Subject: Re: Pakistani Bank-FRaud Scheme? Anyone Know?
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 13:41:47 +0100
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email@example.com (*Because **NYC** Could Be BETTER!!) schrieb:
I received the following in my email recently. I think it is a variation
of the "nigerian bank/gold mine fraud" scam.
anyone know what this is and how it works? I am very poor but did manage
to hit the delete key after giggling a bit. I worry about old or
infirmed people who didn't and why microduff isn't able to stop such
spamming via webtv.net. a lotta nonsense unsolicited has sivved thru
recently. are they selling our names to junk mailiers unscrupulously
kinda like aol allegedly did till they realized it cost them subscribers
and many subscribers were phantom and non-paying hackers? hrmmm.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Mr. Zakir Mehmood)
Date: Wed, Dec 24, 2003, 5:21pm (EST-3)
Subject: Very Important
Mr. Zakir Mehmood
Soneri Bank Limited
Silver Jubilee Center,
Britto Road, Garden East,
I am Zakir Mehmood official of Soneri Bank Limited .This is an urgent
and very confidential business proposition.
On June 6, 2000,a Foreign Oil consultant/contractor with the pakistan
Asian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Mr.kassim Hassan made a
numbered time(Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at
US$26,500,000.00,(Twenty-six Million, five hundred thousand Dollars) in
Upon maturity,I sent a routine notification to his forwarding
address,but got no reply. After a month,we sent a reminder and finally
we discovered from his contract employers, the National Petroleum
Corporation that Mr.kassim Hassan died from an automobile accident.On
further investigation,I found out that he died without making a WILL,and
all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless.
I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr.kassim
Hassan did not declare any kin or relations in all his official
documents,including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of
US$26,500,000.00 has carefully been fixed in my bank for safe keeping.
No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to Asian Law, at
the expiration of 5 (five) years, the money will revert to the ownership
of the Government if nobody applies to claim the fund.
Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a Foreigner to
stand in as the owner of the money which was fixed deposited in my bank.
I am writing you because I as a public servant,i cannot operate a
I want to present you as the owner of the funds so you can be able to
claim them with the help of my attorney.This is simple.I will like you
to provide immediately your full names and address so that the Attorney
will prepare the necessary documents which will put you in place as the
beneficiary of the funds.
The money will be moved out for us to share in the ratio of 80% for me
and 20% for you. The paperwork for this transaction will be done by the
Attorney and this will guarantees the successful execution of this
If you are interested, please reply immediately via my email and Upon
your response,I shall then provide you with more details and relevant
documents that will help you understand the transaction.
Please observe utmost confidentiality, and be rest assured that this
transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall
require your assistance to invest my share in real estate within your
Due to the nature of confidentiality in this Transaction our
communication can only be via email and fax mostly.
Thanks and my regards.
Soneri Bank Limited
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The FBI has a section on it's sites that deals with various frauds and also explains how they work and amongst these explanations is also an extended explanation of the Niger Letter Fraud.
(If you don't want to click the link above then just run a search on google to find the homepage of the FBI where you can then do a search on the term "nigerian". )