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Sample Fraud Documents and Letters
The curiosity to write this article came from my sincere pleasure to help in the fight against global cybercrime especially the advanced fee fraud, which is eating deep into our Internet world today. This has made the Internet, which is supposed to be the safest and easiest community for business transactions and exchanges, to be a lion’s den. I also want to use this opportunity to inform all Internet users that Nigeria, which is always assumed to be the only country involved in the dissemination of this deadly scourge called Internet fraud and scam, is not the only source of global scam. Therefore, i want to advice all online users to learn to exercise caution while using the internet, and to do their best to protect theirselves against all forms of scam irrespective of the source or origin.
As a way of ensuring that you are properly equipped against falling victim to this act, I have compiled samples of the most commonest fraud letters (with sample fraud documents and certificates) which these heartless scammers do send out to people who fall victim to their lies. Therefore, I urge you to kindly read the sample letters and documents contained in this article, and then make use of it as a guide and protection against falling victim of scam.
Fraud document (a false transfer document)Click thumbnail to view full-size
Sample Fraud Letters
THE MONEY TRANSFER SCAM LETTERS
Sample letter one:
Pardon my intrusion into your privacy like this, but the
Circumstances warrant that I do so.
I am Mr. Albert Young- a lawyer/consultant for some Asian
Eminent personnels who prefer to remain anonymous.
They have shown proofs to me which I have verified professionally that their claims are true, sincere and accurate as I wouldn't want my name and career smeared with mud; that they have a certain large sum of money in CASH (USD$45,000,000.00 -
Forty five million USA dollars) stashed away in security and finance houses in Europe.
My clients are politicians, ex-head of states and some of them are in asylum which explains why they prefer to remain anonymous. They have requested that I source for a reliable and capable foreigner to act as their partner who will help claim these funds from
the security company after which it shall be used for investment as directed by the foreigner (subject to a close study of feasibility expected to be supplied).The funds are duly protected professionally to avoid any unauthorized tampering or theft.
A total of 22.5% of the total sum has been set aside for you if you agree to be our partner as well as a 5% which is mapped out for all expenses which might be incurred in the process of claiming the funds from the security company.
As a lawyer, I am aware of the various similar propositions flying about on the internet and I must confess that I was reluctant to take up this task, but having carried out my investigations and confirm it is true, I can confidently tell you that this is no scam.
Kindly reply back to me should you wish to be a partner with 100% assurance that you will not regret your decision.
Awaiting your prompt response.
Mr. Albert Young
Sample letter two:
We want to transfer to overseas $10,000.000.00 USD (ten million United States Dollars) from National Credit Bank (NCB) of South Africa. We look for a reliable and honest person who is capable of doing this all-important business transaction with us.
I am MR. BASIL RAYMOND, former Minister of State for Solid Minerals of South Africa and the CEO of LION COMMODITIES SA (PTY) LTD, Postal Address: --------GT – South Africa.
My company business activity includes Dealers in Dimension Stone, Minerals and Metals, Chemicals, Agricultural and Food & Beverages etc. We will start the first transfer with Twenty four million [$4,000.000], upon successful transfer, the second and last transfer of $6m will follow.
This amount is an excess revenue derived from company activities after last year’s audit and it has been approved to be paid into a new foreign account. Hence we are contacting you as a foreigner to assist us transact this profitable business.
However, we will sign a binding agreement before any thing else. I got your contact address from South Africa chamber of commerce. Please reply urgently so that I will inform you the next step to take urgently. Send also your telephone and fax number including the full details of the account to be used for the deposit, whether a new account or an existing one.
To build confidence with us, you can come immediately to discuss with us face to face,
After which we will make this remittance in your presence and two of us (I and Mr. Jargon T. Doorman of National Credit Bank (NCB) of South Africa) will fly to your country at least two days ahead of the money going into the account.
I will apply for annual leave to get visa immediately I hear from you that you are ready to act and receive this fund in your account. I will use my position and influence to obtain all legal approvals for onward transfer of this money to your account with appropriate clearance from the relevant ministries and foreign exchange departments.
At the conclusion of this business, you will be given 20% of the total amount, while 5% will be for expenses both parties might have incurred during the process of transferring.
We look forward to your earliest reply.
Sample letter three:
It is my pleasure to seek for your assistance, This proposal is real and I want you to consider it very important and I am assuring you that it is not a dubious mail.
I am Mr. Richard Idris, of Eco Bank Benin, Audit and Account Unit, during the course of our auditing, I discovered a floating fund in an account opened in the bank in 1990 and since 2000 nobody has operated on this account again.
After going through some old files in the records, I discovered that the owner of the account died with his family. Remain honest to me till the end of this important business trusting in your and believing in God that you will not disappoint me at the end.
The owner of this account who was MR MOHINDER GUPTA, from Saudi Arabia a foreigner and an Industrialist who died alongside with his next of kin, since November 2nd 1999 in plane crash. Until now no other person(s) knows about this account or could give any documentary evidence concerning this account. Meanwhile the total amount
Involved is Ten point six million United States Dollars (U.S.$10.600,000.00 only.)
I am only contacting you as a foreigner because this money can not be approved to a local account, without valid international foreign "Agreement", but could only be approved to any foreigner with valid international documents. These documents include Passport or Driver’s license and Foreign Account because this sum is in U.S. dollars and the former owner of the account MR MOHINDER GUPTA, is a foreigner too, thus the money could only be approved to a foreigner.
I would like both of us to build confidence and trust to sign an agreement that will build us together before transferring the money to any account of your choice where the fund will be safe for safety keeping. To prove the authenticity of the business I have the deceased file jacket with me regarding any question that may comes up from the bank.
At the conclusion of this business, you will be given you 30% of the total amount, 60% will be for me, while 10% will be for expenses that might have incurred during this process this business is 100% risk free, be rest assured that this deal is legal.
I look forward to your earliest reply through my alternative email box firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call me on my phone number 001346467570 feel free to call anytime of the day.
Sample letter four:
GOOD DA MR. …
I AM REALLY CONCERNED ON HOW UNITED STATES AND ITS ALLIES ARE PUTTING STRUGGLE TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR ISLAMIC REGION IS EXTERMINATED. WE ARE ALL WITNESSES OF VERY MANY WAR BEEN FIGHT BY UNITED STATES AND ITS ALLIES IN MIDDLE EAST AND SOME AFRICAN ISLAMIC COUNTRIES.
I KNOW ALSO THAT YOU ARE AWARE OF THE RECENT ISREALI (A UNITED STATES ALLY) ATTACK ON GAZA , WHICH IS TARGETED AT DESTROYING EVERY LIVING THING THERE (ANIMALS AND PLANTS; MILITARY AND CIVILIAN; WOMEN AND CHILDREN). ALL THESE WAR ARE INDIRECTLY AIMED AT DESTROYING OUR ISLAMIC FAITH IN THE WORLD.
THIS HOSTILITY AGAINST ISLAM CALLS FOR A JIHAD BY THE SWORD, FOR IT IS SAID THAT: “YOU MUST WAGE JIHAD FOR IT IS THE MONASTICISM OF BELIEVERS.” THEREFORE, EVERY MUSLIM FAITHFUL MUST CONTRIBUTE THE MUCH HE CAN IN THIS CAMPAIGN TO WAGE HOSTILITY AGAINST OUR ISLAMIC FAITH. ALLAH KNOWS THAT WE DO NOT HATE UNITED STATES OR ITS ALLIES, BUT OUR EFFORT IS TO DEFEND OUR RELIGION..
HENCE, I AM PERSONALLY IN SUPPORT OF WAR AGAINST ANY PEOPLE, ORGANIZATIONS OR COUNTRIES HOSTILE TO ISLAM. THEREFORE, IN MY LITTLE SUPPORT FOR THIS JIHAD, I WOULD WANT TO MAKE A TRANSFER OF FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND EURO TO YOU. AND I WANT YOU TO DIRECT IT TO THE ORGANIZATION THAT WOULD UTILIZE IT FOR THIS JIHAD CAMPAIGN IN THE MIDDLE EAST, WHERE OUR MUSLIM BROTHERS IN GAZA ARE BEEN KILLED IN THEIR THOUSANDS BECAUSE OF THEIR FAITH IN ISLAM. PLEASE, IF YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN HELP IN CHANELLING THIS MONEY TO THE ORGANIZATION THAT WOULD UTILIZE IT FOR THIS JIHAD CAMPAIGN, I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE YOUR: PHONE NUMBER, FAX NUMBER, ACCOUNT INFORMATION AND COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE. NOTE THAT THIS IS HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL.
