Somebody calling himself a philanthropist, going under the name of Dr Peter David, has written me a mail with an offer of ‘compasation’ (which I guess should have been compensation).
However. Since I got it, it has probably been sent to many others as well. And since the contact phone number has a Nigerian area code, there is no doubt that this mail should be filed under the Nigerian 419 letter label.
It is yet one of these mails that have been accidentally mis-sent. Where we (the potiential victims to the scam) are supposed to be lured into a situation where we are claiming money that wheren’t ever ment for us, and won’t be able to press any charges after being just as deceitful as the scammers (by claiming money that weren’t rightfully ours).
Here’s the mail from ”Dr. Peter David”:
from peter david <email@example.com>
date Sep 13, 2007 2:52 PM
FROM Dr.Peter David
Subject Matter: SINCERE COMPENSATION
You might find it so difficult to remember me. Though,
it is indeed, a very long time. On my singular, I am
much delighted and privileged to contact you again,
after couple of years now.
It takes fate, courage and God’s fearing to remember
old friends and at the same time, to show
gratification to them, despite circumstances that made
things, not worked out as we projected then.
I take this liberty to inform you that, the
transaction we were pursing together, finally worked
out by God’s infinite mercy and I decided to contact
you, just to let you know. I have conscience as a
human being, due to your tremendous effort and
contribution to make things work out in retrospect.
Meanwhile, I must inform you that, I am presently in
Luxemburg for numerous business negotiations and
I just arrived yesterday night and checked inn, in a
hotel and decided to go down to the hotel business
centre to mail you. Now, with my sincere heart, I have
raised and signed an International Cashier’s Bank
Draft, to the tune of USD$1.2M (ONE MILLION AND TWO
HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) only in your
name as COMPENSATION to your dedication,humanity and
contribution, as it were.
You are to contact my Secretary Mr.Godwin iwu on his
email firstname.lastname@example.org Phone Number +2348033823959
to forward to him, the following:
1. YOUR FULL NAME & ADDRESS
2. YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER
He will advise you further about the shipment of the
ICBD to your Residence Address or Office Address you.
Most importantly, the ICBD has only validity period of
14 banking days. So, your early response to that
effect, shall be admired. You have to mind the days on
If you also received one of these. Just trash it and forget about it.