This is a classic example of a Nigerian “419” scam message. “David Smith” claims to be a representative of the United Nations and to have a large sum of money ready to be delivered to you.
Alas, there really is no money and no “David Smith” either — there is just a scammer trying to get you to take his bait so he can string you along and eventually pick your pocket.
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Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2015
Subject: united nations helps
From: “united nations helps” firstname.lastname@example.org
United Nations House
617/618 Diplomatic Zone,
Central Area District,
Abuja- Federal Capital,
Nigeria Annex Office.
Our Ref: YBNGWB/UN/2012. Your Ref: ATM/2014-P/10M
RE: APPROVED COMPENSATION PAYMENT AWARD OF US$10M.
This is to inform you that a Debit Cash Card Number 7876310003001420 Valued at $10 Million United States Dollars has been accredited in your favor. Your name was forwarded to me for verification and further directives.
For Succinct introduction, I am the Representative of FBI attached to the United Nation to supervise the long Outstanding project payment due to Foreign Beneficiaries that has been delayed since 1998 till date. Based on that, your name was forwarded to me for the payment above as it is recorded with World Bank Plc..
Be informed that your ATM Card was deposited in our custody for further dispatch to you. Meanwhile, The ATM Card will be upgraded in your name and favor. Note that a maximum withdrawal value of US$10,000 is permitted daily and we are duly inter-switched, you can make withdrawal in any location of the ATM (Automatic Teller Machine) Center of your choice/nearest to you anywhere in the world.
So take note that you have to send a copy of your identification, to serve as Proof of Identity. Be aware that having proved your identity beyond doubt,your card could be delivered at your door steps through the aid of courier services. Pls note that you might need to visit access bank head office in Nigeria to obtain your card personally if your identity proves unclear in any form,taking this step is to make certain that your card be delivered to the legitimate beneficiary
Treat as very urgent, as we have limited time frame to dispatch our duties. Attached are the Scan copies of my identification. Upon your response, the ATM Clearance Certificate as approved in your name, as issued and approved by the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Authentication from the Supreme Court of Law will also be sent to you for your perusal. It is imperative that the fund release does not violate any known Law here in Nigeria nor any International arbitration.
Revert back urgently to enable us finalize the payment procedure.
Waiting to hear from you.
Special Agent to UN.
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