This email with the subject "Please Response Needed" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 25 Apr 2010 09:46:47 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "DR. USMAN SANUSI"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA FROM THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR C.B.N. Tinubu square, Lagos- Nigeria. Our ref: Cbn/Ohg/Oxd1/2008 Direct number +234-7040224697 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org TRANSACTION REFERENCE NO. 0260019870065 VERIFICATION. A confirmed bank transaction, Smtp 101 credit advice Reference 0260019870065 involving US$ 45 Million United States Dollars Only initially approved to you as the beneficiary is suspected to have been diverted by someone we discovered during our investigation to false claims. In a letter directed to our office for verification, the new beneficiary Messer’s Jacob Enterprises stated that the original owner of funds is dead. We have decided to verify this claim after instructing the sender bank to hold the transfer. Based on elaborate global Scams going on we have decided to contact you with available information that is contained in the payment file as stored in the computer which was hacked sometime ago leading to loose of data. Our questions is, Did you instruct, sign any application for any change of beneficiary bank name dated 30TH OF March , 2010 requesting any bank to transfer the total sum to another account. If no please let us know what happens. If after two working days, no response is received from you, it will be assumed that you are dead and as such authorization for transfer will be granted on behalf of Messer’s Jacobs enterprises to receive your fund in the stated account. No one will be liable for any reason if you later turn to apply for claim on the same funds as this will be seen that you have collaborated with Jacob to divert the funds. In any case you deny this claim, kindly write responding immediately with the information below. (1) Your full name. (2) Phone, fax and mobile #. (3) Company's name, position and address. (4) Profession, age and marital status. (5) Copy of ID. Or any scanned identity to prove you. You should also state how you want your fund paid to you without further delay if you are still alive. Send your response to my email address: email@example.com. And don't fail to call me on my direct telephone number+234- 7040224697 as soon as you receive this notification note Sincerely Mr. Usman Lamido Sanusi Executive Governor. Central Bank Of Nigeria (CBN) Direct number +234-7040224697 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org