impressive information through
my good friend who works in chamber of commerce in foreign business
relations here in Lome-Togo. He personally recommended your contacts from
the chambers to me to be viaable and capable to champion a business of
such magnitude without any promble. Meanwhile the whole arrangements to
put claim over this fund, as a payment of contract executed since it
cannot be withdrawn locally,gets the reguired approval and transfer this
money to a foreign account, has been put in place and directives and
needed information will be relayed to you as soon as you indicate your
interest and willingness to assits us and also benefit yourself to this
great businessopportunity.

In fact I could have done this alone but because of my position in this
country as a civil servant we are not allowed to operate a foreign account
and would eventually raise an eyebrow on my side during the time of
transfer because I work in this ministry.This is the actual reason why it
will require a second party or fellow, who will forward claim as the
contractor and also present a foreign account where the money would be
tranfered into as a payment for contract executed as it may be after due
verification by designation board.I would not fail to inform you that this
transaction is 100% risk-free.

On smooth conclusion of this transaction, you would be entitled to 25% sum
as gratification,while 5% will be set aside to take care of expenses that
may arise during the time of transfer and also telephone bills, while 70%
will be for me and my partners.Please, you have been advise to keep
top-secret as we are still in service and intend to retire from service
after we conclude this deal with you. I will be monitoring the whole
situation here in this ministry until you confirm the money in your
account, and ask us to come down to your country for subsequent sharing
according to percentages. Previously indicated and further investment
either in your country or any other country you advise to invest in. All
other necessary information will be sent to you when I hear from you. I
suggest you get back to me as soon as possible stating your wish in this
deal.

Yours Faithfully.

ANITA WILLAM

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5. From: "tony_ezeh67 ezeh" <tony_ezeh67 {AT} onebox.com>
To: <graham {AT} grcdi.nl>
Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2001 10:07 PM
Subject: Request for transfer

From: The Chairman,
      Contract Award Committee,
      Petroleum Special Trust Fund,
      Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
      Victoria Island, Lagos.
      Tel:234-1-7748505  Fax:234-1-7594111

ATTN: PRESIDENT/CEO

REQUEST FOR URGENT AND JOINT VENTURE BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP

After a discreet but thorough investigation at the foreign office of the
Nigeria chambers of Commerce, we write with absolute confidence in the
legality of your company and the integrity of your person. Essentially,
the business we are about to commence is fundamentally based on TRUST AND
WITH A SENSE OF PURPOSE.For succinct introduction, we are members of the
Contract award Review PaneL(CARP) of the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF), our
status ranks from ministerial post down to directors - general. The
setting up of the committee was necessitated by the flaws and blatant
abuse of the last ministry regime, which awarded contract at incredibly
inflated cost. Through tenacious effort and well-expanded energy and
experience, we were able to rectify these flaws and to pay the contractors
their rightful dues. At the end of this arduous exercise the sum of
US$62.8M (Sixty-two Million, eight Hundred Thousand USD) was left in the
suspense account of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), due to the initial
inflated cost. To get our entitled payment for this special project, the
committee unanimously resolved that the above mentioned Sum be disbursed
among members equitably. This precisely is why we need Your assistance
since this money has to be paid into a foreign account from the Central
Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and we are prohibited to operate foreign account in
our names, making it impossible for us to acquire this money in our names
now. We solicit your assistance with an unflinching faith that you will
not betray us. With your ability to assist in this transfer, you are
entitled to 25%, my colleagues and I will have 65%, while the remaining
10% is to take care of all incidental expenses that both parties may
incurred during the course of this transaction. Our share will be
channeled into a joint venture business with your company under your
investment advice. This money when remitted into your Bank Account, our
share of 65% will be used to finance the Cost of Equity and other expenses
for the take off of the Joint Venture Business. To enable us put up claims
and invoice for the payment into your account; we require the following by
E-mail: Your banking particulars, the name of your bank, your bank
address, your bank phone, fax and account number, the name of the
beneficiary to the account, your private telephone and fax numbers to
reach you during and after business hours. This information will be used
for job description and invoice for the onward dispatch and approvals,
presenting you as the rightful beneficiary. We want to carry out this
exercise with you since it falls within our area of jurisdiction and the
transaction is 100% safe. You can reach me on this E-mail
address:tony_ezeh67 {AT} yahoo.com and also contact me through the telephone
and fax number as above stated indicating your willingness to assist in
this mutually beneficial transaction. Remember that this transaction is a
confidential one, keep it strictly to yourself for we are Civil Servant
still in service.

