This email with the subject "FROM CHAIRMAN CONTRACT AWARD & MONITORING COMMITTEE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 31 Mar 2009 21:51:23 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Joseph Bello."<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
TRANSACTION LETTER (VERY CONFIDENTIAL) FROM CHAIRMAN CONTRACT AWARD & MONITORING COMMITTEE Sir, this letter might come as a surprise to you especially since we have never met or discuss before, basically the message might sound strange but it is factual in reality if only you care to know, The truth is that I should have notified you first through a more confidential means, (even if it's at least to respect your integrity) please accept my humble apologies if I Had caught you unawares, I frankly do not mean any harm in passing my message. We are members of the Special Committee for Budget and Planning of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, This committee is principally concerned with contract appraisal and the approval of contract in order of priorities as regards capital projects of the federal executive government of Nigeria with our positions we have successfully secured for ourselves the sum of Twenty million five hundred thousand dollars (us$20.5M) the amount was accumulated from the over invoice. Hence together with some of the top officials of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the Federal Ministry of Finance, We plan to transfer this amount of money twenty million five hundred thousand dollars (US$20.5M) into an overseas account by awarding a non existing contract from my ministry (NNPC). To this effect I decided to contact you and ask for your assistance, what we need from you sir, is to provide a very vital account in which the fund will be transferred. My Colleagues and I have agreed to compensate the owner of the account used for this transaction with 25% of the total amount remitted; we shall keep 73% and remaining 2% reserved for taxes and other miscellaneous expenses. Finally the confidence and trust reposed on you cannot be over emphasized, Therefore you are to keep this deal to yourself confidentially because Caliber of personnel's involved are men in government and cannot effort to loose our respective reputation to our dear country if jeopardized by you. Contact me urgently with my private email for our easier communication. YOURS FAITHFULLY, MR JOSEPH BELLO, CHAIRMAN CONTRACT AWARD & MONITORING COMMITTEE (NNPC)