A Scam Email with the Subject "$62M BUSINESS PROPOSAL." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 27 Jan 2010 04:12:20 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "ALHAJI YAKUBU AHMED"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF THE CHAIRMAN. TENDERS BOARD F.M.P.M.R. ALHAJI YAKUBU AHMED. Dear Sir/Madam, It is with trust and confidence that I write to reveal this business proposal to you, I was assigned by two of my colleagues to seek for a foreign partner who will assist us in providing a convenient Bank account in a designated Bank overseas for the transfer of US$62,000,000.00 (Sixty two Million, United States Dollars only), pending our arrival in your country for utilization and disbursement of the fund with the owner of the account. My name is ALHAJI YAKUBU AHMED, TENDERS BOARD F.M.P.M.R. I am the Chairman, Contract Tenders Board of the Federal Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Lagos, Nigeria. On January 2004, our Ministry, The Federal Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, awarded a contract of US$800,000,000.00 (Eight Hundred Million United States Dollars only),CONTRACT NUMBER :042/FGN/FMPMR/PED/WR/PH/REF/O4 but my colleagues and I being members of the Contract award Committee over inflated the contract to the tune of US$862,000,000.00 (Eight Hundred and Sixty Two Million, United States Dollars only), with the intention of sharing the remaining balance of US$62,000.000.00 amongst ourselves. The Contract has been successfully executed and the actual contractors have just been paid their US$ 800,000,000.00 in full, leaving a balance of US$62,000,000.00 which we now want to transfer out of the country in our favor, making it look as if the payment for the contract has been completed, since we as Government Officials are not permitted by Law to operate Foreign bank accounts and secondly, we cannot collect the money from the source because the contract was undertaken by a foreign firm. My colleagues and I have agreed that if you can act as the beneficiary of this fund (US$62,000,000.00), we will transfer the money to any of your nominated Bank account and you will retain 30% of the total fund for the assistance rendered by you, while we retain 60% of the total fund, the balance of 10% will be set aside for the offsetting of all expenses that might be incurred by both parties during the fund transfer process. We are requesting you to co-operate with us and provide a convenient account number in a designated bank where this fund can be safely transferred into since this is our only chance of making something for ourselves after many years of service, We intend to come over there on the completion of the fund transfer to secure our own share of the fund. Please note that we have been careful worked out all the modalities for a smooth transfer of the fund to your chosen designated Bank account before contacting you, We would therefore not want you to expose this proposal to anybody for the purpose of security and its confidential nature, We also believe you will not sit on our money when it is eventually transferred into your account, as you would get 30% of the fund. Please be rest assured that this transaction is 100% risk free, and the nature of your business has nothing to do with it. If this proposal is accepted by you, please indicate your interest by contacting us through my contact below by sending us your Account details in a designated bank, address of your bank, your full IDENTIFICATION, your private Telephone, Fax and mobile numbers for easy contact. On your acceptance, more details about this transaction will be given to you. Best regards. ALHAJI YAKUBU AHMED THE CHAIRMAN, TENDERS BOARD, F.M.P.M.R. EMAIL: email@example.com