October 22, 2006
Britworks Art and Craft,
This appears to be a little different from the usual scams but believe me, it will be the same old one at root.
You're being offered the chance to become an art dealer: great!
However, somewhere in the process you'll be asked to pay money for the right to do so. Perhaps to secure an exclusive dealership, maygbe to buy the original stock, something like that.
At this point the criminals will simply keep your money and nothing else will happen.
I am Mr. Howard Cecil, CEO, Britworks Art and Craft, located in United
Kingdom. Britworks is an on line gallery and publisher specializing in
the myth poetic arts. The gallery features original paintings and
sculpture along with prints, giclees, and collectibles from visionary
artists with a flair for fantasy and fairy tale art.
We want to expand our business into Canada, United States, the Middle and Far East and the rest of the world. We are searching for reliable representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to our customers in your respective country as well as making payments through you to us.
Please contact us for more information, Subject to your satisfaction you will be given the opportunity to negotiate your mode of which we will pay for your services as our representative. If you are interested, kindly get back to us for more details as we will be pleased to do business with you.Please all applicants are to write to (email@example.com) .
Thanks in advance.
Mr. Howard Cecil.
October 12, 2006
Well, this is certainly pretty fast.
Yes, of course, it is a scam, a fraud. There is no special account, there is no pile of money to be transferred.
You'll be asked to pay various expenses before the money can be sent to you. Bribes, legal fees, taxes and so on.
The criminals will simply keep this money and nothing will ever be sent to you.
The only difference between this and all of the other Nigerian scams is that the bloke they are lying about hasn't even been dead a month yet. They normally use victims from much older crashes than that.
Still, it's a scam, so ignore it.
Re:Immediate Transfer / Investment Purpose.
I am a director in the ministry of Commerce and Trade.I represent Mrs.Amina
Bamali,the wife to late Major General A.N. Bamali who has just lost his life
in the september 17,2006 Military Plane crash in Nigeria.
She wishes to engage your service in the immediate transfer of her late
husband's deposited fund in the sum of $9,375,640 (Nine Million,Three
Hundred and Seventy-Five Thousand,Six Hundred and Forty USD) for foreign
If your capability and honesty must be guaranteed,please kindly get back to
me so that we can work out a remuneration for your participation in the
Immediate Transfer / Investment Purpose.
We shall proceed on procuring visa for the travelling arrangement of her
family to stay with you.
You can view the websites for the updated information.
September 08, 2006
Standard 419. There is no pot of money, there is no special account.
You will be asked to pay a series of fees in advance, for legal costs, travel, bribes, whatever.
The criminals will simply keep that money and nothing will ever be sent to you.
Worth noting that this story about a merchant dying of oesophagal cancer has been around for several years. This fraudster simply seems to have taken an email he received and changed the name. Fernando: very Arabic sounding name, don’t you think?
I know this mail might be a surprise to you since you
don't know me ,but kindly accept my apology. My name is James fernando
a merchant in Kuwait,I have been diagnosed with esophageal cancer .It
has defiled all forms of medical treatment, and right now I have only
about a few months tolive,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.
Though I am very rich, I was never
generous, I was always hostile to people and only focused on my business
as that was the only thing I cared for. But now I regret all this as I
now know that there ismore to life than just wanting to have or make all
the money in theworld. I believe when God gives me a second chance to
come to thisworld I would live my life a different way from how I have
lived it.Nowthat God has called me, I have willed and given most of my
property andassets to my immediate and extended family members as well
as a few close friends. I want God to be merciful to me and accept my
soul so, Ihave decided to give alms to charity organizations, as I want
this to beone of the last good deeds I do on earth.
So far, I have
distributedmoney to some charity organizations in the Dubai, Algeria and
Malaysia. Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot dothis
myself anymore. I once asked members of my family to close one ofmy
accounts and distribute the money which I have there to
charityorganization in Bulgaria and Pakistan; they refused and kept the
Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they
seem not to be contended with what I have left for them. The last of my
money which no one knows of, is Eighty Five Million United States
Dollars(US$85, 000, 000.00) which have been deposited with a
financefirm in holland. i will want you to help me collect this
deposit and dispatched it to charity organizations. I have set aside
25% for youand for your time. God be with you.
You can reach me on