First rule of thumb when attempting a scam? Learn to speak the language.
Second rule? When assuming the identity of a government crime fighting division, you might consider pretending to be someone other than a Nigerian. Just a thought.
At least it's an improvement on the Nigerian Princes and the Oil Barons (and widows of oil barons) and somehow amazingly wealthy missionaries (ministering in Nigeria) who are always asking me to help them transport their millions out of the country.
Firstly we introduce this commission, Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) we fight cyber crime, Internet fraud, scam and money laundering in Africa and London United Kingdom Our commission has been in existences since 2004 and our duty is to stop internet fraud. We have over 7,500 of them in our jails around Africa and UK and we are still looking
for these internet fraudsters and we are aware that a lot of foreigners have been deceived and huge amount of money has also been lost to this fraudsters after promising you percentages in their letters for you to help them move funds and they will end up demanding for money from you and in return you will get nothing.
The Leaders of the African Crime fighters has come together to inform the world what is going on now and we have recovered over $422 Million Dollars (Four Hundred and Twenty two Million Dollars) from the people we have apprehended. The reason we are writing you this letter is because your name was given to us by one of the fraudsters in our detention room after serious investigation and our aim is to refund all lost fund to its legitimate owner.
We are paying back from the money we recovered and can only refund all lost fund if your name is mentioned and you show us prove of how much you lost. If you know any person, family or friend(s) that has lost money to fraudsters please tell him/her to write to this commission with proves and we will handle his/her case then pay back after verification. We are aware that these fraudsters has broken home, made people lose their job, sell their properties, closed their business, put many on the street and some
even lost their life.
You are advised to reach us in our email address below for further clarifications on how you are to receive your lost funds and you are also required to forward your full particulars and recent telephone and fax numbers to our email address below if you are a victim. In situation where by you are having any transaction here in Nigeria respond for clearance to
avoid bring scam.
Note reply to this email
Dr. Victor Pam
(Chairman EFCC Internet Fraud Unit)