Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Dear Sir/Madam,

From: "paul oko" <>

This email with the subject "Dear Sir/Madam," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 25 Mar 2008 01:01:36 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "paul oko" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Sir/Madam,
It is my great pleasure to write to you and present my business proposal for your consideration and possible acceptance which you will find mutually beneficial to both parties. 

As an introduction, I am the Chief Engineer of the Benin Republic Railway Corporation(BRRC) the Chairman of my corporations contracts tender and awards board.  I am happily married with five children, three boys and two girls and I have been in employment for the past 25 years during which time I rose to the official rank of Chief Engineer. 

I would like to request through this medium for your possible co-operation and to secure an opportunity to invest and do joint business with you in your country.
I have a substantial capital I earnestly intend to invest in your country in any lucrative venture of which you are to advise and assist execute the said venture over there for the mutual benefits of both of us.  My long-term idea is for you to become my business partner in your country and generate ideas on how money will be invested managed and the type of investments after the money is transferred to your custody with your assistance. You will present to me the best possible business opportunities that are secured and would guarantee good returns on investment. 
I am searching for a reliable,trustworthy and experienced partner for possible co-operation in development of business and investments in your country and beyond.  My ideas and thoughts are centered on core areas of investments particularly:
1. Real Estate business, that is purchase,construction and subsequent sale of modern houses(residential and offices) and hotels in good locations.
2. Tourist business development
3. Mining, oil & gas (energy)
4. Manufacture of organic fertilizers and related
agricultural chemicals.
5. Capital market that is trading in viable company shares / stocks
6. Information technology and communication.
I would therefore appreciate further information on your company, that is what your company does, what you propose to do with my funds bearing in mind my enumerated areas of interest and I shall appreciate your comments and thoughts about the investment opportunities in your company, country and beyond. The investment fund is in the sum of US$12m and this represents cumulative commissions I earned with my two colleagues in 1998 during our tenure as executive members of the contracts tender and awards board.  The funds due to successive military dictatorial government regimes harsh foreign transfer policies could not be remitted outside Benin Republic, but the enthronement of democracy recently in Benin Republic and the return to elected civilian government created a good opportunity to move the funds out to a trusted person/company capable of generating sound investment advice.  A memorandum of  understanding will be drawn up between parties clearly defining the benefit ratio as we progress in this project.
You will act as a conduit for the transfer of the US$12m, setup appropriate entities necessary for management of the said funds and advise as to the best investments to ensure maximum returns.  For us to proceed with the transaction, you are to send to me the following information to enable me put up application for claims of the funds before the relevant government departments.
(1)        Your full name and address
(2)        Your company name and address
(3)        Your mobile, telephone and fax numbers
Upon receipt of the above data, I shall process and obtain all the relevant funds transfer approvals within 10 days and the approved funds will be transferred to your designated account. I will then come over to meet you for the take off of the investment project.  I am not a business man so I shall rely so much on you to realize my investment plans. I shall be glad to reserve this respect and opportunity for you, if you so desire, but do urge you to give the matter your immediate attention it deserves.
Please upon receipt of this business proposal kindly reply to my email address. (  )
Yours faithfully,
Mr. Paul  Abu

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