The do-gooder scammers are a very special category of 419 scammers. Their purpose is to invoke our own scammer within. To make us want to lay our own greedy hands on a large sum of money that the scammer sais to want to give away to a good cause. In this case, we are to […]
419ers - Scammers
419 is another way of saying that something is a scam. A 419er is a scammer. 419 is the article of the Nigerian Criminal Code regarding "Obtaining Property by false pretences; Cheating". That's where the term 419 comes from.
Pastor Powell and Armed Hassan are two new scammer aliases that I haven’t come across earlier. I cannot find any other accounts of these aliases, but the content of the mail is a good example of a classic 419 scam, and the originating computer has the IP Address 184.108.40.206 which is registered in Nigeria.
Steve Mackay (or Steven Mackay) and Helen Mackay are two e-mail aliases used by a gang of scammers that buy cars, television sets, dogs, skies, and various items that are sold via the web. The scam is setup by a buyer that contacts sellers and agree to buy whatever is sold. He or she then […]
Jacinta Malaki isn’t a new name when it comes to 419 emails, but she seems to have changed her address since earlier mails. (She also seems to have moved from the Ivory Coast to Sierra Leone since the last attempt.) It’s a classic 419 setup with a young girl asking for assisntance, and you will […]
It’s not every day you get an appeal for urgent business assistance from a princess, and given that the below mail has every sign of being a 419 mail, I probably haven’t got one yet. But I like the tone in this mail, even though the scammer posing as princess Kamara has quite a lot […]
This is the first time I’ve seen a Nigerian 419 mail from someone masquerading as a UN army officer. It has all the classic signs of a 419 mail, with the large hidden funds in need of an outsider acting as a go-between, promises of a 100% risk-free business, the phony details (two large metallic […]
There are people who frown on my attempts to publish all iscams that find its way into my mailbox. But I can’t help to publish the really bad ones like this one, where the scammer haven’t bothered to keep track of the sender name. In the mail header it’s Hajia Maria, but in the signature […]
Yesterday, I received a funny-looking html-formated mail from a »Barrister Goldstein«, acting for the »Central Bank of Nigeria«. It was quite difficult to understand anyting of it, and it had a funny bang of officiality, with beaurocratic wordings, Nigerian flags, an official logo… and centered text with links to a website that looks as if it hasn’t been updated since year 2000. Today I received the followup, which in part explains the first mail.
After a quiet period, I’m suddenly swamped with shady business propositions. Today, there is a scammer that claims to be working att Fidelity Investment International, the world’s largest funds management company. The setup is that Mr. Kwame has found a way to transfer forgotten or lost funds into my care. The share with James Kwame […]
Somebody calling himself a philanthropist, going under the name of Dr Peter David, has written me a mail with an offer of ‘compasation’ (which I guess should have been compensation). However. Since I got it, it has probably been sent to many others as well. And since the contact phone number has a Nigerian area […]