HELLO MISS YOUNG, MY NAME IS Alfredo, FROM SOUTH AMERICA, AND I SAW YOUR PAGE, I WANT TO COMMENT TO YOU A SIMILAR "FUNNY STORY" I GOT IN MY MAIL, WIHT THE SAME I9DEA, I ASK A QUESTION : DO THESE CRIMINALS THINKS WE ARE STUPID OR IDIOTS? THEY ARE WAISTING THEIR TIME, AND I AM SENDING ALL THE MAIL I RECEIVED FROM COTE D IVOIRE ASKING ME FOR HELP TO TRANSFER A 4,5 MILLION DOLLARS TO MY ACCOUNT, ONE OF TRHE FUNNY THINGS IS THAT THE CRIMINALS DIDNT TAKE CARE TO CHANGE THE AMMOUNT THEY SAY TO BE TRANSFERED IN THE STORY THEY SENT TO ME AND THE ONE I SAW IN YOUR WEB PAGE. WELL MISS YOUNG, I AM SENDING ATTACHED ALL THE MAILS SO YOU CAN HANG IN THE WEB PAGE. THANKS FPR YPUR TIME, I HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON.
From: Joan Kolonga <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Dear Alfredo.
Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 00:31:34 -0700 (PDT)
I got your name and contacts through web were I am
searching for someone that the good lord will touch
his mind to assist me and help me out of my problems.
After fasting and praying my mind told me to contact
you, and you only i have contacted so i am not
surprised when you replied me. I believe that the lord
that brought you to assist an orphan. In order to
disabuse your mind from what you are thinking; could
you please come here so that we could see each other
and it will afford me the opportunity to take you to
the bank premises where you will see the bank director
for advice on how the fund will be transferred.
I contacted you to be my Guardian so that you will
look after me and help to look for a better
investment, so that I can invest wisely when the money
is transferred to you. Everything about this money is
clean. I have suffered a lot since my father died. I
have been living in a church guest where my feeding is
on charity. I can hardly take care of my self, my only
hope is for this fund to be transferred successfully
to you and you come and take me with you or you send
some from the fund that i will use to get my traveling
documents and to pay my ticket to come and meet with
you. Where i will complete my Medical Studies and
start a new live.
With due respect; I would like to know you a little
more before I will notify the bank director about you:
1) Your full name and address
2) How old are you
3) Are you a Christian or?
4) What do you do for a living?
5) A copy of your photograph
6) Finally Promise me that when this money gets to you
that you will not change your mind and sit on the
This information will be used by me to notify the bank
director about you as a credible person that will be
helping me after which i will get back to you. You
have to keep this confidential and no other person
should know about this because if people that killed
my parents hear of it I am finished, until the money
is transferred to you and you bring me up to your
I will be looking forward to your urgent response.
Please write to me through email@example.com
DEAR JOAN, HERE IS MY PHOTO, WITH FRIENDS OF MY JOB, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, I AM THE GUY WITH BLUE SHIRT. TAKE CARE AND WRITE BACK SOON
||From: Joan Kolonga <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Dearest Alfredo.
Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2007 04:24:22 -0700 (PDT)
Thanks for the information. I will be glad that you hasten up so that the money will transferred to your bank account before the end of this week. I am presently hiding in a church guesthouse in Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire, Africa was people cannot trace easily and my feeding is by charity. I need this money to be transferred to your account so that you can come and take me with you. Or send me some money from the fund so that I will get my travelling documents and come and meet with you where I will start a new life, more especially to complete my stopped medical studies. I have seen you in the group photogragh , what do you people do i mean where you work.
brother. Do contact the bank director with the information below; let him know that you are my partner that will help me get this fund transferred for investment. He will be in position to advice us on how the transfer will be made.
I assure you that any help you render to me will be much appreciated by me. I have been in great difficulties since the death of my parents and my only
I have attached the bank deposit slip together with the bank agreement to you which my father handed to me before his death. This will proof to the bank director
that you are with me.
BELOW IS THE BANK CONTACT:
Contact Person: Dr. Paul Hammond
TEL/FAX: +225 09 37 08 81
BANK NAME: Bank of Africa.
Please don’t fail to contact the bank so that they will advice us on how to proceed with the transfer immediately. I don’t want to stay in this country anymore.
BANK OF AFRICA
I AM Alfredo, AND PARTENER OF MISS JOAN KOLONGA. AFTER CONVERSATIONS WITH MISS JOAN KOLONGA, WE DECIDED THE FUNDS OF HER DIED FATHER WILL BE TRANSFERED TO ME, AS THE GUARDIAN, FOR INVESTMENT. MISS KOLONGA HAVE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION AND I ASK YOU FOR THE PROCEDURES HOW THIS FUND SHOULD BE TRANSFERED TO MY BANK IN SOUTH AMERICA. I AM ATTACHING COPIES OF THE BANK AGREEMENT (BETWEEN YOUR BANK AND MR. ROBERT KOLONGA) AND THE BANK
DEPOSIT SLIP. ANY QUESTIO ABOUT THE PROCEDURES AFTER YOU REPLY ME, I WILL ASK YOU INMEDIATELY, SO WE CAN COMPLETE THE TRANSACTION SUCCESSFULLY.
HAVE A GOOD DAY MR. HAMMOND
||From: Paul Hammond <email@example.com>
Subject: RE-KTT TRANSFER OF THE SUM OF $ 4,500,000.00 INHERITANCE ESTATE OF LATE MR. ROBERT KOLONGA
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2007 10:13:48 +0100 (BST)
From The Desk Of : Dr. Paul Hammond (Director) +225 09 38 33 20
Attention: Mr. Alfredo
claim and transfer legalization documents before the transfer could be affected to your account.
RE-KTT TRANSFER OF THE SUM OF $ 4,500,000.00 INHERITANCE ESTATE OF LATE MR. ROBERT KOLONGA
I write confirming the receipt of your mail to my office this morning with regards to the inheritance deposit estate of our late customer Mr.Robert Kolonga. We wish to confirm that the inheritance sum was deposited with our bank as fixed deposit and Joan Kolonga indicated as the inheritor. Mr.Robert Kolonga left a written instruction that the funds were to be transferred to a foreigner who is the appointed custodian to his daughter within the international transfer laws of our country.
The financial laws of Cote D’Ivoire with regards to this inheritance fund transfer stipulates that a resident financial attorney is required to procure the federal high court affidavits of fund ownership
Consequently, I have intimated young Joan Kolonga of this important procedure and advise that you get in contact with a renowned and respected attorney with whom we have a good working relationship. His contact details are as follows:
Name:Maitre Lulu Brown
Tel/Fax: +225 07 18 24 58
He will work for you and assist you in getting the required documents that will back upon your claim and subsequent transfer of the money to your account. As soon as these items are provided, we will transfer the fund (Principal and accumulated interest) to your nominated account without any problem.
We await your response to this message.
Thank you and best regards,
Dr. Paul Hammond (BOA-Abidjan CI).
N/B _____ DOWN LOAD , FILL AND
RETURN CLAIM FORM BACK TO OUR OFFICE. FORM ATTACHED
MR. MAITRE LULU
I AM Alfredo, AND I WRITE THIS MESSEAGE BECAUSE MR. HAMMOND TOLD ME HE REQUIERES YOU TO ASSIST WITH LEGALIZED DOCUMENTS TO GET THE FUNDS OF JOAN s KOLONGA FATHER, MR. ROBERT KOLONGA, TO MY ACCOUNT, AS A FOREIGN GUARDIAN. SO, WHAT DO WE HAVE TO DO? WHATS THE NEXT STEP? I HOPE YOUR AID WILL BE QUITE ENOUGH TO GET THE FUNDS TRANSFERED. I AM ATTACHING BELOW THE MAILS I WROTE TO MR. HAMMOND AND THE SCANNED BANK AGREEMENT AND BANK DEPOSIT SLIP, WHAT MORE DO I NEED TO FINALLY GET THE TRANSACTION OF THE FUNDS? I WAIT YOUR MAIL, AND THANKS FOR THE AID YOU CAN GIVE ME AND MISS JOAN KOLONGA.
||From: Lulu Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Maitre Lulu Brown Esq.(Principal Partner)
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2007 01:06:54 -0700 (PDT)
Attention Mr. Alfredo.
Your email has being received regarding the fund transfer in the bank of Africa. We will advice that you forward your personal information such as.
A) Your country of origin
B) Your full name and address
C) Marital status
F) A copy of your international passport or any identification bearing your name.
G) Your telephone and fax contact.
Once we received all these information from you, we will furnish with the details for the fund transfer.
We are anticipating your immediate response.
Maitre Lulu Brown Esq.(Principal Partner)
||Alfredo continued to answer the letters, but he never sent any money to the scammers.