The classic Nigerian 419 scam

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The sole purpose of these entries is to allows Google to index key words used in these scams. Know that the scammers often change email addresses, names, and other wording. It it meaningless who or where the message came from. They are all fake. What is important is to recognize a pattern and to learn how things really work so you recognize when you get an offer that is so far out of the norm that you immediately recognize it's a scam.

This one is old as dirt. Anytime someone offers to prepay you and want you to wire money to another party, it's the Nigerian scam. There are thousands of variations. The check you get will be fake and by the time you know, you've already wired the money and it's gone.

http://www.fakechecks.org/

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Hello,

My name is bobby collins. Am freelance modeling agent working
for mandalas Ventures which is based in the US and has branches also in
Europe. I saw your profile and pictures while surfing the internet, I
appreciate them and i would like us to do some works tegether I presently
have so--me good offer for you. I want to know if you are interested in
modeling because I need pictures of a good looking person who will be on
the magazine cover of one of my clients. Please let me know if you are
interested in the deal.
You stand a chance of making reasonable $750 from this deal to start, and
even a noticeable fame. Let me know if you are interested in my offer and
I would give you further details.
God bless
BOBBY COLLINS..
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Hi,
Thanks for the quick response and interest. The taken pictures will be used for the magazine cover of my client and the web site which is under construction. The name of the company is KRISHO natural world wellness, it has just been established in Denmark and they produce creams such as Face, Eye & Neck revitalizing serum, Soothing Eye Ointment, Intense rejuvenating Face cream, Moisturizing firming hand, body lotion, Neck & Eye ANTI-AGING firming cream, Rich Eye strengthening cream, FLASH Treatment - Skin balance, pore tone mask, REJUVENATORY - Hydrating, Reviving Anti-aging mask, Natural Cleansing Gel, Hydrating & Indulging Passion Body Oil, re constructive hands, feet Ointment, Free radicals anti wrinkle cream. Presently the company needs a model to advertise their products and am giving you the offer. Your pictures will be exhibited on their website and also after the first set of picture sent, their products and magazines will be sent to you in order for you to know about the company. Subsequently depending on you, you could be invited over to the company to sign a contract with you.

As written in my previous mail, you will get $750 to start which will be sent to you immediately. After payment has been received, the photo shoots will be taken and sent to the company. There will be a pre-arranged photographer and hair/ make up artist that will be coming over to you for the shoots. They will be contacting you for proper arrangement of time and location after payments has been made. Guess the arrangement is understood. In order for payment to be made to you, provide me with the following details:

FULL NAME:
FULL ADDRESS:
PHONE NUMBER:

I await your response.

Thanks.
BOBBYCOLLINS
PS:
Please know that you will be invited to grace the launching of the products and magazines
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Good day,

I am sorry if you get this message as a surprise, i got your information from the internet when searching for Photographers and Videographers. I am John Porter and i work with Nollywood.This is Nollywood is a documentary film that captures the spirit of Nigeria's booming movie industry. Nollywood, Nigeria's booming film industry, is the world's third largest producer of feature films. Unlike Hollywood and Bollywood, however, Nollywood movies are made on shoe-string budgets of time and money. An average production takes just 10 days and costs approximately $15,000. Yet in just 13 years, Nollywood has grown from nothing into a $250 million dollar-a-year industry that employs thousands of people. The Nollywood phenomenon was made possible by two main ingredients: Nigerian entrepreneurship and digital technology. In the late 1980's and early 1990's, Lagos and other African cities faced growing epidemics of crime and insecurity. Movie theaters closed as people
became reluctant to be out on the streets after dark. Videos for home viewing imported from the West and India were only mildly popular. Nigerians saw an opportunity to fill the void with products of their own.Nollywood stars are native Nigerians. Nollywood settings are familiar. Nollywood plots depict situations that people understand and confront daily; romance, comedy, the occult, crooked cops, prostitution, and HIV/AIDS.

We are seeking Photographers and Videographers from the U.S, Europe and Canada to work for us. This is a contract work for a year and Nolywood is gurantee your safety here in Nigeria. Feeding, Accommodation and Movement will be taken care of by Nollywood team is assuring you that you wont regret working with us. 2008 is a year of another blessing for everyone and Nollywood is planning on using experienced and talented Photographers and Videographers outside Nigeria becuase most Photographers and Videographers are not exposed.

