The Great Nigerian Internet Scam
and the fun you can have with it

Some e-mails are sooo heart rending

Dear sir,

As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because, I believe everyone will die someday.

My name is Saeed Ahmed a merchant in Dubai, in the U.A.E.I have been diagnosed with Esophageal cancer .

It has defiled all forms of medical treatment, and right now I have only about a few months to live, according to medical experts.

I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone(not even myself)but my business. Though I am very rich, I was never generous, I was always hostile to people and only focused on my business as that was the only thing I cared for. But now I regret all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world.

I believe when God gives me a second chance to come to this world I would live my life a different way from how I have lived it. Now that God has called me, I have willed and given most of my property and assets to my immediate and extended family members as well as a few close friends.

I want God to be merciful to me and accept my soul so, I have decided to give also to charity organizations, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth. So far, I have distributed money to some charity organizations in the U.A.E, Algeria and Malaysia. Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this myself anymore.

I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and distribute the money which I have there to charity organization in Bulgaria and Pakistan, they refused and kept the money to themselves. Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be contended with what I have left for them.

The last of my money which no one knows of is the huge cash deposit of eighteen million dollars $18,000,000,00 that I have with a finance/Security Company abroad. I will want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatched it to charity organizations.

I have set aside 10% for you and for your time. Please mail directly to my personal email address which is saeedahmed23401@mail2uae.com
God be with you.

Saeed Ahmed.
E-Mail Address:saeedahmed23401@mail2uae.com

Better be quick then before this one drops off the twig. Amazing how many people there are out there who have loads of money and a short time to live. Strange how they all seem to e-mail me.

Ahmed

I cannot refuse a fellow human being who is in such great need as you are. Just tell me what you need me to do and I will do my best to assist you in your final hours.

Don't worry, you will be able to reach your maker having done much good.

Thanks

How kind am I ?

Dear Friend,
I am most grateful for your mail, and I seize this opportunity to thank you for coming to my rescue and to also let you know that this transaction is a straight forward and legal transaction. I am somebody with a conscience. If this transaction was in any way illegal, I would tell you straight away so that you know what is i nvolved and decide for yourself.But it is not like that at all, and you will ater see and understand that. I hope you were not too embarrassed by my first email to you since you do not know me. I had no option since my immediate and extended family in and outside Dubai refused to distribute my funds because they want to keep it to themselves. I didn't know how to move the funds out and dispatched it to charity organizations, so I resulted to putting fate to test and making a random contact. I got your email address from the web email directory and decided to introduce I plight and this transaction. I am communicating with only you at this moment with regards to this transaction. And I would not have any cause to do otherwise, except you state your intention to withdraw your assistance. Just like I stated in my first mail to you, this fund is presently in a private security and holding firm in The Netherlands. I cannot claim these funds myself as a result of my illness,

(1) I am under going medical treatment. It has defiled all forms of medicine, and right now I have only about a few months to live, according to medical experts

(2) I want God to be merciful to me and accept my soul and so, I have decided to give alms to charity organizations and churches, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth It is for this reasons I am seeking for your assistance to stand as the beneficiary to the fund and retrieve it on my behalf and dispatched it to charity organizations All the necessary documents required to get the Funds out of the security firm are in my possession and I will be sending them to you after we must have come to a conclusion and reached anagreement. Not before.

I need you to give me your words that you will be very honest and straight forward with me when the money gets to you, So long as you can execute this transaction
successfully and help me dispatched it to charity organizations.
Thus, I would need you to get back to me on the following issues,
(1) That you are in a position to be trusted as a God fearing person with such a large amount of fund and dispatched it to charity organization.
(2) That you ready to sign a letter of guarantee with a reputable lawyer on behalf of me due to my health problem, clearly stating the terms of this transaction, including your percentages and dispatching the remaining funds to charity organizations, as the lawyer will be a living witness that you fulfill your promise of dispatching my funds to charity organizations so that I am assured that the money would be safe in your hands even when am at the gate.
(3) That you are willing to contact the security company to discuss the terms of releasing the funds
(4) That you fully understand this transaction up to this stage and you are ready to proceed under these terms. As soon as I receive your reply that you are ready to
proceed under these terms, then I will furnish you with all details including the company and a reputable lawyer's details for the secure of the release of my fund and disposure to the charities.I also want you to note that i will be responsible for the finacing of this whole project. But if you have any questions up to this stage, please ask and I will be more than happy to respond to them.And I will also send you all the necessary documentations to conclude this transaction and the security company details as mylife is too short. .