I await your positive response,urgently.

your faithfully,

Mr. Tony Ezeh.

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6. From: "Isaac Kofi" <kodenu {AT} yahoo.com>
To: <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>
Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2001 9:16 AM
Subject: ASISTANCE BUSINESS PROPOSAL

dear geert lovink,

Compliments of the season, I know that this letter will come to you as a
suprise,as you do not know the author.

During my search for a reliable business investor that I can impose some
trust on,it was then that I came across your contact from a journalist who
happens to be working under the Togolaise chamber of commerce and
industry,although he said that he did not know much about you.

Before I proceed futher I must have to introduce myself to you,I am Mr
JOHN Seseseko,a cousin to the late Mobutu Seseseko, former president of
former Zaire,now Democratic Replublic of Congo.

I was a close aid to him,while his regime lasted,at the peak of the late
Laurent Kabila's revolution,I was jailed together with some other
politician's,thank God that at last I am still alive and free,although on
exile in Lome -Togo,a tourist and visa free country in West Africa.

Two days before the death of Laurent Kabila,I escaped,by the help of some
military officers,who were my cousin's allies,when the going was
good.Afterwards I was smuggled to Lome -Togo,by one of my friends who
happened to be a navy merchant.

Although,I did not come to Lome -Togo under diplomatic protection(because
I didn't need it),I came with two trunk boxes,which contained the sum of
thirty five million Us dollars,together with some blue diamonds,which he
Mobutu Seseseko,entrusted to me,for purchase of arms and amunitions,during
the battle for Kinshasha,before God and man I put this money in a hold
knowing fully well that our game was up.

Right now this trunk boxes is deposited unto the custody of one
security/finance company here in Lome Togo by the name of
C.A.D.sarl,although I decleared the contents of the boxes as family
jewelries and treasures to the management of the security company.

The daily demurrhage for this box is $50 dollars,which if changed to thier
currency it will amount to cfa 35,000.00.

On your request I will send to you the certificate of deposit and the
receipt of payment made on the deposition day for your confirmation.

To be honest what exactly I would want you to do for me is for you to make
the arrangement of coming down to Lome-Togo and assist me in opening a non
resident account into where this money will be lodged for onward transfer
to your account in your country.

Needless to remind you that although this business is a legitimate deal
utmost secrecy should be observed in order to avoid any problem along the
line of this transaction.

On your arrival,this deal will not take us more than three days to be
accomplished,I will then go back with you to your country because I have a
diplomatic passport.

For your assistance in making this deal a reality,you are entitled to
20%,although it is negotiable.

Awaiting to hear from you as soon as possible,through this
e-mail:kodenu {AT} yahoo.com

The phone and fax numbers of the security/finance company will be given to
you after receiving your reply.

Thanks and God bless.

MR JOHN SESESEKO.

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7. From: "chuma cliff" <chuma_chuma2002 {AT} yahoo.com>
To: <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2001 1:50 PM
Subject: FUND TRANSFER

3/5   RIDER HAGGARD
CLOSE, JO, BORG
SOUTH AFRICA.

Email: chuma_god {AT} yahoo.com.

(URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL)

(RE:  TRANSFER OF ($ 152,000.000.00 USD
]ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY TWO MILLION DOLLARS

Dear sir,

We want to transfer to overseas ($ 152,000.000.00 USD) One hundred and
Fifty two million United States Dollars) from a Prime Bank in Africa, I
want to ask you to quietly look for a reliable and honest person who will
be capable and fit to provide either an existing bank account or to set up
a new Bank a/c immediately to receive this money, even an empty a/c can
serve to receive this money, as long as you will remain honest to me till
the end for this important business trusting in you and believing in God
that you will never let me down either now or in future.

I am .Grege cliff, the Auditor General of prime banks in Africa, during
the course of our auditing I discovered a floating fund in an account
opened in the bank in 1990 and since 1993 nobody has operated on this
account again, after going through some old files in the records I
discovered that the owner of the account died without a [heir] hence the
money is floating and if I do not remit this money out urgently it will be
forfeited for nothing. the owner of this account is Mr.  Allan P. Seaman,
a foreigner, and an industrialist, and he died, since 1993. and no other
person knows about this account or any thing concerning it, the account
has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that
Allan P. Seaman until his death was the manager Diamond Safari [pty]. SA.

