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!
This is an internet
scam! DO NOT
send these scammers money for any reason.
[ BEGIN SCAM E-MAIL ]
From: Buknor Mathias <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2009 14:02:14 -0700 (17:02 EDT)
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA,
COST INVESTIGATION ON CONTRACTS.
Good day sir,
you and your family? How is your business? I hope every thing is ok. I
came about knowing you through your advertiser here and has given me an
assurace, capability and trustworthiness in doing business. I am Mr.
Buknor Mathias, I work with Federal Government O f Nigeria Cost
Investigation On Contracts, office of Mr President.
I have the confidence to say authouritatively that all foreign and
local contracts awarded in Nigeria within the period of 2008/2009 by
the Federal Government Of Nigeria has been cleared and paid up for.
I wish to partner with you to do business with you in your country. The
fund which I want to invest in this business was derived from the left
over after all contracts(foreign and local) has been paid. The left
over amount is stated at $33.8m (Thirty three million, eight hundred
thousand United states dollars), out of a total of $120.2m(One
hundred and twenty million, two hundred thousand United states dollars).
Once I recieve the below banking details, I will order the bank
concerned to transfer the said fund ino your account.
Bank name/ address/ tel/ fax,
Bank sorting Code,
Name with which you will present before recieving the cash,
Your tele phone/ fax numbers,
Your international passport photo graph.
All of the said fund ($33.8m) is currently lodged in Intercontinental Bank, Lagos branch.
Office of Mr. President,
Federal Republic Of Nigeria.
[ END SCAM E-MAIL ]
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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