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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From: National Petroleum Corporation <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Subject: Hello Good Day!
From the desk of: Engr.Patrick Mba
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS
I am the financial controller of Nigerian
Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). I got
Your Contact address from an
With the Nigerian Export Promotion Council.
I and my
colleagues are ministry officials in
Charge of offshore remittance in
(NNPC). We are seeking your assistance to transfer
Forty Two Million (US$42,000,000.00) to your
Account for further
private investment. Please
Note that the nature of your job/business
Not matter and you will be better informed when
I hear from you.
This amount accrued from an over-invoiced contract
Amount for the
construction of an Oil Refinery
Sub-stations in Nigeria in 1995 to
Companies. The contract was originally valued for
Hundred and Twenty Seven Million United States
US$127,000,000.00) but we manipulated the
Figure to read one Hundred
and Sixty Nine Million
United states Dollars ($169,000,000.00) the
$42,000,000.00 is what we want to transfer to your
This contract has been completely executed and the
have been paid their entire contract Bills less this $42,000,000.00 for
your assistance,We have agreed to remunerate you with 30% because it Is
impossible for us to claim the amount here in Nigeria Without foreign
collaboration. 5% has been mapped out for any miscellaneous expenses
incurred by either party During this business, and 65% for my
colleagues and myself.
It may interest you to know that four years
Similar transaction was carried out with one Mr. Patrice
the President of Crain International Trading
Corporation at number 135
East 57th Street, 28th floor,
New York.10022 with Tel: 212-308-7788 and
6731689. Mr. Patrice disappeared into thin air when he
Received the money. His Telephone and Telex numbers had
reallocated to other users by the time we arrived
New York for our
share. This explains exactly why we will Make a concrete agreement
between you and us, should you Be willing to assist in this deal.
modalities to effect the payment and subsequent transfer of this money
have been worked out. This transaction is 100% risk free but requires
100 percent confidentiality. This is a golden opportunity which must
not be allowed to Slip out of any careless acts and utterances. We
chose you For this transaction because we believe that good friends can
be discovered and businesses such as this cannot be Realized without
trust. You can be rest assured that your Security has been considered
before you were contacted.
Upon the receipt of this mail message,
feel free to send
to me the following, to enable us start the process:
1. Your full Names and contact address.
2. Your private telephone and
Thanks and best regards in anticipation of your
Please note that the
nature of your job/business does not Matter and you will be better
informed when I hear from you.If you are interested, send your reply
with this E-mail address; (email@example.com).
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