Mr James thinks it will come as a surprise to hear that he works for a bank in Nigeria and needs my assistance to get his sticky mitts on $10m. How do I tell him that it isn’t a surprise. He’s about the fourth person to tell me that this week. Do you suppose they have a lot of spare money at the Central Bank of Nigeria, just waiting for their employees to give away? No. Neither do I.
Mr James is a scammer. He doesn’t want to give you money, he wants to take it away from you. Delete the email and don’t reply.
– DEAR FRIEND, I KNOW THIS WILL COME TO YOU AS A SURPRISE BECAUSE YOU DO NOT KNOW ME. I AM DR.MUHTAR JAMES I WORK IN THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA, PACKAGING AND COURIER DEPARTMENT. I GOT YOUR CONTACT IN MY SEARCH FOR A HONEST PERSON THROUGH ONE OF MY COLLEAGUES HERE IN THE CENTRAL BANK WHO SAID THAT I CAN CONFIDE IN YOU. I WANT YOU TO HELP ME CLEAR THIS PACKAGE THAT IS ALREADY OUT OF MY COUNTRY WHICH I SHIPPED THROUGH OUR CBN ACCREDITED COURIER AGENT BUT THE CONTENTS OF THE PACKAGE IS USD$10,000,000. ALL IN $100.00 BILLS, BUT THE COURIER COMPANY DOES NOT KNOW THAT IT IS MONEY THAT I HAVE IN THE PACKAGE . PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH YOUR FULL ADDRESS, YOUR PRIVATE PHONE AND FAX FOR MORE DETAILS CONCERNING THE LOCATION OF THE PACKAGE TO ENABLE YOU CLAIM THE PACKAGE ON MY BEHALF. I HOPE THAT AT THE END OF THE DAY, YOU WILL HAVE 40% AND 60% WILL BE FOR ME . MY IDENTITY MUST NOT BE REVEALED TO ANYBODY. IF THIS ARRANGEMENT IS OKAY BY YOU, REPLY ME VIA MY PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS; email@example.com AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. OTHER MODALITIES WILL BE DISCU SSED AS SOON AS YOU GET BACK TO ME INCLUDING SENDING OF THE CODE TO THE BOXES TO YOU. I AM WAITING FOR YOUR VERY URGENT REPLY. YOURS FAITHFULLY, DR.MUHTAR JAMES, HEAD CENTRAL BANK COURIER DEPARTMENT NIGERIA