Protect Yourself and Report the Latest Frauds, Scams, Spams, Fakes, Identify Theft Hacks and Hoaxes
Have you received an email from "ALHAJI MUSA BELLO", claiming "WE HAVE VERIFIED YOUR CONTRACT/ INHERITANCE FILE AND FOUND OUT THAT WHY YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR PAYMENT IS BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT FULFILLED THE OBLIGATIONS GIVEN TO YOU IN RESPECT OF YOUR CONTRACT/INHERITANCE PAYMENT." (yes, it is all in capitals) and Nigeria owes you money from a "contract/inheritance payment file", whatever that may be, and he will send you the money on an ATM card, if you contact "DR. AKINSOLA AKINFEMIWA"? "ALHAJI MUSA BELLO" is a highly educated and highly ranking lawyer or government official who apparently can't spell and feels the odd need to randomly capitalize some WORDS (like that). He also writes from an email address in Argentina. If this doesn't immediately strike you as a scam, then allow us to point out the inconsistencies and how the scam works.
It's a mystery who the dead guy is or why he named you as a beneficiary or what the "contract" was, but you better reply pretty quickly or risk losing millions from the "contract/inheritance payment file". Also notice that the "lawyer" is writing to you from a free email account (Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.); in fact, they typically use more than one different free email accounts.
Of course, even if what is presented in the email were true; you would be committing several felonies, including fraud.
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF OPERATION
INTERNATIONAL CREDIT SETTLEMENT,
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
ATTENTION: CATEGORY "A" BENEFICIARY.
THIS IS TO OFFICIALLY INFORM YOU THAT WE HAVE VERIFIED YOUR CONTRACT/ INHERITANCE FILE AND FOUND OUT THAT WHY YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR PAYMENT IS BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT FULFILLED THE OBLIGATIONS GIVEN TO YOU IN RESPECT OF YOUR CONTRACT/INHERITANCE PAYMENT.
1. YOUR FULL NAME
2. PHONE AND FAX NUMBER
3. ADDRESS WHERE YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE THE ATM CARD.
4. YOUR AGE AND CURRENT OCCUPATION
KINDLY CONTACT THIS OFFICE, THE ATM PAYMENT DEPARTMENT(CBN).
ACCOUNT OFFICER DR. AKINSOLA AKINFEMIWA,
THIS OFFICE HAS BEEN MANDATED TO ISSUE OUT ATMCARD VALUED $5,500,000.00 AS INITIAL PAYMENT FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR 2007. NOTE THAT BECAUSE OF IMPOSTORS, WE HEREBY ISSUE YOU OUR CODE OF CONDUCT, WHICH IS (ATM-Y2K6) SO YOU HAVE TO INDICATE THIS CODE WHEN CONTACTING THIS OFFICE BY USING IT AS YOUR SUBJECT.NOTE ANY ATM CARD YOU RECEIVED WITHOUT THE PICTURE OF OUR DIRECTOR ON THE CARD IS SCAM
ALHAJI MUSA BELLO