Stupid Nigerian 419 Scam

I just couldn’t resist posting this e-mail from my brothers in Abuja and Lagos because it is quite funny, especially the awful grammar. I was just about to delete all the junk e-mails in my junk folder when I noticed the subject line of: AL SALAM ALIKUM and followed by this hilarious, poorly constructed, tired long con (I didn’t change anything at all):

FROM: MRS. AISHA KABILA
Democratic Republic of Congo
Email-(
morgankabila@hotmail.com)
Attention:

I NEED YOUR HELP PLEASE
I know you will be amazed to read from me, but please consider this letter as a request from a widow in need of your help I am Dr. Mrs.Aisha Kabila, the second wife of the late President of Democratic Republic of Congo, Laurent Desire Kabila.
I on behalf of my only son Morgan Kabila I have decided to solicit for your assistance to transfer the sum of USD$25.7Million,(Twenty five Million seven hundred thousand United States Dollars) to your personal or company s account, pending if the fund will be safe without any problem.
This money was part of the fund secured by my late husband when he was still in power. As the wife, he relied on me; my attention was drowned to this said amount,in case of unforeseen circumstances.
This fear was actualized on the when his bodyguard, Rasheed assassinated him (May his soul rest in peace, Amen) this fund is Presently deposited with a private Security and finance company in Johannesburg (South Africa) in favors of my son, we are presently residing as an Asylum seeker in South Africa and the financial law of South Africa does not gives us some certain financial right as a result we decided not to invest this fund in Africa coupled the way this fund was acquired as well as the pressure in my family from my husband first wife and her son (President Joseph Desire Kabila)who is currently succeeding my late husband as my country president
Please do not hesitate to contact my son morgan Kabila on our direct contact Telephone number
:+27-83 89 299 04 ,as he will inform you of the entire procedure to follow. For your assistance we have agreed to offer you 20% of the total sum,while 70% will be for our investment in your country and 10% will be set aside to take care of all related expenses. Please your assistance is highly needed, you are required to maintain the secrecy of this matter even if you are not interested I will remain grateful.
God bless you Abundantly
Yours Truly,
Mrs. Aisha Kabila,
(For the family)

Email-( morgankabila@hotmail.com)

I wonder how a functioning human being falls for this crap? Unless of course they’re greedier than hyenas.

UPDATE: Since this post seems to have a life of its own, I’m reposting it, but that’s not all. This American Life (that’s a radio program for those of you who have never heard of it) did a story last week about a Nigerian scammer who’s given the taste of his medicine by a group of anti-419 scammers based in the U.S. They bait one dumb scammer named Adamu by promising him $200,000 for missionary work in Chad, but he has to come to Chad and eventually to the border of Chad-Sudan. A beautiful long con. Anyway, the story is laugh out loud in its truest form. It’s about 30 minute long but I guarantee you’ll not stop laughing until the story is over, even then you’ll break into spontaneous laugh hours afterward. A must listen/read. 

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8 thoughts on “Stupid Nigerian 419 Scam

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  2. Wafiq Hasan

    I got this same email few days ago and realized that it is a scam. However, i replied and tell them i’m interested. They send me back with another email. I called the number listed in the email and person (morgan kabila) who pick up the phone was speaking clear english without any African accent but when i asked about the email suddenly his voice change and started to speak with different accent.
    here is the second email i got ………..

    Good Day ………………
    I write to confirm the receipt of your response to my urgent letter in request of your able assistance in the claim and transfer of our funds out of South Africa for safety and investments in your country.

    Before I proceed,I would like to thank you for your immediate response to my urgent request,and your willingness and readiness to assist me in this vital matter.

    I have discussed and decided to choose you as my foreign partner and assistance,with the strong believe that you will not betray me.

    Meanwhile,I want you to understand that i and a hired lawyer here have made all the necessary legal arrangements and have also obtained all the legal documents which will enable us to claim out this funds from the security company in South Africa and transfer the funds to your bank account without any hitch. What I am trying to make you understand is that this transaction is 100% risk free.

    I want you to know that based on the arrangements, I require you to arrange an immediate trip to meet me in South Africa. The reason is for you to open a non-residential US$ bank account in Johannesburg,South Africa.

    It is through the non-residential account that we would be able to transfer the funds to your offshore bank account upon immediate claim from the security company upon your arrival.

    We would also use the occasion of your trip to sign a partnership agreement which will ensure that our respective rights in this transaction are legally protected.

    As soon as the fund is transferred into your bank account,i will then travel with you back to your
    place for investments/mutual sharing and relocation of our family in your country.

    According to the arrangements,it will take only 3 working days to complete everything upon your
    arrival,after which i will travel back with you.

    I want you to understand that the most important thing right now is for you to arrange and come over without delays.

    Be informed that all your travelling expenses will be reimbursed upon your arrival imediately the funds are claimed out of the security company after the non-residential account is opened. Please try to ensure that you keep this matter a top secret.

    Be informed that I am currently in South Africa under a political asylum status,and my family lawyer is
    currently processing my travelling documents which will enable me to travel back with you.

    And also forward me your passport information including your residential address so that the lawyer will prepare your invitation letter ASAP.

    Like the banker said,You are expected to come to south Africa for the final conclusion of this transaction,and also i want you to understand that this transaction is 100% risk free.But try to keep this transaction confidential and top secret by you for security reasons,because you knows that this money is the only hope of the family which we would not like to loose.Our lawyer is in position to tell you all the necessary arrangements that has been made with the help of him and the bank manager.

    As a matter of urgency,Please kindly call me immediately you receive this message on my direct telephone number below +0027731798108.

