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Fraud email example:
From: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 14:58:25 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: RE: PAYMENT NOTIFICATION.
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL
ADVISER TO THE PRESIDENT
ON FINANCIAL AFFAIRS/ DIRECTOR FOREIGN PAYMENT
Tel:234-1-7750129044 Fax: 234-1-7591116
From the desk of:
Hon Olu West (F.E.C)
RE: IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION
Attn:J. Cervenka Toys
It has come to my notice that your long overdue fund payment has not been released to you. Since the release order has been instructed and mandated to you after a conclusive meeting with the Federal Executive Council (F.E.C).
After my investigation, I found out that your fund has not been claimed and also found out that all effort by you to receive your payment fail, base on wrong information by your local representatives deceptive notification message to you concerning the release of your payment such illegal information that has been sending to by your local representatives should be disregarded and discarded in your own interest to avoid making unnecessary and illegal payment to any body. I want you to know that as far as the office of the Special Adviser is concerned all letter of notification of your payment has been sent to us.
Therefore, you are advised to contact this office within 48 hours of the receipt of this urgent message to indicate clearly , reasons why you have not claimed your fund after Federal High Court judgment, all the Federal Parastatals, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF), The National Assembly (NASS), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been notified in respect of your payment.
As a matter of urgency, all contractors concerned are hereby advised
to comply by making sure that their full details below are forwarded to
office of the new chairman as follows;-
A) CONTRACT AMOUNT
(B) CONTRACT AWARD NUMBER
(C) BANKING CORDINATES
(D) CURRENT TELEPHONE & FAX NUMBERS
(E) FULL NAME AND ADDRESS
Failure to supply the new office with the requested above informationâs
will automatically disqualified one, as a registered contractor, as all
hands are been put on desk this time around to avoid fund irregularities and
Failing to comply with this urgent message, we have no option than to go to the court for the cancellation of the payment as unclaimed fund, this is to enable the International Community to have no blame on the Federal Republic of Nigeria for not paying you, which happened in the past. Our correspondence Bankers are awaiting further instructions from me for the release of your money.
Hon Olu West (F.E.C)
Prueba el Nuevo Correo Terra; Seguro, rápido, fiable.