Scam Letter(s) from Linda Buli to Ian (New Zealand)

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Letter 1

I am delighted to hear from you. My name is Mary Sandra Allen, I am sorry if this mail will come to you as an embarrassment or a surprise, I just felt like empting myself to you, after reading your profile ,I decided to confide in you, as am faced with total frustration and hardship. My Ernest prayer is that you find this mail in good health and blessings. I am presently residing in Abidjan,Cote d'Ivoire.I left my country with my father after the death of my mother during the war in our country and we came here because my father owned a business here,(cocoa business), during the going political crisis here which has turn out into a civil war since 2003,my father was attacked and killed here at the hit of the crisis as the rebels were killing prominent foreigners with the reason that they were financially supporting the government against them and the rebels are accusing the government of doing the killing.
Presently, I am staying in a REFUGEE camp assisted by the Red cross organisation, due to the way which the camp is securitized by united nations forces and after the death of my father, our house was set ablaze, I was unable to meet my needs pay my bills and accommodation and in my dilemma which was another reason for going to the camp, where I could not at least feed and sleep as I did not know anyone here.
I take permission to go to the town where they have internet access to enable me correspond with you.
Secondly, my late father concealed some amount of money in a trunk box and deposited it in a safe keeping house to the turn of $7.5 million dollars which I will want you to help me move out of this country because of the war here. But the safe keeping house does not know the true content of the trunk to be cash as my father declared upon deposit as containing art craft for export. My father confided so much in me after the death of my mother, we were so close that he never did anything without my knowledge and opinion.
All that I want is your sincere and genuine help in helping me safe guide this trunk which means that you will have to come here so that we can meet face to face first before proceeding with this claim, as we have to do the claiming of the trunk which the money is concealed claimed out of the safe keeping house first and the money moved out of this country as I am the named next of kin to this deposit. I cannot allow the money remain here, why, because of the war here which possess a great risk to as my life and future solely lies on it. If you have heard from the news for the past few months now there has been intense fighting and bombing by the French troops which I will like to live here as soon as we have this money moved out of this country.
I will also like upon your arrival here to open an account in any of the international banks of your choice here where this money will be lodged into for transfer to your country, I know that this is our first mail, but I have decided to confide in you from the choice of your word on your profile. I want you to know that for years now, I have lived in absolute frustration, tires and pains without any person around me, no parent, uncles or friend, but God had kept me until now, which I believe that I will smile once again.
Thirdly, I do not want to attach myself to you out of desperation so that I do not get used rather I intend you helping me to claim this money as I intend living for your country to start an entire new life and complete my education, as you will have to help in the investment of this money. But I really need your help at this trial and difficult time of mine.
I am totally frustrated that my whole mind for now lies on my survival which is securing this money. Please I am confiding completely in you and I really need your assistance at this point of my life as you alone knows of this venture.
I have enclosed my copies of my personal pictures and my late father's pictures for your view while I will expect to have yours in return.
I wait to hear from you.
Thank you.

Letter 2

Hello ian
Good morning,I thank you for your mail.I want you to understand that I have opened up to you out of total frustration and the fear of losing the money in the war here. I have wanted you to come here so that we can first meet face to face before going together to the safe keeping company for this claim and after that we can both go back the your country where we shall begin the investment of this money and also I will want to complete my education and start an entire new life.I have made up my mind to trust you no matter what and I will appreciate that you please help me in all sincerity.
In the picture I sent to you,you will find a white man and woman in the picture with my father,the man was my father’s business associate that was taking care of all my father’s foreign investments and the lady was his international attorney and when my father died they heard of it and they came and took care of the funeral paid for everything and promised to come and take me out of here.
Since then,I have not heard from them. They disappeared into tin air with my father’s money, investments and wealth. I wondered what could have been my faith in life if my father never disclosed this deposit to me.

I see the claim of this trunk very easy and fast with you coming here but the problem now is because of the war here which I believe your country might not allow you to come here.
I cannot go to the safe keeping company alone for this claim as I might be forced to open the trunk for inspection since my father did not declare the true content of the trunk to be cash.
I cannot take the money to the bank alone at my age and considering the fact the I am now found in the asylum refugee camp which does not give me the right to have a bank account here or work here,which is a very big disadvantage, which I had no choice since there was no one to take care of me after the death of my father.
I had contacted the safe keeping company in respect of this claim and your inability to come here for this claim because of the war here.They told me that I should put it in writing in a letter of intent which you will be made the beneficiary of the trunk and we shall have all the claim documents legalised in your name as the beneficiary of the trunk.They are also willing to have the trunk delivered to our named destination if we request for it. which I ask for your permission to write the letter of intent and also need your complete name and address and phone numbers, so that i can write the letter of intent so that they can have the consignment shipped to you so that i can come and join you there to finish my education.
MY QUESTION IS HOW DO I LIVE THIS COUNTRY IF THE TRUNK LIVES,WHAT IS MY ASSURANCE AND SECURITY OF THE SAFETYU OF THE TRUNK SINCE MY LIFE AND FUTURE LIES SOLELY ON THE MONEY CONCEALED IN THE TRUNK.I am trusting you with this money from the choice of your words which I believe that you will never run away with the money when it gets to you.
The safe keeping company will be contacting you since I have passed across your information to them,I also wanted to know from them how safe it would be to proceed on this claim considering the war here.
I will appreciate if you get in touch with me as soon as the company contacts you. I will appreciate to hear from you soon.

Letter 3

Dear Ian.
Good day,how are you doing today,I hope you are fine.I have little time so I will not waste any time but rather go straight in answering your questions.My country of origin is Angola,I move here during the war in our country after they killed al my family member with my father and I the only people that survived from that attack.My father had his cocoa business ere I cote d’ Ivoire which this country is the world largest exporters of cocoa product.This was why we decided to come here where we stayed happily before the war here.
I have no travelling documents now as I explained to you in my initial mail that our house was set ablaze after the murder of my father which everything in the house got burnt which includes my travelling documents and all my personal documents.
He only documents I have in my possession is the refugee attestation certificate issued to me at the refugee camp which I have it sent to you if you wish you confirm.
I am in a refugee camp,which does not have a telephone and I do not have access to a telephone.The camp is 790KM from the capital city and it is called Dananee.The asylum refugee camp that’s what is called.
I decided to confide in you because of y fear of loosing the money concealed in the trunk knowing that my life and future lies solely in that money.I am here with my genuine request and I will appreciate that you help me during this trial period of mine.I have asked you to come here so that we can meet face to face have ourselves familiarized before going for the claim,but due to the war here that I did want you to endanger your life here that was why I had to contact the safe keeping company in regards to this claim and they recognised the unrest here being the reason why many clients are unable to come for there claim and have agreed to have this trunk delivered to our name destination diplomatically.
So in my last mail I informed you that the safe keeping company would be contacting you.
I thank you for your consideration and my assurance is that you will never regret this help that I have asked from you.
Thank you.

Letter 4

Dear Ian.
Good day,how are you,I hope you are fine.How was it to Christchurch,I hope it was fine.I write to inform you that I repeat that I contacted you because of my fear of loosing the mnoney in the war here knowing that my life and future lies solely on that money.
I am not a criminal rather a victim of circumstance caused by war and death,being assured that my request for your assistance is sincere and honest which has no negative interest or intention attached
I have no telephone in the refugee camp and there is no way I can reach you for now,I explained to you how I sweep to gain access to the internet since I have no money to pay for the services and I have little or no time given to write you that is why I am usually late in responding your mails.
I will like to know the unanswered questions so that I can have that clarified.
I am unable to get an international passport now because I am not a citizen of this country and secondly I have a refugee status,but to arrange one will cost quite alot because of the unrest here and foreigners are accused of causing the war here.
I wait for your next mail that will know what next we shall do to proceed.
I thank you for your consideration and understanding.

Letter 5

Hello Ian,
I thank thank you for your mail, and your safe returning, I really missed read your mail, You write like a professor, Yes, I can get out of the camp on myself, you know the refugee camp is run by government and some private organizations, but as I learnt that the red cross comes once in a while to over sea the situation of things there, but nowadays its hard for them to come around because the last incident that happened was the killing of some members of the red cross or so by the rebels, you the rebels man these area, and its very risk, so if I I want to leave here, first I have to have money to pay them on the way and also money for my transportation because it will take me three days to leave here and get to the city, the capital city.
I can handle that one just that I do not have money to pay to pass, that is the problem am facing here, another is for me to get a passport here will be quite expensive, I did not want to bother you on that, that was why I wanted us to claim the trunk first and have it with you, than from there you can take out money from there to send to me here to pay for any necessary thing I need to pay, for now, I do not have any money with me, even feeding here has been very hard for me, but what can one do than to trust in God, that has brought you to help me in these my times of trial. I thank you for you’re understanding and encourage and help, I really want to meet you soon, Pls do not be discouraged in any way to help me, I thank you once again and I hope to hear from you soon
Lots Of love

Miss Mary Sandra Allen
Asylum Refugee Camp
Cote D' Ivoire

Letter 6

Cote d'Ivoiree.

01 Bp 552 Abidjan 01
Cote d'Ivoire


Attn,Mr Ian Mcaulay


Sequel to yourlate foreign partners duaghter Miss Marry Allen claim notifying us of your willingness to clear your one box deposited by your partner.

We wish to inform you that we are aware of your box here in our Office. Therefore, we have our Legal procedure to work, on customers interest, and we are
always willing to serve you through your co-operation.

We are recognised Security Organisation here in West Africa, securing goods of different valuables for our respective customers, in both Local and International levels.

We will request that you fill the attached form and send it back to us as to advice us on where you will like to receive the box or if you can come down here for claims .

Note:Your late partner has acquired all legal documents backing up the consignment to show that the consignment is not any way related to terrorsim or containing any illegal object/substance so the consignment is legal.

Call on 0022505588297 urgent.

Yours in service,


Director of Operations

Letter 7



DIRECT TEL: 00225 05588297 /DIRECT FAX: 0022522525165



We wish to inform you sequel to your late foreign partners daughters call of today Miss Mary Allen of today that all nessesary clearances has been properly done by your late partner so your dispatch can be done to you now to your country , based on every observation that your Family are the Rightful Beneficiary / Owner of the said Box containing (Family Valuables) deposited under our custody.

You are therefore required immediately to fill carefully the following requirement and return back to our office by fax or email :

(1)FIRST NAME...................................

(2)OTHERS NAMES....................................



(5)PASSPORT NUMBER...................................

you are also required to pay the sum 3,250 (Three Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty usd) for the diplomatic dispatch tag, and Accompanying Legal Formalities to enable you receive your consignment in your country as the Beneficiary. This money should be paid through WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER or MONEY GRAM which is the fastest means we receives money from our International Customers. It should be paid on the name of our Accountant :



As soon as you comply with us, we must issue to you our CERTIFICATE of OWNERSHIP and we must also start to process your File for the immediate Release / Transfer of your box to you. This process will not take us time as much as you receive our Certificate of Ownership on your name which stands as our Official Identity.

We are devoted to serve you better through your co-operation.

Thank you for your patronage;

Yours in Service,


Director of Operations

Letter 8

Hello Ian,
I was so happy reading you mail, the way you put your words together and every of your sentence makes me happy, you are truly a God sent. I have gone this morning to take permission ere that I will be leaving soon, and they have granted me that, As I told you before that it will take me about 3 days to get to the main city Abidjan, where I can get my passport at the immigration and which is not a problem but the cost. It will cost me about 200,000 CFA that’s about (325 EUROS) this is for my transportation to Abidjan, and also for my passport, they said I will have to go to the ministry of justice to and tender my refugee camp attestation for me to get a sworn affidavit which I will use to procure my passport and all necessary documents, and from my inquiry these will cost a sum of about (130 EUROS) and also my passport they said will cost me about (560 EUROS).
As I told you that I have taken permission to leave the camp which they have granted me, so am due to leave there now, So due to the time difference between us, which makes our contact not fast enough, I ask that if you want to send me the money that you send it through western union money transfer to my address


As soon as I receive the money which you can send the information into my email, I will start leaving for the city which will help me for more effective contact with you and as soon as I get to the city I will also update you on things.

I also want to tell you that I have been cleared from the refugee camp to leave if I want to, its all depends on you. And also want to inform you that my health condition is perfectly ok, nothing at all is wrong with my health ok.
I do not know anybody in New Zealand, its only you.
I speak English good enough
I dropped out of university after the death of my father, I was reading English and that was in my first year.

I just want to advice on something, talking to the red cross might not be of any important because I can come out when I have the money, the thing is for us to get a lawyer here that will help me in the procuring of the affidavit, which on my arrival in the city I will find, and also pls I need your number so that if I arrive in the city I can call you to update you.
I thank you for all you concern and efforts to free me from these my situation, thank you for bringing life again and hope and future for me, the love I have been denied of and happiness, I thank you very much and the good Lord will continue to bless you.

Lots Of Love


Letter 9


Gooday we are waiting to hear from you please advice if you received our first letter.

Dr Koffi

Letter 10

Hello Ian,
I had a feeling that you will be written me and I decided to check my email and do you know what? I was so happy to see your mail, the way I shouted and the way I rejoice on seeing your mail, people around where just looking at me (LOL) but I do not care if they look at me, but am just happy that I saw your mail, any other expenses will be my accommodation and feeding on my arrival to the city, which will be on your discretion to give me any amount for accommodation, because I have to look for a good and not expensive hotel to stay till I get my documents complete. As I told you that I do not have any where that I can call or receive call because the rebels destroyed the antenna for the telecommunication so no phone is working here, but if I get to the city I will find a place you can call me, or if I get the hotel I will give you there number to call me there, And hope you will be call me every time.
I wait for your instruction for me to leave here, I can’t wait to leave here, I have really suffered here. Thanks very much for everything and I hope to here from you soon,

Letter 11

Hello Ian,
I thank you for your mail, As I told you earlier that am in the asylum refugee camp here in dananee, and that it is be taken care of by private individuals that wanted to help people which was supported by government here, before the red cross visits here once in a month to bring things for us here, but since the last attack on them by the rebels, they have stopped coming.
If only I can have money to move to the city, Abidjan, get my traveling documents, I can be able to take of my self, I have been taking care of myself in the camp since about getting to two yrs now, so you should not worry, the only thing is to get that affidavit from the court in the city, that’s all, so do not go stressing your self over there about providing me with documents, because the only way we can get that done is here, and I can get it if am given the opportunity to travel which is by providing me with money.
I thought I told you about where the trunk was; the trunk is in the security company in Abidjan, the capital city.
I want to let you know that God kept me alive since then because of he wants me to accomplish something in life and one of them is for me to claim that money and use it to help people here in these refugee camp and which will be a sign of memorial for my late father, Pls just trust and believe in me, I came to you with all honesty and sincerity and I promise I will not let you down, you know for you not to have all these doubts that was why initially I asked that you come down here so that we can meet face to face and familiarize , then go and claim the trunk from the security company, but because of the war here. I know you have every reason to doubt me, I know you will be thinking if the person writing you is the real person and so on, but I want to tell you today that nothing good comes easy ok, I am for real and for the security company to contact you, you should know that it is for real. About pixs I have sent you the once I have and I took them look time now, we are not allowed to carry cameras even if you have they will steal it, or even if I have, I would have sold it by now because of no money to feed, things are hard now, because the way I reply your mails , but if I tell you what I go through before I email you, you will not understand but I just want you not to worry your self , and also I can not be able to email you again like before because they have replaced me here, you know I told you that I come here to sweep here and they allow me some time to use the internet and these place is cyber cafe, so I thought you where going to send me the money so that I will be leaving today, but I got disappointed , but no problem, so I will not be able to write you again like before, because I do not have money to pay, I hope you will understand, and help me to do something about that urgently, pls if I can get that money today and leave, I believe by these time next week , I should be on my way to meet you in country, thanks and hope to hear more good news from you

Letter 12

Hello Ian,
I thank you for your mail and I want to tell you that I really understood everything you said, dear you asked me to forgot about the money and get of the country first and I agreed, you asked me how and I explained to you and told you that I can take care of myself. I am here is not you, I know how to handle it to leave, what I only asked you for your financial assistance to get the required documents, and you agreed and I asked you to send me the money since then you have not written me, and now you wrote me and you mail is full of doubts, why do you believe that I am not been real to you? Why? Is it because we met through Internet or what why? I have asked you to give me your number so that if I get to the city I will call you still you refused to give me your number.
Dear why are you making me pass all these, I hoped in you that was why I stopped the little work I was doing here, immediately I told you that it will be very difficult for me to mail you again you stopped writing me, the problem is that you have in your mind made up your mind that this is scam, so it will be difficult for me to convince you, it is only you that will decide what to do with me, if you want me to die here its your choice and if you want me to live and have a future, its still depends on you,.
I told you before that feeding here have been a bit difficult for me still you have not bothered to ask me how am doing about feeding or said ok let me send these girl one euro to use and buy food and other things. But its nothing, I have been surviving here so if is God wish that I die here there is no problem or if its God’s wish for you to help me, I believe I have given you every detail you have asked me, I thank you for your mails and concern and understanding, I hope to hear from you soon

Letter 13

Hello Ian,
I thank you for your mail, and I really understood everything you said, I just want you to understand that I am been real to you, I do not have money to to pay to download the yahoo you told me, I do not have any computer of my own, besides, I have asked them here, they said I will need I mic for that, Dear, I am in a village called dananee where the refugee camp is , and the internet connection is very slow, chatting is very difficult and they do not even have mic or speakers , and lots of people troop in out of these place and they only have about 4 computers here, its turn by turn, what you do here is if you get an email to send you will write it and give them, they will send it to you, before I used to come here to sweep here as I told you, then I stopped because I though you where going to send me the money to go to the city, where things are easier, pls I really want you to understand my condition, and I know that you are trying to be careful, but I met some one with a kind of site light phone as they said and I will try and call you, but I will not promise you because I hear its expensive to use that kind of phone here to make international calls, but all the same I will try because its for me you are doing all these things and if I tell you that I do not appreciate your concern, then know that am a lier, I really appreciate your concern about.
And also if I get to the city, I do not have anybody to stay with and that was why I need to stay in a cheap and well secured hotel till my documents and papers are complete, for now I can not send you the refugee camp identity card because I did not come out with it now, but I will may be tomorrow if I have the opportunity to scan and use the internet, but I want you to have in mind that you are dealing with the Wright person, and I swear to you on my late father’s grave, just that my condition here does not allow me to contact with you normally, but as soon as I get to the city I can be able to do all you ask, thanks and I hope to hear from you, but note that my English is not really good incase we talk on the phone ok, do you speak French?

Letter 14

Hello Ian,
I had to rush to send you my refugee camp attestation, it took the whole money i had in hand to scan and send these to you, pls help me, even if is one euro, let me use, i do not have anything, my feeding now depend sin God and you pls help me

Letter 15

Hello Ian,
Sorry the line went off, its difficult to call out here, i had to walk for over 40mins to get to that palce to call you, because of you and not trusting me , i went and exposed myself to death and rape, the problem is that you do not understand the things that is going on here, is terrible, i know the kind of risk i took, but you will not understand, mean while your voice sounded like that of God, is quite cute, and i hope to see you soon, pls send me some money as soon as you read these mail, because i deposited my bag and some of my cloths so that i can be allowed to call you, My height is about 170cm, and my weight is about 52 to 54kg pls help me, help me, help me, do not let me die here, is only you and God i have now, pls do not abandon me, hope to hear from you soon

Letter 16

Hello Ian,
I can see you just want to kill me here by exposing me here, i came to you in secret and trust, because of my safety and in a bid to find somebody i can trust, thank you for helping me these far, pls if is about the money you can forget it, i have been managing my life, i can see you are just pushing me around, thank for making me waste all my resourses in mailing you and calling, my bag and cloths that a deposited to call you does not maje any meaning to you, because you have taken me as a lier, but i can not do anything with somebody where there is not trust, bye

Letter 17

Hello Ian,
I can see you just want to kill me here by exposing me here, i came to you in secret and trust, because of my safety and in a bid to find somebody i can trust, thank you for helping me these far, pls if is about the money you can forget it, i have been managing my life, i can see you are just pushing me around, thank for making me waste all my resourses in mailing you and calling, my bag and cloths that a deposited to call you does not maje any meaning to you, because you have taken me as a lier, but i can not do anything with somebody where there is not trust, bye



Created: 2006-09-20    Last updated: 2006-09-20    Views: 122