First I must solicit your confidence in this transaction; this is by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and top secret.
Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that this is real and genuine.
Let me start by first introducing myself properly to you. I am Stephen Appiah Director General, Office of the Presidency, Debt Management and Payment Commission in the Republic of Ghana, I head a five-man tender Board in charge of Foreign Contract Approvals and Payments and I am a 53 year old man, married with 4 children.
I came to know you in my search for a reliable and reputable person through OUR INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE DIRECTORY. Like I said earlier I and my colleagues are top officials of the Government in charge of Contract Approvals and Payments. Our duties also include Evaluation and Vetting of Contracts Awarded to Foreign Firms. My Proposal run thus: During the last Administration of the former President of the Republic of Ghana John Kuffor, this Commission awarded a contract of US$435,000,000.00 (Four Hundred & Thirty Five Million United States Dollars) only to five Foreign Construction Firms for the Supply, Construction, Optimization and Installation of Oil Pipelines in Ghana.
During this process I and my colleagues decided amongst us to deliberately over-inflate/ over invoice the total contract sum to the tone of US$460,500,000.00 (Four Hundred and sixty Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) with the main intention of sharing the over inflated/over invoice sum of US$25,500,000............00 (Twenty Five Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) amongst ourselves. The Government of Ghana has since approved the whole sum of US$460,500,000.00 for payment and the
sum total of US$435,000,000.00 has already been paid to the Foreign Contractors concerned as Contract Entitlements for the contract genuinely executed leaving behind the balance of the deliberate over-inflated bill of US$25,500,000...00.
To this effect therefore it is the balance of US$25,500,000.00 over invoiced bill in the Account we intend to transfer abroad into a safe and reliable account to be disbursed amongst ourselves, but by virtue of our positions as civil servants and members of this panel and citizens/indigines of this Country, we cannot do this by ourselves, as we are prohibited by the `Code of Conduct BureauÒ(Civil Service Laws) from opening / operating foreign accounts in our names, making it impossible for us to acquire the money in our names.....
I have, therefore, been mandated as a matter of urgency by my colleagues in the Commission to look for a trustworthy and credible overseas/Foreign counterpart/partner into whose account we would transfer the sum of US$25,500,000.00), hence we are writing you this letter. My colleagues and I have agreed that if your company can act as the beneficiary of this funds on our behalf, you or your company will retain 35% of the total amount of US$25,500,000.00, while 60% will be for us (members of this Commission) and the remaining 5% will be used in offsetting all debts/expenses incurred (both local and foreign) in the course of this transfer.
We have every confidence that you will protect our interest and that of this transaction which needs utmost secrecy and
confidentiality bearing in mind that this project is 100% risk and hitch free as all legal documents to back you up for this claim is already down and mapped out only waiting for your positive response so as to make some changes and manipulations in the file in your favour. To be precise all documents to enable you claim and receive this funds will be carefully worked out as you file in
application for this claim. Do not worry, you shall be guided on what to do, only reach me on the following numbers: Tel:
Your full names/company,citizenship, mailing address,Occupation and Age Direct Telephone and email address for easy
These requirements will enable us file letters of claim to the appropriate ministries for necessary approvals in your favour before the transfer of the funds in your designated Bank Account which has to be sent by you in due course. Thanks for your anticipated cooperation and while waiting for your urgent response remain blessed.
Office of the Presidency (DMPC).