The latest Nigerian Scam

The latest Nigerian scam? Today, almost everyone knows about the dreaded Nigerian scam. But most people do not know that there is a newer version to the Nigerian scam out there. So how does it work and what makes it so special? The findings will surprise and shock some of you!

First of all, you will receive an email like the one below. After reading it, I will explain why and how this latest Nigerian scam works.


I am Mr Adekunle Elvis. a computer scientist working with central bank of Nigeria. I just started work with C.B.N. and I came across your file which was marked X and your payment released papers painted RED, I took time to study it and found out that you have paid VIRTUALLY all fees but the fund was not released to you and the office you are dealing with are not willing to make transfer available to you.

The most annoying thing is that they won't tell you the truth that on no account will they ever release the funds to you, instead they allow you spend money unnecessarily, I decided to contact you because I can make transfer of your funds available to you immediately under 10minutes,that is if you are ready and willing to follow all instructions stated by me without hesitation.

I needed to do this because you need to know the statues of your Funds and cause for the delay, Please this is like a Mafia setting in Nigeria, you may not understand it because you are not a Nigerian. The only thing needed to release this fund is the Anti drug/terrorist clearance certificate which will be tendered to any of your nominated bank and the INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE(IRS)for clearance of the transfered amount in your account.

Once the Anti drug /terrorist clearance certificate is obtained funds will immediately reflect in your bank within 10 Minutes, the certificate is all that is needed to complete this transaction.

Note that the actual funds is valued at $15.5 MILLION USD and the president made a compensation fund release for all unpaid beneficiary valued at $10 million USD.

Listed below are the mafia's and banks behind the non release of your funds that i managed to sneak out for your kind persual. [Names Removed]

So now that you've read this latest Nigerian scam, do you think there is anything special to it? For most people it would seem like just another scam, and most people would be smart enough to avoid it. But, the problem is that those scammers are not targeting most of us. What? Let me explain so that you can understand.

Those scammers are actually targeting previous victims to one of the Nigerian scams. Previously, those scammers would claim that the victim has a large outstanding balance and would need to pay a clearance fee to claim it. Many people have fallen victim to it and paid those scammers the clearance fee.

The key to this scam is how the previous scam worked. In the previous scam, the victims believed that they actually had a large amount of money overseas, but after paying their clearance fee, they could not contact that so called agent any more, and they finally knew that they had been scammed.

But now, this so called Adekunle Elvis tells them that their funds are still there. The reason they never received it was because of those agents that had contacted the victim before were involved in fraudulent activities. Now the entire reason why the victim never received his funds looked explained.

And to make it even more realistic, in the names section, which has been removed, the name of the previous agent that tricked the victim's money was also listed. So now everything makes sense to the victim, and it finally looks like he will get justice and receive his funds. Or will he?

Again this is just a scam. This latest Nigerian scam is just a follow up to their previous scam. In the names listed in the email, those scammers will list all of the fake names that they have used for those scams in the past to make it look realistic. And the worrying part is that most of the previous victims, might fall victim again because of how this scam follows up on the victims previous encounter. This is a very well strategized scam, and one that should worry many people.

In the few instances the name of the person who sent the email has been different, but the main body of the email remains the same. Let's all help do our part to make sure that no new victims fall prey, and all the previous victims are not tricked by this scam anymore. Please inform as many people as you can about this latest Nigerian scam.

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