Here are a small collection of just some of the Nigerian 419 email scam
letters that I have received in my mailbox. Normally I don't open the spam
I receive, but sometimes I get curious about these type of mails, and I
want to see exactly how many million USD I have the possibility to get
hold of this time. It must be said however, that I never open spam with
It really shouldn't be necessary to mention this, but when considering how
many people that actually falls for this type of scam, I will do it
anyway: When you receive these type of mails, do NOT answer them, no
matter how tempting it might be. The persons who sends them most often use
false names and are ONLY interested in ripping you off, you will never get
any of the promised money, and you risk loosing YOUR money instead!
More information about this type of scam can be found here:
Here is a nice scam baiting website run by people who scams the scammers:
Now over to the emails:
- I AM WAITING FOR YOUR URGENT REPLY.
|FROM: MR. JONAS NURU
FOREIGN REMITTANCE MANAGER
AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (A.D.B)
OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA FASO
I know that this mail will come to you as a surprise as we never meet
before. I am the FOREIGN REMITTANCE MANAGER of A.D.B African
Development Bank, I Hoped 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 ($9.4M) Nine
Million Four Hundred Thousand United States Dollars immediately into
your account. The money has been dormant (in-active) for some years in
our Bank here without any body coming for it.
I want to release the money to you as the nearest person to our
deceased customer Mr. Khalifa Salem Abdulla from Libya the owner of
the account who died a long with his supposed next of kin in plane
crash since 2003. I don't want the money to go into our Bank treasury
as an abandoned fund, so this is the reason why I contacted you, so
that my Bank will release the money to you as the nearest person 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 the receipt of your reply I will send you full details on how the
business will be executed and also note that you will have 40% of the
above mentioned amount if you agree to help me execute this business.
I want you to assure me your capability of handling this transaction
with trust by giving me the following information details:
Thanks and waiting for your urgent response
Mr. Jonas Nuru
Lile - My name is Mr. Song Li. I work with the Hang Seng Bank....
|My name is Mr. Song Li. I work
with the Hang Seng Bank. There is a sum of $19,500,000.00 in my bank
Hang Seng Bank", Hong Kong.There were no beneficiaries stated
concerning these funds which means no one would ever come to claim it.
That is why I ask that we work together.I do solicit for your
assistance in effecting this transaction.I intend to give 30% of the
total funds as compensation for your assistance. I will notify you on
the full transaction on receipt of your response if interested,and I
shall send you the details and necessary procedures with which to make
the transfer."E-mail; email@example.com" Should you be interested?
Please send me your:1. Full names, 2. Private phone number,3. Current
ZARAKI - I NEED YOUR HELP TO STAND AS THE BENEFICIARY FOR THIS
I appeal to you to exercise a little patient and read through my
letter, I wish to contact you personally for a long term relationship
and investment assistance in your Country, i will really like to have
a good relationship with you and I have a special reason why I decided
to contact you.
My name is Mr Gazik Zaraki I am in the Office of Auditing and
Accounting File Manager with Bank of Africa Ouagadougou Burkina Faso.
In my department i discovered an abandoned sum of (US$10M DOLLARS) in
an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer (MR. RICHARD
BURSON from Florida, U.S.A) who died along with his entire family on
November 1999 in a plane crash.
I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of ($10M USD) to
your account within 7banking days, while every necessary arrangement
should commence after I have hear from you.
This money has been dormant for years in our Bank without claim, and I
don't want the money to go into the Reserve Bank of Burkina Faso
(RBBF), as an abandoned fund. So this is the reason why I contacted
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 transfer as a top secret between
me and you alone ok.
I promise you that i will direct you on how this transfer will go
successfully if only you can abide to my instruction.
Upon receipt of your reply i will give you full details on how the
business will be executed.
Kindly send me this information below to have trust in you that you
would betray me.
(1) Your full name...
(2) Your address...
(6) Private telephone number
l will send you my details of this transaction as soon as I hear from
you thanks, trusting to hear from you immediately with your contact
Mr Gazik Zaraki