The Nigerian letters
The Nigerian letters receive the name because they supposedly originated in Nigeria. They have been around for a long time and if you use e-mail chance are you have already received versions of this scam. In the few days before the re-launch of the SIPA website the following were received in personal e-mail.
The regulators and the RCMP are fully aware of these scams and have issued warnings to alert unwary investors. However it seems a few people have been tempted by these "opportunities" to gain millions of dollars and have lost the money they put up for initial expenses to facilitate the transfer.
From Richard and Nina - children of the late Chief Vincent R. Kamara
----- Original Message -----
From: richard kamara
Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 5:25 AM
Subject: FROM RICHARD AND NINA
ABIDJAN COTE D'IVOIRE
We are the children of late former Director of
finance, Chief Vincent R. Kamara Sierra-Leone diamond
and mining corporation. We must confess our agitation is real, and our words is our bond, in this proposal. Our late father diverted this money meant for purchase of ammunition, for our country, during the civil war in our country, now he had deposited the money with
a bank in Abidjan, where we are now residing under political asylum.
Our mother died of heart attack few months after the death of our father.I am 21 years old and Nina my younger sister is 17 years old. Now the war in my country is over with the help of ECOMOG soldiers,
the present government of Sierra Leone has revoked the passport of all officers who served under the former regime and now ask countries to expel such person at the same time freeze their account and confisicate their asset,it is on this note that we are contacting
you, all we needed from you is to furnish us with your bank particulars:
1) Account name,
2) Account number
3) Bank address, telephone and fax number
For you to assist us transfer this money into your
private bank account, the said amount is USD45Million.
we are compensating you with 25% of the total money
amount, now all our hope is on you and we really wants
to invest this money in your country, were their is
stability of Government, political and economic
welfare. Honestly we want you to believe that This
transaction is real and never a joke.
Our late father Chief Kamara left with us the photocopies of the certificate of deposit issued to him by the bank on the date of deposit, and he wanted to transfer this money with the assistance of a foreigner as the beneficiary of the fund, for you to be clarify because, we do not expose our selves to anybody we see, we believe that you are able to keep this transaction secret because this money
is our only hope, it is important.
Please contact us immediately you must have gone through this message ,feel free and make it urgent.
That is the reason why we offered you 25% of the total
money and 5% percent for local and international
expenses, and in case of any other necessary expenses
you might incure during this transaction.
N.B Try and negotiate for us some profitable blue cheep investment opportunities which is risky free which we can invest with this money when it is transferred to your account, personally we are
interested in estate management and hotel business. email us immediately you receive this message for more explanation. And promise us to be a father considering our situation and not to betray us.
Thanks and God bless,
From James Williams - son of the late Chief Philip Williams
----- Original Message -----
From: james williams
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2002 2:20 PM
It is my pleasure to write you after much
considerations I can not be able to see you face to
face at first.
Being the first son of my father late chief PHILIP
WILLIAMS, from Zulu in republic of South Africa. (SA).
My father was a limited liability cocoa and gold
merchant in South Africa before his untimely death.
After his business trip to Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire, to
negociate on a cocoa business a week after he came
back from Abidjan . He was assassinated with my mother
by unknown assassins . which my mother died ,
instantly , but my father died after five days in
hospital on that faithful afternoon. I didn't know
that my father was going to leave me after I had lost
my mother . But before he gave up the ghost , it was
as if he know he was going to die . He ,my father ,may
his soul rest in perfect peace ) disclose to me that
he deposited $ 25.5 ( twenty five million five hundred
thousand dollars ) in security and safe deposit
company in Abidjan , Côte d'Ivoire.
That the money was meant for his cocoa business he
wanted to invest in Abidjan , Côte d'Ivoire through,
according to my father he deposited the money in a
trunk box, but declared it as ivory , and family
belonging for the security reasons. He single handed
me the key of the box and certificate of deposit and
agreement certificate , and instructed me to seek for
a foreign assistant who will help me to move it out
from the security and safe deposit company for a life
time investment abroad . Now , I have succeeded in
locating the security and safe deposit company here in
Abidjan , Côte d'Ivoire and also I confirmed the item
with most honest and confidentiality. Now I am
soliciting for your assistance to help me lift this
money out from Abidjan to your account abroad so that
we should invest it in any lucrative business in your
country , strictly in your advice , because this is my
only hope in life.
As I am awaiting anxiously to hear from you so that we
can discuss the modalities of this transaction . I
have mapped out for you 20% of the total fund which
stands for your commission for presenting a foreign
bank account where the money will be transferred to
and more so you shall benefit 5% of the monthly total
interest of the said venture.
Please if this proposal is acceptable to you kindly
contact me through the above email address
immediately for more information .
Please help me with good spirit .
Thanks for your kind attention and mutual
MR JAMES WILLIAMS.
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