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: "SAM THOMPSON" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2006
Subject: GOOD DAY,
> FROM :THE DESK OF SAM THOMPSON
> CONTRACT AWARD CHAIRMAN
> NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (NNPC)
> VICTORIAL ISLAND LAGOS - NIGERIA.
> TEL: PHONE:234-802-455-7040.
> GOOD DAY,
> REQUEST FOR AN URGENT CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP IN RESPECT OF
> THE TRANSFER OF US$22.500,00 (TWENTY TWO MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND
> U.S DOLLARS ONLY).
> I fervently pray that this letter soliciting for your kind assistance
> will not cause any embarrassment to you. I am aware that we have never
> seen each other before, neither have we exchanged any form of formal
> contact or correspondence . I am also,equally aware that this world is
> full of dishonest people but I sincerely hope that my humble letter
> will touch your kind heart to assist and give me the opportunity of
> being future inseparable.
> I, on behalf of my colleague in the office (NNPC) have decided to
> solicit your assistante as regards the transfer of the above stated
> amount into your bank account. This fund arose from the over-
> of various contracts awarded in my ministry to certain foreign
> contractors sometime ago.
> We as the holders in our various parastatals, where mandated by this
> civilian government to scrutinize all payments made to certain
> contractors, and we discovered that some of these contracts they
> executed were grossly over-invoiced, either by omission or
> Also, we discovered that the sum of $22.500,00. (twenty two million
> five houndred thousand US Dollars only) was lying in a suspense
> account, although the foreign contractors were fully paid their
> entitlements after executing the said contracts.
> We all agreed that the over-invoiced amount will be transferred aside
> the country(for our own use) into a bank account provided by a
> partner, as a code of conduct of the Federal civil service does not
> allow us to operate with any foreign account. We are therefore
> for your assistance based on the agreement been made within our
> the documents of this transaction will be speedily processed for
> immediate remittance of this over-invoice fund into your bank account.
> On successful remittance of the fund into your account, you will be
> compensated with 25% of the total amount for assistance and 5% is
> already set aside for expenses on the process of this transaction
> 70% is for me and my colleague.
> This transaction is closely knitted and in view of our SENSITIVE
> POSITION we cannot afford a slip, I assure you that this transaction
> 100% risk free.
> We will avail you with our identities as regards our respective
> offices when relationship is fully established and smooth operation
> commences. I am at your disposition to entertain any question(s) from
> you in respect of this transaction, so, contact me immediately
> my private e-mail email@example.com or my telephone number
> above for further information on the requirements and procedure.
> Please, note that this DEAL needs utmost confidentiality.
> Yours faithfully,
> Sam Thompson
> Contract Award Chairman (NNPC)
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