"Central Bank Of Nigeria" Advance-fee Scams

The fake "Central Bank Of Nigeria" email below is a scam. Recipients are asked to delete it and should not follow the instructions in it. The fake email is being sent by scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them money or personal information. An advance-fee 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.

Central Bank Of Nigeria Advance-fee Scams

A "Central Bank Of Nigeria" Advance-Fee Scam

From: "MR. GODWIN EMEFIELE" <drewbarrymaor890@gmail.com>

Date: July 11, 2019 at 5:22:59 AM MST

To: undisclosed-recipients:;


Reply-To: cbn.ofnigeria444@aol.com

Central Bank of Nigeria,

Plot 33, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Way Central

Business District, Cadastral Zone, Abuja,

Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria.

P.M.B. 0187, Garki Abuja.


Attn: Beneficiary,


My name is Mr Godwin Emefiele the new Executive Governor Of The

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Executive Chairman of "E.C.D.R".

I discovered your name and email address in the Central Computer that

you're among the list of unpaid contractors inheritance next of kin

and lotto beneficiaries that was originated from Africa, (Europe,

Asia, Middle east and Americans) are all among the list, Your unpaid

fund has been located to a suspense account and your name appeared

among the beneficiaries who will receive a payment of $15,000,000,00

Million and has been approved already for Payment. But last Monday two

foreigners (Mr. David L Smith and Mr. John Shook) visited my office on

your behalf and stated that you and Mr.Jesus Martinez Cardona sent

them to come down here on your behalf to claim your fund, But we Bank

do not understand why you sent these men to come and Collect your

Funds on your behalf, If actually you want them to help you Collect

your contract fund, at least you should have informed me as the new

Executive Governor of this Bank. They actually tendered some Vital

documents which Proved that you actually sent them for the collection

of this Funds. Honestly, it really baffles me that you took such

decision without my consent. Here are the document which they tender

to this Bank.



Actually, these documents which they tendered to this Noble Bank is a

clear Proof that you sent them to Collect this Funds for you, Finally,

I told them to come back Next week Monday morning and they promised to

come back. As the Governor of this Noble Bank, I was supposed to

Release this Funds to them but I refused to do so because I wanted to

hear from you first. due to the Nature of my job, I will not want to

make any mistake in Releasing this Funds to anyone except you whom is

the Recognized Bonfire Beneficiary to this Funds. Kindly clarify us on

this issue before we make this Payment to these foreigners whom came

on your Behalf. In receipt of this confidential Letter, you are

required to email this Bank immediately you receive this Confidential


You are required to reconfirm to me your information bellow.

1, Your full name and your address

2, Your Telephone number or fax

3, Your Age and Marital status,

4, Your Occupation

As soon as i receive these information’s, I will proceed with the

Processing of your fund transfer to your account.

Best Regards




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  • July 20, 2019 at 9:51 AM by info

    "On Monday, August 12, 2013 1:40 AM, Dr Usman Shamsudeen <atmcardoffice2@yahoo.cn> wrote:

    Attention: Cupid Time.

    Compliment of the day, How are you doing today. Hope my email meet you in good condition and in better health. What is happening, why have you not responds back to my email. I have explain to you in my previous mail that we have a very limit time left in this Transaction and delaying this Transaction is Dangerous because delaying can warrant you to loose your Funds.

    Well i have try my possible best to assist you with this Transaction but i think you are not helping yourself. I have explain to you in my previous mail that since you can not Travel down here to sign the release of your Funds by yourself then you have to Contact the Lawyer and follow all the Instruction given to you in order to enable him assist you in signing the release of your Funds on your behalf because he is the only person that can help you to sign the needed document since you can travel down here to do that for yourself due to one reason or the other.

    Listen good to me if care is not taken it can warrant you to loose your total Funds of $5,000,000.00. You are the only person left that have not receive is own Funds among the Federal Government Payment Shedule List, due to the reason that they Cooperate and follow the rules and regulations given to them in regards to the release of there Funds. I want you to find below Tracking Numbers of the people i have help to receive there Funds this Year 2013 for you to know that you are the only person left that have not start making withdraw from is own Funds due to your Lack of Cooperations.


    TRACKING NO: 509265861199


    TRACKING NO: 537053444807


    TRACKING NO: 898891698600

    You are hereby advice to get back to the lawyer now so that he can proceed further to the Court Today to sign the release of Funds in order to enable the Immediate dispatched of your ATM CARD to your door step over there in your Country.

    Your co-operative responses will be highly appreciated by me. I will be looking forward to hear some thing good from you.Thank you for your understanding. Once again congratulation to you. Update me as soon as possible. I await to hear back from you.

    You can call me on 2348078900964 if you have any thing complicating on your mind.

    Dr. Usman Shamsudeen,

    Director (CBN, IRD, and ATM)

    Dept. International Remittance

    Swift Card Payment Center

    Central Bank of Nigeria."

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  • July 16, 2019 at 2:01 AM by info

    From: Dr Joseph N.Okwu <info@cbn.org>

    Date: Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 5:48 PM

    Subject: After a serious thought


    After a serious thought, i decided to reach you directly and personally

    because i do not have anything against you, but your Nigerian partners.

    I am a Director in charge of Wire Transfer/Telex Section at the central

    bank of Nigeria, Sometime in the past your Nigerian partners approached

    me through a friend of mine who works with one of the ministries here

    and requested that i assist them conclude a money transfer deal, they

    told me to help program the transfer to you.

    According to them, they wanted to use this strategy to transfer a huge

    Amount of United States dollars fifteen million dollars($15M), the money

    has been floating in the CBN suspense account since then. we agreed that

    once i do this, they would give me $USD100,000.00 and give me another

    $USD100,000.00 when i release the fund to your account. When they saw

    that i have programmed it and your name has been approved among the list

    of those to be paid, instead of giving me the agreed deposit of

    us$100,000.00, they started avoiding me and resorted to threats. I

    immediately deleted the transfer code of the fund, which is only known

    to me because of my position, and released other contractors’ fund and

    inheritance payments without yours. They became angry. When they saw

    that their threat did not work, they started bribing other officials to

    get another approval to transfer the money to you without success. i

    want you to know that i am 100% responsible for the delay and

    obstructions because of their breach of trust.

    If you doubt what i have just told you, then consider what has

    transpired through out your claim process, they continue to ask you to

    pay money after money and at the end no result and they still tell you

    to pay another fee without any result yet, they are simply wicked. Now

    if you want us to work together, these are my conditions.

    1. I will have 20% of the money because it is only the two of us left

    for now.

    2. You will assist my son to open an account in your country where i

    will pay in my own share.

    3. It will be useless and mere waste of time and money if you continue

    with any other person, so we will conclude this transaction with utmost


    4. You will provide me with your private telephone, mobile and a private

    email to facilitate easy communication between you and I only. If these

    conditions are acceptable to you, contact me as soon as possible to let

    us finalize, so that the funds can be released to your account after due

    protocols has been observed. But if you are not interested, i advice you

    to forget the fund and stop wasting your time with your so called

    partners in paying endless fees.

    Please reply via drjosephokwunnanna1999@gmail.com

    Best Regards,

    Dr. Joseph N.Okwu

    Director, Wire Transfer/Telex Dept.

    Central Bank Of Nigeria


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  • July 12, 2019 at 8:08 PM by info

    "From: Central Bank Nigeria <creditexcit2435@dune.ocn.ne.jp>

    Date: Thu, Jul 11, 2019, 5:34 AM

    Subject: Your Immediate Release of Payment

    Central Bank Of Nigeria

    Custom street, Marina Rd, Lagos, Nigeria

    In Affiliation with

    Standard Chartered Bank

    1 Basinghall Avenue London EC2V 5DD

    United Kingdom

    Our Ref: WB/NF/UN/XX017


    Attn: Beneficiary:

    We received a change of bank account notice from your lawyer. A new bank account below was sent to us for the transfer of your fund valued $35,500,000.00..

    Bank Name: Bank of America.

    Account name: Robert R Reital, Jr

    Account number: 355007761178

    Routing number: 021000321

    While processing the transfer and going through the records we have in our file,we discovered your name and bank details as the bonafide beneficiary of the funds which does not match with the new bank details provided to us by your lawyer, hence we deem it necessary to contact you before we effect this transfer to avoid remitting this funds to the wrong person. You are therefore required as a,matter of urgency to reconfirm this account details to be correct as yours for immediate remittance of the funds to you without any further delay. Do get back to us asap to enable us proceed..

    Thanks for your patronage.

    Yours Faithfully,

    Dennis Olisa

    Executive Director/Head of International Banking"

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