NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION FALOMO OFFICE COMPLEX, IKOYI, P.M.B. 1270I, LAGOS. FROM THE DESK OF DR.OLISEH OSSAI. B,SC. (UNN) M.sc. Ph.D:MNIM: MCIA MANAGER 11, BUDGET AND PLANNING OFFIC TELEPHONE NUMBER(234-8038208163) Email address: email@example.com DEAR FRIEND, WE ARE SENDING THIS MAIL TO YOU BASED ON INFORMATION GATHERED FROM THE FOREIGN TRADE OFFICE OF THE NIGERIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY.WEBELIEVE THAT YOU WILL BE IN A POSITION TO ASSIST US IN OUR BID TO TRANSFERTHE SUM OF FORTY-ONE MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS($41.5M USD) INTO A FOREIGN ACCOUNT. WE ARE MEMBERS OF A SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND PLANNING OF THE MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM,NIGERIA. THIS COMMITTEE IS PRINCIPALLY CONCERNED WITH THE APPROVAL AND APPRAISALS OF CONTRACTS, IN ORDER OF PRIORITY AS REGARDS CAPITAL PROJECTS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA. WITH OUR POSITION, WE HAVE SUCCESSFULLY SECURED FOR OURSELVES, THE SUM OF FORTY-ONE MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS ($41.5M USD). HIS AMOUNT WAS ACCUMULATED THROUGH UNDECLARED WINDFALL FROM THE SALES OF CRUDE OIL DURING THE GULF WAR. WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU IS TO PROVIDE A SAFE ACCOUNT INTOWHICH THIS FUND WILL BE TRANSFERRED SINCE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ARE NOT LOWED BY OUR LAWS TO OPERATE FOREIGN ACCOUNTS. IT HAS BEEN AGREED THAT THE OWNER OF THE ACCOUNT WILL BE COMPENSATED WITH $8.3M USD OF THE REMITTED FUND, WE WILL KEEP $31.125M USD WHILE $2.075M USD WILL BE SET ASIDE TO OFFSET ALL EXPENSES AND PAY THE NECESSARY TAXES. IT MAY INTEREST YOU TO KNOW THAT TWO YEARS AGO, A SIMILAR TRANSACTION WAS CARRIED OUT WITH ONE MR. PATRICE MILLER, THE PRESIDENT OF CRAINE INTERNATIONAL TRADING CORPORATION, AT NUMBER 135, EAST 57TH STREET, 28TH FLOOR, NEW YORK 10022; WITH TELEPHONE UMBER (212)308-7788 AND TELEX NUMBER 6731689. AFTER THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN BOTH PARTNERS IN WHICH MR.MILLER WAS TO TAKE 5%, THE MONEY WAS DULY TRANSFERRED INTO HIS ACCOUNT ONL TO BE DISAPPOINTED ON OUR ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK, AS WERE RELIABLY INFORMED THAT MR.PATRICE MILLER WAS NO LONGER ON THAT ADDRESS, WHILE HIS TELEPHONE AND TELEX NUMBERS HAVE BEENRE-ALLOCATED TO SOMEONE ELSE. THAT WAS HOW WE LOST $27.5M USD TO MR. PATRICE MILLER. THIS TIME AROUND, WE NEED A MORE RELIABLE AND TRUSTWORTHY PERSON OR A REPUTABLE COMPANY TO DO BUSINESS WITH, HENCE THIS MAIL TO YOU. SO, IF YOU CAN PROVE YOURSELF TO BE TRUSTED AND ARE INTERESTED IN THIS DEAL, THEN WE ARE PREPARED TO DO BUSINESS WITH YOU. ALL WE NEED FROM YOU IS THE ASSURANCE THAT YOU WILL LET US HAVE OUR SHARE WHEN THIS AMOUNT OF $41.5M USD IS TRANSFERRED INTO YOUR ACCOUNT. IF THIS PROPOSAL MEETS YOUR INTEREST, EMAIL ME SO THAT WE CAN ADVISE YOU ON THE MODALITIES OF THE TRANSACTION. ALL ODALITIES OF THE TRANSFER HAVE BEEN WORKED OUT AND ONCE STARTED WILL NOT TAKE MORE THAN 14 WORKING DAYS WITH THE ABSOLUTE SUPPORT OF ALL CONCERNED. THIS TRANSACTION IS 100%SAFE. REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS FOR EASE OF COMMUNICATION. PLEASE, TREAT THIS MAIL AS URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL. IF THIS PROPOSAL SATISFIES YOU, PLEASE EMAIL ME ON: (firstname.lastname@example.org) MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AS WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU. YOURS FAITHFULLY, DR.OLISEH OSSAI.
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