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Your $350,000 Part-Payment by MasterCard ATM is Ready

Alert Reader Sends In A *New* Phish

From: rxpeter@iatreion.be¹
Subject: Your $350,000 Part-Payment by MasterCard ATM is Ready
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 05:25:28 -0700

CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
38 BROAD STREET, TINUBU SQUARE
TELEX: 578761

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR,
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA, (C.B.N)
38 BROAD STREET, TINUBU SQUARE.
PHONE: +234 705 877 5428

ATTN: BENEFICIARY/CONTRACTOR/AWARD WINNER

YOUR PARTICULARS WAS MENTIONED IN OUR JUST CONCLUDED SECOND-QUARTER DEBT SETTLEMENT GENERAL MEETING. A PART PAYMENT OF $350,000 (THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) WAS APPROVED ON YOUR NAME. THIS PAYMENT WILL BE PROGRAMMED INTO AN AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINE (ATM CARD) POWERED BY MASTERCARD AND WILL BE MAILED TO YOUR ADDRESS BY COURIER SERVICE.

YOU ARE IMMEDIATELY REQUIRED TO RE-CONFIRM AND FORWARD TO MY DESK THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION’S:
1.    YOUR REQUIRED NAME TO BE PRINTED ON YOUR ATM CARD:
2.    YOUR PRESENT RESIDENT MAILING ADDRESS (NOT P.O BOX):
3.    YOUR PERSONAL AND REACHABLE MOBILE PHONE NUMBER:

NOTE: YOU ARE TO PAY THE SUM OF $95 COURIER DELIVERY CHARGE OF YOUR ATM CARD, THIS PAYMENT IS VERY COMPULSORY OTHERWISE DON’T REPLY.

WE ARE SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCIES THE DELAY OF YOUR PAYMENT MIGHT HAVE CAUSED YOU.

YOURS SINCERELY,
ALHAJI SANUSI LAMIDO SANUSI
NEW GOVERNOR, CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA (C.B.N)

My reader asked: why ask for a cell phone #?, and remarked on the “courier charge”.. I’ll posit that to you Dear Readers. Why do you think they want a cell phone number?

¹ .be = Belgium

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5 Comments »

  1. I am not sure why they would want your phone number other than to sell it to a telemarketer company in some foreign company.
    I don’t have a cell phone, so I am not a valid “participant”

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    Comment by Kloplop321 | July 17, 2009 | Reply

    • Kloplop321,
      Good point. Or.. since you pay for the data/text, maybe they want to message spam you to bankruptcy..?

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      Comment by techpaul | July 17, 2009 | Reply

      • There is a problem with that, it costs nothing to send emails, it costs 0.01 cents to send an SMS message. They aren’t going to massively do that, it would not be effective. Though I think that it would be nice if all of the government’s officials got on their list so they can get ticked off and file legal action, or make it so that the Phone providers are strict on foreign messages

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        Comment by Kloplop321 | July 17, 2009 | Reply

        • Kloplop321,
          Yes. I was being a tiny bit capricious there.. You have a good idea. Get the lawmakers to take notice of what we “average folk” are contending with.

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          Comment by techpaul | July 17, 2009 | Reply

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    Comment by ady | July 18, 2009 | Reply


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