Thursday, September 10, 2009

You want me to do what?

Sometimes the most intelligent thing I can think when I read these things is, 'Hunh? What?'


From: Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) (

Sent: September 3, 2009 1:24:47 PM
Telegram: CENBANK
From The Desk of: Mr. Sanusi Lamido Aminu Sanusi
Hotline: +234-806-245-3086


Attn: Honorable Beneficiary,

I wish to introduce myself to you; as the new governor
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

i was announced the new governor Central Bank of Nigeria
on the 1st of June 2009 but resumed to the office the
3rd June 2009 and as i am going through the transfer
payment files of my predecessor i found out that he
could not complete the transfer before he was retired
by the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) and your name
were among the beneficiaries that due for payment via
the telegraphic wire transfer system KTT.

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.

You are also advice to stop further communication with
the former Governor (Prof Charles C. Soludo) to avoid
any delay in you receiving your overdue fund because the
former Governor does not have access any more to our
central system.

Kindly call with the above Phone Number for more
clarifications, +234-806-245-3086 we wait to hear from you
soonest, and be rest assured of our professional service.

Yours Faithfully,
Mr. Sanusi Lamido Aminu Sanusi
Executive Governor Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

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