Miss Young

Feel free to e-mail me if you have comments to my website, or if you have any questions. If you have lost money in 419-fraud, I cannot help you get it back, you have to call your local police. If you received a letter, and you don't know what to do, read my advise here.

Miss Young

Below are some examples of the e-mails I have received, together with my answers:

Date: Sun 3 Aug 2008

Dear Miss Young

I just recieve another scam letter from:

In letter there is information that somewhere in bank of nigeria are some money (huge money) which must be send to me as a owner. I must say that many years ago I believe those liars and try to help. I even send them money to pay some documents. It was big amount for me which I send. Of course I lost it because I send money twice and everytime was something more to be paid. Money which I send was borrowed and I lost that. Now after years I still have financial troubless because of that. Collectors from bank want me to pay back but I can't because I have no money.

On this time, years ago I even go to other country about 1000miles away to pick up the person from the airport, of course this person was not in aircraft. Spend money for petrol which was borrowed as well. Because of that all troubles I lost house, wife take my son and find some other friend to live.

I stay all alone, my problems because of my stupid stay with me, and will stay forever because I have no chance to pay back all this debts which I make. Now as lonely bent person want to say anyone who has receive a similar message, do not trust them, they just want to scam You. They have no feelings and don't care what going to hapend with You if You do same stupid think like I did. Im 29 years old person which lost everything, 29 years old bankrupt!

Wife left me because I make so huge debts and take my son away from me, all savings, job, and past last four years everyday debt collectors wisiting me to pay back money which I don't have. I lost my life because is no chance to earn so much money and pay back that debts. For some people this money are not big but for my was and are beyond my possibilities to earn. Im sure there is more people like me which lost everything because they believe promises of better life, don't be another. Don't trust them.

Dear Miss Young, I'll be really appreciate if You place my letter somewhere on Your webpage as a warning, I can't laugh because of that, there is many people like me all arround the world, don't let do the same mistake any new person's. Im sorry for my language but I'm not very good in english.

Best Regards

M.M. was selling her furniture. She received the following offer from a scammer:
From: Engr Cristian Crema <>
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 1:37 AM
Subject: Payment and Pickup Arrangement

Hi..Thanks for your response.  The reason I am sending you this email is to make final reconfirmation of Dining Room Set which is ok by me and am buying it for my son as his birthday present,and also to let you know that payment will be by certified cashier's check or money order. In view of this I need you to email me any information that may be required to send the payment as I do not want to send  the check or money order to a wrong location lest they get into the wrong hands.
Regarding the shipping, I have a company that takes care of the pickup of my consignments for me and ship to my destination  in new jersey anywhere in the U.S.A, you do not worry about shipping, the company will send down a representative to arrange the sales documentation and the pick up from your end for onward transfer to my destination.
 I also want to alert you on the fact that you will be receiving an overdraft check, which will cover the money for the pickup (pickup and shipping to the final destination) as well as the money to be paid to the company that will take care of the pickup and the documentation with you.  So please, as soon as you receive the payment, go and cash it immediately, deduct the money that accrues to you, and send the balance to the Head Office of the company that handles the shipment via Western union.The check will be in your name to make it easier for you to receive payment, please reconfirm your details one more time.I will give you the details of the company that will make the pickup as soon as we seal this deal.Once the money is received by the agent  , the shipping agent will contact you immediately to arrange the documentation as well as the pick up immediately.  So in view of the above,  here are some ofthe details I will need  for final issuance of the check or money order
to you.
(1)  Full Name
(2)  Mailing address, no  please
(3)  your direct telephone number both home and cell.?
{4} Acceptance of my offer
(5} Final asking price
Once you get back to me with all the above, the check or money order  will be issued out immediately and it will be sent to you .Hope to hear from you immediately.Looking forward to your swift response i will also be offering you extra $50 for keeping  Furniture for me till the shipper comes for the pick up.., I will be looking forward to your swift response
Engineer Cristian Crema

The scammer planned to send a false or stolen check to M.M. and receive real money via Western Union. He was not interested in the furniture. M.M. realised that it was a scam, and did not answer the scammer.

dining room set

they took me for $1200 in a scam that they called an inheritance. Charles C. Soludo knew so much information about my birth parents who are now dead and siblings that i believed him. he deposited $1k into my account i waited 6 days checking with my bank daily to make sure the money was on the account and on the 6th day i went to the bank, talked to the manager was told the funds were good so i western unioned $846 plus whatever it cost me to do so to them. 2 days later the bank informed me the money had been transferred from someone else's account and now i owe the bank $1200. i am a 58 yr old cripple, about to undergo surgery with a 50/50 chance of making it. ... please pass my story on to others. never doubted him for a minute.
Hi P.M.
The method you described is becoming quite popular. At first your bank says ok, and when they realize that the transfer was fake, they withdraw the money again.

