Fleecing the Gullible: January 2006 Archives

January 24, 2006

Spam du Jour: GREETINGS IN THE NAME OF ALLAH

Nigeria: Today's attempt at extracting money from the religiously-impaired is unusual, with Muslims being the intended victims. Why the scammer should think that My Arab Gentleman is an appropriate form of address to someone with a Gaelic name is left as an exercise for the student of scamology.

Assallamu allaikum

My name is Fernandez Ramon i am a business man from south america living in Netherlands, untill recently i was the business partner of an arab merchant from Kuwait, recently my partner died in Mecca during the hadj

Before my partner died, we recently did a business deal together in Kuwaite and the profit and turnover of the business yeailded $17.000.000.00 ( seventeen Million United States Dollars) this money was transfered to a joint account that we openned together in a Bank here in Netherlands but due to the Hadj pilgrimage that was approaching my partner pleaded that we leave this money untill after the end of the hadj and this i agreed to.

When my partner deid at the Hadj, i was left with no choice but to look for the alternative of withdrawing the money and closing the account but the bank informed me that i have to provide a next of kin to stand as a beneficiary on behalf of my partner before i can clear this account.

What i want now is an arab gentleman with good records who can stand as a beneficiary on behalf of my late partner

Now i want to make it clear why i choose you, my partner's family are already in dispute over his properties that he left behind, and i know that if i disclose to them about this money they will also cause more problem for his family as his brothers are seizing all his belongings from his wife, my partner did not reveal to his family the nature of our business so no one knows about this money

If you are willing to co-operate with me i will share with you 60/40 when this funds is released, so let me know your opinion, and send me your Name, Age , Nationality, email address and telephone number, so that i can give you complete information on the proceedings

Please if you are not from am arab Nation do not bother to respond, the next of kin has to be Arabian.

Regards

Fernandez Ramon

January 20, 2006

Spam du Jour: The dubious and their relatives

Nigeria: What a day for scam messages! I've attracted the attention of the relatives of many notable people it seems, as well as the usual religious stuff. First in the spam trap was a message entitled Can you help me donate to Charity? purporting to be from Haji Abdul Rahman. Strangely, he seems to be suffering the identical problem to Harry Hakeem the other day. The notes are not identical, but his Eosophageal cancer has also defiled all forms of medical treatment. Then Mrs. Thelma Akhi found her way into the spam trap, with a religious plea, and strange interpretation of the Bible that Mrs.Angelina Ebony Lamin contacted me about last May.

But these people are nobodies, and their religious scams are mentioned only to give me an excuse to feature the others. First up, the scion of an extremely dubious character indeed:

I AM CHUCKY TAYLOR THE ELDEST SON OF FORMAL PRESIDENT OF LIBERIA MR CHARLES TAYLOR.MY FATHER WAS FORCED TO RESIGN AS THE PRESIDENT OF LIBERIA ON THE 11TH OF AUGUST 2003,WHO IS NOW IN EXILE.IT MIGHT BE A SURPRISE TO YOU HOW I GOT YOUR CONTACT ADDRESS,WELL I GOT IT FROM INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DIRECTORY.

Then, marked FOR YOUR URGENT ATTENTION was a missive allegedly from Mrs. Suha Arafat, which starts:

I am MRS. SUHA ARAFAT, the wife of late YASSER ARAFAT,the Palestinian leader who died recently in Paris. Since his death and even prior to the announcement, I have been thrown into a state of antagonism, confusion, humiliation, frustration and hopelessness by the present leadership of the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the new Prime Minister. I have even been subjected to physical and psychological torture.

As a widow that is so traumatized, I have lost confidence with everybody in the country at the moment.You view this website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3965541.stm.You must have heard over the media reports and the Internet on the discovery of some fund in my husband secret bank account and companies and the allegations of some huge sums of money deposited by my husband in my name of which I have refuses to disclose or give up to the corrupt Palestine Government.

