The scams get funnier by the day

Lynn Dorman, Ph.D. // 


July 6  

There seems to be a cycle to the banking scams. Of late the ones I get all indicate that they “received” my information and are just confirming it before they actually “send” the millions.

Today’s version indicates they are about to send “my” money to a particular person and indicate that person’s name and banking information and ask me if that is actually “my” representative.
[I have removed the name and bank info they used.]

The funniest part is that the sender uses this as his “title:”

Paymaster General of the Federation,
Federal Ministry of Finance

Sorry but no legitimate banking people would be offering to break all manner of law to send me any money…or to send you any money either. And what exactly is a senate committee for foreign over due fund transfer?

Beware of these scams – laugh at them and delete them…or post them here for all of us to read : – )

Attn: Honourable Beneficiary,

Re: Your Over Due Contract/Inheritance Funds Approval.

This is to notify you that your over due contract/inheritance funds has been gazette to be released, via key telex transfer (KTT) -direct wire transfer to you or through any of our correspondent bank nominated by the senate committee for foreign over due fund transfer.

Meanwhile, a man came to my office few days ago with a letter, claiming to be your true representative. Here are his information for you to confirm to this office if this man is truly from you or not so that the Federal Government will not be held responsible for paying into the wrong account.

Name: [removed]
Bank Name: [removed]
Bank Address: Henderson,NV, USA 89014
Account Number: [removed]
Routing Number: [removed]

Please, do reconfirm to this office, as a matter of urgency if this man is from you. You are requested to fill and send this information for verifications purposes so that your fund valued U.S$12.5 Million Dollars will be remitted into your nominated bank account as follow:

(1) Your Full Name And Address:
(2) Your Age And Marital Status:
(3) Your Occupation:
(4) Your Telephone/Fax Number:
(5) Your Nationality:
(6) Your Bank Account Detail:

As soon as we receive the above requested information, we will commence with all necessary procedures in other to remit your money/funds into your account.

However, we shall proceed to issue all payments details to the said Mr. [removed], if we do not hear from you within the next seven working days from today. We are sorry for any inconvenience the delay in transferring of this fund must have caused you.

Best regards,

Dr. Jubril Bello
Paymaster General of the Federation,
Federal Ministry of Finance.

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About the Author

Native of NYC who moved a lot, got several degrees, and has been a lifelong writer and reader... I am interested in many things - and I write [and teach] about them - especially the human lifespan and healthy aging

Lynn Dorman, Ph.D.