SCAM ALERT!
Dear genuine Vanguard Online Community Members. I wish to bring to your notice that our revered community has been compromised by some unscrupulous individuals have decided to use this forum as a pad to perpetuate SCAM. I have one of such letters written to me to foster a relationship that I know will lead to disaster. This mail is targeted at successful men of 40 and above. (I am sure there must be one for women too)The first mail always reads:

''risa donatus has added you as a friend on Vanguard Online Community

Am Risa a lovely girl,and i drop at your profile,i love what i saw Please contact me direct to my email address for me to send my picture and further communications.
[email protected]

then a follow up:
Dearest,
How was your night over there in your country and the day,i believe you had a nice night and that the altmosphere over there in your country is very nice today? Mine was a little bit warm over here in Dakar Senegal .

My name is Risa Donatus i am (24yrs) but age ,distance, or colour doesn't matter in a real relationship,so i am comfortable with your age,I am from Cote d' Ivoire in West Africa ,5.4ft tall, fair in complexion, single,(never married ) and presently i am residing here in Dakar as a result of the civil war that was fought in my country some years ago.

My late father DR WILLIAMS DONATUS was the managing director of COCOA EXPORTING INDUSTRIES (Ltd) in ABIDJAN (the capital city of COTE D'IVOIRE ,my country) before the rebels attacked our house one early morning and killed my mother and my father in cold blood.
It was only me that is alive now and I managed to make my way to a near by country SENEGAL where i am leaving now as a refugee under a Revrend father's care and i am using his computer to send these message to you.
I would like to know more about you.Your likes and dislikes,your hobbies and what you are doing presently.I will tell you more about myself in my next mail.Attached here is my picture.
Hoping to hear from you soonest
Yours forever
Risa

These letters came through our community wit the photo of a beautiful girl attached.. Please beware of such and similar letters as I am sure the vanguard online community will not be to blame if you become a victim of such shallowfraud.

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I receive a similar mail sometimes ago- infact twice what i simply did was to tell her to go to hell and she never to send me another mail.
It is good that you're making it public members will be guided
Thanks my dear, i got same mail from the faceless frustrated animal. I wonder if there is any other thing they used to convince people other than these their fowl english. I am used to it. Thanks a million for the info.
men thats too bad .....why would anyone want to come and disorganise this peaceful and positive thinking community ?
I DID RECEIVE A LETTER REQUESTING SOME KIND OF RELATIONSHIP FROM ME. I THINK THIS IS JUST TO TEST THE VANGUARD COMMUNITY'S WILL TO ERADICATING SUCH DEMEANING AND UNSCRUPULOUS ATTITUDE EXHIBITED BY SOME OF US WHO STILL IMBIBE THE GET RICH QUICK MENTALITY.
I WILL LIKE TO THANK THE COMMUNITY FOR HER SWIFTINESS IN ENLIGHTENING THE GENERAL PUBLIC OF THIS EMERGING CRAFTINESS BY SOME HOOLIGANS IN OUR SOCIETY.
"LET THERE BE A REFORMATION HERE AND NOW" AS WE CONTINUE TO REALISE THAT IT IS WORTHY TO SHUNE THOSE WHO STOLE ONE WAY OR THE OTHER TO GET RICH. THEY SHOULD BE OSTRACISED AND THEIR OFFRINGS SHOULD NOT BE ACCEPTED( DAT ONE BE LIKE SAY NA LIE) BUT JUST LET TRY SHA. THANKS TO YOU ALL.
Too much attention is been given to this Peace whatever! We are Nigerians and this is not new at all. If you are greedy then you will easily fall for it. She might even be a commercial sex worker trying her luck, who knows. Men, Zip up.
Letters like this often come through. I believe the best approach (if you have some time to play with) is to stream along with them until they get furstrated. I have done this several times even giving them fake moneygram / western union password. Let them waste their time going from one bank to another bank checking for a non -existent western union. If you are up to the game, enjoy the fun.
What remain now is face to face arrassment of "love and drop"....may God help us
Thanks so much for this very important information. I got a similar mail with the same contents and a different sender in July 2008. I was able to read between the lines and sent a very terrifying reply. The lady (sender) was not deterred as she sent another mail apologising for disturbing me and still insisting that i should help out. I never replied again. Since then i have been receiving similar mails from diffent people with virtually the same contents.The truth is that these fraudulent Nigeria chaps can go to any extent to defraud unsuspecting members of the public. Readers please beware.

