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The "Mr. Lambert Costa Fund Transfer" Advance Fee Scam

The fake "Mr. Lambert Costa Fund Transfer" email below is an advance-fee scam being sent by online criminals. This scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence trick. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum.

The Mr. Lambert Costa Fund Transfer Advance Fee Scam
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The "Mr. Lambert Costa Fund Transfer" Scam

From: Mr. Lambert Costa <Lambertc.@sepia.ocn.ne.jp>

Date: Tue, Feb 12, 2019, 7:10 AM

Subject: Compliment of the Season

To:

Hello Dear, Compliment of the Season.

How are you today? My Name is Lambert Costa, who wrote to you some time ago seeking for your assistance to transfer some funds into your account. Although we could not finish the transaction because of some little financial set-back at your end, I wish to inform you that I have successfully transacted with a God-Given trustworthy woman who has helped me and my Health in the time of needs.

I wish to tell you that I am successfully residing in Japan where i want to re-establish myself. I am using the opportunity to thank you who made intentions to help me, although we couldn't finished up, and to you personally, I have written and dropped a cheque of $850,000 USD for your compensation for all you have done and intentions to assist me then.

This is my pure appreciation to you and I have instructed a friend in Jakarta Indonesia to send you the cheque and a letter attached to it.

Have you received it?, reply to me so that we can discuss some other businesses in your area as i hoped to make some investment too in your area. I need your urgent reply and current phone no so that I will call you to discuss further with you.

In case you have not received the cheque,

Kindly contact:

Rev. Joseph Kings

E mail: ptuwaatuwa@yahoo.com

Contact Him or call him immediately if you have not received your parcel.

Best regards,

Lambert Costa

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  • February 14, 2019 at 4:52 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    - Forwarded message -

    From: Joseph Kings <ptuwaatuwa@yahoo.com>

    Date: Wed, Feb 13, 2019, 3:36 AM

    Subject: Re: Cheque for $850,000

    Attn,

    I received your email regarding the bank draft that my boss Mr. Lambert Costa left here for you, he told me to keep the drafted check for you before he traveled out of this country for investment projects and if you follow up you will receive your funds smoothly and without delay.

    Now let me know how you want to receive this drafted check of $850,000.00, but i have three questions for you before i proceed,

    1). Are you coming to pick it up here yourself in Benin Republic?

    2). Do you want the check delivered via registered courier company to your contact address?,

    3). Lastly, do you want me to arrange for a bank to bank transfer of your funds into your account? here by depositing the draft with a bank here in Benin republic for the transfer of your funds.

    I await for your preferable option, but i guess you come down here in Republic Du Benin so that it will be easy for us to be sorted out, but if you can not come down here, then you get back to me and let me know; your option so i can proceed and have your job finalized, If you are coming to Benin Republic, then you send to me your scan copy of your international passport to arrange your invitation letter to Benin Republic to clear your funds easily.

    Regards,

    Rev. Joseph Kings.

    Tel:- 229 95536758.

    Office: Lot 03 Parclle G Pk 6

    Degankon (Finagnon)

    Cotonou De Benin Republic."

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The "Mr. Lambert Costa Fund Transfer" Advance Fee Scam