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Let's suppose you responded to the ECOWAS / Foundazion di Vittorio scam email. Here's their response (below). It is the basic scam money transfer email. The Foundazion di Vittorio supposedly supported by "ECOWAS" wants to just GIVE you money, as long as you use a part of help to develop the environment. That's why the very first thing you must do, after giving them as much personal, confidential and financial information as the can get from you, is to SEND THEM MONEY! For "courier charges", "DHL", "hardcover insurance" (a term scammers made up), and anything else they can imagine.
If it isn't obvious, we'll say it for you: this is a complete scam and fraud. The Foundazion di Vittorio apparently does exist, but the email and the grant are all nonsense. If you believe that there are organizations randomly handing out money like this, then you probably still believe in the Easter Bunny AND the tooth fairy.
If you need tangible proof, ask yourself this: why would
an organization with a website
( www.fondazionedivittorio.com ) ask you to reply to a free yahoo email address ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) (which ANYONE could get)?
ECONOMIC COMMUNITY FOR WEST AFRICAN STATES
Official Head Quaters, Abuja. Nigeria
I have been informed by the UNO to anticipate your message. You pin number has been verified and confirmed to relate to a parcel with cheque valued the sum of US$1,000,000.00. Congratulation, the cheque has been issued in your name and we have concluded the processing of all documents that will facilitate the clearance of the cheque in your Bank. This documents includes the following:
1.DONATION CHEQUE VALUED THE SUM OF US$1,000,000.00.
2.DONATION CERTIFICATE FROM THE VITTORIO FOUNDATION, ITALY.
3.CLEAR SOURCE OF FUNDS CERTIFICATES(C.S.F.C.)
5.BENEFICIARY PAYMENT FORM(KINDLY NOTE THAT THIS IS THE FORM THAT STATES THE BENEFICIARIES NAME AND BANK NAME THAT WILL RECEIVE THE CHEQUE.)
6.LETTER OF AFFIDAVITS FROM THE NIGERIAN HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, STATING THAT THE DONATION WAS RECEIVED LEGALLY FROM THE UNIVERSAL DONATION PROGRAMME, AND DUELY SIGNED BY THE LEGAL ATTORNEY TO THE ECOWAS.
These documents have been securely sealed and packed for security reasons which makes it impossible for anyone to view it until its been delivered to you.
Kindly be informed that recipients shall be liable to all cost arising for the delivery of the donation parcel. This is due to Legal law protecting all donation funds misapropiation.
Find below our delivery options which you are required to choose the one that is most convinient to you.
Cost of delivery
Cost of delivery
Cost of delivery
REGARDLESS OF ANY ABOVE OPTION, THE INSURANCE CHARGE OF YOUR PARCEL IS $455
Any of the above chosen option cost should be paid by you to the Courier delivery officer as soon as your parcel is delivered to your address.
Most Importantly, The parcel must be Insured by the Nigerian National Insurance company, before it can be dispatched by any of your chosen courier service, as the delivery content has to be insured in the Nigerian insurance firm, before it can be delivered to you via courier due to the diplomatic content of the package that is been delivered. Failure to produce the insurance fee will mean refusal of package delivery by any of the courier service so as to enable this company secure her good name they have always maintained here in Nigeria, since the package delivery without the insurance will be illegal. The insurance is the International law guiding the authentic delivery of diplomatic document
Kindly send your option within 24hrs of receipt of the email. and you shall be informed on how to make payments of the Insurance charge. As soon as payment of Insurance is made, your parcel shall immediately be insured and dispatched via any of your prefered courier service.
Note: that your prize is protected by a hardcover insurance policy, which makes it impossible to deduct any amount from the money before remittance. This means that the above delivery charges cannot be deducted from the prize and hence must be provided by you before your parcel is shipped. This is in accordance with section 13(1)(n) of the international gambling act as adopted in 1993 and amended on 3RD july 1996 by the constitutional assembly.This is to protect receipients and to avoid misappropriation of funds.Send your response to indicate your option within the next 24hrs,Your responds is been awaited.
MR. ADAMU BALLO.