This email with the subject "Best Regards" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 26 Oct 2006 12:34:48 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Usman Ahmed" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Engr. Usman Bello Ahmed Nigerian national petroleum corporation (NNPC) Contract award division NNPC Headquarters PMB 1209, Falomo, Ikoyi Lagos Nigeria Email: email@example.com Attention; messrs.dear sir/madam, Request for assistance.I came to know you through the world global database centre. I am Engineer Usman Bello Ahmed, the chairman contract award committee of the Nigerian national petroleum corporation NNPC .in the year 2004, our committee awarded a contract for the refreshing of the kaduna/warri petroleum refineries under Contract Number FGN/NNPC/PH/WR/51/2004, to a Swiss firm, Engineering project management Inc, in the amount of $120 million u.s. dollars.(One Hundred & Twenty Million USD)out this, the original contract value is $110.5m,while the difference sum of $9.5m, was over invoiced by us under a secret agreement between myself, accountant and auditor of the committee as our own share of the contract. Last month, the original contractor Engineering project management EPM has completed the contract which has been inspected and commissioned by us and his contract money as contained in the agreement has been paid to him remaining only the over-invoiced sum of $9.5m now floating in the NNPC treasury account. The problem we are facing currently which has necessitated this contact to you, is due to the enactment of the anti-corruption law by the present government, in which all public office holders are banned from operating foreign accounts, as a result, we cannot on our own, transfer this money abroad, hence we decided to search for a reliable foreigner, who will help us to use his name and pull out the money into his account overseas from the NNPC reserve account. We have agreed to offer you 25% of the $9.5m as soon as the money arrives your account, while myself and colleagues takes 70% while 5% has been earmarked for any expenses that may occur during the process of the transfer. Be informed that we have already secured all the payment approvals from the NNPC, federal ministry of finance with the name of the original contractor EPM, only waiting for a representative. Note that, we have also retained the services of a lawyer barrister firstname.lastname@example.org, who will help us effect the changes in the approval to your name as the sister company to the original contractor to enable the central bank of Nigeria release the money to you. To this end, you should please, forward to me or to our lawyer, your full names & address, phone/fax number, name/address of company(if any) for effective Change of the documents to read your name as we are to borne the expenses of the documentations. Finally, be assured that this transaction attracts no risk on both sides as everything has been carefully perfected as the transaction is expected to last within 7 days and the money released into your account. Thank you in advance for your understanding while looking forward for your earliest response.
Engr.Usman Bello Ahmed email@example.com Chairman, contract award committee (NNPC) _________________________________________________________________Be the first to hear what's new at MSN - sign up to our free newsletters! http://www.msn.co.uk/newsletters