This email with the subject "LETTER OF TRUST AND BENEFICIARY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 23 Jul 2007 23:34:07 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "STANLEY LAWSON"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: Mr. Stanley Lawson GED, Finance & Accounts. Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation(N.N.P.C ) EMAIL:email@example.com Attn Sir , This letter may come to you as a surprise since it is coming from someone you have not met before. However, we decided to contact you based on satisfactory information we had about your business person as regard business information concerning your country and the safety of our funds in a steady economy such as that of your country compared to our country Nigeria <Africa>. I am a Mr.Stanley Lawson, the GED, Finance & Accounts of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Firstly, I would like to notify you that, I and my colleagues in this transaction are top government officials in the N.N.P.C (Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation), and are the board members of the N.N.P.C Contract review committee, of the Federal Government of Nigeria. We are soliciting for your total assistance and co-operation to enable us transfer the contract sum of US$18.5M (Eighteen million five hundred thousand united state dollars), which resulted from over invoiced contract. I will advise that you read thoroughly and carefully, through this mail. This transaction is highly confidential and 100% risk free. It should be strictly between you and me. Note clearly that this transaction has been well planned and masterminded by my colleagues and I. We have followed all the required official contract award/ payment procedures, and all documents to facilitate the smooth conclusion of this transaction are legitimate and officially in order. There is no problem, this contract is LEGAL. THIS TRANSACTION IS A BUSINESS DEAL BETWEEN YOU AND US, BUT IT IS LEGITIMATE AND GENUINE TO THE AUTHORITIES. I want to assure you that you have nothing to fear about, your main priority should be to give us your total co-operation, and follow our advice /instruction. You should consider this transaction as already successful & concluded. This transaction is for real, its no Childs play. As the Chairman of the Committee I hereby solicit strongly for your total co-operation and confidentiality, in this transaction and also hope that you will not betray the confidence that we have reposed on you, for you will benefit immensely from this transaction. You can check this site for details of my picture and other director. http://www.nnpcgroup.com/board.htm Please send us the following information's: (1) Your bank account details viz: bankers name, address, account number,account name, tele/fax number. You can send me your new Bank Account details or send your existing Bank Account. (2) Your company name, address, your company telephone/fax number and yourprivate telephone/fax numbers. We need this information to enable us award the contract in your name/company name and prepare letters of claim in your name/ company name as the N.N.P.C foreign sub-contractor and sole beneficiary to the contract payment and then forward it to the appropriate quarters for N.N.P.C payment approval before we now finally submit all the details to the Central Bank of Nigeria for processing of final payment approvals/remittance of the contract sum of US$18.5M into the bank account provided by you. Consider this transaction as successful and completed for we have taken care of all modalities and official procedures involved legitimately and as required. As the chairman of this committee I used my influential position to speak with the Deputy Central Bank Governor this morning and he has assured me that the name which will be submitted by this Committee will be immediately included among the payment list of foreign contractors who are creditors to the Federal Government. He also assured me that it will take about Note clearly that as top Government officials in Nigeria, occupying very sensitive top Government position we receive little salaries compared to our positions, and we are not allowed to operate Foreign Bank account. You will assist us to receive this money into your Bank account; our own share of the fund will be invested into a lucrative business in your country and part of it into Telecommunication in Japan. As soon as the fund is transferred into your Bank account, we will travel down to your country for disbursement according to the agreed percentage. Once more I want you to understand that this transaction is 100% risk free. For security reasons all communication must be ONLY through this e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org from now on you can only contact me with the above e-mail address. Do not ever send any mail to any other e-mail address except these. My colleagues and I are highly respected in our country. We have our reputation to protect. We will appreciate it that this transaction remains between ONLY YOU IN PERSON AND ME. Confidentiality should be our watchword. We appreciate all your efforts and look forward to a mutual business relationship with you, built on trust and co-operation in which we shall all benefit immensely from. I look forward to receiving your reply, along with your complete Bank account details and detailed information about your Company. Thanks for your co-operation, and consider this transaction as already successful and concluded. I await your quick reply today. Yours faithfully, Mr. Stanley Lawson, GED Finance & Accounts N N P C.