A Scam Email with the Subject "From Dr. Emmanuel, Please Respond ASAP/..." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 15 Nov 2015 02:26:00 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Emmanuel O. Egbogah"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ACCOUNTANT
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF PETROLUEM RESOURCES (F.M.P.R)
FLOOR 10, NNPC PLAZA,
28, Ademola Street,
Ikoyi, Lagos zonal office NIGERIA
My name is DR. Emmanuel O. Egbogah,Chief accounting Officer Federal Ministry of petroleum Resources (MPR) and a member of Tender Board Committee in charge of contract review and payment approvals, Lagos Nigeria, I am sending this private email based on the confidentiality of this transaction.
Please, I will like to advise if after going through my proposal and you do not accept it, kindly keep it to yourself. As of this moment, I am still in service with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and I will not by any means like to lose my job, if you are not interested, I have put in over 23 years service with this Corporation but I do not have anything to show for it.this is just my opportunity to make sure that I give my children a decent training since the corrupt government we have has refused to take care of its responsibilities.
So In mysearch for a reliable person to handle a very confidential transaction that involves the transfer of a huge sum of money to a foreign account. I found out that you almost met all the statutory requirements in respect of this transaction, please be equally advised that no security company in Africa can handle This contract payment fund with any bank without the instructions Approvals from my office and the federal high court in Nigeria.
There were series of contracts executed by a consortium Multinational in the Oil industry in favor of Ministry of Petroleum Resources among which were:
1.The extension of pipeline network within Nigeria for crude oil,down stream products distribution and subsequent evacuation-US$ 95Million.
2. Contract for the Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) of the various refineries in the country- US$ =52Million.
3. The construction of storage tanks for petroleum product(Depots)S $140Million The
original values of this contract were deliberately over invoiced to the sum of US $12.5million American Dollars, which has now been approved and is now ready to be transferred. The companies that actually executed these contracts have been fully paid and project officially commissioned.
Consequently, I and my partnersare willing to transfer this amount to your account for subsequent disbursement since we are Civil Servants and are prohibited by the Code of Conduct Bureau (Civil Servant Laws) from opening/operating foreign account in our names.
Needless to say, the trust posed on you at this juncture is enormous. In return, we have agreed to offer you 20% of the transferred sum while 5% shall be set aside for accidental expenses (Internal & External) between the parties in the course of the transfer. We will mandate you to draw up an investment plan for us of which you will control since we cannot bring our shares back to Nigeria.
We are very interested in investing in real estate in your country. You must however note that this transaction is subjected to the following terms and conditions:
1. Our conviction of your transparent honesty and diligence.
2. That you will treat this transaction with utmost secrecy and confidentiality because of the circumstances we now find ourselves.
3. That the funds would be transferred to an account over which you have absolute control.
Modalities have been worked out at the highest level subject to your satisfaction of the above stated terms. Our assurance is that your role is 100% risk free.
To accord this transaction, the legality it deserves and for mutual security of the parties involved and the funds, the whole approval procedures will be officially and legally processed with your name or the name of your company you may nominate as the Bonafide beneficiary.
Also, be informed that our main reason of contacting you is for the obvious reason that we will want to invest these funds in the real estate. It is our believe that you can be of immense help in this regards.
Kindly expedite action so as to enable us include this transaction into this quarter of payment.
Please, contact me as soon as possible on my confidential telephone number: Tel:00234-80-5716085 Fax:00234-70-8851066 or alternative email address <email@example.com>.
I awaits your soonest response.
DR. Emmanuel O. Egbogah
N/B: I (REQUEST) your telephone number for confidential discussions when necessary.