I wouldn’t typically pay the slightest attention to a spammy email sent from Nigeria but this one had the look of something special. Glad I read it; seems like I’m going to be coming into some big money.
Reprinted here (below), verbatim:
3 Whitehall Court London
SW1A 2EL United Kingdom
How are you today? Hope all is well with you and family? You may not understand why this mail came to you. I wish to inform you that we have been having a meeting with the IMF for the past 1 month now which ends yesterday in regards to innocent individual who has been a victim of scam that was going on in African and Europe,this Organization(UNITED NATIONS) have agreed to compensate them with the sum of US$750,000.00.
This includes every foreign contractors that may have not received their Contract sum, and some people that have an unfinished Transaction/International Businesses that failed due to one problem or the other.
Going through our data base your email contacts and name was found on the list and that is why we are contacting you for you to receive your own compensation and this said money will be paid via ATM MASTER CARD Payment Method which is the easiest and safer way of receiving without any hindrance and it will issued to you from our Authorized Bank in Nigeria(Africa) You are advised to contact Mr.Herbert Wigwe on this Email: firstname.lastname@example.org as he is our Legal Representative in Nigeria, contact him immediately for your own ATM MASTER CARD,you should send him your full Name and telephone number your confidential address where you want him to send the Card.
Hoping to hear from you as soon as you receive your MASTER CARD.