Common Scam...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Downhiller, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. Downhiller

    Downhiller Turbo Monkey

    4 / 0
    Sep 20, 2004
    copy/paste from my mail:

    From: Bobi Ladawa Mobutu
    Mobutu Family Villa
    Democratic Republic Of Congo.


    My name is Bobi Ladawa Mobutu, the wife of the late Ousted
    Zairian President Mobutu Sese Seko, now known
    as Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). I was informed,
    some months ago by a security/finance company in South
    Africa that my late husband left a deposited consignment
    with them, since the late nineties. I then sent my brother
    Mr Franco Bongo to go there and check it out and he went
    and confirmed that the consignment was there.

    After that we searched my late husband?s files and found
    some of the documents he used in depositing same
    consignment with an attached letter, which showed that all
    he deposited in the security/finance company was cash of
    $30 million U.S.Dollars and some share certificates.

    Since our findings, my brother Mr Franco Bongo has
    relocated to Johannesburg, South Africa to see if he can
    arrange with one of my late husband?s friend, who was a top
    banker in South Africa, for the moving out of these funds
    from S.Africa.So you can contact my brother Franco on this
    telephone number:+27-723-534-943 immediately.

    My reason for contacting you is that we will like you to
    assist my family in receiving this money for investment in
    your country which you will equally manager and control, on
    behalf of my family for a period of 5 years. These funds
    will be moved out of South Africa in your name or company?s
    name; you will be my family?s trustee/investment manager.

    You will be allotted some percentage from these funds after
    you receive them and the rest will be used for my family?s
    investment in your country.

    If you agree to the above and will like to negotiate with
    us, please forward your telephone numbers, fax and full
    contact name by email for further discussions.

    Awaiting your response.

    Best Regards
    Bobi Ladawa Mobutu
    #1 -   Sep 2, 2005

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  2. blt2ride

    blt2ride Turbo Monkey

    8 / 0
    May 25, 2005
    Dang, I can't believe that this email is still floating around. There was an artice a few months ago in the Readers' Digest about this scam.

    Apparently, there were a few people who actually fell for this!
    #2 -   Sep 2, 2005