A Scam Email with the Subject "VERY VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 19 Oct 2009 03:59:10 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "From The Office Executive Governor Central Bank Of Nigeria (CBN)"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Central Bank of Nigeria. (CBN) Telegram: CENBANK
From The Desk of: Mr. Sanusi Lamido.
VERY VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE ============================= Attn: Honorable Beneficiary, This is to officially inform all prospective Beneficiaries whose long over-due fund are yet to be released, that the Central Bank Governor, Prof Charles C. Soludo has been retired. I Mr. Sanusi Lamido have been appointed the new Central Bank Governor. In view of the above, I wish to use this opportunity to inform you about the outcome of the meeting held yesterday concerning all international unclaimed fund with any local bank here in Nigeria should move the payment file to central bank of Nigeria(CBN) The meeting commenced by 12.00noon on under the Chairmanship of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, the finance minister, the accountant general of the federation and the foreign affairs minister. The purpose of the meeting was due to the inability of beneficiaries to receiver their over-due payment fund with any local bank because of the demand of fee from some of the staff before their ATM card will be deliver/ transfered to them and also to avoid of devarting beneficiaries fund to other accunt based on this Mr. president had to cancel all mode of payment that is not in line with the new CBN regulation. He however gave an order that any payment under this bellow: (1) Contract payment (2) Inheritance payment (3) lottery payment and others in line of payment No beneficiaries will receive his or her payment through ATM card or diplodiplomat deleiver again all payment should be through online bank. Any bank or individual communicating or contacting you in order to receive your fund without this special Govt approved code: FG/GCS/LSYD/N09 have to be ignored!!! Henceforth, Transfer of funds to any beneficiary must be through online banking. I hereby use this opportunity to let you know the decision taken by Mr. President. It is up to you to decide if you are willing to receive your fund through online banking. Most importantly, you are strongly advised to cease every furthetr communication with any other person(s) or office(s) contacting you in regard to the release of your fund. i will forward the contact address of the paying bank that will release your fund to you immediately Yours Sincerely Mr. Sanusi Lamido. Executive Governor Central Bank Of Nigeria (CBN)