Johnson Ozor
I got her mail and i am playing along. soon, the hunter ll become the haunted.
onye oshi!
I also got a similar letter and even to my email address. But thank God that I just ignored them all

Chriss Aghana Nwobu said:
I must say a big big thank you for alarting and educating those who are new to the tricks of these jobless and half baked conmen. For those of us who receive these mails on regular basis, sometime you want to see how daft (MUMU)the man who wants to con you is by playing his game,it explains why an IDIOT will tell someone he is communicating via email for the first time that he trust him or her keep non existing loot.
Having said all this, as we watch out for mails like the one published here and the like, i will also as a result of experience having worked on a DOCUMENTARY on scams alert members of this community on other trick. It goes beyond letters, some conduct background resaerch on their target through close associates, staff and sometimes family members who are ignorant of the trade of the person they speak with, and with proper information they throw the hook in the area of your business or other interest. IN CONCLUSION, THE MAN WHO IS CONNED IS THAT MAN WHO WANTS TO MAKE A QUICK SWEEP,WHAT HAPPENS IS THAT EVERY SENSE OF LOGICAL REASONING IS SHUT DOWN REPLACED BY GREED AND LACK OF MORALS THAT WILL DESTROY SUCH A PERSON.
Chriss Aghana Nwobu said:
Dear community members, like i did state in my previous response that their lots and lots of ways these guys throw their hooks, some of them are smart and have their acts right but if you are not driven by greed, no matter how water tight the proposal might be you will be able to find some QUESTION marks that when you follow carefully you will punch whole into the scam.
Imagine a greedy gold dealer getting a proposal like this:

MAHARA GOLD COMPANY SARL
BAMAKO MALI WEST AFRICA.

We are one of the top Gold sourcing Company here in Mali West Africa ,
We work directly with the two great villages that have the gold in there position and we are mandate to help them market there gold and look for a serious

company or private buyers who will come and sign long term contract with our Village heads to enable us handle the proposal’s.

The both Villages have growing mineral resources and are free to mine their lands
We have ability to supply any buyer for a 2 to 5 years Contract at 200Kg TO 500kg per week.

Product Type----------Gold Dust
Product Available ----- 700 Kg
Carat of Product-------22.3 Plus
Price of Product-------$16,000.00
Purity of Product------96.6%
Shipment Option-------FOB Mali

We have ability to supply any buyer for a 2 to 5 years Contract at 200Kg TO 500kg per week.

Product Type----------Gold Bars
Product Available ----- 500 Kg
Carat of Product-------23.10 Plus
Price of Product-------$18,000.00
Purity of Product------96.6%
Shipment Option-------FOB Mali

We request that all buyer’s should visit the us here in Mali to Inspect the product ,have assay done on them, then sign a contract with the local miners for

weekly / Monthly supply of gold Dust / Bars.

We will request that you send to us your letter of intent to enable us send you our FCO for more details of our procedures,
We pray for any interested buyer to please send along with his passport to enable us secure him Mali entry Visa for product inspection and shipment.

Best Regards
El-hadji Youssouf Cisse


MAY WE BE WISE ENOUGH TO UNDERSTAND WHEN A CONMAN KNOCKS ON OUR DOORS!
We are (were) currently in Bamako looking to make a gold purchase. We have had a meeting qwith Mr. Cissy, thank you for the heads up...we will be careful.

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