Everyone knows that Nigeria has a reputation as being home to scammers. You would think that alone would mean that scammers would tell you their scams come from anywhere but Nigeria. Wrong. “Mrs Susan Mcdermott” writes to tell me she is from non other than the “office of the Senate House” in – yes – you guessed it – Nigeria! Oh yes, and she wants to send me $1.8m. How kind of her.
Do I believe her? No – and neither should you. She’s a scammer who wants to take money from you. Don’t reply.
OFFICE OF THE SENATE HOUSE
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN PAYMENT
(RESOLUTION PANEL ON CONTRACT PAYMENT)
Our Ref: FGN /SNT/STB
This is to officially inform you that we have verified your contract/
inheritance file and found out that why you have not received your
payment is because you have not fulfilled the obligations given to you
in respect of your contract/inheritance payment. Secondly, we have
been informed that you are still dealing with the none officials in
the bank all your attempts to secure the release of the fund to you.
We wish to advise you that such an illegal act like this have to stop
if you wish to receive your payment since we have decided to bring a
solution to your problem.
Right now we have arranged your payment through our swift card payment
centre Asia pacific, that’s latest instruction from the new president,
aihaji umar musa yaradua federal republic of Nigeria.
This card centre will send you an ATM CARD which you will use to
withdraw your money in any atm machine in any part of the world, but
the maximum is ten thousand, five hundred United States dollars per
day. So if you like to receive your funds in this way please let us
know by contacting the ATM payment department director and also send
the following information as listed below.
Your Full Name:____________________
Address Were You Want Them To Send The Atm Card:_______________
However, kindly find below the contact person
Dr. Holly Mark
Director Of Committee On Foreign Payment.
The ATM CARD payment centre has been mandated to issue out $1.8
Million USD as part payment for this fiscal year 2009. Also your
information, you have to stop any further communication with any other
person(s) or office(s) to avoid any hitch in receiving your payment.
Note: That because of impostors, we hereby issue you our code of
conduct, which is (ATM-822/2009) so you have to indicate this code
when contacting the card centre by using it as your subject.
Hope you will use your money wisely.
Mrs Susan Mcdermott