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‘Non-Resident Clearance Form’ Advance Fee Scam

by Brett M. Christensen

According to this email, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in conjunction with
the Ministry Of Finance Of the Federal Republic of Nigeria want to pay you 27 million dollars. 

The email instructs you to contact Barclays Bank in the UK to arrange the transfer of your funds. Supposedly, you just need to obtain a Non-Resident Clearance Form to allow the transfer of your funds.

However, the email is a scam designed to trick you into sending money and personal information to criminals.  It is not from the NNPC or the Nigerian government. It has no connection to Barclays Bank. And, alas, there is no 27 million dollars.

If you receive this email or one similar to it, do not reply. Just delete it.

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SW 11 1 TN, LONDONbarclaysbank_u99@yahoo.comAttention: Sir/Madam,REF:- INSTRUCTION TO CREDIT YOUR ACCOUNT WITH THE SUM OF (US$27,000.000.00)

This is the second time we are notifying you about this said
fund.After due vetting and evaluation of your Inheritance file which
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in conjunction with
the Ministry Of Finance Of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Forwarded
and contracted us to see to your immediate payment of the sum
of(USA$27,000.000.00) from their Offshore Account with usa.

We were meant to understand from our findings that you have been going
through hard ways by paying alot of charges to see to the release of
your fund ((US$27,000.000.00) , which has been delayed. Which has been
the handiwork of some miscreant elements from Nigeria We advice that
you stop further communication with any correspondence from Nigeria .
You don’t have to pay any charges to receive your Contract fund
anymore as you have met up with the whole requirements , your
representatives in Nigeria will tell you to still go ahead with them
but on your own risk.

The only thing required from you is to obtain Non-Resident Clearance
Form/Receipt which we are not asking you to pay the fee to us here in
United Kingdom as the Government of Nigeria have paid us for
handling/processing of your payment with other customers. We will help
you to see that you obtain the form so that our bank will effect
immediate transfer of your Inheritance sum ((US$27,000.000.00) into
your designated bank account. Should you follow up our directives,
your fund will reflect in your account within five Bank working days
from the day you obtain this form.Do not go through anybody again but
through this Bank if you really want your fund.

Finally, you are advice to forward to this bank your receiving
Account.Where you want this fund to be remitted. your urgent response
to this Email (
Yours sincerely,

Mr. Frank Brown
Head, Private Banking Section.
Barclays Bank Plc. London

Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

A Big Thank You

I would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.

I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.

Closing Date

Hoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.

Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,