Wednesday, 9 July 2008

"Ban Ki-moon / United Nations" scam


An almost laughable scam email claiming to be from Ban Ki-moon (the UN's Secretary General) offering to reward victims of scams with $250,000. Of course if you are daft enough to fall for it, then you will soon find that there will be problems that will require up-front fees to be paid etc etc. Note that the reply-to address is actually mrbankimoonun1@sify.com (a free email service provider in India) although the email originated from Google Mail. You can be reasonably assured that Ban Ki-moon does not need to use a free email provider.




Subject: SCAMMED VICTIM/ US$ 250,000.00 BENEFICIARY.REF/PAYMENTS CODE:078654
From: "info@unitednation.org"
Date: Wed, July 9, 2008 12:44 pm

ZENITH BANK COMPENSATION UNIT, IN AFFILIATION WITH THE UNITED
NATION. Send acopy of your response to official email:
zenithba_nkplc19_51@hotmail.com
ATTN:Sir/Madam,

How are you today? Hope all is well with you and family?,You may not
understand why this mail came to you.

We have been having a meeting for the passed 7 months which ended 2 days ago
with the then secretary to the United Nations

This email is to all the people that have been scammed in any part of the
world, the United Nations have agreed to compensate them with the sum of US$
250,000.00
(Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars)This includes every
foriegn 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 etc.

Your name and email was in the list submitted by our Monitoring Team of
Economic and Financial Crime Commission observers and this is why we are
contacting you, this have been agreed upon and have been signed.

You are advised to contact Mr. Jim Ovia of ZENITH BANK NIGERIA PLC, as he is
our representative in Nigeria, contact him immediately for your Cheque/
International Bank Draft of USD$ 250,000.00 (Two Hundred and Fifty
Thousand United
States Dollars) This funds are in a Bank Draft for security purpose ok? so
he will send it to you and you can clear it in any bank of your choice.

Therefore, you should send him your full Name and telephone number/your
correct mailing address where you want him to send the Draft to you.

Contact Mr. Jim Ovia immediately for your Cheque:

Person to Contact Mr. Jim Ovia
Telephone No: +234_8064109875.
Email: zenithba_nkplc19_51@hotmail.com

Goodluck and kind regards,


Mr. Ban Ki Moon
Secretary (UNITED NATIONS).
Making the world a better place


19 comments:

glue™ said...

Hahahha yeh i just got the same email cept it said 450,000 dollar check i always get bunch of these scam emails they always start out the same never been scammed though lol stupid scammers

Ching said...

I got too but it was giving me a million. They never learn do they?
They keep on sending these mails and wasting our time! I wish there was something we could do!

sena said...

just received this ridiculous email with tons of grammar mistakes
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Subject: UNITED NATIONS COMPENSATION
From: "Mr Ban Ki-Moon C.E.O / CHIEF ORGANISER" inetunitednationspromo@inet.ua
Date: Sun, December 14, 2008 5:09 pm
Priority: Normal

Dear Beneficiary,

How are you today? Hope all is well with you and your family? I hope this mail meets you in a perfect condition. This is the United Nations Organisation (COMPENSATION DEPARTMENT),this program is organised by the
Board of Trustees and Directors for the end of the Year "POVERTY REDUCTION AND ERADICATION". We are using our reputable and well known organisation to let you know that you are one of our chosen beneficiaries for this
program of "POVERTY REDUCTION AND ERADICATION" in your country e-mail
directory.

We hereby inform you that you have successfully being chosen and
compensated for an International Bank Draft written out in your name in the amount of $350,000,00 (Three Hundred And Fifty Thousand United State Of America Dollars) in our West Africa regional Annex.
Now, for the compensated price, you will have to contact the Finance House and the Compensation Department for your perusals and claims of your compensated
price.

My dear beneficiary, below is the contact of the Finance House and
Compensation Department (FHCD) for the collection and claims of your
international certificated bank draft:

COMPENSATION HEAD OFFICE AND FINANCIAL DEPARTMENT
CONTACT Officer: Mr. Michael Oladipo
EMAIL:(michael_oladipo110@sbcglobal.net)
CELL PHONE:+234-803-057-0735

Below is our Chief Organiser's contact information in the United Kingdom if you should have any questions and verifications to make for proper enlightment and explanation.case you want to verify or get any comfirmation from me but i want you to be rest assured that your bank draft will be cashed at your nominated Bank.

Finally remember that I have forwarded instruction to the finance house on
your behalf to send the bank draft to you as soon as you contact them
without delay.Please be informed that you should treat this as
confidential as ever and in good faith from the Board and Management of
the Organisation.

You are to provide the following information.

Your Full Name:....................
Your Address:...............
Personal Telephone Number:................
Age:...................
Sex:....................
Occupation:................
Nationality:....................
Country:.................



Thanks. God Loves and Bless you and your family.



Hope to contact the F.H.C.D soon.



Your's Faithfully,
Mr Ban Ki-Moon
C.E.O / CHIEF ORGANISER

eric said...

Guys this is the latest, I got this email on 02/09/2009:

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
BANK OF AFRICA COMPENSATION UNIT, IN AFFILIATION WITH THE UNITED NATION.
ATTN:Sir/Madam,

How are you today? Hope all is well with you and family?,after our meeting that lasted 10 days which ended since 3 months ago with the former secretary to the UNITED NATIONS including former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo in Congo.

This email is to all the people that have been scammed in any part of the world, the UNITED NATIONS have agreed to compensate them with sum of US$ 1,000.000.00 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, War etc, this motion was raised by former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, that to make peace in Africa, the victims of scam have to be compensated including 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 etc,.

We found your name in our list and that is why we are contacting you, this have been agreed upon and have been signed.

You are advised to contact Mr. Jim Ovia of COBACI BANK COTE D' IVOIRE PLC, as he is our representative in COTE D' IVOIRE, contact him immediately for your Cheque/ International Bank Draft of USD$ 1,000.000.00 This funds are in a Bank Draft for security purpose ok? so he will send it to you and you can clear it in any bank of your choice.

Therefore, you should send him your full Name and telephone number/your correct mailing address where you want him to send the Draft to you.

Conatct Mr. Jim Ovia immediately for your Cheque:
Person to Contact Mr. Jim Ovia
Email: cobaci_ciplc@live.fr
infocobacibkciplc@gmail.com

Thanks and God bless you and your family.Hoping to hear from you as soon as you cash your Bank Draft.

Making the world a better place
http://www.biblepicturegallery.com/Pictures/Symbols/United%20Nations%20 l
Regards,
Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.
http://www.un.org/sg/
Former Secretary-Kofi Annan(UNITED NATIONS)
http://www.inetours.com/New_York/Tours/DD_Bus_Tour.html

Darrell said...

I got the same telling me ill get $1 000 000 US, so I emailed Jim Ovia telling him that I want all the details first before I give any of my personal details, this is the reply I got... Dear Sir if you feel this may be a scam then cease communication with me, I will not do as you instructed, either stop communication or kindly send your details and follow the procedures to claim your cheque, regards Jim Ovia. Hahaha seems Jim got a little upset when I suggested he was a scammer and the response I got clearly shows that he is, if he was genuine he would gladly give me the details but as we all know he wants to suck us in more untill the point comes when he asks for money from us to get the money from him, goodluck Jim most intelligent people wont fall for it

Magic Unlimited said...

You guys are chumps, they offered me $7.500MILLION ;)

But, I do enjoy corresponding with them and wasting their valuable scamming time.

http://magicunlimited.typepad.com/magic_unlimited_with_elli/2009/03/i-think-the-united-nations-made-a-mistake.html

Shaan said...

i too got similar kind a stuff but for asking he is providing his passport can we stop him @shaankhan27@gmail.com

Austin_mead said...

This is the scam letter they sent me lol.

Malaysia Government Accredited Licensed Promoters!your email has been selected by the United Nations(UN) for acash grant award of Six Hundred And Fifty Thousand Fivehundred United State Dollar,($650,500.00usd)for this year2009 award.This grant is been aided by the United Nationsdevelopment programmed and the united nations trust funds forhuman security.Your cash grant pin number is

Augmoon said...

I just got this: It's sound too good to be true.



United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) In Affiliation With Barrack Obama
Campaign to Assist Scammed Individuals In The Settlement Of Disputes Through
Intercontinental Bank plc .

Attention:

How are you today? Hope all is well with you and your family?You may not
understand why this mail came to you but kindly read for your perusal and follow
the giving procedures for your claim.

The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) was created in 1991 as a
subsidiary organ of the UN Security Council.Its mandate is to process claims and
pay compensation for losses and damage suffered as a direct result of Internet
Fraud.

We have been having a confederation meeting for the passed 7 months which ended
2 weeks ago with the then secretary to the UNITED NATIONS. This meeting was
first held on the 8th of April 2003. You can view this page for your perusal.

(http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2003/ik344.doc.htm).

This email is directed to all the people that have been scammed in all parts of
the world, the UNITED NATIONS in affiliation with Barack Obama Campaign have
agreed to compensate them with categorical payment sum of US$ 150,000 each. In
its decision 17 of 24 March 2006, the Governing Council established basic
principles for the distribution of compensation payments to successful
claimants.

This decision was made two months before the resolution of the first instalment
of claims before the Commission.

As stated in the Secretary-General's report of 2 May 2006,it was anticipated
that the value of approved awards would far exceed the resources available in
the Compensation Fund at any given time.

The Governing Council therefore devised a mechanism for the allocation of
available funds to successful claimants that gave priority to the three urgent
categories of claims and which, within each category, would give equal treatment
to similarly situated claims. Only when each successful claimant in categories
"A","B"and "C" had been paid an initial amount up to US$2,500 would payments
commence for claims in other categories. Accordingly,the first phase of payment
involved an initial payment of US$2,500 to each successful individual claimant
in categories "A" and "C".

However,for humanitarian reasons, all category"B"claims will be paid in full of
a total US$150,000. A total of US$3,252,337,997.09 was made available to
1,498,119 successful individual claimants in categories "A", "B" and "C" under
the first phase of payments.

This includes every foreign contractor 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 etc. We found your name in our
list and that is why you are receiving this email notification.

You are advised to contact Dr Erastus Akingbola of Intercontinental Bank plc ,
as he is our representative in Nigeria, contact him immediately for your
approved bank draft of USD$150,000.

This funds are in a Bank Draft for security purpose, so he will send it to you
and you can cash it in any bank of your choice.Therefore, you should send him
your full Name, telephone number and your correct mailing address where you want
him to send the Draft to you.

Contact Dr Erastus Akingbola immediately for your Bank Draft

Person to Contact: Dr Erastus Akingbola
Email: e.akingbola@sify.com

Thanks and God bless you and your family. Hoping to hear from you as soon as you
cash your Bank Draft.

Making the world a better place.

RegardsBan Ki-Moon.

(UN Secretary-General)

http://www.un.org/sg/

cass said...

10-2-2009
Received today:

Attention:
How are you today? Hope all is well with you and family?,You may not understand why this mail came to you. We have been having a meeting for the passed 7 months which ended 2 days ago with the then secretary to the UNITED NATIONS.

This email is to all the people that have been scammed in any part of the world, the UNITED NATIONS have agreed to compensate them with the sum of USD $500,000 (Five hundred thousand United State Dollars Only)..

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 etc.


We found your name in our list and that is why we are contacting you, this have been agreed upon and have been signed.

You are advised to contact Mr. Jim Ovia of ZENITH BANK NIGERIA PLC, as he is our representative in Nigeria, contact him immediately for your Cheque/ International Bank Draft of USD$ 500,000 (Five hundred thousand United State Dollars Only. This funds are in a Bank Draft for security purpose ok? so he will send it to you and you can clear it in any bank of your choice.

Therefore, you should send him your full Name and telephone number/your correct mailing address where you want him to send the Draft to you.

