A Scam Email with the Subject "INFORMATION......" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 30 Aug 2010 23:52:46 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Ekeoma"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From Engr. Gerald Ekeoma
Chairman NNPC Contract Award Committee
Nigerian National Petroleum Corp
Falomo - Victoria Island Lagos
URGENTLY AND EXTREMELY CONFIDENTIAL
By introduction, I am Engr. Gerald Ekeoma and the Chairman of the Tender Board Committee which awards contract in the Department of Petroleum Resources of Nigeria. I sent you email sometime ago informing you of our plan to transfer the sum of USD$8.6Million (Eight Million, Six Hundred Thousand US Dollars only) to your account, and have been waiting to hear from you ever since, but to no avail you hence this particular message by way of reminder.
I want you to know that these funds originated from an Over-invoiced contract sum which was awarded to a foreign firm in 2004. I and my other colleagues in the Tender Board purposely inflated the actual cost of the contract with the extra value of USD$8.6 Million. However, the original contractor has fully executed the contract, the project commissioned and the contractor paid his actual contract worth, leaving behind the over-invoiced sum which is US$8.6 Million. So, it is based on this that we now want you/your company to come forward to stand in and claim this sum on our behalf.
We are Civil Servants and by law, we are not allowed to operate foreign bank account while still in office, so you are to act as the one who had executed the contract worth the sum of USD$8.6 Million for my Department and you now want your payment settled. Remarkably, this deal is 100% risk free. We are perfectly in charge and had worked out modalities that would guarantee a hitch free transfer of this fund to your account fully free of any illegal act or encumbrances and are clean, clear and non-criminal origin. I will guide you on how to go about it and we shall claim the fund without any difficulty.
If you are interested in the proposal, and you are a trustworthy person who would not sit on this money if it is transferred into your account, kindly indicate by contacting me through my E-mail and you can as well send your bank account details for this transfer. Please note that this deal must be kept absolutely confidential till we have concluded it. We have also mapped out 35% of the total sum for you for your help and assistance while the remaining is for me and my colleagues.
NOTE again that upon completion of this transaction, whereas 35% is mapped out as your compensation for your involvement, we shall visit you immediately to collect and invest our shares in your country. Therefore, you will equally assist us to identify and advise us on any viable business which will have a good return on investment in your country. Please send your response through my private email address: email@example.com for my urgent attention.
Thank you as I look forward to your anticipated co-operation.
Engr. Gerald Ekeoma