View Full Version : anyone get emails like this?

06-01-2004, 02:51 PM
I am compelled to write you this letter due to the situation that my former
boss,the estranged president of Liberia,President Charles Tarlor is facing domestically and internationally.My name is Rapheal Gree,A former friend and trusted aide to his excellency since he took over the reign of government
till the year 2002.
In april of last year,his excellency in his usual manner broker a lucrative deal with a south african precious stone miner/dealer;Mr Tacquel Euel for diamond stone valued at the sum of forty-two million united states
dollars only.(USD$42).This was part his numerous/illicit deals on precious stones
that runs into one hundreds of million of dollars and of several civil strife and was in Sierra leone and Angola.
As usual,i was meant to be the faciliator of this deal after which lodgement of the proceeds therefrom would be made to one of his very many coded bank accounts in Switzerland.However,this time i decided to play it differently remembering that this man in his insatiable love for money has brought untold hardship,loss of lives and property to homes in Sierra
Leone,Angola and,Liberia.
Personally having known the racket by association,i brokered a fresh deal with a known and sraight forwarded miner but this is not without it's attendant risk as his excellency had since then sent men/his thugs after my life.As i write,the total funds are lodged safely in the US Dollar account
of a top security conpany in south africa with the south african
reserve bank.
The present dilenma,problem and stepping down of his excellency from power has given me the oppurtunity to transfer this funds out of south africa invest in my country after the war and be able to affect and change certain situations and life of people.Hence,i request for your help as i do not have
a foreign bank account and may not know if his excellencies men are watching every of my movement.
I am living in disguise here and can be reached presently on this email adress.

what kind of email is this?

Inspector Sledge Hammer
06-01-2004, 02:56 PM
This is a scam. Run far, far away from it.

crimson tide
06-01-2004, 02:57 PM
:confused: :confused: :confused: Very strange indeed!! :confused: :confused: :confused:

06-01-2004, 03:13 PM
That is some weird stuff my man.

06-01-2004, 03:17 PM
i get stuff like this every 6 months or so moneys in grid lock we can give you get 9 million and we keep 25 million and crap like that i have 2 here with a reply from 1 of them anyone want to see the other email?

Patrick A. Riley
06-01-2004, 04:08 PM
Yes. I have received quite a few of those

06-01-2004, 04:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Inspector Sledge Hammer:
This is a scam. Run far, far away from it.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, what he said.

Bad, bad news there.

Might as well give your money to me :D

06-01-2004, 04:13 PM
those are great man...they offer to give u 45 million if u send them a 125 dollar bank thing is if they send 1 million of them and 10000 people (thats 1 percent people) respond,they still make 1.25 million amazing on what people in this country fall for..

06-01-2004, 06:16 PM
here's the other one:


Courtesy of Business opportunity, I take liberty anchored on strong
desire to solicit youre your assistance on this mutual beneficial and risk
free transaction with you, which I hope you give urgent attention. To
be precise, I am Dr.James Ekpe the Manager of Bills/Exchange at the
Foreign Exchange/Remittance Department of UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC.In my
department, we discovered an abandoned sum of US$12,500,000.00 (Twelve
Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in an account that
belongs to one of our customers who died along with his entire family
in 1988 Lockerbie Pan American Airline 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 somebody applied for its next of Kin or Relation to the
deceased as indicated in our banking procedure, but unfortunately to no
avail, and nobody has come forward to claim the money (because the
mentioned next of kin
which is Son died as well).

Therefore, upon this discovery I and other two officials in my
department now decide to establish acordial business relationship with you,
hence my contacting you. We want you to purportedly present your good self
as the next of Kin or relation of the deceased so that we can prepare
documentations and release the funds (US$12.500 Million) into your
account for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it
and again we do not want the
funds to go into the Governments account as "Unclaimed Bill".

The banking law and procedures herein stipulates that any account
abandoned or dormant for a period of some years is subjected to be closed
and all money contained therein will be forfeited to the Government
Treasury Account. The reason for you to present your good self as the next
of kin in occasioned by the fact that the deceased customer was a
foreigner. Mode of sharing after the successful completion of the transfer is
as follows, for the role you will be expected to play in the whole
exercise, we have agreed to give you twenty five (25%) of the total sum,
and 5%
has been set aside for expenses we are going to encounter by both
parties in the process of this
transaction and the remaining 70% shall be for my colleagues and I. In
support of the aforementioned, you are urged to reply this letter
indicating your readiness and interest to participate in the business. After
you reply, you will be advised on the next step forward.

I quite believe that you will protect our interest by keeping this
business Top Secret and confidential, as your interest will be equally
protected in order to achieve and maintain maximum confidentiality. Trust
to hear from you on the above numbers as I count on your earliest
response. Or you can email me on my private

Yours truly,

06-01-2004, 06:24 PM
yup it is a nigerian scam,have those all the time...leave em alone

Rapid Fire
06-01-2004, 08:56 PM
i get a few of those a week! lol, if there haveing so much trouble why not go thru proper channels!

06-01-2004, 09:05 PM
Yes get those every other day or so.

Its always from Africa too.

One of them even said

"do not reply to similar emails because it is from my father's enemies and they wish to know the deal and steal the money"

So i wrote back "Oh MY GOD its too late i recieved an email from them yesterday and replied. Your in danger sir, they know Run Run far far away"

I once tried to string the guy along and said
"yea i want to help now tell me what you need, my bank account number, my SS number?
tell me and i will give it to you now"

so the guy replied, no you must call me first and i must explain this to you, and i kind of got bored and stopped replying.

One of these days im gonna string them along again

just to see where exactly the catch is
in other words when exactly do i give them money and they run away.

good to know other people get them too.

06-01-2004, 11:21 PM
Luckily I have stopped receiving these emails, got bombarded with them a while ago. Anyway check out this site...

Fighting Back at Nigerian 419 Advance Fee Fraud Scammers (

...the guy have pretty much made it into an art form to answer such emails! smile.gif

[ June 01, 2004: Message edited by: sfzdk ]

06-02-2004, 05:21 AM
i've been lucky, and have NEVER gotten one ofe these... but i swear to me... if i ever doo, im gonna server bomb the BIATCH.... :D

06-02-2004, 06:19 AM
Check out this site.....

The guy decided to have a little fun with the scammer. A few graphic images, though they are photoshopped.


06-02-2004, 09:10 AM
wow what a far reaching scam- some people must really be stupid to fall for that, i have heard of them , but havent gotten one yet, just the paypal scams.
i did have one guy in UK try to buy motorcycle parts from me, probably trying to run the typical escrow scam

06-02-2004, 04:13 PM
I get these all the time. I think the next one I will have some fun with. George Bush Jr should be a good one.

06-02-2004, 07:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by beachhead666:
i've been lucky, and have NEVER gotten one ofe these... but i swear to me... if i ever doo, im gonna server bomb the BIATCH.... :D<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

heres the email address:
"ekpe" &lt;[email protected]&gt;