Thanks for your mail, your mail has relieved me and I pray to almighty GOD with his infinite mercy to reward you. I believe when God gives me a second chance to come to this world I would live my life a different way from how I have lived it now. I want you to pray for me so that God would forgive me and be merciful to me and accept mysoul Bellow are my pictures.
May Allah bless you as you assist me with this great task,
Saeed Ahmed.

So you are lying on your deathbed and yet you still have the strength to write a lengthy set of demands and conditions. I can't even summon up the energy to read them properly and I'm fit and well !

Saeed.

Although your requests seem a bit odd to me, I expect this is because this is the largest transaction I have ever delt with. However as an estate agent, I am sure I can rise the challenge. Please supply me with the details of those I need to contact and I will make it my lifes work to honour your wishes.

This is very exciting as chances like this do not come along very often. I look forward to all the good I can do with the money. Have no fear my friend, your life will bring much joy and goodness into this world.


Well I might as well claim to be the devil in red braces if I'm going to take part on this deal.

Dear Friend,
Thanks for accepting my wish.
Please note that it is very necessary that you have a power of attorney that will empower you to carry out my wish.
His name is Barrister Peter Perez
E-mail Address:peterperez001@yahoo.com
Telephone number: +31 616128270
Please endeavour to contact the lawyer.
My warm regards to your family,

Saeed.

Time to get in touch with a "lawyer" ? Looks like things are really moving, you don't normally get to speak to the "lawyer" for several e-mails. I guess I must have passed the initial check and am ready to be milked for money. Here goes...

Peter

I understand I need to talk to you about a transaction I am working on with Saeed Ahmed. You will be arranging power of attorney for me ?

Yours sincerely

P

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I don't know what you think you are supposed to be doing but lets get going shall we.

ATTN:SIR
FROM:BARR.PETER PEREZ
VLENHEIM TOWER
WESTERDOKSDIJK 70
1517 AE AMSTERDAM,
NETHERLANDS.

DATE:15/6/2004
DEAR SIR,
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL.
I AM VERY SORRY FOR THE PROBLEM FAXING YOUR DOCUMENTS.
PLEASE KINDLY FAX TO THIS NUMBER +31-206002446.
I WILL RECIEVE ALL THE DOCUMENTS AND START PROCESSING YOUR POWER OF ATTORNEY.
PLEASE DO CALL ME FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION ON MY DIRECT TELEPHONE NUMBER WHICH IS +31-616128270.

I AWAIT TO HEAR FROM YOU.

YOUR SINCERELY,
PETER PEREZ

Oh please get a caps lock key and SWITCH IT OFF !!!

Peter

I am still having difficulty with either of your fax numbers. All I get is number unobtainable or someone talking on the line.

Can you e-mail the documents ? I will be away from my landlines for a few days but still able to pick up e-mail.

Thanks

and if you don't e-mail I can't post it to the web can I ?

ATTN:Phil Parker

FROM:BARRISTER PETER PEREZ
DATE:18/06/2004
SIR,
I ACKNOWLEDGE THE RECEIPT OF YOUR MAIL.
IN RESPONSE TO THIS MAIL,I INFORM YOU THAT
THE MAGNITUDE OF WORK WHICH I WILL BE FACING AS
REGARDS PREPARING THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION FOR YOUR
TRANSACTION IS A BIG TASK.
OWING TO THIS,I REQUIRE THAT YOU FURNISH ME WITH THE
FOLLOWING DETAILS:
1.YOUR FULL NAMES AS IT APPEARS ON ANY FORM OF
INTERNATIONALLY ACCEPTED IDENTIFICATION
e.g(international passport,drivers license)
2.YOUR PRESENT CONTACT ADDRESS(not p.o.box)
IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU WILL BE
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PAYMENT OF MY LEGAL CHARGES WHICH
AMOUNTS TO A TOTAL OF EURO 2,250.PAYMENT CAN BE MADE
VIA WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER USING THE DETAILS

BELOW:
RECEIVERS NAME:PAUL ADAMS
RECEIVERS ADDRESS:VLENHEIM TOWER WESTERDOKSDIJK 70
1517 AE AMSTERDAM,NETHERLANDS.

AFTER YOU MUST HAVE MADE THE PAYMENT,YOU ARE ADVISED
TO FORWARD TO ME THE DETAILS OF PAYMENT VIA
EMAIL.THIS SHOULD INCLUDE THE MONEY TRANSFER CONTROL
NUMBER,TEST QUESTION AND ANSWER USED FOR THE
TRANSFER,SENDERS NAME AND ADDRESS AND AMOUNT SENT.UPON
MY RECEIPT OF THESE INFORMATION,I WILL IMMEDIATELY
START WORK IN YOUR FAVOUR.
ENDEAVOUR TO REACH ME ON TELEPHONE NUMBER +31 616128270 FOR FURTHER CLARIFICATION.
YOURS SINCERELY,
BARRISTER PETER PEREZ .

Wow, Peter will be undertaking "a magnatude of work" for me. That is good of him. Must be a lot of work considering the cost. I wonder what it is ?

Peter

Thank you for your message.

As requested:
Full name: Philedelphus Stewpot Parker
Address: 20-22 Cheapside, Wakefield, W Yorkshire, WF1 2TF
Telephone: 0723 291221

I have also prepared payment for transfer, however I would appreciate a full breakdown of costs before sending the money. With the sums we will be dealing with I plan to keep a close check on where every penny is going. I am sure you appreciate the need to make sure all transactions are completely "above board".

Obviously it is preposterous that an estate agent would want to keep everything above board but I might as well see if they are prepared for this.

FROM:BARR.PETER PEREZ
Lawyers letter VLENHEIM TOWER
WESTERDOKSDIJK 70
1517 AE AMSTERDAM,
NETHERLANDS.

DATE:21/6/2004
DEAR SIR,
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL DATED 19/6/2004,I HAVE ATTACHED THE BILL.
KINDLY VIEW THE BILL AND GET BACK TO ME,
SO I CAN STARTED PROCESSING THE POWER OF ATTORNEY.
YOUR'S SINCERELY,

BARRISTER PETER PEREZ.

Well, they do prepare the documentation. It's not very good but it's there. Not much of a breakdown of costs, but that's lawyers for you. I suppose I better pay up.

Peter

Thank you for the breakdown of costs. It all seems to be in order so I have transfered the money by Western Union transfer as requested. This should enable you start the legal process.

A copy of the tranfer reciept is attached to this mail as requested. I'm sorry about the poor quality of the scan but I hope it is ledgible.

P

These guys aren't the only ones who can make fake documentation. I simply knocked something up in Word with a logo nicked from the Western Union web site. Print it out, scan it in and e-mail the result. I wanted it to be poor quality to avoid suspicion as they might not be able to make a convincing forgery but they might be able to spot one and then they wouldn't play any longer.

FROM:BARR.PETER PEREZ
VLENHEIM TOWER
WESTERDOKSDIJK 70
1517 AE AMSTERDAM,
NETHERLANDS.

DATE:28/6/2004
DEAR SIR,
GOOD DAY.

I RECIEVED YOUR MAIL DATED 27TH OF JUNE 2004.

STATING YOU HAVE MADE WESTERN UNION PAYMENT OF 2250 EUROS FOR THE POWER OF ATTORNEY.

