Here is a classic scam. There are so many of these Internet Lottery scams:
We happily announce to you the draw of the USA INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY, online Sweepstakes promotion held in United States of America on Saturday 16th Jan. 2016. You have been allocated to claim a total sum of £520,731.00 (Five Hundred and Twenty Thousand, Seven Hundred and Thirty One British Pounds) with ticket number: B55607545 4152 with reference number USA/JA2C110P5 and Serial number ZA5365/3 ,Batch number XA87-2PY,drew the lucky numbers: 06 14 32 35 41 Bonus 43. Contact our Fiduciary agents immediately to commence release of your lottery prize by providing details as listed below. 1. Full Name: 2. Email Address: 3. Age/Occupation: 4. Reference Number/Ticket Number 5. Phone Number: 6. Country: 7. Date of draw To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent and provide them with your winning email and details as above. USA Lottery Fiduciary Agents: Mr. Phil Langa Foreign Service Manager E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Yours faithfully, Teresa Marie Roberts. Online coordinator USA INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY
JIM OVIA & Zenith Bank
Jim Ovia is a real person and Zenith Bank is a real Nigerian bank. There is a scam flooding the Internet using Zenith to profit.
Many scammers (definitely not all) on the Internet are from third world countries. The case listed below is a scam coming from West Africa. We can assume that the use of actual banks and people from Nigeria that this scam is based in Nigeria. The following scam alludes to a real bank in Nigeria called Zenith. It also mentions Jim Ovia, a real person, who is a former CEO of Zenith bank.
I have been sending money by Western Union a very large sum of money to a Jim Ovia of Zenth Bank for help in geting 2.5 millinon dollars. Now if I have not been dealing with this man someone else has beeing using his name and title.
I have read a Biography of Jim Ovia on the internet and after learing what
a wire transfer is I feel like I have been scamed bad cause I have been sending the money through Western Union.
Always research and double check unsolicited (and solicited) claims of wealth on the Internet and in your inbox. Most things are not what they appear to be on the Internet. Your trust should be hard earned especially on the ‘Net. Some signs of the foul play will include (but will not be limited to):
Use of free email such as .gmail and .hotmail: Remember scammers do not typically have the resources to devote to setting up an email box and website that looks legit so they will use everything free that they can.
BAD ENGLISH: If they have very poor grammar, it is an indication that they probably don’t have the education to be put in a place where they would be responsible for other people’s money particularly an English client.
Check the links of the email: Some emails look like the come from the real “paypal” or the real “Zenith Bank” but it is actually what is called “phishing”. The email has all the official logos and letterhead but the links lead to fake sites. If you look “under the hood” of the email, you will find the real URLs and IP address. You may also see the use of free email. If you go into the email and “Show Original” or “Show source” you will see where email actually came from, where it is being forwarded to and where the links go to.
If it looks to good to be true, it probably is. This is an axiom that is an unfortunate truth due to human greed and selfishness.
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
TINUBU SQUARE,VICTORIA ISLAND,LAGOS-NIGERIA
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
TINUBU SQUARE VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS-NIGERIA
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
MALLAM SANUSI LAMIDO SANUSI.
Dear ROGERICK SEE,
I received your mail and the information. The information is correct with the one before me on my desk. Your ATM Card shall be taking to the company in charge of delivering your ATM Card for official registration and finally dispatched for onward delivery. Note that the limit of daily withdrawal is $2,500 till you withdraw the total sum of 7.5 Million US Dollars loaded in the ATM Card, the PIN Number will be released to you immediately your card is registered. Find attached the copy of your ATM Card.
Based on the successful verification of your data, you are to pay a delivery fee of $220 upon the confirmation of reciept of payment your ATM Card will be dully registered and delivered to you within 48 hours.
Below is the payment information:
Receivers Name: John Okafor
Destination: Lagos Nigeria
Text Question: Urgent?
Expecting your quick response.
Mr. Adams Philip
ATM Account Officer
Foreign Payment Due Process Unit
+234 813 050 1106
— On Tue, 6/15/10, ATM CARD OFFICE wrote:
From: ATM CARD OFFICE
Subject: Your ATM Visa Card Is Ready For Pick Up
Date: Tuesday, 15 June, 2010, 7:22 PM
Instruction has been given by the Office of the Presidency and United Nations (UN) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) to transfer Your funds through International ATM Debit Card valued at Seven Million Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars ($7,500, 000.00) being compensation funds from the World Bank as detected on our data base which you can use it in near cash point,shopping mall or banking hall.