    Best Regards and God bless.

    Mrs. Aisha Kabila And Son Morgan For The Family

  3. I am sick to death of emails like this. I find it hard to believe that people have the bottle to scam innocent people.

  4. Janice Villalobos

    hahahahaha…..just received this letter a while ago… received plenty of nigerian scam letters and this was the latest.. Just sick of receiving scam letters…. olalala..Here’s the letter…

    EMINENTLY CONFIDENTIAL
    From: ALHAJA, KUDIRAT AISHA KABILA

    Email: mr.ahmedkabila@gmail.com

    PRESIDENT/ CEO,

    SOLICITING FOR YOUR PERSUASIVE ASSISTANCE FROM A WIDOW

    It gives me a great pleasure to contact you, and I do hope this letter will not come to you as a surprise. I am Alhaja. Kudirat Aisha Kabila (the last wife of the former Congolese Military President/ Head of States, Laurent Kabila) who died mysteriously in the year 2000, I have been in South Africa since the death of my husband, do to hash treatment from Joseph who is penny pinched. I decided to contact you so that we can arrange with you for favorable terms of trade, and the possibility of moving some family funds, to your possession. Since the death of my husband, the incumbent president Joseph who is the first son of my husband from another wife, have not allowed me and my kids to enjoy the presidential privilege because of the enmity that existed between the mother and me, Consequently our bank account in Congo and abroad have been frozen in a very wicked Manner, For the past 3years I have lost over US$100 million to the Government of Congo. All these loses was mainly due to the fact that, my late husband confided in me as the last wife than the first wife.

    For partnership purpose, and for the sake of humanity, we decided to contact you in confidence to inform you that we have in our possession the deposits made by my late Husband in my name, which were funds that were in one’s heart moved out of Congo to South Africa. This fund involves a total cash sum of USD45M (Fouty – five Million united-states Dollars only.), which were hidden and packaged in one big Metal Box, presently kept with a Diplomatic Security Deposit Company in South Africa, as Family Treasures. In regards to this, you are to forward your private telephone and fax number to enable my only son to communicate with you, so as to arrange and move this fund from South Africa to your account in your country.

    For security reasons all Communications regarding to this transaction should be strictly by phone and fax. Secondly, we have agreed to offer you 20% 0f the USD. $45Million, for your Immense assistance to us, while you will hold 80% on trust for us as we would like to do a good business Investment in your country and also invest in charity, Please you are required to treat this letter Highly confidential as no other person knows about this money Except me, my son (AHMED), your very self and our lawyer in South Africa. Please do contact my son who is presently in SOUTH AFRICA on, Tel: + 27 72-148-7711 and fax +27 86 609-6844. Looking forward to hearing from you via my son. May God bless you as you help a widow in need of help?

    Yours sincerely,

    ALHAJA KUDIRAT AISHA KABILA (DR).

    ( ON BEHALF OF KABILA FAMILY )

  5. Jason

    Don’t be fooled with online scams, they really sucks! I got a lot of e-mails every now and then telling me some sort of winning but actually will scam you if you’ll attentively reply to them with your personal information.

  6. MARIO MORALES

    I received today a letter with the same data, jajajajajajajaja, let´s stop these thieves………

    FROM: MRS. GRACE KABILA
    Democratic Republic of Congo
    Tel 00-27-73-3780-100
    Fax:00-27-865-463-818
    Email-(grab@homemail.co.za}

    WE NEED YOUR HELP PLEASE

    Attention: Dear Friend

    I know you will be astonish to read from me, but please consider this letter as a request from a widow in need of your help I am Dr. Mrs. Grace Kabila, the second wife of the late President of Democratic Republic of Congo , Laurent Desire Kabila. I on behalf of my only son Morgan Kabila I have decided to solicit for your assistance to transfer the sum of USD$40.5Million,(Fourty Million Five hundred thousand United States Dollars) to your personal or companys account, pending if the fund will be safe without any problem.

    This money was part of the fund secured by my late husband when he was still in power. As the wife, he relied on me; my attention was drowned to this said amount,in case of unforeseen circumstances.

    This fear was actualized on the when his bodyguard, assassinated him (May his soul rest in peace, Amen) this fund is Presently deposited with a private Security and finance company in Johannesburg (South Africa) in favors of my son, we are presently residing as an Asylum seeker in South Africa and the financial law of South Africa does not gives us some certain financial right as a result we decided not to invest this fund in Africa coupled the way this fund was acquired as well as the pressure in my family from my husband first wife and her son (President Joseph Desire Kabila)who is currently succeeding my late husband as my country president.

    Please do not hesitate to contact my son Edmond Kabila on our direct contact Telephone number 00-27-73-3780-100 or you can send him an E mail edymon@homemail.co.za, edykab1984@yahoo.com ,as he will inform you of the entire procedure to follow. For your assistance we have agreed to offer you 20% of the total sum,while 75% will be for our investment in your country and 5% will be set aside to take care of all related expenses. Please your assistance is highly needed, you are required to maintain the secrecy of this matter even if you are not interested I will remain grateful.

    Remain bless you Abundantly
    Yours Truly,
    Mrs. Grace Kabila,
    (For the family}

    N;B Please don’t forget to send us your private number and fax number for better understanding, also contact my son and trough the telephone numbers and e mail

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  8. Peter

    Today (June 2014) I recived a very similer letter by regular mail. It was sent from South Africa. I live in the netherlands.

    The letter looks tidy, although the English could be better and was even signed, so I have a signature of Aisha Kabila, or probably the monkey who sent this letter…..

    There seems to be no end of this scam.

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