Tuesday, March 15, 2011

One Mr. Ben S. Bernanke Wants My $10.5 Million Nigerian Compensation Fund

Nigerians are not great creative writers, judging from this email phishing scam I found in my spam filter. Full text:

Internal Audit, Monitoring, Consulting and Investigations Division

From: Ms. Carman L. Lapointe

Dear Unpaid Beneficiary,

This is to inform you that I came to Nigeria yesterday from London, after series of complaints from the FBI and other Security agencies from Asia, Europe, Oceania, Antarctica, South America and the United States of America respectively, against the Federal Government of Nigeria and the British Government for the rate of scam activities going on in these two nations.

I have met with President Goodluck of Nigeria who claimed that he has been trying his best to make sure you receive your fund in your account. Right now, as directed by our secretary general Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, we are working in collaborations with the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and have decided to waive away all your clearance fees/charges and authorize the Government of Nigeria to effect the payment of your compensation of an amount of $10.5M approved by both the British/United States government and the UN into your account without any delay. The only fee you will pay to confirm your fund in your account is your Court Notarization fee to the UN.

Sincerely, you are a lucky person because I have just discovered that some top Nigerian and British Government Officials are interested in your fund and they are working in collaboration with one Mr. Ben S. Bernanke and others from USA to frustrate you and thereafter divert your fund into their personal account. 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 in your account within the next 72 hours.

Contact me immediately on this cell phone: +234-YYY ZZZZZZ or email me on Ms-CarmanL-LapointeXXXX@hotmail.com.

Sincerely yours,

Ms. Carman L. Lapointe
United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight
Cell Phone: +234-YYY ZZZZZZ
Direct Email: Ms-CarmanL-LapointeXXXX@hotmail.com
I need to act fast or Ben Bernanke will screw me out of my money, the British are in on it too. I did some checking and the President of Nigeria is named Goodluck, so that just sounds fake. And of course UN under-secretaries get their email at hotmail. I googled Ms. Lapointe, she is Canadian and you can always trust a Canadian. It's just going to cost me the notarization fee, how much can that be?

No comments: