Golpe nigeriano volta reformulado pela Internet
Vigarice que já era aplicada via transmissão de fax nos anos
1980, e por diversas vezes investigada e denunciada através de todos os meios de comunicação, volta a circular usando o correio
eletrônico da Internet. Na nova versão, a Nigéria foi substituída pela República de Cotonou. Caso receba uma proposta assim, de
preferência encaminhe à Delegacia de Crimes na Internet, por
correio eletrônico ao delegado Mauro
Marcelo. Além de formalizar a denúncia nessa Delegacia, cabe ainda reclamação no provedor de acesso deste meliante (yahoo.com), com
cópia para email@example.com. Deve-se anexar o cabeçalho completo da mensagem original recebida:
Thu, 10 Jan 2002 01:16:12 -0800 (PST)
KELLY MARY <firstname.lastname@example.org>
REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE
First, I must solicit your confidence in this Transaction, this is by
virtue of its nature as being CONFIDENTIAL and TOP SECRET. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one
apprehensive, but I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day. We have decided to contact you due to the
urgency of this transaction, as we have been reliably informed of your honesty and ability in a transaction of this nature Let
me first start by introducing myself properly to you. I am MRS MARY KELLY, a Director with the EcoBank Plc, Lome Cotonou. I came
to know of you in my private search for a reliable and reputable person to handle this confidential transaction, which involves
the transfer of a huge, some of money to a foreign account
A foreigner, Late Engineer Jerry Wegner, an oil Merchant/contractor
with the Democratic Rep. of Cotonou, until his death a year ago in a ghastly air Crash, banked with us here at EcoBank Plc,Lome,
And had a closing balance as at the end of March 2000 worth USD 18 Million (Eighteen Million United States Dollars), which the
Bank now expects a next-of-kin to claim as beneficiary.
Valuable efforts have been made by the EcoBank to get in touch
with any of the Wegner's Family or relatives but there has been no success. It is because of the perceived possibility of not
being able to locate any of the Late Engineer Jerry Wegner's next-of-kin (he had no wife nor children that is known to us), that
the management under the influence of our Chairman and members of the board of Directors, retired Major General Umar Shelling,
requested that arrangement be made for the funds to be declared UNCLAIMABLE and subsequently donated to the Red Cross and Child
Care Trust, In order to prevent this, some of my trusted colleagues and I now seek your permission to have you stand as a
next-of-kin to Late Engineer Jerry Wegner so that the funds USD 18 Million would be released and paid into your account as the
All documents to enable you get this fund will be carefully worked
out. This proposal is 100% risk free. We have agreed that the funds be shared thus, after it must have been transferred into you
1. 30% of the money will go to you for acting as
the Beneficiary of the funds.
2. 10% will be set aside for reimbursement to
both parties for any incidental expenses that may be incurred in the course of the transfer
3. 60% to us the originators of the transaction.
If this proposal is acceptable to you, then take advantage of the trust we have bestowed on you and your Company, And kindly get
to me immediately via Eemail@example.com
Please furnish me with your most confidential telephone Number/fax
number and exclusive Bank/account Particulars so that I can use this information to apply for the release and the subsequent
transfer of the funds in your favour.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated Cooperation.
MRS. MARY KELLY
Director (EcoBank Plc)
Já em 1991, empresários brasileiros denunciaram proposta semelhante envolvendo um suposto
Banco Central da Nigéria: os golpistas buscavam construtoras no Brasil para injetar capitais de US$ 10 milhões, mas para que isso
fosse possível a vítima teria de enviar US$ 100 mil para o trâmite burocrático. Denunciados à Polícia Federal, os golpistas foram
localizados e presos pela Interpol.
Outro exemplo desse golpe é mostrado nesta seqüência de três mensagens que um empresário
paranaense colecionou, para ver como a vigarice funcionava, antes de apresentar a denúncia à polícia:
|FROM THE DESK OF: GEORGE ERIM (MR.)
ATTN: THE PRESIDENT/CEO
In a brief introduction, my name is GEORGE ERIM, a Sierra Leonean
by Nationality, I am the son of Late Leonard Erim, the former Sierra Leonean vice president, who was assassinated in Freetown,
Sierra Leone on the 2nd of July 2000 by the Rebel force led by Major John Koroma, in the bid to overthrow the Democratic
Before the assassination, my father was also the Chairman of the
Sierra Leonean National Diamond and Gold Corporation. The war that broke out from the unlawful rebel overthrow forced us to flee
to a neighbouring village until the West African Peace Keeping Force (ECOMOG) took control of my village Mende, then I decided
to go back to our family to search for some vital documents and valuables.
In my search, I found keys to my Late father's underground safe,
where I discovered five metallic boxes filled with money and a payment voucher on one of the boxes confirming the money in the
boxes to be THIRTY FIVE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS being proceeds gotten from the sale of Gold & Diamond to the Libyan
Government by the Corporation which my father was the Chairman. With the help of a Local Fisherman that operates a fishing
trawler, I was able to take these boxes to Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire through the Coastal Water and deposited them with Allied
Security Company under a suspense account.
Now arrangement has been made and the fund has being transferred
to Allied Security Company Head-Quarters in Spani.
Currently, I am now seeking political asylum in Nigeria, due to
anglophone treaty signed in October last year between ECOMOG and the Government of Sierra Leone for our safety.
I have decided to contact you because I need a foreign Bank
Account to transfer this fund. I wish to transfer this fund to your country where I want to invest in Real Estate or any other
lucrative business you might suggest as I wish to leave Nigeria permanently.
My requirement/conditions for partnership if you are interested
1.I shall fax to you the telephone number of the security company
in London, for you to confirm the availability of the fund after which we shall both meet in London with the Security Company
Directors and finalize the remittance of the fund to your nominated Bank.
2.For your assistance, my family will compensate you with 30% of
the total fund and also you will be part of any lucrative investment proposed.
You can also contact me on the above email address for further
discussion if need be.
I look forward to have a good business relationship with you.
GEORGE M. ERIM (MR.)
TO; The President/CEO.
REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP
First, I must solicit your strictest confidence in this
transaction. This is by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and 'top secret'. You have been recommended by an
associate who assured me in confidence of your ability and reliability to prosecute a transaction of great magnitude involving a
pending business transaction requiring maximum confidence.
We are top officials of the Federal Government Contract Review
Panel who are interested in importation of goods into our country with funds which are presently trapped in Nigeria. In order to
commence this business we solicit your assistance to enable us transfer into your account the said trapped funds.
The source of this fund is as follows: During the last Military
Regime here in Nigeria, the Government officials set up companies and awarded themselves contracts which were grossly
over-invoiced in various ministries. The present government set up a Contract Review Panel and we have identified a lot of
inflated contract funds which are presently floating in the Central Bank Of Nigeria ready for payment. However, by virtue of our
position as civil servants and members of this panel, we cannot acquire this money in our names. I have therefore, been
delegated by my other colleagues in the panel to look for an overseas partner into whose account we would transfer the sum of
US$ 21,500,000.00 [Twenty-One Million, Five Hundred Thousand U.S Dollars]
Hence we are writing you this letter. We have agreed to share the
1. 20% for the account owner you
2. 70% for us [ Myself and other members of my panel ]
3. 10% to be used in settling taxation and all local and foreign
expenses direct or incidental to the execution of this transaction.
It is from the 70% that we wish to commence the importation
business. Please, note that this transaction is 100% safe and we hope to commence the transfer latest Ten (10) banking days from
the date of the receipt of the following information, company's name, Address,Telephone and Fax number.
The above information will enable us write letters of claim and
job description respectively. This way we will use your company's name to apply for payment and re-award the contract in your
company's name. We are looking forward to doing this business with you and solicit your confidentiality in this transaction.
Please acknowledge the receipt of this letter using the above
Email address. I will bring you into the complete picture of this pending project when I have heard from you.
Remember this is a Deal so treat with utmost confidentiality.
I am indeed glad at the interest you have shown in this
transaction and I assure you that with your total support and assistance, we shall both enjoy the reward of this project soon.
Meanwhile here is a more detail information on this transaction and the steps we are to take to quickly conclude this
As I explained in my letter the source of this US$ 21.5 m, we
intend to transfer is from over inflation of contract awarded to foreign contractors, who have collected the actual contract
sum, while we have since kept the excess. (Being the over invoice amount) in the escrow account of the Federal Government, while
looking for a reliable person/company who will give total assistance in the transfer of the money, Under a very strict
confidential condition. Meanwhile what we do require immediately is your company name, which we are going to use to incorporate
your company here in Nigeria.
As soon as i receive the company name, i will go ahead to
incorporate your company here in Nigeria within 24 hours and thereafter start the process of registering your
company as a category "A" contractor with the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). This is important so that your
company will have a physical presence here in Nigeria as required by law.
After this regularisation, we shall then request for your
letterhead, which we will use to apply for the payment approval from the NNPC. Note that all the necessary documentation will be
done by us, using the contract details of the original contractors who had executed similar contract. For this reason we
have co-opted the director of project supervision at the (NNPC), who is responsible for approval of completed project into this
Please note once that approval for payment is given by the NNPC,
the approval will be forwarded to Finance Ministry, who will then contact you on payment modalities.
It is very important that you are in constant communication by
phone, fax or e-mail, so that i can always update you on the progress made, because as you know, there are some information that
may not be too secure on the Internet, considering the nature of this transaction. My tel/fax numbers is ++ 234 -1 -775 -4163
Please ensure to send your current phone and fax numbers via
e-mail, along with the required company's name so we can talk on phone. Also ensure that your company has an existing account
that you have control over, as we would not want our fund to be subjected to boardroom decision when we come over to collect our
share. We await your prompt response.
Chief Bello Osagie.
Este mesmo golpe também é denunciado pelo pernambucano Gevilacio A. C. de Moura, em suas
Web sobre lendas da Internet.