October 19, 2006


This is a simple and basic 419 scam.

There is no special bank account, there is no pile of money.

You will be asked to pay various expenses to get the money out. Bribes. legal fees, taxes and so on, whatever they make up that they think you might believe.

Whatever money you send them will simply be kept by the criminals. No money will ever be sent to you.

Ignore it.

1551 B.P. 00235 COTONOU,

TEL +229-97312310

Compliments Of The Day,

Permit me to introduce myself to you. My
name is Dr. Samuel Odongo a top Management Official of the above
Finance Corporation in Cotonou,Benin Republic I came to know about you
in my private search for areliable person/company to handle an
important assingment on behalf of my Colleagues and myself.

PROPOSITION: An Australian Engr MICHEAL ALLEN, a prosperous oil\Gold
merchant had in our Bank the sum of $48.5million in a domiciliary
ccount.Unfortunately, he was involved in a ghastly motor accident in
Benin Republic,which lead to his untimely demise in June 2003. Efforts
had been made by the management of my bank through the Australian
Embassy tocontact any of the deceased children but to no avail. We
later discovered that he had no children.Given the skeletal information
available to the bank, it has so far been impossible to reach any of
the relatives.

The situation left for the Management is to declare
the deceased account dormant and revert the funds to trading for
interest to the Bank. In order  to avoid this development, my
Colleagues and I now seek your approval to have you stand as a distant
relative to Engr MICHEAL ALLEN,so that the money would be released to
you.All documents and proofs to enable you get the money will be
carefully packaged once we receive your consent on this  proposal.I
shall apply for a leave as soon as the funds get into your reliable
account to come to your country for sharing and investments which  you
will assist me in doing.

May I assure you that this is safe and risk-
free, as we have taken care of all necessary steps to ensure a hitch-
free movement. I have the authority of my partners involved in this
assignment to propose that should you be willing to assist us in this,
your share would be 30 %.I have reposed my  confidence in you and hope
that you will not disappoint me. As soon as I hear from you I will send
to you all the evidence and proof.

Best Regards,


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October 16, 2006

Frank van Baarsel

Standard 419 scam.

there is no money, there is no special account and there is most certainly no pile of cash in a security company.

You will be asked to pay some of the expenses in advance. Flights perhaps, or legal fees, or bribes, and if you send any money the criminals will simply keep it.

Nothing will ever be sent to you.

Worth looking at their justification there.They say that th law doesn't allow an official to have a foreign bank account. Well, maybe, but the law also doesn't allow you to steal tens of millions of dollars. They did that, so why the problem over a bank account?

Ignore it, it's a fake, a fraud.

I am Mr. Frank van Baarsel, I work as the capital projects manager (PetroSA) in South Africa’s oil producing company the Sable Mining Company, i am writing to introduce a partnership business to you which is in my hand and ready for execution since my chief executive officer has entrusted me with this huge business transaction to source for a trust worthy and reliable business man who can partner with us in this business endeavour which is of mutual benefit and 100% risk free since we have all modalities fashioned out to have this business completed without any hitch.

You can learn more about South Africa’s oil producing here.


There is an over invoiced funds in the tune of 13million usd and 56million respectively, which is floating in our companies account as i write you this mail and this funds are an over invoiced funds from 2 major oil supplies sold to some local refineries such as BP and Shell , after a careful look on how we can transfer this funds out of south Africa without any problem we decided to employ the use of a Diplomat who conveyed the funds in consignment directly to an independent security firm in Europe and Canada for safe keeping until we are able to find a sincere and reputable individual who can handle such funds and transfer it to his account before we shall share the funds in the percentage which we will agree upon.

I and my partner have concluded agreed and to give you 20% for your assistance and to cover for any expenses that you may incur during the course of this transaction since you may need to travel to met with the security firm in person for the release and claims of the funds in cash and the remaining 80% will be for me and my partner as the originator of this business transaction.

Furthermore i solicit your assistance in receiving this funds in your name or company name since me or my partner can not receive this funds in our names as the laws of this country restricts any government official to hold a foreign account or have such an amount in his local account since it is not defendable, you will agree with me that no government official is expected to have such a huge amount in his account.

Subject to my satisfaction, I will urge you to portray a very high level of confidentiality in this business due to its nature since we are still in active service.

Do get back to me on your sincere abilities of in this business to enable me bring you to a clearer picture on how we would commence with this business as i have already scheduled that this business be completed within a short period of time if we work together seriously.

