This is a collection of Letters relating to the ongoing 4-1-9 Scam. You'll probably get them in your email if you don't have proper SPAM or phisher protection. People writing these are really stupid and most reside in Lagos, Nigeria. Never trust anyone from Nigeria when it comes to doing business online.
One of the reasons why this guy is a dumbass: The location of the image of
the nigerian flag is taken from a website that discusses the 419 scam. If
someone was to fall for the letter though the likelyhood that they would
check the location of the image is small. Its just a bit of reverse engineering
that would detect that.
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
TINUBU SQUARE, VICTORIA ISLAND,LAGOS-NIGERIA.OFFICE OF THE INTER.REMTTANCE DEPARTMENT (C.B.N
FROM THE DESK OF THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA(CBN)
ATTN: Our Reliable Client.
YOUR IMMEDIATE CONTRACT PAYMENT . CONTRACT#:MAV/NNPC/FGN/MIN/009.
Our records of outstanding contractors due for payment, with the federal government of Nigeria, Your name and company was discovered as next on the list of the outstanding contractors who have not received their payments.
I wish to inform you that your payment is being processed and will be released to you as soon as you respond to this letter. Also note that from my record in my file your outstanding contract payment is $15.7 million dollars (Fifteen million seven hundred thousand united states dollars).
P lease re-confirm to me if this is inline with what you have in your record and also re-confirm to me the followings
1) Your full name.
2) Phone, fax and mobile #.
3) Company name, position and address.
4) Profession, age and marital status.
As soon as this informations are received, your payment will be made to you in a certified bank draft from central bank of Nigeria .
You must call me on my direct number as soon as you receive this letter for a serious discussion with me and also get back to me at once on eamil email@example.com
Prof. Charles c. Soludo.
central bank of Nigeria (cbn).