A Scam Email with the Subject "DID YOU AUTHORIZED THE CLAIM?.." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 16 Jul 2009 11:41:38 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "(FBI) Washington, DC"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FBI FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FBI.WASHINGTON DC. FBI SEEKING TO WIRETAP INTERNET Attn: We the Federal bureau of investigation (FBI) Washington, DC in conjunction with some other relevant security Agencies here in the United States of America have recently been informed through our Global intelligence monitoring network that you presently have a transaction going on with the Central Bank of Nigeria, regards to your over-due contract payment Which was fully endorsed in your favor accordingly. It might interest you to know that we have taken our time in screening through this contract payment notification as stipulated on our protocol of operation, and have finally confirmed that your contract payment is 100% genuine and legal with due process of law, and it is as well free from all illegal activities, which you have the lawful right to claim your fund without any further delay. Having said all this, we will further advise, that you should go ahead in dealing with the Central Bank office accordingly as we will be monitoring all their services accordingly with our intelligent monitoring network device, and with your cooperation. Furthermore, we want to place this on your notice that we recently had a meeting with the New Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, in person Mr. Lamido Sanusi Aminu and Mr.Emakpo Sam Banks along with some of the top officials of the Ministry regarding your case and they made us to understand that your file is pending until when you personally come for the claim. They also told us that the only problem they are facing right now is that some unscrupulous element are using this project as an avenue to scam innocent people off their hard earned money by impersonating the Executive Governor and the Central Bank office. We were also made to understand that a lady named Mrs. Joan C. Bailey from OHIO and another person also named as Mr. Machovina Wachovia whom reside in Missouri as well has already contacted the bank and also presented to them all the necessary documentations evidencing your claims, claiming to have been signed personally by you prior to the release of your contract fund valued US$45,000,000.00 (Fourty Five Million United States Dollars), but the Central Bank office did the wise thing by insisting on hearing from you personally before they go ahead on wiring your fund to the Bank information which was forwarded to them by the above mentioned names, the main reason, we the Federal Bureau of Investigation were contacted by the Central Bank of Nigeria, is to assist them on making some investigation regards to this issue. They further informed us that we should inform our citizens, who must have been informed of the contract payment which was awarded to them from the Central Bank of Nigeria , to be very careful prior to these irregularities so that they do nOt fall victim to scam. We the FBI are instructing you personally, that if you were already dealing with anybody/office claiming to be from the Central Bank of Nigeria, you are further advised to STOP further contact with them in your best interest and then, contact immediately the real office of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) only with the below information accordingly: NAME: MR. LAMIDO SANUSI AMINU (CBN GOVERNOR) MR. SAM BANKS (FINANCIAL SECRETARY) OFFICE ADDRESS: Central Bank of Nigeria Central Business District, Cad astral Zone, federal Capital Territory, Nigeria. TEL: +234-802-987-9593 (Sam Banks). Email: (firstname.lastname@example.org) President Umaru Yar'adua nominated Mr. Lamido Sanusi Aminu, on Monday 1st June 2009, to the Nigerian senate for confirmation as the new central bank governor. Mr. Lamido Sanusi Aminu, an economist, is currently the managing director of first bank of Nigeria, the country??s largest lender. Is now the new central bank of Nigeria governor? And resumes office as the new acting governor of the central Bank of Nigeria, PLC on Wednesday 3rd June 2009. The central bank of Nigeria, plc informed us the FBI, that they are through with the first (1st) quarter transfer to beneficiaries, and that the new acting governor, Mr. Lamido Sanusi Aminu, has instructed the remittance department of the central bank of Nigeria, plc to head to the second (2nd) quarter transfer to beneficiaries where your payment file belongs to now, note that Mr. Lamido Sanusi Aminu instructed us to release all funds to beneficiaries. And since a new management has been appointed at the central bank of Nigeria, plc the bank states that the old payment code: to your inheritance contract funds has been changed and that the new payment code: to your contract funds will be (CBN/0024), take note of the new payment code: (CBN/0024), any e-mail you receive henceforth that does not have your payment code: (CBN/0024). Should be disregarded immediately and forwarded to us for immediate investigation. Warning: Note that you are advised not to disclose your inheritance contract funds with anyone until your said contract funds has been released to you, and ensure that you contact the bank with your payment code: (CBN/0024). Any e-mail that you receive stating Prof. Charles Soludo Chukwuma, should be disregarded immediately. Best Regards, Robert S. Mueller III Federal Bureau of Investigation J. Edgar Hoover Building 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington , D.C. 20535-0001 , USA