A Scam Email with the Subject "YOU ACCURED INTEREST" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 25 Jul 2007 05:01:34 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mr. Bartholomew Bassey Ebong" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Attn:- Client I am Mr. Bartholomew Bassey Ebong, the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, Lagos Nigeria. Sometime ago, your contract amount was deposited in our bank from Nigerian Apex Bank, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and after some period, this money was withdrawn to the Federal Government Treasury. For the period of time this fund was in our bank, it generated an interest of US$3.1 Million which we are about to be pay to you via Telegraphic Transfer or Certified International Bank Draft. Recently same CBN officials came back and asked us to pay them the accrued interest of your contract fund been deposited in our bank and since our bank is a private bank that has integrity and image to protect as a financial institution. After the Board of Directors meetings we decided to contact you as the original beneficiary of this fund since we know the fraudulent activities occurring in Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in order to protect our name and image. For your information and advice, you need to hasten up to receive this Fund because from time to time the CBN 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 fund to the Federal Government Treasury. What we need from you now is any form of your identification for example your international passport or driver’s license with your bank account details or mailing address where this Draft will be delivered to you. As a matter of fact we don’t have enough time to waste so try and comply with the entire necessary requirement for remittance. Contact me via email: email@example.com………. for immediate response or directives. Yours Sincerely, Mr. Bartholomew Bassey Ebong, (Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer) Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, Marina Lagos, Nigeria D/L:- +234-1-405-1730