THANK YOU FOR ACCEPTING TO JOIN US IN THIS CAMPAIGN AGAISNT HOSTILITY TO ISLAM. ALLAH WILL CONTINUE TO BE OUR SRENGTH.
YOURS MUSLIM BROTHER,
THE NAME OF THE SCAMMER
(MEMBER OF MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD OF LIBYA).
Sample letter five:
You have won 1.350,000GBP.
To claim your prize, please contact Dr. Anthony Chognot with the following information.
Name, Address, Age, Occupation, Country.
Dr. Anthony Chognot the scammer.
The Camelot Group,
Operators of The National Lottery.
3b Olympic Way, Sefton Business Park,
Aintree, Liverpool, L30 1RD
The United Kingdom National Lottery wishes to inform you that the results of
the E-mail address ballot lottery international program by Great Britain held
on the of 16th September, 2008. Your mail account have been picked as a winner
of a lump sum pay out of Eight hundred and ninety-one thousand, nine hundred
and thirty-four Great Britain pounds (£891,934.00 pounds sterling) in cash
credited to file REF NO.REF: UKL/74-A0802742008.
This is from total prize money of GBP £4,459,670.00shared among the FIVE- (5)
international winners in this category. All participants for the online version
were selected randomly from World Wide Web through computer balloting system
drawn from over 100,000 names database, union associations and corporate
bodies that are listed online. This promotion is this year's United Kingdom
National Lottery Weekly bonus.
The Camelot Group, operators of the United Kingdom National Lottery is
approved by the British Gaming Board and also licensed by the
International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR). All winning must be
claimed not later than 9 working days from this notification. After this time
all unclaimed funds will be returned to European Union Treasury as unclaimed.
Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications please
remember to quote your reference number in all correspondence. Be advice to
keep your winning information confidential until your claims has been
processed and your money remitted to you.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted
abuse of this program. To begin your claim, please contact your Claims Agent:
Prof. Derek Max.
CALL NOW: +447000000000
CALL NOW: +447000000000
He will brief you on steps to be taken for due processing and remittance of
your prize money. Note below your winning details: Ticket NÂº: 22-1356-4096-
Serial no: A069-07, Lucky No: 12-13-21-26-32-39 Bonus-17, File REF No.: UKL/74-
A0802742008, BATCH No.: 2008UKL-01
KINDLY FILL THE VERIFICATION FORM
Full Name________ Address________ country________ Sex________
Age________ Occupation________ Phone________ Address________
VERIFICATION BEFORE TRANSFER
CHOOSE YOUR CLAIMS OPTION.
(1)Courier Delivery (2) Bank to Bank Transfer
Congratulations again from all our staff.
Mrs. Dianne Thompson
Online Coordinator, CAMELOT GROUP, Operator of the National Lottery
A false Bank deposit CertificateClick thumbnail to view full-size
My final advice
Please I would like you to note that these guys are highly informative when it comes to the latest news, so their fraud letter format always follow the latest news around the globe, which is basically aimed at deceiving their victims. Again, why most people fall victim to these letters is because these things (which scammers usually mention in their letters) are real life stories, whereby some corrupt African and Asian leaders loot their country’s money, and stash it in foreign banks (mostly in USA and Europe), through the help of some corrupt foreign personnels. So most of their victims, may have thought that they have gotten the real offer like the ones they have heard, and before they realize it, they have been conned.
As for those who fall victim to “lottery winning scams”, I still believe it is unwise for one to reap where he or she did not sow, so accepting an invitation that you have won a prize, jackpot or lottery, when you know you did not apply for any of these, is too unwise and awful. I therefore urge you to always think twice when you receive such letters, and the best answer remains ‘ignore’.
And for those who fall victim to investment or job offer fraud, please before you decide to invest in any country, try to go through the country’s government official web site, which normally ends with “.gov”. Again, the job offer you want to accept did you applied for it? Like I have said earlier, think twice before replying to such letters, I believe that every company informs its job applicants through their company official web site or email. I will continue in next hub. Good luck!
A false lottery winning certificateClick thumbnail to view full-size
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