Mr. Charles Soludo says: "I want you to know that anything you are doing with any African is scam."
Hello, I am Miss Young. This story is about a scammer acting as Prof. Charles Soludu, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria. Many other scammers also use that name, so I confront him with some of those. Go to the homepage to see more stories.

From: Charles Soludo <>
Sent: October 4, 2004
Subject: Your Payment Notification.

ATTN: Dear Contractor


From the 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 US$32.7 million dollars (Thirty-two million seven hundred thousand united states dollars).

Please re-confirm to me if this is inline with what we 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.
5) Scanned copy of int'l passport.

As soon as this information is received, your payment will be made to you in a certified bank draft or wired to your bank account directly from Central Bank of Nigeria and a copy will be given to you for you to take to your bank and confirm it.

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 in this e-mail box:


Prof. Charles Soludu.

Executive Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)
Direct line: 234-803-439-9504

Professor Charles C. Soludo

I answer positively:

Dear Prof. Charles Soludu,

Thank you for your email, that came as a surprise to me. My financial adviser takes care of all my contracts, so I would normally have forwarded your email to him. However, he is not available at the moment, so I will supply you with the requested information myself:

Miss Young
... USA
Tel/fax ...
20 years, unmarried (my picture is attached)

Would you send me a copy of the contract, so that my financial advisor can verify it?

God bless you, ...

From: charles soludo <>
Sent: October 5, 2004
Subject: Update from CBN.

Miss Young

I appreciate your response to my email in regards to your contract payment forwarded to my office from the Federal Government of Nigeria Revenue Office for immediate payment.I am proffessor Charles C. Soludo, The Executive Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). You can visit the board of directors list on our website to find out more about me and my activities.

I want you to know that this payment is valid and is reflected in our system, I have ensured that you recieve your fund through Certified bank draft accepted and payeable to you. I advice you to coperate with me and listen to my advice as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will not be held responsible for any lapses or mis-direction of your fund due to your inability of you to co-operate with me who is in-charged as the Executive Governor of(CBN).

I can not vividly explain how this payment was generated or acrued to you as I am not in the position to do so but was informed that a contract with the Federal Government was executed in your favour by a foreign contractor who at the time of execution did not recieve his contract payment.

When this payment notification was forwarded to my humble office, I decided to contact you for immediate payment through a Certified bank draft payable to you which will be delivered to your door step as soon as your delivery arrangement is concluded.

Therefore, as soon as you recieve the draft for confirmation payment you are to proceed to any bank of your choice for payment.while we back it up through our telex transfer confirmation message system from our office here.

Also, you will recieve two documents along with the draft that will protect you from any breach of the international monetary policies.

I will need you for for more advice and clearifications.


Prof. Charles C. Soludo. ...


From: charles soludo <>
Sent: October 6, 2004
Subject: CBN Update.

Attn: Miss Young

Kindly view the attachment and get back to me with the inforamtion for your payment.


Prof. Charles C. Soludo.

Nice letter, but the fact is that the headquarters is in Abuja, not Lagos. The telephone number in the letter is a mobile phone. The e-mail address is a free hotmail account. Would the Govenor of the Central Bank use a free e-mail account for official business? The picture on the "ID-card" seems to be made from his picture on the web-site, where his white shirt and background have been painted green (including the white spot in his forehead).

One hour later Charles leaves a voicemail: Hello, this is Professor Charles Soludo. I sent you an email. Read your mail and get back to me as the draft is ready to be delivered to you. They are only waiting for the payment of the courier company delivery which is the sum total of 500 dollars. I want you to check your email. Read my email very careful with the attachment I sent to you. A copy of my ID card is there as a CBN Govenor. I want you to check the email very well and reply to me so that you can conclude the payment of the draft and the courier company waiting for your payment to be deliver your draft to your doorstep in Washington. Thank you very much and get back to me by email. I'm waiting.

Now, let me tell Charles about some other scammers from the Funsho Kopola-story:

Dear Prof. Charles C. Soludo,

I received your mail and understand that I have to pay $500 in charges. That is fair, but I have a question that you can help me answer.

I have been in contact for some time, with several of your collegeas in the bank, and they are offering me some million dollars if I pay some fees to the bank. I dont know if I can trust them, so would you use your contacts in the bank and tell me whether I should go on with them, before I conclude the deal we are having?

The information that I have is as follows:

Tel 234-8034444918
Email and

Dr. J.B. Galadima, Director, Foreign Transaction Department
Tel 234 - 1 - 7764743, fax 234 - 92721990

Mr. Ernest Obi, attorney
22 Aromire Street, Lagos,Nigeria

Mr. Jude Oyeacho, Account Officer
# 22 Marina, Lagos, Lagos,Nigeria

I hope to hear from you soon, ...


From: charles soludo <>
Sent: October 10, 2004
Subject: Your Draft delivery information.

Attn: Miss Young

Thank you for your mail and understanding as well, As you know that I am the only one in charge of your payment no one else.

I advice you not to work with any other person than me as you might enter into some worry hand and have yourself to blame last. As the information you receive from them does not exist in our banking sector here.

I want you to kindly ignore all their mails, as I will set the police officers to go for their arrest immediately. I will be here to assist you as I am the Executive governor,Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN). I am waiting for the payment so that your draft will be in transit to your country for the delivery of draft to your door step for your payment as soon as the $500 fee is paid.

Following your delivery address re-confirmation, this is what you are required to do immediately in regards to the delivery of your Certified Bank Draft payment, I have contacted our Governmental Courier Company that will handle the delivery of your draft to your door step and below is their requirements.

