FBI Lottery Scam

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This is a variation on the good old lottery scam — a scam so familiar that it may not be earning scammers much money as it used to. In this version, the scammer claims to be an FBI agent who has confirmed that you actually did win a lottery, and your money has already been deposited. If you’ll just send a small bank fee to an address in Nigeria (!), the money will be yours. The best that can be said for these scammers is that don’t hide what they’re really up to!

Reply-To: fbi.service@webmail.cd
From: “FEDERAL BUREAU INVESTIGATION” haiyen@tppc.com.vn
Subject: Mail from Fbi (Congratulation) !!!
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:53:53 +0800

FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001

ATTN: RECIPIENT

This is to officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly completed an investigation with the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network System that you legally won the sum of $800,000.00 USD. from a Lottery Company outside the United States of America. During our investigation we discovered that your e-mail won the money from an Online Balloting System and we have authorized this winning to be paid to you via a Certified Cashier’s Check.

Normally, it will take up to 10 business days for an International Check to be cashed by your local banks. We have successfully notified this company on your behalf that funds are to be drawn from a registered bank within the United States of America so as to enable you cash the check instantly without any delay, henceforth the stated amount of $800,000.00 USD. has been deposited with Bank Of America.

We have completed this investigation and you are hereby approved to receive the winning prize as we have verified the entire transaction to be Safe and 100% risk free, due to the fact that the funds have been deposited at Bank Of America you will be required to settle the following bills directly to the Lottery Agent in-charge of this transaction whom is located in Lagos, Nigeria,. According to our discoveries, you were required to pay for the following –

Deposit Fee’s (Fee’s paid by the company for the deposit into an American Bank which is – Bank of America)

Cashier’s Check Conversion Fee (Fee for converting the Wire Transfer payment into a Certified Cashier’s Check)

The total amount for everything is $120.00 (One Hundred and twenty USD.) We have tried our possible best to indicate that this $120.00 should be deducted from your winning prize but we found out that the funds have already been deposited at Bank Of America and cannot be accessed by anyone except the legal owner (you), the winner; therefore you will be required to pay the required fee’s to the Agent in-charge of this transaction via Western Union Money Transfer Or MoneyGram.

In order to proceed with this transaction, you will be required to contact the agent in-charge (JAMES FREEMAN) via e-mail. Kindly look below to find appropriate contact information:

CONTACT AGENT NAME: JAMES FREEMAN
E-MAIL ADDRESS: agentfjames@lycos.com
You will be required to e-mail him with the following information:
FULL NAME:
ADDRESS:
CITY:
STATE:
ZIP CODE:
DIRECT CONTACT NUMBER:

You will also be required to request Western Union details on how to send the required $120.00 in order to immediately ship your prize of $800,000.00 USD via Certified Cashier’s Check drawn from Bank of America, and also include the following Fund Reference Identification : EA2948-910.

This letter will serve as proof that the Federal Bureau Of Investigation is authorizing you to pay the required $120.00 ONLY to AGENT JAMES FREEMAN via information in which he shall send to you, if you do not receive your winning prize of $800,000.00 we shall be held responsible for the loss and this shall invite a penalty of $3,000 which will be made PAYABLE ONLY to you (The Winner).

Please find below an authorized signature which has been signed by the FBI Public Affairs Director – James B. Comey

James B. Comey
Public Affairs Director – FBI.

NOTE: In order to ensure rapid response for the Fund won, contact AGENT JAMES FREEMAN as soon as possible providing the required information needed from you above

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Dr. Igwe Judge (scam warning)

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The message below is a classic example of the Nigerian “419” scam. The scammer claims to be a Nigerian official who has made a lot of money with phony contracts, and needs your help getting the money out of the country. If you’ll help, says the scammer, you can have a cut of the cash. This scam has run for so many years you would think it wouldn’t work anymore, but if it didn’t still work on some people, the scammers wouldn’t keep sending these messages — it’s as simple as that.

Date: Fri, 20 May 2016
Subject: BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP
From: “Igwe Judge” igvveejudge@gmail.com
Reply-To: igwejudge@gmail.com

Subject: BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP
Dr Igwe Judge
FALOMO OFFICE COMPLEX,
IKOYI – LAGOS.

Dear Sir/Madam,

REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP TRANSFER OF US$15,000,000.00

I am Dr. Igwe Judge a director in the project and planning department of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), I head a seven man Tenders Board Committee in charge of contract award and Payment approvals. I came to know of you in my search for a reliable and reputable person to handle a very confidential transaction, which involves the transfer of a huge sum of money to a foreign account.

There were series of contracts executed by a consortium of Multinationals in the oil industry in favour of the (NNPC) among which were;

1) The expansion of Pipeline network within Nigeria for crude oil and downstream products distribution and subsequent evacuation – US$2 Billion.

2) Contract for Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) of various Refineries in the country.

3) The construction of Storage Tanks for Petroleum Product (Depots)-US$94 Million.

The original value of of these contracts were deliberately over invoiced in the sum of Fifteen million, United States Dollars US$15,000,000.00) which has recently been approved and now ready to be transferred. However the companies that actually executed the aforementioned contract have been fully paid and the projects officially commissioned.

Consequently, my colleagues and I are willing to transfer the total amount into your account for subsequent disbursement, since we as civil servants are prohibited by the Code of Conduct Bureau (Civil Service Laws) from opening and/or operating foreign accounts in our names.

Needless to say, the trust reposed in you at this juncture is enormous. In return, we have agreed amongst ourselves to offer you 25% of the transferred sum, 5% shall be set aside for any incidental expenses during the course of this transaction, you will then be mandated to revert the balance to us in due course.

You must however NOTE that this transaction is subject to the following terms and conditions; our conviction of your transparent honesty and diligence, that you must accord this transaction with utmost confidentiality and secrecy.

Modalities have been worked out at the highest levels of the Ministry 0f Finance, Central Bank of Nigeria and the Presidential Task Force on Contract Payment for the immediate remittance of the funds within 10 – 14 working days subject to your satisfaction of the above terms.

Our assurance is that your role shall be totally risk free. To accord this transaction the legality it deserves, and for mutual security of funds, the whole procedures shall be legally processed with your name or any company you may nominate as the bonafide final beneficiary.

Once more, I want you to understand that having put in over 20 years in the Civil Service of my country, I am very much averse to having my image and career dented. This matter should therefore be treated with utmost secrecy and urgency. Kindly expedite immediate action as we are well behind schedule to enable us include this transfer in the second batch of the 2015 fiscal year contract payments.

BEST REGARDS.

Dr. Igwe Judge

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Nigerian Astronaut Scam

We haven’t gotten a copy of this scam message yet ourselves, but news reports say that there’s a new type of African 419 scam in circulation: the Nigerian Astronaut Scam! (What will they think of next?)

The story is that a Nigerian astronaut is trapped in an old Soviet space capsule orbiting the earth, and if you’ll just help the scammer to bribe the Russians so he can come back home, you can have a percentage of the astronaut’s back pay, which is now in the millions!

It’s just another version of the old advance fee fraud, but still, it’s a clever one!

Eng Ikpong Etteh, NDDC (scam alert)

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This is a classic example of a Nigerian “419” scam, offering a supposed business opportunity. Alas, it’s just another type of advance fee fraud designed to pick your pocket.

Subject: RE:QUEST FOR INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP
From: ENG IKPONG ETTEH Eng.ikpong9@officefil101.info
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2016
Reply-To: ikpongetteh11@qq.com

Dear Friend,

I am ENG IKPONG ETTEH, the former Assistant Director of Project, Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC.) Nigeria

I am interested in investing in your country but i am faced with the problem of finding a trustworthy partner who will advice me on the viable areas to invest in and at the same time, act as my representative. It is on this reason that i am contacting you.

Please, indicate your interest by contacting me for more details.

Yours Sincerely,
ENG IKPONG ETTEH

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Godwin Emefiele, Central Bank of Nigeria (scam alert)

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This is a classic example of a Nigerian “4-1-9” scam message, complete with all the trimmings. (Read more about how Nigerian scams work.) Sadly, there is no real fortune hidden in diplomatic boxes, and no courier waiting to deliver it to your home address. There is only a scammer trying to transfer money from your pocket into his.

Reply-To: genigcbn@gmail.com
From: “Mr Godwin Emefiele” admin@chinatongyin.com
Subject: PAYMENT NOTIFICATION !!!
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2015

Central. Bank Of Nigeria.(Governor)
+234-9098417811.

Sir

I am Mr Godwin Emefiele. The Executive Governor, Central. Bank Of Nigeria. I decided to contact you because of the prevailing security report reaching my office and the intense nature of politics in Nigeria.

This is to inform you about our plan to send your fund to you via cash delivery.This system will be easier for you and for us. We are going to send your contract part payment of US$20. Million to you via diplomatic courier service.

Note: The money is coming on 2 security proof boxes. The boxes are sealed with synthetic nylon seal and padded with machine. This fund was brought to us from America.

But since the money was not used, I will use my position as the Executive Governor,Central. Bank Of Nigeria. to send this fund to you.

The boxes are coming with a Diplomatic agent who will accompany the boxes to your house address. All you need to do now Is to send to me your full house address and your identity such as, international passport or drivers license including your contact phone numbers, The Diplomat will make use of your information to identify you and as a receiver. He will call you immediately he arrives your country’s airport. I hope you understand me.

Note: The diplomatic does not know the original contents of the boxes. What l declared to them as the contents is Sensitive Photographic Film Material. I did not declare money to them please. If they call you and ask you the contents please tell them the same thing Ok.

Call me on my direct mobile: +234-9098417811. and will let you know how far I have gone with the arrangement. I will secure the Diplomatic immunity clearance certificate that will be tagged on the boxes to make it stand as a diplomatic consignment.

This clearance will make it pass every custom checkpoint all over the world without hitch. Confirm the receipt of this message and send the requirementsto me immediately you receive this message.

Please I need urgent reply because the boxes are schedule to be delivered as soon as we hear from you. Call me immediately you receive this message.

Best Regards,
Mr Godwin Emefiele
Central. Bank Of Nigeria (Governor)
+234-9098417811

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The wife of Mrs. Aisha Buhari (scam alert)

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The message below, which was sent randomly to thousands of people around the world, claims to be from the wife of the President Of Nigeria. But really, would the wife of the President of Nigeria be sending a personal message to you? Of course not. This message actually comes from a scammer who is trying to pick your pocket. (Read more about how African “419” scams like this one work.)

reply-to: offc.president@darkmark.com
date: Mon, 02 Nov
subject: ATTN.SIR /MA YOUR FUND TRANSFER TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
from: “The wife of Mrs. Aisha Buhari,” materialesciudad@speedy.com.ar

Attn.Sir /Ma,

Listen carefully, I am Mrs. Aisha Buhari the wife of the President Federal Republic of Nigeria, My husband came back yesterday with 100s of files belonging to contractors and beneficiaries, when I look into the files I found out that it belongs to beneficiaries that have not been paid by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

After going through all the files very well, I asked to many questions concerning this but I receive no answer, among all the files your file is the only one which I found out that has all the required documents needed by the Central Bank of Nigeria and other related banks to make a swift transfer of your fund direct into your account and I asked my husband why you have not received your payment, he gave me no reasonable answer to that, he only blame former officials of government and banks for their inability to do their work perfectly that was why I picked interest in you and I decided to write to you.

I will help you if only you can comply and follow my advice, your payment file is right now in our house not in the office of the presidency or central bank of Nigeria or ay other bank, so if any body is writing to you from any bank or any financial firm here in Nigeria or abroad, my dear consider the person and email fake and fraud.

As soon as I hear from you, I will advise you on what to do and how to do it so that your fund will be released and confirm into your account in less than one week.

Remember that this is confidential because if my husband knows that i wrote to you concerning your payment file, it will bring problem for me and he may believe that I am interested in your file only and he can cancel your payment indefinitely.

But I promise to give you the best advice that will help you to receive your fund in less than one week as soon as I receive your prompt email.

I am waiting for your urgent reply.

Remain blessed,

The wife of Mrs. Aisha Buhari,
Official Emai; offc.president@darkmark.com
Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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Godwin Emefiele, Central Bank of Nigeria (scam)

This is a classic example of a Nigerian email scam — a so-called “4-1-9” scam. (Read more about Nigerian 4-1-9 email scams.) The scammer says there is a bank card ready to be delivered to you, and it will have a fortune charged up on it! Unfortunately, if you make the mistake of replying, you’ll find you have to send “transit fees” or “bank taxes” before your card can be released, and then if you make the bigger mistake of paying, the scammer will disappear with your money, never to be heard from again.

Reply-To: cbnpaymentdata@gmail.com
From: “Mr. Godwin Emefiele.”rodolfopella@velocom.com.ar
Subject: SUBJECT: Immediate Release of Your FUND Via ATM CARD
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2015

CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
Zaria Street, Off Samuel Akintola Street,
Garki 11, Garki-Abuja.

Our Ref: FGN/CBN/NIG/06/2015.
Your Ref………………………….

From The Desk Of
Mr. Godwin Emefiele.
Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)
SUBJECT: Immediate Release of Your FUND Via ATM CARD

Dear Friend,

I wish to use this medium to inform you that your CONTRACT/INHERITANCE Payment of USD$10,000,000.00 (Ten Million United States Dollars) from CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA have been RELEASED and APPROVED for onward transfer to you via an ATM CARD which you will use to withdraw all the USD$10,000,000.00 in any ATM SERVICE MACHINE in any part of the world, but the maximum you can withdraw in a day is USD$10,000.00 Only

We have mandated IBTC CHARTERED BANK PLC, to send you the ATM CARD and PIN NUMBER which you will use to withdraw all your USD$10 Million Dollars in any ATM SERVICE MACHINE in any part of the world, but the maximum you can withdraw in a day is USD$10,000.00 Only.

You are therefore advice to contact the Head of ATM CARD Department of IBTC CHARTERED BANK PLC;

Contact Person: Mr. Joseph Obi,
Office email address: ibtc.chartedpaymentcard@gmail.com

Tell Mr. Joseph Obi, that you received a message from the CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA. Instructing him to send you the ATM CARD and PIN NUMBER which you will use to withdraw your USD$10 Million Dollars in any ATM SERVICE MACHINE in any part of the world, also send him your direct phone number and contact address where you want him to send the ATM CARD and PIN NUMBER to you.

We are very sorry for the plight you have gone through in the past years. Thanks for adhering to this instruction and once again accept our congratulations.

Best Regards.

Mr. Godwin Emefiele.
Executive Governor,
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

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Mrs. Inga-Britt Ahlenius (scam alert)

There are lot of scams online, and the scammers know it, and they know you know it. So many scammers now try to hook people into “meta-scams.” They tell you that they know you’ve been scammed before, and investigators have checked into this. They have found that, yes, you were cheated out of your rightful money. Now (the scammer assures you) the Government of Nigeria (or wherever) is going to make good and your money will be delivered soon.

This example of a meta-scam has all the usual components: a United Nations investigation, an urgent plea for your help, and a need to reply right away:

Reply-To: mrs_brittahlenius_un9086@yahoo.es
From: “Mrs. Inga-Britt Ahlenius”minhnguyen@lilama10.com
Subject: Urgent information From: Mrs.Inga,
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2015

UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL OVERSIGHT SERVICES
Internal Audit,Monitoring,Consulting And Investigations Division

From: Mrs. Inga-Britt Ahlenius

Attention: Sir/Madam,

This is to inform you that I came to Nigeria yesterday from London, after series of complains from the FBI and other Security agencies from Asia, Europe, Oceania, Antarctica, South Erica and the United States of America respectively, against the Federal Government of Nigeria and the British Government for he rate of scam activities going on in these two nations.

I have met with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria who claimed that he has been trying his best to make sure you receive your fund in your account.

Right now, as directed by our secretary general Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, We are working in collaborations with the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and have decided to waive away all your clearance fees/Charges and authorize the Government of Nigeria to effect the payment of your compensation of an amount of $10M approved by both the British government and the UN into your account without any delay. The only fee you will pay to confirm your fund in your account is your Notarization fee which will cost you only but $350, 00 united state dollars, to the UN.

Sincerely, you are a lucky person because I have just discovered that some top Nigerian and British Government Officials are interested in your fund and they are working in collaboration with One Mr. Richard Graves from USA to frustrate you and thereafter divert your fund into their personal account.

I have a very limited time to stay in Nigeria here so I would like you to urgently respond to this message so that I can advise you on how best to confirm your fund in your account within the next 72 hours. For oral discussion, call me on this number which I just acquired in Nigeria today+2348109395660.

Sincerely yours,
Mrs.Inga-Britt Ahlenius.
Contact (ahlenius755@yahoo.es)

Also contact our secretary general Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, for more investigation.

Name: Mr. Ban Ki-Moon
E-mail: (mrban.kimoon75@yahoo.es).
Call me (518) 772-3928

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Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala (scam alert)

This message is a classic Nigerian scam message with all the trimmings. “Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala” says he knows you have been scammed before, and now the Nigerian government is going to set everything right. There is an ATM card waiting for you and all ready to be delivered — you will get the fortune you deserve very shortly.

Alas, there really is no fortune and no ATM card, and “Dr. Iweala” is just another scammer trying to trick even more people out of their money. Share this scam alert with your friends on Facebook and Twitter and help them avoid the trap!

Reply-To: ngoziokonjoiweala2006@yahoo.it
From: “Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala” secretariagabinete@cubatao.sp.gov.br
Subject: NOTIFICATION OF YOUR PAYMENT VIA ATM CARD 2015 S20.
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2015

Dear Sir/Madam,

NOTIFICATION OF YOUR PAYMENT VIA ATM CARD 2015.

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 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 advised 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 of director’s meeting held in Abuja in conjunction with United Nations and G8 countries, we have resolved in finding a solution to your problem. We have arranged your payment through our SWIFT CARD PAYMENT With Central Bank Of Nigeria, this is part of the mandate passed by the Senate in respect to overseas contract payment and debt re-scheduling. And also the Nigerian Government is using this means to reward all the citizens of the United states and all part of Europe including Asia, Australia, South America, Canada, Antarctica e.t.c and all those who have lost their funds in either scam, or an uncompleted business, or otherwise, You should know that if you are interested to receive your ATM card which will be credited with $5,000,000.00 united states dollars before it is being sent to you direct to your doorstep through the FedEx courier service, you will have to respond to me with your full information’s, After your response you will be directed to the FedEx shipping courier representative

He will send you your ATM CARD which you will use to withdraw your money via ATM MACHINE in any part of the world, and the maximum daily limit is Fifteen Thousand United States dollars ($15,000.00) only. And also note that the Nigerian Government has taken care of the shipping fee of your ATM card, so if Mr. Edward is requesting for another shipping fee, you will have to report him to me immediately. As soon as your ATM card is dispatched i will immediately send your withdrawal pin code to you because your Atm Card has already been activated.

If you like to receive your fund this way, kindly contact me with the following information’s below.

(1) Your Full Name
(2) Full residential address
(3) Phone and Fax Number
(4) Occupation.
(5) Personal Identification. Driver’s license or International Passport.
(6) Age
(7) Marital Status
(8) Sex

This message is supported by the Nigerian Government. Note that you might receive this message in your inbox or spam or junk folder depends on your web host or server network.

Thanks for your co-operation.

Respectively

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala
Minister, Federal Ministry of Finance

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