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Craig Sephton

From: DEANS COURT CHAMBERS
Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2013 7:30 PM
To: xxxx@xxc.xxx
Subject: Important Information.

If you did not receive my previous email, I am sending again.

See below:

You were listed as beneficiary in our late client’s Last Will and Testaments. We
therefore wish to process this inheritance in your name. We expect you to
immediately confirm all necessary identification and contact details to enable us
proceed. These include full names, scanned valid identification, contact numbers and
most recent contact address.

Details of your inheritance will be released to you after being fully registered as
client with the firm to accord you full rights of beneficiary.

Thank you.

Craig Sephton QC
Deans Court Chambers
24 St. John Street
Manchester M3 4DF
DX: 718155 Manchester 3
United Kingdom

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This communication may contain any discussion of legal matters, hence should be
taken as an authoritative interpretation of the law.
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Steve Grant

From: Steve Grant
Sent: Sunday, September 08, 2013 7:22 AM
To: notice@worldbank.org
Subject: [SPAM]From the Desk of Steve Grant….

From the Desk of Steve Grant, (World Bank Representative Nigeria) PAYING BANKERS

Attention,

This is to inform you about the plan to send your inheritance/grant payment to you through ATM Card payment system.

I need you response because your ATM card is schedule to be despatch to you as soon as we hear from you. And you can call me on my direct phone: (+2348051097525).

Best regard,

Steve Grant Operator Paying Bankers.

ACHIBONG FRANCIS

Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2011 9:29 AM
To: undisclosed recipients:
Subject: [SPAM]PAYMENT INSTRUCTION

                        MINISTRY OF FINANCE
                                  01 BP 4209

Busy street in Cotonou, Benin

                          Cotonou-Republic of Benin

ATTN BENEFICIARY

THIS IS TO OFFICIALLY INFORM YOU THAT WE HAVE VERIFIED YOUR CONTRACT/INHERITANCE FILES,  AND FOUND OUT THAT YOU ARE SUPPOSE TO RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENTFROM THIS AUTHORITY BEFORE NOW. THE REASON WHY YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOURPAYMENT IS BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT FUFILLED THE OBLIGATIONS GIVEN TO YOU INRESPECT OF YOUR CONTRACT/INHERITANCE PAYMENT.

SECONDLY WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT YOU ARE STILL DEALING WITH THE NONEOFFICIALS IN THE BANK ON THE ATTEMPT TO SECURE THE RELEASE OF THE FUND TO YOU.WE WISH TO ADVISE YOU THAT SUCH AN ILLEGAL ACT WILL HAVE TO STOP IF YOU WISHESTO RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENT, SINCE THIS AUTHORITY HAVE DECIDED TO PAY YOU THECONTRACT INHERITED FUNDS YOU ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID.

RIGHT NOW WE HAVE ARRANGED YOUR PAYMENT THROUGH OUR SWIFT CARD PAYMENT CENTERASIA PACIFIC, WHICH IS THE LATEST INSTRUCTION FROM THE MEETING WE HELD INREPUBLIC OF BENIN. WE WILL SEND YOU AN ATM CARD WHICH YOU WILL USE TO WITHDRAWYOUR MONEY IN ANY ATM MACHINE IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD, BUT THE MAXIMUM IS FIVE THOUSAND, FIVE HUNDRED UNITED STATES DOLLARS PER DAY.

SO IF YOU WISHE TO RECEIVE YOUR FUND IN THIS PROCESS PLEASE LET US KNOW BYRESPONDING TO THIS MAIL.WE HAVE MANDATED TO ISSUE OUT USD$1.5 MILLION AS PART PAYMENT FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR 2011.ALSO FOR YOUR INFORMATION, YOU ARE ADVICED TO STOP ANY FURTHERCOMMUNICATION WITH ANY OTHER PERSON(S) OR OFFICE(s) TO AVOID ANY HITCHES INRECEIVING YOUR PAYMENT.

NOTE: BECAUSE OF IMPOSTORS, WE HEREBY ISSUED YOU OUR CODE OF CONDUCT, WHICH IS (ATM-0011) SO YOU HAVE TO INDICATE THIS CODE AS YOUR SUBJECT WHEN CONTACTING THIS OFFICE.YOU HAVE TO RECONFIRM YOUR INFORMATION WHERE YOU WANT YOUR ATM CARD TO DELVERAND YOUR DIRECT PHONE NUMBER IMMEDIATELY TO THIS OFFICE.

REGARDS,
ACHIBONG FRANCIS

PHOTO365 DAY 4

Tel: +229-966-050-71
ministryof_fin78@yahoo.fr

 

 

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Hilda Davis

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from hilda davis
Hello My Beloved One In Christ.reply at(hildadvs@gmail.com)

I greet you with the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, It is true that this letter
may come to you as a surprise. Nevertheless, I humbly ask you to give me your
attention and hear me well.

My name is Mrs.hilda davis from Australia. I am married to Dr.davis who worked
with our Embassy in Ivory Coast ( Cote D’ivoire ) for a period of 8years before
he died . We were married for 22 years without a child before he died after a
brief illness. Since his death I decided not to remarry due to my religious
belief . When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of US$9.5m(Nine
Million Five Hundred Thousand United State American dollars ) with a Bank in
Cote D’ivoire. Presently this money is still in the custody of the Bank in Cote
D’ivoire. Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for the next Four
months due to cancer illness.

Having known my condition I decided to donate this money to churchs,
organisation or good person that will utilise this money the way I am going to
instruct herein.

I want you to use this money for churchs, Charity organisation, orphanages,
widows and other people that are in need. l took this decision because I dont
have any child that will inherit this money . Moreover, my husband relatives
are not close to me since I devolop a Cancer problem and it had been their wish
to see me dead in order to inherit his wealth since we have no Child. These
people are not worthy of this inheritance. This is why I am taking this
decision.

I don’t need any telephone communication in this regard because of my ill-
health. As soon as I receive your reply I will give you the contact of the Bank
in Cote d’ivoire where this money is deposited. I will also issue a letter of
authorisation to the bank that will prove you the present beneficiary of this
money. I also want you to always put me in prayer.

Any delay in your reply may give me room to look for another good person for
this same purpose. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated
herein.

Hoping to receive your response soonest.

Thanks and Remain blessed .
Yours sister in the Lord,

Mrs. hilda davis

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Paul Smith

From: “Mr. Paul Smith” To:
Sent: Friday, July 03, 2009 5:20 AM
Subject: RE: FINAL NOTIFICATION FROM THE UNITED STATES FBI.

Anti-Terrorist and Monitory Crimes Division.
Federal Bureau Of Investiga
J. Edgar. Hoover Building Washington D.C
Tel: 1-206-666-6052 or 206-350-2807
Fax: Tel: 1-206-666-6052 or 206-350-2807

Attn: Beneficiary,

This is to Officially Inform you that it has come to our notice and we have
thoroughly Investigated by the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network
System that you are having a Legal Transaction with one Barrister Robert
Scheels of the Federal Ministry Of Finance Nigeria. During our
Investigation, it came to our notice that the reason why you have not
received your payment is because you have not fulfill your Financial
Obligation giving to you in respect of your Contract/Inheritance Payment.

So therefore, we have contacted the Federal Ministry Of Finance on your
behalf and they have brought a solution to your problem by arranging your
payment in total of US$800,000.00 in an ATM CARD which you will use to
withdraw money in anywhere of the world. You now have the lawful right to
claim your fund in the ATM CARD by contacting the ATM CARD CENTER.

Also, we have being informed by Mr. Robert Scheels that he gave you
instructions on how to proceed and contact the ATM CARD CENTER for their
requirements to procure your Approval Slip which contains details of your
PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (PIN) which you would use in activating and
operating your ATM CARD in any ATM Machine closer to you and note that to
procure your Approval Slip it would cost you $7500.00. Since the Federal
Bureau of Investigation is involved in this transaction, all you did have to
do is to be rest assured for this is 100% risk free so do contact the ATM
CARD CENTRE so they could let you know on how to make payment for the
procurement of your Approval Slip which is the only payment needed before
the delivery of your ATM CARD is being effected.

Below are the contact details of the ATM CARD CENTRE which you are to
proceed and contact them for their requirements to proceed and procure your
Approval Slip after making payment of $7500.00

CONTACT DETAILS

Name: Mr. Paul Smith
Email: paulsmith2003@sify.com

sheriff

Paul Smith

From: “Mr. Paul Smith” To: Sent: Friday, July 03, 2009 5:20 AM
Subject: RE: FINAL NOTIFICATION FROM THE UNITED STATES FBI.

Anti-Terrorist and Monitory Crimes Division.
Federal Bureau Of Investiga
J. Edgar. Hoover Building Washington D.C
Tel: 1-206-666-6052 or 206-350-2807
Fax: Tel: 1-206-666-6052 or 206-350-2807

Attn: Beneficiary,

This is to Officially Inform you that it has come to our notice and we have
thoroughly Investigated by the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network
System that you are having a Legal Transaction with one Barrister Robert
Scheels of the Federal Ministry Of Finance Nigeria. During our
Investigation, it came to our notice that the reason why you have not
received your payment is because you have not fulfill your Financial
Obligation giving to you in respect of your Contract/Inheritance Payment.

So therefore, we have contacted the Federal Ministry Of Finance on your
behalf and they have brought a solution to your problem by arranging your
payment in total of US$800,000.00 in an ATM CARD which you will use to
withdraw money in anywhere of the world. You now have the lawful right to
claim your fund in the ATM CARD by contacting the ATM CARD CENTER.

Also, we have being informed by Mr. Robert Scheels that he gave you
instructions on how to proceed and contact the ATM CARD CENTER for their
requirements to procure your Approval Slip which contains details of your
PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (PIN) which you would use in activating and
operating your ATM CARD in any ATM Machine closer to you and note that to
procure your Approval Slip it would cost you $7500.00. Since the Federal
Bureau of Investigation is involved in this transaction, all you did have to
do is to be rest assured for this is 100% risk free so do contact the ATM
CARD CENTRE so they could let you know on how to make payment for the
procurement of your Approval Slip which is the only payment needed before
the delivery of your ATM CARD is being effected.

Below are the contact details of the ATM CARD CENTRE which you are to
proceed and contact them for their requirements to proceed and procure your
Approval Slip after making payment of $7500.00

CONTACT DETAILS

Name: Mr. Paul Smith
Email: paulsmith2003@sify.com

Nelson Febian

From: donation01@flow-kk.nl
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2009 2:28 AM
Subject: Your Payment $900,000.00 USD

UNITED NATIONS COMPENSATION UNIT IN AFFILIATION WITH WORLD BANK From:, Special Envoy to Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. Contact Apex Courier for immediate delivery of the United Nations Compensaction fund $900,000.00 USD: apexcourieoffice@sify.com

Attention: Beneficiary

How are you today? Hope all is well with you and family?, You may not understand why this mail came to you. We have been having a meeting for the past 7 months which just ended 2 days ago with the secretary to the UNITED NATIONS. This email is to all the people that have been victim in any part of the world, the UNITED NATIONS IN Affiliation with WORLD BANK have agreed to compensate you with the sum of US$ 900,000.00, for self support.This is regarding the draws he organized before he left the office to help individuals to own a self charity organization also for your to build your Personal Company/organization so as to help th e less privileged in there society.

This includes every foreign contractors that may have not received their contract, inheritance & lotto sum, and people that have had an unfinished transaction or international businesses that failed due to Government problems etc. We found your name in the list of those who are to benefit from these compensation exercise and that is why we are contacting you, this have been agreed upon and have been signed You are advised to contact Mr Nelson Febian of a Courier Apex in Benin Republic, as he is our representative in Benin, contact him immediately for your Cheque/ International Bank Draft of USD$900,000.00.

This funds are in a Bank Draft for security purpose ok?, so he will send it to you and you can clear it in any bank of your choice. Therefore, you should send him your full Name and telephone number your correct mailing address and ID to avoid wrong delivery, where you want him to send the Draft to you. Contact Mr. Nelson Febian immediately for your Cheque at the given address below:

Comapny Name: Apex Courier
Contact Person:Mr Neslon
E-MAIL: apexcourieoffice@sify.com
E-MAIL; apexcourieoffice@sify.com

I apologize on behalf of my organization for any delay you might have encountered in receiving your fund in the past. Thanks and God bless you and your family. Hoping to hear from you as soon as you cash your Bank Draft. Making the world a better place.Regards,
Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.
http://www.unorg/sg
Regards,Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.

Mohammed Waziri

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From: Central Bank Nigeria
To: [someone]
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2009 5:26 AM
Subject: ATTN:BENEFICIARY

You’re invited to: ATTN:BENEFICIARY
By your host: Central Bank Nigeria

Date: Sunday March 29, 2009
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am (GMT +00:00)
Location: ATTN:BENEFICIARY! It was Resolved and Agreed by the Central Bank of Nigeria,Office of the Presidency,Ministry of Finance upon releasing to you the sum of $10.5m as part payment of your contract/inheritance fund. The payment would be released to our through the National Reserved account with Barclays bank London Plc.Please,you are advised to Re-confirm contact details:-YOUR NAME, AGE, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN,ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER to us as soon as possible.Regards Mohammed Waziri.

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Nelson Febian

From: donation01@flow-kk.nl
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2009 2:28 AM
Subject: Your Payment $900,000.00 USD

UNITED NATIONS COMPENSATION UNIT IN AFFILIATION WITH WORLD BANK From:, Special Envoy to Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. Contact Apex Courier for immediate delivery of the United Nations Compensaction fund $900,000.00 USD: apexcourieoffice@sify.com

Attention: Beneficiary

How are you today? Hope all is well with you and family?, You may not understand why this mail came to you. We have been having a meeting for the past 7 months which just ended 2 days ago with the secretary to the UNITED NATIONS. This email is to all the people that have been victim in any part of the world, the UNITED NATIONS IN Affiliation with WORLD BANK have agreed to compensate you with the sum of US$ 900,000.00, for self support.This is regarding the draws he organized before he left the office to help individuals to own a self charity organization also for your to build your Personal Company/organization so as to help th e less privileged in there society.

This includes every foreign contractors that may have not received their contract, inheritance & lotto sum, and people that have had an unfinished transaction or international businesses that failed due to Government problems etc. We found your name in the list of those who are to benefit from these compensation exercise and that is why we are contacting you, this have been agreed upon and have been signed You are advised to contact Mr Nelson Febian of a Courier Apex in Benin Republic, as he is our representative in Benin, contact him immediately for your Cheque/ International Bank Draft of USD$900,000.00.

This funds are in a Bank Draft for security purpose ok?, so he will send it to you and you can clear it in any bank of your choice. Therefore, you should send him your full Name and telephone number your correct mailing address and ID to avoid wrong delivery, where you want him to send the Draft to you. Contact Mr. Nelson Febian immediately for your Cheque at the given address below:

Comapny Name: Apex Courier
Contact Person:Mr Neslon
E-MAIL: apexcourieoffice@sify.com
E-MAIL; apexcourieoffice@sify.com

I apologize on behalf of my organization for any delay you might have encountered in receiving your fund in the past. Thanks and God bless you and your family. Hoping to hear from you as soon as you cash your Bank Draft. Making the world a better place.Regards,
Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.
http://www.unorg/sg
Regards,Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.

Mohammed Waziri

From: Central Bank Nigeria
To: [someone]
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2009 5:26 AM
Subject: ATTN:BENEFICIARY

You’re invited to: ATTN:BENEFICIARY
By your host: Central Bank Nigeria

Date: Sunday March 29, 2009
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am (GMT +00:00)
Location: ATTN:BENEFICIARY! It was Resolved and Agreed by the Central Bank of Nigeria,Office of the Presidency,Ministry of Finance upon releasing to you the sum of $10.5m as part payment of your contract/inheritance fund. The payment would be released to our through the National Reserved account with Barclays bank London Plc.Please,you are advised to Re-confirm contact details:-YOUR NAME, AGE, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN,ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER to us as soon as possible.Regards Mohammed Waziri.

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David Mark

You can now email me at: presidentc_12@yahoo.com

- THE SENATE HOUSE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN PAYMENT (RESOLUTION PANEL ON CONTRACT PAYMENT) IKOYI-LAGOS NIGERIA Our Ref: FGN /SNT/STB Your Ref ATTN: Beneficiary We, the entire members of the Federal House of Senate, on behalf of the Federal Republic of Nigerian Government, Under the auspices of the civilian President Umar Musa Yar’ Adua and the Governor of Central Bank Of Nigeria , Prof Charles Soludo held a meeting concerning payment , both foreign and local contractors and some inheritance funds. On going through files , we discovered that your file was dumped untreated , so at this juncture, we apologize for the delay of your payment and please stop communicating with any office from now and attend to the appointed office below for you to receive your payment. Your new Payment Reference No.-35460021, Allocation No: 674632 Password No : 339331 ,Pin Code No: 55674 and your Certificate of Merit Payment No : 103 ,Released Code No: 0763; Immediate Telex confirmation No: – 1114433 ;Secret Code No: XXTN013 ,Having received these vital payment number ,therefore You are qualified now to received and confirm Your payment with the Federal Government of Nigeria immediately within 24hrs. You are directed to contact the Office of the head telex Department immediately so that he will, pay you and fax you the payment Copy Slip and also you should reconfirm your banking Details this is to avoid mistake while transferring your overdue payment to you today Contact Person: Senator Victor Ndoma Email:Senvndoma@gmail.com Contact him now and inform him that you received an email from The Federal House of Senate Federal Republic of Nigeria , Instructing you to call him for immediate release of your fund and forward your Details to his office to avoid transfer mistake NOTE : We have mounted our security network to monitor every in-coming call , if we still find out that you are still dealing with all those fraudsters that have been frustrating , I shall stop and cancel your payment immediately. Best Regards Senator David Mark SENATE PRESIDENT (Federal Republic of Nigeria)

Harrison Medley

From: “Harrison Medley (Mr)”
To:
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 8:03 AM
Subject: [?? Probable Spam] Notice of unclaimed estate

ROBINSON & CO., CHAMBERS
Birmingham B44 3ND
United Kingdom
Email: harrymedley@yahoo.co.uk

Your Attention,

Firstly,I must solicit your confidentiality. I know
this proposal of this magnitude will make anyone
apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that
it is made in good faith and will be of mutual
benefit.
We wish to notify you again that you were listed as a
beneficiary to the total sum of Four million Six
hundred thousand British Pounds Sterling in the intent
of the deceased . We contacted you because we can present
you as the beneficiary to the inheritance since there
is no written will.
Our legal services aim to provide our private clients
with a complete service. We are happy to prepare
wills, set-up and administer Trusts, carry out the
administration of estates and prepare and administer
powers of attorney.
As I am not very sure of getting your consent on the
issue, I may not to divulge my full identity so as
not to risk being disbarred. I need not emphasize to
you that the sensitivity of this issue need not be
toyed with by neglecting its confidentiality.
Due to the risk involve and also the activities of
fraudsters now rampant on the Internet, and until I am
sure of your consent, full co-operation and genuine
willingness to assist me for our mutual benefit, I
would prefer that we maintain correspondence by email.
Upon acceptance, I shall send to you a copy of the
probate and Inheritance return information form and
the detailed Information on how this business would be
successfully transacted.
At this point I want to assure you that your true
consent,full co-operation and confidentiality are all
that are required for us to take full advantage of
this great opportunity.
Do send your full Names, address, and Private
telephone & fax numbers for easy communication and to
enable us file necessary documents at our High court
probate division for the release of this sum of money.
Please note that You should reach me at:
harrymedley@yahoo.co.uk or telephone 00447968662009

I look forward to hear from you soon.

Yours truly,

Harrison Medley

Senior Partner.

Emmanuel David

Attention:

INSTRUCTION TO CREDIT YOUR ACCOUNT WITH THE SUM OF (US0,000,00)

This is the second time we are notifying you about this said fund.After due vetting and evaluation of your Inheritance file which The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in conjunction with the Ministry Of Finance Of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Forwarded and contracted us to see to your immediate payment of the sum of US00,000 from their Offshore Account with us.We were meant to understand from our findings that you have been going through hard ways by paying alot of charges to see to the release of your fund (US0,000,00), which has been delayed. Which has been the handiwork of some miscreant elements from Nigeria.

We advice that you stop further communication with any correspondence from Nigeria. You don’t have to pay any charges to receive your Contract fund anymore as you have met up with the whole requirements , your representatives in Nigeria will tell you to still go ahead with them but on your own risk. The only thing required from you is to obtain Non-Resident Clearance Form/Receipt which we will let you know the step on handling/processing of your payment with other customers.We will help you to see that you obtain the form so that our bank will effect immediate transfer of your Inheritance sum(US0,000,00) into your designated bank account as soon as you obtain the form.

Should you follow up our directives, your fund will reflect in your account within five Bank working days from the day you obtain this form. Do not go through anybody again but through this Bank if you really want your fund,

Get back to us very urgently.

Yours sincerely,
Mr Emmanuel David
Head, Private Banking Section.

Emmanuel David

Attention:

INSTRUCTION TO CREDIT YOUR ACCOUNT WITH THE SUM OF (US0,000,00)

This is the second time we are notifying you about this said fund.After due vetting and evaluation of your Inheritance file which The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in conjunction with the Ministry Of Finance Of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Forwarded and contracted us to see to your immediate payment of the sum of US00,000 from their Offshore Account with us.We were meant to understand from our findings that you have been going through hard ways by paying alot of charges to see to the release of your fund (US0,000,00), which has been delayed. Which has been the handiwork of some miscreant elements from Nigeria.

We advice that you stop further communication with any correspondence from Nigeria. You don’t have to pay any charges to receive your Contract fund anymore as you have met up with the whole requirements , your representatives in Nigeria will tell you to still go ahead with them but on your own risk. The only thing required from you is to obtain Non-Resident Clearance Form/Receipt which we will let you know the step on handling/processing of your payment with other customers.We will help you to see that you obtain the form so that our bank will effect immediate transfer of your Inheritance sum(US0,000,00) into your designated bank account as soon as you obtain the form.

Should you follow up our directives, your fund will reflect in your account within five Bank working days from the day you obtain this form. Do not go through anybody again but through this Bank if you really want your fund,

Get back to us very urgently.

Yours sincerely,
Mr Emmanuel David
Head, Private Banking Section.

Family Loses $1.3M in ‘Nigerian’ Inheritance Scam

Family Loses .3M in ‘Nigerian’ Inheritance Scam

A QUEENSLAND family has been fleeced of more than .3 million in an elaborate variation of a scam that persuades people to part with large sums of money so they can retrieve an overseas inheritance, police say.

The fraud has become known as the Nigerian 419 scam.

Steven Baker, a member of the Queensland family who lost up to .5 million, has told police he was approached by a friend who believed her father, whom she had never met, had left a $US17 million (.38 million) estate when he passed away.

He said the woman had never met her father, but she knew his name and responded to a newspaper advertisement that had individually targeted her, mentioning both her name and her father’s.

Fraudsters communicated with the woman through a solicitor from a Liberian legal firm offering her the “inheritance”, however the woman could not afford the requested series of payments to cover supposed legal fees, administrative charges and local taxes to forward the funds to Australia.

Mr. Baker was then approached to help.

During the scam, which lost the Baker family between .3 million and .5 million since early 2005, Mr Baker travelled to Europe three times, where he was shown an elaborate ruse of fake government officialdom in Spain, Italy and Holland and was taken to a Spanish bank and shown a case of United States currency that was supposedly the inheritance.

“The professionalism of it is just unbelievable, the paperwork, the officials, going to government departments, you would think if they were straight out scammers they wouldn’t have access to government officials and places and the paperwork with all the stamps,” Mr. Baker told ABC radio.

Mr. Baker came forward to police after viewing a current affairs segment on Nigerian-style scams last month.

Police said the scam in which the Baker family lost money was an especially elaborate version of the Nigerian-style scam, which can originate from any part of the world.

“We can only theorize how they came to know (the woman) and I would suggest it would be from online chat rooms where she thinks she knows who she’s talking to, and people say a lot of things that they wouldn’t tell others,” Detective Acting Superintendent Brian Hay of the Fraud and Corporate Crime Group said.

“I’d say they built up a profile and specifically targeted that person. (This is a) very elaborate, well-resourced and well-organized scam.”

The Baker family should feel no shame, he said.

“They saw an opportunity, it (seemed) legitimate, they did a lot of research, a lot of the names of the companies and businesses all panned out to be legitimate with their cursory inquires.”

Anyone who is asked to send money overseas for an investment or inheritance retrieval should contact the country’s consulate in Australia first, he said.

One man has been arrested in Amsterdam following Mr. Baker’s complaint.

Scam types

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Note: Be advised that the list of 419 (Nigerian Advanced Fee Fraud) scam types and variants below does not include all possible variants. Do not assume that if it is not on this list that the email sent to you is legitimate. For additional information on how to identify these scams, please see the Top 10 Warning Signs page. Be scam aware. Be educated. Always remember that if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.


  • ATM Card 419 Scam: The ATM Card Payment Scam is used in conjunction with other scams, such as a fake Lottery Scam, Unpaid Contractor Scam or similar exploits. The victim is promised an ATM card with which the victim can withraw millions dollars (up to a large limit per day) at any location that accepts ATM cards. However like all Advance Fee Frauds, the victim must pay a fee to receive the card. If it ever is received, it will not work. A “Replacement card” will be offered, again for a fee. – NWS
  • Auction 419 Scam: The 419er “wins” an auction on eBay or another auction site, then “overpays” for the item with a check or money order. The 419er then asks the target to send him the overage and the scam segues into Cashier’s Check 419.
  • Black Currency 419 Scam: The 419er has a large amount of currency available to share with the target, but the currency has been defaced. However, the currency can be cleaned if the target will purchase enough of the correct cleaning solution (this type of 419 is also called “wash wash”). Black Currency 419 “tales” and techniques are commonly used in many other types of 419 operations.
  • Cashier’s Check 419 Scam: The 419er has Cashier’s Checks or money orders he/she needs cashed, and the target can keep a percentage of the check for cashing it and forwarding the proceeds net his commission to the 419er. Then the original check or money order sent to the target eventually bounces, and the target is out the money advanced to the 419er. The target also is cash out to his bank for any problems with his account caused by the bouncing of the original check as he must make up any overdrafts and pay any relevant fees etc. Many other types of 419 are in actuality variants of Cashier’s Check 419.
  • Charitable Organization 419 Scam: The 419er approaches a charitable organization with a request for help, usually about getting a large sum of money transferred out of a country in which the charitable organization’s brethren can claim to be persecuted. A percentage of the proceeds is often offered to the charitable organization for their assistance. The 419er needs monies for fees in order to get the monies freed up.
  • Chat Room 419 Scam: The 419 meets the target online in a chat room etc. or through a dating or instant messenger online service, befriends the target, and gets the target to advance him/her monies for various reasons. Often segues into Romance 419 or Cashier’s Check 419.
  • Classic 419 Scam: The 419er has or can gain access to a large sum of money by some means and he/she needs the financial and personal help of the target, in return for a percentage of the funds, to get the necessary transactions processed and get monies out of the country. Many other types of 419 are in actuality variants of Classic 419. Also, Classic 419 often segues into Black Currency 419.
    To view the lifecycle of the classic 419 scam, click here.
  • Classified Ad 419 Scam: The 419er buys something from a classified ad and then pays with a bad check or segues into Cashier’s Check 419.
  • Disaster 419 Scam: The 419er says someone has been killed in a plane crash, earthquake, tsunami, or other disaster, leaving a large sum of money behind which can be claimed by the target or split between the target and the 419er if the 419er can be advanced the monies necessary to process the transaction. Often segues into Black Currency 419.
  • Employment 419 Scam: The 419er “employs” the target to process financial transactions for a commission and has the target advance the net proceeds of these transactions to the 419er before the checks sent to the target bounce (segues into Cashier’s Check 419). Also, another form, where the 419er offers a lucrative job to the target but certain fees must be paid up front by the target to get the job.
  • Extortion 419 Scam: The 419er says that if the target does not send him money the 419er will hurt or kill the target and/or his family.
  • Goods and Services 419 Scam: The 419er orders goods or services advanced to him on credit and then does not pay or pays with a bad check, often segues into Cashier’s Check 419.
  • Inheritance 419 Scam: The 419er informs the target that someone has died with no relatives to claim the large cash bequest left by the deceased. Often, the 419er says that if someone does not claim the money it will revert to the Government and no-one will get it. The target is asked to “stand in” as a relative to claim the money, with the 419er taking care of all the details, and then split the proceeds with the 419er. The 419er needs monies for fees to get the target declared the rightful inheritor.
  • Lottery 419 Scam: The 419er says the target has won a lottery, but fees and taxes etc.must be paid before the proceeds can be released.
  • Oil Scam 419 Scam: The 419er has secured a large amount of oil at below market prices, and the target can get in on the deal for a fee.
  • Real Estate 419 Scam: The 419er wants to buy real estate, but cannot free up his monies just now to do it, so he asks the target to advance him/her all or some of the funds for the purchase in return for partial ownership of the real estate or a large future fee to be paid to the target.
  • Recovery 419 Scam: The 419er claims he/she can recover monies lost by the target in a previous 419 operation, but fees must be paid in advance to accomplish this.
  • Reload 419 Scam: The 419er approaches a target who has already been 419ed and offers the target another type of 419 deal to enable the target to “replace” his/her lost monies or the 419er claims has can bring the previous deal to fruition, if necessary fees are paid by the target.
  • Reshipper 419 Scam: The 419er will attempt to obtain stolen merchandise for personal use or to sell. Because many companies will not send merchandise to Nigeria or Eastern Europe due to warnings about stolen credit card purchases, the scammer must find an in-country person to receive then reship the goods. Click the link for a complete description.
  • Romance (Love or Dating) 419 Scam: The 419er is in love with the target, but needs money to clear up various problems the 419er is having before he/she can be with the target, often segues into Cashier’s Check 419.
  • Unpaid Contractor 419 Scam: In this variant of the Classic 419 Scam Advance Fee Fraud, the scammer will claim to be with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) or some government ministry. The name of CBN president Charles Soludo is often used in this scam. The victim is told to pose as a contractor who has not yet been paid by the Nigerian government from a “completed project”. The money is to be split between victim and the scammer. Paynemts from the victim will be required to participate in this crime.
  • War Booty 419 Scam: The 419er says he is a trooper who has stumbled across a large sum of war booty and will pay the target a percentage if the target helps him/her personally and financially to get it out of the country. Often segues into Black Currency 419.
  • Will Scam 419 Scam: The 419er informs the target that a distant relative has died leaving a large sum of money which the target can inherit if the proper fees are paid.

Important Notes:

Nearly all forms of 419 are Advance Fee Fraud.

It is a common canard that 419ers “reach into their target’s bank account” end empty it. That is not how 419ers operate. 419ers count on their targets to VOLUNTARILY send funds to the 419er, for whatever reason.

Nigerians have come to commonly use the term 419 to refer to all types of cheating, misrepresentation, embezzlement, graft, bribery, corruption, trickery, and anything that is not on the “up and up” – However, 419 Technically remains the “obtaining of money or goods by false pretence” and is considered to be a primarily West African variant of Advance Fee Fraud (AFF) crime.

Paul Eze

REQUEST
FROM THE DESK OF
DR PAUL EZE
MOBILE 234-803 853-3444
SWIFT CREDIT CARD PAYMENT SYSTEM
Sir/Madam
Going by series of petition received from International Body on the way
your inheritance fund was handled by our correspondense office .After
Extentive close door meeting with Board of Directors and other
Stake holders in the Government, Subcommittees of the House Of
Assembly and the House of Rep , Federal Republic of Nigeria.

It was Resolved and Agreed upon that your Heritance Fund would
be released on a special method of payment, which tag Name
Reads SWIFT CREDIT CARD This method of payment is designed by
the Government to avert fraud perpetration or stoppage of fund
by Some Agencies.Either Through Anti Terrorist Certificate or
other certificates.This Swift Credit Card would be issued to
you upon meeting with the Bank Requirement.

This office, has Been Mandated to take charge of the Issuance of
the SWIFT CREDIT CARD .And that your inheritance payment file
should be passed to my desk for larification .Upon Certification that
your file is ok.This Office would Direct you on how to receive your
over Due inheritance fund via SWIFT CREDIT CARD.The SWIFT
CREDIT CARD would be delivered to you via Courier.
In the light of this aforementioned, You are required to furnish
this office with the following information. Your Name: Address.
Madian Name Your Next of Kin Name and your date of Birth.
Your telephone number and fax

This Informations would be used in openning of an account
here .It's from here that the ATM would be used in
issuance of The SWIFT CREDITS CARD in your favour with
the Credt card Number and all your information inserted
into the card. Upon completion of this issuance of the Credit Card,
It would be send to you via Courier to your residential Address.

Urgently furnish this office with your Contact information inorder
to reconfirm if it's in line with the one contained in our payment data.
Be informed that your fund has been called back and it's now in a
suspence Account here in Our Bank.A new Account has to be opened in
your Name Before The Swift Credit Card is issued.

Waiting for an urgent response.
Yours Faithfully
Dr Paul Eze,

Donald Kaberuka

From Desk of the President
African Development Bank, (WWW.AFDB.ORG) No 12 Tinubu Square Lagos-Nigeria Official Email: mrdonaldkaberuka_nig_234@yahoo.co.uk

Subject: Your Fund Release:

I am Mr.Donald Kaberuka, the President, African Development Bank, This Is to bring to your notice that my office has taken over all the money Transaction originated from any part of African Region and Europe and American counties as Contract payment, Fund Inheritance or Lottery Winning due to Unauthorized / incapability of financial Institutions / security companies in releasing such huge sum of money due to Fraud, Terrorist and Money Laundry activities going on world wide.

The World Bank Group has Mandated the African Development bank via my office to release funds to beneficiaries , Hence Your Name appears as one of the fund beneficiaries whom their fund was Successfully cleared recently from Terrorist and Money laundry and your money will be released to you on your demand / request. A possible arrangement will be made to
ensure that you receive your fund through the three major provisional means as its due process procedure. The Parish Club and other financial institutions are aware of this and has given their approval and signature of authorization.The two major means are as follows: (1) By Deligated officers appointed for a special delivery, (2) Through International
Casher’s Bank Draft. (3) Through Bank to Bank Electronic Wire Transfer. You will be attended to depending on your choice.

As regards to this arrangement, you are advised to contact the telex director Rev Kampson Lars through his email:(lars@accountant.com ) to work out the modalities with you on how you will receive the funds as you will wish,You are therefore advised to forward your direct telephone numbers, your complete name and your mailing address to Rev Kampson Lars for immediate release of your money.

Most importantly be aware that Ten Million Dollars Only (US10,000,000.00) was allocated to you as part payment. Be also informed that the Fund Approvals and authorization document Including Antiterrorist Clearance Certificate was issued in your name and has been handed over to Rev Kampson Lars to release to you through any faster courier company, therefore be aware that your fund has obtained all her clearance to be released to you.

Finally Rev Kampson Lars is standby to receive your communication and release your fund to you without any further delay. Make your contact directly to Rev Kampson Lars through his Email(lars@accountant.com) any time because we are working 24 hours to be able to meet with the mandate given by the world bank and other financial institutions.

It is more better that you make your contact to Rev Kampson Lars through telephone for more detailed information as he is a very busy man.His Direct Telephone Number is:234-805-894-4064

Thanks for Your Cooperation.

Mr. Donald Kaberuka (President)
www.afdb.org

Julien Kodila Basungama

Dear Sir/madam

I am Kodila Basungama Julien,from the republic of congo Kinshasa.

Iam an orphan that grew up in kinshasa and i decided to travel to

Burkinafaso for a better standard life.

I got to Burkinafaso and i began to work as a steward in the house of a

great politician called pierre badiel who married a Nigerian woman that had

lived all her life in Burkinafaso.

My boss became very successful and finally left politics to relocate with

the entire famil to Norway.

In Norway i found favor in the sight of my boss, he sent me to school and

took care of me like his own biological son.

I was everybody favourite,and this was due to my commitment in fellowship

with the almighty GOD, as i am a devoted Christian since i received JESUS

CHRIST as my personal lord and savior in the year 1980.

My boss became very sick, and was diagnose with the cancer of the lungs,

this sickness lasted for 7 years and he finally died this year on the 9th

of march.(may his soul dwell in perfect peace)On the5th of this April a

very big lawyer of my boss came from Africa, to disclose the will of my

boss to everyone.

To my greatest surprise half of his will was allocated to me. He gave me

all his money that amounted to millions of dollars and some wonderful

properties in Africa.

Every body was surprised including the laywer,the lawyer had to make a

statement that he has not seen such a thing before in his life.

But i was not too happy because the money was too much for me alone, so i

suggested to my boss wife that half of the funds should go for her and her

children and the rest for me.

My beloved little did i know that the wife of my boss family and some other

relatives of my boss are planning to kill me. All of a sudden i became

there enemy.

They told me that i have bewitched my boss and that am a wizard, that i

have spiritually charmed him, and thatwas why he gave me half of his will.

I was then advised to leave the premises for savety,the lawyer called me on

the telephone and asked me if I am ready to go through the process of

receiving my inheritance, I declined and i told him all that the

inheritance had caused. The lawyer told me to be strong and courageous and

advised me to stand for my right.

He made me to understand that that everything is in the power of his hands,

that he can give me what rightly belongs to me, the documents of the

properties and some vital informationâ??s about the funds,where they are

located and all are in the power of his hands.

But the lawyer advised me to put the funds in my fathers account or in the

account of my relative for a while for security reasons I have confessed

and I told him my life history, that i donâ??t know who my parents are

nether do I know any relative, but i promised the lawyer that I will get

someone and then get back to him.I told some of my close friends to please

help and receive the fund, but they are afraid and they said that the money

is too much for them to keep in there account.

I therefore did not stop there, I took another step of faith to put it in

writing and to send it to as many people as i can on the internet until i

get someone who is ready to help.

I need someone to help keep this funds for a while, I need someone that

will help me walk with the lawyer to secure this inheritance. But i need a

child of GOD, one that fears GOD, a devoted born again chriatian,one full

of love and sincerity, an upright man filled with the wisdom of GOD.

If you are the one please indicate by replying my mail and if you are not,

please donâ??t reply me.

in my nest letter i shall give you a tangible prove that I am of GOD and

not of the devil.

N.B please note that if i donâ??t reply your mail after a week, it means

that i have found someone to help me.

thanks for taking your time to read my mail.

GOD bless u real good.

julien

Cher(e) Monsieur/Madame

Je m’appelle Julien Kodila Basungama,originaire de la Republique

Democratique du Congo,ex-Zaire.

Je suis orphelin et j’ai grandi a Kinshasa,et j’ai decide a quitter mon

pays d’origine pour une vie meilleure a l’etranger.Voila que je me

retrouverai au Burkinafaso.

A mon arrivee au Burkina,j’ai commence a travailler comme steward

(Domestique)chez un grand politicien de la place,Monsieur Pierre

Badiel,marie a une Nigerianne qui a longtemps vecu au Burkina.

Mon Patron est devenu tres prospere et a decide d’abandonner la politique

pour aller s’installer en Norvege avec toute sa famille,y compris moi-meme.

En Norvege,j’ai eu la grace d’etre inscrit dans une ecole de la place par

mon Patron,et il m’a pris en charge comme son propre fils.

J’etais aime et apprecie par tout le monde suite a mon devouement a

Dieu,ayant accepte Jesus-Christ comme Seigneur et mon sauveur en 1980.

Mon Patron est devenu tres tres malade,affecte par un cancer de foie,cela a

dure presque 7 ans.Et finalement,il mourrut le 9 Mars de cette annee-ci.Que

son ame repose en paix.

Le 5 avril dernier,un eminent juriste(Avocat) de mon feu Patron est venu

d’Afrique pour faire part de la volonte de Patron contenue dans un

Testament.

A ma grande surprise,la moitie de ses biens et avoirs m’a ete leguee.Il m’a

laisse une somme d’argent equivalent a quelques millions de Dollars

americains,plus un bien immobilier d’une valeur estimable en Afrique.

Tout le monde etait etonne et abassourdi,et meme l’avocat declara n’avoir

jamais vu une chose pareille dans sa vie.Mais,j’etais tres confuscar la

somme etait enorme pour moi seul ,conscient des besoins des enfants encore

au-bas ages et de la veuve.Alors je suggerai qu’ une partie de ce qui me

revient aille aux enfants.

Mon Dieu!Loin de moi l’idee que la femme de mon patron et d’autres membres

de famille complotaient pour m’eliminer car soudain je suis devenu leur

ennemi jure.Ils ont meme insinue que j’ai envoute mon patron et que je suis

un sorcier.Et raison pour laquelle il m’a laisse la moitie de ses biens.

J’ai etais conseille de quitter les lieux,et puis l’Avocat m’a appelle pour

me demander si j’etais pres a entammer la procedure legale d’obtention de

mon heritage.J’ai du decline l’offre et j’ai explique a l’Avocat les

conseqences auxquelles je suis confronte.L’avocat me dira d’etre fort et

courageux et de defendre mes droits les plus legitimes.L’avocat me ferait

aussi comprendre que tout etait en son pouvoir et qu’il pouvait de droit me

remettre tous les documents relatifs aux biens et les informations vitales

concernant leurs locations et ou sont loges les fonds.

L’avocat me conseillerait, pour raison de securite,de mettre les fonds dans

le compte bancaire de mon Pere ou d’un membre de famille.Je lui ferai une

confession sur ma vie,et lui avouerai que je n’ai aucun parents en vie et

ne connais aucun membre de famille credible,mais je lui ai promis que je

chercherai quelqu’un et que je le contacterai des que possible.

J’ai essaye de contacter certains amis afin de m’aider a garder cet argent

dans leur compte pendant un certain temps,mais ils ont refuse a cause de la

grande somme d’argent en jeu.

Je ne me suis pas arrete la et j’ai du prendre une decision ayant foi en

Dieu,celle d’ecrire a plusieurs personne sur l’internet jusqu’a ce que je

trouve qune personne prete a me venir en aide.

J’ai besoin de quelqu’un qui sera disponible a suivre la procedure avec la

justice a travers l’avocat en charge pour securiser mon heritage.Mais un

fervant croyant craignant Dieu, plein d’amour,sincere et rempli de sagesse

divine.

Si vous etes la personne indiquee,repondez mon e-mail,mais si vous ne

l’etes pas,de grace ne repondez pas.Dans ma prochaine lettre ,je vous

donnerai la preuve de ma sincerite devant Dieu.

Veuillez agreer,cher Monsieur,Madame,ma profonde gratitude et mes

remerciements les plus anticipes.Et que Dieu vous benisse.

Julien

N.B. Si je ne vous reponds pas dans une semaine,cela voudrait dire que j’ai

trouve quelqu’un

d’autre qui pourrait m’aider.

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