Koffi Anann Email Scam

OK, I received this email the other day. I find it funny and interesting, because I have before, and now do work with the UN.

United Nations Compensation.‏
United Nations (mailer@un.org)
Tue 9/16/08 8:02 AM
Attn:Sir/ma. How are you today and hope all is well with you and family?You may not understand why this mail came to you,but i will implore you to take your timeto carefully go through this mail.

We have been having a meeting for the pass 7 months which ended 4 days ago at our office head quarters New York(UNITED NATIONS).

This email is to all the people that feel they have been scammed in any part of the world,the UNITED NATION have agreed to compensate them with the sum of US$150,000.This includes every foreign contractors that may have not received their contract sum, and people that have had an unfinished transaction orinternational 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 has 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 yourCheque/International Bank Draft of USD$ 150,000. This funds are in a Bank Draft for security purpose OK? so he will send it to you and you can clear it at anybank 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. Contact:Mr. Jim Ovia immediately for your

Cheque:Person to Contact Mr. Jim OviaEmail: jimoviazenithbankplc0001@gmail.com 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 Regards, Mr. Koffi Anann Former Secretary (UNITED NATIONS).

I could not help myself - I decided to send a respose:


I received your email through my hotmail account. Which is below. I think that the UNITED NATIONS will not find it humorous that you are running this email scam in the name of UNITED NATIONS. I also believe that the honourable Kofi Annan would not be pleased with you using his name in this scam. He may not be too concerned since you have spelled his name wrong.

Since I am currently working with the United Nations Mission in Liberia, I believe that they can find me to pay me if they would so see fit to do so.

Please do not contact me any further reference this or any other of your scams. Also, as you can see, I have copied UN Security on this issue.

I hope you have a nice day

I told one of my colleagues here at the UN and he nearly fell out of his chair laughing.

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