With due respect sir, kindly reply me on this email address below frankbaarsel@mail.md


Mr.Frank van Baarsel

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October 14, 2006

Mr. Simon Robson

This is simply a copy of one email that has been going around the net for years. He's taken out the arabic name and then said he is from Portugal, not the UAE. Slightly unfotunate that he has chosen an English name and then pretended that he is from Portugal.

Of course, this is a fake, a scam. There is no pile of money. You will be asked to pay a series of fees in advance. For travel, for bribes, for legal fees and so on.

The criminal will simply keep any money you send him. Nothing will ever be sent to you.

Ignore it, it's fake.

From . Mr. Simon Robson.
Date: 13 - 10 - 2006

Kindest Attention:

My name is Mr. Simon Robson. I am from Portugal. 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 to 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. 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
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 God has called me, I have willed and given most of my property
and assets to my immediate and extended family members as well as few
close friends .I want God to be merciful to me and accept my soul so,
Ihave decided to give alms to charity organizations and those in Need,
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 when I was well. Now
that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this myself anymore.
I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and
distribute the money which I have there to charity organization in United
States, Asia, Middle East & Europe, they refused and kept the money to

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
the huge cash deposit of Twenty Million United States Dollars ($20,
000,000.00) that I have with an Asset Management / Vaulting Company
Abroad. I will want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatch it to
charity organizations and use it to help those in Need.

N/B: Kindly note that 40% of this funds must go to victims of
Tsunami,Hurricane Katrina , Hurricane Wilma and South Asia Earthquake ,
55% to other Charity Organizations around the World and 5% for your effort
and time.

I cannot talk with you on the phone due to my health situation, as I am
using my Lap Top Computer to communicate with you. You should respond to
this e-mail if you are interested in carrying out this assignment on my

Reply to this E-mail Address if you are interested : simonrob@web2mail.com

God be with you.

Mr. Simon Robson.

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October 12, 2006

Wilson Ogodi.

This little attempt at an advance fee fraud is actually really quite funny.

It's a scam, of course, there is no special account, there is no pot of money on offer. You'll be asked to pay various expenses in advance. For bribes, legal costs, travel, taxes, anything they think you'll believe. Whatever you pay the criminals will simply keep the money and you'll never get anything out of it.

But look at what he says. That he and some colleagues have stolen $28 million or so. But the reason they need your help is because the law forbids them from opening a foreign bank account. Really? Do we really think that someone willing to break the law to steal $28 million won't break the law to open a bank account?

Ignore it all anyway.

Attention: President/Director,

I am the chairman of the contract award committee of the Gold and Natural resources ministry here in Dakar Senegal, for security reasons, I may not wish to disclose the most important thing for now until I hear from you.

After due deliberation with my partner, I decided to forward to you this business proposal, we want you to assist us receive the sum of Twenty eight million, six hundred thousand united state bills ($28.6M) into your account.

This fund resulted from an over-invoiced contract awarded by us under the budget allocation to my ministry and the bill was approved for payment by the concerned ministries. The contract was executed, commissioned and the contractor was paid his actual cost of the contract. Now, we are left with the balance of $28.6M as the over invoiced amount, which we have deliberately over estimated for our own use. Please note that the law forbids civil servants to operate or own foreign accounts hence this contact, we have agreed to share the money in the following percentages: 30 for you, 60 for us 10 for tax as may be required by your government, because we don?t need anything will delay this money when it arrive in your bank account.

Note that this transaction is very much free from all sorts of risk hence the business was carefully planned before it was successfully executed and we the officials involved in the deal have put many years in service to our ministry. We have been exercising patience for this privilege for so long not until the presidential announcement last week, that all foreign contractors owed be paid forthwith, this will enable the presidency reconcile our debt ratio with the outside world and to most of us, this is a lifetime blessing we cannot afford to miss.

Upon indication of your interest to fully co-operate with us, a payment application/information form will be sent to you via email for completion. Note that the following information: your private phone number and email address willenable us seek/secure approval of the fund from the concerned government quarters/ministries within 3-4 banking days.

As soon as we confirm receipt of this money in your nominated bank account, my partner and I will come over to your country to arrange for our own share and possibly invest part of this money in your country. Let honesty and trust be our watchword throughout this transaction.

I shall furnish you with some details about myself. Your prompt reply will be highly appreciated.

Best regards,

Mr.Wilson Ogodi.

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October 11, 2006


Fairly standard 419 or advance fee fraud.

There is no special account, there is no pot of money.

You'll be asked to pay certain expenses in advance of receiving anything. For bribes, taxes, legal fees, travel, whatever they can make you believe.

