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T R U E   C O N F E S S I O N S
Some 419ers Who Have Admitted To Their Scams

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Forward a copy of a 419 letter to The Freeman Institute. We just might list it here in attempt to warn others. Tell us your story.

Courtesy of The Freeman Institute

 

We responded to all initial 419 emails with a stock response letter.
Read it below. Most of the time we get no return response. 

 

Dear xxxxxx, or whatever your real name is:

I hope that this response doesn't come to you as a surprise. Perhaps you didn't know that we are experts in detecting 419 scams, and your letter is a classic 419 scam. I can smell these things a mile away.

I love Africa and Africans. Please stop harming your economy by causing any more people to distrust Africans. There would be businesses willing to invest, but they are turned off by illegal schemes like yours. I know that this is the way you can make some excellent money off the gullibility, neediness and outright greed of Americans, but the long-term effects to the African economy are terrible.

I am not against you. If we met in person, we probably would have a wonderful conversation. I really do hope that you turn from your illegal ways. Since I have visited many poor countries, I have some idea as to the poverty you are dealing with. I also realize that poverty sometimes causes people to be tempted to turn to illegal activity as a way of escape. Please use your obvious talents and creativity for things that will count 1,000 years from now and throughout all eternity.

Check out -- http://www.freemaninstitute.com/419.htm  Please tell everyone else in your 419 network to stop sending scam emails. Strip away all the lies and deceit and let me know the real story. I truly would like to hear from you. I will never expose your true identity.

Thanks,
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Every once in a while someone responds with the truth about 419 scams...
Here are some examples:

On the left you will read the initial
419 scam letter received.

On the right you will read the
response after the above letter was sent. 

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INITIAL SCAM LETTER

My name is Dr.Princewill Okwuluboko.an Accountant with the Ajaokuta Steel Company Ltd (ASCL). My duty includes awards of contracts, vetting and making payments on behalf of my Ministry (ASCL). 

SUBJECT: After due consideration, I have fully agreed to privately invest extensively in your line of products/services. I am intending to retire from government services to private business; I decided to
contact you for an urgent business proposal. I have decided to deal with a neutral person like you because of the nature of the transaction as I will equally be happy to arrange with you on terms of trade and
possible transfer of the funds needed for the investment into your company?s account or personal account. 

These funds were incurred as a kick back lifting of oil by the last top military government. Note that the former President of Nigeria late Gen. Sani Abacha and his Cabinet allowed the nations refineries to collapse. This was a ground plot by the late head of state and his cabinets to enable them lift the Nations oil through the back door to their foreign counterpart in other to enrich their individual foreign bank account. This money (US$30.5m) is now floating in the Federal Ministry of Finance as a redundant fund waiting to be claimed. Because of our new Federal Government Decree on Civil Servants, we are officially not allowed to own a company or operate a foreign bank account. Hence my soliciting for your assistance to enable me receives this fund into your company's account or personal account pending when I come over for the sharing. 

To enable me start the process and remittance of the fund into your bank account successfully within 7 banking days, I need the following information from you by fax or e-mail: 

* Beneficiary?s name, address, private telephone / fax number. 
* Your bank particulars including your bank name, address and your 
    account number. 

Note that as soon as I receive this information it will be forwarded to the appropriate quarters for final processing and approvals. With the modalities I have worked out it makes it possible for you to act as a contractor who worked under my ministry and now waiting to receive his payment and when satisfied by the agencies your bank account will be credited within 48 banking hours 

This transfer is 100% risk free having done all the underground works locally for the smooth transfer of the fund into your bank account within the shortest period. I advised that you should keep this transaction a top secret and rest all correspondence to fax, e-mail or phone only, because I am occupying a sensitive position in the government circle and also this is once in a lifetime opportunity. 

Finally I want you to assure me that you will work on my instruction and my own share of the money will be safe. You will be rewarded with 30% of the total sum for your honest assistance and co-operation 10% for
all type of expense that we both parties might incur during the course of this transaction and the balance of 60% remain for me. 

