An email appeared in my inbox. It’s a rare occasion when I read instead of delete emails of this sort, but something in the preview piqued my interest.
I’m glad I took the time to read it. You’ll be glad you did, too. I’ve taken the time to break the links present in the email below, and I’ve underlined the important parts.
I got mine – I want to make sure you get yours.
My name is Ms. Carman L. Lapointe, Head Of United Nations Under-Secretary- General For Internal Oversight Services. You will get more information about me here. http:// www .un.org/Depts/oios/pages/usg.html
Meanwhile, I wish to inform you were among the scam victims listed to be released their overdue funds by the UNITED NATIONS in conjunction with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after the last encounter we held concerning your funds. As directed by UN secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in collaborations with the IRS, I wish to state categorically that a transfer of $10,500,000.00 drawn on First Citizens Bank will be made to your bank account as almost 99% cost associated with the transfer of your funds has been pre-paid by the U.S. Government. The only fee you will pay is the cost of processing a “Fund Clearance Certificate” by First Citizens Bank. The “Fund Clearance Certificate” is required in accordance with the U.S. Monetary Transfer or deposit Policy and it is the only fee you will have to pay before your funds can be transferred to your account.
After you must have paid for the above mentioned certificate, First Citizens Bank will process it and send a copy of it to you for your perusal. Note once again that your overdue payment worth $10,500,000.00 only will be credited into your account you will furnish with the First Citizens Bank without any delay as approved and instructed by United Nations, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and United States Government.
NOTE: I have received numerous e-mails saying that I went to Nigeria concerning your funds. Please ignore such e-mail because I did not travel to Nigeria for such objective. I am here in the United States of America. Nigeria is No.1 fraudulent country and almost 50% Nigerians are impostors. They values impersonation immensely. Right from this moment, I will advise you to stop all further conversation with whomever you might be in contact with, promising to transfer money to you, either through Lottery Winnings, Act as a Next of Kin, investment plan, dating from any social websites or any other related issue that involves transferring money as they are all nothing but a fake.
Urgently respond with your full name, full address and direct phone number so that I will furnish you with the First Citizens Bank operation director’s contact information. Remember, they will instruct you on how to send the money to them as soon as you contact them.
You can also e-mail me on carmanlapointe12 @aol.com
Ms. Carman Lapointe
Head, United Nations Under-Secretary-
General For Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)
I got mine…did you get yours?
Laugh, that is.