A Scam Email with the Subject "Dear: Sir/Madam," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 26 Jan 2007 01:14:45 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear: Sir/Madam, REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL Although this proposal might come to you as surprise since it is coming from someone you don't know or ever seen before. But after due deliberation with my colleagues, I decided to forward this business proposal. We want a reliable person who could assist us to transfer the sum of US$37.4M (Thirty seven million,Four hundred Thousand United States Dollars) into his or her Account. This fund resulted from an over-invoiced bill from contract awarded by us under the budget allocation to my ministry and the bill was approved for payment by the concerned ministries. The contract was executed, commissioned and the Contractor was paid his actual cost of contract.We are left with the balance of S$37.4M(Thirty seven million, four hundred thousand United States dollars) as the over-invoiced Amount, which we have deliberately over estimated for our own use but under our protocol division,civil servants are forbidden to operate or own foreign account. This is why I contact you for assistance. We have agreed to share the money as follows.1. 30% for you account owner)2. 65% for us, 3. 5% for tax, as may be required by your Government. As you may want to know and make you less curious, I got your address from a reputable Large chamber of commerce and industry and I am the executive chairman of the contract Award committee of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). This transaction is very much free from all sort of risk hence this business was carefully planned before it was successfully executed and we the NNPC officials involved in the deal have put in many years of meritorious service to our ministry. We have been exercising patience for this opportunity for so long and for most of us this is a lifetime opportunity we cannot afford to miss. To get this fund into your account, we have to present an international business outfit and consequent upon indication of your interest to fully assist us in this transaction. You are advised to furnish us with the following. 1) Your bankers name and address, telephone, fax and telex numbers. This information will enable us seek approval of the fund from the concerned quarters within three to four banking days and the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) payment information data will be faxed immediately to you for completion. One of my colleagues and i involved in this deal will come to your country to arrange for our share upon confirmation from you that the money has hit your nominated bank account. All these will only take us about fourteen working days to transfer this fund into your account from the day we receive the requirement. Your line of business in this transaction doe s not matter.Honesty and your ability to keep it secret and keep our own safe when the money hitsyour account is what matters. Your prompt reply will be highly appreciated by sending your reply through this mail address for onward transaction. Best regards Mr. Kudi Benson Reply: email@example.com