Scams re-targeting those who have already been victimized
#3439 by Jillian Thu May 22, 2008 6:01 pm
This email is NOT from the United Nations. This is an example of a scammer trying to steal more money from people who have already fallen victim to scams.

Thu, 22 May 2008 22:28:06
From: " Mr. David Mark" <[email protected]>

Dear Scam Victim.



This is to bring to your notice that I am a delegated from the United Nations to Intercontinental Bank Nigeria Plc. to pay 221 scam victims $200,000 USD (Two Hundred Thousand Dollars only) each. You are listed and approved for this payment as one of the scammed victims to be paid this amount, get back to me as soon as possible for the immediate payments of your $200,000 USD compensations funds.

On this faithful recommendations, I want you to know that during the last U.N. meetings held at Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria, it was alarmed so much by the world in the meetings on the lost of funds by various individuals to scams artists operating in syndicates all over the world today. In other to compensate these victims, the U.N Body is now paying 521 victims of this operators $200,000 USD each in accordance with the U.N. recommendations.

Due to the corrupt and in-efficient Banking Systems in Federal Republic of Nigeria, the payments are to be paid by UN officials sitting at Intercontinental Bank Nigeria Plc. as corresponding paying bank under funding assistance by United Nation body. According to the number of applicants at hand, 284 Beneficiaries has been paid, half of the victims are from the United States, we still have more 237 left to be paid the compensations of $200,000 USD each.

Your particulars was mentioned by one of the Syndicates who was arrested as one of their victims of the operations, you are hereby warned not to communicate or duplicate this message to him for any reason what so ever as the U.S. secret service is already on trace of the other criminals. So keep it secret till they are all apprehended. Other victims who have not been contacted can submit their application as well for scrutiny and possible consideration. You can receive your compensations payments via CHEQUE PAYMENTS.

Therefore, you should send your full Name and telephone number/your correct mailing address where you want us to send the Cheque to you and copy of your ID. Email: [email protected] Tel: 234 1 214 3189. I shall feed you with further modalities as soon as I hear from you.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. Mr. Mark David.

United Nation Representative.


Note that the email asks the recipient to keep this secret. That is one indicator of the scam.

Another indicator is how poorly worded the email is, it is really difficult to follow the number of victims and payments that he is referencing. He indicates "the other criminals", almost as if subconsciously including himself in the list, and mentions that you will be "fed other modalities" after contact him. That is precisely what will happen. He will weave story after story to try to steal from you.

Note that both email addresses used here are free webmail providers: and Gmail. The United Nations would never use a free webmail to contact people.

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