Phishing Saga 3: Letter from the “African Development Bank”

Phishing Example 3

Those who have been following this phishing saga will remember that I first received a letter from one Mrs. Biyu Fung Chi, who claimed to be on her deathbed somewhere or the other. She wanted me to administer the 5 million dollars that has been left by her late husband, a Gold mine owner, in Burkina Faso. Apparently, half of the amount would be mine while I would be required to hand over half to a charitable cause of my choice.

My Response to the phishing attempt.

After that first letter, I sent the criminals a letter claiming to have been hooked by their scheme. I soon received another response, which you can read in this article. In any case, this phishing attempt appears to be carefully choreographed to get hold of my personal information, including my banking details. The effects of phishing can be deadly, which is why I am going to this trouble. (There is also the fact that I am getting free blogging material).

Part three of the Phishing Saga

Now the con-people behind this saga have asked me to provide some details so I can receive the money. I will continue to lead them along; for as long as they are not suspicious. In any case, here is the third letter which I have just received from these people. Note that the link to the African Development Bank below is actually real. This could be an attempt by the con-men to hoodwink people into thinking their letters are genuine.

Bad English

The one major giveaway in this whole drama is that their English is atrocious. Typical laziness from criminals. If you are going to steal from anyone, not that I am condoning theft, but if you are going to steal from anyone, please try to learn proper English;






    BURKINA FASO    ADB    Date: 21-03-2017    ADB.

Web Site ………..  


Sir, Madam

I have been directed  by the director of States States States Foreign Operation /   Wire Transfer    to write you in respect to the mail which we have received from Mrs. Biyu Fung chi  .

Actually, we have earlier been told about you by the lady Mrs. Biyu Fung Chi .   (For the claim of her late Husband deposit with our bank. Late Dr Chi Thai  is our late customer with sum substantial amount of money he deposit with us.

Hence you have been really appointed as a trustee to represent the next of Kin.

However before our bank will transact any business concerning the transfer of the fund to your bank, we will like you to send the followings documents immediately to our bank.

1.A power of Attorney Permitting  you to claim and transfer the funds to your bank account on her behalf; Note This Power of Attorney must be endorse by a Burkina-be resident lawyer.   

  1. Death certificate of The Late Dr Chi Thai (Her Husband deceased) confirming his death.

3.A statement of Copy of account issued to  Late Dr Chi Thai  by our bank.

4.An Affidavit of support from the Burkina Faso high court with her signature in it.

5.The name of your bank and your account number where your want this fund to be transfer.

Note: The above are compulsory, and are needed to protect our  interest, yours and the next of kin after the transfer has been made.  These shall also ensure that a smooth, quick and successful transfer of the fund is made. 

We promise to give our customers the best of our services.Should you have any question (s), please contact our Foreign Operational

Thanks for your understanding 

understanding:  ADB  
Director, Dept. States States States Foreign Remittance 

 Africa  Development Bank.  

Director-Mr.Mohammed usman (For Accounts Dept)


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