This email with the subject "I look forward to receiving your reply" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 06 Aug 2011 12:59:42 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Joshua Douglas" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir, MUTUAL BUSINESS PROPOSITION I got your contact as a result of my discreet search for a trustworthy foreign partner in your country. I know that the content of this mail will come as a surprise to you, since we had never met before. You see, I believe that direct personal foreign contacts are better made this way, hence this mail to you. I am particularly interested in dealing with you because I expect you to be reliable and trusworthy. My name is Mr. Joshua Douglas. I am an Accountant with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). I am interested in entering into business partnership with you as my foreign partner if you can cooperate and assist us in securing the sum of US$45.5 Million (Forty five Million, five hundred thousand U.S dollars only). This amount in question is a proceed which came from over invoiced payment. The original contractor has been fuly paid, leaving this over over-invoice amount floating unpaid. Since I am still in active government service, it is not possible for me to receive this funds in my name as it is against the Civil Service Code of Conduct Bureau. Hence, I will present you officially as the beneficiary of the US$45.5 million. We shall engage the services of an accredited Attorney here who will act on your behalf to process/obtain all necessary documents/approvals and payment application for the fund to be released to you as the bonafide beneficiary. All documents/approvals obtained for the payment will be sent to you for your perusal and record purposes. I consider this a once in a life time opportunity to get the needed funds with which to secure my future and that of my family after my retirement. To demonstrate my willingness to conclude this deal with you, after the US$45.5 million has been transferred into your bank account, my two colleagues and myself have agreed to share the funds with you in the ratio of 30% for you and 65% for us. The remaining 5% will be used to offset all expenses during the transaction. After the funds has been safely transferred into your bank account, you will help us to invest our shares in a very good profitable venture in your country. Be rest assured that this transaction is to our mutual benefit and will not affect any of us negatively both now or in future. Because immediately the fund is transferred into your bank account, all evidence regarding to the transaction will be destroyed to avoid traces in future. With your full co-operation, I guaranttee you that this US$45.5 million will be transferred into your bank account within 14 working days upon the commencement of the transaction. All I require from you is your transparent honesty and commitment to our success together. Let me know immediately your response to this proposal. Please, treat this offer as TOP SECRET because we need to conclude this deal with absolute confidentiality and trust. I look forward to receiving your earliest reply. Sincerely yours, Mr. Joshua Douglas Phone: 00-234-703-9443322