View Full Version : I know its a scam, but has anyone else gotten this???

12-14-2005, 10:31 AM
I got this in my email this morning. Just wanted to make you guys aware of it and to beware:

From : Douglas Okoye.
Email Address: (douglas_okoye2@yahoo.com)
Abidjan, Ivory Coast West Africa

Dearest ,

Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. I got your name and contact from this site (www.sccoa.com).
I prayed over it and selected your name among other names due to its esteeming nature and the recommendations given to me as a reputable and trust worthy person that I can do business with and by the recommendation , I must not hesitate to confide in you for this simple and sincere business .

I am Douglas Okoye the only son of late Mr.and Mrs. Morgan Okoye. My father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant in Abidjan , the economic capital of Ivory coast, my father was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outings on business .
My mother died when I was a baby and since then my father took me so special. Before the death of my father on December 2004 in a private hospital here in Abidjan he secretly called me on his bed side and told me that he has the sum of (Six million, Two hundred thousand United State Dollars). USD($ 6.200,000) left in fixed deposit account in one of the prime bank here in Abidjan ,that he used my name as his only son for the next of Kin in depositing of the fund. He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his business associates. That I should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice where i will transfer this money and use it for investment purpose.

Dear, I am honourably seeking your assistance in the following ways:
(1) To provide an bank account where this money would be transferred into .
(2) To serve as a guardian of this fund since I am only 22years.
(3) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education because my father advice me to make sure that I finished my education before joinng any business venture.and also to secure a resident permit in your country.
Moreover, sir I am willing to offer you 10% of the total sum as compensation for your effort/ input after the successful transfer of this fund into your nominated account overseas.

Furthermore,please indicate your options towards assisting me as I believe that this
transaction would be concluded within seven working days, you signify your interest to assist me.
Anticipating to hear from you soon.

Thanks and God bless.

Best regards, Douglas Okoye .

NB: Please reply back through my private email (douglas_okoye2@yahoo.com)

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12-14-2005, 10:39 AM
I got the exact same e mail at work. Word for word. I have seen simular scam letters from Nigera. 60 Minutes a long time ago did a segement on these particular scams, said some African nations had goverments that were getting rich from crap like this


12-14-2005, 10:41 AM
Hahaha...i get that junk all the time. I should start remembering which countries are refered to in the emails and what important people select me.

This one is freaky tho, ive never gotten one saying any specifics....like yours sais they got u from the sccoa website.......freaky:confused:

12-14-2005, 10:42 AM
I just posted that in the members only forum. There is a whole thread about sccoa people getting spam in the discussion forums.