A Scam Email with the Subject "RE: CHANGE OF ACCOUNT PARTICULARS ON YOUR CONTRACT FILE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 20 Jul 2008 13:46:35 -0400 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "URGENT REPLY" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
INT'L PAYMENT CENTRE,
From The Desk of: Dr.Gilbert Okoye
+234-703 242 0503.
RE: CHANGE OF ACCOUNT PARTICULARS ON YOUR CONTRACT FILE
Following the directives received from the Office of the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, as a result of petitions and counter petitions by foreign contractors over non-payment of their contract claims, this office under this bank has been appointed to look into all overdue contract payments yet to be released for verification, vetting and immediate payment.
Your name is among the list of beneficiaries released for verification and immediate payment. Be informed that there are different accounts submitted for your payment by your local representatives. We do not know into which account to effect your payment. Please, you are hereby required to verify the following immediately: -
1. Did you broker your debt to one Mr. Lee Chong of Indo-China Group Ltd, Hong Kong, to receive your payment on your behalf?
2. Did you sign any Deed of Assignment in his favor, thereby making him the current beneficiary of your money?
You are required as a matter of urgency to confirm the legitimacy of the above claim and kindly give us reason why you decided to affect the above Change of Account; If you are not aware of this claim, please confirm to us immediately by stating your authentic account details, contract number and amount for proper credit of your funds. Also required are documents authenticating your claim?
Due to the long delay this payment has suffered, be rest assured that immediately these payment irregularities are cleared, you would receive your fund remittance analysis for clearance of funds into your account. Note that we are bound to recognize Mr. Lee Chong claim, if you fail to promptly respond to this inquiry following the Deed of Assignment he submitted to claim this payment. Make sure you get back to me as soon as possible so that the necessary action will be taken immediately.
ZENITH BANK PLC