This email with the subject "REQUEST FOR AN ACCOUNT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 09 Jul 2010 15:49:53 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Engr. Dave Owolabi."<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Engr. Dave Owolabi. REQUEST FOR URGENT ACCOUNT I am Engr. Dave Owolabi a director in the project and planning department of the Nigeria National Petroleum corporation (NNPC),I head a seven man Tenders Board Committee in charge of contract award and Payment approvals.I came to know of you in my search for a reliable and reputable person To handle a very confidential transaction,which involves the transfer of a huge sum of money to your Bank account.There were series of contracts executed by a consortium of Multinationals in the oil industry in favour of the (NNPC) among which were; 1) The expansion of Pipeline network within Nigeria for crude oil and downstream products distribution and subsequent evacuation - US$2 Billion. 2) Contract for Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) of various Refineries in the country. 3) The construction of Storage Tanks for Petroleum Product (Depots)-US$94 Million.The original value of of these contracts were deliberately over invoiced In the sum of Forty Million United States Dollars US$40,000,000.00) which has recently been approved and now ready To be transferred. However the companies that actually executed the aforementioned contract have been fully paid and the projects officially commissioned. I am writing you so that YOU will assist us with a foreign bank account where we can pay the money into.We have prepare every documentations that will assist you or your company as contractor that execute a contract with our ministry. The money will be released to your account within short period of days after we have filed in all your informations which you will provide.I will like you to acknowledge the receipt of this e-mail as soon as possible via my contacts above with the following informations: (1) YOUR FULL NAME............................ (2) HOME OR OFFICE ADDRESS.................... (3) YOUR PHONE & FAX NUMBER................... (4) BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS...................... I look forward to your quick reply so i can furnish you with more details of this deal. BEST REGARDS, Engr. Dave Owolabi