Ghana-Nigeria scam now on Skype

by Gunnar Engblom on December 9, 2009

Hi and thanks for the visit. If you're new here you may want to subscribe to my blog via email..

Watch out for Shafi

Scammers offer you money for nothing through the screen - Don Hankins

Scammers offer you money for nothing through the screen - Don Hankins

Sorry for this non-birding and non-Peru note, but considering that my last Nigeria scam post had quite a few visitors of thankful tour operators being hit by false bookings, I thought I’d warn for this new variant of the infamous Nigeria 419 Scam .

It is pretty amazing really. when I thought all ends had been covered, I get an instant message from Dr Allen William through Skype.  Now the Nigeria scammers want to chat with you! It is a new level of trust all together – Oh, and this one is from Ghana!  

Anyway, there are several things that should make you lift your eyebrows and see through this. My comments in brackets.

Dear Engblom,  (I would have thought Dr William would have taken care to look for my first name to address me correctly)

I have been in search of someone with this last name Engblom,so when I saw your name I was pushed to contact you and see how best we can assist each other. I am Dr. Allen William, I am the regional manager of United Bank for Africa GHANA(UBA). I believe it is the wish of God for me to come across you on skype now. I am having an important business discussion I wish to share with you which I believe will interest you because, it is in connection with your last name and you are going to benefit from it.
One Late Shafi Engblom,a citizen of your country

(Yeah, Engblom is not a very common name in Sweden – and the combination with Shafi sounds just too incredulous)

had a fixed deposit with my bank in 2004 for 36 calendar months, valued at US$18,400,000.00 (Eighteen Million, Four Hundred Thousand US Dollars) the due date for this deposit contract was this 16 of January 2007. (You would have thought someone having 18.4 milion dollars in Ghana would show up in a google search – but NADA!)

 Sadly Shafi was among the death victims in the May 26 2006 Earthquake disaster in Jawa, Indonesia that killed over 5,000 people. He was in Indonesia on a business trip and that was how he met his end.

My bank management is yet to know about his death,I knew about it because he was my friend and I am his account officer. Shafi did not mention any Next of Kin/ Heir when the account was opened, and Shafi was not married and no children. Last week my Bank Management requested that i should give instructions on what to do about his funds, if to renew the contract.
I know this will happen and that is why I have been looking for a means to handle the situation, because if my Bank Directors happens to know that Shafi is dead and do not have any Heir, they will take the funds for their personal use, so I don’t want such to happen. That was why when I saw your last name I was happy and I am now seeking your co-operation to present you as Next of Kin/ Heir to the account, since you have the same last name with him and my bank head quarters will release the account to you. There is no risk involved; the transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law.

It is better that we claim the money,than allowing the Bank Directors to take it,they are rich already. I am not a greedy person,  (hahaha!)

so I am suggesting we share the funds, 50/40% to both parties, and 10% for Expenses, my share will assist me to start my own company which has been my dream. Let me know your mind on this and please do treat this information as TOP SECRET. We shall go over the details once I receive your urgent response strictly through my personal email address.
allenwilliam.gh2009@gmail.com

We can as well discuss this on phone; let me know when you will be available to speak with me on phone. Have a nice day and God bless.

Anticipating your communication.

Dr. Allen William.

Reply

Dear Dr William

I don’t know if I can trust you!  It looks a bit fishy that there also are people who have gotten almost identical messages from Ghana….

http://pragmatic-strategy.com/ansuz/?p=13

Now, F**k Off!

Shafi was here!

It would not surprise me if there has been recent variants of Shafi with an array of different surnames. It’d be fun to know. Let me know in the comment section.

Image by Don Hankins via Creative Commons license
Enjoy this post? Use the social buttons below to add it on your favorite social sites or send it via email. Also, subscribe via RSS or by email to get the latest updates. Not sure about these options? Learn more about RSS and social bookmarking.
Polariod StumbleUpon Icon Polariod Facebook Icon Polariod Email Icon Polariod Delicious Icon Polariod Digg Icon Polariod Twitter Icon Polariod Mixx Icon Polariod Reddit Icon Polariod Sphinn Icon

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Elsa María Vilchis Esquivel December 23, 2009 at 9:56 pm

I have received exactly the same letter than you. I was going to travel to Ghana tomorrow, but affotunatly I search in internet the name of Dr. Allen William and I found your information. I wanto to tell you that I have the phone number of the Dr. William and he answer it always. I think that trough the phone the police could localize him and do that he return the money. I have payed him 575 Dlls. to begin the investigation with a false lawyer in Ghana. All stoped when they asked me 15,600 Dlls. Please contact me and I can give you all the lettrers of Mr. William and his phone number.
If we work toghether we can finish with this kind of frauds. Thank you

Patrick December 24, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Today I received exactly the same message in my Skype. I’m from Holland. I have no relatives in Ghana.

It’s obvious to be a scam. I didn’t react on the Skype message.

Greets Pat

Peter Booth January 5, 2010 at 5:01 am

Hello, My name is Peter Booth.
I have received exactly the same email that you have.
I would greatly appreciate it if you could contact me and tell me how you stopped this man from stealling from you.
Please could I have his direct phone line if that isnt too much.
Regards,
Peter.

Peter Booth January 5, 2010 at 10:01 am

Hello, My name is Peter Booth.
I have received exactly the same email that you have.
I would greatly appreciate it if you could contact me and tell me how you stopped this man from stealling from you.
Please could I have his direct phone line if that isnt too much.
Regards,
Peter.

Janis March 16, 2010 at 4:12 pm

hi!
well my new “friend's” name is MR KOJO THOMPSON., a Banker here in Accra-Ghana GHANA COMMERCIAL BANK ( G C B ) ACCRA GHANA,WEST AFRICA.
We had a friendly chat even after I said him I know its a scam:)
The guy just didnt react and was trying to persuade me to give him my email. Yeah, sure! why not asking credit card number in advance???:)

charityriver March 20, 2010 at 3:05 am

hmm.. i dont get that type of letter but I got this guy named Robert Bowe who told me that he was living in Florida US and is travelling on business deal in Lagos (he called me on skype and his accent was a real mckoy) anyway, he got me talking and stuff for 2 weeks and I trusted him enough to give him my mobile number. Then 2 nights ago I got a missed call from him, when I called back this doctor answered my phone (with Afrikaan accent) but it sounded exactly like Robert and told me that Robert was brought into the hospital with leg and head injury. I told this doctor if it is some kind of joke it ain't funny. Anyway, he told me that he will let Rob talk to me when he is conscious.

5 hours later I got a phone call from Rob telling me he was robbed by the Nigerian gank and they took all his monies, credit cards, and documents. I told him to contact US embassy. (I am in high alert at that moment as this sounds like a fairy tale). I told him I got the US embassy number and I have a good friend who works at the embassy. (hey..this is a freakin' lie.. if he can lie, I can lie even better).
He said to me dont worry about it as he already reported the incident to the local authority. I said ok, let me know when you are OK and we will talk later. The phone got cut off. I sent him an SMS saying here is the US embassy number and talk to the consulate general there (I grabbed it from google). LOL… guess what.. The phone calls stop and I never did get a reply.

So….to be continued… this surely going to be a hilarious story. I will keep you all posted.

Anna April 24, 2010 at 8:56 pm

I got this from GHANA today. Told Felix to contact my lawyer, never heard from him again.

[11:53:07 AM] felix.kojo7: Dear Mogielnicka,

I have been in search of someone with this last name “Mogielnicka”, so when I saw your name I was pushed to contact you and see how best we can assist each other. I am Mr Felix Kojo, i am the regional manager of United Bank of Africa GHANA(UBA). I believe it is the wish of God for me to come across you on search now. I am having an important business discussion I wish to share with you which I believe will interest you because, it is in connection with your last name and you are going to benefit from it.

One Late Mr. Johnson Mogielnicka, a citizen of your country had a fixed deposit with my bank in 2004 for 36 calendar months, valued at US$2,500,000.00 (Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars) the due date for this deposit contract was this 16 of January 2007. Sadly Johnson was among the death victims in the May 26 2006 Earthquake disaster in Jawa, Indonesia that killed over 5,000 people. He was in Indonesia on a business trip and that was how he met his end.

My bank management is yet to know about his death, I knew about it because he was my friend and I am his account officer. Mr. Johnson did not mention any Next of Kin/ Heir when the account was opened, and Johnson was not married and no children. Last week my Bank Management requested that i should give instructions on what to do about his funds, if to renew the contract.

I know this will happen and that is why I have been looking for a means to handle the situation, because if my Bank Directors happens to know that Johnson is dead and do not have any Heir, they will take the funds for their personal use, so I don't want such to happen. That was why when I saw your last name I was happy and I am now seeking your co-operation to present you as Next of Kin/ Heir to the account, since you have the same last name with him and my bank head quarters will release the account to you. There is no risk involved; the transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law.

It is better that we claim the money, than allowing the Bank Directors to take it, they are rich already. I am not a greedy person, so I am suggesting we share the funds, 50/40% to both parties, and 10% for Expenses, my share will assist me to start my own business which has been my dream. Let me know your mind on this and please do treat this information as TOP SECRET. We shall go over the details once I receive your urgent response strictly through my personal email address. felixkojo50@gmail.com

We can as well discuss this on phone; let me know when you will be available to speak with me on phone. Have a nice day and God bless.

Anticipating your communication.
Mr Felix Kojo felixkojo50@gmail.com

Anna April 24, 2010 at 9:18 pm

And this are instructions I got from FelixKojo7 on Skype, how to collect my inheritance from United Bank of Africa GHANA(UBA)

Dear Mogielnicka,

Thanks for your quick response.
On monday i will attach Scan Copy of My Work I.D Card because i have
no scanner at home,so when i get to office on monday, Please keep this
transaction confidential till we finalize it.
Furthermore, I will need your assurance that my part of the fund will
be secured upon my arrival to your country.

(1) Full Name: Felix Kojo
(2) Contact Address: 17 Adum Road Kumasi Ghana.
(3) Occupation: Banker
(4) Marital Status: Married
(5) Cell number. +233-546622036

I contacted you believing that we can understand/trust each other for
this transaction, I will provide every details need for this
transaction. I will give you 40% of the total fund. This transaction
is legitimate so you free your mind from risk, is bank to bank
transfer, you will still partake on any investment where the fund will
be invested on. I am easy going and God fearing man and you have to
promise me that you will not disappoint me at the end of this
transaction? I will guide you on how to proceed till you receive this
fund to your account, I will take my leave to meet you once the fund
is reflected in your account,Provide Me with Scan Copy of your
identification property International Passport/ National I.D card or
Driving license.

(1) Full Name:
(2) Contact Address:
(3) Occupation:
(4) Marital Status:
(5) Cell/fax number.

You have to free your mind from risk so that we can proceed, i want
you to stand as next of kin to inherit the account because i don't
want directors of my bank to take the fund for their personal use.
I will feed you with every necessary documents to finalize this transaction.
Kindly provide me with this info to help me know exactly who i deal
with, hope you understand me?
I will provide you with scan copy of the debit voucher of the account
on next mail.

Keep this confidential.
Thanks and God Bless you.

jess rodriguez June 21, 2010 at 4:51 am

How is this guy stealing from you?

jess rodriguez June 21, 2010 at 10:19 am

Her is another scam to beware of people It contains 2 e-mails The first is the skype contact and the second per e-mail I saw this website and played a little to see how far he would go. Funny how the e-mail is word for word with the Shafi e-mail.

Hello RODRÍGUEZ,
I have been in search of someone with this last name “RODRÍGUEZ”, so when I saw your name I was pushed to contact you and see how best we can assist each other. I am Mr. Charles Owusu, a Banker here in GHANA. I believe it is the wish of God for me to come across you on skype now. I am having an important business discussion I wish to share with you which I believe will interest you because, it is in connection with your last name and you are going to benefit from it.
One Late Richard C. RODRÍGUEZ, a citizen of your country had a fixed deposit with my bank in 2004 for 36 calendar months, valued at US$12,500,000.00 (Twelve Million, Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars) the due date for this deposit contract was the 16th of January 2007. Sadly Richard was among the death victims in the May 26 2006 Earthquake disaster in Jawa, Indonesia that killed over 5,000 people. He was in Indonesia on a business trip and that was how he met his end. My bank management is yet to know about his death, I knew about it because he was my friend and I am his account officer. Richard did not mention any Next of Kin/ Heir when the account was opened, and he Richard was not married and no children. Last week my Bank Management requested that I should give instructions on what to do about his funds, if to renew the contract. I know this will happen and that is why I have been looking for a means to handle the situation, because if my Bank Directors happens to know that Richard is dead and do not have any Heir, they will take the funds for their personal use, so I don't want such to happen. That was why when I saw your last name I was happy and I am now seeking your co-operation to present you as Next of Kin/ Heir to the account, since you have the same last name with him and my bank head quarters will release the account to you.
There is no risk involved; the transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you and I from any breach of law. It is better that we claim the money, than allowing the Bank Directors to take it, they are rich already. I am not a greedy person, so I am suggesting we share the funds equal, 50/50% to both parties, my share will assist me to start my own company which has been my dream.
Let me know your mind on this and please do treat this information as CONFIDENTIAL and DO NOT respond to this on skype for same security reason. I have more to write you about the details once I receive your urgent response strictly through my personal Email address: charlesowusu21@gmail.com We can as well discuss this on phone: +233265750039
Have a nice day and God bless.
Anticipating your communication.
Mr. Charles Owusu
mobile phone number +233265750039
charlesowusu21@gmail.com
Hi Jess,
Thanks for your kind attention given to my proposition as it was nice speaking with you this morning and also to have your willingness to partake of this transaction with me. At first, you must forgive me for whatever inconviniency my message might have caused you as I know that such message could be embarrassing or doubtful especially when it comes from someone you`ve never met before, seen or been into any form of pre-existing contact with. I appreciate your understanding though hence I contacted you as such due to the urgency that is required of me to handle this life-changing opportunity that may come in a man`s life time, only but once.

I am freely giving you full details of this transaction bearing in mind that you will not betray me in any way in this project either now or in the future especially when you have the funds finally released to you by my bank. The name of the bank I work for is AMALGAMATED BANK GHANA LIMITED and presently I am the senior manager, IT Operations. Attached to this mail is my Work ID.
I will be sending copy of the deposit voucher issued to late Mr. Richard when the fixed deposited contract was made with my bank. All information about the deposit is stated in the voucher. This transaction requires utmost trust and dedication from your side, since you will be receiving the funds as the Next of Kin/ Heir to Richard and will be in control of the money, until I come over to meet with you in Germany for our reconcilliation and sharing.

Regarding the sharing, I am under the believe that my sharing ratio is accepted to you, 50/50% is a fair deal. I want you to bear one thing in mind, there is no risk involved in this transaction. It is 100% risk free and secured once you follow my instructions and keep everything secret between us. What I have to do is just to place your information in my bank system as the Next of Kin/ Heir to late Richard and you will apply for the claim through a lawyer here in Ghana. You do not need to come down here for the claim, the lawyer will represent you and handle all the documentation involved. I am the head of Information Technology of my bank, so the secret of the bank system is under my palm, placing of your details in the system as the Next of Kin/ Heir to late Richard is an easy work for me. There is no risk involved; the transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect both of us from any breach of law. I am going to introduce you to a good lawyer here in Ghana who you shall contact and request for his legal services to represent you for the claim. Once this is done, the lawyer will do all the work and documentation required for the release of the funds to you as the rightful Next of Kin/ Heir to late Richard. I will present you as a relation and business partner to late Richard. This is a very smooth operation, with me in the bank it will not last more than 2 weeks and the funds will be released to you. The information I require to commence the process are stated below,
YOUR FULL NAMES, DATE OF BIRTH, OCCUPATION, ADDRESS AND DIRECT PHONE NUMBERS

Once I receive the above mentioned information and concludes with my inside arrangements and changes, I will send you the contact details of a Lawyer you shall contact for the representation. The lawyer in question is good and specializes in such cases. He is also a registered attorney with the Central Bank of Ghana, which is the bank that will handle the transfer of the funds out of the country to your bank account. As far as my bank is concern, I will be in control. It has been my dream to have my own company and I believe that God has answered my prayers by creating this opportunity. Please, remember to treat this transaction with utmost confidentiality for our own good. I await your urgent response. Thank you and God be with you.

My Regards,
charles
HERE IS MY DETAILS:
FULL NAMES: CHARLES OWUSU.
OCCUPATION: BANKER
ADDRESS: 54A, C.F.C RESIDENTIAL ESTATE, KUMASI, GHANA.
AGE: 44 YEARS
MARITAL STATUS: MARRIED WITH 4 KIDS(3 Boys, 1 girl).
DIRECT TEL: +233268336071

jess rodriguez June 22, 2010 at 4:23 am

O.K. people it is time to scam the scammers!!!

Gunnar Engblom June 22, 2010 at 6:01 am

Folks, I am just watching this from away. I haven't fallen for any of
this scams, neither have I been in contact with the scammers. (I have
no phonenumbers or other contact details). Just wanted to hang out the
scam here, as it is to me a novel approach to be contacted via Skype.

Be careful what ever you do.

Gunnar

amada lee November 26, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Is it ok if my email address was given already?

Coz i got an msg from British Council official website in my country. A man called “Mr mordzifa frank ” left me a msg to say :
“How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately.I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it’s a public site.Could you please get back to me on:( mr.mordzifafrank009@gmail.com ) for the full details.”

I thought it was the contact person from the University i might apply..n i got this:

Excuse me *****,

I have been in search of someone with this last name “****”, so when I saw your name I was pushed to contact you and see how best we can assist each other. I am Mr Mordzifa Frank, a Banker here in GHANA. I believe it is the wish of God for me to come across you now. I am having an important business discussion I wish to share with you which I believe will interest you because, it is in connection with your last name and you are going to benefit from it.

One Late Dr Dean , a citizen of your country had a fixed deposit with my bank in January 2006 for 36 calendar months, valued at US$5,500,000.00 (Five Million, Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars) the due date for this deposit contract was the 16th of January 2009. Sadly Dr Dean was among the death victims in the May 26 2006 Earthquake disaster in Jawa, Indonesia that killed over 5,000 people. He was in Indonesia on a business trip and that was how he met his end. My bank management is yet to know about his death, I knew about it because he was my friend and I am his account officer. Dr Dean did not mention any Next of Kin/ Heir when the account was opened, and he Dr Dean was not married and no children. Last week my Bank Management requested that I should give instructions on what to do about his funds, if to renew the contract. I know this will happen and that is why I have been looking for a means to handle the situation, because if my Bank Directors happens to know that Dr Dean is dead and do not have any Heir, they will take the funds for their personal use, so I don’t want such to happen. That was why when I saw your last name I was happy and I am now seeking your co-operation to present you as Next of Kin/ Heir to the account, since you have the same last name with him and my bank head quarters will release the account to you.

There is no risk involved; the transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you and I from any breach of law. It is better that we claim the money, than allowing the Bank Directors to take it, they are rich already. I am not a greedy person, so I am suggesting we share the funds equal, 50/50% to both parties, my share will assist me to start my own company which has been my dream.

Let me know your mind on this I have more to write you about the details once I receive your urgent response.Please let this Secret remain between the both of us only.

Have a nice day and God bless.
Anticipating your communication.

mr.mordzifafrank

Kevin January 5, 2013 at 5:47 am

COMPLEMENTS

My wife received the same message and she was a bit interested; thank you all for posting. I would just like to know if anyone fell for this scam

Jan April 25, 2013 at 1:12 am

Hi I would like to share it to you guys, I’ve have a message like that to…he sent me a message on my skype, and he said like this to me;

Hi Madam, My name is Mr. Issa Calix I would like to tell you that I have been searching for many years in Australia a family name “Rojas” thanks god I found you because it’s very urgency, Maybe it’s god planned to find you accross, as I work in the Amalgamated Bank Accra Ghana of Africa as a head top treasury I knew that I have a client in the bank which his name late Michael Rojas, He deposited a $12.5 million US DOLLARS in 16 January 2006 but his bank contract was closed in 2009. He went for business trip in 26 May 2006 to Java Indonesia, but unfortunately he had a tragic death, He was among of people who died the Earthquake, Tsunami in Java Indonesia in 26 May 2006. It was very sad to hear because that was the end of his life. He was my friend of mine. But it’s very urgency, he never married, he never mentioned the next kin/heir funds. So I would like to ask you if want to becoming the next of kin/heir claiming his inheritance funds. The operation is very smooth 100% under the legitimate law…

Then I replied: First of all he did not know my real name, I always using my mother’s maiden name and I’m using my known nickname. So I said to him are you sure for that because I don’t like bullshits. So it’s sounds very cunning and the way he speaks he’s very pushy and wants me to move forward and go ahead and he can talked very nicely with perfect manners and perfect english grammar. So I thought and I replied to him ok I will agree with your proposal but I did tell him about my real name I knew it was tricks, he thinks he is very smart. So I tricked him too…. and he said I would give you my email address issacalix@yahoo.com or calixissa@live.com, if you want to send me a message please send me directly to my email address as keep private and discreet…here is the 2nd message from him…

Hi Jan,
Thanks for the attention given to my proposal as it was nice meeting with you. Firstly, you must forgive me for the way I did contacted you because I know that such message could be embarrassing to you as we have never met before. I contacted you as such due to the urgency that is required of me to handle this life -changing opportunity as I know that such opportunity may not repeat itself again. After studying the below details, you will understand the process, but if you still could not, then ask your questions in areas you are not clear, so I can explain further. I am freely giving you full details of this transaction bearing in mind that you will not betray me.

I will be sending copy of the deposit voucher issued to late MICHAEL ROJAS, when the fixed deposited contract was made with my bank when it was AMAL BANK LIMITED LTD. All information about the deposit is stated in the voucher. This transaction requires utmost trust and dedication from your side, since you will be receiving the funds as the Next of Kin/ Heir to Michael and will be in control of the money, until I come over to meet you for our reconciliation and sharing. Regarding the sharing, I am under the believe that my sharing ratio is accepted to you, 50/50% is a fair deal.

What I have to do is just to place your information in my bank system as the Next of Kin/ Heir to late Michael you will apply for the claim through a lawyer here in Ghana. You do not need to come down here for the claim, the lawyer will represent you and handle all the documentation involved. I am the head of Corporate Treasury dept. of my bank, so the secret of the bank system is under my palm, placing of your details in the system as the Next of Kin/ Heir to late Michael is an easy work for me. There is no risk involved; the transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect both of us from any breach of law. I am going to introduce you to a good lawyer here in Ghana whom you will contact and request for his legal services to represent you for the claim. Once this is done, the lawyer will do all the work and documentation required for the release of the funds to you as the rightful Next of Kin/ Heir to late Michael. I will present you as a relation and business partner to late Michael. This is a very smooth operation, with me in the bank it will not last more than 2 weeks and the funds will be released to you. The information I require to commence the process are stated below,

1. YOUR FULL NAMES
2. DATE OF BIRTH
3. OCCUPATION
4. ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBERS.

Once I receive the above mentioned information and concludes with my inside arrangements and changes, I will send you the contact details of a Lawyer you shall contact for the representation. The lawyer in question is good and specializes in such cases. He is also a registered attorney with the Central Bank of Ghana, which is the bank that will handle the transfer of the funds out of the country to your bank account. As far as my bank is concern, I will be in control. It has been my dream to have my own company and I believe that God has answered my prayers by creating this opportunity. Please, remember to treat this transaction with utmost confidentiality for our own good. I await your urgent response as you make further correspondences to this email box calixisa@yahoo.com for security reasons. Thank you and God be with you. Call me on my personal number +233234936212 for a more oral clarification. PLEASE TREAT AS TOP SECRET.

HERE IS MY FULL DETAILS:
FULL NAMES: ISSA CALIX
OCCUPATION: BANKER
ADDRESS: 76A, LION COMPLEX RESIDENTIAL ESTATE, KUMASI, GHANA.
AGE: 52 YEARS
MARITAL STATUS: MARRIED(4 Kids).

My Regard
Calix
Firstly, you must never forget that this transaction must follow a due legal process hence it will be executed under a 100% legitimate arrangement. This is where the services of an Attorney comes in according to my systemic laid down plans for this claim. The only evil you must consider here is that the funds we are coming to claim does not belong to me and you, but I have justified the act because if I did not do this, the Top officials in my bank will sit on the funds and share them for their own selfish uses when they find out that Michael is no more and there is no one to come for the claim as a bonafide inheritor to the said Michael’s account. No matter what you think, I have taken this opportunity as a God’s sent opportunity as such opportunity is not like buying and selling that comes and goes on daily bases, such opportunity may not come or repeat itself in a man’s life time.

However, thanks for the detailed information. In the meantime, I believe that this is the genesis of a great friendship between us and I pray that truth will live in us. I am also believing that you will never disappoint me in this transaction. I want to re-assure you that this transaction is not a joke not minding the way I did contacted you hence it is only God and Him alone knows how and why he brought us together by the virtue of this transaction.

With the information you sent to me, I have begun immediately by filling the necessary forms in the account’s files and input your names and particulars into the Bank’s DATABASE as the Next of Kin and sole beneficiary to the said account so that the inheritance funds could be released to you upon application to do so by the lawyer who will stand as your legal attorney in the claim.
Once I have completed making the paper work and concluded with all the necessary arrangements, I will write to give you update on the process and also to give you the contact information of the lawyer who will represent you here in the affected offices in acquiring all the legal documents that will be required by my Bank head office for the approval of the account in your favor and subsequent transfer of the inheritance funds into your Bank account in Australia.

As soon as the process is completed and the inheritance fund is transferred into your account you will nominate, I will take a vacation leave from my office to enable me arrange for my travel to meet up with you for the sharing. This transaction will be completed within 7 – 10 Bank working days. All you need to do is just follow my instructions so that we can complete this transaction as quickly as possible. Every necessary arrangement to complete the transaction has been perfected from the top. Expect my next update Tomorrow, And until then, have a great day.

I am glad to inform you that I have successfully done all the necessary
changes in the account file in my bank as I did informed you. Your names
now appear in my bank system as the Heir and rightful Inheritor to the
account of Late Michael. The next step now is for you to contact the
Attorney here in Ghana who will represent you in all matters that
concerns the claim hence you must not come down to Ghana for it. The
Attorney I want us to use in this claim is good, he has worked with my
bank’s legal department in the late 90s and now, he is a registered
Attorney with the Central Bank of Ghana, because only registered
Attorneys are allowed to handle Central Bank matters in connection with
Inheritance claims of this nature and foreign transfers. He is a good
Attorney, and specializes in Civil cases, such like this.

You have to contact him and request for his legal services in the claim
of your relative company’s account with the AMALGAMATED BANK LIMITED.
You must not mention my name to him, meaning that he must not know my
involvement in this transaction. Just tell him that you got his contact
details from a staff of the Amalgamated Bank Limited and you learnt that
he is a registered attorney with the Central Bank of Ghana, so you wish
to know if he can represent you in a Next of Kin claim with the
Amalgamated Bank Limited Ghana as soon as possible because your family
is no more comfortable with the left funds in the account due to the
recent transformation of the bank to the BANK OF AFRICA. Once he gets
back to you in acceptance to handle the job for you, you have to inform
me so that I can send you the information you will pass to him.

