A Scam Email with the Subject "URGENT AND VERY CONFIDENTIAL MATTER" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 06 Jan 2008 14:37:03 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mr. Ernest C. Ebi" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From The Desk of:Mr. Ernest C. Ebi International Operations The Deputy Governor,Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). +234 80 355 60 722 URGENT AND VERY CONFIDENTIAL MATTER. Hello and Good day to you, I am Mr. Ernest C. Ebi , The Deputy Governor Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). I write to you particularly to solicit your assistance in an Urgent and Very Confidential fund transfer. In my capacity as the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, I receive gratifications from various foreign contractors, whose company executed contracts for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC and were paid through my office. Now, there is an accumulated sum of gratifications to the tune of US$12.3Million, which I intend to transfer abroad for safe-keep and subsequent investment. However, plans have been made for the funds to be transferred via Telegraphic Wire Transfer into any safe Bank account you will provide. I needyour assistance basically because the ethics of our civil service code does not
permit me to own or operate foreign bank coordinates while still in active service. However, you can be rest assured that I will use my position as the Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria to procure every necessary document from the relevant authorities here to back up the fund transfer in your name as its legitimate beneficiary. Once the money is successfully transferred into your account, I will come over to meet with you so we can discuss my investment plans.If you are willing and able to handle this transaction with me, please get back
to me immediately with the following information to enhance smooth transfer, and also let me know what percentage of the total sum would you like to take after tax? 1. Your full names and current address 2. Your personal identification such as, international passport or driver's license (scanned copy) 3. Your direct telephone and fax numbers4. A safe Bank account details, where you want the money to be transferred into.
I look forward to your urgent and favorable response and cooperation. Best Regards, Mr. Ernest C. Ebi International Operations Deputy Governor, Central Bank Of Nigeria (CBN). +234 80 355 60 722