Scam Emails Archive : Generic


From: "Dr John Owen."<>

This email with the subject "PAYMENT NOTIFICATION: PLEASE RESPOND URGENTLY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 17 Jul 2008 08:11:08 -0400 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was "Dr John Owen."<>, although it may have been spoofed.

Tinubu square, Lagos- Nigeria.
Our ref: Cbn/Ohg/Oxd1/2008
Your ref: ...............................
Telex: Cenbank.
Payment file: Cbn/Ben/08


Attn: Beneficiary,


Hello. We have decided to bring to your attention, the fact that we have done everything necessary 
to make sure payments from the debt remittance account are made to the Bonafide Beneficiaries. I am 
informing you of an attempt by some men to collect your payment on your behalf. I had to ask them 
why they came to see me in person and they said that they came to collect your inheritance/contract 
funds payment sum of $20M which rightfully belongs to you as shown in your file with us, on your 
behalf and by your authorization. 

However, I am writing you this email to find out from you if you actually sent them. Note that they 
actually tendered some vital documents which proved that you actually sent them to collect these 
funds. Below is the list of documents which they presented.


1) Letter of administration
2) Order to release
3) High court injunction


Due to the nature of my job, I cannot afford to make any mistake in releasing the funds to anyone 
except you who is the recognized as true 
beneficiary to these funds. I want to hear from you before I order the release of the funds to 
these men who claim to be your representatives because they will be back to my office next week. I 
decided to carry out this decision based on my work experience and this is a risk I cannot take 
because I have not heard anything from you.

Kindly direct your response to the private email address of my boss,Prof. Charles Soludo, the 
executive governor of the central bank of Nigeria Cbn, below for quicker deliberation and response 
from him on the release of your funds to you. Please remember to indicate your personal phone 
number he can reach you on in your response.

Note that for security reasons you have been assigned a 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,


 Dr John Owen.
To the Governor.
Central bank of Nigeria