The e-mail here is just one type of the
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, YOU
HAVE RECEIVED A SCAM E-MAIL!
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,
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.
This is an internet
scam! Do NOT
send these scammers money for any reason.
[ BEGIN SCAM E-MAIL ]
From: Paymaster General CBN <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: URGENT INFORMATION.
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2008 04:27:35 -0800 (PST) (07:27 EST)
¡Tengo nueva dirección de correo!
Ahora puedes escribirme a:email@example.com
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENCY PAYMASTER GENERAL
ASO ROCK VILLA, ABUJA NIGERIA TEL: 234-806-3043430 OUR REF:
PG/FRN/0015/2008 DEAR SIR/MADAM RE: VISITATION OF CONTRACT FUND ON
MEETING HELD WITH SENATE OMMITTEE, CONTRACT REVIEW PANEL IN THE
PRESIDENCY ON JANUARY 5TH, 2008, ASO ROCK VILLA, ABUJA.WITH RESPECT TO
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GAZETTE ON PAYMENT OF OLD DEBTS ESPECIALLY
APPROVED BY THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA (CBN) AND HAS BEEN DUE FOR
PAYMENT BUT DELAYED. THE SENATE COMMITTEE CONFIRM THEIR MEETING WITH
THE PRESIDENCY AS ABOVE THUS: ALL DUE CONTRACT VALUES APPROVED DIRECTED
TO THIS OFFICE FOR IMMEDIATE PAYMENT THROUGH DIPLOMATIC SYSTEM. WE
THEREFORE INFORM YOU THAT THIS OFFICE HAS BEEN GIVEN APPROVAL TO PAY
YOU PART PAYMENT (US$10) TEN MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS OUT OF YOUR
TOTAL CONTRACT SUM, ANY PAYMENT SUBJECT TO IMPRESS ACCOUNT 1 IS
CANCELLED. WE HEREBY CONFIRM TO YOU THAT BASED ON THE MEETING/DIRECTIVE
ABOVE WITH THE PRESIDENCY, APPROVAL HAS BEEN GIVEN TO ALL DUE VALUE TO
BE PAID BY CASH PERSONALLY TO THE BENEFICIARIES OR SEND BY SPECIAL
COURIER SERVICES. HOWEVER, IT IS OWING TO SERIES OF IRREGULARITIES AND
MANIPULATIONS NOTED IN THE PAYMENT OF FOREIGN DEBTS IN RECENT TIME,
THAT OUR DEPARTMENT HAS DECIDED TO PAY ALL HER CREDITORS IN THE MOST
SECURED AND SPECIAL MANNER IN ORDER TO AVOID ANY UNDUE MANIPULATION AND
DISTORTION. ALSO OUR APEX BANK HAS ACCUMULATED HUGE DEBTS DURING THE
MILITARY ERA.THESE OWED TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA (FGN)
AFFILIATED OFFICES OR THEIR OFFSHORE CORRESPONDENCE OVERSEAS WAS
INCURRED IN THE COURSE OF PAYMENTS BY TRANSFER TO FOREIGN CREDITORS.
FOLLOWING THIS DEVELOPMENT, THIS OFFICE WAS WARNED OF THE TELEGRAPHIC
TRANSFER OR PAYMENT BY DRAFT ESPECIALLY RECEIVING THE TRANSFER
PROCEDURE THAT INFERS TO COLLECTION OF TRANSFER FEES, HANDLING FEES,
ETC, FROM BENEFICIARIES FUND BEFORE MAKING SUCH PAYMENTS. THEREFORE, WE
HAVE TO PAY ALL DUE CLAIMS THROUGH A SPECIAL COURIER SERVICE (SEA AND
AIR DIPLOMATIC COURIER SERVICE). YOUR CONTRACT SUM DEPOSIT ENTITLEMENT
IS TO BE PACKED CASH IN DIPLOMATIC BOX AND SEND TO YOU AS DIPLOMATIC
LUGGAGE. THE COST OF DISPATCHING THIS LUGGAGE WILL BE SUBTRACTED FROM
YOUR CONTRACT FUND. IN FACT, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA HAS
MAPPED OUT ZERO POINT FOUR PERCENT (0.4%) FROM YOUR TOTAL CONTRACT FUND
TO OFFSET THE AIR FREIGHT BILL BEFORE THE MONEY IS SEALED IN THE IRON
BOX. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SEND THE FIRST TWO PAGES OF YOUR INTERNATIONAL
PASSPORT AND A CONFIRM ADDRESS AGAIN WHERE THE BOX CONTAINING THE WHOLE
FUNDS WILL BE MAILED TO YOU, DO ALSO SEND YOUR PRIVATE TELEPHONE FOR
NECESSARY COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE COURIER COMPANY ON THEIR TRANSIT SUCH
THAT THERE WILL BE NO MISTAKE.YOUR IMMEDIATE COMPLIANCE IN SENDING THE
NEEDED ADDRESS AND NUMBERS IS QUITE IMPERATIVE TO ENABLE THIS OFFICE
COMPLETE HER PROMPT OBLIGATION. YOURS FAITHFULLY, REV. JOHN OBI
[ END SCAM E-MAIL ]
It's important to note that
any real people and / or legitimate
organizations whose names and other details are mentioned 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 them
convince you that they are genuine.
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