A Scam Email with the Subject "DEAR FRIEND" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 28 Nov 2006 06:05:30 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "David" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Engr. David Uzor Dear Sir, I send you this business proposal, hoping that we can both work together based on the details I have been able to get. This is a highly benefiting business deal with immense financial benefits. ITS NOT CHILD'S PLAY. I represent the complete interest of my Boss in all aspects of these Business Deal. My Boss have mandated me to contact you. I am Engineer David Uzor: the Confidential and Personal assistant to the Chairman of NIGERIAN PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT COMPANY [NPDC] a parastatal company under the NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM COMPANY [NNPC] We supervise the multinational oil companies operating in my country Nigeria and also to develop areas where they operate from. SOURCE: In our country oil and gas sector, Each of these oil companies form a cartel that collaborate to fleece the nation. And the fleecing began right from the first signing of the joint venture and petroleum sharing contracts, between government and this big oil companies. This joint venture were known to be a fraud. The NPDC were in this Joint Venture (JV) partnership at government 60% and 40% oil companies equity share respectively. This was to determine or know our assets apart from crude oil, and to also show what the companies and government were entitled to. This agreement indicate: Profit per barrel produce Pricing per barrel Investment on every barrel produce, and these were also entitled to an additional per barrel as reserve bonuses. Unfortunately government had no way of monitoring to confirm the figures given by these oil companies, it was because of this knowledge that the present Democratically elected president of the country decided to revoke the allocation by past governments. As part of this oversight the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources, summoned the NPDC and the Joint venture partners in the nations oil and gas industry to justify the 54 Billion Naira about [US$367, US$810 & US$936 million Respectively] allocated respectively to the 3 JV Partners oil companies in the 2004 Appropriation Bill under the integrity sub-head. The 3 JV Partners oil companies were unprepared for the revelation that hit them. One of the JV partners, PAN OCEAN OIL COMPANY confounded the lawmakers by disclaiming the US$810 million allocated to it under the sub-head. It claimed that it did not need the money as there was nothing to repair in its flow station since its equipment were still new. The revelation confirmed the suspicion of many people that the upstream sector of the nations oil industry has become a nest of corruption. The submission by Pan ocean oil company raises several questions. Prior to now the JV operators were been accused of always duplicating expenditure items for both the JV and production sharing contracts, and also by submitting a single work program for JV and PSC concessions instead of separating them. And this way the government which is my company NIGERIAN PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT COMPANY [NPDC] a parastatal company under the NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM COMPANY [NNPC] ends up paying this JV companies twice for the same item of expenditure. OUR PROPOSAL TO YOU: It is this money and some other that are returned unaccounted for that we want you to help receive into your custody. Plans has been perfected to remit this funds to you immediately you indicate interest that you can help to accommodate the said amount. There is no molestation nor delay in transferring the funds into your nominated account. Sincerity is our watch word for this transaction. Please indicate by replying to this mail. As our foreign partner you will be highly compensated on percentage basis after the whole transaction has been concluded. You must also be trusted. This is why I contacted you. Your reply will be appreciated. Please call me. BEST REGARDS, ENGR DAVID UZOR