A Scam Email with the Subject "ATTN: BENEFICIARY CODE 072" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 06 Oct 2006 03:07:31 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "PROF CHARLES C SOLUDO EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR (CBN)." <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE OFFICE OF GOVERNOR CBN, 45 AJOSE ADEOGUN STREET, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS, NIGERIA OUR REF: CBN/IRD/CBX/06/010/06 ATTN: BENEFICIARY, RE: PAYMENT NOTICE VIA CREDIT CARD (ATM MACHINE)OR DRAFT. Due To Reported Cases Of Corrupt Practices In Other Nigeria Banks Including The Central Bank Of Nigeria, The Federal Government Has Revoked/ Cancelled All Power Vested On These Banks And Has Appointed This Office Nigerian Foreign Credit Card Remittance Office To Assist In Making All Foreign Payments. The Office Of The President, Federal Republic Of Nigeria, As A Result Of Petitions And Counter Petitions By Foreign Contractors Over Non-Payment Of Their Inherited/ Contract Claims, This Office Has Been Appointed To Look Into All Overdue Contract Payments Yet To Be Released For Verification, Vetting And Immediate Payment. Your Name Is Among The List Of Beneficiaries Released For Verification And Immediate Payment. Be Informed That Following Your Inability To Meet Up The Necessary Financial Obligations Which Are Mandatory For The Release Of Your Overdue Fund, The Presidency In Its Magnanimity Has Approved The Payment To You Through (ATM) Credit Card Or Draft, To Enable You Offset The Necessary Transfer Obligations And Have Your Fund Released Once And For All. You Are Therefore Advised To Indicate Your Readiness To Obtain Your Own Credit Card From The Card Department (Center). It Is Also Imperative To Inform You That This Payment Method Is Easier, Faster And Could Be Cashed From Any (ATM BOOTH) Any Where In The World. That Because Of Impostors, We Hereby Issued You Our Code Of Conduct, Which Is (072) So You Have To Indicate This Code When Contacting The Card Center. Please Do Re-Confirm Your Existing Mailing Address (P.O. Box Not Accepted) And Your Telephone Number For Easier Communication. Due To The Long Delay This Payment Has Suffered, Be Rest Assured That Immediately These Information's Need From You Are Cleared, You Would Receive Your Credit Card Analysis For Clearance Of Funds Into Your Account. Make Sure You Get Back To This Office As Soon As Possible So That The Necessary Action Will Be Taking Immediately. Necessary Information Needed: 1. Your Full Name. 2. Your Home/Office Address 3. Telephone / Fax Number Thanks For Your Co-Operation And God Bless You. Waiting For Your Response. YOURS FAITHFULLY, PROF CHARLES C SOLUDO EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR (CBN). COPIED: THE PRESIDENT FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA FROM THE OFFICE OF GOVERNOR CBN