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.
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Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Subject: good day
FROM THE DESK OF MR DAVID GODWIN
I am a director in the foreign affairs department of the
National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). I got your e-mail during a
research on the Internet and wish to use this opportunity to
notify you of
the existence of a certain amount we wish to transfer
overseas for the
purpose of investments and importation of goods from your
In December 2003, a contract of sixty-six
million United States dollars
($66,000,000) was awarded to a foreign
company by my ministry. The contract
was supply, erection and system
optimization of supper polyore 200,000-bpsd,
system optimization of
280,000-monax axial plants and the computerization of
conveyor belt for
our Kaduna refinery. With only the consent of the head of
evaluation department, I over invoiced the contract value by
million United States dollars ($34,000,000).
has been completed long ago and the foreign company has
fully paid off.
But in the office files and paper work, the company is still
owed USD $34M
representing the over invoiced amount. Because this amount is
the award and execution of a foreign contract, there is no way
can be paid locally. That is why I contacted you, so that we can
project together for our mutual benefit. We have concluded every
arrangement to transfer this amount to a foreign account as the
phase payment for the said contract. What we need is your bank account
into which we can deposit the money and after we shall come over there to
share the money with you.
We sincerely need an honest
person to work with and have agreed to share
the money in the following
percentages, 70% will be for us who will effect
the transfer and 30% will
be for you whose account is used to secure the
funds. There is no risk
involvement because applications will be made to the
ministries and parastatal with official approvals given by
government before the Central Bank of Nigeria will be officially
to wire the funds to your account by telegraphic transfer.
If you are interested, contact me by e-mail at (firstname.lastname@example.org)
indicating your full name or company name and address. Your direct
and fax numbers. The name and address of the bank you would like
deposit the money with, the telephone and fax numbers of the bank,
account number, etc. Everything has been arranged and I will send
information about the business transaction to you as soon as I hear
you. For obvious reasons, please keep this proposal top secret and
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