Will there be no end to the Nigerian scam?  Today I received an email that puts a creative new twist on this oldest of scams.

The subject was:  Attn:  Scam Victim

Attention Attention Attention.

I am Mrs. Mary .J. Jenkins. I am a US citizen, 58 years Old. I reside in District of Columbia 20534 . My address is as follows 320 First Street, NW Washington , District of Columbia 20534 , United States , am thinking of moving since I am now wealthy. I am one of those that took part in the Compensation scheme in Nigeria many years ago and they refused to pay me, I had paid over $42,000 while in the USA , trying to get my payment all to no avail.

So I decided to travel down to Nigeria with all my compensation documents and I was directed to meet Mr. Jonathan Roy, who is a member of COMPENSATION AWARD COMMITTEE and a Human Rights Activist (Lawyer), and I contacted him and he explained everything to me. He said whoever that is contacting us through email is fake.

He took me to the paying bank for the claim of my Compensation payment. Right now I am the happiest woman on earth because I have received my compensation funds amounting to $10,000,000.00. Moreover, Mr. Jonathan Roy showed me the full information of those that are yet to receive their payments and I saw your email as one of the scam victims, that is why I decided to email you to stop dealing with those people, they are not with your fund, they are only making money out of you. I will advise you to contact Mr. Jonathan Roy.

You have to contact him directly on this information below.
COMPENSATION AWARD HOUSE
Name: Mr. Jonathan Roy (Lawyer)
Email: barr_joeroy@someisp.com.hk
Fax: +2345551212
You really have to stop dealing with those people that are contacting you and telling you that your fund is with them, it is not in anyway with them, they are only taking advantage of you and they will dry you up until you have nothing. The only money I paid after I met Mr. Jonathan Roy was just $280 for the paper works, take note of that.

Thank You and Be Blessed.
Mrs. Mary J Jenkins
320 First Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20534 USA.

What is so amazing about this approach is how throughout the letter the woman keeps telling you “stop dealing with those people, they are not with your fund, they are only making money out of you” and “You really have to stop dealing with those people that are contacting you and telling you that your fund is with them, it is not in anyway with them, they are only taking advantage of you and they will dry you up until you have nothing“.

Oh, the irony.  They might as well say, “Don’t deal with those people, let me rip you off instead”.

At least you have to give them a bit of credit for creativity.

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6 Responses to “A New Twist on an Old Work At Home Scam”

  1. I get those all the time too. Sometimes I just play along and send false info so these scammers will focus on me and leave some other poor soul alone.
    I did find a site that helps fight this kind of stuff and they actually publish the letters on their site.
    Got this one today:
    FROM: BARCLAYS BANK PLC.
    MR Glory J. Ballack
    4 OPEBI IKEJA, LAGOS,
    NIGERIA.
    Attention: Beneficiary,
    CHANGE OF BENEFICIARY
    In our office today, was a present of One Mr. John T. Kehoe of 122 Fitch Way, Sacramento, Ca. 95864 filing application contrary to your pending fund transfer. The above mentioned person visited this Bank yesterday with a power of attorney given in his favor by your good self, granting him the benefit to process and claim your inheritance of $5,000,000.00( Five Million United States Dollars Only) for personal reasons.

    He further Stated that the online account be Terminated while the fund should be wired to his Bank account with Bank Of America, Routing Number 121000358.Our office have ask Mr. John T. Kehoe return back to the Bank within 48hours to enable us have a personal confirmation from you being hitherto the beneficiary.

    We are sorry to have delayed your instruction in giving out this fund since we must adhere to the modus operandi of this honorable bank by making sure this request is verified and confirmed by the beneficiary and his existing attorney.
    Your confirmation to the above will be appreciated. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Yours sincerely,
    Mr. Glory J. Ballack
    Head of Operations.
    Barclays Bank Plc

  2. Pamela Evbota says:

    Hi,
    It is really embarassing and disheartening when i read mails such as this being a Nigerian myself.
    Mails like this affect those of us that are honest in our dealings cause once you say i am a Nigerian people become wary of you as a person.
    I honestly look forward to the day mails like this stop making rounds on the internet ripping people off their hard earned money.

  3. sharon says:

    That really is unfortunate Pamela. This is why I continue to write about these scams, my hope is to continue to educate people. It’s always a challenge to break out of old prejudices.

  4. ,..] blog.2work-at-home.com is one another interesting source of tips on this issue,..]

  5. DOUG says:

    GEE I SENT OFF MY NAME AND INFO AND NOW I HAVE $25,000,000

  6. Those e-mails are really doing there rounds. Bad that some people fall for them.

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