This email with the subject "ATTN: HONORABLE BENEFICIARY, ARE YOU DEAD OR STILL ALIVE?" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 13 Jun 2010 04:35:44 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "SHONEKAN DAVID ALEX."<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FIRST QUARTER PAYMENT NOTIFICATION [OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN; BOARD OF TRUSTEES ON CONTRACT PAYMENT] CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA. (CBN.) REF: CBN/IRD/CBX/75108/09 ATTN: HONORABLE BENEFICIARY, ARE YOU DEAD OR STILL ALIVE? This is to bring to your notice about the due process of your outstanding contractual payment which was suspended by the Federal ministry of Finance thereby stopping the telex unit to pause the transfer of your contract fund to your nominated Bank Account. As a result of this development, verification conducted by the newly appointed Finance Minister in conjunction with the Newly Appointed Member of Presidential Board of Trustee on Debt Verification Panel to contact you and let you Know that your contract case file as stated thus; Payment Bill no: cbn/4071/drc/1806/ctfc-313/00.cbn/gov. File no: fgn/87653 Allocation no: 10x453aa/765 Payment Code: 400326AX Sequence no: ppp/3997/89 Contract Value: $10,000,000.00 , has been endorsed for payment. awaiting your confirmations. The release of this Contract fund is temporarily on hold, as one Mr John Atkinson, came to my office in company of one Barrister Bankole Oshomoluwe and presented an Affidavit of Death Certificate showing that you are dead, that you died in an auto crash in March 2009. And based on the meeting held with other Directors of your Company, he (Mr John Atkinson) was assigned to follow up the payment and court granted him authorization to your payment as your partner / beneficiary. He also presented photocopies of your payment releasing document and offered me the sum of ($1,300) dollars cash aside the charges fee for the transfer of the fund which he accepted to foot the release of the payment to a new account he provided to enable me facilitate the final release of the money. On the new Address submitted to this office, my Office desk has just received a new contact address from Mr John Atkinson, to deliver your Payment into a new address as st ated below.100 Wellington Street West ,Suite 1200 , Toronto ,Ontario , Canada ,M5K 1J3 The total contract value of $10,000,000.00 US Dollars (Ten Million United States Dollars only) was approved by the presidency for immediate payment to Mr John Atkinson, as your beneficiary/Partner. (1) Please, confirm to our Bank/Office if you have instructed Mr John Atkinson, to appoint an attorney / agent on your behalf thereby asking that he receives cash call Remittance on your behalf as your Partner. (2) Please, also confirm if you have authorized Mr John Atkinson, To change your Residential Address to the following address stated below. 100 Wellington Street West ,Suite 1200 Toronto , Ontario , Canada , M5K 1J3. We have decided to contact you for re-verification because we suspected that Mr John Atkinson, is trying to divert your money through the sworn affidavit to a new different address as your Partner / Beneficiary. Therefore, if you are alive and had not authorized Mr John Atkinson, to claim this Contractual Payment on your behalf as your Partner, Kindly get back to us with the down listed information requested for re-confirmation / verifications and for fast and swift release of the Fund to you without any Further Delay. But failure to hear from you within 48 hours, automatically indicates that Mr John Atkinson claims are right and the money should be legally paid to him. * Full Names................. * Residential Address.............. * City.................. * State................ * Postal Code........... * Phone................. * Age................... * Occupation..... * Marital Status.... * Sex........ * Country........................... The payment of this money is hereby put on hold until we receive a confirmation from you. Get back to me on this E-mail Address: email@example.com SHONEKAN DAVID ALEX. DEPUTY GOVERNOR (C.B.N), CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE.