I hate it when they write in CAPITAL LETTERS
URGENT BUSINESS PLAN
IN ORDER TO TRANSFER OUT ( TWENTY SIX MILLION U.S.DOLLARS)
FROM OUR BANK.
I HAVE THE COURAGE TO LOOK FOR A REALIABLE AND HONEST PERSON WHO WILL BE CAPABLE FOR THIS IMPORTANT BUSINESS. BELIEVING THAT YOU WILL NEVER LET ME DOWN
EITHER NOW OR IN FUTURE. I AM MR. PASCAL IBE.THE MANAGER OF UNITED BANK OF AFRICA PLC (U.B.A).
THERE IS AN ACCOUNT OPENED IN THIS BANK IN 1980 AND SINCE 1990 NOBODYHAS OPERATED ON THIS ACCOUNT AGAIN. AFTER GOING THROUGH SOME OLD FILES IN THE RECORDS I DISCOVERED THAT IF I DO NOT REMITT THIS MONEY OUT URGENTELY IT WILL
FORFEITED FOR NOTHING. THE OWNER OF THIS ACCOUNT IS MR CLAYTON REIDFIELD A FORIGNER AND THE MANAGER OF PETROL CHEMICAL SERVICE, A CHEMICAL ENGINEER BY PROFFESSION AND HE DIED SINCE 1990. NO OTHER PERSON KNOWS ABOUT THIS ACCOUNT OR ANYTHING
CONCERNING IT, THE ACCOUNT HAS NO OTHER BENEFICIARY AND MY INVESTIGATION PROVED TO
ME AS WELL THAT HIS COMPANY DOES NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS ACCOUNT AND THE AMOUNT INVLOVED IS(U.S.$ 26,000,000.00). I WANT TO TRANSFER THIS MONEY INTO A SAFE FOREIGNERS ACCOUNT ABROAD BUT I DON'T KNOW ANY FOREIGNER, I AM ONLY CONTACTING YOU AS A FOREIGNER BECAUSE THIS MONEY CAN NOT BE APPROVED TO ANY LOCAL BANK HERE BUT CAN ONLY BE APPROVED TO ANY FOREIGN ACCOUNT BECAUSE THE MONEY IS U.S DOLLARS AND THE FORMER OWNER OF THE ACCOUNT IS MR CLAYTON REIDFIELD AND HE WAS A FOREIGNER TOO.
I KNOW THAT THIS MESSAGE WILL COME TO YOU AS A SURPRISE AS WE DON'T KNOW OUR SELF BEFORE, BUT BE SURE THAT IT IS REAL AND A GENUINE BUSINESS. I ONLY GOT YOUR CONTACT FROM OUR CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE SEARCHING WITH BELIEVE IN GOD THAT YOU WILL NEVER LET ME DOWN IN THIS BUSINESS, YOU ARE THE ONLY PERSON THAT I HAVE CONTACTED FOR THIS BUSINESS FOR NOW. SO PLEASE REPLY
URGENTLY. WHEN THE TRANSFER IS APPROVED AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE IS ALLOCATED OVERSEAS, THROUGH THE OFFSHORE PAYING DELEGATE FOR FINAL CLEARANCE AND SIGNING OF THE PAYMENT RELEASE FORM BY THE BENEFICIARY, I WANT US TO SEE AT THE OVERSEA PAYING CLEARANCE OFFICE FACE TO FACE OR SIGNING OF THE ORIGINAL BINDING AGREEMENT TO BIND US TOGETHER SO THAT WE CAN RECEIVE THIS MONEY INTO A FOREIGN ACCOUNT OR ANY ACCOUNT OF YOUR CHOICE WHERE YOU WANT THE FUND TO BE REMITTED.
I AM CONTACTING YOU BECAUSE OF THE NEED TO INVOLVE A FOREIGNER WITH A FOREIGN ACCOUNT AS THE REAL BENEFICIARY. I NEED YOUR CO-OPERATION TO MAKE THIS WORK FINE, BECAUSE THE MANAGEMENT IS READY TO APPROVE THIS MONEY TO ANY FOREIGNER WHO HAS THE
CORRECT INFORMATION TO THIS ACCOUNT. WHICH I WILL GIVE TO YOU WHEN SURE OF YOUR CAPABILITY TO HANDLE SUCH AMOUNT IN STRICT CONFIDENCE AND TRUST, ACCORDING TO MY INSTRUCTIONS AND MY ADIVICE FOR OUR MUTUAL BENEFIT BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO MAKE ANY MISTAKE, I NEED YOUR STRONG ASSURANCE AND TRUST. I WILL DESTROYED ALL DOCUMENT CONCERNING THIS TRANSACTIONS IMMEDIATELY
WE RECEIVED THIS MONEY LEAVING NO TRACE TO ANY PLACE.
I WILL USE MY POSITION AND INFLUENCE ON OTHER STAFFS TO EFFECT LEGAL APPROVALS AND ONWARD TRANSFER OF THIS MONEY TO YOUR ACCOUNT WITH APPROPRIATE CLEARANCE FROM FOREIGN PAYMENT DEPARTMENT. WITH ASSURANCE THAT THIS MONEY WILL
INTACT PENDING MY PHYSICAL ARRIVAL IN YOUR COUNTRY FOR THE SHARING AND OTHER
AT THE CONCLUSION OF THIS BUSINESS, YOU WILL BE GIVEN 25% OF THE TOTAL AMMOUNT, 70% WILL BE FOR ME, WHILE 5% WILL BE FOR EXPENSES , BOTH PARTIES MIGHT HAVE INCURED DURING THE PROCESS OF THIS TRANSACTION. I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR EARLIEST REPLY THROUGH THE E MAIL AS AT ABOVE OR HROUGH MY PRIVATE E MAIL ADDRESS: [firstname.lastname@example.org]
MR. PASCAL IBE.
To all scammers out there - if you want me to read this stuff, use the shift key. It's the one with the little arrow on it at the left of the keyboard. Do not use the Caps Lock button. Ever. I nearly moved this to the Scam Files rather than reply to save the bother of reading it but the 26 million dollars grabbed my attention.
This sounds interesting. What do you need me to do ?
Not very interesting obviously. If it were I'd have written a longer letter.
How are you today and your family,i hope that you are alright
in term of
good health,let glory be to God Almighty. Thanks for the mail you sent to me
and also i am happy for you indicting your interest to assist me in this
transaction. Mr. Clayton Reidfield is the managing director and the owner of
Petro Chemical Service Ltd. Nig and he is a foreigner that is why i need
your assistance to facilitate this transfer from my investigation which
proves to me that he has has no next of kin.
I want to let you know that this transfer is legal and 100%
risk free and
the money we are talking about is still in the owners account in my bank so
i need your assistance to facilitate this transaction, below is how we are
going to proceed to avoid any mistake.
1: I want to let you know that i need a reliable account details
where the fund will be to transferred. If you can be fast, The transfer can
be concluded under 7 banking days but you should keep the business to
yourself. You should not tell your bank that money is coming to your account
until all the needed legal transfer documents is ready in your name.
I will tell you what and when to tell your bank with all the
document to back the source and origin of the fund.
2: With the account information, I will start to process the
Approval in your favour from the Federal Ministry of Finance.
3: Once the fund is approved for transfer in your favour, you
as the foreign
beneficiary will be
required to sign the Final Fund Release Order in person in the presence of
the management of the bank here.
4: During your visit to the bank down here in Nigeria you will
there after the signing, if your bank has an online banking service and
confirm from your bank that the money is already in your account before
traveling back to your country.
5: In case you may not be disposed to come in person to the
bank for the
final signing, we can hire a government accredited attorney who is going to
represent you in this transfer and in all the signing of all the necessary
transfer order documents as you would have probably done if physically
6: As soon as the lawyer signs the documents the funds will
to your nominated account by swift transfer(T/T Remittance). Since the owner
of the account died without a "WILL", the attorney will prepare all the
supporting proofs, which will be needed by the bank for the fund to be
transferred to your account as the beneficiary.
