Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: the golden chance

From: "MR. Daniel kankan ." <>

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 ." <>, 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 .