Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: please reply me now


This email with the subject "please reply me now" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 30 Nov 2006 17:22:15 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was CRUDE OIL INVESTMENT COMPANY <>, although it may have been spoofed.

 I am Dr. ANDREW COLA, the Director For Projects with the Ministry of Petroleum. First and 
Foremost, I 
apologize for using this medium to reach you for a transaction/business of this magnitude, but this 
is due 
to the confidentiality and prompt access reposed on this medium. I got your contact from the 
Export and Promotion Council I have decided to seek a confidential co-operation with you in the 
execution of the deal described hereunder for the benefit of all parties and hope you will keep it 
as top 
secret because of the nature of the transaction. Within the Ministry of Petroleum where I work as a 
Director, and with the co-operation of four other top officials, we have in our possession as 
payment bills totaling Twenty Eight Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars 
000.00) which we want to transfer abroad with the assistance and co-operation of a foreign company 
who will receive the said funds on our behalf or a reliable foreign non-company account to receive 
funds. More also, we are handicapped in this circumstances as the Nigerian Civil Service Code of 
Conduct does not allow us to operate offshore account hence your importance in this whole 
This amount US$28,500, 000.00 represents the balance of the total contract value executed on behalf 
of my Ministry by a foreign contracting firm, which we the officials over-invoiced deliberately. 
Though the 
actual contract cost has been paid to the original contractor, leaving behind the balance in the 
tune of 
the said amount which we have by principle gotten approval by Key Tested Telegraphic Transfer ( 
K.T.T.) to any foreign bank account you will provide by filling an application through the Justice 
here in Nigeria for the transfer of rights and privileges of the former contractor to you. I have 
the authority 
of my partner involved to propose that should you be willing to assist us in the transaction, your 
share of 
the sum will be 30% of the $28.5M, 60% for us and 10% for taxation and miscellaneous expenses. The 
business itself is 100% safe on your part provided you treat it with utmost secrecy and 
Also, your area of specialization is not a hindrance to the successful execution of this 
Endeavour to contact me immediately through my direct email address for confidential reason as we 
progress I will give you my telephone and fax number whether or not you are interested in this 
deal. If you 
are not, it will enable me scout for another foreign partner to carry out this deal. And please 
remember to 
treat this matter as very confidential because we will not comprehend any form of exposures as we 
still in active Government service and also remember that time is of the essence in this business.
 I await your response in anticipation of your fullest co-operation. 
Yours faithfully,