The criminals will simply keep any money you send and no, you will not ever receive anything back.

It's a scam, a fraud, ignore it.


Dear Friend,

I am Mr.Jason Kane,the manager of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance department of IMPERIAL BANK PLC.I got your contact address through internet net work search when searching for a good and reliable person that will assist me in this transaction.

On June 6, 2001,a Foreign Oil consultant/contractor with the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Mr.Williams Mitchell made a numbered time(Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US15,500,000.00,(Fifteen Million, five hundred thousand Dollars).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 employers, the National Petroleum Corporation that Mr.Williams Mitchell died from an automobile accident.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.Williams Mitchell did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents,including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank.This sum of US15,500,000.00 has carefully been fixed in my bank for safekeeping. No one will ever come forward to claim it.According to South African Law, at the expiration of 5 (five)years,the money will revert to the ownership of the 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 of the funds deposited in my bank.I am writing you because I as a public servant,i cannot operate a foreign account.I want to present you as the owner of the funds so you can make claims with the help of an Attorney. 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 beneficiary of the funds.The proceeds of this account valued at 15.5 million dollars can be paid to you and then you and I can share the money,50% to me amounting to US7,750,000.00 dollars and 40% for you amounting to US6,200.000.00 and 10% amounting to US1,550,000.00 for miscellaneous expenses that might arise.I would want you to understand that this is a DEAL.

If you are interested, please reply immediately via my email address and Upon your response,I shall then provide you with more details that will help you understand the transaction.

Please observe 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 real estate within your country.

Due to the nature of confidentiality in this Transaction our communication can only be via email and phone mostly.

Awaiting your urgent reply via email.

Thanks and my regards.
Mr.Jason Kane
Pls Respond To My Alt.Email:jasonkane@gawab.com

NOTE: If however, you are not disposed to assist, kindly delete/destroy this email in view of the confidentiality of the proposed transaction and interest of personalities involved.

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Larisa Sosnitskaya

This is yet another variation on the standard 419 scam.

There is no pot of money to be sent to you.

Khordokovsky is indeed in jail but there is no Sosnitskaya who is his secretary.

You will be asked to pay for certain things in advance. Perhaps legal fees, or bribes, or taxes, whatever they think up.

If you pay them the criminals will simply keep the money. Nothing will ever arrive with you.

Ignore it.

Dear Friend,
I am Larisa Sosnitskaya and I represent Mr. Mikhail Khordokovsky the former C.E.O of Yukos Oil Company in Russia. I have a very sensitive and confidential brief from this top (oligarch) to ask for your partnership in re-profiling funds US$46 Million. I will give the details, but in summary, the funds are coming via Bank Menatep. This is a legitimate transaction. You will be paid 20% as your commison/compensation for your active efforts and contribution to the success of this transaction.

You can catch more of the story on This website below or you can watch more of CCN or BBC to get more news about my boss.






If you are interested, please do indicate by providing me with your confidential telephone number,fax number and email address and I will provide further details and instructions. Please keep this confidential as we cannot afford more political

problems. Please do send me your response as soon as possible via my either of my personal email :


Look forward to it.


Larisa Sosnitskaya

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October 09, 2006


This might be a variation on the standard 419 that I've been hearing about.

Of course, it is a scam, a fraud, there is no special bank accouhnt and there is no money in it.

You will be asked to pay money in advance, for 'expenses'. This will just be kept by hte criminals and nothing will ever be sent to you.

The one variation is that he asks you to phone him on a mobile number in Holland. I've heard rumours that this can be very expensive, very expensive indeed. There's a story that one person had a $5,000 phone bill after talking to them for only a few minutes.

Ignore it anyway.

Dear Sir/Madam,

In order to transfer out (US$15 Million) Fifteen Million United States Dollars from ABSA Bank. I have picked up the trust and courage to write you this
letter with divine confidence that you are a reliable and honest Person who will be capable for this important business transaction believing also that you
will never let me down either now or in the future

My name is Mr. Lincolm Berg a senior Auditing Officer with the ABSA BANK in South Africa There is an account opened in this bank in 1997 and since 1999
nobody has operated on this account again. After going through some old files in the records, I discovered that if I do not remit this money out urgently it
would be forfeited to the government The owner of this account died since 1999. No other person knows about this account or any thing concerning it, the account has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that this company does not know anything about this account and the amount involved is (US$15 million) Fifteen million United States Dollars.

I want to transfer this sum of Fifteen million United States Dollars into a safe foreign account abroad. I am contacting you based on the fact that you are a
foreigner because this money can only be approved for payment to a foreigner, more so it can not be approved by any local bank here, as this money is in US Dollars hence the former owner of this account is a foreigner too. I know that this proposal will come to you as a surprise as we don't know ourselves before.

However I got your contact from a trade consultant here in South Africa though I did not disclose the purpose of my seeking for a foreign business partner
to him. I have involved a very senior official in the Operational department and we have agreed that after the transfer of the money into your account, you shall
be entitled to 20% of the total sum. We the officials will take 70% while 10% is for expenses.

All necessary precautions have been taken to ensure 100% risk free situation on the side of both parties. Please note that this deal can only take place on the following conditions:

1. You will provide the bank account and other relevant Particulars/information for easy and onward Remittance of this money.

2. Absolute confidentiality and sincerity will be required and guaranteed, considering our (me and my partners) positions in the bank.
All things being equal, this transaction will be within 10 working days as soon as we hear from you. Please treat this matter with utmost confidentiality.

Corently, iam in the Netherlands for six months course please Contact me as quickly as possible through my mobile
No: +31-626-405-061
Thanks and remain blessed.



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Mr Ken Power

A standard 419 scam here.

It's a fraud, a fake. There is no special bank account, there is no pot of money.

You will be asked to pay certain expenses up front. For bribes, for travel, for taxes, in one case I know about it was even to bribe a telex operator.

The criminals just keep whatever money you send and nothing is ever sent to you.

Just ignore the whole thing.

Remember also, what they are actually asking you to do: steal the money from that bank account. So if you do lose money, of course, you can never actually go to the police to complain about it.

I am Mr John Amala Peters,bank manager of Union Bank of
Nigeria,Apapa branch.I have the privilege to request your
co-operation in transfering the sum of US$28,000,000.00
(Twenty-Eight Million Dollars) to your account.
This stated sum belonged to my customer,a South African
born Nigerian based oil merchant (Mr Ken Power) who in
June 1999,made a one year fixed deposit of this FUND in my
bank but died shortly after in an automobile accident
without making a WILL or declaring a Next of Kin in the
bank deposit papers.
This sum of US$28,000,000.00 is still lodged in his
account in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over
with the principal sum at the end of each year.NO PERSON
Nigerian Law,at the expiration of seven (7) years the
money will revert to the ownership of the NIGERIAN FEDERAL
Consequently,my proposal is that I WANT YOU TO STAND IN AS
THE NEXT OF KIN of late Ken Power and hence the
BENEFICIARY OF HIS FUND.This is imperative so that the
fruits of this old man’s labour will not get into the
hands of some corrupt Nigerian government officials.What
we are going to do is simple.You have to provide the
following information.
We shall use these information to prepare the necessary
inheritance DOCUMENTS AND CERTIFICATES through an
accredited attorney that will represent you the Next of
Kin to late Ken Power.For your assistance,you will be
adequately compensated with 30% of the total sum.65% will
be my own share while 5% will be set aside to cover any
incidental expenses made both locally and internationally
before the conclusion of this deal.This transaction is
100% risk free as the paperwork will be done by the
attorney,and my position as the Branch Manager will
guarantee its successful execution.
If you are interested in participating in this
transaction,please reply immediately to :
petersamala12@hotmail.com .Upon your response,I shall then
provide you with more details and relevant documents that
will help you understand this transaction better.Please
realise that this proposal demands utmost promptness and
Mr.John A Peters

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October 08, 2006

Payne Spencer

You really do have to laugh at these internet scams sometimes. This one for example:

There is absolutely going to be a great doubt and distrust in your
heart in respect of this email, coupled with the fact that, so many
individuals have taken possession of the Internet to facilitate their
nefarious deeds, thereby making it extremely difficult for genuine and
legitimate business class persons to get attention and recognition.

There's lots of crooks sending these letters but I, only I, am a legitimate business class person!


It's the same old scam.

There is no money, no special account. You will be asked to pay, in advance, a series of fees to get the money out.

The criminals will simply keep this money. Nothing will ever be sent to you.

It's a scam, a fraud.

Ignore it.

From: Mr. Payne Spencer
Halifax Bank London
Telex/wire transfer Department
email: paynespenceruk@yahoo.co.uk

Re: Wire transfer advice
There is absolutely going to be a great doubt and distrust in your
heart in respect of this email, coupled with the fact that, so many
individuals have taken possession of the Internet to facilitate their
nefarious deeds, thereby making it extremely difficult for genuine and
legitimate business class persons to get attention and recognition.

We wish to notify you on a deposit with our Bank which has remained
unclaim for sometime now due to some internal prohibition by myself and
another juinor officer in my Bank.

The fund was deposited by Mr.Abdul Malik a government Minister in West
Africa. The Deposit was made by his partner, Mr. Jurgen Kaltofen who
has refused to come up because he has a deal closed with our Bank manager
and they moved out an initial sum of us$74million which Mr. Malik also
Deposited in his name.  I am being deprived of getting part of this
money and based on this reason, I have decided to use this great
opportunity and will let you know the skill how they move out this funds.

As a Junior officer in the Bank, I have come accross several ideas
whereby deposited funds from African Government/Heads of states do no
longer have access of their own funds as the Bank officers on top close most
accounts and having these funds themselves.(call out accounts). The
Depositors does not say anything as to avoid being implicated and their
names being mentioned to their government.

I have a very poor family background and would like to get established
after these. I am making solid arrangment to resign once the funds are
moved into a safe account overseas as I therefore advice that you get
in contact me on:  paynespenceruk@yahoo.co.uk

We shall have a strong agreement signed between us that once this fund
get to your account, the sharing ratio will not change. I am keeping
this to myself and will work it out with you as fast as possible. This
has been a Banking technics over African Government officer and should be
kept secrete till we have acheived our goals. Please mail me once you
are able to have this done with me.

The documents that will cover the outgoing funds will be obtained and
you will have copies of them in case your Bank queries you on the source
of the funds. Once the fund gets to you, We shall destroy all documents
and arrange a meeting with you either in your country or where ever you
may wish. My partner is looking for a trusted person who can assist us
so please kindly give us the 100% guarantee that you will safe-keep
this fund.

Sincerely yours,

Mr. Payne Spencer
Halifax Bank London
Telex/wire transfer Department.
email: paynespenceruk@yahoo.co.uk

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October 07, 2006

Mr.Collins Oforma

Fairly standard 419 scam.

There is no special bank account, there is no pile of money.

You will probably find that the named person did die in that plane crash, but that's the only true thing about it.

If you respond you will be asked to pay various fees and costs to try and get the money out. Bribes, legal fees, travel, and if you pay one they'll simply ask for another.

The criminals will simply keep this money and you will never receive anything.

Ignore it.

From Mr.Collins Oforma,
Manager Credit and foreign Bills
ECO BANK Lome Togo
West Africa

Dear Friend,

         With due honour and respect,I am Mr.Collins Oforma,the
Manager Credit and Foreign Bills of ECO Bank Lome Togo (ECB).

We had a foreign customer Mr Arthur Smith of America who Deposited a
huge sum of money, Twelve million six hundred thousand united states
dollars (US$12.6million) with account number 14-255-1992/ecb/t with our
Bank.Eventually,this customer was among the victims of EGYPT AIR BOEING
767 FLIGHT NO.990 that crashed on the 31th of October 1999 in U.S.A
but, since the demise of Mr Smith, we have not had any body coming for
the claims as the next of kin. A sitaution I have monitored closely
with keen interest and with my position in the Bank.
Now, having monitored this deposit and managed it over the years
before his death, and hence nobody has showed up as the next of kin for
the past five years plus, I have removed the file to my private vault.

I now solicit for your assistance to present you as the next of kin as
every other arrangement has being concluded by me and I am only waiting
for a foreigner to enable me move the fund to his designated nominated
foreign bank account in his country. This does not have any risk
attached to it as all the internal documentations will be handled by

I have agreed to share this money with you in the ratio of 10%:30%:60%
my dear 10% of the total sum will be used to pay back all the incurred
expenses in the course of the transaction and 30% is compensation of
your assistance while 60% is for my investment under your supervision
in your country.Therefore, on receipt of your positive response, we
shall then discuss or manifesto for transfer modalities . I have all
necessary information and legal documents needed to back you up for

To prove to you how authentic this great opportunity mean to I and you,
I hereby assure you that if we do not have this fund lifted in 10 days
time upon the day of application,then withdraw from this transaction.

Please for our subsiquent communication and contacts kindly send me
the following when replying :

Your private mobile number.........
contact address.........................
your real name..........................
Fax number

You shall also open an empty/blank Bank account which shall have no
money on it to avoid conflict between I and you,this is where this fund
shall be transfered into.
Your urgent assistance is needed.I awaits  your urgent reply.
God bless!

Best Regards,

Mr.Collins Oforma,

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