If you are reading this, and have received a same or similar email with subject “Urgent Attention Beneficiary.. Over-due Inheritance / Contract Payment of US $8,000,000.00 purporting to be from the “Office Of The Deputy Director, Andrew McCabe,Federal Bureau Of Investigation,935 Pennsylvania Avenue,NW, Washington, D.C. 20535-0001, USA”, just know that you have been targeted by scammers.
This message which I and many of my workmates have received is PURE scam other than being real and legitimate. Scammers continue find attractive ways to make many fall victims by sending such messages in the name of funds, inheritance and etc. Many of them are on Facebook and use the email me on my private email slogan while others will simply storm your email.
This message which claims to be from the “Office Of The Deputy Director, Andrew McCabe,Federal Bureau Of Investigation,935 Pennsylvania Avenue,NW, Washington, D.C. 20535-0001, USA” with subject “Re: Urgent Attention…” and sent by “Andrew McCabe<''firstname.lastname@example.org>” with reply to email@example.com” is scam. Please be aware and don’t fall victim like many have done. In below is the detailed message..
Office Of The Deputy Director,
Federal Bureau Of Investigation,
935 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW, Washington, D.C. 20535-0001, USA.
The Federal Bureau of investigation in collaboration with the International Monetary Fund has discovered your over-due inheritance / contract payment of US$8,000,000.00 (Eight Million United States Dollars) in an escrow account in the Central Bank of Nigeria.
From the security report made available to us by the executive governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria in the person of Mr Godwin Emefiele, the funds are 100% real and have been approved for release to you, but a lady by the name of Mrs. Joan B Melvin of New York has already filed an application of claim at the Central Bank of Nigeria with a power of attorney and some official documents signed by you, which empowered her to claim the funds on your behalf due to your ill health.
In prospect of this, we have been recommended to warn US citizens who have received information pertaining to their outstanding inheritance / contract payment to be very careful, in order not to fall a victim of ugly circumstance. In case you are already dealing with some cruel officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria or other agency, you are strictly advised to STOP further communication with them in your best interest and thereby contact the governor’s office of the Central Bank of Nigeria via the below details:
NAME: MR. GODWIN EMEFIELE
OFFICE ADDRESS: Central Bank of Nigeria,
Central Business District,
Cadastral Zone, Abuja, Federal.
Capital Territory, Nigeria.
NOTE: You should ignore any message that does not come from the above email address and phone number for security reasons. And to enable the Central Bank of Nigeria process and release the fund to you, you are demanded to re-confirm your full details such as
Ensure that you follow the Central Bank of Nigeria due process as enshrined in the International Banking Secrecy Act to avoid any form of discrepancy, which may hinder your fund transfer.
Thanks for your understanding and cooperation as we earnestly await your urgent reply.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building,
935 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW, Washington, D.C.
What should you do in case you receive such an email?
The best way to handle such a situation is to IGNORE the email and delete it from your Inbox or any other folder it landed (mine was delivered in the spam folder of Gmail). Deleting it will help you not to change your mind to respond. The same happens when you ignore as that will mean no connection between you and the sender… Dont fall victim of scam.