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Did you receive an email from a "Sir Musa Ail" from "United Nations Central Bank" who says:
"This is to bring to your notice that I am delegated from the United Nations Central Bank to pay 150 scam victim $1,000,000.00 (ONE MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLAR) each.You are listed and approved for this payment as one of the scammed victims to be paid this amount,"?
Isn't it great that United Nations Central Bank wants to compensate you? And to think, we thought the United Nations Central Bank was poor, but apparently they have money to give away!
Of course, it is a scam! And although "Sir Musa Ail" says you are being compensated, ultimately, there will be "courier fees" or security fees or something that will require them to send you a check (which will be counterfeit), have you deposit it in your bank, then Western Union money back to them.
Notice some of the other obvious signs that this is a scam are poor spelling , use of free Yahoo/Hotmail/etc email accounts, proposals that make no sense, etc.:
From: MAIL OFFICE < email@example.com >
Subject: SCAM VICTIM REMUNERATION.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
OCEANIC INTERNATIONAL BANK/UNITED NATIONS 2008 SCAM VICTIM REMUNERATION.
This is to bring to your notice that I am delegated from the United Nations Central Bank to pay 150 scam victim $1,000,000.00 (ONE MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLAR) 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 $1,000,000.00 remuneration funds.
On this faithful recommendations,we want you to know that during the last U.N. meeting held in Abuja, Nigeria, it was alarmed so much by the world in the meeting on the lose of funds by various individuals to the Nigerian scam artists operating in syndicates all over the world today.
In other to renumerate victims, the U.N Body in conjunction with the Nigerian Government is now paying 150 victims of this operators $1,000,000.00 each in accordance with the U.N. recommendations.
Due to the corrupt and inefficient Banking System in Nigeria, the payment are to be supervised by the United Nations'Officials and the Central Bank of Nigeria and the corresponding paying bank is OCEANIC BANK INTERNATIONAL PLC.
According to the number of applicants at hand, 114 Beneficiaries has been paid, half of the victims are from the United States, we still have more 36 left to be paid the remuneration of $1,000,000.00 each.
Your particulars was mentioned by one of the Syndicates who wasarrested 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 remuneration payments via any of this options you Choose, DRAFT/CHEQUE PAYMENTS or DIPLOMATIC DELIVERY. I shall feed you with further modalities as soon as I hear from you. Alternatively, you can receive your money through the sub office of the European Monetary Fund in Madrid, Spain.
However, you have to send feedback through below email address.
Sir Musa Ail
Plot 15 Unesco Secretarait,