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Sunday, 10 November 2013

"African Development Humanitarian Council" (adhcouncil.org) scam

This spam promotes the non-existent African Development Humanitarian Council purportedly with a web address of adhcouncil.org:

From:     camara amadu [camaraamadu9@gmail.com]
To:     davisaentltd@rediffmail.com
Date:     10 November 2013 14:23
Subject:     FOOD STUFF NEEDED URGENTLY
Signed by:     gmail.com

African Development Humanitarian Council
http://www.rediffmail.com/cgi-bin/red.cgi?account_type=1&red=http://www.adhcouncil.org.
Is ready to purchase the listed bellow foodstuffs.

1.Rice

2. Beans

3. Milk

4. Sugar

5. Vegetable Oil

6. Onion

7. Cement


As an authorised foodstuffs agent. This is 2013 foodstuffs supply
contract project from African Development Humanitarian Council
http://www.rediffmail.com/cgi-bin/red.cgi?account_type=1&red=http://www.adhcouncil.org.
The foodstuffs is for the sustenance of refugees of war affected
countries, Like Côte d'Ivoire, Somalia, Sudan, Liberia and others.

Payment has been made to be 100% full payment by Telegraphic swift
Transfer (T/T) after signing of the contract agreement with the
contract awarding board of directors in Mali.

If your Company can supply any of these products please reply me, then
I will help you to get the contract through my office. You will
receive the complete payment of the contract value before shipping
your goods. Port of destination is TOGO LOME Sea Port.


Best Regards,

Mr. Camara
Tel..........+223 71878900
Skype......amadu.camara36
The email solicits replies to camaraamadu9@gmail.com and was sent to a spam trap. The "African Development Humanitarian Council" does not exist (although there are many agencies with similar names) and the domain adhcouncil.org was registered in April with fake WHOIS details. Of course, the spammer might not be associated with the domain name, but in any case the whole lot is some sort of scam and should be avoided.

It's hard to say exactly what the scam is. Probably some sort of advanced fee fraud, but in any case you should ignore this particular solicitation.

13 comments:

Sustainable Nepal said...

I smelled something odd straight away, after checking the (non-existing) website address.

Then I decided to ask Dr.Google about the "proposed deal", a lo & behold, I find your blog!

These scammers are still using an identical story, but now with a new email address ...

the final paragraph (of their scam) runs like this:

"If your Company can supply any of these products please reply me,
then I will help you to get the contract through my office. You will
receive the complete payment of the contract value before shipping
your goods. Port of destination is TOGO LOME Sea Port.



Regards
Mr.Mamadou
Nancy Lintadou.
+223 69191096"

... and their email address include:

from: mamado fulldu
to: lamin_samsudin@yahoo.com
date: 24 October 2013 22:15
subject: Can you Supply Us Rice
Signed by: gmail.com


BE CAREFUL >>> AND ALWAYS DOUBLE CHECK THE SOURCE OF UNSOLICITED INQUIRIES!!!

Vo Nguyen Huu Duyen said...

Yesterday, i got a discuss with skype name: mamado.fulldu with same content. After checked domaind in website, i can't find this web http://www.adhcouncil.org so i find by name and find this blog with more useful information. Until now, i quoted price to him but haven't got reply from him. I asked his email but he still hasn't given me.

This is content which sent by him in my skype

Dear Sir,

African Development Humanitarian Council http://www.adhcouncil.org.
is ready to purchase the listed bellow foodstuffs.

1.Rice
2. Beans
3. Milk
4. Sugar
5. Vegetable Oil
6. Onion

7. Cement


As an authorised foodstuffs agent. This is 2013 foodstuffs
supply contract
project from African Development Humanitarian Council
http://www.adhcouncil.org. The foodstuffs is for the
sustainance of refugees
of war affected countries, Like Côte d'Ivoire,
Somalia, Sudan, Liberia and
others.

Payment has been made to be 100% full payment by Telegraphic
swift Transfer
(T/T) after signing of the contract agreement with the
contract awarding
board of directors in Mali.

If your Company can supply any of these products
please reply me, then I
will help you to get the contract through my office. You
will receive the
complete payment of the contract value before shipping your
goods. Port of
destination is TOGO LOME Sea Port.

Regards
Mr.Mamado
Nancy Lintadou.

So please be carefull. It is useful for you.

Neil@Wyvern said...

I got this one, taking a product from my website. It did seem strange that they did not know what the product was used for and it all went a little too smoothly. This is one of the emails in our correspondence.

Your company will confirm the quantity to be supply per monthly
instalmental order considering your productive power , this will be
confirm in your original proforma invoice for the approval of the HADC
Commission, till the end of this 1 year contract.

This contract is for under 1year contract supply and partial shipment
is allowed doing the contract.

The payment terms is 100%T/T of the total contract value after signing
the contract with the HADC .

Thanks while we are waiting to receieve your prompt and possitive respond
urgently.


Thanks & Best Regards.
Ahmed Izaka

This looks very similar to the food scam in this blog and the ship to was a hotel near the airport. See below

Send your Original Proforma Invoice to HADC Commission with the
following address and Also send us a copy for our record.

Humanitarian And Development Commission-(HADC)
Blovard Eyadima B.P433 Lome-Togo
Tel : +228-98838766
Fax : +222-2008336
Email : info@gdevcom.org
Website : www.gdevcom.org
ATTENTION/ Engr. Mobutu Ezera /Projects Executive Director

Your company will confirm the quantity to be supply per monthly
instalmental order considering your productive power , this will be
confirm in your original proforma invoice for the approval of the HADC
Commission, till the end of this 1 year contract.

This contract is for under 1year contract supply and partial shipment
is allowed doing the contract.

The payment terms is 100%T/T of the total contract value after signing
the contract with the HADC .

Thanks while we are waiting to receieve your prompt and possitive respond
urgently.


Thanks & Best Regards.
Ahmed Izaka

Puspa said...

Hi Neil so did you respond to that enquiry or just left it like that

levin mbakiso said...

I goto this one today, from yesterday i quoted 30000tones of vegetable oil to a mr BJ jefery in Togo.
If theres anyone who can help us track done and eliminate these cyber thieves we would be gladful.
Dear Mr Samu,

Good-news,

I just been informed about 20munits ago by my contact at the HADC office that your price has been approved as the best among others and my contact has confirmed to me that your company is standing in good position to win the contract and he said that they may renew the contract again to your company after this present one .

Regarding the tender invitation the HADC refuses to issue it to a local agents like us so they advised me to inform you to contact their office directly for them to issue your the tender invitation.

So please kindly contact HADC office immediately via e-mail below and ask them to issue you the Contract Tender Invitation to help you to pay your tender bid registration fee and to know the necessary tender documents in which you will prepare and submit them to their office table for approval and award of the contract to your company.


ATTENTION/ Eng. Mobutu Ezera /Projects Executive Director
Humanitarian And Development Commission-(HADC)
Blovard Eyadima B.P433 Lome-Togo
Tel : +228-98838766 Fax : +222-2008336
Email : info@gdevcom.org
Website : www.gdevcom.org

IMPORTANT;Please also call the HADC Projects Executive Director Eng. Mobutu Ezera +228-98838766 immediately you sent mail to their office to help him advise their secretary to attend to you urgent.

Please note that the HADC will invite you to Togo as soon as the contract is awarded to your company for contract signing and also payment release order and please upon your receive of the contract payment from the HADC to your bank account i will like to visit you in your own country to collect my commission from you and for us to celebrate our success together with you and your family also to disuse more business issues.

Finally as for the company you told me about, i tried to call them but the line was not clear but i will go to the address you gave me and know what went wrong and also if the contract with them and the company it self is real.

Hoping to hear from you soon

Thanks and best regard

Mr Bob Jeffery (CEO)

Ets BJ TRADING TOGO

30 Rue de cocatima

Lome-Togo West Africa

+228-97209576

Apoorva said...

Dear Mr. Apoorva Shrivastava,

Thank you for your message. As i informed you in my last email
yesterday, i just come back to the AHC office and i have the
information on the registration fee and the tender application form to
you. So, you must complete it and send me a copy for the submission to
the AHC office.

Please note that the registration fees of your company will cost 2650
Euro only. These costs must be sent to the bank address below with a
copy of your passport and 2 photo passport image to submit them in AHC
office for authentication of your file.

Below the account information from our accountant manager for making
the payment of the register fee.

UNION TOGOLAISE DE BANQUE (UTB)
BOULEVARD DU 13 JANVIER LOME TOGO
ACCOUNT NAME: DOUGLAS LOUIS KWAME
SWIFT: UNTB TG TG.
IBAN:TG53 TG009 0704108496600500011
ACCOUNT No: 410849669005000


Please find enclosed the tender document application form that you
must complete, sign and stamp and return it to me with a copy of your
passport and 2 passport photos image to submit to the AHC office.

