Deb's Lake Conroe Real Estate & Stuff! : I could make 3.25 MILLION dollars or lose all that I have with an illegal scam. Watch out!

I could make 3.25 MILLION dollars or lose all that I have with an illegal scam. Watch out!




Do I want a few million? Well, yeah. Do I believe you? No. Watch out for these type of scams.

 This came to me through Active Rain. Shall I do it? Deb


John Kassem

Message:Dear friend.

My Name is John Kassem Smith,am a Banker,Am a Nigerian,am in Nigeria,I Work With Fidelity Bank Nigeria Plc as the (CFO)Central File Operator of the Bank.pls read well and reply to me pls.
Thanks for your intelligent understanding about this transaction.I will like to confirm to you that am oblige to transact this business with you,i need your assistance to stand as a beneficiary to the sum of $6.5millions united state dollars lying down unclaimed in our bank what really happened is that during the course of our auditing last week, I discovered a floating fund in an account opened in the bank in the year 2001 and since 2002 nobody has operated on this account again,after going through some old files in the records I discovered that the owner of the account died without a [Heir/WILL] hence the money is floating and if I do not remmit this money out urgently it will be forfeited for nothing.
The owner of this account Mr Toni Choate an American and an Oil Marchant and great industrialist ,who was a foreign contrator with the Federal Government of Nigeria, unfortunately lost his life in a ghastly motor accident alonge Lagos - Ibadan express road here in Nigeria including his wife and only daughter leaving nobody to claim the money and Ever since his death the money has been lying unclaimed.
Now i need you cooperation to claim this money because only someone from foreign coountry can stand as the beneficiary.And the Banking law stipulates that any money lying unclaimed for four years will be transfered to federal government suspent account with cenral bank of Nigeria. Please i need your assistance to achieve this great chance because i do not wish this money transfered to Central bank of Nigeria because it will be shared among the top directors.who are Kaffiir unbeleivers, this people want to cheat this man , i dont want it to happen , i want us to get this money out for him and help the Poor with it and also help ourselves.
No other person knows about this account or any thing concerning it,the account has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that the account is a secret account. The total amount involve is $6.5 million United States Dollars only and I wish to transfer this money into a safe foreigners account abroad. But I don't know any foreigner, I am only contacting you as a foreigner because this money can not be approved to a local person here,but to a foreigner who has information about the account.I am revealing this to you with believe in God that you will never let me down in this business, you are the first and the only person that I am contacting for this business.
I need your strong assurance that you will never let me down, I guarantee that this transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.I will destroy all documents of transaction immediately we receive this money leaving no trace to any place.I will use my position and influence to obtain all legal approvals for onward transfer of this money to your account with appropriate clearance from the relevant ministries and foreign exchange departments. At the conclusion of this business, you will be given 50% of the total amount, 50% will be for me.
Please i want you to be honest with me because this money is a golden oppurtunity to me and i do not want to loose it. I have to create a file for you now as the next of kin to this money.Because if you contact the bank and they check the Central Computer of the bank.And your name is not there as the next of kin to Late depositor the bank will doubt you.
Now i Need you to Give me thse Informations So that i can Use it to crate a File for you now in the Central Computer of the Bank as the Next of Kin to Late Mr Toni Choate and the Sole Beneficiary to this 6.5 Million Us Dollas so that when you contact the Bank for the Fund to be Release to your Bank Account over there,They Will Beleived You.

For the business to be effected i will need the following information from you :

1.Your full name:
2.Your residential address:
3.Your direct telephone number and email address:
4.Your date of birth and occupation(Job):

With all these informations i will sucessfully inputs your name in the necessary files and also insert your information into the bank central computer as the next of kin to the late depositor and the sole beneficiary of the unclaimed fund after the demise of the depositor.
Note that i need to insert your name into the bank central computer and a file will be opened in your name, so with these information i will definitely commence with the processing of the fund in your name,so that when you are contcating the bank your name will appear in the bank central computer as the next of kin to the late depositor.

I want you to know that this transaction is 100%risk free because all necessary documents to prove u as the beneficiary will be processed with your name.I want you to handle this business offer with utmost confidentiality and keep it as top secret because my Bank must not know that i gave you this information.

Furthermore after the whole processsing of the fund in your name you will need to contact the bank which i shall give you the contact information and the required proofs which you shall offer the bank as the heir and you will apply for the transfer of the fund to your bank account.

After you might have applied for the release of the said fund and as soon as your letter reach the desk of the director an official and professional responce will be given to your letter of application , an official verification will be followed to screen your information contained in your application letter in the bank central computer and i assure you that your information will be met in the bank central computer as the next of kin,beneficiary and claimant of the said fund.

