Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: Please reply urgently.

From: "M. S. Barkindo" <>

This email with the subject "Please reply urgently." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 12 Feb 2008 01:33:51 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was "M. S. Barkindo" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation CORPORATE
Dear Sir/Madam,
I am M. S. Barkindo the Coordinator, Special Duties, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation [NNPC]. My colleagues have mandated me to transfer the sum of US$88 Millions recovered from an over-invoiced contracts involving the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation[NNPC] into several private account in Europe and United States. A total sum of US$75,500,000.00 has been transferred before the emergence of this present Civilian Administration, in May 1999 leaving the balance of US$12,500,000.00 which we now have access to following the failure of our predecessors to complete the transfer before they bowed out of office leaving us with this golden opportunity to transfer it for our benefit.
I have made proper arrangement/documentation to transfer the balance (US$12,500,000.00) which is retained in a coded account of the NNPC with one of the banks in Nigeria. We are soliciting that you help us to receive the fund in trust. We cannot complete this transaction smoothly without the participation of a foreign partner who would provide an account where the funds could be lodged. Since it is a contract payment, the funds must be remitted to a foreign account. Also people in such position are not permitted by the Nigerian Civil Service law to own or operate foreign accounts while still in service. The remittance of the funds requires little documentation that would be completed as soon as you provide us with a secured bank account where you may wish to receive the money. I can conveniently assure you that all modalities have been put in place for a smooth transaction that is absolutely risk-free as long as you give us maximum cooperation to make this a success.
There is no risk involved on your part in this transaction since my colleagues and I have covered this transaction with adequate contract and external credit documents from the beginning. What we require from you now by Email are viz: (i) A reliable Bank Account (presumably an empty bank account, if available). {ii} A named beneficiary of the account (i.e. personal or company’s account. {iii} Name and address of Company that stands as Funds Beneficiary. (iv) Private tel/mobile phone Number. COULD YOU KINDLY TELL US WHAT PERCENTAGE (%) OF THIS MONEY (US$12,500,000.00) YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE AFTER THE TRANSFER TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT? Also we should like to invest our own share of the money in investment projects: Real Estate Properties, Tourism, Hotel business in your country. How did you see these business opportunities? Please reply urgently by e-mail as we expect that the transaction will not take more than ten working days. And please note that this transaction must be TOP SECRET
Best regards,
M. S. Barkindo.

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