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!
HOWARD A. JAMES
This is an internet
scam! DO NOT
send these scammers money for any reason.
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From: MR. howard James <firstname.lastname@example.org>
IS THIS YOUR BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS?
Date: Sun, 6 Sep 2009 15:36:16 -0700 (18:36 EDT)
FROM: MR.HOWARD A. JAMES,
Director, Tested Computerization Foreign Transfer Unit
YOUR OVER DUE INHERITANCE FUNDS.
IS TO NOTIFY YOU THAT YOUR OVER DUE INHERITANCE FUNDS HAS BEEN GAZETTED
TO BE RELEASED, VIA KEY TELEX TRANSFER (KTT) -DIRECT WIRE TRANSFER TO
YOU OR THROUGH ANY OF OUR CORRESPONDENT BANK NOMINATED BY THE SENATE
COMMITTEE ON OVER DUE FOREIGN PAYMENTS. MEANWHILE, A WOMAN CAME TO MY
OFFICE FEW DAYS AGO WITH A LETTER, CLAIMING TO BE YOUR TRUE
REPRESENTATIVE. HERE ARE HER INFORMATION FOR YOU TO RE-CONFIRM TO THIS
OFFICE, IF THIS WOMAN IS TRULY FROM YOU OR NOT SO THAT THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING INTO THE ANY WRONG
ACCOUNT AS THE CASE MAY BE?
NAME: NAME JANET WHITE
BANK NAME: CITI BANK
BANK ADDRESS: ARIZONA, USA.
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 6503809428.
DO RECONFIRM TO THIS OFFICE, AS A MATTER OF URGENCY IF THIS WOMAN IS
FROM YOU. YOU ARE REQUESTED TO FILL AND SEND THIS INFORMATIONS FOR
VERIFICATIONS PURPOSES SO THAT YOUR FUND VALID US$7.5M US DOLLARS AS
APPROVED BY THE BOARD FOR THE SECOND FISCAL QUATERS WILL BE REMITTED
INTO YOUR NOMINATED BANK ACCOUNT. THIS FUND IS AS A RESULT OF
INHERITANCE ON YOUR BEHALF. INFORMATION NEEDED
FROM YOU FOR VERIFICATION IS AS FOLLOW:
1. YOUR FULL NAME & AGE
2. YOUR FULL ADDRESS
3. YOUR TELEPHONE/ FAX
4. A COPY OF YOUR PASSPORT FOR PROPER IDENTIFICATION
5. YOUR OCCUPATION
6. YOUR BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS
AS SOON AS WE RECEIVE THIS, WE WILL COMMENCE WITH ALL
PROCEDURES IN OTHER TO REMIT THIS MONEY INTO YOUR ACCOUNT. THE CENTRAL
BANK GOVERNOR,EXECUTIVE, BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND THE SENATE COMMITTEE
FOR FOREIGN OVER DUE INHERITANCE FUND HAVE APPROVED AND ACCREDITED THIS
REPUTABLE BANK WITH THE OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR,
HANDLE AND TRANSFER ALL FOREIGN INHERITANCE FUNDS THIS QUARTER
PAYMENT OF THE YEAR 2009. HOWEVER, WE SHALL PROCEED TO ISSUE ALL
PAYMENTS DETAILS TO THE SAID MRS.WHITE, IF WE DO NOT HEAR FROM YOU
WITHIN THE NEXT SEVEN BANK DAYS FROM TODAY.
WE ARE SORRY
FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THE DELAY IN TRANSFERING OF THIS FUND MUST HAVE
CAUSED YOU EARLIER. SEND YOUR RESPONSE TO: (email@example.com)
AND CALL ME ON +234-70-84064885.
MR.HOWARD A. JAMES
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
CC: SENATE PRESIDENT
CC: ALL FOREIGN PAYMENT OFFICES
CC: BOARD OF DIRECTORS [BFD]
CC: ACCOUNTANT GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION
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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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