A Scam Email with the Subject "CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA COMPENSATION UNIT, IN AFFILIATION WITH THE UNITED NATIONS." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 26 Oct 2007 16:58:38 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "ACCOUNTANT GENERAL." <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM DR. JAMES OBI CHIEF ACCOUNTANT GENERAL OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA Federal Secretariat Towers (5th & 10th floors) Shehu Shagari Way, Central Area, Garki,Abuja. CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA COMPENSATION UNIT,IN AFFILIATION WITH THE UNITED NATIONS. Attn: Sir/Madam, How are you today? Hope all is well with you and your family? You may not understand why this mail came to you. I am Dr. James Obi, the Chief Accountant General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Due to series of petition received from International Bodies on the way fraudsters around the world especially Nigerians defrauded them, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and my good self unbehalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria have been having a meeting with the newly elected Secretary-General to the UNITED NATIONS, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for the past 10 days which ended 3 days ago. Been the outcome of our meeting,we are sending this email to all the people that have been scammed in any part of the world, the UNITED NATIONS have agreed to compensate them with the sum of US$ 500, 000. 00 (Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars only). This includes every foreign contractor that may have not received their contract sum and people that have had an unfinished transaction or international businesses that failed due to Government problems etc. We found your name and email address on the List supplied to us by the UNITED NATIONS and that is why we are contacting you.It has however been agreed upon that you should be paid with immediate effect following the approval of your payment by the Central Bank of Nigeria in aggreement with the UNITED NATION'S Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. You are advised to get back to us as soon as possible, to enable us instruct the Central Bank of Nigeria which is the United Nation’s Paying Bank here in West Africa to pay you. Congratulations! Yours Faithfully DR. JAMES OBI Chief Accountant General (Federal Republic of Nigeria) Central Area, Garki,Abuja.