Here is one I got in my email box today . . .
STANDARD CHARTERED BANK / UNITED NATIONS 2008
SCAM VICTIMS COMPENSATIONS PAYMENTS.
REF/PAYMENTS CODE: 06654.
AMOUNT $2,500,000.00 USD.
I write to bring to your notice that I am the Nigerian new foreign affairs minister and an official delegate from the United Nations to Central Bank of Nigeria to pay 150 Nigerian 419 scam victims $2,500,000.00 USD (Two Million Dollars Only) each. You are listed and approved for this payment as one of the beneficiaries to be paid this amount as compensation.
As a result of this laudable recommendations, it is imperative to bring to your notice that during the last U.N. meetings held at Abuja, Nigeria, it was alarmed so much by the rest of the world in the meetings on the lose of funds by various foreigners to the scams artists operating in syndicates all over the world today. In other to redeem the good image of my country, the New President has ordered the payment of $2,700,000.00 USD each to the affected victims in pursuance with the U.N. recommendations.
Due to the corrupt and inefficient Banking Systems in Nigeria, the payments are to be made by THE STANDARD CHARTERED BANK, NIGERIA as the corresponding banks under the funding assistance of the CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA.
According to the number of applicants at hand, 114 Beneficiaries has been paid, 60% of the victims are from the United States, while about 40% are from other parts of the world. We still have more than 30% left to be paid the compensations of $2,500,000.00 USD each along side bonus of $200,000.00 additional from our new elected President.
Your particulars was mentioned by one of the Syndicates who was arrested in Lagos, Nigeria as one of their victims of the operations, you are hereby warned not to communicate or duplicate this message to him for any reason what so ever as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Motto: (No Body is Above the Law) have combined effort with the United Nation Anti-crime commission to alleviate the plight of these victims as well as redeeming the image of my dear country. The U.S. secret service is already on trace of the criminals. Other victims who have not been contacted can submit their application as well for scrutiny and possible consideration.
Many Banks, Universal firms, Companies and individuals have been in bankruptcy today due to the activities of these hoodlums. However, a thorough investigation have revealed that these people have dropped over 500,000 victims across the world, after collecting their money falsely, many as a result of this have committed suicide, while others are now living in abject poverty.
As regards these ongoing developmental strive, we have over 600 suspects at hand, 135 in kirikiri prisons. While many are awaiting trial, we are still in search of others, who think they are wise, and hope that you will assist by giving any vital information that could lead to the apprehension of these hoodlums.
You can receive your compensations payments via any of this options you Choose, DRAFT/CHEQUE PAYMENTS or A.T.M CARD. Every other modality will be made known to you by Mr. Frank Chukwunonso of STANDARD CHARTERED BANK, NIGERIA immediately with the under listed contact information and Please remember to include the REF/PAYMENTS CODE: 06654
Bank Name: STANDARD CHARTERED BANK LONDON (SCB)
Contact Person: Mr. Frank Chukwunonso
Do contact me as soon as you contact the bank so as to follow up with your payment case and also to investigate related matters.
CHIEF OJO MADUEKWE.
NIGERIA'S FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER