This email with the subject "IMMEDIATE CONTRACT/NEXT OF KIN PAYMENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 03 May 2010 12:51:08 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "CBN OFFICE PROTOCOL"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Attn: Esteem Beneficiary,
By introduction,I am the newly appointed Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria. Our records of outstanding contractors due for payment, with the federal government of Nigeria, Your name was discovered as next on the list of the outstanding contractor payment beneficiaries who have not received their payments. I am Mr Lamido A Sanusi. The current executive Governor, Central Bank Of Nigeria(CBN).
I want you to know that your payment is valid and maintained with us here. I have ensured that you receive your fund through an international certified bank draft OR through banking wiring transfer, acceptable and payable to you.
I can not vividly explain how this payment was generated/occured to you, but i was informed before I resumed my humble office in the month of june 2009 that a contract with the federal government was executed in your favor by a foreign contractor, who at the point of execution did not receive his payments. Coupled with the fact that the computer departments of the central bank was burnt down some months ago before I resumed this humble office, and all available informations as regards your informations that was dropped by the foreign contractor was missing as well.
I wish to inform you that your payment is being processed and will be released to you as soon as you respond to this letter. Also note that from the record in my file your outstanding contract payment is $19.5 million dollars (Nineteen million, Five Hundred Thousand United States dollars).
Before I proceed with the final payment process, I will re-check your information to be sure that I contacted the right person, therefore, forward the below information:
1) Your full name.
2) Phone, fax and mobile
3) Company name, position and address.
4) Profession, age and marital status.
5) Attach Copy of Identification.
As soon as this informations are received, your file will be attended to immediately and your payment transfer without further delay. You must get back to me as soon as you recieve this letter.
Call me on +234-8079115083 and reply directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Executive Governor
Central Bank of Nigeria.