OT: Advance Fee Fraud Scam email surge
I've been getting lots of these through comcast. Recently they've taken it an ingenious step further:
From the Desk Of:
Mr. Shamsudeen Usman.
Federal Republic of Nigeria.
SCAMMED VICTIM/$3,000,000.00 BENEFICIARIES.REF/PAYMENTS CODE:06654 $3,000,000.00.
STANDARD TRUST BANK/UNITED NATIONS 2006 SCAM VICTIMS COMPENSATIONS PAYMENTS.
This is to bring to your notice that I am delegated from the United Nations To Minister of Finance. to pay 150 scam victims $3,000,000.00 (THREE MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLAR) each.
You are listed and approved for this payment as one of the scammed victims to be paid this amount, get back to me as soon as possible for the immediate payment of your $3,000,000.00 compensations funds.
On this faithful recommendations,we want you to know that during the last U.N. meetings held at Abuja, Nigeria, it was alarmed so much by the world in the meeting on the loss of funds by various individuals tothe Nigerian scam artists operating in syndicates all over the world today.
In other to compensate victims, the U.N Body in conjunction with the Nigerian Government is now paying 150 victims of this operators $3,000,000.00 each in accordance with the U.N. recommendations.
Due to the corrupt and inefficient Banking Systems in Nigeria, the payments are to be supervised by the United Nations' Officials and the Minister of Finance.
of Nigeria as the corresponding paying bank is STANDARD TRUST BANK.
According to the number of applicants at hand, 114 Beneficiaries has been paid, half of the victims are from the United States, we still have more 36 left to be paid the compensations of $3,000,000.00 each.
Your particulars was mentioned by one of the Syndicates who was arrested as one of their victims of the operations, you are hereby warned not to communicate or duplicate this message to him for any reason what so ever as the U.S. secret service is already on trace of the other criminals. So keep it secret till they are all apprehended.
Other victims who have not been contacted can submit their application as well for scrutiny and possible consideration.
You can receive your compensation payments via any of this options you Choose, DRAFT/CHEQUE PAYMENTS or WIRE TRANSFERS. I shall feed you with further modalities as soon as I hear from you.
We await your urgent response.
Mr. Shamsudeen Usman.
SCAMMED VICTIM/REF/PAYMENTS CODE:06654 $3,000,000.00
PLEASE REPLY THROUGH OUR SECURE YAHOOMAIL:
Honestly, who falls for this anymore?
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Those are fairly common. Here's one I received today:
Corso Ercole I d'Este 44,
Ferrara 44100 - Italy.
Fondazion Di Vittorio, ITALY
Foundation De France as established 1979 by the Multi-Million groups
was conceived with the objective of Human Growth, Educational and
Community development.The France Foundation in conjunction with the
ECOWAS,UNO and the European Union,These funds are freely given to you to us for
your business educational and personal development.
You were selected among the lucky recipients to receive the award sum
of US$100,000,000.00 (One Hundred Million United States Dollars) as
charity donations/aid from the France Foundation, ECOWAS and the UNO in
accordance with t he enabling act of Parliament.
You are required to expeditiously contact the Executive Secretary with
your Qualification numbers (P-333-7858,B-011-67) for processing of your
claims,you'll be given your donation pin number.Contact Claudio
Giovanni (DPU) Information Officer.
Enter Personal Details:
First Name: Last Name:
Address Line 1:
Address Line 2 (optional):
City: State: Zip/Postal Code:
Valid Phone Number: Fax (optional):
DUE PROCESS UNIT:
Executive Secretary - Claudio Giovanni
On behalf of the Board kindly accept our warmest congratulations
Mrs sophia simpson.
What I'll do is forward the whole message including full headers to spam [at]hotmail(.) com. They'll usually delete the spammer's account in a week. Spammers with Yahoo addresses usually get deleted within 24 hours when I forward the message to abuse [at]yahoo(.)com. :) I've noticed that just hitting the [Spam] button in Yahoo does nothing; forwarding the email does.
What I'll do is forward the whole message including full headers to spam [at]hotmail(.) com. They'll usually delete the spammer's account in a week. Spammers with Yahoo addresses usually get deleted within 24 hours when I forward the message to abuse [at]yahoo(.)com. I've noticed that just hitting the [Spam] button in Yahoo does nothing; forwarding the email does.
I remember I used to get those a lot in my email address(s) and it depends on how you have your settings set up
Even if you have your spam to "on" you can once in awhile still get those nasty pieces of email.
I especially love the ones that are from England when you won their lottery.
The best thing to NOT do, is to not reply to them.
"Price of lead shoots up!..."
I am most certainly here to be telling you of many very great opportunities!
I am brother of the minister of finance of Zamunda. The newly elected administration has called for audit, and we are pleased to telling you now to be in possession of many extra millions of United States dollars that are not here accounted for!
Perhaps kind sirs, we could send this moneys to you in official cashiers check, and you could send us a few little tons of lead! We must be recieving several tons of lead to be showing your good faith, and the Zamunda National bank cashiers check will be sent immediately to you! Do not wait!! your answer must be immediately!