The message shown below is a real example of a Nigerian or 419 Scam. The message asks that the recipient accept 48 Million Dollars from a woman dying of cancer. According to the message,”Mother Sarah Alan Rowland” needs help to use these funds for “orphanages and widows” and to “propagate the word of God”. This money does not exist. Recipients who initiate a dialogue with the scammer by replying to this message will eventually be asked for advance fees supposedly required to allow the funds transfer to proceed. They may also become the victims of identity theft.
If you receive this or a similar message, DO NOT reply. If you have already replied, DO NOT comply with subsequent requests to send money or provide personal information.
Nigerian Scams – 419 Scam Information
Greetings to you in Jesus name Amen!
I am Mother Sarah Alan Rowland, the wife to Late. Rev. Dr. Alan George Rowland who worked with the German embassy in Dubai for Nine years and died in the year 2004. We were married for good seventeen years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only one month and two days. Before his death we were both born again Christians. Since his death I decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home, which the Bible is against. When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of $48 Million Dollars (Forty Eight Million U.S. Dollars) in a bank in Spain, and My Doctor told me that I would not last for the next three months due to my breast cancer problem. Though what disturbs me most is my stroke. Having known my condition I decided to contact you to make foundation with the funds for the orphanages and widows and also to propagate the word of God and to ensure that orphanages are educated. The Bible made us to understand that blessed is the hand that giveth.
I took this decision because I don’t have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not Christians and I don’t want our hard earned money to be squandered by unbelievers. I don’t want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly manner, hence the reason for taking this bold decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I am going to be in the bosom of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace. I don’t need any telephone communication in this regard, With God all things are possible. As soon as I receive your reply I shall also issue you a letter of authority that will empower you as the original- beneficiary of this fund through the help of my late husband’s attorney. Please, hear the voice of charities crying, so you should ensure to use the of money as I stated. I want you and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my shepherd. My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian.!
Whoever that wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and truth. Please always be prayerful all through your life. Any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing for a good Christian or individual for this same purpose. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein. Hoping to hear from you. reply me & Remain blessed in the name of the Lord.
Blessings to you,
Mother Sarah Alan Rowland
Importance NoticeAfter considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.
These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.
Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.
And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.
When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.
I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.
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Closing DateHoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.
Thank you, one and all!