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INVESTIGATION UNIT Dear Sir Ma

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WARNING: These are scams. They are Emails sent to a honeytrap address only ever used for this purpose. Do not reply to these people, they will try to con you into paying out money in return for nothing.

CAVEAT: Please note that some of these Emails may be impersonating a genuine company or person. We wish to make it clear that any such name mentioned within these Emails has no connection to the scam. For the sake of searching, we leave these messages untouched, but we will respond to any concerns left in our comments.


From: INVESTIGATION UNIT <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2017 07:18:07 -0800
Subject: Dear Sir/Ma


*Dear Sir/Ma*

*This is to inform you that we arrested Mr. Benson Iddo a fraudster and he
mentioned a lot of names they have defrauded with his colleagues and your
name was among the listed. Please if you made any kind of payment to any
one in the past or present through Western Union/Money Gram/Bank Transfer/
for any kind of transaction contract payment/Inheritance Fund/Lottery
Fund/Jackpot/Online Dating scam/job posting/and so on. Please you are
hereby advised to send a copy of the payment Methods you used if it’s
Western Union/Money Gram or Bank Transfer, Just send the copy of the
transaction to prove that you were scammed.*

*If you don’t keep any record of your payment then send to the Nigerian
Police Force the email you have being receiving from the people or any
office it maybe, That will enable us to verify and then approve your over
due payment. As it was instructed by the United Nations (UN) Chairman and
Federal Government of Nigeria to pay your outstanding payment to you and
other scam victim person.*

*We have carefully verified that you have an outstanding payment with the
Federal Government of Nigeria, and this payment has been long approved but
the people you have dealt with in the past refused to tell you the truth
rather extorting money from you. Please let us know how many people in this
country that have extorted money from you illegally and once they are
caught they will be judge and prosecuted.*

*Please get back to us and tell us how you wish to receive your long
approved awaited payment from the Federal Government of Nigeria without
passing any further stress.*

*We are very sorry for any inconveniences this might have caused you and
you must at this time receive what belong to you. Stop further
communication with anyone and should in case you receive any further email
from anyone, don’t hesiste to forward it to us and keep it secret with you
so that you can achieve the success of this transaction.*

*The Federal Government of Nigeria and United Nations is keen and very
determined to pay your overdue debts, this is not a fluke, I would not want
you to loose this fund out of ignorance. This is the reason why the
Nigerian Police was appointed to contact you and monitor the payment.*

*Send your report or response to the Nigerian Police Force In-charge of the
payment through this official email address for further payment advice. *

*Your’s Faithfully,*

*DCP Irimiya F. Yerima Cmdt, Pol Coll.*

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