This email with the subject "the golden chance" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 26 Feb 2008 17:09:51 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "MR. Daniel kankan ." <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear friend I am Mr. Daniel kankan, one of about hundred talented Shell Nigeria professionals, who at any time are working overseas in Shell Operating Companies. Please don't treat this mail as spam but rather give it the priority it deserves because I only resorted to mailing you when my attempt to reach you on .................. failed due to poor network. I have just returned from the remote deserts of Oman where I swapped the swamps of the Niger Delta eighteen months ago, working for the Petroleum Development Oman Company in temperatures above fourty degrees centigrade. Our path narrowly missed in 2002 when a friend Mr. Brian Sheehan of Fortress Marine Anchors Florida recommended your company ......................... for our patronage. We were then sourcing for ............................. for our off-shore and water-ways Marine Fleets. Mr Sheehan's company supplies us the hi-tensile aluminium alloy anchors until the death of Mr. Sheehan in a ghastly motor accident in Florida in year 2003. The Shell Marine Fleet, owned by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria plc, the operator of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Shell, Elf and Agip joint oil ventures, have more than 5000 boats in the Nigerian teritorial waters. As a highly esteemed auditor with this corporation, I have been working selflessly and tirelessly in every facet of Shell and my imprints can be found in all over the company. Year in year out, in smooth or unpleasant economic and climatic environment, I had always stood my ground working to ensure that my promise to succeed and my spirit of enterprise is not shaken. I faced my job with a quiet mind, a firm courage, and an entire reliance on God. Courage belongs to the immortal soul and is the red badge of our immortal spirit. who lives and grows by sacrifice and faith and love. With this astute profile I became famous, highly connected with a reputation that cut across. I have decided to contact you on an issue at hand that Mr Brian Sheehan could have quickly executed if he had been alive. Today the price of patience beckons as the dawn dares when it breaks. A big time opportunity gave rise to my urgent quest for a trustworthy across-the-continent friend that can handle a quick transaction and be trusted to deliver fast with intergrity and not tell stories. I have reasons to confide in you based on the impression I received of you and your company. This is purely personal and confidential to bring us a highly anticipated glory at the end and make us giants among equals. I got involved because for 23 years I have served Shell and it is now time to serve myself. To live intelligently, man must have that buoyancy of spirit and willingness to embrace issues that will make him live without burdens forever more. I will expect you to use your intuition to understand what was going on here. A Nigerian federal government initiative was introduced to encourage and empower local contractors in Nigeria's multi billion dallar oil and gas industry. This dream was applauded, but like other dreams and initiatives, was later transmuted to a well orchestrated plan by indigenous operators and top corrupt executives of Nigerian National Petrolleum Corporation (NNPC) to suck the economy dry. In the hollowed chambers of the NNPC is a powerful syndicate, an extensive network of top management staff engaged in mind bugging swindles with unimaginable brazenness. While highly placed officials subvert due process and award illegal contracts, unscrupulous local oil industry operators and dubious foreign contractors serve as conduit to fleece the nation of it's vast oil and gas revenue. The huge amount of money often involved in the looting spree and the seeming helplessness of government or security agencies to check the menace is their own headache. All that matters now is that in my vault I have two dud (ghost) contract files which I discovered myself and had kept it all to myself. All you need to do is to front yourself as the executor and the deed is done. I have already employed the services of an attorney for drafting and notarization of probate/administration. With due respect and regards, my concerns are: Can you handle this project, can I give you this trust and what will be your commission? If you can sponsor this transfer, consider this and get back to me asap. I will facilitate the remittance of this fund to you as the beneficiary of these unpaid contracts for our mutual sharing fast. I shall fax you the files of this contract for your perusal as soon as I read from you. By November of last year, a $1.8billion embezzlement scandal rocked this corporation. Only two companies were used to fleece NNPC of this amount, an amount larger than the budgets of 10 state governments put together. Top management staff of the Oil Industry Regulatory Agency were indicted, but rather than prosecute them, some were quickly retired while others were arraigned before some kangaroo in-house panels of administrative enquiry. The government decision assuaged the public on all these and has not in any way stemmed the looting spree in ages. They have become more emboldened and ingenious while it gets even better. This is my own time and with this particular one in my vault a lot of money can be earnt and there are lots of ways we could invest together when I migrate to your country. The reality of this contact will be well beyond your imgination, just get down to it and expedit action quickly! Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top, then you will see how low it was. While thanking you for your quick consideration and earliest action on this, I expectantly await your reply whether positive or negative, and remain most hopefully yours, MR. Daniel kankan .