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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

United Nations Nigeria E-mail Scam

Here's a full copy of the e-mail I received about a new e-mail scam that's going around.

Mrs Carman L. Lapointe <barr_willybayo8@yahoo.co.uk>
To:
Sent: Tuesday, January 1, 2013 12:11 PM
Subject: HAPPY NEW YEAR, CONGRATULATIONS IN ADVANCE, UNITED NATION IDEMNITY GUARANTEE FOR RELEASE OF YOUR ATM VALUED US$38.5M WITHOUT DELAY, YOUR URGENT RESPONSE/CALL


UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL OVERSIGHT SERVICES
Internal Audit,Monitoring,Consulting And Investigations Division.

FROM THE DESK : Mrs CARMAN L. LAPOINTE.
DIRECT TELEPHONE NUMBER: +234-7086770538.
INDEMNITY GUARANTEE FOR THE IMMEDIATE DELIVERY OF FUND VALUED US$38.5 MILLION IN YOUR FAVOR.
MODE OF PAYMENT (1) BY TESTED CERTIFIED ATM OR (2) BY KTT .


ATTN: ESTEEM BENEFICIARY,



Good day Esteem Beneficiary of us$38.5Million,I wish to inform You that I arrived here in Nigeria temporally under the UNITED NATION ORGANIZATION Head Quarters Authorization NEW YORK after series of complains from the UNITED NATION ORGANIZATION (UNO) headed by the Secretary General MR BAN KI MOON in Conjunction with FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) and other Security Agencies from ASIA, EUROPE, OCEANIA, ANTARCTICA, PACIFIC'S, AUSTRALIA, AFRICA and USA respectively against the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT of NIGERIA and the BRITISH / EUROPEAN GOVERNMENT and other various parts of the World for the rate of scams and fraudulent activities going on in the whole World .


You are very lucky for being among the 6 Lucky FOREIGN FIRMS whose Names were Short listed for immediate Payment of their over due Fund of us$38.5 Million as directed by our UNITED NATION SECRETARY GENERAL ( MR BAN KI -MOON ) which He has taken much of His time and Scrutinized from every Encumbrances in collaborations with the PRESIDENT OF FEDERAL REPUBLIC of NIGERIA (MR GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN ) ,the INTERNATIONAL MONITORY FUND (IMF), the FEDERAL MINISTRY of FINANCE (FMF) , the FEDERAL HIGH COURT , the OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENCY and the ECONOMICS and FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION (EFCC) and found out that the inability of any OFFICE or MINISTRY including the CBN and many other Departments both here in Nigeria and in Europe and many other parts of the World not to have been able to deliver or release Your Fund was because of a RED MARK that is placed on Your Payment File which there is no way and no how any other MINISTRY or OFFICE or DEPARTMENT can release or deliver Your Fund without the RED MARK which is placed on Your Payment File being removed first and You are very lucky that the UNITED NATION SECRETARY GENERAL has taken much of His time and Scrutinized from every Encumbrances in collaborations with all these many other mentioned CONCERNED MINISTRIES and DEPARTMENTS and discovered that the only solution in which the RED MARK that has been placed on Your Payment File can be removed is for a UNITED NATION NOTARIZATION CERTIFICATEto be issued / obtained on Your Name which Your us$38.5Million Release/ Delivery is 100% ASSURED , RE-ASSURED and GUARANTEED immediately without any more hitch.


I have a very limited time to stay in Nigeria here so I would like you to urgently respond to this message so that I can advise you on how best to confirm your fund within the next 72 hours.

Be advised to confirm the required information by Yourself to avoid mistake:

Your Names (Surname) (First Name) (Last Name) .


Your Postal / Mailing Address whereby You need to receive your us$38.5 Million through ATM.


Your complete Banking Information whereby You want to receive Your us$38.5 Million through KTT.


Your easy reaching telephone numbers
Occupation, Age and Marital Status
Copy of your passport or driver’s license for Your proper identification.

For oral discussion, call me on this number which was acquired to Me here in Nigeria by the UNITED NATION ORGANIZATION:+234-
7086770538.

Have a wonderful day and God Bless you.
Sincerely yours,


Mrs Carman L. Lapointe

United Nations
Under-Secretary-
General for Internal Oversight.


I accidentally erased one part with his/her phone number. I have not checked to see if this number is legitimate.

When the internet was fresh and everyone began getting their own e-mail accounts, many people fell for the scams that were about receiving large sums of money from Nigerian royalty. Immediately, the scams gained notoriety until slowly dying until a few years ago. This is the new stage in the scam.

Generally with scams, there are stages and they happen slowly to adapt to the new environment. Thanks to things like this blog, average people become aware of the scams and are able to combat the scams so the scammers are forced to change their methods. The ones like above are not to uncommon.

When things change, it's not uncommon for scammers to now take the form of someone who sympathizes with potential victims. This can be done by either pretending to be a victim of the same scam or by acknowledging that the scam was nothing more than a scam like above.

This is the newest in the string of attacks, and I thought that readers should be aware of the scam before anyone is attacked.

It's pretty true for these types of things that if it seems too good to be true it, unfortunately, is probably not true.

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