15 June 2012

Scam Over Skype

BIG FAT DISCLAIMER!
I can't claim that this is a real scam. No person or corporate entity can be show to be engaged in fraudulent conduct based on this chat session. Due to the nature of the comunication I cannot claim that the person is who he says he is or that his affiliation to the financial institution in question is what he claims it is. The only editing of the original text is the removal of words that would not be reflective of the high quality standards I have set for this blog!


Friday, June 15, 2012
[1:06:54 PM EEST] emmanuel.donkor: Hello,

 

How are you doing over there hope fine, I respectfully insist that you read this mail carefully because I know it will open doors for unimaginable financial reward for both of us. There is no doubt that this business transaction might not fall, within the wide spectrum of your business activities, but I plead your assistance and your flair for profitable business is highly appraised.


My name is Mr. Emmanuel Donkor; I am the account officer of united bank for Africa. (UBA)  here in Ghana .I am writing you this mail for something very important, I have been a banker for almost 7 years.

However after series of petition was received by this present regime from foreign contractors and inability of the united bank for Africa (UBA) to fulfilled their obligation for the payment of its foreign creditors, in conjunction with the council of ministers, they mandated us to carry out a careful and comprehensive review of all overdue payments to foreign contractors and effect payment immediately.

During the above mentioned process. We discovered an abandoned sum of $14,300,000.00 USD (Fourteen  Million Three Hundred Thousand United States Dollars only.) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died in a brief illness.and his account of $14,300,000.00 USD (Fourteen Million Three Hundred Thousand United States Dollars only.)with us have been unclaimed due to unavailability of next of kin/relatives to claim his money.


We have been expecting his next of kin/relatives to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin/relatives to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines and laws.


In accordance with the escheat laws in here in Ghana as a kingdom, the board of directors of the bank met four days ago and resolved to release the deceased money over to Government having waited for too long without the deceased relatives/next of kin surfacing. And if this is done, invariably, the funds will end up becoming Government money. And it is as a result of this discovery that I and other officials in my department now decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it In view of this, I am seeking your cooperation and understanding to stand as the deceased next of kin to enable us claim the inheritance before the period given by the bank elapse.

    If you are interested and in agreement with me, get back to me quickly and I will send to you all our bank contacts and the information you may need to proceed without coming to Ghana, and be rest assured that it is 100% risk free project and the proceedings will be shared 50% each once the fund are repatriated into your account anywhere in the world. My email: (emmanueldonkor.donkor@gmail.com)

 
Please reply  immediately with your information including your telephone number for easy communication and oral discussion. I await your prompt response immediately.

 

    Do not fail to reply me

    Mr. Emmanuel Donkor

    Account Officer

    United bank for Africa Accra Ghana.

    +233 2790 77786.
[1:09:54 PM EEST] Mario Kukucov: Are you crazy? Does this work on anybody?
[1:10:09 PM EEST] emmanuel.donkor: why
[1:12:05 PM EEST] Mario Kukucov: Don't avoid it. Confess, you are pulling a scam on me, you a######!
[1:12:31 PM EEST] emmanuel.donkor: thi his not a scam
[1:12:51 PM EEST] emmanuel.donkor: just let me know if you can receive the money ok
[1:13:12 PM EEST] emmanuel.donkor: i am an account officer to my bank
[1:13:26 PM EEST] emmanuel.donkor: Emmanuel Donkor
[1:13:30 PM EEST] Mario Kukucov: you are a CRIMINAL
[1:14:07 PM EEST] emmanuel.donkor: why are you saying this to me i am assuring you that this his real
[1:16:10 PM EEST] Mario Kukucov: NOPE, CRIMINAL! I am assuring you this is a scam.
[1:17:02 PM EEST] emmanuel.donkor: you lie you are missing your chance
[1:17:56 PM EEST] Mario Kukucov: yeah, I am missing the chance to get ripped off by you you s### F### OFF
[1:18:39 PM EEST] emmanuel.donkor: why are you thinking so low
[1:18:47 PM EEST] emmanuel.donkor: like a babe
[1:19:22 PM EEST] Mario Kukucov: because d######, these scams are all over the internet and the news and everybody know about them
[1:19:51 PM EEST] Mario Kukucov: I just can't believe that somebody still falls for this s###
[1:20:17 PM EEST] emmanuel.donkor: his you that think his a scam
[1:20:44 PM EEST] Mario Kukucov: You know what they say that when something is too good to be true, it probably isn't!
[1:21:16 PM EEST] emmanuel.donkor: but this his not a scam

END OF CHAT

This isn't the first time that I have had this type of scam thrown at me. I leave my Skype in "Skype Me" mode and they just start flooding in. If you get this type of message somewhere, just don't pay attention to it or call the authorities!