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Subject: My Dear Sir/Madam,

From: Dr. William Adams <>

This email with the subject "My Dear Sir/Madam," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 20 Aug 2008 01:13:14 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was Dr. William Adams <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Treasury Controller
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation,

My Dear Sir/Madam, 

I am the Treasury Controller, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation [NNPC] and a close associate 
of the immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources. The Minister has mandated me to transfer the 
sum of US$88 millions Recovered from over-invoiced contracts involving the Nigerian National 
Petroleum Corporation [NNPC] into several private accounts in Europe and United States. A total sum 
of US$68,000,000.00 has been transferred before the Emergence of this present Civilian 
Administration, leaving the balance of US$20,000,000.00.I have made

proper arrangement/documentation to transfer the balance which is retained in a coded account of 
the NNPC with the Central Bank of Nigeria. We are soliciting that you help us to receive the fund 
in trust. We cannot complete this transaction smoothly without the participation of a foreign 
partner who would provide an account where the funds could be lodged. Since it is a contract 
payment the funds must be remitted to a foreign account the remittance of the funds requires 

There is no risk involved on your part in this transaction since the Former Minister and I have 
covered this transaction with adequate contract and external credit documents from the beginning 
what we require from you 

{i} Acceptance letter of this offer
{ii} Your company name/Address and confidential
Telephone and fax numbers
{iii} Convincing Honesty, Trustworthiness and Willingness 

to abide by the requirements of this proposal paramount of which is CONFIDENTIALITY. We have agreed 
that you will retain 30% of the entire US$20,000,00 0.00 for your effort in this transaction, 60% 
for us partners here in Nigeria and the remaining 10% will be usedfor defrayal of incidental cost 
in the course of this transfer. 

Please reply urgently as we expect that the transaction will not take more than ten working days. 
And please note that this transaction must be top secret. 

Best regards, 
Dr. William Adams
(Treasury Controller NNPC)