The "European Union Compensation Scheme" Advance Fee Scam

The fake "European Union Compensation Scheme" email below is an advance-fee scam. This scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence trick. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum.

The European Union Compensation Scheme Advance Fee Scam

The "European Union Compensation Scheme" Scam

From: "Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)" <>

Date: February 13, 2019 at 3:30:31 AM MST

Subject: Dear Valued Customer

Reply-To: "Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)" <>

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Address: Tafawa Balewa Way, Garki 1, Abuja


Dear Valued Customer

This is to Inform you that an ATM Card worth $35,700,000.00 has been accredited by the Federal Government of Nigeria as Fund Compensation currently approved in your favor. You are receiving this email message as a result of the FBI working closely with the Federal Government of Nigeria and also the World Bank in order to fully compensate victims that have had problems in receiving their funds or lost funds in the process.Your name is among the list of beneficiaries for the above payment which was just recently approved in your favor.

This is a Express Shipments reference of those who have received their ATM card with Tracking number: Track DHL: 6036191420 Track DHL 4108986011, FedEx ® Tracking 804044566059 and this FedEx ® Tracking 804044566173, FedEx ® Tracking 811321897629.

Pleases send your information bellow for the delivery of your ATM Card.

Your full Name …………..

Your Address: …………..

Home/Cell Phone: ……..

Your Occupation ……….

Your Identity …………….

Country ……………….

Zip code ………………..

Thanks and looking forward to hear from you.


Mr. Godwin Emefiele

Governor Central Bank of Nigeria

Tel: +2347035656360

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  • April 3, 2019 at 11:40 AM by an anonymous user from: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    Over the last six months, I have received numerous e-mail (spam) that promise me so much money I would not know what to do with it; in total it would amount to approx. 1 billion dollars!

    Greediness and stupidity are not my forte - ergo: I never reply and live by what I know comes my way honestly, although it does not go into millions - certainly not from modest pension payments.

  • February 20, 2019 at 6:16 PM by info

    Received this scam:


    Date: February 19, 2019 at 5:34:39 AM MST

    To: Recipients <>



    Dear Beneficiary, We are please to inform you that you have been selected for Monetary Compensation of Four Million Five Hundred Thousand Euros from The EUROPEAN UNION COMPENSATION SCHEME (EU), Through the European Union Economic and Financial Directorate (Mr.Marco Buti).

    Reply for more details to file your compensation, Kindly provide us with any useful info. Contact Person: (Mr.Hilton Neil). Contact Number: ( 44) 11 5824 6211

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The "European Union Compensation Scheme" Advance Fee Scam