This email with the subject "PAYMENT UPDATE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 10 Sep 2006 06:02:22 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
ATTN: I am Mr. John Aboh the Director,International Remittance Department of this Bank(First Bank Of Nigeria PLC(FBN), my Boss, Mr. Jacobs M. Ajekigbe,the Managing Director/CEO of this bank is now on compulsory leave and all power have been vested on me to make all international payments. Also, due to frauds,Negligence,Errors and others Transactions by Foreigners about Nigeria image abroad; these has prompted the Federal Government to empower only our Bank;First Bank of Nigeria PLC(FBN) to Identify the owners of the funds yet un-claimed and pay them outright with no delay. Be informed that the Federal Government have approved the release of part-payment of US$5.7Million out of your total funds,which has been in this bank for many years unclaimed because my boss Mr. Jacobs Ajekigbe, collaboration with the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) have refused to tell you the truth on how to claim your fund this is because he has been using the interest accumulated from your fund every year to enrich himself without your knowledge. I want to help you pull out this fund to your bank account using the easiest and the quickest method, which have not been made known to you before. By this method, you will open a domiciliary account with this bank (First Bank of Nigeria), your fund would be lodged into this domiciliary account and your fund will be paid in directly to any bank of your choice. After the transfer, you will confirm the fund in your bank account within 24hours the same day. No Cost of Transfer (COT) and no stoppage from any Government departments as the transfer will be done within the bank alone and it is very safe. The method which was introduced to you before is the Telegraphic Transfer (TT) for which confirmation was 48hrs, because of the time factor, petitions could come from various organizations stopping your payment and asking you to pay huge fee which would be difficult for you to pay so that they can benefit from the huge interest your fund generates while still in the Bank. This method is not safe for you because it is not done within the bank alone as information of the payment would be sent to the Central Control Unit (CCU) of the Federal Ministry of Finance and office of the Accountant General of the Federation. Confirm to me through this e-mail address: email@example.com your: Personal Information; Phone and Fax Number; Banking Information; where your money will be paind into. Report in time. Awaiting your quick response. Yours truly, MR. JOHN O. ABOH