419: November 2008 Archives

Every now and then, a variation of the following appears in "lucky" mailboxes. I'm posting this up as no less than four different mailboxes of mine have had this pop up over the weekend....

"Greetings.

As you read this,don't feel sorry for me,because it is the destiny of everyman
to die someday.I am Naveed Jafar a naturalised Briton by birth and a business
merchant based in the United Kingdom. I have been diagnosed with Oesophageal
cancer.

It has defiled all forms of medical treatment,and right now I have only about
a few months to live, according to medical experts. I regret that I have not
particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone (not
even myself), but my trade. Though I am very well to do, I was never open
handed; I was always hostile to people and regarded them like they never had
hopes of becoming as successful as myself. Now I know that there is a lot more
to life than just prosperity.

I believe that when I am given a second chance to come to this world, I would
live my life a different way from how I have lived it. Now that death is
eminent, I have willed and given most of my belonging to immediate and extended
family members, as well as a few close friends. I want Allah to be merciful to
me and accept my soul. Hence I have decided to support charity work; this is
what i want to be remembered for. So far, I have been able to reach out to a
few charity organizations in the Singapore, Algeria and Malaysia. Now that my
health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this myself anymore.

I once asked members of my family to aid me in giving of alms to those
organizations catering for the less privileged in Bulgaria and Pakistan; they
refused and kept the resources to themselves. Hence, I do not trust them
anymore,as they seem not to be contempt with what I have left for them.

The last of my belonging which no one knows of, is the huge deposit of Eight
million US dollars that I have in a safe keeping company abroad, which I will
want you to secure and bestow to charity organizations.

Please endeavour to reply me via email: naveedjafar07@hotmail.com For your time
and devotion, I have set aside a tenth of this for you."


It goes without saying that "throat cancer" scams are always a good way of parting people from their money - its no coincidence that this particular tactic was used in a 419 spam attack that netted the culprits $1.2 million. At the risk of sounding like Captain Obvious - avoid!

419 Scammer On Skype

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[5:51:48 PM] smith kabila says: GOOD DAY   
       FIRST AND FOREMOST,I MUST SOLICIT YOUR STRICTNESS CONFIDENCE IN THIS TRANSACTION AND I PRAY THAT MY DECISION TO CONTACT YOU WILL BE GIVEN GENUINE APPROVAL CONSIDERING THE FACTS WE HAVE NOT KNOWN EACH OTHER BEFORE, I WISH TO USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO INTRODUCE MYSELF TO YOU.
 
      I AM SMITH KABILA FROM DR CONGO,   AFRICA. I WRITE TO INFORM YOU MY DESIRE TO INVEST,AND TO BUY A LIVING HOUSE IN YOUR COUNTRY. I AM THE FIRST  SON OF MR.BRIGHT KABILA, HE WAS A DIAMOND/GOLD MERCHANT IN MY COUNTRY.MY FATHER HAD A BULLET SHOT BY THE REBELS ON HIS WAY TRAVELLING OUT OF MY COUNTRY WITH TWO OF MY YOUNGER SISTER'S DUE TO PRESENT CRISIS THAT IS OCCURRING IN MY COUNTRY(DR CONGO).MY SISTER'S DIED ON THE SPOT WHILE THE U.N.PEACE KEEPING FORCE RESCUED MY FATHER,HE WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT WHICH HE LATER DIED. BEFORE HE DIED HE REVEALED TO ME AND MY MOTHER ABOUT THE BOXES CONTAINING $7 MILLION US DOLLARS.WHICH HE DEPOSITED WITH A SECURITY COMPANY IN GHANA FOR SAFE KEEPING. MY FATHER DID NOT DISCLOSE THE CONTENT OF THE BOXES TO THE SECURITY COMPANY.TO AVOID THE OFFICIALS FROM RAISING EYE BROWS TO THE FUNDS.
 
       PRESENTLY MYSELF AND MY MOTHER ARE HERE IN GHANA TO NOTIFY THE SECURITY COMPANY FOR THE CLAIMS,AND WE ARE STAYING IN THE REFUGEE CAMP. THEREFORE I WANT YOU TO LECTURE ME ON HOW BEST WE CAN INVEST THIS MONEY,BECAUSE MY FATHER TOLD ME THAT IT IS DANGEROUS TO INVEST THIS MONEY IN AFRICA TO AVOID SUSPICIONS, AND DUE TO MARKET INSTABILITY COUPLED WITH ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL INSTABILITY FACING AFRICA COUNTRIES,THAT IS WHY WE WANT TO INVEST IN ABROAD. FOR YOUR MUTUAL ASSISTANCE, MYSELF AND MY MOTHER HAVE AGREED TO OFFER YOU 20%OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF THE MONEY AND ALSO 3% FOR ANY EXPENSES.
 
    WE HAVE ALL THE VITAL DOCUMENTS COVERING THE DEPOSIT AND THE OWNERSHIP WHICH I CAN SEND TO YOU THROUGH FAX ON REQUEST. NOTE:I HAVE NEVER DISCLOSED THIS TO ANY PERSON APART FROM YOU,SO YOU HAVE TO KEEP THIS TRANSACTION AS A TOP SECRET TO YOURSELF ALONE.WHICH I WILL WANT YOU TO FORWARD ACROSS TO ME YOUR DIRECT TEL/FAX NUMBER FOR MORE INFORMATION'S ABOUT THIS TRANSACTION.

contact through this contact
this is my direct line, 233 247890536
email contact : smithkabila29@yahoo.com
 
BEST REGARDS,
 
SMITH KABILA. (FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY)


....quite a long one, isn't it?

He then spent a lot of time trying to convince me to "work together", claiming he would show me everything he knows about webscams.

Doh.

smithkabila100 is the Skype account to block.

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