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Scam Type: Generic

Email From: Ministry of Mineral and Energy Resources <>
Email Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 16:12:58 -0800

This email with the subject "ATTN: GOOD FRIEND(REPLY ASAP)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 18 Feb 2006 16:12:58 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was Ministry of Mineral and Energy Resources <>, although it may have been spoofed.

18th February,2006


Dear Friend/Partner,

I am Dr Marcus Hawkins  a native of the Niger Delta Area of Nigeria and  
Director of Project Implementation,Nigerian Ministry of Energy & 
Mineral Resources.

I am making this contact with you based on the committee's need for an
individual/company who is willing to assist us with a solution to a
money transfer. First and foremost,I apologize 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.
In unfolding this proposal, I want to count on you, as a respected and
honest person to handle this transaction with sincerity, trust and
I have decided to seek a confidential co-operation with you in the
execution of the deal described hereunder for the benefit of all
parties and hope you will keep it as a top secret because of the nature

of this  transaction.
Within the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources where I work as
Director of Project Implementation and with the cooperation of four
other top officials,we have in our possession as overdue payment bills
totaling Sixteen Million,Two Hundred and fifty Thousand United States
Dollars , which we want to transfer abroad with the
assistance and cooperation of a foreign company/individual to receive
the said fund on our behalf or a reliable foreign non-company account
to receive such funds.
Moreso, we are handicapped in the circumstances, as the Nigeria Civil
Service Code of Conduct does not allow us to operate offshore account
hence your importance in the whole transaction.
This amount represents the balance of the total contract value
executed on behalf of my Department by a foreign contracting firm,
which we the  officials over-invoiced deliberately. 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 by filing in an application
through the Ministry of Justice here in Abuja-Africa for the transfer
of rights and privileges of the former contractor to you.
I have the authority of my partners involved to propose that should you
be willing to assist us in the transaction, your share of the sum will
be negotiated and funds for miscellaneous expenses shall be set aside . The business itself is  
safe, on your part
provided you treat it with utmost secrecy and confidentiality. Also
your area of  specialization is not a hindrance to the successful
execution of this transaction. I have reposed my confidence in you and
hope that you will not disappoint me.
Endeavor to contact me immediately through my personal e-mail address
including  your confidential telephone number to enable me contact you
for further  details or to confirm whether or not you are interested in

this deal.
If you are not, it will enable me scout for another foreign partner to
carry out this deal. I want to assure you that my partners and myself
are in a position to make the payment of this claim possible provided
you can give us a  very strong assurance and guarantee that our share
will be secured and please, remember to treat this matter very
confidential , because we will not comprehend with any form of exposure

as we are still in active Government Service.
Once again, remember that time is of great essence in this transaction.
I wait in anticipation of your fullest co-operation.

Yours faithfully,
Dr Marcus Hawkins(Ph.D)