7: On receipt of your account information and your full name,
will send to the bank the DEATH CERTIFICATE OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THIS
FUNDS,FROM THE HOSPITAL WHERE HE DIED, SUPPORTING AFFIDAVIT OF FACT/CLAIMS
FROM THE COURT WHICH WILL STATE YOU AS THE TRUE BENEFICIARY OF THE FUND AND
THE NEXT OF KIN AND ALSO THAT THIS IS AN INHERITANCE FUND, AND THE LETTER OF
ADMINISTRATION FROM COURT ALSO WHICH WILL STATE THAT MR. CLAYTON REIDFIELD
DIED WITHOUT A "WILL".
Send me as a matter of urgency the following;
1. DATE OF BIRTH
2. YOUR OCCUPATION
3. YOUR PICTURE.
4. YOUR CONTACT ADDRESS
5. THE BANK DETAILS WHICH WILL BE USED FOR THE
6. YOUR PRIVATE TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS.
Finally, call me with my private tel number: 234-80-33100149.
Hope to hear
from you soon. I have
made every legal contacts, before contacting you, as this is legal and risk
free, and with my position here, we do not have any problem. Send me the
details of yours, as to move further.
NOTE: Here are my own details,
MY Home Address is: #356 NIGER CLOSE, GARKI ABUJA NIGERIA.
Once the funds is received into your account, I will be flying
sharing as agreed in the percentage, meanwhile, with my position here, we
shall have no problem, as just trust on me, and send the details of yours as
asked. Always reply me with this new email address, which is very
confidential to me alone. Also, it is my wish to have some portion of this
funds when concluded given to charity, which you will also help me to.
Are you a Banker?
100s of FREE email addresses --->
I suppose at least we have switched caps lock off. Now if I
were a suspicious person (which of course I'm not) I might wonder how Pascal
had managed to have all this information ready so quickly. He really does seem
to have the whole plan worked out. He's also pretty dim if he thinks I'm sending
my bank details off to someone who I've conversed with once by e-mail. Nice
of him to provide a home address for me.
I was wondering why he keeps mentioning the lack of a "Will". My O-level English tells me that this isn't a word that normally needs to have speech marks around it. Unless Pascal is subconsciously trying to tell me something...
Finally, how is all this stuff legal ?
What a list. Looks like you have this thing pretty well worked out. Rather than waste your time with lots of details, I have attached a scan of my passport. I think this contains all you need and shows that I am genuine.
I'm proposing to move the money to an off-shore account to avoid the interference of the UK tax authorities. I'd guess you would rather they didn't get involved. Although you say this is all completely legal, since I have no claim on this money, the transaction does amount to a fraud - if I'm wrong here, please explain. This is not to say I am not planning to take part, just that we all need to know where we stand.
Well, I might as well ask mightn't I ? That isn't my passport by the way. Just in case you were wondering. And stupid.
DEAR Phil Parker,
THANKS FOR THE EMAIL SENT TO ME, AS I WAS HAPPY HEARING FROM
YOU, NOW, I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS LEGAL AND RISK FREE, BESIDES,
EVERYBODIES INTEREST IS HIGHLY PROTECTED.
SECONDLY, I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT WITH MY POSITION HERE, WE WILL HAVE NO PROBLEM, AS ALL YOU NEED TO DO, IS TO SEND YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS AS IN YOUR FULL NAME, ADDRESS, OCCUPATION, PHONE/FAX NUMBER, AS TO FURTHER FOR THE APPLICATION OF CLAIMS ON YOUR BEHALF WITH THE CONCERNED QUATERS, AS TO SEEK FOR THE APPROVAL OF THIS FUNDS TO BE PAID CASH TO US THERE IN EUROPE OFFSHORE OFFICE.
YOU SHOULD FURTHER CALL ME WITH MY NUMBER 234-80-33100149, FOR US TO TALK MORE ON THIS TRANSFER, I WAIT SEEING YOUR DETAILS SENT TO ME.
