Advance Fee Fraud 419 scam: another example citing Ivory Coast

This is a classic example of a 419 advance fee fraud email.What makes this interesting is the attempt to use flowery language, but coming out to be funny. Things like "humblelity". Another interesting aspect is the number of spelling errors ("rexpert", "surprice", ...etc).

----- Original Message ----From: joy koma <>To: joy_koma39@hotmail.frSent: Saturday, October 7, 2006 9:08:05 AMSubject: FROM JOY KOMAFrom Joy KomaDearest One,With due rexpert and humblelity writing you. And i know that my mail willcome to you as a surprice. I have a proposal for you,this however is notmandatory nor will I in any manner compel you to honour against your will.Your profile that i saw in internet pushed me to send you this mail, I am joy Koma, 22 years old and the only Duaghter of my parents Mr and Mrs Ahmed Koma.My father was a highly reputable business man (a cocoa merchant) whooperated in the capital of Ivory coast during his days. It is sad to saythat he passed away mysteriously in France during one of his business tripsabroad on 12th.August 2002.Though his sudden death was linked or rathersuspected to have been master minded by an uncle of his who travelled withhim at that time. But God knows the truth!My mother died when I was just 6 years old Since then my father took us so pecial. Before his death on 12th.August 2002, he told me about a box he oncealed the sum of six million, five hundred thousand United StateDollars.(US D$6.5) deposited in one of the security company's here inAbidjan Ivory Coast West Africa, which he disguised and declared the box to ontain family valuables instead of money, by this way the company does not now the true content of the box.The deposit document which I have in my possession carries my late father's ame as the depositor, while I'm the next of kin on the same document.I am just 22 years old and a university undergraduate and really don't know what to do. This is because I have suffered a lot of set backs as a result of incessant political crisis here in Ivory coast. The death of my father actually brought sorrow to my life.Sir, I am in a sincerly desire of your humble assistance in this regards.Your suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded.Now permit me to ask these few questions:-1. Can you honestly help me as your Doughter?2. Can I completely trust you?3. What percentage of the total amount in question will be good for youafter the money is in your account?Please, Consider this and get back to me as soon as possible.Thank you so much,My Best regards,JOY

How touching ...



Money Laundering?

Yes, I am gullible. I did give my info to someone from I'm not entirely convinced that is legit or of a fraudulent nature. That is why I'm throwing this comment out there. I didn't include my SS# or banking info, but they do have my address. The idea is that I receive pmnts from their customers, distribute the $ and keep 8%. After reading the above posts this is sounding too familiar. Does anyone know anything about this outfit or what could be done with the info I did send (minus my ss#)? Is this a form of money laundering? I need work but don't need more trouble.

Thank you

From Mr. Gabriel Baidoo Jr. &

From Mr. Gabriel Baidoo Jr. & Ms.Belinda Baidoo
Accra-Ghana, West Africa
Email :


We are happy to request for your assistance because we believe that you are not going to betray the trust which we are going to lay on you, Hope all is well with you and other members of your family.

My name is Mr.Gabriel Baidoo Jr. & my sister Ms.Belinda Baidoo, the children of late Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel J.Baidoo, our father was a highly reputable business magnet-(a cocoa merchant) who operated in the capital of Ivory Coast during his days. It is sad to say that he passed away mysteriously during one of his business meeting some time in 2008, though his sudden death was linked or rather suspected to have been masterminded by one of our uncle with him at that time, but God knows the truth!

Though we have not met with you before but we believe, one has to risk confiding to succeed sometimes in life. There is this huge amount of Six Million Five Hundred Thousand U.S Dollars ($6.5M) and some Kilos of AU GOLD DUST which our late Father Mr. Gabriel J.Baidoo kept in a suspense account with one of the famous financial bank in Accra Ghana. our fathers lawyer told us that we should not let any of our relations to know about this because he was killed by them and if they know about it, that they will do nothing but to kill us in other to take hold of every thing, He told us that we should seek for a foreign partner abroad who will help us our guardian to transfer the money overseas and also travel with him or her in other to continue our Life and Education and also to start a Business relationship with the person who can take care of us in the future.

We are still a university undergraduate and really don't know what to do or neither do we know nothing or little about the areas of investment. This is because we have suffered a lot of set backs as a result of incessant political crisis here in Ivory coast. The death of our father actually brought sorrow to our life, we are in a sincere desire of your humble assistance in this regards and your suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded.

Now permit us to ask these few questions:

1. Can we completely trust you?
2. Can you accept be our Guardian?

Consider this and get back to us as soon as possible with your full assurance that you will not disappoint us in this issue so that we can give you the contact of the bank where our late Father deposited the fund for you to contact them on how to transfer it into any of the chosen account you will provide.

Our sincere regards,
Gabriel Baidoo Jr.& Belinda Baidoo
Email :

To: undisclosed recipients:

To: undisclosed recipients: ;
Sent: Sat, Jul 3, 2010 6:03 am
Subject: Dear friend

Dear friend

Greetings in the name of God please let this not sound strange to you for my only surviving lawyer who would have done this died early this year. I prayed and got you email id from your countries guestbook which I have been with my late husband and liked to visit once more if God will in his infinite mercies.

I am Mrs. Joy Mary from Amsterdam-Netherlands, I am 58 years old, I am suffering from a long time cancer of the breast which also affected my brain, from all indication my conditions is really deteriorating and it is quite obvious that, according to my doctors they have advised me that I may not live for the next two months, this is because the cancer stage has gotten to a very bad stage.

I was brought up from a motherless babies home was married to my late husband for twenty years without a child ,my husband died in a fatal motor accident Before his death we were true believers. Since his death I decided not to re-marry, I sold all my inherited belongings and deposited all the sum of 3.5million dollars with the bank in Abidjan , Republic of Cote D' Ivoire .

Presently, this money is still with them and the management just wrote me as the true owner to come forward to receive the money for keeping it so long or rather issue a letter of authorization to somebody to receive it on my behalf since I can not come over because of my illness or they get it confiscated.

Presently, I'm with my laptop in a hospital here in London where I have been undergoing treatment for cancer of the lungs. My doctors have told me that I have only a few months to live. It is my last wish to see that this money is invested to any organization of your choice and distributed each year among the charity organization, the poor and the motherless babies’ home.

I want you as God fearing person, to also use this money to fund churches, orphanages and widows, I took this decision, before i rest in peace because my time will so on be up.

As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the bank. I will also issue you a letter of authority that will prove you as the new beneficiary of my fund. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein.

Hoping to hear from you soon.

Waiting for your reply

yours in Christ,

Mrs. Joy Mary