This email with the subject "General Inquiry" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:25:23 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "NIGERIA NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir, Re: REQUEST FOR BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP OF MUTUAL BENEFIT I am Dr.Saidu Abdulahi,the Special Assistant (Procurement and Contract Award) to the Honorable Minister of Petroleum of Nigeria. I apologize for using this medium to reach you for a transaction/ business of this magnitude, but this is due to Confidentiality and prompt access reposed on this medium. It is with trust that I wish to contact you on this matter concerning the transfer of US$30.5Million Dollars. Sometime ago, a contract was awarded by my Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to an International Oil Firm for a Turn Around Maintenance (TAMR) and Rehabilitation Work on Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) Plant in Nigeria. This contract was over-invoiced by us (myself and two junior colleagues) to the tune of (US$30.5 Million United State Dollars). Though the actual contract cost have been paid to the original contractor, leaving the balance in the tune of the said amount which we have in principles gotten approval to remit by Key Tested Telegraphic Transfer (K.T.T) to any foreign bank account you will provide. It is based on this that some officials in my department and I have decided to establish a cordial business relationship with you, hence my contacting you. We want you to present yourself as the Beneficiary to this fund, so that we can release the fund into your account for safety and subsequent disbursement. We have all modalities set. We have been disappointed some years ago by a Canadian, Mr. Reil Tuker whom we trusted with a transaction of this nature up to the tune of US$50 Million U.S. Dollars. He is sitting on our money for no apparent reason and refused to give us our share but we believe that for his act of wickedness to us, he will never go unpunished by God. Mr. Tucker still resides in Edmonton enjoying our collective money. Because of this we are afraid and we need your total trust and assurance that you must be an honest and straight-forward person. As, we are willing to try again with you believing in your good cooperation and faithfulness. We have agreed to share the money thus: 1. 30% for the account owner (you). 2. 60% for me and my partners 3. 10% to be used in offsetting taxes and all local & foreign expenses. Please, note that this transaction is 100% safe and risk free and we will commence the transaction from the date of receipt of the following information from you 1. Your personal telephone and fax numbers. 2. Your Bank name, address, telephone, fax as well as your Bank Account numbers. Or you open a new account for this business. With these information, we are going to put in application for the release of this funds (US$30.5M) into your account for us all. Due to our sensitive position, we can not afford a slip in this transaction so contact me immediately through my e-email address for further information on the requirements and procedure for this transaction. It will only take four working days to conclude this business because once you send your full name and address with your direct phone and fax number, we shall credit your account through our Reserved Account in Europe or Asia. Remember that my present situation will not allow me to search for another person, I absolutely HOLD YOU ON TRUST. Therefore we urge you to respond immediately to this my email address to enable me commence with the modalities of this transfer as we are well prepared to do this promising transaction with you and hope to continue with you in future. Yours faithfully, DR. Saidu Abdulahi