For the negligible sum of US$195, they promise to send the victim either US$75,000 or US$7,500,000 (depending on where you feel the comma should lie, no pun intended). There is no need to contact the victim further as payment instructions are conveniently listed.
This type of email is not yet common, but if it works, more phishers will definitely be trying some variation of it. It could work well as a two-part series, first with the offer to send a prepaid card with the money in it, and then later on to send this email asking for further details.
The text of the email follows:
From: Koffi Annan
Sent: Monday, 16 June, 2014 3:08 AM
Subject: YOUR IMMEDIATE CONTRACT PAYMENT.(CASE FILE 54AC003)
YOUR IMMEDIATE CONTRACT PAYMENT.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has been seriously warned by the United States Government, International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, United Nations (UN) and other international bodies to make sure we settle most of our outstanding foreign debts we owed to Next of Kin's. Fund Beneficiaries and foreign contractors that executed contract with us immediately, this program is organized by the Board of Trustees and Directors for the end of the Year "POVERTY REDUCTION AND ERADICATION". We are using our reputable and well known organization to let you know that you are one of our chosen beneficiaries for this program of "POVERTY REDUCTION AND ERADICATION" in your country e-mail directory.
We hereby inform you that you have successfully being chosen and compensated for an International ATM card written out in your name in the amount of $750, 000, 00 here in the state (U.S.A). Now, for the compensated price, you will have to contact the Finance House and the Compensation Department for your perusals and claims of your compensated price and my dear beneficiary, below is the contact of the Finance House and Compensation Department (FHCD) for the collection and claims of your international certificated ATM card:
But, a very surprising record was discovered in your payment file that is why you have not been contacted about this since then. Records showed that your inheritance payment has been approved four times and duly completed two times. Also we found out that these funds totaling $750,000,00 was transferred directly from the central bank of Nigeria to the below stated bank account on your authorization and an international ATM CARD was also sent to your house address. This has now resulted in bringing the USA and British Government into the case and we really want you to explain to us what you know about this transfer/payment and delivery.
BANK NAME: STANDARD CHATTERED BANK,
BANK ADDRESS, 138-141 1ST FLOOR, EDINBURGH TOWER, THE LANDMARK, 15 QUEENS ROAD, CENTRAL HONG KONG, ACCOUNT NAME: INDO-CHINA GROUP LTD, A/C #: USD114-102-5567-8, SWIFT CODE: SCBL 11K111
The most baffling part is this payment keeps coming up in every period of debt reconciliation and verification always receives approval like now. NOW OUR QUESTION IS, HAVE YOU RECEIVED YOUR FULL PAYMENT OR ANY PART OF YOUR FUND ENTITLEMENT OWED TO YOU BY THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT? WE NEED AN ANSWER FROM YOU WITHIN . AND IF WE DO NOT HEAR FROM YOU IMMEDIATELY YOU RECEIVE THIS MESSAGE TODAY, WE WILL ASSUME YOU ARE INVOLVED AND HAVE RECEIVED OVER PAYMENT, WHICH ONE SHOULD BE RETURNED TO NIGERIA
Help us to help you, If not call him immediately you receive this message today on is direct number( +1 760 422 5040 ) or send me a details email disclaiming the information so that you will be issued with claim identification code (CIC) which will help you to secure your claim and payment from fraudulent officials. And also you will be advised and guided accordingly on how you will receive your legitimate fund entitlement from the Nigerian Government, which will be credited into your nominated bank account within or delivered to you as well to your door step.
Therefore, i would advise you to contact FBI Agent Rev. Kelvin Williams for assistance and inform him that your CASE FILE is 54AC003. Contact him directly via the information below if you are yet to receive your funds.
UNITED NATIONS COMPENSATION AWARD PROGRAM CONTACT Officer: Rev. Kelvin Williams EMAIL :(yahoo email account listed) CELL PHONE: (US number listed)
Once again it is important to note that your Fund/Payment was released with the following particulars attached to it.
(1) File Number: F1267-2009
(2) Ref. Code: KP23/857/MCL5 /CO
(3) Grant Number: MICC/97846563459/206
(4) Personal Identification Number (PIN): 0866750
Once again stop contacting those people. I advise that you contact Rev. Kelvin Williams so that he can help you in the collection of your ATM CARD payment instead of dealing with those liars that will be turning you around asking for different kind of money to complete your transaction and the FBI agent can also direct you to the paying bank.
Finally remember that I have forwarded instruction to the finance house on your behalf to send the International ATM card to you as soon as you contact them without delay. Please be informed that you should treat this as confidential as ever and in good faith from the Board and Management of the Organization, Also be informed that the International ATM CARD must get to you through a courier company which you will be responsible for the fees as soon as you contact the agent and also if you want the fund to be transferred as well through the paying bank.
What you have to do now is to contact the Rev. Kelvin Williams as soon as possible to know when they will deliver your package to you because of the expiring date, The only money you will send to the agent to deliver your International ATM card to your postal Address in your country is ($195USD) Dollars only being documentation and Security Keeping Fee of the Courier Company so far. Again, don't be deceived by anybody to pay any other money except $195USDollars, beside if you fail to comply with the needed $195 US Dollars required there’s no way we can deliver the International ATM card to your country.
You are to provide the following information.
Your Full Name:....................
Personal Telephone Number:................
Thanks. God Loves and Bless you and your family.
Hope to contact the F.H.C.D soon.
FORMER UN SECRETARY GENERAL
(CHAIRMAN OF FUND RELEASE)