Is this the cruelest type of recovery scam?

recoveryscamThe latest email scam doing the rounds is cruelly targeting previous victims of African cyber-criminals.

Falsely claiming to have come from Board of Governors from the United States Federal Reserve System, the email offers to pay monetary compensation for victims of scams in an attempt to “redeem the good image of African Countries”.

It does all seem to become a little far fetched after learning that each individual victim is promised “$10,500,000.00 USD” each!! Considering over 1 million Australians lose money to a scam to scams every year, that is an incredible gesture!

Of course, this is just another scam and any email you receive similar to this should immediately be deleted.

If you are a victim of a scam, ensure that you immediately report it to your local Police and the financial institution where you transferred the money.  If you are contacted out of the blue by an individual (either by phone or in this case, email) claiming to have knowledge of your scammer and/or your situation, DO NOT provide them with any personal information unless you have independently verified their information.

Recovery scams routinely involve the cyber criminals re-creating themselves under a new fictitious character in order to continue the scam and deprive you financially.

WARNING: The email below has been confirmed as a SCAM:


From: United Nation <







US Federal Reserve Bank

33 Liberty Street

New York, NY  10045


It has come to our notice that you have been defrauded of your hard earned money by fraudsters from Africa and the rest of the world. During the last Anti-Fraud meeting held in Washington DC USA, it was alarmed so much by the rest of the world on the loss of fund by various foreigners to scam artists operating all over the world today.

After the meeting, The Federal Government of these countries in collaboration with the United States Federal Reserve Bank have decided to redeem the good image of African Countries, Therefore, an immediate payment of $10,500,000.00USD(Ten Million,Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) has been ordered for each of the affected victims. This is in accordance to our recommendations. These payments will be made by UNITED STATES FEDERAL RESERVE as the authorized and corresponding paying bank under the funding assistance of the World Bank.

As at date some beneficiaries have been paid most of them are from United States. Your information was among those mentioned by some of the syndicate that was apprehended in Lagos Nigeria, Accra Ghana and London as one of those that have lost a lot of money to their operations. Fill the required information below so that we can start processing the release of your funds.

1-A Copy of Your Identity

2-Current Home Address for Delivery

3-Date of Birth


5-Marital Status

6-Home Phone Number

7-Mobile Phone Number

8- Nationality.

You are hereby advice and warned not to communicate or duplicate this message to anybody for any reason whatsoever as the U.S secret service and the F.B.I is working day and night to track this criminals down. This has to be kept confidential until these criminals are all apprehended. You can receive your reimbursement via any of these options you choose (CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT OR WIRE TRANSFER). In this regards, you are to contact the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Mrs. Janet Yellen on her email so as to attend to your email response swiftly: (jyells.usfr.1234@*******).  This will enable the immediate process on the release of your compensation payment to you. Your urgent response is awaited.

From The Board of Governors

United States Federal Reserve System.


Please note that some fraudsters are claiming to be Directors or staffs of The Central Bank of Nigeria Plc have recently been sending phony e-mails/letters and also calling unsuspecting persons, with intent to defraud them. It is important to note that these fraudsters are criminals engaged in Advanced Fee Fraud in Nigeria every day In the circumstance, we unreservedly advice you to dissociate yourself from all correspondence and transactions entered into based on evidently fraudulent and fictitious claims.


“This  e-Mail may contain proprietary and confidential information and is sent  for the intended recipient(s) only. If, by an addressing or transmission error, this mail has been misdirected to you, you are requested to delete this mail immediately.

You are also hereby notified that any use, any form of reproduction, dissemination, copying, disclosure, modification, distribution and/or publication of this e-mail message, contents or its attachment(s), other than by its intended recipient(s), is strictly prohibited. Any opinions expressed in this email are those of the individual and not necessarily of the organization.  Before opening attachment(s), please scan for viruses. “All business handled under Standard Trading Conditions.

Copy available on request.

1 thought on “Is this the cruelest type of recovery scam?

  1. Arleen Reply

    How terrible!! How can facebook allow this? they should take a long hard look at themselves!!!

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