A scam disguised as a warning to stop being scammed!
Subject: You Need To Stop Contacting Them........For Your Own GoodThere's a slightly different version of this scam at this page, with a different lawyer name and a slightly higher amount for "the paper works", heh.
From: Ms. Elizabeth Park Fowler
I'm Ms. Elizabeth Park Fowler of Tampa, FL 33629., I'm a US citizen, I'm 51yrs Old. I'm one of those that took part in the Compensation in Nigeria many years ago and they refused to pay me, I had paid over $38,000 while in the US, trying to get my payment all to no avail.
So I decided to travel down to Nigeria with all my compensation documents, And I was directed to meet Barrister Ben Bruce, who is the member of COMPENSATION AWARD AUTHORITY and a Human Rights Activist (Lawyer), and I contacted him and he explained everything to me. He said whoever is contacting us through emails are fake.
He took me to the paying bank for the claim of my Compensation payment. Right now I'm the most happiest woman on earth because I have received my compensation funds amounteing to $11,000,000.00 Moreover, Barrister Ben Bruce, showed me the full information of those that are yet to receive their payments and I saw your email as one of the scam victims, that is why I decided to email you to stop dealing with those people, they are not with your fund, they are only making money out of you. I will advise you to contact Barrister Ben Bruce
You have to contact him directly on this information below.
COMPENSATION AWARD AUTHORITY
Name : Barrister Ben Bruce (Legal Practitioner And Adviser)
You really have to stop dealing with those people that are contacting you and telling you that your fund is with them, it is not in anyway with them, they are only taking advantage of you and they will dry you up until you have nothing.
The only money I paid after I met Barrister Ben Bruce was just $250 for the paper works, take note of that.
Thank You and Be Blessed.
Ms. Elizabeth Park Fowler (Elizabeth)
Trustee/Treasurer, Triad Foundation Inc.
[address redacted, you can find it everywhere else anyway]
Education: BS, Business Administration
Annoyingly, the person who supposedly wrote this scam is a real person, the daughter of a philanthropist and yes, part of the Triad Foundation. The address used in the e-mail is her real address (apparently taken directly from this page, in fact), but there are other names being used as part of the scam. Still, if I were Elizabeth, I'd be really annoyed by this thing.