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We’re Giving Away Money!

Any sane, reasonably intelligent person would recognize this as a scam if a  stranger approached him or her to say he had money to give them. Lots of money. And yet, these advance-fee scammers continue to target email addresses by the thousands with these scams because a small number of people actually do believe them and respond. We decided to be one of those people. From the dozens of advance-fee email scams we see each month, we replied to two while pretending to be an elderly woman named “Cory Meadows.“

The first exchange below is in response to an email we found announcing that someone had won the “BMW Lottery,” though it wasn’t our fictional Cory Meadows. The second email exchange below was in response to an offer from an officer of the “Bank of Africa.” He needed a partner to move money into the U.S. and, by doing so, take a large cut of the funds. In both instances we stopped the charade when it became clear to us how “Cory” was going to be taken advantage of. Enjoy!

 

BMW LOTTERY WINNER

 

From:  admin@plnjateng.co.id                     Time:  2016-11-13 18:20:50
Subject: Dear Winner,

Dear Winner,

This is to inform you that you have been selected for a prize of a brand new 2016 Model BMW 7 Series Car and a Check of $1,500,000.00 USD from the international balloting programs held in the UNITED STATE OF AMERICA.

The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection system (ESS) from a database of over 250,000 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world which you were selected.

The BMW Lottery is approved by the British Gaming Board and also Licensed by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR). To begin the processing of your prize you are to contact our fiduciary claims department for more information as regards procedures to the claim of your prize

Name: MR. DANIEL SMITH
Email:  bmwcompanyinin@gmail.com

Contact him by providing him with your secret pin code Number BMW:2551256003/23. You are also advised to provide him with the under listed information as soon as possible:

  1. Name In Full :
  2. Residential Address :
  3. Nationality :
  4. Age :
  5. Occupation :
  6. Direct Phone :
  7. Present Country :
  8. Email address :
  9. pin code Number BMW:

Mrs. Rachael Adams.
THE DIRECTOR PROMOTIONS
BMW LOTTERY DEPARTMENT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

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From:  Cory Meadows
To:       bmwcompanyinin@gmail.com
Date:   Sun, Nov 20, 2016 at 8:10 AM
Subject: BMW lottery

Mr. Smith,
I got your email that I won the BMW lottery!!!
Here's the info you needed

  1. Name In Full : Cory Meadows
  2. Residential Address : 15 Princeton Ave
  3. Nationality : US
  4. Age : 68
  5. Occupation : retired
  6. Direct Phone : [NUMBER REMOVED]
  7. Present Country : US
  8. Email address : [EMAIL REMOVED]
  9. pin code Number BMW: BMW:2551256003/23

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From:  BMW Company Inc <bmwcompanyinin@gmail.com>
To:       Cory Meadows
Date:   Sun, Nov 20, 2016 at 9:40 AM
Subject: Re: BMW lottery

Hello Cory Meadows,

I am Mr. Daniel Smith, the fiduciary agent assigned to assist you in the claims process of your winnings by the BMW AUTOMOBILE LOTTERY PROMO, I am in receipt of your completed verification form, having done all the proper verification exercise I hereby confirm that your winning details sent to this office corresponds with the record on my file.

[TDS NOTE: Since we made up the character of Cory Meadows, the scam is immediately revealed when “Mr. Smith” informs us that Cory’s name “corresponds with the record on file.”]

I therefore wish to congratulate you on behalf of the BMW Lottery Inc. and to state that you are a lucky person to have emerged as a winner in the on going 2016 BMW Lottery Promotions.

Each email address was attached to a ticket number and your Email (EMAIL REMOVED) attached with ticket number: 005206701114 and serial number: BMW-2551256003/23 were randomly selected as the star Prize winner among other consolation prize winners of brand new BMW 7 Series Car and a Check.

Finally you have been cleared for payment and required to contact INTERWORLF FREIGHT INC, delivery Company with the details below for the delivery of your 2016 BMW X7 and check respectively.

