Hello, I am Miss Young. I received the following email. It is a socalled
"Advance Fee Fraud" letter, where I am promised millions for
my assistance. These stories are all lies, and if I respond, sooner
or later I will be asked to pay a fee. If I pay, another fee will quickly
come up, and it will continue that way until I give up or run out of
money. I will never see the millions, because they never existed.
If you received a similar email, you should go to the homepage
to read more about 419 fraud.
From: Mr. Harris David. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, March 26, 2007 12:38:58 PM
Subject: ATTENTION FRIEND.
First, I must apologies to you for using this medium to communicate to
you about this project.
I am a highly placed official of Government
of Nigeria and also a founding member of the ruling party in Power now,
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
My committee - The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)-which is in
Charge of managing and supervising the disbursement of oil sales
Revenues for the Nigerian government which covers payment to foreign and
local contractors who has executed contracts for our country. The
revenues under our control run into several hundred of millions of dollars
I and other colleagues in the NDDC are currently in need of a foreign
partner with whose bank account we shall transfer the sum of Nine
Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars ($9.5m) this fund was
accrued from various over-invoicing of foreign contractors Payments made
over the years.
However, by virtue of our position as civil servants and members of the
NDDC, we cannot acquire these funds in our name. This is because as top
Civil servants, we are not allowed by law of the land to own or operate
Bank accounts outside our country for now.
I have been delegated as a Matter of trust by my colleagues, to look for
an overseas partner in
whose account we would transfer the fund hence the reason for this mail.
We shall be Transferring the money to your account with your company as
the beneficiary and you are been paid for a contract which you executed
for our country through the NDDC and any other Federal Ministry that we
decide to use to siphon the funds through.
For your support and partnership, please reply me to negotiate your fees
or the percentage you wish to be paid when the funds arrive your
You must however note that this transaction, with regards to our
disposition to continue with you, is subject to these terms.
Firstly, our conviction of your transparency.
Secondly, that you treat this transaction with utmost secrecy and
Finally and above all, that you will provide an account that you have
absolute control over.
The transaction, although discrete, is Legitimate and there is no risk or
disadvantages either to ourselves or yourself now or in the future as we
have put in place perfect machineries that will ensure a hitch free
transfer into your account upon acceptance.
The transfer will be affected to your account within ten-fourteen (10-14)
working days as soon as we reach an agreement and you furnish me with
your full name, address with all your contact numbers including fax number.
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