Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: prince ben <>

This email with the subject "CONFIDENTIAL DEAL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 18 Feb 2007 09:31:25 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was prince ben <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
 Contract / Finance Department:
N.N.P.C Building,
7,Kofo Abayomi Str, Victoria Island,
Ikoyi, Lagos-Nigeria
Dear Good Friend,
I know that this information may come to you as a surprise, especially having to come from someone you have not met before, but I am entrusting this deal to you with hope that you will make it successful for our mutual benefit.
Before I proceed, I would like to introduce myself to you for proper understanding and cooperation.
My name is Barr. Prince Ben, the chairman of contract award committee of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (N.N.P.C).
It is my profound intention to contact you for this very important and highly profitable financial transaction, to seek your assistance in the transfer of $40 million dollars into your account.
This fund was the over estimated balance from contracts awarded to both local and foreign contractors. The contracts was awarded at the tune of $170 million dollars, but we over invoiced it to $210 million dollars with the view that at the end of the contract, we will inherit the over estimated sum of $40m.
Right now, the contracts has been successfully executed and the major contract amount ( $170m ) has been paid to the contractors.
The over estimated sum of USD$40m is what we want to transfer into your private or corporate account.
Having gone through your company information, we decided to entrust this $40m into your care as we wish to invest our share of the money in any profitable business in your country.
In this regard, we want you to co-operate with us so that this $40m will be paid into your account for our sharing.
If you are ready to assist us in this transaction, we will comence arrangements and obtain approvals in your name for easy transfer of the funds to your account.
When the $40m is transferred into your account, you will take 30% of the total amount for your support and assistance in this transaction.
In this regard, we would like you to send us the following Information:
Your name:-------
Your occupation:----
Your address:----
Your private phone/fax numbers:-----
As soon as we receive these information from you, we will proceed to the payment Approval Department and submit application for revalidation of the required documents in your name as the beneficiary of the $40m.
Thanks and best regards.
Yours truly,
Barr. Prince Ben
Nigeria National Petroleum Corp,
N.N.P.C Building,
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