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

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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.

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.

Regards

Mr. Godwin Emefiele

Governor Central Bank of Nigeria

Tel: +2347035656360

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  • May 30, 2019 at 9:52 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Mr. John C. Gerspach" <info@office.com>

    Date: May 30, 2019 at 7:53:03 AM EDT

    To: Recipients <info@office.com>

    Subject: REF: - INSTRUCTION TO CREDIT YOUR ACCOUNT WITH THE SUM OF (US$10, 500, 000.00)

    Reply-To: <fundsremittancerepartment@gmail.com>

    Citibank International Plc,

    14th Floor Citigroup Centre,

    Canada Square Canary,

    Wharf London E14 5LB

    United Kingdom.

    Dear Valued Customer,

    REF: - INSTRUCTION TO CREDIT YOUR ACCOUNT WITH THE SUM OF (US$10,500,000.00)

    This is the second time we are notifying you about this said fund.

    After due vetting and evaluation of your file that was forwarded to us by the Nigeria Government in conjunction with the Ministry of Foreign Affair and Central Bank of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

    This bank has an instruction to see to the immediate release of the sum of Ten Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only (us$10.5Million) of your claim, that has been held on since it has to be transferred into your bank Account from their offshore account with this bank.

    The audit reports given to us shows that you have been going through hard ways by passing a lot of difficulties to see to the release of your fund, which has been delayed by some dubious officials.

    The only thing needed to release this fund to you is the NON-RESIDENTIAL CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE which will be tendered to any of your nominated bank and the INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS) for clearance of the transferred amount in your bank account. Once the NON-RESIDENTIAL CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE is obtained, your fund will immediately reflect in your bank account, the certificate is all that is needed to complete this fund transfer to you.

    We therefore advice that you stop further communication with any correspondence outside this office since you do not have to pass through any difficulties to receive your fund as you have met up with the whole fund transfer requirements.

    The only thing required from you is to obtain the NON-RESIDENTIAL CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE to enable us credit your account directly by telegraphic transfer or through any of our corresponding banks and send copies of the fund transfer release documents to you and your bankers for confirmation. Should you follow our directives, your Ten Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only (us$10.5Million) will be credited into your designated Bank Account within three (3) Bank working days from the date we receive the document.

    We also advise you not to go through anybody again but only through this Bank if you really want your fund.

    Finally, you are advice to re-confirm your information today by email to our Funds Remittance Department with the below email address in other to avoid wrong transfer of your fund and also for easy communication: ( info.fundsremitancedepartment@gmail.com )

    1. Full Name:

    2. Residential Address:.

    3. Age:.

    4. Occupation/Position:

    5. Direct Telephone Numbers:.

    6. Scan copy of your International Passport or Drivers License

    Please, accept my apology if you receive this letter in your spam email is due to recent connection error

    Your urgent compliance will facilitate the release of your fund.

    Congratulations

    Yours sincerely,

    Mr. John C. Gerspach

    Chief Financial Officer.

    International Banking Unit, Citibank UK."

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  • May 27, 2019 at 8:39 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------

    From: Mrs. Aishah Ahmad <Bankcbn@com.co.uk>

    Date: Sun, May 26, 2019 at 11:36 PM

    Subject: Compensation Award

    Central Bank of Nigeria

    Plot 33, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Way

    Central Business District,

    Cadastral Zone, Abuja,

    Federal Capital Territory,

    Nigeria.

    Attn: Beneficiary,

    This is to officially inform you that your email is short listed by the Central Bank Compensation Award Committee setup to compensate the huge losses of the victims of the internet scam/fraud, you are also warned to disengage from future pursuit of unlearned transactions.

    However, your Compensation Payment via ATM Card value at US$3,500,000.00 has been accredited and approved in your favor, all that is required of you to redeem your funds is to contact the payment officer with the official fee of US$83.00 being for duty stamp/courier/shipment charges. We found out that some of you have receive an ATM Card and were asked to pay outrageous fees to activate your ATM Card and i am here to put a stop to it, as i am going to get your card activated as soon as you cooperate with me.

    You are hereby advice to re-confirm the below information once again to enable me commence proceedings/next line of action.

    1. Full Name:

    2. Home address:

    3. Direct/personal cell number:

    Yours truly,

    Mrs. Aishah Ahmad.

    Deputy Governor, Economic Policy Directorate.

    Central Bank Of Nigeria.

    Email: mrs.aishahahmad@hotmail.com

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  • May 22, 2019 at 10:29 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Central bank of nigeria <ADMIN@goodloyal.com>

    Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 5:15:08 AM

    Subject: CONTACT HIM NOW

    Attention: Beneficiary

    This is to officially inform you that your e-mail was listed by the Central Bank Compensation Award Committee, Setted up to compensate the huge losses of the victims from internet scam/fraud ., You are also warned to disengage from future pursuit of unlearned transactions.

    However, Your Compensation Payment via ATM CARD valued at $14.3 Million USD has been accredited and approved in your favor., All that is required of you to redeem your funds is to contact the delivery officer with the official fee of US$90 being for duty stamp/courier/shipment charges.

    Contact the delivery diplomat as soon as possible through this e-mail ,(george.nn12345@gmail.com)

    You are hereby advice to re-confirm the below information once again to the payment officer for further proceedings/next line of action.

    1. Full Name:

    2. Home address:

    3. Direct/personal cell number

    4. Copy of any valid identification:

    5. Your occupation:

    6. Next of kin:

    Below is the delovery diplomat detail:

    NAME: George Davis

    E-MAIL:(george.nn12345@gmail.com)

    This reward will be available for a short time, It's best advised you act fast or you miss this true fulfillment Thank You.

    Yours truly,

    Mr.John Mba

    Secretary General."

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  • May 15, 2019 at 9:45 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA"<cbn555@grace.ocn.ne.jp>

    Date: May 11, 2019 at 11:51:43 PM MST

    Subject: Re: Immediate Release of Your $10.5Million Via ATM Card Payment.

    Reply-To: <cbn1444@gmail.com>

    CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA

    OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

    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 United Bank Africa Ghana, 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 United Bank Africa Ghana;

    Contact Person: Rev. Goodluck Egobia,

    Office email address: ubabank0032@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)."

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  • May 2, 2019 at 10:14 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA"<info487@grace.ocn.ne.jp>

    Date: May 2, 2019 at 9:35:07 AM MST

    To: ME

    Subject: Re: Immediate Release of Your $10.5Million Via ATM Card Payment.

    Reply-To: <cbn1444@gmail.com>

    CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA

    OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

    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)."

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  • April 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

    CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA

    OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

    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)."

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  • March 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.

    CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA,CBN.

    Plot 33,Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Way,Foreign Remittance Dept of CBN , Cadastral Zone,Abuja.

    Date....27th March,2019

    Attention Beneficiary,

    Sir,

    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.

    johnalfred_unitedbankafrica.foreignoperationdept@mail.com

    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.

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  • March 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:

    1. YOUR FULL NAMES:

    2. RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS:

    3. PHONE NUMBER:

    4. CELL NUMBERS:

    5. EMAIL ADDRESS:

    6. SEX:

    7. AGE:

    8. OCCUPATION:

    9. NATIONALITY:

    Regards,

    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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