Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "ENGR. TERRY MADU." <>

This email with the subject "GLAD TIDINGS." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 04 Feb 2006 08:10:37 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "ENGR. TERRY MADU." <>, although it may have been spoofed.



Hello Dear,

      I am the Information and Data analyst of the Treasury/Payment Investigation Department of the 
Central Bank of Nigeria. In the process of cross -checking payment files inherited from previous 
head of this department I realized a particular payment file with series of complicated abnormal 
entries of  a  beneficiary who had made efforts towards getting the funds but to no avail; I then 
decided to investigate the genesis of the difficulties /hitches to the release of the said  funds I 
found out these:

       There is NO PAYMENT STATUS on the file and on our payment computer column as a result of 
mistake, I believe to have been made by the secretary who filed the particulars (DATA) i.e Bank 
particulars and payment reference as it was fixed in by the side column of another payment file  as 
if  the reference is  not the principal benefactor of the money  which effort were been made  to 
claim itís fund.
The reference name did not appear at the foreign payment list but went and appear at the Bankís 
domestic payment network, which is abnormal, because itís fund is a foreign payment!
No fund claim certificate was issued to the reference for claim of entitled payment as constituted 
in our constitution for principal foreign benefactors to claim their estate benefits or contract 
payments without hitch.

     I have decided to contact you through this medium because in my further investigation I found 
out that this claim is genuine with all legal backings apart from the above data irregularities and 
complications, which made the beneficiary to, gave up the claim. Therefore, Iíve withdrawn my 
submission paper for conversion of the funds to the CBN Treasury, which several payments have 
suffered because of irregularities since the implementation of the Independent Corrupt Practices 
Commission Act (ICPC) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).This assurance gave 
me courage to link you up for this particular transaction  knowing it will be of mutual benefit to 
both of us.

     Requirement: I want you to lay claim to this money as the principal benefactor, I will require 
from you, your  full personal details ,telephone, fax nos. and your Bank account details that will 
accommodate this total sum of USD12Million.I will get the above complications corrected with your 
personal information as will be submitted by you. On reflecting this in the payment computer 
system, I will advise you on the application letter you will fax to this Department for the release 
of the said funds. Sharing ration, 60% for me and 40% for you. I can assure you after the 
corrections and the application within 72 hours the fund must be in your designated account. There 
is no single risk at all as itís quite clear to you that the Payment Investigation Department of 
every Bank  supersedes fund release at all level more so  I am the  only person entitled to all 
payment  data analysis and information.
      I will oblige you with further information and please I will need your private telephone 
/facsimile number for easy and confidential communication. My private email is:


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