Wednesday, 13 May 2015


Money loads of money

Last night I received a long message on Skype informing me that I could share a fortune with an African gentleman purportedly from Ghana. 

It was of course a Scam and to make matters worse a very antiquated one. Which just goes to show how stupid these people are in promulgating that which is now widely known and recognised as being nonsense.

I retired to bed laughing at their ridiculousness!

So for your information and awareness here is what was Skyped to me.

Barclay's Bank now aware
the blog has received a visitor from Ghana

[12/05/2015 22:31:55] James Kofi: Greetings to you,

I have been in search of someone with the last name Mel so when I saw your name I was pushed to contact you and see how best we can assist each other. I am Mr. James Kofi, I am in account department, Barclays Bank Plc, Ghana. I believe it is the wish of God for me to come across you on my search now. I am having an important business discussion I wish to share with you which I believe will interest you because, it is in connection with your last name and you are going to benefit from it.

One late Mr. Lucas Mel, a citizen of your country had a fixed deposit with my bank in 2006, valued at US $9,400,000.00 (Nine Million, Four Hundred Thousand US Dollars) Sadly, Mr. Lucas Mel he was among the death victims in the massive earthquake in tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011 and killed over 10,000 people, wish you can look for yourself

He was in Japan on a business trip and that was how he met his end. My bank management is yet to know about his death, I knew about it because he was my friend and I am his account officer Mr. Lucas Mel did not mention any next of kin/heir when the account was opened, and Mr. Lucas Mel was not married and no children. 

Last week my bank management requested that I should give instructions on what to do about his funds, if to renew the contract. I know this will happen and that is why I have been looking for a means to handle the situation, because if my bank directors happens to know that Mr. Lucas Mel is dead and do not have any heir, they will take the funds for their personal use, so I don't want such to happen. 

That was why when I saw your last name I was happy and I am now seeking your co-operation to present you as next of kin/ heir to the account, since you have the same last name with him and my bank head quarters will release the account to you. There is no risk involved.

The transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law. It is better that we claim the money, than allowing the bank directors to take it, they are rich already. I am not a greedy person, so I am suggesting we share the funds, 50/50% to both parties, and my share will assist me to start my own company that has been my dream. Let me know your mind on these and please do treat this information as a top secret. We will go over the details once I receive your urgent response to my email address: have a nice day and God bless.


  1. We've gotten similar and often wonder who's gullible enough to respond. Then a friend of ours said his brother in law had gotten something like this, they wanted $1,000 to process things. He didn't have the money, borrowed it at a horrible rate and sent it off. Unbelievable.

  2. Thank you Janet. Unfortunately these rogues rely upon gullible or greedy people.

  3. Quite ridiculous that anyone would go for this...but con men are good at what they do. A school here was conned out of £300,000 last year when someone scammed them on a bank account number change.

    1. Yes, the financial world seems to attract sharp practitioners.

  4. Obviously some people are stupid enough to hand over their cash, otherwise such scams would die out. Sadly the world is full of people who get hurt because they are so innocent it doesn't occur to them that they are being conned.

    1. Thank you for your comment AJ. I am certain that there is a lot of truth in what you have said.

  5. I think MorningAJ is right sadly. There are plenty of stories of these types of leeches (polite word!) preying on people with dementia etc. But I don't know how it can be totally stopped as they will always find a way to con people out of money :( xxx

    1. Yes, I guess that you are correct Fran.


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