Another story from the depths of Africa, this time a poor child named Fatima Mbogo.
She writes and writes, but nothing really substantial comes out of the poor English.
It is the same pattern of knitting as in many other cases that come from the refugee scam section. Always a princess with a rich father who was neither murdered nor died of Covid-19. Fatima stole the pictures from a Regina Daniels and sends them out by the thousands. The story doesn’t get any better, and the fake bank can’t help that either.
Therefore, do not reply, do not send documents, they would most likely be used for people smuggling. Do not send money, no matter how much the perpetrators beg. Or threaten. Move the mail to the digital ash bin.
Thanks for the opportunity to be your friend, I know this mail will come to you as a surprise since we have not met or had a previous correspondence, please bear with me. I would really like to have a good relationship with you. I have a special reason why I decided to contact you.
I decided to contact you because of the urgency of my situation here, I am Ms Fatima Mbogo,22 years old girl from Republic of Ghana, the only daughter of Late Dr Mbogo Edward the former minister of Agriculture under leadership of former president John Atta Mills. My father died on the 11th of April 2020 after he tested positive of coronavirus.
I am constrained to contact you because of the maltreatment I am receiving from my step mother. She planned to take away all my late father’s treasury and properties from me since the unexpected death of my beloved Father.
Meanwhile I wanted to escape to Europe but she hid away my international passport and other valuable traveling documents. Luckily she did not discover where I kept my father’s File which contains important documents’ decided to run to the refugee camp where I am presently seeking asylum under the United Nations High Commission for the Refugee here in Ouagadougou, Republic of Burkina Faso. I wish to contact you personally for a long term business relationship and investment assistance in your Country.
My father of blessed memory deposited the sum of US$7.200, 000.00 in the Bank with my name as the next of kin. However, I shall forward you with the necessary documents on confirmation of your acceptance to assist me for the transfer and investment of the fund in your country, As you will help me in an investment, I would like to complete my studies as I was in my first year in the university when the crisis started.
As soon as I receive your positive response showing your interest I will put things into action immediately. In the light of the above, I shall appreciate an urgent message indicating your ability and willingness to handle this transaction sincerely. I am Awaiting your urgent and positive response. Please do keep this only to yourself please i beg you not to disclose it till i come over once the fund has been transferred.
Yours, Fatima Mbogo.
A day later they mixed up names and adresses in a very strange mail
Thanks a lot for your response,I need your help to stand as my trustee for transferring the money to your Bank account for an investment project. As I told you in my earlier mail, I am staying in the mission camp in Burkina-Faso and I haven’t a personal telephone to be reached but if you wish to hear my voice, you can reach me through the office telephone number of the Mission co-coordinator. His name is Father David West and his office telephone number is +226-65956615. If you call, tell him that you want to speak with Miss Amirah Mohy and stay in the Block G14 female hostel.
The reason why I want you to be my trustee is because I have contacted the bank on my arrival to clear the money but the branch manager of the bank whom I met in person told me that my status as a refugee does not authorize me to transfer the money. He advised me to seek for some one who will represent me and transfer the money into his or her bank account.I wanted to inform my stepmother about this deposit but am afraid that she will not release the money to me after clearing the money because after the death of my Father she and my uncle arrange secretly and sold my father’s estate .
They shared the money among themselves and when I confronted them my uncle told me that the tradition and custom of our land does not entitle me to share assets of my father as a single young girl. Ever then they have been maltreating me and even made arrangement to assassinate me because of the demand for my share of the money from the sales of the estate. I want you to help me because you are God sent and you will never regret for helping me.
Please send me your full contact information so that i will send an authorization letter to the bank with your information as my trustee.please
Your full name:
Telephone numbers to be reached:
Your photos to see you:
Information above is very important for me to know you well so as to proceed further with trust.As soon as I receive them I will give you the contact of the bank were my father deposited the money.And you will contact the bank as my trustee and ask them to transfer the money into your bank account for investment project. After you receive the money in your bank account you will send some amount to me to process my traveling documents which I will use to come and settle in your country and further my academic studies while you will invest the money.
Thanks a lot in anticipation of your quick reply.please call me with this number +226-65956615.
Miss Amirah Mohy.
How are you today,i hope you are in good health,i just received your massage and the information that you have sent to me,i thank you so much,you said you need a proof of what i am telling you,honestly what i told you is the truth and nothing but the truth,please what kind of proof did you need so that i can provide it for you?.
Please, I want to know if you really want to help me so that I can send you the bank information and the details of this transaction,please let me know the kind of proof you need from me,i will send you the bank details as soon as I hear from you.
Thanks and God bless you.
Thanks for your mail,Here in refugee camp is like one staying inside prison,and i don’t want to continue like this,once the bank start up the transfer process i will start up to my arrangement to meet you face to face,my intention is to have a good future,and a good living and continue with my studies,i hope to be with you very soon and have a good life with you .
I believe in my heart that your help to me will bring something good to you,and i assure you that if God will use you to help me out of this situation,i will never forget you in my life and with what you have said in your mail to me i now have the confidence to go ahead with you.i will not miss use the your information and i will not involve you in any illegal business,God know that what i am telling you is the truth and nothing but the truth,i have sent an email to the bank with your information as my trustee.
Bellow here is the contact of the bank.Please contact the bank or call them let us know how possible the transfer will be.please contact the bank and the bank will give you all the proof you need,i have sent the deposit documents to the bank and i have also sent an authorization letter to the bank with your information as my trustee,please call to bank and verify.
AFRICA DEVELOPMENT BANK.ADB
Contact Director of Foreign Operations.
Dr Semon martin
Looking forward to hearing your response from the bank.God bless you Please Call the Bank,When you get them on the line,you can tell them that you are calling on behalf of the fund of Dr Mbogo Edward.
With .The Account Number : 7712879875654
Swift Code Number : AFT877
Deposit Code Number AT78.
Amount: (US$7,200,000.00 Million
Depositor: DR MBOGO EDWARD
Beneficiary: Fatima Mbogo.
Please do your best to make sure that you make contact with the bank so that before next week the fund will be transfer into your account i will advice you to call them on their telephone number and at the same time send an email to them for them to know our seriousness,what ever you discussion with them get back to me so that i will be knowing what is happening.
My prayer is for God to grant me my grace and by the grace of God he will surely see us through,The most important thing is to make sure that you make contact with the bank let us hear from them before any other thing will be done.please call the bank as soon as you send them an email.