This email with the subject "ATTENTION:HONOURABLE CONTRACTOR" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 02 May 2007 06:48:25 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "MUSA GELLA" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC 36 BROAD STREET, MARINA LAGOS, NIGERIA TELEGRAM: UNION BROAD BRANCH BIG, STRONG, RELIABLE Email:firstname.lastname@example.org DATE:01/05/2007. ATTENTION:HONOURABLE CONTRACTOR, RE: PAYMENT ON PRINCINPAL AND ACCRUED INTEREST OF US$5.1M I am the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR and Head of Swift Transfer Unit of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc. Lagos-Nigeria Sometime ago, in our bank your contract money was brought to our bank from Nigerian Apex Bank, CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA (C.B.N) For the period of time this money was in our bank, it generated an interest of US$ 5.1 Million, which we are about to pay to you via Special Bank Instrument directly to your account on the instruction from the presidency. As the Apex Bank is no longer in charge of your payment this is due to numerous petitions against the officials of Central Bank of Nigeria. For your information and advice, you need to hasten up to pick this Fund because from time to time the C.B.N auditors do come to our bank to cross-check our files and our financial update, the earlier you comply with the demands of the delivery of the fund, the faster the action, because the CBN officials wants the accrued interest to be paid to them but we refused, so when they find out that this interest fund is still in our bank they will want to call back the money to the Federal Government treasury. Please re-confirm to me if this is inline with what you have in your Record and also re-confirm to me the followings: 1) Your full name. 2) Phone, fax and mobile #. 3) Company name, position and address. 4) Profession, age and marital status. 5) Copy of int'l passport. As soon as these informations are received, your payment will be wired to you through bank wire transfer. You must call me on my direct number as soon as you receive this letter for a serious discussion with me and also get back to me on this. As a matter of fact we don?t have enough time to waste since we have wasted time in contacting our respective customers, so try and comply with the entire necessary requirement for remittance. Expecting your immediately response. Email: email@example.com Yours Sincerely, Professor: Musa Gella Yakubu, Chairman: Union Bank of Nigeria plc