We need people who are well connected to their local scenes and who have a good idea of what is new & happening in urban (meaning city-dwelling, not necessarily hip-hop) culture. The contract will be signed if you are interested and an employment letter will be sent to you. The amount you'll be given for this contract is $207,000 USD.

The following informations are needed from you if you are interested in this job offer.

Legal Name:
Contact Address:
Phone # :
Country Based:
Work Experience :

Please also send your detailed resume so that we can look into it.
Waiting to hear from you
"Look out, Hollywood," one exuberant Nigerian producer exclaims. "Here we come!"

John Porter
Nollywood, Nigeria.
Recruiting Officer
[email protected]
[email protected]
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HANX MODELLING COMPANY, We have a $7,000 pay modeling job (Assignment) for you to take picture with some of our client Fashion Outfit, Our client wants to update
there Catalog with our new year release Fashion outfits and We are interested in you for the shooting, We are model and photographer agent by profession with
about 10 years experience. Find all details for the job below...
JOB LOCATION
The shooting will hold at a rented photographer's studio in model location, so you don't have to worry about traveling, the name and address of the studio
will be forwarded to you before the date of the shooting, all make up will be taken cared of in the studio. You can come along with any body of your choice
on the day of the shooting just for you to feel more comfortable.But not more than four people invite by the model that we will take care of.
JOB DETAILS:
You have alot of different Fashion outfits to cover, which would be provided by our client on the day of the shooting.
TIME DURATION
This will take up to Two days
JOB PERCENTAGE
The total money pay for the jobs is $7,000 and you get $1,000 as your advance payment and balance of $6,000 will be payed after the completion of the project.
EXPECTATIONS
Please get in touch with us if you will take the job and we can go from there, just let me know if you will take the job and I will give you extra details.
Make sure you get back via email: [email protected]
And if interested you will have to give us your details to contact you with your payment via check and for further info
INFO NEEDED
1.Your full name:
2.Phyiscal address,
3.Your age,
4.Previous working Experience,
5.Marital status,
6.Home contact telephone number and Cellphone number
7.City,State
8.ZipCode
hope to hear from you.
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Hello
model NO:#065,
the entire management of THANX MODELING COMPANY wish to inform you that the time you have all been waiting for is here , the full signal has been released and we already have our date for the project kick off which is set for the 30th of june ,2008, our sponsores are all set and we have all of our crew arranging needed equipments for the shoot to kick off,so we are contacting you for asurance and avoidance of disappointment to let us know if you will still be available for the shoot so as to make out to you your,partpayment cheque,your kits and your package containing the contract and many more informations to guide you, but for dedication, partpayment will come first so expect this. please respond to the following e-mail below to comfirm your availability for the shoot.models care dept. : [email protected]
thanks for your co-ooperation from the model hunt stage.

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My names are Samuel Oledjer, I am here with a great pay fashion job (Assignment) worth 1000$ for you, My client wants to update her Catalogs with her new year release fashion outfits and I'm interested in you for the shooting, I'm a photographer by profession with 4 years experience.Find all details for the job below..

Job Location: The shooting will held at a rented photographers studio in your location,so you don't have to worry about traveling,the name and address of the studio will be forwarded to you before the date of the shooting,all make up will be taken cared of in the studio.you can come along with any body of your choice on the day of the shooting, your mum,dad,friend,body-guard anybody you wish to come with just for you to feel more comfortable.

Job Details: You have 12 different Fashion outfits to cover, which would be provided by our client on the day of the shooting.

Types of cloths: Jeans and Jackets, Some Material Clothings.
Name of client: Mrs. Susan Jackson.

Job Percentage: The total pay for the jobs is 5000$ while you will get $1000 as your percentage,$2500 for the owner of the studio (THE STUDIO MANAGER), and $1500 for me the photographer .

Expectations: You need to have good and attractive poses (start practicing). Basically this is all required of you, please get in touch with me if you will take the job and we can go from there, i have some of my work if you will like to view i can send 2-3 to you, if you are willing to take the job get in touch with me on the email. [email protected]

N.B; Your reply can be made to the e-mail address below,because sometimes i use to have problem with my login to models.com
Thanks.

