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Latest Nigerian Scam Letters!

Received via Regular Mail, email, fax, etc


Alert!  New Scam Appears to Come from US Soldier!!



From the US Secret Service


From the 419 Coalition Web Site

The Nigerian Scam Defined

This came in 1/6/03 from an individual who had an interesting exchange with his potential scammer  

Received 12/22/02 :  A personal letter just for me...yeah right!!


This is a hysterical exchange between the scammer and a guy in the US with a great sense of humor (a must read!)

This was received by me from an unfortunate Australian couple who got ripped off.   

This sounds like a great real estate deal!!

A Student Loan???

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Received Wednesday 19 February 2003 

I was scammed out of $7000.00 from a guy named Mr. Abbey from Nigeria who claimed
 he wanted to buy my horse he seen advertised on the Internet that I was selling.
 I was asking 1600.00 for the horse plus mare care and boarding fees until the horse was picked up. 

He owed me $1700 for this. He said he had a client in the US that owed him money and 
his client would send a check for $7000.00 dollars with would pay for the horse, 
boarding fees and mare care and for me to pay the shipper when he got here. 
I put the cashier's check in my account and waited for it to clear. About 7 days 
I called the bank and they said it had not cleared yet. 

I waited another day and called bookkeeping. I was told the check cleared. I E-mailed 
Mr. Abbey and told him. He then E-mailed me back and wanted me to send the balance 
to him cause his plans for the shipper had changed and he would take care of that 
himself to send the money western union to him. I didn't suspect anything and did 
as he asked. The next day my bank calls and tells me the check is counterfeit and 
now the bank wants their money. I had to hire a lawyer. A friend told me of this 
site to contact you and let other people know about this scam before someone else's life gets ruined.

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From Larry on 01/26/03

I had placed an ad on the internet to sell some cows. I was offered $4000.00
us dollars from someone in Nigeria. We accepted the offer. He later replies
he has a client in US that owes him $9,500.00, he wants to forward the check
on to us and we are to cash it ,take out our $4000.00 and forward the rest
on to him. Everything was to be done immediately or asap. I came across a
similiar story on your site about a car. I e-mailed them back and told them
I would not do this. I think its probably a scam. What do you think?


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From Chester 1/17/03

I got scammed from Nigeria and it is costing me around $7000.00 By the time
it's all over with.
I tried to sale my car on a web site and I got an E-mail from Nigeria that
he had a client in the USA that wanted to buy my car and was going to sent
the money to me and then pick it up. I got the cashers check and I went to
the bank. I cashed the check and got the money then a man named
Joseph sele E-mailed me that his client had a change of heart and I needed
to sent the money back to him. I sent the money and then Joseph sele put a
stop payment on the check and now I have to pay my bank back $6600.00 plus
charges and Fees. WATCH YOUR SELF...

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1/22/03 via email


I am Dr. Olu Oboba, a native of Cape Town and Director of Project Implementation, South Africa Ministry of Mining & Natural Resources. I am making this contact with you based on the committee's need for an individual/company who is willing to assist us with a solution to a money transfer. First and foremost, I apologized using this medium to reach you for a transaction/business of this magnitude, but this is due to Confidentiality and prompt access reposed on this medium. In unfolding this proposal, I want to count on you, as a respected and honest person to handle this transaction with sincerity, trust and confidentiality.

I have decided to seek a confidential co-operation with you in the execution of the deal described Hereunder for the benefit of all parties and hope you will keep it as a top secret because of the nature of this transaction. Within the Ministry of Mining and Natural resources where I work as Director of Project Implemention and with the cooperation of four other top officials, we have in our possession as overdue payment bills totaling Fourteen Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$14,500,000.) which we want to transfer abroad with the assistance and cooperation of a foreign company/individual to receive the said fund on our behalf or a reliable foreign non-company account to receive such funds. More so, we are handicapped in the circumstances, as the South Africa Civil Service Code of Conduct does not allow us to operate offshore account hence your importance in the whole transaction.

This amount $14.5m represents the balance of thetotal contract value executed on behalf of my Department by a foreign contracting firm, which we the officials over-invoiced deliberately.Though the actual contract cost have been paid to the original contractor, leaving the balance in the tune of the said amount which we have in principles gotten approval to remit by Key tested Telegraphic Transfer (K.T.T) to any foreign bank account you will provide by filing in an application through the  Ministry of Justice here in South Africa for the transfer of rights and privileges of the former contractor to you.

I have the authority of my partners involved to propose that should you be willing to assist us in the transaction, your share of the sum will be 30% of the $14.5 million, 60% for us and 10% for taxation and miscellaneous expenses. The business itself is 100% safe, on your part provided you treat it with utmost secrecy and confidentiality. Also your area of specialization is not a hindrance to the successful execution of this transaction. I have reposed my confidence in you and hope that you will not disappoint me.

Endeavor to contact me immediately through my e-mail address inculding your confidential telephone and fax numbers to enable me contact you for further details or to confirm whether or not you are interested in this deal. If you are not, it will enable me scout for another foreign partner to carry out this deal. I want to assure you that my partners and myself are in a position to make the payment of this claim possible provided you can give us a very strong Assurance and guarantee that our share will be secured and please, remember to treat this matter  very confidential , because we will not comprehend with any form of exposure as we are still in active Government Service .Once again, remember that time is of great essence in this transaction.

I wait in anticipation of your fullest co-operation.

Yours faithfully,
Dr. Olu Oboba

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This was sent via email 11/15/2001

FROM:MRS. J. SESE-SEKOH and sons Kennedy and Basher!!

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This was received by me 11/12/2001 from a Pastor in the Dominican Republic. 

 He sent me the following remarks and included the scam letter he received
from "Barrister" Pascal Adebayo (Esq.)

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Press Release: Michigan State Police 7 September 2001

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Yes, Sometimes justice is served:

A Nigerian local weekend paper - 'Saturday Punch' at page three of its issue
No. 1063, Vol 17, of July 21, 2001 reports with the headline ' Nigerian
docked in the US over multi-million dollar scam'.

In summary, excerpts of the news reads that a 32 yr Nigerian male named
Oladimeji Olushola is on trial in the US for wire fraud allegations running
into Millions of US Dollars.

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