Received in my spam folder just today, but I’m astonished that the stupid and the criminal are still trying these tired old campaigns, hoping to ensnare the foolish or the desperate. Be careful out there.
The bad English [as soonest as you contacts her] is a dead giveaway. Talking about money (that doesn’t exist) is a dead giveaway. Never respond to solicitations like this. There is no “Chashier’s Cheque” waiting for you. Ever.
Casi Piribebuy Bo San Pablo .
Dear Good Friend,
How are you doing today, I hope you haven’t forgotten me? I am Dr. Youssef Bakary, the former manager at the Bank of Africa (B.O.A) Bank in Ouagadougou Burkina Faso over there in West Africa, who has contacted you some time ago to assist me in order to secure the release of a deceased customer’s fund into your bank account.
Though, you weren’t able to assist me up to the conclusion stage in that transaction by then, I am very much happy to inform you about my success in getting the fund transferred under the assistance and co-operation of a new partner from Paraguay.
Presently, I am in Paraguay for investment projects with my share of the total sum.
Meanwhile, I didn’t forget your past efforts, and attempts to assist me on the transferring of the fund, and I makes sure that you aren’t left behind or out from the benefits of the transaction. Hence, I have kept aside for you the total sum of: $1,675,000.00 (One Million Six hundred, and seventy-five thousand, Usa-dollars) in the ‘CHASHIER’S CHEQUE’.
My new partner and I have agreed to compensate you with that above said amount for all your past efforts and attempt to assist me in that past successful matters. I have appreciated your kind efforts at that time very much, so feel very free to contact the bank’s secretary via her below email address, and the name of the secretary of the (B.O.A) is MRS. CAROLINA ILBOUDOU.
And make sure that you instructed her on how to send the ‘CHASHIER’S CHEQUE’ to you, and please do let me know immediately you receives the ‘CHASHIER’S CHEQUE’ so that we can share the joy together after all the stress at the past times.
At the moment, am very busy here in Paraguay because of the investment projects of which my partner and I were having at hands presently, and finally remember that I had left an instruction to the secretary of the (B.O.A) MRS. CAROLINA ILBOUDOU.
Therefore, as soonest as you contacts her for the said ‘CHASHIER’S CHEQUE’ to be sent to you, she will surely send the ‘CHASHIER’S CHEQUE’ to you. Below is the contact of the secretary of the (B.O.A) Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso over there in West Africa .
Contact this below person immediately for your cheque:-
MRS. CAROLINA ILBOUDOU.
Secretary of the (B.O.A),
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
Email Address: (email@example.com )
Yours good friend,
Dr. Youssef Bakary.
Edit 7/18/2017 – I thought I’d tweak these cretins a bit.
I responded in my usual manner:
Dem no born u reach, onioburu. U no fit comot face, just skip along. Mugu no chop my dollar, chop only black powder and death from Olumba Olumba Obu.
If you’re not up on Nigerian pidgin, this says, in effect, “Don’t even think about it, you gong-farmer. You’re not worthy of showing up in public, away with you. You fool, you won’t get my money – you’ll only get cursed by Olumba Olumba Obu.” (Obu was the founder of The Brotherhood of the Cross and Star (BCS), a religious organisation in Nigeria. Obu was believed to have miraculous powers.)
And hilariously, I got a response – clearly the scammers don’t even bother to read any return messages they receive.
Thank you for your prompt mail been received by me, and also as you have contacted me for your confirmable bank Cheque of $1.675,000.00 United States dollars only. I was in our bank’s reconciliation department with the Cheque to confirm if the Cheque has expired or getting near to the date of expiration, and Mrs. Mary Ouattara, the directress of the reconciliation department of our bank here told me that before the Cheque will get to your hand that it will expire as I don’t actually know the exact day and when you will contact me for your confirmable bank Cheque, because it has been more than two weeks which your partner left the Cheque with me.
Therefore, I quickly told Mrs. Mary Ouattara, the directress of the reconciliation department of our bank to cash the $1.675,000.00 united states dollars, and she has converted it into a cash payment since one week now and this is to avoid losing this fund under expiration of the Cheque as your ex-partner who dropped the Cheque has travelled for business trip, and might not return back here again as he said, and according to my personal decision, I decided to send the cash payment to you through dhl courier company in a consignment packaged as an African Clothes box because I cannot keep those funds with me to avoid any suspicious from my Bank.
What you have to do right now is to contact the dhl courier company as soon as possible to know when they will deliver your consignment to you, but make sure you did not disclose the content to dhl because I told dhl that the content is African Clothes.
You have to quickly contact the dhl courier company with your home address and telephone number for the delivery of your consignment to your door step, but do not allow DHL Company to discover those funds in your consignment because I registered your consignment as African Clothes’ content.
HERE IS THE DHL COURIER COMPANY CONTACTSThe Dhl Office Manager’s Name: Josaine Sawadogo Zagre.
The Dhl Office Of The Manager’s Telephone Number: +226 74 85 38 20.
The Dhl Customer’s Service Telephone Number +226 50 311947 or +226 50 335171.
The Dhl Courier Company’s Customer care Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dhl Courier Company’s Web-Site: www.dhl.com/en/bf/country_profile.html
Note this is very clearly, the dhl courier company does not know the content of the box, I have registered it as a box of African Clothes, they don’t know that the content is money, and this is to avoid them delaying with the box from delivering.
Make sure that you follow up these above instructions carefully in order to get your package (your fund) delivered at your door step in your country.
Congratulations!!!. Good luck as well. Contact the dhl courier service company right now for your consignment (your fund).
I will send to you in my next email your consignment’s Certificate of Deposit which I received from DHL Burkina Faso on the day which I deposited your consignment in their custody.
Contact them right now!!!
My best regards,
Mrs. Carolina Ilboudou.
Secretary of the Bank.
I wrote to the indicated address, saying “I am supposed to contact you regarding the consignment of a box.” I’ll report back if anyone responds.
Be very careful out there.
The Old Wolf has spoken.
so how exactly do they profit from this? When do the scammers get money?
I’ve been out of town I didn’t have a chance to update this post, but I will soon. The next Email exchange told me to contact “DHL” to arrange for the delivery of my “cashier’s check.” The request was for $375 for “delivery charges.” it was at this point that I wrote an email to both parties, (actually the same individual) telling them both to sit on a cactus.
if I had been stupid enough to Western Union the money, there would have been an unexpected “glitch.” There would have been a bribe to be paid, or unexpected taxes, or an attorney’s fee, or anything at all to try to get more money out of me. The scammers keep touching the potential victim for more and more money until they run out of money or wise up.
i THINK SOMEONE IS TRYING TO SCAM ME BUT HAVE NO WAY OF PROVING IT. WOULD YOU CARE TO ASSIST? IT USES A +44 074 RATHER THAN A 70.
Difficult to know. When in doubt, simply don’t answer. If you’re already in conversation with this party and they talk about sending them money by Western Union or Money Card, hang up immediately.