We will start the first transfer with fifty two million [$52,000.000] upon
successful transaction without any disappoint from your side, we shall
re-apply for the payment of the remaining rest amount to your account,

The amount involved is (USD 152M) One hundred and Fifty two million United
States Dollars, only I want to first transfer $52,000.000 [fifty two
million United States Dollar from this money into a safe foreigners
account abroad before the rest, but I don't know any foreigner, I am only
contacting you as a foreigner because this money can not be approved to a
local person here, without valid international foreign passport, but can
only be approved to any foreigner with valid international passport or
drivers license and foreign a/c because the money is in us dollars and the
former owner of the a/c Mr. Allan P. Seaman is a foreigner too, [and the
money can only be approved into a foreign a/c

However, we will sign a binding agreement, to bind us together I got your
contact address from the Girl who operates computer, I am revealing this
to you with believe in God that you will never let me down in this
business, you are the first and the only person that I am contacting for
this business, so please reply urgently so that I will inform you the next
step to take urgently. Send also your private telephone and fax number
including the full details of the account to be used for the deposit.

I want us to meet face to face to build confidence and to sign a binding
agreement that will bind us together before transferring the money to any
account of your choice where the fund will be safe. Before we fly to your
country for withdrawal, sharing and investments.

I need your full co-operation to make this work fine. because the
management is ready to approve this payment to any foreigner who has
correct information of this account, which I will give to you, upon your
positive response and once I am convinced that you are capable and will
meet up with instruction of a key bank official who is deeply involved
with me in this business. I need your strong assurance that you will
never, never let me down.

With my influence and the position of the bank official we can transfer
this money to any foreigner's reliable account which you can provide with
assurance that this money will be intact pending our physical arrival in
your country for sharing. The bank official will destroy all documents of
transaction immediately we receive this money leaving no trace to any
place and to build confidence you can come immediately to discuss with me
face to face after which I will make this remittance in your presence and
three of us will fly to your country at least two days ahead of the money
going into the account.

I will apply for annual leave to get visa immediately I hear from you that
you are ready to act and receive this fund in your account. I will use my
position and influence to obtain all legal approvals for onward transfer
of this money to your account with appropriate clearance from the relevant
ministries and foreign exchange departments.

At the conclusion of this business, you will be given 35% of the total
amount, 60% will be for me, while 5% will be for expenses both parties
might have incurred during the process of transferring.

I look forward to your earliest reply through my email address
chuma_chuma2002 {AT} yahoo.com

yours truly

Grege cliff.

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8. From: "Mabinti" <chribinti {AT} YGNR.another.com>
To: <Partner.CUXQ {AT} xs4all.nl>
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2001 3:11 AM
Subject: PERSONAL BUSINESS INVESTMENT PROPOSAL / APPEAL FOR HELP

It is my pleasure to contact you at this point in time for an urgent
business relationship/an appeal to come to my aid. I got your company's
(where you work) contact from the commercial section of an embassy, when I
was in the refugee camp in the Republic of Guinea, West Africa.

I am Mrs.MABINTI CHRISTIAN 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 Johnny Koromah (1997/1998). My husband was
executed by president Ahmed Tejan Karbah in 1998 among a few others on the
suspicion of aiding the rebel regime of Major Paul Koromah for a coup
d'etat in May 1997 against his government before the Ecomog troops
restored him back as President of Sierra Leone.

Because of the death of my husband, some family members and properties, I
took with me few of my children and ran into a refugee camp in a
neighbouring country of the republic of Guinea.

About three weeks ago when I privately came back to Sierra Leone with a
few family members and I discovered documents marked secret belonging to
my late husband in his underground safe in our village.

Among this document is a certificate of deposit as a beneficiary who
deposited three boxes, as family treasures kept in a known security firm
within West Africa ready to be moved to one among the European countries.
Within the last four nights from the exchange of telephone and faxes, the
company is awaiting our arrival to come and pick up the boxes.

Attached with the documents is an instruction that the actual contents of
the boxes are three boxes containing $46,800,000.00USD (forty-six million
eight hundred thousand United States Dollars).

I am contacting you to come to my aid to handle the whole issue for
purposes of investment in your country, as my experience will be very
limited in such areas. I shall accompany you to your country, at the end
of everything and compensate you accordingly.

As you receive this email, reply me providing your telephone and fax
numbers for easy communication, and I shall give you all the details you
require, before I move from Sierra Leone to the country where the funds
are kept.

Because of the security position in my country (Sierra Leone), reply me
only with these private lines:

Tel: +87 1 7626 56032 Tel: +87 1 7626 56033 Fax: +87 1 7626 56034

e.g from London, you dial 00 87 1 7626 56032

However you could reply by mail, providing me with your fax and/or phone
numbers

Contact me or my only surviving junior brother William Effoh at the given
lines.

As I expect your urgent reply, my regards.

Mrs. Mabinti Christian Kargbo

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From: "haruna buba" <bubaharuna {AT} yahoo.com>
To: <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>
Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2001 2:26 PM
Subject: AWAITING A REPLY

Good day Geert,

I am elder brother of late Gen.Sani Abacha,ex-military Head of state of
Nigeria,who died of heart problems on the 8th of june 1998.I contacted you
because of the need to deal with persons whom have had no prior business
with the family.

Since the death of my brother,horribly documented in both TIME and
NEWSWEEK magazines ,my family has been subjected to all sorts of
harassment and intimidation,as I write his first son has been incarcerated
by the government since November 1999 without trial,fraudsters have also
cashed in on the demise of the late Head of State to further torture the
poor widow,major assets have been seized and bank accounts frozen. It is
in view of this that I seek your assistance in the transfer of the sum of
USD$20,000,000(TWENTY MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS)being the very last of
family fund in her possesion and control.

My only hope now is this USD$20,000,000 cash which i carefully deposited
in a coded account in a security company in Nigeria,. If you are willing
to assist us in receiving this money on our behalf,we SHALL give you 10%
of the total sum (USD$2,000,000)for further information, please contact me
IMMEDIATELY, and include your private TEL/FAX number so that you can be
contacted,and given all neccesary details,be informed that this proposal
is 100% risk free.However the confidentiality of the proposal is very
paramount. We are in dire need of your help. We anticipate your IMMEDIATE
reply.

Sincerely,

Buba Haruna

For:
ALHAJA MARYAM ABACHA

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10. From: "Barr waziri ahmed" <waziriahmed1 {AT} lycos.com>
To: <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2001 7:31 AM
Subject: ASSISTANCE NEEDED

WAZIRI  AHMED ESQ.
AHMED & ASSOCIATES
BOOK SHOP BUILDING,
11TH FLOOR 23 BROAD STREET,
LAGOS - NIGERIA
fax 234 1 7596610

SIR,

I AM WAZIRI AHMED ESQ (SAN) SENIOR PARTNER OF AHMED & ASSOCIATES LAW
CHAMBERS, A LAWYER/ATTORNEY TO HAMZA AL MUSTAPHA WHO WAS THE FORMER CHIEF
SECURITY OFFICER TO THE MILITARY DICTATOR OF NIGERIA, GENERAL SANI ABACHA.
THE LATE GENERAL SANI ABACHA DIED UNEXPECTEDLY ON THE 8TH OF JUNE 1998.
HIS COLLEAGUES IN THE ARMY POISONED HIM IN THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA
(ASOROCK) BECAUSE HE RULED NIGERIA WITH AN IRON HAND AND HE DID NOT WANT
DEMOCRACY IN THE COUNTRY. WITH THE DEATH OF THE DICTATOR, ELECTIONS WERE
HELD IN THE COUNTRY AND A CIVILIAN ADMINISTRATION WAS SWORN INTO POWER.
WITH THE ADVENT OF THE NEW CIVILIAN ADMINISTRATION, A DECISION WAS TAKEN
BY THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA TO PROBE AND PROSECUTE ALL MILITARY OFFICERS
THAT SERVED IN THE LAST MILITARY REGIME OF THE LATE GENERAL SANI ABACHA.
MY CLIENT, MAJOR HAMZA AL MUSTAPHA WAS SINGLED OUT BY THE GOVERNMENT OF
THE DAY AS AN ARMY OFFICER THAT MUST BE PUNISHED BECAUSE OF HIS CLOSENESS
TO THE LATE DICTATOR AND GROSS HUMAN RIGHT ABUSES ON THE CITIZENS OF
NIGERIA. MY CLIENT AND I WERE BEST OF FRIENDS AND HE SHARED HIS SECRETS
WITH ME. THE FORMER CHIEF SECURITY OFFICER TO THE LATE HEAD OF STATE MAJOR
HAMZA AL MUSTAPHA HAD PRIVATE ACCOUNTS THAT ARE WORTH 100 MILLION UNITED
STATES DOLLARS AROUND THE WORLD. PRESENTLY HE HAS BEEN ARRESTED BY THE
GOVERNMENT OF THE DAY AND IS PRESENTLY IN PRISON WAITING TO BE TAKEN TO
COURT ON CHARGES OF GROSS HUMAN RIGHT ABUSES ON THE CITIZENS OF NIGERIA. I
WAS DIRECTLY INFORMED BY MY CONTACTS AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA, THAT HE
WILL BE CONVICTED BECAUSE OF HIS POSITION AS THE FORMER CHIEF SECURITY
OFFICER TO THE LATE DICTATOR. SHORTLY BEFORE THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT
ARRESTED MY CLIENT, HE ENTRUSTED TO ME THE SUM OF TWENTY -SIX MILLION,
FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS (us$26,400,000.00) FOR
SAFEKEEPING. THIS AMOUNT WAS TO BE SENT TO HIS MISTRESS IN LEBANON TO
LAUNDER FOR HIM. I HAVE SINCE HAD THIS AMOUNT WITH ME STASHED AWAY A
PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANY IN NIGERIA. I CANNOT SEND THIS MONEY TO MY
CLEINT'S MISTRESS ANY MORE BECAUSE OF THE SITUATION OF THINGS OVER HERE.
AS A RESULT OF THIS I HAVE BEEN MANDATED BY MY CLIENT TO SOLICIT FOR A
PARTNER ABROAD WHO IS WILLING AND READY TO ASSIST IN RECEIVING THE $26.4
MILLION. THEREFORE, I NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE IN MOVING AND SECURING THIS
MONEY IN YOUR ACCOUNT ABROAD. YOU WILL BE ADEQUATELY COMPENSATED WITH 15%
OF THE TOTAL SUM FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE AND CO-OPERATION WITH ME TO MOVE THIS
FUNDS OUT OF THE COUNTRY. I INTEND TO SAFEGUARD AND INVEST THIS AMOUNT OF
MONEY ABROAD WITH A RELIABLE FOREIGN BUSINESS PARTNER SO THAT WE CAN
INVEST THE FUNDS IN REAL ESTATE BUSINESS OR ANY VIABLE BUSINESS IN YOUR
COUNTRY. THAT IS WHY I AM SOLICITING YOUR ASSISTANCE AND COOPERATION AS
REGARDS THIS BUSINESS. ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN CONCLUDED WITH A SECURITY
COMPANY IN EUROPE TO RECEIVE THE MONEY IN CASH DEPENDING ON WHERE IS
CONVENIENT FOR YOU. PLEASE INDICATE YOUR WILLINGNESS TO ASSIST US.

I AM WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU VERY SOON.

 BEST REGARDS,

 WAZIRI AHMED

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11. From: "james amissa" <jamesamissa {AT} yahoo.com>
To: <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2001 10:48 AM
Subject: TRANSFER OF USD45M

STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL

OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN
CONTRACT AWARDING COMMITTE
ECOWAS HEADQUARTERS
LOME,REPUBLIC OF TOGO
TEL:(00228) 08-61-76.
FAX:(00228) 22-91-60.
Dear Sir,

ACCOUNT PROVISION FOR USD45M

Forgive my indignation if this message comes to you as a surprise and if
it might offend you without your prior consent and writing through this
channel.

I am JAMES AMISSA The Chairman, Contract Awardind Committee of the
ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATES ( ECOWAS)with Headquarters in
Lome,Togo.I got your information in a business directory from the
Togolaise Chamber of Commerce and Industries when I was searching for a
reliable,honest and trustworthy person to entrust this business with.I was
simply inspired and motivated to pick your contact from the many names and
lists in the directory.

After discussing my view and your profile with my colleagues,they were
very much satisfied and decided to contact you immediately for this mutual
business relationship.We wish to transfer the sum of USD45,000,000.00
(forty five Million United States Dollars only.)into your personal or
company`s bank account.

This fund was a residue of the over invoiced contract bills awarded by us
for the supply of ammunitions,hard/soft wares,phamaceauticals/medical
items,light and heavy duty vehicles, apperals and other administrative
logistics etc for the ECOMOG in Sierra-Leone and Liberia during the Peace
Keeping Projects.

This DEAL was deliberately hatched out and carefully protected with all
the attendant lope holes sealed off.As the Chairman of CAC,I have the
cooperation and mandate of the Financial Director and the Secretary of the
Organisation.We arranged and over invoiced the contract funds supplied by
different companies from different countries during the crisis.

It was our consensus to seek the assistance of a willing foreigner to
provide us with the facilities to transfer this money out of West
Africa.This is borne out of our beleif in the non-stable and sporous
political nature of this sub-region.

The original contractors have been duely paid by the Banque Centrale Des
Etats De L`Afrique De L`Ouest (Central Bank of the West African
States)through our bankers-Societe Generale Banque.This balance is
suspended in the escrow accounts awaiting claims by any foreign company of
our choice.We intend to pay out this fund NOW as the organisation is
winding up its activities since the aim of returning PEACE to the
countries and the coast has been achieved.

Based on the laws and ethics of employment,we as civil servants working
under this organisation, are not allowed to operate a foreign account.This
is the more reason why we needed your assistance to provide an account
that can sustain this fund for safe keeping and our future investment with
your comprehensive advise,assistance and partnership in your country.

It is however agreed,as the account owner in this deal to allow you 30% of
the entire sum as compensation,65% will be held on trust for us while 5%
will be used to defray any incidental charges and cost during the course
of the transaction.

This transaction will be successfully concluded within 14 days if you
accord us your unalloyed and due cooperation.You should provide the
followings;

      YOUR COMPANY`S NAME WITH COMPLETE ADDRESS,TEL
      AND FAX NUMBERS.(if available)

      THE NAME OF YOUR BANK,ITS ADDRESS WITH
      TEL,FAX AND TELEX NUMBERS.

      YOUR ACCOUNT NUMBER

      THE COMPLETE MAILING ADRRESS OF THE
      BENEFICIARY
      WITH TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS.

Upon the receipt of this informations,the documents and approval with the
texts will be sent to you for confirmaton and then forwarded to the
organisation for ratification and subsequent payment.

As with the case of all organised (sensitive)and conspired DEALS,we
solicit for your unreserved confidentiality and utmost secrecy in this
business.

We hope to retire peacefully and lead a honourable business life
afterwards.There are no risks involved. The reply must be through this
e-mail only:jamesamissa {AT} yahoo.com

With regards. Reply ASAP

MR.JAMES  AMISSA.

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12. From: "Mbanga Sankoh" <mbanga_sankoh {AT} yahoo.fr>
To: <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>
Sent: Sunday, June 17, 2001 1:10 AM
Subject: Assistance

LECALAO GUEST HOUSE
TEL:22507951100
Email:mbanga_sankoh {AT} yahoo.fr

DEAR SIR,

WITH ABSOLUTE TRUST IN GOD AND DUE RESPECT TO YOU, I WRITE TO YOU THIS
LETTER WHICH I BELIEVE YOU WOULD BE OF GREAT ASSISTANCE TO ME AND WOULD
KEEP THE INFORMATION CONFIDENTIAL.

I AM SANKOH MBANGA, A COUSIN TO FODAY SANKOH, THE REBEL LEADER IN SIERRA
LEONE WARRING FACTIONS, I AM ABSOLUTELY AGAINST THE UNENDING POLITICAL
CRISES IN MY COUNTRY THAT HAS RESULTED TO A MASSIVE DESTRUCTION OF HUMAN
LIVES AND PROPERTY WHICH IS CURRENTLY IN THE WORLD NEWS. ON THIS LAST
ASSAULT BY THE FORCES LOYAL TO MY UNCLE FODAY SANKOH, I RECEIVED A PARCEL,
CONTAINING DOCUMENTS AND KEYS INSTRUCTING ME TO MOVE OUT OF THE COUNTRY
IMMEDIATELY WITH HIS SON RICHARD SANKOH, TO ABIDJAN COTE D'IVOIRE. I
ESCAPED WITH HIS SON TO COTE D'IVOIRE THROUGH THE HELP OF UNITED NATIONS
SOLDIERS WHO ARE THERE ON A PEACE MISSION.

ON ARRIVAL TO ABIDJAN, I SAW A NOTE IN THE PARCEL INFORMING ME THAT HE
DEPOSITED A TOTAL SUM 30 MILLION USD IN TWO CENTRAL BANK TRUNK BOXES WITH
A SAFE DEPOSIT AND FINANCE HOUSE. HE DEPOSITED THEM AS FAMILY VALUABLES IN
THE NAME OF HIS SON RICHARD SANKOH. HE ADVISED THAT I SHOULD HELP LOOK FOR
A RELIABLE AND TRUST WORTHY PARTNER FROM COUNTRIES CONDUCIVE FOR GOOD
INVESTMENT TO ASSIST IN TRANSFERRING THIS MONEY TO HIS COUNTRY FOR
INVESTMENT AND ALSO SECURE GOOD EDUCATION FOR THE CHILD RICHARD. WE HAVE
VISITED THE COMPANY WITH ALL THE DOCUMENTS AND DID CONFIRM FROM THEM THE
EXISTENCE OF THE DEPOSIT AS WAS WRITTEN BY MY UNCLE.

I HUMBLY SOLICIT FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE IN THE FOLLOWING:

1) PAY A SHORT WORKING DAY VISIT TO ABIDJAN COTE D'IVOIRE SO THAT WE SEE
FACE TO FACE, HAVE A TABLE TALK THAT WOULD CREATE CONFIDENCE IN ME THAT
THE FUND WOULD BE SAFE IN YOUR HANDS.

2) I, YOU AND RICHARD MOVE NEXT DAY AND CLAIM THE BOXES FROM THE SECURITY
COMPANY, OPEN AN ACCOUNT IN YOUR NAME WITH A LOCAL BANK HERE AND DEPOSIT
THE MONEY FOR ONWARD TRANSFER TO YOUR DESIGNATED ACCOUNTS OVERSEAS.

3) MAKE A GOOD ARRANGEMENT FOR INVESTMENT AND DO INVEST THE MONEY FOR THE
FAMILY. I WAS INSTRUCTED TO GIVE YOU SOME PERCENTAGE FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE
AND ON THIS, I OFFER YOU 15%. 5% WOULD BE USED TO OFFSET EVERY EXPENSES TO
BE INCURRED AND TAXES OR CHARGES TO BE PAID IN THE COURSE ON THE
TRANSACTION WHILE 80% WOULD BE INVESTED FOR THE FAMILY AND YOU GET YOUR
WAGE MONTHLY FOR MANAGING THE 80%.I ASSURE YOU THAT THE TRANSACTION IS
RISK FREE AND COULD BE COMPLETED IN ONLY TWO WORKING DAYS OF YOUR ARRIVAL.

IF YOU WOULD BE OF ASSISTANCE TO ME, PLEASE FORWARD YOUR REPLY THROUGH MY
PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS: mbanga_sankoh {AT} yahoo.fr OR CALL ME ON MY TEMPORARY
TELEPHONE LINE:22507951100 FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION.

THANKS AND GOD BLESS SANKOH MBANGA

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13. From: "Bob Bain" <bobb {AT} alt.net>
To: <link {AT} www.anu.edu.au>
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2001 6:13 PM
Subject: Re: [LINK] Nigerian scam

On Thu, 31 May 2001 16:32:21 +1000, Tony Barry wrote:

>I seem to be getting about 1 Nigerian scam per week. I normally trash
>them but the way this one started was zany I had to share -

 From http://home.rica.net/alphae/419coal/

 -------------------------------------

 The Scam operates as follows: the target receives an unsolicited fax,
email, or letter concerning Nigeria containing either a money laundering
or other illegal proposal OR you may receive a Legal and Legitimate
business proposal by normal means. Common variations on the Scam include
"overinvoiced" or "double invoiced" oil or other supply and service
contracts where your Bad Guys want to get the overage out of Nigeria;
crude oil and other commodity deals; a "bequest" left you in a will; and
"money cleaning" where your Bad Guy has a lot of currency that needs to be
"chemically cleaned" before it can be used and he needs the cost of the
chemicals.  Or the victim will just be stiffed on alegitimate goods or
services contract...the variations are very creative and virtually
endless.

At some point, the victim is asked to pay up front an Advance Fee of some
sort, be it an "Advance Fee", "Transfer Tax", "Performance Bond", or to
extend credit, grant COD privileges, whatever.  If the victim pays the
Fee, there are many "Complications" which require still more advance
payments until the victim either quits, runs out of money, or both.  If
the victim extends credit etc. he may also pay such fees ("nerfund" etc.),
and then he is stiffed with NO Effective Recourse.

 The Nigerian Scam is, according to published reports, the Third to Fifth
largest industry in Nigeria.


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Bob Bain. Sydney Australia
bobb {AT} alt.net
bobb {AT} acslink.net.au





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