A Scam Email with the Subject "Engr. BEN JERRY ALFRED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 16 Jun 2007 09:15:48 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "BEN JERRY ALFRED" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Engr:BEN JERRY ALFRED. E-mail: email@example.com Dear Sir/Madam I hope this mail will reach you in the best of health and business conditions to receive the most desired attention from you even though we have not had any previous correspondence before. Please bear with me if I bother you with the lengthy text of this letter.It is intended to solicit your kindness towards facilitating a transaction that will benefit both you and I, if only you are willing to cooperate with me in the process. MY VISION I am a mechanical engineer with the Pipeline and Products Marketing Company (PPMC) attached basically to field operations were I have worked for 23 years. Recently, precisely last year 2006, the corporation went through privatization process- that is selling parts of the corporation to some multi-national companies. To make the proposed sections of the corporation fit for privatization, a major overhaul was carried out. This saw us embarking on a complete overhauling of the entire petroleum refining and conveying systems. For your information, we are involved in the transportation of petroleum products from drill sites to storage depots, from depot to depot and from one country to another (within neighboring states). These overhauling contracts were awarded to a Chinese and a Danish firm. Due to the urgency needed for the job completion, we advised them (Chinese and the Danish company)to sub- let the contracts to other firm of their choice also of our choice ,thus this could be the division of labour to meet up with the completion date of 26th NOVEMBER,2007. MY INTENSIONS Contract payments funds were in most cases paid to the sub contractors in any event where the job sub-let is duly completed, not necessarily passing through the parent or major firms as long as there is evidence of the job award certificate and the job completion certificates. The contracts were partly funded by an International consortium and a bank. My intention is to present your company, as one of the sub contractors to receive payment. Thus if you have a company , I could raise the contract award and contract completion ertificates with other relevant documents and have them sent to you, these in addition to a formal application as required would be tendered before the contract awarding and monitoring authority in the country where the contract emanated. Right now we are in some West African sub-regions ( Republic of Benin , Togo , and Ghana ). A payment voucher would then be raised in your company's name and have some amount accruable wired to your company's account for our own use subsequently so that we can share. To accomplish the transaction I would require the following information from you: 1. COMPANY NAME & ADDRESS: 2. PHONE & FAX NUMBERS: On receipt of this information, we shall present your Company Name as one of the sub- let contractors which project has been duly completed and now due for payment. TIME DURATIONS: From the date of submissions of information and applications, A period of 3weeks or 18working days will be used for the first batch of funds to be remitted into your company's account. I would like to receive an acknowledgement of this letter from you through my email box as stated here: firstname.lastname@example.org. Do understand that all correspondence shall be by email for now, reason being that I am presently in the Field around the sea shore of Togo and Benin , so no means of phone or fax communication except email. There is no gain saying that this proposal is devoid of confidentiality. Please endeavor to keep to your chest until we accomplish the desired objectives. And it does not matter what you produce or what you do in your company, because of our master plans. No risk involved. Please respond as soon as possible. Thanking you in anticipation of your understanding and co-operation. Best regards, Engr. BEN JERRY ALFRED.(PPMC)