This example demonstrates perfectly that the scammer emails are computer programmes whose text is slightly varied and which use the same basic vocabulary. The main people who caused the problem are still in the background.
Of course, the institutions and persons mentioned have nothing to do with the scam. They were only the victims of identity theft.
Therefore, as in many other scams that come by mail: Do not reply nor send your documents, the perpetrator will use them for other crimes, and do not send money, just put the mail in the electronic ash can.
YOUR PAYMENT NOTIFICATION
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF)
REF: – INSTRUCTION TO CREDIT YOUR ACCOUNT WITH THE SUM OF ($4.8Million United State Dollars)
This is the second time we are notifying you about this said fund. After due vetting and evaluation of your Inheritance file which The National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in conjunction with the Ministry Of Finance Forwarded and contacted us to see to your immediate payment of the sum of US$4.8Million United State Dollars from their Offshore Account with us.
We were meant to understand from our findings that you have been going through hard times by paying a lot of charges to see to the release of your fund ($4.8Million United State Dollars), which has been delayed. Which has been the handiwork of some miscreant elements from Nigeria and UK, We advise that you stop further communication with any correspondence from Nigeria as you have met up with the whole requirements, your representatives in Nigeria will tell you to still go ahead with them but on your own risk.
Listed below are the mafia’s and banks behind the non release of your funds that i managed to sneak out for your kind perusal.
PLEASE CHECK AMONG THESE NAMES IF THERE IS ANY ONE AMONG THEN WHO HAVE SCAM ED YOU, IF YES GET BACK TO ME FOR LEGAL ACTION TO BE TAKEN.
1) Prof. Charles soludo(CBN)
3) Chief Lamido Sanusi(CBN)
4) John Rob(Barclays bank plc)
5) Mrs Stella Brown(Barclays bank plc)
6)Deputy Governor – Financial Sector Surveillance / Board Member
7)Deputy Governor – Corporate Services / Board Members
You are hereby advised NOT to remit further payment to any institutions with respect to your transaction as your fund will be transferred to you directly from our source.
I hope this is clear. Any action contrary to this instruction is at your own risk. Respond to this e-mail on with immediate effect and we shall give you further details on how your fund will be released.
Reconfirm the information bellow
1. Full Name:
3. Phone: Mobile/Cellular
4. Copy of your identity Card
Also Call me as soon as you receive the letter so that you will be given an immediate response: Direct Hotline:
Head Of Operation Imf