This email with the subject "ATTN: CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:07:19 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Dr. Usman Ibrahim"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (NNPC)
Building 23-26, Falomo office complex.
ATTN: CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE
I am a principal accountant to Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and a member of five men committee appointed by the present democratic Government, Federal Republic of Nigeria. We were empowered to verify and investigate contractual payments of the ministry made during the past Military dictatorship in Nigeria.
During the course of this investigation we discovered US$14.5 Million floating in a suspense account of the ministry. Subsequently, our investigation revealed that this amount originated from over inflated contract whose beneficiary has been dully paid for the contract executed in accordance with the terms of the contract agreement. In the full exercise we discovered more other seventy-two similar cases but were recovered to the government confer few months after our investigation.
Consequently to our resolution to transfer this sum(US$14.5M) into a foreign account to enable us invest the money, I therefore seek for a trustworthy individual or company whose bank account will retain this money. I got your contact from Ms Regina Huchmutt a Paraguayan working with world information technology institute, Lagos.
We resolved that you should own US$3,000,000.00 for your service and assistance while US$1,000,000.00 shall be used for taxable charges. The remaining amount shall be for our investment abroad.
Hence, if this offer interest you, be very urgent to indicate your interest through my email address . With our position and relevance to this present government we have consolidated every modalities to get this money transferred within 10 working days without any risk. All you need to do is to maintain strict confidential until the transfer period is concluded. Having accepted our proposal you should forward your safe bank account particulars, your private phone and fax numbers for immediate commencement of this transfer into your account.
In anticipation to have deep business relationship with you, I expect your positive reply.
Dr. Usman Ibrahim