A Scam Email with the Subject "PLEASE GET BACK TO ME TRANSFER OF ($32.5M) INTO A SAFE ACCOUNT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 21 Apr 2010 08:20:26 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "=?gb2312?B?RHIgT21h?=" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From:Dr Oma Ndu E-mail:email@example.com Tel:234-80-51072797 21/04/2010 Dear Sir, I am making this contact with you because of the reliable information available to me concerning your reputation and that of your company. This business request may seem strange, but I crave yourindulgence and pray you, view it seriously as we re convinced that you would be capable to provide us with asolution to a moneytransfer of Thirty Two Million, Five hundred thousand United State Dollars(US$32,500,000.00) My name is Dr Oma Ndu, I am an accountant and Auditor of the Petroleum (special) Trust Fund (N.N.P.C) the Apex Department of the Oil Industry in Nigeria. I am also a member of its Foreign Contract Tenders Committee (FCTC). My principal Job/function has to do with the Appraisal and Approval of payment of contract awarded by this parastatal, In the course of my duties, I discovered various over inflated contract values totaling US$32.5Million. The said amount emanated from deliberate over invoicing of old projects executed by some foreign firms through some government officials. These officials have since been moved or retired following the inauguration of the new administration. After due consultation with key members of the Tenders Committee (FCTC), I was mandated to seek and arrange with a trusted foreign National who can assist us in transferring the above state amount out of Nigeria. It is my pleasure to write this mail basically to seek your consent on this transaction which involves transfer of an over-invoiced sum of money from my ministry NNPC (Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation) to your bank account. The amount involved is $32.5million,This amount was intentionally over-invoiced for our benefit. We have worked carefully to secure the approval of the fund since the original contract value has been paid on completion of the contract in 2006. Then the remaining balance of the US$32.5million is what we intend to transfer secretly to you using your bank account details. Your assistance is needed for two main reasons; (i) As government employees ,we are not permitted by the Nigeria law to operate foreign accounts. (ii)Since the initial contracts were executed by the foreign firms, only a foreign firm can make claims or as a beneficiary for the purpose of transferring the money out of Nigeria. We have unanimously agreed to compensate you with 35% of the total sum (US$32.5Million ) if you are willing to render us your assistance as regards the transfer, It was also agreed that 5% shall be set aside to offset incidental expenses that might be incurred by either of us incourse of offsetting this transfer the remaining 60% shall be our due share. All necessary arrangements required for a speedy conclusion of this transaction have been put in place with top officials of the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Nigeria to enable us conclude the whole transaction within a very shortspace of time. I want you to know that this is very sensitive transaction which should not be disclosed to any other party. This is very important because this deals involves some high ranking Nigeria Government Officials who would not want to be involved in any form of scandal.I however trust that this will be the beginning of a lasting business relationship between you and us as we shall appreciate your advice on the investment opportunities in your line of business or any other type of viable business in yourcountry. On consideration of the above proposal, it is of my opinion for us to meet in person to discuss this transaction before commencement. Please reply through this my personal E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on my receiving number:234-80-51072797 for more details. Thanks and GOD bless, Dr Oma Ndu ----