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Mortgage and Lending with Nationwide Funding Group

Dearest Beloved,

How are you, I hope all is well with you and your family. My name is
Maria Binta Hakis, a girl from Sierra Leone, am 25 years old a house help by profession, and I have a
proposal to make which I believe will
be helpful to both of us.

Like I told you at the beginning, I am a house help working under a
woman who died recently. Before her
death, she was a very well known diamond merchant in Ghana and
Bokinafaso who lived in Sierra Leone. My late madam died without having any children or husband.

As a mark of appreciation for working with my Madam for several years,
she gave me a will to the tune of
US$5.5 million(Five Million Five Hundred Thousand United States
Dollars) which is presently with a
security company in Europe with me as the beneficiary. l am presently
living in Sierra Leone while this
fund is in Europe, I cannot travel to Europe because of difficulty in
obtaining a visa moreover I don't have
a bank account where this money can be lodged, this is the reason why I
have contacted you and I
want you to stand as the beneficiary and help me claim this fund from
the security company in Europe.

You shall also help me invest this fund in any profitable business in
your country or any part of the world I
also intends to come over to continue my education. I have been in
contact with the security company;
they promised me that they will act on my instructions as soon as I  am
through with my arrangement on
who can stand as a beneficiary to claim the fund on my behalf.

For your assistance I will offer you 25% for making my dream come true,
I will also set aside 5% of the
total amount for any expenses that will arise during the course of
transaction. Please note that all
documents relating to this transaction is with my late Madams lawyer in
Europe, I will immediately 
establish a link between you and the lawyer once you indicate your
willingness to assist me.

Kindly include your telephone/fax number and other related information
about yourself in your reply to
enable the lawyer contact  you for more clarification. Please make sure
all your replies are directed to my

Private email address:

Have a nice day and God bless you.

Best regards

Maria Dinta Hanks


This blog is a different manifestation of the nigerian money laundering scheme. I wrote a blog about this a few months ago. Notice how at the end of the message the name is misspelled from whats on the first paragraph of the letter "Maria Binta Hakis" at the end she spells it "Maria Dinta Hanks". If that isnt the first indication of a scam then i dont know what the heck is!!!!!!!! Why would somebody in their right mind want to supposedly wire over $5.5 million dollars to a complete stranger? A group of frauds meet up and spam everybody on the net. These are the same people who are doing the lottery money laundering scheme. Beware of these crooks.

Comments (3)

Chris Griffith
Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL - Bonita Springs, FL
Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent

Another great source for identifying scams is

He is a radio talk show host who specials mostly in financial matters, credit, scams, taxes, etc. He's super interesting.  You can search for a station near you or listen online.  The site has boatloads of information.  I listen to him on Naples Talk 98.9 and feel like I'm missing out when I get to my destination and don't get to hear the ending of whatever challenge he is taking on.


Nov 13, 2006 07:59 AM
Marc Blasi
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

How do people fall for this stuff!?!?



Nov 13, 2006 08:04 AM
Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate
Majestic Properties - Miami Beach, FL

I ask myself the very same question Marc, everytime I get one of these.....and truly hope the answer is "no one"


Nov 13, 2006 08:17 AM