This email with the subject "Business Opportunity" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 07 Jul 2010 14:59:42 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was National Petroleum Corp. <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
John Abudu. NNPC Complex Abuja Attn:President/Ceo. STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS PROPOSAL RE: TRANSFER OF US$21.5 MILLION (TWENTY ONE MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND US DOLLARS ONLY). I know this email will reach you as a surprise, but need not to worry as we are using the only secured and confidential medium available to seek for foreign assistance/partnership in a business transaction which is of mutual benefit. I am a member of the Federal Government of Nigeria Contract Award and Monitoring Committee in the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Sometime ago, a contract was awarded to a foreign firm in NNPC by my Committee. This contract was over invoiced to the tune of US$21.5M. U.S. Dollars. This was done deliberately. The over-invoicing was a deal by my committee to benefit from the project. We now want to transfer this money which is in a suspense Account with NNPC into any Overseas Account which we expect you to provide for us. SHARE: - For providing the account where we shall remit the money into, you will be entitled to 30% of the money,70% will be for me and my partners. I would require the following: - Your company's name,address,telephone and fax numbers. The above information would be used to make formal applications as a matter of procedure for the release of the money and onward transfer to your account. It does not matter whether or not your company does contract projects of this nature described here. The assumption is that your company won the major contract and subcontracted it out to other companies. More often than not,big trading companies or firms of unrelated fields win major contracts and subcontracts to more specialized firms for execution of such contracts. We have strong reliable connections and contacts at the Central Bank of Nigeria, as well as the Federal Ministry of Finance and we have no doubt that all the money will be released and transferred if we get the necessary foreign partner to assist us in this deal. Therefore,when the business is successfully concluded we shall through our same connections withdraw all documents used from all the concerned Government Ministries for 100% security. We are ordinary civil servants and we will not want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to get rich. We want this money to be transferred to the overseas Accounts for us. Please, contact me immediately through my telephone number whether or not you are interested in this deal.If you are not,it will enable me scout for another foreign partner to carry out this deal. But where you are interested,send the required documents by email: email@example.com,because time is of essence in this business. I wait in anticipation of your fullest co-operation. Yours faithfully, John Abudu.