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    I recieved this as an email, what do you guys think should i send her some account info?





    Subject: urgent
    From: elema wase <[email protected]> Add to Contacts
    Date: Tue, May 8 2001 7:28:37 PM -0700 (PDT)

    Hello,

    I am Elema C. Wase (Mrs.), Widow of the late Col.
    Mohammed Abdullahi Wase, the former Governor of Kano
    State. My late Husband was one of the victims of the
    4th July 1996 Nigerian A.D.C. private aircraft that
    crashed in Heipang airport in Jos, plateau state.

    I have just been informed by our family Attorney,
    Chief timothy ade williams & Co. that my late husband
    operated a secret account with fictitious name in a
    Nigerian Bank into which a total sum of Thirty
    Million, Five Hundred Thousand U.S. Dollars (US$30.5M)
    was transferred and credited in his favour and stated
    me as next of Kin. Our Attorney now advised me to seek
    in confidence a foreign Account unto which this fund
    could be transferred for disbursement as directed by
    my late husband in his Will.

    It has been resolved that 20% will be your share for
    nominating an account for this purpose and any other
    assistance you will give in that regards. 5% has been
    mapped out to pay back all local and international
    expenses, which may be incurred in the transfer
    process, and 5% has been conceded to the local bank
    manager here assisting in facilitating the transfer.
    Finally, 70% will accrue to my family and I, from
    where our attorney's bill will be settled. A good part
    of this fund shall be directed towards executing his
    will which is to buy shares and stocks in foreign
    country to secure his children's future to facilitate
    the conclusion of this transaction.

    Please, note that I have been assured that the
    transaction will be concluded in ten (10) Bank working
    days upon commencement by our family Attorney, so if
    you are interested in this proposal endeavor to
    contact him immediately via his email address:
    [email protected] to enable him furnish
    you with the necessary details. May I at this point
    emphasize the high level of confidentiality, which
    this business demands, and hope you will not betray
    the trust and confidence, which I repose in you.
    However, you may need to give me sufficient assurance
    that you will not sit on this fund when it is finally
    remitted into your account.

    This proposal must be given a prompt response, as the
    condition in Nigeria now is favorable for the transfer
    to be made since we have a new government in place.

    Yours faithfully,

    Elema C. Wase (Mrs)


    __________________________________________________









    [This message has been edited by ftrphxcop (edited 05-09-2001).]

  • #2
    Pretty common scam. Two Nigerian guys were just arrested here in Toronto recently regarding the same type of thing. Guess they picked the wrong person to send this email to, eh?
    Copper2be

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    • #3
      should i leave it be or mess with them?

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      • #4
        ftrphxcop forward that email to your state attorney general, then dont even give it another thought.

        I just wonder how many nieve people actually responded to it.

        ------------------
        I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
        Winston Churchill

        [This message has been edited by SpecOpsWarrior (edited 05-09-2001).]

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        • #5
          We have had a BIG problem in the UK with these scams. They usually work by writing to companies (obviously they have gone up in the world and use email now).

          It always revolves around using the bank account of some poor company to pay money through. They then always say that there are problems and they require x amount of pounds to speed along the transaction. Of course it never happens. They take the extra money and disappear suprise suprise.

          Some companies here have fallen for this and paid thousands of pounds before discovering they have been well and truly stung!!!!

          Apparently there is a very well oganised system running these scams in Nigeria. They send thousands and thousands of letters (and now email) every year. All they need is a few to fall for it.

          I answer to your question, I think you should mess with them for a bit (but do it via a hotmail account or something!!!!)

          Have fun

          Regards

          UKCOP
          "Never under-estimate the power of thick people in large groups"

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          • #6
            What is it about Nigeria and these scams? I've also noted that a LOT of fake credit cards end up originating in Nigeria.

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            HEARTS and MINDS
            "When you guys get home and face an anti-war protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she's dating a *****."
            -Commanding General, 1st Marine Division

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            • #7
              Isn't Nigeria owner of Bank Of America now?

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              • #8
                Ok, guys i could not resist i messed with her and this is the response i got from her and her so called attorney

                ME: > Oh! How awful, what can i do to help?

                Dear ,
                thanks for your urgent reply to my plea for assistance
                all you actually need to do to help me is by assisting
                us with an account based in the u.s for us to trnsfer
                the said amount of money,first and foremost i will
                like you to contact my lawyer whom will brief you in
                details about this transfer as soon as possible.
                your assistance will be highly appreciated or
                alternatively make you phone number available to me so
                that i can contact my lawyer on your behalf informing
                him to call you.
                yours sincerely
                Elema c. wase


                >





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                • #9

                  Ok, guys i could not resist i messed with her and this is the response i got from her and her so called attorney

                  ME: > Oh! How awful, what can i do to help?

