It seems Alibaba has some skeletons in his closet:
Subject: Charity Funds
I am Mr. Adada an Oil merchant in Iraq; i have been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. It has defiled all forms of medical treatment, and right now I have only about a few months to live, according to medical experts, just recently my doctor inform me i have a few weeks to live due to the esophageal cancer. I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone (not even myself) but my business. Though I am very rich, I was never generous, I was always hostile to people and only focused on my business as that was the only thing I cared for. But now I regret all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world. I have decided to give alms to charity organizations, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth. The last of my money which no one knows of is the huge cash deposit of fifteen million dollars $15, 000, 000,00 that I have with a Financial institution abroad. I will want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatched it to
charity organizations. It may interest you to know that i once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and distribute the money which I have there to charity organization; they refused and kept the money to themselves. Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be contended with what I have left for them.
I have set aside 10% for you and for your time.
God be with you.
I’m shocked that you think my time is worth so little.
This is For your Attention:
We wish to notify you again that you were listed as a beneficiary
to the total sum of Four million Two hundred and Fifty Seven Thousand
Seventeen Pence (British Pounds Sterling) in the intent of the deceased
(names now withheld since this is our second letter to you). We
contacted you because you bear the surname identity and therefore we
can present you as the beneficiary to the inheritance since there was
no written will. Our legal services aim to provide our private clients
with a complete service. We are happy to prepare wills, set-up and
administer Trusts, carry out the administration of estates and
prepare and administer Powers of Attorney.
All the papers will be processed in your acceptance. In your
acceptance of this deal, we request that you kindly forward to this
Your letter of acceptance your current telephone and fax numbers
and a forwarding address to enable us file necessary documents at
our High court probate division for the release of this sum of
money to you.
Withheld? Two can play that game, Mr. Benton.
Subj: CONFIDENTIAL MESSAGE
My name is Chuck White Fitte. An American soldier serving in the Military of the 1st Armored Division in Hilla, 100km (60 miles) south of the capital, Baghdad Iraq. As you know, we are being attacked daily by insurgents and car bombings. I stumbled into a storage vault belonging to Uday Hussein.Saddam Hussein’s oldest son and discovered funds belonging to his family. The total amount is US$28.450 Million dollars in cash, mostly 100 dollar bills tightly tied in $1000.00 bundles. I want to secretly move this money to a reputable/sincere person for investment purposes. This is the reason for contacting you.
I am ready to compensate you with good percentage of the funds. The only thing i require from you is just for you to assist in moving the funds out of Iraq because Iraq is a war zone. I plan on using diplomatic means to shipping the money out as military cargo, using diplomatic immunity to London with the aid of my school friend who base in the U.K and has a chamber in central london. If you are interested I will send you his full details. My job is to find a good and respectable partner with great repute that i can trust that will assist. Can i trust you? When you receive this letter,kindly send me an e-mail signifying your interest including your most confidential telephone numbers which i will send to him for futher instructions.
This is 100% risk free.
All responses to:-
Sgt.Chuck White Fitte.
You would think that you be required to be able to at least spell your rank.
You guys remember Lt. Angela Stalwart of the U.S. Army? The hot gun toting babe that wanted to give me an undisclosed sum of money? Yeah, well now her name’s Graig(who in the hell spells their name like that?) and it’s 18 mil at stake this time:
From: Maj. Graig Mathews<email@example.com>
Reply-To: Maj. Graig Mathews<firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subj: From Maj. Graig Mathews
Good day and compliments of the season, I know this letter will definitely come to you as a huge surprise, but I implore you to take the time to go through it carefully as the decision you make will go off a long way to determine my future and continued existence.
I am seeking your assistance to evacuate the sum of Eighteen Million US Dollars ($18Million) to the States or any safe country, as far as I can be assured that it will be safe in your care until I complete my service here.
I am Maj. General Graig Mathews, a US Marine; Major General serving in the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment that Patrols the Anbar province, Iraq. I am desperately in need of assistance and I have summoned up courage to contact you.
This is no stolen money and there are no dangers involved.
SOURCE OF MONEY:
Some money in various currencies was discovered and concealed in barrels with piles of weapons and ammunition at a location near one of Saddam Hussein’s old Presidential Palaces during a rescue operation and it was agreed by all party present that the money be shared amongst us.
Click this link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm
This might appear as an illegal thing to do but I tell you what?
No compensation can make up for the risks we have taken with our lives in this hellhole.
The above figure was given to me as my share and to conceal this kind of money became a problem for me, so with the help of a British contact working with the UN here (his office enjoys some immunity)
I was able to get the package out to a safe location entirely out of trouble spot. He does not know the real contents of the package as he believes that it belongs to an American who died in an air raid, who before giving up trusted me to hand over the package to his close relative. I have now found a secured way of getting the package out of Iraq for you to pick up. I do not know for how long I will remain here, as I have been lucky to survive 2 suicide bomb attacks by Pure Divine intervention.
This and other reasons put into consideration have prompted me to reach out for help. If it might be of interest to you then Endeavor to contact me and we would work out the necessary formalities but I pray that you are discreet about this mutually benefiting relationship. For the private nature of this reply me on this email@example.com
Maj. General Graig Mathews:
United States Marine Corps. IRAQ
Maj. General Mathews is so stupid that even Marines are thinking “Damn, he’s stupid.”…. right before they miss their mouth and accidentally stab themselves in the eye with their MRE spork. Nonetheless, I felt obligated to help him out.
I have US$33m to invest and if you are interested contact me for further details I am looking forward to hearing from you. via e_mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
For the Family
I feel I owe Febian something in exchange for all the time he’s going to save me in the future:
Lyudmila, be sure you don’t miss this chance!
Hello! My name is Lyudmila. and i am from Russia. I found your email and i want to write you.
Iam searching my real love and looking for a dating in Internet.
Probably you are surprised to receive this letter but if you are interesting then you can answer me only to my personal e-mail: email@example.com
I will wait
Hi there Lyudmila!
It just so happens that one of my most popular bitches died recently due to an unfortunate fight that broke out during a gang bang. I have an opening for you, providing you’re open to water sports, choking and being the recipient of a donkey punch or two.
Please let me know if you’re interested and I’ll sort all of transportation details.
My friend Mr. Lomas, just like AT&T seems to have had a failure during his copy/paste operation. See, he used Yahoo Invite to send out his 419 Western Union notice, but due to the fact that hundreds of characters are strung together with no space, you can only read about a quarter of the “notice” without having to scroll. Compound this with “You’re invited to: FROM WESTERN UNION POST OFFICE By your host: Steve Lomas” at the top of the email and “Will you attend? RSVP to this invitation” at the bottom and you have yourself one of the most pathetic scam efforts to date.
First, a screenshot:
Now, for the meat and potatoes of his attempt:
I long ago reached the bottom of the barrel in regards to emails to respond to. I’ll provide better responses once the Nigerians resume their attempts at making their emails even remotely plausible.
Subject: Dear Child,
From: rose smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
May God lead you my child.
My name is Mother Rose Smith,a widow to late William Smith, a business merchant here in London,who die after a protracted illness in may 2nd, 2006 ,I am presently undergoing Treatments in Southampton ,England. I have been diagnosed with hydatidiform mole cancer and esophageal cancer that was discovered very late due to lack of caring for my health.That was traced to be the source of my barrenness according to the experts. I have only about a few months to live according to this medical experts.
I am looking for someone reliable and trusted that can use my fund worth 7.5$ Million pounds,(Seven Million Five Hundred Thousand ) with CITI BANK UK for the less privileges and orphanage homes. Since i can’t survive this illness. Please contact me through this email address immediately with your
and the Name of your Church:
Warm Greetings from,
Mother Rose Smith
I did the best I could with what was provided.
It grows mundane even for me, dealing with the same tired spam with the same tired responses, so when my wife sent me this one, I decided to take a new tact. I’m going to try to string the guy along for as long as possible. The challenge is I have to continue stuffing phrases and comments into the responses that would raise flags to any person that might want to give me millions of dollars.
Here’s the solicitation:
Subject: From Miss Linda Donald
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009
From: Mrs Linda Donald <email@example.com>
They are now few and far between, but I still welcome the creative 419.
Your 25million usd with the CBN IS SECURED due to
various parties trying to interappect on scam duties.We
have been investigating this matter to enable us release
access to that account,send all information we need to
know immidetaly or we place you under arrest.
Mr Smith J Rollon
CIA INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT USA
As always, I tried to help him out: