Compliment of the Season

That’s the subject line of another scam email I got recently. Been awhile since I’ve seen one of these. I wonder what kind of response they’re getting?

Dear Friend,

I guess this letter may come to you as a surprise since I had no previous correspondence with you.

I am the chairman tender board of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).I got your contact in my search for a reliable person to handle a very confidential transaction involving the transfer of US$20.5million.

The above fund is not connected with arms, drugs or Money laundering.It is the product of an over invoiced Contract awarded in 2001 by INEC to a foreign company for the construction of high rise estate in the federal capital territory.

The contract has long been executed and payment of the actual contract amount has been paid to the foreign contractor leaving the balance,which my colleague and I now want to transfer out of Nigeria into a reliable foreign account for our personal use.

As civil servants we are not allowed to run foreign accounts. Hence we have chosen to front and support you as the beneficiary to be paid.

It is a very good thing that the president has endorsed the resolution passed by the senate that all foreign contractors owed by the federal government of Nigeria be paid.We will seize this good opportunity to surport you as one of the beneficiaries to be paid.

If you are interested in the proposal kindly get back to me by sending me your letter of acceptance along with your direct telephone and fax numbers, we have decided to share the money in the following percentage,60%for us 30% for you the account owner and 10% for all local and international expenses that may arise in the course of this transaction.

Further details about this transaction will be discussed in the subsequent correspondence. Note also that the particular nature of your business is irrelevant to this transaction and all local contacts and arrangements are in place for a smooth and successful conclusion of this transaction.

Be informed that we are aware of the way email proposals of this type are being sent from this part of africa and as regards that,you should please treat this with utmost attention knowing fully well that you cannot and will not be compelled to assist us if you are not disposed to.

Contact me via my email account with your contact telephone and fax Numbers, so that I can call you for a discussion.Also i will really appreciate it if you correspond through my personal email address:[email protected]

Thank you as I await your response.


Ibrahim Duru

2 Responses to “Compliment of the Season”

  1. prying1 says:

    Isn’t it amazing! I saw through Site Meter that a visitor to my site used Google to search for “Ibrahim Duru”. I Googled the name too and came to your site. And I see you spoke of him 10 months before I did!

    That the poor man is still in dire straights searching for the owner of some money just breaks my heart.

    He must be honest because if he were not he would have figured a way to put the cash into a different account in the Caymens by now.

    Honestly I have to wonder how much money this punk has scammed between yours and my post!

    PUNK – (definition from – – – Archaic. A prostitute.)

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  2. Elliot says:

    I forget where I read this, but what’s astounding is the professional scam operations that run in other countries. They have groups of people with tightly organized form letters, experiments, statistics and analysis to best carry out these scams. Some can be surprisingly elaborate. Yet in the end, it’s still a scam.

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