Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: Good News From Larry

From: larry steven <>

This email with the subject "Good News From Larry" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 11 May 2006 03:32:49 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was larry steven <>, 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 future.

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.

lf you are interested contact me

Kind regards,
Larry Steven,

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