Peter Pan makes EFCC ‘Most Wanted’ list; Are you on it?

By Robb Hicken/ BBB’s chief storyteller

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is in Nigeria. It is an official government agency that tracks down criminals that perpetuate fraud. 

So, when the couple in Wilder, received the letter, curiosity piqued their interest.

“We have no idea who these people are, and we believe this is some kind of scam,” wrote Earl Brickman on the end of the letter he’d received.

This letter, with official looking symbols (FBI and EFCC) and associated website address, looks official on a first glance. But, as the letter reads, it certainly becomes clear the author is playing the 419-Nigerian scam.

“Your Name was short listed among list of people who will be compensated with the Total sum of $9.5Million from Federal Government Reserve  Oil Account,” the letter states.

In order to set you straight that it is not from a scammer, it continues “so many people have been parading themselves as the Payment Officer and they also claim to working for top Courier Company like DHL, FEDEX and used the names of top Government Officials in carrying out their fraudulent activities.” It claims they are with the EFCC, FBI and CIA and offer a list of MOST WANTED SCAMMERS.

EFCC Most Wanted

  1. George Williams Benson
  2. Thomas
  3. Ellis Bryan
  4. Chambers
  5. Coker
  6. Cole
  7. Coleman
  8. Collins
  9.  Albert Smith
  10. Duke
  11. Duru
  12. Edward
  13. Sanusi Lamido
  14. David Moore
  15. Peter Pan
  16. Andrew
  17. James Grant
  18. Mike Anderson
  19. Scott Williams
  20. Mr. Phillip Richards
  21. Mike Anderson
  22. Eric Packer Nelson Brown

Following the list, they claim they “will get you arrested and charge you to court” if you send money to anyone on the list. They are watching: “our investigation eyes are is now on you and you have to stop” doing anything with them.

It then promises to get the $9.5 million promised. The matter came to the EFCC’s attention after it was brought to the “limelight.”

In conclusion, they state that they are giving their full support, “But you just have to stop dealing with those internet frauds stars or else will arraigned for your arrest” and “never you contact this bad Yoke’s of eggs anymore.”

BE WARNED! AND WARNED!! BE WARNED!!! – the letter ends.

In order to receive the money, a huge amount of personal and financial information is required.

BBB warns:

  • Be alert to official looking mailings that are meant to misrepresent a government agency
  • Check the reputation of all offers with the BBB
  • Read all the material carefully and be aware of the conditions of the offer
  • Alert family members to be wary of suspicious foreign mailings or communications
  • Never give your personal information, bank account number or financial information to an unknown entity
  • Remember, if an offer sounds too good to be true, it usually is!

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One response to “Peter Pan makes EFCC ‘Most Wanted’ list; Are you on it?

  1. Mark Burrows

    I’m sorry, but you actually brought tears from laughing so hard. That list of names appears to be dreamed up by a group of children pulling names out of books of fictional literature. This is one of the main reasons scams fail is names just do not have a sense of reality behind them. At least to anyone who is well read and has a literal understanding of how these con artists work. In my estimation, 99.9% of the scammers on the internet are amateurs. Yet, they depend on mass production of their output through the internet and postal service, and all they need to do is hook a few ignorant fish at a time. The irony is the .1% of scammers that are professional often get caught because their greed is omnipotent and the legal system will punish them heavily to set an example that this kind of crime does not pay. Sadly it falls on deaf ears, because the amateurs mostly live in third world countries and/or under oppression. They are easy to spot. They make spelling mistakes, errors in grammar, errors in word placement and errors in sentence structure. The email is addressed to multiple persons, and the letter starts as Dear Sir or To Whom It May Concern, therefore the email is generic in it’s nature. The biggest clue that it is a scam is that you are always requested to send information to a different email address instead of simply replying to the email sent to you. If you try to use reply, you will never get a response, or you will get a notice from your email server that your email cannot be forwarded.

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