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Decoating needed URGENTLY for chemical melted coat - sample can be given


Hi there,

As well as seeking help, there can be a negotiated reward for this help / but actually it is for charity - my name is Niumal W. and I work at DHL Worldwide Express in Malaysia.I am desperately looking for decoaters / dissolvers for some kind of metal coating (I can send a sample if you require - only for genuine helpers) I have for these products in Malaysia which they need to be rid off.

The process of Chemical Melting through the US Federal Mint Authority has been done on these products. First I would like to find out if anybody is familiar with this chemical melting process;

The solutions I need are
1 litre of Grade A - Vectrol paste 003,
1 litre " " Tebi-Matonic Solution
0.5 litre " S.S.D. chemical solutions

I feel that there may be alternative to these solutions like alkaline cyanide solution etc. Where can I purchase - can I do it over the Net / is there a supplier in Asia Pacific? As I work for DHL, the cost of shipping is no worry even if from US / Europe. I need the specified amounts of each of these solutions urgently as the shelf life of these products are limited.

Your help is much appreciated

Many thanks and regards,

Niumal W [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
DHL Worldwide Express - Malaysia


We are interested in helping you on this. I have in my possession about 4 litre SSD solution.There is another option in decoating your product by using some kind of powder.

Please contact me should you require more details.

Kamaruddin A [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Kemaman, Terengganu, Malaysia


SSD Solution needed! My name is Joe U. and I work for a charitable organisation. We need 2 liters of SSD solution to clean products from the Mint Authority US The solutions I need are Grade A - Vectrol paste 003, Tebi-Matonic Solution S.S.D. chemical solutions My location is THAILAND Please contact me under [e-mail address purged]. Help is appreciated. There is a negotiable reward! Thanks

Joe U [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Bangkok, Thailand


Where did you get this list of chemicals that you need? I ask because I have not heard of them, and I cannot find any reference to them on the world wide web. What "products from the Mint Authority US" are you trying to clean? Paper? Coins? Printing plates?

Why on earth would you offer a "reward" if someone sells you the chemicals? Your message is very cryptic.


Ted Mooney   Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
Pine Beach, New Jersey


Hello Ted, thank you for your fast answer. My english is maybe not as good as it should be. I'm sorry. I need the following to clean US bank-notes. They are coated with a (I think...) galvanic metal. I had a bottle of 2 litre SSD Solution but the contents was already hard because of old age I guess. Now I need another 2 litre bottle of liquid SSD Solution. Hard to find stuff...

Joe U [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Bangkok, Thailand



Refer to Mr Niumal W. letter #4099. I have my solution with me such as Vector 003 & Synthetic Surfactant Detergent for melted coat ( paper or film) I would like offer help for above mention. please link me with Mr Niumal for further charity works. Thanks Ben G

ben g [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Kuala Lumpur


I have been read over you letter which publicized no 4099, I have the alternative solutions is call OGL shall be applied on decoating melt very effective. My company was appointed as sole agent for the US base company for supplying the chemical purposes. I can be reach anytime. Thank you

chemical co - Kuala Lumpur


After go thru letter No 4099, we had had the solution which call OGL shall be applied for the purpose of decoaters / dissolvers for some kind of metal coating of your stuffs. We would like to assist you for about purpose. Please contact for the further notices. Thank you

Rabjit k [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
chemical specialist - Kuala Lumpur


Hai there ! Refer above letter 4099, I have been posted 1 dozen solution is call OGL Solution which can be applied its. This is another option can be decorated for your purpose. Please contact me for further inquiries. The solution was proven it for the above purpose since recent years.

Dr Ling S [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Hi there!

I have the solution of SSD of what you mention. I would like to help for the problem you have.

Fred [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]


Hi, Would like to know about this matter ASAP. Kindly e-mail me at [e-mail address purged] to pursue further. Regards, Sam

Sam S [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Malaysia


I am trying to source about 10 liters of SSD Automatic solution, price or payment method can be negotiated. URGENT

CHRISTOS K [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Kimberley, South Africa

black money scam 3

Please see's investigative report: "SSD Solution, Vectrol Paste, and the Black Money Scam"


You've all been scammed.. lol.

Andrew S [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Miami, Florida


Ok let me shed some light on what is going on here:

1. Forget about the undp stuff. that is nothing than white paper with some real bills paste on top and the bottoms of bundles of white paper. ( a cheat )

2. Forget about chemicals cleaning the loot. Vectrol is called vetrol and sometimes associated with the name gustav. It doesn't exist and will produce no result.

3. Forget about ucs or ucz (universal cleaning solution).

4. Forget about cosovex.

5. There is only one way that solves the problem and that is frb powder and a machine. You got some of this stuff mail me and I'll put you in touch with some people who can help you.

All the best.

Martin J [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- LA

Dec 21. 2001


tom portrait Tom Pullizzi
Falls Township, Pennsylvania



My English is maybe not as good as it should be. I'm sorry I need the following to clean US bank-notes. They are coated with a galvanic metal I THINK. After I see 7 x Nigerian demonstrated, but after that, they always wants me to give them some money, I lost my money twice. But I believe good will give solution about my family problems. I want to know what kind of: SSD Solution, Vectrol Paste, OGL,Tebi-Matonic Solution. Where did I get this list of chemicals? Would like to help for the problem you have.


Your help is much appreciated ,

Many thanks and Regards,

Marcel B [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Jakarta, Indonesia


Hello Marcel,

Is that in the name of the Buddy Holly spirit?

Jake Koch
- Bellwood, Illinois, USA


Ok, ya' knew I had to pipe in here. I can't believe someone revived a 2 year old thread! Jake, that was TOO funny! In no way do I mean what I'm about to say as derogatory ... but what the heck is going on over there in Southeastern part of the world? Between this, and the iridium/copper thread ... I'm really beginning to wonder about you folks.

Marc Green
anodizer - Boise, Idaho


Hello there,

I want to ask more question about this stuff to Martin J who seems know solution of those problems. I also want to tell responsible of this website that majority of all people who contact you through this site is victims of black money. Is there any way to help them? I have seen that it is possible to legitimate black money on paying some taxpayers to IRS, is it true ?

Thanks and regards,

William S
- La Reunion


Hope springs eternal, I guess. No matter how many people are arrested, no matter how many briefcases and steamer trunks full of this worthless black construction paper accumulate in anterooms of all the international banks, no matter how many April Fools columns are run about this scam, no matter how many chemists laugh themselves into paroxysms at this nonsense about SSD and OGL and FRB, some people will continue to believe that THEIR pile of worthless black construction paper is just one washing away from magically turning into cold hard cash.

It's all I can do to not tell people to go to their office supply store and buy a few reams of black construction paper and cut it up to dollar size and mix it into their pile so they'll have TWICE AS MANY hundred dollar bills when they get their FRB machine working right.

Ted Mooney,   Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
Pine Beach, New Jersey


Hi there!

I am the person involved in Black Money scam. I was washed 50 million USD and I was spent half of it.

Dato S
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


And with 50 million bucks in his pocket, Dato still has the time and energy to visit this site to talk about it :-)

Sorry, but I dismiss your letter as a fiction, posted as an attempt to convince desperate people that this is not a scam.

Ted Mooney,   Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
Pine Beach, New Jersey


Hi there!

I am one of the victim of the black money scam since past few years. I loss of lot of money to the African culprits as claiming that they have solution SSD. As the things goes by I learnt many mistake and black money conning business. As reported the news, it is only the reported cases in Newspaper or other media. But, real thing happen that USD note black money was blacken by the US Treasurer Department for the safety purposes. Finally, I got back my money and I clean the money few Million Dollar USD Note to the originally note. Thanks for the SSD solution.

Syed K
- Singapore


Hi all,

I was never a victim of the Black Money scam. However, I like to warn all of you, especially Malaysians that this IS really a scam. Despite several arrests of Africans in Malaysia and warnings by the government there are still people stupid enough to believe that they can turn their black money into USD. They have been duped and they STILL don't believe it. please STAY AWAY FROM AFRICANS WHO OFFER TO SELL YOU BLACK MONEY WHICH CAN BE WASHED BY CHEMICALS!

Dr. Syed
- Kuala Lumpur


Ted Mooney,

Scam or not, what does it really matter. For one who is down and out, it offers him hope.

The truth in this case is that the black money is both a scam and a hope. I have known of people who have lost a bundle of good money and also of people who have become rich overnight, thanks to whoever put them in circulation in the first place.

Those people in the know are not going to tell you the whole story. It would be easy to just brush it off because who in the world would put so much black USD into circulation for whatever reason. I was also skeptical in the beginning, but not anymore.


I am interested in the solvent or whatever. If you can help, I will prove it to you after I have become rich. Mail me privately.


Ang v
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Hi there !

I want to reply for the latest message and the message before. Black USD or another black banknotes are available but at the level that nobody can access for them, scam became from real things, if it is never exist, why people believe on it ? People is not so fool as you think...

Fake banknotes are coating with iodine and vaseline whereas, real black banknotes are coated with special polymer metal coating. Really, it need chemical for cleaning them but unfortunately all people who knows this process doesn't want to tell real things so African scammers continue to sell their fake chemical at the very expensive price.

I know some people who is became reach because they have finished to clean money but problem is the same, nobody doesn't want to disclose his secret, all media and newspapers talk about only black paper but never tell that in some very few case, real black banknotes exist !

Thanks for your help Ted !

Marvin G
- South Africa



I was so surprised to learn that you have stop other people from getting what God has for them.

I am one of those who was lucky to have benefited from the black money. In May of 1998 I met two African from Burundi with the amount of $5 million dollars all in black. At first I didn't believe when I saw the black notes but later I was convinced when the black notes came out as a legal tender.

Later I was told to pay the amount of 268.000 USD by the American embassy in China which I did and was giving two liters of solution.

We took five days to finish the operation because we were using our hands. Today the two Burudian are living very happy life with their family in London. I am also happy for the God giving luck that came my way.

I am very sorry if you have the wrong one but really black money exist so if you don't know ask the American production bureau.


- Tanzania


If black money existed--which it doesn't--and I had some to sell, I would certainly mix in a lot of black paper to make the pile much bigger and more marketable. And the next guy to offer it for sale would mix in more black paper than I did. And the next guy wouldn't bother including any real black money in his pile of black paper at all. The whole idea is ludicrous and I feel sorry for those who have been swindled with this nonsense. I hope the readers are aware that these people who claim they made money are just trying to keep people's hope's alive so they can be swindled yet a third time and left penniless.

Ted Mooney,   Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
Pine Beach, New Jersey


I am about to become "Black money scammed" or perhaps not! I asked a sample to be mailed to me and it is authentic. I told the person that I can possibly provide the refacing solution but have no money otherwise. The person is very happy and is dealing with me anyways. If it was a scam wouldn't it be otherwise. The $100 bill has several seals of the Central Bank Sierre Leone on it. All stamps. The bill is not a counterfeit. Any suggestions.


- Germany


E-mails include IP addresses and your letter came from New York City, not Germany. So my suggestion is to contact the Secret Service at before they contact you :-)

Ted Mooney,   Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
Pine Beach, New Jersey


Dear Mike,

You are the first person who has told in this site to have authentic solution, can you tell us what is the name of this solution, not SSD I suppose...

About your bills, I think also it is not a counterfeit but you know many African people try to copy the real thing in the fake and after that nobody has any chance for help. There are two kinds of defaced bills : stamped bills and black bills, solution for those two kind of bills are not the same.

In my part, I only just want someone bring real solution in this problem and there will be no more scammers !

Marvin G
- South Africa (by way of France)




Hady K




Editor's note:

This topic is closed! We began to realize that there was a scam involved here a couple of years ago. Continuing to try to figure it out, we talked with U.S. authorities, newspapers and magazines, consumer protection agencies, other websites, fraud experts, and individuals who have lost their life savings. This entire process is a fraud from top to bottom. This page has even been printed in Metal Finishing magazine, and distributed around the world, as an April Fools' column.

More recently this has been exposed on both"60 Minutes" and "20/20" on national TV.

The black coloring which is applied to a couple of real bills by the scammers is usually something like iodine and vaseline which they remove by a simple sulfite bleaching process or with vitamin C tablets. The trick is in sleight of hand that fools you into believing the rest of the stack is the same as the few bills they remove the iodine from; it's not, it's just paper. We are sorry if there are victims out there who still don't believe it is a fraud, but as Mark Twain said, it's much easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. We will not print any further responses from the charlatans who want to keep your hopes alive so you can be fleeced still further.

All further communications we receive on this subject will be redirected to the fraud investigation unit of the United States Treasury Department at

But here are some of the latest fraud photos. Notice that the people printing these fictitious instructions don't even know the correct names for the departments in the U.S. Government that they are pretending to be :-)
I love the part where you have to keep the black money sealed for cooling for 24 hours! Sounds like just enough time for the scammers to get out of town :-)

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