This email with the subject "ATTN:BENEFICIARY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 07 Dec 2008 05:41:13 -0500 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "PAUL HOWARD"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From The Office of the Governor. Central bank of Nigeria Tinubu, square, Lagos- Nigeria. Our ref: Cbn/Ohg/Oxd1/2008 Your ref: .............................. Telex: Cenbank. Payment file: Cbn/Ben/08. Attn: Beneficiary, PAYMENT NOTIFICATION OF YOUR FUNDS. I am Mr.Paul Howard, the secretary to Prof. Charles Soludo the executive governor of the central bank of Nigeria C.B.N. which is the parent bank of all commercial banks here in Nigeria. I was instructed to contact you by my boss on an urgent issue, kindly note that your funds were re-called and re-deposited into the "federal suspense account" of the cbn last week, because you did not forward your claim as the rightful beneficiary. My boss was visited in his office by three gentlemen, these men were unexpected by him because their visit was impromptu. He asked them the purpose of their visit and they said they came to collect your inheritance/ contract funds bill sum of us$20 million as shown in your file with us, on your behalf and by your authorization. Note that they tendered some vital documents which proved that you actually sent them for the collection of these funds. Below is a list of the documents which they tendered to this bank: 1. LETTER OF ADMINISTRATION. 2. HIGH COURT INJUCTION. 3. ORDER TO RELEASE. Due to the nature of his job, he can't afford to release the funds to anyone except you who is the true beneficiary. Note that he asked the men to come back so he can verify this fact from you first. Kindly clarify us on this issue before we make this payment to these foreigners whom came on your behalf. Kindly direct your response to his private email address, Prof. Charles Soludo,the executive governor of the central bank of nigeria,below for quicker deliberation and response from him on the release of your funds to you. Please remember to include your personal phone number he can reach you on in your response. Email;email@example.com Note that for security reasons you are assigned this code/password which is (TT7270CBN}, please note that this code is the reference number for your transfer and it's being disclosed to you alone, guard this jealously and all your email response should carry this code as the subject. Yours faithfully, Mr.Paul Howard.Secretary. To the Governor. Central bank of Nigeria Tinubu square, Lagos- Nigeria. Statement of confidentiality: "the information in this email and in any attachments may contain confidential information and is intended solely for the attention and use of the named addressee(s). It may not be disclosed to any person without authorization. If you are not the intended recipient, or a person responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient you are not authorized to and must not disclose, copy, distribute or retain this message or any part of it."