A Scam Email with the Subject "REQUEST FOR URGENT AND JOINT VENTURE BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 27 Sep 2009 04:51:00 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Steven Ohameze"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: The Chairman, Contract Award Committee, Petroleum Special Trust Fund, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Victoria Island, Lagos. ATTN: PRESIDENT/CEO REQUEST FOR URGENT AND JOINT VENTURE BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP After a discreet but thorough investigation at the foreign office of the Nigeria chambers of Commerce, we write with absolute confidence in the legality of your company and the integrity of your person. Essentially, the business we are about to commence is fundamentally based on TRUST AND WITH A SENSE OF PURPOSE. For succinct introduction, we are members of the Contract Award Review Panel (CARP) of the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF), our status ranks from ministerial post down to directors - general. The flaws and blatant abuse of the last ministry regime, which awarded contract at incredibly inflated cost, necessitated the setting up of the committee. Through tenacious effort and well-expanded energy and experience, we were able to rectify these flaws and to pay the contractors their rightful dues. At the end of this arduous exercise the sum of US$25.5M(TWENTY-FIVE Million, FIVE Hundred Thousand USD) was left in the suspense account of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), due to the initial inflated cost. To get our entitled payment for this special project, the committee unanimously resolved that the above-mentioned Sum be disbursed among members equitably. This precisely is why we need your assistance since this money has to be paid into a foreign account from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and we are prohibited to o With your ability to assist in this transfer, you are entitled to 25%, my colleagues and I will have 65%, while the remaining 10% is to take care of all incidental expenses that both parties may incurred during the course of this transaction. Our share will be channeled into a joint venture business with your company under your investment advice This money when remitted into your Bank Account, our share of 65% will be used to finance the Cost of Equity and other expenses for the take off of the Joint Venture Business. To enable us put up claims and invoice for the payment into your account; we require the following by E-mail: Your banking particulars, the name of your bank, your bank address, your bank phone, fax and account number, the name of the beneficiary to the account, your private telephone and fax numbers to reach you during and after business hours. This information will be used for job description and invoice for the onward dispatch and approvals, presenting you as the rightful beneficiary. We want to carry out this exercise with you since it falls within our area of jurisdiction and the transaction is 100% safe. Please indicate your willingness to assist in this mutually beneficial transaction. Remember that this transaction is a confidential one; keep it strictly to yourself for we are Civil Servant still in service. I await your positive response, urgently. Yours faithfully, Steven Ohameze