From: Barrister Akin Joda <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 2008-4-27 0:51
Subject: CONFIRM YOUR PAYMENT
RE:ENQUIRY ON CONTRACT PAYMENT
I am directed by the Minister of Finance Mrs Nenadi Usman to make this
urgent enquiry regarding your payment.
This is sequel to a letter and other documents received from an Indian
Company claiming to be a subsidiary of your Company and applying for
your contract sum to be paid into a new Bank Account.
This enquiry became necessary because two gentlemen, one Indian and a
Nigerian visited the Bank and filed application to change the original
account to HongKong & Shangai Banking Corporation.They succeeded in
effecting the change by conniving with some officials who they offered
large sum of money and also paid the statutory charges. Unknown to the
CBN Governor, the transfer was endorsed by him and minuted to the
Director of International Remittance to effect the transfer of the
Fortunately, that department spotted certain irregularities in the
payment instruction and forwarded the file to us for vetting. We have
discovered in the course of our investigation that the application for
the change of account was not accompained with a formal letter of
authority from your Company nor a power of attorney to that effect as
it is officially required. This necessitated our suspending further
action in the payment pending your confirmation.
We have also discovered that attempts were made by these men with
extra-ordinary flay? to bribe officials of the department to ignore or
overlook the inaccurate documentation and effect quick transfer of the
We invited the two gentlemen for a discussion and they alleged that
they were your representative. But when asked to produce a letter of?
authority signed by you, they promised? to produce it, they left and
have not returned since then. We are however expecting them but we
decided to contact you directly for confirmation.?
If infact they are your representatives kindly confirm same via email
and send the required letter of authority. We shall be in a position
to ascertain the payment and cause the remittance to be effected
immediately upon the receipt of this confirmation.
NOTE: Your confirmation should reach this office within 7 banking days
from the receipt of this message otherwise, it will be presumed that
the change has received your consent. Yours sincerel
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