Hope that everything is running well and you are enriched with a very positive spirit over there!
Well, this morning, I received a
very nice scam letter from the General Secretary of United Nation. Oops! How can the General Secretary of United Nation scammed you, Alaika? That's the point? That's weird, isn't it?
Well, hold on! Of course my mind running to the scammers action, that are well-known in the cyber world. I believe that this email is not coming from the General Secretary, but absolutely from a scammer! Curious about the email? Let's go through it, here!
|Captured from Alaika's email|
The United Nations Headquarters, New York
United Nations Compensation Unit, In Affiliation with World Bank Our Ref: U.N/WBO/042UK/2014.
Congratulations Beneficiary and Happy New Year!
How are you today? Hope all is well with you and family? You may not understand why this mail came to you. We have been having a meeting for the past 7 months which just ended few days ago with the secretary to the UNITED NATIONS. This email is to all the people that have been scammed in any part of the world, the UNITED NATIONS in Affiliation with WORLD BANK have agreed to compensate them with the sum of USD$1 Million Dollars.
This includes every foreign contractors that may have not received their contract sum, and people that have had an unfinished transaction or international businesses that failed due to Government problems etc. We found your name in the list of those who are to benefit from these compensation exercise and that is why we are contacting you, this have been agreed upon and have been signed. You are advised to contact Aaron Smith of our paying center in Africa, as he is our representative in Nigeria, contact him immediately for your Cheque/ International Bank Draft of USD$1 Million Dollars.
This fund is in form of a Bank Draft for security purpose ok? So he will send it to you and you can clear it in any bank of your choice. Therefore, you should send him your full Name and telephone number your correct mailing address where you want him to send the Draft to you. Contact Aaron Smith of MAGNUM PLC PAYMENT CENTER with your payment Code:ST/DPI/829 immediately for your Cheque at the given address below:
DIRECTOR IN CHARGE: Aaron Smith
I apologize on behalf of my organization for any delay you might have encountered in receiving your fund in the past. Thanks and God bless you and your family. Hoping to hear from you as soon as you cash your Bank Draft. Making the world a better place.
You are required to contact the above person and furnish him with the following of your information that will be required to avoid any mistakes:-
1. Your Full name:
2. Your Country:
3. Contact Address:
4. Telephone Number:
5. Fax Number:
6. Marital Status:
Congratulations, and I look forward to hear from you as soon as you confirm your payment making the world a better place.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon
Well, that is the email content. What do you think about it? It is one of the
This is another scam modus! Never reply or just delete these such of email. How can Mr Ban Ki Moon, the Secretary General, will waste his time to email us for this such of business? :D
I also went through the UN website and found its information related to the Fraud Alert. Here it is.
So, be advised to never response those such of email/scam. Deleted or ignore them.
Al, Bandung, 14 Jan 2014