Nigerian Scam Perp Gets 376 Year Jail Sentence

Here’s a scam story with a happy ending… kind of.

Harrison Odiawa (aka Abu Belgore), pictured below, was convicted in a Lagos, Nigeria court to 376 years for advance fee fraud, obtaining by false pretence, conspiracy and forgery.

Nigerian Scammer Goes to Jail

So why isn’t this a happy story?

It turns out the victim, a U.S. citizen named Robert Blick, has been serving a 30 month jail sentence himself for defrauding his own business partners in order to give over $2,000,000 to the scammers.

The story begins on March 21, 2003, when Blick received an e-mail from a person in Nigeria by the name of Taye Owo, looking for a foreign contractor to transfer $20.5 million out of Nigeria.

Sound familiar?

Unfortunately, Blick hadn’t heard of the scam and became excited about getting 20 million dollars for nothing. Don’t we all?

After many emails, phone calls, and faxes back and forth, the scammers provided a certificate of incorporation for Blick’s American company in Nigeria as well as a job completion certificate. With those, Blick believed he was ready to pick up the 20 million and decided London was the place to make it happen. Once in London, however, the deal played out just like it always does…

The scammers “… told him that he would need £10,000 for his agent to open a bank account, and another $18,750.00 as a trust processing fee when the money transaction took place.

Blick, who came to London with only £10,000, had to stop around London with his credit cards to raise another £20,000 to meet these demands. From this moment on, Blick was in the net of the fraudsters and they milked and milked him until he started selling his personal property and dipping his hand into the account of the company he co-owned with his partners in America.

First, they showed him an aluminium strong box, which he thought contained the money. They also opened it and showed him two bundles, which he confirmed were genuine. They could not, however, pay him because one document – International Clearance and Policy Certificate (ICP) number was not available. It had to come from Nigeria, so the payment was cancelled. Next, he was informed on April 7, 2003 that a sum of $ 410, 000 was required before the ICP could be issued. He paid $195,000 as his own share. Belgore was to pay the rest.”

Like all “Advanced Fee” schemes, the big payoff gets closer and closer, but never quite materializes.

The milking continued until Blick’s American corporate partners became suspicious and called the FBI. Luckily the FBI was able to knock some sense into Blick, but not until he had given $2,092,894 million of his and his company’s money to the scammers.

In January, 2004 Blick was charged with wire fraud along with conspiracy to draud the Nigerian government. After all, the scam Blick went along with supposedly involved stealing the 20 million dollars from the Nigerian government. Blick was convicted in September, 2004 and sentenced to 30 months in jail.

Enough talk about the “victim.” Now back to our scammers…

Once Blick was convicted, the FBI alerted the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) regarding Odiawa, alias Abu Belgore, the man behind the fraud. With evidence provided by Blick and others, Odiawa was convicted and sentenced to the 376 years.

Does this story have a happy ending? Sort of…

  • A scammer has been brought to justice.
  • A victim has been taught a painful and valuable lesson about greed.
  • The public gets another case study on how to avoid scams and scammers.

The victim and the scammer both received their comeuppance. Hopefully the family of the victim and his business partners get back their $2,000,000.

For all the gory details of the case, see the EFCC web site.

Author: Richard Patterson

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  1. We too are in the process of having this exact email send to us. I responed as tho I believe them and received a second one with pictures of the poor, sick soul. I also want to do whatever it takes to prosecute these frauds. I will add more as I have it!


  3. I have been emailed by a lady who says her name is “Sharon Zeira”. She also claims her home country is Malta but is now in Ibadan Nigeria. Is there any data bank available to check to see if this is legitimate?

  4. I also got an email like this so please add this name!

    Name; Barrister Maleek Abui.
    Profession; Legal Practitioner.
    Address; 147, Osu road Accra,

    Hello ,

    First I must apologise for this unsolicited mail to you. I am aware that this is certainly an unconventional approach to establishing a relationship, but you will realise the reason for my action after going through the mail.
    I am Barrister Maleek Abui, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney to Mr. Andrew Groethe, a national of your country, who until his death was an employee with Shell Oil Development Company in Accra,Ghana. Here in after shall be referred to as my client. On the 3rd of November 2004, my client, his wife and their only daughter had a car accident along Tema highway Road Ghana, unfortunately they lost their lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful.

    After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to track his last name [surname] so as to locate any nearest relative or to locate any member of his extended family hence I contacted you. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank here where the huge deposits were lodged. The Constitutional provision of the Republic of Ghana, further mandates the deceased attorney to repatriate the fund if original country of deceased is established.

    Particularly, Standard Charted Bank, Accra-Ghana. where the deceased had an account valued at over ($5.7Million US Dollars) has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next 14 official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over a year and now I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name and from the native country of the deceased, so that the proceeds of this account valued at over 5.7million US dollars can be paid to you. The total sum will be shared as follows: 45% for you , 50% For my family, and then the remaining 5% will be used for the reimbursement of all the expenses that will be incurs in the process of this transaction. I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may stand to make. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us seeing this project through.

    There is no risk involved what so ever on this transaction please. These funds will be transfer in your favour/ accounts upon proper application to the Bank. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please endeavour to keep this business confidential. I will be glad if this is acceptable for you, in assisting my family. Awaiting your urgent and candid reply.
    Best regards,

    Maleek Abui. Esq.
    233 276 363 746.Direct Number.


  6. Thats a big epidemic right now! We have a new Dating Site online since a view month and we have a hug database of scammer-pictures and emails allready.

    Pictures used in Dating Scam
    Nigerian Online Daing Scam

    90% of woman-suscriptions are fakers and scammers, unbelievable!
    Since the goverment of Nigeria is fighting against this criminals, these guys use to operate from Senegal and Ivory Coast.

  7. i recieved one of these emails too! from a “Princess Essiene Ajana” what i want to know is how did the scammer know my name?

  8. This is a new OUT..don’t fall for this crap!-

    smith lugman
    Sent : Sunday, September 10, 2006 8:36 PM
    To :
    Subject : Your Attention Please


    The adoption of Miss Vera Royce, an American citizen, and 10 years old girl whose parents were murdered on April 12th 2006 in Ghana will be a wise adventure. The adoption qualifies you as the beneficiary of $ belonging to the parents of the little child and deposited in Barclays bank Ghana. This urgent demand is as a result of the worries of Vera Royce to stay in America instead of Africa. She will be satisfied to stay with you since you can guaranty her future. You as an American with good public record is only accepted. You deal with Barclays Bank directly. Contact email:
    Dr. Mr. Smith Lugman

  9. and heres what i got today in my email

    Good day ,
    I am writing this letter in confidence believing that if it is the wish Of God for you to help me and my family, God almighty will bless and Reward you abundantly. My family and I are true Christians and
    worship’s God truthfully.
    I got your contact from the international business correspondance provider office ministry of foriegn affairs and tourism department (M.F.A.T.D) here in my country during my research on some one who could Help us.
    I am a female student Of University of Burkina faso, Ouagadougou.Studing Language and I am 21 yrs old.
    My fathers died earlier two months ago and left my Mother I and my brother behind. He Was a king, which our town citizens titled him before his death, I was a Princess to him and I and my brother are the only people who Can take Care of his wealth now because my mother is not literate enough To know all my father’s wealth behind.
    He left up to USD 10.2, 000.000.00 million dollars with a security Company, and I don’t know how and what I will do to invest this money Somewhere in abroad, so that my father’s kindred will not take over what Belongs to my father and our own nuclear family, which they were planning to do
    Without my conciense because I am a female as stated by our culture in the Town.
    That is why I felt happy when I saw your contact which I strongly believe that by the grace of God, you will help me secure And invest this money.
    I thereby need your help in bringing the box Containing the money out from the security company, based on your reply I Will give you with more details on how we can proceed.
    I am ready to pay 10% of the total amount to you if you help us in Securing this money and another 10% interest of Annual Income to you, for investing this money for us, which you will strongly have absolute Control Over.
    If you can handle this project sincerely and also willing to assist me In lifting this fund, kindly reach me and I will let you know the next Step to take towards actualizing this as quickly as Possible.
    Please, note that it is 100% risk free. I look forward recieving your mail and willingliness urgently through my private

    Yours sincerely loved one,
    Princess Noggietu.
    Good day ,

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  10. i too have recieed many of them and currently i am dealing with one offering 15 million from a woman who is “reportedly dying. her name is mrs cynthia williams add her name.

  11. I just got an email from someone claiming they are Henrique Sessenou here it is

    From: Henrique Sessenou
    Tel: +233-243-356493

    Dear friend,

    I am Mr. Henrique Sessenou the son of late Sir Benha Sessenou, the renowned Zimbabwean wine and cattle farmer. I got your contact courtesy of the Information directory.During the war waged against the farmers in Zimbabwe by the supporters and cohorts of President Robert Mugabe to claim all the white-owned farms in our country although my mother is a black and I am also a black, my late father’s big farms were among those targeted by the ZANU-PF armed group.

    In the course of the revolution in Zimbabwe, the ZANU-PF armed group attacked and invaded my father’s farms, burning, destroying and eventually killing him. After my father’s death last two years, I managed to escape to Ghana, because my life was threatened and Zimbabwe was no longer safe for me. Before he died he made some deposit in a security company worth US$25.5M (Twenty Million Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars) in cash, bonds, important documents of property title and other valuables.

    The money and valuables were concealed and secured in two Treasure Boxes and was transported through Diplomatic means. The boxes are currently safely secured in the vaults of a private security firm in the Accra Ghana. Presently, I am residing temporarily in Buduburam refegee camp in Ghana . I am in a dilemma on how to move this money safely out of the security Deposit Company for investments. It would be most dangerous to attempt investments here, as such an attempt could jeopardize my chances.

    In recognition of your personal executive powers and the investment opportunities that abound in your country, I solicit for your assistance in moving this money out of Africa. I will also like to use this money for investments in your country. You will guide all my future investments in your country and it will be operated on a partnership level. You will be getting 20% of the total investment capital moved to your country as your share for your assistance. The balance will be plunged into investment projects.

    Upon receipt of your indication of interest to go into co-operation with me, we will open up discussions on the best ways to invest in your country.


    Awaiting your soonest response.

    Best Regards,
    Mr Henrique Sessenou

  12. I’m Tomi, a nigerian and whenever I read stuff like this I get very disturbed. It’s really unfortunate because Nigerians can be very nice, warm, honest and hardworking people too…unfortunately only a few people get to see this because of this issue we have. It’s a shame but I can assure you all that the government is doing all it can to stop this…and it’s starting right from the top.

  13. I was selling large lot of new clothing online, and received an inquiry from a Nigerian asking if he could have the clothing shipped to him with his own shippers. I agreed, but said that payment had to clear before I would allow the clothing to be shipped. He sent payment in pounds instead of dollars, and I returned the check to him. Then I received another check from a bank in Indiana somewhere, and deposited the check into my bank, asking the bank to hold it until it clears – if it clears! Not only did the check not clear, but at one point my bank was overdrawn by $10,000. It was all sorted out, but I have steered clear of any strange emails ever since.

  14. i knew somebody who got the same email. he replied to this email and then later on,
    give his personal information including his bank account. the letter sender told this guy
    that his lawyer and the bank (where the money lies) approved the transfer of money to his account.
    This guy are really hooked up with this scam maybe because of the so called supporting documents
    from the lawyer and the bank that was sent to him by email. i dont know what will happen to this guy
    after doing this things. I tried to discouraged him for doing so, but he dont listen.

  15. Was I born Yesterday?


    Got this today!


    TEL: +27-83-3623-873

    Hi Dear: Please

    You may be surprised to receive this message from me since you don’t
    know me in person, but for the purpose of introduction, I am Mr.MORGAN
    MUTUMBA, the son of late MR. MICHEAL MUTUMBA, who was murdered in a
    dispute in ZIMBABWE.

    Your contact was given to me at the SOUTH AFRICAMN EXCHANGE NETWORK ON
    here in Johannesburg as reliable and trustworthy to deal with, then I
    decided to write you. My late father was among the few black Zimbabwean
    farmers murdered in cold blood by the agent of
    the ruling government of president ROBERT MUGABE for his alleged
    support and
    sympathy for Zimbabwean opposition party.

    Before the death of my father, he took me to SOUTH AFRICA to deposit
    the sum
    of (THIRTY MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS($30M) with a security and
    company, as if he knew the looming danger in Zimbabwe.the money was
    deposited as a gem or precious stone to
    avoid much demurrage from the security firm. This money was earmarked
    the purchase of new machinery and chemicals for the farms and the
    establishment of new farms in Lesotho and Swaziland.

