Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The most audacious Nigerian scam attempt to date

I actually read all varieties of Nigerian scam messages I receive before reporting the phishing attempt.

I think I just received the most hilariously audacious one to date.

I am happy to learn that the intelligent monitoring unit wants me to stop any further dealings with Imposters and non-recommended Officials.

Nigerian scams and varieties from other countries (such as the Saudi Muslim match-making scam) are now so commonplace that I thought I was totally desensitized.

this fiscal year 2008. President, Goodluck Ebere Jonathan(GCFR). OMG!

Well, this one made me laugh, at least.

NB: If you don't know what a Nigerian scam —or more generally advance fee fraud scheme— is, please disconnect from the intarwebs immediately.

  1. from: Smith Walters <>
  2. reply-to:
  3. to:
  4. date: Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 8:31 PM
  5. subject: Immediate ATM Cash Card Payment Notification

Attention: Sir/Madam

This is to officially inform you about our recent agreement with the Federal Government of Nigeria to handle all their foreign contract payments. Based on this development, we have verified your Contract/Inheritance file and discovered reasons why you are yet to receive your payment. It is because of Irregularities and Complications discovered on your payment file by our technical experts in respect to your contract /Inheritance payment requirements which have just been duly rectified.

However, you are hereby directed by our intelligent monitoring unit to stop any further dealings with Imposters and non- recommended Officials in the Bank like central bank of Nigeria . Such Acts Must Stop For Security reasons. If You Wish to receive your payment in time and accordingly, Since we have decided to bring a Solution to your Problem, right now we have arranged your payment through our ATM Swift Card.

Payment Center of UNION BANK OF NIGERIA P L C. That is the Latest Instruction By Our President, Goodluck Ebere Jonathan(GCFR) Federal Republic Of Nigeria.

Below Is The Arrangements;

The Swift card Center will Send you an Atm Card which you will use to withdrew your money from any ATM Machine in any part of the world, But the Maximum is (Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars US $2,500) Per Day, So if you like to receive your fund this way please do let us know by Contacting the ATM Card


Note: Because of Imposters, we hereby issue you our Code of Conduct Tag Number Which is (ATM-505) So You Must Have To Indicate This Code When Contacting the payment center with the information's below.

  1. Your Full Name:
  2. Occupation:
  3. A Valid Phone Number
  4. Sex:
  5. Age:
  6. Marital Status:
  7. Address where you want the ATM CARD to be Delivered

Director of Swift Card ATM Payment Centre
Phone No+234 8033 438486

We have been Mandated by the Federal Government of Nigeria to issue out US$ 8,3 million Dollars as part payment for the this fiscal year 2008.

For your information you have to Stop any further Communication with any institution or office until you receive the Atm Card.

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