If my inbox is to be believed, Nigeria is full of wicked people who’s sole aim is to “divert funds” so that I don’t get them.  All I have to do, apparently, is reply to any of these emails and untold riches will come my way.  Or not.  The only money that will exchange hands if this scammer gets his way will be your money flowing into this scammer’s bank account.

You know perfectly well that you aren’t expecing a “contract / inheritance fund” from a scammer with a gmail address.

Just delete this email.


Attn: Beneficiary

This is to inform you that the Presidency has stepped into the payment of your contract / inheritance fund. The instruction to this Board to authorize your payment was given by the President himself Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan following intelligence report on contract payment he received which revealed that the lower offices and department including some departments of Apex bank are engaging in the practice of payment delays through unnecessary use of bureaucratic office processes and imposition of unauthorized fees. This apart has been allegations that some officials of NNPC and CBN deliberately divert funds approved with the name of a beneficiary to accounts that were not given by the known contractor/ inheritor after the due processing and approval of such payment.

To avoid and curtail such official misconduct and deliberate delay of foreign contractor?? payment under one flimsy reason or the other, the President of the Country therefore mandated me the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to raise contractor?? and inheritance payment and ensure that such payments are received by the beneficiary within a short period of five (5) days from the day of notice.

Based on the information in your payment file submitted to us from NNPC, formal CBN Governor (Prof. Charles C. Soludo) and FMF. Your name was in the list of Category? A? Beneficiaries whose payments have been verified and approved with the records indicating that your payment has long over due.

The directive from the President based on all these findings is that I Mr. Lamido Sanusi the Governor of CBN should make immediately uninterrupted payment of your contract/inheritance fund direct from the Federal Treasury. Other offices including Formal CBN Governor, Prof. Charles Soludo earlier handling your payment has been advised to hand over to me to avoid duplication of efforts, though such offices hesitate to let you know of this new development.

I hereby use this medium to congratulate you and heart fully thank you for your patience and understanding during all this years of delays on your fund.

In respect of this, I held a meeting with the representatives of concerned govt. bodies during which your contract file and other information of your payment were submitted. After going through your file a lot of official irregularities, impending stop orders and complexities surrounding the payment were discovered. Therefore, this office and the concerned bodies unanimously decided and approved that your payment will be made available and release to you this week once you reconfirm to me your details as shown below:

1) Your full name:
2) Phone, fax and mobile #.
3) Company name if any and position.
4) Profession:
5) Address:
6) Amount expecting:

I will advice you to reconfirm your details to me so that I can verify it and get back to you.

NOTE: Should you want your payment via telegraphic wire transfer or cash delivery, quickly notify me.

Further details concerning your payment this week will be given to you as soon as i receive your respond.

Yours in service.
Dr. Lamido Sanusi
Executive Governor Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Federation
Federal Republic of Nigeria (FRN)