419 Scam – "Charity Home Finance Company Ltd"
"Charity Home Finance Company Ltd" is a fake UK company that is actually operating from Nigeria. The criminals offer grants or loans to individuals and businesses.
As is typical in many Nigerian scams, the actual direction of the money flow is the reverse of what's promised: The victim is asked to send cash by Western Union as a "postage fee" to someone in Nigeria who can not be traced, or to cash a check and then wire money to Nigeria.
Hello, Firstname: Goodday to you, Hello we are a Charity Company in the United Kingdom who render loans to help people in need especially in the USA and UK, so we would like you to please forward us with this information if you need a loan and the reason why the loan is needed. And we also give grants through our grant writers, We would like to know in detail what you want to do and how much you need.We want you to know that there is a grant for almost every endeavour in the U.S. If you need a loan indicate that you need a loan, if you need help for money for school, housing and other little requirement indicate in your email reply. Also if this is a company that need loan/lease let us know ur full company details as well. So please we would like you to fill this Application form as listed below for the loan or grant: Full Name: Title: Company or where you work: Full Address: City: State: Zip Code: Country: Birth Date: Office Phone Number: Mobile phone number: Fax Number: Amount Of Money Needed: Religion: Marital Status: If Grant please fill this: Estimated Value Of Grant Required: Grant/loan Type: And a valid collateral to assure us that the money will be paid back: And the date that you will be paying the money back after you get the loan with our interest: We meet up with the commitements of our clients. Thanks, Mark Our Contact info is: Charity Home Finance Company Ltd 11 ambleside point new cross london se15 1ea Great Britian also called United Kingdom Contact Phone: 44-7821687008 www.chfcltd.com Note: Please do not forget to indicate if you need a grant or a loan. Please bear with us that the website will not be working till next month there is a new development on it.
When asked about the interest rate on loans, the following reply came from Nigeria, not the UK:
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 21:12:05 -0700 (PDT) From: "Charity Finance" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Please fill the form before any question sir.
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From: Charles Adeniyi [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] To: emailaddress Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2005 4:55 AM Subject: GOD WANT US TO HELP YOU Dear Sir My Name is Charles Walter i'm the Senior Administrative Officer of Epicore Worldwide Limited a company based in Nigeria in West Africa with Head office at Nathan Way, Plumstead, London, United Kingdom, We are a UK and Africa based company specializing in Helping the needy. I'm directed by the director of this organisation to enquire about what help you may require from us in terms of the advert we say from the internet over one or two financial problems you are having. The company willl highly grateful in helping you in further help you may need and we can Loan you any amount of money you may need. GOD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVERS. Respond to this email at any of my emails at email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org Looking Forward to your response. Yours In Christ Charles Adeniyi Walter
Here is the money demand from the criminals:
From: Charles Adeniyi [mailto:email@example.com] To: Firstname Lastname <emailaddress> Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2005 11:43 AM Subject: Re: GOD WANT US TO HELP YOU The postage fee will be $195 the name for the western union are; name: RACHID ADESHINA address: 12, ITA-EKO, IBARA city: ABEOKUTA state: OGUN STATE country: NIGERIA as soon as it has been sent, plese email me the money control number (MTCN) sender name and address as well as the test question and answer and also sender phone. Charles Walter __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com
Here is another one:
From: "Charles Adeniyi" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <emailaddress> Sent: Thursday, 24 March, 2005 0:04 Subject: Re: About the Loan and Donations yes u can send it through western union to the addresss below: name: RACHID ADESHINA address: 12, ITA-EKO, IBARA city: ABEOKUTA state: OGUN STATE country: NIGERIA as soon as it has been sent, just email me with the Money control number, (MTCN), sender name and address as well as thetest question and answer. best regards charles -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Small Business - Try our new resources site!
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