In fact the total sum allegedly discovered by the Government so far is in the tune of about $6.5 Billion Dollars. And they are not relenting on their effort to make me poor for life. As you know, the Muslem community has no regards for woman, more importantly when the woman is from a Christian background, hence my desire for a foreign assistance.

But then I heard a chortle from Charlie's study. He forwarded what he'd received:

January 13, 2006

Spam du jour: PLEASE ENDEAVOUR TO USE THIS FOR THE CHILDREN OF GOD

Nigeria: Today's religious spam is interesting in that it asks me to support a dodgy Christian cult who now operate under another name. The bizarre language is fascinating too (It has defiled all forms of medical treatment), and it includes a classic trick found in many examples of this kind of scam—repeating the amount of money involved in block capitals.

From: Harry Hakeem <harry79hakeemqirr@netscape.net>

Dear Friend.

Good day and God bless you. I feel quite safe and satisfy dealing with you in this charity project.Though, this medium (Internet) has been greatly abused, I choose to reach you through it because it still remains the fastest, surest and most secured medium of communication. However, this correspondence is purely private, and it should be treated as such.

As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because, I believe everyone will die someday. My name is MR.HARRY HAKEEM, 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 alms 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 TWELVE MILLION DOLLARS $12,000,000,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 25% for you and for your time if you want to help me to collect this Funds and also invest this money.

N.B-PLEASE I WILL ADVICE YOU TO GIVE THE LAWYER IN CHARGE A CALL IN HOLLAND IMMEDIATELY, HE DOES EVERYTHING ON MY BEHALF AND HE'S VERY UNDERSTANDING AND I BELIEVE HE WILL LEAD YOU TO YOUR SUCCESS IN JESUS NAME AMEN.

Name: BARRISTER.RICHARD GORDON
Tel number: 0031630655043
Email: richardgordon79@netscape.net

Remain blessed in the name of the Lord.

Yours in Christ,

Mr.Harry Hakeem

January 5, 2006

Spam du Jour: FAITH OF DONATION

Nigeria: It's been a while, but today my spamtrap contained a wonderful religious scamming message.

From: Evang Mrs ..Monica Rogers....
SUBJECT: FAITH OF DONATION
Beloved In Christ,

PLEASE ENDEAVOUR TO USE IT FOR GOD.
Calvary greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I am Evangelist ..Monica Rogers..........., a widow to Late....Chief Paul Rogers....... I am 61 years old; I am now a new Christian convert, suffering from long time cancer of the breast. From all indications, my condition is really deteriorating and is quite obvious that I may not live more than six months, because the cancer stage has gotten to a very severe stage.

My late husband was killed during the Gulf war, and during the period of our marriage we had a son who was also killed in a cold blood during the Gulf war. My late husband was very wealthy and after his death, I inherited all his business and wealth. My personal physician told me that I may not live for more than six months and I am so scared about this. So, I now decided to divide part of this wealth, by contributing to the development of evangelism in Africa, America, Europe and Asian Countries.

I selected you after visiting the website for this purpose and prayed over it, I am willing to donate the sum of $6.000,000.00 Million US Dollars to the motherless baby homes, needy, poor, charity homes and widows too. Please note that, this fund is lying with the Central Bank of Nigeria therefore my lawyer will file an immediate application for the transfer of the money in the name of your ministry. Please, do not reply me if you have the intention of using this fund for personal use other than enhancement of evangelism.

Lastly, I want you to be praying for me as regards my entire life and my health because I have come to find out since my spiritual birth lately that wealth acquisition without Jesus Christ in one's life is vanity upon vanity. If you have to die says the Lord, keep fit and I will give you the crown of life. May the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the sweet fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you. I await your urgent reply.

Yours in Christ

Evangelist ...Monica Rogers.........

The phrase calvary greetings is an odd one, which I've only ever encountered in an earlier scam message.

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