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Scam email #256641 - YOUR IMPENDING APPROVED SUM OF US$10,500,000.00

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The email was sent on 2019-04-13 18:40:30 and appeared to be from but this address could have been spoofed.
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It was probably sent from in Lagos, Nigeria - Click here to see the location on a map
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The scam

From the Desk of Mr. Godwin Emefiele
Governor Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN),
Our Ref: CBN/GOV/FGN/FMT/FTCI/008/019
Office Telephone: +2348 13855 7931
Direct Telephone: +23480 6094 5694

Attention Beneficiary;


Having successfully gone through your inheritance/contract payment file as the chairman and Governor Central Bank of Nigeria, in line with the on-going scrutinization and verification of foreign approved payment for subsequent release of the said approved amount to the rightful beneficiaries. I noticed some discrepancies that have been hindering you from receiving your long approved overdue payment with the Nigeria Apex Bank (CBN) and in order to avoid this mistake, a new payment arrangement has been planned to ensure that your transfer is successfully executed immediately with the help of my correspondent bank to your designated bank account after receiving authorization from the office of the Presidency dully signed by President
Muhammadu Buhari to effectively credit your account electronically avoiding the former bureaucracies that hindered your fund transfer arrangements.

To reconfirm the originality of beneficiary claimant and information particulars submitted to my office by the office of the Presidency, i want you to kindly give answers to the below question correctly for 'Verification and send it back to me without delay

1) Beneficiary's Name..................................
2) Beneficiary's Address:.............................
3) Beneficiary's Phone and Fax Numbers...........
4) Amount due for payment:.................
5) Beneficiary's Bank Name:............
6) Beneficiary's Bank Address:.............
7) Beneficiary's Bank Account Number:...........
8) Beneficiary's Bank Swift Code E.T.C.........
In addition, send me a copy of your 'Driver's license or any other
certified your government issued ID' for record purposes.

As soon as I receive the above completed information from you, I shall verify, vet and sign immediate release transfer of your total approved sum of US$10,500,000.00 to be released and credited into your bank account by swift through the Foreign Operations Department of our institution. Also i have notice that you are communicating with fraudsters here that is asking you to pay unconstitutional fees so i want you to stop such communications right now if you there wish to receive your fund from me.

(NOTE: privacy of your personal information is an important part of office providing you with quality services. As such I would like to inform you of our commitment for collecting, using, securing and sharing non-public personal information in line with International Banking Commission Standards Association Model Code, It is important to provide this service to you our dear respectful client. Kindly ensure compliance with the above requirements because your satisfaction is our priority intention, with overwhelming thanks and appreciation, i remain sincerely yours in service.

Mr. Godwin Emefiele
Governor Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)
Office Telephone: +2348 13855 7931
Direct Telephone: +23480 6094 5694

SpamAssassin Report (spam score: 11.2)

 pts rule                    description                                       
---- ----------------------  --------------------------------------------------
 2.6 RCVD_IN_SBL             RBL: Received via a relay in Spamhaus SBL         
                             [ listed in]      
 0.0 TVD_RCVD_IP4            Message was received from an IPv4 address         
 0.0 TVD_RCVD_IP             Message was received from an IP address           
 1.2 MISSING_HEADERS         Missing To: header                                
 1.6 SUBJ_ALL_CAPS           Subject is all capitals                           
 1.3 RCVD_IN_RP_RNBL         RBL: Relay in RNBL,                               
                             [ listed in                        
 0.0 DEAR_BENEFICIARY        BODY: Dear Beneficiary:                           
 0.0 PP_MIME_FAKE_ASCII_TEXT BODY: MIME text/plain claims to be ASCII but isn't
 2.5 YOU_INHERIT             Discussing your inheritance                       
 0.0 LOTS_OF_MONEY           Huge... sums of money                             
 1.9 REPLYTO_WITHOUT_TO_CC   No description available.                         
 0.0 MONEY_FRAUD_8           Lots of money and very many fraud phrases         
 0.0 ADVANCE_FEE_5_NEW_MONEY Advance Fee fraud and lots of money               

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