You can withdraw money from your International ATM Debit Card from any ATM MACHINE location or center of your choice nearest to you, in any part of the world. You are advise to reconfirm your address with your mobile/cell phone number included, where Diplomatic Courier service will dispatch your ATM Card to you within 48hrs.
ATM Account Officer
Foreign Payment Due Process Unit
this email was sent to me thanks
Following the meeting of the Federal Executive Council(FEC) of the Federal Government of Nigeria held today for the payment of overdue and outstanding inheritance/contract funds debt owed to contractor and other foreigners of which you are one of them as your name was read out in the meeting, your funds has been approved for immediate payment. In line with the communique signed in the meeting which was witnessed by the officials of Transparency International and delegate of the World Bank and the United Nations for the payment of African debts, your payment has been nominated for immediate payment and remittance to your account designate.
It was unearthed that some impostors and fraudulent syndicates has been in communication with you impersonating the official delegates of the Nigerian government and also extorting money from you in the frame up that they are helping you. These crooks and their fraudulent ring are only working to frustrate you and make you abandon the funds so them and their cohorts will have the funds transferred to their secret fraudulent account. These crooks were the people that presented an impstor to come forward and claim the funds.
As a result of the above explanation the Federal Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the World Bank reached a Bilateral Agreement with the Central Bank of Nigeria to have all the debts owed to all foreigners and foreign contractors paid within the next 10 working days. All the relative documents and the loan granted to the Nigerian government by the United Nations for African debt relief committee has been made available to the Central Bank of Nigeria for immediate remittance of your funds.
Thus, you are advised to contact the paying bank – Central Bank of Nigeria for the immediate remittance of your funds. These step was taken in order to curb the fraudulent activities of scammers and fraudsters who parade theirselves as officials of the government and other parastatals. Be Warned that as the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the most senior officer of the banking industry in Nigeria, you are advised not to communicate with anyone who parade or present himself as an official.
The Central Bank of Nigeria can be contact by telephone number +23417767597 or you can email the Central Bank of Nigeria on email@example.com Furthermore, your are advised to send the Central Bank of Nigeria your confidential(mobile) telephone and fax numbers, your residential and office address, and your account designate for the receiving of the funds owed to you. Please also include the name and telephone number of your account officer in your bank, routing number/swift code, account number and account name for proper verification of your account to avoid wrongful transfer of your funds.
Your urgent and immediate response is anticipated as it will facilitate the immediate payment of your funds.
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
Under false pretended she got money. Her name is Yomi Phillips 546 Ayobo Ave Ayobo Lagos Nigeria. Please help me and contact me with EFCC in Abuja or Lagos. Kind Valdis
FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
VIEW THE ATTACHMENT FOR YOUR CONFIRMATION
FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Federal Bureau of Investigation J. Edgar Hoover Building 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
This is to officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly investigated with the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network System that you are having an illegal Transaction with Impostors Claiming to be Mr. Tito Mboweni Republic of the Reserve Bank Governor Of South African,Maria Ramos ABSA Bank CEO ,Christo Luus General Manager ABSA BANK, none officials of ABSA Bank, FNB Banks, Dr. Mamphela Ramphele FNB, Kevin Chaplin,Dr Danny Jordan CEO of the 2010 fifa world cup,Dr Irvin Khoza: Chairman, 2010 fifa organization committee, Joseph S. Blatter Fifa President, Chief Competitions Officer Derek Blanckensee, Chief Security Officer Linda Mti, Chief Financial Officer Farouk Seedat, Chief Communications Officer Richard Mkhondo, Chief Operations Officer Nomfanelo Magwentshu, Chief IT & T Officer Phumlani Moholi, Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer Derek Carstens, Chief Transport and Logistics Officer Skhumbuzo Macozoma,are Impostors claiming to be the Federal Bureau of Investigation. During our Investigation, we noticed that the reason why you have not received your Payment is because you have not fulfilled your Financial Obligation given to you in respect of your Contract/Inheritance Payment.
