Hi, I would like to shame very similar story what happen to me, they tried to scam me, but once ive start feel thats something is fishy i start do some researsh and more and more mistakes starts poping up. and finally i found this forum and seems that very similar even later identical story happen already for many people before. I appreciate that someone share it with others ant make it public, this was the final factor which allowed me to be 100% sure this was a scam. Seems like this story circulating for a years and they still trying to find some victim who would buy this crap. It a bit evolutionate and improved during the years, also a price target became higher, but basicaly everything is the same. Hope it gonna help for someone else. Already sorry about any mistakes whish ill gonna make, English is not my first language so fogive me that.
It started in dating app called Mingle. Person behind this account used a name of Nabila, location Syria, age 24, there is also a picture of young middle eastern lady. Obviously everything is fake and the picture is stolen from someone else, so i dont see the reason to share it here as scammers just gonna use any other pictur in future.
we match up, then girl giving here email and asking to write her a message over there, when i ask whats wrong to chatting in app, she repeatedly giving her email again and ask to send her a message thru email and she will explain everything there.
I send her a message, with a lot of questions, she doesnt answer any of those but reply me this and send more photos:
I'm so glad to receive your mail, hope you are doing great over there? My name is Nabila Abu Abdullah (24 years) but age does not matter in a real relationship, I'm from Idlib in northwestern Syria but my mum is from Awasa in Ethiopia, I'm 5.7 feet tall, fair in complexion, single (never married before) but I'm currently living here in The UN Refugee Agency - UNHCR in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates,
My late father Dr. Abu Abdullah was the CEO of Abu Abdullah conglomerates in Idlib (a city in Northwestern Syria)before rebels attacked our house one early morning and killed my mother, my father and other family members in cold blood.
It was only me that is alive though I'm the only child to my parents, I managed to make my way with the help of UN to The UN Refugee Agency - UNHCR here in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates , where I am leaving now as a refugee.
I'm using the camp's office computer to send these messages to you,
I will 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 are my pictures for your perusal, you can also send your pictures to me
hoping to read positively from you as soon
Ms. Nabila Abdullah
Suspicion is already in the air as story really dramatic, but i answer her her questions, send my picture and write more questions, she didnt answer those, but reply with continued story:
How are you doing today? Hope all is well with you and your family. I'm happy to receive your email again, the weather in the United Arab Emirates is becoming cool at this time, we are only allowed to go out only once in every week. It's just like one staying in the prison and I hope by God's grace I will come out here soon. I don't have any relatives now whom I can go to all my relatives ran away or even dead in the middle of the war the only person I have now is the camp commandant, an old scholar who always takes care of us here in the camp,
Always call me through this number (+971553809327) I speak Arabic and English the time to call is by (12.30 PM to 19.30 PM United Arab Emirates Time) I will be expecting your call
As a refugee here I don't have any right or privilege to anything be it money or whatever because it is against the law of this country. I want to go back to my studies because I only attended my first year before the tragic incident that led to my being in this situation.
Please listen to this I have my late father's statement of account and death certificate here with me which I will send to you later, because when he was alive he deposited some amount of money in a leading bank in America which he used my name as the next of kin, the amount in question is $ 974,000 thousand US dollars (Nine Hundred and Seventy Four Thousand United State Dollars).
Already I have informed this bank about my intention to claim my late father's deposit. The bank told me to look for a partner who will assist me in the transfer due to my refugee status here, as a refugee I am not allowed direct claim of the money but through an appointed representative as the united refugee law governing refugees all over the world states.
I would like you to help me transfer this money to your account and from it you can send some money for me to get my traveling documents and Air Ticket to come over to meet with you. I kept this secret to people in the camp here the only person that knows about it is you and me.
However, in the light of above I will like you to keep it to yourself and don't tell it to anyone because I am afraid of losing my life and the money if people get to know about it. Remember I am giving you all this information due to the trust I deposed on you. I like honest and understanding people.
Please in your next mail i will like you to send me the following listed below so that i can send it to the bank that you are my partner who wants to help me for the transfer of my late father's money.
Home address .................
Mobile phone number ................
Waiting to hear from you soonest.
Ms. Nabila Abdullah
More suspicion in the air, i start checking what kind o person that Abu Abdullah is/was, keeping in mind that hes a CEO of big business, he suppost to be well known in local region, unfortunatly i cant find any information that this person ever exist. but lets play more and see where it goes. i write whatever she wants, she reply:
How are you today? I hope you are doing great over there?
I have informed the bank about my plans to claim this money and the only thing they told me is to look for a partner who will stand on my behalf me, I will give you 35% of the total money for helping me and and 5% for any expenses that will occur during the transaction and the remaining money will be managed by you in any business of your choice besides i want to go back to school to start my education again.
In this regard please I will like you to contact the bank immediately with this information, tell them that you are my foreign partner and you want to know the possibilities of assisting me in transferring the ($974,000 US dollars) deposited by My late father of which I'm the next of kin To the account in your country
The contact information of the bank is as follows,
MANDEX FINANCIAL GROUP UNITED STATES
NAME OF THE TRANSFER OFFICER IS
MR. ANDREW C. HOPKINS
+1 336 281 2249
Website: http:/ /www.mandexfinacialgroup.com
Depositor : Dr. Abu Abdullah
Next Of Kin: Ms. Nabila Abu Abdullah
As I told you before, this miserable dungeon called refugee camp is just like a prison and my prayers are for me to move out from here as soon as possible.
make sure that you contact the bank immediately so that after the transfer you can send some money from that money for me to prepare my traveling documents to meet you over there in your country to enable me complete my education while you help me to invest the money in a good business.
Contact The Bank Immediately With This Information through the email email@example.com@fastservice.com
Website: http:/ /www.mandexfinacialgroup.com
Below is what you will write to the bank now.
MR. ANDREW C. HOPKINS
I, Mr........, a permanent resident of .......... wants to put forth the following few lines for your kind favor and quick necessary action at your end.
That Ms. Nabila Abu Abdullah, daughter of Late Dr. Abu Abdullah, now living in the United Arab Emirates as a refugee.
NAME ----------------------- Ms. NABILA ABU ABDULLAH
FATHER'S NAME--------- DR. ABU ABDULLAH
AMOUNT.......................$974,000 US DOLLARS
A/C NUMBER ------------- 0416808185
SWIFT CODE------------- MANDEXRE572D
I am her foreign partner and will stand on her behalf, she is the only next of kin to her late father who has an account in your bank. I want to know the possibilities of assisting her to transfer the deposited amount of her late father's money of which she is the next kin to my account in my country. After receiving a reply from you, I will be able to know the procedure and possibility of transferring the amount from your bank to my account.
Expecting an early reply, with regards,
God bless you as you do this today, please am resting all my hope on you now,
Thanks and take very good care of yourself and have a lovely day, and let me know as soon as you write the bank today and when they respond to you.
Ms. Nabila Abdullah
As you see this scam got improved during time, they even created a bank page. I check it and it looks pretty good, but when i try to check legitimacy of bank, wand some reviews of their customers, find any kind of clue in bank activity, any projects they work on, any management team whos in control of this bank. theres nothing about it, just a plain fake webpage, there is not even a date when bank started operating. but what they do provide is adress. im checking it and i found that it actually belongs to company called Medex. But the original company whos registered on that adres is not a financial organisation, but sucurity company, and their webpage is different, same as their logo is different. Nethertheless i play more, i send the email as she provided, contacting the not existing bank, and 'they' reply:
Mandex Financial Group (MFG) mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. Our core activities are safeguarding assets, lending money, making payments and accessing the capital markets on behalf of our clients. We have 20 years of experience helping our clients meet the world's toughest challenges and embrace its greatest opportunities. We are Mandex, the global bank – an institution connecting millions of people across hundreds of countries and cities.
Mandex Financial Group United States,
Registered in United States No. 1078243.
12500 Fair Lakes Circle Suite 125 Fairfax,
For your attention:
We humbly wish to inform you that your partner Ms. Nabila Abdullah, had written a Nomination Letter to our Bank introducing you as her Nominated Foreign Partner for the Transfer of $974.000.00 with its accumulated interest to your yet to receive nominated bank account in your country or any designated account of your choice.
Henceforth you have been duly appointed as a trustee to represent the next of Kin.
However, before our bank will transact any business concerning the transfer of the fund to your personal nominated bank account to your country destination as we were earlier been informed by the young lady Ms. Nabila Abdullah whom you stands on her behalf as a partner and trustee to our bank
You are to send our legal transfer department the followings documents according to United States laws on International transfer of funds and our banking policies:
(i) power of attorney permitting you to claim and transfer the funds to your nominated bank account on her behalf of the young lady Ms. Nabila Abu Abdullah
(ii) copy of an Affidavit of oath supported from Federal Supreme Court of the United Arab Emirates
Note: This Power of attorney and affidavit of oath must be endorsed by a United Arab Emirates resident lawyer which she can help you to get one. (because the Lady is currently residing in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates and the money also originates from the Middle East).
(iii) The death certificate of late Dr. Abu Abdullah (Her deceased father) confirming his death in Syria.
(iv) copy of Late Dr. Abu Abdullah bank statement of account issued to him by our bank.
Note: that the above are compulsory, are needed to protect our interest, yours, and that of the next of kin after the claims. These shall also ensure that a smooth, quick and successful transfer of the fund is made without illegalities.
these documents are to be submitted within 7 working days
as soon as the documents are received your account information will be required of you where the money will be transferred that will take (72 hours) to reflect into your account according to International Transfer Monetary Policy.
Should you have any question(s),please contact our foreign transfer officer,
Mr. Andrew C. Hopkins for more directives/clarifications through
his direct telephone or whatsapp +1 336 281 2249
Yours faithfully in service,
As we celebrate 20 years of history at Mandex Financial Group, we look towards the future. Mandex Financial group is the global source of information about and access to financial services provided by the Mandex Financial companies.
©2021 Mandex Fianancial Group Inc.
