This is just one type of the thousands
of scam e-mail variants
sent out each day by 419 scammers. If you've received an e-mail even
remotely similar to the scam published here or if you have
arrived at this page via an internet search resulting from an e-mail
that you received, YOU
HAVE RECEIVED A SCAM E-MAIL!
Dr. Benson Nwabueze
This is an internet
send these scammers money for any reason.
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From: Ecobank Plc Nigeria <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: International fund transfer deal
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 14:00:01 +0100 (09:00 EDT)
are you today and your family? I hope fine, I am Dr.Benson Nwabueze,
from Kano State, Northern Nigeria. I work for Ecobank Bank Nigeria Plc
in Abuja Federal capital territory of Nigeria. I am writing you from my
office, which will be of an immense benefit to both of us. In my
department, being the assistant manager (Northern Nigeria Regional
Office, I discovered an abandoned sum of $12.5 million USA Dollars
(Twelve million five hundred thousand Us Dollars) in an account that
belongs to one of our foreign customers Late Mr. Joseph Royer American
citizen who unfortunately lost his life in the plane crash of Alaska
Airlines Flight 261 which crashed on January 31 2000, including his
wife and only daughter.
The choice of contacting you
aroused from the geographical nature of where you live, particularly
due to the sensitive of the transaction and the confidentiality herein.
Now our bank has been waiting for any of the relatives to come-up for
the claim but nobody has done that. I personally has been unsuccessful
in locating the relatives for 2 years now, I seek your consent to
present you as the next of kin/Will Beneficiary to the deceased so that
the proceeds of this account valued at 12.5 Million Dollars can be paid
to you. This will be disbursed or shared in these percentages, 50% to
me and 40% to you and 10% for local and international expenses.
have secured all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up
this claim we are making. All I need is to fill-in your names to the
documents and legalize it in the court here to prove you as the
legitimate beneficiary. All I require now is your honest Co-operation,
Confidentiality and Trust to enable us sees this transaction through. I
guarantee you that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement
that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please, provide me
the following: as we have 7 days to run it through. This is very URGENT
1. Full Name:
2. Your Telephone Number:
3. Your Contact Address.
5. Core Job/ Occupation:
gone through a methodical search, I decided to contact you hoping that
you will find this proposal interesting. Please on your confirmation of
this message and indicating your interest, I will furnish you with more
information. Endeavor to let me know your decision rather than keep me
Tel/Fax:+234 – 803 – 383 - 2390
Please reply/write me on my personal email on:
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It's important to note that
any real people and / or legitimate
organizations whose actual names or other details appear in
these scam e-mails have absolutely no
with this scam!
Scammers never use their real
They frequently take on the identity of real people to help make themselves and their scam appear legitimate.
This is just a small sampling of the
many hundreds of advance fee fraud e-mails received each day here at
headquarters. It is 100% pure B.S. Purity Guaranteed!
There are many different types of 419 scam (examples)
but they all promise you something (fortune, job with salary /
low-interest loan, lottery prize,
bargain gold dust / diamonds,
work visa, etc.) in return
for a small 'fee' or some kind of remittance. Of course, there is no
fortune, no job, no loan, no prize to be had. It's just a ploy to get
willingly send them money.
If you receive one of these scam mails, simply delete it as you would any other spam mails.
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