This email with the subject "----BULK---- Reply" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 06 Sep 2011 19:52:17 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Dr. Samuel C. Osuji" <mark@YIPSCHEMICAL.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
My Name: Dr. Samuel C. Osuji, Residential Address: No. 34, Bishop Oseni Close, Maitama District, Abuja. Office and Address: Nigeria National Petroleum Co-Operation (NNPC) N.N.P.C Head Office Complex, Abuja. Sir, My name is as written above, I am 55 years old. I am presently a senior staff of the above co-operation. Presently, I am the Director Project and Engineering Department (PED). I have been in this position for the past three (3) years running and will be redeployed to another department as the case maybe by January, 2012 prior to my retirement in 2013. I am writing you based on the fact that, I was encouraged by your profile I saw on the internet and I felt the urge that I should contact you and share a confidential business proposal that I have here in my office if you will be interested for the benefit of us all. Although, I discovered from available record that those in this department before me had cause to execute successfully similar projects in the past. We awarded a contract to a foreign company worth USD 25,000,000.00 (Twenty Five Million US Dollars only) for the supply and reconstruction of pipelines in two of our refineries. During the quotation and award we deliberately told the company to over-invoice the contract to the tune of USD 43,500,000.00 (Forty-Three Million and Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars only). The balance which we intend to take after proper execution of the contract by the company. Since, the money is not part of the foreign company's, they had to agree with us and over-invoiced the contract according to our plan which we approved accordingly. For the security of our money, we however told the company that we would not use their company to process the receipt of our own money which is USD 18,500,000.00 (Eighteen Million and Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars only) which is the over-invoiced. Now, the company has finished the contract, commissioned and paid completely by the co-operation leaving the over invoiced sum of USD 18,500,000.00 (Eighteen Million and Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars only) that belong to us of which only us in the department knows about. Meanwhile, what I want from you is to accept to receive this USD 18,500,000.00 (Eighteen Million and Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars only) for us as a sub-contractor and we will share it by ratio as follows: 60% for us and 30% for you while 10% will be set aside for any expenditure that may be incurred including bank charges. You need not to entertain fear or discomfort as we are in full control of this project. You need not also to come here unless if you so wish as we will make sure that any need of that is handled by us. Let me also inform you that, as civil servants, we are not permitted to hold a foreign Bank Account hence we are making this contract on trust. I will plead that, if you are interested to assist us in this proposal, please reply me by e-mail as quickly as you could and I will tell you the things we will need from you. Be rest assured that it will not take more than 20 days to finish the transaction when we got started. But, make this contact extremely confidential that should not be disclosed to anybody not even your best friends. Thanks. Dr. Samuel C. Osuji Email: email@example.com Director Project and Engineering Department. N.N.P.C.