As soon as you are been confirmed as the next of kin , the bank director will give you an official invitation to come down to Nigeria because there are valuable and vital governmental certificate and banking documents that required your original signature which you are to sign here in Nigeria originally as the beneficiary of the fund before the release of the fund could be effected.
In this case i will advise you to apply for the documents to be sent to you by courier service at your own cost meaning that you will have to pay the courier fee that may be charged by the bank to enable the industry send you the documents due to your inability to come down to Nigeria to sign the documents.If this is agreed by you I want you to state it clearly in your reply .
Immediately you apply for the documents to be sent to you by courier service the bank director will ask you to send the courier fee and as soon as you send the courier fee the whole documents will be sent to you by courier service and you will have these documents signed originally in accordance with the bank procedure after you finish to sign the documents the fund will be released to your account in the next 4 to 5 working days.
As soon as u receive the money in ur bank account,i shall take my leave to you overthere in Lebanon for my own share of the money or you transfer mine overthere in Nigeria or i shall settle down in your country & invest there.I will also go into partnership business with u if u care but i intend to go into REAL ESTATE and also i need you to promise me one this, after we get this money we both must use in our share to help the poor for the soul of Mr Toni Choate to be happy wherever he is.

I hope you understand me?. If so pls act in accordance with me by sending me a mail with require information needed for the commencement of the processing of the fund. Note that your utmost confidentiality as regards this transaction is required. You are to keep it top secret and confidential matters for us to progress,achieve our aims and finally for security reason.
I look forward to your earliest reply to this issue or send reply or contact me directly on my mobile phone number 234-8082148429 as promised to call or e-mail me Direct I await your positive reply soon.


John Kassem Smith


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Comment balloon 13 commentsDeb Brooks • November 25 2007 02:53PM


unreal. these people just sit around all day and come up with ways to scam money from us. and people say realtors are least we help bring people together adn give them something thay want and need...
Posted by Trevor Ainsworth, Burlington Vermont Real Estate (Century 21 Jack Associates) over 11 years ago

I think we are all getting these now. I posted something about it a few days ago and apparently several people are now getting these through active rain.

I don't suppose any of us are actually foolish enough to fall for this, but what irritates me is that instead of just spamming my email account, they are now taking time to fill out information on websites :-/

Posted by Michael La Fay (Meadow Lakes Supply Co.) over 11 years ago

How do people come up with these things? And, does anyone really fall for it?



Posted by Dawn Workman, Camas Real Estate Expert, MBA, 480-540-8100 (Veracity Real Estate Group, LLC) over 11 years ago
I sure hope people do not fall victim to these scams. It is important for us to remind our clients who also may receive these types of emails to not respond...especially our elderly clients.
Posted by Cris Burlew, Broker ~ St Pete Beach FL Real Estate (Beach & Luxury Realty, Inc.) over 11 years ago
I just received on of these the other day.  I thought it was hilarious.  The difference was mine was 2.5 million that I got from inheritance (from who?) and they made sure to let me know not to contact anyone so that the payment of the inheritance is not hindered.
Posted by Kimberly Grant, Real Estate Agent - Huntsville Alabama (Exit Leon Crawford Realty) over 11 years ago
Me too - I've had 3 or 4 of these thru AR, unfortunately.
Posted by Joan Snodgrass (Midamerica Referral Network) over 11 years ago
I,ve been getting them for about a week now. I delete immediately
Posted by Hugh Krone, Realtor, Sussex County NJ (Weichert Referral Associates) over 11 years ago
I cant believe they do this to people.  Get Real! 
Posted by Beatrice Cooper, (Finacial Destination ) over 11 years ago
The good ol Nigerian scam emails. I have a folder with over 70 of these. Would i ever in my right(or left) mind do it? Not on anyone's life. But sadly some do looking for the quick buck. Run Forrest Run
Posted by Robert L. Brown, Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic ( over 11 years ago

What a maroon..... I pity the person who falls for such a thing......


Posted by Alexander Harb, Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing (Knights Investing) over 11 years ago
Did y'all notice the signature? John Smith? OMG who do they think they are dealing with? Go figure. Deb
Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 11 years ago

The best part?  They've actually began an attempt to solict people with these scams via instant messenger!  Yep, 419 Scams - IM Style!  I don't know about other messenger programs, but I've been hit up a couple of times using Yahoo! Messenger.

Posted by Shanna over 10 years ago

I did one better than all of you, i have a complete chat log including his internet address which i have tracked to a destination within nigeria, hahahahahahahah, i am contacting the fraud crime squad, i also think there are more sinister intentions than just fraud, as in ... people smuggling, kidnapping and extortion..... want to become a sex slave ? .... well, its over for him :) ha ha ha ! - THIS fraud attempt occured on yahoo messenger ........

Posted by HAHA about 10 years ago