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Old 03-25-2005, 08:39 AM   #1
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Just got this in my e-mail... hope it's not too late. I think I'm going to send Mr. Steven some extra money as an incentive for fast work!

Office Email Contact:

Attn: Nords,


I am Barrister Anthony K. Steven,the principal partner of the above named
law firm.We are based here in Lagos-Nigeria.Our office address is situated
at the above mentioned address.The purpose of writing you this message is to
ask for your hand in a business proposal that will be of immense financial
benefits to both of us on conclusion.

In confidence I had a foreign client named Engr. Mathew B. Nords,a
petro-chemical engineer with the Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) based
here in Lagos-Nieria.He was a very rich contractor and I was covering his
dealings.Unfortunately, on the 20th of August 2001, he was involved in a
fatal auto accident with all the members of his family.Non survived the
mis-hap.This was completely a sad ncident.However,before this unfortunate
incident,he had made a fixed deposit of Ten Million United States Dollars
with a commercial bank here.This bank has written me severally to produce
his supposed next-of-kin to come for the claims of this money as the
beneficiary.I have equally made enquiries through all the foreign embassies
here to try to locate any of his relatives for this payment but have not
succeeded in all my attempts.The bank is ready to
confiscate this money as it has been dormant since the account was opened on
the 28th of April,2000.The banking laws here stipulate that any account that
stays dormant for 5 years without any proven transaction within the
stipulated period will cathegorised be "Unserviceable" and thereby
abandoned and will be subsequently confiscated as it backed by the law of
the Abandoned Decree Act of 1999 of the Federal Republic Of Nigeria.This
money at this point in time stands the risk of confiscation by the 28th of
next month,barely some weeks from now.

My proposal to you therefore,is that I want to present you to the bank for
this payment and we share the money as ollows: 40% for you and 40% for me.
10% will be donated to charity and the last 10% will cover any expenses we
shall have to make in order to fulfil the bank's requirements for this money
to be transfered to your receiving bank account in your country.You will
bank my share in your account for purposes of private investment in Real
Estate Business in your country through your direction and guidance.

This is urgent and I will let you have the details on your immediate
response.This should be handled in an absolutely confidential manner to
avoid any doubts by the bank as I will present you as the rightful
bona-fide beneficiary to the deceased's fund since you have the same
sur-name with the deceased.This will be honoured since I shall immediately
make available to
the bank,the necessary claim-substantiating documents that I have to back-up
this claim in your favour.

I look forward to your quick response and sincere cooperation.

Yours sincerely,




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Re: I'm rich!
Old 03-25-2005, 11:52 AM   #2
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Sigh. You'd think they'd pick some other obscure country other than Nigeria since almost everyone on the planet has heard about the nigerian scam.

Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.
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Old 03-27-2005, 03:39 AM   #3
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Old 03-27-2005, 06:00 AM   #4
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There must be a reason they keep using Nigeria.
I first heard of this scam around 1977. It reminds me of the old horror flick "The Thing that Wouldn't Die".

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Old 04-06-2005, 09:56 AM   #5
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Well at least this guy didn't use Nigeria:


I am Mr. JOHNSON LAKE,I work as administrative
secretary to a Security Company here in Accra-Ghana,
in West Africa. And also a Chairman of Investigating
and administrative Department of this security
company. With due respect and regard, I have decided
to contact you on a Business Transaction that will be
very beneficial to both of our families and us in
future. During our Investigation in this our Security
Company, my department came across a very huge sum of
money belonging to one Deceased Mr. Morris Thompson
61years, of Fairbanks, Alaska America who died on
January 31st 2000 with Alaska Airlines Flight 261.You
can as well confirm it by yourself through under
stated Website of the

Mr. Morris Thompson, a foreigner, As the fund has been
in our care in this security company for long without
any claim of the fund in our custody either from his
family or relation because he did not indicate any
next of kin to this fund incase of death such as
these. Although personally, I keep this information
secret within myself and partners to enable the whole
plans and idea be profitable and successful during the
time of execution. The said amount is U.S $24.5,
Million dollars United States. As it may interest you
to know, I got your impressive information through one
of my good friends who works with Chamber of Commerce
on foreign business relations here in Accra-Ghana
though I did not disclose the deal to him.

Mean while as a Senior Staff in this security company,
and the Chairman of Investigation I have in my
possession all the necessary documents to perfect this
deal by making you the bonafide next of kin/Partner
whom this money will be given to as the beneficiary of
the fund.I need your assistance and co-operation to
get this deal done. Because as a foreigner, you stand
a better position to be presented through
documentation as the next of kin/Partner since the
deceased is also a foreigner, this is the reason why I
could not do this deal alone as a Ghanaian and a
Blackman as well. I will not fail to inform you that
this transaction is 100% risk free.

On smooth conclusion of this transaction, you will be
entitled to 35% of the total sum as gratification,
while 10% will be set aside to take care of expenses
that may arise during the time of delivery and also
telephone bills, while 55% will be for me and my
partners. Please, you have been advised to keep this
"Top Secret" as we are still in service and intend to
retire from service after we conclude this deal with
you. And I assure you that this transaction will not
last more than 10 working days and you will see the
money life and direct in any where you want it to come
to or if you want it to be transfer to your account I
will do that here leave that for me, all I want is
your assistance ok. I will be monitoring the whole
situation here in this security company until you
confirm the money life in your house or in your

And ask us to come down to your country for subsequent
sharing of the fund according to percentages
previously indicated and further investment, either in
your country or any country you advice us to invest
in. All other necessary vital information will be sent
to you when I hear from you. I suggest you get back to
me as soon as possible stating your wish in this deal.
I am expecting your urgent reply on my private e-mail:, as soon as you
receive this message.

FROM: Mr. JOHNSON LAKE (contact me now,

Feel free to email him.

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Old 04-12-2005, 05:53 AM   #6
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If this stuff irritates you go to

to see people scam the scammers. This is literally one of the funniest sites on the web.


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