Thursday, January 27, 2011

Correspondence between Mr Aliyu Umar and Berry FeistyPen via Gmail


Dear Friend,

I know that this message will come to you as a surprise. I AM A SECRETARY OF FOREIGN REMITTANCE DIRECTOR BOA BANK HERE IN OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA FASO. I Hope that you will not expose or betray this trust and confident that i am about to repose on you for the mutual benefit of our both families. 

I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of ($7.6)million to your account within 14 banking days. This money has been dormant for years in our Bank without claim. I want the bank to release the money to you as the nearest person to our deceased customer, the owner of the account died along with his supposed next of kin in an air crash since July 31st 2000.

I don't want the money to go into our Bank treasurer as an abandoned fund. So this is the reason why i contacted you so that the bank can release the money to you as the next of kin to the deceased customer. Please I would like you to keep this proposal as a top secret and delete it if you are not interested. 

Upon receipt of your reply to, i will give you full details on how the business will be executed and also note that you will have 45% of the above mentioned sum if you agree to handle this business with me.

Best Regard. 

Dear Mr Alihu Umar,

How are you today? I hope work at the Foreign Remittance Department of Bank of Africa is going well. Your mail indeed came as a surprise to me. I wonder why you chose me. Did you receive a tip that I am indeed at a point in my life where five hundred and seventy million naira would go a long way in sorting out my life; for if I had that amount I would be the happiest person on God’s earth.

It would afford me the opportunity of paying for ChooChoo’s education till PhD in Harvard, buy that dream house in Paris and live the rest of my life writing, day dreaming and eating Ekpang with a thousand Nfi’s in my plate. I was on my way there though, until an unfortunate incident by the Federal Government.I would come back to that later.

Mr Alihu, you are most kind to think about me and even if I do not know you, I see that you are one human being who understands what it means to share. This particular trait of yours irrespective of the circumstances is admirable and worthy of commendation. Made more fascinating is the fact that you have deemed me worthy of the “trust you have reposed in me”. Once again, I thank you. Exposing or betraying your trust is not something I would do knowingly. I just hope I do not do it unknowingly.

Mr Alihu, You say the supposed next of kin of that man died alongside him in that car crash of 2000. I believe you; but you do know a next of kin is simply an administrator of an estate and not the one sole beneficiary as you have stated. If the next of kin was say, the man’s wife and she died along side her husband, then her children become the beneficiaries of the estate. The wife if she had been alive would not have spent all that money on herself, Mr Aliyu… Just some education I thought you’ll need.

Mr Aliyu, I totally agree with you. I do not also want the money to go into the Bank’s Treasury account. It does not belong there. It belongs to the man’s children or any surviving relatives to administer.

Mr Aliyu, I appreciate your kind thoughts towards me but if it turns out on the other hand that you have merely been lying and there is no account of such and that you really wanted to dupe me, it’s a pity because I don’t have anything you want for  all my accounts have been frozen by the Federal Government in its recent freezing activities.

One of them contains 15 million naira; which they will only ‘thaw’ when I provide a suitable beneficiary with an account balance of over 500, 000. If you are interested in being that beneficiary, please contact me with your bank details. You would be compensated with 70% of the money.

I’ll wait to hear from you; and remember, this is for the mutual benefit of both our families. I do not have to state that I repose great confidence in you and for you to keep this proposal as top secret.

Best Regards,
Berry Feistypen.


  1. He haw! Interesting!
    Mr Aliyu is just too 'nice'!
    Haba, Berry, why you na? he should have chose me!

  2. Feisty, you beat me to this!

    Really, the loads of junk I get from those guys is just VERY ANNOYING! The 'typos' na baba o!!

    Have you received some with the title: "Confidential Respond"? I was going to do a post 'analysing' most of them, but I thought that'd be some huge waste of time, since sister Adaobi has done a 'thesis' on that already. (Maybe sometime later)

    Cool post!

  3. This is hilarious. The Burkinabes have also learnt the 419 ropes & Mr Aliyu's one generous man. A quick check on google showed details of these scam mails using the same bank with different aliases.

  4. @RemiRoy...He's a nice guy abi.. I thot so too

  5. @NakedSha... Remember he's the Secretary of the Foreigh Remittance Director... He's prolly been really busy, trying to prevent monies from entering Bank treasuries... if that's his job desription.

  6. Am sure that this Mr Aliyu have other names- including female names. He never gets tired.

  7. @Nutritionalert... Mr Aliyu is an institution... he just loves to share with whole world..

  8. LMHO!!!....i so love your reply!

    Gosh! what makes them think people are not aware of their scams huh?..I had gotten so many in my box, that i simply delete after reading & laughing at their stupidity!

    Tnx sis, for stopping by.

  9. @Ibhade... hmmmn..but do you know the truth? Have u wondered why they send it to almost everybody? It's because out of 100, 000 emails sent, at least 2 will respond and that is exactly what Mr Aliyu wants... Mr Aliyu would be happy to make just 5 million naira in a least that'll prevent him from having to get a real job!

  10. nice one,i almost cracked my ribs while reading this unusual conversation.i almost was going to ask you what happenned next,if Mr. Aliyu replied but my own experience came to mind...i almost duped one of them in return,after years of getting annoyed receiving their mails,but like Mr. Aliyu,when they realise you are playing their game with their own rules,they shut down

  11. @Ojay...Thanks for stopping by... Mr Aliyu didn't reply me( there are too many of us and for every one who tries to be smart, there are at least two others who would have fallen)

    But I do have an idea of what he would have said... Something along the lines of YOUR FADA!!


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