People that have already fell for one scam are more likely to fall for another. That seems to be the logic behind the latest Nigerian advance-fee fraud scams.
They explain to you that if you've lost money in a Nigerian 419 scam, you can apply for compensation — after paying a suitable fee…
Here's a copy of the scam e-mail:
From: "Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nigeria" (firstname.lastname@example.org) Subject: Swindled by Nigerian? Apply for compensation now! Reply-To: email@example.com
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Federal Republic of Nigeria Maputo Street off Abidjan Street Wuse Zone 3, P.M.B. 130, Garki Abuja.
Our Ref: FGN/WB/MFA/CitiBank/2011 (1/1)
This is to announce to you that the Federal Government of Nigeria supported by the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) have allocated $50.000 each for every scam victims for monetary loss and damages.
The compensation funds were deposited at Citibank Nigeria (CN) and the funds will be transferred free of charge by Citibank Nigeria (CN) as instructed by the Federal Government of Nigeria so you do not need to pay any transfer fee or tax of any kind and the transfer will also be monitored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for confirmation reasons. The funds have been insured to avoid unnecessary deductions until they get to their various destinations.
Take note that we have never held any scam victims compensation program in Nigeria. This is the First-Of-Its-Kind. Do not be deceived by anybody, any organization or any Ministry!
If you have been scammed send your NAME and ADDRESS for verification to any of the two (2) email addresses listed below, the email addresses are set up by Citibank Nigeria (CN) for this compensation purpose only: