The Suspense Account is Killing Me! Ivory Coast Spam

My web host has a great spam filter, but occasionally a piece of this crap does come through. Today I got this gem of a Nigerian 419 (I think it's the 419) spam and thought I'd share.

REMEMBER: Never Trust ANYONE who sends you an email and asks for MONEY. ESPECIALLY if you don't know them or they're from Africa.

Like a good spammer (oxymoron, I know, since they're the worthless scum of the universe) he asks that you not betray him. Like he'd never betray you! What a moron.


From Miss mariam komo.
Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire.
West Africa.
Avenue 12 Rue Reine Abla Poku,
12 Bp 7854 Abj 12, Cote D'Ivoire.
Dearest one,

It is my pleasure to write you after consideration, since I can not be able to see you face to face, at first, please I need your help. I am Miss Mariam Komo, the only Daughter of late Mr & Mrs Richard Komo, from Cote D'Ivoire. (I am 22years of age.) My father was a liability Cocoa and Gold merchant in Abidjan Cote D'Ivoire before his untimely death. After his business trip to Tunisia, to nagociate on a cocoa and gold business he wanted to invest in Tunisia, a week after he came back from Tunisia, he got an accident with my mother of which my mother died instantly but my father died five days after in a private hospital. On that faithful afternoon, I didn t know that my father was going to leave me after I had earlier lost my mother, but before he gave up the ghost, it was as if he knew he was going to die. He my father, (MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE) he called me to his bed side and told me that he deposited the sum of ($6,500,000.00) Six Million Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars in a bank here in Cote D'Ivoire.

That the money was meant for his cocoa and Gold business he wanted to establish in Tunisia, according to my father he deposited the money in a fixed suspense account using my name as the next of kin, He instructed me to seek for a reliable and trust worthy business partner for my life time investment abroad. Now I have succeeded in locating the deposit documents and the bank where this money is here in Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire. Due to war in my country Cote D'Ivoire., I am now seeking for your assistance to help me transfer this money out from my country Cote D'Ivoire to your account abroad so that we should invest it in any meaningful and lucrative business in your country because this is my only hope in life. I am willing to offer you 15% of the total fund if only you can help me out of my present predicame.

I seek your assistance in the follwing ways:

(1.) To provide a bank account where this money can be transfered into.
(2.) To make arrangements for me to come over to your country after the successful transfering of this money into your account, to come and further my education.
(3.) To help invest this money in a profitable business since I am only 22yrs of age and do not know much about business.
(4) To sponsor me transfer this money into your account,
(5). I want you to promise me that you are not going to betray me after the money gets into your account.

The worst part of it is that my uncle is trying to kill me over this money because I refused to hand him over the documents covering this money, He has sold all my father's landed properties including his cars which rightful belong to me and now he want me to hand over the banking document of my father in my possesion which I refused. Now he said that he will have this money by all means even if it means killing me, so because of this I ran away from home and hide in a hotel,pending when this money will be transfered so that I can leave the country for my safty.

Please reply
Thank's and God bless you.
Yours sincerely,
Miss mariam komo


Jan's picture

I've had a few of these emails too, claiming to be from some African bank manager who wants my help to make us both a LOT of money. Of course, what they really want are my bank details.

I've ignored them, as any sensible person would, but now a friend of ours has been targetted by a far worse scam - someone answered her online dating ad and has phoned her every day for the last 4 months saying how much he loves her, wants to marry her etc. Now he's just asked her to cash a £10k cheque for him (some strange tale) and then wire him the money once it's cashed. I've warned her and warned her not to do so. Preying on divorced and lonely people is somehow far worse than just sending out these emails seeking out someone whose greed has got the better of them.

Gan Arumugan's picture

This message was sent to me from a 22 years girl from the Ivory coast she says that her father died and left her US$7.5 million dollars in a suspense account in the Bank of Africa and she calls me daddy I have already spent S$10,000 trying to help her but till to-date she still wants US$3000/- to pay for the ECOWAS certificate for the release of her funds and it is too late for me to suspect that it is a fraud I am trying to contact the Bank of Africa but to no avail. I am still playing along with her and telling her that I am looking for the money and I intend making a Interpol report and if possible a FBI report as I am not a US citzien I do not know if I can report this to the FBI.

These people should be stopped and we should start a assocation to stop them or else a lot of other people will be effected.