A Scam Email with the Subject "IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF APPROVED PAYMENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 29 Mar 2010 13:05:59 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "contact mail" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA GRIKI-ABUJA NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS P.M.B. CBN ABUJA - NIGERIAFrom the Desk Of:
Lamido Sanusi Lamido Executive Governor (CBN) Administrative Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgIMMEDIATE RELEASE OF APPROVED PAYMENT
NOTIFICATION (NLAG/FGN/FMF/CBN/B2517/99) Our Ref : NLAG/FGN/CBN/B2402/08. DATE: 29/3/2010.Dear Sir/Ma,
From the record of outstanding contractors/beneficiaries due for payment with the Federal Government of Nigeria, your name and company was discovered as next on the list of outstanding beneficiaries who have not yet received their long -due funds,Or have you receive your PAYMENT ?.If not,in addendum, also be informed that we recently receive a signal
from the Federal bureau of investigation (FBI) Washington, DC in conjunction with the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria In person of Mr.Robert S.Mueller notifying us that their Investigation Database has detected that some Imposters have been Hacking and tracing the Central bank website to sneak foreign beneficiary file in order to divert their funds, so we have been instructed to further our contact with you with this new Central Bank Email Account:email@example.comAlso note that from the record in your payment files, your overdue outstanding balance is US$32.7 million dollars (Thirty-two million seven hundred thousand united states dollars). only, with the payment
reference (#.) of NLAG/FGN/FMF/CBN/B2517/99.As a matter of urgency, you are advised to sincerely re-confirm to me
if this is inline with what you already have in your records and you should also re-confirm to me the followings as they are listed below:1.) Beneficiary Name & Address. 2.) Beneficiary Phone (Home/Mobile) & Fax Numbers For Merit Reach. 3.) Beneficiary Profession ,Age & Sex. 4.) Computers Scan Copy of Working I.D or Driver's License For
Simply Identification.As soon as these information's are received, your overdue funds will
be telegraphically wired into your nominated bank account and a copy of your Payment Transfer Slip would be issued to you for confirmation of telex transmission. As a result of the on going drive, I will advice you to get back to me without further delay.YOURS SINCERELY,
LAMIDO SANUSI LAMIDO,
GOVERNOR, CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA (CBN).