Nigerian money scam

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  1. JohnO

    JohnO Moderator

    Mar 7, 2003
    Melbourne, VIC,Victoria
    Nigerian money scam

    I am sure most of you would be familiar with the subject and in fact will have seen one or more of these emails.

    Well, I seem to get a lot of them so I thought I would play along for a while and see what happens. For your pleasure and to satisfy your voyeuristic needs I will post my emails here and also the replies of the lovely(?) Yima.

    BTW, this is nothing new, a lot of others have done this sort of thing in the past, just for fun and to waste a bit of the scammers time

    First few emails follow, and I will update as we go along

    For your reference here is a picture of what Yima is supposed to look like. My mission is to get this person to send me another picture as this one is probably a fake :)


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  3. JohnO

    JohnO Moderator

    Mar 7, 2003
    Melbourne, VIC,Victoria
    After her initial letter and my response of ' please send more info" came this:

    Dearest ,
    I am more than happy to read your intresting mail and
    i hope that you are fine and healthy,As for me i am
    doing great in every aspect of life,as i tood you I am
    an IVORIAN but right now iam living in Senegal aslo in
    west Africa,This is not my country iam living here as
    a refugee but i know all the law of this contry
    because the country is also a French speaking country
    like my country COTE D'IVOIRE, I know deep down inside
    that you will never break my heart or never let me
    down in anyway,

    I from the family of (late) Dr PATIRA DUFF was the assitant
    personal advicer to GENERAL ROBERT GUEYE the former
    militry ruler of COTE D'IVOIRE. But he was killed
    along side with his military aides on the 19th SEPT
    2002 during the begining of the civil strife between
    the goverment and the rebels that have now engulfed
    the whole country, and all our properties was totally
    destroyed. However, af ter his death, I managed to
    escape with very important documents which covers my
    father's deposition of maney (US$ 7 5 Milion)U.S
    Dollars deposited by my late father in a bank . which
    he my name as the next of kin.

    Meanwhile, still residing here as a refugee under the
    the problem of securing a trust worthy foriegn
    personality to help me transfer the fund from the
    Finance security house to your possession pending my
    arrival to meet with me for proper investments. I
    need this to be done urgently because of the treats
    that i am facing from my family members who are
    treatening me with death seeking to know where this
    funds was deposited in other to lay claim on it and to
    reap from where they did not sow.
    Furthermore,on your wish you can contact the bank for
    confirmation and i will issue a letter of
    authorisation on your name,that will enabl e them to
    communicate directly with you on my behalf. I am
    giving you this offer as mentioned with every
    confidence on your acceptance to assist me retreive
    the funds from the bank and transfer to your nominated

    you will not face any problem if this fund is
    transfered to your account because i have all the
    deposit documents and i have ask the bank about all
    this and they told me that i have no problem that my
    inherited fund is legal that all i need is a foreign
    partner who will stand on my behalf and claim the fund
    for me because of my refugee status which deneid me
    access to my inheritance,

    Yes you can do it legaly because all the deposit
    documents is complete and the bank confirm it when i
    contact them,I want to come over to live with you
    after the transfer of the fund to your account because
    i dont have parents or relations all my relations ran
    away during the political crisis that lead to the
    death of my belove parents,

    I want to go back to school while you will be
    managing the total fund into a business of your choice
    until i conclud my edication and join you in the
    business,I attach my picture and so that you will
    know me more better,I will give you the bank contacts
    on my next email so that you will contact them for the
    transfer because i dont want to waist any
    time in leaving Africa to purssue my future,
    I will be waiting for your mail,
    Yours truly friend
    Miss yima ,
  4. JohnO

    JohnO Moderator

    Mar 7, 2003
    Melbourne, VIC,Victoria
    I did write back, didnt' keep a copy :) , and told her I would help. Also offered romance which I why I have gone from "Dear John" to " My Love"

    I also asked for another picture, didn't happen

    My Love,

    Thank you for your quick response. I really
    apppreciate your concern, my prayer is for God to
    grant me my pussuance.

