This email with the subject "PAYMENT UPDATE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 01 May 2008 07:55:29 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was JOHN ABOH <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
ATTN: The Presidency, Federal Government Officers on Finance,Senate committee on Financial Matters,Central Bank of Nigeria and Diplomatic Corps met recently on the present fiscal-reformations.It was discovered that many Foreigners have lost money to Nigeria through:Fraud, Unpaid-Contracts or others The Bank,First Bank of Nigeria PLC has been authorized to attend to all these foreign and international matters.All Foreign-Affairs Files has been handed over to our Bank for official use. The outcome of the summit has prompted the Federal Government to empower only our Bank;First Bank of Nigeria PLC to Identify the owners of these funds and pay them outright with no delay.We have been asked to start the payment of US$7,000,000.00 (SEVEN MILLION US DOLLAR)as compensation to all affected Persons(Entities)i.e:Individuals Companies and organizations. You are one of the Beneficiaries on the list submitted to us so please reply to our mail for confirmation so that we can begin forwarding all other necessary information to you. Be informed that the Federal Government have approved the release of payments which has been in this bank for many years unclaimed because my boss Mr. Jacobs Ajekigbe, collaboration with the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) have refused to tell you the truth on how to claim your fund this is because he has been using the interest accumulated from your fund every year to enrich himself without your knowledge. I,John Aboh has been appointed by the Bank,s Management Authority to supervise this exercise.We are now in operation finding the rightful owners of the funds that has accumulated in Nigeria for years. This exercise covers all transactions ever had with Nigerians before or at present. My boss; Mr. Jacobs M. Ajekigbe, the Managing Director/CEO of this bank is now on compulsory leave and all power have been vested on me to make all international payments. I want to help you pull out this fund to your bank account using the easiest and the quickest method,which have not been made known to you before.By this method,you will open a domiciliary account with this bank (First Bank of Nigeria),your fund would be lodged into this domiciliary account and your fund will be paid in directly to any bank of your choice. After the transfer, you will confirm the fund in your bank account within 5-hours same day. No Cost of Transfer (COT) and no stoppage from any Government departments as the transfer will be done within the bank alone and it is very safe. Confirm to me through this e-mail address: email@example.com your: Personal Information; Phone and Fax Number; Banking Information, where the money will be Transfered into. Awaiting your quick response. Yours truly, JOHN O. ABOH FBN