KINDLY PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION SO THAT THE COMPANY ACCOUNTANT CAN WITHDRAW THE MONEY FROM WESTERN UNION OFFICE.

(1) MTCN CODE OR NUMBER

(2)TEST QUESTION OR ANSWER.

THE TELEPHONE NUMBER YOU PROVIDE IS ON REACHABLE.

I AWAIT TO HEAR FROM YOU.

YOUR'S SINCERELY,

BARRISTER PETER PEREZ.

Goodie. If I had known about Western Union transfers I would know about MTCN numbers. I just hope I can guess a sensible one.

Peter

Sorry, I was told to send these seperatly for security reasons

MTCN: WA11Y/EJITT

Security question: Why did the chicken cross the road.
Security Answer: To get to the other side

Telephone: 0237 873564

I look forward to hearing from you. How soon will you be able to expidite the transfer ?



I know it's an old joke but why not ? These muppets won't spot it anyway.

Dear Parker,
Thanks for your mail.
I recieved a mail from the lawyer stating that the control code is suppose to be in figures,that is the MTCN code is in ten figures.
He said that he has not collected the fee from the western union office that you should verify from your bank.
Please do confirm from the bank if the fee has been collected.
I await to hear from you.
My warm regards to your family,

Best Regards,
Saeed Ahmed.

Oooops, Saeeds back. Must mean the "lawyer" thinks I'm not completely legit. The management structure in the scam gangs is quite interesting. I wonder how you get promoted from junior ned scammer to senior scam-man writing lawyer letters ?

Saeed

I have checked with the bank and the Western Union office. The money has definitly been collected. Someone has stolen from me and I want to know who it is !

The Western Union office confirm that the MTCN code I have been given is correct. They say they use a mixture of figures and letters for security purposes.

Please investigate and reply as soon as possible.

Well I can't admit I made it up can I ?

Dear Parker,
Thanks for your mail.
I am very disappionted in your prank.
Never in the world have i heard of western union code like this.
Before my illness,I have done a lot of transfer for business yet not a western union code like that.
I have confirmed from the lawyer and even sent a mail to western union.
If you are not willing to fulfill my wish,please stop mailing me from hence forth.
Thanks a lot for your coperation.

Best Regards,
Saeed Ahmed.

Sorry, is he messing me around ? Accusing me of not being who I say I am ? What a cheek !

Prank !!!!!!!!!!

What the hell are you on about ?

I am the one who has lost money, not you !

Let me see this mail from Western Union or did it not really get sent ?

I am very angry about this. I can't afford to throw money away like this.

You won't like me when I am angry Saeed. I'll turn the caps lock key on...

Dear Parker,
Kindly reconfirm from your bank if any western union transfer was made.
Never in the history of western union they gave alphabet for their control number.
Kindly verify your transfer again.
Best Regards,
Saeed.

or I'll just get bored and go and do something else.

Update. I recived the following e-mail from Tyler Durden:

Hi - I came upon your page after doing a search on "saeed ahmed scam". I've
been emailing "Saeed" for about a month and a half now, just to get a laugh.
I knew he was a scam artist right away. His opening email has changed since
you last contacted him, but it's pretty much the same. He even signs his
name the same - "Saeed." Or "Saeed Ahmed.", both ending with the period.

Anyway, I was just amused to read your dealings with him. If you want, I can
send you what I have. I basically told him I was an old guy named Tyler
Durden who owned a soapmaking company. I managed to keep him going for a
while, and eventually told him I was lying and that I was a hitman who was
on the run. I just sent him what may be my final email to him, stating that
I know what he was trying to do and such.

Meanwhile, I emailed him from a different address, claiming to be a Father
in a church located in Colorado, USA. He emailed me once, then stopped.
Maybe he can only email one person at a time.

Okay - just wanted to tell you that Saeed is still up to no good.

Thanks to Tyler for agreeing I could post this mail. It just goes to show that these scammers are really busy with thier "job" !