Zenith Bank Compensation Unit (Scam Alert)

As more people around the world have become aware of email scams, it’s become harder for the scammers to make a living. But they’re nothing if not adaptable. Since the scammers figure you’re aware of the standard scam, what better strategy to take than to promise you a refund for having received scam messages? You know the messages are annoying, so what better way to relieve your annoyance and to (seemingly) let you stick your thumb in the scammers’ eyes than to get some money back. You deserve it!

But of course this is just another layer in the multi-level scam. If you reply, you’ll discover that you have to pay a “fee” or a “tax” before your refund can be released. And then once you pay the fee, well, you know what will happen next…

from: COMPENSATION UNIT (un.cunit@london.com)
date: Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 2:00 PM
subject: SCAMMED VICTIM/ US$ 250,000.00 BENEFICIARY.REF/PAYMENTS CODE:06654

ZENITH BANK COMPENSATION UNIT, IN AFFILIATION WITH THE UNITED NATIONS. Send acopy of your response to official email: jimovia_zbn@accountant.com

ATTN:Sir/Madam,

In regards to the recent meeting between the United Nations and the Present United States Government to restore the dignity and Economy of the Nations.Base on the Agreement with the World Bank Assistance to help and make the world a better place for all with the sole aim of abolishing poverty.

This email is to all the people that have been scammed in any part of the world, the UNITED NATIONS have agreed to compensate them with the sum of US$ 250,000.00 (Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars)This includes every foriegn contractors that may have not received their contract sum, and people that have had an unfinished transaction or international businesses that failed due to Government problems etc.

Your name and email was in the list submitted by our Monitoring Team of Economic and Financial Crime Commission observers and this is why we are contacting you, this have been agreed upon and have been signed.

You are advised to contact Mr. Jim Ovia of ZENITH BANK NIGERIA PLC, as he is our representative in Nigeria, contact him immediately for your Cheque/ International Bank Draft of USD$ 250,000.00 (Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars) This funds are in a Bank Draft for security purpose ok? so he will send it to you and you can clear it in any bank of your choice.

Therefore, you should send him your full Name and telephone number/your correct mailing address where you want him to send the Draft to you.

Contact Mr. Jim Ovia immediately for your Cheque:

Person to Contact Mr. Jim Ovia
Foreign Remittance Department
Zenith Bank Plc
Official Tel: 234-709-602-6041
Fax: 234-1-759-4450
Email: jimovia_zbn@accountant.com

Goodluck and kind regards,

Making the world a better place

Mr. Ban Ki-Moon
Secretary (UNITED NATIONS).
www.un.org/sg/

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