Stupid Punts!

Stupid Punts!


Examples of the "Nigerian scam" that flood my email box everyday.

Thursday, September 30, 2004

The boys from El Gordo Sweepstake are up to their old tricks again.

I received a note from them today, advising me that I have won 615K Euros in their prize draw.

Needless to say, "there has been a mix up with the numbers"!!!

The bottom line is this:

1 These people are scum

2 This is a con



BATCH NO:000750013.



We are pleased to inform you of the release today the 29th day of
PROGRAMS held on the 5th DAY of September,2004.

Your name attached to the ticket number 025-11464992.750 with serial number
2113-05 drew the lucky numbers 25-35-36-41-43-46 which consequently won
the lottery in the category.

You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay E615,810{SIX HUNDRED
REF NO EG/25516003/01.This is from a total cash prize of E5,386,770.00{FIVE
EUROS}.Shared among the seventeen international winners in the category

Your fund is now deposited with a security company insured to your name
Due to mixed up of some numbers and names,we ask that you keep this award
top secret from public notice until your claim has been processed and your
money remitted to your account as this is part of our security protocol
to avoid double claiming or unwarranted taking of advantage of this program
by participants.

All participants were selected through computer ballot system drawn from
25,000 names from Europe,Asia,Middle East and North America as a part our
international promotion program which we conduct once every year.We hope
with a part of your prize you will take part in our end of the year high
stake of e1.3 billion international

To begin your claims please contact your claims agent,JOSE CARLOS,the foreign
service manager of UNIVERSAL SECURITY CONSULTING S.A. On Tel:34-647298891
for processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account
of your choice.Remember,all prize money must be claimed not later than 20th
day of October 2004,after this date all fund will be returned to the Ministerio
De Economiay Hacienda as unclaimed.Also be informed that 5% {Five Percent}
of your wining fund belongs to UNIVERSAL SECURITY CONSULTING S.A which will
be remitted after you might have received your winnings.It might interest
you to know that the fund is insured and authorization can guarantee any
deduction from your total winning prize.

NOTE:In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember
to quote your reference and batch numbers in every of your correspondence
with us or your agent,furthermore,should there be any change of address
do inform your claims agent as soon as possible.

Congratulations again from all members of our staff and thank you for being
part of our promotion program.

Yours sincerely,


Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Mukta Aziz wrote to me today, he claims to be an auditor with the Bank of Africa.

He is in fact "scum of the earth".

His little scam involves $30M lying dormant in the account of a dead man. Note, neither the money nor the account really exist.

He wants me to pose as the next of kin, and claim the money; he will then give me a percentage.

Fine auditor he is!

Needless to say, the transaction is "risk free"; for Mukta maybe, but not for the poor greedy, stupid fool who gets sucked into this.

How many times do I have to say this? is a con!

Dear Friend,
I am Mr.Mukta Aziz,the Manager in charge of auditing and accounting section of Bank of Africa (BOA) Ouagadougou Burkina-faso West Africa with due respect and regard. I have deceided to contact you on a business transaction that will be very beneficial to both of us at the end of the transaction .

During our investigation and auditing in this bank, my department came across a very huge sum of money belonging to a deceased person who died on November 1999 in a plane crash along with his entire family the fund has been dormant in his account with this Bank without any claim of the fund in our custody either from his family or relation before our discovery to this development.
The said amount was U.S $30M (Thirty million United States dollars). As it may interest you to know,I got your impressive information through internet while i was searching for a business partner.
Mean while all the whole arrangement to put claim over this fund as the bonafide next of kin to the deceased, get the required 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 assist us and also benefit your self to this great business opportunity.
In fact I could have done this deal alone but because of my position in this country as a civil servant(A Banker),we are not allowed to operate a foreign account and would eventually raise an eye brow on my side during the time of transfer because I work in this bank. This is the actual reason why it will require a second party or fellow who will forward claims as the next of kin with affidavit of trust of oath to the Bank and also present a foreign account where he will need the money to be re-transferred into on his request as it may be after due verification and clarification by the correspondent branch of the bank where the whole money will be remitted from to your own designation bank account.

I will not fail to inform you that this transaction is 100% risk free. On smooth conclusion of this transaction, you will be entitled to 30% of the total 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 65% will be for me and my partners. Please, you have been adviced to keep "top secret" as I am 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 bank until you confirm the money in your account and ask me to come down to your country for subsequent sharing of the fund according to percentages previously indicated and further investment, either in your country or any country you advice us to invest in. All other necessary vital information will be sent to you when I hear from you.
I look forward to receive your email.
Yours faithfully,

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

"Dr Okon" from Nigeria wrote to me today. Now that should set the alarm bells ringing!

