Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Contract Opportunity with The West africa gas Pipeline Project

From: "Ahmed Saadamanty"<>

This email with the subject "Contract Opportunity with The West africa gas Pipeline Project" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 23 Mar 2009 08:14:34 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Ahmed Saadamanty"<>, although it may have been spoofed.

 Top of the day to you, my name is Ahmed Sadamanty and I am a consulting Engineer for the West 
African Gas
 Pipeline Project. This is a 678 kilometres long pipeline from the gas reserves in Nigeria's 
Escravos region
 of Niger Delta area to Benin, Togo and Ghana. It is the first regional natural gas transmission 
system in
 sub-Saharan Africa.
 The 569 kilometres long offshore section which runs through the waters of Benin, Togo and Ghana 
 to the coastline, approximately 15 kilometres to 20 kilometres offshore in water depths of between 
30 metres
 and 75 metres. The new Nigerian onshore section connects the offshore section compressor station 
at Lagos
 Beach with Nigeria?s existing gas grid. Together with the Chevron-owned existing Escravos-Lagos 
 operational since 1989, the total length of pipeline is 1,033 kilometres.
 My company is an environmental consultancy agency based in Ghana, West Africa and we carried the
 environmental impact assessment on the project. The project has not taken off because of leaks 
 from the Nigerian side. This, however, is not the issue. The issue is that we have detected the 
sum of
 US$36.9 Million lying dormant in the accounts of the West African Gas Pipeline Co. Ltd which is the
 company formed to oversee the project.
 I wish to seek your consent to use your details to apply for payment of the said amount as a 
contractor for
 the project. You might want to ask why I cannot apply for this sum on my own and keep it all to 
 Believe me, it was the first thought that occurred to me. However, there are technicalities 
involved which
 cannot be surmounted should I attempt to do it by myself. First, my company has already been paid 
for the
 environmental consultancy and we received the payment two years ago. Secondly, I cannot be involved
 directly with the above mentioned dormant amount for the simple reason that all contractors, aside 
 of us who carried out the initial assessments, were carried out by foreign companies and 
 Therefore, it would be tough for me to claim the funds on my own.
 However, should you wish to assist in this, we will prepare documents to ascertain that either you 
or your
 company carried out Flow Testing on the project. This way, there will not be any need for us to 
provide any
 other sort of physical evidence as to your carrying out the contract. The documents we put 
together will be
 inserted in the appropriate quarters for the purposes of verification. You may rest assured that I 
have carefully
 thought this out and there is no risk of it not going through. As a matter of fact, there is no 
risk involved in
 the project.
 Should you assist, you will receive 40% of the total sum, 10% will be set aside for expenses to be 
 according to what amounts each of us spend in the process of actualising the project, which I 
shall retain
 50% as the finder of the project. I do understand that you will have several questions and I am 
willing to
 answer them to the best of my ability.
 Do accept my heartfelt good wishes as I look forward to your response. With very kind regards,
 Ahmed Saadamanty