Hello, I am Miss Young. I received the following email. It is a socalled
"Advance Fee Fraud" letter, where I am promised millions for
my assistance. These stories are all lies, and if I respond, sooner
or later I will be asked to pay a fee. If I pay, another fee will quickly
come up, and it will continue that way until I give up or run out of
money. I will never see the millions, because they never existed.
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From: PAYMENT OFFICE <email@example.com>
From the desk of Dr. Henry Salami,
Reply to: PAYMENT OFFICE <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Jan 26, 2007
Subject: Attention: The beneficiary
The Audit Section of the Presidency,
Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Attention: The beneficiary,
Re: Payment Instruction for your outstanding claim.
For succinct introduction, I am Dr. Henry Salami of the above named Section of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (FRN). The presidency has mandated the Audit Section to handle all foreign Contract awarded and commissioned since 1985 till date. Based on that your file has been forwarded to my office for review and subsequent payment to those contracts that was genuinely awarded and commissioned.
Based on the review carried out on your claim, I discovered that the claim you are laying was grossly over-invoiced and inflated to that magnitude by some officials who contacted you to provide an account to receive the fund simply because the code of conduct bureau does not permit civil servants to run or operate foreign account. You are presented to receive the fund ($10M) as the beneficiary.
I have discovered that at no time did you execute any contract for the Federal Republic of Nigeria, that you are contacted by some officials who presented you as the beneficiary just because Contract payment falls within their area of jurisdiction. Their aim is to divert the fund for you all to share mutually. I discovered and decided to contact you though you might find it difficult to believe but it is just the hard truth and so much money has been spent in these matter.
I am contacting you just for one reason that the fund can still be paid if I recommend because my discovery has not be revealled to anyone yet and I don't want to cancel the payment outrightly because it will not go down well with you. I want to let you know that the fund can be paid if you are ready to follow my advise and work secretly with me due to the fact that I have interest in the fund . I want to benefit from it, so let me know what will be my share out of it then I will go ahead and correct the anomalies and your past mistakes for the fund to be paid to you in seven working days.I am writing you with the spirit that you have seen that this is the truth but it will be very difficult to believe. As an Auditor attached to the Presidency, I am interested in the fund and I will like us to do the business together then I will write a favourable report about the claim for the immediate release of the fund or I will put up a report that will lead to the total cancellation of the payment. I know you have lost much money in Lobbying the officials to get the approvals.
At the precise moment, the claim has been processed, we are irrevocably mandated to debit the Federal Government account and credit the beneficiary's account. It might interest you to note that seven working day from the moment you acknowledge the receipt of this mail and agree on my terms will be enough to confirm the fund transfered into your account provided you abide by my rules and also maintain the confidentiality of the transaction to avoid anything that will discredit my reputation. I advice you discontinue any further communication with any other person for us to proceed in concrete fashion.
Waiting for your response as a matter of urgency as the first Payment Quarter will come to end shortly. Do reconfirm your current telephone. It is for effective communication.
Revert with utmost urgency.
Dr. Henry Salami.
Auditor of the Federation. (FGN
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