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BARR. CHUKWU – SCAM – [email protected] email SCAM

This was one of the longest and strangest 419 scam email conversations i’ve ever had. It was around the same time as this one, and seemed to almost cross-over a bit. I dont know if i confused a group of scammers and a few of them were mailing me at the same time or if it was a big coincidence, anyway straight onto the first email;

from: BARR. CHUKWU <[email protected]>
reply-to: [email protected]
to:
date: 20 March 2015 at 13:28
subject: MONEY TRANSFER

Note the reply-to is different! Red flag number 1!

Attention:

I am writing you this email message about your Fund, the people you
are in contact with is not the real people in position to release your
Fund to you that is the reason it is impossible for you to received
your fund, it is a planned work with some of the officials but the
manager is not aware, after all the evil they did to you they go to
the bank manager trying to have him transfer the fund in a account
claiming that is your order but the manager refuse to accept the idea,
the manager said he want to talk to you before he can release the
fund, that is to make sure that you authorize the transfer to a
different account,

So bloody strange. Unless all these scams are now going in with the “those other people that may or may not have emailed you are scammers but we’re not..” kinda approach?

I have the original bank manager contact info and I want you to get in
touch with him for the transfer but before then you must not disclose
my info to anybody because this is top secret, am very sure that the
manager will be happy to speak with you because he want to make sure
that your fund is not transferred to some one / or probably wrong
information, and am sure that the account they submitted to the
manager on your behalf is not the bank account you gave to them, so
you really need to do something fast before Monday to avoid regret.

Just like that other one, all hush hush. I assume this is to make me believe they have teh monies.

If only you will response back to me upon receipt of this email
notification and follow my instruction, I will personally direct you
to the appointed paying Bank were you will be paid instead of wasting
your hard earn money and time on these hoodlums, As it may interest
you to know all this money you have been sending would have completed
your payment transmission before now if you had contact the appointed
paying Bank.

Did they slip up here? Is this a paragraph from their “files” that would normally be copied and pasted into a letter sent to someone who HAS been scammed before? Maybe thats what this whole letter is and why it seems so random.

Email me back only on this email { [email protected] }
for more information on how you will received your UN-paid Fund from
the appointed office.

Send your response to my office email ( [email protected] )

I shall be expecting to read from you only if you needed my assistance
on this matter.

Regards,
Barr. Chukwu

I’ve been receiving these kind of emails for years and this one and the last one just seem strange.

I sent a classic thorough reply back;

Hello!

Thanks for your help!

What should i do!

A few days later he replied, this time it must have been serious as he used caps lock for the whole thing!

ATTENTION:

THANKS FOR YOUR MAIL, TAKE NOTE OF THIS MASSAGE, READ CAREFULLY, I
WILL SEND THE DIRECT CONTACT INFORMATION OF THE ORIGINAL BANK TO YOU
UNDER A CONDITION, WHAT IS MY BENEFIT WHEN YOU RECEIVE THE FUND INTO
YOUR ACCOUNT, CALL ME ON MY CELL +2348061528022

He wants to talk about his cut? Already? Cheeky barstard!

THE ORIGINAL BANK IS CALLED CBN FINANCE & SEC COMPANY, THE BANK IS
READY TO TRANSFER THE MONEY INTO YOUR ACCOUNT BUT YOU NEED TO CO
OPERATE WITH ONLY ME ALONE SO THAT I CAN GIVE YOU GOOD DIRECTION ON
HOW TO DO THIS.

Insinuating that i’ve been talking to other scammers. Im a loyal person, Ok? 😛

IT IS $6,700,000.00 , I KNOW THE BANK WITH THEIR ADDRESS, I ALSO HAVE
ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO CONTACT THEM, I MEAN THE ORIGINAL BANK
NOT ALL THIS FAKE ONES YOU WAS DEALING WITH.

Oh I totally trust this guy now.

TELL ME HOW MUCH YOU WILL GIVE ME WHEN YOU RECEIVE THE FUND AND I WILL
GIVE YOU THE BANK DETAILS, AGAIN YOU MOST PROMISE AND GUARANTEE ME
THAT THIS MOST BE EXECUTED UNDER GOOD ARRANGEMENT AND THE
CONFIDENTIALITY SHALL REMAIN INTACT TO AVOID ENEMIES OF PROGRESS.

He’s blatantly got the best english speaker in the village to write this. I should totally go to Nigeria to teach English. Be quids in.

1, YOU MOST PROMISE ME THAT YOU WILL NOT CO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER
PERSON CONCERNED THIS TRANSACTION ACCEPT ME.

I accept you. Heh.

2, YOU MOST FOLLOW ONLY MY INSTRUCTIONS, ADVISES AND DIRECTIONS SO
THAT WE CAN TEAM UP TOGETHER, AND JOIN HANDS TOGETHER TO MAKE A SOLID
PLAN AND ARRANGEMENT THAT WILL BRING THIS TRANSACTION INTO
SUCCESSFULLY.

I will join hands with you. Hehe.

3, PLEASE DON’T DISAPPOINT ME WHEN YOU RECEIVE THIS FUND AS YOU MAY
UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE IN OVERSEAS AND I AM NOT WITH YOU OVER THERE.

I am in overseas. Roger. Ahaha.

4, I WANT YOU TO SCAN A COPY OF YOUR DRIVING LICENSE OR ID CARD AND
SEND IT TO ME WITH YOUR DIRECT TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBER TO ENABLE ME
LOCATE YOU WHEN THE FUND IS TRANSFERRED INTO YOUR ACCOUNT.

Ohhhhh so all this “please dont screw me over” BS is just to throw me off the scent of you trying to steal my identitiez?

BECAUSE I WILL LIKE TO COME OVER THERE IN YOUR COUNTRY WITH MY FAMILY
TO MEET YOU AND ALSO YOUR FAMILY, SO THAT WE CAN KNOW EACH OTHER VERY
WELL FOR FUTURE RELATIONSHIP.

I wouldn’t let you in the same postcode as my family you idiot. Get a clue.

PLEASE PUT THIS ANSWERS AND THIS ABOVE REQUIRED INFORMATION IN LINE
OK? I AM NOT A GREEDY MAN, THEREFORE ANY PERCENT YOU GIVE ME OUT OF
THE $6,700,000.00 WILL BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED BECAUSE THE MONEY BELONGS
TO YOU AND NOT MINE, FOR THAT REASON I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW MUCH YOU
WILL GIVE ME.

FINALLY, I PROMISE THAT I WILL NOT DISAPPOINT YOU AND WILL STAND BY
YOUR SIDE TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYTHING GOES WELL

I WILL SEND YOU THE BANK INFORMATION ON YOUR REPLY.

BARR. CHUKWU

Madness. Some new angles here, but again, like always if you read it all and take a step back they are just trying to take pieces of info from you and build up some kind of trust.

I couldn’t resist another reply, although this is when they usually bomb out…

Hello,

I will give you $1,000,000 of the monies please what do I need to do.

I am now penniless and homeless and need the money to feed my starving family 🙁

Depending on the scam and how the banter is going, I often drop in moral speed humps, ie i’ll make out i’m really poorly myself, or very very poor or very very unlucky as I like to see if these filthy bastards have any morals whatsoever. Some do stop emailing eventually but I think its more cos its taking too long to get anywhere, and not that they are struggling to sleep as they think they’re scamming a widower with some life threatening illness and £3 to his name.

To my delight/disgust, he replied!

Attention

I am very comfortable with you and I am putting my trust in you, I
want you to understand that I am truly a Christianity and I believe in
God, since I have your details I will also allow you to have my own
details so that we can know each other very well to enable us build
the trust that will guide us and lead us to the success of this
transaction.

Amazingly these guys probably are very religious, and they just somehow justify all this to themselves and their peers. Thats religion for you though isn’t it. “Its how you perceive it…”

My Home address is # 45 old RD, Ikeja Lagos-Nigeria, I am a lawyer
and I will represent you and make sure that everything work out
peacefully on your behalf. We need to join hands together as one, as
one family and be in good relationship to enable you and I stand in
one place to achieve this goal.

I’d love to send some glitter to that address, but knowing my luck it would vomit a pound of glitter on some poor unsuspecting person, not the scummy ass sniffer that had been emailing me.

And again, I am taking you as my good friend and will tell you nothing
in this business but the truth and will also be the happiest man on
earth if you take me the way I am taking you, Therefore, we need trust
and honest, you should not be skeptical about anything as far as am
concern, and everything about this transaction is 100% risk free, We
will rejoice over this OK? As you may understand that this is not a
little money, what we are talking about here is $6,700,000.00 and that
is big money to take care of our lives OK?

Im not taking anyone anywhere mate. Let us rejoice though, that sounds fun. A bit relgious-y but I can dig it if there is a buffet.

I will like you to devote more time for this transaction and
always check your email two times or three times Daily, so that we will
meet up in communications and always be brother’s keepers and I am
going to come to your country as soon as the fund is transferred, I will give
you the contact information of the bank manager and he will be very
happy to hear from you with good confirmation, and make sure that you
let me know everything bank tells you so that we can sort things out
and have them transfer the fund into your account.

He said he’d send the details last time awww mannnnnnnnnn I didnt sign up for no waitin’ god dammit.

And the secret of this deal shall be very confidential as you may
understand that this transaction is confidential, my father told me
that what is secret is what you keep for your self, and I will not
like our enemies to come across us in this deal, you have to be
careful in communications and make sure that you dont talk to any one
out of my instruction, we don’t know who are the enemies, as you can
understand that 6,700,000.00 is not small money, this is not small
money, it is life time opportunity for both of us, and therefore we
need to handle the whole thing in line to make sure that the bank gets
the transfer/delivering done soonest.

