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Fraud email example:
From: "CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA." <email@example.com>
Reply-To: "Prof Charles Soludo." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2008 12:24:27 -0700 (MST)
Subject: (DIPLOMATIC FUNDS DELIVERY VALUED $14.7 MILLION DOLLARS).
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
TINUBU SQUARE, LAGOS.
FROM THE DESK OF: Professor Charles C. Soludo
Executive Governor,Central Bank Of Nigeria (CBN),
International Remittance Department,
Corporate Headquarters: # CBN House, Tinubu Square,
213 Eleke Crescent-Victoria Island, Marina,
Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa.
P.O.Box 55037 Falomo
Ikoyi Lagos Island Marina.
Email : email@example.com
(DIPLOMATIC FUNDS DELIVERY VALUED $14.7 MILLION DOLLARS).
We have this on 2nd day of July, 2008 received a payment credit instruction
from the federal Government of Nigeria to credit your account with your full
contract funds from the Nigerian reserve account with our bank.
This is to notify you that your funds has been programmed for immediate
release into your nominated account but we can not transfer this funds direct to your nominated bank account, because we are having a little problem with
International Monetary Fund (IMF) so our method of payment is by Diplomatic
Courier Service Be inform that every arrangement regarding your cash payment
through diplomatic services has been made; note that your funds have been
package like a consignment.
Be informing that the Diplomatic Agency has to move down to your Country in
order to deliver the Consignment to your doorstep.Note that as soon as the
Diplomatic arrive to your Country they will give you a call immediately to
enable you help them to get (Yellow Tag Paper).
You have to help the diplomats to get (yellow Tag Paper) so that the customs
and immigration will not stop them in Airport, for security reason you are
advice to follow the rules and regulation of the diplomats for easy
collectionof the consignment, you have to welcome the diplomatic agent, to enable them deliver the Consignment to you immediately, be inform that as soon as the diplomatic obtain the above name certificate they will deliver the
Consignmentto your door step.
To remind you that the diplomats will have a transit in any international
airport in united state of America and finally to arrive in your state for the
final delivery of your funds at your door step.I want you to send your direct
mobile phone and your home address including a copy of your driver's license or international passport to me immediately for identification purposes, so that as soon as the diplomatic arrive in State they will call you immediately to notify you.
1) Your full name.............
2) Phone, fax and mobile #...............
3) Company name, position and address..............
4) Profession, age and marital status..................
5) Working d/Int'l passport.....................
As soon as the above information are received, your compensation paymentwill be Made available to you via an international UPS courier delivery in cash,
which will Be delivered to your doorstep for your confirmation.
PROFESSOR CHARLES C. SOLUDO,
OF CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA (CBN)
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org