Contact Mr. Jim Ovia immediately for your Cheque:
Person to Contact Mr. Jim Ovia
Email: jim_ovia_106@live.com
OR jim.ovia15th@gmail.com
Tel: +234-1-873-3513
Fax: +234-802-773-3240

Thanks and God bless you and your family.

Hoping to hear from you as soon as you cash your Bank Draft.

Making the world a better place.


Regards,
Mr.. Ban Ki-Moon
UN Secretary General

Trevor said...

i got this email today except they changed the email address and it was $3,500,000!

Stephan said...

This is funny. I just got it today...
UNITED NATIONS MISSION TO THE UNITED KINGDOM
Millbank Tower, 21st Floor. 21-24 Millbank.
London SW1P 4QH.
United Kingdom
http://www.un.int/uk/

Attention: Beneficiary REF/PAYCODE: USD9873DACCN.$5M.

This is to bring to your notice that the United Nation/International Financial & Economic Crime Unit to the UK in association with World Bank and Microsoft to compensate 20 scammed victim's who have lost their jobs, houses, business and also indebted to their banks due to internet scam. This email is been directed to you because your email address was found in one of the arrested scam Artists file and computer hard disk in our custody. We have so far recover part of some huge amount of money and still trying to apprehend other scam group.

The UN has also mandated world bank to investigated all awaited transaction that has taking longer time than expected, and they findout that some Lotto/Inheritance Beneficiary have not yet received their funds due to the fraudulent staffs that have been requesting so much money and trying to frustrate the beneficiaries to forget about their claims. You have been recommended to stop all communications with these corrupt staffs as the UN and will be paying you off to take over the transaction.

After meeting today with The President, Finance Minister, World Bank and Microsoft. We came to a conclusion that you are to be paid an initial sum of $5M and the balance will come afterwards. This payment will be via Diplomatic means, therefore, you are advised to send your residential address (not postal address) and telephone number as soon as you receive this email.

This initial payment is been sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF or the Gates Foundation) to promote the use of internet globally and eradicate poverty and the governments and Microsoft Bid to improve humanity. Any other balance will come afterwards as soon as we recover all the funds from the apprehended fraudsters and their cohort here in our custody, also as soon as the UN finalizes the transaction with the corrupt staffs. Email details to unationsuk10@nba2k.com.cn

Yours faithfully,
BAN KI MOON
Secretary General UN

badwammajammer said...

call 212-796-5773/scam receiver.

funsize said...

yeah i got one today it's not Jim this time it's Daniel. it's funny the person has two email accounts one to send the scam email and one to receive the responding emails.

From:
U.N


UNITED NATIONS MISSION

Attention: Beneficiary
REF/PAYMENTS CODE: UK6654London USD$860,000.

This is to bring to your notice that am a representative to the United Nations I was appointed by United Nations' Financial Crime commission in association with their bank to pay 150 scammed victim's the sum of USD $860,000 (Eight Hundred and Sixty Thousand Dollars) each. You have been listed and approved for this payment as one of the scammed victims to be paid this amount after the apprehension of wanted fraudsters in the UK Recently and his cohort whom confessed that they defrauded you some amount in USD which they can not state to exact.

According to the accused persons, Most of there victims are from the United States while the rest are European's and Asia 's, we have so far been able to track down 36 victims and we are hopeful that we will be able to get enough information from this fraudsters on how to reach the other victims of there illicit business.

You are advised to contact MR DANIEL PETERS via email: danielpeters004@gmail.com as he has been authorized to effect the payment of your compensation.

Please be informed that you will not be required to pay any money upfront for the transfer/delivery of your compensation as this will be done once you receive your compensation. Do reconfirm your full names, phone number and your current contact address.

Make sure you contact Mr. Daniel Peters today so that he can process the payment of your compensation.

Yours faithfully,

BAN KI MOON
Secretary General UN

Antonio said...

I got this one this morning, claiming $800,000:

Hello,

How are you today? Hope all is well with you and family?, You may not understand why this mail came to you. We have been

having a meeting for the passed 7 months which ended 4 days ago with the secretary to the UNITED NATIONS Ban Ki-moon. This

email is to all the people that have been scammed in any part of the world, the UNITED NATIONS have agreed to compensate them

with the sum of $800,000 USD EACH. This includes every foreign contractors, inheritance, lottery that may have no received

their contract sum, and people that have had an unfinished transaction or international businesses that failed due to

Government problems or scammers etc.

We found your name in our list and that is why we are contacting you, this have been agreed upon and have been signed.You are

advised to contact Joseph Scott of our paying center in Europe UK. as he is our representative in LONDON, contact him

immediately for your Atm Swift Card / International Bank Draft of $800,000 USD, this funds are in a Atm Swift Card for security purpose

ok? so she will send it to you and you can clear it in any bank of your choice.

1) YOUR FULL NAME:
2) ADDRESS, CITY, STATE AND COUNTRY:
3) PERSONAL CELL PHONE AND FAX:
4) OCCUPATION, AGE AND MARITAL STATUS:
5) COPY OF YOUR INT'L PASSPORT/DRIVERS LICENSE FOR PROPER IDENTIFICATION:

Note: Your Personal Contact/Communication Code With HSBC is (011), You Are Advised To Send Your Full Information To Joseph

Scott, International Remittance Director Headed By Joseph Scott And Joseph Sure You Speak With Him, With Your New Payment

Code For The Release Of Your Payment And Send To Him All Your Information Now.


Contact Joseph Scott immediately for your Atm Swift Card:

Person to Contact: Joseph Scott

Email: mrscottjoseph2@aol.com

Telephone: +447024069806

You really have to stop dealing with those people that are contacting you and telling you that your fund is with them, it is

not in anyway with them, they are only taking advantage of you and they will dry you up until you have nothing.

The only money you need to paid after contacting Joseph Scott is just $350 USD for the paper works and sending the Atm Swift

Card to you, take note of that.


Thanks and God bless you and your family. Hoping to hear from you as soon as you cash your Atm Swift Card.

Making the world a better place.

Regards,Secretary- http://www.un.org/sg/

With Regards,
Ban Ki-Moon.

Antonio said...

I got this one this morning claiming $800,000.00. The English and grammar wasn't well written either.

yashiscool28 said...

even i got an email compensating me with a million punds saying i am un secretary Ban Ki Moon lol...!!! what doesn't UN pple take strict action against these frauds

HS said...

Hahaha I received one recently! It's incredible how these people have horrible grammar and "Ban Ki Moon"'s e-mail address is from un.org (very convicing.. somewhat) Also his correspondent email is completely random and unrealistic to be "Ban Ki Moon's" partner.
INTERNATIONAL FUNDS TRANSFER / AUDIT UNIT)
UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATIONS
(WORLD BANK ASSISTED PROGRAMMED)
DIRECTORATE OF INTERNATIONAL
PAYMENT AND TRANSFERS.
870 U N PLAZA 20-A NEW YORK NY 10017
WIRE TRANSFER/AUDIT UNIT
Our Ref: WB/NF/UN/XX028

ATTN: Valued Beneficiary

I hope this letter meets you in good condition. We have acknowledged your
response and I will like to use this prospect to thank you for your esteemed collaboration.

Your final pending payment of $5,500,000 will be released to you without
any further delay and free of charge as long as you are willing to co-operate with this board.

Do attempt to activate a bank acct for the release of your $5,500,000 as
they are our principal agent; do get back to this office ASAP.

LASTLY YOU ARE ADVICE TO RECONFIRM TO US

YOUR FULL NAME:-
ADDRESS:-
TELEPHONE NUMBER:-

So that we can effect the final release of your Funds to you ASAP.

I will be expecting your swift and expedited response shortly

Correspondence: myspadeptagent001@gmail.com

CONGRATULATIONS!

KIND REGARDS
MR. BAN KI-MOON,
UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL,
NEW YORK

emily Morgan said...

they are up to $8.5 million now,,,lol