This email with the subject "Message to you" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 4 Jun 2008 00:06:18 -0400 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Alhaji Mansur Ahmed" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am Alhaji Mansur Ahmed, Director of Contracts, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Chairman, Contracts Awarding committee of the corporation (NNPC). I got your particulars from an International Directory and was attracted by your company's reputation, to ask if you could be of immense help as well as reliable in helping us to conclude an urgent transfer of fund that is at our disposal. In July 2000, a certain contract was awarded by my corporation to a foreign firm for the turn around maintenance of the Nigerian refineries. With the collaboration of the foreign firm and we in the contracts awarding committee of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the actual Contract value is $31,000,000.00USD (Thirty - One Million US Dollars Only), was over estimated and consequently over-invoiced to the tune of $53,000,000.00 USD (Fifty-three Million US Dollars Only). Thereby having an excess of $22,000,000.00 USD (Twenty-Two Million US Dollars only) this I personally approved and signed as the Director of Contracts and Chairman, Contracts Awarding Committee. However, on completion of this project in March Last year, the foreign firm has been paid their due contract payment value of $31,000,000.00 USD while the balance of $22,000,000.00 now stands out as gratification fee for myself and colleagues. Your assistance is needed to help us receive this $22,000,000.00 to your private or company account immediately. Moreover, be informed that between September last year to date, the modalities for a swift and immediate transfer of this fund has been carefully completed. We also have in our top official in the Federal Ministry of Finance who are battle ready to help in scoring this financial goal. We need your account where this money would be transferred into without question, your direct tel/fax, name of the beneficiary and guarantee of your capability and sincerity, while we have agreed in principle to allocate 25% of the bulk money to you, 72% for our investment through your source, while 3% would stand to cover all the operational expenses to be incurred by both parties (you and us) for the securing of the total fund final financial approvals from the appropriate government agencies concerned for foreign contractors payment in Nigeria to allow the total fund direct remittance by swift electronics money transfer from the Central Bank of Nigerian Foreign Department into your private or company bank account without question. While we fervently wait for your response, we implore you to treat this matter with strict confidentiality and utmost dispatch. As we are aware of the bureaucracy in decision making in some corporation, it might rather be more convenient for us to deal directly with you. However, with the air of uncertainties and Lack of Mutual trust in the World today, you might possibly feel lukewarm as to render this help to us and grab your chance. We therefore ask you to respond immediately and tell us of your decision to enable us make alternative arrangements if the need should arise. I am waiting for your urgent response. Thanks for your understanding. Alhaji Mansur Ahmed.