This email with the subject "ATTN: HONURABLE CONTRACTOR" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 10 Apr 2009 09:36:24 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Prof Charles Soludo"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA TINUBU SQUARE,VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS-NIGERIA OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR PROF,CHARLES C.SOLUDO. GOVERNOR CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA. ATTN: HONURABLE CONTRACTOR , YOUR IMMEDIATE CONTRACT PAYMENT!!! PAYMENT.CONTRACT#:MAV/NNPC/FGN/MIN/008. Our Ref: PYT-PED/FGN/NNPC-1024. TEL PHONE: 234-7028046141 Email: email@example.com I Wish to inform you that I have received unconditional instruction from the presidency federal republic of Nigeria to release part payment of $40 (Fourty million united states dollars).into your nominated bank account. Your name and company was discovered as next on the list of the outstanding contractors who have not received their payments. Also note that from my record in my file your outstanding contract payment was not $40 million USD but the Government decided to compensated few foreigners base on the promise our president gave to the united nation on anti-corruption. This is a huge sum which can it be broken down into smaller blocks? Please re-confirm to me if this is inline with what you have in your record and also re-confirm to me the followings, 1) Your full name. 2) Phone, fax and mobile #. 3) Company name, position and address. 4) Profession, age and marital status. As soon as this informations are received, your payment will be made to you in a certified bank Draft from central bank of Nigeria and a copy will be given to you for you to take to your bank and confirm it. What about bank to bank transfer? Just today on our local news a business person was given bogus bank draft from Nigeria,$23,000,00 from Hunt Oil Nigeria and ended up with over $1300.00 in bank handling fees. I want to avoid this.You must call me on my direct number as soon as you receive this letter for a serious discussion with me and also get back to me at once through mail. CONGRATULATIONS, Yours sincerly, Prof Charles Soludo GOVERNOR OF CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA.