Scams re-targeting those who have already been victimized
#2677 by benjamin Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:34 am

An information Search in our web revealed that you were involved in a
fraud scam by some Nigerian/Ghanaian and European fraudsters.

This is to notify you that we have been informed by the management of
western Union Money Transfer that alot of people have been engaged in
involving money and other valuables with fraudsters In western part of
Africa especially Nigeria/Ghana and Europe.

Your Details was Seized from one of the Suspected Fraudster Presently
In Our Custody.

Some of the Account that these Fraudsters use In Europe and Asia has
been Frozen with Millions of Dollars in Them.

One of the Fraudster was Apprehended in Gatwick Airport – united
kingdom, While attempting to Board a Flight to the United States of America
on the 23th of Dec.2007

The Sum of $1.000,000usd(One Million USD) was Recovered from the
Suspect and He Ascertained that you are the Actual owner of the funds.

With due respect to this, It may interest you to know that the INTERPOL
and is investigating this matter and we have a good report now.


#3149 by benjamin Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:01 am
Another one - the last two lines are a bit of a giveaway that it's not real (highlighted in red)
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2008 21:18:28 -0500



Attn. ,

My name is Mr. Von Gilberts. We are fraud investigating international police, attached with United Nations international police unit Cotonou. We cover West African country with my men. We discovered that you are among the list of foreigners that fell victims of fraudulent activities of some scam men here. From our investigation, we discovered that you have lost a lot of money, which included money borrowed from friends to fulfill your financial obligation with these criminals.

We discovered that alot of names have contacted you,and they claimed to be YOUR PARTNERS AND FRIENDS IN BUSINESS. They used your money to buy Estate here. Though they are now on the run,but they that might be writting you from hiding due to mobile internet services.

Please we want to know how much you send to them, to enable us include it in the money we are proposing to return to you immediately.They are the people that told you series of endless sweet good stories we gave you all these evidence to enable you know we have first class information of what you did with them, and we need your absolute cooperation to enable us recover your fund and send it back to you to enable you reposition your damaged financial life.

We have seized the properties of these men that were on the run, and have submitted their properties to government for auction sales to enable us recover your fund, but this will be possible if we hear from you,to enable us advise you on how to apply for recovery of your fund and if possible give us more details that will help us to arrest them. PLEASE DO NOT DISCLOSE THIS EMAIL TO THEM TO ENABLE US ARREST THEM.DO NOT INFORM THEM, JUST MAINTAIN REGULAR CORRESPONDENCE WITH US AND ALWAYS UPDATE ME ANYTIME THEY WRITE YOU.

Your reply to us is very important.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Yours faithfully,
Mr. Koffi Adams.
Chief inspector of crime and fraud Interpol.

Interpol is the world?s largest international police organization, with 186 member countries. Created in 1923, it facilitates cross-border police co-operation, and supports and assists all organizations, authorities and services whose mission is to prevent or combat international crime.

Interpol aims to facilitate international police co-operation even where diplomatic relations do not exist between particular countries. Action is taken within the limits of existing laws in different countries and in the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Interpols constitution prohibits any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character. Interpols Leadership The President of Interpol and the Secretary General work closely together in providing strong leadership and direction to the Organization,

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#3724 by benjamin Sun Jun 22, 2008 2:59 pm
This long and drawn out waffle could seem intimidating to some, but the spelling mistakes and free email accounts give it away as a poor attempt at pretending to be Interpol. Total rubbish - whatever it all means! I've highlighted the more obvious parts in red. Don't be taken in by waffle like this - no one will arrest you, it's an attempt to panic you into paying.
If you receive an email from an "official" investigative organisation, look for these things:
Spelling mistakes
Free web email accounts (yahoo, live, hotmail, gmail, sify, lawyer, rescueteam, financier...they are all free email domains)
The official sites and corresponding email domains are:
It's extremely unlikely that you would ever receive an email from the real organisation unless you approached them first.


"interpol police" <>
EMAIL- [email protected]



There is an operational financial intelligence unit (NFIU) domiciled in IPID positioned to facilitate the exchange of intelligence reports with other Fits around the world unencumbered. The NFIU has powers to collect, analyze and disseminate financial intelligence. The NFIU has deployed a pilot phase of its Information Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure. It is also establishing its operational procedures and building relationships with relevant authorities: law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and other stakeholders.

The cotonou Benin Republic FIU is the only central national body for the collection, analysis and dissemination of financial data relating to abandon project financing to all stakeholders.

The enforcement of the AML/CFT laws is mainly by the International Police Investigation Department know as (IPID)) in collaboration with other law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and the BENIN Customs Service (BCS). So far, our records have been modest. There are therefore precipitating grounds to remove BENIN from the FATF ‘shame list’ or at least accord it a ‘watch-list’ status at the next FATF Plenary.

I call on the leadership of GIABA to immediately swing into action. There is a lot of work to be done. You are actually behind. It is particularly gratifying that GIABA has come of age. The Authority of the Heads of States and Government of ECOWAS established it far back in 1999. Its Statutes was adopted in 2000. It was however not until January, 2005, its Statutory Officers were appointed. GIABA was initially conceived to eventually cater for the whole of Africa. In the intervening period between 1999 and 2005 several FATF-style regional bodies in Africa have sprung up: MENAFATF, etc. This tells you there has been some delays. It may not have been any fault of yours. But please, carry out your job with a sense of responsibility and urgency.

On this note, I wish to declare the Technical Commission Meeting of GIABA holding in Accra Ghana on the 3rd & 4th of May, 2005, open. I look forward to seeing you again on the 5th May, 2005 (aren't we just a little bit out of date here?). The FATF President, Jean – Louis Fort, has committed to be with us in Accra Ghana on that date.

Consquently therefore, We wish to inform you,with report tabled in our desk by OCEANIC BANK INTL PLC suited in Cotonon Benin Republic about your abandon fund worth of US35.5 Million United States Dollars the contractual fund above all you left your project allow the UNITED NATIONS which governorning the enitire institute in West African Sub Region.

Having stated that, with security report and our stragies of getting people like you, We are Therefore give you 48 hours from today to reverse this issue or finalize your abandon project/transaction you have with your paying Bank Oceanic Bank Intl Plc Cotonou Benin Republic or you will face the law behind this/ police warrant.We advice to make a speed contact to this Bank with contact information below:

1, Contact Name:Mrs. Benedicta Ueme Kporo
2, Email Adress

Finally,Above International Police Investigation, Advice you as soon as you read this mail,Kindly contact Oceanic Bank Intl Plc Cotonou Benin Republic failure to do so we are going to take this case to your country with your full information that is with us now make sure that you are arrested by police law.

#311298 by UnknownDC Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:36 am
Was just wondering if this was fake:

Hello mr DC
This is an email to warn you to act within 48 hours this is a case brought from Canada to us for alomost a month,There is an hotel by the name First gloria hotel they claim you owe them for services involving a client of theirs named Sherisa.
You are advised to pay them the sum of $700 we repeat within 48 hours or be ready to face serious legal action.

Get back to us within 12 hours the local police in your town has been informed of the allleagations put up against you

And the email [email protected]

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