Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Nigerian Scam Victims Offered Restitution ... yeah, right

Got this in my email. Gosh, this is just royal. I wonder how many of those people who got financially punk'd by these guys would come back for seconds. Hmmm, actually ...

Website:www.efccnigeria.org FRAUD VICTIMS/$950,000 OUR REF: 10667FV YOUR REF: 890
Attn: Beneficiary, I write to bring to your notice as a delegate from the Nigerian Government Reimbursement committee under the strict supervision of the United Nations to pay Five Thousand Nigerian 419 scam victims the sum of $950,000 USD (Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars Only) each. You are however listed as one of the beneficiaries for these payments. You are expected to get back to us for your immediate reimbursement.
As a result of this laudable recommendations, you are hereby informed that during the last U.N.meeting held in Abuja,Nigeria, it was alarmed so much by the rest of the world on the lose of funds by various foreigners to the scam artists operating in syndicates all over the world today. In other to redeem the good image of our country, the President has ordered the immediate payment of $950,000 USD each to the affected victims in accordance with the U.N.recommendations.
Due to the corrupt and inefficient Banking Systems in Nigeria, these payments are to be made by BARCLAYS BANK PLC, UK as the corresponding paying bank under the funding assistance of the Central Bank of Nigeria. Presently,Two Thousand Five Hundred Beneficiaries have been paid;more than 50% of the Victims are from the United States, while about 40% are from other parts of the world.
Your particulars were among those mentioned by some of the Syndicates that were apprehended in Lagos, Nigeria as one of the victims of the operations, you are hereby warned not to communicate or duplicate this message to anybody for any reason whatsoever as the U.S. secret service in conjunction with The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has swage into action to track this criminals down.
Once again, you are expected to keep it secret until these criminals are all apprehended. ...


  1. You'll never know. There are some really desperate people out there....

  2. Not desperate but greedy (and stupid but we know that already). The fact that the 419ers are still churning out these letters show that their schemes DO work.

    It is like those late night advertisements on local TV that advertise SLIM FIT and think who would actually believe they can increase their bust size and go for it. Well, if they weren't successful in getting customers they wouldn't be running those ads month after month after month.

  3. True. There's one born every minute.

    And yes, "desperate" is not quite the common definition of 419 scammees. They probably think themselves geniuses for "discovering" a way to make "easy money".

  4. Mmmh... yeah, I wouldn't blame these customers whatever their story are because of despair or naivety (and not stupidity), but I do blame these people who are unscrupulous and who are exploiting the weakness of these blind people in the name of M.O.N.E.Y. Grrrr...

  5. You would think after so many years their English would have improved...