Stupid Punts!

Stupid Punts!


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

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

What a twat!

From Steve Konan
Medical student
Of The University
Abidjan Ivory Coast
West Africa


I know that my message will come to you as a surprise since I don’t know you in person or met with you before, but I am of the believe that you would be obliged to come to my assistance after hearing about my situation.
I was, until recently, a Medical student of the University of Abidjan, Ivory Coast West Africa.

I am the only Son of late Mr Frederick Drogba Konan. My father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant based in Abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory Coast. He was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outing to discuss on a business last year.

When my mother died on the October 1987, my father took me so special because I am motherless. Before the death of my father last year, in a private hospital here in Abidjan. He secretly called me on his bed side and told me that he has a sum of US$ 16,500,000 left in account in a bank here in Abidjan, that he used my name for the next of kin in deposit of the fund. He also explained to me that it is because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his business associates.

1)I am honourably seeking your assistance to provide a bank account where this money will be transferred to.

2)You will serve as the guardian of this funds since I am a Boy of 20 years.

3)You will make arrangement for me to come over to your country after the
money has been transferred to you.

I have plans to do investment in your country, like real estate and industrial production. This is my reason for writing to you. Please if you are willing to assist me please indicate your interest.

I am willing to offer you 15% of the total sum as compensation for your effort/input after this successful transfer of this fund to your nominated account overseas.

Finally if you have any question as regards this transaction contact me so that I will send you documents of this fund. Note that the confidentiality of this transaction would be highly appreciated in replying soonest.

Thanks and best regards.

Steve Konan

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

This scam seems to be becoming rather more popular in the last month or so. I have received about 5 requests for bookings in my non existent restaurant.

They all request that I help them purchase a batch of mobile phones.

My assumption is that they acquire the phones from the hapless victim, before the victim realises that the credit card details given are fake.

Doubtless there are people in the world who are foolish enough to fall for this.

Dear Sir / Madam,

Allow me to announce you my desire to seek your collaboration .

Indeed I am Mr. Steeve KOFFI, the owner of a very big Company of export and import, manufacture... in Ivory Coast and due to the partnership signed between new collaborators and my company, I would like to reserve your restaurant for February 20th 2007.

I would like to be in contact with the person in charge of the restaurant.

My budget for this reception is 8.000€ ( 9.100 USD) planned for a cocktail and a dinner (From 6:00 P.M to 11:00 P.M).

I want the best for this business reception and all that is essential to insure the good progress of this reception.

The reservation is for 15 guests but if it is possible to reserve the complete restaurant there is no problem. Is it possible for you to give me the best services with this budget?

I wish to settle the payment in advance by credit card that you will charge directly at your restaurant and I would like to know if you have the necessary equipment for this transaction ( The POS machine).

This said I still need your assistance to have 10 Cells phones which will serve for rewarding the best 10 employees of my company. Cells phones will be put back to them during a trade fair which I will organize before our arrival to your restaurant.

Our choice concerned to cells phones which are not yet sold in our market .

We would thus want that you find us these cells phones in your region knowing that they will there be less expensive.

It is about:

NOKIA N93.................................................................... 10 pieces

As soon as you will have the quotation for these cells phones from a phone seller , I thus ask you to send it to me by including the expenses of reservation of the restaurant without forgotten the shipping cost of the cells phones by DHL Express.

To thank you for the remarkable work which you will have made to help us to get the cells phones on time, we agreed, the steering committee and I to give you a personal 1.000 € as personal commission.

To finish I let you know that the payment of our invoice (Restaurant + Cells phones + DHL Shipping cost + Your commission) will be made by credit card that you will have to charge at your Restaurant through the your POS machine as I have already explained it to you higher. Hoping to count on your whole arrangement,

I am looking forward to your fastest confirmation.


Mr Steeve KOFFI
Administrateur ,ETS HB, 43 rue du canal
Abidjan Côte d Ivoire
tel: +225 06 28 91 11
tel: +225 06 28 91 11

Monday, January 22, 2007

This scammer claims to be Director of Audit and Account...I think he means Accounting!

However, English and grammar is not really the scammers' hallmark.

Anyway, this guy despite claiming to be in a very responsible position wants me to help him commit fraud. He then goes on to ask me to confirm that I will never cheat him.

Given that he is asking me to steal, and by definition confirm that I am dishonest, what good would my assurance be?

From The Office of Mr karem Ahmed
Director Audit and Account dept.
African development bank (ADB)
West Africa.
Tel+226 78 84 78 89

Transfer of ($ 25,200.000.00) twenty five million, two hundred thousand dollars I am mr Ibrahim Rashid, the auditor general of african development bank here in burkina faso.

