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posted on Apr, 26 2003 @ 12:06 AM
Has anyone else revieved one of these e-mails, I understand it to be a con job, and was wondering if anyone else has ever recieved them. Its not my first time ;

Dear sir,

I am well confident of your capability to assist me in
a transaction for mutual benefit of both parties, ie
(me and you) I am also believing that you will not
expose or betray the trust and confidence I am about
to establish with you. I have decided to contact you
with greatest delight and personal respect.

Well, I am Davison Kumallo, son to Kumallo Wilson late
former Director of finance,Chief Willson kumallo Sierra-Leone diamond and mining

Few days before the death my father, he confided
in me and ordered me to go to his underground safe and
move out immediately, with a Deposit Agreement and
Cash Receipt he made with a security Company in
Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire where he deposited One Iron Box
containing USD$ 27million dollars cash (TWENTY SEVEN
Million dollars). This money was made from the sell of
Gold and Diamond by my father and he have already
decided to use this money for future investment of the

Thereafter, I rushed down to Abidjan with these two
documents and confirmed the deposit of the box by my
father. Also, I have been granted political stay as a
Refugee by the Government of Cte d'Ivoire.

Meanwhile, my father have instructed me to look for a
trusted foreigner who can assist me to move out this
money from Cte d'Ivoire immediately for investment.

Based on this , I solicit for your assistance to
transfer this fund into your Account, but I will
demand for the following requirement:

(1) Could you provide for me a safe Bank Account where
this fund will be transferred to in your country or
another nearby country where taxation will not take
great toll on the money ?
(2) Could you be able to assist me to obtain my
travelling papers after this transfer to enable me
come over to meet you in your country for the
investment of this money ?
(3) Could you be able to introduce me to a profitable
business venture that would not require much technical
expertise in your country where part of this fund will
be invested ?

Please, all these requirements are urgently needed as
it will enable me to establish a stronger business
relationship with you hence I will like you to be the
general overseer of the investment thereafter. I am a
Christian and I will please, want you to handle this
transaction based on the trust I have established on
you. For your assistance in this transaction, I have
decided to offer you 15% percent commission of the
total amount at the end of this business. The security
of this business is very important to me and as such,
I would like you to keep this business very

I shall expect your urgent response thanks.

my regards,

posted on Apr, 26 2003 @ 03:38 AM
hah I get those a lot.

I got exactly the same a few weeks ago

Just toss them in the trash folder...

posted on Apr, 26 2003 @ 03:39 AM
Thx will do, but shouldn't I report it to somebody? FBI interpole?

posted on Apr, 26 2003 @ 05:50 AM
I recieved another e-mail from this person, I had to reply in order to establish proof for the FBI and Interpole. Heres a following of what it stated:
I am seriously concidering to contact homeland security, any ideas?

Dear sir,

Thank you for your mail which I have just received this morning.Thanks
a lot for your interest in this matter.
I want you to trust me because I have genuine reason for contacting you which
requires your attention and assistance.
I want to correct an impression that my father was not a murderer at all,rather
he was killed by the rebels for no just cause.
In the same vein,I cannot be a murderer as this is against the word of God.It is
only God who can take someone's life.
Having clarified this,
I wish to inform you that the fund in question is still in the custody of
the security company where my late father deposited the trunk box before
his death.We need to secure the release of the trunk box from the
custody of the security company first of all,before we have the fund
deposited in the bank here for onward transfer to your nominated bank in your
In view of the above,you will be required to come here so that we can
go to the secuirty company to sign out the trunk box.You will act and
represent as the foreign busines partner of my late fater and on whose
behalf the trunk box was deposited so that the security company can
release the trunk box to you.This is very important because,at the time of
deposition,my late father told the security company that he was
depositing the trunk box on behalf of his foreign business
partner.Therefore,the security company would want to see you or to hear from you
as the
siad foerign business partner before they can grant the release of the
trunk box.
However,if you cannot come here immediately because of the urgency of
the matter,may be,I will give you th econtact of the security company
so that you can contact them as the said foerign business partner of my
late father and give them instructions to release the trunk box to me
(being your representative down here)If they accpet to do that ,I will
secure the release of the trunk box and have the fund deposited in the
bank here in an account to be set up for that purpose.From this account
in the bank here,the fund will be transfered to your own nominated bank
account in your country.In this case,you will have to provide a safe
and reliable bank account for this.
After the transfer of the fund to your bank account in your country,you
will assist me to come over to your country for the investment of the
In the alternative,you can still discuss with the security company the
possibilities of making a shipment of the trunk box directly to your chosen
destination in your country through their diplomatic courier service system.From
my inquiries,the security company can deliver goods and consignments of their
clients to any part of the world through their diplomatic courier system
Could you please,tell me more about yourself,for example your the kind
of business you are doing,yur marital status,age,religious
belief,general business and investment experience etc.
I would like you to send me your picture as well so taht I will know
the person I am dealing with.
Also send me your telephone and fax numbers for easy communication.
You can call me up on telephone number +22507986559 so that we can
discuss more.
I will be expecting your urgent reponse to this mail.
Thank you and God bless you.
Davison Kumallo

posted on Apr, 26 2003 @ 06:32 AM
You can create a new mail rule for that sender's name or address and have all future e-mails deleted from the server. That way they never reach your inbox. I currently have 83 new mail rules to delete junk from the server. If they change their name or address, I just create another new rule to delete them.

posted on Apr, 26 2003 @ 06:44 AM

Keep the discussion on going with this guy. Just lie to him and find some home pic's of people you don't know and send those to him lol

posted on Apr, 26 2003 @ 08:02 AM
I want to catch this guy for attempt of money laundering, I hear the reward for such is decent. Does anyone have any pics I can borrow? hehehe

Seriously though, isn't it worth getting some of the terror financing off the market? I will never buy anything from Zales, they are one of the BIGGEST supporters of those who kill for them diamonds in Africa.

[Edited on 26-4-2003 by Lurker]

posted on Apr, 27 2003 @ 04:22 AM

that link confirms the guy as a con artist, now to catch him. Should I come out and blame him or as e-nom says and string him?

posted on Apr, 27 2003 @ 08:50 PM
i think everyone's gotten that email i heard a new zeland couple actually lost $30k

posted on Apr, 27 2003 @ 08:51 PM
Anyone saw Catch Me If You Can

posted on Apr, 28 2003 @ 02:43 AM
Everyone knows about these e-mails, say you killed some one or something and now you need his help


posted on Apr, 28 2003 @ 01:11 PM
Subject: Confidential Business Assistance

Before the death of my father, he had taken me to Johannesburg to deposit the sum of US8.6 million (Eight million, Six Hundred thousand United States dollars), in one of the private security company, as he foresaw the looming danger in Zimbabwe this money was deposited in a box as gem stones to avoid much demurrage from security company.

Yeah.....right, of course he's offering to cut me in for becoming involved. Sheesh, don't these guys ever give up. I suppose successfully bilking one person would provide the fuel to continue mass e-mailing this spam / junk / fraud mail in hope of more success. How on earth could anyone be gullible enough to become involved with this farce, is beyond me.

posted on Apr, 29 2003 @ 12:08 AM
This is the old pigeon drop which is the oldest con in the book.
This con has probably been ran since the days of Moses, yet people still
fall for it. Like some guy (you don't know) is going to hand you a wad
of cash if you help him. Hell if I had 45 million lying around, I sure
would not contact a stranger for help. It is strange, the older a con
game is, the more people seem to fall for it.

posted on Apr, 29 2003 @ 12:11 AM
That one from Sierra Leone, everyone in my office got that in a 24 hour period. Was good for a laugh at the time.

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