The Nigerian money scams just got a lot more hilarious

This in my junk mail today. Apparently the FBI is approving the Nigerians now handing out cash too. Nice! (For those naive enough to think this could be real....its a scam! 🙂 (cant believe I would need to say that but anyway)


Federal Bureau of Investigation

FBI Seattle Division

1110 Third Avenue

Seattle, Washington 98101-2904


Payment Code: R5109176K

Reg No: 132731593

+234 704 182 1204

Date: April 18, 2009



The Federal Bureau of Investigation has discovered through our intelligence Monitoring Network that you are eligible to receive the sum of $7,500,00.00 USD regarding to an over-due Inheritance/Award payment which was fully endorsed to be paid in your favor.


Therefore, the FBI Seattle Division in conjunction with the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Has screened through our various Monitoring Networks and has been confirmed and notified that the transaction you have with the Financial Institution is Legal and you have the Lawful Right to claim your due fund.


The President His Excenllency Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar'Adua President of the Federal republic of Nigeria has given us to the final approval to pay your fund to you within the next 48hrs,


Your fund valued $7,500,000.00 USD has been deposited into a Gold smart Card number: blah blah blah personal identification is ATM- 7997 this card will enable you buy and withdrawal cash anywhere around the world this is done for your own security, with this card you will not have to take the risk of sending us your personnal banking details online as you have been strongly advise by your local bank not to send your banking details to anyone online.


What you are required to do now to Pay the fees of $120.00 USD for the shipment of your Gold Smart card to your choice location, $120.00 USD is the only fees that has been approved by both the FBI and the Bank that you are to pay as cost of Delivery of your Card to you by the courier company.Once the fees is been paid your will get to you in the next 2-3 working day.


Note: Your funds are protected by a hardcover insurance policy, which makes it impossible to deduct any amount from the money before it can be remitted to you.

This means that the above charges cannot be deducted from the Funds and hence must be provided by you before your fund is transferred to you.


The payment for any of the above options should be sent via Western Union Money Transfer in the name of the Head of Operations Mr. Patrick Ighome.


Find below the payment information.


Name of receiver: Patrick Ighome

Office Address: Plot 143, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos 23401 Nigeria.

Text Question: In God

Answer: We Trust


Name of Sender:.....................

Address of Sender:..................



Please contact the Head of Operations Dr.Bryan Rowe Central Bank of Nigeria As soon you make the your payment.


<dodgy remainian email address omitted>


As soon as he receive your payment, he shall proceed with your fund transfer immediately.


We anticipate your prompt response.


If you need to contact me at any stage please do not hesitate to call (xxx) 350-6981.




Steven M. Dean (Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge) cc Robert Mueller (FBI Director)


Comments (1)

  1. Anonymous says:

    At least the spelling and grammar has *improved* in their spam messages.

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