iYogi Scam Alerts: Nigerian or 419 Internet Scam
The Nigerian or 419 Internet Fraud has become one of the most prolific scams of recent years. Scam artists send out mass emails to people usually in America. They try to represent themselves as someone who needs help transferring for funds for various reasons. The emails ask that the person use their personal bank account or other methods to facilitate the transaction. Unfortunately, the perpetrators are only interested in having the victim send some of their money. Though most people have been able to avoid this particular fraudulent scam, many have actually fallen victim. Citizens should never conduct business with individuals they don't know. more...
Here’s what a typical message looks like:
Sample Email 1
PRESIDENCY OFFICE OF THE PAYMASTER GENERAL
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ATM CARD PAYMENT
FOR FUND BENEFICIARIES INTERNATIONAL CREDIT
SETTLEMENT OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA.
THIS IS TO OFFICIALLY INFORM YOU THAT WE HAVE VERIFIED YOUR CONTRACT /INHERITANCE
FILE AND FOUND OUT THAT WHY YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR PAYMENT IS BECAUSE YOU
HAVE NOT FULFILLED THE OBLIGATIONS GIVEN TO YOU IN RESPECT OF YOUR CONTRACT / I
SECONDLY WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT YOU ARE STILL DEALING WITH THE NONE OFFICIALS I
N THE BANK ALL YOUR ATTEMPT TO SECURE THE RELEASE OF THE FUND TO YOU. WE WISH TO
ADVICE YOU THAT SUCH AN ILLEGAL ACT LIKE THIS HAVE TO STOP IF YOU WISHES TO RECEIVE
YOUR PAYMENT SINCE WE HAVE DECIDED TO BRING A SOLUTION TO YOUR PROBLEM.
RIGHT NOW WE HAVE ARRANGED YOUR PAYMENT THROUGH OUR SWIFT CARD PAYMENT CENTER
ASIA PACIFIC, THAT IS THE LATEST INSTRUCTION BY THE PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN WHO
WAS ELECTED IN ON THE MAY 6, 2010 (GCFR) FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA.
THIS CARD CENTER WILL SEND YOU AN ATM CARD WHICH YOU WILL USE TO WITHDRAW YOUR
MONEY IN ANY ATM MACHINE IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD, BUT THE MAXIMUM IS TWO THOUSAND
FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS PER DAY, SO IF YOU LIKE TO RECEIVE YOUR FUND THIS WAY PLEASE LET
US KNOW BY CONTACTING THE CARD PAYMENT CENTER AND ALSO SEND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
1.YOUR FULL NAME
2. PHONE AND FAX NUMBER,
3. ADDRESS WERE YOU WANT THEM TO SEND THE ATM CARD
4. YOUR AGE ANDCURRENT OCCUPATION
5. A COPY OF YOUR IDENTITY ATTACHED TO E-MAIL
Dr. Yusuf Ndola Adams Senior Delivery Officer
UPS Courier House, Plot *** Malumfashi Close,
Area 11, Garki Abuja-Nigeria
Telphone:Â Â Â Â +234 *****
Landline: +234 *****
Sample Email 2
Zenith Bank ATM CARD
RE:YOUR PAYMENT NOTIFICATION
From: Dr.Otunba Ademola
Zenith Bank Of Nigeria.
This is to officially inform you that we have verified your contract file presently on my desk,
and I found out that you have not received your payment of $13million (thirteen million united
state dollar) due to your lack of co-operation and not fulfilling the obligations giving to you
in respect to your contract payment.
Secondly, you are hereby adviced to stop dealing with some non-officials in the bank as this is
an illegal act and will have to stop if you so wish to receive your payment immediately.
After the board meeting held at our headquarters, we have resolved in finding a solution to your
problem, and as you may know, we have arranged your payment through our SWIFT CARD PAYMENT CENTRE
in Europe, America,Africa and Asia Pacific, which is the instruction given by our new president,
Alhaji Musa Umaru Yardua (GCFR) Federal Republic of Nigeria.
This card centre will send you an ATM CARD which you will use to withdraw your money in an ATM
MACHINE in any part of the world, but the maximum is ($15,000.00) Thousand Us Dollars per
transaction. So, if you like to receive your fund this way,reply to this officeimmidietly for the
isueing of your (ATM)CARD.
(1) Your Full Name
(2) Address where you want the payment centre to send your ATM CARD.
(3) Phone And Fax Number
We shall be expecting to receive your information, you have to stop any further communication
with anybody or office apart from this office of the presidency. On this regards, do not hesitate
to contact me for more details and direction, and also please do update me with any new
Thanks for your co-operation.
Dr. Otunba Ademola
Zenith Bank Of Nigeria.
Note: Because of impostors, we hereby issue you with our code of
conduct, which is (007) so you have to indicate this code when
contacting or emailing this CARD CENTRE.
Dr. Otunba Ademola
Ever received a mail from a Nigerian official or diplomat which claimed to make you richer by a million bucks or more? Have you been a victim of the notorious Nigerian or 419 fraud and ended up in a complete fiasco? Share your story with us at iYogi and we will publish your story to ensure that innocent people do not get defrauded anymore by the Nigerian fraud.