This email with the subject "Urgent Reply" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 06 Jan 2007 11:04:43 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Engr. Martins Wete ." <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
NIGERIA NATIONAL PETROLEUM COOPERATION FROM ENGINEER MARTINS WETE. E-MAIL; firstname.lastname@example.org RE: CONTRACT AGREEMENT. Dear Sir, I wish to acknowledge and recognize your importance in this business transaction which will take us only one week. I am a member of contract awarding committee which I was the chairman. A contract was awarded to foreign company to lay pipes from Port-Harcourt to Warri refineries which was awarded in the year 2000, the contract was 60 million United State dollars but been a contract awarding committee chairman I over inflated it to the tone of 90 million United State Dollars, the work have been completed and the company have been paid by Nigeria National Petroleum Cooperation and they have gone, what is left now is 30 million United State Dollars which was kept in one of the Finance/Security Company set up by the Federal Government that is in charge of paying foreign contractors. I need your assistance to assist me conclude this golden opportunity and to secure the fund into your possession, because being the chairman, I cannot do it alone without the help of a foreigner who will stand as the contractor who executed the job. So furnish me with the following particulars for me to perfect the remmittance of this fund to your posession. 1, YOUR FULL NAMES. 2,YOUR COMPANY NAME (IF ANY) 3, YOUR RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS. 4, YOUR PRIVATE PHONE/FAX NUMBERS. Please you should keep the business very secret and confidential to yourself, do not tell anybody even your wife or your children till the money gets to your account, then I will join you in your country for a meeting and subsequent, introduce me into a profitable business where I will invest my own share of the fund. I have set aside 100% to be shared between me and you. I being the contract awarding committee chairman, I will get 50%, you that is assisting me will get 40% then 10% will be shared between both parties for any expenses we may meet on the way during the transaction. Please keep it very secret and confidential to yourself. Reply through this private box; email@example.com Awaiting your urgent response for us to proceed. Best regards, Engr. Martins Wete .