Here is a typical Nigerian Phishing Scam received on 27th March 2018 . Off course there is no money and all the fraudster wants to do is to obtain your person details. Once the fraudster has these then it is a relatively simple measure of developing your profile take money from your bank accounts or other fraudulent activity in your name.

DO NOT REPLY – simply delete.

It likely originates in China given the email address used.

From – Central Bank of Nigeria <sales (at)>

Subject:  Contact Him for Your card 123!!

Attention: Beneficiary

This is to officially inform you that your email is short listed by the Central Bank Compensation Award Committee setup to compensate the huge losses of the victims of the internet scam/fraud; you are also warned to disengage from future pursuit of unlearned transaction.

However, your Compensation Payment via ATM CARD value at US$5.3M has been accredited and approved in your favor; all that is required of you to redeem your funds is to contact the payment officer  with the official fee of US$90 being for duty stamp/courier/shipment charges.

Contact us as soon as possible through this (email:

You are hereby advice to re-confirm the below information once again to the payment officer for further proceedings/next line of action.

  1. Full Name:
  2. Home address:
  3. Direct/personal cell number
  4. Copy of any valid identification:
  5. Your occupation

Below is the payment officer detail:

NAME: George Davis


Yours truly,

Mr John Mba