Date: 6 October 2006
From: LYONEL WETAGO
Reply To: email@example.com IP: 184.108.40.206
Subject: Dear Friend,$10.5 MILLION CAN YOU ASSIST ME??/KEEP IT SECRER
FROM : MR LYONEL WETAGO.
AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING UNIT.
FOREIGN OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT.
ECOWAS BANK, LOME- TOGO.
I am writing following the impressive information about your profile through the website your capability and reliability to champion this opportunity. In my department, we discovered an abandoned sum of (10.5 million US dollars). In an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers who died along with his entire family in 31st OCTOBER 1999 in a PLANE CRASH. Since we got this information about his death, we have been expecting his next of Kin to come over and claim his money because we can not release it unless somebody applies for it as next of Kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking and financial policies but unfortunately we learnt that his supposed next of kin or relation died along side with him in the accident leaving no body behind to claim the money. BLAH BLAH BLAH
The request for a foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and an indegine cannot stand as next of kin to the deceased family. We agreed that 30% of this money will be for you as foreign partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account, 10% will be set aside for expenses incurred during this transaction and 60 % would be for me . ... I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is 100% hitch free YEAH WHATEVER
Please keep this very confidential. Contact me for more information, By phone 002289273855 all confirmable before you apply if you want. May God be with you.
Trusting to hear from you shortly. Peace and love always.
IF YOUR CAPEBLE TO ASSIST ME IN THIS TRANSACTION, YOU WILL CONTACT ME THROUGH THIS EMAIL ADDRESS (firstname.lastname@example.org )
MR LYONEL WETAGO
[Your basic DEAD BANK CUSTOMER letter. But you knew that.]
Are you sure you have the right guy? I mean, I have never been gladder that someone died. But do you have the right person?
Hope to hear from you again,
Dear Derek Steward,
I want you to fill this application now and send it through fax to the bank,call me as soon as you send it so that i can be able to monitoring the bank to avoid any mistake +228-927-38-55.
(THE DRAFT OF THE APPLICATION)
Country of Origin:.................
Your Fax Ní:.......................
TO : The International Remittance Dept.
ECOWAS BANK FOR INVESTMENT & DEVELOPMENT
ATTN: DR.PHILLIPE KOMLA.
APPLICATION AS NEXT OF KIN TO HOLDER OF ACCOUNT NUMBER: EBT5373364055.
I, . ...(your name),of.......(address)humbly apply to this esteemed organization today the .....(date)as next of kin to your deceased customer Mr. Gabani Badran who died on 31st of October,1999.
I humbly apply putting claim on his balance with this bank valued at US$10,500,000.00(Ten Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars only) left in account number: EBT5373364055.
I also wish my application will be given an urgent attention as I want this balance be released and transferred into my account as stated below:
NAME OF BANK:..................
Accept my apologies for the late application, it was due to some family problems which have just been resolved.
Thanks in anticipation of your co-operation.
(Your name and signature)
Well, everything seems pleasing, but you still didn't tell me why you chose me of all people. I mean, it's not like I have his exact last name. Infact, it sounds like the guy has a last name of another race. Or did my father sleep around and this guy married my true mother?
I would really like to fill the forum, but I'm just a little unsure at the moment.
Dear Derek Steward,
Thorugh your profile make me to chose you as the right person to me who will assist me and keep my own share of this fund as soon as the bank transfer the fund into your account. My dear any one can be a next of kin to another person as far as you have the proof as the really next of kin, dont mind about last name of the person . you dont need to worry because i have the documents which can back you up as the really next of kin to this fund.just fill the application and submit it in our bank through fax and email so that the bank will transfer the fund into your account.i want you to know that am one the bank manager in this office and i have work in the bank for over 18 years ,so i will back you up to make sure that this fund transfered into your account without any problems.
(After a moment When I worked at my business, I found he was on my MSN messenger, I didn't know they do that... )
CHAT:wetago says: Hello, I'm wetago from West Africa
hacker says: Yeah, I know. I need to some questions answered. So I can claim the Million dollars.
wetago says: Ok.
hacker says: how is your mother doing?
wetago says: She past away.
hacker says: oh, sorry to hear about that. It must bring bad memories back.
wetago says: no, she was a good mother. Are we going to do business?
hacker says: sure, if you tell me how you got my information.
wetago says: I looked it up on the internet. And I found you're a trusting person
hacker says: okay, but what do you know about me.
wetago says: you're a trusting person, and it's all I need to know, in order to do this.
hacker says: Did you look in my criminal records?
wetago says: No.
hacker says: Phew! Thats good news. how do I know you're not a fraud, Mrs Wetago?
wetago says: I have a family picture I can show you. And I have the bank certificate of the person next here with me.
hacker says: can you scan it and send it to me?
wetago says: Yes, just wait 7 minutes.
hacker says: I'm just a little skeptical about this whole situation. I mean, All I have to do is sign a paper and I am a millionair?
wetago says: yes.
hacker says: it still sounds a little horney to me...
hacker says: *corney...
wetago says: Just call me now. all transactions will end with a call. And within 7 working days you will have 10, 500 million US$.
hacker says: I'm just a little concerned, because I know nothing about you.
wetago says: Don't worry. I am a man of my world.
hacker says: world?
wetago says: word. Look, are you going to assist me or should I find someone else?
hacker says: No, don't find someone else, I really need the money. The picture of your family shows you have 4 children. How did you manage to get them at your age?
wetago says: If you're scared that I will steal your money in your bank account, just open a new bank account.
hacker says: You would like that, won't you? Wait I have to go.
Dear Derek Steward,
Please try to send the application through email if you dont have private fax number to avoid any problem.call me as soon as you send the application to the bank so that i can be able to monitoring the bank to avoid any mistake.
(Then we got back to the chat again)
hacker says: I'm back Okay I found something you might not like. Are you ready for it.?
wetago says: what is that??
hacker says: Well... if I show it to you... promise me you won't stop chatting to me...
wetago says: no i will chat with you
hacker says: go to this site
hacker says: http://www.repository.izone.me.uk/repository.pl?action=read_email&id=20060906012348&month=October&year=2006
hacker says: do you know what that is?
wetago says: were did you find it??
hacker says: The internet.
wetago says: yes when am searching i make mistake to put it there
wetago says: dont worry for that
hacker says: http://www.urgentmessage.org/highlyconfidential/_n?filter=Lyonel%20Wetago
wetago says: foget it
wetago just sent you a Nudge!
hacker says: http://chris-shiel.spaces.live.com/
hacker says: I am just little curious what your plan is...
wetago says: nothing
wetago says: or you dont want to assit me any more??
wetago says: because am in the bank i dont want the director of this bank met me were am chating with you about this fund
hacker says: if you can explain why the exact email what was sent to me is splattered on the internet, I might still want to assist you.
wetago says: dont worry for that
wetago says: some times some one can come to our bank as the next of kin
wetago says: that is why the bank use to put it there
wetago says: if you want i will send you some thing like this which we have any our bank here
hacker says: okay
wetago says: so go ahead and do what i told you
hacker says: Did you know I'm a hacker.?
hacker says: I'm at this moment busy tracing your IP Adresss.
hacker says: Doing a WHOis on your pc.
hacker says: Just to make sure
hacker says: Is that okay with you?
wetago says: but no one
hacker says: I found this so far...
1 Return-Path: <email@example.com>
02 Received: from hotmail.com (bay14-f2.bay14.hotmail.com
[220.127.116.11]) by mail.nerdshack.com with ESMTP for ; Mon, 27 Mar 2006 13:27:40 -0600
03 Received: from mail pickup service by hotmail.com with
Microsoft SMTPSVC; Mon, 27 Mar 2006 11:33:29 -0800
04 Message-ID: <BAY14-F2710CBCB2E7AB98832594F1D20@phx.gbl>
05 Received: f
wetago says: ok
hacker says: Cool, you have phone email?
wetago says: no only mobile phone
hacker says: oh sorry...
hacker says: How old are you again?
wetago says: 48
hacker says: So, why are your name under "BEWARE"? under the internet
wetago says: yes this is how i put it
hacker says: For how many people did you write this email for?
wetago says: only you
wetago says: i did not mail it to any other person
hacker says: Look what I found on one of the web pages...
LYONEL WETAGO of firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
OK LIKE THAT OK OTU NNE GI COW LIKE YOU INFACT YOUR SHEET OF FUCK I THINK YOUR ONE OF THE BIGEST MUGU OLE KPALAWO ONYE OHI AND FILNALY NNE GI OGBE OUT
MY BROTHER WE DON DEY FOR THIS GAME LONG LONG TIME AGO IF YOU NEED MY CONTACT I WILL GIVE YOU TO MAKE SOME COOL FAST PAY MY NAME NA TARAMBOKO LOME TOGO
I AM REALLY SORRY OPEN THIS
if you try send any more mail to me i will show you who i am do you know this mark 666 i can see you where ever you are dont try me again hook yahhilaky wooheny
hacker says: what the hell is that?
hacker says: can you explain that?
hacker says: it came from someone called lyone Wetago. Is that you?
(He stopped replying to my chat messeges)
Dear Mr. Wetago...
I saw the errors in my way, and I hope I didn't upset you, but if it's possible, could we please chat again soon...? I would really like to chat to you in order that we can help each other in this tragic time.
I hope we have no hard feelings...
I will be on line at 8:00 pm African time so what for me or you can call me.
What exactly is 8 pm African time? Cause I also live in Africa, so does my grandmother. But she lives 1 hour faster than me... When it' 4 pm here, it's 5 pm over there. Yesterday, when you told me it's 12 O'clock there, it was 2 pm here. So if you go online 8 pm, it'll be 10 pm here.
Could we, by chance, move it to 7 pm in your time? If that is possible. Because I have to go to a funeral at 10 pm. My dog just died, he was attacked by my vicious 4 cats. It's tradition here to have a funeral for the dog (a man's best friend) exactly 24 hours after the dog died... he died 10 pm last night.
Sorry, and hope to hear from you soon!
I am very upset. I skipped my dog's funeral just to chat to you, and waited untill 10:30 my african time. I really need you to reply my email, cause I really need the millions of dollars to buy a new dog.
Why didn't to come online? Aren't we partners anymore? I'm the verge of quiting my job, and to invest the money in a business. So, please reply my email, so we both can live happily ever after.
P.S. Respond my email, cause we really need to work with each other so we both can walk away, rich.
Dear Derek Steward,
I can see your joking with me if you want to assist me call me if you cannot call me bye.
What do you mean im joking with you? I lost my job, coz l told my boss that im going to be richer than him.
i tried to call u but al i get is static, noise. and if you think im joking around, y dont u cal me? please dont insult me.
Fill the application and send it bye fax if you want to assist me.
I am no longer interested in helping you, cause you don't seem professional enough to help me. All you did is waste my time.
If you can't provide me with the information I need, then you have to walk the road alone. You can't expect me to just fill out a form and fax it to you, what are you thinking? Are you mad?
P.S. Your English is so bad, I can kill another dog with it.
That would have been enough for an ordinary scammer, but not Lyonel Wetago!Lyonel Wetago
Dear Gerrit ,
Which informations did you need?? i think your joking with me .
What would I have to gain if I am joking with you? I am just weird in my own sense. Okay, I wanted an ID of you, with all your statement. I am currently opening a bank account, but you'd be surprise how long Namibia's bank is taking. So all we can do in the mean while is wait patiently. I'm currently in a small town where the server, of the one bank we have, has broken, or something similar, I have no idea how it works.
Anyway, I would gladly appreciate it if you'd give me and ID of yourself... but the most important question. Why can't I just give my name, surname and bank account number? In other words, just the details you need so you can transfer the money? Now they ask me for swift number, god knows, it's not here in South West Africa. To tell you the truth, I have no idea what it is.
I don't want to overload you with questions, but as soon as you reply, I will tell you how it's going here.
M ID is not with me here,and you can open account any were you want . you can give your name, surname and bank account number. foget other one.try to send the application befor ending of this week.
No ID? Well in that case you could always send me your Driver's License. I mean, you always need to carry your driver's license with you.
I spoke to a friend of mine (he still doesn't know anything) and asked him if such a thing HAPPENED, what would be the best to do. He replied with a smart comment. He said that the trade mark for the Rand (South African dollar) and US dollar changes every day. At this moment it's at 7 Rand = 1 US Dollar. If we could just wait until it strikes R8 or R9, I can almost walk away with R1 000 000 more. At this moment I am starting to think very thoroughly.
After that when I have the money then and the Rand drop again to 6 rand = 1 dollar, we could trade again, I throw the money to you, and this way every time we will have R1 000 000 more. We could do this for a living, and later walk away billionaires by just throwing money at each other.
Why be hasty with this little 10, 500 million US dollars, if we can be billionaires over a couple of years? Never ever need to worry about money again.
Please reply with what you think about my scheme,
P.S. Please reply with longer emails. It seems so pointless to me if you write these one sentence emails.
Ken Robert - scammer nouveau!
From The Desk Of KEN ROBERT.
Senior Staff In File Department,
African Development Bank A.D.B
This is my private e mail.(email@example.com)
PLANE CRASH WEB SITE http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/12/26/benin.crash/index.html
( "REMITTANCE OF $15 MILLION U.S.A DOLLARS CONFIDENTIAL IS THE CASE")
Compliment Of The Season,
On a very good day. I am (KEN ROBERT) a senior staff in file department in African developent bank (ADB).I got your contact from a Yahoo Tourist Search.
When i was searching for a foreign partner i assured of your capability and reliability to champion this businees opportunity when i prayed to God or Allah about you.In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $ 15 million U.S.A dollars ( fifteen million U.S.A dollars) . In an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in (friday december 26,2003 ) in a plane crash. Since we got information about his death,
we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines, but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I and one official in my department now decided to make this businness proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don't want this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill.
The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclamed after five years, the money will be transfered into the Bank treasury as unclaimed fund. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner, and a Burkinabe cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner. We agree that 30 % of this money will be for you as foreign partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account, 10 % will be set aside for expenses incured during the business and 60 % would be for ;me and my woman colleague. There after I and my colleague will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated.
Therefore to enable the immediate trnansfer of this fund to you as arranged, you must apply first to the bank as relations or next of kin of the deceased indicating your bank name, your bank account number, your private telephone and fax number for easy and effective communication and location where the money will be remitted.Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text of the application I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch free and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required arrangements have been made for the transfer.
You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter. Trusting to hear from you immediately.
REPLY ME WITH THIS E MAIL. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
POST SCRITUM:You have to keep everything secret as to enable the transfer to move very smoothly in to the account you will prove to the bank.As you finished reading this letter call me immediately so that we discuss very well over this business.Please call me and inform me that you received my mail, because i don't go to net always.
This is exactly what I mean, your english is sooo bad, I have no idea what good bye from now means. Does it mean it's over between us? Does it meant, "cheers till next time". It can mean so many things. Please tell me what is happenening.
Dear Ken Roberts,
Yes I seem very interested in this proposition you have for me, could you please tell me what I need to do in order to get this funds?
Lyonel's still on the case!
What i need from you now is to send the application which i give to you to the bank through fax and email,if you know that you cannot be able to send it, dont contact me and dont mail me any more.after next week if i did not hear from you to know if you have send the application to the bank i will find another person.
From : mr robert <email@example.com>
Subject : MORE DETALS AND CALL ME
How are you? I received your mail thank you for your responed, well i contacted you to act as the next of kin to transfer this money in to your account, As i told you that this transaction is 100% free,
I told you that you should not be afraid, If you receive any question from the bank kindly forward it to me so that i will direct you on what to do.
Notting will happen and also notting concern the government in this money the owner of this fund is an international business man , only that no body can claim this money with local acconut,
I want to inform you that all the information that the bank may need concern the owner of this fund is with me right now.So all i need from you now is to proved an acconut were the money will be transferred.As soon as the money hit into your acconut i and my family will come to your conutry for the sharing.
I have used my time and money to arrange this transaction because this is the hope of my family i want to know if you can handly this transaction i don't want disapointment and you have to keep it secrect until the money hit in your acconut.
Before we commerce i want to know your AGE and OCCUPATION, Then i will give you the information you will use to apply to the bank for the transfering the money into your acconut immedaitely, i want you to know that this transaction will last for 14 bank working days as you follow my instruction.I am waiting for your urgent reply.
MY PERSONAL DATA / PROFILE.
(1) DATE OF BIRTH :11th April 1961
(2) PLACE OF BIRTH: Fada N'Gourma.
(4) WEIGHT:84 kg, Not Permanent.
(5) SEX: Male.
(6) QUALIFICATION: M.B.A In Economics.
(7) OCCUPATION: Banker.
(8) PRESENT POSITION: (A.D.B) File/Auditing Debt.Manager.
(9) WORKING EXPERIENCE:(T.I.C) Insurance Banjul Gambia,& Presently In (A.D.B) Ouagadougou Burkina-Faso.
(10) MARITAL STATUS: Married With 4 Children.
(11) PROVINCE OF ORIGINE OR STATE: Bobo-Dioulasso.
(12) NATIONALITY: Burkina-Faso West Africa.
(13)BLOOD TYPE: Ax.
(14) HOME: Dad, Mum With 2 Brothers, My Wife & 4 Children.
(15) PASS.PORT NOS: A1008622.
(16) DRIVING LICENCE NOS : Jf 08140.
(17) HOBBIES : Listing To Music & Instructs School Kids.
(18) H.I.V TEST: Negative.
(19) LIFE POLICIES: Always Sober & Calm.
(20) LIFE STYLES: Corporate & Decent.
(21) WORK IN A KITTY: Dont Take It Personal.
(22) FAVOURITE FOOD: Snacks & Rice.
(23) FAVOURITE DRINKS: Soft Drinks.
(24) AIM: To Resign From Bank & Become An International Business Man.
(25) FAMILY ADAGE: To Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Expected.
OFFICE ADDRESS: (A.D.B) North West Zone-Annex,01 Ouaga Burkina Faso.
HOUSE ADDRESS: 82 Zangote Yenugua 02 Bp 4587 Ouagadougou 02 Burkina-Faso West Africa.
GET BACK TO ME WITH THE INFORMATIONS BELOW SO THAT I CAN FORWARD TO YOU THE TEXT OF APPLICATION AND THE BANKS CONTACTS FOR YOU TO APPLY IMMEDIATELY.
call me +226 76 63 74 15
Just between us, I think I have a problem. Another person contacted me and told me this:
"PLANE CRASH WEB SITE http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/12/26/benin.crash/index.html
( "REMITTANCE OF $15 MILLION U.S.A DOLLARS CONFIDENTIAL IS THE CASE")
Compliment Of The Season,
On a very good day. I am a senior staff in file department in African developent bank (ADB).I got your contact from a Yahoo Tourist Search. BLAH BLAH BLAH You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter. Trusting to hear from you immediately. "
This guy is also from west Africa, just like you. I'm in South West Africa though.
Is it even possible for me to show up twice as the next of kin? It seems as if I have hit the jack pot. Or do you think it's someone investigating our emails, trying to catch one of us out?
I am very sorry, I'm feeling very scared and confused.
I am 22 currently working as a PC technician. But as you said, I have a couple of questions I need to ask first. I mean there is always this little chance that this could be a "Scam".
As you may know I'm from South West Africa. Well I need to know, how is it that you chose me of all people? Did you contact a bunch or just 1, and I was it? Can I have an ID of you with account deposit certificate (or picture of the money, I don't know.)
Second question is: why is your spelling so bad? Is your native language Afrikaans too?
I hope to hear from you soon.
P.S. I can't call, because I don't feel comfortable over a telephone. I get all shaky and later don't care what the person says.
Is me that sent it to you just dalate it ,i want to know if you will reply it.i want to know if your joking with me or not,go ahead and send the application which i sent to you please.