You receive an email from someone pretending to be the minister of finance in Nigeria. You are a beneficiary to a large sum of money, he says. It’s a scam! Below is a copy of the email:
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
Our Ref: Your Ref: FMF/IRD/CBX/021/007 Your Ref: ……..
Attn: Category [A] Beneficiary/
We are very sorry for the delay in releasing your over due payment, due to the fact that we have been so busy paying beneficiaries through DOLLAR CASH CARD which is also known As ATM VISA CARD delivery to there different destinations. This is to notify you that the OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF
OPERATIONS CREDIT SETTLEMENT FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE has finally approved your payment through the BT CONNECT DOLLAR CASH CARD.
Your payment has been re-approved and would be paid immediately through delivery post to your doorstep with-in 48 hours of confirmation from you. For us not to make mistake in the delivery of your DOLLAR CASH CARD, you are hereby advised to reconfirm your payment Details.
1) Your Full Names:
2) Contact address:
3) Phone, Fax and Mobile Numbers:
5) Date of Birth:
Note that you shall bear the cost of sending the ATM Visa card to your doorstep which cannot be deducted from your fund because it is under Escrow Account and also under insurance coverage.
Regards, Elvis Williams (Mr.)
Honorable Minister of Finance
If you want to know the actual officers in the Nigerian government, here is the list from the CIA website: