The Nigerian scam Continues:
I find in my email box a couple of new versions of the old Nigerian scam. You know, the one that says someone needs your help to move a bucket load of million dollar bills and for your efforts you will receive a bunch of dollars.
This one mentions Nigeria in a little different way but the scam is the same. It comes to your email box with an official looking title “Federal Ministry of Finance, Nigeria.” and says it is
From the desk of
Dr. Shamsuddeen USMAN
The Honourable Minister of
Finance, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
It also gives a web address (which I am not going to include)
It try’s to make you think it is from the Director of Scammed Victims.
It also contains the line below all in capital letters and underlined:
UNITED NATIONS 2010 SCAM VICTIMS COMPENSATIONS.
It claims to be compensating the victims of the Nigerian scams at the tune of $3,000,000.00. Thats three million dollars.
Any way you look at it, it is still just another form of the Nigerian scam. DON’T FALL FOR IT.
The Doctors name actually says it all. Dr. Usman Shamsuddeen. (US man
They even mispelled the word honorable.
Another one claims to be from a Mr. Grant Vesill from Exxon-Mobile Award Processing informing you that you have won a large sum of money. Of course you will need to contact them with some vital information for collection.
They give you the contact address.
Another wants to inform you that there is a bank draft in their office with your email address attached to it. You are asked to contact them in their Benin Office of the Republic with your personal info0rmation and pay a duty fee of $68 through Western Union to a post office email address for immediate release of funds.
It also includes an urgency statement that tells you that you have only 14 days to respond before forfeture.
Again, it is just another version of an old scam.