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02/09/2006 Archived Entry: "Nigerian scam"
The latest Nigerian scam is interesting....
...because the email masquerades as being from a "fraud buster" organization. Alert!! Alert!! The company has information indicating that you are in contact with a scam artist who has a police record of misusing people's bank information etc. In short, the scamming 'fraud buster' has narrowly targeted its prey; only proven fools who have already fallen for a Nigerian scam are going to bite at this one.
Anyway, for the curious, the letter is reprinted below. My favorite part is when the fraud buster admonishes "For your information, you are not to disclose this information to anybody else they will abandone your proposed transaction and dissappear into tin-air thereby making it difficult for us to get to them." [Emphasis added.]
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 00:27:54 +0000
From: "EFCC NIGERIA"
Subject: Fraud Busters
EFCC, Nigeria's New Fraud Busters
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The buzz word in Nigeria today is the EFCC. This newly constituted Economic and Financial Crimes Commission sent an audible message to the enemy camp by clamping down on advance free fraud (419) kingpins in the country within a month of its commissioning. (snip) (snip)
Time they say is the best judge, but we hope and believe this body will be able to uphold justice and integrity.
Presently we discovered that some certain miscreants pose as Bank/government officials to defraud innocent people off their hard earn money and in attempt to track their activity a monitoring committee was set up in Nigeria,London,United State of America and Holland to monitor the activities of this fraudstars. Presently we have been able to arrest more than fifty five culprits through the assistance and cooperation of their victims among which thirty is presently under going trial while a total of twenty seven is in jail. A total of USD40M have been recovered and handed back to the respective owners and personal properties of these fraudstars impounded.
Your email address was extracted from our monitoring device while searching for the names and address of these fraudstars, meaning that you are in contact with one or more of these miscreants who in most cases are Africans and as such we request that you contact us immediately in order for us to get more details that will enable us track and monitor the activities of these fraudstars. For your information, you are not to disclose this information to anybody else they will abandone your proposed transaction and dissappear into tin-air thereby making it difficult for us to get to them.
As soon as we receive your response we will assign a lawyer to you who will in turn update you and ensure that the funds you've already paid out is recovered and handed back to you and the fraudstar persecuted accordingnly.You will not be charge for the service of an attorney. Below are informations needed from you to assist us in our quest.
1) Your Name, Address, email and telephone number
2) The name of the person you are in contact with
3) His/Her email address which is very important because we can monitor where he/she is sending our the mails from (The server)
4) His/her telephone and fax number
5) His/her address if any and the Bank/institution being impersonated
We are aware that most of them use fake identity and in most cases uses cell phone as their contact number but with their email address and cooperation from you, we assure you that within a short period of time they will be monitored and arrested using our email tracking device.
Help fight crime to make this earth a better place to live in. We guarantee you that all you have spent we will have it refund back to you.
For further information contact:
Alhaji Nuhu Ribadu, Chairman,
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),
15 Awins Road, Ikoyi, Lagos,
Web Site :www.efccnigeria.org