Ok, its not small money, I got it. Jeez.

I am given you the bank contact info with trust and good faith, Note:
the bank was already advised of this payment by the MINISTER OF
FINANCE (F.M.F) and they will transfer/deliver $6,700,000.00 to you ,
therefore contact Attn: Christian Kenneth.

Following is the details.

Contact Person: Attn: Christian Kenneth.
(Plot 1A Alhaji bello St. Ikeja Lagos-Nigeria)
Office Email: [email protected]
Personal Email: [email protected]
Phone: +234 706 647 7689

The first thing I obviously did was go to cbntrustedbank.net.tf to see what website was there. Oh, a free website builder. Sloppy, verrrrry sloppy 😉

Contact this bank today so that they will get back to you earliest
with the transfer/delivering procedures and make sure that you always
keep me posted on your communication with them for advise to avoid
lick-age from our side.

Lick-age? Ahahahahahaha what the F? Thats like a word I would make up. Lick-age im totally coining that one haha.

Finally, be rest assured of every details am given to you, and also be
rest assured that the transaction will not fail you before the end of
this November as long as you abide by the process and follow my
instructions, I swear with my life, I swear with my family, as a
christian I want you to understand that God in heaven is in every
where and God is seeing everything we do in life WHAT EVER I TOLD YOU
TO DECEIVE YOU WILL COME BACK TO ME, for this reason I will be the
last man to tell you lies for what I will eat or drink, no assurance
some one can give you more than this because life is bigger than
money, and you can not enjoy money without life, so life first before
money. but I use my life to give you assurance of this transaction
because I am very sure of my information.

Yours faithfully,

Barrister Chukwu Ikenga
Esq

Well, this has so far been awesome, strange but awesome. I replied again but this time I had already accepted there wouldn’t be another reply.

How can I get the money

My emails get more and more detailed 🙂 Then, 2 days later, this happened!

from: CBN CBN <[email protected]>
reply-to: [email protected]
to: iamOlly <[email protected]>
date: 31 March 2015 at 08:36
subject: MONEY TRANSFER BANK INFO (PAYMENT FORM)
mailed-by: yahoo.com
Signed by: yahoo.com

Oh wow, its from that bank…  that… did not… exist… :/

C.B.NLASCO . COMPANY

CBN LASCO FINANCE Tower,
Plot 785, Herbert Macaulay Way
Central Business District
Plot 1A Alhaji bello St. Ikeja
Lagos-Nigeria)
Email:[email protected] Reg: No, 5362888910

INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE SECURITY COMPANY

Attention

Thanks for your email, the content of your massage is noted, be informed that we are on the process of your payment US$6.7 million, please fill the attached FORM and return it back for processing your payment.

This firm is the only bank in the position of transferring your fund, the only money approved to be transfer to you at this position is $6,700,000.00, your payment was delayed do to wrong directions from the people you was dealing with in the past.

We have been waiting for your application of claim towards this fund, kindly fill the following form and return it back to us immediately to enable us submitted to head of operation for final approval.
—————————————————————————————–

CBN LASCO FINANCE SECURITY COMPANY AND FINANCIER BANK
PAYMENT APPLICATION FORM

PAYMENT APPLICATION FORM FOR THE TRANSFER OF $6,700,000.00
Please complete all sections correctly to avoid delay in processing your payment. This form should also filled and returned back to us immediately.

Applicant’s first name Mr/Mrs:
Surname:
Nationality:
Present Address:
Permanent address (if different from above):
Your direct phone:
Occupation:
Male/Female:
Your Age:
Your bank name and address:
Bank account number:
Swift Code(if any):
Amount applied for:

CBN LASCO FINANCE COMPANY WILL NOT BE HOLD RESPONSIBLE IS TRANSFER OF MONEY MADE IN THE ABOVE STATED BANK ACCOUNT IS REGARDED AS WRONG PAYMENT.

I, Mr./Mrs.___________________________________do hereby stated that all the above listed information is true and correct.

Sign ………..
Management

When I think back to the early 419 scams they’d go in straight for this kind of info, as then even if they didn’t scam any money from you initially, they have lots of your personal data and data is valuable. They may try and hack you or one of your accounts/online profiles directly or they could even sell your data to someone who does credit card fraud and other such related activities.

I have only just replied to it, I didn’t send it back filled out with spoof info I just sent;

Hello did you get my email?

Which should get them chasing their tails a bit as I never sent the email im enquiring about.

If they get back to me then they must feel quite heavily invested, so Im gonna try and get some pics out of them, some hilarious forged ID card or some photo with the guy with a loaf of bread on his head, holding a fish and a sign that says “I AM NOT SCAMMER” or something.

I’ll keep this post updated if I hear back from them, its been a fun one this has. 🙂

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