HAVE A NICE DAY, AND I ASSURE YOU THAT THIS IS NOT MONEY LAUNDERING OR A TRANSFER THAT WE WILL HAVE PROBLEM.
Mr Wolson ? Who is mister Wilson ? Nice of him to clarify all this legal stuff though. As if it might be unlawful...
I'm even more confused. Your e-mail comes over as Pascal Ibe but
yourself below "Mr Wilson" - which are you ?
Also, you claim this to be legal but don't explain how. I have
this more and I will definitly be impersonating someone. What happens if the
real owner turns up again ? Perhaps you know more than you are letting on ?
However, the offshore account is now ready to recieve funds. The
012324687 - Banko de Swiss, Bern. I am also making plans to travel as soon
as we are ready.
Looking forward to seeing you.
Well I have to ask don't I ? Wonder if he knows the answerDEAR Phil Parker,
THANKS FOR THE EMAIL SENT TO ME, AS I WAS HAPPY HEARING FROM
YOU, AS YOU SHOULD NOT BE CONFUSED AS REGARDS TO THE THRID NAME OF MINE, AS
THAT IS MY NAME, ALSO, I APPRECIATE EVERY EFFORTS, AS YOU SHOULD NOW SEND TO
ME YOUR FULL NAME, ADDRESS, OCCUPATION, PHONE/FAX NUMBER, AS TO MOVE FOR THE
APPLICATION OF CLAIMS FOR APPROVALS.
LIKE I HAVE ASSURED YOU, YOU SHOULD NOT WORRY, AS THIS IS LEGAL AND WITH MY POSITION, WE WILL HAVE NO PROBLEM.
FINALLY, CALL ME WITH MY NUMBER 234-80-33100149, FOR US TO TALK MORE ABOUT THIS, BUT BE ASSURED OF EVERYTHING, AS EVERYBODIES INTEREST IS HIGHLY PROTECTED.
How many names has the guy got ? Did Cher, Sting and Madonna donate thier spare names to him as an act of charity perhaps. I can just see Bob Geldof now, "These people are short of names, so send us your f*@?ing names NOW !Pascal
Thank you for clearing this up for me. Did you check my passport
? From it
you will have found that my details are:
Name: Philedolpus Parker
Address: 1 Anderson Drive, Knockdown Lane, Tracy Island, UK
Phone: 0500 662255 (Idon't have a fax)
Occupation: Submarine Washer
This should be sufficient to generate the inital documents. I'm
finalising my travel plans. What date do you suggest and where should I go
to ? It would be prudent for me to be out of the country for a couple of
weeks anyway. Therefore I'd like to combine business and pleasure and take a
little holiday. Perhaps you can suggest some parts of your country that I
should see as a tourist.
OK, time for some stupid made up details. The more observant will have noticed that they don't tie up with those in my "passport". I doubt Pascal will have noticed though so no need to worry.
DEAR Philedolpus Parker,
THANKS FOR THE DETAILS ALL CONFIRMED BACK TO ME, FOR THE APPLICATION
OF CLAIMS ON YOUR BEHALF FOR THE APPROVALS OF THIS FUNDS, WHICH I AM EXPECTING
PLEASE, YOU SHOULD NOW CONFIRM TO ME EITHER TO TRAVEL TO SPAIN OR TO SWIZERLAND OFFICE. KINDLY LET ME KNOW, AS TO MAKE THE FINAL ARRANGEMENTS TO THIS.
AND ALSO, ONCE THE DOCUMENTS OF APPROVALS IS RECEIVED TO YOUR FAVOUR, I WILL BE SENDING THE COPIES TO YOU, WHILE THE ORIGINALS WILL BE SENT TO THE BANK FOR THE FINAL ENDORSEMENT TO YOUR FAVOUR.
CALL ME WITH MY NUMBER 234-80-33100149.
He called me Philedolpus !!! Finally, someone fell for it !
