This how it all started. I had a mail and this lady said, she just want to be friend with me so l replied and this what she sent to me after l responded.
Sent: Thu Aug 11th, 2011 12:01 AM PDT
Subject: DARLING WITH LOVE AND TRUST I NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE
Dearest In Heart,
Thanks for your Immediate response to my e-mail, How are you doing
today? hope fine and you are perfectly doing well in health. My name is
Miss Lenda Coulibaly, I am from Rwanda in Central Africa. 24years of
old, 5ft 8inches tall, Single never married, Black hair and brown eyes. I
am presently living in Senegal due to the Civil War fought in my
country some years ago. My Late Father ( DR MAMADOU COULIBALY WAS THE
CHAIRMAN MANAGING DIRECTOR OF COULIBALY & SONS INDUSTRIAL COMPANY
LTD IN THE CAPITAL CITY OF MY COUNTRY KIGALI ), Also the PERSONAL
ADVISER to the former HEAD OF STATE, before the rebels attacked our
house one early morning & kill him & my mother, With My younger
sister. It' s only me that is alive because I wasn' t around when this
happened, I was in the University where am schooling, am doing my first
year in accountant, I then manage to abscond to following west African
country (SENEGAL ) where am residing now in ' ' REFUGEE CAMP' ' Due to the
problematic situation which am passing through here In this camp. We
are not eligible to go out from the camp unless we took permission. Its
just like one staying in the prison,
But I believe by Gods grace i will extricate here soon. l don' t have any
relatives now whom l can go to all my relatives abscond in the middle
of the war the only one l have now is Rev.Evans James who is the pastor
of the (Christ The Light Churches ) here in the camp he has been very
nice to me since i came here but i am not living with him rather i am
leaving in the Women hostel due to the camp have two hostels one for
women & the other for men The Pastors Tel number is (+221-776971660 )
if you call tell him you want to speak with me, then he will send for
me in the female hostel. As a refugee here i don' t have any privilege to
anything be it money or whatever because it is against the law of this
country.I want to go back to my studies because i only attended my first
year before the tragedy incident that lead to my being in this
situation now took place.
Please listen to this, I have my late father' s statement of account and
death certificate here with me which i will send to you later, Because
when he was alive he deposited some amount of money in a leading bank
which he used my name as the next of kin, The amount in question is
$6.7M(Six Million Seven Hundred Thousand US Dollars). So i will like you
to help me transfer this money to your account and from it you can send
some money for me to get my traveling documents and air ticket to come
over to meet with you.I kept this secret to people in the camp here the
only person that knows about it is the Reverend because he is like a
father to me. Regarding to the above i will like you to be confidential
and don' t tell it to anyone for i am afraid of loosing my life and the
money if people gets to know about it. Remember I am giving you all this
information due to confident I confide on you. I like sincere,
kind,respectful,honest and understanding people, truthful and a man of
vision, truth and hardworking.I love English language but I would like
to know many other if God give me the opportunity but i speak English
very good . However I will like you to call me because we still have a
lot to discuss. Attached Here is my picture. I am seriously looking a
nice person of kind heart in my life.
Thanks and God bless you, Looking forward to your urgent response & have a nice day.
Patiently waiting to read from you soonest.
Yours Deeply In Love
Miss Lenda Coulibaly.
I replied to her mail to have sympathy for her. I called the [REV. EVANS] to talk to her.
After telling her l will help her to claim her money from the bank, she sent this to me for me to give her my details so l gave it to her as she requested
||Sent: Sun Aug 21st, 2011 1:09 AM PDT
Subject: I really need your help in this matter
How are you doing today,I am ready to be with you if you will be honest with me in this life and help me out from here to be with you for the rest of my life.
I am very happy to ask about your state of heath which is the most important thing to my ,I know that everything is going on well in the name of almighty God.
You can call me now as am waiting for your call OK.
Please i have my Refuge ID Card with me to send to you and the Bank Deposit Certificate issued to my late father which am the next of kin and my late father Death Certificate too with me but know money to Scan them for you so that you will see it,I wanted to send them all to you but i do not even any cent to scan it for you But it is my wish to send them all for you to know that am very open
minded with you in this matter and really in need of your help.
Thank you for the mail ,I thank you for accepting to help me,i decided to trust in you this after much prayers and please i do hope you will not betray the trust that i deposited in you. because l prayed and fasting to God show me you an your email.Please i do not have anybody who can help me out from here.I am not even feeding well due to money to buy food and i can not make move like out here who are with there passport.
I do not have money for another picture as you have requested from me and to proceed for my Passport here which they said that is 480$ is very hard for me because i have know body who can help me with this money to get my passport. i need you to help me and see that the bank made this transfer to your account as my partner so that the money will be transferred to you and from there you will send me some money to process for my Passport here.
what you will do for me is many but am only telling you the most important once for my life here so that i can be free to come out and claim my late fathers money which where in the bank.I really in need of your help please.The amount which i told you in my mail is what my late father deposited with the bank and since am in the camp here i can not process for it by myself and i have email the bank and the bank instruct me to look for a good partner out my country who is sincere to help me in this matter that is why i said that if you will help me get this money out from the bank to be transferred into your account,I will offer you 20% should be in every expenses which you made during the transfer to show how i put all my trust in you OK.
Please i can not make call from here because i don' t have money to do that,You can only call me from there through our Reverend Pastor Phone Number which i send to you at (+221776971660 ) and tell him that you will like to speak with Me OK.
I have write to the bank and the bank agree for the transfer of the fund But due to my Refuge Status i have know right to handle anything money in this country which am into now and they bank advice me to look for a foreign partner who is trustworthy to be my trustee in this issue so that this money will be transferred into his account as the next of kin since i send the person to be my partner.
Presently i am residing here in Dakar where i am seeking my political asylum as refugee due to the crisis in my country. Secondly i want to relocate with you to start up a good business venture that will be profit oriented.As well finish my university education.
Now due to my political situation, i can not make this claims by myself, i need a foreigner who will stand on my behalf to the bank, that is why i decided to make this contact with you, for
you to stand on my behalf to the bank and ask them the possibility of transferring this fund into your position . I have all of my late father documents concerning this transaction like his death certificate and the deposit certificate.
Listen very well, all that i have told you concerning my present situation is the real life am passing through right now, i have the proves for the existence of this account, all i need you to do for me is to contact the bank on my behalf as my foreign representative, and find out the possibility of transferring this fund into your position in your country.
I will like you to first make contact with the bank where this fund have been deposited, let us hear from them before any other thing will be done, it is due to the trust i have in you that made me to disclose this matter with you, believing that i am safe in your hand, no body knows what i have and where i am, please i asking you for my
safety and security keep it very private OK, i know that God will see us through.Once the fund hit your account, you will now send me money to process my traveling document, as you know now, i have no money.
Once i get you well, i will send the bank contact details to you, so that from there you will make contact with them concerning the account and find out the possibility of transferring this fund to your position which is yours own account, i really appreciate your concern, waiting for your urgent response so that we can proceed.Also send to me your
Full Name and age.
Address . .
City. . .
telephone number. . .
And tell me more about your job or work.
Please if you know you can handle this, cos i don' t want you to leave me half way.
I will be waiting for your respond, and please lastly do not disclose this to any one
Best Regard From
She then posted me a draft to complet and the bank contact for me to contact the bank
||Sent: Sun Aug 21st, 2011 1:00 PM PDT
Subject: Honey contact the bank with this address today
|My Lovely Dear.,
How is your day today?Thank for your lovely mail today.
I am much happy to for your lovely mail which made me to be feeling do
happy here and i know that you are in good condition of health which is
the most important thing to
I want to believe that all is well with you over there in your country
as your condition of health is my my life here,You have to understand
that everything will done fairly and legally because i trust you.
Darling i will like you to contact the bank now for the procedure of
transferring the money to your account, i have made the bank to know
about you as my foreign partner, so just fill your information below and
send it to the bank through their email address below.
Darling, this is what you will send to the bank for easy communication,
therefore complete and send this draft to the bank with their contact
AFTER THAT SEND ME A CONFIRMATION LATTER REGARDING WHAT YOU SENT TO THE BANK
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND.
Transfer Manager: Mr. Todd William.
I am Mr . . . . . . . .
Address . . . . . . . .
Telephone . . . . . .
Occupation . . . . . .
Age . . . . . .
I am writing in respect of Miss Lenda Coulibaly.
Account Holder. . . . . . Dr Mamadou Coulibaly.
She told me to contact you concerning her inheritance deposit that was deposited with your Bank.
Sir, I require your kind attention to let me know the procedures of transferring the said fund to my country . . . . . . .
What do i have to do sir ? Hence i stand as her guardian / beneficiary to receive the said fund on her behalf.
Sir, I will wait for your rapid respond.
Mr. . . . .
Here is the bank contact information and the contact person.
ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND PLC LONDON
E-Mail address(email@example.com ) OR(firstname.lastname@example.org )
The name of the transfer officer is Mr Todd William.
Telephone number ++4470 24 086 713
Office Fax number +4470 24 086 707
BELOW IS MY LATE FATHER' S DEPOSIT INFORMATION:
Dr Mamadou Coulibaly.
NATIONALITY: Kigali Rwanda,
NEXT OF KIN : Miss Lenda Coulibaly
AMOUNT DEPOSITED: ( $6.7 Million USD)
ACCOUNT NUMBER: RBS/03775380100.
Darling Once you make the contact with the bank then you let me know as soon as possible.
Awaiting for your prompt response. My dear i will be going back to the
camp now, i am hoping to read from you soon that you have contacted the
Darling have a nice day and always remember to update me back.
Yours in love,
Miss Lenda Coulibaly.
When Ferdinand realized that it was a scam, he stopped all further contact with the scammers.