A new twist on the Nigerian scam

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A new twist on the Nigerian scam

Post by Interon 2.0 »

Same concept, dead rich guy, money in some account, try to get yourself a piece of it...

All of the e-mail is in bold.


From: Barrister Jonah Baker (Esq).
Douglas & Associates
Solicitors, Corporate & Property
Consultants
South Africa.

Dear Friend,

I hope this meets you in good health. My name is Jonah Baker Esq. a legal
practitioner and Attorney to late Mr. Ziya Bazhayev who died in the plane crash of
Yak-40 jetliner on March 9, 2000. You may follow the Link below to read about the
Plane Crash my client lost his life:

http://www.amarillonet.com/stories/0315 ... .001.shtml &

http://news.1chinastar.com/ll/english/61934.shtml

My late client was an influential wealthy businessman, a Russian Contractor in my
Country and a Russian big time Oil dealer and the Principal owner of Oil Alliance
Company and he left behind a deposit of Twelve Million, Two Hundred Thousand United
States Dollar ($12,200,000.00USD) in his domiciliary bank account in a commercial
bank here in South Africa Which is one of the main reasons it has been very important
to locate his next of kin. I have employed every method to locate any of my clients
extended relatives but this exercise has proved unsuccessful.

After the death of my client his bankers contacted me, as his Attorney to provide his
next of kin who should inherit his fortune. The board of directors of his bank
adopted a resolution and I was mandated to provide his next of kin for the payment of
this money or forfeit the money to the bank as an abandoned Estate. The bankers had
planned to invoke a clause in the property Act, to confiscate the funds after the
expiration of a period given to me.

Despairing and at the point of desperation, I came across your contact, while trying
to locate documentation's regarding possible relatives of my client in his country of
origin. Convinced that you may be able to act in locus for my late client as his next
of kin, I therefore, decided to contact you with these facts before me because of the
status quo. By virtue of my brief and my closeness to the deceased, I am very much
aware of my client's financial standing and the bank account he operates here in my c
ountry.

I have reasoned very professionally and I feel it will be legally proper to present
you as the next of kin of my deceased client and the sole beneficiary of his estate,
so that you are be paid the funds left in his bank account, hence I contacted you. I
seek your consent to present you as the Next of Kin; the bank needs only the facts as
presented legally. The rest is between you and I and with my guide we can have the
money paid into your account, once this is done we shall both share the funds. 50% to
me and 40% to you, while 10% should be for Expenses or Taxes as your Government may
require, I shall assemble all the necessary Legal Documents that will be used to back
up our claim.

All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through I
guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect
you from any Breach of law. Please get in touch with me.

Best Regards,

Jonah Baker (Esq).


Just thought I'd let you guys know just in case you get this in your e-mail. :)
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Post by Amro »

Hey, I know that russian guy! Give me the money!

No seriously, I thought the Nigerian 419 was dead... BTW did YOU Get this?
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Post by Interon 2.0 »

Yes indeed. I got it in my old college e-mail account.
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I get these all the time...
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Post by Wally »

hey I always get these bloody emails..
Want some?

I even had the courage to report them to victoria police via email .
But i havent got anything back
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Post by Interon 2.0 »

This is the first time I ever received a Nigeria-type scam through e-mail. And I was quite careless with that college account.
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Post by Amro »

I've never received a single e-mail like this... If I have, I deleted it without opening it. What's weird, some people actually fall for this... I heard a guy was killed in Nigeria.
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Post by Interon 2.0 »

Well Africa is somewhat of a warzone anyway, so it wouldn't take much for anyone to die there per se.

But anyhow, I'm amazed at how darn successful and prolonged this type of scam is. I wonder how many ever get caught...
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Post by Amro »

I've read about it in a book. Apparently, a lot of people fell for it...
so it wouldn't take much for anyone to die there
He went there to finish a transaction, it makes sense that he was murdered.[/quote]
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me to

Post by shaunj »

a friend of mine, actually a fellow game creator got an e mail like that one, i just dont beleive it, when he showed it to me, i tought it was legit.
Just shows you. :shame: :shame: :shame: [/img]
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Post by Zaelok »

Ya I tend to just delete anything that isn't from a game I downloaded, contact or something else that I remember having signed up for. I just wonder why people bother doing this.. It's easyer to make alot of money just useing an online business and then no one else has to suffer.. It's realy quite pathetic.
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I don't get it: What the hell do they gain from you except a reply (and they already have your Email address)?

Unless they ask for credit card numbers in a counter-reply.
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Post by Zaelok »

Well this one my freind fell for (*Sigh* idiot...) he clicked the link and instantly le hackage accured.. In other words it hacked his comp and managed to find anything he'd bought or pretty much done at all.. so it was easy for it to attain credit card information etc. So todays lesson kids 'don't be an idiot!'.
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Post by Dosser »

Ahhhh, the innocent looking links :D

That one is clever.
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