Nigerian Federal High Court Impersonated Fake E-mails Targeting Internet Users
GFI Software has issued an alert about fake e-mails depicting the title "Compensation for Scam Victims" that supposedly arrive from Nigeria's Federal High Court, and presently circulating online, while attempting at conning innocent Internet users.
The fake electronic mail, reportedly tells the recipient that his e-mail id is one amongst many others whom Nigerian fraudsters have scammed. He (recipient) may like being informed that an aggregate amount of $3.5m will be spent for meeting this loss through compensation that'll get deposited within a consignment fund for him as for other victims. The sanction, reportedly received the approval of the Presidency Federal Republic of Nigeria as well as the HS or homeland security when the 1st meeting was held in 2012, the e-mail continues and which gfi.com published in news on August 24, 2012.
Following this, the e-mail then directs the recipient for getting in touch with Richard Nelson apparently a barrister to give him her/his name, telephone number, residential address along with an identification form.
And whilst, the above asked information could enable the scammers commit ID-fraud, they appear as wanting more so further ask for sending a specified sum of cash through the wiring service namely Western Union.
Subsequently, the e-mail informs that compensation receivers will have to pay the shipping charges, amounting just $90, which is non deductible from the reimbursement amount as according to one bond that wraps in the consignment, solely the compensation receiver will be allowed for opening the said consignment.
Disturbingly, it's because of the above kinds of e-mail scams that there's an increase in spam online, remark GFI's experts. Their remark gets the backing of Symantec's latest released data within its Intelligence Report for July 2012 that shows a 0.8% rise in the total world spam within the entire e-mail traffic starting June 2012, to one in 1.48 messages, or 67.6%.
Thus, for staying safe from such scam electronic mails, Internet users must like always overlook the assertions made inside them, no matter whatever is the promised sum. For, nobody ever received any windfall via answering such e-mails, while nobody ever will, conclude the specialists.
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