Sunday, July 26, 2009


I got this email today that was so obviously a scam that it made me laugh. Of course, I don't mean to poke fun at anyone who is in a desperate financial situation. But this is just classic....


My dear I am writing this mail with tears and sadness and pains. I know it will come to you as a suprise since we haven't known or come across each other before, but kindly bear with me at this moment. I have a special reason why I decided to contact you. My situation at hand is miserable but I trust in God and hope you will be of my help. My name is Akia Ibrahim Bare 25years old girl and I held from Republic of Niger the daughter of Late General Ibrahim Bare Ma?nassara the former President of the Republic of Niger who was ambushed and killed by dissident soldiers at the military airport in the capital, Niamey with his driver and a former Prefect. You can see more detail about my late father here [they included a link for my convenience)...]


I am constrained to contact you because of the maltreatment which I am receiving from my step mother. She planned to take away all my late father's treasury and properties from me since the unexpected death of my beloved Father. Meanwhile I wanted to travel to Europe, but she hide away my international passport and other valuable documents. Luckily she did not discover where I kept my father's File which contained important documents. I am presently staying in the Mission camp in Burkina Faso.

I am seeking for longterm relationship and investment assistance. My father of blessed memory deposited the sum of USD$6.7 Million in one bank in Burkina Faso with my name as the next of kin. I had contacted the Bank to clear the deposit but the Branch Manager told me that being a refugee, my status according to the local law does not authorize me to carry out the operation. However, he advised me to provide a trustee who will stand on my behalf. I had wanted to inform my stepmother about this deposit but I am affraid that she will not offer me anything after the release of the money. Therefore, I decide to seek for your help in transferring the money into your bank account while I will relocate to your country and settle down with you. I have my fathers death certificate and the account number which I will give you as soon as you indicated your interest to help me.

It is my intention to compensate you with 20% of the total money for your assitance and the balance shall be my investment in any profitable venture which you will recommend to me as have no any idea about foreign investment. Please all communications should be through this email address only for confidential purposes.

Thanking you alot in anticipation of your quick response. I will send you my photos in my next email.
Yours Sincerely
Akia Ibrahim Bare


  1. Эх, молодежь. Ей нужно приехать в Россию и учиться и учиться у русский жуликов. :)

  2. Думаешь в России они более опытные? :)

  3. I get these every so often, and like you can hardly believe the drama and "effect" the writers manage to put into something which we all know is a scam. It is so hard to picture the situation in which these things are written, isn't it.

    That could be a neat little contest - write the most creative and dramatic scamming e-mail. There is always something, too, about the clumsy English that allures and intrigues....

  4. Some people act on Broadway...others find other ways to be dramatic.

  5. I got the exact same email. I googled her "father's" name, and then I found this site. Wow, what a laugh.

  6. Funny! I wonder how they determined whom it went out to.


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