HERE IS THE LAWYER’S CONTACT:

NAME OF ATTORNEY: BARRISTER LOUIS FILIPE.
EMPLOYER: GANIRU GARIA LEGAL CONSULTANCY,
TEL: +233 234240006
FAX: +233 234240007
OFFICE EMAIL: gangarilawconsult@lawyer.com
DIRECT EMAIL: barr.louisfilipe@gmail.com

Please, contact the Attorney immediately on the both email addresses to
make sure he receive it. However, do not hesitate to let know if you are
having difficulties in drafting him a letter, Thank you and God bless. I
am looking forward to a glorious future business relationship with you.

Regards,
Calix

ATTN: MR. ALEXANDER YOHANNES,
United Kingdom.

Date: 08/03/2013
DEAR SIR/MADAM,

THANK YOU FOR CONTACTING THE GANIRU GARIA’S CHAMBER.
I AM IN RECEIPT OF YOUR MESSAGE REQUESTING FOR MY LEGAL SERVICES. I MUST EXPRESS MY CONCERNED APPRECIATION FOR CHOOSING ME TO REPRESENT YOU HERE IN GHANA. BE REST ASSURED THAT YOU HAVE CHOSEN A GOOD ATTORNEY, I BELIEVE I HAVE GOOD WORKING EXPERIENCE IN SUCH MATTERS.

COULD YOU PLEASE, FURNISH ME WITH SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THE ACCOUNT IN QUESTION, ALL THE RELATED AND RELEVANT DETAILS OF THE SAID ACCOUNT WITH THE AMALGAMATED BANK GHANA LIMITED, INCLUDING THE YEAR IT WAS OPENED. I NEED THESE INFORMATION IN ORDER TO CONDUCT SOME VERIFICATION AT THE BANK TO FIND OUT THE PRESENT STATUS OF THE ACCOUNT IN QUESTION, WHICH WILL DETERMINE THE STEPS I SHALL FOLLOW TO GET THE CLAIM IN YOUR FAVOR. THEREAFTER, I CAN STATE MY TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF WORK.

I WAIT TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON. THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING MY LAW FIRM!

YOURS FAITHFULLY,

BARR. FILIPE LOUIS.

Attorney & Notary Public
00 (233) 234 240006
00 (233) 234 240007.

Hi Jan,
Thanks for your kind reply, I hope that this mail reaches you in good condition? Sorry for my late update and in writing you the information the lawyer asked for before he can assume the process. I only had a little difficulty in penetrating the strong room where I had to get the deposit slip from the files of 2006. Thank God that things are moving out smoothly as planned.
I am happy that communication has been established between you and the lawyer and that he took the job offer to stand as your legal attorney in the claim. Below is the information he is requesting to commence. Find also in the attachment, the deposit slip you are to send to the attorney for his confirmation at my Bank’s head office. Please send it to him and inform me once he request for more information. I want you to know that I am here with you and will be guiding you until we conclude this transaction.
Always keep in touch.
Regards,
Calix

======================================================

Dear Mr. Barrister,

I am very happy to know that you have accepted to represent me in the Next of Kin claim in your country.
Find below the information you need to commence my representation. Also find in the attachment the deposit slip issued on the day the fund was deposited for your confirmation:

Name of the Account: OMEGA MINES GHANA LTD.
Name of Depositor: MICHAEL ROJAS
Account Number: ABL14-2558-2006.
Account Type: FIXED ESCROW CURRENT.
Date Of Deposit: 16TH JANUARY, 2006.
Principal Amount: USD12.5MILLION.
Country Origin of Michael Rojas: [ AUSTRALIA]
Next of Kin: [ JAN ROJAS ].
Relationship: COUSIN and I am co-Owner of the Company
Name of Bank: AMALGAMATED BANK LTD, GHANA/ Now BANK OF AFRICA. (KUMASI BRANCH).
With the above information you can write an application to the bank on my behalf for the release of the funds in the account of my late Cousin and business partner Mr. Michael Martin and to request that the account proceeds be onwardly transferred by the bank into my offshore account.
I await your earliest response.

ATTN: JAN ROJAS,
Australia.

Date: 13/03/2013
DEAR SIR/MADAM,

I WISH TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE RECEIPT OF THE INFORMATION YOU FURNISHED ABOUT YOUR JOB. THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING ME AMIDST THE LAWYERS IN MY LAW FIRM TO SERVE YOU IN THIS GREAT CAPACITY.

I SHALL GO TO THE BANK OF AFRICA FOR MY VERIFICATIONS AND ALSO TO SEND AN INQUIRY APPLICATION LETTER TO THE MANAGEMENT OF THE BANK CONCERNING INHERITANCE CLAIM OF THE ACCOUNT IN QUESTION. I SHALL ALSO REQUEST FOR THEIR PROCEDURE IN SUCH CLAIMS AT ONCE.

BUT BEFORE I EMBARK ON THESE STEPS, I REQUIRE THAT WE MEET ON VIDEO VIA SKYPE IM CHAT. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME FOR IDENTIFICATION OF PERSONALITY. MY SKYPE ID IS: barr.louisfilipe
TO DO THIS YOU HAVE TO DOWNLOAD THE SKYPE NETWORK TO YOUR COMPUTER, SIGN UP FOR SKYPE CHAT AND ADD MY ID: barr.louisfilipe, DROP ME AN OFFLINE MESSAGE ON THE BEST TIME TO MEET ONLINE WITH YOU.

YOURS FAITHFULLY,

BARR. FILIPE LOUIS.

Attorney & Notary Public
00 (233) 234 240006
00 (233) 234 240007

.Hi Jan,
This is so wonderful of you. You had a very mature meeting with the attorney, from his communication and responses you can see that he was too loyal out of gratefulness that he is handling such a laudable opportunity especially at this critical financial period in the country. He said he will be sending application to my bank over there at the Capital to begin the process right? this is where the deal begins, just relax in confidence as I have already perfected my plans from A to Z. This is all I have to say for now, keep following my instructions and we will have a smooth and successful deal of this operation. still keep in touch.
My Regards,
Calix.

ATTN: MS. JAN ROJAS,
Australia.

Date: 20/03/2013
DEAR MADAM,

I WRITE TO INFORM YOU THAT I HAVE SUBMITTED A FORMAL INQUIRY APPLICATION LETTER TO THE BANK TODAY MORNING CONCERNING INHERITANCE CLAIM OF THE ACCOUNT IN QUESTION. I HAVE ALSO REQUESTED FOR THEIR PROCEDURE IN SUCH CLAIM. THEY ARE YET TO ISSUE THEIR RESPONSE AFTER 24HOURS, I SHALL COMMUNICATE WITH YOU AS SOON AS I RECEIVE RESPONSE FROM THE BANK MANAGEMENT TOMORROW.

ONCE AGAIN, THANKS FOR THE PRIVILEGE TO SERVE YOU IN THIS GREAT CAPACITY.

YOURS FAITHFULLY,

BARR. FILIPE LOUIS.

Attorney & Notary Public
00 (233) 234 240006
00 (233) 234 240007.

ATTN: MS. JAN ROJAS,
Australia.

Date: 23/03/2013
DEAR MADAM,

I WRITE TO UPDATE YOU ON THE STAGE OF YOUR INHERITANCE CLAIM PROCESS. I WAS AT THE BANK YESTERDAY TO INQUIRE ON THE STATUS OF THE APPLICATION LETTER I SUBMITTED IN YOUR FAVOR REGARDING THE NEXT OF KIN CLAIM, I WAS INFORMED BY THE BANK’S MANAGEMENT THAT BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF THE MATTER, THE PROCESSING OF MY APPLICATION IS TAKING LONGER TIME THOUGH THEY PROMISED TO RESPOND TO MY APPLICATION ON MONDAY.

I SHALL COMMUNICATE BACK TO YOU THEREAFTER IF THE BANK RESPONDS TO MY APPLICATION ON MONDAY. THANKS FOR YOUR KEEPING PATIENCE.

YOURS FAITHFULLY,

BARR. FILIPE LOUIS.

Attorney & Notary Public
00 (233) 234 240006
00 (233) 234 240007.

Hi Jan,
I hope that you are having a great weekend?
Thanks for your kind correspondences and the latest update from the lawyer. I am not surprised why my bank head office asked the lawyer for more time before responding to his application for the claim on your honor. It is the normal thing that they will have to confirm from the system that you are truly the rightful beneficiary’s next of kin to Michael. I know it well and that was why I had made those changes in your names before contacting the lawyer for the claim.
Now listen to what happened at the office yesterday, the legal team from the legal department of my bank’s national headquarters Accra visited my branch in the morning to verify from me the information submitted by the lawyer. I was able to clear some of the questions about Michael and yourself. I showed them the data on the system that you were mentioned by Michael as his next of kin. So, after the whole exercise they were satisfied and I hope they will have concluded on their reports.
You do not have anything to worry about because every information they will find there is accurate as I have perfected my underground work. All I expect of you at this juncture is to be in constant communication with me regarding the situations update from the lawyer as I depend on your information when you receive further update from the lawyer.
Still keep in touch and may God bless you.
Regards,
Calix.

THE BARRISTER’S LETTER:

Attn: Ms JAN ROJAS,
AUSTRALIA.

Date: 25/03/2013
Madam,

I have good news for you, the bank management finally responded positively finding you as the supposed beneficiary to the funds left in the account in the tune of US$16,812,500:00. They actually confirmed that you were mentioned as Inheritor/Next of Kin to the Late Mr. Michael ROJAS’s bank account with them when the account was established. All the information you gave us turned out to be correct and evidential.

They explained that the initial deposit by the deceased was US$12,500,00:00 as you rightly quoted whiles the three (3) years interest covering the contract period 2006/09, rose up at US$4,312,500:00 to arrive at US$16,812,500:00 for your redemption. Please, go through the attached documents; approval letter from the bank, copy of the Account’s current statement, draft copy of the Special Power of Attorney (SPA) you shall sign and return back to me by email scanning for clarity.

They explained everything we need to do in respect to the Inheritance / Next of kin claim of the said bank account with them. There are some requirements they need in order to process the next of kin claim, which you have to provide.

Now, before I proceed any further with your work, you shall provide me with the following;

[1]. Our legal consultation/ retainer ship fees of $1,800. This shall cover for our transportation to and fro all the affected offices and departments.

(A) Oath fees for Sworn Affidavit is 532 GHANA CEDIS or in dollars US$279 approximately.

(B) Probate fees is 1,778 GHANA CEDIS or in dollar US$931 approximately.

(C) Stamp Duty fee is 1,299 GHANA CEDIS or in dollars $680.

Total amount required is $3,690:00

[2]. The Special Power of Attorney, mandating me as your attorney, to stand in on your behalf for the claim in the bank and all the related offices involved. Without this Power of Attorney, the bank will not attend to me further on the claim. Sample of the Power of Attorney is in the file attached to this mail. Sign it and send to me as you fill in correctly, your receiving bank account details where the said inheritance funds will be transferred into. I shall present it to the bank, and all the affected offices to register my representation of you.

Also in transaction of this magnitude, we normally charge 0.2% of the total fund to be claimed and shall be paid to us once you receive the inheritance claim. We will like to know if you accept this.

Item 3 and 4 on the list of bank requirements will be obtained here in Ghana Judiciary, High Court and Justice Ministry. You shall send me the requirement on item 1, 2, 5 and 6.

You have to transfer my legal consultation/ Administrative fees through our business account as detailed below:

Corresponding Bank:
DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS
A/C No.: 04089065
SWIFT CODE: BKTRUS33.
Beneficiary Bank:
ECOBANK GROUP GHANA,
Address: NIMA BRANCH, ACCRA GHANA
A/C Name: GANGALIA ENTERPRISE
A/C No.: 0121014467527101
Swift Code: ECOCGHACXXX

Alternatively, you can transfer the amount through Western Union money transfer or MoneyGram in the name of my chamber’s cashier as follows:

First Name: MONDAY

Last Name: DUMAKA

Address: NO.67 OLD PARLIAMENT HOUSE, ACCRA – GHANA.

You have to send us the transfer slip once you have made the transfer. I shall commence with your work immediately I receive the payment and other requirements.

Thank you once more for choosing us to represent you.

Yours faithfully,

Barr. Louis Filipe

Attorney & Notary Public
00 (233) 234 240006
00 (233) 234 240007.

Hello Jan,
Sorry for my delay in reaching back to you as promised. I was trying to reach a solid arrangement on the next step. I have digested the letters from the attorney and the requirements from the legal department of my Bank from the national headquarters.
You will have to provide to the attorney the requirements he needed from you as stated in his letter and also instruct him to get the rest ( Items 3 and 4 ) from the Ghana Judiciary as he stated also in his letter.
On the issue of the death certificate, I have just concluded arrangement on that. I know one Medical Director with a private hospital here in Kumasi, I have made a deal with him so he can prepare a medical document stating that the Late Michael was their client and they were aware of his death, hence they will issue a death certificate in regards to his death. The Doctor has mentioned his price for that and I will be paying him up for it as soon as it is ready on Saturday. So, you will tell the lawyer that you have contacted your company’s Doctor in Kumasi to produce the death certificate of the late Michael hence they were aware of his demise.
Haven gone through the clauses of the Special Power of Attorney, Now my bank will release the proceeds to you while we receive the payment in you provided bank account. You should have a driver’s license; to my bank, or international passport, it serves as Identification as you can see in the request.
You will then have to send the following to the lawyer:

1. Scanned Copy of your driver’s license for identification/international passport.

2.The Power of Attorney you have singned and scanned after fixing the details of your account information for the inheritance transferred. Just bear in mind that even an account with zero balance is still o.k for the transaction provided the account still remains active.

3. On the WILL issue, I believe you know that there is no WILL from Michael, so this is what you will tell the lawyer.
Tell him that the late Michael left no WILL before his tragic end in 2006. And that he was supposed to re-transfer the funds from Ghana to your account in Australia when the company was about to relocate from Ghana, but unfortunately he met his untimely death in 2006 as a result of the Earthquake that happened in Jawa, 2006 making it impossible for Michael to identify you as the beneficiary next of kin to the funds. Tell the attorney to explain to the bank’s legal department that you are the CEO of the Omega Mines Ghana Limited and that you do not require a written WILL by Michael before you can claim your property and since there was no written “WILL” or something of that sort from Michael, you request him as your legal attorney to make an alternative legal arrangements on your behalf in case where there is no WILL for such claim. Since he is a lawyer, he knows what to do and the type of legal document required in place of the “WILL” to save the situation.

4. For your relationship with Michael, tell him it was family and business relationship and that the late Michael was in charge of West Africa branch of the company Omega Mines Ghana Limited.

The fees he requested for their legal consultation, Sworn Affidavit and Probate and stamp duty fees, they are in order, go ahead and transfer the amount to him through his Chamber’s account as given because from my understanding, he needs it now to commence with the claim process, you will try to send the fee to him because we can not proceed further without the fee being payed to him.
Once I collect the death certificate from the doctor on Saturday which is next tomorrow, I will send it to you as well so that you can forward it to the lawyer as usual. But you will tell him that you have instructed your company’s doctor in Kumasi to arrange for that.

On the issue of the lawyer’s demand for 0.2% of the total inheritance funds for his charges that will be paid to them once you receive the inheritance funds into your account after the claim, I think it is very okay. Tell him that you are Okay with that.

Please, send the above mentioned requirements to the lawyer and get back to me as soon as you have done that.
My Regards,
Calix.

ATTN: MS JAN ROJAS,
Australia.

Date: 15/04/2013
DEAR MADAM,

I AM WRITING IN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT THE GOOD RECEPTIONS OF THE FOLLOWING COPIES FROM YOU ACCORDING TO THE BANK’S REQUIREMENTS;- THE SIGNED COPY OF THE SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY MANDATING ME TO STAND IN ON YOUR BEHALF FOR THE CLAIM IN THE AFFECTED OFFICES, AND YOUR RECEIVING BANK ACCOUNT DATA FOR YOUR INHERITANCE TRANSFER WELL STATED.

I HAVE TAKEN NOTE OF YOUR EXPLANATION CONCERNING YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH MR. MICHAEL MARTIN(LATE) AND THE WILL ISSUE. I SHALL APPLY FOR LETTER OF ADMINISTRATION WHERE THERE IS NO WILL BUT THIS CAN ONLY BE POSSIBLE WHEN THE SWORN AFFIDAVIT AND PROBATE LETTER ARE IN PLACE. I HAVE TO OBTAIN THEM FROM THE HIGH COURT AND MINISTRY OF JUSTICE HERE IN ACCRA GHANA ON YOUR BEHALF AND WILL SUBMIT THEM TO THE BANK FOR RELEASE APPROVAL AND SUBSEQUENT TRANSFER OF YOUR INHERITANCE FUNDS TO YOU THROUGH THE ACCOUNT IN WHICH YOU HAVE NOMINATED AS CONTAINED IN THE SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY(SPA).

YOU ARE STILL EXPECTED TO SEND COPY OF YOUR LATE KIN’S CERTIFICATION, AND PAYMENT OF OUR RETAINER FEE AS IT MAY INTEREST YOU TO KNOW THAT IT IS NOT IN THE FAVORABLE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF OUR LAW FIRM TO WORK WITHOUT YOUR PAYMENT THUS THOSE DOCUMENTS NEEDED SHALL BE OBTAINED FROM THE COURTS AND MINISTRIES WITH MONEY. HELP US TO SERVE YOU BETTER.

IT IS MY PLEASURE ONCE MORE TO SERVE YOU IN THIS GREAT CAPACITY!

THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING US!

YOURS FAITHFULLY,

BARR. FILIPE LOUIS.

Attorney & Notary Public
00 (233) 234 240006
00 (233) 234 240007.

Hello Jan,
I hope that you are well?, i did informed you earlier from my previous email that the doctor said that the medical certificate is going to be ready on Saturday, although i am having a had time in paying him the balance he had requested due to so many responsibilities on my head, but i will try as much as possible to complete the payment to the doctor on Saturday as agreed which i will send to you the death certificate immediately i collect it,
I plead you in the interest of what we have at hand, you must help us out. Try to do all your best and raise the amount to the attorney for him to acquired the other documents at the legal Department and the subbmitte to the bank for the releasing order to be instructed, I want to clearly state as well that even if it may require you borrowing with 100% interest rate do not hesitate to take it so we can rap up this transaction immediately and settle our debts. try to send the requirement to the lawyer as i have directed and get back to me i will write you as soon as i have collected the death certificate, keep in touch.
Calix.

Hello Jan,
I hope that you are well, i am glad that we are almost at the top of the transaction, about your question on the the photo of the late Michael, there is no other photo that was produced Michael, the photo Id he use in the opening of the account is stored in the database and it will be difficult for me to access it and scanned it out, but i believe that all those information will be release to you during the transfer to your bank account, however i am waiting for news once the attorney proceeds to submit the documents to the bank so that i will submitted my vacation letter to the management, i await for your update.
Calix.

So I SAID TO HIM; MR. CALIX IF YOU ARE THE HEAD TOP TREASURY OF THE BANK WHY IT IS DIFFICULT FOR YOU TO SHOW THE PHOTO OF LATE MICHAEL ROJAS? FOR ME IT’S A WARNING SIGNS GUYS.

AS YOU KNOW GUYS, I REALLY WANT TO SHARE IT TO YOU ALL OF THIS, THEN WHAT I’VE DONE I FILLED UP THE WESTERN UNION FORM TO SEND MONEY TO THEM WHICH THE ACCOUNT AND NAMES PROVIDED TO ME, THEN I RUNG UP THE WESTERN UNION ABOUT THEIR ACCOUNT NAMES AND ADDRESS SO THE WESTERN UNION THEY SAID THERE IS NO ADDRESS IN GHANA LIKE THAT THE ONE THEY GAVE IT TO ME.. THEN I WENT TO THE BANK AND ASK ABOUT THEIR BOTH BANK ACCOUNT THAT THEY GAVE IT TO ME BY BARRISTER IT SAID THEY NEVER OWN THAT BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER.. SO NOW THEY THOUGHT THEY ARE VERY SMART.. THEN I NEVER SENT THE MONEY TO THEM, THEN I TOLD THEM THAT WESTERN UNION THEY DID NOT LET ME TO SEND MONEY TO GHANA BECAUSE IT’S RISKY AND FOR THE PRIVACY SECURITY AND JUST FOR THE PERSONAL REASONS… YOU KNOW WHAT THEY REPLIED? HERE IS THE REPLIED LETTER:

Hello Jan,
Western union money transaction is not effective in most of the Continent from my understanding, i also wonders why the attorney specify for that channel, as a banker, i know the security measures involve in such transfer, remember that it will not be advisable for the attorney to know about my involvement, i suggest that it is better if you send the money to him through Money gram money transfer, it will will be easy, fast and save to send it through that means, so you will have to request from he attorney that you want to send the money to him through money gram transfer since the western union process is being terminated continually, now you will have to write to the attorney now with this request and direction from him how to send it, i believe he can be able to receive the money as soon as possible to proceed to the legal department to get the rest of the documents, i hope you understand me, i am waiting for your feedback, keep in touch.
Calix.

ATTN: MS JAN ROJAS,
Australia.

Date: 24/04/2013
DEAR MADAM,

FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE CANCELLATION OF YOUR TRANSACTION BY THE WESTERN UNION MANAGEMENT DUE TO YOUR REASON GIVEN, YOU ARE ADVISED TO TRANSFER THE SAID AMOUNT THROUGH MY CHAMBER’S ACCOUNT. I DID SUGGESTED WESTERN UNION TRANSFER INITIALLY BECAUSE IT IS USUALLY FASTER TO RECEIVE MONEY.

YOURS FAITHFULLY,

BARR. FILIPE LOUIS.

Attorney & Notary Public
00 (233) 234 240006
00 (233) 234 240007.

THEN I REPLIED TO THE BARRISTER OH YOU ARE THE ONE TO GO TO THE BANK, BECAUSE AS YOU ARE MY BARRISTER ;THE SPECIAL OF ATTORNEY SO IT MEANS I’LL GIVE THE AUTHORITY TO GO TO THE BANK AND YOU CAN GET THE RETAINEER FEE FROM THE INHERITANCE CLAIM IN THE BANK AND IT MEANS ONLY THE DECEASED ESTATE CAN PAY YOU TO DO THAT. ONCE THE TRANSACTIONS IS ALREADY DONE SO THE DECEASED ESTATE CAN GIVE YOU THE PAY ALL OF THAT INCLUDED ALL THE CHARGES…

THE BARRISTER ANSWERED LIKE THIS, THEY CANNOT DO THAT, THERE IS NO FAVOUR IF ABOUT LAW,SO HE SENT IT TO ME THE OTHER METHOD TO PAY IT’S MONEY GRAM I SAID IF YOU ARE REALLY BARRISTER WHY YOU DID NOT USE YOUR NAME IN THE ACCOUNT THAT YOU PROVIDED……

THEN ISSA CALIX HE THOUGHT I AM ROJAS, THEN HE SENT ALL THE DOCUMENTS TO ME…I CAN SHOW YOU GUYS IF I COULD IF THERE IS UPLOADER HERE..THE DOCUMENTS ARE FROM DEPOSIT SLIP,LETTER FROM THE AMALGAMATED BANK, AND THE DEATH CERTIFICATE…OH MY GOD YOU HAVE NO IDEA GUYS THAT THEY CAN MAKE A DEATH CERTIFICATE OF THE PERSON DIED WITH THE SIGNATURE VERY PROFESSIONAL,AND THERE IS A DOCTOR’S NAME ON IT PLUS THERE IS ALSO THE SIGNATURE IN THE BANK….SO I SAID THIS IS VERY VERY FALSE,FRAUD AND A BIG SCAM THEY MADE..I SAID TO MR. CALIX THAT; AS YOU KNOW MR. CALIX THE TRUTH IS MY FAMILY NAME IS ROBINSON. YOU KNOW WHAT HE CHANGE THE MICHAEL ROJAS TO ROBINSON FAMILY NAME.SO I ASK HIM A QUESTION THAT, YOU SAID TO ME HIS FAMILY IS ROJAS WHY NOW HE IS BECOMING A ROBINSON. THIS IS A VERY STRANGE..YOU COULD NOT BELIEVE GUYS, THAT’S WHY I REALLY LIKE TO SHARE THIS TO ALL OF YOU SO THAT YOU MUST BE AWARE ABOUT SCAMMERS. THEY CANNOT TRICKS ME BECAUSE I CHECKED THE BARRISTER’S CHAMBERS BUT NEVER EXIST I CHECKED THE ADDRESS AND THE ACCOUNT THEY ONLY MADE A FAKE ADDRESS AND ACCOUNT.. THAT’S WHY THEY REALLY WANT YOU TO SEND BY WESTERN UNION OR MONEY GRAM…BECAUSE IT’S QUICKER TO GET MONEY…THEY ARE PAIR OF LIAR FULL OF BULLSHITS THIS SCAMMER…VERY PROFESSIONAL..

HOPE ALL THIS WILL HELP YOU GET SOME IDEA GUYS AND BE AWARE ABOUT SCAMMERS…THEY CANNOT WAIT TO ROB YOUR OWN MONEY…HAVE A GREAT DAY…!!!

Xavier June 4, 2013 at 12:04 am

Seems like the scam is still running:

Got this skype today out of the blue:
From : MR PROSPER KOJO AMEWU
Skype ID : prosperkojo71
Location : kumasi, Ghana

ASSIST ME/NEXT OF KIN TO XAVIER

From Mr Prosper Kojo

Private Email:mrprosperkojoamewu@rocketmail.com

Tel:+233-545-668-238

Hello XAVIER,

This letter must come to you as a big surprise,but I believe it is only a day that people meet and become great friends/ business partners.

I have been in search of someone with this last name”XAVIER”,so when I saw your name I was pushed to contact you and see how best we can assist each other.I am Mr.Prosper Kojo,a Banker here in Ghana.I believe it is the will of God for me to come across you on Skype now. I am having an important business discussion I wish to share with you which I believe will interest you because,it is in connection with your last name and you are going to benefit from it.

One Late Michael XAVIER,had a fixed deposit with my bank in 2007 for 36 calendar months, valued at US$12,500,000.00 (twelve million, five hundred thousand US dollars only)the due date for this deposit contract was this 11 of December 2010.Sadly Michael was among the death victims in the May 12 2008 earthquake disaster in China,that killed over 40,000 people.He was in China on a business trip and that was how he met his end. My bank management is yet to know about his death,I knew about it because he was my friend and I am his account officer.

I think it’s better you go through the website of the incident, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7410166.stm

Michael did not mention any Next of Kin/ Heir when the account was opened,and he Michael was not married and no children.Last week my Bank Management requested that I should give instructions on what to do about his funds,if to renew the contract.I know this will happen and that is why I have been looking for a means to handle the situation,because if my Bank Directors happens to know that Michael is dead and do not have any Heir,they will take the funds for their personal use,so I don’t want such to happen.That was why when I saw your last name I was happy and I am now seeking your co-operation to present you as Next of Kin/ Heir to the account,since you have the same last name with him and my bank headquarters will release the account to you.

There is no risk involved;the transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you and I from any breach of law.It is better that we claim the money, than allowing the Bank Directors to take it,they are rich already.I am not a greedy person, so I am suggesting we share the funds equal,50%/50% to both parties.

Let me know your mind on this and please do treat this information as top secret.We shall go over the details once I receive your urgent response strictly through my personal email
address:mrprosperkojoamewu@rocketmail.com. We can as well discuss this on phone;let me know when you will be available to speak with me on phone.

Have a nice day and God bless.

Anticipating your communication.

Mr. Prosper Kojo

Deniece June 19, 2013 at 10:38 pm

I just got the same message in my email too. I immediately started laughing. Its so a scam. And a sad one too.

leonesa galang August 1, 2013 at 10:02 pm

how would you that the scammer is 419 scammer?

vicky noble August 6, 2013 at 11:27 am

I have read this forum chat with a great deal of interest. I too have been contacted by a number of men, claiming to be from the US, all of whom are widowed, have children schools abroad, in the military. One in particular said he was on a top secret peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan with the united nations. I have kept him chattin online just see whether he would incriminate himself. Use of language and spelling incredibly poor, yet he says he has secured $1.5 million and wants to put it in my bank account so that he can come to Britain, come and get me and start anew life in Virginia!!!!! I have given nothing away about myself. He has pressed me for bank details now, so I have blocked and reported him. This is a Skype scam. His username is Chadwick Charles. Beyond that I don’t know anything. What upsets me is the fact that these fraudsters are using genuine people’s identities

Jackie Connerty August 12, 2013 at 12:44 pm

so, I am collecting all of this guys aliiases. I have 6 different names so far. But the email message is identical. I have heard of one person giving him money. It seems that the goal is to have the person believe that an inheritance is being sent to them. Thats where he gets the acct info. Does anyone else know of how this guy is getting paid? Maybe he asks people to send money to the lawyer? I am trying to find out. I will post again if I learn more info.

Klaus August 22, 2013 at 3:26 pm

The game must go on,
this time it was a „mr.chris.albertxxx“|„chrisalbert01@gmail.com“ with 15 skype-accounts between xxx=011 and xxx=041. Same text but some minor changes. In the offering are „US$8,500,000.00 … 40% will be for you while 50% will be for me, 5% will be for expenses … and 5% will be for orphanage home.“
You see, criminals can drive there business as usual, year by year.
PRISM is only against terrorist not against criminals or other harmless people like you an me. Where can I vote for the next „Reaper“ tactical mission to send a love letter to this guy ?

Sara September 9, 2013 at 5:03 am

Hi All

I received the exact same message through skype and email over the past weekend. I knew immediately it was a scam.

Can one report this to any authority? Is it even worthwhile to do so since these scammers are sitting in West Africa?

Sahnie September 11, 2013 at 3:00 am

I received same message from Dr. Moses/Clemetto Kwesi…his phone number is +233542998011

A.MacNeill September 15, 2013 at 12:01 am

Vicky Noble, I found your comments very interesting as I have been chatting with a man who claims to be American and currently employed by the UN conducting peace talks in Sudan. Said he was widowed and he has a son named Jamie and a daughter Jane. He was going on early retirement and wanted to move to South Africa to start a new life and meet me, with the view to a possible long term relationship. He says he loves me and wants to marry me……

lis son went to Ghana on a school excursion and he wanted his son to visit me after Ghana and meet me first and he wanted me to call his son to see if he was ok. I called his son and we starting talking and I have subsequently established a relationship with this kid. The kid apparently lost his I phone with all his contacts and later ended up being hit by a car and hospitalised and needed medical attention and a friend of theirs mailed me saying they needed money for him for medical attention. Immediately I was sceptical and said I couldn’t help. The kid then supposedly recovered and we chattered online and I would phone him and then he while he was in hospital his plain ticket should have been re-routed to South Africa, but it never happened as he was in hospital and then he was stuck in Ghana. He needed $1600 USD to get to SA and his passport needed renewing and he needed transport to the airport and a little spending money. I sent $200 dollars as he said his dads friend had taken a loan. He was on his way to the airport when we last spoke. I then received a call from customs saying that he had been taken in as he only had a one way ticket and when they searched his bag found documentation of his fathers, mentioning an amount of $12 million USD and that they immediately suspected drug trafficking. The documentation also indicates that the son has power of attorney of his fathers accounts but as they cannot reach the father, they want to give me power of attorney so that they can transfer the money to me as the son is too young. The customs official has phoned me several times saying that he will send me an e mail with the details but they have to appoint a barrister on my behalf and it will cost $4000 USD which is a lot of money if you convert it to Rands as the Rand is very weak in SA at the moment. I have had the occasional call from the son saying he has to stay at the embassy and I must please get him out and he hasn’t been fed etc. He has screamed and cried on the phone and sounded absolutely hopeless and I have to admit that I have been sucked into this completely, my heart has broken several times for this kid……….because one part of me is saying SCAM and yet there’s another part that says just what if this child is really sitting in customs and needs to get out, what if he is hungry because he doesn’t want to eat the local food and he sounds so sweet on the phone and sounds American. The father and I have attempted to cam twice and even though we weren’t able to speak I could see him and he could see me and I could see that the person moving on the cam was the same person on all the pictures that he had e mailed to me. He is a very attractive man for his age.

At the moment I am sitting with a hefty telephone bill and a sickly feeling in my stomach… After I received the call from customs, the father spoke to me online and almost hit the roof when I said that I would talk to my attorney first and I would talk to the SA Embassy. Both he and the customs guy both said to me within five min apart that I should not involve my attorney or the SA embassy as the problem is in Ghana and not SA. I haven’t been convinced by the Father completely as the spelling is poor but he says he was born in Costa Rica and there have been a few other little warning bells, however the only thing that has kept me talking to them is the fact that this kid Jamie seems to be so real in such a real scenario. I wish I knew someone in Ghana who could verify if in fact there is a kid in custody by the name of JAMIE JOHN.

The father apparently ran into trouble with the rebels in Sudan and ended up shooting one in self defence and was imprisoned and later the charges were dropped as he was found not guilty due to the fact that he shot in self defence. He is living apparently in a safe house in Sudan and is waiting for his son to come to South Africa so that the funds can be accessed and I can get a plane ticket for him to fly out and we can live happily ever after in South Africa with $12 million USD. There is so much more information and detail and almost impossible for me to include all of it and I can’t help feeling silly as I share all of this as it really is a tall story, but like I said I have a part of me that is concerned about this so called kid in custody and if it is a scam then this is a very cruel game they are playing, as there have been nights that I have worried and wondered about how to help this kid get out of Ghana and it hasn’t been about a relationship with his dad. I really just want this whole nightmare over with. The fathers name is JERRY JOHN. Please if anyone knows anything or has had a similar experience, please contact me on amacneill@mweb.co.za

Adikari Nishantha September 15, 2013 at 3:30 pm

[18/08/2013 12:51:00] wi34t5: Hello Nishantha,
CONTACT ME STRICTLY WITH THIS EMAIL:[josef_odi@yahoo.com]

My name is Mr.Josef Odi, 48yrs, from Ghana. I work with a reputable bank here in Ghana.
Without wasting your time, I have in my bank the existence of a big amount of money (US$12,500,000.00) that belongs to a customer, Mr. Michael, and who happen to have the same surname as yours.

The fund is now without any claim because Mr. Michael died in a deadly earthquake in Indonesia, 2006. I want your cooperation so as to make the bank send you the fund as the beneficiary and next of kin to the fund after reading your profile.

This transaction will be of a great mutual assistance to us.i will appriciate your timely response or call +233234704633

Thank you,
Josef.

Then i replied i don’t know about late Michael Nishantha and after reply me as

[18/08/2013 17:28:31] wi34t5:
Hi Thidunado,
I have been in search of someone with your last name “Nishantha”, so when I saw you on skype I was pushed to contact you and see how best we can assist each other. I believe it is the wish of God for me to come across you now. I am having an important business discussion I wish to share with you which I believe will interest you because, it is in connection with your last name and you are going to benefit from it.
One late Mr.Michael Nishantha,a citizen of your country had a fixed deposit with my bank in January 2006 for 36 calendar months, valued at US$12,500,000.00 (Twelve Million, Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars) the due date for this deposit contract was the 16th of January 2009. Sadly Michael was among the death victims in the May 26 2006 Earthquake disaster in Jawa, Indonesia that killed over 5,000 people. He was in Indonesia on a business trip and that was how he met his end. My bank management is yet to know about his death, I knew about it because he was my friend and I am his account officer. Michael did not mention any Next of Kin/ Heir when the account was opened, and he Michael was not married and no children. Last week my Bank Management requested that I should give instructions on what to do about his funds, if to renew the contract. I know this will happen since the transformation of my bank, to BANK OF AFRICA, for more info, log on at: http://www.ghanabusinessnews.com/2011/09/26/bank-of-africa-starts-ghana-operations-after-acquiring-majority-shares-in-amal-bank/

I have been looking for a means to handle the situation, because if my Bank Directors happens to know that Michael is dead and do not have any Heir, they will take the funds for their personal use, so I don’t want such to happen. That was why when I saw your last name I was happy and I am now seeking your co-operation to present you as Next of Kin/ Heir to the account, since you have the same last name with him and my bank head quarters will release the account to you.

There is no risk involved the transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you and I from any breach of law. It is better that we claim the money, than allowing the Bank Directors to take it, they are rich already. I am not a greedy person, so I am suggesting we share the funds equal, 50/50% to both parties, my share will assist me to start my own company which has been my dream.

