A Scam Email with the Subject "FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 03 Aug 2010 00:45:57 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA (OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR) (CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA) Our Ref: CBN/IRD/CBX/021/09 IMMEDIATE CONTRACT PAYMENT.CONTRACT #: MAV/NNPC/FGN/MIN/010 Attn: This is to inform you and the general public that the Central Bank of Nigeria (C.B.N) now has a new face and a new leader. I am the new Executive Governor of C.B.N. Mr. Lamido A. Sanusi. I am here to re-brand C.B.N and correct all the unprofessional and financial irregularities caused by the former governor of C.B.N Prof. Charles C. Soludo. Breaking News! Prof. Charles C. Soludo has been arrested by the Economic & Financial Crime Commission (E.F.C.C) for destroying the lives of innocent people who called for the release of their contract payment and inheritance beneficiaries. He has scammed not less than 2 million people claiming to release their funds and was requesting for illegal fees such as delivery fee and documentation fees. Shortly after his interrogation with the men of the E.F.C.C, he will be charged to court and the law will take its cause. As the new appointed Governor of C.B.N, my duties are to ensure that your payment gets to you. I have crosschecked the unattended files sent to my desk and the records of outstanding contractors due for payment, with the federal government of Nigeria shown that you have not received your funds. The amount recorded as your contract payment/ inheritance is $19.5 Million US Dollars and that has been corrected from what other offices told you. I want you to know that your payment is valid and maintained with us here. I can not vividly explain how this payment was generated or occurred to you, but i was informed before I resumed my humble office in the month of June 2009 to pay the list of beneficiaries whose names are contained in this quarter payment schedule. As instruction from the presidency I cannot argue it coupled with the fact that the computer departments of the central bank was burnt down some months back before I resumed this humble office, and all available information as regards to your details that was dropped by the foreign contractor was omitted or partially missing as well. I wish to inform you that your payment is being processed and will be released to you as soon as you respond to this letter. Also note that from my record in my file your outstanding contract payment is $19.5 million dollars (Nineteen million Five hundred thousand united states dollars). For your information, I don’t want anything that will dent my image and my mode of releasing your funds is based on the new policy based upon the Standard Banking Acts. Before I proceed with your payment, I will re-check your information to be sure that I contacted the right person, therefore, forward the below information. 1. Your full name And Address 2. Telephone Mobil & Fax Numbers 3. Occupation and Age 4.A scanned copy of your drivers license passport or any identification document. As soon as I receive the above information, I will email you the payment schedule and my mode of payment to enable us proceed immediately. Mr.Sanusi Lamido New Executive Governor Central Bank of Nigeria. Direct email: