This email with the subject "BUSINESS INVESTMENT IN EUROPE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 02 Jul 2004 13:34:49 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Hassan Bello" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM:ENG.HASSAN BELLO. Dear Sir, I am extending this proposal to you in my capacity as the Accountant and in full agreement with the (Auditor-General Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas) Mr. Greg Quist who is my partner in investment over here. We work in the same Corporation and also have been making plans to invest in Europe. We found your name in your country's business directory in search of a reliable and business-oriented person to do the business with. We shall invest the money in a foreign exchange market, or any part of Europe. Betterstill, we want to establish into a viable profit-making industry which you may assign to us. We presently have in our security company US$8.5M( EIGHT Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) duly deposited under BONDED Fixed Deposit Account in Citibank Lagos, Nigeria. The deposit can be broken at any time of transfer, as the negotiation was made when the fund was first deposited. Certificate of Fund Deposit was also issued. As top civil servants, we are not authorized to operate foreign bank account hence our decision to use your account on full trust and confidence to transfer this money outside Nigeria. We have accepted you as our foreign partner and will regularize the approvals to reflect youasas the true beneficiary of the contract Sum of the US$8.5M (Eight Million Five Hundred Thousand U.S. Dollars Only). More over, it is pertinent to note that it is not risk, it does not also have any political undertone, we worked for it, it also does not require much engagements since we have taken care of the deal in full capacity. We have resolved to give you 10% (US$850,000) of the total sum for your assistance as soon as the money is transferred. We shall also make you the chairman of the board of directors in any sector of business we are investing on in Europe since we do not know the procedures of investment over there. All these shall be stated in our Partnership Agreement which we shall send to you for review, you shall also get back to us for any ammendments you may have discovered for corrections before the final preparation. If you are interested in the partnership, please contact me immediately you receive this message through my direct email for more lively informations. Your telephone and fax numbers are also required for discussions as regard the business. I am anxiously waiting for your response with hope that you underst and the confidential nature of this transfer, regarding the job and post we have at hand in the Government Ministries and Corporations, we do not want any leakage that we are making plans to invest abroad, since they don't allow civil servants to operate foreign account as a result of many senior officers in the ministries transferring bulk funds to Switzerland, Germany and United States during. I shall release my confidential telephone/fax numbers to you if you agree to assist us. REPLY THIS MAIL email@example.com Yours faithfully, ENG.HASSAN BELLO Care2 make the world greener! Good People. Great Causes. Get Connected on Care2 Connect: http://www.care2.com/go/z/C2Connect