Nigerian 419 scam turns on itself

I just received an email titled “Stop Contacting These People”. What’s this all about you ask. Well, I’m sure you’re well aware by now of the various Nigerian 419 scams where people receive emails telling them that they’ve been listed as beneficiaries of large sums of money or would like their help in transferring funds out of the country and in doing so will be compensated very well financially. 

Well today’s email intrigued me a bit and you’ve got to give it to them, quite clever and will also catch just as many (if not more) people out.

The jist of the email is to warn you about these email scams where you’re told to pay over some administration fees and then you’ll be given your share of the total money being moved. However, you never hear from them ever again or see a dime! And this “woman” gives her full name and residential address and tells people how she was swindled out of money and made a concerted effort to contact the relevant authorities and even went over there to sort this out. Here’s the clincher, she mentions seeing your name and email address on a list of beneficiaries which is why she is contacting you to let you know the “correct” and “safe” channels to use to get your share of the money, right!

See transcript of the email below – you’ve been warned.

Attn: My Dear,

I am Mrs Mary Susan Derrick, I am a US citizen, 48 years Old. I reside here in New Braunfels Texas. My residential address is as follows. 108 Crockett Court. Apt 303, New Braunfels Texas, United States, am thinking of relocating since I am now rich. I am one of those that took part in the Compensation in Nigeria many years ago and they refused to pay me, I had paid over $20,000 while in the US, trying to get my payment all to no avail.

So I decided to travel down to Nigeria with all my compensation documents, And I was directed to meet Mr. Henshaw I. Anderson, who is the member of COMPENSATION AWARD COMMITTEE, and I contacted him and he explained everything to me. He said whoever is contacting us through emails are fake.

He took me to the paying bank for the claim of my Compensation payment. Right now I am the most happiest woman on earth because I have received my compensation funds of $1,500,000.00 Moreover, Mr James Badmus, showed me the full information of those that are yet to receive their payments and I saw your name as one of the beneficiaries, and your email address, that is why I decided to email you to stop dealing with those people, they are not with your fund, they are only making money out of you. I will advise you to contact Mr. Henshaw I. Anderson

You have to contact him directly on this information below.

Name : Mr. Henshaw I. Anderson
Phone: +234 802 739 4935

You really have to stop dealing with those people that are contacting you and telling you that your fund is with them, it is not in anyway with them, they are only taking advantage of you and they will dry you up until you have nothing.

The only money I paid after I met Mr. Henshaw I. Anderson was just $580 for the paper works, take note of that.

Once again stop contacting those people, I will advise you to contact Mr. Henshaw I. Anderson so that he can help you to Deliver your fund instead of dealing with those liars that will be turning you around asking for different kind of money to complete your transaction.

Thank You and Be Blessed.

Mrs. Mary Susan Derrick.