During the course of our auditing; i discovered afloating fund in an account opened in the bank by mr john korovo, after going through some old files in the records I discovered that the owner ofthe
account died in the (Beirut-bound charter jet) plane crash on the 25th december 2003 in cotonou (republic of Benin).
Here is the(website=

And since then nobody has operated on this account again,the owner of this account is mr john korovo a foreigner, and a traderwho trade on gold and mining and he died, since 2003 and no other personknows about this account or any thing concerning it, the account has no other
beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that mr johnkorovo die along with his entire family.

The amount involved is ($ 25.2 m) twenty-five million, two hundred thousand united states dollars only , i am only contacting you as a foreigner because this money can not be approved to a local person here, with valid international foreign passport, but can only be approved to any
foreigner with valid international passport or drivers license and foreign account because the money is in us dollars and the former owner of the account, mr john korovo is a foreigner too, and the money can only be approved into a foreign account.

I need your strong assurance that you will never, never cheat me as soon as this fund hit into your account. with my influence and the position of the bank official we can transfer this money to any foreigner's reliable account which you can provide with assurance that this money will be intact
pending our physical arrival in your country for sharing. the bank official will prove all documents of transaction immediately for you to receive this fund leaving no trace to any place and to build confidence.

i will apply for annual leave to get visa immediately i hear from you that you are ready receive this fund in your account .at the conclusion of this business, you will be given 30% of the total amount, 60% will be for me,while 10% will be for expenses both parties might have incurred during
the process of transferring.

please if you are interested forward to me your;

(1) full name:

(2) sex:

(3) company: if any

(4) full contact address:

(5) phone:

(6) cell:

(7) fax

(8) city:

(9) state:

(10) zip code

(11) country:

(12) occupation:

(13) age

(14) yours truly

Best Regard.
Mr karem Ahmed

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

I have won the $500K "consolation" prize of a fake lottery.

I am very unimpressed...given that it is a fake, they could have awarded me first prize, surely?

POWERBALL LOTTO -wheel E-game 2007,

Date:4th 01 2007
Ref Nr: PBL/CN/6654/CP
Dear Consultation Prize Winner,


Europe/ America private international e-games organizers and co-sponsors, POWERBALL LOTTO Group International, officially bring to your notice of the final draw result of the 24th July, 2006 POWERBALL LOTTO -wheel E-game which was conducted at our international corporate office complex in The UNITED KINGDOM.

Most recently this foundation set up the NEW LOTTERY SCHEME to give out prizes based on COMPUTER BALLOT SYSTEM. By doing this the foundation seek to encourage the use of Internet for academic and business pursuits. Its major aim is to promote music, theater, art,literature,projects in the social and political arena with a focus on health, as well as science, research, and higher education.

We wish to congratulate and inform you on the selection of your email coupon number which was selected among the 6 lucky consolation prize winners Your email ID identified with coupon No. PBL2348974321 and was selected by our E-games Random Selection System (ERSS) with entries from the 50,000 different email addresses enrolled for the E-game. Your email ID was included among the 50,000 different email addresses submitted by our partner international email provider companies. You have won a consultation cash prize of US $ 500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars) only. The POWERBALL LOTTO Group. BV, have approved a payout of your consultation cash prize which will be remunerated directly to you by the official Payment Agency Board.

Our DUE PROCESS UNIT (DPU) will render to you complete assistance and provide additional information and processes for the claims of your consultation prize. For due processing of you r winning claim, please contact the DPU Information Officer Mr James Cole who has been assigned to assist you.You are to contact him with the following details for the release of your winnings.

1. Full Name
2. Phone and Fax Number
3. Sex
4. Nationality
5. Present Location
Tel: 44 702-407-9333

Once again congratulations from all our staffs on your consoltation prize winning, we hope you will part take our forth coming POWERBALL LOTTO -wheel Email-games.

Mrs Nelly White
(Group Coordinator)
Record Winning $365 Powerball Jackpot Claimed by 8 Co-Workers!
Eight workers from a ConAgra ham processing plant in Lincoln, Nebraska, stepped forward to claim the record $365 million Powerball jackpot from last Saturday night, February 18th. The seven men and one woman said they and others often pooled their money together when the jackpots reached $40 million or so. The winning numbers were 15, 17, 43, 44 and 48, with a Powerball of 29. The Power Play multiplier was 4. (more...)

CONFIDENTIAL NOTICE: This email message, including any attachments, is intended only for the use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and prohibited from unauthorized disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, any dissemination, distribution or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you received this message in error, please notify the sender by reply email and destroy all copies of the original message.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Oh joy, another fake lottery win.

However, as I keep telling the scammers I don't get out of bed for less than 10M EURO's.

