The Advanced Fee Fraud / 419 Nigerian Scam

Those who have been on the internet for some time, must know the Nigerian scam. This is the one where you get an email from someone who claims he is the relative of some deceased African president/dictator/official who amassed millions of dollars and agree to give you This is known as the Advance Fee Fraud, or the 419 scam. There are many variations in this fraud, but all center on some West African country, such as Nigeria, but also include Ghana, Togo, Congo and others. Some use South Africa as well. There has been some investigations and arrests for such scams, but all of them were in Australia or the Netherlands.I receive a lot of these emails, but here are two examples that stand out, because they use unconventional background/tone.

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Barrister Anthony Tonsa in cohort with Peterson Lugis in 419

I AM BARRISTER ANTHONY TONSA, THE ATTORNEY, I RESIDE IN
HONGKONG,WHERE I PRACTICE MY LEGAL SERVICES AND I HAVE KNOWN MRS
CHRISTIANA SETIA AND THE HUSBAND FOR SO MANY YEARS BEFORE THE
HUSBAND'S SUDDEN DEATH, THEY WERE HERE AS AMBASSADOR TO HONGKONG
FROM AFGHA, THE HUSBAND DIED SUDDENLY AND THE WOMAN BECAME VERY
SICK THAT SHE WAS TAKEN TO PAKISTAN WHERE SO MANY DOCTORS HAS
BEEN BATTLING WITH HER ILL HEALTH, ALTHOUGH THEY DID NOT HAVE A
CHILD BUT I BELIEVE THAT GOD HAS TOUCH THAT WOMAN TREMENDIOUSLY.

YES SHE HAS WRITTEN ME THROUGH THE ASSISTANCE OF HER HOUSEMAID,
WHO HAS BEEN WITH THEM. SHE INFORMED ME OF HER DESIRE TO DONATE
THE SAID MONEY TO YOUR CHURCH WITH A MISSIONARY FOCUS, BY HIS
GRACE I AM A BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN AND DOES MY JOB SINCERELY AND
WITH HONESTY.

NOW TO THE ISSUE AT HAND, INORDER TO OBTAIN ALL THE NECESSARY
DOCUMENTS THAT WILL LEGALLY POSITION YOU AND THE BONAFIDE
BENEFICIARY TO THIS MONEY WITH THE BANK, WE HAVE TO FILE
APPLICATION WITH THE HONGKONG MINISTRY OF JUSTICE, IN THE HIGH
COURT, SO THAT THEY WILL APPROVE AND AUTHORISE TO US THE
CERTIFICATE CALLED "POWER OF ATTORNEY", IT IS THIS CERTIFICATE
THAT PROVES THAT OWNERSHIP HAS CHANGE HAND AND THAT YOU ARE NOW
THE TRUE OWNER OF THE SAID MONEY.

SHE HAS ALSO MANDATED THE BANK WITH A WRITTEN EMAIL LETTER OF
AUTHORITY, AUTHORISING THE BANK TO ISSUE TO ME A DEPOSIT
CONFIRMATION SLIP OF THE SAID MONEY SO THAT I WILL SENT IT TO YOU
TO CLEAR EVERY DOUBT.

THEREFORE FOR US TO START IMMEDIATELY WITH THE PROCESSING OF THE
DOCUMENTS IN THE COURT BEFORE THE XMAS, I WILL NEED, YOUR FULL
NAME, ADDRESS, YOUR TELEPHONE/MOBILE NUMBER, SO THAT I WILL START
IMMEDIATELY WITH THE DOCUMENTATIONS. WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU
URGENTLY.

BARRISTER ANTHONY TONSA

BARRISTERANTHONYTONSA@YAHOO.COM.HK

Anthony Tonsa

He is still actively seeking victims as I was recently contacted by him. I am thankful for this site. He is NO Christian or Barrister, but a low life whore!

Ya, they are still going at

Ya, they are still going at it pretending to be an Attorney for a dying wealthy woman. They need to get a life!

Yea I receive one from some

Yea I receive one from some man in malaysia, saying a client of his died and has millions of dollars in a bank but no blood relatives. And expected me 2 believe he had the same surname as me and that if I sent him my passport and bank details I could claim the money and split it with him 60/40! What a low life creep!!!

His name was Mohammad Khalid or summat similar and claimed 2 be an attorney waiting 2 release this money so he could retire.

DON'T FOR FOR IT!!!! It's quite blatently a SCAM!!!!!

Sara Birmingham UK

Question

I am going through something like this but the differnce between mine and this is that the person is going by a diffrent name and the money is coming from a will becasue my birth mother (i was adoped at birth) died but she lived in UK. so how do i know if mine is a scam or not i have passports and legal papaer work like certtificats. and a copy of the will yet i have been battling eith this for months and they ask the smae things we need money for this or for that so am i being scamed or not?

Barrister Anthony Tonsa

He contacted me claiming the bank was refusing to pay because I needed some International Monetary Certificate for about $15,000 USD from the United Nations. I WAS NOT BORN YESTERDAY WHOM EVER YOU ARE!!!

They have promised millions,

They have promised millions, yet have produced nothing. Anthony Tonsa and Peterson Lugis are not real people. Cowards hiding behind the Internet. Their reward will be a hotter place in hell!!!

Barrister Anthony Tonsa

Burning in the everlasting flames of Hell... Chose to be a 419 Internet scammer

You need to REPENT and make

You need to REPENT and make RESTITUTION to those you SCAMMED...

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