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#61512 18-May-2010 09:23
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well this was an interesting tactic i thought to myself, send the poor victim of a scam a letter saying that they are such a poor victim they deserve another royal scamming



United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) In Affiliation With Barack Obama Campaign to Assist Scammed Individuals In The Settlement Of Disputes Through ZENITH BANK NIGERIA PLC .

Attention:

How are you today? Hope all is well with you and your family?You may not understand why this mail came to you but kindly read for your perusal and follow the giving procedures for your claim.

The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) was created in 1991 as a subsidiary organ of the UN Security Council.Its mandate is to process claims and pay compensation for losses and damage suffered as a direct result of Internet Fraud.

We have been having a confederation meeting for the passed 7 months which ended 2 weeks ago with the then secretary to the UNITED NATIONS. This meeting was first held on the 8th of April 2003. You can view this page for your perusal.

 






 


















This email is directed to all the people that have been scammed in all parts of the world, the UNITED NATIONS in affiliation with Barack Obama Campaign have agreed to compensate them with categorical payment sum of US$ 100,000 each. In its decision 17 of 24 March 2006, the Governing Council established basic principles for the distribution of compensation payments to successful claimants.

This decision was made two months before the resolution of the first instalment of claims before the Commission.

As stated in the Secretary-General's report of 2 May 2006,it was anticipated that the value of approved awards would far exceed the resources available in the Compensation Fund at any given time.

The Governing Council therefore devised a mechanism for the allocation of available funds to successful claimants that gave priority to the three urgent categories of claims and which, within each category, would give equal treatment to similarly situated claims. Only when each successful claimant in categories "A","B"and "C" had been paid an initial amount up to US$2,500 would payments commence for claims in other categories. Accordingly,the first phase of payment involved an initial payment of US$2,500 to each successful individual claimant in categories "A" and "C".

However,for humanitarian reasons, all category"B"claims will be paid in full of a total US$100,000. A total of US$3,252,337,997.09 was made available to 1,498,119 successful individual claimants in categories "A", "B" and "C" under the first phase of payments.

This includes every foreign contractor that may have not received their contract sum, and people that have had an unfinished transaction or international businesses that failed due to Government problems etc. We found your name in our list and that is why you are receiving this email notification.

You are advised to contact Mr. Jim Ovia of ZENITH BANK NIGERIA PLC , as he is our representative in Nigeria, contact him immediately for your approved bank draft of USD$100,000.

This funds are in a Bank Draft for security purpose, so he will send it to you and you can cash it in any bank of your choice.Therefore, you should send him your full Name, telephone number and your correct mailing address where you want him to send the Draft to you.

Contact Mr. Jim Ovia immediately for your Bank Draft

Person to Contact: Mr. Jim Ovia

Email: mrjim_ovia101@live.co.uk

Thanks and God bless you and your family. Hoping to hear from you as soon as you cash your Bank Draft.

Making the world a better place.

Regards Ban Ki-Moon.

(UN Secretary-General)

 



 



 



 



 





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  #331202 18-May-2010 09:38
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"Humanitarian purposes?"

ROFL...





 

 

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  #331215 18-May-2010 09:56
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love how the email address for an official person is just:

mrjim_ovia101@live.co.uk


 
 
 
 


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  #331222 18-May-2010 10:13
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i love how the nigerian official has a .co.uk email address




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#331267 18-May-2010 11:19
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I've written to him asking how I get my bank draft. Watch this space!

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  #331310 18-May-2010 12:29
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Looks totally legit to me! I have made millions off those nigerian emails




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  #331314 18-May-2010 12:40
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Did you really read the whole message? My built-in anti-spam system discarded it as soon as the word Nigerian was found

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  #331366 18-May-2010 13:58
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Well it's a step up from the usual....
In fact it's so filled with bureaucratic nonsense it's almost believable.

 
 
 
 


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  #331390 18-May-2010 14:28

I love it when the first line basically apologies for wasting your time and then it takes about three more sentences to explain how I should read it...

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  #331584 18-May-2010 20:44
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Maybe you should notify Shivametimbers at the 419eater.com scambaiters website

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  #331606 18-May-2010 21:28

Someone should develop an auto reply system that uses a logic system that will send the scammers an email reply. Basically the Nigerian scammers English is so bad it wouldn't matter if the logic system was not up to it; simply because they would confuse each other.

They do have systems that generate random email addresses to catch spam bots, I almost set a site up just so I could waste their time but then the bandwidth was not worth it. 

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  #331743 19-May-2010 08:43
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lol, you would have been a hero if you had followed through




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  #331752 19-May-2010 09:14
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manta: I've written to him asking how I get my bank draft. Watch this space!


OMG! it looks as if the check / cheque REALLY DOES EXIST and they're going to courier it to me or transfer the $100,000 to my account.  Can barely contain my excitement.  I've asked them to courier the check to me but helpfully Mr Ovia is going to see whether a bank transfer would be cheaper.  Nice of a UN rep to send regards to my family too; I never knew the UN cared so much.  Anyway, I've replied and can't wait to hear back; all that money nearly mine!  See Jim Ovia's email below:

 

It is my pleasure to inform you that i got your mail and all the content was well understood. I write to confirm to you that your check is here with the Zenith Bank of Nigeria PLC, I have been waiting to hear from you as to direct me on how to send the Cheque to you.

Yes, there was a meeting and the United Nations agreed to pay you and other beneficiaries US$ 100,000 for all you troubles and scams which you might have passed through as your name is on the list of people having such problems.

So they kept a Cashiers cheque of $100,000 United States Dollars for your compensation for all the past efforts and attempts to complete the transaction that never went through or that which you were scammed in.

The only ways i could send your draft to you is, either i deposit the Cheque into your account or I send it to you through courier service, i will go now to find out what they would cost.
However, you are required to reconfirm your details.

The needed information is asked below :-
NAME:....................................
AGE:.......................................
SEX:.......................................
ADDRESS:...............................
EMAIL:....................................
DIRECT PHONE:.....................
OCCUPATION:.........................
COMPANY:..............................
COUNTRY:...............................

Finally I would like to hear from you as soon as possible with the required information, so that we can complete this process immediately, cos i will be very busy soon with work.

Thanks and my regards to your family.

Remain bless

Jim Ovia

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  #331760 19-May-2010 09:34
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The things that give away would be " I send it to you through courier service, i will go now to find out what they would cost."

And then they start asking for the money to cover this "courier" service...





 

 

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  #331770 19-May-2010 09:56
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i like the comment "cos i will be very busy soon with work." so whats he doing now. lol




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  #331773 19-May-2010 10:05
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vexxxboy: i like the comment "cos i will be very busy soon with work." so whats he doing now. lol


doing us a favour so we should be damn gratefull




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