419 Scam Letters

This is a collection of Letters relating to the ongoing 4-1-9 Scam. You'll probably get them in your email if you don't have proper SPAM or phisher protection. People writing these are really stupid and most reside in Lagos, Nigeria. Never trust anyone from Nigeria when it comes to doing business online.

Monday, February 20, 2006


From Prince

This is one of the many 419 dumbasses that fail
to edit the editable parts of their templates.
Come on, dear greeting?

Dear Greeting,

This letter might surprise you because we have not met neither in person nor by correspondence. But I believe it is one day that you get to know somebody either in physical or through correspondence. I got your contact through some discreet inquiry from the chamber of commerce and industry, you and your organization were revealed as being quite astute in private entrepreneurship, one has no doubt in your ability to handle a financial business transaction.

However, I am the first son of His Royal Majesty,William Duke and the traditional ruler of Eleme Province in the oil area of Rivers State of Nigeria. I am making this contact to you in respect of US 25,000,000.00 (twenty five million United States Dollars) which I inherited from my late father. This money was accumulated from royalties paid to my father as compensation by the oil firms located in our area as a result of oil presence on our land which hamper agriculture which is our major
source of livelihood.

Unfortunately my father died from protracted diabetes. But before his death,he called my attention and informed me that he lodged some funds on a two boxes with a security firm with an open beneficiary status. The lodgment Security Code Number was also
revealed to me, he then advised me to look for a reliable business partner abroad, who will assist me in investing the money in a lucrative business as a result of economic instability in Nigeria.

So this is the main reason why I am contacting you for us to move this money from the security firm to any country of your choice for investment purposes. So I will like you to be the ultimate beneficiary, so that the funds can be move in your name and particulars to any country of your choice where it will be claimed and invested.

Hence my father have had intimated the security firm personnel that the beneficiary of the Box is his foreign partner whose particulars will be forwarded to the firm when due. But I will guide you accordingly.As soon as the fund reaches, I will then come over to meet you in person, so that we can discuss physically on Investment in dentials. Based on this instance I and my family have unanimously decided to give you 20% of the total money, 2% for charity homes and 3% for expenses, which may arise during the transaction,fax and phone bills inclusive. The balance of 75% you will invest and manage for my family. I hereby guarantee you that this is not government money, it is not ilegal to maintain high degree of confidentiality on this matter. I will give you all proof of deposit and existence of money once you urged and fully satisfied with your capability and honesty.

I hope this will be the beginning of a prosperous relationship between my family and your family. Nevertheless if you are for any reason not interest,kindly inform me immediately so that I will look for another contact. I am waiting for your quick

Yours faithfully

Prince Duke

I have actually never received any of these emails. I'm in Canada, so maybe that has something to do with it. Still though, very funny stuff.
I get these emails all the time and sometimes they are addressed to me personally(what happend to my privacy)? Mine usually entail the story of a dead Keating relative that left behind millions, but no heir. 100% of these letters have come from African nations, and I'm not black! I wonder just who do they think they are fooling?
They will know your name and address it to you if you have your name and e-mail posted on a website or directory of some sort like Yahoo! or MSN. They would also have your name if your name is within your e-mail like JohnSmith at yahoo dot com. They don't care if your black they just want suckers.

Of course you are one they can't fool, but they e-mail this stuff in batches of 1000's of e-mails. The chances that one of those people is a sucker is likely. And they do profit from it. One scammer was convicted to only 2 years in Nigerian Prison and $15,000 fine recently after scaming over 242 million dollars.
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John Bradley what part of Canada are u in? I used to get this in my school's email atleast 6 on a regular day and they send to bunch of students as well. Very annoying people!!

but this scammer is so dumb to forget to edit the template! I always do reply them and ask if people still believe the stupid gullible emails, but since they send the emails, en-masse some mumu will surely reply them
Ah, now I have a name for it. I had an untold number of relatives and family meet an untimely demise on the highways of Nigeria. All these helpfull barristers would hope that we could find a way to free up that 6 millon sitting there. Legally, of course. Of course! Even had a BBC page as a link on one of them with the bloody details and my family name. It's internet cafes, and there's a sucker born every minute. It's phishing, and these folks think you are A-Stupid. and B-Greedy You go for this, and I have some land to sell you!
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