Well its my Husband. He has been approached to do some IT work to build an online CRM system for them, but the client is from Nigeria. He has met the client in the UK a few months ago to discuss job specifications. The job will be priced about £12K. There are lots of horror stories about Nigerian money scams involving bank transfers, and we would like to avoid the pitfalls. They have asked for bank details, account number and a sort code to make an advance deposit in respect for starting work. We are planning to provide a bank account number that has no balance (without telling them its zero) and we will move the money to another account when its clear. What can a Nigerian do with an English bank account number and a sort code? Is this safe?