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.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

 

UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC

UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC

143 AHMADU BELLOW WAY,

VICTORIA ISLAND

LAGOS,NIGERIA.

I am the Operations Officer, BILL AND EXCHANGE of THE FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT OF UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC,LAGOS.NIGERIA.

I am writing to you, following the impressive information about your profile through the Website,and I believe in your capability and reliability to champion this opportunity. In my department, we discovered an abandoned sum of USD$22.2M (Twenty-Two Million, Two Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers who died along with his entire family in october6,1996 in a plane 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 can not release it unless some body applies for it as next of Kin or relative to the deceased as indicated in our banking and financial policies but unfortunately we learnt that his supposed next of kin or relation died with him in the accident leaving nobody behind to claim the money. It is therefore upon this discovery that I and other officials in my department 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 we don't want this money to go into the Bank treasury as unclaimed bills. The Banking law and guide line here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after eight years, the money will be transferred into the Bank treasury as
unclaimed fund.The request for a foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and an indigene cannot stand as next of kin to the deceased family. We agreed that 20% of this money will be for you as foreign partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account, 5% will be set aside for expenses incurred during this transaction and 75 % would be for me and my colleagues. Thereafter,I and my colleagues will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated.Therefore, to enhance the immediate transfer of thisfund to you as arranged,you must apply first to the Bank as relation or next of kin of the deceased indicating your private, telephone and fax number for easy and effective communication and location where the money will be remitted.Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by faxor e-mail the text of the 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. Youshould contact me on MY E-MAIL, as soon as you receive this letter. I decided to contact you as you have products of interest in your part of the world where we can invest our own percentage to avoid peoples awarenessas we are civil servants.Note that we can conclude this operation within ten banking days.

Please keep this very confidential for obvious security reasons. Contact me for more information, all confirmable before you apply if you want. Trusting to hear from you shortly for a detailed information which are confirmable before you can makeup your mind to apply.If however,you are not interested,
do let me know by returm maill too as I will not contact anybody else until I hear from you.

May God be with you.

Yours faithfully,

Mr.Jimo Collins.

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Comments:
wow I love these!

you might also want to check out these links:
1. Nigerian Email Conference: http://j-walk.com/other/conf/index.htm
2. Spamalouge: http://www.zefrank.com/request/index_better.html
 
Well known trick!
 
Oh man... great idea to put these down in a blog... I've been getting spammed like crazy on my Gmail account lately... here's a typical example..

FROM:Mr.William Kahara.
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
TEL:27 836856741
TEL FAX 27+83-9749348
williamskahara_45@yahoo.com

ATTN:SIR/MADAM,My name is Williams Kahara ,the eldest
son of DAVIKahara,ZIMBABWE. It might be a surprise to
you whereI got your contact address, I got it from the
South African Information Network Online (SAINO)/South
Africa Trade Centre.

And it is coming to you with good intention. During
the current crises against the farmers of Zimbabwe by
the supporters of our President,ROBERT MUGABE to claim
all the white owned farms in our country, he ordered
all the white farmers to surrender their farms to his
party members and their followers.My father was one of
the great and best farmers in the country and knowing
that he did not support thepresident’s political
ideology, the president’s supporters invaded my
father’s farm and burnt down everything, shot him and
as a result of the woundssustained,he became sick and
died after five days. And after his death, I and my
younger brother include my sister, decided to move out
of Zimbabwe for the safety of our lives to
South-Africa. BUT, before he died HE WROTE HIS WILL,
which eads "(MY BELOVEED SON ,I WISH TO DRAW YOUR
ATTENTION TO THE SUM OF($27.8,000,000=00). MILLION U.S
DOLLARS WHICH I DEPOSITED IN A BOX WITH A SECURITY
COMPANY IN JOHANNESBURG (SOUTH-AFRICA). IN CASE OF MY
ABSENCE ON EARTH CAUSED BY DEATH ONLY".

You should solicit for reliable foreign partner to
assist you to transfer this money out of SOUTH AFRICA
for investment purpose. I deposited the money in your
name and it can beBRclaimed by you alone.Your mother
has all your support. Take good care of your mother,
brother and sister. From the above, you will
understand that the lives and future of my family
depends on this money as much, I will be very grateful
if you can assist us. I AND my younger brother
inconlude my sister are now living in South-Africa as
POLITICAL ASYLUM SEEKERS and the financial law of
SOUTH-AFRICA does not allow ASYLUM SEEKERS certain
financial rights to such huge amount of money .In view
of this, I cannot invest this money in South-Africa,
hence I am asking you to assist me transfer this money
out of South-Africa for investment purposes.

For your efforts,I am prepared to offer you 25% of the
total fund, while 5% will be set aside for local and
international expenses and 70% will be kept for me and
my family . Finally modalities on how the transfer
will be done will be conveyed to you once we establish
trust and confidence between ourselves.Looking forward
to your urgent reply .For detailed information, please
contact me on my direct e-mail address or with above
phone number. NOTE: THE KEY WORD TO THIS TRANSACTION
IS ABSOLUTE CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECRECY. THIS
TRANSACTION IS 100% RISK FREE. YOUR URGENT RESPONSE
WILL BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED.

BEST REGARDS, Williams Kahara.(FOR THE FAMILY)
 
there always out of Nigeria...it's so bizarre.

--RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com
 
I think this is the most popular scam so far. I am amazed that they do not realize how well known it is.
 
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