Scam Email received June 23, 2018 from email@example.com
Change Of Beneficiary
Change Of Beneficiary
Change Of Beneficiary – firstname.lastname@example.org
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA CENTRAL BANK REMITTANCE UNIT, CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT, CADASTRAL ZONE, ABUJA, FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY, CONTRACT #: MAV/NNPC/FGN/MIN/013, Swift Code: BPH KPL PK, A/C#: 329606=101244=169=678 PHONE : Phone : Call +234-9022919417 FOREIGN REMITTANCE Our Ref: CBN/IRD/CBX/021/11 INSTRUCTION / WARNING FROM CENTRAL BANK. This is to bring to your notice from the Central Bank Remittance Department that your outstanding contractual payment which was suspended by the Nigerian government there by stopping the TELEX TRANSFER DEPARTMENT to pause the transfer of your contract fund to your nominated bank account. As a result of this development verification conducted by the Finance Ministry in conjunction with the Debt Verification Panel on your contract case file has been endorsed for payment awaiting your confirmations. In view of several efforts already made by us to contact you for the following reasons based on the new account submitted to this office on your behalf: (1) My Office desks have just received a sworn affidavit from Mr.Timothy Hamza of Germany to re-route your payment into a new bank account number as stated VACAP Federal Credit Union, 1700 Robin Hood Road, Richmond, VA 23220. Account number 32501. of Mr. Timothy Hamza. The sum of $25,000,000.00 ( Twenty Five Million US Dollars) (2) Please, confirm to our office if you have instructed Mr. Timothy Hamza of GERMANY to appoint an attorney/agent on your behalf thereby asking that he receive cash call remittance on your behalf. (3) It have come to our notice that you are being contacted by unauthorized individuals with respect to your contract payment but unfortunately this office is not aware of your unofficial dealings and warned that it is at your own risk. (4) Please, also confirm if you have authorized Mr. Timothy Hamza to change your banking particulars to the following particulars stated below: VACAP Federal Credit Union, 1700 Robin Hood Road, Richmond, VA 23220. Account number 3250163 Also re-confirm your Contract Number, Contract Amount, Private Telephone and Fax number, your e-mail address, Office or home address so that we can cross-check it with our file records. We have decided to contact you for re-verification because we suspected that Mr. Timothy Hamza is trying to divert your money through the sworn affidavit into a new different bank account. You are advised to get back to this office within 7days from today. You can also reply me on this email email@example.com Sincerely, Gov. Mr.Godwin Emefiele Central Bank Of Nigeria +234-9022919417 firstname.lastname@example.org
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