This email with the subject "Compliments,investment partnership" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 28 Feb 2006 04:57:45 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "NDDCDEV ORG" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
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Compliments and God bless you,
You have been recommended by an associate from our foreign trade council who assured me in confidence of your ability to execute a transaction of such magnitude involving a pending business transaction
We are very much interested in your kind of business and seeking to invest in your country under your able guidance, in Real Estates business, General Supplies and importation of foreign goods into our country but in order to commence this investments we solicit for your assistance to enable us transfer into your nominated bank account some funds pending our arrival in your country for our investments bid.
We are top officials of the Niger-Delta Development Commission Contract Award Review Panel, a Committee that was set up by our present Government to review all Contracts that was awarded under the past military Governments in our country starting from 1995 in the Petroleum and Mineral producing areas of the Niger-Delta region in our country.
During our last review exercise, we discovered huge sums of money amounting to Several Millions of United States Dollars reflecting as debt owed to several foreign contractors but the names, addresses and receiving bank accounts of these contractors were not reflected in the computer databank, hence this made it impossible for us to recommend to the Remittance Ministry to effect payment of the funds since the details of the beneficiaries were not encoded in the computer database and up till now no company has forwarded application for claims of the funds.
After a careful investigation as to the source of these floating funds in our Apex bank, we discovered that during the past military regimes most of the ruling army Generals in Government at that time set up private companies and awarded themselves contracts which were grossly over-inflated in the various ministries and that these funds in question were as a result of deals from over-invoiced contracts already awarded and executed and the original contractors has been fully paid their exact contractual amount to it full value leaving the over-invoiced amounts floating in our Apex bank unclaimed.
I was therefore delegated as a matter of trust by my colleagues in the panel to look for a trusted and reliable foreign partner into whose Personal/Company account we would transfer the sum of US$6.38 Million ( Six Million,three hundred and eighty thousand United States Dollars) only.
Based on this, my colleagues and I decided to solicit for your assistance in providing a foreign bank account where these
US$6.28 Million, would be transferred into and then recommend to the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Apex bank to release the funds immediately to you as the foreign beneficiary we have recommended, provided you are ready to assist and safeguard the money for us.
The idea of transferring this money into a foreign account is not far fetched because we have to take care of our retirements and going by the Civil Service Law of Code & Conduct we are not allowed to own or operate foreign accounts while still in service.
Furthermore, after the successful transfer of the fund into an account that you will nominate for this transaction, myself and two of my colleagues will proceed to meet with you in your country to receive our own share of the money. We wish to invest our share of the funds into any other profitable business venture in your country and willing to accept from you any viable investment proposal available in your country.
Please bear in mind that all arrangements for the successful transfer of these funds have been perfected to avoid any legal implications in the course of the transfer of the funds as we are leaving no stone unturned in making sure that we secure all the necessary legal documents and approvals from the concerned ministries to back up your claims through the proper channels of international transfers of funds.
Be assured that this transaction is absolutely risk free. Hence we require your total support and assurance that we will not betray the trust reposed on you by sitting on the funds when it finally gets into your account within the next few days.
Upon the receipt of your response via my private e-mail address as shown below indicating your interest to do this business with us, we shall immediately contact the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Apex bank for speedy approvals of the payment for onward release into your nominated bank account, which will not exceed 8-10 working days depending on your co-operation.
Bearing in mind that your assistance is needed in this regards, we propose a commission of 40% of the above total sum to you, for nominating an account for this purpose and any other assistance you will give in that regard, while 10% has been slated to offset all local and international expenses which may be incurred in the course of transfer.
Note: Your line of business does not matter only that you must keep this transaction close to your heart at all times. I prefer all communication in English.
Endeavour to include in your response your Private Telephone, Direct Fax numbers and E-mail address for effective communication.
We look forward to your favourable response by E-MAIL as shown below, so that I can furnish you with more details.
God bless you,
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