Contact me by return mail for any question and further discussion.  Awaiting your urgent response. 
Best regards, 
Princewill Okwuluboko.

TRUTHFUL RESPONSE

Attn.xxxxxxxxxxxx,

Please I am sorry to send such mail to you, but should know that our government is bad and people like us are suffering. Pease assist personally. I don't like such dubious business but I am trying to raise a little money to start a business to be able to keep my family alive as a result of hunger. I have three kids and I am very poor to take care of them no work no money just look at that. please forgive me in the name of the risen Lord. Kindly assist in your own little way.

I remain yours in the risen lord. Assist me and I will stop every this dirty business. I have not collected
any money from anybody. My friends introduced me to this dirty game. I am looking forward to hear from you.

My real name is xxxxxxx .x. xxxxxxx

NOTE -- He finally gave us his real name and address. We sent him no money, but did mail him a copy of one of Dr. Freeman's books (the address was real) and have had quite an interesting email dialogue with him since then. We also gave him the contact information of a friend in Nigeria who can be of practical help to him and his family. He claims to have stopped his participation in these 419 scams. We hope and pray that this is true...

 

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INITIAL  SCAM  LETTER

Dear Sir,
Through the courtesy of business opportunity, I take liberty anchored on strong desire to solicit your assistance on this mutually beneficial and risk-free transaction, which I hope you will give urgent attention. May I seize this opportunity to introduce myself as CAPT. MICHAEL UDO.

This proposal is anchored on the fact that I am a close friend to the late son of Nigeria's former Head of State LATE GENERAL SANI ABACHA. The son LATE IBRAHIM ABACHA was my schoolmate and a very close friend. Our relationship took me into the Abacha  family, where I have since over 16 years been accepted and regarded as a trustworthy, reliable family friend. However, since after the mysterious death of my friend's father, his wife (MRS. MARIAM ABACHA) have reposed more trust/confidence in me and have chosen me as a close confidant, mostly when almost all his late husband's friends have disappointed her. It is of note that on the instance of my friend Ibrahim, his father Late General Sani Abacha promoted me while he was Nigeria's Head of State to my present status and I have vowed to help them now that they are in dare need. "A good turn they say deserves another".

 PURPOSE
The death of GENERAL SANI ABACHA did expose the  immediate family members to intimidation, harassment and maltreatment from some Top and Powerful government agents who felt that the Late Abacha opposed them. Consequently true and false. We the late General's surviving family have been envied by his foes while in government. Also falsified and ambiguous audit accounts were used as evidence to prove that he LATE GENERAL SANI ABACHA have stolen and looted Government treasury and sold Nigeria's Crude Oil into his  personal pocket and family purse. For this reasons, the present government have frozen all his known Bank Accounts in Nigeria and Overseas and seized his personal properties and assets.


In view of the above, MAMA (MRS. MARIAM ABACHA) has became frustrated and even developed mental ill-health, thus, she wanted to escape out of Nigeria, but was stopped by security agents. And now she is restricted and confined to Kano (a state in Nigeria) environs. Under this situation, there was need to intimate me about a reliable cover for the Overseas  transfer of $50Million U. S. Dollars Cash, which is currently and secretly lodged with a Strong, Prime and Reliable Security Company. The lodgement is under insured bonded consignment as valuables. Already she has been forced to refund so much amount discovered in all exposed Local and Foreign Bank Accounts as widely published by various News Agencies.


Since this sum of $50 Million Dollars Lodgement have not been exposed or discovered due to the effective logistics of the security company, she desperately wants to move it out for reimbursement through a private account of any reliable person or firm who is willing to act as cover, and such person will be given a percentage as will be discussed and agreed. In view of the above, I have done my research Physically/Spiritually and chosen to contact you to act as cover and I am sure that you will not regret accepting to cooperate.

Your cover for the movement of the cash will be untraceable and we shall provide shield against suspicion. For your understanding, cooperation and assistance, Mama have mandated me to offer you 20% of  the total sum ($50 Million U. S. Dollars) i.e $10  Million U. S. Dollars. Other details would be furnished when I hear from you.  Thanks for your anticipated cooperation.

 Best Regards and God bless.
 CAPT. MICHAEL UDO.

TRUTHFUL RESPONSE

  Dear sir, 
I recieved your mail and the contents were noted, in fact i was touched with the contents of your mail. As a matter of fact sir, it is out of poverty that made me to involve myself into such act, i have no parents and i have been living by the of God. So i felt is the only way out since i can not rob. Please sir, kindly help me in any way you feel you can save my soul, i need your help sir.
Thanks and God blessings,
xxxxx xxxxxxx.
(he signed off with a name, other than Michael Udo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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INITIAL  SCAM  LETTER

philip Ndiaye
Abidjan,Cote d'Ivoire.
Tel:225 07588796

APPEAL FOR URGENT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE IN YOUR COUNTRY.
Please contact me with my private email box below:
philip2002@myself.com

Dear Sir,
Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. I got your name and contact from iccc.net

I am philip Ndiaye, the only son of late Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick Ndiaye. My father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant in Abidjan , the economic capital of Ivory coast, my father was poisoned to death by his
business associates on one of their outings on business trip.

My mother died when I was a baby and since then my father took me so special. Before the death of my father on January 2001 in a private hospital here in Abidjan, he secretly called me on his bed side and told
me that he has the sum of seventeen million, five hundred thousand United State Dollars. US($17.500,000) left in one of the prime security companies here in Abidjan ,that he used my name as his only son for the next of Kin in depositing of the fund. He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his business associates. That I should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice where I will transfer this money and use it for investment purpose such as real
estate management or other wise and profitable investments.

Sir, I am honourably seeking for your assistance in the following ways:

(1) To help me in retrieving the consignment from the security company and to make sure that the consignment is transferred to your country. 
(2) To serve as a guardian of this fund since I am only 22years without investment knowledge.
(3) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education and to secure a resident permit in your country.

Moreover, sir I am willing to offer you 15% of the total sum as compensation for your EFFORT/INPUT after the successful transfer of this fund Into your nominated account overseas while 3% will be maped out for any expenses we may incure.

Furthermore, please indicate your options towards assisting me as I believe that this transaction would be concluded within Seven working
days you signify interest to assist me.

Anticipating to hear from you soonest.

Thanks and God bless.

Sincerely yours,
Philip Ndiaye.
Please contact me with my private email box below: philip2002@myself.com

TRUTHFUL RESPONSE

Dear xxxxxxx,

Good day to you. I want to thank you for your advise. I understand every thing you said I thank God you have visited some poor african countries like mine.

Sir over here we are suffering too much becuase of bad leaders and there greedy government they have turn people to be beggers becuase of war here and there killing people, some people are home less some don't even have food to eat not to talk of house which I am one of them.

Hard it been that I am living fine over here I will never involve myself in this type sin, When I read your mail I was shocked and I ask God for forgiveness.

I am afriad to tell you my real name but if you promise me that you will not do any thing to harm me and you will try to help me in my present situation I will not hestitate to tell you every thing about my life.

Anticipating hearing from you and God bless you .

Best regards,

your friend.

 

 

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INITIAL  SCAM  LETTER

Dear Sir,

Through the courtesy of business opportunity, I take liberty anchored on strong desire to solicit your assistance on this mutually beneficial and risk-free transaction, which I hope you will give urgent attention. May I seize this opportunity to introduce myself as CAPT. MICHAEL UDO.

This proposal is anchored on the fact that I am a close friend to the late son of Nigeria's former Head of State LATE GENERAL SANI ABACHA. The son LATE IBRAHIM ABACHA was my schoolmate and a very close friend. Our relationship took me into the Abacha family, where I have since over 16 years been accepted and regarded as a trustworthy, reliable family friend. However, since after the mysterious death of my
friend's father, his wife (MRS. MARIAM ABACHA) have reposed more trust/confidence in me and have chosen me as a close confidant, mostly when almost all his late husband's friends have disappointed her. It is of
note that on the instance of my friend Ibrahim, his father Late General Sani Abacha promoted me while he was Nigeria's Head of State to my present status and I have vowed to help them now that they are in dare
need. "A good turn they say deserves another".

PURPOSE -- The death of GENERAL SANI ABACHA did expose the immediate family members to intimidation, harassment and maltreatment from some Top and Powerful government agents who felt that the Late Abacha opposed them. Consequently true and false. We the late General's surviving family have been envied by his foes while in government. Also falsified and ambiguous audit accounts were used as evidence to prove that he LATE GENERAL SANI ABACHA have stolen and looted Government treasury and sold Nigeria's Crude Oil into his personal pocket and family purse. For this reasons, the present government have frozen all his known Bank Accounts in Nigeria and Overseas and seized his personal properties and assets.

In view of the above, MAMA (MRS. MARIAM ABACHA) has
became frustrated and even developed mental ill-health, thus, she wanted to escape out of Nigeria, but was stopped by security agents. And now she is restricted and confined to Kano (a state in Nigeria)
environs. Under this situation, there was need to intimate me about a reliable cover for the Overseas transfer of $50Million U. S. Dollars Cash, which is currently and secretly lodged with a Strong, Prime and
Reliable Security Company. The lodgement is under insured bonded consignment as valuables. Already she has been forced to refund so much amount discovered in all exposed Local and Foreign Bank Accounts as widely published by various News Agencies.

Since this sum of $50 Million Dollars Lodgement have not been exposed or discovered due to the effective logistics of the security company, she desperately wants to move it out for reimbursement through a private account of any reliable person or firm who is willing to act as cover, and such person will be given a percentage as will be discussed and agreed. In view of the above, I have done my research Physically/Spiritually and chosen to contact you to act as cover and I am sure that you will not regret accepting to cooperate.

Your cover for the movement of the cash will be untraceable and we shall provide shield against suspicion. For your understanding, cooperation and assistance, Mama have mandated me to offer you 20% of the total sum ($50 Million U. S. Dollars) i.e $10 Million U. S. Dollars. Other details would be furnished when I hear from you. Thanks for your anticipated cooperation.
Best Regards and God bless.
CAPT. MICHAEL UDO.

N.B.: Please put your private Tel/Fax numbers for
security purpose.

TRUTHFUL RESPONSE

Dear sir, 
I recieved your mail and the contents were noted, in fact i was touched with the contents of your mail. As a matter of fact sir, it is out of poverty that made me to involve myself into such act, i have no parents and i have been living by the of God.
So i felt is the only way out since i can not rob. Please sir, kindly help me in any way you feel you can save my soul, i need your help sir.
Thanks and God blessings,
xxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx

He used a different name.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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INITIAL  SCAM  LETTER

Dear Sir,

My name is Taylor Charles , a Liberian citizen; diplomat of the Liberian
Government attached to the Liberian Embassy in South Africa. I am sorry to bump into your privacy. Actually I couldn't resist the urge especially because it was essentially motivated by instinct and my instincts have never before misled me. The issue is that I have been making extensive search for a reliable person to adopt a Trustee, to whom I can entrust some money for investments overseas. Out of the collection of names searched out, my instinct singled you out, hence I decided to make this proposal to you. 

Though I never knew you previously and neither do you, I beg you to please erase any atom of skepticism from your mind concerning this weighty proposal that I have opted to make to you in this rather unusual manner. I quite recognize the risk in entrusting large sums of investment funds to a stranger or in accepting such large sums of money from a stranger. But please believe me that I do trust you completely because I am strongly convinced in my spirit mind. I only urge you to please believe me also that my proposal is for good and my intentions are sincere. Normally, I should have gone through a management consultant or through some of my associates here who I know have some foreign business contacts but I decided to avoid them, opting rather to make my own secret search. This is because I do not want any of these so called colleagues, friends or associates here to know what is up. 

This need for this taken step is because I work here in South Africa as a
diplomat for the Government of my country (Liberia). I am a salary earner
and this sudden heavy money could raise eyebrows or breed jealousy, from even those I call my best friends here. They can sell or blackmail or betray me on the suspicion that I must have pulled some smart deals within my office to be able to make such heavy amount of funds. I do not want to take any chances that will boomerang and dent my personal integrity, diplomatic status and country's image. This is why I discountenanced any links or recommendations from any other source, hence searched for a partner by myself. I am glad to have found you and making this proposal to you now. For now, all I can tell you is that the amount of money at my disposal to entrust into your hands for investments under your company abroad is US$40million (presently in Cash). The funds are secure, as is and where is. Prior to placing this cash consignment under secret security custody, I took a photograph of them, which I can forward to you if you so request. Pictures don't lie! I will let you know where the cash consignment is placed under security custody so that you can make inquiries to confirm the authenticity of my claims. Our relationship will be bound by an agreement that we will negotiate out and sign and make legally valid and enforceable. With all these in place, I pray you to come out open and anchor this proposed investment partnership with me, without any fears or reservations. 

As we start and progress with this transaction, you will get to find out
that it is actually clean and clear and intended for our mutual benefit.
Every step taken would be cleared before we take the next, until we get to the final conclusion. Where you are not cleared over any matter along the line, you should feel free to pull out. But for now, you will be doing me a great disfavor if you just sit back and refuse to take up my offer on the assumption that it may be a junk or insincere deal. Note that I do not need your hand of partnership for you to put in money per se, but for you to make yourself available towards assisting me in ensuring that the funds gets into your custody at your overseas location. So don't ever think that I am routing for your own money, rather I am the one to provide investment funds and share the benefits with you. Do trust me since I too am willing to entrust my money with you, notwithstanding that I am yet to know you one on one. Please digest this proposal very well before emailing your reply to me.

In your reply, do please enclose your phone number so that I can call you for oral discussions. Thanking you in advance for your cooperation and urging you to keep my secrets secret, even if you eventually reject my proposal. 

Best regards,
Taylor Charles
FOR STRICT CONFIDENTIALITY, I AM GOING TO INSTALL A PRIVATE HANDY PHONE SOON FOR THIS TRANSACTION. 

TRUTHFUL RESPONSE

Dear xxxxxxxxx,

Please forgive me if I have wronged you by sending such a mail. Yes you are right this is a scam. It is just the economy that has driven so many insane and has made them turn to this evil. I don't want to blame anybody or the government for this. I know I have the potentials to do the right thing. You will agree with me before I could write this letter to you is to really prove that I don't like this business "SCAM" and I know this does not please GOD. Mr. xxxxxxxxx if their is any way you could help me, so that I will start something new I will be greatful.

Sir I am 25 years of age and I studied marketing at the University. My real real name is xxxxxxxxxx

I look forward to hear from you sir.

God Bless
xxxxxxxxxx (he used a different name, other than Taylor Charles)
In his scam letter he had stated that he had photographs of the money. I then sent an email asking for the photos, which he promptly sent. It came in the form of a short video clip of someone counting money. All you could see was someone's hands taking money out of one box, counting it and putting it in another box. After that I sent the email that told him I knew what he was up to and he responded with this note.

I am not fooling you about trying to stop this business 419. I really want out for good. Even the girl I want to marry in the near by future does not like the business I am doing which is fraud. I always pray to God to make a way and open a new door for me so that I will stop this kind of business. There are three persons I owe to stop this dubious business and they are:
1. God
2. My girlfriend
3. Myself

 

Here Are Some Others Who Received the
Same Stock Response Letter, But Who Have Varied Reactions

MY DEAR GOOD BROTHER,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR MAIL AND I HOPE GOD WILL BLESS US TOGETHER. THE ONLY THING AM HAPPY IS THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF THIS TRANSACTION WHICH YOU HAVE PROMISED ME. MEANWHILE, IS REAL MY BROTHER WE HAVE SCAM IN OUR SOCIETY BUT ONE THING YOU WILL NAVER FORGET IS THIS, BECAUSE OF TERORIST ATTACK ON THE SEPTEMBER 11, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT DONT WANT ANY HUGE AMOUNT OF MONEY TO BE TRANSFERED INTO AMERICA TO AVOID TERORIST SUPORT, THIS IS WHY THEY ALWAYS USE SCAM TO DECIEVE THE INDIVIDUALS. IN RESPECT OF THAT, FOR ME TO PROOF TO YOU THAT AM GENUINE, I NEED YOUR PRIVATE TELEPHONE AND FAX LINE TO ENABLE ME SEND TO YOU THE VITAL DOCUMENTS REGARDS TO THIS TRANSACTION FOR MORE CLAREFICATION. I WILL BE EXPECTING YOUR URGENT REPLY BECAUSE TIME IS NOT IN OUR SIDE. THANKS AND GOD BLESS YOU,
BEST REGARDS
CAPT. MAXWELL
Dear xxxxxx ,

Thanks for your mail to me, I assure you of no scam. i have visted the site you showed me, but i realy assure of no scam at all.

My is truly geniune .The end of this transaction will
let you know that it is ok. And also we shall meet for investment.

I am not asking any money from you. but assist in
getting the fund into your account. and assure that
when the fund comes into your account that you will not sit on it.

I hope to hear from you urgently

With Best Regards

Ben Camarra
Dear xxxxxxxxx,
Very much thank you for your email. Sorry for delay, it was because I was highly engaged in my studies for the second semester final exams. I wish you to continue to continue being a good friend of me. After now I will be replying immediately, .. to say something about my self,
My full name -- Aboma Mosisa Kenei
Age -- 21
Educa. -- 2nd year construction tech. student, now to 3rd year.
family -- 2broth., 2sisters,mom& dad.
mom is a teacher and dad is an educational expert.
Religion -- protestant (pentcostal)
Interest -- many things, which dont contradict a christian life.
I will tell you a lot on reply

Remain to hear from you soon,
Aboma Mosisa
aboma12@yahoo.com
-- Notice that Aboma hasn't even addressed our remarks from the initial stock response email. He seems to be oblivious to what has been stated. Ignoring the obvious is a common method of distraction used by scam artists.
Dear xxxxxxxxxx,

How are you to day, your work, family and everything in general hope cool. I recieved your mail and I was quite impress by your write up. My good friend, I must tell you that i am a God-fearing man, who have served with the federal minisry for the past 25 years and would not want to dent my image as one of the directors.

This transaction I am asuring you that is 100% scam free and it is with ultmost good faith.which will be benefitial to you and I. It is unfortunate that in my country, civil servants are not allowed to own foreign account that is actually why this assistance is
required from you. So if you are interested I will appreciate it, otherwise no problem.

God speed,
ENGR.KASAH JAMES

Dear xxxxxxxxxxxx

THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLY, I AM SORRY FOR SENDING YOU SUCH A MAIL AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT WE'RE FROM MOTHER LESS BABY HOME AND WE ARE LOOKING FOR HELP ALL OVER THE WORLD. IF THERE IS ANYTHING THAT YOU CAN GIVE TO US PLEASE GIVE TO US IN THE NAME OF GOD. WE ARE NO 419ERS,IF YOU GIVE TO US GOD WILL GIVE TO YOU IN
ABOUNDANCE. We have sent no money. THANK YOU.
DEAR xxxxxxxxxxx,

