She Is Focused

April 9, 2009

Nigerian Email Scams Still Circulating?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Felicia @ 9:03 am

I was surprised to see that this email is still getting bounced around. It makes me curious to know if folks actually respond to these things. Nigerian Email Scams - beware!The sender doesn’t even know if i’m a “sir” or “madam”. I’m sure you’ve all at some point received one of these “urgent” emails. This is probably the second one I’ve gotten in the last four years. Peep the email below for a good laugh; SMH:

Form:Mr.Masudu Tony.
#49 Arnold Street
PO Box 13477
Mowbray, 7705
Cape Town,
South Africa.
                             {INTERNATIONAL HERITAGE TRANSACTION}
                             {One Hundred & Seventy Two Million Six Hundred And
                              Fifty Four Thousand United State Dollars}
                             {(RE: TRANSFER OF ($172,654,000.00 USD}
Dear Sir/Madam!!
I sincerely ask for forgiveness for I know this may seem like a complete intrusion to your privacy but right about now this is my option of communication. This mail might come to you as a surprise and the temptation to ignore it as unserious could come into your mind; but please consider it a divine wish and accept it with a deep sense of humility.
I am aware that this is certainly an unconventional approach to starting a relationship. I am Mr.Masudu Tony, the personal account officer to the great late diseased who has an account in one of the top banks here in South Africa. The account was opened in 2001 and he died in 2004 without a written or oral WILL and since 2004 nobody has operated on this account again hence the money is floating and if I do not remit this money out urgently it will be forfeited for nothing and Govt. of South Africa will confiscate the funds for their personal use which I personally don’t want such incident to happen being that this is a great opportunity for me.
My contact is for you to please assist me to transfer the fund ($172,654,000.00 USD) One Hundred & Seventy Two Million Six Hundred And Fifty Four Thousand United State Dollars from a Cooperate Bank here in South Africa to an oversea account. First, I must solicit your strictest confidence in this transaction. This is by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential. I am sure and have confidence of your ability and reliability to prosecute a transaction of this great magnitude. I solicit your assistance to enable us transfer the said amount into your safe account for onward investment.
You can either provide us with an existing account or to set up a new Bank account immediately to receive this money, even an empty a/c can serve to receive this money, as long as you will remain honest to me till the end of this important business trusting in you and believing that you will never let me down either now or in future because this business is my life. The owner of this account is a foreigner and no other person knows about this account or anything concerning it, the account has no other beneficiary and until his death he was the manager of the company. My investigation through the National immigration department & Ministries here proved to me as well that he was single as at the time of his entry into the Republic of South Africa. The amount in this account is USD ($172,654,000.00 USD) One Hundred & Seventy Two Million Six Hundred And Fifty Four Thousand United State Dollars} only.
As a matter of fact, I have decided to transfer this fund abroad for investment. Your assistance as a foreigner is necessary because the management of the bank will welcome any foreigner who has correct information to this account which I will give to you immediately, if you are interested to do this business with me. There is no risk in this business. With my position and my personal contact with the manager of the bank, the money can be transferred to any account you can provide with assurance that this money will be intact pending our physical arrival in your country for sharing.  We will start the first transfer with Fifty million [$50,000.000]. Upon successful transfer without any disappointment from your side, we shall re-apply for the payment of the remaining balance of $122,654,000.00 Million to your account. I am only contacting you as a foreigner because this money cannot be approved to a local person here, but can only be approved to any foreigner who has the correct information of the account, which I will provide for you.    So you should provide me with your correct account details where you will like the fund to be transferred to, or you can set up a new account for the transfer even an empty account is ok. At the conclusion of the transfer you will take 45%, 6% will be for any expenses both parties incurred in the process of this business and the remaining 49% will be for me. As soon as I hear from you and upon your strong assurance that you will not let me down once the fund goes into your account I will then start the processing of the transfer of the fund to your account without further delay.  If you are interested, please forward the following information as below:
{1} Your Name/company’s name and full address,
{2} Bank Name:…………
{3} Bank Address…
{4} Account No:………
{5} Swift Code…{if any}
{6} Account Holder’s Name: ……….
{7} Your telephone Nos.both Home, Office & Cell/Mobile and fax
{8} Your Occupation
{9} Your Valid ID
Upon the receipt of the above details, payment will be activated by the feeding of your data into payment system, followed by a signal that will be sent to the paying bank to remit funds into your nominated bank account within 5 official working days of receipt of the above information. Contact me urgently via email privately for further details:{}
Best Regards,
Mr.Masudu Tony
Email contact{}


1 Comment »

  1. I get these emails every darn day and the funny thing is, they just start reaching people in the Caribbean islands. One of my friends was crazy enough to send her information, but at least she did not have money in the account. She is BROKE LOL. I find these scams utterly ridiculous. How about those that says you won money, but you need to send money to get your prize money? Where is the logic in that? Why don’t they take what the so called fees from the winnings and send me the difference? And people fall for these. CRAZY!

    Comment by candidgyal — April 14, 2009 @ 10:59 am | Reply

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