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.
#16855 by Breakwind Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:20 pm
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I hope this email finds you well as this will be our fourth and final
notification to you

I write to inform you that we have already sent you 5000.00 USD through
Western Union as we have been given the mandate to transfer your full
compensation payment of 1,800,000.00 USD via Western Union by the
Nigerian Government as compensation to you for being defrauded by It's

I have sent you three emails containing the informations for pick up, in
the space of two weeks and no response from you.

This email contains the senders name and also the MTCN. Please get this
information and locate any western union office closest to you for
immediate pick up, so as to enable us expediate action in sending
another 5000.00 USD as you are aware that we will be seding you 5,000.00
USD until the entire amount is completed. Do email or call me once you
pick up the funds.

Manager: Mr. Anthony Carmelo
Telephone: +2348054835971
Email: [email protected]

Call or email me immediately you confirm the payment.

Here are the informations for pick up of the first 5000.00 USD

Senders Name: Billy Joyce
Mtcn: 784 178 0089
Question: Purpose
Answer: Compensation
Amount: 5000.00 USD

I am waiting for your call or email once you pick up the 5000.00 USD

Sonia Fisher

#16889 by Ralph Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:19 am
This scam is clever enough to appear to be from Westernunion by using this email address in the sender field, [email protected], of course, the scammer does not have access to that email address which is why they have asked you to contact them at this free email address "[email protected]"

There is another example of the same scam posted which I found by doing a search on a line from the above email Click Here to see the search result.

The scammer in this case has gone to the trouble of paying a nominal amount to Western Union in order to make it appear he has sent you money.

The details he gives can be checked online to see if the money is available, if it is, it will say, "available for pick up" it does not give an amount sent.

Eventually the details will show as "picked up by receiver" as he collects his nominal fee and starts again.

After checking the details with Western Union, it seems the number is incorrect;

W0131 We do not have an order with the provided information. Please verify your information and click Check Status

fixed coding -Jillian
#17769 by The Enchantress Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:24 am
More mails from "fake" "sonia" here;



Another variation of this scam;
MR JIDE WALE [email protected]

Goodday To You!!!

This mail is to inform you that your funds worth $500,000usd ( Five hundred Thoudand United States Dollars ) was been brought into our office this morning to be transfered to you via western union money transfer. We want you to know that we are encountering some difficulties sending it because its a huge amount of money. So we are sending it in bit worth $5,000 usd until it reaches the full amount of $500,000 usd. That is to say you will be receiving m.t.c.n 's from us each day.

Right now we have succeeded in transfering the first $5,000 usd to you. You are adviced to track it online and know the status. Here is the details below.

(information obscured)
Amount: $5,000 usd.

This fund is ready for pick up but at this time you cannot pick it up because you are required to make the payment of $280. This is to facilitate the transfer so that it can be picked up by you. ( Thats our Charge )

This is the full details of how you are to make the payment. You are to make the payment via Western Union Money Transfer with the information below.

Receivers Name: Mr Pakar Michael
Destination: Lagos, Nigeria
Amount to send: $280 usd
Text Question: Helper
Text Answer: God
M.T.C.N: (information obscured)

As soon as the fee has been paid, do send back to us the

Senders Name: .........................
Senders Address: ...............
M.T.C.N: .........................

NOTE: You are to forward the required information to

Mr. Durwin Harrison
Email: [email protected]
Phone Number: 0092348023553266

As soon as the required details has been forwarded to us you will be able to pick up your mtcn worth $5,000usd. As soon as the charge has been paid you will pick up your first transfer and we will send you another m.t.c.n worth $5,000 usd as early as possible tomorrow.


Note - from mail

you cannot pick it up because you are required to make the payment of $280. This is to facilitate the transfer

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#33304 by MightyMouse! Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:57 pm
King Ralph:

I realize that this doesn't fit into the category of "Money Available For Pick Up," but it's from "machi.uncoma.edu.ar" - IP - the same as the first one on this page - put it anywhere you like.

From Sgt. Kevin Fenwick Sat Jul 17 21:09:21 2010
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From: "Sgt. Kevin Fenwick" <[email protected]>

To: My Dear Friend,

Good day and compliments, I know this letter will definitely come to you as a huge surprise, but I implore you to take the time to go through it carefully as the decision you make will go off a long way to determine my future and continued existence.

Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Sgt. Kevin Fenwick, a US Marine Sgt. serving in the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment that Patrols the Anbar province, Iraq. I am desperately in need of assistance and I have summoned up courage to contact you. I am presently in Iraq and I found your contact particulars in an address journal.

I am seeking your assistance to evacuate the sum of Nine Hundred Thousand US Dollars (Nine Hundred thousand USD) to the States or any safe country, as far as I can be assured that it will be safe in your care until I complete my service here.

This is no stolen money and there are no dangers involved.

Some money in various currencies was discovered and concealed in barrels with piles of weapons and ammunition at a location near one of Saddam Hussein's old Presidential Palaces during a rescue operation and it was agreed by all party present that the money be shared amongst us.

Click this link http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm

This might appear as an illegal thing to do but I tell you what?

No compensation can make up for the risks we have taken with our lives in this hellhole.
The above figure was given to me as my share and to conceal this kind of money became a problem for me, so with the help of a British contact working with the UN here (his office enjoys some immunity)

I was able to get the package out to a safe location entirely out of trouble spot. He does not know the real contents of the package as he believes that it belongs to an American who died in an air raid, who before giving up trusted me to hand over the package to his close relative. I have now found a secured way of getting the package out of Iraq for you to pick up. I do not know for how long I will remain here, as I have been lucky to survive 2 suicide bomb attacks by Pure Divine intervention.

This and other reasons put into consideration have prompted me to reach out for help. If it might be of interest to you then Endeavor to contact me and we would work out the necessary formalities but I pray that you are discreet about this mutually benefiting relationship.

Sgt. Kevin Fenwick,
United States Marine Corps. IRAQ

Thanks, :bowdown:

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