Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts

This blog is dedicated to help preventing internet fraud and internet scams. Scambusters was a radio show I started in Albany Oregon, but due to defaulted payment by the radio station we took the show offline. Regardless of this issue we still wish to help prevent internet fraud and save people from internet loss. I have been interviewed and featured in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times & Daily News, The London Times & AARP Newsletters. Please watch this blog for latest tips and tricks and scams to avoid.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Nigerian Scam Dr. Anthony Ekpo

Not as bad as some, only asking $195 courier fee, which sadly is a low
enough amount that I am fairly certain a few hundred people will fall for
and will be short $200 this week. What can make it worse is that
"additional fees" may show up to scam more money out of those who will
already fall for this email scam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dr. Anthony Ekpo []
Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 8:42 AM
To: undisclosed-recipients:


From the Desk Of Deputy Governor
Central Bank of Nigeria. (CBN)

Attention: Hon. Contractor.

Congratulation your fund has been finally approved for immediate payment.

We have received a payment credit instruction from the federal Government
of Nigeria to credit your account with your full contract funds from the
Nigerian reserve account with our bank.

This is to notify you that your funds has been programmed for immediate
release into your nominated account but we can not transfer this funds
direct to your nominated bank account, because we are having a little
problem with International Monetary Fund (IMF) so our method of payment is
by Diplomatic Courier Service which means your payment will be issued by

Be inform that every arrangement regarding your cash payment through DRAFT
has been made. Note that as soon as your DRAFT arrives your Country, you
are to pick-it up in our Embassy or High commission in your country.
I want you to send your direct mobile phone and your international
passport for identification at the Embassy or High commission in your
country to me immediately, so that as soon as the DRAFT arrive in your
country they will call you immediately to notify you.

The expenses you will have to incurr is the Diplomatic courier fee which
is a secured way of securing your DRAFT from being lost on transit which
$195 dollars only and note that the copy of the DRAFT will be sent to you
via email attachment for your confirmation

No comments: