People affected due to 419 scam
Scam Victim from Malaysia
I received the following from a Faithful Scam Joke
Page Reader in Malaysia. Unluckily my parents felt victim to the
scam. This is the story from my dad. I forward the same statement
One day my wife received a letter posted from Johannesburg,
South Africa. The letter was sent to her by a lady named Maria who
claimed that she is the third wife of the late president of Congo
Laurent Kabila. She wanted assistance to transfer their money and
to be invested outside their country. The amount was 22.5 million.
In return we would get 25% out of the amount and we are also need
to assist her with financially in order to make the transaction
My wife got in touch with her son David Kabila. David
said that the money was 22.5 million left by his father. The money
was actually for the people of Congo send by US government for a
help. However his father took one box and kept aside for his family.
On this money there was a thin coating and also printed with the
word DRC on it. To use this money as normal USD they wanted some
special chemical to wash. For the time being the money deposited
on security for safety purpose. They also require 12000 USD to take
the money out of this security.
Later with all the fact we agreed and went to Johannesburg.
There we met David Kabila and his friend, James Cross who said that
he is a banker who would be helping him to clean the money.
When we arrived David was waiting for us at the airport
and brought us to his home. And we also met James Cross. Same day
security came with the box containing the money. When he opened
it we saw the money. It was covered by a thin cotton layer. It looked
like it was never opened before. Then he took some chemicals which
it to be used to clean money, unfortunately the chemical was frozen
and cannot be used to wash the money. However there is some chemical
which was not frozen. Then James took a few notes from the box and
washed it and gave it to us. We came to central bank and it was
shocking to use that the money was real and genuine.
As the chemical was frozen they wanted some money
to liquidize it. We were asked to provide 40,000 USD for this purpose.
Since we had no money that time we came back to Malaysia.
In Malaysia we gather that amount and went again
to Johannesburg. When we arrived that morning we handed the money
to David. After 2 days they brought us again to the same house.
This time the chemical had been liquidized and we were going to
wash the money. I was also given the receipt of that transaction.
When we reached the money was already there. They put newspaper
all over the floor just to wash it. James instructed David to take
the chemical and then keep it in the refrigerator while waiting
for the washing machine to clean the existing money arrive. Suddenly
we heard a blast from the back. We ran back and saw David lying
on the floor in pain. David in fact had dropped the chemical and
it partially burned his hand. The money cannot be wash.
They said that to buy a fresh chemical would cost
them 1 million USD. Further more only the central bank has this
particular chemical. However since James is a banker in the Central
Bank he could discuss with the bank to pay only 10% of the amount
as deposit i.e. 100,000 USD to get the chemical. Since that time
there is nothing that we could do, we just came back to Malaysia
in order to find the money for that transaction.
Later on, when we came back to Malaysia they contacted
us through the phone. They told us that we need to come in Johannesburg
before 5th Feb. This is because the English man who is in charge
of the chemical was on leave until 5 Feb. Since he is on leave than
they do not have to pay 100 000 to get the chemical instead they
could only pay 70 000 USD in order to get the chemical.
Then we contacted our son in US. Then only we came
to know that this is actually a scam. Till today they are still
contacting us. In order not to raise any suspicion on their part
we just agreed to go to Johannesburg with the money on 2nd Feb.
They can be contacted at:
James Cross : 27833725247
David Omar Kabila: 27836683906