A Scam Email with the Subject "PAYMENT NOTIFICATION OF YOUR FUNDS." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 25 Feb 2009 03:44:32 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "PROF.CHUKWUMA C.SOLUDO"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
PAYMENT NOTIFICATION OF YOUR FUNDS. Definitely, I know that this letter will be a surprising one to you. Firstly, I will like to introduce myself formally as Prof. Chukwuma C. Soludo, Executive Governor Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).You are been officially contacted by me today because your Inheritance/contract Funds were Re-deposited into the "Federal Suspense Account" of CBN last week, because you did not forward your Claim as the Right beneficiary. Well known to all, The Central Bank of Nigeria is the mother Bank of all commercial Banks here in Nigeria. This morning at about (10:15am Standard Pacific Time), I was alerted by my Secretary that Three men were at my Office Reception waiting to see me and so I told my Secretary to let them in. To my surprise they were two Canadians and one Nigerian Attorney, and they introduced themselves as (Mr. Tim Parker, Mr. Roland Gulf, both from Canada) and accompanied with them was a Nigerian Attorney with the name (Mr.Jean Philip).Really these men were unexpected by me because their visit was impromptu. I had to ask them why they came to see me in person and they said that they were here to Collect the Inheritance/Contract fund which rightfully belongs to you, on your behalf. Note: I personally have attached a copy of the picture which was taken when these foreigners came to my office. They really did not know that they were snapped, because I have a Digital Security Camera here in my office. In this picture the foreigners where dressed in white shirts, while their Attorney was dressed in a dark suit and I was dressed in a traditional attire with a red cap. Kindly view this picture for clarification. These foreigners actually claimed this beyond reasonable doubts. At this development I asked them who authorized them to come down to Nigeria for the Collection of this Payment and they told me that you asked them to come and collect this Funds on your Behalf. Infact this was the biggest shock that this Bank have ever received so far because your Inheritance Funds is still in the "Federal Suspense Account" of CBN, yet you sent these men to come and collect this Funds on your behalf without notifying us. Following the Legal Report we in this Authoritative Office received from our Investigation Legal Unit of this today, we found out that (Mr.Chibuzor Emere),was Illegally contacting you and also getting information about your Inheritance Funds with the Central Bank Of Nigeria, in other for him to conniving with this two Canadians to claim your Funds. Its very important for you to note that some of our Citizens in this country today are into the act of using the good name of the Central Bank Of Nigeria to steal money out from Innocent citizen like you today. After a complete investigation that was carried out this morning, we also found out that you also made some Payment to them , in the name to claim your Funds from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Note, that (Mr.Jean Philip) was using this medium to get informations about your Payment from you, in other for him to connive with this Canadians to claim your Funds with the CBN. All the email you must have received from them is false, because from all invertigation that was carried out it shows that they are criminals. We in this bank was very confused when he confidently walked into this bank and was claiming that You send them with these men to come and Collect your Funds on your behalf. If actually you want them to help you collect your Inheritance Bill Sum, at least you should have informed me as the Executive Governor of this Bank. They actually tendered some Vital Documents, which proved that you actually sent them for the Collection of this Funds. Honestly, it really baffles me that you took such decision without my consent. Here are the Document which they tendered to this Bank today: Actually, these Documents which they tendered to this Noble Bank is a clear Proof that you sent them to Collect this Funds for you. Finally, I told them to come back tommorrow morning and they promised to come back. As the Governor of this Noble Bank, I was supposed to Release this Funds to them today but I refused to do so because I wanted to hear from you first. Due to the Nature of my job, I will not want to make any mistake in Releasing this Funds to anyone except you whom is the Recognised Bonafide Beneficiary to this Funds.Kindly clearify us on this issue before we make this Payment to these foreigners whom came on your behalf. Therefore you should refurnish us with the following information. 1) Your full name. 2) Phone, Fax and Mobile #. 3) Company name, Position and Address. 4) Profession, age,sex and marital status. 5) Any kind of identification Dear William Farris, In receipt of this confidential Letter, you are required to call this me .PROF.CHUKWUMA C.SOLUDO. GOVERNOR, CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA.