Mr Osas Henry Wants $290.00

Here’s the latest scam email to hit my inbox.

Strangely, this one is quite open about requiring an advanced fee before, supposedly, passing on a fortune in return –


I have been waiting for you to contact me for your Confirmable Bank Draft of $800.000.00 United States Dollars, but I did not hear from you since that time. Then I went and deposited the Draft with FEDEX COURIER SERVICE, West Africa, I travelled out of the country for a 3 Months Course and I will not come back till end of December. What you have to do now is to contact the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE as soon as possible to know when they will deliver your package to you because of the expiring date.

For your information, I have paid for the delivering Charge, Insurance premium and Clearance Certificate Fee of the Cheque showing that it is not a Drug Money or meant to sponsor Terrorist attack in your Country.

Contact Person:Mr Osas Henry
Email Address 😮

Telephone: 009 234 802 626 2996

The only money you will send to the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE to deliver your Draft direct to your postal Address in your country is ($290.00 US) Dollars only being Security Keeping Fee of the Courier Company so far. Again, don’t be deceived by anybody to pay any other money except $290.00US Dollars. I would have paid that but they said no because they don’t know when you will contact them and in case of demurrage.

You are to make the payment to the information below by western union or money gram.

Receiver Name: Mr Osas Henry
Receiver Address: #10 Old Obasanjo Road Lagos, Nigeria.

Once you forward the necessary details to the Representative Mrs. franka isibor ujeh and once your payment is been confirmed by them they will issued your Tracking Number.

Sender’s Name:……………………. ………………
Sender’s Address:…………………. ………………..
Amount To be Sent:$290
Text Question to be used: WHO CAN HELP US?
Text Answer: OUR LORD ONLY.
Money Transfer Control Number (M.T.C.N).

Finally, make sure that you reconfirm your Postal address() and Direct telephone number to them again to avoid any mistake on the Delivery and ask them to give you the tracking number to enable you track your package over there and know when it will get to your address. Let me repeat again, try to contact them as soon as you receive this mail to avoid any further delay and remember to pay them their Security Keeping fee of $290.00 US Dollars for their immediate action. You should also let me know through email as soon as you receive your Draft.

Yours Faithfully,
MRS.Elizabeth Gate

The most obvious giveaway with this one is the fact that it promotes urgency yet the dates are messed up – it’s February already so we’re a bit lit with this one arn’t we!

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  1. hey just got the same letter excpet it was for $150. They also used 2 names in it 1)Mr.OSAS HENRY 2)Fred Owen

    • A lot of these people keep recycling the same emails – because they obviously work – and just change a few details.

  2. These types of scams are so popular I just don’t believe people fall for them any more.

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