Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: Greetings from Abraham

From: "Abraham Patrick" <>

This email with the subject "Greetings from Abraham" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 06 May 2006 23:12:58 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was "Abraham Patrick" <>, although it may have been spoofed.


Dear Friend,

I am a director in the foreign affairs department of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation 
(NNPC). I got your email during a Personal research on the Internet and wish to use this 
opportunity to notify you of the existence of a certain amount we wish to transfer Overseas for the 
purpose of investments and importation of goods from your country.

In May 2003, a contract of sixty-six million United States dollars ($66,000,000) was awarded to a 
foreign company by my ministry. The Contract was supply, erection and system optimization of supper 
polyore200,000-bpsd, system optimization of 280,000-monax axial plants and the computerization of 
conveyor belt for Kaduna refinery. With the Consent of only the head of the contract evaluation 
department, I over Invoiced the contract value by thirty four million
United States dollars ($34,000,000:00).

The contract has since been completed and the foreign company fully paid off. But, in the office 
files and paper work, the company is still owed USD34M representing the over invoiced amount. 
Because this amount is derived from the award and execution of a foreign contract, there is no way 
the money can be paid locally. That is why I am contacting you so that we can do the project 
together for our mutual benefit. We have concluded every necessary arrangement to transfer this 
amount to a foreign account as the final phase payment for the said contract.

I solicit your assistance to enable us transfer the said amount into your safe bank account and 
after we shall come over there to share the money with you. You can either provide us with an 
existing account or to set up a new bank account immediately to receive this money, even an empty 
a/c can serve to receive this money, as long as you will remain honest to me till the end of this 
important business trusting in you and believing that you will never let me down either now or in 

We sincerely need an honest person to work with and have agreed to share the money in the following 
percentages, 65% will be for us, 30% will be for you whose account is used to secure the funds and 
5% will be used to settle every expenses incurred during the transaction like air tickets etc. 
There is no risk involvement because applications will be made to the concerned Federal ministries 
and parastatals with official approvals given by the Federal government before the Central bank of 
Nigeria will be officially authorized to wire the funds to your nominated bank account by 
telegraphic transfer. Those involved over here are directors in the ministry, they know how best to 
effect the transfer and will come over there to collect their own share.

If you are interested, contact me via email indicating your full names,company/business name and 
address. Your direct telephone and fax numbers for effective communication. The name and address of 
the bank you will like us to deposit the money, the telephone and fax numbers of the bank, the 
account name and number etc. Everything has been arranged and I will send more information about 
the business transaction to you as soon as I hear from you. For obvious reasons, please keep the 
proposal top secret.

Kind regards,
Abraham Patrick