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Pension fund security breach exposes £17m

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The Lads from Lagos have been keeping a low profile of late, so we're obliged to Reg reader Matt Summers for sharing this tempting get-rich-quick opportunity with fellow fans of Vulture Central:

Dear Sir/Madam,
How are you today?.

I know that you will be surprise to read this mail,My name is Mr.Harrod James.

The Federal Repuplic Of Nigeria Sometime last year between July 2008 and February 2009 lost an unencrypted CD with fund details of thousands of policy holders and pension scheme members totalling to about ?136 Million Great Britain Pounds.

During this period, most IT experts were employed to reprogramme the bank's financial network and I was able to have access to some of these files that were carelessly lost; most of these files were unclaimed funds that belonged to deceased policy holders and pensioners in Nigeria.

In the light of this, I would like to move most of these funds worth ?17 Million Pounds ( ?31 Million Dollars) via ATM ELECTRONIC BANKING to someone who can act as a TRUSTEE to the funds. I will prepare the legal Trustee document which I will submit to a designated ATM company here in Nigeria. This company will then apply for release of funds on our behalf and process the 'Account Fund' for immediate transfers via ATM ELECTRONIC BANKING.

Please understand that the Account is a TELE/ELECTRO-BANKING thus your personal banking details will not be required; rather what is required is your full name and address where you would want the ATM Cards and Online/Electronic Link Details to be delivered to you for immediate cash withdrawals and Online Banking transfers of the above mentioned fund..

I propose to have a split of the money with you on a 50/50 basis. If this is accepted by you, just send by fax or email an acknowledgement letter accompany with your full names and address so we can expedite action.

Please do not despise this offer instead let us unite and work as a team and get it finalise ASAP. Once we get the funds in our possession, I am planning to invest and expand in your line of business and will also use some part for reinvestment in Nigeria.

I will have the Trustee document done and submitted to the ATM Processing Company.

Hope to hear from you shortly.
Thank you,
Mr.Harrod James
Email:harrodjames@onet.pl

Well, Matt tells us he by no means despises this offer, but as a security consultant reckons the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium might view his participation as a serious breach of ethics.

Our advice? Stuff (ISC)², take the cash and join MARIAM ABACHA on the beach in Rio with your £8.5m (EIGHT AND ONE HALF MILLION) Great Britain Pounds. Sorted. ®

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