Scam Email received 9/19/2022
FROM;Mrs. Mary Ann
FROM: MRS MARY ANN MADU, IMPORTANT INFORMATION OF YOUR PART PAYMENT OF ($18.7M )
FROM: MRS MARY ANN MADU, IMPORTANT INFORMATION OF YOUR PART PAYMENT OF ($18.7M ) – firstname.lastname@example.org
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT PAYMENT NOTIFICATION CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA OFFICE CODE:(CBN 1960) IMPORTANT INFORMATION: PART PAYMENT OF ($18.7M) Attention; I am Mrs. Mary Ann the confidential Secretary to the past Central Bank of Nigeria Governor (CBN) Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. I have an urgent information that is vital to you, if you promise that you will not betray me. The information is about your outstanding payment with the Federal government of Nigeria which you are supposed to receive through the apex bank in the 2nd quarter 2014. My past boss and some of his colleagues in government are involved in your transaction has conspired to divert your funds to another account, and the strategy they employed is by demanding several charges from you, so that you will feel be frustrated and abandon the fund,thereby it will open an avenue for them to refer your fund as unclaimed and it will be transferred to their coded account, you can see all your effort and money you spent to receive this money but all your effort is in vain. Our President mandated my retired boss to release your funds to you which failed before he was suspended and sacked shamefully due to fraudulent activities and other miscellaneous offense that led to the appointment of Godwin Emefiele, new governor. Please this information I am giving to you is a great risk on my side,i know that you will not forget my effort. Please if you are not going to put me into trouble about this development, kindly contact me , As I will give you more further details on how to proceed towards the successful remittance of your funds. 1 YOUR FULL NAMES ————— 2 YOUR DIRECT TELEPHONE NUMBER ——————- 3 YOUR CONTACT ADDRESS ————————— 4 YOUR OCCUPATION/POSITION ————————— S A SCAN COPY OF YOUR OFFICIAL ID ——————— WAITING FOR YOUR URGENT RESPONDS OK I look forward to hear from you. Best regards, Mrs. Mary Ann FROM;Mrs. Mary Ann – email@example.com
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