Hi Miss Young,

My name is A.B. and I am from INDIA. Few days back I was a very person. as I got a mail from one barrister at Lome-Togo. He was saying, he was a personal attorony of a client having same surname of mine. Since his client and his family met with one road accident at Togo, he left US$17.5 behind them. The barrister assured me that I can claim the amount and we both can subsequently share the amount, once approved by the bank.

I received Questionnaires from bank, which I answered with the help of this barrister. The bank asked me to come to Togo or hire a bank accredited lawyer, As advised by Togo Barrister I opted Lawyer, And I was getting mails frequently from all, (Barrister, Lawer & Bank) I was happy to see the professionalism of them all.

Then Bank Lawyer asked me US$15,000 as his fees and cost of amount transfer. This came as a bombshell to me, I checked on net to verify the authenticity of all this, because the bank did not had its website, lawyer was using a normal email.

While surfing this, I got ur website ( realised that the Modus Operendie followed as exactly the same as happened with you. The deceased client was also a migrant millionaire and he met with accident on 21st April-2003. All members of his family died in the accident.

I forwarded your website link to barrister and asked him to prove his authenticity, he thanked me for the information, but said that for everything right, there is possibility of duplicasy. He further invited me to Lome Togo and verify by self.

Now I am confused, Even if he is a fake fraud, what purpose of his will be sevred if I go to Lome. I do not know what to do...

I am sending you the photographs of My Barrister & His deceased Clients, Please check and advise do the persons in the photographs matches any body in your database.

Looking forward to your advice on this.
Best regards



Hi A.B.,
it sounds as if you are the victim a 419 fraud. The barrister-lawyer-bank model is typical, so is the "client with same surname"-trick.
Please don't send them any money. These criminals use false names, false addresses, free email accounts and mobile phones, and changes it all the time. That makes it difficult to catch them.
Don't go to Togo to meet with these people. They will probably rob or kidnap you. There are several cases where people have gone to meet with these criminals in Nigeria, and they have been robbed, kidnapped, tortured, and even killed.
I haven't seen the pictures you sent, before. They often use pictures from magazines. The Madu-picture looks as if it has been scanned. Look at the yellow border on top, and the missing part in the bottom.
Take care, Miss Young

Hi, Looking around and I found your scam page.
I had something similar last year, but this was regarding some alloys I was selling on Ebay. I was asking �450.00 the emails started and I was sent a cheque for �2000.00 and asked to cash it immediately, forwarding the balance to an address in Liverpool (some shipping agent), who would arrange collection of my alloys.
The cheque was from Sainsbury's Food Stores and look authentic, I was sorely tempted but instead deposited it with my bank for checking. It cleared in three days??? Then 2 weeks later �2000 was debited so voiding the transaction, if I had spent even the �450.00???.
Even the most honest of us are tempted, but why did the banking system allow a cheque to clear and then give me access to funds that don't exist. It was only an honest bank clerk's advice that saved me - quote do not touch the monies until 2 weeks have passed.
I did contact Sainsbury's and after several phone calls (plus a fax) discovered that their cheque numbers begin with 7 and are 15 numbers in length, they would not confirm or deny that this cheque was genuine. No even a thank-you for bringing it to their attention.

Hi Nic, Thank you for your information. Unfortunately many people don't know about the 2 week-period, so they spend the money and then have a nasty surprise when the check finally bounces. I think the bank handles it in this way, in order to handle normal checks efficiently. After all, the number of fake checks are very small. Regards, Miss Young

Dear miss Young,

Ever heard of the name of Gloria Moore from Cote d'Ivoire, Abidjan. She keeps sending me invitations about sending money from her to me, a lot of money. She claims her parents died and het family wants to steal the money. She sounds very convincing, but I do not believe her. Could you tell me if she is fake? I send her first email to you as well, so you could decide if she is fake or not.


From:Miss Gloria Moore.

Dearest One,

Good a thing to write you. This is however not mandatory nor will i in any manner compel you to honour against your will. I got your name and contact from the internet when i was searching for a reliable and trustworthy person in your country , therefore I must not hesitate to confide in you for this simple and sincere help .

I am Miss Gloria Moore the only Daughter of late Mr. and Mrs. Moore . My father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant in Abidjan , the economic capital of Ivory coast, my father was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outings on a business trip .

My mother died when I was a baby and since then my father took me so special. Before the death of my father on 12 febuary 2004 in a private hospital here in Abidjan he secretly called me on his bed side and told me that he has the sum of two million ,seven hundred thousand United State Dollars.USD($2.700,000) left in a suspense account in one of the prime bank here in Abidjan ,that he used my name as his only Daughter for the next of Kin in depositing of the fund.

He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his business associates. That I should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice where i will transfer this money and use it for investment purpose such as small scale business.

I am 19 years old and a university undergraduate.I have suffered a lot of set backs as a result of members of my late father's family who has not stop disturbing me about the where about of this fund after they have succeded in claiming almost all the valuable properties that he left behind for me, coupled with incessant political crisis here in Ivory coast. The death of my father actually brought sorrow to my life.

Please, I am honourably seeking your assistance in thefollowing ways: (1) To provide a bank account into which this money would be transferred to . (2) To serve as a guardian of this fund since I am 20 years. (3) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education and to secure a resident permit in your country.

Moreover, I am willing to offer you 15% of the total sum as compensation for your assistance after the successful transfer of this fund into your nominated account overseas.

Furthermore, you indicate your option towards assisting me as I believe that this transfer will be concluded within fourteen (14) days you signify interest to assist me. Anticipating to hear from you soon.

Thanks and God bless.
Miss Gloria Moore

Hi W.B.,

The scammers changes the names of their characters all the time. I haven't heard of Gloria Moore (until now), but her story is very similar to the following stories: and

I am sure she is fake. Don't send her any money, and don't send her personal information. When you get tired of her, just stop answering her emails. She will stop sending you emails after a while.

Now that they have got your email address, you will probably receive more letters from scammers. Just ignore them. The only effective way to stop getting these emails is to change email address.

Miss Young

your lucky you didnt send money to them. me i lose 6000 dollar on this fuckers considering casualties on me. but im still tracking them till now. i got some laid from my hacker onboard on the net. this time is deferent...........

to mrs joy sankoh gudluck kingsley, maxwell and dr.stephen ngamo < - congrats!!!!!!........ 25 million ha...

they got mad at me on this one coz i stop sending money..

Listen very carefully ,you are either to follow our transfer process protocol or your fund withdrawn.
You cannot tell us what to do or which bank that we have to deposit the fund. We cannot deposit the fund in deutshe bank because there are not our affilicate branch.We can only deposit it into abn amro netherland and you will be require to come down here by yourself in person to come and meet their offshore department director for the account opening.
In this process,you will also be reuire to come along with the offshore account opening fees and your account activation fee in cash before they can proceed with you, since you think the favour we have done to you and your partner is not enough and not appreciated.
joey v/d Berg.
ceo (wmb netherland).
NB:We will not tolerate any further execuse after the deadline.

truly your F.A.

Hi F.A.,
thank you for your information. I am sorry you lost $6,000 before you realized it was a scam. The chances for getting the money back are very small, but if you want to try, you must contact your local police.
Regards, Miss Young

Well here is another one for you. I was contacted on Yahoo in a chat room and this young lady just started talking to me. We talked a few times and the next thing is she asks me to send her money as she is broke and an aspiring model. As she did not have any ID to pick up the Western Union transfer she gave me her friends address. I google the name and address and got your site.


the other she gave me was


Still having fun with her to get to the bottom of this one. She sent me her pictures.

I am also dealing with another woman on Yahoo who is going to give me a 20% commission on $15 million.

Just can't wait for the cheque.

Hi A.H.,

Thanks for the nice pictures. I think I have seen them used before in another 419 fraud case. The young lady you have been talking to is probably a man!

Will 10% for me of your 20% commission be fair for my assistance?

Take care,
Miss Young

Miss Young,
I received an e-mail of a person that of name Mr. Alonzo, offering a donation for our ministry Baptist in Brazil. When I was contacting of turn this gentleman, I sought for his name in a search website and I found your e-mail. Then I noticed that was treated of a fraud. But the answer e-mail I already sent for him. What should make? Thank you for the attention. Respectfully,
I.F.M. Brazil
Dear I.F.M.,
My advice is that you stop any conversation with this socalled Mr. Alonzo. This is a socalled 419-fraud, where you are promised millions of dollars, but instead end up paying fees to some criminals. Read more about it via the following links-page:
You can see the mail I received from Mr Alonzo here:
I have corresponded with him for 3 weeks, and his (fake) bank has so far asked me to pay 650 EURO. I have no plans to pay them anything, I only keep corresponding with him in order to waste his time, and warn others that may be in contact with him.
As soon as I finish corresponding with him, I will publish the full correspondance.
In short: Stop the conversation with the criminal Mr. Alonzo, and DO NOT pay him any money.
Kind regards,
Miss Young

Hi, Miss Young,

I've received the e-mail below a short while ago. I know this is scam, but this kind of scam is quite unique, so decided to go all the way with the scammer to see the way how it works. In most cases, they ask about your bank account details, but all this one asked about was my mailing address and phone number. After I provided my name altogether with the address and the phone number of my company, he provided me with legitimate-looking documents on the inheritance claim. I thought he would now ask me for my bank details, but no - he says he's now going to open an offshore bank account in the Cayman Islands and transfer the funds to that account. Then I am supposed to transfer the money through the Internet to my bank account (or a new account, opened by me specifically for this purpose) and only after the funds arrive at this account of mine, I am expected to send him his share. This all is quite unusual. Can anyone explain to me, presuming that this is scam, how he expects all this to work out for him???

Please, reply as soon as possible. Thank you in advance.


And here is the original e-mail message, explaining the situation: "My name is XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX, a member of Independent Committee of Eminent Persons (ICEP), Switzerland. ICEP is charged with the responsibility of finding bank accounts in Switzerland belonging to non-Swiss indigenes, which have remained dormant since World War II It may interest you to know that In July of 1997, the Swiss Banker's Association published a list of dormant accounts originally opened by non-Swiss citizens. These accounts had been dormant since the end of World War II (May 9, 1945). Most belonged to Holocaust victims. The continuing efforts of the Independent Committee of Eminent Persons (ICEP) have since resulted in the discovery of additional dormant accounts - 54,000 in December, 1999. The published lists contain all types of dormant accounts, including interest-bearing savings accounts, securities accounts, safe deposit boxes, custody accounts, and non-interest-bearing transaction accounts. Numbered accounts are also included. Interest is paid on accounts that were interest bearing when established. The Claims Resolution Tribunal (CRT) handles processing of all claims on accounts due non-Swiss citizens. A dormant account of ORDNER ADELE with a credit balance of 35,000,000 US dollar plus accumulated interest was discovered by me. The beneficiary was murdered during the holocaust era, leaving no WILL and no possible records for trace of heirs. The Claims Resolution Tribunal has been mandated to report all unclaimed funds for permanent closure of accounts and transfer of existing credit balance into the treasury of Switzerland government as provided by the law for management of assets of deceased beneficiaries who died interstate (living no wills). Being a top executive at ICEP, I have all secret details and necessary contacts for claim of the funds without any hitch. The funds will be banked in the Cayman Island, being a tax free, safe haven for funds and we can share the funds and use in investment of our choice. Due to the sensitive nature of my job, I need a foreigner to HELP claim the funds. All that is required is for you to provide me your details for processing of the necessary legal, and administrative claim documents for transfer of the funds to you. Provide me with your full name, address, and telephone/fax. I will pay all required fees to ensure that the fund is transferred to a secure, numbered account in your name in the Cayman Island, and you can now start accessing the funds gradually and transferring to your country and other banks of choice in the world. My share will be 60 percent and your share is 40 per cent of the total amount. THERE IS NO RISK INVOLVED. You can find additional information about unclaimed funds through the internet at the following websites: The Holocaust Claims Processing Office has put funds in Escrow awaiting submission of valid claims for necessary disbursement. I find myself priviledged to have this information and this may be a great opportunity for a life time of success without risks. Thank you for your prompt response. Due to security reasons, reply to my via email only. Mr. XXXXXXX XXXXXXXX"
Hi O.Z.,
You should not doubt whether this is a scam. Of course it is!
Here is a list of some of those that received the email: Among them, I found this one, that explains how it works:
Take extra care in this type of scam, so that you will not end up owing a fortune to a bank.
Miss Young

Hello Miss Young,
I thought you might be interested in how I came across your 419 website... I have, apparently, just won �2.5 million in a lottery I can't actually remember entering, which is a nice start to the day, obviously. It is a bit of a surprise to be notified of my massive good fortune in a badly written, misspelled e-mail, but I'm sure that's because they're saving as much money as possible to help increase the prize fund...
Anyway, as I need a new stair carpet, I replied straight away to a Mr Henry Smith, financial director of the National Lottery Commission (it says 'ere), who came back with a London address and non-London phone number (I guess they only have mobiles in their office - what a good idea!). So I keyed Mr Smith's phone number into Google, and hey! your website, and it turns out Henry Smith is also Financial Director of the Oversea Credit Commission, based in Croydon and helping you in the Fred J Martins case. Apparently.
Well, with two such high positions he's obviously an important and trustworthy man, so as soon as I can I will send him a large sum of money sure in the knowledge it will be in safe hands...

I advertised a car recently and included my e-mail address, and have had two offers to buy the car at full price, no haggle, unseen, one apparently from South Africa, the other from Holland. In fact, I am being sent �3000 more than the asking price, which I then have to refund (very quickly) to the buyer's shipping agent. A very expensive agent, but I held back from offering to drive it over on the ferry for �2500.
I replied once in Dutch (which I speak) and got no response, and I think they're still working on the answer as to why anyone in Holland would want a right hand drive car anyway.
The South African buyer has gone very quiet since I mentioned I'm going down there next week (which I am, funny enough).

Like you I find it more fun to go along with this sort of thing and waste their time, and I now have a souvenir forged cheque too.

Sadly though, it seems these things do occasionally work, so good on you for highlighting them as well as wasting the criminals' time.


Hello Miss Young,
    I am really impressed by your great courage and
time you spend enlightening unsuspecting gullibles of
advanced fee fraud perpetrated mainly by people from
the Black continent and particularly by Nigerians. I
am a Nigerian and presently live in Ireland. many of
the Pictures posted on your web belng to hardworking
public servants in Nigeria. Professor Charles Soludo
is the head of the Central Bank in Nigeria no doubt
about it, he could have been involved with such scams
as postulated by the nincompoomps using his ID. That
of Alonzo Brewer is the picture of a nonagenarian and
foremost nationalist in Nigeria during the fight for
Independence. His name is Chief Anthony Eromosele
   Jefferson Anikomi in the picture is Pastor
Christopher Oyakhilome, he heads a very large
christain congragation known as the Christ Embassy in
Nigeria, he is in no way known as Jefferson.
    I wish I could continue with this, but I got many
other important things to do as well.
    Thanks for your effort and never relent with you
are doing.

Charles Soludo
ID card from a Charles Soludo story
from the Alonzo Brewer story
Chief Anthony Enahoro

from the Jefferson Anikomi story
Christopher Oyakhilome
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2007
Subject: pls see how to help the good Nigerians.


Dear sirs,
My name is M.U., am an Nigeria from Delta state.
Am very happy with your effort to sanitize the internet and control cyber crime.
Infact is so painfull that these scammers have not only painted our dear country bad but they have also made business and trade opportunity hard for so many legitimate people who are into global trade. Right now in the world market the moment you identify yourself as a Nigeria no body wants to deal with you at all. For fear of what 419 have done.
Now please, i want you to see if there is any way you can also help by letting the world knows that everybody in Nigeria is not a bad person.
Am into global trade, am a broker for iron, steel and scrap metals. I link end buyers to direct sellers and get my little commission at the end of the supply.
But still sir due to the bad name 419 have given Nigeria trade is not easy at all. Recently i got in contact with a very good chinese buyer for used rail, he was serious and sent his LOI & BCL. We contacted the sellers immediately but the moment the man know i was from Nigeria he was affraid even when i sent him documents of my past supplys and trade he said any document in Nigeria can be forged.The was how i lost that trade just because of the bad name my fellow country man have created.
I beg you try and see what you can do to also help good people in global trade.
God bless you. I promise my support in which ever way it may be needfull.


Young There are also people that don't like what I am doing. Read about their warnings here.

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