This email with the subject "URGENT FOREIGN PARTNER IS NEED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 02 Jan 2007 03:09:34 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
NNPC LAGOS ANNEX OFFICE VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS NIGERIA Dear Sir, May I crave your indulgence to open this business discussion by a formal letter of this sort? It is pertinent that a business of this magnitude should have commenced properly with a formal meeting of you and us to enable us know ourselves, have a fore knowledge of the nature of the business, discuss and acquaint ourselves with the responsibilities and functions of parties concerned, and appropriate shares accordingly. However, for time factor, confidentiality and personality of people involved here in Nigeria, we choose this approach for the remittance of this Twenty Million U.S. Dollars (US$20.0M). Please bear with us for making the initial contact through e-mail. But my partners are insisting for a meeting in order not to fall into a wrong hand again, in other hand thinking of our position we are holding which may not need allow such meeting becuase of the Present government of nigeria. I am DR. JOHNSON H. EKESON, we are members of the special committee for Budget and Planning of the Ministry of Petroleum. This committee is principally concerned with contract appraisal and the approval of the contracts in order of priorities as regards capital projects of the past military government of Nigeria. With our positions, we have successfully secured for ourselves this sum of Twenty Million U.S. Dollars (US$20.0M). This amount was accumulated through undeclared windfall sales of crude oil during the gulf war. Hence together with two of our top officials at the NIGERIA National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), we plan to transfer this amount of money into a secure overseas account by awarding a sort of contract from the NNPC. To this effect I have been given the mandate by my colleagues to contact you and ask for your assistance. What we need from you is to provide a nice account in which the funds will be transferred. My colleagues and I have agreed to compensate you or the owner of the account used for this transaction with 30% of the total amount remitted. We shall have 65% and the remaining 5% reserved for taxes and other miscellaneous expenses in your country. We need a reliable and trustworthy person or a reputable company to do business with hence this letter to you. So if you can prove yourself to be trusted and interested in this deal then we are prepared to do business with you. What we want from you is the assurance that you will let us have our share if this amount (US$20.0M) is transferred into your account. If this proposal is okay by you, then reply through my alternate email bellow urgently, so that we can set the ball rolling and negotiate the modalities involved. Kindly, treat as very important and strictly confidential, I honestly assure you that this transaction is 100% risk-free. We referred you to CONTACT us through our international representative Lawyer because of our positions we must not come open to discus with you but through our reliable lawyer Name Barister Richard Nelson based in the netherland.As you may intrested call our Lawyer with the below information for more details. Contact address, Names: Richard Nelson Email: email@example.com Tel: +31-630 498 946 Fax: +31-847 716 352 Adress: Blenheim Tower,Westerdoksdijk, 103 AE Amsterdam the Netherland. I look forward to your response through our lawyer and expected your co-operation and God bless you. Regards, DR. JOHNSON H. EKESON