Ban Ki Moon of Nigeria Scam

Posted: June 21, 2008 in 419 Nigerian scams, advanced fees scam, investment scam, scam
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It seems that the bottom feeders really think that people will fall for this very old scam. Idiots using the name of the United Nations in connection with the Zenith Bank of Nigeria PLC. Just seeing the word Nigeria associated with any financial transaction is enough for me to flush an correspondence received. They are 99.9999% scams.
These idiots are offering to compensate people who have been scammed in the past, trying to scam people a second time! Give me a break!

Subject: Contact: Mr Jim Ovia
Date: June 21, 2008 8:35:00 AM EDT (CA)
To: undisclosed-recipients:;


Attention: My good friend,
How are you today? Hope all is well with you and family?, You may not understand why this mail came to you.

We have been having a meeting for the passed 7 months which ended 2 days ago with the then secretary to the UNITED NATIONS. This email is to all the people that have been scammed in any part of the world, the UNITED NATIONS have agreed to compensate them with the sum of US$ 100,000.

This includes every foreign contractors that may have not received their contract sum, and people that have had an unfinished transaction or international businesses that failed due to Government problems etc. We found your name in our list and that is why we are contacting you, this have been agreed upon and have been signed.

You are advised to contact Mr Jim Ovia of ZENITH BANK NIGERIA PLC, as he is our representative in Nigeria, contact him immediately for your Cheque/ International Bank Draft of USD$100,000. This funds are in a Bank Draft for security purpose ok? so he will send it to you and you can clear it in any bank of your choice.

Therefore, you should send him your full Name and telephone number your correct mailing address where you want him to send the Draft to you.Conatct Mr Jim Ovia immediately for your Cheque:

Person to Contact: Mr Jim Ovia
Thanks and God bless you and your family. Hoping to hear from you as soon as you cash your Bank Draft. Making the world a better place.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.

  1. khanh says:


    Sorry to bother you. I have something want to ask.Can you help me? Thank you

    I received email from “” and email “”. He said he is FBI Director Robert S. Mueller
    They told me contact to
    email or

    I have contact them, and they require me make the payment. I have paid the payment for them but they didn’t send me ATM Card then they require me make the payment more. I want to ask Is it Scam?

    I contacted them because I see their email have domain “”. So now I don’t know it is scam or it is true. Can you give me know this is true or scam?

    Thank you

  2. gariell says:


    It is a scam. Hope it has not cost you too much money. Do not respond any further to their requests for more money. Please read Reporting Scams and report this to the authorities.


  3. Lisa says:

    I received very nearly the same email today (oct 5, 2008). The email address for reply has changed and they no longer give a country or a telephone number in the email, but otherwise it is the same.

    It’s amazing to me that they continue even though the scam is so well known.

  4. gariell says:

    The bottom feeders continue to circulate these scams because they are still luring in innocent people. A sad fact and the prime reason this site exists.


  5. David says:

    You have to hand it to the Nigerians, they just keep scamming and scamming with total disregards to any moral or human conscience. If they ever learn to spell or become proficient in the use of the English Language; they may have a chance. Beware of the Nigerians bearing Gifts!!!

  6. gariell says:


    You got that right, just like the Duracell bunny. No brains but it just keeps on ticking and ticking.


  7. Toni says:

    Also i have received not one but four similar e mails in two days from different people. And I think that it is very immoral and cruel to make those things. I hope that the people do not believe on those things.

  8. Toni says:

    Can anybody explain me why the State do not punished these people that every day took money from these poor and uninformed people?
    Where is FBI? I hope to catch these criminals .

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