Let me know your mind on this, I have more to write you about the followup details in my next mail as soon as I hear from you. Please reply STRICTLY my personal email:[josef_odi@yahoo.com] please let this Secret remain between the both of us only.
Have a nice day and God bless.

Anticipating your communication.
Regard,
Josef.

Re: AWAITING RESPONSE FROM BANK.
Hide Details
From
Josef Odi

To
Niwala Tharangi

Thanks for your response you dont have to worried lets wait an hear from attorney.

ATTN: MR. NIWALA NISHANTHA,
Sri Lanka.

Date: 13/09/2013
DEAR SIR,

I WRITE TO UPDATE YOU ON THE STAGE OF YOUR INHERITANCE CLAIM PROCESS. I WAS AT THE BANK TODAY TO INQUIRE ON THE STATUS OF THE APPLICATION LETTER I SUBMITTED IN YOUR FAVOR REGARDING THE NEXT OF KIN CLAIM, I WAS INFORMED BY THE BANK’S MANAGEMENT THAT BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF THE MATTER, THE PROCESSING OF MY APPLICATION IS TAKING LONGER TIME THOUGH THEY PROMISED TO RESPOND TO MY APPLICATION TOMORROW.

I SHALL COMMUNICATE BACK TO YOU THEREAFTER ONCE I HAVE THEIR RESPONSE. THANKS FOR YOUR KEEPING PATIENCE.

YOURS FAITHFULLY,

BARR. FILIPE LOUIS.

Attorney & Notary Public
00 (233) 234 240006
00 (233) 234 240007.

I also replied via my different name with wrong email and supplied wrong details for my self prospectively, but i’ve already told i am poor and you have to pay charges of attorney. my surprise is he was agreed to it. However i was met the attorney and when i remain for reply which is answer of verification with bank for i am a rightful inheritor or not as plan of manager in the bank.
In the mean time i was thought need to be fine about this attorney because he said want to meet me via skype and i disagreed for it.
In here i was see about your comments and fortunately i’ve understood my suspense is correct.
However due to my careful and suspense i able to know a trust.
MANY THANKS FOR ALL OF YOU FOR THESE ALL COMMENTS.

Sia Marupa September 19, 2013 at 7:59 am

From: YOOFI JOHN ; To: Sia Marupa ; Subject: Hello Sia Marupa,I’M WAITING FOR YOUR RESPONSE. Sent: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 8:43:39 AM Excuse Me Sia Marupa,I have been in search of someone with this last name “Marupa” so when I saw your name I was pushed to contact you and see how best we can assist each other. I am Mr.John Yoofi, a Banker here in GHANA. I believe it is the wish of God for me to come across you now. I am having an important business discussion I wish to share with you which I believe will interest you because, it is in connection with your last name and you are going to benefit from it.One Late Dr Dean Marupa, a citizen of your country had a fixed deposit with my bank in January 2006 for 36 calendar months, valued at US$5,500,000.00 (Five Million, Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars) the due date for this deposit contract was the 16th of January 2009. Sadly Dr Dean was among the death victims in the May 26 2006 Earthquake disaster in Jawa, Indonesia that killed over 5,000 people. He was in Indonesia on a business trip and that was how he met his end. My bank management is yet to know about his death, I knew about it because he was my friend and I am his account officer. Dr Dean did not mention any Next of Kin/ Heir when the account was opened, and he Dr Dean was not married and no children. Last week my Bank Management requested that I should give instructions on what to do about his funds, if to renew the contract. I know this will happen and that is why I have been looking for a means to handle the situation, because if my Bank Directors happens to know that Dr Dean is dead and do not have any Heir, they will take the funds for their personal use, so I don’t want such to happen. That was why when I saw your last name I was happy and I am now seeking your co-operation to present you as Next of Kin/ Heir to the account, since you have the same last name with him and my bank head quarters will release the account to you.There is no risk involved; the transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you and I from any breach of law. It is better that we claim the money, than allowing the Bank Directors to take it, they are rich already. I am not a greedy person,so I am suggesting we share the funds equal, 50/50% to both parties,my share will assist me to start my own company which has been my dream.Let me know your mind on this I have more to write you about the details once I receive your urgent response through my personal Email address Please let this Secret remain between the both of us only.Have a nice day and God bless.Anticipating your communicationMr.John Yoofi…i received this mail today am from Tanzania..there must be strong action to these people at Ghana please be carefully

Linda October 7, 2013 at 11:31 pm

Hi everybody,it such a great feeling helping people get out of this scams , my management team and i have been trying to stop scams across Ghana,Well it goes like this.Do you believe you have been scammed or talking to a scammer, do you want a secret investigation whereby you determine if you are talking to a scammer or not ? contact us on bans.linda@gmail.com for a quick response.thank you.

Suzanna October 22, 2013 at 12:26 pm

I got the same letter as the ones above from a John Yoofi an IT from the amalgamated bank. I did not have the time to do the research, so we wrote back n forth a couple of times. I gave him an adress and phone number which is no longer valid and he sent me the picture of the deposit certificate and dead relative’s death certificate. I was curious just where he would make a mistake and sure enough. The date of the death certificate didn’t match the earthquake in Java date. The age of the relative didn’t match the age he had given in an earlier e-mail.
To me this was an exercise in being a self-appointed detective. The internet is great for this sort of stuff. He got my name from an internet talk radio station: CTR network to which I’m a member. Obviously they penetrate many areas. It was fun…. because it was an exercise for my intelligence. I can’t imagine what a gullible dreamer would go thru once they fall prey. The worst part would be to live with the knowledge that you could’ve been so stupid. I imagine a lot of self-forgiving therapy would need to happen, not to mention loss of time and money.

Cel November 12, 2013 at 4:10 pm

ACONTECEU COMIGO TB.. DIA 11 DESSE MÊS…

[11/11/2013 01:58:33] Erik Sherman: Hello Paixao,I have been in search of someone with this last name “Paixao,so when I saw your name I was pushed to contact you and see how best we can assist each other. I am Mr.Erik Sherman,a Banker here in Netherlands.I believe it is the wish of God for me to come across you on Skype now. I am having an important business discussion I wish to share with you which I believe will interest you because, it is about Paixao, a citizen of your country who had a fixed deposit with my bank in 2004 for 48 calendar months, valued at €8.400.000.00 (Eight Millions four Hundred Thousand Euros) the due date for this deposit contract was the 16th of January 2008.Sadly Roy was among the death victims in the May 26 2006 Earthquake disaster in Jawa,Indonesia that killed over 5,000 people.He was in Indonesia on a business trip and that was how he met his end.My bank management is yet to know about his death, I knew about it because he was my friend and I am his account officer.Roy did not mention any Next of Kin/ heir when the account was opened, and he Roy was not married and no children. Last week my Bank Management requested that I should give instructions on what to do about his funds, if to renew the contract.I know this will happen and that is why I have been looking for a means to handle the situation, because if my Bank Directors happens to know that Roy is dead and do not have any Heir, they will take the funds for their personal use,so I don’t want such to happen.That was why when I saw your last name I was happy and I am now seeking your co-operation to present you as Next of Kin/Heir to the account, since you have the same last name with him and my bank head quarters will release the account to you.There is no risk involved; the transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you and I from any breach of law.It is better that we claim the money,than allowing the Bank Directors to take it, they are rich already.I am not a greedy person, so I am suggesting we share the funds equal, 50/50% to both parties, my share will assist me to start my own company which has been my dream.Let me know your mind on this and please do treat this information as TOP SECRET and DO NOT respond to this on Skype for same security reason.I have more to write you about the details once I receive your urgent response strictly through my personal Email address:(eriksh20190@yahoo.nl)

Regards,
Erik Sherman.

ENVIEI UM EMAIL PARA ELE E LOGO DEPOIS ELE ME RESPONDEU…

Hello Mr. Da Paixao,

I am happy you contacted me and SNS Bank that where i work, this shows you are willing to claim the fund which belongs to a late relative of yours who you share the same last names with. The fund of this late relative still remain unclaimed with our bank even after his death many years ago which is why I contacted you, the bank wants to confiscate the funds which I see as a great injustice to the family of the late depositor, this prompted me to search for bearers of the same name on Skype and very lucky I found you.

I am ready to guide you to successfully claim the money from the bank, I will refer you to an attorney who will help you get all the documents you need to claim the fund from the bank as I also expect you to follow all instructions as will be given by the bank, I will advice you when need be.

I guarantee that within 8 working days you will smile haven received the funds of your late relative. I am not doing this for monetary reward rather for the joy and happiness of the fund will bring to your family when you finally receive the fund.

The banking operation is such that you will be requested to open a non-resident online offshore account and also activate it, from your non-resident offshore account the funds will be transferred to your local account, our Foreign transfer department will handle this process so the funds can be wired to your local account in your Country via the online account system.

This is the process of handling such unclaimed funds due to the dormancy of the depositors account.

Upon receipt of your positive response I will contact the attorney who will help you with the legal documentation you need to back up your claims.

Please note here that this process is not dangerous to you because everything will be handled legally with due process and in accordance with the laws of both Countries.

I await your response.

Erik
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

Amal November 28, 2013 at 8:17 am

I tooo received a message like that.In now he is warning me that he will destroy my family.He tells that his name is josef oddi and the other name is barr.louis filipe

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge

Previous post:

Next post: