Today, I received an email from a person using the name of David Johnson who claims that he is a Director of Union Bank Compensation Payment Department. He uses the following email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. He offers me 5 million US dollars as compensation funds for me as one of the victims of Nigerian scams.
Picture snapshot of the Nigerian Email Scam from a person using the name David Johnson
If this email is true, how rich I am - becoming an instant millionaire. I'm telling you this email is obviously a SCAM - a Nigerian email scam that you shouldn't believe. Below is the full message of the email I received:
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From: Mr David Johnson,
UNION BANK/UNITED NATIONS SCAMMED VICTIMS COMPENSATION PAYMENTS
REF/PAYMENTS CODE:04454 $5MILLION USD.
This is to bring to your notice that I am delegated from the United Nations to Union Bank Of Nigeria to pay 100 Nigerian scam victims $5Million USD each, you are listed and approved for this payment as one of the scammed victims, get back to me as soon as possible with a scanned copy of your international passports or drivers license for identifications and for the immediate payment of your $5Million compensation funds.
On this faithful recommendations,I want you to know that during the last United Nations meetings held recently at Abuja Nigeria, it was alarmed so much by the rest of the world in the meetings on the lose of funds by various foreigners to the scams artists operating in syndicates all over the world today,in other to retain the good image of the country,the president of the country is now paying 100 victims of this operators $5Million USD each. Due to the corrupt and inefficient banking systems in Nigeria,the payments are to be paid by Union Bank Of Nigeria as corresponding paying bank under funding assistance by the Central Bank of Nigeria(C.B.N.).
According to the number of applicants at hand, 84 beneficiaries has been paid,half of the victims are from the United States,we still have more 16 left to be paid the compensations of $5Million each. Your particulars was mentioned by one of the syndicates who was arrested in Lagos Nigeria/London as one of their victims of the operations,you are hereby warned not to communicate or duplicate this message to any body for any reason what so ever,the US secret service is already on trace of the criminals.
For more vital information please call my direct number:+234-708-451-2118, You can receive your compensations payments via any of the both options you choose, Account To Account Fast Wire Transfer or Atm Card Payment Mode,I shall feed you with further modalities as soon as I hear from you,send a copy of your response to my private email: firstname.lastname@example.org and call me immediately you receive this urgent message.
Mr David Johnson,
Director Union Bank Compensation Payment Department.
N/B: Please call me for your response.
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