    This land problem arose when president R. MUGABE introduced a new land
    which wholly affects the white rich farmers and some few blacks
    condemned the ‘MODUS OPERANDI’ adopted by the government. This resulted
    rampant killing and mob actions. I and my family who are currently
    in South Africa as a refugee or an asylum seeker have decided to
    this money to a foreign country where we can invest it. I am faced with
    dilemma of investing this amount of money in South Africa for fear of
    encountering the same experience in future since both countries have
    same political history. Moreover, the South African monetary policy/law
    not allow such investment hence I am seeking for an asylum or refugee.
    must let you know that this business is 100% risk free and the nature
    your business does not ecessary matter. So if you are willing to assist
    I and my family have agreed to give you 20% of the total money, 40%
    will be
    for a joint business venture and another 35% will be for me and my
    which we shall also invest in your country and the remaining 5% will be
    mapped out for all expenses we may incurred during the

    transaction.Please contact me

    Therefor, if you are willing and interested to rendered the needed
    assistance, endeavor to reply
    through my email address or the above tel/fax Number.I also need your
    private phone and fax number for easy communication. Remember that this
    highly confidential and the success of this business depends on how
    it is kept.

    Expecting your reply soonest.

    Best Regard.


  16. Scams will only stop when The west stops exploiting Africa. If you are reach and you do all in your power to make sure others around you to remain poor, then you will have them to contend with. As long as western leaders continue to cover African leaders that steal their national wealth simply because such monies are deposited in western banks which benefits their economy while making Africans poorer scam will never stop.

  17. Scams will only stop when The west stops exploiting Africa. If you are rich and you do all in your power to make sure others around you remain poor, then you will have them to contend with. As long as western leaders continue to cover African leaders that steal their national wealth simply because such monies are deposited in western banks which benefits their economy while making Africans poorer scam will never stop.

  18. I got this scam today.

    Principal Partner,
    Lucas Okolie & Associates

    Dear Olwyn Olly ,

    I am barrister Lucas Okolie (Solicitor)a national from Mali . I am the Personal Attorney to Mr.Mike Olly, a national of your country, who used to work with Chevron Oil Company in Nigeria.On the 21st of April 2005, my client, his wife And their three children were involved in a car accident along Warri Sapele Road in Delta State.

    All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost there lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful.After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to,trace his relatives over the Internet, to locate any member of his family but of no avail, hence I contacted you as supposed relative to enable both parties claim this fund for our own use.

    I have contacted you to assist in repartrating the money left behind by my client before they get confisicated or declared unserviceable by the Finance House where this huge deposits were lodged. Particularly, the Finance House where the deceased had a valued of US$9 million dollars to be precisely has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confisicated.

    Since I have been unsuccesfull in locating the the relatives for over 2 years now I seek your conscent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you are from the same country so that the proceeds of this account valued at US$9 million dollars can be paid to you and then you and me can share the money. 25% to you and 70% for me,while 5% should be for incidental expenses that government may required either in your country or mine. I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up the claim.

    All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.

    Please get in touch with me through my private email ( enable us discuss further.

    Best regards,
    Barrister Lucas Okolie.

  19. I get these things all the time…. I take comfot in letting them know that ” you have just emailed your scam to an internet fraud detective…” I tell them they “have been under investigation by our office as well as from local authorities there”. I inform them that “once there is any acceptance of US currency, they will be guilty of internet fraud, and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”


    “Do You have any Idea what government agency you have just contacted????” “I will foreward your information, as well as your IP address, to one of our investigators- have a nice day!”

    I figure that should put a skid in their shorts.

  20. July 12th, 2007

    Dear winner,

    I received your mail

    You are to pay the delivery charges only and your winning parcel will be dispatched to your residence after payment is confirmed. Your winning check has already been parcelled and sealed.

    You are to therefore send the delivery charges of your chosen option 1, via any Western Union Money Transfer outlet closest to you, in the name our account officer as follows.

    Name………. Dorothy Dales (mrs)
    Address………Argonaut House, Galleymead Road,
    Colnbrook, Berkshire,
    SL3 0EN United Kingdom.

