A Scam Email with the Subject "CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 27 Aug 2007 03:04:31 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was email@example.com, although it may have been spoofed.
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA TINUBU SQUARE,VICTORIA ISLAND,LAGOS NIGERIA[OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR]
CONTRACT #: MAV/NNPC/FGN/MIN/009, Swift Code: BPH KPL PK, A/C#: 329606=101244=169=678 FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT CENTRAL BANK NIGERIA Our Ref: CBN/IRD/CBX/021/04 Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgIMMEDIATE PAYMENT NOTIFICATION AV/CONT/NNPC/FGN/MIN/009
ATTN : HONOURABLE BENEFICIARY ,YOUR IMMEDIATE CONTRACT PAYMENT,CONTRACT#:MAV/NNPC/FGN/MIN/009.
Our records of outstanding contractors due for payment, with the federal government of Nigeria, Your name was discovered as next on the list of the outstanding contractors who have not received their payments. I am prof.charles c.soludo. The executive governor central Bank Of Nigeria(CBN)
Firstly, I plead on behalf of my country and the Central Bank of Nigeria for not contacting you all this while as regards your contract payment, which I know by now, must have cost you some inconviniences, I am promising You on behalf of the central bank of Nigeria that this will not repeat itself any more.
I want you to know that your payment is valid and maintained with us here. I have ensured that you receive your fund through an international certified bank draft OR through banking wiring transfer, acceptable and payable to you. I advice you to co-operate with me and listen to my advice as the Central Bank of Nigeria (cbn) will not be held responsible for any lapses or mis-direction of your fund due to your inability to co-operate with me who is in-charge as the new elected executive governor of the central bank of Nigeria (CBN).
I can not vividly explain how this payment was generated / occured to you, but i was informed before I resumed my humble office in the month of may 2004 that a contract with the federal government was executed in your favor by a foreign contractor, who at the point of execution did not receive his payments. Coupled with the fact that the computer departments of the central bank was burnt down some months ago before I resumed this humble office, and all available informations as regards your informations that was dropped by the foreign contractor was missing as well.
when we were able to trace burnt files we were only left with your email address which I can not see clearly. When this payment notification was forwarded to my humble office, I decided to contact you for immediate payment in an international certified bank draft, or direct crediting to your norminated banking account payable to you in your name . I wish to inform you that your payment is being processed and will be released to you as soon as you respond to this letter. Also note that from the record in my file your outstanding contract payment is $18 million united states dollars only (Eighteen million united states dollars only).
Please re-confirm to me if this is inline with what you have in your record and also re-confirm to me the followings
1) Your full name. 2) Phone, fax and mobile #. 3) Company name, position and address. 4) Profession, age and marital status.As soon as this informations are received, your payment will be made to you in a certified bank draft or direct creditting to your bank account from central bank of Nigeria .You must get back to me immediately as soon as you go through this mail: email@example.com
CONGRATULATIONS.Prof. Charles C. Soludo.
Executive governor, Central bank of Nigeria (cbn).