Citizens For A Better Norwood

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The short and long of email scams

We rarely bother reading the many email scams from overseas in our CBN spam box, but when we saw that 35 of them had accumulated over the last 10 days, perhaps a record, we decided to take a peek. Incredibly, people do fall for these poorly composed, often meandering and incoherent emails announcing huge cash winnings. A program we saw recently highlighted an elderly woman whose bank account was wiped out after she responded to one of these scams. Were it not for this sad fact, these emails would be strictly hilarious.

We've decided to share two scams with our readers. The first is short and to the point, but we’re not sure what we’ve “won.”

1. Congrat: You Have Won ?1,000.000.00GBP. Confirm this receipt by sending your Name, Address, Tel, occupation etc to (DELETED).

The second one caught our attention because it’s from the FBI, beefed up with a member of the clergy helping out. We had no idea we’ve already been scammed by corrupt government officials holding up receipt of our $5.8 million fund. Will the FBI come after us for violating the Disclaimer Notice at the end?

2.) Unpaid Beneficiary,
It is obvious that you have not received your fund which is to the tune of $5.8million due to past corrupt Governmental Officials who almost held the fund to themselves for their selfish reason and some individuals who have taken advantage of your fund all in an attempt to swindle your fund which has led to so many losses from your end and unnecessary delay in the receipt of your fund.

The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the United Nations and Federal Bureau of Investigation have successfully passed a mandate to the current president of Nigeria his Excellency President Umaru Yar'Adua to boost the exercise of clearing all foreign debts owed to you and other individuals and organizations who have been found not to have receive their Contract Sum, Lottery/Gambling, Inheritance and the likes.

Now how would you like to receive your payment? wired bank transfer or by ATM card? ATM Card: We will be issuing you a custom pin based ATM card which you will use to withdraw up to $10,000 per day from any ATM machine that has the Master Card Logo on it.

Also with the ATM card you will be able to transfer your funds to your bank account. The ATM card comes with a handbook or manual to enlighten you about how to use it.

Your payment would be sent to you via any of your preferred option.

To effect the release of your fund valued at $5.8million you are advised to contact the director of payment Mr. Rev Larry Smith with the information below,
true the email address been giving to you (DELETED)
Telephone: (DELETED). On contacting him do provide him with the
following in formations:
Your full Name...
Your Address:................
Home/Cell Phone:...................
Preferred Payment Method (ATM/wired bank transfer/home cash

This morning our local time i sent a fax to the office of the vice president Dr Goodluck Jonathan who issued a mandate to compensate scam victim like you through your prefered method of payment that will be shipped to you alongside the documents to back them up, the fax i sent to him was to let him know, who will be responsible for the Insurance document and Federal tax document on his response to me through same fax
he said he will talk to the president to send signal to the ministry offices where this documents are procured.

Mr Thomas Adeniran who directed you to me confirm to me that the procurement of the two vital document fee should be your only role. At this time confirmation from the ministry in charge for the preparation of the documents will cost you $100 that is $50 to Federal tax document while $50 to get Insurance certificate document accumulated sum charges for both is now $100.

You are therefore advice not to toy with this developments as a mandate was also issued to terminate the fund immediately if you fail to claim your fund soonest.

I have done my best as a clergy drafted newly to this position to assist people like you the rest is left for you. urgent response will enable me forge ahead towards the onwards delivery of your payment to your residential address.

Get back to me today so i can let you know the method of how you can send the $100 fee to enable the procurement of the back up documents against any further future stoppage from your country's government when it arrive your airport.

No one is charging you for the shipment fee that has been taken care of by the government so you do not need to pay for it. the required fee of $100 is the only fee you are paying and that's all no money of any kind will be requested from you.

Terms and condition Do you agree to make the $100 fee available for me to get the documents?

That all transaction should be kept secret untill after payment?

I await your response to this email so we forge ahead with your payment

Thanks and God bless.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. Thomas Adeniran, Federal Bureau of Investigation
CC: National Central Bureau of Interpol
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communication without prior permission from the addressee is strictly
prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient of this
communication, please delete it permanently without copying, disclosing or otherwise using its contents, and notify the sender immediately.
For claims procedures send your details to (DELETED).