    As soon as the payment is made, ensure to send down a scanned copy of the payment slip or in the absence of a scanner you are to provide us with the following details below as proof of payment.

    (1)……Names and Address of sender:
    (2)……Amount sent:
    (4)……Name of Receiver:

    Immediately we confirm receipt of your payment, your winning parcel (Reg order number:VIC6789) will be dispatched for delivery within the stipulated time frame to your designated address.

    We further await your proof of payment so that we can commence dispatch immediately.

    Congratulations once again.


    Mario Silva (C.R.O).

    Phone number: +44-704-571-0014
    FAX : +44-7005942018
    : +44-870-478-4404

    Caution: This e-mail and any accompanying attachments may be confidential to the intended recipient. It may also contain information, which is subject to legal privilege and/or official-client confidentiality. If you are NOT the intended recipient, you must not peruse, pass on, use, or copy this message and any accompanying attachments. Please notify the sender immediately – by telephone, facsimile or return email – and delete the original.

    For email that puts you in control, choose Yahoo! Mail.

  21. Sir/Madam,

    However strange or surprising this contact might seem to you as we have not met personally or had any dealings with you in the past. I must apologize for intruding into your private email address, but I humbly ask that you take due consideration of its importance and immense benefit it will be to you.

    I am a legal consultant/broker based in South Africa. I am currently representing some members of the 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. For more information check:

    A dormant account with the sum of Forty Five Million United States Dollars ($45M) as discovered by clients/close associates who are members of (ICEP). The money included accumulated interest. They needed my assistance since the transfer can be made easily with my supervision as an experienced broker. My clients at (ICEP) have confided in me to look for a foreign partner that will help in putting the funds into the banking system and also assist in investing the funds into profitable business ventures for mutual benefits.

    Since my clients at the (ICEP), Switzerland have mandated me to look for a foreign partner and that is my aim for contacting you. Please do not despair because I got your email address from a business advertising website on the Internet before making my contact with you. I do not intend to fail my client because I have been a very close associate and legal consultant to them for the past 20 years.

    Bear in mind that we also have well-established contacts at the Claims Resolution Tribunal (CRT) responsible for handling processing of all claims on accounts due to non-Swiss citizens. Whereas, uncomplicated claims will be processed under a “fast track” procedure, which is the procedure, our claims will be put on.

    I have also made contacts with the Trust Company responsible for Dormant Account Recovery (DAR) in the United Kingdom and also concluded final arrangements with them to take over the funds by a new beneficiary legally. As an experienced broker and working with top executive members of (ICEP) who are also my close associates, I have all secret details and necessary contacts for claim of the funds without any hitch.

    We are willing to offer you as much as 20% of the entire funds and after the transaction has been completed. There is no risk involved in this transaction and all the process of the administrative claims will be legally achieved to transfer the funds in your name as the new beneficiary.

    In conclusion, if you are willing and ready to assist us claim the dormant account smoothly, please indicate in your return reply mail to or fax number +27-11-5076847 and I will furnish you with more details on how the transaction will be completed including my contact telephone number so that you can call me for questions and clarifications where necessary. We also look forward to doing more deals with you.

    Warm regards,

    Joseph C. Blank

    Local listings, incredible imagery, and driving directions – all in one place! Find it! =


    We are hereby happy to inform you that you emerge as one of the winners
    in the lucky pick of email address on the web. The cheque won is used
    as a compensation to the numerous internet users, and gotten from the
    non-claims of winning check of last years lotto winners in the UK lottery
    international promotions.

    To that effect, We had to organise a lucky dip of all e-mail addresses
    on the web and sectioned them into zones such as the europe, asia,
    america, africa and the rest. Under these zones are the regions e.g under
    europe, we have london ireland, scotland, holland and e.t.c. same
    applies to every other zone. So to that effect, your winning fell under the
    african zone and west african region. So therefore, your winning had
    been sent down to the compensation agent in charge of that region in the
    person of Mr FRED DAVES. You will have to make contact with him, and follow
    due procedures to effect the claims of your package which contains a
    winning check of $200,000dollars(USD) for your prompt claims.

    Finance and Security House
    United Kingdom Deposit Firm
    FSH Towers
    Chelsea T45H U.K.