    Presently i am residing here in senegal where i am
    seeking my political assylum as a refugee due to the
    crisis in my country. Secondly i want to relocate with
    you to start up a good bussiness venture that will be
    profit oriented.

    Now due to my political situation, i cannot make this
    claims by myself, i need a forigner who will stand on
    mybehalf to the bank, that is why i decieded to make
    this contact with you, for you to stand on mybehalf to
    the bank and ask them the possibility of transfering
    this fund into your position in your country. I have
    the deposite certificate and the account number of my
    late father plus his death certificate, everything
    concernig this transaction is clear,

    I will like you to first make contact with my bank
    where this fund have been deposited, let us hear from
    them before anyother thing will be done, it is due to
    the trust i have in you that made me to disclose this
    matter with you, beliving that i am save in your hand,
    no body knows what i have and where i am,.....( PLEASE
    i am asking you for my safty and security KEEP IT VERY
    PRIVATE ok, i know that God will see us through.

    Once i get you well, i will send my bank contact
    details to you, so that from there you will make
    contact with them concerning the account and find out
    the possibility of transfering this fund into your
    position ok,I will like you to tell me more about you
    and your contacts. i really appreciate your concern,
    waiting for your urgent response so that we can

    Thank you and take good care .

    Missing you with love

    Best Regard.
  5. JohnO

    JohnO Moderator

    Mar 7, 2003
    Melbourne, VIC,Victoria
    Again I wrote back, telling her of my undying love, and then this

    Obviously she didn't get the mail, and I certainaly didn't get my picture

    How are you today?I guess your in good health as for me am a bit fine ,Honey i have being waiting for your mail since all this while what happened are you alright at all please tell me honey am scared ,i want to know your present condition of you now.i will stop here till i hear from you ,bye and take care.
    Yours honey
  6. JohnO

    JohnO Moderator

    Mar 7, 2003
    Melbourne, VIC,Victoria
    Well, I did write back, promise I did :)

    Love is in the air, well from my position but Yima, still just wants to talk money

    Dear Honey,

    Thanks for the mail. How are you today, hope all is well with you, Below is the phone number of our reverend in the camp.Please when you call him,just tell him that you want to speak with me. call me tomorrow by 1200GMT. so that i will tell you more about me and i will give you the bank contact i will be waiting for your call.


    Darling Yima.
  7. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

    Nov 13, 2004
    Los Angeles, California
    lol r u gona call?
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  9. Valexia

    Valexia Plankton

    Apr 19, 2005
    wayyyyy funny...omg. me and my hubby do this sometimes with scammers, sometimes they get pretty funny.
  10. Birdlady

    Birdlady Finback Whale

    May 8, 2004
    PhillySuburbs, Pennsylvania
    Oh, my Dearest John!!!! You crack me up!!!! LOL!!!! Is she having your children yet??? ;D ::) ::)
  11. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 4, 2004
    :biglaugh: Poor, Yima.....she has no idea what she's gotten into :)
  12. JohnO

    JohnO Moderator

    Mar 7, 2003
    Melbourne, VIC,Victoria

    This is what I wrote to Yima yesterday

    My dearest Pumpkin,

    I must confess to you that I have not told you the whole truth about myself :-( I cannot ring you as I cannot speak.

    Several years ago I was involved in a major accident on a country road, which caused me to be thrown out of my tractor and into the bushes. The area was so remote that I was not found for 3 days. As I was unconscious for all this time the kangaroos and crocodiles started to feed on me and had eaten part of my throat which means that I will never be able to speak again.

    Yima, this saddens me greatly as I will never be able to tell you how much I really do love you, this causes me great sadness and I hope that you will forgive me.

    I will understand if you now do not want to be with me, but please realise that I will adore you forever and ever.

    Is it possible we could continue, just by email? Is there any chance that we could still do this?

    Even if you are so disgusted with me that you never write back again, then please just send me that picture that you promised so I can at least have some memories of you and as a lesson for my deceitfulness