DEAR Phil Parker,
THANKS FOR THE EFFORTS SO FAR, NOW, THE APPROVALS HAVE BEEN
RECEIVED, AS I HAVE THE DOCUMENTS OF APPROVALS TO YOUR FAVOUR WITH ME, PLEASE
I WILL BE SCANNING THE DOCUMENTS TO BE SENT TO YOU, AS THE ORIGINALS HAVE ALREADY
BEEN SENT TO THE BANK ON YOUR BEHALF.
NOW, YOU SHOULD BE IN THE PAYMENT OFFICE IN AMSTERDAM -NETHERLAND. PLEASE GET BACK TO ME IMMEDIATELY, AS TO SEND THE DOCUMENTS AS COLLECTED ON YOUR BEHALF.
So it's the Netherlands again is it ? Apparently Amsterdam is suggested as the scammers want to take you out of your normal environment. Far better this way to bash you on the head and steal the money you will be carrying - I know it hasn't been mentioned yet but it will be. I think I'll try and get him back to Nigeria. If this fails, Spain or Switzerland as suggested in the previous mail might be better still.
Thank you. I look forward to receiving the documents. I assume that you now want me to visit Amsterdam payment office ? Why Amsterdam ? I thought I was coming to meet you in Nigeria. I have been looking forward to this journay as Nigeria is somewhere I have never been before, whereas my business dealings take me to Amsterdam 2 or 3 times a month so I know the city very well.
Still, if you let me know the address of the office, I'll drop in next time I am passing which should be in a couple of days.
Oh, how rotten am I. He doesn't want to hear I know my way around Amsterdam does he ?
DEAR Phil Parker,
THANKS FOR THE EMAIL SENT TO ME, AS I WAS HAPPY HEARING FROM
YOU, AND WILL
SOON BE CALLING YOUR NUMBER, AS TO TALK WITH YOU OVER THE PHONE, NOW, I AM
ASSURING YOU FURTHER, THAT YOU SHOULD NOT FEAR OR PANIC AS REGARDS TO YOUR
SAFETY, AS EVERYBODIES INTEREST IS HIGHLY PROTECTED, MEANWHILE, YOU SHOULD
BE EXPECTING THE CALL OF THE PAYMENT OFFICE FROM AMSTERDAM, AS THEY WILL
CONTACT YOU EITHER ON THE PHONE OR BY EMAIL, AS TO LET YOU KNOW WHEN TO BE
THERE IN AMSTERDAM FOR THE FINAL CONCLUSION OF THIS TRANSFER.
SECONDLY, REMEMBER ALSO, THAT YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO MAKE A PAYMENT OF
8,900$ CASH TO THEM THERE IN THE OFFICE FOR STAMP/HANDLING FEES, I WILL BE
SCANNING THE APPROVAL TO BE SENT TO YOU, FOR YOU TO HAVE A COPY, AS THE
ORIGINALS HAVE BEEN ALL SENT TO THE BANK HERE, PLEASE I GIVE YOU EVERY
ASSURANCE THAT YOU SHOULD NOT FEAR OR PANIC, AS THIS IS FOR REAL AND ALSO
MR PASCAL IBE.
I told you ! - $8900 in cash ! Is Amsterdam full of people
carrying briefcases full of lolly around with them ? Are they all stupid ? Bet
they all have big bumps on thier head very shortly after leaving the airport.
Anyway, I waited a few days and heard nothing.
Where are these mythical documents ? You have been promising them
for a week
now but I see no sign.
Is this deal still going ahead or are you trying to mess me around
out ? If you are I may have to see what contacts I have in Nigeria and send
them to come and have a "chat" with you.
I think I've been dumped by a scammer ! This mail bounced back
warning me delivery had been delayed. I suspect Pascal has been found out and
done a runner. For those who are interested, his web address BankersMail.com
was registered by:
222 West Walnut Ave. Suite B
PHONE: 3103223458 (FAX) 8014576747
Bet they make a nice living renting web space and names to thieving scum like Pascal.