Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "Mr. John Santos"<>

This email with the subject "REQUEST FOR BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 08 Oct 2009 07:38:44 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Mr. John Santos"<>, although it may have been spoofed.

Mr. John Santos,


I am Mr. John Santos, director in the project and planning department of the Nigeria National 
Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), I 
head a seven man Tenders Board Committee in charge of contract award and Payment approvals. I came 
to know of you in my 
search for a reliable and reputable person to handle a very confidential transaction, which 
involves the transfer of a huge 
sum of money to a foreign account.
There were series of contracts executed by a consortium of Multinationals in the oil industry in 
favour of the (NNPC) among 
which were;
1) The expansion of Pipeline network within Nigeria for crude oil and downstream products 
distribution and subsequent 
2) Contract for Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) of various Refineries in the country.
3) The construction of Storage Tanks for Petroleum Product (Depots).
The original value of of these contracts were deliberately over invoiced in the sum of Twenty Five 
million, Five Hundred 
Thousand British Pounds which has recently been approved and now ready to be transferred. However 
the companies that actually 
executed the aforementioned contract have been fully paid and the projects officially commissioned.
Consequently, my colleagues and I are willing to transfer the total amount into your account for 
subsequent disbursement, 
since we as civil servants are prohibited by the Code of Conduct Bureau (Civil Service Laws) from 
opening and/or operating 
foreign accounts in our names. Needless to say, the trust reposed in you at this juncture is 
enormous. In return, we have 
agreed amongst ourselves to offer you 30% of the transferred sum.
You must however NOTE that this transaction is subject to the following terms and conditions; our 
conviction of your 
transparent honesty and diligence, that you must accord this transaction with utmost 
confidentiality and secrecy. Modalities 
have been worked out at the highest levels of the Ministry 0f Finance, Central Bank of Nigeria and 
the Presidential Task 
Force on Contract Payment for the immediate remittance of the funds within 10 - 14 working days 
subject to your satisfaction 
of the above terms.
Our assurance is that your role shall be totally risk free. To accord this transaction the legality 
it deserves, and for 
mutual security of funds, the whole procedures shall be legally processed with your name or any 
company you may nominate as 
the bona fide final Contract payment beneficiary.
Once more, I want you to understand that having put in over 20 years in the Civil Service of my 
country, I am very much 
averse to having my image and career dented. This matter should therefore be treated with utmost 
secrecy and urgency. Kindly 
expedite immediate action as we are well behind schedule to enable us include this transfer in the 
second batch of the 2009 
fiscal year contract payments.
Mr. John Santos