WHERE EVER OR WHAT EVER YOU DO, JUST HAVE IT IN MIND THAT I JUST LOVE YOU FOR YOUR MAIL. I AM SORRY I CAN NOT PITY FOR THE WESTERNERS FOR ALL THEY DID TO MY PEOPLE AS SLAVES AND POLITICALLY MOTIVATING WAR IN AFRICA. BESIDES THAT, THEY MADE ME TO SUFFER IN THEIR COUNTRY FOR RESIDENT PERMIT ISSUE AND TREATED ME LIKE AN ANIMAL. BROTHER, IF YOU ARE A WHITE OR A COLOURED, CONSIDER MY REASON AND JUDGE --THOUGH ONLY GOD JUDGE.

LET ME HEAR SOON FROM YOU AND KNOW WHAT YOU ARE UP TO. REMAIN BLESSED AND KEEP YOUR FAITH UP. BROTHER, JOHN.
YOU MUST BE A VERY STUPID MAN. I STRongly BELIEVE SO, WHEN I MUST HAVE LEVELED A VERY SERIOUS ALLEGATION AGAINST YOU, YOU WILL THEN UNDERSTAND THE AFRICAN GUYMAN AND HIS NATURE, YOU DEAD HEAD VULTURE, POOR BASTARD THAT 
THOUGHT COLONIALISM WILL DO HIM A FAVOR, YOU MUST REMAIN A BITCH, WE HAVE NEVER STARTED WITH YOU BARGARS, ZIMBABWE IS JUST THE STARTING POINT, WE ARE PREPARING FOR YOU SELFISH IDIOTS. 
Thanks for your mail, but how do you think one can survive in country where there is no hope for the poor man. I canít go to the university because my family is very poor, I lost my father when I was 10, my mother manage to see me through high school and after that what happens? NOTHING, NO JOB CANíT CONTINUE SCHOLL
BECAUSE OF LACK OF MONEY WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TO GET FROM A COUNTRY LIKE THIS?

Life here is not easy, you have to do all you can to
survive, even if itís 419. I am in my early twenties,
I canít expect my old mother to still feed me; I have
do something on my own to take care of my self and my family. If you can help me, I will be very greatfull.

There are some many things one can do here to make money and live a comfortable life business wise but where is the capital to start. Nobody here is ready to help, even your relatives that are fortunate to be rich, they wonít even visit you if you are sick not talk of setting you up in business.

Nobody has ever advised like this before, honestly, I really want to stop send this letters but if I do,
want happens to my family and me. If you can help me come over America and promise to give me a job, I will do anything you say.

I want to hear from you again, if you really care, xxxxxxxxxxx. 

------- WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT THESE SCAM ARTISTS? -------

Not much. We don't want to sound fatalistic, but the reality is that the scam artists hide behind untraceable email addresses, sending their scam letters from pay-by-the-hour Internet Cafes. The governments of Africa are generally in a survival mode, with little interest in dealing with some Internet scam artist in a local village. There are always bigger fish to fry. 

Plus we have actually talked with West African government and business officials about their perception of these 419 scams. They have expressed amazement that anyone could be fooled by the  empty promises contained in emails from a stranger in Africa. In their eyes, the culpability goes both ways. "Who could be such a fool to give money to someone they have never personally met?" This is a valid question for all of us to ponder...

What we have done at The Freeman Institute is to provide a free service to warn individuals who may be flirting with the idea of great wealth coming their way. Our motto is: Run, don't walk, away from these scams and then do what you can to warn people about this pervasive problem. Feel free to provide a link to www.freemaninstitute.com/419.htm -- so that more people can see the truth about these 419 scams.

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For hard numbers, the Australian Institute of Criminology article and the US Dept. of State pub. 10465 will prepare you better than this site will. Really good backgrounders. From these you will get an idea of the scope of this scam. There are already inter-governmental relationships established over this issue.

 

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EMAIL info@freemaninstitute.com

 

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