Sunday, January 20, 2008

Spam Scam of the Week:

A novel twist on the ol’ Nigerian Oil Minister routine. Previously, participants were encouraged to think that they were helping to defraud the legitimate Nigerian authorities.

“ NIGERIAN FOREIGN PAYMENT INVESTIGATION AGENCY
RE: FRAUD ALERT/FINAL!!!

Attention: Respectable Recipient,

Based on our findings in this investigation, we wish to warn you against some Miscreants, Hoodlums and Touts who go about frauding innocent people by claiming to be who they are not and thereby tarnishing the image of this wonderful country, NIGERIA.

Following the protest from your government, International Community, WorldBank and IMF as well as our President instructing us to investigate and make payment of all outstanding debts due for payment which your name has been boldly indicated in our records as submitted from all parastatal
of government, banks and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

In line with our investigation, we find out that you have been dealing with non officials of the bank, ministry and International Credit Settlement which had contributed to the delay in your payment, so you are advised to quickly STOP all contacts with whosoever you have been dealing with to avoid further delay and payment termination.

Base on the payment policy as instructed by the presidency, your payment has been approved and you are to contact the accredited payment office and you should send the following information:

Your payment Satisfactory e-Code: [R132/07]
Your full name:
Home/Office Address:
Tel/Fax:
Marital Status/AgeOccupation/position
A Copy of your Identification:

You are advised to send the information to the contact person below:

Contact Person: Dr. Usman BelloDirector International Operation Department

CBNEMAIL: usman_cbn_int.operationdept@yahoo.es
Tel: +234-1-4157364

On receipt of your information, the accredited office shall commence your approved part payment of US$6,550,000.00 dollars accordingly as instructed by the presidency.

Further notice has been sent to the FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI).WASHINGTON DC. of your country in collaboration to ensure genuine and success implementation of all payment done by the Central Bank of Nigeria over funds owed to contractors. We shall further monitor your funds until you receive your payment.

Yours sincerely,
ALHAJI RIBADU NURU
Executive Chairman.Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
(E.F.C.C)Private Email: efcc_ribadu@hotmail.com



Interestingly enough, my attorney, Ms. Ima Recalcitrant, just made partner at the firm of Miscreant, Hoodlum, and Touts…

Good to know that the FBI is on the case. Perhaps they can start with Nigerian "government officials" who apparently prefer to use Yahoo and Hotmail email accounts for "official business".