DELIVERY COMPANY IN CHARGE OF YOUR AWARDED CHECK AND 2016 BMW X7

Interworld Freight Inc.
8225 NW 80 Street Washington,
DC 33166, United States.
Agent Name: Mr. Anthony Lane.
Email: anthonylane@netcourrier.com
Phone: +1 513-795-1187

[TDS NOTE: There is a real Interworld Freight based in Miami, Florida on 8225 NW 80 Street. Not in Washington, D.C. Also, Anthony Lane’s email address is through Netcourrier.com, a French-based European email system. NetCourrier.com is not connected in any way with Interworld Freight or BMW. Though the 523 area code is identified as Ohio, phone number locations can be from anywhere these days.]

A certificate of prize claims and some vital documents will be sent by the cargo company along with your winnings.

It is imperative that you include your Reference Number BMW-2551256003/23 as the subject on any correspondence with the courier company and the respectively to be ensure timely response.

Please you are advised to write down the reference number and save it. {Important}

Once again; congratulations! we hope your winnings will be used to impact positive change on Mankind.

Regards,
Daniel Smith
Fiduciary Agent.
Verification/Logistic Department
The BMW Lottery Inc.

Note. It’s important that you keep your winnings very confidential as we have received several bogus emails from persons using winner’s identity to press for claims. We have paid several impostor's who successfully present themselves as winners probably because they have winner's information and identity. It’s important you heed to this advice.

[TDS Note: By asking Cory to keep her winning “very confidential” the scammer hopes that friends or family don’t convince her that it is a scam.]

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From:  Cory Meadows
To:       BMW Company Inc <bmwcompanyinin@gmail.com>
Date:   Sun, Nov 20, 2016 at 11:55 AM
Subject: Re: BMW lottery

This is so wonderful!! Thank you Mr. Smith.
What do I do next ? What happens now?

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From: BMW Company Inc <bmwcompanyinin@gmail.com>
To: Cory Meadows
Date: Sun, Nov 20, 2016 at 11:26 PM
Subject: Re: BMW lottery

Thank your for your Email, I want you to contact the delivery company that will handle the delivery of your check and car to your home with the below information.

Finally you have been cleared for payment and required to contact INTERWORLD FREIGHT INC, delivery Company with the details below for the delivery of your 2016 BMW X7 and check respectively.

DELIVERY COMPANY IN CHARGE OF YOUR AWARDED CHECK AND 2016 BMW X7

Interworld Freight Inc.
8225 NW 80 Street Washington,
DC 33166, United States.
Agent Name: Mr. Anthony Lane.
Email: anthonylane@netcourrier.com
Phone: +1 ( 513 )-795-1187

Thanks.
Daniel.

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From:  Cory Meadows
To:       anthonylane@netcourrier.com
Date:   Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 5:55 PM
Subject: About BMW award

Mr. Lane,

I won the BMW lottery and Mr. Daniel Smith says that I must contact you to arrange the delivery of the car and award. Is that right?

It is ticket number: 005206701114 and serial number: BMW-2551256003/23
What do I need to do next to receive my award and car?

Thank you,
Cory Meadows

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[TDS Note: Notice the awkward grammar, punctuation, and use of capitals/lower case letters in Mr. Lane’s email below. English is not the sender’s first language. Also the 3 lame animated graphics were part of the email Cory was sent.  As if this studpid animation added credibility to the scam.]

From:  anthonylane@netcourrier.com
To:       Cory Meadows
Date:   Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 6:25 PM
Subject: Re: About BMW award

 

airplane truck

welcome

You are welcome to Inter World Freight Services Inc, we wish to congratulate you on behalf of the BMW Lottery Program.

Dear Cory Meadows,

You are welcome to Interworld Freight courier company. We want to use this email to advise you as our valuable customers to be very careful while presenting your residential address to avoid wrong delivery. Please note: confirmation has been forwarded to us to handle the delivery of your 2016 BMW 7X Series with a check, price to you by mailing you with the original copy of your winning certificate and other documents backing your winnings from the BMW Lottery Team, However you are expected to satisfy our charges via our upfront options which is the handling of your winnings to you according to the specifications of the BMW Lottery Department.

This means that your winnings has been officially cleared for delivery by the BMW Lottery verification Payment Dept . you can now begin the final step of the claims process which is the delivery of your Car and Check worth $1,500,000.00 United states dollars.

With regards to this, there are two options available to you (You are to make your preferred choice of delivery from the options below). The options, together with their associated conditions are presented below.

Option 1: Employ the services of our Freight Services:

Option 1 A : EXPRESS ROAD FREIGHT (48 hours Delivery)
Freight Charge $120.00
Insurance $87.00
Vat (5%) $30.00
AGENCY FEE $60.00
TOTAL $297.00

Option 1 B: AIR FREIGHT (12 hours Delivery)
Freight Charge $250.00
Insurance $175.00
Vat (5%) $50.00
AGENCY FEE $150.00
TOTAL $625.00

Please download the attachment and confirm your winnings as we have arranged your delivery schedules. Upon receipt of your email we shall provide you with our payment procedures for your selected option in accordance with the conditions stated in the options above.

This company declined reverse payment for these charges, stating that it is against our professional policy towards ensuring the safe delivery of the winnings to you.

That if a reverse payment is made, and something goes wrong, that we/you cannot sue the courier company or insurance company to recover the full value of the fund as stipulated in the check since payment for insurance cover was not made at point of mailing. With the above reason, reverse payment is ruled out.

Once again, congratulations.
Sincerely,
Mr. Anthony Lane.
Dispatch Director.

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From:  Cory Meadows
To:       anthonylane@netcourrier.com
Date:   Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 8:06 PM

Mr. Lane,
You can deduct the costs for freight directly from my 1.5 million dollar winnings. And while you are at it, you can also take a $100 tip for yourself for being such a nice guy. Take your family to dinner!

How does that sound to you?
Cory

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From:  anthonylane@netcourrier.com
To:       Cory Meadows
Date:   Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 1:41 AM
Subject:          Re: Re: About BMW award

Dear Cory,

Thank you for swift response I received your Email, and i want you to know that we can not withdraw from your check because it is not written to us, only you the beneficiary has the access to cash the check in any bank of your choice.

So please understand it will not be possible to deduct any can of fee from your check, my advise is that you look for the fee so that we can complete the delivery to your home.

Please get back to me as soon as possible.

Thanks.
Lane.

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From:  Cory Meadows
To:       anthonylane@netcourrier.com
Date:   Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 6:29 AM
Subject:          Re: Re: About BMW award

Mr. Lane,
How should I make the payment? And I assume the payment should be made to Interworld Freight, Inc.

Where do I send it?
Cory

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From:  anthonylane@netcourrier.com
To:       Cory Meadows
Date:   Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 2:49 PM
Subject:          Re: Re: Re: About BMW award

You are welcome to InterWorld Freight Services Inc, we wish to congratulate you on behalf of the BMW Lottery Program.

Dear Winner Cory Meadows,

Thank you for writing and your speedy response. Your feedback, support and encouragement go a long way in keeping us motivated and driven.

I received your mail, according to the information with me here, the Check is from the BMW Lottery Payment Department cash-able in any Bank of your choice and you will be receiving the BMW Car and Check with some documentations attached that will backup your funds and the car when you take it and proceed to the Bank to cash it.

Once again, We confirmed your preferred selected option, Please note: proper arrangement to deliver your BMW 2016 x7 series and check, has been made, immediately you send the fee, your winnings will immediately leave to 15 Princeton Ave, united states.

You are advised to hurry up with the delivery arrangements and send the Delivery Charges to the Revenue Department, with Name of the revenue collector in person of ( ARNEATRIA FLEMING ) via Western Union Money or Money Gram Money Transfer system with the details below:

PAYMENT DETAILS TO REMIT PAYMENT FOR DELIVERY OF YOUR WINNINGS.

Receivers Name: ARNEATRIA FLEMING.
Receivers City/State; Kansas City, Missouri
Receivers Country; United States
Amount:.............
Reference number:.............................

Once we receive the fees today your BMW 2016 Model x7 series will be release for immediate delivery to your door step today, as soon as you send the payment endeavor to get back to me with the reference numbers so that the The agent can be able to receive the fees and release your BMW 2016 x7 series and check for immediate delivery to your door step. I will call you immediately i send this mail to let you know about this development so that you will act fast.

Waiting for your immediate response.

NB: All winners must note that stringent adherence to these instructions is a very salient part of the claims process, as a winner may be disqualified without any prior notice on these grounds.

Sincerely,
Mr. Anthony Lane.
Dispatch Director.

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From:  Cory Meadows
To:       anthonylane@netcourrier.com
Date:   Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 5:00 PM
Subject: Re: Re: Re: About BMW award

Mr. Lane,
Thank you, thank you!!

I just wired the full amount to ARNEATRIA FLEMING in Kansas City, Missouri about 45 minutes ago. The reference number is: 08-020234566
Cory

[TDS Note: We sent “Mr. Lane” a made up moneygram number just for the satisfaction of imaging the scammer making a trip to his nearest moneygram center, excited to think we just scored an easy few hundres dollars but then to meet disappointment and frustration. Go Team USA!]

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From:  anthonylane@netcourrier.com
To:       Cory Meadows
Date:   Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 6:53 PM
Subject: Re: Re: Re: About BMW award

You are welcome to InterWorld Freight Services Inc, we wish to congratulate you on behalf of the BMW Lottery Program.

Dear Winner Cory Meadows,

Thank you for writing and your speedy response. Your feedback, support and encouragement go a long way in keeping us motivated and driven.

I received the ref number please i want you to attach a copy of the payment slip to me for confirmation because the tracking numbers you forwarded is not correct so try and indicate the payment you sent for the delivery to your home.

And als send me your full delivery information again for proper verification.

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From:  Cory Meadows
To:       anthonylane@netcourrier.com
Date:   Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 9:09 PM
Subject: Re: Re: Re: About BMW award

Mr. Lane,
I'm sorry but I don't know how to attach copy of the receipt. It is a piece of paper. Im not very good with comptuers. Can you help me? what should I do?
Cory

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From:  anthonylane@netcourrier.com
To:       Cory Meadows
Date:   Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 1:20 AM
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: About BMW award

You are welcome to InterWorld Freight Services Inc, we wish to congratulate you on behalf of the BMW Lottery Program.

Dear Winner Cory Meadows,

Thank you for writing and your speedy response. Your feedback, support and encouragement go a long way in keeping us motivated and driven.

provide the number again to me and also let me know how much you sent and the means you sent it either western union or moneygram and most important provide the below information to enable us delivery your winnings.

Full Name:
Home Address:
Cell Number:
Next Of Kin:

Thanks i await your urgent response with the ref number to proceed with the delivery to your home today.

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From:  Cory Meadows
To:       anthonylane@netcourrier.com
Date:   Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 11:19 AM
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: About BMW award

Mr. Lane or Mr. Smith.... or whatever your real name is,

You and I both know 3 important things:

  1. This prize of money and a BMW is a scam
  2. You are trying to steal money from me
  3. You live in Nigeria and this is how you try to earn your living

I am a reporter and I would like to interview for my readers (no, my name is not Cory)

I will not report your name or face to my readers. Will you give me an interview via Skype so I can ask you about your "line of work"?
"Cory"

 

            BANK OF AFRICA MONEY TRANSFER

 

From:  sharmaissouf@aol.de                     Time:  2016-11-19 03:17:55
Subject: VERY VERY URGENT

Dear Friend,

I Mr. Manawatu Toomer, chairman and chief operating officer with the Bank of Africa, and I want you to know that the amount of $ 17.5 million will be transferred to your name as a foreign partner of our deceased client.

I need your help to get this fund to be transfer out from here to your account, and we share at a ratio of 50% for me, while 50% is for you in any assistance that you may require to give during the transferring process of this fund into your account. You will receive this amount by bank transfer.

Please send your full name and your directly phone numbers, and address, and I will details you about this transaction. You have to contact me through my private e-mail at (mr.manawatutoomer@outlook.fr)

Your prompt reply will be highly appreciated.

Sincerely,

CONTACTS ME THROUGH MY INFORMATION

Bank of Africa.(Boa).BF
PhoneNo: +226-66074553,
Fax No: +226-5048355289,
Contact: E-Mail :(mr.manawatutoomer@outlook.fr)
Mr. Manawatu Toomer.

Sorry if you received this letter in your spam, is due to recent connection error here in the country.

[TDS NOTE: Mr. Toomer’s original email address at the top of this email is from AOL in Germany (see 2-letter country code .de = Deutschland = Germany) At the bottom of the email he asks us to contact him at an address with Outlook.fr. Neither of these emails are from any Bank of Africa domain. The Outlook address is a free email service offered by Microsoft from France.]

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From: Cory Meadows
To:       "Mr. Manawatu Toomer" <mr.manawatutoomer@outlook.fr>
Date:   Sun, Nov 19, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Subject: Re: This is the details of the transaction.

Mr. Manawatu Toomer,

You contacted me about needing a foreign partner to transfer money to. I am interested.
Cory

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From:  Mr. Manawatu Toomer <mr.manawatutoomer@outlook.fr>
To:       Cory Meadows
Date:   Sat, Nov 19, 2016 at 5:40 PM
Subject: This is the details of the transaction.

Dear Friend Cory,

Thanks for your willingness to assist me in this transaction and also to know more how we are going to get this fund transferred into your Account. I want to assure you that this business is 100% risk free. I give you my words and we are going to conclude this transaction in good faith and share the fund peacefully. You don’t have to be worried because I will ensure that this fund is transferred into your account without having any problem.

Straight to the point; In this transaction, this fund belong to one of the bank late customer, that died years ago without WILL (putting someone to inherit his fund) that is why I contacted you, for this has been so long, and if nobody apply for this fund, the bank management will remit it into bank treasure as unclaimed bill, but I do not want that to be, because I want us to join hand together and claim it, as I have all the necessary information the bank may require from you, and I will forward it to you when the need arise.

Forget about where you come from, anybody can claim this fund as long as that person provides the required information that the bank may require from him or her as a foreigner because the deceased customer was a foreigner, because this is not a WILL CLAIM, only that it will require some claim documents here, and all the document will be obtain in your name as the beneficiary here, from the ministries concern, and submit to the bank and this document proves you the beneficiary to this deposited funds.

What you have to do is to listen to my guideline until the fund is transferred into your account, and then I will come over to your country for the disbursement of the fund according to the percentages indicate in my first letter, 50% for you in any assistance you may require to give, while 50% is for me, I am looking for a reliable person whom I will do this business with, though I did not know much of you. I strongly believe that we can work together as partner, and get this fund out from the bank and transferred into your account peacefully.

Maybe looking at the whole transfer process it might look so difficult To achieve a successful result but I tell you that it is not as difficult as you might see it. There will not be any risk or problem after this fund is transferred into your account because I will delete all the files concerning the deceased man in our bank after the fund is transferred. This business is involved only you and I. I want to assure you that this business will not cause any kind of Problem to you because we are going to do it legally.

When this fund Is transferred there will be some cover up documents my bank will Issue you to show your bank that this fund is legally acquired. I tend to invest some part of this fund in hotel business and also import some agricultural machine's back to Burkina-Faso which I will use to set up mechanized farming. We can join together to set up all this Investment if you wish but if it is not OK by you then you have to Collect your own share and do anything you want to do with it. This Business will take us about 7 working days to mature.

