Scam Email received 8/28/2019
DR. ALEX MAGNUS Economic adviser to the president
CONTRACT PAYMENT RELEASE BOND HAS BEEN ENDORSED TODAY 28TH AUGUST 2019
CONTRACT PAYMENT RELEASE BOND HAS BEEN ENDORSED TODAY 28TH AUGUST 2019 – firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTRACTORS /CREDITOR WITH FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA YOU HAVE TWO WEEKS MANDATE TO RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENT. Based on the meeting held with the office of the New President Muhammadu Buhari, office the Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Paris Club, Accountant general of Nigeria office and the 14 member committee inaugurated by the office of the Presidency to verify and remit all outstanding over due contract payment such as your payment to Foreign contractors. It is my pleasure to inform you officially that the office of the New ACCOUNTANT GENERAL OF NIGERIA has been mandated to commence the swift transfer of your over due contract fund into your designated bank account details, in lieu of this you are urgently requested to contact the ACCOUNTANT GENERAL OFFICE for swift wire ALH. Ahmed Idris on email: email@example.com to enable your fund reflect in your account within the next 12 banking hours as stipulated by the presidency. Urgently call the accountant general on the phone +234807404752 as soon as you receive this mail today You are hereby instructed to stop all further contact with any other person/office in respect to your over due contract funds with the Nigeria Government for failure to adhered to our directives will automatically result to the cancellation of your immediate contract payment . Note that all necessary arrangements has been concluded by THE INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT and the Senate House Committee on Foreign contract payment wish to inform you that your Contract Payment Release Bond has been endorsed today 28th August 2019, and forwarded to the ACCOUNTANT GENERAL OF NIGERIA for immediate release of your overdue contract fund. You are hereby instructed to contact only the ACCOUNTANT GENERAL, ALH. Ahmed Idris on his Telephone number: Tel:+234807404752, we are informed that your contract proceedings will be credited to your bank account immediate you contact ACCOUNTANT GENERAL today on his direct E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Congratulation! Yours truly DR. ALEX MAGNUS Economic adviser to the president DR. ALEX MAGNUS Economic adviser to the president – email@example.com
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