In a message dated 12/24/2003 8:42:15 AM Pacific Standard Time, [email protected] writes:

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am ABDULLAH ALI ABULLAH i am from the republic of
YEMEN,but live and work in Egypt,i am the acountant
general of Arab Bank plc,and i am on a special
assignment to Nigeria-Arab Bank for one year,to run
the audite programme. I have urgent and Very
confidential business proposition for you.In august 29 1998, a Foreign Oil
consultant/contractor with the Nigerian National
petroleum Corporation, Mr.Barry Kelly made a numbered
time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at
US$20,000,000.00 (Twenty Million Dollars)this branch. Upon maturity, I
sent a routine notification to his forwarding
address but got no reply. After a month, I sent a
reminder and finally I discovered from his contract employers, the Nigerian National
Petroleum Corporation that Mr. Barry Kelly died from
an automobile accident.

On further investigation, I found out that he died
without making a WILL, and all attempts to trace his
next of kin was fruitless. I therefore made
further investigation and discovered that Mr. Barry
Kelly did not declare any next of kin or relations in all his official documents, including his
Bank Deposit paperwork in our Bank. This sum of
US$20,000,000.00 has carefully been moved out
of the bank to a security company for save keeping
purpose . No one will ever come forward to claim it.
According to Nigerian Law, at the expiration of 5
(five)years, the money will revert to the ownership of the
Nigerian Government if nobody applies to claim the

Consequently, my proposal is that I will want you as a
foreigner to stand as the next of kin. I am writing you because as a public servant
(accountantwith the bank), I cannot operate a foreign
account or have an account that is more than
$1million. I therefore want to present you as the next
of kin (the rightful owner of the fund) so that you
can be able to claim it with the help of an accredited attorney. Finally, I urge you to provide
immediately your full names, phone/fax numbers and
your current mailing address so as to enable us
commence the paperwork that will present you as the
rightful beneficiary (nextof kin) of the fund. As
soon as the money is ransferred to you 70% is for me
while 20% is for you.then 10% will be set aside for
any expences during the transaction.
Please reply immediately via my Email address. Upon
your response, I shall then provide you with more
details that will help you understand this hitch free
(risk free)transaction.

Thanks and God bless.


Dear Mr. Abdullah,

Wow, what a fabulous opportunity! You sound like the type of person I wish I could do business with more often here in the USA. Living here in Bumphuk, Idaho, you tend to meet so many false people.

Do you think we can really pull this off? I mean, I wonder if I look like Mr. Barry Kelly? What if they ask for a DNA sample? Or even worse, what if they ask for a KMA or AMF sample? Are you able to handle something like that?

I really want to get in on something like this. I could sure use the money. I have 10 kids and a wife. I collect widgets as a hobby. It is really a hassle keeping up. 6 million bucks would really ease up my problems, for sure.

Maybe we should meet in person first? Would you consider flying in to Bumphuk so we could have a face to face meeting? that would make me feel so much better.




In a message dated 12/26/2003 10:37:00 AM Pacific Standard Time, [email protected] writes:

Dear Friend
Thank you very much for replying my mail,I am very happy to read from you.,i was looking for a reliable and trust worthy person to join me in the mutually beneficial business transaction.The late Barry Kelly died intestate(without a will) There is no know relative that has come forward for the money and all i want you to do is to act as the next of kin to Barry Kelly.i will perfect all the relevant documents to that effects with your concent.

I will be waiting to hear from you so that we can proceed.
Best regards

Dear Abdullah,

Please let me know what I have to do to continue!





In a message dated 12/29/2003 12:01:52 AM Pacific Standard Time, [email protected] writes:

Dear friend,
I want to thank you for your quick response to my mail,
All i want you to do is to contact an attorney who will prepare all the necessary document in your name in Nigeria high court,i want you to send him the following information.
1 names in full
2 telephone number
3 account detaill
4 date of birth
5 poster address

I have already breef him on the transaction,the idea of you being the next of kin to Barry Kelly, the truth is only know to you and me,in no case that the attorney must know that you are not the real next of kin Barry Kelly,immediately you send down this information to him let me know so that i can keep record of the procedure of the transfer of the money into your account.please do keep this transaction between you and me due to the natuer of my job,you can send me you telephone number so that will can discuss more.
i will be waiting to hear from you.this is the contact of the attorney:
email address:[email protected]
name festus kayemo
Best regards
your partner
Abdullah Ali


Dear Mr. Abdullah,

Mr. Kayemo sounds like a very upstanding gentleman and attorney, but I have to admit to you that I am very leery of attorneys. I had a very bad experience several years ago wherein I was swindled out of several thousand dollars by an attorney named Marshall Dillon. Would it be possible to use a friend of mine who is currently in law school? His name is Don Corleone.

By the way, what if Mr. Festus asks for the DNA, KMA or AMF sample?

Another question: should I open a checking account?




In a message dated 12/30/2003 7:54:46 AM Pacific Standard Time, [email protected] writes:

Dear friend,
I want assure that the information that i ask you to send the lawyer will be used by the lawyer to swear an affidavit in your name in the high court of justice which will enable him to put in an application for the release of the money into your account,i will have handle it myself but for the fact that i am not from Nigeria i cant to their court,that is the reasoning i am seeking the assistance of a lawyer which i have done.
I want to know that this transaction is 100%riskfree,all you need to do is to follow my instruction every other thing will be fine,i have work out all the necessary modilities to how this money will get to you,just send him your personal data so he start with processing of the documents.
I will love hear from you
your friend

Dear Abdullah,

Do I need to have a savings or checking account to do this? Because I deal strictly cash in my life. If I need to have a checking or savings account to make this happen, you will have to send me $100 so I can open an account. Here is my information so you can send it Western Union:

Michael Landon

Bumphuk, Idaho

I will go over to the Western Union on New Year's Day to pick up the money. A new year, a new life, for both of us, right? :-)

Your friend and partner



In a message dated 1/1/2004 5:03:12 AM Pacific Standard Time, [email protected] writes:

Dear Michael ,

Compliment of the season my friend,i am very happy to read from you,the is that i have withdrewn disparse all the money i may need in this season,you know as a banker will dont always keep cash and my family are not in Nigeria they are in Egypt so most of my savings are in Egypt,but dont worry i will make it to you in the cause of this transaction.
I want you to send me your telephone number and your poster mailing address so that we can discuss more on this transaction,i will go ahead to prepare an affidavit which will empower you to proceed to the security and finance company to retrieve the consignment.
i will waiting to hear from you,i wish you a happy new year.
Best regards
your partner

Dear Mr. Abdullah,

Happy New Year!

I went down to the Western Union today, and there was nothing there for me :-( perhaps you have not yet sent it? I will check back there tomorrow, ok? Maybe you could send me the tracking number in your next email.

As far as my phone number and address, I hesitate only because I don't want my wife to know about this. Her birthday is coming up soon and I want to surprise her with a present she will never forget!

In closing, I want to say that I am very excited about our partnership. I have spoken with my close friend Dan Blocker (he is just like a brother really) and knowing my personal situation, he is very excited for me as well.


Your friend and partner

Mike (my friends call me mike)

ps don't forget to send the tracking number. I will go over to Western Union later today when the bus comes by.


In this next one, my sister-in-law challenged me to work “Hop Sing”, the servant, into the mix :-)


Dear Mr. Abdullah,

Good news! I have secured a loan from my uncle Lorne Green and now I am ready to proceed. However, I have lately been contacted by a one Dikembe Motumbo, who also wishes to do business with me in the manner of you, my friend. He told me not to trust you. I'm pretty upset about all of this because I felt you were a man of honor, and I was hopsing to do business with only you.

As I have not heard from you I am wondering what to do. Perhaps you could advise me?

Sincerely waiting for your reply,



In a message dated 1/3/2004 11:51:56 AM Pacific Standard Time, [email protected] writes:

Dear friend,
I am very happy to read from you,i want to assure you some thing in this transaction,i will take care of the bill and the transaction is 100%risk free,all i want from you is trust,i dont want to be discussing this business with any body,i want you to keep this transaction very confidential because of the nature of my job,i will hand over your name to the lawyer to prepare the necessary document which will empower you to proceed to retrieve the money from the security and finance company( with your concent)
you can send me your telephone number for further discussion.
i will be expecting to hear from you.
Best regards
your partner

Dear Mr. Abdullah,

Glad to hear from you, too. I got worried about you when I did not hear from you. I'm sure you have many other transactions to which to attend, so if that is the case, then pardon me.

Now let me understand something before we proceed. I understood that you were going to send me $100 via Western Union for the purpose of opening a bank account so that we could consummate our partnership and transaction. Am I correct in this assumption? I went over to WU again today and there was nothing there for me :-( Maybe you got the city wrong. It is "Bump-huk, Idaho".

Also, I need to know if Mr. Festus will be asking for either the DNA, AMF or KMA samples to prove I am truly a relative of Mr. Barry Kelly. If so, I can run right down and get those done.

Mr. Abdullah, it would greatly ease my heart if you would send me via email a photo of yourself. I am a "face-to-face" type of businessman, and since we are so far apart, and I can't shake your hand, I would like to see the face of the person with whom I am doing such good business.

Enclosed you will find a photo of yours truly.

Hoping to hear from you soon,


PS. While I was writing this letter to you, I received another from Mr. Motumbo. He is very insistant and not at all kind like you. How should I handle him?



In a message dated 1/5/2004 6:40:37 AM Pacific Standard Time, [email protected] writes:

Dear friend,
I want thank you for your concern,all i need to tell you is that why your personal data is needed for to enable the lawyer to prepare the necessary document that will empower you to proceed to retrieve the money,i dont think he need any DNA or AMF test,all he needs is your personal data.
i shall be waiting for your response later today,my scanner is bad i will send my picture if i get it fix
Best regards



Dear Mr. Abdullah,

Thanks for your note.

I have placed the money that Uncle Lorne loaned me into a savings account. My banker's name is Pernell Roberts at S.P.N.B.

As I want to be a good business partner, as I'm sure you do, too, I would like to see a copy of the document that Mr. Festus will be preparing. This, and a picture of yourself, are all that I require before I will proceed. The more speedily you can provide them, the sooner we can get down to business. Please hurry, as my wife's birthday is coming soon.

Until then, I remain your friend and partner,




Dear Mr. Abdullah,

I am getting concerned again. I haven't heard from you again for 2 days. I hope we are still going to be working together? Please contact me soon. Thanks!





In a message dated 1/8/2004 1:00:35 AM Pacific Standard Time, [email protected] writes:

Dear friend,
I have attach my passport with this mail,you can scan and print,please i am sending the passport based on trustand for the document,the lawyer can only finish the preparetion of the document when you provide the information i ask of you,i will be expecting to hear from you today.
Best regards



Dear Mr. Abdullah,

Thank you for sending your photo. I now have everything I require to proceed.

But first, let me tell you what I think of you: you are a lazy, lying, scheming asshole. You, and your scheming brothers and sisters should be taken out and publicly beaten. In fact, the person or persons who raised you should be beaten as well. Actually, a beating is too good for you, you shiftless skunk.

I hope you go straight to hell for all the misery and suffering you have brought down on some really decent people. Further, I will be sending your email address straight to the proper authorities, so you will have to head back to the internet cafe and think up a new email address very soon.

Please go to the provided link in case you are still too dense to figure this all out, you fucking asswipe.



Michael Landon ;-)

ps now the whole world is laughing at you, you fucking shithead...