This email with the subject "Payment Notification" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 28 Sep 2008 19:45:30 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Chukwumah Soludo <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
TINUBU SQUARE VICTORIA
ISLAND LAGOS NIGERIA.
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
Our Ref: CBN/IRD/CBX/021/08
IMMEDIATE PAYMENT NOTIFICATION
My name is Professor. Chukwuma C. Soludo the Executive Governor Of The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Executive Chairman of "E.C.D.R". I discovered that your name and email address (in the Central Computer was among the list of unpaid contractors, Inheritance Next of kin and lotto Beneficiaries that was originated from Africa ( Nigerian Government) , Europe, Asia Plus Middle east, America) among the list of individuals and companies that your unpaid fund has been located to a suspense account.
Your name appeared among the beneficiaries who will receive a part-payment of $4.million (Four Million Dollars) and has been approved already for Payment. Yesterday two foreigners (Mr. Tim Parker and Mr. Rowland Gulf) visited my office in your stead to inform me that they are your Representatives from United State, whom you send to collecting your Funds for you.
I do not understand why you sent these men to come and Collect your Funds on your behalf. If actually you want them to help you Collect your funds, atleast you should have informed me as the Executive Governor of this Bank. They actually tendered some Vital Documents which Proved that you actually sent them for the Collection of this Funds. Honestly, it really baffles me that you took such decision without my consent.
Here are the Document which they tendered to this Bank today:
LETTER OF ADMINISTRATION.
HIGH COURT INJUCTION.
ORDER TO RELEASE.
Actually, these Documents which they tendered to this Noble Bank is a clear Proof that you sent them to Collect this Funds for you. Finally, I told them to come back after three day so that I can cross check their file and they promised to come back. As the Governor of this Noble Bank, I was supposed to Release this Funds to them but I refused to do so because I wanted to hear from you first.
Due to the Nature of my job, and the level of fraud going on in my country and the GLOBE in general I will not want to make any mistake in Releasing this Funds to anyone except you whom is the Recognized and Bonafide Beneficiary to the Funds. Kindly clarify us on this issue before we make this Payment to these foreigners whom came on your behalf. Upon receipt of this confidential Letter, you are required to contact this Bank immediately you receive this Confidential Letter.
PROF. CHUKWUMA SOLUDO.
GOVERNOR CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA