Do you believe a real Senator would send me information about a money payment from a Yahoo Freemail account?
Just do a quick onsite search, upper right on this page. You will see this name has been often used before.
I reckon any story is a good story from an African point of view. ———- Forwarded message ———- From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> Date: 27 Oct 2008 14:03 Subject: COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN PAYMENT To: OFFICE OF THE SENATE HOUSE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN PAYMENT (RESOLUTION PANEL ON CONTRACT PAYMENT) IKOYI-LAGOS NIGERIA Our Ref: FGN […]
I always wonder about these emails quoting my “contract/inheritance”. It looks as though they just want to keep their “bases covered”. ———- Forwarded message ———- From: CUSTOMERS SERVICE OCEANIC BANK <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2002/12/19 Subject: INTERNATIONAL CREDIT SETTLEMENT OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS To: INTERNATIONAL CREDIT SETTLEMENT OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS OCEANIC BANK […]
It certainly sounds good. They are basically counting on previous victims being totally naive.
Which e-mail is more successfull: the official looking scam e-mail or this one? What do you think? ———- Forwarded message ———- From: SENATE PRESIDENT <email@example.com> Date: 2008/9/6 Subject: IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF YOUR CONTRACT FUND VIA ATM SWIFT CARD1 To: OFFICE OF THE SENATE HOUSE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN PAYMENT (RESOLUTIONPANEL ON CONTRACT […]
The crooks obviously spent some time creating Graphics, the and the official Mumbo Jumbo in the text. I am sure it will impress a lot of people. ———- Forwarded message ———- From: Office Of Senate House Nigeria Date: 2008/9/6 Subject: *****Attn: Contractor! Your Payment Approval***** To: Cc: list not shown OFFICE OF THE SENATE HOUSE […]
The Nigerian e-mails are not sent as often as they used to be. They try to instill a sense of officialdom by claiming to be a Senator or Govenor or what ever. ———- Forwarded message ———- From: AHMED MUHAMMAD MACCIDO Date: Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 6:19 AM Subject: INVESTMENT WITH YOU IN YOUR COUNTRY […]
Yes, the Africans like to use names of African celebrities for this kind of scam message. Charles Soludo is just a very prominent person in Nigeria. ———- Forwarded message ———- From: Prof Charles C.Soludo <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sat, May 17, 2008 at 6:03 AM Subject: (OFFICIAL NOTICE) IMMEDIATE PAYMENT APPROVAL NOTIFICATION HYELNCOBKU To: undisclosed-recipients CENTRAL BANK […]
Apart from the fact that this message is all in capital letters, it’s just a copy of earlier e-mails on the same subject. Here’s an earlier David Marks scam e-mail ———- Forwarded message ———- From: ATM CARD DELIVERY SERVICE <email@example.com> Date: 2008/5/18 Subject: IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF YOUR PAYMENT VIA ATM CARD To: OFFICE OF […]