From the scam files:

Dear Partner,

How do you do?Firstly, I must solicit your strictest confidentiality
in this transaction. This is by virtue of its nature
as being utterly CONFIDENTIAL and “TOP SECRET.”

Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make
anyone apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you
that all will be well at the end of the day. We have
decided to contact you first by your email due to the
urgency of this transaction, as we have been reliably
informed that it will take at least two to three weeks
for a normal post to reach you. So we decided it is
best using the email.Let me start by first introducing myself properly to

I am DR. IBRAHIM HAMEED[Engr.], a director general in the Petroleum
Ministry and I head a Six-man tender board in charge of Contracts Awards and payment
Approvals. I came to know of you in my search for a
reliable and reputable person to handle a very
confidential business transaction which involves the
transfer of a huge sum of money to a foreign account
requiring maximum confidence.

I and my colleagues are top officials of the Federal
Government Contract Review and Award Panel. Our duties
include evaluation, vetting, approval for payment of
contract jobs done for the Petroleum Ministry, etc. In
order to commence this business, we solicit for your
assistance to enable us transfer into your account the
said funds.The source of this funds is as follows: During the
last military regime here in Nigeria, this committee
awarded a contract of US$400,000,000.00 (Four Hundred
Million United States Dollars) to five construction
firms on behalf of the Petroleum Ministry for the
supply, construction and installation of Oil Pipeline
from Warri to PortHarcourt. During this process my
colleagues and I decided amongst ourselves to
deliberately over-inflate the total contract sum to
US$436,500,000.00 (Four Hundred and Thirty Six Million
Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) with the
main intention of sharing the remaining sum of
US$36,500,000.00 (Thirty Six Million Five Hundred
Thousand United States Dollars) amongst ourselves.

The Federal Government of Nigeria has since approved the
sum of US$436,500,000.00 (Four Hundred and Thirty Six
Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars)
for us as the contract sum, and the sum of
US$400,000,000.00 (Four Hundred Million United States
Dollars) has also been paid to the foreign contractors
concerned as contract entitlements for the contract
done, but since each of the companies is entitled to
US$80,000,000.00 only, we are now left with
US$36,500,000.00 balance in the account which we
intend to transfer abroad into a safe and reliable
account to be disbursed amongst ourselves, but by
virtue of our positions as civil servants and members
of this panel, we cannot do this by ourselves, as we
are prohibited by the ‘Code of Conduct Bureau’ (Civil
Service Laws) from opening / operating foreign
accounts in our names, making it impossible for us to
acquire the money in our names.

I have, therefore, been mandated as a matter of trust
by my colleagues in the panel to look for an overseas
partner into whose account we would transfer the sum
of US$36,500,000.00 (Thirty Six Million Five Hundred
Thousand United States Dollars), hence we are writing
you this letter.My colleagues and I have agreed that if your company
can act as the beneficiary of this funds on our
behalf, you or your company will retain 20% of the
total amount of US$36,500,000.00 (Thirty Six Million
Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars), while
70% will be for us (members of this panel) and the
remaining 10% will be used in offsetting all
debts/expenses incurred (both local and foreign) in
the cause of this transfer.

Needless to say, the trust reposed on you at this juncture is enormous. In return
we demand your complete honesty and trust.

You must however, NOTE that this transaction will be
strictly based on the following terms and conditions
as we have stated below, as we have heard confirmed
cases of business associates running away with funds
kept in their custody when it finally arrive their

A very good and recent example is the one of
Mr. Peter Hopwood, the President of Mileage Trading
and Investment Company at Number 121, West 55th
Street, 21st Floor, New York 10022, and former
Chairman of OMPADEC (Mr. Patrick Opia), who we were
reliably informed that after the agreement between
both partners in which he was to take 15% of the
money, while the remaining 85% for Nigerian Officials.

With all the required documents signed, the money was
duly transferred into his account, only to be
disappointed on their arrival in New York and were
informed that Mr. Peter Hopwood was no longer on that
address, while his telephone and fax numbers have been
re-allocated to somebody else.

This was how they lost US$18.5 Million to Mr. Hopwood.
This is a very recent story here in my country and
everybody is aware of this, some of the officials
decided to cry out and face the law, because they felt
they had lost too much to a stranger, while the
Chairman of OMPADEC (Mr. Patrick Opia) is hiding in a
foreign country. So right now we are taking all
precautionary measures to guard against re-occurrence
of such act in our case. This is why we have decided
that this transaction will be based completely on the
(a). Our conviction of your transparent honesty and
(b). That you would treat this transaction with
utmost secrecy and confidentiality.(c). That upon
receipt of the funds, you will promptly release our
share (70%) on demand after you have removed your 20%
and all expenses have been settled.
(d). You must be ready to produce us with enough
information about yourself to put our minds at rest.

Please, note that this transaction is 100% legal and
risk free and we hope to conclude the business in
Seven Bank working days from the date of receipt of
the necessary information and requirement from
you.Please, acknowledge the receipt of this letter
using my email address. I will bring you into the
complete picture of the transaction when I have heard
from you.Your urgent response will be highly
appreciated as we are already behind schedule for this
financial quarter.Thank you and God bless.Yours faithfully,


Please, be reminded that this business
transaction is 100% legal and risk free.I want you to
please furnish me with your full names,tel/fax numbers
to enable me call you and fax very important
paperworks to you.

My cell phone number is below: cell: 234-80-33546468

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