This email with the subject "RE:PLEASE REPLY URGENTLY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 03 Nov 2014 14:10:08 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Ikpo Aku"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
DEAR SIR, CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS PROPOSAL PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A SCAM.IF YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED,KINDLY KEEP IT CONFIDENTIAL AND DO NOT EXPOSE IT. I AM MR IKPO AKU, AN ACCOUNTANT WITH THE NIGERIA NATIONAL PETROLUEM COPERATION.HAVING CONSENTED WITH MY COLLEAGUES, AND BASED ON THE INFORMATION GATHERED FROM AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION HERE IN NIGERIA, I HAVE THE PRIVILEGE TO REQUEST FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE IN TRANSFERING THE SUM OF TWENTY EIGHT MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS (US$28,000,000.00) INTO YOUR ACCOUNT. THE ABOVE SUM RESULTED FROM AN OVER-INVOICED CONTRACT EXECUTED, COMMISSIONED AND PAID FOR ABOUT FIVE YEARS (5 YRS) AGO BY A FOREIGN CONTRACTOR. THIS ACTION WAS HOWEVER INTENTIONAL AND SINCE THEN THE FUND HAS BEEN IN A SUSPENSE ACCOUNT AT THE CENTAL BANK OF NIGERIA, OUR APEX BANK. WE ARE NOW READY TO TRANSFER THE FUND OVERSEAS, AND THAT IS WHERE YOU COME IN. IT IS IMPORTANT TO INFORM YOU THAT AS CIVIL SERVANTS, WE ARE FORBIDDEN TO OPERATE FOREIGN ACCOUNTS AND THIS IS THE REASON WHY WE ARE IN NEED OF YOUR ASSISTANCE. ONCE THIS TRANSACTION IS SUCCESSFULLY CARRIED OUT, THE TOTAL SUM WILL BE SHARED AS FOLLOWS: - 65% FOR US, 30% FOR YOU AND 5% FOR LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXPENSES THAT MAY OCCUR IN BETWEEN THE PROCESS. THIS TRANSACTION IS 100% RISK FREE ON BOTH SIDES BASED ON SOLID UNDER GROUND ARRANGEMENT WHICH WE DID PERFECT HERE.SO I THEREFORE KINDLY REQUEST THAT YOU GRANT ME THE CONSENT TO PRESENT YOU, OR YOUR FIRM AS THE FOREIGN BENEFICIARY TO THIS FUND, FOR THIS MONEY TO BE TRANSFERRED INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT ANY WHERE IN THE WORLD, EVEN IF IT IS A NEWLY OPENED ACCOUNT WITHOUT MONEY IN IT, THIS FUND COULD BE TRANSFERRED INTO IT FOR SAFE KEEPING. AFTERWARD I WILL BE VISITING YOUR COUNTRY FOR THE SHARING OF THE FUND AND ALSO TO INVEST SOME OF MY SHARE IN ANY LUCRATIVE BUSINESS OVER THERE IN YOUR COUNTRY, BASED ON YOUR DIRECTIVE. SO IF YOU FIND THIS PROPOSAL PLEASANT, YOU CAN CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY FOR US TO PROCEED ACCORDINGLY. THIS TRANSACTION WILL TAKE US 14 WORKING DAYS TO ACCOMPLISH, IF ADEQUATE ATTENTION IS GIVEN. PLEASE REPLY URGENTLY BEST REGARDS, MR.IKPO AKU, SENIOR ACCOUNTANT WITH NNPC. --- This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection is active. http://www.avast.com