FROM THE DESK OF:
DR.FREDERICK AMOS, Director, project implimentation,
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation,
Falomo Office Complex, Ikoyi Lagos
URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL
ATTENTION: MY GOOD FRIEND
It is my great pleasure in writing you this letter on behalf of my colleagues and I.
Your particulars were given to me by a member of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council(NEPC) who was at the Federal Government Delegation to your country during a trade exhibition. I have decided to seek a confidential cooperation with you Through your E-mail in the execution of the deal described hereunder for the benefit of all parties and hope you will keep it as a top secret because of the nature of this business.
Within the Ministry of Petroleum Resources where I work as a Director, Project Implementation and with the cooperation of four other top officials,we have in our possession as overdue payment bills totalling tweenty-one Million, Five Hundred Thousand U. S. Dollars(US$21,500,000.00) which we want to transfer abroad with assistance and cooperation of a foreign company/individual to receive the said fund on our behalf or a reliable foreign non-company account to receive such funds. Moreso, we are handicapped in the circumstances as the Nigeria Civil Service Code of Conduct does not allow us as civil servant to operate offshore accounts,hence your importance in the whole transaction.
The amount represents the balance of the total contract value executed on behalf of my Ministry by a foreign contracting firm which we the officials over-invoiced deliberately.
Though the actual contract cost have been paid to the origional contractor,leaving the balance in the tune of the said amount which we have in principles gotten approval to remit by Telegraphic Transfer (T.T) to foreign bank account you will provide by filing in an application through the Federal Ministry of Justice for the transfer of rights and privileges of the formal contractor to you.
Since the new civilian government of my country is determined to pay every foreign contractor all debts owed so as to maintain good relationship with foreign government and non-governmental financial agencies, therefore we have decided to include our bills for approvals with the cooperation of some officials from the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN).
We are seeking your assistance in providing a vital account or any virgin bank account into which we can remit this money by acting as our main partner and trustee. This we can do by swapping of account and changing of beneficiary and other forms of documentation upon application for claim to reflect the payment and approvals to be secured on behalf of you. This processes being pre-arranged with the principal trustee of the original contractor and with the consent of the origional contractor.
I have the authority of my partners involved to propose that should you be willing to assist us in this transaction your share of the sum will be 30% of the US$21.5million, 60% for us and 10% for taxation and miscellaneous expenses.
The business itself is 100% safe for both parties, provided you treat it with utmost secrecy and confidentiality. Also your area of specialization is not an hindrace to the successful execution of this transaction.
I have reposed my confidence in you and hope that you will not disappoint me. Please Indicate Your Willingness by replying this mail with your Fax/Tell Number through this e-mail via ''email@example.com''
Due to the confidentiality of this deal, so that we can discuss one on one.
Thanks for your cooperations.