Last year, sometime in May I received an email from a person claiming to be Dr Godwin Emefiele, the New Chief Executive Officer CEO of Central Bank Of Nigeria (CBN). He mentioned that I could get 27 million USD! My communication with him is reproduced below. My comments on his email are in red.
Email from Godwin Emefiele
From: CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA (CBN) <firstname.lastname@example.org
> (Why would someone claiming to be Godwin Emefiele, CEO of Central Bank of Nigeria send an email from gmail and that too as ‘henryboat'?)
Sent: 18 May 2021 08:07
To: undisclosed-recipients: (He is offering me 27 million USD and not using my email – classic phishing email addressed to many as undisclosed recepients)
Subject: Attention Beneficiary,
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA (CBN)
TINUBU SQUARE, P.M.B. 12194,
LAGOS ISLAND, LAGOS NIGERIA.
FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT.
CONTRACT #: MAV/NNPC/FGN/MIN/013,
SWIFT CODE: CBNINGLA,
OUR REF: CBN/IRD/CBX/021/11
(Central Bank of Nigeria email on gmail domain??)
GREETINGS FROM THE BOARD AND MANAGEMENT OF CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA CBN) URGENT RESPONSE REGARDING YOUR FUND APPROVED PAYMENT OF $27,000,000.00 (TWENTY-SEVEN MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS)
My Name is Dr Godwin Emefiele, I am the New Chief Executive Officer CEO of Central Bank Of Nigeria(CBN), This is to alert you that your name and email address is on the Central Computer among the list of unpaid contractors, Inheritance next of kin, Compensation fund and lotto beneficiaries that originated from Africa (Nigerian Government) Europe, Asia Plus Middle East, Americans) Among the list of individuals you are a beneficiary to receive an inheritance fund payment worth the sum of $27,000,000.00 (TWENTY-SEVEN MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS ) which has been approved by the Federal Government and deposited into our bank for your immediate payment but we need your urgent confirmation to this Bank today because in our Bank there was a presence of One Mr John Norbert of 122 Fitch Way, Sacramento, CA 95864 USA filing an application contrary to your inheritance fund with this Bank. The above mentioned person ( Mr.John Norbert of 122 Fitch Way, Sacramento, CA 95864 USA ) visited this Bank today with a power of attorney given in his favor by you stating that you are dead and you granted him the benefit to process and claim your inheritance fund of $27,000,000.00 (TWENTY-SEVEN MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS ) with this Bank for personal reasons, He further stated that he is ready to pay up every necessary fee involve to complete the wire transfer of your fund into his account that the online account will be terminated while your fund should be wired directly into his own Bank account below in Bank of America immediately.
Bank Name; Bank Of America.
Account Number # 12908576457
Routing Number# 121000358:
Account Name# John Norbert.
The management of this Bank wish to know from you today if you know this man? Your confirmation to the above will be appreciated as we look forward to hearing from you soon if you are still alive before the commence of the transfer of your fund into Mr. John Norbert of 122 Fitch Way, Sacramento, CA 95864 USA provided bank account, As the new CEO of this Noble Bank, I was supposed to Release this Funds to Mr John Norbert today but I refused to do so because I wanted to hear from you first to know if truly you are dead or still alive because due to the nature of my job I will not want to make any mistake in Releasing this Funds to anyone except you who is the Recognized beneficiary to this Funds, therefore, i instructed Mr. John Norbert to come back to this Bank in the next 24 hours for me to make inquiries and further investigations if you are truly dead.
You are advise to quickly call me on my phone number +234-701-1945-9583 and contact me immediately once you receive this email reply to my email address which is (email@example.com
) as soon as possible today, As soon as I receive your urgent response to this Bank today that you are still alive I will quickly proceed with the processing of your fund transfer payment into your own account or any other means which you will like or desire to receive your fund because it has been approved for your immediate payment. Thank you for your kind understanding as We look forward to hearing from you in this Bank today.
DR. GODWIN EMEFIELE,
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO)
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA (CBN)
My reply to Godwin Emefiele
Sanjeev Sharma <firstname.lastname@example.org> To:
Tue, 16 Nov, 2021 at 4:30 pm
Dear Dr Godwin,
Your email is indeed Godsent. I am sorry to write back so late. I was suffering from this bloody virus Coronoa and have receovered now with God's grace.
I have not given any power of attorney to anyone that I am dead. I am alive. He must have known that I was critical and so he went to you. I think he hopped (I can also make spelling mistakes!) that I will be dead soon.
I do not know that man. I hope I am not late is replying. I was not well as you can know.
I would be happy if you can return me my money. Do let me know the ways to do that.
I remain your faithfully
I did not receive a reply to this email. However, a new email was received by me sometime later, askimg me if I was Dead or Alive?