Just a couple of more spam hoaxes to share, in the hope that I may spare some gullible little old lady some grief as a result of falling for one of these attempts to get sensitive personal information from people. Personally, anyone who believes that a message from a legitimate institution, whether of government or of finance, would be entitled (in all capital letters) “KINDLY GET BACK WITH THE BANK IMMEDIATELY!!!!”, needs to learn their lesson the hard way. So does anyone who thinks a ‘Senate President’ named David Mark would write to them about an official matter from the e-mail address “email@example.com”. But just to be clear, the two messages I’ve included below are hoaxes and if you send personal information to these individuals or anyone else asking you to do so, you will end up losing money one way or another. Don’t do it!
FROM:THE CHAIRMAN, CONTRACT REVIEW PANEL, FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WORKS AND HOUSING FEDERAL SECRETARIAT OFFICE COMPLEX F.C.T ABUJA. FUND TRANSFER/INVESTMENT Dear Sir/Ma, First, I must solicit your strictest confidence in this transaction,this isby virtue of it’s nature as being utterly confidential and top secret. Studythis portion carefully and advice categorically, if you will be able tohandle, as I might not want to be exposed of the information considering thesource and reputation of my name I am the Director of project and the newlyappointed chairman, contract reviewing committee(CRC) of the Federal ministryof Works and Housing(FMW&H;)in Abuja,Nigeria. I am seeking your assistance toenable transfer the sum of US $27,000,000.00 into your account for mutualbenefits.This money came about as a result of a contract executed on behalf ofmy Ministry,the (Federal Ministry of Works and Housing).This contract wasofficially assigned to be awarded and executed by two foreign contractors atthe tune of US$90,500,000.00,but in the course of our negotiation, webargained with only one foreign contractor, a Bulgarian firm which nowexecuted the contract at the cost of US$63,500,000.00. Thus leaving theremaining US$27M to our (members of the CRP ) benefits unknown to thecontractor and any other person in my Ministry.This contract has beensatisfactorily executed and inspected as the Bulgarian firm is presentlysecuring his payment from my Ministry. It is however to this effect that Iseek your maximum assistance and approval to present your company namealongside with the Bulgarian contractor as the second foreign contractor toenable me transfer the difference(US$27M)into your account for furtherinvestment depending on your advice.On actualization of the transaction, thefunds will be shared thus:1. 25% of the money go to you for acting as the beneficiary of the funds. 2. 10% for reimbursement to both parties for incidental expenses that may beincurred in the course of the transaction for insurance, phone bills,documentation etc.3. 65% for me and my partners,which we intend to commence an importationbusiness with you. All logistics are in place and all modalities worked outfor the smooth conclusion of the transaction within ten to fourteen days ofcommencement after receipt of the following information;1.Your name and address, 2.Company’s name and address if any, 3.Your telephoneand fax numbers.When we receive the above information from you by e-mail, we shall apply andobtain the necessary payment approvals from the relevant authorities includingthe Federal Ministry of Finance (F.M.F)which shall allocate you or yourcompany foreign exchange cover on the US$27 million, then you or your companyshall be officially regarded as the beneficiary of the funds.When the money istransferred to your account, upon confirmation from you that the fund has beencredited into your Nominated Bank Account,my colleagues (2) and I will come over to your country for the sharing of the fund tocommence our Importation Business.Lets trust that absolute confidentiality beour watchword throughout this business transaction. Your line of business doesnot matter.However, your prompt reply will enable us to expedite action byforwarding the information (your bank particulars) to the authority concernedfor immediate processing of the document/remittance.If you are able to handle this, do reply back.Thanks and best regards.ELDER GODWILL OSI. TEL: +2348024125990
FROM THE DESK OF SENATOR DAVID MARKTHE SENATE PRESIDENT FEDRAL REPUBLICOF NIGERIA HEAD OFFICE ABUJA NIGERIAAttn: My Honorable Contractor,I, The Senate President ,Federal Republic of Nigeria ,David Mark (GCFR) in Conjunction with the EFCC Director , MallamNuhuRibadu,held a meeting last week concerning contract payment , bothforeign and local contractors and some inheritance funds.On going through contractors file yesterday, we discovered that yourfile was dumped untreated, so at this juncture, we apologize for thedelay of your contract payment and please stop communicating with anyoffice now and attention to the appointed office below for you toreceive your payment accordingly.However,I wish to inform you now that your outstanding contractpayment is ($10,000,000.00 Ten Million dollars).Now you?re new Payment Reference No.-35460021, Allocation No: 674632Password No: 339331 , Pin Code No: 55674 and your Certificate ofMerit Payment No : 103 , CBN Released Code No: 0763; Immediate Telexconfirmation No: -1114433 ; Secret Code No: XXTN013, Having receivedthese vital payment number , therefore You are qualified now toreceived and confirm Your payment with the Federal Government ofNigeria immediately within the next week.Now you are hereby directed to contact our correspondent bank, theDirector of Foreign Operations Department Dr james obi immediately sothat he will pay you and fax you the payment Copy Slip and also youshould reconfirm your Banking Details, Secret Code No: which is (XXTN013), this is to avoid mistake while transferring your overduecontract payment to you today .Contact Person:Name: Dr.James Obi.(the Director of Foreign Operations Department)Bank Name:- Central Bank Of NigeriaEmail Address: (firstname.lastname@example.org)Tel: +234-802-527-1099Contact him now and inform him that you received a message from theSenate President Federal Republic Of Nigeria, Instructing you tocontact him for immediate release of your contract payment andforward your Details to his office to avoid transfer mistake.NOTE: We have mounted our security network to monitor every in-comingcalls and emails, if we still find out that you are still dealingwith all those fraudsters that have been frustrating you for years, Ishall stop and cancel your payment immediately,Get in touch with me as soon as you contact Dr.James Obi.Best RegardsDavid Mark (Senate President )Federal Republic Nigeria