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Business proposal -phishing mail


I am Mr Ibrahim Ahmed Business Advisor to Group Managing Director (GMD) Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) here in Nigeria, and a member of the Tender Board Committee in charge of contract review and payment approvals. Be informed that a member of the Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC) who was at the Government delegation in your Country during a trade exhibition gave your enviable credentials/particulars to me. Though, for security reasons, I did not disclose the nature of this business to him. I have decided to seek confidential cooperation with you in the execution of the deal described hereunder for the benefit of all parties and hope you will keep it as a top confidential because of its nature.

Within the ministry where I work and as Director Contract Implementation and with the cooperation of two other top officials, we have in our possession as overdue payments bills totaling ($11,500,000) Twenty-one million, five Hundred thousand U.S Dollars. which we want to transfer abroad with the assistance and cooperation of a foreign company/individual to receive the said funds on our behalf or a reliable foreign company account to receive such funds. More so, Because of a lot of Money transfers that are going on in Nigeria by Top Government Officials, we are handicapped in these circumstances, as the Nigeria Code of Conduct has prohibited us from owning or operating foreign /offshore accounts hence your importance in the transaction.

This amount $2.5m represents the balance of the total contract value executed on behalf of my Department by a foreign contracting firm, which we the officials over-invoiced deliberately to the tune of $21,500,000. Though the actual contract cost have been fully paid to the original contractor, leaving the over invoiced balance in the tune of the said amount which we have in principles gotten approval to be released by filing in an application through the Justice Ministry here in Nigeria for the change of transfer of rights and privileges of the former contractor to your name. Also all the Legal documentation will be obtained and sent across to you for your perusal before the final transfer of the fund to your nominated account.

I have the authority of my partners to propose that should you be willing to assist us in the transaction your share of the sum will be 30% of the $21.5 million, 70% for us . The business itself is 100% safe/risk free on your part provided you treat it with utmost confidentiality by keeping this dealing within only yourself.

More so, your area of specialization is not a hindrance to the successful execution of this transaction. I have reposed my confidence in you and hope that you will not disappoint me. Endeavor to contact me immediately through my email here. Please, do not fail to respond to me immediately you receive this message, for more details and oral correspondents.

I want to assure you that my partners and I are in a position to make the payment of this claim possible provided you can give us a strong assurance and guarantee that our share will be secured.

Remember to treat this matter as very confidential, because we will not comprehend with any form of exposure as we are still in active Government Service here. Also, Remember that time is of the essence in this business because if all things being equal, we expect to conclude this transaction and the fund will be confirmed in your account within the next 4 to 6 bank working days.

I wait in anticipation for your fullest cooperation.

Mr Ibrahim Ahmed
Business Advisor to Group Managing Director (GMD)
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC