Nigerian Scum Scammers Hit New Low…

Posted: July 11, 2007 in internet scams, nigerian scams, scams

Although you would have to be practically brain dead or consumed with greed to fall for this monumental stinker of a scam, I am reposting it because of its particularly troublesome subject matter.  The scam artists attempts to tug at both your greed and your heart strings.  Claiming to be a U.S. Soldier in Kuwait in need of my (your assistance).  Also notice the links to legitimate stories to substantiate the amazingly ridiculous claims contained in the letter.

You might want to have a bucket or bag near-by as reading this letter might induce nausea.  For the sake of those who don’t want to read this trip I have posted it below the page break.

Hello,

I wish to use this medium to get in touch with you first because it’s fastest means. My name is Sgt. Robert Johnson, I am in the U.S Army and I am serving in the military of the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, in Iraq. I am presently in Kuwait for the mean time. I apologized using this medium to reach you for a deal of this magnitude. Please view this link to see my picture:

http://www4.army.mil/armyimages/armyimage.php?photo=9153

We have in our possession the sum of US$10,000,000.00 (Ten Million U.S Dollars), which belongs to Late President Saddam Hussein. These funds have been moved and kept safe in a Security Company, please view this link for more details:

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

Basically since we are working for the American Government, we cannot keep these funds, but we want to move the funds to you, so that you can keep it for us in your safe account or an offshore account.

I have the authority of my colleagues involved to propose that should you be willing to assist us in this deal, you shall involve the funds in a short term investment on our behalf and you shall be entitled to 60% of the Net Profit and afterwards receive a compensation of 10% of the entire fund. All expenses shall be paid back upon confirmation of the funds in your possession. Be rest assured that this deal is 100% safe on your part provided you treat it with utmost
confidentiality.

Therefore, if you are interested, please reply immediately via my private email: robjohnson0@hotmail.com with your Current Mailing Address and your confidential Telephone and Fax numbers for easy communication. Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details that will help you understand the deal. Please observe utmost confidentiality, and be rest
assured that this deal is risk free.

Respectfully Yours,

Sgt. Robert Johnson
Pls reply to: robjohnson0@hotmail.com

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Comments
  1. Cherry says:

    This is getting ridiculous. Of course they figured out that people will more likely to fall on this compared to “Greeting from Mr. John Obanye”

  2. silverneurotic says:

    I really find it hard to believe that anyone would fall for those type scams. I don’t know…perhaps I over estimate people and think they are more intelligent than to fall for scams like this when it just seems so blatantly obviously to me.

  3. “I don’t know…perhaps I over estimate people and think they are more intelligent than to fall for scams like this when it just seems so blatantly obviously to me.”

    Greed is a powerful motivator. But I think often it has more to do with desperation, loneliness, and thinking they can help someone else out.

    Many of these Nigerian scammers seduce/romance lonely women and send them pictures of models (obviously not themselves) and tell them everything they want to hear. That whole process starts once they bite off an email like the one above.

    I saw a two women on Dr. Phil who fell for this kind of scam. Both were older, unmarried, and ended up selling many of their belongings (not to mention incurring mountains of new debt) to send money to these scammers.

    There are plenty of people who fall for this kind of thing. Even on E-bay they have started. They offer to buy something you are selling and “mistakenly” send you $1,000 too much, telling you just to send back about $600 and keep $400 for yourself. Well a week later when the bank realizes the check was fake (and about a week after you sent that $600 check to Nigeria) your bank calls you and says, “you owe use $1,000.”

    I just wish people weren’t taken in so often. But indeed there is a sucker born every minute.

  4. I received the following email a few days ago:

    Good News,

    After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have
    determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $93.82.
    Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 2-4 days in order
    to process it.

    A refund can be delayed for a variety of reason. For exemple (invalid
    records or applying after the deadline). The good news is that IRS
    will make this refund directly to your visa and/or mastercard linked
    to your checking/savings account instead a check or a direct deposit.

    To access the form for your tax refund, please continue to our secure
    form “Tax Refund V-M”.

    Important: Do not use credit and/or american express or discover cards.
    Only cards that are linked to your checking/savings account are accepted.

    Regards,

    Stephen Bronner
    Internal Revenue Service – Tax Refund Specialist

    YIKES!

  5. Alberto says:

    I got it today. The subject is “URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL”

    FROM: MR WILLIAMS KABILA
    TEL/FAX :+27-83-365-9839
    REPLY TO THIS EMAIL : williamskabila08@executivemail.co.za

    ATTN: CEO/MD/SIR,

    URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL

    SORRY FOR THE SURPRISE PROPOSAL, BUT EXCUSE ME,DUE TO MY
    DESPIRATION IN SEEKING AN URGENT ASSISTANCE. MY NAME IS WILLIAMS KABILA,YOUNGER BROTHER TO THE LATE (DRC)DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO PRESIDENT LAURENT KABILA.

    SHORTLY BEFORE HIS DEATH HE GAVE ME THE AUTHORITY TO GO AND RELEASE A BOX IN A SECURITY COMPANY IN SOUTH AFRICA,WHERE HE DEPOSITED THE SUM OF US$31M(THIRTY ONE MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS).

    ALTHOUGH THE SECURITY COMPANY KNOWS THE CONTENT OF THE BOX AS VALUABLE DOCUMENT, I WAS ABLE TO SECURE THE RELEASE WITH THE AUTHORITY OF MY BROTHER. WHILE WAITING FOR THE PILOT OF ONEOFAIRLINES,CONTRACTED BY MY BROTHER TO FLY THE MONEY BACK HOME TO THE DRC,I HEARD OF MY BROTHERS ASSASINATION.

    AS A RESULT ,I REDEPOSITED THE MONEY IN ANOTHER SECURITY COMPANY IN MY NAME AS BANKING DOCUMENT AND I DECIDED TO WAIT AND SEE IF THE NEW GOVERNMENT HEADED BY HIS SON WILL SEARCH FOR THE MONEY,BUT UPTILL NOW,NOTHING HAS BEEN SAID ABOUT THE MONEY WHICH MEANS IT IS NOT RECORDED, I WAS ADVISED BY A CLOSE FRIEND TO TRANSFER THIS MONEY OUT OF SOUTH AFRICA INTO A FORIGN ACCOUNT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.WHILE IN SEARCH OF A TRUSTED FORIGN PARTNER,I GOT YOURCONTACT THROUGH YOUR TRADE MISSION.

    PLEASE KINDLY ASSIST ME.IN THIS REGARD .30%(PERCENT)OF THE MONEY IS FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE. 10% (PERCENT) IS EARMARKED FOR ANY PREPOST EXPENSES THAT MAY OCCUR ON BOTH SIDES IN THE CAUSE OF TRANSFER.THE BALANCE 60% PERCENT IS FOR ME. MEANWHILE,I HAVE APPLIED FOR POLITICAL ASYLUM HERE IN SOUTH AFRICA,AS I AWAIT YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE.

    PLEASE, DO CONTACT ME ON MY PHONE NUMBER ABOVE FIRST BEFORE SENDING ME AN EMAIL ON THIS PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS FOR YOUR INFORMTION AND JUST FOR SECURITY REASONS PLEASE IF YOU ARE SINCERELY WILLING TO HELP ME.

    THANKS AND GOD BLESS IN ALL YOUR ENDEVOURES.

    MR WILLIAMS KABILA.

  6. ... says:

    Nobody likes niggers. This is why.

  7. Nigerian Scammers are a cancer.

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