                  Dear ,
                  thanks for your urgent reply to my plea for assistance
                  all you actually need to do to help me is by assisting
                  us with an account based in the u.s for us to trnsfer
                  the said amount of money,first and foremost i will
                  like you to contact my lawyer whom will brief you in
                  details about this transfer as soon as possible.
                  your assistance will be highly appreciated or
                  alternatively make you phone number available to me so
                  that i can contact my lawyer on your behalf informing
                  him to call you.
                  yours sincerely
                  Elema c. wase






                  Subject: urgent
                  From: timothy ade <[email protected]> Add to Contacts
                  Date: , May 9 2001 10:16:40 AM -0700

                  Dear ,

                  Thank you for your prompt positive response to Mrs.Wase's request, she informed me
                  of your response and questions and also forwarded to me your email address .
                  I will however, give a fair account of the transaction in question. I believe
                  Mrs. Wase gave you a brief description of the funds.
                  I have been the family's attorney for over two decades and a close confidant of the
                  Late Mr. Wase. I am presently handling all his trust accounts and estate. The funds
                  in question is presently in a dedicated account willed to Mrs. Wase as Sole Beneficiary.

                  However, in the light of current investigation of past and present administrator's
                  accounts; (alive or deceased) I advised Mrs. Wase to seek a trusted alliance abroad
                  in whose account these funds will be safely transferred.
                  The process or transfer will be legitimate and straight forward. We will follow the
                  Foreign Exchange Policies as contained in the nation's 2001 Monetary & Credit Guidelines.

                  Accordingly, we will get clearance from the Ministry of Finance and the office of
                  the Accountant General. As soon as this is done, we will present Letters of Authority
                  from Mrs. Wase Notarized in the High Court, giving full transfer order to the bank
                  into your nominated account.

                  On your own part, you will be required to send the following information to
                  me immediately:

                  1. Your Name, Telephone & Fax Numbers.

                  2. Name & Address of your Company, Tel. & Fax numbers.

                  3. Name & Address of your Bank, Routing, Tel. & Fax. Numbers

                  4. Name of Beneficiary & Account Numbers.

                  This information should be either via e-mail or fax, because of the sensitive nature
                  of transaction giving the state of events, you are required to keep this affair VERY
                  discreet. If we find out otherwise, we may
                  discontinue communications with you.

                  Other details will be given to you only on phone via the numbers below upon your making your number available to me.

                  Once again, thank you for your support. I hope we can conclude this within the record
                  time of ten days, if no delay comes from your side.


                  Yours truly,


                  Timothy Ade Williams
                  +(234) 1 775 0641 Tel
                  +(234) 1 759 3895 Fax







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                  • #10
                    We have them in Oz too. Either send it to your relevant authority or ignore it!

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                    • #11
                      ftphxcop

                      Excellent reply from our friends in Nigeria. I almost fell for it myself- NOT. I like the so called lawyer and his comment about keeping it quiet.

                      Are you going to mess with them a bit more or just tell them you are posting this for cops from all over the world to see ?

                      Keep messing I say, it's fun.

                      Stay safe

                      UKCOP
                      "Never under-estimate the power of thick people in large groups"

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                      • #12
                        ftrphxcop, Looks like you've got a good chance of walking away with $700,000. Damn, why don't I ever get lucky like this? Congratulations!!!


                        For those who haven't figured it out, this entire post was sarcasm.

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                        • #13
                          Anyone get those calls about the "Police League" needs money and can they pick it up? I always tell em' I gave at the office and they hang up

                          My Mother is a senior social worker and still gives to these door to door scammers. It must be the age group, they don't want to seem like they're not helping someone in need.


                          She did catch one guy who had set up shop at a local education center, asking for donations from this storefront. She thought he was up to something and called the cops, saved a few seniors allot of money! Mom's learning

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ukcop:


                            Are you going to mess with them a bit more or just tell them you are posting this for cops from all over the world to see ?

                            Keep messing I say, it's fun.

                            Stay safe

                            UKCOP[/B]
                            Waht a grand idea! I want to mess with them so bad. I think its a damn shame they will get away with it. But i have more important goals and i don't know how PPD will feel about me "getting even" so i will just forward it to the attorney general and tell them they are now being given publicity in each and every cop and lawyer message board. Hows that for keeping it quiet?

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                            • #15
                              I got one of these years ago in New Zealand, and sent a few through to the federal police here in Oz.

                              I can't believe anybody would fall for it. That said, it's a fine line between clever and stupid.
                              TJF

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