Dr Ken Obiorah is an Advance fee Scammer that attempts to defraud victims by asking them to pay a fee upfront.
The scammer will start the email with an alleged business proposal and goes under the disguise of a Federal Ministry Of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Ken Obiorah will offer potential victims the offer of a large amount of money. Of course, this money does not exist, the story has one purpose of attempting to lure victims to send money.
Dr Ken Obiorah First Email
The first email I received from scammer Dr Ken Obiorah is featured below. Whilst anyone reading this may be tempted to deal with this scammer I would advise not even replying to him if you have been sent this email.
From: Dr.Ken Obiorah <[email protected]> Sent: 13 December 2021 23:30 To: Recipients <[email protected]> Subject: Your Attention Please....G22 Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Federal capital territory Office. complex block A,area 11 P.M.B.135 Garki Abuja.Fct Dear Friend It is with trust and confidence that i write to make this urgent business proposal to you. I was assigned by two of my colleague to seek for a foreign partner who will assist us in providing a convenient foreign account in any designated bank abroad for the transfer of Fifty two million seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars only pending on our arrival in your country for utilization and disbursement with the owner of the account. This amount results from a deliberate inflation of the value of a contract awarded by our ministry, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture (F.M.A)to an expatriate company.the contract has been executed and payment made to the original contractor, remaining the over-invoiced amount of Fifty two million seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars only, which we want to transfer the funds out the country in our favour for disbursement among ourselves. The transfer of this money can only be possible with the help of a foreigner who will be presented as the beneficiary of the fund. As government officials, we are not allowed to operate foreign accounts, and this is the reason why we decided to contact you. We have agreed that if you/your company can act as the beneficiary of this fund (Fifty two million seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars only)15% of the total sum will be for you for providing the account while 85% will be reserved for us. We hereby solicit for your assistance in providing a convenient account number in a designated bank abroad where this fund would be transferred. We intend coming over there on the completion of this transfer to secure our own share of the money. Please note that we have been careful and have made all arrangements towards the success and smooth transfer of the fund to your account before you. For security reasons and confidentiality of this transaction, we demand that you should not expose this proposal and the entire transaction to anybody. We are putting so much trust in you with the hope that you would not betray us or sit on this money when it is finally transferred into your account. Be rest assured that this transaction is 100% risk free. If this proposal is acceptable to you,indicate your interest by sending a email to us including your bank name & address, account number,telephone number. Note: our president Muhammadu Buhari collaborated with Ibrahim Magu as the new EFCC chairman, Economic Financial Crime Commission, Mr.Ibrahim Magu to stop the junior ranks officers from transferring funds out of the country. He sent different Cublication to many countries in the world as propaganda to discourage all government Officials from transferring funds into an overseas account to avoid and save guides the countries economy. Apparently, so that other government officials will not benefits from these( oil windfalls venture) where he has been a culprit alone with his aides. More details about this transaction will be given to you as soon as we receive your positive respond. Note that the particular nature of your company's business is irrelevant to this transaction. if this transaction interests you, your urgent response will be appreciated. Yours faithfully, Dr.Ken Obiorah Private E-mail:[email protected]
Dr Ken Obiorah Second Email
The actual reply email for the scammer is [email protected]. I replied to the scammer to fish for further information about the scam. The next response I received from Ken Obiorah was a request for my personal details on 31/12/2021.
Obiorah Dr. Kenneth <[email protected]> Fri 31/12/2021 08:03 Dear Mr. Good Morning Thanks for accepting to work with me. As you may know, this requires that we understand each other very well before proceeding. Having stated my position with the Federal Ministry Of Agriculture in Nigeria. (F.M.A), I would like to know a little more about you with specific regard to your ability to manage resources for profit making ventures in future. I am a professional and would be pleased to talk with you, hear your voice and possibly pray to God for us to meet once we conclude the transaction. I guarantee you that this transaction is a 100% risk free. This is my Cellphone number +234-81-0920-6368 if you would like to speak with me or please give me your phone number and I will call to tell you more about the deal and arrangements already put in place for us to start and finish as quickly as possible. So kindly provide the details as requested. Please be informed that for assisting us to receive this fund for investment in your country, we have agreed to give you 15% $7,912,500 of the total sum because we are more than 3 Senior directors involved in this deal and we will definitely know how to settle ourselves once we have this transaction concluded successfully with you. If I may advise, I'd like you to create a new email address,mainly for this transaction for security reason(s) and reply to me from this new email address before we take the next step by next week. 1.Your First/Middle & Last Name: 2.Your Full Office or Residential Address: 3.Your Original Country of Origin: 4.Present Occupation: 5.Residential Tel & Mobile Line: 6.Your company Name: 7.Bank Name:....... Bank Address....... Bank Tel............... Bank Swift Code:... Routing Number......... Account Number......... 8.A certified Copy of your international passport or any scanned I look forward to hear from you Yours faithfully, Dr. Ken Obiorah Private: [email protected]
Dr Ken Obiorah – Final Attempt
The most recent email I received from this scammer is shown below. The scammer is now clutching at straws I guess. I see this email as a last attempt to try and hook me again after no contact from Ken Obiorah for nearly 3 months now.
Ken Obiorah Telephone Number
The scammer has even included a telephone number (+234 901 698 0987) in this email. The number has a dialling code of +234 which indicates he is a Nigerian scammer.
Mr Ken Obiorah is now using the email: [email protected]. I guess he can’t use his Citromail one any longer after I reported it to the NCSC who work with hosting and email providers to stop the scammer from sending any further emails.
Kenneth Obiorah <[email protected]> Fri 25/03/2022 17:14 Dear Thanks for your mail reply and your questions; which shall be attended accordingly, taking into cognizance your kind of person. Its just unfortunate that such a bad notion has been built against persons or transaction from Africa, but be that as it may, am here to prove you wrong. Let me first of all start by giving you a little insight into the transaction, source and origin for your proper understanding. My Colleague and I initiated it in our Office (Mins of Agriculture) in the year 2018 when various Contracts were tendered and awarded, then, in the year 2019, the original services/Contract was executed and the Contractors paid off, remaining behind this sum ($52,753,000.00) which my partner and I over inflated in the Contract project tenders basically for our sake. All other contractors have been paid remaining this particular Contract which I wrote you about. I sent email because just last year December 2021, The Federal Government has approved and granted payment transfer of this Contract service amount be paid out with a MEMO/CIRCULAR from Finance Minister Office sent to my Office. It is not dirty money and not a dirty deal; and no Risk. It is fully going to be handled legally by an Attorney once we get the information requested from you. Here now are the details of the present Contract Fund we are talking about: Contract Reference No: FMA / PED / X / 2038 / -X192 / 2018 Contract Amount: $52,753,000.00 Date of Award: February 2018 Date of Execution /Completion: November 2019 Services Executed: Supply of Agricultural Equips / Tractors, Instillations, And 6 Months Maintenance, And Manpower Training Of Staff. NOTE: Contract Reference No: FMA / PED / X / 2038 / -X192 / 2018 is for eyes only. So, to get started we need just the following from you to use and file in/apply for the payment release and transfer to your nominated bank as the Foreign Contractor that executed the services. Such details as Your Full name with (Company name is available), Address, Phone nos, Scan copy of your Driver’s License or International Passport and Bank details. All these above-named details are what we shall use to apply legally through the office of an Attorney and all documents /approval secured will be forwarded to you. All we want is your Foreign logistic connection and account to be used to receive the inflow and also be sure that your account can aswell take such amount without question. Waiting to hear from you and receive the information. Regards, Dr Ken Obiorah Cell Phone No: +234 901 698 0987
This is 100% a scam at some point the scammer will ask for money in advance which makes it the Advance Fee Scam. I can tell this is the case from the initial email with the promise of large amounts of money.
Anyone that has found this post using a search engine, you are being scammed!