The e-mail here 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 one on this page or if you have
arrived at this page via an internet search resulting from an e-mail
that you received, I can 100%
guarantee that 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: Mr. Paul Okafor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: ATTENTION. BENEFICIARY. YOUR INHERITANCE.
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 07:59:02 -0700 (10:59 EDT)
FROM THE DESK OF,PAUL OKAFOR
FOREIGN OPERATIONS DEPT,
ECO BANK OF NIGERIA PLC,
ATTENTION. BENEFICIARY. YOUR INHERITANCE
OF $15.5M THIS IS TO NOTIFY YOU THAT YOUR OVER DUE INHERITANCE FUNDS
HAS BEENGAZZETED TO BE RELEASED, VIA KEY TELEX TRANSFER (KTT )-DIRECT
WIRE TRANSFER TO YOU BY THE SENATE COMMITTEE FOR FOREIGN OVER DUE FUND
TRANSFER. MEANWHILE,A WOMAN CAME TO MY OFFICE FEW DAYS AGO WITH
ALERTER,CLAIMINGTO BE YOUR TRUE REPRESENTATIVE.HERE ARE HER
NAME JANET WHITE>BANK NAME: CITI BANK,YORK.
ACCOUNT Number: 6503809428.
RECONFIRM TO THIS OFFICE ,AS A MATTER OF URGENCY IF THIS WOMAN IS FROM
YOU SO THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL NOT BEHELD RESPONSIBLE FOR
PAYING INTO THE WRONG ACCOUNT NAME.THE RESERVE 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,INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE / FOREIGN
OPERATIONS,TO HANDLE AND TRANSFER ALL FOREIGN INHERITANCE FUNDS THIS
SECOND QUARTER PAYMENT OF THE YEAR. 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 WORKING DAYS FROM TODAY.YOU SHOULD FORWARD ALL
1 YOUR FULL NAME AND ADDRESS
2 YOU PHONE AND FAX NUMBER
3 YOUR ID OR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT.
FOREIGN OPERATIONS DEPT,
ECOBANK OF NIGERIA PLC,
[ END SCAM E-MAIL ]
It's important to note that
any real people or legitimate
organizations mentioned in these scam e-mails have absolutely no
with this scam!
The scammers never use their real
They frequently take on the identity of real people to help them
convince you that they are genuine.
Whatever these scammers tell you, DON'T
believe a word of it!!!
This is just a small sampling of the
many hundreds of advance fee fraud e-mails received each day here at
There are many different types of 419 scam (examples)
but they all promise you something (fortune, job with salary/commision,
low-interest loan, lottery prize,
cheap 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.
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NOTE TO SPAMMERS:
My scam e-mail filtering system is pretty good but it isn't perfect.
Occasionally a regular spam e-mail may get mistakenly published as a
419 scam. This is inadvertent. If you are a spammer and you don't wish
to have your spam e-mail published on this website, the solution is
simple. Don't send me spam.