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Money Transfer and Bank Account Frauds - So-called "Nigerian", "419" and "Dutch" Scams


Names Often Used in the Nigerian Type Scam and Their Typical Scam


Treat this list as known scammers, but just because a name is NOT on the list DOES NOT mean they are not also a scammer.  Scammers simply make up the names they use, so as soon as we publish their name, they invent and use another name.  Obviously, they make up names that they think will sound credible to you, like "EU Monetary Dispursement Fund" (which I just made up!). For other government agencies to report scams, see this page.  And of course, write us! We are always interested in hearing about any potential scams!   


A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O-P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y-Z 

A

  • Abdullah Ali - The Auditor General of Bank Of Africa here in Dakar Senegal
  • ABSA Bank official, funds from victim of Lockerbie Pan Am air crash - South Africa
  • Afghanistan - illicit drug money
  • Africa prime banks
  • African Development Bank (ADB)
  • African Development Bank (gold and diamond trade) - Sierra Leone
  • African Development Bank - stand in for next of kin (Ryu Suhyoon)Ajokuta - Steel Plant (Nigeria along with Russian partner) - Togo
  • Ajokuta Steel Plant (Nigeria along with Russian partner)
  • Alberto Martins - Cuba
  • Alhaji Ishmalia Gwarzo estate - Nigeria
  • Allied Consulting Group Inc (Lagos)
  • Allied Bank, Mrs. Stella Moore
  • Amsterdam - Hank van de Kam
  • Angola funds from abandoned arms purchase contract
  • Angola UNITA Rebels
  • Auditor General Abdul Abu

B

C

D

E

F

  • Funds from "Princess" Haja - Brunei

G

  • Gabon - Dept of Petroleum Resources, Contract Award Committee
  • Gambia - funds from Mobutu Sese Seko from Zaire
  • General Abacha, any reference to funds left by or purporting to be from relatives of General Abacha - Nigeria
  • Global Finance (Keem Almustapha) - funds from estate of September 11 victim - USA, New York
  • Global Seafood Australia Limited
  • Grubber Gold Co - South Africa
  • Ghana - Johnson Musole, gold mines
  • Ghana - Standard Chartered Bank, foreign currency banker
  • Ghana - Tony Giuei

H

  • Hank van de Kam - Amsterdam

I

  • ICEP - alleges access to 54,000 dormant account funds belonging to victims of the Holocaust - Switzerland,
  • Indonesia - funds from Tommy Suharto
  • Illicit drug money - Afghanistan
  • International Bank of Africa - Togo
  • Iraq - Mohammed Aziz, son of General Tariq Aziz
  • Iraq - C Johnson, "attache at African consulate" in Iraq
  • Iraq, Major Fadi Bassem - offers opportunity for recipient to stand in as a next-of-kin to the late Major Bassem to assist with accessing his estate of $24 million. 
  • Iraq - Mohammed Aziz (son of General Tariq Aziz)
  • Ivory Coast - Bank of Africa (Zodos Power)
  • Ivory Coast - Camara group, cattle vaccine
  • Ivory Coast - Kenyan Air accident victim (stand in for next of kin)
  • Ivory Coast - Tony Bamba & Ben Langa

J

  • Johnson Musole, gold mines - Ghana
  • Joseph Estrada - The Philippines

K

  • Kenyan Air accident victim (stand in for next of kin) - Ivory Coast

L

M

  • Major Fadi Bassem - offers opportunity for recipient to stand in as a next-of-kin to the late Major Bassem to assist with accessing his estate of $24 million - Iraq
  • Malaysia - Mrs Sarah Rowland - funds left by her deceased husband to fund religious charities and activities
  • Mayfair Trust Management Limited - estate funds from Belgium - from either Susan Taylor or Pauline Hunter - United Kingdom
  • Meridian Securities Ltd.
  • Mike David, "THE DIRECTOR IN CHARGE OF AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING SECTION OF (UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC)"
  • Mobutu Army Elite Corps - Zaire
  • Mobutu Sese Seko (relatives of) - Zaire
  • Mohammed Aziz (son of General Tariq Aziz) - Iraq
  • Mobutu Sese Seko from Zaire - Gambia
  • Mohammed Aziz, son of General Tariq Aziz - Iraq
  • Mr Kwaku Nortey

