Scamming the Scammed

Today I received the following spam. It’s a re-take on the old Nigerian fax (and later e-mail scam). In that scam, you get a letter from someone who pretends to be a high government or bank official asking you for help (generally access to your bank account) to perpetuate a multiple-million dollar fraud. For your help, you get a percentage of that money, generally a few million. Once you are hooked, they start asking you for money in order to pay fees and bribes and so forth to release the money.
Many people have been scammed and lost thousands and tens of thousand of dollars. Now the scammers have decided to scam them once again – by pretending that they can receive a large payment from the UN for their losses in the previous scam. Of course, there is no such program and no such payment and we can expect they’ll have to pay more fees and so forth to give the scammers some money.
I have little sympathy for the victims of the scam – they are stupid, greedy and unethical – but I do find this highly amusing.
BTW, you can usually spot a scam of this type (and others) by looking at the faulty English.


SCAMMED VICTIM/$100,000 BENEFICIARIES.
REF/PAYMENTS CODE:06654 $100,000 USD.
Attention,
ECOBANK/UNITED NATIONS SCAM VICTIMS COMPENSATIONS PAYMENTS.
This is to bring to your notice that I am delegated from the United Nations To Central Bank to pay 150 scam victims $100,000 USD (One Hundred Thounsand Dollars) each. You are listed and approved for this payment as one of the scammed victims to be paid this amount, get back to as soon as possible for the immediate payments of your $100,000 USD compensations funds.
On this faithful recommendations, know that during the last U.N. meetings held at Abuja, Nigeria, it was alarmed so much by the world in the meetings on the lose of funds by various individuals to the Nigerian scams 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 $100,000 USD 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 Central Bank Nigeria as the corresponding paying bank is ECO BANK PLC.
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 $100,000 USD 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.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) (Motto: No Body is Above the Law) have combined effort with the United Nation Anti-crime commission to alleviate and redeem the image and past wounds of foreigners and firms who were defrauded, scammed and abandoned by this syndicates to slight down our dignities to international communities.
Many banks have been in bankrupcy today, Universal firms, Companies and individuals due to the activity of these hoodlums. However, investigation have shown that these people have dropped over 500,000 victims after collecting their money falsefuly, many committed suicide and others living by the grace of God.
With the sanity presently at hand, we have over 500 convicts at hand, 300 in kirikri prisons while many are still awaiting trail while We still fetch for others who feel they are wise and hope that you will be our friend by giving us more information as per clue in apprehending them.
For Success Stories for money recovered and returned visit:
http://www.efccnigeria.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=88&Itemid=91
Most Wanted: http://www.efccnigeria.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=78&Itemid=79
You can receive your compensations 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.
Send a copy of your response to the official email: ecobanknigrplc@aim.com
Yours faithfully,
IYAMAH SYLVANIUS.
SCAMMED VICTIM/REF/PAYMENTS CODE:06654 $100,000 USD.

6 Comments

  1. Marlene

    I just received the same email from Iyamah Sylvanius payments code 06654. Thanks for your response in Scammers website. You saved me more grief. I’ve lost well over $100,000.00. I thought there was hope, but in fact, it’s another false hope. I’ll reply to them to cease and desist.

  2. Linda

    Well i just recieved one that tells me I am to recieve 5 million usa dollars lol from them but this one is using ECOBank to run there scam now here is what there email looks like now
    FROM:MR.FRANCIS NOLAN.
    ECOBANK/UNITED NATIONS 2007
    Tell:234-8027408001
    COMPENSATIONS PAYMENTS
    REF/PAYMENTS CODE: TRASNFER#06654 $5MILLION USD
    This is to bring to your notice that I am delegated from the United
    Nations to Ecobank Abuja to pay 100 Nigerian 419 scam victims $5
    Million each, you are listed and approved for this payments as one of
    the scammed victims,get back to me as soon as possible for the immediate
    payments of your $5 Million compensations funds.
    On this faithfull recomendations,I want you to know that during the last
    UN meetings held at Abuja,Nigeria,it was alarmed so much by the rest of
    the world in the meetings on the lose of funds by various foreigners to
    the scams artists operating in syndicates all over the world today,in
    other to retain the good image of the country,the president of the
    country(President musa umaru yaradua. ) is now paying 100 victims of
    this operators $5 Million USD each, the payments are to be paid by
    Ecobank Abuja ,Nigeria,corressponding paying bank under funding
    assistance by the Central Bank of Nigeria(C.B.N.).
    According to the number of applicants at hand,84 beneficiaries has been
    paid ,half of the victims are from the United States,we still have more
    16 left to be paid the compensations of $5 Million each.Your particulars
    was mentioned by one of the syndicates who was arrested in Lagos
    Nigeria as one of thier victims of the operations,you are hereby warned
    not to communicate or duplicate this message to any body for any reason
    what so ever,the US secret service is already on trace of the criminals.
    For more vital information,please visit:
    http://home.rica.net/alphae/419coal/news1jul.htm
    You can receive your compensations payments via any of the both options
    you choose, DRAFT PAYMENTS, WIRE TRANSFERS or by a diplomatic home cash
    delivery,I shall feed you with further modalities as soon as I hear from
    you.
    Yours faithfully,
    MR.FRANCIS NOLAN.
    Reply through this e-mail address: info_francisnolan@myway.com

  3. Fred G

    Hi,
    I too have been tracking email scams, scamming techniques, eBay & Paypal scams and posting them as well. Hopefully, everyone will see these postings and NOT answer the emails.

  4. rob glendy

    Dear:rob glendy.
    I am Dr. Phil Wilson , ATM CARD PAYMENT SETTLEMENT DEPARTMENT Lagos Nigeria.
    This is to notify you that we have received mail with your information.
    In response to you mail, I hereby write to bring to your notice based n Transfer File of $15 Million United States Dollars received romAccountant General of The Federation to process your ATM CARD
    PAYMENT.
    Meanwhile,We wish to let you know that your ATM CARD have een process and will be send across to you with immediate effect only f you will follow the procedure.
    However, we are happy to inform you today been Thursday 09/04/ 2009,that all the necessary rrangement regarding the Shippment of your TM CARD has perfectly concluded.
    The ATM CARD Value is US$15Million Only and we are duly nter-Switched your ATM CARD We have also concluded delivery arrangement with our accredited ourier Delivery Company to be fully insured and also oversee the elivery of the ATM CARD to you without any further delay.
    In view of this development, you are requested with immediate effect o offset the Shipment Charges including the Registration Charges.
    SHIPMENT CHARGES $80
    REGISTRATION CHARGES $160
    Total Amount to pay is $240.
    Therefore, you are require to send the Fee Via Western Union Money ransfer through our casher Name to enable us Register your ATM CARD ackage to the Company for immediate delivery to your Home at (202 westchester place moore, south carolina 29369 )
    BELOW ARE THE WESTERN UNION PAYMENT INFORMATION
    NAME:————- OBIAKOY DANIEL
    TEXT QUESTION: —- ATM CARD
    TEXT ANSWER: ———–SHIPMENT
    ADDRESS:———–LAGOS- NIGERIA
    SHIPMENT & REGISTRATION FEE: $240
    To avoid any kind of delay on getting your already ATM CARD, Make sure you send the required charges immediately you receive this mail and Send the MTCN Number to this office for the money to be picked up.
    Be informed that delivery will be made to your address; within 24 hours of our confirmation of this payment. And be informed that your valid I.D card must be presented to the dispatchers before release
    will be done to you to avoid wrong delivery.
    Treat as very urgent, as we also remind you once again that your ATM CARD is ready and we be send to you as soon as we receive the shipment and registration fee of $240 today thanks and god
    bless you.
    Expect your Urgent Respond,
    Name: Dr. Phil Wilson
    Accountant General of The Federation
    E-MAIL: ambadenji11@gmail.com
    Website:http://www.nigeria.gov.ng/
    hot line , 234;8085738555

  5. anthony o

    attention: anthoney
    IN RESPECT TO YOUR EMAIL WHICH I RECEIVE AND ITS CONTENT WAS QUITE UNDERSTOOD.
    I AM SORRY FOR THE DELAY IN CONTACTING YOU BACK.
    THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT WE HELD A BOARD MEETING WITH MR. PRESIDENT FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA INCLUDING THE MEMBERS OF HOUSE OF SENATE REGARDING THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF ALL OUR FOREIGN CONTRACTORS / INHERITANCE (NEXT OF KIN) PAYMENT TO BE RELEASED WITHOUT ANY FURTHER DELAY.
    ALSO, WE HAVE ALREADY APPROVED A PART PAYMENT OF US$15 MILLION ON YOUR BEHALF AND WE ARE GOING TO PAY YOU THE REMAINING BALANCE IN THE NEXT QUARTER OF THIS FISCAL YEAR, BECAUSE WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY IN OUR TREASURY.
    FINALLY, YOUR ATM CARD HAS BEEN ISSUED ON YOUR NAME: WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU TO COME FOR THE COLLECTION OF IT AT OUR OFFICE. BE ADVISED THAT YOU SHOULD COME DOWN TO NIGERIA TO SIGN OFF AND COLLECT YOUR ATM CARD AND IF YOU CANNOT BE ABLE TO COME DOWN TO NIGERIA KINDLY CALL ME ON MY CELL PHONE NUMBER 234-8085738555 OR YOU SEND ME AN EMAIL IMMEDIATELY FOR US TO MAKE AN ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENT FOR YOU.
    (1). Your Full Name
    (2). Address where you want the payment centre to send your ATM CARD.
    (3). Phone And Fax Number
    (4). Your Total Fund to be received
    WE ANTICIPATE YOUR SWIFT RESPONSE,
    YOURS IN SERVICE,
    Name: Dr. Phil Wilson
    Accountant General of The Federation
    E-MAIL: ambadenji11@gmail.com
    Website:http://www.nigeria.gov.ng/
    hot line , 234;8085738555

  6. try to scam me

    From The Office of: Dr. Phil Wilson
    Director General on Foreign Payments Matters
    Federal Republic of Nigeria.
    E-mail: drphilwilson10@live.co.uk
    Attn: Sylvia Marie ContrerasUrgent Attention Beneficiary (Your Payment is Ready)
    This is to bring to your notice that orders given by the Presidency and the
    entire house of senate for the year 2009 is that my bank is the chosen bank to
    pay out all foreign contract/inheritance funds.
    My bank was ordered after meeting held in the presidential village Aso-Rock
    Abuja to contact and proceed with payment of your contract/inheritance Funds by
    informing you that the former bank in charge of your payment via ATM card being
    Oceanic Bank plc, Zenith Bank, Union Bank, EcoBank, ETC is no longer in charge
    of this payment.
    I wish to inform you that you’re (10M) outstanding payment has been approved and
    ready to be paid but we want to confirm first from you by giving you our mode of
    payment this arrangement was agreed between the Presidency and the Senate
    Committees so take note that we have 3 modes of Payment:
    (1) Diplomatic Delivery: That Is Cash Payment Funds Will Be Delivered To
    Your Address by A Government Accredited Diplomat.
    (2) ATM Card Payment: An ATM Card Will Be Charged With This Amount with Limited
    Withdrawals per Day.
    (3) Bank To Bank Wire Transfer.
    I will require you to get back to this office with your decision over a
    Chosen mode of payment and we will take it from there. You can reach me via the
    bank
    Email or my private Email: drphilwilson10@live.co.uk
    Your urgent response will be highly appreciated
    Congratulations
    Dr. Phil Wilson

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