A Scam Email with the Subject "REQUEST FOR REPRESENTATIVE." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 15 Feb 2006 11:17:57 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was JOHN WADADA. <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I have decided to contact you by E-mail due to the urgency of this transaction.Let me start by introducing myself properly to you. I am Chief John Wadada, human/material resources manager, of NNPC/SHELL petroleum development cooperation in joint venture (NNPC/SPDC). I got your e-mail address through an internet marketing firm while searching for a reliable and reputable person to handle this transaction,which involves the transfer of the sum of thirty-five million United States dollars to a reliable account abroad. Your role became paramount due to the fact that there are lots of restrictions binding civil servants here and we are not allowed to operate foreign accounts. This amount was secured from excess oil sales from Nigeria crude oil. The sum of $1.2 billion oil windfall was released by the NNPC and shell petroleum development company for the month of august 2005 by The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Crude oil price was peg at $22.00 per barrel and fortunately for oil producing countries like Nigeria, there was rises in oil price to about $27.00 and $28.00 per barrel and as a result there was excess oil sales and I believe you would be aware of this rise in Oil price in last two years. Out of this $1.2 billion excess oil funds, my colleagues and myself Because of our position in the NNPC and shell Petroleum Development Company diverted the sum of thirty-five million United state dollars we want to transfer into your account, which is in the excess crude oil sales. Your Role. To enable the bank transfer this US$35m secured into your bank account, You will be acting as one of our contractor who have executed a government contract here in Nigeria and beneficiary of the funds,and this money will be paid In your favour. I will guide you on how we will achieve this.Note, the reason for the transfer of these thirty- five Million us dollar into your account is because of our incapability as Government officials to own a foreign account. All the necessary documentation for the facilitation and approval of this fund into your Account will be carefully taken good care of hence we are involved. This business we assure you is 100% risk free As all the modalities for the smooth transfer of this fund into your Account will be monitored. You have the opportunity to discuss your percentage for your assistance.To enable us proceed with this business, please send to me immediately the following: 1)Your direct phone and 2)Your fax numbers if any. please reply to my private email (email@example.com) My Best Regards, Chief John Wadada.