John Tsai is trying to steal your money! Or that’s what this scammer would have you believe. Purporting to originate from the locus classicus of 419 advance fee scams, the Central Bank of Nigeria, this message wants you to confirm that the money that was supposed to go to you should in fact go to someone else. It’s clever reverse psychology, something most scammers know how to practice very well.
from: SANUSI LAMIDO SANUSI (firstname.lastname@example.org)
date: Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 7:04 AM
subject: The final payment approval order on his behalf
From The Desk of:SANUSI LAMIDO SANUSI
RE: CHANGE OF ACCOUNT PARTICULARS ON YOUR CONTRACT/INHERITANCE PAYMENT FILE.
Attn: Honorable Beneficiary,
I hereby send to you the information submitted by Mr. John Tsai of Indo-China group Ltd, with an application to receive the contract/Inheritance payment on your behalf. Please as a matter of urgency, you are required to verify the following information and inform us if you are aware or know anything about this.
1. Did you instruct one Mr. John Tsai of Indo-China group Ltd. Hong-Kong, whose information’s is below, to claim and receive the payment on your behalf ?
2. Did you sign any “Deed of Assignment” in his favor thereby making him the current beneficiary with the following account details: Account Name: Indo-China Group Ltd, A/C #USD114-1025567-8, Bank Name: Standard Chattered Bank, Hong Kong, Swift Code: SCBL 11K111.
Finally, you are hereby advised to indicate to this honorable office with immediate effect, if you are the person that instructed Mr. John Tsai to come for the claim of these funds, to enable me endorse for the final payment approval order on his behalf.
SANUSI LAMIDO SANUSI
Executive Governor Central Bank Of Nigeria (CBN)