To be honest we felt flattered, and a little surprised when an email arrived today from non other than dear old Ben Bernanke, you know the guy, who heads the private bank in full control of the US money supply. Well blow me down, he wants to give us $10.5 million Nigeria. Here’s the email.
“This is the second time we are notifying you about this said fund. After due vetting and evaluation of your Inheritance file which The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in conjunction with the UNITED NATION and Ministry of Finance of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Forwarded and contracted us to see to your immediate payment of the sum of $10.5 MILLION from their Account with us.
We were meant to understand from our findings that you have been going through hard ways by paying a lot of charges to see to the release of your fund ($10.5 MILLION) which has been delayed and has been the handiwork of some miscreant elements from Nigeria. In view of this fact, We advice that you stop further communication with any correspondence from Nigeria because only this bank now has the legal right to pay Unclaimed funds.
You don’t have to pay any charges to receive your Contract/Inheritance fund anymore as you have met up with the whole requirements, The only thing required from you is to obtain Non-Resident Clearance and the payment registration note which can only be obtained from the office of the head of operation United Nation west Africa though we will forward his
contact details to you as soon you confirm the receipt of this message.
We will help you to see that you obtain the form so that our bank, The Bank of America will effect immediate transfer of your Inheritance sum ($10.5 MILLION) into your designated bank account or issue you a valid ATM CARD valued at the same amount. Should you follow up our directives, your fund will reflect in your account within five Bank working days from the day you obtain this certificate. Do not go through anybody again but through this Bank if you really want your fund.
Finally, you are advice to forward to this bank the following information to enable us verify your data with us before proceeding with the release of your funds.
1. Your Full Name:
2. Your Contact address:
3. Your telephone number:
4. Your sex: male
5. Your age:
6. Your occupation:
Upon the confirmation of your details, We will furnish you with further details that will help you obtain the required certificates from the United Nation.
You are required to quickly respond urgently without delay.
MR. BEN S. BERNANKE
Head, Electronic Payments Unit
Federal Reserve Bank, New York
Chairman Federal Reserve Bank New York”
Now it’s obvious this is a scam email, and isn’t really from Ben, after all, who would ever believe that Bernanke was trying to pull the wool over peoples eyes.