updated oct 31

The former prime minister of Lebanon, Rafik Hariri, was assassinated in February 2005. The Lads from Lagos are losing no time in trying to cash in. No tragedy left un-exploited. The Tsunami page is another example of that. You're probably wondering where the Darfur letters are. They're coming. And the Holocaust victim restitution fund letters. Oh yeah. They're coming too.


Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2005

Mrs. Bahiya Hariri,
Hariri Organization
Beirut, Lebanon

Dear Friend,

This letter may come to you as a surprise due to the fact that we have never met. The message could be strange but real, if you pay some attention to it. I could have notified you about it at least for the sake of your integrity.

I am Mrs. Bahiya Hariri, wife of the late Prime Minister of Lebanon, Mr Rafiq Hariri, who was assassinated on 14 February 2005, along with 20 others, when explosives equivalent of around 1,000 kg of TNT were detonated as his motorcade drove near the St. George Hotel in Beirut.
in the wake of his assassination on 14 February 2005, the United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan dispatched a fact-finding mission to investigate the killing. Arriving in Beirut on 25 February, the mission interviewed Lebanese officials and politicians, from both the government and opposition, studied the Lebanese investigation and legal proceedings, examined the crime scene and collected evidence. It also interviewed some Witnesses.

The report emphasizes that it is impossible to identify the culprit until the perpetrators have been brought to justice, but blames the Syrian government, which it charges with exerting influence that goes beyond the reasonable exercise of cooperative or neighborly relations, with primary responsibility for the political tension that preceded the assassination, by its (interference) with the details of governance in Lebanon in a heavy-handed and inflexible manner.

Since the perpetrators of these evil act has not been brought to justice, l have the feelings that l am not also save here in Beirut. I intend leaving for Europe or the United States.

During my husband's regime as the Prime Minister of Lebanon, He realized some reasonable amount of money from various deals that I successfully executed. The money was deposited by my husband in my name, Mrs. Bahiya Hariri, in a Finance firm in Europe. I have plans to invest this money outside Lebanon, I am contacting you because am looking for a trusted and reliable person that will represent me in Europe to claim the money on my behalf. I have sent a notification letter to the financier institution, that the consignment will be collected by the family foreign business partner.
Why l need a foreign partner is that, as an Arab woman, the tradition forbids me to run any business with my son (Saadeddine). Since he was not aware of the money from the very first beginning.
When I receive your positive response I will then give you details of the Finance firm, and the amount involves

Best regards and God bless,
Mrs. Bahiya Hariri

[We doubt "Mrs. Hariri" is even a woman, but you knew that. It would be interesting to see how well "she" speaks Arabic.]


Subject: Good News
Date: February 18, 2005 9:01:29 PM PST
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PHONE +44 703 194 0754
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Dear Sir/Madam,

I am a diplomat and the confidant of the former Prime minister of Lebanon Late Mr. Rafik Hariri who was recently assasinated in his country as you may have known.

Presently, I am residing in London, his Son has secretly informed me to contact you and to liase with you to invest the sum of $21M (Twenty one Million United States dollars) which his father deposited in the bank with him while he was still alive.He assured me that all the necessary information concerning the deposit of this fund would be made available at any point in time,and that he decided to take the money because of of their family backgroud which is a poligamous family.Presently,he can not come out openly to use this money.

Upon request by you I can send the Certificate of deposit of this amount for your assurance. We are willing to conceed up to 20% to you for all the anticipated help from you, hoping that it will cover all your expanses before and after the transaction.

However, we want you to help and assist us invest our share till we will be free to meet you in your country for further things,Please if this proposal pleases you, reply me immediately so that I can give you all the information necessary for smooth transaction.

Yours faithfully,
Dr.Ephraim Okeya.
44 703 194 0754


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Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2005
Subject: ===Very Urgent Business===

From: Hussein Musa.
Unit 17 Fern View Close
Nelson Mandela Drive
Cape Town, South Africa.
Tel: +27 73 8018 323

Dear Sir/Madam,

My Name Is Hussein Musa the Personal and confidential Aide of the late Former Prime minister of Lebanon Rafik Hariri,a Billionaire business man the owner of 60% share In "Cell C",One of the South African leading mobile phone company.

I am contacting you because of the need to work with a person whom I can trust. I have no previous relationships with You, and I got your contact information from your countrys business directory and I have confirmed your country as economic conducive for Investment with transparent and Trust-worthy citizens at the same time ideal for decent and quite life which is my priority.

I have a situation here in South Africa, where my late boss, Rafik Hariri made a lodgment with my name in confidence with a security company " Stallion Security Company" here in South Africa. This deposite is to the tune of (US$150.5m) One Hundred and Fifty Million, Five hundred thousand United States Dollars in cash. The money was realized from diamond deal he strucked in South Africa with some promient figures, who's name i can not disclose for security reasons. Now I am seeking your assistance to take this money out of South Africa.Presently i have gone into hiding for security reasons.

I have met the Security Company "Stallion Security Companys" with the Depositional Documents That my late boss Left Behind with me, Of Which My Name appears as the owner of the deposite. And presently the Security Company management awaits My Coming for the Withdrawal of of this Lodgement with them. This is a problem because I have gone into hidding as a result of his business associate.Who has been looking for me.

I earnestly solicit for your assistance to come to South Africa to withdraw the consignment from the security company for immediate transfer to your country and then I will follow you back to your country where me and my families want to settle down forever and invest the money in any venture you trust and suggest for us.

All you need to claim this consignment from the security company is a letter of Authorisation from me, authenticated in the court here, to effect the change of ownership of the consignment to your name. The lawyer that can handle this process legaly is readily available.The lawyer will also assist you to open a none residence account where this money will be deposited for onward transfer to your account in your country.

After the fund gets into your Bank account in your country, 30% of the total Amount will be for you and 5% will be used to settle for all the expenses that might be incured in this transaction (Expenses made in traveling, Hotel bills,communication bills etc).

This is a 100% risk free on your side and I have a South African Banker who is ready to work with us any time we are ready and he has worked out all the procedure to transfer the money overseas pending on your arrival because I told him that I have a foreign partner to receive the fund.

NB: This is a privileged/Confidential Information, please do not copy or deliver this message to anyone else and kindly contact me on the above Telephone number or the above email if you are capable of assisting me in this matter.

Thank you,

Yours sincerely

Hussein Musa
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