The Most Deliciously Ironic Scam Attempt.

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario

Normally I don't even open these emails, but I'm glad I opened this one. I was a little struck by the irony.

 

UNITED NATIONS /SCAM VICTIMS.
Our Ref: U.N/WBO/042SWISS/2012.

Attention:

You may not understand why this mail came to you. We have been having a meeting for the past 2 months which just ended Few days ago with the secretary to the UNITED NATIONS. This emailis to all the people that have been scammed in any part of the world especially here in Nigeria, the UNITED NATIONS IN Affiliation with WORLD BANK have agreed to compensate over 250 scam victims,with the sum of USD$800,000,00.
This includes every foreign contractors that may have not received their contract sum, and people that have had an unfinished transaction or international businesses that failed due to Government problems etc. We foundyour name in the list of those who are to benefit from these compensation exercise and that is why we are contacting you, this have been agreed upon and have been signed.

You can view the link so that you can know more about the compensation
http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2003/ik344.doc.htm

CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA,Banco SANTANDER BANK SPAIN AND CITI BANK PLC UK, are the corresponding paying bank under the funding assistance of the UNITED NATIONS,for that is
where most victims have been scammed of their hard earned money.

You will receive your reimbursement via ATM PAYMENTS UNIT.Also for the Delivery of the ATM CARD to you,you are in obligation to obtain, a Duly Sworn Affidavit from the Liaison Office here in Nigeria,which will back up the Origin of your Fund. You should therefore contact our payee officer here to get the Sworn Affidavit for you.

Below is his contact information and NOTE THAT THE COST OF THE AFFIDAVIT IS $325 ONLY and and send your proper informations to him together with the payment fee of $325 and Your call is highly important and a copy of your response is expected with the following information, With this code (CODE 1122 AS THE SUBJECT)

Full Name:
Full home Delivery address:
Telephone:
occupation:
Age:
Sex:
Email:

PAYEE OFFICER:

Mr. Fred Taylor
Email: fredtaylor1un@aol.com

I apologize on behalf of my organization for any delay you have might encountered in receiving your fund in the past. Thanks and God bless you and your family. Hoping to hear
from you as soon as you get your ATM card. Making the world a better place.

Regards,

Fred Taylor

 

Does anybody fall for these emails any more?

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Chris Smith
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Wow, Malcolm, you are one really lucky person.  You won the UN lottery ;-)

March 20, 2012 03:25 PM
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Brian Madigan
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RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)

Malcolm,

I have published similar scam letters and received notes and emails from people who might otherwise have been scammed.

Thanks for this. You are really doing a public service. Not everyone has someone to talk to.

Brian

March 21, 2012 05:55 PM
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Larry Lawfer
"It's all about you. I listen for a living."
YourStories Realty

It's from the UN, it has to be right.  You know they protect us.  How could you not trust them.  I am going to send them your money right now. hehe

March 22, 2012 02:29 PM
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Sheila Newton Team -- Anderson & Greenville SC Real Estate
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RE/MAX Realty Professionals

I get them everyday ( several times a day )... I did have a coworker that fell for one a few years ago... I can't believe that there are some that still don't understand... "if it sounds too good to be true, it IS"

March 28, 2012 07:01 AM
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Dee Mayers
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Are you kidding me?  They can't get you with their promises of huge sums of money so they resort to trickery? Icarumba!!!

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