A Scam Email with the Subject "PAYMENT NOTIFICATION OF YOUR FUNDS." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 26 Jan 2010 00:33:33 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "GOVERNOR, CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA."<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
THE HONORABLE, GOVERNOR OF CBN.
TINUBU SQUARE, LAGOS- NIGERIA.
Our Ref: CBN/OHG/OXD1/2010
PAYMENT FILE: CBN/BEN/10.
PAYMENT NOTIFICATION OF YOUR FUNDS.
Firstly, I will like to introduce myself formally as Mr. Lamido Aminu Sanusi, the newly elected executive Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). You are been officially contacted by me today because your Inheritance Funds were Re-deposited into the "Federal Suspense Account" of CBN last week, because you did not forward your Claim As the Right beneficiary. Well known to all, The Central Bank of Nigeria is the mother Bank of all commercial Banks here in Nigeria.
Therefore you should note its responsibility of Central Bank of Nigeria to execute any Federal Government of Nigeria approved fund on foreign beneficiarys inline with their respective contract/inheritance outstanding funds. Its only the central bank reserve every right as the national mother of all Banks here in the country. Indeed we are officially informing you over the outrageous news that was brought to my desk this morning. There are two men and young lady who were unexpected by me because their visit was impromptu. I had to ask them why they came to see me in person And they said that they were here to collect the Inheritance Bill Sum of (US35.500,000.00) which rightfully belongs to you, on your Behalf.
At this development I asked them who authorized them to come down To Nigeria for the Collection of this Payment and they told me That you asked them to come and collect this Funds on your Behalf. However this was the biggest shock that this Bank have ever Received so far because your Inheritance Funds is still in the "Federal Suspense Account" of CBN, yet you sent these men to come and collect this Funds on your behalf without notifying us. We in this Bank 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 Inheritance Bill Sum, at least you should Have informed me earlier as the newly Executive Governor of this Bank.
They actually tendered some Vital Documents which proved that you actually sent them for the Collection of these Funds. Honestly, it really baffles me that you took such decision without my consent. Further more, you should note that every payment that were supposed to be carried out by the formal administrators of this great bank has been irrecoverable because of their non active in the banking sectors.
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 tomorrow morning and they promised to come back. As the Governor of this Noble Bank, I was supposed to Release this Fund to them but I refused to do so because I wanted to hear from you first.
Due to the resolution inline with the Nature of my job, I will not want to make any mistake in Releasing this Funds to anyone except you whom is the Recognized Bonafide Beneficiary to this Funds authorized me with satisfied attestation report. Kindly clarify us on this issue before we make this Payment to these foreigners whom came on your behalf. In receipt of this Confidential Letter, you are required to call Mr. Lamido Aminu Sanusi on this number: +234-806274.1084 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
MR. LAMIDO AMINU SANUSI.
GOVERNOR, CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA.