This email with the subject "From the desk of: Mr John Adams" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 20 Jun 2008 03:06:49 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "MR JOHN ADAMS" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Attention: REQUEST FOR CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP OF GREAT PROFITS I am HON. Mr Mr John Adams the Director of Procurement and Contract Award at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I apologized using this medium to reach you for a transaction/ business of this magnitude,but this is due to Confidentiality and prompt access reposed on this medium. It is with trust that I wish to contact you on this matter concerning the transfer of US$30.5Million Dollars.Sometime ago, a contract was awarded by my Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to an International Oil Firm, to Service, Turn Around Maintenance and Rehabilitation Work on Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) Plant in Nigeria. This contract was over-invoiced by us (myself and two junior colleagues) to the tune of (US$30.5 Million United State Dollars).Though the actual contract cost have been paid to the original contractor, leaving the balance in the tune of the said amount which we have in principles gotten approval to remit by Key Tested Telegraphic Transfer (K.T.T) to any foreign bank account you will provide. It is based on this that some officials in my department and I have decided to establish a cordial business relationship with you, hence my contacting you. We want you to present yourself as the Beneficiary to this fund, so that we can release the fund into your account for safety and subsequent disbursement.We have all modalities set. We have been disappointed some years ago by a British, Mr. Rick Williams whom we trusted with a transaction of this nature up to the tune of US$10 Million U.S. Dollars. He is sitting on our money for no apparent reason and refused to give us our share but we believe that for his act of wickedness to us, he will never go unpunished by God. Mr. Rick Williams still resides in London and enjoying our collective money.Because of this we are afraid and we need your total trust and assurance that you must be an honest and straight-forward person.As, we are willing to try again with you believing in your good cooperation and Faithfullness. We have agreed to share the money thus: 1. 50% for the account owner (you). 2. 50% for me and my partners Please, note that this transaction is 100% safe and risk free and we will commence the transaction from the date of receipt of the following information from you via e-mail. Please if you accept this proposal, send to me by e-mail.1. Your personal telephone and fax numbers.2. Your Bank name, address, telephone, fax Or you open a new account for this business.With these information, we are going to put in application for the release of this funds (US$30.5M) into your account for us all. Due to our sensitive position, we can not afford a slip in this transaction so contact me immediately through my e-email address TELEPHONE NUMBER: 234-1-4068772 for further information on the requirements and procedure for this transaction.It will only take four working days to conclude this business cause once you send your full name and address with your direct phone and fax number. Remember that my present situation will not allow me to search for another person, I absolutely HOLD YOU ON TRUST. Therefore we urge you to respond immediately to this my email address to enable me commence with the modalities of this transfer as we are well prepared to do this promising transaction with you and hope to continue with you in future. Please treat with the strictest confidentiality and utmost urgency. Yours faithfully, Mr. John Adams Contract Award Committee Officer Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation [NNPC] email: email@example.com