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Posted: 10/21/2004 12:54:43 PM EST
From: "jabbar sadiq" <sadiqja@hotmail.com>
Subject: URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 11:04:05 +0000

FROM THE DESK OF MR. SADIQ BADO.
MANAGER FOREING REMITTANCE DEPT.
AFRICA DEVELOPMENT BANK
OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA FASO
WEST AFRICA

ATTENTION:

DEAR SIR,

I AM SADIQ THE MANAGER OF FOREING REMITANCE DEPT. AFRICA DEVELOPMENT
BANK OUAGAGOUGOU BURKINA FASO. WITH DUE RESPECT AND REGARD I HAVE
DECIDED TO
CONTACT YOU ON A BUSINESS TRANSACTION THAT WILL BE BENEFICIAL TO BOTH
OF
US AT THE END OF THE TRANSACTION.
IN MY DEPARTMENT WE DISCOVERED AN ABANDONED SUM OF $ 15.5M DOLLARS (
FIFTEEN
MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND US DOLLARS) IN AN ACCOUNT THAT BELONGS
TO ONE
OF OUR FORIENGN CUSTOMER WHO DIED ON NOVEMBER 14TH 2000 IN A PLANE
CRASH AND
THE FUND HAS BEEN DORMAT IN HIS ACCOUNT WITH THIS BANK WITHOUT ANY
CLAIM OF
FUND.

SINCE WE GOT INFORMATION ABOUT HIS DEATH, THE BANK HAS BEEN EXPECTIG
HIS
NEXT OF KIN TO COME DOWN AND CLAIM HIS MONEY BECAUSE BANK CANNOT
RELEASE
IT UNLESS SOMEBODY APPLIES FOR IT AS NEXT OF KIN OR RELATION TO THE
DECEASED AS INDICATED IN OUR BANKING PRINCIPLES.

IT IS THEREFORE UPON THIS DISCOVERY THAT I HAVE DECIDED TO MAKE THIS
BUSINESS PROPOSAL TO YOU SO THAT THE BANH WILL RELEASE THE MONEY TO YOU
AS
THE NEXT OF KIN OR RELATION TO THE DECEASED FOR SAFETY AND SUBSEQUENT
DISBURSEMENT SINCE NOBODY IS COMING FOR IT AND WE DON’T WANT THIS MONEY
TO
GO INTO THE BANK TREASURY AS UNCLAIMED BILL.

THE BANKING LAW AND GUIDELINES HERE STIPULATES THAT IF SUCH MONEY
REMAINED
UNCLAIMED AFTER FIVE YEARS, THE MONEY WILL BE. TRANSFERRED INTO THE
BANK
TREASURY AS UNCLAIMED FUND. THE REQUEST OF FOREIGNER AS NEXT OF KIN KIN
IN
THIS BUSINESS IS OCCASIONED BY THE FACT THAT THE CUSTOMER WAS A
FOREIGWER
AND A BURKINABE CANNOT STAND AS NEXT OF KIN TO A FOREIGNER.

IN THIS TRANSACTION (30 PERCENT ) OF THIS MONEY WILL BE FOR YOU AS
FOREIGN PARTNER, IN RESPECT TO THE PROVISION OF A FOREIGN ACCOUNT (10
PERCENT) WILL BE SET ASIDE FOR EXPENSES INCURED DURING THE BUSINESS AND
(60
PERCENT)WOULD BE FOR ME. THERE AFTER I WILL VISIT YOUR COUNTRY FOR
DISBURSEMENT ACCORDING TO THE PERCENTAGE INDICATED.

THEREFORE TO ENABLE THE IMMEDIATE TRANSFER OF THIS FUND TO YOU AS
ARRANGED,
YOU MUST APPLY FIRST TO THE BANK AS RELATION OR NEXT OF KIN OF THE
DECEAASED
INDICATING YOUR BANK NAME, YOUR BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER, YOUR TELEPHONE AND
FAX
NUMBER FOR EASY AND EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION AND LOCATION WHERE THE
MONEY
WILL BE REMMITTED.

UPON RECEIPT OF YOUR REPLY, I WILL SEND TO YOU BY FAX OR MAIL THE TEXT
OF
THE APPLICATION. I WILL NOT FAIL TO BRING TO YOUR NOTICE THAT THIS
TRANSACTION IS RISK FREE AND THAT YOU SHOULD NOT ENTERTAIN ANY ATOM OF
FEAR AS ALL ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE FOR THE TRANSFER .

YOU SHOULD CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE THIS MESSAGE .


YOURS FAITHFULLY
MR. BADO.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 12:57:28 PM EST
Sounds like a great deal...
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 12:59:11 PM EST
You guys have all the luck. Someday I hope to get that offer. Maybe you could forward it to me?
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 1:03:43 PM EST
I can vouch for Sadiq. Wire him some money today...I would if I were you.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 1:06:40 PM EST
Sadiq's a stand up guy, give him what he asks for. There's your cash cow!
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 1:11:54 PM EST
I heard him talk the other day and he said he has a plan! I wish he woudl run for President...
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 1:12:26 PM EST
Underwear and shoes come to mind...

CW
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 1:12:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By WizardOfAhs:
Sadiq's a stand up guy, give him what he asks for. There's your cash cow!



+1
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 1:13:34 PM EST
I got an email similar to that a while back. I deleted it immediately. If i don't know the person or company it's from, it gets deleted. Too many viruses and dumbasses out there.

Link Posted: 10/21/2004 1:15:58 PM EST
There was a site where some guy conned these guys into posing talking into shoes and all sorts of crap. Said his real name was Al Bundy. Had these goofballs going for some time. It was pretty hilarious.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 1:17:55 PM EST
www.419eater.com and have a GREAT laugh. These guys are nothing but thieves...
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 1:29:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/21/2004 1:31:55 PM EST by RMac]

Originally Posted By 50cal:
There was a site where some guy conned these guys into posing talking into shoes and all sorts of crap. Said his real name was Al Bundy. Had these goofballs going for some time. It was pretty hilarious.



Here ya go. It's the first one, baiting Gloria

www.freewebs.com/lowbridge
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 1:33:48 PM EST
Why do they alwasy spell out the quantities like this: "$ 15.5M DOLLARS (
FIFTEEN MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND US DOLLARS)". I think every single Nigerian spam scam I've received does this. Are they all just copying from some original, primodial "spam zero", or are they doing market research on gullible, greedy marks?
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 1:34:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/21/2004 1:56:07 PM EST by Backstop]
I got one something like that a while back. I sent the guy an email, saying I'd like to send my attorney to meet with his attorneys so that the transfer of funds would be all legal. I asked him to send me $10K - which would cover the cost of my attorney's flight, etc. He could deduct the $10K from the amount he was giving me.

I never got a response.

I'll look and see if I saved my response.

EDIT: Yep, here it is. My memory failed re: the $10K - I wanted much more!

I use Hushmail for some things, and this is what I received in March. My response is below. And yes, my last name is Smith. Notice how it was addressed to Akiga, and not me? I also have received another junk email. Possibly later I'll post it with my reply.


Mr Gunik Akiga <gunik_akiga55@latinmail.com>
To: gunik_akiga55@latinmail.com, UNEXPECTED_DATA_AFTER_ADDRESS@.SYNTAX-ERROR.
Cc: Subject: Personal Contact.....
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 09:07:00 -0800
From Desk of Mr Gunik Akiga.
Deputy Director of World
House Securities Sarl.
Lome-Togo. Republic.
E-mail:gunik_akiga33@zwallet.com

Dear Smith.
am Mr Gunik Akiga Deputy Derector of World House Security Sarl....I am writing this letter to ask for your support and cooperation to carry out this business opportunity in my department.... I discovered an abandoned sum of $28,583,000.00 USD (Twenty Eight Million Five hundred and Eight Three Thousand United State Dollars Only) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers( Named! ENGINEER LIANG SHAIMING , A Chinese Citizens, who died along with his entire family, Wife and two children on January 31st of 2000 in a Plane crash....Alaska Airlines MD-83, that Crashed into Pacific Ocean NW of Malibu, CA, USA.

Since we heard of his death, we have been expecting his next-of-kin to come over and put claims for his money as the heir, because we cannot release the fund from his Security Vault, unless someone applies for claim as the next-of-kin to the deceased as indicated in our Security Company guidelines.Unfortunately, neither their family member nor distant relative has ever appeared to claim the said fund.

Upon this discovery, I have agreed to make business with you and release the total amount into your account as the heir of the fund since no one came for it or discovered he maintained account with our Security Company, otherwise the fund will be returned to the Security Company treasury as unclaimed fund.......I have agreed that our ratio of sharing will be as stated thus 30% for you as foreign partner,60% for me and 10% for the settlement of all local and foreign expences incurred by me and you during the course of this business.

My Dear Friend in good faith, Upon the successful completion of this transfer, I will come to your country and mind our share.....It is from my 60% I intend to import Agricultural Machineries into my country as a way of recycling the fund................ To commence this transaction, I require you to immediately indicate your interest by a return e-mail to enable me to send an Application Letter of claim to you which you will fill and submit it to the appropriate departments for necessary approvals before the transfer can be made.

Note also, this transaction must be kept Confidential And Risk Free from your side as a Foreigner. and all the necessary Documents which the security Management will demand from you in verifying what i want you to act for me, Is in my possession to forward it to you for the immediate commence of this transaction.
I look forward to receiving your prompt response.
Yours Turely,
Mr Gunik Akiga.
Note this is my Alternetive email address gunik_akiga33@zwallet.com) Thank you.
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My response:

To: Mr Gunik Akiga <gunik_akiga55@latinmail.com>
Cc: Subject: Re: Personal Contact.....
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2004 13:45:26 -0700
Mr Gunik Akiga,

I apologize for the late reply; I was out of the country on business.

How unfortunate the tragic death of Engineer Liang Shaiming and his family.
I certainly do appreciate your efforts at locating any heirs prior to
contacting me.

As Director of Securities, you are no doubt intimately familiar with
the complex international laws regarding the transfer of this large sum
of monies.

In order to protect my interests, I will need the following from you:

1. Verification of funds. Please provide me the name, address, telephone
number and account number of the financial institution where the funds
are maintained. My attorney will then verify that the funds are available.

2. Next, I will need the name, address and telephone number of your
corporate attorney.

3. I will provide your attorney with the information necessary to contact
my attorney.

4. I will then require an international cashier's check in the amount
of $25,000.00 (twenty-five thousand dollars). My attorney will provide
the transfer details. These funds will be a sign of good faith on your
part, and will be used to cover any miscellaneous expenses on my part.
These funds will also be used to send a representative from my organization
to meet personally with your representative in order to complete the
transfer of funds in a more formal manner. I always prefer face-to-face
meetings when dealing with such a lucrative event. Your $25,000.00 will
be returned to you upon the completion of our transactions.

I'm looking forward to our business partnership.

Sincerely,

Smith



Link Posted: 10/21/2004 1:36:30 PM EST
It's actually somewhat common to spell out large amounts of money in international trade. I think it's mostly to alleviate confusion from the Europeans using commas, instead of periods, to represent decimals.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 2:12:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/21/2004 2:13:27 PM EST by legalese77]

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