Below you'll find my communication with one Mr. Dan Okeke who claimed that he was the Executive Director of United Bank for Africa PLC. I googled the name Dan Okeke and found that he was Executive Director of United Bank of Africa till August 2020. Interestingly, I had received the email from the person claiming to to be Dan Okeke in November 2020 – almost 3 months after he ceased to be holding that position.
Why I chose to write to “Dan Okeke” after almost 2 years
I replied to the email only today because I wanted to check the life of an email address of a scammer! Let us see if I get any reply to the email.
Email from “Dan Okeke”
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Sent: 18 November 2020 14:02
Subject: [Norton AntiSpam]Dear Friend,
I wish to use this medium to inform you that your compensation payment of USD$18,500,000.00 (Eighteen Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) from United Bank for Africa have been approved for onward transfer to you via an ATM DEBIT CARD which you will use to withdraw all the USD$18,500,000.00 in any ATM SERVICE MACHINE in any part of the world, but the maximum you can withdraw in a day is USD$10,000.00 Only.
In regards to the recent meeting between the Africa Union and the Present United Kingdom Government to restore the dignity and Economy of the Nations, Base on the Agreement with the International Monetary Funds Assistance to help and make the world a better place for all with the sole aim of abolishing poverty. We have been having a meeting for the passed 5 months which ended 2 days ago. The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the Government of United Kingdom and Federal Bureau of Investigation have successfully passed a mandate to the Government of Nigeria to boost the exercise of clearing all foreign debts owed to Foreigners and Compensate all that have lost their hard earned money to the Nigerian Fraudsters.
This email is to all the people that have had an unfinished transaction in any part of the world, the Africa Union have agreed to compensate them with the sum of USD$18,500,000.00 (Eighteen Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) This includes every foreign contractors that may have not received their contract sum, and people that have had an unfinished transaction or international businesses that failed due to Government problems, Contracts Sum, Lottery/Gambling etc. Your name and email was in the list Submitted by our Monitoring Teams of Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Observers and this is why we are contacting you, this have been agreed upon and have been signed.
You are advised to acknowledge this message. This funds has been credited in ATM CARD for security purpose ok? So we shall send it to you by DHL delivery Company, UPS, FedEx or by any means of your choice and you can withdraw in any ATM Cash Point Machine Worldwide at the daily limit of $10,000 usd. Acknowledge this message immediately for your ATM VISA CARD Delivery with the following information.
1. Full name: ============================== ========
2. Phone number: ============================== =====
3. Home address for the Delivery====================
4. Date of Birth========================= ===========
5. Your Occupation==================== ==============
6. A copy of your driving license. =================
We are very sorry for the plight you have gone through in the past years. Thanks for adhering to this instruction and once again accept our congratulations.
Contact E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
United Bank for Africa PLC
My heartfelt reply to Dan Okeke
RE: Dear Friend,
Sanjeev Sharma <email@example.com>
Dear Mr. Dan Okeke
Thanks you sooo much for your email. I am really sorry that I am sooo late in replying. I was unwell. Had got covid and then I was ridden to the bed for a long time as I was very week. My family had lost every hope that I will live. But they say that old bones are strong. And my bones are old but strong. SO I live.
I think I live because I will see 18.5 million US dollars in my account. I will give thumb to all who thought that I had no money. I have so much money with you bank. Thanks you Mr.. Dan. You are GOd.
I will give thank you to you and Goverment of Uniteg Kingdom and NIgeria and Monetary Fund and everyone who is honest.
Tell me how I can get the ATM card. I am healthy and I can come to Nigeria to collect if you want me to do that. I will have the honor of meeting with you also in that way.