    At the moment, I am very busy at Sydney,Australia because of numerous
    assignments which I have to carry out. To that effect, I dont think you
    will have the opprtunity of communicating with me anymore. All you need
    do is reach the compensation agent Mr FRED DAVES through this e-mail

    Finally, remember that I have forwarded instruction to the Mr FRED DAVES
    at the finance house on your behalf to send the bank draft to you as
    soon as you contact him without delay. Please I will like you to accept
    this token with good faith.

    Thanks and God bless you and your family.
    However, I want you to contact him immediately as soon as you receive
    this because he will be leaving soon on a very long vacation as he didnt
    have any for the past three years due to over time.

    My sincere advice to you as a christian is that you should endeavour to
    pay your tithe to a bible believing church when you get winning check .
    We require your informations to facilitate the your claims:

    1. Full Names:
    2. Residential Address:
    3. Phone Number:
    4. Fax Number:
    5. Occupation:
    6. Sex:
    7. Age :
    8. Nationality:
    9. Present Country:

    Yours Faithfully

    Mr JAMES

    Compensation Officer

  23. Bonjour,
    Je n’ai pas un autre moyen de communiquer avec vous ; c’est pourquoi je vous fais parvenir ce mail. Je suis dans le désespoir au moment où je vous écris ce message qui j’espère retiendra votre attention. Je vous prie en prime de m’excuser pour tous les désagréments que mon courrier pourrait vous causer. Même si nous ne nous sommes jamais rencontrés, je crois fermement que sur la base du droit d’assistance humanitaire une confiance véritable peut naître de notre contact et favoriser ainsi un véritable partenariat entre nous.
    Je me nomme Mme Mariam GUEI ROBERT de nationalité Sierra – Léonaise l’ex- maîtresse du Feu Général ROBERT GUEI, l’ancien Président de la Côte d’Ivoire (Afrique de l’Ouest) qui a été assassiné dans son domicile au Plateau une ville d’Abidjan la Capital de la Côte d’Ivoire, bien avant sa mort, il avait fait un dépôt de trois malles contenant de fonds (28.000.000 US $ ) dans une société de Gardiennage au Bénin pour raison de sécurité, ce dépôt a été fait en mon nom pour raison de confidentialité en tant que Président de la République .
    Ces malles étant en mon nom et se trouvant à Cotonou ont donc été épargnées de cette saisie. J’ai très peur de la troupe de Président GBAGBO qui se fait appeler (escadron de la mort). C’est le même groupe qui est à la base de l’assassinat du journaliste français qui est mort c’est la raison pour la quelle j’ai quittée la cote d’ivoire et vous pouvez visiter ce site pour avoir plus d’informations:
    La mort de mon ex-fiancé m’a rendu malade et actuellement j’ai de graves problèmes cardiaques et je serais hospitalisée aujourd’hui. Mon seul espoir est donc mon unique fils Peter KAMARAque j’avais avant de connaître mon ex-fiancé et mes biens qui se trouvent actuellement ici au Bénin. Au cas ou je ne pourrais plus sortir de ce lit d’hôpital, je vous prie donc de soutenir et d’aider mon fils pour qu’il puisse faire bon usage de ses fonds et investir dans votre société ou dans un domaine de votre choix pour la rentabilité de ces biens, car il n’a aucune expérience dans le domaine des affaires et puisque vous êtes citoyen de votre pays vous pouvez l’aider à faire un bon investissement chez vous, raison pour laquelle, je vous propose sans hésiter que la mutation de mes biens soit faite en votre nom pour facilité la tâche du retrait et le transfert des biens chez vous. Sachez bien que vous n’aurez aucune dépense à engager car le vrais contenu de mes biens est de l’argent, en cas ou la société exige qu’il y a de dépense pour le retrait, nous allons prendre l’argent dans les marchandises pour régler toutes les dépenses, La seule chose que vous devez faire pour sauver la vie de mon fils est de transférer tous les fonds chez vous pour l’investissement car ma santé est trop fragile ,je ne sais pas ce qui pourra advenir dans les prochaines heures mais tout est entre les mains de Dieu.
    Je m’engage à vous donner 40% des fonds se trouvant dans la marchandise comme récompense pour vos interventions et 10% pour vos dépenses effectuées; le reste pour l’investissement chez vous.
    N’oubliez pas de me répondre sous l’adresse email privée de mon fils ci dessous car il vous fournira tous les documents et informations concernant cette affaire.
    Dans l’attente de votre réponse, recevez à travers cette lettre mes salutations.
    Que DIEU vous Bénisse.
    Votre Soeur Mme Mariam GUEI ROBERT
    Tel : 00229 93 05 35 39

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  24. wow, how evil can people be – dont they realize that they are playing with fire. I do hope the authorities finds them out.

