This is just one type of the thousands
of scam e-mail variants
sent out each day by 419 scammers. If you've received an e-mail even
remotely similar to the scam published here or if you have
arrived at this page via an internet search resulting from an e-mail
that you received, YOU
HAVE RECEIVED A SCAM E-MAIL!
Mr. Salif Ousmane
This is an internet
scam! DO NOT
send these scammers money for any reason.
[ BEGIN SCAM E-MAIL ]
From: salif ousmane <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: TREAT AS URGENT.
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2009 19:00:58 +0900 (JST) (06:00 EDT)
Mr. Salif Ousmane.
Bill and Exchange Manager,
Groupe Bank of Africa (B.O.A).
Abidjan Cote D'Ivoire - West Africa.
My private telephone number +22548834401.
am Mr. Salif Ousmane, Bill and Exchange Manager Groupe Bank of Africa
(B.OA) Abidjan Cote D'Ivoire. I am writing following an opportunity in
my office that will be of immense benefit to both of us.
department we discovered an abandoned sum of USD$20.5million Dollars
Sterling (Twenty million five hundred thousand US Dollars) in an
account that belongs to one of our foreign customers Late Mr. Andreas
Schranner, an German who unfortunately lost his life in the plane
including his entire family. You shall read more about the crash on
visiting this site;
we got information about his death, we have been expecting his
next of kin or relatives to come over and claim his money because we
cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or
relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines.
I learnt that his supposed next of kin being his only daughter died
along with him in the plane crash leaving nobody with the knowledge of
this fund behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery
that I and two other officials in this department now decided to make
business with you and release the money to you as the next of kin or
beneficiary of the funds for safety keeping and subsequent disbursement
since nobody is coming for it and we don't want this money to go back
into Government treasury as unclaimed bill.
We agreed that 35%
of this money will be for you as foreign partner, while the balance
will be for me and my colleagues. I will visit your country for the
disbursement according to the percentages indicated above once this
money gets into your account. Please be honest to me and trust is our
watchword in this transaction.
Note this transaction is
confidential and risk free. As soon as you receive this mail you should
contact me by return mail. Please note that all necessary arrangement
for the smooth release of these funds to you has been finalised. We
will discuss much in details when I do receive your
Please if you are interested in this project contact me for further directives.
Mr. Salif Ousmane,
Pls. Call me +22548834401.
[ END SCAM E-MAIL ]
It's important to note that
any real people and / or legitimate
organizations whose actual names or other details appear in
these scam e-mails have absolutely no
with this scam!
Scammers never use their real
They frequently take on the identity of real people to help make themselves and their scam appear legitimate.
This is just a small sampling of the
many hundreds of advance fee fraud e-mails received each day here at
headquarters. It is 100% pure B.S. Purity Guaranteed!
There are many different types of 419 scam (examples)
but they all promise you something (fortune, job with salary /
low-interest loan, lottery prize,
bargain gold dust / diamonds,
work visa, etc.) in return
for a small 'fee' or some kind of remittance. Of course, there is no
fortune, no job, no loan, no prize to be had. It's just a ploy to get
willingly send them money.
If you receive one of these scam mails, simply delete it as you would any other spam mails.
To see what this site is really all about, visit The Games