A Scam Email with the Subject "DEAR FRIEND," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 14 Feb 2006 03:24:40 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Frank Isibor" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
DEAR FRIEND,I AM MR FRANK ISIBOR. FINANCIAL CONTROLLER NNPC,IKOYI LAGOS- NIGERIA ATTENTION:THE PRESIDENT/CHAIRMAN PROPOSAL FOR TRANSFER OF NINE MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND USDOLLARS (US$9.5M) TO YOUR ACCOUNT.Your contact address got to me via export promotions council, your reliability and trustworthiness in business transaction was the main conviction that compelled me to solicit for your support in this deal. I am the Financial Controller of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Lagos, Nigeria and secretary to the Contract Award Committee of my Ministry. In collaboration with my colleagues, we have agreed to transfer out of the Country through UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC (UBN) some amount and we will later reinvest it abroad after the success of this transaction. The amount involved is Nine million, Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars (US$9,500,000.00)
This is as a result of over inflated amount of a contract.The contract has been already executed and the original contractor hadcollected his full and final payment. In as much as this contract was awarded to a Foreign Contractor and the payment in dollars, we now need a Foreign firm that will present itself as the contractor for this amount of Nine Million, Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars (US$9,500,000.00) and then the fund will be transferred into your account.Since we do not want to use the orginal contractor in applying for the payment, because the Contractor is not aware of this over-invoiced sum.
Therefore, I as the Financial Controller was told to write you by my colleagues and see the success of the remittance immediately, you will however, be required to furnish us with these necessary information
1. Your personal phone and fax number for easy communication. 2. Name and Address of your Bank, Phone, Fax and Telex numbers.3. Your Account number where this money will be lodged into and the Beneficiaries name. It could be personal or corporate. These information will enable us put APPLICATION OF CLAIM for the release of this money from concerned Government Agencies and it will last for ten working days. For your assistance we have agreed that the fund will be shared as follows: You as the Account Owner 20% Miscellaneous Expenses 5% Officials Involved 75% Now, we assure you that all arrangements have been concluded for the success of this transaction, so if you are interested,kindly expidate immediate
action by sending to me the above mentioned datas. Yours faithfully. MR FRANK ISIBOR Please do reply me on this e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org)