(1) A 24hrs express delivery charge of $85.00 (2) delivery postage/duty stamp charge of $65.00 (3) Your Draft insurance Charge of $350.00. You are required to make this payment immediately to the Courier Company through Western Union Money Transfer with the payment instruction below as this is a responsibilty and obligation of all international / foreign clients.

As the information below for payment is my personal secretary information, who will get the fee from the western union office here.I am waiting for this payment today as I will not have much time to waste in regards to your payment.

NAME: Faluyi Abimbola
DESTINATION: Lagos-Nigeria
AMOUNT: $500.00 ( Total Charges required)

Do this immediately and get back to me with the MTCN # or Control number from the western union for your payment confirmation and collection to enable your draft be in transit immediately and be delivered to you in the next 24hrs for your confirmation.

I have tried to reach you on phone without success.

Regards, Prof. Charles C. Soludo. ...


From: charles soludo <>
Sent: October 12, 2004
Subject: Why the silence.

Attn: Miss Young

Following my last mail to you, how are you? I hope you are fine. I have been waiting to hear from you, hope you have not responded to those thieves as they want to scam you. I am waiting to have a report from police I asked to go for their arrest.

I want you to know that the phone number they forwarded to you was not their real number and they are not what they told you they are. They are just no people in any where trying to obatin you by thricks. BE WARNED!!!!

Kindly get back to me immediately.

Prof. Charles C. Soludo.


Dear Charles,

Many thanks for you helping me out with these criminals that I have been corresponding with. I am looking forward to see the police report.

My financial adviser, Louis, is back and he was a little confused. He could not find our contract, MAV/NNPC/FGN/MIN/009, so he does not know where to place the money you will send. Will you send me a copy of the contract?

Kind regards, ...


From: charles soludo <>
Sent: October 13, 2004
Subject: Contract Document need to be procured

Following your last mail to me and your suggestion of the contract documents is well noted and I will start all that process as soon as your transaction documents is procured from all the various CBN and Presidency Departments.

I have been in a series of meetings all through yesterday and today in regards to your payment and your contract documents which you informed me in your last mail and the Vice-President has given me a mandate of 24 bank working days to conclude with this transaction.So I can face my official duty in the office.

All arrangment is in progress, I am sure of my honest,trust and sincerity in this transaction as I will give all my best to ensure that your payment is made availble to you from the CBN telex department.

I am still waiting for all your particulars to enable me perfect all necessary procurement of your transaction document which is the first stage of this transaction,as soon as we conclude with this stage, then this fund will be Originally legalize to you as the owner/Beneficiary as the document from the CBN Telex department and Presidency will have all your datas and all the informations of the transaction.

As I have contacted all this departments involved in regards to this documents and they are all waiting to hearing from you as of today.Kindly get across to me with all the information, so that we can start the documentation process.

Prof. Charles C. Soludo


From: charles soludo <>
Sent: October 15, 2004
Subject: why the silence?

I have been waiting for your mail, Why the silence? Kindly get across to me immediately.

Prof> Charles C. Soludo.


Dear Charles,

I am still waiting for you to send me a copy of the contract. I dont need the whole contract, just something that will satisfy my accountant, if he starts asking silly questions.

In your email you ask for my particulars. I have sent them a long time ago, but anyway, here they are again:
Miss Young xxxx USA Tel/fax xxxx

Have a nice week-end, ...


From: charles soludo <>
Sent: October 16, 2004
Subject: Your Contractor document procurement requirement.

Thank you for your mail, with the needed information I requested from you, I have been working hard all this days in regards to your fund release from the telex department resposible for your fund remittance,as I informed in my previous mails that you need to procure two important fund release document from the CBN and the Presidency.

As all necessary arrangment has been in place only waiting for your transaction ducuments which will decide your place as the Original Owner/ Legal beneficiary of this fund $32.7 million usd.As all the needed transaction documents will cost you $2,500 usd to enable me process will these document procurements and send them through a Courier Company known as Fedex Courier Service, for your signature to appear in your contract file and transaction documents so that your fund can be release from the Telex Department wire Transfer (TDWT) and you will study all the copies of documents carefully and for your endorsement.

You will have to procure this important documents as all the departments involve have been waiting for your document procurement fees as I stated in my second to my last mail.kindly go back to that mail and get back to me with this important fee for your fund documentation before I can move any forward in regards to your payment as you have your faith in this transaction in your hand.

I just called your mobile line immedately I saw your mail without success as it entered voice mail, I have been worried and wanted to hear from you. I will like you to move to the western union office and make the $2,500 usd fee for your fund documentation as I will procure this documents in less two day as soon as I receive the payment.

Remember, we are giving a 24 bank working days by the Vice-Presidency to complete this transfer without any further delays.I am waiting for the payment information immediately you receive this mail.

Kindly, use my personal secretary information to forward your document fee, as this is the only way for further step in this transaction.The informations for the payment:

Name: Faluyi Abimbola.
Text Question: What colour?
Answer: Blue.
Amount: $2,500 usd.

Prof. Charles C. Soludo.


Dear Charles,

How are you today? I am back after a nice week-end.

Your last mail was rather confusing to me. Maybe I am not old enough to understand these things.

Why wont you send the contract, or part of it?

You also introduce some "Document procurement fee", that you have never told me about earlier. In your letter dated October 6th, you explicitly mention that I only have to pay some delivery charge. I dont understand this.

Will you please enlighten me.

Thank you, ...



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See Charles' answer and see what happens when I introduce more scammers.


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