Just received this via email…
In this day and age, you really would have to hope that no one manages to fall for something like this.
It’s a new take on the concept presumably – masquerading as an agency supposedly working against fraud yet looking for people to supply personal details to reclaim funds.
Putting aside the rather brief email attempting to get someone to read an attachment, surely if you’d been affected by fraud in attempting to respond to another spam email – someone would have the necessary details to contact you?
“Sorry for the inconveniences that was rendered to you in your line of Inheritance Payment transaction with some impersonators some while ago.”
Here’s the attachment for your amusement – complete with typos:
ICPC NIGERIA (Anti-Fraud Unit)
…….we fight against fraud, funds delay and impersonation.
Head Office: Plot 802, Constitution Avenue
Zone A9 Central Area
P. M.B 535, Garki Lagos.
TEL : +234 7093880805
LETTER OF COMPENSATION/SETTLEMENT.
This letter will definitely be amazing to you because of it’s realistic value.
Sorry for the inconveniences that was rendered to you in your line of Inheritance Payment transaction with some impersonators some while ago.
I know that this letter will hit you by surprise, but firstly I will like to introduce myself; I am (Hon. Jacob Makumbe ) the Legal chairman of “ICPC”, (Nigeria’s Anti-Fraud Unit).
On the 1st of may 2010, the former President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria (Chief Olusegun Obasanjo) introduced a Commission named the “ICPC”, (Nigeria’s Anti-Fraud Unit) which is duly registered under the United Nations (U.N.O). This particular Commission was initiated to detect fraud/funds delay/impersonation of Government Officials. Secondly, we are mandated by the US Government to Settle foreign debts/fraud victims/Un-paid beneficiaries to satisfactory in other to maintain peace in the world at large and also to create a good relationship with the international bodies.
Presently, we are being paid by the American government in other to avert beneficiary funds delays/fraud here in Nigeria.
So far in this present year, we have settled the likes of (Mrs. Debbie Hargrove, Mr. Michael Wagner , Patricia Norton , Emason Ayers etc).
You are being contacted by this office today dated ( 6th Oct, 2010) because your Case File (A) is the very first File on our Settlement Files Cabinet. From our Intelligent investigations and Probing processes we discovered that you are a victim of fraud/funds delay.
The “ICPC”, is faithfully under my governance as the Legal Chairman of the great Commission and to this Authority I took an oath of allegiance to settle all fraud victims peacefully..
This Memorandum is to notify you that you will be settled by the Nigerian Government from our initial Deposit Account. Your settlement will be actualized within 3working days after your response to this Official Letter.
For further clarification /investigation kindly send the below information to us immediately:
1. Your residential address:
2. Mobile and fax number (for regular official contact).
3. Your inheritance funds value:
4. Amount which you have lost previously:
These above-mentioned informations will officially enable us to carry out our verification processes and after that your compensation sum/Inheritance Funds will be Electronically wired into your designated Bank account or through a Diplomatic Delivery Service, depending on which mode you prefer.
Your immediate compliance to this will expedite actions on your Payment because here in this office, we have a lot of listed victims to be settled.
Call me +234 7093880805
Chairman ICPC Nigeria.
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