TICKET NUMBER: 46939894427

Dear Winner,

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual final draws of the LOTTO NL. INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE. LOTTO NL draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 25,000,000 e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer ballot search from the internet as part of our international promotions program which we conduct every year. No tickets were sold.

After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address attached to serial number 25-6565 drew the lucky numbers 6-13-18-24-33-39 which consequently emerged you as one of first fifty (10) lucky winners in this category.You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payout of 1,000,000.00 (One Million EURO) in cash credited to file LR/19-CH/4310. This is from a total cash prize of 10,000,000 (Ten Million) Euro shared amongst the first fifty (10) lucky winners in this category.

This year Lottery Program Jackpot is the largest ever for LOTTO NL. The estimated 10 million jackpot would be the sixth-biggest in Europe history. The biggest was the 163 million jackpot that went to two winners in a Febuary 2000 drawing of The Big Game Mega Millions' predecessor.Your fund is now deposited in an offshore bank with a hardcover insurance. Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we advice that you keep this award from public notice until your claim has been processed and your money remitted to you as this is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unwarranted taking advantage of this program by the general public.

NOTE: For easy reference and identification, find below your Reference and Batch numbers. Remember to quote these numbers in your correspondence with your paying bank.Also give them the following
Telephone numbers and fax
Number: NM/BC921245/KY14
BATCH No: NM/207161/WOP.

Your fund is now deposited with the paying Bank. To begin your claims,
kindly contact the paying bank with the below information:

Contact person:Mr Patrick Rowley
International Remittance Officer

Your claims agent will assist you in the processing and remittance of your prize funds into your designated bank account.Note that all prize funds must be claimed not later than One month. After this date all funds will be returned to the LOTTERY TREASURY as unclaimed. In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please endeavor to quote your Reference and Batch numbers in every correspondence with your agent. Furthermore, should there be any change in your address, do inform your claims agent as soon as possible.

Congratulations once again from all our staffs, and thank you for being part of our promotions

Yours Sincerely,
Mrs.Joy phillips

Monday, January 15, 2007

This scamming scumbag would have me believe that he is an honest man, he notes that I may have trouble believing this given the "amount of fraudulent activities now in place".


Unfortunately, he then goes on to blot his copy book; by asking me to help him commit fraud, and steal a non existent $9M from the non existent account of a non existent dead man.

This is of course 100% risk free!

TEL: 00226 764-28-973
Dear Friend,
I am MR USMAN DIEBU the director in charge of auditing and accounting section of Bank of Africa (BOA) Ouagadougou Burkina-Faso West-Africa with due respect and regard. I have decided to contact you on a business transaction that will be very beneficial to both of us at the end of the transaction. This message may come to you as a surprise and I know it will be very difficult for you to believe due to the rate of fraudulent activities now in place, but this is quite different if you can grant me the chance to prove it.

During our investigation and auditing in this bank, my department came across a very huge sum of money belonging to a deceased person Mr.Andreas Schranner who died on Monday 31 july, 2000 a plane crash and 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 $9.8.M (Nine million eight hundred United States dollars). As it may interest you to know, I got your impressive information through yahoo search here in Ouagadougou Burkina-Faso after fasting and praying on a reliable partner who could assist me wholeheartedly with out betraying me.

Meanwhile all the whole arrangement to put claim over this fund as the bona fide next of kin to the deceased, to 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 40% of the total sum as gratification, while the both of us take care of expenses that may arise during the time of transfer and also telephone bills, while 60% will be for me. Please, you have been advised 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 hansom reply or you call me on my private phone number, TEL: 00226 764-28-973

Yours faithfully,

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Oh joy, I have won a fake lottery!

Be still my beating heart!



Ref. Number: S7U/105/644/0099
Batch Number: 0285/343-SU12

Dear winner,

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners International programs held on the 12th January 2007,Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 1942896-7053 with drew lucky numbers 15-0-19-41-60- 95-5which which consequently won in the 1st category,Therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 1,500,000.00 Euros (One Million Five Hundred Thousand Euros.This is from a total cash prize of 3 Million Euros,shared amongst the First Three lucky winners in this category.
All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draw
system and extracted from over 25,000 companies email addresses and 30,000,000 Individual email
addresses from Australia,New Zealand, America,Europe,North America and Asia as part of
International Promotions Program.
Revenue for this programme is derived from the financing from major multinational firms cut across
the European community.Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our Netherlands
booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon.
In view of this,your One Million Five Hundred Thousand Euros)would be released to you by our payment office in Europe. contact him.For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize.This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements.Please be warned To filefor your claim,please contact our fiduciary agent:

Mr Dennis Harry ,
Claims processing manager
Tel: +00 31 642 709 997
Fax: +00 31 847 233 044

Immediately to process your winning which will not take more than 10 working days from today.
Congratulations once more

Sincerely yours,
Mrs. Rachel Everson.
Lottery Coordinator
EuroPW Lottery Program.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Here is a rather pathetic phish attempt, that I received this morning. The phisher, who is trying to trick me into revealing pass codes etc, cannot even write in decent English.

Guys, if you are going to try and con me, at least learn to speak and write farking English first!

Dear Valued Customer,
Due to attempts which we have experienced by fraudsters, attempts which is divulging important personal information from customers,
this information can be (e.g. credit card details, telephone banking details or Internet banking log on).
We have done something better to protect you and your account. Please read below and do as required.
As part of our ongoing commitment to provide the "Best Possible" service and protection to all our customers,
we are now requiring each member to validate their account using our new secure and safe SSL servers. Please
validate your online banking account by clicking on

This email has been sent to all Capital One customers, and it is compulsory to follow.
as failure to verify account details will lead to account suspension.

Thank you.
Online Banking Security Team
Capital One Online Banking
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Do NOT reply to this message, as replies will not be answered

TRACKING NUMBER: A000016547816-00005310546

Friday, January 05, 2007

A scam and a half, trying to persuade me to help the scammer steal someone else's money.


With all sense of humility, I seek your services in a private and confidential matter regarding some funds unaccounted for in our bank here, Barclays Bank of Ghana, Takoradi Branch, during the last 2006 business year. As a Regional Manager in this Bank, I deposited this fund in an ESCROW CALL ACCOUNT at our Headquaters. I need the assistance of a trustworthy person whom I will fill in as the original beneficiary of these funds. Your major role would be to provide a bank account where the funds will be transferred. You will have 30% of these funds as your share at the end of this transaction.

What prompted me to package this deal is because I have a 9-year old daughter who has leukemia, blood cancer. Consequently, she needs a bone marrow transplant to save her life. I want this transplanting done in any good hospital in your country. Once this fund is transferred into your account, I shall resign from my job and bring my family to start a new life in your country

The funds in question are five million eight hundred and fifty thousand United States Dollars ($5,850,000.00). If you can assist me, please get back to me so that we can work out the modalities without further delay.

Best regards,
Mr. Raymond Ofori
Mobile telephone: +233 243331032

Thursday, January 04, 2007


Be aware that the following phish, purportedly from PayPal, is currently doing the rounds.

PayPal have confirmed that this is a phish, designed to trick the unwary into revealing their pass codes etc. Should you receive one of these, under no circumstances click on the link.

Dear client of Paypal,

Technical services of the Paypal are carrying out a planned software upgrade. We earnestly ask you to visit the following link to start the procedure of confirmation on customers data.

To get started, please click the link below:

This instruction has been sent to all Paypal bank customers and is obligatory to fallow.

Thank you,

Customers Support Service
© Copyright 2007, Paypal, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

This scammer is offering me 30% of $200M. In fact she is so keen for me to contact her, that she sent me the same email four times in one day!

Can't be bad! It would certainly help pay for Christmas:)

Unfortunately this is of course a scam, there is no money.

Throw it away.


My name is Mrs. AISHA SARATU AZIZ. widow to late Mr.HASSAN A. AZIZ , former
owner of Petroleum & Gas Company,here in Kuwait.I am 68years old, suffering from
long time Cancer of the breast.From all indications my condition is really
deteriorating andit’s quite obvious that I won't live more than 2 months
according to mydoctors.This is because the cancer stage has gotten to avery bad
stage.Idon’t want your pity but I need your trust.

My late husband died early last year from Heart attack, and during the period of
our marriage wecouldn't produce any child. My late husband was very wealthy and
afterhis death, I inherited all his business and wealth.The doctor has advised
me that I will not live for more than 2months, soI have nowdecided to spread all
my wealth, to contribute mainly to the developmentof charity in Africa,America,
Asia and Europe.Am sorry if you are embarrassed by my mail. I found your e-mail
address in the web directory,and I have decided to contact you, but if for any
reason you find this mail offensive, you can ignore it and please accept my

Before my late husband died he was major oil tycoon,in Kuwait anddeposited the
sum of USD$200 million dollars(Two Hundred million dollars)in a company in
Europe some years ago,thats all I have leftnow,I need you To collect this funds
and distribute it your self that when I die my soul can rest
inpeace.The funds will beentirely in hands and management. I hope God gives you
the wisdom to touchvery many lives that is my main concern. 30%of this money
will beforyour time and effort, while 70% goes to charity.

You can get back to me via my

God bless you.