A Scam Email with the Subject "From: Dr. Frank Williams. Nigeria National Petroleum Very Urgent" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 05 Jan 2010 08:38:24 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Dr. Frank Williams."<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Dr. Frank Williams. Nigeria National Petroleum Coporation (NNPC) Federal Secretariat Building, Suite 112, Falomo - Ikoyi, Lagos. INVESTMENT ATTENTION: SIR, I am (Dr. Frank Williams.I), a top management staff in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and I head a seven-man tender’s board in charge of Contract Awards and Payments Approvals. I came to know of you in my search for a reliable and reputable person to handle a very confidential transaction that involves thetransfer of a huge sum of money to a foreign account.There were series of contracts executed by a consortium Multinationals in the oil industry infavour of NNPC among which were: 1). The Supply of Y2K Compliant Personal Computers and Accessories to the Warri, Port Harcourt and Kaduna Refineries. 2.) Supply of Drugs and Relief materials to the victims of the Niger/ Delta crises. 3.) The construction of Schools, Hospitals and Housing Units in the Niger/Delta Region.. The original value of these contracts was deliberately over invoiced in the sum of TWENTY TWO MILLION, FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS ($45.6 Million) which has now been approved and is now ready to be transferred being that the Companies that actually executed these contracts have been paid and the projects officially commissioned. Consequently, my colleagues and I are willing to transfer the total amount to 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 on you at this juncture is enormous. In return, we have agreed to offer you 30% of the transferred sum, while 10% shall be set aside for incidental expenses (internal and external) between the parties in the course of the transaction. You will be mandated to remit the balance 60% to other accounts in due course. 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 would treat this transaction with utmost secrecy and confidentiality.That as a foreign partner, you will follow our instructions to the letter. Provide the account required, and competent to assist us on profitable investment areas in your Country in an advisory capacity. Furthermore, Modalities have been worked out at the highest levels of the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Nigeria for the immediate transfer of the funds within 10 working daysm subject to your satisfaction of the above stated terms. Our assurance is that your role is risk free. To accord this transaction the legality it deserves and for mutual security of the fund, the whole approval procedures will be officially and legally processed with your name of any Company you may nominate as the Bonafide beneficiary. Once more, I want you to understand that having put in over 26 years in the service of my country, I am averse to having my image and career dented. This matter should therefore be treated with utmost secrecy and urgency. Kindly expedite action as we are behind schedule to enable us include this transfer in the first quarter of this financial year. Please acknowledge the receipt of this message via mail. NOTE:PLEASE FURNISH ME WITH YOUR TEL / FAX ,............................................. SO THAT I COULD SEND ACROSS DETAILS OF THE TRANSFER AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FOR YOUR ENDORSEMENT TO ENABLE US TRANSFER THE FUNDS TO YOUR PROVIDED ACCOUNT. I AWAIT YOUR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE. Yours Sincerely, Dr. Frank Williams.