Tema Williams Nigerian Scam

by Brett M. Christensen

The message shown below is a real example of a Nigerian or 419 Scam. The message promises the recipient a share in a large sum of money in exchange for transferring the money to his or her account and helping to invest it. According to the message, Mrs. Tema Williams from Zimbabwe wants to invest 6.5 million dollars left by her late husband. This sum of 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 deal 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.

 

For more information about Nigerian Scams see:
Nigerian Scams – 419 Scam Information



Example:
From :Mrs Tema Williams[Address and contact removed]

PLEASE KINDLY PARDON ME FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE

Good Day,

Please, kindly pardon me for any inconvenience this letter may cost you because I know it may come to you as a surprise as we’have no previous correspondence.

I got your contact as i was searching for helping hand in your country , this is why I decided to appeal to you directly for assistance because I’ have no relations or friends in your country for help me.I am Mrs.Tema Williams from Zimbabwe. I am a widow being that I lost my husband last year.

My husband was a serving director of the Cocoa exporting board until his death .He was assassinated last january by the rebels following the political uprising. Before his death he had a foreign account here in south Africa up to the tune of $6.5million united state dollar which he told the bank was for the importation of cocoa processing machine.

I want you to do me a favour to receive this funds to a safe account in your country or any safer place as the beneficiary.

For your assistance, I have two options for you. Firstly you can choose to have 5% of the money for your assistance, and helping my family investing this funds, or you can go into partnership with me for the proper profitable investment of the money in your country. Which ever the option you want, please do notify me in your reply.

I have plans to do investment in your country, like real estate and industrial production.This is my reason for writing to you. Please if you are willing to assist me and my only Son Williams, indicate your interest in replying soonest.

Thanks and best regards .
Mrs Tema Williams

[Contact details removed]


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