This email with the subject "Dear Pospective Partner," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 03 Dec 2010 01:20:35 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr.Roger Brown"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am Mr.Roger Brown a senior accountant with the Nigerian national petroleum corporation (nnpc) I came to know of you in my search for a reliable and reputable person who can handle a very strict and confidential transaction which involves transfer of a reasonable sum of money to a foreign account. There is usd$32.m (thirty-two million United States dollars only) in my department waiting for remittance. This money represents the surplus of an over valued contract executed for the corporation some years back.. A foreign firm has long completed this contract and the contractor duly paid. I now seek if you would permit the surplus to be remitted into your personal /company account, so that the money remitted will be shared mutually among the parties concerned, including you.
However, i would wish to receive your personal assurance that you would not sit on this money when it goes into your account. More importantly, you keep confidential this transaction in order not to tarnish the confidence reposed in the officials involved in this transaction. Therein, we have agreed that 60% of the money goes to the officers where this money originated, 30% to the owner of account, while 10% would be used to defray whatever expenses that may be incurred in the course of this transaction. I wish to inform you that this transaction requires the most urgent reply and attention to enable us pull out this money soonest and there is no risk involve. You are expected to forward to me through my personal email address the following details
(a) Name of your bank account
(b) Account number/beneficiary
(c) Bank address/particulars
(d) Personal telephone/fax number
A meeting of all the parties concerned is going to take place few days before the remittance is to be made. The parties concerned shall agree upon the meeting venue before sharing of the money. Please be informed that on completion of this business, i will use my share of the money to invest in your country, your investment advice is needed in this respect or be a partner in your company. Every transfer arrangements will be done by the apex bank (central bank of Nigeria ) direct to your selected bank account.
This transaction is 100% risk free. if you are interested to help, please do not hesitate to contact me urgently on my personal email