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A scam waring of a scam, must be a first.


Internal Audit, Monitoring, Consulting and Investigations Division

From: *****

Utmost Attention Needed.


I am ***. I am the appointed Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight Services (United Nations Switzerland Office). I was in Nigeria on the 02/05/2012 for a debt reconciliation meeting with *** of Nigeria who claimed ignorant of the evils perpetrated in his country but promised to compensate you and other 63 fraud victims. I tried everything possible to make sure you receive your fund before I left Nigeria at that time, but you turned down my offer thinking I was not the real *** or was trying to fool you and extort money from you by trick. We were informed by your Government that the Central Bank of Nigeria had not yet released your over-due sum of US$10,500,000.00. We were also informed that *** the (CBN GOVERNOR) in collaboration with his evil partners had been extorting thousands of dollars from you by trick and refuses to release your fund to you.

However, I came back to Africa yesterday and found out that your Beneficiary Accredited Transfer File is still untreated the way I left it last time. Now, I am ready to take drastic action just to make sure you receive the fund at this time. I spoke with *** and the Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria today to know the purpose for all these evil acts and delay on your fund but they have no positive excuse than to inform me that you have been communicating with fraudsters and they have warned you severally that; if you don’t stop dealing with those people, they will never release your fund to you. But I made them understand that this shouldn’t be an excuse for not releasing your fund because this Nation is dominated by fraudsters and impostors, so it will be hard for foreigners to differentiate the good from the bad.

I have a very limited time to stay in Africa this period so I would like you to urgently respond to this message so I can advise you on how best to get your fund before I leave. As soon as I receive response from you today; I will send you an inheritance claims form so you can fill and send back then your fund will be released in less than 48hrs.

Note: Those fraudsters have been using my name in swindling most foreign beneficiaries, so you’re hereby instructed not to response to SCAM LETTERS and any EMAIL that does not include Our Ref: *** should be treated as SCAM!

Your response on this matter should be directed to my personal Domain *** as I will not be accessing my office Domain until I am back to Switzerland.

Sincerely yours,

United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight

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I'm going to create a new

I'm going to create a new hotmail account, copy/paste this...make it look like they sent it to me. Then ask them how I can get my money!

hahaha, thanks for the entertainment on what is otherwise a pretty boring afternoon

Yeah I did.. just don't feel

Yeah I did.. just don't feel secure with anything remotely personal on this site anymore. I left it open much longer than I wanted, but did so in case clients wanted to check me out. I may apply for the odd gig here and there on oDesk, but for the most part the demographic I need is too small to spend time looking for... we'll see... if I want to fill some empty hours up in the future, maybe it'll be worth searching again.

A couple weeks ago, one of our lovely forum posters posted a link which contained a private Skype conversation with one of his clients. Also a little longer ago read in a post that someone had posted links or pics or somethign about another contractor's kids? WTF?1?!! I DO NOT want that kind of info leaking out anywhere. So that is why it's private now. Ya never know what kind of person you might run across, who may seem nice one moment and then do something stupid the next.

Let us know...

Let us know how it goes. I never seem to get these kinds of letters. I feel a little left out.

I used to love going along with the scams trying to figure them out when I was travelling through Asia. I never fell for any but it was interesting to see how they tried to make them work.

Maybe they copied and pasted

Maybe they copied and pasted from a competing scammer and added the warning to win competitive advantage. Scamming is complicated here in Africa.

seems legit lol

seems legit lol

These Nigerians sure can

These Nigerians sure can spell.

Veni, Vidi, Vici.

You noticed the: I was in

You noticed the:

I was in Nigeria

and the disbelief filter kicked in eh?