DISCLAIMER: This email and any attachments are confidential and are intended solely for the addressee. If you are not the addressee tell the sender immediately and destroy it. Do not open, read, copy, disclose, use or store it in any way, or permit others to do so. Emails are not secure and may suffer errors, viruses, delay, interception, and amendment. Mandex Financial Group and its subsidiaries do not accept liability for damage caused by this email and may monitor email traffic
I forwarding message to mis Nabile, she reply:
I want to thank you for all your concern, commitment and the efforts you have put to assist me retrieve my late father's funds into your account. I have been able to get a reputable lawyer who is registered with the refugee camp through the United Nations that is ready to carry out the assignment of procuring those important documents requested from the bank.
The lawyer will help us to get these documents, Please keep this matter only for yourself as you can see that we are almost at the end of this matter and I want you to promise me that nobody will know about this transaction.
Please contact the lawyer with the official contact information below:
Name.........Barr. Dr. Henry Yabonga Adams
Emails ....... firstname.lastname@example.org
My dear after contacting the lawyer through email, try also and call him on his direct telephone number at least, that will show a sign of seriousness from you.
Please send this mail to the Lawyer now.
(Adams Yabonga Law Chambers)
My name is ..........,My phone number is........... I'm writing on behalf of my partner Ms. Nabila Abu Abdullah who spoke to you concerning some documents.
Sir, I want to know the possibility of getting the power of attorney and affidavit of oaths from the high court of the United Arab Emirates in my name as the foreign partner to Ms. Nabila Abu Abdullah. The Bank requested these documents from us. So we need these documents as a matter of urgency.
I will be grateful if you will reply as soon as possible.
let me know as soon as you be in contact with the Lawyer
awaits your speedy response
yours in love
Nabila Abu Abdullah
I contact the lawyer, try to call him few times as well but nobody answering, strange customer service right / ;D i also trY to call mis Nabila, some girl pick up the phone, but seems like we both dont know what we are talkin about. she dont know who i am and quicklu hang up the phone. So i guess the numbers using in this scam are just a random numbers and scamers dont own those contacts. I copy a letter and send it to lawyer as she instructed. so called lawyer reply:
Henry Adams Law Chambers
Business Law, Banking Law,
Contracts, Foreign Investments,
Commercial Law, Labor Law,
Car Accidents and Insurance
Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai
United Arab Emirates
For your Attention.;
Sequel to your email on how to prepare a Power of Attorney for you and your partner, Ms. Nabila Abu Abdullah, about issuing to you an Authorization letter/affidavit of oath that will enable you stand on her behalf to remit a legitimate deposit of her late father fund from MANDEX FINANCIAL GROUP, to your account in your country or any place of your choice.
Prior to my inquiries from the bank and high court, after reading the mail your partner forwarded to me from the Bank, I understand from the Bank's enclosure that there are few vital documents required by the bank before the remittance of the Fund to your nominated bank account.
1) The death certificate of late Dr. Abu Abdullah (Her deceased father) confirming his death in Syria.
2) A copy of Deposit Certificate of the account issued to Dr. Abu Abdullah, hence you have this, it is presently remaining two documents.
Power of Attorney and Affidavit of Oath, this will enable the bank to deal with you on behalf of your partner Ms. Nabila Abu Abdullah
Based on the law conscientiously mandated by the government of United Arab Emirates on foreign investors in the Notary public, Foreigners are hereby to fit the sum of 3,528 United Arab Emirates Dirham Equivalent to $960 US Dollars
this is for authentication of the power of attorney at the Federal Supreme Court of the United Arab Emirates and for notary stamping before it becomes valid.
Our legal processing fee is 1,920 United Arab Emirates Dirham Equivalent to $520 USD,
Total 5,440 United Arab Emirates Dirham Equivalent to ($1,480 US Dollars) One Thousand Four Hundred and Eighty US Dollars.
I, however need a copy of your passport or ID card or driving license or whatever documents recognized by government of your country for preparation of the documents in the notary public respectively.
send me a direct email as soon as you are ready to send the money so I will send the details you will use to send the money to enable me start up the process of preparing the documents in the court immediately to meet up with the 7 days deadline given by the bank.
Yours sincerely in service,
Barr. Dr. Henry Y. Adams (LLB, HONs).
Henry Adams Law Chambers
First thing catches my eye is that email sent 23:51 UAE time, what kind of office working on such a rediculous hours. the seconf thing whitch hinting theres something wrong, the address line writted just a street name, no city, no house number, not even post code, no website. I try to google this fictional lawyer and his chambers. as they claim they are high court attorney of UAE it shouldnt be hard to find some info about it, but as u expect, such a company
not exist under UAE soil.
His email is email@example.com
but he sign just as Henry Adams. This is actualy where i start looking for any hint about Henry Adams Yabonga and i find this wonderful forum with very similar story and in most parts even identical letters. This is where i maybe did my mistace and i probably supposed to keep play this story in order to reveal their real identity of someone who behind this and supposed to receive the money. But instead i reply to this lawyer with a message 'You can s**k my d**k'. Still i hope this update will help someone.