N

  • National Electric Power Authority (NEPA)
  • Natural resources, law change on foreign currency accounts - Liberia
  • Niger Delta oil spill - Nigeria
  • Nepal - Royal family deaths (from "Yuvraj Kailash, attorney to late King of Nepal")
  • Nigeria Alhaji Ishmalia Gwarzo estate
  • Nigeria - any reference to funds left by General Abacha, or purporting to be from relatives of General Abacha
  • Nigeria - Niger Delta oil spill
  • Nigerian Chamber of Commerce
  • Nigerian Federal Bureau of Finance Audit Bureau
  • Nigerian Federal Contract Award Committee
  • Nigerian Federal Ministry of Petroleum
  • Nigerian Federal Ministry of Works and Housing
  • Nigerian National Gold and Diamond Mining Corporation
  • Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Funds
  • Nigerian oil spillage
  • Nigerian Petroleum and Development Implementation and Resources
  • Nigerian Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF)
  • Nigerian Ports Authority
  • Nigerian raw gold marketing opportunity
  • Nigerian Senate House Committee Government Notice
  • Nigerian Union Bank Plc (Gunn-Finance Pty Ltd)
  • Nigerian World Bank (funds from Israeli victim of US air accident)
  • Nigeria World Soccer Fiesta
  • North Atlantic Securities Company (Togo and Netherlands)
  • North American Corporation

O

P

  • Peter Arnold - US currency discovery - Iraq
  • The Philippines - funds from wife of Joseph Estrada
  • Princess Maria Mbonga - South Africa

Q

R

  • Rapid Global Securities & Investment Company Ltd
  • Royal family deaths (from "Yuvraj Kailash, attorney to late King of Nepal") - Nepal
  • RWA Agency relief funds

S

  • Sarah Rowland - funds left by her deceased husband to fund religious charities and activities- Malaysia
  • Simon Jefferson (gemstones fund) - West African
  • Standard Chartered Bank, foreign currency banker - Ghana
  • Slobodan Milosevic (funds from former government) - Serbia
  • Serbia - funds from former government of Slobodan Milosevic
  • Sierra Leone - African Development Bank (gold and diamond trade)
  • Sierra Leone Apex Bank
  • Sierra Leone arms purchase through the Netherlands
  • Sierra Leone - Bank of Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone - cocoa business
  • Sierra Leone Diamond Trade/Mines
  • Sierra Leone Rebel Forces
  • Sierra Leone Revolutionary United Front
  • South Africa - ABSA Bank official, funds from victim of Lockerbie Pan Am air crash
  • South Africa (Grubber Gold Co.)
  • South Africa Diamond Safari Gold Co.
  • South Africa - Princess Maria Mbonga
  • South African Arms Purchase - Zaire
  • South African Anglo Gold Corporation
  • South African Mining Corporation
  • South African Ministry of Mining Resources
  • Spain (Madrid) - Barrister Thomas Graham - funds from estate of Monica Cummings
  • Switzerland, ICEP - alleges access to 54,000 dormant account funds belonging to victims of the Holocaust.
  • Slobodan Milosevic and others indicted by the War Crimes Tribunal (funds gathered in European currencies ) - Yugoslavia

T

  • Tanzania - son of late President Julius Nyerere
  • Togo- African Development Bank - stand in for next of kin (Ryu Suhyoon)
  • Togo (Ethiopian aircrash 1996)
  • Togo - International Bank of Africa
  • Tony Bamba & Ben Langa Tanzania - son of late President Julius Nyerere - Ivory Coast
  • Tony Giuei - Ghana
  • Tommy Suharto - Indonesia
  • Tsunami victims - ONLY donate to agencies you know - best through work, with matching contributions from your employer.
  • Tsunami disaster - Professor Geoffery Edwards
  • Tsunami relief - Martin Davies
  • Tsunami relief - Matter Grace - supposedly a student from Aceh province, Indonesia studying in Amsterdam, family lost.
  • Tsunami relief - Keita Suntho - mother in hospital in Phuket, result of injuries from tsunami.

U

  • United Bank for Africa Plc (foreign account holder deceased)
  • United Assets Management Ltd

  • USA, New York - Global Finance (Keem Almustapha) - funds from estate of September 11 victim

V
 

W

X
 

Y - Z

  • Yasser Arafat - widow Suha Arafat seeking assistance to transfer 20 million dollars
  • Yugoslavia - funds in European currencies gathered by Slobodan Milosevic and others indicted by the War Crimes Tribunal
  • Zenith International Bank Nigeria (funds left by Butch Miguel, died on Egypt Air Flt 990 Nov 1999)
  • Zaire Mobutu Army Elite Corps
  • Zaire - relatives of Mobutu Sese Seko
  • Zaire - South African Arms Purchase
  • Zenith International Bank Nigeria (funds left by Butch Miguel, died on Egypt Air Flt 990 Nov 1999)
  • Zimbabwe - tobacco business
  • Zimbabwe - farmers

 


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