Nigerian scammers know that many Internet users are well aware of 419 scams. However, they also know that there are still a lot of people that don’t know too much about such schemes.
Scam emails that are making the rounds these days are a perfect example. The bogus notifications purport to come from “World Bank Auditor” and they inform recipients that they’re among the 37 scammed people that are about to be compensated with $1.5 million (€1.1 million).
“World Bank Auditors/IMF found your name is among the 37 scamed Victims listed to be compensated via ATM CARD each valued at US$1.5 Million.send your details Name,Address, Phone Number at here ( firstname.lastname@example.org ),” the scam emails read.
Those who have fallen victim to 419 scams might think that the emails are legitimate. In reality, they’re not. Those who respond to them are most likely instructed to pay various fees before they’re compensated.
If you come across such emails, delete them at once since nothing good can come of it.