Please read the first article on the subject of Fatima Mbogo.
We would like to thank the reader most sincerely for also sending the following mails to us. In this way, she helps to uncover the tricks of the scammers and can personally help to protect others from harm.
Here is the last mail of Fatima Mbogo:
How are you today,i hope you are in good health,i want to know if you have made a contact with the bank,please let me know if you have contacted the bank,i have sent an email to the bank with your information as my trustee,please i really need your help,i will apply for a German visa as soon as the bank start the transfer process,please i want to know if you have made a contact with the bank.
Thanks and God bless you.
A night later our reader received this mail:
Thanks for your mail,i will apply for a student visa to Germany,it is very very simple,i will not apply as a refugee,i will apply as a student,so what i need is an invitation letter from you so that i will apply for visa,it is very simply here if you apply a student visa.
Please can you call the bank,I have sent an email to the bank with your information as my trustee,please do let me know as soon as the bank contacts you,Hope to hear from you,kiss.
One feels it would be better not to believe it. The Fatima Mbogo hoax is an extreme dupery that has many facets.
Fatima Mbogo first appeared in 2016, the story she told then varied a lot from the one she tells now, but the email address was the same.She also called herself Edwards and used other images.
But now the real background of the Fatima Mbogo scam becomes obvious.
It is about a visa for a person to Europe, or rather to the country where honey and milk flow for scammers. Germany.
Inevitably, the guarantors the scammers are looking for would get caught up in the vortex of the following events.
This trick was also used in the Alina programme, which we explained in detail. The scammers try to earn money and then scam a visa, which brings them quite a lot of money in Africa.
We have repeatedly warned in countless articles about the “Black Axe” smugglers in Nigeria.
They operate across borders.
So, what happens to the visas recruited by the scammers through stories like that of our protagonist Fatima Mbogo? Fatima Mbogo is a programme that comes from a call centre in Lagos or Accra.
The calls are directed to Fatima’s supposed country of refuge, it is a phone number that is spoofed. This means that the real number of the mobile phone has been replaced by a number belonging to a completely uninvolved person.
The next step is to go with an invitation to the representation of the Federal Republic of Germany. Somewhere in Africa, where the person lives who is to be smuggled into Europe.
The scammers justify the urgent invitation with the problems that suddenly arise from the original history of the invitation, the alleged inheritance, and that can only be settled from Germany.
The banker, who does not exist at all, but who sits in another row in the call centre in West Africa, puts pressure on a German bank to suddenly appear in the matter, works with strong force when the potential victim is still divided whether the story can be true or not. If necessary, government documents are forged or a notary is called in, which also does not exist. The perpetrators then, in threes or fours, the victim is coerced, blackmailed or absolute tortured to the point of literal collapse. After that, nothing more is heard from the fake bank.
Of course, the perpetrators know that the embassy on the ground in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, is looking into the matter considerably more closely than any ordinary citizen would be able to.
But with guarantors and insurance and ticket, it is effortless to visit first.
None of the victims will ever see the supposed Fatima, Fatima Mbogo suddenly has a different name because the passport officer on the spot changed her name or because she has the Muslim name or the African name. Countless stories of scammers are in this regard.
If this behaviour is not successful, the scam quickly turns into a romance, which the scammers already have up their sleeve.
They beg, plead, then threaten that they have the details of the person who is supposed to invite Fatima or whatever her name is now.
This quickly leads to hourly calls, which can then become very annoying, or to e-mails that don’t want to end.
At this stage, scammers still work with carrots and sticks. They cannot make a better profit than perhaps ripping off 10,000 euros for a visa to Germany.
Some young woman who is told that she can take up a job as an au pair in Europe is then actually sent off to serve the mafia structure that is already hiding behind the well-organized scammers, neither as a body packer in narcotics smuggling, i.e. with countless condoms in her belly, or as a prostitute somewhere in Europe.
Likewise, the person who vouched for the person is in trouble and may even have to bear the costs of deportation.
No matter where in Europe. This scam, spawned by the Refugee Scam, is beginning to populate the dating scams as it becomes increasingly difficult to extract money from the pockets of potential victims with the traditional scams. Meanwhile, too much cognitive content is already being done for that.
Therefore, do not send any personal data. Nothing about the story is true, do not send any documents, even if you are led to believe that the German representation in Africa or meanwhile in India or Syria, Afghanistan, would demand this of you.
If you have sent documents, go to the police or inform the German representation abroad.
Do not send any money, it would be irretrievably lost.
Erase the mail.