This email with the subject "BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 12 Jan 2010 17:05:27 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Dr Peter J.Williams"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL PROJECT AND EVALUATION, WEST AFRICAN MONETARY CONTROL, COTONOU, REPUBLIC OF BENIN. (URGENT ASSISTANCE REQUIRED FOR TRANSFER OF Ђ25M AND ACQUISITION OF PROPERTIES (REAL ESTATES) ATTN SIR/MADAM, My name is Dr. Peter Jerry Williams. I am a France Citizen , but work here as Director of WEST AFRICAN MONETARY CONTROL WAMC. I got your information from Repblic Benin Chambers Of Commerce through my search for reliable forigen partner. My duties includes: award, evaluation and review of contracts. In 2000, my committee awarded a contract of Ђ150,000,000 (One Hundred and Fifty Million Euro) to a joint venture of SPEIBATIGNOLES and FOUGEROLLE COMPANIES, for engineering, Procurement and construction of pipeline network at Elama Petrol-Chemical plant. As it were, the actual contract sum was deliberately over-invoiced by my committee with the sum of Ђ25,000,000.00 (TWENTY-FIVE MILLION EUROS). The project was executed, commissioned and the contractor(s) paid accordingly. My colleagues and I want to transfer the Over-invoiced amount into a viable foreign account. We have therefore resolved that as long as you can act as the sole beneficiary Of the fund. The following will be the mode of sharing: 25% (i.e. Ђ6.25M) for beneficiary i.e. owner of account, 10% for expenses Incurred during the course of transfer and 65% for us the officials. Let me reiterate at this juncture, that there are top and influential Government officials involved in this transfer and as such I would appreciate it, if this business is treated with Utmost Confidentiality. I want this money transferred immediately because my tenure of office is almost due and the fund will be converted to government Treasury should the new Director assume office before the money is transferred. I will want you to cooperate with us and pull this Money. I do hope I can trust you as regards this matter. In the light of this, I would like you to forward to me the following Information: 1. Your company name and address if any. 2. Your personal fax number if any. 3. Your personal telephone number for easy communication. This will enable us to forward/fax the information to the [WAMC] for purposes of processing and immediate remittance of this fund to the account that will be provided by you. All modalities have been worked out and the necessary machinery put in place with the officials of the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank (CB) to affect this transfer within the short duration of time. It is worthy to note that this transaction is 100% risk free because I am still in charge of the Commission; my only fear is the Confidentiality of this business from your end.You only need to apply for the money with any company name and I will use my position here as the Director to facilitate the Transfer of the money to your account. It is pertinent to note that only an expatriate firm can lay claim to this fund. We are barred from operating foreign accounts as civil Servants still serving the government. As soon as the payment is effected, and the amount mentioned above is successfully Transferred into your account, we intend to use own share in acquiring some properties (Real Estates) Abroad. For this too, you Shall also serve as our agent. Please send your reply through my alternative email address below and I shall send you my phone Number as we progress. Note that this E-mail is not one of those Internet jokes and should be treated with seriousness, utmost important and Confidentiality. Your quick response will be highly appreciated. If however, you are not disposed to assist, kindly destroy this letter, In view of the confidentiality of the proposed transaction and for the interest of the personalities involved. Yours faithfully, Dr Peter Jerry Williams Reply to my email: ( email@example.com )