Sunday, May 1, 2011

That engineer was well paid, if he can give me $15 million

Here's another scam - it looks like it came from a hacked or temporary gmail account, However, the headers aren't completely clear in this case. What is clear, of course, is that this is a scam, even if it does refer to the "wrong attitudes" of U.S. banking officials. Don't reply to messages like this. (And yes, there was nothing after the salutation "Dear.")

From: "Mr.Yakowa Sule"
Date: April 30, 2011 8:20:23 AM PDT


By the power of my office as the new President of Federal Republic Nigeria having taken over from the late President Umaru Musah Yar Dua on Thursday being 6th of May 2010, I have to inform you that while going through files of unpaid funds received from CBN by this government following my observations on the wrong attitudes of the US Financial Authorities, World Bank Directors, CBN Governor officials and some bank directors towards your payment.

I came across file on as the true beneficiary to the estate of Late Engr. Ramon Surra on Approved payment of fund of USD15,000,000.00 while going through Inheritance and Contract payment files and have picked interest and verified the cause of delays which are well noted.

I have resolved for the option to pay you, through a fully loaded International Visa ATM card. In this arrangement The Visa card is ready with your outstanding fund value and will be dispatched with all relevant access information to enable you withdraw cash from any ATM machine of your choice and transfer to any account of your choice upon receipt, this option is strictly for this purpose to avoid question or disagreement between you and the financial authorities.

In a case where the beneficiary has received the ATM previously and he/she is unable to effetely withdraw or transfer into your local bank account for usage, you are hereby advised to contact the Financial Adviser to Mr President on Contractors payment.

Name: Henry Adams

Also Payment by wire transfer option is available for those who prefer wire transfer, but our secured and guaranteed mode of payment is by cash card.

Yours faithfully,

Mr.Yakowa Sule
For Mr. President

1 comment:

  1. I am receiving SCAM emails about every other day, over 30 in the last month, from Nigeria, Russia, Holland, England - you name it - I get it - since about the 7th of last month. Since they started arriving all about the same time, is it likely they are coming from the same people. Or, heaven forbid, did my email address get shared by SCAMMERS all over the world? Also, if I ignore these or :bounce" them from my Mac, are they likely to give up some day or can I look forward to winning $30 million each week for the rest of my life? lol.