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This is a typical Nigerian scam.  Do NOT send them information:




After proper investigations, we, the Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI) discovered that your impending (over-due contract) payment with Central Bank of Nigeria is 100% legal and has been approved for release to you.

We recently had a meeting with the Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, in the person of Mr Godwin Emefiele and other top officials of the concerned Ministries regarding your case and we were made to understand that your files have been held in abeyance pending on when you personally apply for the claim.

Investigations also revealed that a lady, by name Mrs. Joan B Melvin from New York has already contacted Central Bank of Nigeria with a power of attorney and some documents, which stipulated that you have mandated her to claim your fund of US$10,000,000.00 (Ten Million United States Dollars) on your behalf due to your ill health.

In view of this, we have been urged to warn US citizens who have received information pertaining to their outstanding contract payment to be very careful and not to be a victim of ugly circumstance.  In case you are already dealing with anybody or office from the Central Bank of Nigeria, you are strictly advised to STOP further communication with them in your best interest and thereby contact the real office of Central Bank of Nigeria via the below information:

OFFICE ADDRESS: Central Bank of Nigeria,
Central Business District,
Cadastral Zone, Abuja, Federal.
Capital Territory, Nigeria.

NOTE: In your best interest, you should ignore any message that does not come from the above email address and phone number for security reasons. And to enable Central Bank of Nigeria to process and release the fund to you, you are required to re-confirm your full details such as

FULL NAMES: __________________________________
CITY: _________________________
STATE: __________________________________
ZIP: ______________
COUNTRY: ________________________________
SEX: _______________
AGE: __________________
TELEPHONE NUMBER: _____________________

Ensure that you follow the Central Bank of Nigeria due process as enshrined in International Banking Secrecy Act to avoid any form of discrepancy, which may hinder your fund transfer.

Thanks for your understanding and co-operation as we earnestly await your urgent response.

Best Regards,
James B. Comey, Jr.,
Federal Bureau of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building,
935 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW Washington, D.C

Fedex Delivery Letter scam


Dear Valued Customer ,

Top of the day to you. You are welcome to FedEx West Africa. In respect to your mail which indicates for the release of your package, Nisreen Ahmed told me he was going to contact you regarding the package he dropped with us at our branch office here in West Africa . The package which is sealed contains a check of $800,000(Eight Hundred Thousand States Dollars) and is right here on my desk waiting for it to be dispatched.

You can as well come down to this branch to pick up your package . Nisreen Ahmed came to our branch office last week to place your check on out going 24Hours delivery; he has already paid for the insurance fee and the delivery charges. But he did not pay for the security keeping fee which serves as demurrage due to the fact that we did not know when you will be contacting us via mail or phone to inform us that we have your enveloped type package in which the check is included, so we advised him not to pay for the security keeping fee of the package to the company yet but we informed him to contact you on time so you will not have to pay more than $350 USD on demurrage.

Please we do not operate COD (Cash-On-Delivery) on this type of fee. (This serves as the demurrage fee)

All you need to do right now to get your enveloped type package in which the check is included delivered to your door step is to go ahead and pay the security keeping fee of the company. So far, the fee is $350 USD only. You are to come up with this fee as to process the delivery of your package for immediate dispatch. Once you make the payment of the security keeping fee, I shall send to you the Scanned Copy of the Airway Bill and the package order number as well as the package tracking number in which you can use to check your package status at the FedEx branch nearest to you and also on our website online.

Payment should be made via western union money transfer only for security purpose in our accounting officer’s name. The payment details are listed below.

Name: Obazee Jeffery
Address: Lagos, Nigeria .
Text Question to be used: Relationship?
Text Answer: brother

Once you make the payment you are required to send the following for the final processing of the package airway bill and tracking number.

Your Full Name:
Your Full Delivery Address:
Your Phone Number:
The MTCN (Money Transfer Control Number) as given to you at the western union

Get back to me with the information requested above, So that your package can be released for dispatch. Note that your tracking number and the scanned copy of the airway bill would be provided to you as soon as the payment has been confirmed by us.

Have a wonderful time. Please call me anytime you need any assistance.
Mr. Bruce Williams
Senior Dispatch Director.
Tel:(+234) 0757410432