Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Nigerian Scams

This email caught my eye as I was scanning my SPAM email folder. I get a kick out of reading these and can't believe there are actually people stupid enough to fall for the scam
I've been promised large sums of money in many different currencies but never before have I been offered a "large amount of DIAMONDS". 


Email follows:

Hello,
I know you will be surprise to receive this email, before I go further I will like to introduce myself. My name is General Mann Budu, from Congo Africa. I got your information from the internet.We are currently having a civil war in my country (CONGO), and I am very involved in the war, but now the UNITED NATIONS are trying to resolve the problems. If this problem is resolved i will be in a serious problem with the GOVERMENT OF CONGO.I have decided to leave the country with my family, and I will really need your assistance. This is what I will want you to assist me with, Some funds was set aside for purchasing of AMUNITIONS from RUSSIA, about US$27M(Twenty seven million united state dollar).I have already divert the funds to LONDON,UK.with a finance company over there.
I try to move the funds to an account I open online with HSBC BANK LONDON. But the finance company request I produce an ACCOUNT that is about 5years old. I will really need your assistance to enable me transfer the funds to your account, and I will give you share of 25% of the total funds, and give you some large amount of DIAMONDS.
This is a very serious matter, if you can assist me, please reply urgently.

Thanks.
Gen.Mann Budu.

Here is another one:


Just got this one (3/7/11). Claims that if you were scammed by Nigerian scammers then they will reimburse you with funds they have recovered from the scammers. Don't you think you would learn your lesson the first time???

ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION
Lagos Office: Address: 15A Awolowo Road,
Ikoyi Lagos-Nigeria.
FROM THE DESK OF: MRS FARIDA WAZIRI
ATTENTION:
Take notice that based on the federal government inauguration of this committee which extended to all Africa countries and Europe, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission - (EFCC) have combined with the United Nation Anti-crime commission to alleviate and redeem the image and past wounds of our dear citizens and foreign firms who were duped , defrauded, scammed and abandoned by some impostors who indiscriminately use the name of God, Office of governors, Presidency, Banks etc to slight down our dignities to international communities.
Many banks have been in bankruptcy today, Universal firms, Companies due to the activity of these hoodlums, However, investigation have shown that these people have dropped over 500,000,00  clients after collecting their money falsefuly, many committed suicide and others living by the grace of God, We see this country as a treasonable felony and have over 500 convicts at hand, 300 in kirikri prisons while many are still on trail, We still fetch for others who feel they are wise and hope that you will be our friend by giving us more information. Success Stories:
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Most Wanted (link removed)
Mean while, after the international peace talk summit between the United Nation {USA}, Nigeria, United Kingdom and other countries, in order to maintain / rebuild our international relationship between Nigeria and your country among other countries, the Federal government of Nigeria have now decided to send this message to unlimited end of the world with the hope of finding all those that have been victimized be these cone men that unconditionally scammed people out of their hard earn money, so that they can be compensated after due verification that you have truly been victimized.
In other words you are to respond to this mail, if only you know and have prove that you have been scammed out of your fund before, either by means of Next Of Kin, Contract With The NNPC, Lottery or any other story and upon ascertaining that you have been scammed, you shall be compensated from the nigeria foreign reserve fund and the money confiscated from some of these scammers which have been apprehended by the federal government.
In view of this matter, you are to forward your complains to the section and you are advised to give us a detailed information about your involvement with these scammers and how they collected your money from you.
CONTACT COMPLAINS AND INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT:
15A Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos - Nigeria.
TELEPHONE:+2347033781472
EMAIL: egroupfinancial3@gmail.com
ENDEAVOUR TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING DETAILS OF YOUR ALONG WITH YOUR COMPLAINS:
YOUR FULL NAMES:..............................
RESIDENCIAL ADDRESS:.....................
OCCUPATION:..........................................
YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER:..............
NATIONALITY:...........................................
STATE:.......................................................
AGE:...........................................................
As soon as we receive these information from you, a swift investigation will commence and at the end we promise that whoever is involved in your plight shall be apprehended and handed over to the government and you shall be compensated accordingly.
This Decision is supported and approved courtesy: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND {I.M.F}, UNITED NATION SECRET SERVICE, EUROPE, AMERICA AND THE ECOWAS COMMUNITIES.
Thanks for your co-operation.
Yours Faithfully,
MRS FARIDA WAZIRI, {Executive Chairman}
Economic & Financial Crime Commission {EFCC}
Motto: No Body is Above the Law

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