You have to following my guidelines You are welcome thanks and my kind regards to your family This is bank transferred which I have all the information in how we Are going to get this fund transferred into your account without any Problem and also with my little power here in the bank I promise you That as soon as you apply to the bank as the next of kin I will be Here to give you all the needed information on how we are going to get this fund out from the bank.

I wait to hear from you soonest so that I will give you the Application form which you have to fill and send to the bank «Bank of Africa (B.O.A) for the Claim. You can call me for more information.+226-66074553

Thanks and my kind regards to your family.
Best Regard.
Mr. Manawatu Toomer.

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From:  Cory Meadows
To:       "Mr. Manawatu Toomer" <mr.manawatutoomer@outlook.fr>
Date:   Sun, Nov 20, 2016 at 8:05 AM
Subject: Re: This is the details of the transaction.

Mr. Manawatu Toomer,

This sounds too good to be true. Even at my old age, I have heard of people being taken for money by internet schemes. This better not be one! And it can't be illegal too. I won't do anything illegal. Can you assure me that this is legal?

I really could use the money. I can't even pay for all my darn medical bills.
Cory

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From:  Mr. Manawatu Toomer <mr.manawatutoomer@outlook.fr>
To:       Cory Meadows
Date:   Sun, Nov 20, 2016 at 8:22 PM
Subject: RE: This is the details of the transaction.

Dear friend,

How are you today ?

As a matter of fact, this transaction is for real and not any sort of phish.

I am optimistic that if you abide and follow my directions as expressed in previous mail, we shall successful and amicably achieve this transaction.

Thus, I am certain you have properly understood what it takes to achieve the transaction.

I have already studied this transaction before seeking your hand in assistance and these two important areas must be attained properly if we so desire to achieve the sole aim.

The legal aspects must be attained in other to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that the transaction is for real. The expected papers needed to authenticate the legality of the transaction has to be secured by a lawyer when the time reaches. And the cost of securing the papers by a lawyer has to be produced between both of us equally whenever the need arises.

So, I want you to get this message diluted and revert back to me before I could provide you a copy of the Application letter which you have to fill and send to bank.

Mr. Manawatu

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From:  Cory Meadows
To:       "Mr. Manawatu Toomer" <mr.manawatutoomer@outlook.fr>
Date:   Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 5:57 PM
Subject: Re: This is the details of the transaction.

OK Mr. Manawatu,
What do I have to do to help you with this?
Cory

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From:  Mr. Manawatu Toomer <mr.manawatutoomer@outlook.fr
To:       Cory Meadows
Date:   Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 6:45 PM
Subject: FILL THE APPLICATION FORM AND SEND TO BANK

Dear friend Cory,

I have succeeded inscribing your name into the bank central data-base as the real kin to the late owner of the fund. Now, I want you to kindly fill the application form below and send the copy to bank through this address

boa.bkafrique@financier.com

Do not hesitate to inform me as soon as you fill and forward this text of application to bank

[TDS Note: Financier.com has been misused to provide HUNDREDS of scammer email addresses. Check out these 2 links that show many of these fraudulent emails:
http://www.greatloansforbadcredit.com/blog/2010/08/05/financier-com-scam-emails/
            http://www.419scam.org/419-financier-com.htm ]

 

ATTENTION: MR. M. KINDA.
FOREIGN PAYMENT SCHEDULE CONTROLLER – FPSC.
GROUP BANK OF AFRICA DIRECTION GENERAL–GBOADG,
OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO.
TEL//FAX: 00226 50 3104 162.
E-MAIL:(boa.bkafrique@financier.com)

DATE:.......

SIR,

SUB: DECEASED INHERITANCE FUNDS CLAIM REQUEST LETTER.

I AM.............................................................. THE BENEFICIARY TO LATE MR. ROBERT McCARTHY, A SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONALITY, WHO DEPOSITED A VALUED SUM OF USD$17, 500, 000.00 (SEVENTEEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY) IN YOUR CUSTODY, BANK OF AFRICA (BOA) IN BURKINA FASO.