Regards,
Samuel Oledjer
[email protected]
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FROM: [email protected]
TO:undisclosed-recipients:
SUBJECT:FROM: Miss L. B. CHRISTOPHER

FROM: Miss L. B. CHRISTOPHER
MISSIONARY QUARTERS A15
CHURCH ROAD ACCRA GHANA

PLS SEND REPLY TO MY PRIVATE BOX [email protected]
Dear respectful one
I feel good contacting you today I have read from your add in Internet knowing quiet well that this contact will bring a
lasting relationship.With regard to your reputation and co- worshipperof God who will notdisappoint me nor deny me in faith, I am
directing this letter ofassistance to you.

I am Miss Louisa. Christopher the
only daughter of Mr.Christopher from
Republic of Zimbabwe in desire to
get somebody who will safe guard myinterest,
that of my junior brother
(Louis) and this money.Briefly, our
father Mr. Christopher was a Gold
and Cocoa merchant who based in Lome Togo,
Abidjan cote d'Ivoire, and
had a branch office here in Accra
Ghana.My father was a wealthy
Gold/Cocoa merchant who has business inmany
countries in Europe, America and Asian countries.According to
myfather, my own mother Died

when I was about six years of age, which
meansthat I did not even know
my mother very well.The story is
that myfatherMr. Christopher was
Poisoned to death by his business
associates aboutseven months ago,
and he died in a private hospital
here in AccraGhana.

But when he was about to die, he called us beside his sick
bed and toldus that he deposited the sum of fifty Two
Million Seven Hundred ThousandUnited
States Dollars (US$52.700,000) with a local bank there in Accra,the economic and administrative capital of
Republic of Ghana.This money waskept for us in my name, his only
daughter. Right now I am a first yearstudent of business management in
one of the University here.My onlyproblem now is that since my father
has been poisoned to death by hisbusiness Associates,
I don't even trust any other person here againincluding my father's
brothers and sisters.Right now, I want you tohelp us
in the following ways:

1I want you to provide a personal / company's bank Account
where thisamount here he deposited the sum of
fifty Two Million Seven Hundred Thousand
United States Dollars (US$52.700,000) into your
account.
2)

You are going to be the manager
of this fund and Also my
personalguardian until I finished my studies.
3)

You are going to procure
admissions for us to continue our studies inone of the known
university in your country.
4) You are going to receive 15% of the
total sum for providing a bank
account for this transfer.
5)

That you must prepare immediately to make a working visit to ACCRAGHANA
here so that me and you can see each other and we can then do
thetransfer at the same time and I will go back with you toyourcountry.

We hope to receive your early response, as it will Encourage us, tostop
establishing further contacts as It regards to his subjectmatters,so
that we will furnish you With a private phone numberwhereyou
canreach us Direct, on receipt of your positive response.For your information, this place we staying now is a House of a church sisterwho
sawourcondition and Decided to house us for a while.THIS
BUSINESS IS HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL BECAUSE NONE OF OUR LATE
FATHER'SBROTHERS
AND SISTERS KNOWS ABOUT THIS TRANSACTION.Waiting to hear fromyou
soonPls
Send reply to my private email box:

[email protected]
Thanks for
your understanding,
Miss L.B. Christopher
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Hello ,
THANX MODELING COMPANY ,we have a pay model job worth $6500 which we want you to feature on ,one of our numerous client are upgrading there fashion magazine and it will be featuring professional hands in the modeling world which we believe is a chance to showcase your talent and be noted please get in touch through the below address if interested so that our secretary can note and tag your model number as soon as possible::
[email protected]

we hope to hear from you.
thanks
management.
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On behalf of Starnowmodeling. com I would like to present you with a photo shoot opportunity. These photo shoots are to help stores such as GAP, Banana Republic, and Express sell cloths online and in our stores. Our photographers are all older, respectable, and talented females. We pay $485 per shoot (75 photos). If you are interested please submit two of your best photos along with your contact information (name and phone number) to [email protected] Serious inquires only.
contact sean,tina or rena at 832-389-0733
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"Photography Job Offer?
From: Casey Miles ([email protected])
Sent: Tue 3/17/09 8:34 AM
To: [email protected]

Hello,

Hi, am Casey Miles from Singapore. While I was searching through the internet for a photographer, I came across your wonderful profile which fits the exact type of Statistics that i want. That was the main reason why I contacted you I have a pay Fashion job (Assignment) for you. My client wants to update her Catalog with her monthly release Fashion outfits and i am interested in you to take part in the shooting. I am a Model Agent by profession with about 6 years experience. Find all details for the job below..

