Hello fellow Members!
I want to advise everyone that there is a scam letter going around using the EFCC (Economic and Financial Crimes Commission) name to lure scam victims such as myself. I just received it in my inbox yesterday. It seemed all legitimate but with research I was able to trace the IP address to other scam emails and also the domain name is @hotmail.com. I am disgusted to see the lenghts that these scammers would take to steal from innocent people and also to see they would use the good name of the same organisation that helps put them out of business.
If anyone of you receives this letter please advise me or Shawn. I have forwarded a copy of this email to the EFCC in the hopes of them being able to trace the exact net cafe its been sent out of.
For reference I have pointed out a few things that indicate this is a scam letter:
1 - The domain name is firstname.lastname@example.org
. A governmental organisation such as the EFCC would have @efcc.org for an email address and not hotmail.
2- The EFCC would not contact you via email. Since I am a victim with all my information with them, they would have called me.
3- If it were a legitimate email, you would be able to see the company letter head and logo clearly stated.
4- The IP address is 188.8.131.52 : Here is the link of the search I made:
http://search.live.com/results.aspx?mkt ... 184.108.40.206
Below is the letter itself for you all to read. Have a good day and stay safe!!
From : Economic and Financial Crimes Commission <email@example.com>
Sent : August 15, 2007 10:13:40 AM
To : <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject : SCAMMED VICTIM/BENEFICIARY. REF/PAYMENTS CODE:06654
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EFCC HEAD OFFICE
1 IBRAHIM TAIWO ROAD
ASO ROCK VILLA
ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION 2007
PLEASE HELP US STOP SCAM
SCAMMED VICTIM/BENEFICIARY. REF/PAYMENTS CODE:06654
This is to bring to your notice that we are delegated from the United Nations to Eco bank
Nigeria to pay 100 Nigerian 419 scam victims the amount being reeped by Nigerian scammers, you
are listed for this payments as one of the scammed victims,get back to us as soon as possible
for the immediate payment of your compensations payment.
We have made several inquiries and have discovered that you were among those vistims being duped
by Nigerian scammers so we are here to enlighten you and to let you know that the FEDERAL
REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA founded this organisation to fight against cyber crime in our country
Visit : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fLn86Q4wSM
On this faithful recommendations,I want you to know that during the last UN meeting held with
the new president of our country at Abuja,Nigeria, it was alarmed so much by the rest of the
world in the meeting on the lose of funds by various foreigners to the scams artists operating
in syndicates all over the world today known as cyber crime,in other to retain the good image of
the country,the new president of the country is now paying 100 victims of this operators One
after the other if you have only proof that you have once been scammed by a Nigerian, Due to the
corrupt and inefficient banking systems in Nigeria,the payments are to be paid by Eco bank
Nigeria as corresponding paying bank under funding assistance by the National Westminster bank
According to the number of applicants at hand,15 beneficiaries has been paid ,half of the
victims are from
the United States,we still have more left to be paid the compensation with evidence.
Your particulars was mentioned by one of the syndicates who was arrested in Lagos Nigeria as one
of their victims of the operations and we are on the trace of the other person, you are here by
warned not to communicate or duplicate this message to him for any reason what so ever,the US
secret service is already on trace of the criminal.
For more vital information,please visit: http://home.rica.net/alphae/419coal/news2007.htm
can receive your compensation payment via any of the both options you choose,DRAFT PAYMENT or
I shall feed you with further modalities as soon as I hear from you to know if you can be able
to come in person to withness your compensation or not.
Note:You will have to send your response to our official bank at: email@example.com
informations over the payment of the compensation being approved by the FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
We appologize once more for being a victim of our country crime.
Mallam Nuhu ,
Executive Chairman, EFCC