This email with the subject "YOUR CONFIDENCIAL CORRESPONDENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 08 Sep 2008 13:02:27 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was NNPC <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF Engr.Wilson Briggs N N P C. E-mail:email@example.com Dear Sir, MUTUAL BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP-STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. I am Engr.Wilson Briggs,the chief accountant of The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and I head a five man tender board in charge of contract award and payment approvals.I came to know of you in my search for a reliable person to handle a very confidential transaction which involves the transfer of a huge sum of money to a foreign account. There were series of contracts executed by a consortion of multinationals in the oil industry in favor of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) among which were for the following: 1. The expansion of the pipelines network within for a crude down stream products distribution and subsequent evacuation which cost $8bUSD(8 Billion United States Dollars). 2. Contract for the turn around maintenance (TAM) of the various refineries in the country $115 million United States Dollars. The construction of storage tanks for petroleum products (depots) $190 Million United States Dollars. The original value of these contracts were deliberately over invoiced in the sum $69mUSD (sixty nine Million United States Dollars Only) which has now been approved and is now ready to be transferred, being that the companies that actually executed these contracts had been fully paid when the projects were officially commissioned. It does not matter whether your company's did the contract or not, the assumption is that your company won the major contract and sub-contracted it out to other companies. Consequently, my colleagues and I are willing to transfer the total amount to your account for subsequent disbursement, since we as civil servants are prohibited by the code of conduct bureau (civil service laws) from opening and or operating foreign accounts in our names. Needless to say, the trust imposed on you at this junction is enormous. In return, we have agreed to offer you 20% of the transferred sum, while 5% shall be set aside for incidental expenses (internal and external) between the parties in the course of the transaction, and the remaining 75% is for us,the Nigerian officials. Modalities have been worked out at the highest level of the ministry of finance and the central bank of Nigeria for the immediate transfer of the fund within 14 working days subject to your satisfaction of the above stated terms. Our assurance is that your role is risk free,I accord this transaction the legality it deserves and for mutual security of the fund,the whole approval procedures will be officially and legally processed with the name of any company you may nominate as the bona fide beneficiary of the above mentioned amount. 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 risk free. Once more, I want you to understand that having put in over 19 years in the civil service of my country, I am very careful to have my image and career deemed. Please contact me immediately through E-mail whether you are interested in this deal or not, if you are not, it will enable us scout for another foreign partner to carry out this deal but where you are interested send the required documents. Send by Email for security reasons. Thanks as I await in anticipation for your fullest co-operation. Very truly yours, Engr.Wilson Briggs PLEASE NOTE:Send your reply to my confidential email address(firstname.lastname@example.org) YOUR CONFIDENCIAL CORRESPONDENT