Current Status

This blog is not frequently updated because most case-by-case scam reports are now listed in subordinate blogs. At this point in time, most of my efforts are targeted at documenting employment scams in the Suckers Wanted blog.


Advance Fee Fraud: Peggy Stockley

Friends of the late Peggy Stockley will probably be irritated -- or something stronger -- to know that the lads from Lagos have woven her into a 419 scam. These Nigerians are playing a dangerous game. All it will take is a few Americans to earnestly assert that all this 419 fraud is financing terrorism, and Nigeria will follow in the footsteps of Afghanistan and Iraq. Anyhow, this is a pretty ordinary 419 sent through a webmail system at ( on Tue, 14 Jun 2005 23:26:28 +0000, directed at my oldest active address (a ".org" address).

From: William Oboh

Dear Sir / Ma,

First, I'm soliciting your utmost confidenciality in this Transaction.
I am Dr William Oboh, Deposit Accrediting Officer of a Security company in Lagos Nigeria. I came to you in my private search for a reliable person to handle this confidential transaction, which involves huge sum of money to your country.

The Proposition: A foreigner an American, late Peggy Stockley who died on January 31 aboard Alaska Airlines Flight 261, which crashed into the Pacific Ocean not far from Los Angeles, while returning from her country from a business trip. She deposited with us at our security company a consignment and the content of the consignment is worth US$11Million, having heard of the tragic incident involving late Peggy Stockley the security company now expects a next of kin as beneficiary. Valuable efforts have been made by the security company's management to get in touch with any of her family's but I personally found out that she died with her husband and had no child or children that is known to us.

The only name of next of kin given to us by late Peggy Stockley unfortunately was with her in the same flight that crashed, and this is unknown to the security company's management. I'm taking this advantage in order to better my life and that of my family, I now decided to seek your permission to have you stand as next of kin to late Peggy Stockley, so that the consignment containing the money be released to you as the next of kin. All documents and proves to enable you get this fund will be carefully worked out, by the lawyer that will be employ to work on your behalf . You can take time and verify from the website as shown herein for confirmation of the crash,


I am assuring you that this transaction and its procedures is 100% legal and risk free involvement. Your share stays while the rest will be for myself. The sharing of the fund between the two of us will be as follows: 30% of the total sum will go to you for your effort and commitment
to the success of this transaction. 70% will be for us here. As soon as I receive an acknowledgement of the receipt of this message in Acceptance, I will immediately start up with the process. If this proposal is acceptable by you, kindly reply me immediately you get this mail.

I want you to also furnish me with your private telephone/fax or preferably your mobile numbers as well as your full names and address, I will have to apply for the release of the consignment in your favor as the next of kin.

Finally, note that the security company officers/management does not know the contents of the consignment but as the Deposit Accrediting Officer of a Security company, I happened to have the privilege of knowing the content of the consignment, Mrs. Peggy Stockley declared the content of the consignment to be her personal effects.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation and I shall give you more details on what we are to do to claim the consignment without any hitch.

Yours faithfully,
William Oboh


1 comment:

Spotter said...

Received another copy at the same address, from (WHOIS: Telemar Norte Leste S.A., Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.) on Wed, 15 Jun 2005 12:46:18 +0000.