A Scam Email with the Subject "REQUEST FOR URGENT/CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 29 Jun 2007 10:19:11 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "uzoma ike" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
CHROME PETROLEUM PLC FROM THE DESK OF:PROFFESOR UZOMA IKE B.SC (UNN); MNIM, MICA. Executive director and principal accountant (SNPC) MEMO. PROFFESOR UZOMA IKE E-mail: email@example.com ATTN: PRSIDENT/CEO REQUEST FOR URGENT/CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP I PROFFESOR UZOMA IKE the principal Accountant of Sao-Tome National Petroleum Corporation (SNPC) and by that virtue a Director in the SNPC Lagos. I got your contact address from an associate working with the World Export Promotion Council has decided to propose to you this business in strict confidence. PURPOSE: On behalf of myself, my colleges who are ministerial officials and other officers in charge of offshore remittance in this corporation. We are seeking your assistance for the transfer of Fifty Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$50,500,000.00) to your account for further private investment purpose. Hence our request for your assistance. SOURCES OF FUND: This amount to be transferred into your account accrued from over-invoiced contract amount for the construction of Oil Refinery Sub-stations in Eastern Sao-Tome Africa country in 2006 to expatriate companies. The contract which was originally valued for One Hundred and Twenty Seven Million United States Dollars (US$127,000,000.00) was manipulated to read One Hundred and Fifty Seven Million five Hundred thousand United Stated Dollars (US$157,500,000.00). The extra US$50,500,000.00 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 this over-invoiced balance. REQUIREMENTS: What we expect from you by or E-mail during your positive reply are as follows: (a) Name and Address of your Bank (b) Your bank Account Number (c) The Account Beneficiary’s Name and Address (d) Your Private Phone and Fax Number. DISBURSEMENT: We have resolved that you will take 30% of the total amount for your assistance because it is impossible for us to claim this over-invoiced amount here in Our Country without your assistance. In addition, 10% has been mapped out for any miscellaneous expenses incurred by you and us during this transaction, 60% is for my colleagues and myself. SECURITY: All modalities to effect the payment and subsequent transfer of this money have been worked out, so this transaction is 100% RISK-FREE. Though, You are required to treat this transaction with the strictest confidence. I await your immediate response through my Private E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org on my attention and send me your Confidential cell Phone Number for speed correspondence. I will highly appreciate it if you treat this transaction with strict confidence it demands for security reasons. It might surprise you, why we have chosen 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 have been considered before you where contacted, so be rest assured and feel free to go into this transaction with us, but let honesty and trust be our watchword through out this transaction and your prompt reply will be highly appreciated. Yours truly, PROFFESOR UZOMA IKE NOTE: Pls kindly send me your reply through the above Email Address Stated Below E-mail: email@example.com