This email with the subject "FROM: DESK OF MOHAMMED SALLAH," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 22 Mar 2008 02:22:24 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Mr Mohammed Sallah"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: DESK OF MOHAMMED SALLAH, THE CHAIRMAN AWARD OIL COMMITTEE. ATTENTION DEAR, Compliment of the day,I know this Mail might have come as a surprise to you, please take it with Good Faith and Blessing to you and you’re Family. I got your email address through my countries chamber of commerce in my search for a responsible and reliable person whom i can trust to do this business with. We have decided to contact you due to the urgency of this transaction, utmost trust and confidentiality. MY NAME IS DR.MOHAMMED SALLAH, THE CHAIRMAN OF CONTRACT AWARD COMMITTEE NIGERIA NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORACTION.(NNPC) FEDEARL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA. SOMETIMES LAST YEAR, OUR REFINERY WAS GENERALLY SERVICED AND MANY OTHER CONTRACTS WHERE ALSO AWARDED IN THE OIL SECTOR AFTER AN OUT BREAK OF FIRE. THERE WAS ASSISTANCE FROM WORLD BANK, I.M.F. AND OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF THE DAMAGED EQUIPMENT AND THE REFINERY AS A WHOLE. DURING THIS PERIOD, A LOT OF CONTRACT WERE AWARDED TO MANY INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTORS. ALL THE ORIGINAL CONTRACTORS HAS JUST RECEIVED THEIR FINAL PHASE OF THEIR PAYMENT LEAVING BEHIND A TOTAL SUM OF $11, MILLION U.S DOLLARS FLOATING IN THE FILES OF FEDERALMINISTRY OF FINANCE UNCLAIMED. THIS IS AS A RESULT OF THE OVER INVOICING WE DID DURING THE AWARD OF THE CONTRACT. THIS CONTRACT HAS BEEN CERTIFIED OKAY THIS SUM OF $11 MILLION (eleven MILLION U.S DOLLARS) I WILL LIKE TO TRANSFER TO YOUR ACCOUNT NOW, WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO IS TO PROVIDE ME SOME OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AS FOLLOWS: 1) YOUR FULL NAMES, 2) YOUR FULL ADDRESS 3) YOUR PRIVATE TELEPHONE AND MOBILE NUMBERS. 4) YOUR AGE AND OCCUPATION. ETC. BUT I NEEDED YOUR ASSURANCE OF HONEST CORPORATION BEFORE WE PROCEED IN THIS TRANSACTION BECAUSE ONE MR. PATRICE MILLER OF WEST 54 STR. CALIFORNIA USA RUN AWAY WITH OUR MONEY IN 2003 WHEN WE PRESENTED HIM AS A CERTIFIED CONTRACTOR AND USE HIS BANK ACCOUNT TO TRANSFER THE SUM OF 23 MILLION U.S DOLLARS FROM NIGERIA. WE ARE VERY SHOCKED TO LEARN THAT NO BODY WAS LIVING IN THAT ADDRESS WHEN WE GOT TO AMERICA TO COLLECT OUR SHARE OF THE PROCEEDS AFTER THE TRANSACTION. SO WE NEEDED YOUR HONEST CORPORATION TO AVOID A REPETITION OF WHAT HAPPENS IN 2003. AS THE CONTRACT AWARD CHAIRMAN, I WILL USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOVE TO PROCESS ALL VITAL DOCUMENTS IN YOUR NAME AS A SUB CONTRACTOR WHO HAD SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED HIS CONTRACT JOB WITH THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT SO THAT THE MONEY WILL BETRANSFERED IMMEDIATELY INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT WITHOUT ANY RISK OR DANGERS INVOLVED. SO FOR YOUR INVOLVEMENTAND ASSISTANCE IN THIS TRANSACTION, I WILL OFFER YOU 30% OF THE TOTAL MONEY, 10% WILL BE SET ASIDE FOR SETTLING ALL LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXPENCESS DURING THIS TRANSACTION WHILE 60% WILL BE FOR ME AND MY GROUP WHICH WE WILL USE FOR INVESTMENT IN YOUR COUNTRY. MORESO, I WILL COME OVER TO MEET WITH YOU A DAY OR TWO BEFORE THE ARRIVAL OF THE MONEY INTO YOUR ACCOUNT TO TAKE CARE OF MY SHARE AFTER YOU HAVE TAKING YOUR OWN COMMISSION OF 30%. IF YOU WILL BE OF ASSISTANCE TO ME TO HAVE THIS MONEY TRANSFERRED INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT, WRITE ME BACK IMMEDIATELY OR YOU CALL ME ON PHONE TO FEED YOU WITH INFORMATIONS AND MODALITIES FOR THIS TRANSACTION. NOTE THAT THIS TRANSACTION IS SMOOTH AND SECURED AS ALL ARRANGEMENT HAS BEEN FINALISED. I AWAIT FOR YOUR URGENT REPLY . YOURS FAITHFULLY, DR.MOHAMMED USMAN SALLAH.