A Scam Email with the Subject "CBN DEBT PAYMENT NOTICE OF YOUR FUNDS" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 20 Feb 2010 01:18:19 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA (CBN)"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK MR. LAMIDO SANUSI EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR, CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA (CBN) OUR REF: CBN/OHG/OXD1/2009 YOUR REF:…………….. TELEX: CENBANK. PAYMENT FILE: CBN/BEN/09. Attn: Beneficiary, CBN DEBT PAYMENT NOTICE OF YOUR FUNDS My name is Lamido Sanusi the Executive Governor Of The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Executive Chairman of “E.C.D.R”. I discovered that your name and email address (in the Central Computer among the list of unpaid contractors, inheritance next of kin and lotto beneficiaries that was originated from Africa ( Nigerian Government) , Europe, Asia Plus Middle east, Americans) among the list of individuals and companies that your unpaid fund has been located to a suspense account. Your name appeared among the beneficiaries who will receive a part-payment of $9.million (Nine Million Dollars) and has been approved already for Payment. yesterday two foreigners (Mr. Tim Parker and Mr. Rowland Gulf) visited my office in your stead to inform me that they are your Representatives from United State, whom you send to collecting your Funds for you. 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, atleast you should have informed me as the Executive Governor of this Bank. They actually tendered some Vital Documents which Proved that you actually sent them for the Collection of this Funds. Honestly, it really baffles me that you took such decision without my consent. Here are the Document which they tender to this Bank today: 1. LETTER OF ADMINISTRATION. 2. HIGH COURT INDUCTION. 3. ORDER TO RELEASE. 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 the m to come back tomorrow morning and they promised to come back. As the Governor of this Noble Bank, I was supposed to Release this Funds to them but I refused to do so because I wanted to hear from you first. Due to the nature of my job, I will not want to make any mistake in Releasing this Funds toanyone except you whom is the Recognized Bonafide Beneficiary to this Funds. Kindly clarify us on this issue before we make this Payment to these for foreigner whom came on your behalf. In receipt of this confidential Letter, you are required to call this Bank immediately you receive this Confidential Letter. OFFICIALLY SIGNED. LAMIDO SANUSI GOVERNOR CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA.