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Victims never receive this non-existent fortune but are tricked into sending their money to the criminals, who remain anonymous. They hide their real identity and location by using fake names and fake postal addresses as well as communicating via anonymous free email accounts and mobile phones.
Read more about such scams here or in our 419 FAQ. Use the Scam-O-Matic to verify suspect emails.
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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:
Fraud email example:
From: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 16:03:51 +0200 (MEST)
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF OPERATION INTERNATIONAL CREDIT SETTLEMENT,ATM PAY=
MENT DEPARTMENT (CBN)
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA .
VERY URGENT ATTENTION!!! DEAR: BENEFICIARY,=20
This is to officially inform you that we the international credit settlemen=
t of central bank of Nigeria has verified your contract/inheritance file an=
d found out that why you have not received your part payment of $16 million=
is because you have not fulfilled the obligations given to you in respect =
of your contract/inheritance payment.
Secondly we have been informed that for you not to deal with the non offici=
als in the bank and your entire entire attempt to secure the release of you=
r fund to you will be in vane. So we wish to advise you that such an illega=
l act like these have to stop if you wish to receive your payment since we =
have decided to bring a solution to your problem. Right now we have arrange=
d your payment.=20
Through our swift card payment center Asia pacific that is the latest instr=
uction from MR. PRESIDENT. ALHAJI UMRAU MUSA YAR'DUA (GCFR) FEDERAL REPUBLI=
C OF NIGERIA . AND EFCC CHAIRMAN MALLAM NUHU RIBADU, which will not involve=
any fraudulent act or money laundering and because the CENTRAL BANK OF NIG=
ERIA is running for the yearly payment that=C3=A2=E2=82=AC=E2=84=A2s why th=
e order is given,As well as the INTERPOL and FBI in conjunction with HOMELA=
ND SECURITY so you have absolutely nothing to be afraid of and due the prev=
ious scam and fraud act from imposters in our country we have mapped out th=
at this card is sent to your personal address so, This card center will sen=
d you an ATM CARD which you will use to withdraw your money in any ATM MACH=
INE in any part of the world, but the maximum is twenty thousand dollars pe=
r day, so if you like to receive your fund this way please let us know by c=
ontacting the card payment center officer Dr Daniel Watac on his,
Telephone/fax line: +234-8032-212524
And also send the following information:
1. Your full name
2. Phone and fax number
3. Addresses were you want them to send the atm card=20
4. Your age and current occupation
5. Attach copy of your identification
The ATM CARD PAYMENT CENTER has been mandated to issue out $6,000,000.00 as=
part payment for this fiscal year 2006/2007 payment year. Also for your in=
formation, you have to stop any further communication with any other person=
(s) or office(s) to avoid any hitches in receiving your Payment. For oral d=
iscussion, call and email me back as soon as you receive this important mes=
sage for further direction and also update me on any development from the a=
Note that because of impostors,we hereby issued you our code of conduct, wh=
ich is (ATM-822) so you have to indicate this code when contacting the card=
center by using it as your subject.
Dr. Daniel Watac
Director Atm Payment Department (CBN)
Ahora también puedes acceder a tu correo Terra desde el móvil=
Infórmate pinchando aquí.