One point five million dollars coming my way? All I have to do is send them $120 for an insurance fee?? Count me in!
The Federal Inland Revenue Service of Nigeria (FIRS) wishes to inform you that your parcel containing a Cashier's Cheque of $1,500,000 which was issued and ready to be paid in your name has been in our custody as it was withheld from the Courier Agencies wanting to manipulate the delivery of the cheque and for the unforeseen delay it has gone through before we intervene.
From the information we gathered, the cheque was authentic and cashable by you alone being the beneficiary of the allocated sum. To further enable us clarify and convey your check immediately, we advice you contact and acquaint us with the following information's immediately;
Full Residential Address:
The above information should be forward to us through the Officer in charge as stated below;
Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS)
Meanwhile, the shipment of the check has been paid and will be processed
immediately we hear from you but it is very important we settle the Insurance fee of the check which is $120. The Insurance company will not release the parcel for shipment until this has been done. You will have to send the $120 to Mr. Ben to enable him settle the Insurance fee and immediately certify the shipment of the parcel containing your parcel through DHL.
We advice to do as instructed so as to enable us convey your check.
The fact that these emails are still circulating means that people are actually falling for this sort of thing. Amazing.