This email with the subject "Proposal For Business Investment" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 06 Aug 2010 04:41:33 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Tunde Lawal"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF: ENGR.TUNDE LAWAL NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (NNPC), FINANCE APPRAISAL COMMITTEE, CONTRACT DEPARTMENT, CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS,ABUJA - NIGERIA. My name is Engr. Tunde Lawal . My terms of reference involves the financial management and disbursement of proceeds from sale of petroleum products, award of contracts to multinational companies, screening and categorization of projects embarked upon by this ministry, feasibility study for selected projects and supervising the project consultants involved. A breakdown of the fiscal expenditure by this office as at the end of the Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year of 2009 indicates that this Ministry paid out a whooping sum of US$2.8Billion (Two Billion, Eight Hundred Million US Dollars) to successful contract beneficiaries. The Ministry is now compiling beneficiaries to be paid in this third quarter of 2010. The crux of this letter is that the Finance Appraisal Committee/Contract Department of this Ministry deliberately over-inflated the contract value of various contracts awarded to the tune of US$40.5m (Forty Million, Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars) This money is now lying and floating in the ministry's domiciliary account with the Apex Bank, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). My colleagues and I now want to quickly transfer these funds to a safe nominated account for possible investment abroad. We are not allowed as a matter of Government policy to operate any foreign account because of our status as Civil/Public servants hence the need to solicit for your assistance to be a silent foreign partner whose identity we can use to transfer the sum of $40,500,000,00 (Forty Million, Five Hundred Thousand U.S. dollars) Please there is great need to this transaction secret and confidential to avoid scandals now and in future even after we must have received and shared the money. A sharing formular of 30% of the total amount for the foreign partner and 70% for myself and colleagues have also been evolved. Furthermore, we shall be relying on your advice as regards investments of part of our share in your country. Be informed that this business is genuine and 100% safe considering the high-powered government functionaries involved. To conclude this transfer successfully, we shall require your full name and address,Telephone and Fax numbers, Marital Status, Occupation and a copy of your valid Identification. We have ten(10) working days to conclude this deal on Commencement, and I shall join you at the account base for sharing and further discussion on my investment plan in your country. NOTE: Upon receiving your full detailed information, I will direct you to a Lawyer (Attorney) who will handle this transaction on your behalf successfully.Looking forward to a healthy business relationship with you. Yours Sincerely, ENGR.TUNDE LAWAL. DIRECTOR,FINANCE APPRAISAL COMMITTEE, CONTRACT DEPT.,NNPC.