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#27503 by Bankster Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:47 am
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From: "British High Commission"<[email protected]>
Subject: Compensation Exercise to scam victim
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 03:31:57 -0700
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Origin of scam mail: - Nigeria, via open relay in Singapore


The BRITISH High Commission in Nigeria,Benin Republic,Ghana and Burkina faso received a report of scam against you and other British/US citizens and Malaysia,Etc. whom the country of Nigeria/Benin,Burkina faso And Ghana have recompensed you due to meeting held with Four countries Government and the world high commissions against fraud activities by the Four country Citizens

Your name was among those scammed as listed by the Nigeria Financial Intelligent Unit (NFIU). A re compensation has been issued out in ATM DEBIT CARD to all the affected victims and has been already in distribution to all the bearers. Your ATM CARD was among those that was reported undelivered as at last Friday and we wish to advise you to see to the instructions of the Committee to make sure you receives your ATM CARD immediately for your usage.

NFIU further told us that the use of Nigeria Couriers and the Benin was abolished due to interception activities noticed in the above mentioned courier services in Benin,Nigeria and Ghana and thereby have made a concrete arrangement with the DHL Courier Company for a safe delivery to your door-step once the beneficiary meets up the demand of the conveyance.

We advise that you do the needful to make sure the NFIU dispatches your recompense on Friday. You are assured of the safety of your ATM CARD and availability and be advised that you should stop further contacts with all the fake lawyers and security companies who in collaboration scammed you. Call me at: + 234-756545850 (<-- Private landline, Yola, Nigeria) ,immediately to check if the delivery date suits you.

Send the below details immediately to confirm if the delivery date Friday suits you.

Your Full Name:...................
Your Delivery Address............
Your phone Number................
Your Present Occupation...........

Yours in Service,

Mr. Robert S. Dewar


Telltale signs that this is a scam:
  • The "To:" field is empty. This is typical for mass e-mails. (Note that seeing your name in the "To:" field doesn't mean that it's not a mass e-mail or a scam.)
  • The sender address is hosted by diplomats.com, a domain that belongs to free e-mail provider mail.com. Anybody can get an e-mail address there.
  • The British High Commission only deals with UK citizens.
  • The British High Commission doesn't contact you by e-mail from Nigeria, especially not using an open/hacked mail server in Singapore.

#27551 by Bankster Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:57 pm
^^ I wasn't sure whether it does, as the scammer doesn't specifically target known scam victims (plus I found similar scams in this forum). Mods please move it to wherever you think it belongs.

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