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Fraud email example:
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT
CORPORATE HEAD QUARTERS
MARINA LAGOS NIGERIA.
Our Ref: CBN/IRD/CGX/NNPC/021/06
FROM THE DESK OF PROFESSOR CHARLES C. SOLUDO GOVERNOR CENTRAL BANK OF
During the auditing and closing of all financial records of the Central
Bank of Nigeria (CBN) it was discovered from the records of outstanding
Foreign contractors due for payment with the Federal Government of
Nigeria in the year 2006 that your name and company is next on
the list of Those who will receive their fund.
I wish to officially notify you that your payment is being processed
and will be released to you as soon as you respond to this letter.
Also Note that from the record in our file, youroutstanding contract
payment is US D$10.M (Ten Million United States Dollars only) Kindly
re-confirm to me if this is inline with what you have in your Record
and also re-confirm the information below to enable this office Proceed and
finalize your fund remittance without further delays.
1) Your full name.
2) Phone, fax and mobile #.
3) Company name, position and address.
4) Profession, age and marital status.
5) Scaned Copy of Drivers License I .D.
As soon as the above information are received, your
payment will be Made available to you via an international certified
bank draft, which Will be delivered to
your doorstep for your confirmation.
You should call my direct number as soon as you
receive this letter for further Discussion and more clarification.
PROF. CHARLES C. SOLUDO GOVERNOR CENTRAL BANK OF
(CBN) DIRECT LINE: 234-802-755-9416