JOB LOCATION:
The shooting will be held at a rented studio in your location, so you don't have to worry about traveling. The name and address of the studio will be forwarded to you before the date of the shooting. You can also come along with any body of your choice on the day of the shooting, your mum, dad, friends, body-guard and anybody you wish to come with just for you to feel more comfortable.

JOB DETAILS:
You have 10 different Fashion outfits to cover, which would be provided by our client on the day of the shooting, you are to come with your own camera and equipments that you will be needing.

EXPECTATIONS:
You need to have good and attractive shoots. So I suggest you start working out because good shoots are basically what we are requiring. Please get in touch with me via email if you will take the job so that we can start up from there. I have some of my work if you will like to view i can send 2-3 to you,just let me know if you will take the job and i will give you more details.

Regards,

Casey Miles

You can also reach me on this Singapore Number:- +65 92134500"
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Hello Joel,

Good Afternoon, I am happy to see you get back to me.. Here are the details of the job; I have been hired to recruit photographers for our up coming promo advert piecework for Cleocat Fashion Company.. I will like to inform you that the company is looking forward to spread all over the world...It's a company that deals in apparels for ladies. This piece of advert involves photo shoots that will be used for banners, billboards and little handbills and catalogs. I am using this means to inform you that the company intend to spread to other European countries such as Germany and Poland, France and you have been invited to come work with us on a photo shooting and the shoots would be used for our catalog and billboards that would be placed in various cities of Europe and in the United States.

The company management would provide you with a make-up artist, hair stylist, models, attire (clothing), a studio would be rented by the project supervisor in your city and an appointment would be set-up for the shoot prior to the shooting date, so that you can both meet up at the location and have the shoot done, all shoots would hold in your city meaning no need for you to travel. The project supervisor travels from one city to another for photo shoots (take note), and as soon as you are booked, he will be coming down to supervise the shoots. I will like to inform you that all shoots would be done in a casual clothing, No nude, no display of private parts of the body, all we need is a descent shoots which involves you taking a shoot posing in different types of clothing which we will provide. Shooting is scheduled to hold in 2 weeks time from today. And we do upfront payment just to get our employees fully prepared for shooting. The company payment officer would be the one to issue out payment to you but first LET ME KNOW YOUR STANDARD RATE (EUROS) FOR SHOOTING..PER HOUR CHARGES.

We will send payment upfront in other to make sure that our clients don't have to worry about their money and this would also go along way in making you to get fully prepared. As soon as you have your payments, the Supervisor and his crew would be coming over to have the shoots done, appointment would be fixed prior to time and date, so that you can make yourself available..... Shooting would hold in about a week to 2 weeks time from now, the supervisor's crews already consist of the models; hair stylist, make-up artist and attires would be selected from D & G, Old navy and Gucci etc.

As regards to this project, I will be waiting to hear back from you with the cost you are charging me for this and we would like to get to work almost immediately. I will be more than happy to entertain any questions from you. I hope to hear back from you soonest.

Best Regards

Dustin
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Hello
This is Megan Arel from Legend Model,i am a freelance agent looking for talented individuals to work with me on a new project with Power Trust Xpress (Dealing with all type of Bikes), i happened to be the project personnel and resource manager heading the recruitment of models for this project,I found your profile on modelmayhem.com VERY FASCINATING,your profile is good,nice posture,flexibility and good looks.We 're happy to invite you in to come work with us on a photo shooting.We are doing the company's magazine cover for Power Trust Xpress and i need pictures of good looking people,beautiful women and gentlemen to pose with exotic Bike.Its promises to be fun,exposed and pays good OK.We touring all 50 states for shooting and that means you don't have to travel out of your hood just to part take in this because Legend models is coming right to you. Interested applicants willing to know more and also part take should SEND AN EMAIL TO the official email SHOWING INTEREST AND more details will be sent to you about this.
Best Regards...
Megan Arel
Legend Models Inc
New York
NYC
10037
Official email- [email protected]