He claims that he has $10M in a bank account, which of course he doesn't, which belonged to some chap who died.

Funnily enough the dead person left no will.

Now I ask you, how likely is that? Anyone with that kind of money would of course leave a will.

Dr Okon then goes on to ask me to commit fraud, how nice of him, and impersonate the next of kin of the dead man.

That way I can steal the money, and split it with Dr Okon.

As the good doctor, says "there is no risk whatsoever". Quite, that is because I am not stupid or dishonest enough to fall for your scam Dr Okon.




Dear Friend,
I am DR.THOMAS OKON.The Manager Gulf Bank, Lagos,
Nigeria. I have urgent and-ery confidential business
proposition for you. On April 6, 1996, a Foreign Oil
consultant/contractor with the Nigerian National Petroleum
Corporation, Mr.james smith made a numbered time (Fixed)
Deposit for some months, valued at S$10,500,000.00 (Ten
Million Five hundred Thousand Dollars only) in my branch.
Upon maturity,I sent a routine notification to his
forwarding address but got no reply. After a month,we sent
a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract

the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation that Mr. james
smith on 1 February 1997 died in a plane crash on air
senegal on aircraft Name Hawker Siddeley HS-748. This
crash happened in Tambacoumba, Senegal, Africa and the
registration number of the aircraft is 6AV-AEO, and since
his untimely death the funds has been dormant in his
account with my Bank without any claim of the fund On
further investigation, I found out that he died without
making a WILL, and all attempts to trace his next of kin
was fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and
discovered that Mr. james smith did not declare any kin or
relations in all his official documents, including his
Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of
US$10,500,000.00 has carefully been moved out of my bank
to a security company for safe-keeping.No one will ever
come forward to claim it. According to Nigerian Law,at the
expiration of 8 (eight) years, the money will revert to
the ownership of the Nigerian Government if nobody applies
to claim the fund.Consequently, my proposal is that I will
like you as a Foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to
the late mr.james smith as to cla im the money I deposited
with the security company in two trunk boxes though the
security company does not know the real contents of t he
boxes as I tagged them to be photographic materials for writing you because as a public servant, we can
not operate a foreign account or have an account that is
more than $1m.I want to present you as the owner of the
boxes in the security company so you can be able to claim
them with the help of my attorney.All these are to make
sure that the fruits of this old man's labor will not get
into the hands of some corrupt government officials. This
is simple.I will like you to provide immediately your full
names and address so that the Attorney will prepare the
necessary documents which will put you in place as the
owner of the boxes. The money will be moved out for us to
share in the ratio of 70% for me and 25% for you and 5%
will take care of all expenses incure on both side.There
is no risk a t all as all the paperwork for this
transaction will be done by the Attorney and this will
guarantee the successful execution of this transaction. if
you are interested, pleas e reply immediately via my email
address/phone upon your response, I shall then provide you
with more details and relevant documents that will help
you understand the transaction.

Please observe with utmost confidentiality, and be rest
assured that this transaction would be most profitable for
both of us because I shall require your assistance to
invest my share in your country. Please reply to my
private mail box
Hoping to hear from you.


Monday, September 27, 2004

This note, from someone calling themselves Chief Oboh, dropped into my mailbox this morning.

Chiefy wants me to help him with his apartment in the USA, which he leases to another party for a paltry $125K. It seems that the other party does not pay the rent in installmentally, whatever that means!

Now chiefy wants me to help him out, by letting him pass money through my bank account.

A warning here, if money really did pass through (and I don't for one minute believe that it would); then there is a risk that the transaction is being used for money laundering purposes.

However, chiefy is offering me 5%; this means that I would only make around $6K. That is the lowest amount of money I have ever been offered in one of these scams; I though that I had made it clear that I don't get out of bed for less than $1M these days.

Dear Friend,
Compliments to you ,i know this will come as a surprise.
I am chief Dr Godwin Oboh ,chairman on committee on protection of government
property edo state .
I have a property which i lease to one of my business partner for 15years ,
which is in america at the cost of $125,thousand dollars and both of us have
agreed that he should be paying installmentally.
Because of my present position as a chief and as a government official in my
i am not allowed to own a foriegn account ,all i want from you is to act as my
foriegn agent so that i will instruct him to pay the money through you or via
your account .
this transaction demands trust ,you shall be entitled to 5% of any money payed
through you.i will feed you with all necessary information as soon as you
indicate your assisted humanitarian gesture .
Thanks for your co-operation .
Best Regards ,
Chief ,Dr,Godwin Oboh.

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Francis Omoto wrote to me yesterday, he claims to be in the Kenyan Ministry of Finance.

The letter starts rather oddly, even by scammer standards. He says that he was going to have a meeting with me, even though he does not know me or where I live!, but decided to use email instead.

He then says that he doesn't want to influence my decision, clearly by sending me an email he does.

Then Omoto says that he got my address from a friend of mine (yeah right!), who happily gave it to him; even though he doesn't know what business deal is being offered.

Now if by this stage you are still not convinced that this letter is a load of "bollocks", then there is something clearly wrong with you.

The rest of the letter is the usual tosh about having $18M, which arose out of commission charges made to investors, our "boy" now wants to get the money out of the country; and will pay me $3M to help him.

Oh, I must keep this secret; damn....looks like he won't be able to do business with me after all!

Bottom line, as usual, it is a con; no money exists, and anyone stupid enough to fall for this will lose their shirt.

I had intended to hold a personal meeting with you to discuss the
issues contained in this letter but decided to send your this personal
letter instead, so as not to influence your decision to participate in the
project. However to ensure that you receive this letter timely and
confidentially, I have suggested the use of your email address so that uou
can get it,read its content and make up your mind if you can assist me
or not.

A close associate of yours recommended you to us, even though he does
not know the exact nature of the business that we intend to do with you
except that it involves millions of dollars and that we require a
partner with unwavering reliability and trust. This is the most vital reason
for our decision to invite you to partake in this project.

The project: I am Francis Yekoyada Omoto Jnr, a former Permanent
Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, during the presidency of Daniel Arap
Moi and currently a Director in the Energy Ministry here in Kenya. In
the course of our duties, my colleagues and I were privileged to
influence contract decisions and operate consultancy firms to receive
consultation fees and commissions from contractors as well as multi-national
companies that operated in my country. These commissions in monetary terms
totaled $18,620,000 US (Eighteen million, six hundred and twenty
thousand united states dollars) and are currently held under an escrow
account with the national bank as claims due for an executed contract. We now
desire to move these funds to your country and invest it until our
retirement in the near future. However to ensure minimal attention and tax
implication, I will require your assistance in the transfer of these
funds to your country. We are handicapped in the circumstances, as the
new reformed Civil Servic
e Code of Conduct does not allow us to open or maintain foreign
accounts hence your importance in the whole transaction.

Funds Origin: The funds $18.6 million dollars is total balance of the
commissions and consultancy fees which my colleagues and I charged and
accumulated on contracts executed by foreign contractors building
various multi-million dollars contracts over a 14 year period. While the is
nothing illegal about the funds, the change in political scene has made
necessary our desire to effect the transfer of the money to your
country before any new service reforms affects the funds mobility. We have
all required documentation, certificates and approval bonds that properly
documents the funds origin and receipts.

Your role The whole transfer process will transpire in a matter of
days and your role is to provide a transit account that will receive the
money as proceeds for an executed contract. This processing is
necessary to conform to international financial guidelines and money-laundering
laws as specified for both your country and mine. For your assistance,
we have agreed that you will receive the sum of $3.5 million dollars.
You will need to provide,

1. A company name (including a confidential telephone and fax number)
2. The bank account (where the contract money will be remitted)

Be rest-assured that there is absolutely no risk involved as the
contract certification and approval bonds have been issue by government and
the money is ready for onward transfer. Needless to say that some top
officials in the national bank and important ministries are my friends
and will also benefit.

Contact me. It is important that you inform me on of your decision
without delay at my confidential email address
as my telephone and fax numbers are unreliable but I will be taking
delivery soon of new confidential telephones numbers specially for this
project which I will make available to you. What is of utmost importance
is that you maintain absolute confidentiality and not inform anyone of
this project at any time. I am available to clarify any questions you
may have concerning the project.

I await your fullest cooperation.

Your Faithfully,

Francis Yekoyada Omoto Jnr.

Thursday, September 23, 2004

A bleeding heart letter from a bleeding nuisance. However, she does not want to cause me any pain; don't worry madam, you haven't.

The writer of this letter is trying to pull at my heart strings, by claiming that she is dying from cancer. Rather oddly her disease has "defiled" medicine, an interesting abuse of the English language.

The writer claims to be very rich, and wishes to give all her money away to charity.

She does not trust her relatives, and so has sought me out to distribute it for her.

Now here is the interesting thing, she offers no reward or payment for this; the writer is cunningly trying to tempt greedy dishonest morons in cyberspace, who think that they can run off with the money without giving it to charity.

Of course in reality there is no money, but the trap has been set.

I wonder how many greedy, dishonest idiots have fallen for this one?

Dear Friend,

This letter may come to you as a surprise due to the
fact that we have not yet met. I have to say that I have no intentions of causing you any pains so i decided to contact you through this medium
.As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because, I believe everyone will die someday.

My name is Anne Kasongo ,I have been diagnosed with Cancer that was discovered very late due to my laxity in caring for my health. It has
defiled all form of medicine and right now, I have only about a few monthsto live according to medical experts.
I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone not even myself but my business,i did not even bother having children.
Though I am very rich, But money cannot buy life, I only focus on my business as that was the only thing I cared for.

But now I regret all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world. I believe
when God gives me a second chance to come to this world I would live my life a different way from how I have lived it. Now that I
know my time is near,I have willed and given most of my properties and assets to my immediate and extended family members and as well as a few close
friends and Schools in South Africa. I have decided to give alms to charity organizations, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on
earth. So far, I have distributed money to some charity organizations.
Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this myself any more. I once asked members of my family to close one of myaccounts and donate the money,
which I have there to charity, they refused and kept the money to themselves. Hence,
I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be
contented with what I have
left for them. The last of my money is deposited with
a Security Firm in Holland.
I will want you to help me collect this deposit and
dispatch it to charity organizations
and let them know that it is I ANNE KASONGO that
is making this generous donation.

I am writing this from my sick bed where I await my
time to come. I pray that God uses
you to support and assist me with a good heart.

NB: I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in
this matter until the task is accomplished as I dont want anything that
will Jeopadize my last wish and i don't want my family members to know about this.


Yours Sincerely

Anne Kasongo

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

My thanks to Kurt, who wrote to me today about our "friend" Willy Bubenik; who allegedly died and left an inheritance.

My scammster friends wrote to me stating that Willy died when he was 68 in 2003. The scammers then wrote to Kurt, saying that Willy died when he was 82 in 2002.

To add insult to injury, Kurt was only left $752K whereas I was left a stonking $5.1M.

The trick is guys, if you are going to lie at least make sure the lie is consistent.

Well spotted Kurt!

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Mohammed wrote to me today, how nice!

He claims to be the son of the late President of Nigeria, hardly a ringing endorsement of honesty.

This chappy then goes on to call me "dear friend", even though we have never met.

He claims to have a box containing $20M, these people are very fond of keeping their valuables in boxes.

He wants me to help him get it out of the country, and offers me 30%; but 30% of nothing is of course, nothing!

He asks that I contact his lawyer, as he is being "burged"; whatever that means.

To repeat the well worn mantra, this is a con don't fall for it.

Attn: Dear Sir,

I am Mohammed Abacha, the eldest son of the late president of Nigeria,
General Sani Abacha. I was falsely accused of murder and as such was
imprisoned, but thanks to Allah, I have been released for my innocence.

Well dear friend as matter of urgency, I need your assistance in
transferring and investing some of my money in your country, because the
government is making plans to seize them, asthey did to my fathers own.

Please view this site and read it's content carefully,

The amount is $20 million in a Security firm Abroad. All that is needed is
for me to instruct the company to release the box of money which was
deposited as box of family valuables, and all the necessary document will
be hand over to you as my partner and beneficary of the above money, then
I will
remunerate you with 30% of the total funds when this fund is safe in your
hands as compensation for your assistance, Five percent (5%) would be set
aside to take care of all expenses we may incur during the transaction.

To indicate your interest, contact my lawyer urgently and confidentially
for more information on the things you need to understand so that this
fund will be safely collected and will be under your care till i meet you
in your country. All the legal documents concerning this Money will be
sent to you as soon as we agree to do this transaction together.

All my phone lines a burged and monitored, So I will get my private
lawyer to inform you about any thing you wish to know as regards the
needed information.

If this proposal satisfies you, please contact my lawyer immediately with
your full names, telephone and fax numbers to enable my lawyer, Barrister
Osaji Chibuzo to contact you. He will handle this transaction from
beginning to the end on behalf of the family. Alternatively you can
contact him on his telephone numbers or email him at:

Thanks for your cooperation.

Best Regard.

Mohammed Abacha

Thursday, September 16, 2004

"Paul" wrote to me today, asking for help.

He has, so he says, spent the last 10 days in jail without food and water.


He is in possession of a "silver box" containing diamonds and gold, of course, which used to belong to his dead mother.

Needless to say, some very unpleasant people are after it; he wants me to help him take it out of the country, and sell the contents.

Are people really so stupid that they fall for this garbage?

Dear Sir,
I want to use this media to ask for your aid in this transaction which
I am sure will be of benefit to both you and I but let me apologize for
contacting here without your approval or consent,it is because I need someone
to help me out of my situation.

My name is Paul 22 years of age from Zaire a country in the East region
of Africa.My father Sopo Priso was a multi-millionaire known in my country
and all over west Africa because of his business establishments in West
Africa.He died in July 2003 and left three wives and twenty three(23) children

I am his fourth child and my mother only had me for him.Due to our tradition,the
wealth has to be divided among his wives and children and this cause a lot
of problem in the family.

My mother died because of the problem because she is the only educated wife
of my father and the other wives thought that it was my mother who drew
up the will for my father.On the 20th September last year some armed men
came to my mother's house and started firing gun shots which killed my mother
and ran away and up till this moment the government refused to do anything
about it.

After my mother's death,while cleaning the house,I discovered a silver box
in my mother's room that is cleverly hidden and I sought after it and have
it removed.I was shocked to discover that the box was full of Diamond and
a small par of it is some gold.

I was confused because I didn't know what to do with it,I carried the box
and deposited it in a security company in katanga and have it declared it
as family valuables.

but the family are using their influence on me to collect the Dimond because
they claimed they know that my mother has in her position some money belonging
to my father.The first son of the family is a politician and he is trying
to use his influence to threaten me.I have locked up in jail for ten(10)
days without food in the prison and now that I have just been released I
have decided to look for partner abroad who will help me to transfer the

This is why I have sent this mail to you without anticipation for your permit,
I am ready to offer or pay you for your assistance after geting out the
box out of my country and sell everything,which you will render for me,I
am doing this because I know I am going to take your precious time in doing
this transaction and I want you to please do understand me.

Waiting for your response and your decision.

Thanks and best regards,


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Wednesday, September 15, 2004

I find the majority of the scam emails that I receive to be tedious in the extreme.

Occasionally, there are exceptions; where the content is actually entertaining.

This is one of those rare occasions. Here the writer has sent me such a preposterous pile of poorly written horse shit, that it is in fact entertaining to read.

How sad is my life?

The writer claims to be the son of one of Zimbabwe's richest white farmers; he then, for no reason that I can determine, proceeds to tell me that he is chocolate brown in colour.

The spelling and grammar are, not to put too fine a point on it, atrocious; yet the writer claims to be fluent in English.

It seems that 2 men dressed in suites (furniture is such an inconvenient form of dress) arrived at the family homestead one day.

All was not as it should be, "daddy's cop was shot"; and daddy himself ended up beheaded in the cocoa plantation.

A real gut wrenching story!

Fortunately there is a briefcase containing documents that give access to $68M, well actually this is of course a lie. However, if you are going to lie; lie big!

The writer claims to be living in an asylum camp in London. Small point of reality here, there are no asylum camps in London.

Needless to say, if I can help our imaginative writer get his hands on the non existent sum of money; I can take 30% of it.

Don't fall for this, it is a con.

Attn: Sir,

Please permit me to introduce my self to you. I am Mr. Alex Stevens,
the first son of Mr. David Stevens (The most richest white farmer in
Zimbabwe). My father is believed to be the forth generation of the
white settlers in Zimbabwe. We are infact the descendant of the
colonial masters who rule and govern Zimbabwe before their
independent. My father is married to a Zimbabwean, Rosalyn Kembe
Stevens who died of cancer on 12th March 2000. All my life, I have
known Zimbabwe to be my home and nationality and my identification is
as follows:

COLOR: Chocolate Brown
HEIGHT: 5 1/2 feet tall
LANGUAGE: Fluent in English and very good in native Zimbabwe
AGE: 26

It was on 3rd March 2004 and at exactly 11:00 AM Zimbabwe time when 2
car known to all Zimbabweans as government official hilux truck drove
in front of our home situated in our 14,000,00 plot of wheat farm,
the 2 men were well dressed in suite and claim to have been sent by
federal council of farm owners to come and fetch my dad for an
important meeting. My father dressed up and followed the 2 young men
in their truck, while we were waiting for the arrival of my father
from the meeting, a director of our cocoa plantation came running
down with the news that my daddy’s cop was found shot and lying
recklessly on the ground with his head beheaded in the cocoa
plantation. Just after the death of my father, we received a
threatening call from an unknown telephone number telling us to flee
our home or else we will not have our head with us to flee the house.
The matter was reported to a local police but never taking seriously.
It later came to our notice that President Mugabe was solidly
behind the plot as he has vowed to eliminate all white farmers in
Zimbabwe claiming that the land were occupied by them without proper

While we were still mourning the death of my father, some group of
black squatters invaded our home and set it on fire, but I was able
to lay my hands on my daddy’s old briefcase where he keeps his
important document and my younger sister crystabel who flee with me
to London. We are currently in London on asylum camp. While I was
going through my daddy’s document, I discovered that he had use the
help of Global Diplomatic Cargo and Securities (GDCS Securities) in
movement of the sum US$68.6M (Sixty Eight Million, Six Hundred United
States Dollars) to their affiliate office in Europe with the name of
his American friend Allen Hall to claim the funds which was packed in
2 trunk boxes as Wheat grain. Several attempts has been made by me
while in London to get in touch with Mr. Allen Hall, but my effort
has been proved abortive as I do not have his contact address. But I
have put a call across to the security company to inquire about the
status of the consignment and they made me to understand that it is
in tact. Please sir, I now religiously seek your help to assist me
in taking delivery of the consignment from the Global Diplomatic
Cargo and Securities (GDCS Securities) head office here in Europe. I
have the security deposit certificate of the consignment, the Air Way
Bill and computer print of the track shipment information of the
consignment from the official website of Global Diplomatic Cargo and
Securities (GDCS Securities).

Sir, if you can help safeguard this funds from the Global Diplomatic
Cargo and Securities (GDCS Securities), I would not mind giving you
30% of the total sum.

Finally, you may refer to CNN official website to enquire about this:

I await your urgent response
Alex Stevens
lnterim email box:

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

How delightful, I have won another lottery!

This one is Dutch, yet the email telling of my "win" is in French; why?

Although my grasp of French is poor, roughly translated the email says I have won 850K Euros.

I must submit my details to claim, and must keep it secret etc.

As usual there has been a mix up with the numbers!

French or English, it is a con; don't fall for it.


Nous sommes heureux de vous informer de l'annonce aujourd'hui le 14 September
PROGRAMMES tenus le 25 août, 2004. Votre email address attaché au billet
le numéro 023-56678230954, a dessiné sur le numéros chanceux 7-14-21-42-49-59,
le numéro de lot a 6858/NL et a par conséquent gagné la loterie dans la
1ère catégorie.

Vous avez été donc approuvé un salaire de somme forfaitaire hors de 850.000
EURO (huit cents et cinquante mille Euros) à la référence NO.SGIL/763276/03
de LOTERIE de dossier. C'est de prix en argent total de l'Euro
mis en commun entre les dix-sept gagnants internationaux dans les catégories
C avec le numéro de série : est Des participants /FLW/12-C033721192. ont
été choisis par des adresses d' email de compagnie de la forme dessinées
par système 25.000 de vote d'ordinateur et 30.000.000 adresses d'email
à partir de l'Australie, de l'Afrique, de la Nouvelle Zélande, de l'Amérique,
de l'Europe, de l'Amérique du Nord et de l'Asie en tant qu'élément du programme
international de promotions, qui est conduit actullement.

FÉLICITATIONS ! Vos fonds sont maintenant est garde dan notre compagnie
de sécurité est assurée dans votre RÉFÉRENCE de DOSSIER. En raison du mélange
avec quelques nombres noms, nous demandons que vous gardez cette récompense
strictement de la notification publique jusqu'à ce que votre réclamation
ait été traitée et votre argent remis à votre account.

Cest a partie de notre protocole de sécurité pour éviter double réclamer
ou actes sans scrupules par des participants de ce programme. Ce programme
de loterie a été favorisé par notre groupe de philanthrope ici en Hollandes.

