This email with the subject "PRIVATE SALE!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 08 Aug 2010 12:36:23 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "NPA OIL" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
National Petroleum Agency Sao Tome and Principe Ref: NPA/58690/2010 Attn: Director / C.E.O My name is engr. Martins Ovido Mendez, and I work with the Sao Tome and Principe National petroleum agency to be precise, I oversee Europe and African operations for the agency. My position in the agency entitles exploration and allocation licenses and I do recommend oil allocation bidders and actualize oil lifting to the final buyers and also to my candidates based on my interest. Last 2 years, I facilitated and actualized the license of an American, the license was for 5 year at 24 million bbls/12 months and due to reasons unknown to me, I have not heard from this man till date. The license is still valid till date (as I always ensure that I keep to my side of the bargain), i have decided to start using the license from now. I am in need of a partner whom I can trust; i will package you as the allocation license beneficiary with my position in the petroleum agency, I cannot handle this position. I assume that you might have all the qualities i need for such partnership business and this is the only reason why i have contacted you. We shall be able to lift a maximum of 2million barrels of Brent crudeâalso- per month while this will fetch us an average of us $12million per month since i have ready buyers who would scramble for any number of barrels that will be lifted for the month. This is what i propose:-viz a viz 1. you have to provide me with your company name, in which shall be used to replace the initial license operator. 2. I will ensure that your company name is recognized as the license operator and that we have a lay candate for at least a minimum of 1 million barrels per month, a maximum of 2 million barrels per month starting from the date of company incorporation. 3. I will ensure that all lifting procedures are in place and buyers readily available. 4. You stand in as the license operator for all lifting and sales transactions; we shall open an account for the receipt of the oil sale proceeds in which both of us shall be signatories to the account. 5. We shall split the oil sale proceeds in the ratio of 50/50 equity share while equity will be at the last day of every month. I believe this offer I am making to you is based on utmost good faith. I could be jeopardizing my position in the National Petroleum Agency if word of this goes out; therefore without mincing words, i rely on you for utmost confidentiality on every bit of detail information relating to this business. Currently i am in Southern African countries for the national petroleum agency contract project inspections. You can always contact me at: +27-73-865-1019 You can also fax any details to +27-86-527-0662 Upon your positive response, i will be willing to forward to you proof of my proposition. I look forward to build a prospective business relationship with you. Warm regards, Engr: Martins ovido Mendez +27-73-865-1019 +27-86-527-0662 (National Petroleum Agency of Sao Tome ).