E' da molto tempo che ci provano, ed Ŕ stato riportato che a volte riescono nel loro intento: quello di truffare.
Arrivano un po' a tutti, queste mail dalla Nigeria, con lo scopo di catturare l'attenzione su fantomatici affari di finanza internazionale, col miraggio di lauti guadagni. Chi abbocca, per˛, viene spennato come un pollo a poco a poco, con richieste di rimborsi spese destinati a "ungere le ruote" o agevolare l'affare a tutti i livelli. E poi l'illuso si ritrova con un pugno di mosche...nigeriane.
Ecco alcuni esempi di queste mail:
Da: charles dubem [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
DOPO ATTENTA VALUTAZIONE INSIEME AI MIEI COLLEGHI, HO IL PIACERE DI INVIARLE QUESTA PROPOSTA DI RECIPROCO BENEFICIO. CI OCCORRE UNA PERSONA O SOCIETA' STRANIERA AFFIDABILE CHE CI ASSISTA NEL RICEVERE LA SOMMA DI 100 MILIONI DI DOLLARI USA NEL SUO CONTO CORRENTE.
QUESTI FONDI DERIVANO DA UN CONTRATTO CHE IL NOSTRO COMITATO APPALTO' NEL 1999 IN COLLABORAZIONE CON ALCUNI EX UFFICIALI MILITARI. DETTO CONTRATTO FU COMPLETATO E ATTIVATO CON SUCCESSO E LE IMPRESE ESTERE FURONO PAGATE PER L'IMPORTO PRINCIPALE DEL CONTRATTO, LASCIANDO UN RESIDUO DI 100 MILIONI DI DOLLARI CHE AVEVAMO AGGIUNTO INTENZIONALMENTE.
PURTROPPO NOI, IN QUANDO DIPENDENTI DEL GOVERNO, NON SIAMO AUTORIZZATI A POSSEDERE CONTI ESTERI. PERTANTO CERCHIAMO IL SUO AIUTO. I MIEI COLLEGHI ED IO, DOPO ATTENTA VALUTAZIONE, ABBIAMO CONCORDATO LE SEGUENTI ALIQUOTE DI SUDDIVISIONE
1, 30% PER LEI, TITOLARE DEL CONTO
2, 60% PER ME E I MIEI COLLEGHI
3, 10% PER LE SPESE LOCALI E INTERNAZIONALI CHE POTREBBERO RENDERSI NECESSARIE NEL CORSO DI QUESTA TRANSAZIONE.
PER RIDURRE LA SUA CURIOSITA' E I SUOI DUBBI, DESIDERO SINCERAMENTE INFORMARLA CHE ABBIAMO OTTENUTO IL SUO INDIRIZZO DA CAMERE DI COMMERCIO E INDUSTRIE DI INDUBBIA REPUTAZIONE E CHE IO SONO IL SEGRETARIO GENERALE DEL COMITATO DI ASSEGNAZIONE DEGLI APPALTI DELL'ENTE FEDERALE PER GAS E PETROLIO (FOGB). NOI TUTTI ABBIAMO DEDICATO TANTI ANNI AL NOSTRO LAVORO E ABBIAMO COSI' ATTESO PAZIENTEMENTE QUESTA OCCASIONE D'ORO. COSA PIU' IMPORTANTE, DESIDERIAMO CONCLUDERE QUESTA TRANSAZIONE ENTRO LA FINE DEL PRESENTE ANNO CONTABILE.
PER FACILITARE IL TRASFERIMENTO DEI FONDI, CI OCCORRERANNO:
1, IL NOME DEL SUO OPERATORE BANCARIO, IL SUO INDIRIZZO, IL SUO NUMERO DI CONTO, IL NOME DEL BENEFICIARIO, E I SUOI NUMERI DI FAX E TELEFONO.
2, IL NOME DELLA SUA AZIENDA, IL SUO INDIRIZZO E I RELATIVI NUMERI PRIVATI DI FAX E TELEFONO PER CONSENTIRE UN'AGEVOLE COMUNICAZIONE.
CON LE SOPRAINDICATE INFORMAZIONI, CHIEDEREMO A SUO NOME AI NOSTRI MINISTERI FEDERALI DI APPROVARE IL TRASFERIMENTO DEI FONDI.
LA PREGO DI NOTARE CHE A QUESTA TRANSAZIONE VA ATTRIBUITO UN ALTO GRADO DI RISERVATEZZA E CHE DA PARTE NOSTRA CI SI ATTENTE UN LIVELLO ANCORA PIU' ALTO DI FIDUCIA E ONESTA'.
La prego di chiamarmi al numero di telefono 234-80-33217511 non appena riceve questo messaggio.
From: Mariam Abacha
c/o Barrister Kenny Edwards.
I am MRS. MARIAM ABACHA, the window of the late GEN.
SANI ABACHA former Nigerian military Head of state who
died mysteriously as a result of Cardiac Arrest.
Since after my husband death' my family has been under
restriction of movement, and that not withstanding,we
are being molested, Policed and our Bank Account both
here and abroad are being frozen by the Nigerian
Furthermore, my elder son is indetention by the Nigerian
Civilian and under interrogation about my husband's asset
and some vital documents.
The Government later discovered my husband's Bank
Account with Swiss bank in which the huge sum US$25
Million and D M 10 Million Dollars was deposited.
This is the reason I have decided to move the sum
of US$15.3 Million Dollars which was secretly defaced
and is sealed in two metal Boxes for security reason.
I therefore personally, appeal to you seriously and
religiously for urgent assistance to move this money
into your country where I believe it will be safe
since I cannot leave the country due to the
restriction of movement imposed on the members of my
family by the Nigerian Government.
You can contact me through my family Attorney
BARR.KENNY EDWARDS on his e-mail email@example.com.
Tel 234- 80-3333-5990.
My lawyer shall arrange with you for a face to face
meeting outside Nigeria in order to liaise with you
toward effective completion of this transactions.
However, arrangement have been put in place to move
this money out of the country either Europe, Asia or
Africa in a secret vault through a security company
here in Nigeria that has affiliate offices in Europe
and other parts of the world and as soon as you
indicate your interest my Lawyer shall send you the
Deposit Certificate of the Luggage and other related
documents so that you can help to claim the Luggage.
Conclusively, we have agreed to offer you 20% of the
total sum 70% is to be held on trust by you until we
can decide on a suitable business investment in your
country and 10% for all incidental expenses
Subsequent to our free movement by the Nigerian
Please reply urgently and treat with
absolute confidentiality and sincerity through the
above E-mail address. You should note that even if you
are not interested you should not let out this
proposal to anybody whatever.
You should urgently get across to my Attorney so that
he can give you the necessary advice on the procedure
and requirements for this transaction.
HAJIA MARIAM ABACHA (MRS.)
NAME: DR. TEJU HARWARD.
PRIVATE E-MAIL ADDRESS:firstname.lastname@example.org
REQUEST FOR BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
I AM DR. TEJU HARWARD, THE CHAIRMAN OF CONTRACT AWARD AND REVIEW
COMMITTEE SET UP BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA UNDER THE NEW
CIVILIAN DISPENSATION TO AWARD NEW CONTRACTS AND REVIEW EXISTING ONES.
I CAME TO KNOW OF YOU IN MY SEARCH FOR A RELIABLE AND REPUTABLE PERSON
TO HANDLE A VERY CONFIDENTIAL TRANSACTION, WHICH INVOLVES THE TRANSFER
OF A HUGE SUM OF MONEY TO A FOREIGN ACCOUNT. THERE WERE SERIES OF
CONTRACT EXECUTED BY A CONSORTIUM OF MULTI-NATIONALS IN THE OIL
INDUSTRY IN FAVOUR OF N.N.P.C. THE ORIGINAL VALUE OF THESE CONTRACTS
WERE DELIBRATELY OVER INVOICED TO THE SUM OF USD$38,500,000.00 (THIRTY
EIGHT MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATE DOLLARS). THIS AMOUNT
HAS NOW BEEN APPROVED AND IS NOW READY TO BE TRANSFERED BEING THAT THE
COMPANIES THAT ACTUALLY EXECUTED THESE CONTRACTS HAVE BEEN FULLY PAID
AND THE PROJECTS OFFICIALLY COMMISSIONED. CONSEQUENTLY, MY COLLEAGUES
AND I ARE WILLING TO TRANSFER THE TOTAL AMOUNT TO YOUR ACCOUNT FOR
SUBSEQUENT DISBURSEMENT, SINCE WE AS CIVIL SERVANTS ARE PROHIBITED BY
THE CODE OF CONDUCT BUREAU (CIVIL SERVICE LAW) FROM OPERATING AND/OR
OPENING FOREIGN ACCOUNTS IN OUR NAMES. NEEDLESS TO SAY, THE TRUST
REPOSED ON YOU AT THIS JUNCTURE IS ENORMOUS, IN RETURN, WE HAVE AGREED
TO OFFER YOU 30% OF THE TRANSFERED SUM, WHILE 5% SHALL BE SET ASIDE FOR
INCIDENTAL EXPENSES (INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL) BETWEEN BOTH PARTIES IN THE
COURSE OF THE TRANSACTION. MY PARTNERS AND I WOULD COME TO MEET YOU FOR
OUR SHARE WHICH WOULD LODGED INTO ACCOUNTS IN DUE COURSE.
MODALITIES FOR THIS TRANSACTION HAVE BEEN WORKED OUT AT THE HIGHEST
LEVEL OF THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA FOR
THE IMMEDIATE TRANSFER OF THE FUNDS WITHIN 10 WORKING DAYS SUBJECT TO
FINAL APPROVAL BY THE DEBT RECONCILIATION COMMITTEE (D.R.C.). OUR
ASSURANCE IS THAT YOUR ROLE IS RISK FREE.TO ACCORD THIS TRANSACTION THE
LEGALITY IT DESERVES AND FOR MUTUAL SECURITY OF THE FUNDS THE WHOLE
APPROVAL PROCEDURES WILL OFFICIALLY AND LEGALLY PROCESSED WITH YOUR
NAME OR THE NAME OF ANY COMPANY YOU MAY NOMINATE AS THE BONEFIDE
BENEFICIARY. ONCE MORE I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT HAVING PUT IN OVER
TWENTY FIVE YEARS IN THE CIVIL SERVICE OF MY COUNTRY, I AM AVERSE TO
HAVING MY IMAGE AND CAREER DENTED. THIS MATTER SHOULD THEREFORE BE
TREATED WITH UTMOST SECRECY AND URGENCY IT DESERVES.AND I WILL LIKE YOU
TO SEND MEYOUR MAIL TO MY PRAIVTE BOX:email@example.com
I WANT TO ASSURE YOU THAT THIS BUSINESS PROPOSAL IS 100% RISK FREE AS
WE HAVE DONE OUR HOME WORKS PROPERLY. I QUITE BELIEVE THAT YOU WILL
PROTECT OUR INTEREST BY TAKING THIS DEAL STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL, AS
WE ARE STILL IN GOVERNMENT SERVICE, WHICH WE INTEND TO RETIRE FROM.
KINDLY EXPEDITE ACTION AS WE ARE BEHIND SCHEDULE TO ENABLE US INCLUDE
THIS TRANSFER IN THE SECOND BATCH WHICH WOULD CONSTITUTE THE SECOND
QUARTER PAYMENTS FOR THE 2003 FINANCIAL YEAR.
THANKS AND GOD BLESS.
DR. TEJU HARWARD.
ONCE MORE, IF YOU KNOW YOU ARE INTERESTED LET ME KNOW AND SEND THE
(1). YOUR FUL NAME OR COMPANY NAME.
(2). YOUR TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS.
(3). ANY RECEIVING BANK ACCOUNT YOU DEEM FIT FOR THE TRANSFER.
THE MODALITIES OF THE SHARING WOULD BE 65% FOR MY SIDE (ME AND MY
PARTNERS), 30% FOR YOU AND 5% FOR EXPENSES. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU
WOULD LIKE TO COME TO LAGOS FOR POSSIBLE SIGNING OF THE FUND RELEASE
ORDER, OR YOU WOULD LIKE TO USE A ACCREDITED LAWYER TO SIGN FOR YOU
UPON APPROVAL FOR THE PAYMENT IN YOUR NAME. I AM WAITING TO HEAR FROM
YOU. YOUR REPLY SHOULD COME THROUGH THIS PRIVATE
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URGENT BUSINESS TRUSTEE
CHIEF PETER EGOBIA
DIRECTOR, ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT,
NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (N.N.P.C)
TRANSFER OF $28,600,000:00 (TWENTY-EIGHT MILLION SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND U.S. DOLLARS) ONLY.
I got your contact from the Nigerian Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Following this and other investigations resulting in a good recommendation. We have decided to contact you to help us with the legal Transfer of US$28,600,000.00 (Twenty-Eight Million Six hundred Thousand United States Dollars). The amount stated above resulted from an over-invoiced contract executed for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (N.N.P.C.) for which the contractors have been fully paid. Because this money was part of the overall contract sum amounting to close to (US$100,000,000:00) that has been completed.
The said amount has remained dormant and floating in our Apex Bank. Therefore, we will raise supplementary documents to enable us transfer into an account that is yet to be nominated. We need a foreign partner, because as civil servants, the code of conduct does not allow us to operate foreign bank accounts. Hence we solicit for your assistance, we are requesting you to provide us with the help for the safekeeping of this money until our arrival in your company to collect our share and decide on investment possibilities of this money.
For your assistance in this transaction, we have unanimously agreed to offer you 30% of this money, 5% will be used in settling any incidental expenses that may arise and the remaining amount will be for us. To enable the prompt transfer of this money, kindly send to us your personal details, contact information & bank details in full.
We look forward to hearing from you and thanking you for your anticipated cooperation and consideration in the above subject matter. Please be informed that we would appreciate the handling of this transaction in a confidential manner. We sincerely advise that you contact us on the above Telephone and fax numbers to maintain the confidentiality of the business. Sending e-mail will be appreciated.
CHIEF PETER EGOBIA
PROFESSOR FRANK OBI
UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC
TELEPHONE: 234-1-776 0962
I am pleased to get across to you for a very urgent and profitable business proposal, though I don't know you neither have I seen you before but my confidence was reposed on you when the Chief Executive of Lagos State chamber of Commerce and Industry handed me your contact for a confidential business.
I am the manager of United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA), Ilupeju branch, Lagos Nigeria.
The intended business is thus; We had a customer, a Foreigner (a Turkish) resident in Nigeria, he was a Contractor with one of the Government Parastatals.He has in his Account in my branch the sum of US 38.6 Million (Thirty Eight Million, Six Hundred Thousand U.S. Dollars).
Unfortunately, the man died four years ago until today non-of his next of kin has come forward to claim the money.
Having noticed this, I in collaboration with two other top Officials of the bank have covered up the account all this while.
Now we want you (being a foreigner) to be fronted as one of his next of kin and forward your account and other relevant documents to be advised to you by us to attest to the Claim.
We will use our positions to get all internal documentations to back up the claims .The whole procedures will last only five working days to get the fund retrieved successfully without trace even now or in future.
Your response is only what we are waiting for as we have arranged all necessary things. As soon as this message comes to you kindly get back to me indicating your interest, then I will furnish you with the whole procedures to ensure that the deal is successfully concluded.
For your assistance we have agreed to give you twenty five percent (25%) of the Total sum at the end of the transaction while 65% would be for my colleagues and I and the remaining 10% would be for any form of expenses that may be incurred during the course of the transaction which would be given to us when the money is transferred into your account before splitting the balance on the agreed percentage of 65% to 25%.
I await your earliest response.
Professor Frank Obi
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