Hi, I am happy to see you get back to me. Here is the details of the job; I have been hired to recruit models for promo advert piecework for Power Trust Express Inc. I will like to inform you that Power Trust Express Inc. is a new growing motorcycling company looking forward to spread the world...It's a company that deals with different brands of motorcycles (sport bikes, mountain bikes, power bikes, Harley Davidson and much more). This piece of advert involves photo shoots that will be used for banners, billboards and little handbills and catalogs. I am using this means to inform you that the company intend to spread its campaign in motosports to other European countries such as Germany and Poland, and you have been invited to come work with us on a photo shooting and the shoots would be used for our catalog and billboards that would be placed in various cities of Europe and here in the States.

The company management would provide you with a make-up artist, hair stylist, photographer, attire (clothing), a studio would be rented by the project supervisor in your city and an appointment would be set-up for the shoot prior to the shooting date, so that you can both meet up at the location and have the shoot done, all shoots would hold in your city meaning no need for you to travel. The project supervisor travels from one city to another for photo shoots (take note), and as soon as you are booked, he will be coming down for the shoots. I will like to inform you that all shoots would be done in a casual clothing, No nude, no display of private parts of the body, all we need is a descent shoots which involves you taking a shoot posing with a sport bike. Shooting is scheduled to hold in a week time from today. And we do upfront payment just to get models fully prepared for shooting. The company payment officer would be the one to issue out payment to you but first LET ME KNOW YOUR STANDARD RATE ($) FOR SHOOTING.PER HOUR CHARGES.

We will send payment upfront in other to make sure that our clients don't have to worry about their money and this would also go along way in making you to get fully prepared. As soon as you have your payments, the Supervisor and his crew would be coming over to have the shoots done, appointment would be fixed prior to time and date, so that you can make yourself available. Shooting would hold at exactly a week time from now, the supervisor's crews already consist of the photographer; hair stylist, make-up artist and attires would be selected from D & G, Old navy and Gucci. Foot wears would come from Timberland, Vans and Gucci, sunshades from Gucci and D&G and after shooting all attires automatically becomes yours.

As regards to this project, I will be waiting to hear back from you with the cost you are charging me for this and we would like to get to work almost immediately. I will be more than happy to entertain any questions from you. I hope to hear back from you soonest.

Kind Regards

Megan Arel
Legend Models

its legit,Thanks for getting back through our email, i want to let you know that the Job is Urgent and the shooting will come up probably by next weekend, it all depend on the studio agent so you have much time to prepare for it,we would be handling the wardrobe and MUA,no nudity, fetish, bondage, escort and other adult content stuff. We are trying to sort out most things so that we can send your details to GQ and MAXIM magazine for preview because we work in collaboration with them. .. You have 12 different Fashion outfits to cover,which would be provided by our client on the day of the shooting and you would be paid the sum of $1950 for this job. I will need your statistics for your attires, so that we can get outfits that would correspond to your size and shape and also get you prepared and to arrange your part-payment of ($550) for you to be rest assured. The part payment would be mailed directly to you, along with an extra amount that would be used for the studio fee (all you will need to do here is just to deduct your own part-payment from the fund and have the left over sent to the studio's agent informations that i would give to you for the studio rental fee on our behalf ) Immediately your mail is out through our courier service, i will instruct you on what else to do... You will be paid the balance immediately after the shooting, I hope this is quite clear. Please I'd like you to check your email on a regular basis, i might have updates for you. payments would be mailed out to you first thing tomorrow morning by the financial officer using overnight priority shipment so that you would get nothing to worry about in getting fully prepared to work with us...And please get back also with your details so that we can get your payment across to you and after receiving your part payment and the one of the studio rental fee; the supervisor will call you to set up an appointment for date and time that will be convenient with you so that you can both meet in the studio and have the shooting done. Get back with the below details such as:

Name in full
Residential address in full
City..
State...
Zip-code..
Phone number....(cell and home)
Part-payment...$550
Age........
Statistics for Attires....
Statistics for shoes.....

Thanks

With Trust...
Megan Arel
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