17 May, 2006

Nigerian Scam!! Beware!!!

About 3 days I got a mail from an un-known person..some where in nigeria..
The mail read as..follows...

Content's of the Message

Attention please,Keep this mail and information very confidential.I am the new Information and Database analyst of the Treasury/Payment Investigation Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria.The earlier you pay candid attention to this particular email,the better for you.I noticed this just last week when I was going through several out-going payment files on my desk to mark the last payment quarter of CBN.In the process of cross -checking payment files inherited from previous head of this department I realized a particular payment file with series of complicated abnormal entries of a beneficiary who had made efforts towards getting the funds but to no avail; I then decided to investigate the genesis of the difficulties /hitches to the release of the said funds I found out these:The owner of the fund is late without a will and a mistake was made by the previous secretary who filed the particulars.I'm contacting you to stop you from any further contact to anybody whatsoever.Both the people that have contacted you so far are not protecting your financial interest here.They are only planning to use your good name to claim and channel your fund to other sources for their selfish interest.Also CBN as the Apex Bank of Federal Republic of Nigeria has intercepted your fund as a result of fraudulent activities noticed among those that claims to be helping you.I'm pushed to CONTACT you because from what is going on here,if appropriate step is not taken, you will end up making the biggest mistake of your life if I fail to bring this important message concerning the position of your fund to you.Take heed to my mail and its content it will help and avoid you from making a mistake.I'm out to help you.REQUIREMENTS: I want you to lay claim to this money as the principal benefactor through me so that I would guide you on how to get your fund directly transfered to your own nominated account at ease. I will personally get any complications corrected at my own expense as soon as possible so that legal transfer of the fund to your account would commence.MY CONDITIONS:1.After using my good office/position to accomplish the needful on your behalf,you shall give me 20% only of the total fund after transfer to your account.2.Due to my position in the bank,I will prefer that you keep my personal involvement 100% secret and confidential even after the transfer is executed.A stitch in time they say saves nine.This is the only reliable channel for you otherwise all other efforts MUST be in vain.ENGR.MAGNUS IBEINFORMATION TECH & DATA ANALYST

TREASURYPAYMENT INVESTIGATION DEPT(CBN).


As soon As I read it i knew it was a Phishing attack..a commonly used clever method of tricking people in giving thier information,

And I was suprised that the mail had by-passed gmail's spam filter,hence I took the step to inform gmail and traced the header of the mail and sent all the details along with the original mail



Message Header


X-Gmail-Received: 67a36a001581d68a30ca9cee876ac6a5c1f698e6Delivered-To: ananda84@gmail.comReceived: by 10.35.96.1 with SMTP id y1cs74764pyl; Sat, 13 May 2006 02:12:38 -0700 (PDT)Received: by 10.48.217.20 with SMTP id p20mr1881648nfg; Sat, 13 May 2006 02:12:35 -0700 (PDT)Return-Path: < cbnanalyst@virgilio.it>Received: from vsmtp2.tin.it (vsmtp2.tin.it [212.216.176.222]) by mx.gmail.com with ESMTP id b1si1124572nfe.2006.05.13.02.12.34; Sat, 13 May 2006 02:12:35 -0700 (PDT)Received-SPF: neutral (gmail.com: 212.216.176.222 is neither permitted nor denied by domain of cbnanalyst@virgilio.it)Received: from pswm8.cp.tin.it ( 192.168.70.29) by vsmtp2.tin.it (7.2.072.1) id 44636EE6001E43BB; Sat, 13 May 2006 10:57:59 +0200Message-ID: < 10b2cf6043a.cbnanalyst@virgilio.it>Date: Sat, 13 May 2006 09:56:28 +0100 (GMT+01:00)From: "Engr.Magnus Ibe" <cbnanalyst@virgilio.it>Reply-To: mag_ibe_cbn@yahoo.comSubject: Attention pleaseMime-Version: 1.0Content-Type: text/plain;charset="UTF-8"Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bitX-Originating-IP: 200.65.0.27

The very day I got a mail from Gmail Team,


Hello,Thanks for your report. You can help us investigate by responding to this message with the following information:1. The full header from the spam or spoofed message that you received.To obtain the header from a message in Gmail, open the message, click 'More options,' then click 'Show original.' Copy everything from 'Delivered-To:' through the 'References:' line. To obtain headers from other webmail or email providers, please refer to this page: http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=22454&topic=43.2. The entire content of the message.After we receive this information, we'll investigate the issue further. We appreciate your help with this matter.Sincerely,The Google Team

Hello,Thank you for your response.The message you refer to did not originate from Gmail or Google.Please note that Google will never send unsolicited mass messages askingfor your password or personal information, or messages containingexecutable attachments. You should always be wary of any message that asksfor your personal information, or messages that refer you to a webpageasking for personal information. If you receive this type of message,especially from a source claiming to be Google or Gmail, please do notprovide the information requested.We appreciate your understanding.Sincerely,The Google Team


Hence Be carefull of such unsolisted mail,and never give out your personal information anywhere ! Even if the site looks geniune.

Fight Spam By Reporting Spam!

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