Scam Emails Archive : Generic


From: "Federal Bureau of Investigation (WDC)."<>

This email with the subject ".DID YOU AUTHORIZED THE CLAIM?..." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 22 Mar 2009 14:55:58 -0400 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was "Federal Bureau of Investigation (WDC)."<>, although it may have been spoofed.



We the Federal bureau of investigation (FBI) Washington, DC in conjunction with some other relevant 
security Agencies here in the United States of America have recently been informed through our 
Global intelligence monitoring network that you presently have a transaction going on with the 
Central Bank of Nigeria, regards to your over-due contract payment Which was fully endorsed in your 
favor accordingly.

It might interest you to know that we have taken our time in screening through this contract 
payment notification as stipulated on our protocol of operation, and have finally confirmed that 
your contract payment is 100% genuine and legal with due process of law, and it is as well free 
from all illegal activities, which you have the lawful right to claim your fund without any further 
delay. Having said all this, we will further advise, that you should go ahead in dealing with the 
Central Bank office accordingly as we will be monitoring all their services accordingly with our 
intelligent monitoring network device, and with your cooperation.

Furthermore, we want to place this on your notice that we recently had a meeting with the Executive 
Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, in the person of Prof. Chukwuma Soludo and Mr. Emakpo Sam 
Banks along with some of the top officials of the Ministry regarding your case and they made us to 
understand that your file is pending on when you personally come for the claim. They also told us 
that the only problem they are facing right now is that some unscrupulous element are using this 
project as an avenue to scam innocent people off their hard earned money by impersonating the 
Executive Governor and the Central Bank office.

We were also made to understand that a lady with name Mrs. Joan C. Bailey from OHIO and another 
person named as Mr. Machovina Wachovia who reside in Missouri as well has already contacted them 
and also presented to them all the necessary documentations evidencing your claims, claiming to 
have been signed personally by you prior to the release of your contract fund valued 
US$45,000,000.00 (Fourty Five Million United States Dollars), but the Central Bank office did the 
wise thing by insisting on hearing from you personally before they go ahead on wiring your fund to 
the Bank information which was forwarded to them by the above mentioned names, the main reason, we 
the Federal Bureau of Investigation were contacted by the Central Bank of Nigeria, is to assist 
them on making some investigation regards to this issue.

They further informed us that we should inform our citizens, who must have been informed of the 
contract payment which was awarded to them from the Central Bank of Nigeria , to be very careful 
prior to these irregularities so that they don't fall victim to scam. We the FBI are instructing 
you personally, that if you were already dealing with anybody or office claiming to be from the 
Central Bank of Nigeria, you are further advised to STOP further contact with them in your best 
interest and then, contact immediately the real office of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) only 
with the below information accordingly:


OFFICE ADDRESS: Central Bank of Nigeria
Central Business District,
Cad astral Zone, federal
Capital Territory,

TEL: +234-802-987-9593 (Sam Banks).
Email: ( 

NOTE: In your best interest, any email or fax that doesn't come from the above official email 
address and phone number should not be replied to and should be disregarded accordingly for 
security reasons. Meanwhile, we will advise you to contact the Central Bank office immediately with 
the above email address and request that they attend to your payment file as directed so as to 
enable you receive your contract fund accordingly. Ensure you follow all their procedure as 
required by them in order to hasten up the effective procedures, of transferring your funds to you 
as designated by you. Also have in mind that the Central Bank of Nigeria equally has their own 
protocol of operation as stipulated on their banking realm, so any delay could be very complicated.

Once again, we will advise you to contact them with the above email address 
( and make sure you forward to them all the necessary information 
which might be required from you prior to the release of your fund. All modality has already been 
worked out even before you were contacted and note that we will be monitoring all your dealings 
with them as you proceed so you do not have anything to worry about. All we require from you 
henceforth is an update so as to enable us be on track with you and the Central Bank of Nigeria . 
Without wasting much time, will want you to contact them immediately with the above email address 
so as to enable them attend to your case accordingly without any further delay as time is already 
running out.

Should in case you need any more information in regards to this notification, feel free to get back 
to us so in order to brief you more, because we are here to guide you and serve you better during 
and after this contract fund has been completely perfected and you have received your contract fund 
as stated. Thanks, for your anticipated cooperation in advance as we earnestly await your urgent 
response to this matter.

Best Regards, 

Robert S. Mueller III

Federal Bureau of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington , D.C.
20535-0001 , USA