  25. I think internet fraud originated from the western world, I am wondering why they always beating round the bush.

    How I wish African leaders would understand this scam of a thing the way I do, if I may say, how can someone from western world travel down west Africa to carry money that doesn’t belong to him/her, I think they must get arrested and put them to book for corruption.

  26. Hello folks. I received this email not long ago:

    Republic of Ghana
    West Africa.

    Dear Friend,

    Me and my sister Doris got your contact when we were searching for a good honest and reliable person. we prayed over it and decided to reveal our problem to you because we see you as honest and trustworthy person who can help us invest this fund in a very lucrative business in your country. I am Johnson Ambrose(22 years old) and my sister name is Doris Amb’rose (20 years old), the only children of late Dr. and mrs. Amos Ambrose.

    Our father was a very wealthy Gold/Diamond dealer in Freetown, the economic capital of Sierra Leone, our father was poisoned to death by his close business associates on one of their outings on a business trip and my mother died 20 years ago, precisely during the child deliverly birth of Doris my kid sister and since then our father took us so special. He was also playing the role of a mother to us too. Before the death of our father, in a private hospital in Freetown, he secretly called me by his bed side and told me of a deposit of $13,000,000,00 united state dollars (THIRTEEN MILLION DOLLARS) he concealed in a metallic box and deposited with a security company in ACCRA, the economic capital of GHANA.

    He warned me that because of envy that he was poisoned by his close associates. He also advised me to seek for an honest foreigner in a country of my choice those associates will not hurt me and my sister as they have succeeded in poisoning him. For your information, it has been difficult to know who is an honest person to assist us in this transaction, and I decided to make a try on you. Me and my sister has arrived ACCRA GHANA, a nearby country since my uncle wants to kill me because of this certificate of deposits as he have suceeded in collecting all my father’s property left behind.

    He and his wife always punished me and my sister, and have made life very difficult for us. His wife served me and Doris a poisoned rice meal, but for the devine mercy, her daughter secretly whispered to me not to eat the meal because there is poison in the rice. I wasted the meal to the bin only to find two dead rat on the bin the following morning and that made me to run away immediately with Doris my kid sister to GHANA and we don’t want to stay long here in GHANA since we did not know anybody here and we are staying in the refugee camp.

    Dear friend, I honourably seek your assistance to introduce you to the security company as the foreign partner to our late father so that you will help us clear the money so that we can continue our education over there in your country as we will like to live with you in your country for the rest of our live and you will help us invest the money in your country. Me and Doris has agreed to compensate you with 20% of the money. I want to let you know that the security company have promise us that if our faters partner can not be able to come down here they can help to deliver the box to him in any country of his choice and the promised my late father had the day of deposit.

    Thank you as we are expecting your reply immediately you receive this email.

    Yours Faithfully,

    Johnson and Doris Ambrose.

    Now I know Ghana struggles when it comes to finances, but are they really THIS desperate? The only people more idiotic than this obvious scammer are the morons who actually succumb to the temptation of suddenly (and apparently simply) becoming unfeasably rich. I just hope that whoever this idiot is gets brought to justice. I’m keeping the email in my account incase it’s serious enough for the police to want to know anything, hopefully oneday these clowns will all be locked up.

    Keep vigilent, or should I say ‘watch out for ridiculously obvious scams’!

    Additionally: message to ‘A Nigerian’ : what do you mean “exploiting Africa”? We have given billions and billions of dollars to you lot for decades, and it doesn’t seem to get any better. Now either that money is non-existant (or, let me guess, a ‘Capitalist conspiracy’), or you all just want to live off handouts and can’t be bothered to actually make your own countries worth living in. Stop blaming us for your problems and actually make something of your country!

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