Therefore, we have contacted the Federal Ministry of Finance on your Behalf and they have brought a solution to your problem by coordinating your payment in total USD$11,000.000.00 in an ATM CARD which you can use to withdraw money from any ATM MACHINE CENTER anywhere in the world with a maximum of $4000 to $5000 United States Dollars daily. You now have the lawful right to claim your fund in an ATM CARD. Since the Federal Bureau of Investigation is involved in this transaction, you have to be rest assured for this is 100% risk free it is our duty to protect the American Citizens, European Citizens, Asian Citizen and UK. All I want you to do is to contact the ATM CARD CENTER Via email for their requirements to proceed and procure your Approval Slip on your behalf which will cost you $300.00 only and note that your Approval Slip which contains details of the agent who will process your Transaction.
CONTACT INFORMATION NAME: Mrs. Michelle Isaac EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone Numbers: + 27 730-385-679
Do contact Mrs. Michelle Isaac of the ATM CARD center with your details:
So your files would be updated after which he will send the payment Information’s which you’ll use in making payment of $300.00 via Money Gram
Transfer for the procurement of your Approval Slip after which the Delivery of your ATM CARD will be affected to your designated home Address without any further delay. Mrs. Michelle Isaac will reply you with the secret code (3898 ATM CARD).
We advice you get back to the payment office after you have contacted the ATM SWIFT CARD CENTER and we do await your response so we can move on with our Investigation and make sure your ATM SWIFT CARD gets to you. Thanks and hope to read from you soon.
FBI Director Robert S.Mueller III.
Robert S. Mueller, III Director Since September 4, 2001- Present
Note: Do disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices Claiming to be in possession of your ATM CARD, you are hereby advised only to be in contact with Mrs. Michelle Isaac of the ATM CARD center who is the rightful person to deal with in regards to your ATM CARD PAYMENT and forward any emails you get from impostors to this office so we could act upon and commence investigation.
Tony Bimpe Associates
1, Okelue Street Asaba
I am sending you this email and I believe you must have been getting something similar but still seems this is the only best way of communication apart from telephone conversation but we cannot because there is a bad people in the world and will not recognize the good ones so I advice you settle down and read comprehensively and you will know I am for REAL.
Considering the fact that I sourced your profile from a human resource profile database on your country, I do not know to what extent you are familiar with events but I will say you visit the Tide Online New Paper. http://www.thetidenews.com/article.aspx?qrDate=02/03/2008&qrTitle=A%20catalogue%20of%20road%20mishaps&qrColumn=OPINION
Well, Barrister Tony Bimpe is my name, I was born in Ibusa Delta State of Nigeria, but I traveled sometime and I studied in South Africa, I am a Solicitor. I am the Personal legal representative to Late Mr. Johnson P. Creek who used to work with NIGERIAN GAS COMPANY LIMITED (NGC) located at Odin Road, Ekpan, P.M.B. 1288, Warri, and Delta State of Nigeria.
Something awful happened on the 28th day December 2007, as Mr. Johnson was traveling to Abuja for a New Year holiday with his private car including his driver and his wife and only Son Jerry, Unfortunately, while they were at Lokoja-Abuja Road, they had an accident and they all lost their lives in the event of the accident. It was only the driver that was alive until he was rushed to Allkuri Private Hospital Mortuary but was only able to last about 8 hours before he gave up as said by the doctor. He was able to talk and gave the doctor my number and I was called by the doctor. When I got there, I saw it that the accident was so fatal that Mr. Johnson’s car was pressed to unrecognized.
In the morning before Mr. Johnson and his family was traveling to Abuja, he gave me a UNITED BANK OF AFRICA (UBA) BANK, fix deposit check book, with the transaction code number: UBA/ZT/REF NO: 574/04/01. He gave it to me for the reason that he trust me and he does want to mistakenly misplace it. When I looked at the check book, it was a Fix of US$7.2 Seven Million Two Hundred Thousand United States Dollars, as written in his will, I contacted the bank and they confirmed the money is there and they ask me to call for Mr. Johnson ‘s Relation to come and claim the fund.
Since then, I have made several enquiries to your Embassy to locate any of my client’s relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. Subsequent to these several failed efforts, I strong-willed to unearth his associations over the Internet to locate any member of his family but to no avail, hence, I wanted to put the announcement on television or news paper but that will make the bank knows that I don’t know any of his family member and they will take the fund just like that. So, right now, I contacted you to assist in repatriating the money as I will make sure I furnish you with everything you need and we shall claim the money successfully.
This Bank has waited for me for more than one year now, So they issued me another notice to provide the Next of Kin to claim the US$7.2 (Seven Million Two Hundred Thousand United States Dollars only) in their custody within the next ten official working days as the bank knows me very well, I do visit their
office with Late Mr. Johnson so they all knows I and Mr. Johnson very well and they all know that I am his attorney and they believe I should know everything about him..
Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over more than one year, now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased to claim the fund as the Next of Kin to him so that the Bank will transfer the fund to your account.
Upon receipt of the fund, I will either give you an account from another bank where you will transfer my share to me or I will come over to your country to meet with you for the disbursement of the fund and then you and I will share the money in this order: 60% will be for me, 40% will be for you. I have all the necessary legal documents that can back our claim we may make with the Bank.
All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us seeing this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a justified arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.
Barrister Tony Bimpe
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
1110 THIRD AVENUE
SEATLE, WASHINGTON 98101 USA
TELEPHONE: (206) 905-9441
This email has been issued to you in order to Officially inform you that we have completed an investigation on an International Payment in which was issued to you by an International Lottery Company. With the help of our newly developed technology (International Monitoring Network System) we discovered that your email address was automatically selected by an Online Balloting System, this has legally won you the sum of $800,000.00 USD from a Lottery Company outside the United States of America. During our investigation we discoered that your email won the money from an Online Balloting System and we have authorized this winning to be paid to you via a Certified Cashier’s Check.
Normally, it will take up to 10 business days for an International Check to be cashed by your local bank. We have successfully notified this company on your behalf that funds are to be drawn from a registered bank within the United States of America so as to enable you cash the check instantly without out any delay, henceforth the stated amount of $800,000.00 USD has been deposited with Bank of America.
We have completed this investigation and you are hereby approved to receive the winning prize as we have verified the entire transaction to be Safe and 100% risk free, due to the fact that the funds have been desposited at Bank of America you will be required to settle the following bills directly to the Lottery Agent in-charge of this transaction whom is located in Lagos, Nigeria. According to our discoveries, you were required to pay for the following –
(1) Deposit Fee’s ( Fee paid by the company for the deposit into an American Bank which is – Bank of America )
(2) Cashier’s Check Conversion Fee ( Fee for converting the Wire Transfer payment into a Certified Cashier’s Check )
(3) Shipping Fee’s ( This is the charge for shipping the Cashier’s Check to your home address )
The total amount for everything is $250 (Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars). We have tried our possible best to indicate that this $250 should be deducted from your winning prize but we found out that the funds have already been deposited at Bank of America and cannot be accessed by anyone apart from you the winner, therefore you will be required to pay the required fee’s to the Agent in-charge of this transaction via Western Union Money Transfer Or Money Gram.
In order to proceed with this transaction, you will be required to contact the agent in-charge ( Mr. Phillip Wright) via e-mail. Kindly look below to find appropriate contact information:
CONTACT AGENT NAME: Phillip Wright
E-MAIL ADDRESS: email@example.com
You will be required to e-mail him with the following information:
DIRECT CONTACT NUMBER:
You will also be required to request Western Union or Money Gram details on how to send the required $250 in order to immediately ship your prize of $800,000.00 USD via Certified Cashier’s Check drawn from Bank Of America, also include the following transaction code in order for him to immediately identify this transaction : EA2948-910.
This letter will serve as proof that the Federal Bureau Of Investigation is authorizing you to pay the required $250 ONLY to Mr. Phillip Wright via information in which he shall send to you, if you do not receive your winning prize of $800,000.00 we shall be held responsible for the loss and this shall invite a penalty of $3,000 which will be made PAYABLE ONLY to you (The Winner).
Mr. Bill Nicholson
Federal Bureau of Investigation
I need help a girl contact me and she ask for money because she want come in the UK
The name is Tina Tommy and the address is??But she gives me another Address too
45 COLE STR NAME:TINA tommy
ADDRESS 45 COLE STR
ADDRESS 45 COLE STR
She is USA citizen and she told me that ask for visa to come in the UK
And if someone can give me information about that
I am thinking that she is a scammer and if someone
Can get back to me with some answer
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