A Scam 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)."<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FBI FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FBI.WASHINGTON DC. FBI SEEKING TO WIRETAP INTERNET Attn: 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: NAME: PROF. CHUKWUMA SOLUDO (CBN GOVERNOR) MR. SAM BANKS (FINANCIAL SECRETARY) OFFICE ADDRESS: Central Bank of Nigeria Central Business District, Cad astral Zone, federal Capital Territory, Nigeria. TEL: +234-802-987-9593 (Sam Banks). Email: (email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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