Has someone offered you a huge sum of money or a valuable consignment? It's a 419 or advance fee fraud - find out how they work, and what to do to be safe.
#257 by jameson Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:44 am
In this scam the initial contact is dying, usually of cancer, and often with a complication that prevents them using the telephone. They are often born-again Christian and want help to distribute their money to charities. Often they have been evil in the past and want to make up for their bad ways.
Mrs Sandra Williams
Attn:Dear beloved,
I am the above named person from Kuwait. I am married to Mr. Lobi
William who worked with Ivory Coast embassy in Kuwait for nine years
before we left to Abidjan where he was re-appointed as a navy officer
before his untimely death in the year 2004.
We were married for eleven years without a child. He died in his home
country Ivory Coast after a brief illness that lasted for only four
days Before his death we were both born again Christian. Since his
death I decided not to remarry or get a child outside my matrimonial
home which the Bible is against. When my late husband was alive he
deposited the sum of $9.5Musd (nine Million Five Hundred Thousand U.S.
Dollars) in a bank here Abidjan.

Recently, my Doctor told me that i have serious sickness which is
cancer problem. The one that disturbs me most is the high blood
preasure sickness. Having known my condition I decided to donate this
fund to a church or individual that will utilize this money the way I
am going to instruct herein. I want a church or individual that will
use this fund for orphanages, widows,propagating the word of God and
to endeavor that the house of God is maintained. The Bible made us
to understand that"Blessed is the hand that giveth" I took this
decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money
and my husband relatives are not Christians and I don't want my
husband's efforts to be used by unbelievers. I don't want a situation
where this money will be used in an ungodly way. This is why I am
taking this decision.
I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I
am going to be in the bosom of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that
"the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace". I don't need
any telephone communication in this regard because of my health hence
the presence of my husband's relatives were around me always. I don't
want them to know about this development.
With God all things are possible. As soon as I receive your reply I
shall give you the contact of the security company here in Abidjan
which he deposits trunk box. I will also issue you an authority letter
that will prove you the present beneficiary of this fund. I want you
and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my shephard.
My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian. Whoever
that Wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and Truth.
Please always be prayerful all through your life. Contact me for more
informations Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I Stated
herein.

Hoping to receive your reply.presently,I am still in my late husbands
home country abidjan capital city of ivory coast.

Remain blessed in the Lord.
Yours in Christ,
Mrs Sandra Williams
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#1530 by dlcooper Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:33 pm
Here's another example.

Received: from 81.199.179.76 (proxying for 10.250.50.143)
(SquirrelMail authenticated user katarina)
by webmail.paleol.net with HTTP
Subject: From Mrs. Susan Bricks
From: "From Mrs. Susan Bricks" <[email protected]>
Reply-To: [email protected]
To: undisclosed-recipients: ;
Return-Path: [email protected]



From Mrs. Susan Bricks

I am the above named person but now undergoing medical treatment for
cancer. I was married to late Dr.George Bricks who worked with Finical
Services Authority(FSA) UK. for nine years before he died in the year 2004.

We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a
brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before his death we were
both born again Christians. When my late husband was alive he
deposited a bond in cash with a private bank in Europe. Recently, my
Doctor told me that I would not last for the next three months due to
cancer problem. Though what disturbs me most is my stroke. Having
known my condition I decided to donate this fund to church or better
still a Christian individual that will utilize this bond the way I am going
to instruct here in. I want a church or individual that will use this
to fund churches, orphanages and widows propagating the word of God
and to ensure that the house of God is maintained.

I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit
this money and my husband relatives are not Christians and I don't want
my husband's hard earned money to be misused by unbelievers. I don't
need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health,
and because of the presence of my husband's relatives around me always.

I don't want them to know about this development.Please always be
prayerful all through your life. Hoping to hear from you.Remain blessed
in the name of the Lord,

Mrs.susan Bricks
email:[email protected]
Private Nursing Home UK.

Never trust a smiling duck.

#1583 by John Nord Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:57 pm
Also there is a nearly identical format with small changes used to target Muslims. Moreover, these scammers send heart-wrneching pictures of actual cancer victims and claim they are the person in the photos. :evil:
#1645 by dlcooper Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:06 pm
This particular scammer really needs to put a bit more effort into his layout, spelling and content. He could at least TRY to make it sound convincing.

There is of course no such PLACE as "Manchester City". Mostly, that term refers to a football (soccer) team, and is none too popular with local rivals such as "Manchester United".

This email appears to have passed through yahoo.com.hk, which appended a line of Chinese characters, in which the only Western text was "Yahoo! Mail".

Received: from [204.16.125.15] by web63113.mail.re1.yahoo.com via HTTP
From: Davis Ross <[email protected]>
Reply-To: [email protected]
Subject: LIBERATION MINISTRY
To: [email protected]
Return-Path: [email protected]



LIBERATION MINISTRY,
EVANGELICAL CHURCH OF
CHRIST,
MANCHESTER CITY,
UNITED KINGDOM.

Dear Beloved belivers,
Calvery Greetings in the name of our lord jesus
christ,
Im Rev Davis Paul Ross im the founder
and the general

overseer of the
above mention ministry here in the UK,
im 72yrs of ages, considering the fact that the
informations before me

show
that you are a fellow beliver of the same gospel of
our lord jesus

christ,i
wouldnt have write you this mail this is the only
reason behind my

reaching you
in regards to my request which is very urgent.
I was diagonised by a specialist hospital here that
confirm to me that

i have a
cancer of the heart which lead to non function of my
right kidney at

the
moment,
i have been confined to hospital bed since march 2007.
My doctor told me that i may sucessfully lived for a
period of just

less than 4
weeks from now on.
Please my requst is as follwos,
I have a personel funds of about 7million pounds
which i deposited at

a
security company in germany called gomezsecurityfirm,
in 2005.
Please as a matter of fact im willing to will out to
these funds to you

base on
my situations at hand on the following conditions,
1 of recent i read about civil unrest in danfur in
Sudan where children

were been
killed,thousands of them,Somalia, other such as
pakistani iraq and the

rest of
them all,and phillipines were childern are dying of
hunger,
Please take note of these,this place mention are my
area of interest,

what i
went from you is to establish a warefare locations to
benefit the

childern only
these establishment will stand as an NGOS in that
country,please upon

your
acceptance of help to my instructions i will sent to
you my private

cell numbers
were i can be reach at the hospital at the moment,and
my lawyer contact
address,finally you shall be entilled to 1million
pounds out of the

total funds,
I pray may GOD aloud me to see the fulfilment of
these,please you can
personelly reach me at this address
[email protected].
Thanks
Rev Ross

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