The "Central Bank of Nigeria Fund Compensation" Advance Fee Scam

The "Central Bank of Nigeria Fund Compensation" Advance Fee Scam

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The fake "Central Bank of Nigeria Fund Compensation" email below is an advance-fee scam. This scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence trick. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum.

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The "Central Bank of Nigeria Fund Compensation" Scam

From: "Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)" <CBN@wine.ocn.ne.jp>

Date: February 13, 2019 at 3:30:31 AM MST

Subject: Dear Valued Customer

Reply-To: "Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)" <centralbnk720@gmail.com>

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Address: Tafawa Balewa Way, Garki 1, Abuja

Email: centralbnk720@gmail.com

Dear Valued Customer

This is to Inform you that an ATM Card worth $35,700,000.00 has been accredited by the Federal Government of Nigeria as Fund Compensation currently approved in your favor. You are receiving this email message as a result of the FBI working closely with the Federal Government of Nigeria and also the World Bank in order to fully compensate victims that have had problems in receiving their funds or lost funds in the process.Your name is among the list of beneficiaries for the above payment which was just recently approved in your favor.

This is a Express Shipments reference of those who have received their ATM card with Tracking number: Track DHL: 6036191420 Track DHL 4108986011, FedEx ® Tracking 804044566059 and this FedEx ® Tracking 804044566173, FedEx ® Tracking 811321897629.

Pleases send your information bellow for the delivery of your ATM Card.

Your full Name …………..

Your Address: …………..

Home/Cell Phone: ……..

Your Occupation ……….

Your Identity …………….

Country ……………….

Zip code ………………..

Thanks and looking forward to hear from you.


Mr. Godwin Emefiele

Governor Central Bank of Nigeria

Tel: +2347035656360

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  • Apr 15, 2019 at 1:28 PM by info

    Another scam being sent by the scammers:

    "From: Central Bank Nig <message.atmcarddepartmentofice@gmail.com>
    Date: April 15, 2019 at 10:09:07 AM MST
    To: undisclosed-recipients:;
    Subject: Re: Immediate Release of Your $10.5Million Via ATM Card Payment.
    Reply-To: cbnig133@gmail.com

    Zaria Street, Off Samuel Akintola
    Street,Garki 11, Garki-Abuja.

    Our Ref: FGN/CBN/NIG/01/2019.

    Your Ref.

    From The Desk Of Mr. Godwin Emefiele.
    Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

    SUBJECT: Dear Valued Customer.

    Dear Friend,

    We wish to inform you that your unclaimed payment of USD$10.5 Million in Africa has been released and ready to be paid to you via PREPAID VISA CARD which you will use to withdraw the US$10.5 Million from any ATM Machine in any part of the world. We have mandated Ccei Bank, to send you the ATM CARD and PIN NUMBER which you will use to withdraw all your US$10.5Million Dollars in any ATM SERVICE MACHINE in any part of the world, but the maximum you can withdraw in a day is US$20,000.00 Only.

    You are therefore advice to contact the Head of ATM CARD Department of Ccei Bank;
    Contact Person: Rev. Goodluck Egobia,

    Office email address: cceibank01@gmail.com

    Tell Rev. Goodluck Egobia, that you received a message from the CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA. Instructing him to send you the ATM CARD and PIN NUMBER which you will use to withdraw your USD$10.5 Million Dollars in any ATM SERVICE MACHINE in any part of the world, also send him your direct phone number and contact address where you want him to send the ATM CARD and PIN NUMBER to you.

    We are very sorry for the plight you have gone through in the past years.

    Thanks for adhering to this instruction and once again accept our congratulations.

    Best Regards.
    Mr. Godwin Emefiele.
    Executive Governor,
    Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)."


  • Mar 29, 2019 at 4:56 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded message -----
    From: FOREIGN REMITTANCE CBN - lucyzanza.foreignremittancecbn@gmail.com
    Sent: Thursday, 28 March 2019, 03:03:28 am AEDT
    Subject: From Mrs.Lucy Zanza (CBN) via office of the Director,Foreign Remittance Dept,LATEST.

    Plot 33,Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Way,Foreign Remittance Dept of CBN , Cadastral Zone,Abuja.
    Date....27th March,2019

    Attention Beneficiary,


    Please on behalf of the Central bank of Nigeria and the Federal Government of Nigeria respectively I am bringing it to your kind notice that I have been duly and officially directed as the Foreign Remittance Director of the Central bank of Nigeria to advice/inform you following the recent decisions reached by the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Apex bank i.e Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) that your payment has been directed to be facilitated for payment to one of the Federal Government of Nigeria Accredited Commercial bank namely United Bank For Africa (UBA) for onward and prompt payment of your OVER-DUE owed fund either contract or Inheritance.

    You are therefore advised and directed to contact the United Bank For Africa through the contact office/person,thus:-

    Jon Alfred
    Manager, United Bank For Africa Plc.

    Technically,Mr.Jon Alfred will directed you on what to do and on how you would receive your payment without any hitches.

    Note: Please in order to expedites work loads you are advised to strictly includes your full names,contact address,phone number, Amount owed to you, Mode of payment and any of your personal ID via attachment.It is important sir.

    Meanwhile,on behalf of the Federal Government and the Central bank of Nigeria once again I have been as well instruct.directed to monitor/advise on the progress of your payment with United Bank For Africa until its logical conclusions hence always intimate and update me as you progresses with the bank to enable me to advise you accordingly.

    Thanks,while waiting your kind prompt update.

    Best regards,
    Mrs. Lucy Zanza
    Director,Foreign Remittance Dept of CBN.Nigeria.


  • Mar 4, 2019 at 11:30 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Marginal Fluctuation <mfcnbnk1@gmail.com>
    Sent: Monday, March 4, 2019 1:27:46 AM
    Subject: Compensation funds

    Dear Beneficiary,

    Our government has instructed Central Bank to send you sum of
    £1,200,000. From our observation you are one of the scam victim. Your
    name and email was appeared as one of the scam victim, so contact CBN
    ASAP to claim your compensation funds.

    Here are the information's you have to forward to the bank:

    6. SEX:
    7. AGE:

    Mrs. J. R. Jackson

    NB:I will advise you send the required details to this email address
    which is payfile11@live.com for quick processing and response."


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