A Scam Email with the Subject "FROM DAVID VAN" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 19 Apr 2010 20:42:26 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was DAVID VAN <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
ATTN: MANAGING DIRECTOR
Re: BUSINESS PROPOSAL
This letter may come to you as a surprise since it is coming from someone you have not met before. However, I decided to contact you when I got your information from the world business directory believing that your company can give the needed assistance.
I am the project manager of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). My close and trusted colleagues and I need your assistance in the transfer of US$75.5M (Seventy five Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) into any reliable account you may nominate overseas.
This fund was generated from over- invoicing of a contract executed by KOBE STEEL CORPORATION JAPAN for NNPC under our control and supervision. This fund is now ready to be remitted into any account we put forward as we will present the account as the banking coordinate of the subcontractor to the contract.
What we want from you is a good and reliable company account into which we shall transfer these funds.
Details should include the following:
1. Company name.
2. Name of Bank
3. Address of Bank, with Telephone and Fax Numbers.
4. Bank account Number.
5. Beneficiary/Signatory to account (Account Name).
6. Your personal telephone and fax number
Upon the successful crediting of your account, the funds will be shared as follows 25% to you for your assistance, 70% to my colleagues and me and 5% for contingencies and expenses.
We wish to assure you that your involvement should you decide to assist us, will be well protected. This business is 100% risk free as we have secured our own side of the transaction.
Thank you for your anticipated co-operation, while we look forward to a Mutually benefiting business relationship with you.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks and Best Regards.