Nigerian Scam

Here's a classic example of the Nigerian scam.  I found this email in my spam folder:


OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA,(CBN)
MR. SANUSI LAMIDO




Our Ref: CBN/ICBPLC/WB/IMF/BFSA/#31/09                                                                 16TH/11/2009 


ATTN: BENEFICIARY/CONTRACTOR/AWARD WINNER

REFERENCE TO OUR RECENT CORRESPONDING APPOINTMENT TO PAY BENEFICIARIES AS INSTRUCTED BY THE NEW GOVERNOR CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA , YOUR PARTICULARS WAS MENTIONED IN OUR JUST CONCLUDED LAST-QUARTER DEBT SETTLEMENT GENERAL MEETING. A PART PAYMENT OF $1,800,000 (ONE MILLION EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) WAS APPROVED ON YOUR NAME. THIS PAYMENT WILL BE PROGRAMMED INTO AN AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINE (ATM CARD) POWERED BY MASTERCARD AND WILL BE MAILED TO YOUR ADDRESS BY COURIER SERVICE.


YOU ARE IMMEDIATELY REQUIRED TO RE-CONFIRM AND FORWARD TO MY DESK THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION'S:


1. YOUR REQUIRED NAME TO BE PRINTED ON YOUR ATM CARD:


2. YOUR PRESENT HOME ADDRESS (NOT P.O BOX):


3. YOUR PERSONAL AND REACHABLE MOBILE PHONE NUMBER:


WE ARE SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCES THE DELAY OF YOUR PAYMENT MIGHT HAVE CAUSED YOU. 

YOU WILL HAVE TO CONTACT REV. PETER MOSES WITH HIS TELEPHONE NUMBER BELOW FOR YOUR PAYMENT


Foreign Operations Supervisor,
INTERCONTINENTAL BANK PLC.


These con games are designed to get direct access to your checking information or get enough personal information to commit identity theft.

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3 Responses to Nigerian Scam

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  2. chicky401 says:

    I was just thinking about posting about these losers earlier today but I didn't have time with all the cooking I did. I forward all of the emails I get from them right to the FTC spam alert and let the FTC take care of it. Haven't got too many lately since I started to do this, not sure if it's coincidence or if it worked.

  3. Spammers should be hung with no trial or questions asked.

    The scary part is people will not put effort into things that don't work, so it makes you wonder how many people fall for such things.

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