This email with the subject "letter of introduction" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 27 Jul 2004 08:35:20 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "kingsley jaigama" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Kingsley Kaigama, DIRECTOR B.P.E, FEDERAL SECRETARIAT, GARKI, ABUJA. Email:email@example.com Sir, Letter of Introduction and Request for assistance. My name is Dr. Kingsley Kaigama (i have taking utmost time and bravery to build up confidence to write you this very confidential mail, knowing if you decide not to help me it could mean losing my job. ). I am the Chairman National Council on Privation, The NCP was established with the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE) to make the Nigerian economic environment conducive and favourable for foreign investors. The NCP have a responsibility to do everything within its power to attract foreign investor. Having been a member of this council and also a member of board of director for the Bureau of Public enterprise for over three years now, I was recently appointed by the President and approved by the national Assembly to be a member of the Contract Review Committee: this committee was set up for the primary purpose of reviewing past contract awarded to foreign firms, organisation, associations and enterprises including the independent contractors and business consultants. It is also our responsibility to award new major investment oriented contract to foreign firms or business organisation who are willing to do business in Nigeria- the third largest producer of crude oil in the world, and having also vast potential in many other industries like maritime, energy, agriculture and steel. We are also the largest black country in the world, this giving us a rare quality of being one of largest market in the world for finished or semi-finished product (goods and services). I have taken time to write you this mail because I need your help in a business transaction as well as for investment in the agro-allied industry or any other industry you may advise in your country . I will ,therefore,without delay give you a complete insight of the transaction that I need your urgent help. In course of reviewing some past contract, in my capacity as a member of the CONTRACT REVIEW COMMITTEE, I and some of my colleague now discovered there were a lot of mismanagement and corruption in the issuing of contract by the previous ,corrupt, military administrations and We also discovered the sum of forty-seven million five hundred united states dollar ($47.5m) as over invoice contract and this money has been lying in the issuing bank-the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) the Country?s Apex Bank waiting for payment to the beneficiary contractor; with further investigation we found out that the money was deliberately over invoiced by the past corrupt officials and that the money (US$47.5m) was not associated or does not belong to any firm or contractor, but that this was a perfected plan by the past officials to keep this money for their private use. This practise of over invoicing was very rampant during the past administration of General Sanni Abacha-our late past Head of State and his predecessor Gen. AbdulSalami Abubakar and this was the way they enriched themselves and their numerous sycophants. I and my colleagues who discovered this money now decided against returning the money but to use the money for investment purposes in your country, with you as our foreign and international partner. Being civil servant we cannot be seen to be involved in this transaction but we have decided to seek your assistance to help us come forward as the beneficiary contractor, so that we can immediately approve the fund to be transferred into your account for us all. We on our part as member of the committee will recognise you as the contractor who has completed his contract and awaiting payment by the Federal Government and therefore forward your application for payment to the Central Bank and Federal Ministry of Finance for the immediate release of the contract sum into your account, after officially recognising and approving you as the beneficiary contractor we will now recommend you for payment of the total contract sum of US$47.5m. Having said this much I will also like to let you know immediately that we are offering you 30% of the total money, and we going to keeping 60% for ourselves, the remaining 10% has been set aside for miscellaneous expenses that might been incurred in the course of this transaction. I also crave your indulgence to understand the reason we decided to keep this money and use it for our personal investment purposes. We are just trying to secure our financial future and therefore the future of our children. As civil servant we have served this Country for over 23years now, and we have nothing to show for it except working for different government that have have persisted in the looting and plundering of our treasury without adequate arrangement for our retirement. That is the reason we have taken this decision: we see this as once in a life time opportunity giving to us by God to change our financial destiny- that was very bleak before this opportunity came along and we decided to not to lose it. I hope you will give us your most reliable arm of assistance in this transaction, and I assure you that nobody will regret but rather we will only have reasons to be happy and expand our horizon in life (both in business and life in it?s totality. I know that you are highly reliable and have the ability and capability required to ensure the successful completion of this transaction. I also trust and have full confidence in you that you will in no way disappoint, even when the money is your account and we arrive your country for our part of the money. At this point in time, I also wish to inform you that because of our positions as civil servants and our long years of service, and because we do not want to be identified as corrupt officials, we are please asking you to treat everything and anything concerning this deal as totally confidential and very personal and close to your chest- you must not mention this deal to anybody until the money is safely in your account for us all and we have totally destroyed every documents that concerns this transfer. I should also let you know that this whole transaction will not exceed fourteen official bank working days- therefore time is also of essence. Please, I await your urgent reply immediately you get this mail, giving me you telephone and fax numbers and account number. I will like to finally assure you that we have taking our time to be careful to ensure that this whole transaction is hitch-free, that is why I must reiterate the importance for all of us to keep this transaction close to our chest and very confidential, in short ,our guiding principle through-out the course of this transaction should be CONFIDENTIALITY, TRUST and absolute UNDERSTANDING. Awaiting your urgent response. Best regards, Dr. Kingsley Kaigama. N.B: I prefer all communication in English and your response to my personal mail box firstname.lastname@example.org Composed by sacbeemail. Get Your Free E-mail at http://www.sacbeemail.com . Or visit Northern California’s premiere news and information website at http://www.sacbee.com .