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From Dr. NELSON TUTTLE.|
Republic of Benin
Complements of the season. I am Dr. NELSON TUTTLE Chief Accountant with the River Basin Authority
and Chairman Contract award and appraisal committee. I
want to solicit your assistance in this regards. In my
ministry as Chairman of the contract award committee,
there are some over-invoiced sum of money from
contracts which we deliberately over inflated. The
original contractor has since been fully paid of their
contract sum, leaving behind the over inflated sum of
$ 8,000,000 million dollarS
United States Dollars). Mark up
This amount is now floating in our reserved account. I
am therefore soliciting for your kind assistance to
provide an account into which this amount can be
transfered. Myself as a Civil servant, it is against
the code of conduct bureau in my country for a civil
servant to operate foreign account.
We can use your existing account,private or company's account,or you open a new account, Hence, I am asking you
to provide an account that will accommodate this funds.
The information needed for the smooth running of this deal is listed bellow:
1. Your Bank Name and Address
2 Your Bank Account Number
3 The Name of the Beneficiary of the Account
, and if there is any sorting
codes for your account please give details. Upon
receipt of your bank particulars, the transaction will
be concluded within 10 banking working days.
We have unanimously agreed to give you 20% of the
total sum for providing an account into which the
money will be credited and 10% will be set aside for
bank taxes and other miscellaneous expenses that will
be incurred by both sides in the course of the
transfer of the money and the remaining 70% is for me
and members of the committee.
I will send my wife and one official to come to your country to take care of our share as soon as remittance of the money is effected. This is the area where your assistance will be highly needed, as they cannot come back to my country with physical cash.
The greater part of our share will be invested on
importation of building materials,and i will lik to go into hotel business by buying houses from Real Estate Agents,importation of general goods,or as you may advise under your watchful supervision.
This transaction is 100% risk free as all
the modalities has been carefully worked out. And also
all the relevant documents related to the transaction
will be removed from file as soon as your account is
credited and cashed so that there will be no trace.
I will also need an assurance from you that you will not sit on our own share if it eventually gets into your account because this is a life time
opportunity for me as I am not a signatory to your
account. Please be honest.
Note: This transaction is not subject to broad
discussion with anybody no matter how close the person
is to you because of the integrity of the officials
that are involved here. You should not even inform
your bank yet that you are expecting money from
Cotonou as the money will first be transfered to our
correspondence bank in Europe for further crediting to
your designated bank account. Please keep to this
If this amount is too much to be transfered to your bank account at once
i.e if your account cannot carry so much money at
once, please indicate how much that your account can
take.We can then transfer it in bits. Waiting for
your urgent reply.