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Tuesday, May 13th 2008

12:37 AM

Cletus Adams

I know what you're thinking.  Who the hell is Cletus Adams?  That's what I thought, too, when I got the email from him < cletus_adms @ yahoo.de > .  But, it turns out, he's the guy who wants to give me lots and lots of money!  Simply because I have a blog and because I go to the grocery store.  That's what he says, so it must be true!  And all I have to do is give him a little bit of information about myself!  (Of course, I think I've ruined my chances now by breaking the confidentiality clause.  Oh well.)  Look:



United Nations Foundation,

Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 400

Washington, D.C. 20036


Dear Sir/Madam,


UN Foundation Grant.


This is to notify you that you have been chosen By the Board of trustees of the above International (Charity & Human Developmental) Organization, as one of the final recipients of a Cash Grant/Donation for your personal development.


The UN Foundation was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turners' historic $1 billion gift to support UN Causes and activities.


The UN Foundation builds and implements public-private

partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. The UN Foundation is

a public charity.


The Secretary-General established the United Nations Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP) in March 1998 to coordinate, channel and monitor contributions from the UN Foundation. UNFIP is the central administrative vehicle within the UN system to identify and select projects for UN Foundation funding, receive and distribute UN Foundation funds,and monitor and evaluate the use of UN Foundation funds.


In line with the arrangements for the 10th year anniversary program this year, the UN Foundation in conjunction with the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS), United Nations Organization

(UNO) and the European Union, is giving out a yearly donation of Ten Million United States Dollars as specific Donations/Grants to 100 lucky international recipients worldwide in different categories for

their personal and community development and upliftment of their educational morale. The objective is to make a notable change in the standard of  

living of people in United Nations Member Countries.


Based on the random selection of internet Web Pages and millions of Supermarket cash invoices worldwide you were selected among the beneficiaries to receive the sum of US$100,000.00 (One Hundred Thousand

United States Dollars)as developmental aid from the UN

Foundation, in accordance with the enabling act of Parliament Be informed that the UN Foundation has been assured of highest Organization standard courtesy

of the United Nations if we can achieve a great positive change in the general welfare of the universe through this program.


Beneficiaries have been chosen from every UN Member Nation from all Continents. The idea of this donation is that within ten years from now, there will be notable wealth among many unusual people around the

world. This will give everyone the opportunity to improve their standards of living. It’s important to note that you will only be chosen to receive the

donation once, which implies that subsequent yearly donation will not get to you again.


The ITIL Foundation, Spain has been appointed to oversee this development affair.


You are required to expeditiously Contact the Executive Secretary of The ITIL Foundation Spain with the details below for documentation and processing of the release of your cash aid, between the hours of

8.00am- 7.00pm on Monday through Saturday.Please endeavor to quote your Qualification numbers(UNI/ITIL-816-1119 G-987-94) in all discussions.


Executive Secretary: ITIL Foundation, Spain - Terkild Terkildsen

 Email: gt.foundation@gmail.com  Telephone: 0034 669635082


Please note that the release of your cash aid/donations is to be administered by The ITIL Foundation, Spain under delegated powers from the UN Foundation.


You are hereby advised to keep this whole information

confidential until your donations have been duly remitted to you. There have been many cases of double and unqualified claim, due to beneficiaries divulging details of donations to third parties.


On behalf of the Board, faithfully, Mr Terkild Terkildsen

Unit Co-ordinator




Hello Friend,





I waited for you to contact me for your Confirmable Bank Draft of US$1.3 M One million three hundred thousand United States Dollar but I did not hear from you for a couple of months now. Then I went to the bank to confirm if the draft has expired and Dr.Wilson th Director Bank of Africa told me that before the draft will get to your hand that it will expire. So I told him to cash the US$1.3 M UNITED STATES DOLLARS to cash payment to avoid losing this funds under expiration as I will be out out of the country for a 3 Months Course and I will not come back till ending of July 2008.The money was now package in trunk box and was deposited with the HOME LAND SECURITY NETWORK,it was registered as made in African fabrics.What you have to do now is to contact HOME LAND SECURITY NET- WORK to know when they will deliver your Consignment to your address. I paid the shipping fee and insurance premium.I would have paid the security keeping fee only that i do not know when you will contact them.The only money you will send to the HOME LAND SECURITY COMPANY to deliver your Consignment direct to your postal Address in your country is the Security Keeping Fee of the Courier Company so far.Again, don\'t be deceived by anybody to pay any other money except the security keeping fee. I would have paid that but they said no because they don\'t know when you will contact them and in case of demurrage. You have to contact HOME LAND SECURITY NETWORK now for the delivery of your consignment with this information bellow;


Name of the security company: HOME LAND SECURITY NETWORK Company\'s email address homeland.securitynetwork@gmail.com ) Directors of the company: Dr. Frank Okoh


Finally, make sure that you reconfirm the following information to them;

1: YOUR FULL NAME.........


3: SEX..............

4: YOUR PHONE NUMBER..........


This information is to avoid any mistake on the Delivery and ask them to give you the tracking number to enable you track your package over there and know when it will get to your address. Let me repeat again, try to contact them as soon as you receive this mail to avoid any further delay and remember to pay them their Security Keeping fee only for their immediate action.

Note this. The HOME LAND SECURITY NETWORK don\'t know the contents of the Box. I registered it that it contains made in African fabrics. They did not know the contents was money. This is to avoid them delaying with the trunk box. Don\'t let them know that box contents money so that they will not tamper with your trunk box.


Yours\' Faithfully,

Mr.Cletus Adams.  

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Posted by Jennifer Wade:

Questions like that are one example of the phone calls that I frequently have to answer at work. Does the above email (there was no "reply;" it was all in the email) look like it's legitimate? Here are some clues that it's not: First of all, why would some international agency like the UN Foundation want to give me (or you) $100,000? And, do you think such an agency would really use the Internet and grocery store receipts as its criteria for handing out such gifts? Secondly, did you notice the use of the word (and I use the term loosely) "upliftment?" Thirdly, ask yourself why people who are supposedly associated with supposedly legitimate organizations are using "gmail" and "yahoo" email addresses. Fourthly, "Cletus Adams" has been sending out other suspect emails of late, which you could have discovered - like I just did - by doing a Google search. I could go on with fifthly, sixthly and seventhly, but I don't really think that's necessary.
Monday, May 19th 2008 @ 10:11 AM

Posted by Clemetine Vanover:

so was this his reply? i go the same email. is is this true or a scam? please email me back because i'm worried.
Monday, May 19th 2008 @ 12:51 AM

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