A Scam Email with the Subject "OVER DUE CONTRACT/INHERITANCE PAYMENT." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 16 Oct 2008 09:44:04 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mr David Benson"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
WORLD BANK AUDITORS SITTING PRUDENTLY IN THE NIGERIAN PRIME FINANCIAL INSTITUTION (CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA/MINISTRY OF FINANCE) TINUBU SQUARE LAGOS - NIGERIA Attention: Sir/Madam, OVER DUE CONTRACT/INHERITANCE PAYMENT. This is to notify the numerous foreign contractors owed by the Federal Government of Nigeria from various parastatals that going by the Geneva Pact signed by the Government of Nigeria, and the World Bank as it relates to long overdue payment of foreign contractors on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria. Apparently, investigations carried out by the World Bank Auditors has confirmed that most beneficiaries are being asked to pay certain irrelevant charges by the Apex Bank (Central Bank of Nigeria/ministry of finance) and other Government Financial Institutions, therefore making it very difficult for contractors to meet such obligations which is contrary to Section “37” Subsection “C” of the Article XII of Banks and other financial decree of 1995 as amended in 1998. In view of this, the Governing Board of the World Bank has directed the World Bank Auditors to shift base to Nigeria to scrutinize and oversee an immediate release of such payments that has met the requirements for effectiveness without any further delay. Any beneficiary certified “OK” will receive his / her fund within five (5) working days from the date of the final authentication of his / her contractual date. It is also interesting to inform beneficiaries that in order to carry out deductions on their bills as regards Cost of Transfers (COT), Security Deposit (SD) and other taxable charges, beneficiaries will be requested to obtain the Debit form M104 from this authority so as to empower this board to carry out such deduction from the total contract sum before final remittance. Furthermore, certification and unconditional payment release orders has been vested on this board and it involves payment from our statutory foreign reserves of International Capital Markets (ICM) loan from (IMF) and the World Bank respectively. It is of vital international financial interest that all payments under this dispensation have been bestowed on the World Bank Auditors for immediate settlements. On behalf of the Nigerian government, this body regrets any inconveniences this delay might have caused your good self. You are hereby finally advised to stop all further communications with any agents, group of people or any Government bodies in respect of your payment. Please contact us for detailed information. Yours faithfully, m Mr.David Benson. (Head Auditor)