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Fraud email example:
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 14:54:57 +0100
From the Desk of
Chief ldris Kazeem
Central Bank of Nigeria
Chief Idris Kazeem is my name, l worked with Central Bank of Nigeria. l
serve as Auditor General Central Bank Of Nigeria
After the retirement of our former Governor of Central Bank (Chief Joseph
Sanusi) There was an over draft payment invoice of the sum $19.3 Million
USD. These over payment draft invoice occurred last Two years.
Therefore, my colleague and I were aware about the funds. Then immediately
our new Governor was appointed in to the office, he knew nothing about the
funds being a new comer in the Central Bank. With that effect, we have decided
that you shall provide to us your company name/for the preparation of the
documents that need to be done. Before filing it in the Bank for transfer.
You shall stand the as the owner of these contract Number:(CBN/720/FGN/091673)
and as a Contractor, the preparation of the paper work will be confirmed
to the Bank, that you are the contractor of the originated amount. So what
we need shall be your company name, for us to program it into our computer
data Base (CPB).
All the necessary documents, shall be obtain from the Ministries that are
also concerned in Central Bank Activities, attached and approval by the
President of the country. Once the originated money is transferred into
the requested account, we shall also immediately withdrawn back the whole
Our Mode of sharing is: - 60% for me. Then 40% for you.
Provide your telephone/fax number/Home Address/international Passport immediately
you receive this message. The Confidential of these transaction remains
between both of us. Because I am still under Government active service.
We Civil Servant are not in position of operating foreign account. Immediately
the success of the transaction, l will submit my retirement letter. Whereby
l shall be coming to meet with you for my share of the funds.
Chief ldris Kazeem
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