This email with the subject "GREETINGS" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 05 Nov 2006 00:19:33 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "williaims oje" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear friend, First, I must apologise to you for using this medium to communicate to you about this project. I am a highly placed official of Government of Nigeria and also a founding member of the ruling party in Power now,the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP). My committee - The Niger Delta Development Commission(NDDC)-which is in charge of managing and supervising the disbursement of oil sales revenues for the Nigerian government which covers payment to foreign and local contractors who has executed contracts for our country.The revenues under our control runs into several hundred of millions of dollars monthly.My self and other colleagues in the NDDC are currently in need of a foreign partner with whose bank account we shall transfer the sum of Forty Nine Million Five Hundred Thosand United States Dollars($49.5m).This fund was accrued from various over invoicing of foreign contractors payments made over the years. However, by virtue of our position as civil servants and members of the NDDC, we cannot acquire this funds in our name. This is because as top civil servants, we are not allowed by law of the land to own or operate bank accounts outside our country for now. I have been delegated as a matter of trust by my colleagues,to look for an overseas partner in whose account we would transfer the fund Hence the reason for this mail.We shall be Transferring the money to your account with your company as the beneficiary and you are been paid for a contract which you executed for our country through the NDDC and any other Federal Ministry that we decide to use to siphon the funds through. For your support and partnership,please reply me to negotiate your fees or the percentage you wish to be paid when the funds arrive your bank account. You must however note that this transaction, with regards to our disposition to continue with you, is subject to these terms. Firstly, our conviction of your transparency. Secondly, that you treat this transaction with utmost secrecy and confidentiality. Finally and above all, that you will provide an account that you have absolute control over. The transaction, although discrete, is legitimate and there is no risk or legal disadvantages either to ourselves or yourself now or in the future as we have put in place perfect machineries that will ensure a hitch free transfer into your account upon acceptance. The transfer will be effected to your account within ten-fourteen (10-14) working days as soon as we reach an agreement and you furnish me with a suitable bank account and company name and address with all your contact numbers including fax number. I am looking forward to doing business with you and do solicit your confidentiality in this transaction, Please mail your response to me. Yours faithfully, Williams Oje.