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419 Scammers are getting creative.
« on: March 10, 2011, 08:17:54 AM »
Received in my Inbox this morning.

Sent from: Economic And Financial Crimes Commission <efccnigeria@iberojet.cl>
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Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
15A Awolowo Road,Ikoyi,Lagos.Nigeria.
http://www.efccnigeria.org
Attention Sir/Madam

The Federal Government of Nigeria through provisions in Section 419 of the Criminal
Code came up with punitive measures to deter and punish offenders.The Advance Fee
Fraud section deals mainly with cases of advance fee fraud(commonly called 419) such
as obtaining by false pretence through different fraudulent schemes e.g. contract
scam, credit card scam, inheritance scam, job scam, loan scam, lottery scam, “wash
wash” scam (money washing scam), marriage scam. Immigration scam, counterfeiting and
religious scam. It also investigates cyber crime cases.

This is to officially announce to you that some scam Syndicates were apprehended in
Lagos, Nigeria few weeks ago and after several interrogations and tortures your
details were among those mentioned by some of the scam Syndicates as one of the
victims of their operations. After proper investigations and research at Western Union
Money Transfer and Money Gram office to know if you have truly sent money to the scam
Syndicates through Western Union Money Transfer or Money Gram, your name was found in
Western Union Money Transfer database amongst those that have sent money through
Western Union Money Transfer to Nigeria and this proves that you have truly been
swindled by those unscrupulous persons by sending money to them in the course of
getting one fund or the other that is not real, right now we are working hand in hand
with Western Union and Interpol to track every fraudsters down, do not respond to
their e-mails, letters and phone calls any longer they are scammers and you should be
very careful to avoid being a victim to fraudsters any longer because they have
nothing to offer you but to rip-off what you have worked hard to earn.

In this regard a meeting was held between the Board of Directors of The Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and as a consequence of our investigations it was
agreed that the sum of $1.5 dollars should be transferred to you out of the funds that
Federal Government of Nigeria has set aside as a compensation to everyone who have by
one way or the other sent money to fraudsters in Nigeria. Please note that we will NO
LONGER be liable for any loss, cost or expense, whatsoever, suffered or incurred by
You in connection with the fraudsters. Be warned! We have deposited your fund at
Western Union Money Transfer agent location EMS Post office Lagos, Nigeria. We have
submitted your details to them so that your fund can be transferred to you. We have
also paid the Registration and Safe Keeping fees and for security reasons we have also
insured your fund to avoid misappropriation.Co ntact the Western Union agent office
through the email address stated below inform them about this notification letter and
the transfer of your fund;

Tel/Fax:+234-(0)-705-935-2079.
wuenquiries@9.cn

Mrs. Umar Mustapha
Public Realations Officer,
Economic And Financial Crimes Commission

Sneaky as hell, and amusing as hell. I'm impressed at the levels they're pushing this to.

By the way.... if anyone hasn't read it, I highly recommend looking into the tale of Randolph Carter, lovingly mirrored here:
http://www.j-bradford-delong.net/movable_type/refs/Mozilla_Scrapbook/David_Ehi.html

I'm debating about mirroring it on TCO so that its brilliance can live on. 
« Last Edit: March 10, 2011, 08:22:42 AM by Antigoth »

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Re: 419 Scammers are getting creative.
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2011, 10:08:43 AM »
Did you collect your money from those swindlers?!
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Re: 419 Scammers are getting creative.
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2011, 11:11:20 AM »
Did you collect your money from those swindlers?!

Lol! After posting the above message I hit "Report Spam"


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Re: 419 Scammers are getting creative.
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2011, 11:32:06 AM »
I love the Randolph Carter story, and as a follower of Lovecraftian lore, I found the ending to the story perfect.

Sadly David didn't respond again, which makes sense, but I would have loved to see his reaction to the story being told.
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Re: 419 Scammers are getting creative.
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2011, 11:36:36 AM »
I love the Randolph Carter story, and as a follower of Lovecraftian lore, I found the ending to the story perfect.

Sadly David didn't respond again, which makes sense, but I would have loved to see his reaction to the story being told.


I think the story ends perfectly. I was really impressed with how it unfolded. Even if the entire thing is pure fiction, it would still be a great story told within the Mythos.