This email with the subject "CONFIDENTIAL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 07 Oct 2007 23:58:35 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "ALHAJI IBRAHIM OKOKO" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: THE DESK OF ALHAJI IBRAHIM OKOKO CONTRACT AWARD CHAIRMAN NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (NNPC) PORTHARCOURT WARRI REFINARY NIGERIA. PRIVATE TELE PHONE: +234-8050777232 REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP We are making this contact with you after satisfactory information we gathered from the foreign trade office Nigeria chamber of Commerce and industry highlighting our company’s profile. We are members of the project consulting and contract awarding committee of the Nigerian national petroleum corporation (NNPC). We Are as convinced as to believe that you will provide us with a solution to effect a remittance of fund resulting from over invoicing of job/ services done to the Nigerian national petroleum corporation by a foreign contractor, contract no: NNPC/PED/CBN/8092/SUB-6. This project has been fully executed and commissioned. The present government in Nigeria has due to the bilateral agreement reached with the World Bank and IMF, directed that all debts owned by foreign contractors be paid. We are therefore desirous of transferring the over invoice sum of Fourty million five hundred thousand us dollar (40,500,000,00) only into your company’s or private account. Note, as civil servants, we are not permitted to own foreign account by Nigerian civil service law. On successful remittance of the fund into your account, you will be compensated with 35% of the total amount for assistance and 5% is already set aside for expenses on the process of this transaction while 60% is for my colleague and me. This transaction is closely knitted and in view of our sensitive position we cannot afford a slip, I assure you that this transaction is 100% risk free. Finally, the confidence and trust conferred on you cannot be over emphasized; therefore you are to keep this transaction to yourself and for confidential reasons I will be expecting your call as soon as you receive this letter for further explanations. We will avail you with our identities as regards our respective offices when relationship is fully established and smooth operation commences. I am at your disposition to entertain any question(s) from you in respect of this transaction, so if you agreed to assist in this transaction, I will like you to furnish me with the following information. 1. Your full names / home address. 2. Your private telephone/fax numbers. 3. Your bank account details. 4. Your age and your occupation. 5. Any form of your identification such as International passport or Driver’s license. Thanks for your anticipated assistance. Yours sincerely ALHAJI IBRAHIM OKOKO Chairman contract award committee (NNPC)