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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 (, com cópia para Deve-se anexar o cabeçalho completo da mensagem original recebida:

    Data:         Thu, 10 Jan 2002 01:16:12 -0800 (PST)
       De:         KELLY MARY <>

Dear Sir,

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 beneficiary's next-of-kin.

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 account.

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

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.
Yours faithfully,
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:



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 Government.

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 are:

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.

Best Regards,

TO; The President/CEO.

Dear Sir,


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 money thus:

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. Yours



Dear Sir,

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 transaction.

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 transaction.

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.

    Best Regard
    Chief Bello Osagie.

Este mesmo golpe também é denunciado pelo pernambucano Gevilacio A. C. de Moura, em suas páginas Web sobre lendas da Internet.