MY LATE COUSIN/BUSINESS ASSOCIATE WAS A BUSINESSMAN BASED IN THAILAND, DIED IN 1997 AS A RESULT OF HEART RELATED ILLNESS. IN MY FULL LEGAL CAPACITY, I HEREBY SUBMIT THIS INHERITANCE FUND CLAIM REQUEST LETTER TO YOUR INSTITUTION, TO ENABLE ME HAVE MY INHERITANCE FUND AS MENTIONED ABOVE AND FREELY DISPOSE THE DEPOSITED FUND IN ACCOUNT #:67747212052 OF LATE MR. ROBERT McCARTHY TO ME BEING HIS LEGITIMATE NEXT OF KIN.

BELOW IS MY ACCOUNT INFORMATION;

YOUR FULL NAME:..
ADDRESS:..
PHONE NUMBER:..
FAX NUMBER:..
PROFESSION:..
AGE:..
YOUR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT FIRST & SECOND PAGES SCAN COPY:
CITY:........................
COUNTRY:.......................
BANK NAME:....................
BANK ADDRESS:.............................
BANK PHONE NUMBER:.......................
BANK FAX NUMBER:..
YOUR BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER:......................
BANK SWIFT CODE:..............................

I REQUEST THAT THE SAID AMOUNT SHOULD BE TRANSFER TO MY ACCOUNT AS THE BENEFICIARY, AND ALSO WANT TO KNOW WHAT I SHOULD DO FOR ME TO HAVE MY LATE COUSIN'S FUNDS.

SIR, KINDLY TAKES URGENT CONSIDERATION TO MY REQUEST.

YOURS SINCERELY,
NAME:................

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At this point we realized that the scam was most likely to be associated with sudden fees that would need to be paid in order to get the money out of the country. In any case, we were not about to send scanned passport pages to the scammers and ended the ruse.

We don’t know why people continue to fall for these scams but they do, or these scammers wouldn’t continue their efforts. Below are two more recent scams and if you like reading these, you can download a 21 page pdf file we assembled from dozens of these scams back in 2013!


From: xx4@suissusi.biz              Time:  2016-11-08 12:27:04
Subject:         greetings to you.
Hi Dear,

I'm BALMA Adab Elisa;
I’m contacting because I want to be your friend and confide in you because I have in my possession now 186.13 Kilograms of Gold Bars, Quality: 23 carat, purity 92% that I inherited from my late mother which I want to ship to your country and sell for investment in your country because I want to leave Cote d'Ivoire and relocate to your country to continue my education in your country.
I want you to stand by me as my tutor and ship this Gold Bars to your country and sell for investment in your country.
Note that I am writing you this email purely on the ground of trust because I don’t know you and we have not met before. I found you here and my mind convinced me that I can trust you.

Waiting to hear from you.

Yours Truly,
Balma Adab Elisa.

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From: atlanta@gatewayclassiccars.com                     Time:  2016-10-31 04:22:09
Subject:         Respond to your Prize...

Microsoft Iberica S.L Lottery Intl. Program
FOREIGN SERVICE SECTION BARCELONA.
REFERENCE NUMBER:YUKFQ/RYYHJ

OFFICIAL WINNING NOTIFICATION.

We are pleased to inform you of the released results of the Microsoft Iberica S.L
Sweepstakes Promotion in conjunction with foundations for the promotion of software
products organized for Software users.

This Program was held in Barcelona- Spain; Wherein your email address
emerged as one of the online Winning emails in the 1st category and
therefore attracted a cash award of EUR344,000.00 and a MacBook Pro laptop/iPhone7.
Your laptop, certificate of winnings and your cheque of (EUR344,000.00)
will be sent to your contact address in your location.

To file for claims of the release of your winnings,
Contact the Customer Service Officer with the information below:

1.FULL NAMES:
2.ADDRESS:
3.SEX:
4.AGE:
5.MARITAL STATUS:
6.OCCUPATION:
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