Note: After sending registration fees, please send me the payment slip
by mail so that we confirm your shipment.

In the meantime, please accept our greetings.

Sincerely

Mr Samip Shalin(CEO)
SHALIN TRADE HOLDINGS
588 RUE DE KOKETIME-LOME-TOGO
Tel:+228-90307748
Fax:+228-22965423







On 23/12/2014, Apoorva Shrivastava wrote:
Kindly share the details for registering with AHC office. We can do the
registration as required by them.

Thanks.

Apoorva Shrivastava



On Dec 23, 2014, at 9:56 AM, samip shalin
wrote:

Dear Mr. Apoorva Shrivastava,

I inform you by this mail that my conversation with the chairman of
AHC was very successful. They accepted your condition to send you the
LC paper but you must register first your company in AHC office to
have this privilege. Note that i do my best today to have this
information to you. So let me know your position before i will move
directly in AHC office to confirm them your acceptance to pay your
company register fee.

We are waiting to hear from you as soon as possible.

Best regards

Mr Samip Shalin(CEO)
SHALIN TRADE HOLDINGS
588 RUE DE KOKETIME-LOME-TOGO
Tel:+228-90307748
Fax:+228-22965423

Pankaj Mohan said...

i have got this mail
REF:AFFHA/AF/TG/CAC/2015/2016


Attn: MR.PANKAJ M.MOHAN

Your mail is noted with thanks.

Kindly view attached the contract tender invitation for the supply of 30.000 Metric Tons of Rice to AFFHA.And print out the contract application form , filled/stamp and return it back to this office.

http://www.affha.org/application.pdf

Thereby, this is how you will prepare your official proposal tender for the contract, I want to point it out that you should arrange the below documents and information as listed on the attached tender invitation and send it to us via E-mail attachement with (JPG FILE).


You are hereby advise to send your tender bidding registration Bond of EUR 950 with our bank information below

UNION TOGOLAISE DE BANQUE(UTB).
BLVD DU 13 JANVIER LOME-TOGO
ACCOUNT NAME: DOUGLAS LOUIS KWAME
ACCOUNT NO: 410849669005000
SWIFT: UNTB TG TG
IBAN: TG53 TG00907041084966005000 11

And send us the proof transfer payment slip for our perusal.


The proforma-invoice should be addressed to the principal buyer as detailed below thus:-

ATTN: PROF. EDWARD ACHOU TIAGBA
THE HONOURABLE CHAIRMAN
CONTRACT AWARDING COMMITTEE
AFRICAN FOUNDATION FOR HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS
452, ANGLE RUE DES OLIVIERS,04 PB 8066
LOME - TOGO / WEST AFRICA


The pro-forma invoice must be date,signed and with a reference number.


The tender closing date is 14th January, 2015 time 18:00 pm. Upon, submission of your tender bidding documents inclusive of your bidding registration bond we shall not hesitate to create your file.

Late submission of tender requirements shall not be accepted.


Thanks for bidding this contract.


Yours faithfully,

Hanah T. Williams (Mrs)
Executive Secretary
African Foundation For Humanitarian Affairs (AFFHA)
452, Angle Rue des Oliviers, 04 PB 8066
Lome -Togo Republic / West Africa
Tel: (00228 22-31-25-43
Fax: (00228 22-33-63-69
http://www.affha.org

Sulaiman said...

Hi Everyone . Thanks so much for your contributions. I was forced to check on somebody called Ahmed Izaka who sent me a RFQ for Ginger . Hence I have discovered that he is a scammer who has been online to defraud innocent and honest people . Please keep exposing these scammers .- Sulaiman Yusuf.

Baby safe said...

Aparantly Ahmed Izaka spams whereever he can:
Dear Sir,

l am glad to inform you that the Foundation For Humanitarian Affairs-(FFHA) have today accepted your price quotation and at thesame time decided to award this contract to your company.

After our long meeting discussion with the Foundation For Humanitarian Affairs-(FFHA) for the process of securing this contract in favour of your company.

Please the opportunity is all left on your decisions to have the contract in your position as the Foundation For Humanitarian Affairs-(FFHA) has already awarded this in favour of your company.

Please prepare your Original proforma invoice with the following /

REF. 1122 Leg Bag 600ml, 30 cm, lever tap
Quantities : 150,000 Units


Send your Original Proforma Invoice to Foundation For Humanitarian Affairs-(FFHA) with the following address and Also send us a copy for our record.

Foundation For Humanitarian Affairs-(FFHA)
Devrim SEZGIN Karadeniz Dogan sok
No:32 Samsun - Turkey
Tel/Fax 0090 537 376 6144
Email: info@ffha.tk
Website : www.ffha.tk
ATTENTION/ Engr.Charles Mark /Projects Executive Director

Your company will confirm the quantity to be supply per monthly instalmental order considering your productive power , this will be confirm in your original proforma invoice for the approval of the Foundation For Humanitarian Affairs-(FFHA),till the end of this 1 year contract.

This contract is for under 1year contract supply and partial shipment is allowed doing the contract.

The payment terms is 100%T/T of the total contract value after signing the contract with the Foundation For Humanitarian Affairs-(FFHA) at their regional payment office in Turkey.

Thanks while we are waiting to receieve your prompt and possitive respond
urgently.


Thanks & Best Regards.
Ahmed Izaka
+905360105369

Matthew said...

I received a similar confirmation so is this real or scam,



Matthew Reed
11:11 AM (21 hours ago)

to info
Hello, I am the Co-Founder of IMR-Partners and we specialize in the international sale and export of Ukraine agriculture products such as corn, grain, oils. We were contacted by a Mr Mohammed Mustafa (CEO) AL-MUSTAFA TRADING COMPANY 46 Rue Du Casanblaca Lome-Togo West Africa Tel.+228-22522413 Fax;+228-22522362 Mobil;+228-93714309 skype;almustafa.import. This individual has used your company name AFFA in reference to a maize (corn) business deal and we need to verify that this individual is an official partner and/or is working on-behalf of your organization. Any information is deeply appreciated.


We express our hope for further cooperation and look forward to your reply,


Matthew Reed
Co-Founder, iMR-Partners
+813-638-3557 - US
+38(067)6642170 - Ukraine
+38(097) 425-15-58 - Ukraine
http://www.imr-partners.com



info@affha.org
5:10 AM (3 hours ago)

to me
17/⁠⁠⁠09/⁠⁠⁠2015
REF:AFFHA/⁠⁠⁠AF/⁠⁠⁠TG/⁠⁠⁠CAC/⁠⁠⁠2015/⁠⁠⁠2016


Attn: Matthew Reed

Your mail is noted with thanks.


100% the tender is valid and we confirm to you that Mr Mohammed Mustafa is one of our registered sourcing agent.




Thanks for bidding this contract.


Yours faithfully,

Hanah T. Williams (Mrs)
Executive Secretary
African Foundation For Humanitarian Affairs (AFFHA)
452, Angle Rue des Oliviers, 04 PB 8066
Lome -⁠⁠⁠Togo Republic /⁠⁠⁠ West Africa
Tel: (00228 22-⁠⁠⁠31-⁠⁠⁠25-⁠⁠⁠43
Fax: (00228 22-⁠⁠⁠33-⁠⁠⁠63-⁠⁠⁠69
http://www.affha.org

Conrad Longmore said...

@Matthew

There are a couple of warning signs about affha.org that indicate that it is not genuine.

Firstly, the domain was registered on 23rd June 2014, however the website claims that they have been in operation since at least 2012.
Secondly, the text from the website appears to have been copied from fadoa.org (*that* appears to be a legitimate organisation). One had clearly copied from the other.

Those two things lead me to believe that affha.org is a scam and should be avoided.

Zifiso Ndlovu said...

I have the same emails, claiming they need to buy Coffee Beans up to 30 000 Metric Tones. After a lengthy investigation I noted it was Fraud. The Conversation began on the 15th of September following an enquiry on Trade Boss a B2B Website.

Lynn Coryn said...

We received an e-mail from this Mohammed Mustafa looking for baby diapers to expand through Africa, by a tender placed by AFFHA. Same names: this Hannah and PROF. EDWARD ACHOU TIAGBA.
I was skeptical from the beginning, because this Edward always seem to know immediately what I told this Mustafa and vice versa. Beside, for an official tender I found it remarkably how urgent everything was and how little they informed about our products and way of working.
But somehow the website, documents and e-mails looked actually okay. We bought the story for some days, but they starting requesting money through Western Union, stalked us on every number they could find and all of a sudden they wanted us to show up in Togo to sign this contract and requested a copy of my passport. When I refused, again the solution was money.
That’s when I got convinced this was not real anymore, so I started googling and I found this website. I checked out fadoa.org as Conrad Longmore said, and indeed, it’s clearly a copy.
Seems I’ve been fooled and made lot of effort for nothing :)