Nous espérons avec une partie de votre prix, vous participerons à notre
extrémit d'la fin de la année 5.000.000 millionsEuro de loterie internationale.
Pour classer votre réclamation, entrez en contact a svp avec notre agent
fiduciaire : M. Fredrick Haidara.

sur cet email address se rendre compte

que votre paiement effectuera vite sur le rapport, les vérifications
et la validation fournis par notre agent ; cela serait indiqué à votre
dossier. Pour le traitement et la remise de votre prix de gain à votre
compte indiqué de votre choix. Soyez au courant que tout le prix en argent
doit être demandé plus tard que le 30 September 2004. Après cette date,
tous les fonds seront retournés comme unclaimed.

NOTE : Afin d'éviter inutile retarde et des complications, vous devez contacter
Mr.Thomson avec des détails de suite ci-dessous :

1. Vos noms et prénoms, téléphone, adresse de contact et

2. citen votre numero de reference/batch dans toutes les

Félicitations de nouveau est notre équipe de personnel vous remercient
de faire partie de notre programme promotionnel. Bien à vous,

coordonnateur de loterie de

Mrs.Laila Sankovi

Sunday, September 12, 2004

Fake eBay Email

Be warned, there is a fake email purporting to be from eBay doing the rounds.

I received this today, and confirmed with eBay that it is a fake.

The scammer wants you to click on the link and enter your credit card details.


Here is the fake message

"Dear valued eBay member,

Due to fraud activities in your account we regret to inform you that your eBay account has been suspended due to concerns we have for the safety and integrity of the eBay community.

Per the User Agreement, Section 9, we may immediately issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your membership and refuse to provide our services to you if we believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, our users or us. We may also take these actions if we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us.

Once you have confirmed your account records your eBay session will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.

To confirm your eBay records secure mode click on the following link:



Safeharbor Department
eBay, Inc."

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

A certain Dr. Prince Abebe has written to me, asking for my help in transferring money out of Nigeria.

It is a sizeable sum, some $123M in fact; definitely worth getting out of bed for!

However, it seems that the good doctor and his chums have gotten this money (which remember does not exist) by deliberately over-invoicing other companies.

They want me to give them my company name and number; so that they can steal the money, which doesn't exist.

Naturally I must not tell anyone about this, oops, I shouldn't really have posted details about it on this site then should I?

I am also assured that this transaction is 100% safe.

Dear oh dear, do they really think that I am that stupid?

ATTN : President/Ceo

Dear Sir,

First I must solicit your strictest confidence in this transaction. This
transaction by virtue of its nature is utterly confidential and 'top secret'.
You have been recommended by an associate who assured me in confidence of
your ability and reliability to prosecute a transaction of great magnitude
involving a pending business transaction requiring maximum confidence.

We are top officials of the federal government contract review panel who
are intereste in importation of goods as well as investing in your type of
business with funds which are presently trapped in Nigeria. In order to commence
this business we solicit your assistance to enable us transfer into your
account the said trapped funds.

The source of this fund is as follows :

During the last Regime here in Nigeria. Some Government Officials set up
companies and awarded themselves contracts which were grossly over-invoiced
in various ministries.The present Government set up a conract Review Panel
and we have identified a lot of inflated contract funds which are presently
floating in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) ready for payment.

However by virtue of our position as civil servants and members of this panel.
We cannot acquire this money in our names. I have therefore been delegated
as a matter of trust by my colleagues of the panel to look for an overseas
partner into whose account we would transfer the sum of US$123,500,000.00.
(One Hundred and Twenty-Three Millon,Five Hundred Thousand United States

Hence we are writing you this letter.

We have agreed to share the money thus:

1. 20% for the Account owner (you)

2. 70% for us (The officials)

3. 10% to be used in settling taxation and all local and foreign expenses.

It is from the 70% that we wish to commence the importation business and
Investment with your help. Please note that this transaction is 100% safe
and we hope to conclude the transfer latest ten(10) bank working days from
the date of the receipt of the following information;

1. Your full names and company name

2. Your Personal TeL. Number and Fax Number

The above information will enable us write letters of claim and job description
respectively. This way we will use your company's name to apply for payment
and re-award the contract in your company's name.

We are looking forward to doing this business with you and solicit your
in this transaction.

I will bring you into the complete picture of this pending deal when I have
heard from you.

Your faithfully,

Dr. Prince Abebe.