We don't usually post 419 scam emails, but this one is so outrageous, it deserves being publicized.
Date: 17 Apr 2007 01:47:16 +0900
Subject: Scamed Victims Compensation Payment:YOU ARE ELIGIBLE !!!
From: "FEDERAL GOVT.OF NIGERIA" firstname.lastname@example.org
SCAMMED VICTIM/$100,000 BENEFICIARIES.
REF/PAYMENTS CODE:06654 $100,000 USD.
ECOBANK/UNITED NATIONS SCAM VICTIMS COMPENSATIONS PAYMENTS.
This is to bring to your notice that I am delegated from the United Nations To Central Bank to pay 150 scam victims $100,000 USD (One Hundred Thounsand Dollars) each. You are listed and approved for this payment as one of the scammed victims to be paid this amount, get back to as soon as possible for the immediate payments of your $100,000 USD compensations funds.
On this faithful recommendations, know that during the last U.N. meetings held at Abuja, Nigeria, it was alarmed so much by the world in the meetings on the lose of funds by various individuals to the Nigerian scams artists operating in syndicates all over the world today. In other to compensate victims, the U.N Body in conjunction with the Nigerian Government is now paying 150 victims of this operators $100,000 USD each in accordance with the U.N. recommendations. Due to the corrupt and inefficient Banking Systems in Nigeria, the payments are to be supervised
by the United Nations' Officials and the Central Bank Nigeria as the corresponding paying bank is ECO BANK 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 compensations of $100,000 USD each. Your particulars was mentioned by one of the Syndicates who was arrested 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.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) (Motto: No Body is Above the Law) have combined effort with the United Nation Anti-crime commission to alleviate and redeem the image and past wounds of foreigners and firms who were defrauded, scammed and abandoned by this syndicates to slight down our dignities to international communities.
Many banks have been in bankrupcy today, Universal firms, Companies and individuals due to the activity of these hoodlums. However, investigation have shown that these people have dropped over 500,000 victims after collecting their money falsefuly, many committed suicide and others living by the grace of God.
With the sanity presently at hand, we have over 500 convicts at hand, 300 in kirikri prisons while many are still awaiting trail while We still fetch for others who feel they are wise and hope that you will be our friend by giving us more information as per clue in apprehending them.
You can receive your compensations payments via any of this options you Choose, DRAFT/CHEQUE PAYMENTS or WIRE TRANSFERS. I shall feed you with further modalities as soon as I hear from you.
Send a copy of your response to the official email: email@example.com
SCAMMED VICTIM/REF/PAYMENTS CODE:06654 $100,000 USD.