This email with the subject "URGENT CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 15 Sep 2006 16:49:19 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "mohammed usman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
URGENT CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP Dear Friend , I,Engr. Mohammed Usman, the Financial Controller of Nigeria National PetroleumCorporation (NNPC) and by that virtue a Director in the NNPC Lagos. I got your contact address from an associate working with the Nigeria Export Promotion Council and I decide to propose to you this business in strict confidence. PURPOSE: On behalf of myself and my colleagues who is ministerial official and other officer in charge of Offshore remittance in this corporation.We are seeking your assistance for the transfer of Twenty Six million,Three Hundred Thousand United States dollars (US26,300,000.00) to your account for further private investment purpose. Hence our request for your assistance. SOURCE OF FUND: This amount to be transferred into your account accrued from over- invoiced contract amount for the construction of Oil Refinery Sub-Station in Nigeria (Northern Region) in 2001 to expatriate companies.The contract which was originally valued for (One Hundred and Twenty Seven Million,Seven Hundred Thousand U.S.Dollars) US$127,700,000.00 was manipulated toread One Hundred and Fifty Four Million U.S. Dollars(US154,000,000.00). The extra $26,300.000.00 is what we want to transfer to your account. This contract has been completely executed and the contractors had been paid all their contract bills remaining the $26,300.000.00 USD. DISBURMENT: We have resolved that you decide on the percentage you will receieve on the total amount for your assistance because it is impossible for us to claim the contract over-invoiced money here in Nigeria without your assistance. SECURITY: All modalities to effect the payment and subsequent transfer of this money has been worked out, so this transaction is 100% RISK-FREE Though, you are required to treat this business with strictest confidence.I await your immediate response through my private email id(email@example.com) on my attention and send me your confidential fax and phone number for speedy correspondence. I will highly appreciate it if you treat this business with confidence it demands for security reasons.It will surprise you why we choose you and trusted you for this transaction.Yes,we believe that good friend can be discovered and business like this cannot be realized without trust. This is why we have decided to trust you for this transaction. We are looking forward to doing this transaction with you. Be further informed that your interest and security had been considered before you were contacted so be rest assured and feel free to go into this transaction with us. But let honesty and trust be our watchword throughout this transaction and your prompt reply will be highly appreciated. Very truly yours, Engr. Mohammed Usman _________________________________________________________________ Express yourself instantly with MSN Messenger! Download today it's FREE! http://messenger.msn.click-url.com/go/onm00200471ave/direct/01/