You'll notice here that the scammer has sent the email with one email address - [email protected] but has engineered the message so that replies go to [email protected]. In all liklihood a response to this scam would result in the victim receiving a reply from another completely different email address again. Why do scammers do this? It is quite possible that this scam will be reported to yahoo or gmail. If so there is a possibility that the email accounts will be shut down. The scammer is trying to mitigate the damage to his criminal activities by changing his email address just in case the first two accounts are shut down. The name "Comfort Ibruni" has been used frequently in 419 scams. Simply google the name to see what I mean This is a fairly standard advanced fee fraud scam. Any person responding to this scam would soon be receiving demands to pay fake fees by an equally fake lawyer. The USD$5M does not exist.
Received: from [188.8.131.52]
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 21:39:00 -0700 (PDT)
Mrs Comfort Ibruni <[email protected]>
Reply-To: [email protected]
Subject: Greetings From Mrs Comfort Ibruni And Son
To: undisclosed recipients: ; <- Sent to hundreds, if not thousands of hidden email accounts.
Greetings From Mrs Comfort Ibruni And Son
C/17 Afoturu Akpakpa
It is my great pleasure and the trust which I have on you, though we have not
met before, neither have we seen for the first time, but before I pick up your
E-mail contact and write to you I prayed over it that God should direct me to a
trustworthy and God fearing partner who will help me to invest this money in a
good business of his choice and expartise.
For this will permit me to go into business relationship with you, since I
have made up my mind to make this money transfer with you. My name is Mrs
Comfort Ibruni 43 years old the wife of Late Benjamin Okon Ibruni who was a
Gold Marchant in Cotonou Republic of Benin and i have only one child his name
My husband was poisoned to death by his business associate on one of their
business outings to Accra Ghana,on 19th Oct 2007. Before the death of my
husband on the 26th December 2007 in a private hospital here. He sincerely
called me on his bed side and told me that he had a sum of ($5M US.DOLLARS)
which he deposited in Finance Firm.
He also used his name to Deposit the money and explained to me that it was
because of his wealth that he was poisoned by his business associates, That i
should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice w here I will
transfer this money and use it for investment purposes, I want you to assist me
by investing this money into a good business and also be a guardian over this
money I am honourably seeking for your assistance in the following ways.
(1)To assist me to transfer this money into your account successfully
(2)Toprovide a trust bank account where this money would be transfered
(3)To make arrangement for me and my son to come over to your country for investment,
(4)To help find admission in a good university to enable him finish his
educational career in your country.
In line with this,am willing to offer you 25% percent of the total sum as
compensation for your effort/input after the successfull transfer of this fund
in your safe acc ount Below informations is what i need from you so that the
bank can start this transfer immediately without delay.
Your Bank name and addres together with Account Number Your direct Telephone
and Fax Numbers and Your full name and address. On receipt of the above
mentioned informations, I believe that this transaction would be concluded
within 7 working days as the bank Director promised me that he will commence on
the transfer immediately if i provide a bank account for remittance.
I am waiting to hear from you soonest,
Thanks and God bless you for your kind understanding.
Mrs Comfort Ibruni and Son