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|Wednesday 21st August 2002, 14:12||#1|
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Todays Beauty 21- 8- 2002
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FROM: DR. OSCAR MARTINS
LAGOS - NIGERIA.
CONFIDENTIAL EMAIL: [email protected]
STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL FINANCIAL PROPOSAL
RE: TRANSFER OF US$21.5 MILLION (TWENTY ONE MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND US DOLLARS ONLY).
I am contacting you based on information and esteem recommendation I received of you from a high ranking official in the commercial section of the Nigerian Chambers of Commerce and Industry who guaranteed your reliability and trustworthyness in business dealings. This business proposal I wish to intimate you with is of mutual benefit and it's success is entirely based on mutual trust,cooperation and a high level of confidentiality as regard this transaction.
I am the Chairman of the contract Award/Advisory Committee (CAAC) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). I am seeking your assistance to enable me transfer the sum of US$21,500,000.00 (Twenty Million,Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars)into your private/company account.
The fund came about as a result of a contract awarded and executed on behalf of my Ministry the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation. The contract was supposed to be awarded to two foreign contractors to the tune of US$65,000,000.00 (Sixty Four Million United States Dollars). But in the course of negotiation, the contract was awarded to a Bulgarian contractor at the cost of US$43,500,000.00 (Forty-Three Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) to my benefit unknown to the contractor.
This contract has been satisfactorily executed and inspected as the Bulgarian firm is presently securing payment from my Ministry, where I am the Executive Director in-charge of all foreign contract payment approval.
As a civil servant still in active government service, I am forbidden by law to operate an account outside the shores of Nigeria. Hence this message to you seeking your assistance so as to enable me present your private/company account details as a beneficiary of contractual claims alongside that of the Bulgarian contractor, to enable me transfer the difference of US$21,500,000.00 (Twenty One Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) into your provided account.
On actualisation, the fund will be disbursed as stated below.
1. 30% of the fund will be for you as beneficiary
2. 5% for reimbursement to both parties for incidental expenses that may be incurred during the course of the transaction.
3. 65% of the fund will be for me and my colleagues which we intend to invest in your country with you as my partner.
We have strong reliable connections and contacts at the Central Bank of Nigeria, as well as the Federal Ministry of Finance and we have no doubt that all the money will be released and transferred if we get the necessary foreign partner to assist us in this deal. Therefore, when the business is successfully concluded we shall through our same connections withdraw all documents used from all the concerned Government Ministries for 100% security. I would require the following: -
1. Your company's name,address,telephone and fax numbers.
2. Your bank name, address and account number where the money will be remitted.
The above information would be used to make formal applications as a matter of procedure for the release of the money and onward transfer to your account.
It does not matter whether or not your company does contract projects of this nature described here. The assumption is that your company won the major contract and subcontracted it out to other companies. More Often than not, big trading companies or firms of unrelated fields win major contracts and subcontracts to more specialized firms for execution of such contracts.
All logistics are in place and all modalities worked out for a smooth actualisation of the transaction within the next few working days of commencement. For further details as to the workability of this transaction, Please contact me immediately whether or not you are interested in this deal. If you are not,it will enable me scout for another foreign partner to carry out this deal.
But where you are interested, send the required documents aforementioned herein either through my above fax line or confidential E-mail address: [email protected], as time is of the essence in this business.
I wait in anticipation of your fullest co-operation.
DR. OSCAR MARTINS.
|Thursday 22nd August 2002, 10:49||#2|
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Yeah, lots of them around....used to get them through the post, now e-mail. They all seem to come from Nigeria/W. Africa.....I've now created a message rule in outlook to auto delete any mail with Nigeria in it. Shame if I get a genuine e-mail from Nigeria, but that's probably unlikely.
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|Monday 20th September 2004, 18:07||#3|
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If Africa holds these richnesses it is offering to me, it must be the second richest country on Earth, right after America
Here's my ticklist of donors:
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|Tuesday 21st September 2004, 06:59||#6|
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I get m,ore Dutch Lottery mails than African ones.. onnly one so far!
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|Tuesday 21st September 2004, 07:28||#8|
Join Date: Aug 2002
I seem to be the target for everyone offloading tons of fake Viagra.
Has someone been talking about me?
|Tuesday 21st September 2004, 08:36||#9|
Join Date: Mar 2003
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Never mind the fake Viagra
I get emails offering to enhance a certain part of my anatomy !
Anyway here's an article a friend sent ages ago, I think its from a UK IT site,
Basically Dont try and Scam a computer geek !!!
By Lester Haines
Published Wednesday 18th June 2003 10:29 GMT
If you're as tired as we are of looking at the heavens with boggle-eyed disbelief that yet another half-wit has been taken to the cleaners by Nigerian advance fee fraudsters, then take heart at the following story.
It recounts how Clinton of Best Price Computers not only led the scamming ne'er-do-wells well and truly up the garden path, but also took them for £171. A modest amount, to be sure, but it's a start. Read on:
I had an email from Ajibola. I'd never heard of him but he learnt that I was a trustworthy person and he wanted my help to get some money out of Nigeria.
Poor guy, his entire family was killed and the money was all he had. He very generously promised me 10% of fifteen million US$ for my help. You can't get fairer than that. We had several long discussions via email.
We also exchanged a lot of confidences. I told him about how I worked for a computer company and that I wasn't a rich man. He told me how God fearing he was and about how often he went to church. We were becoming good friends.
To my bad luck the deal fell through. Ajibola needed $1500 to pay the bank a bribe, and I don't really have $1500 to spare. It's really a shame. And he was such a nice chap. We were even addressing each other as "brother", we had become that close.
I kept worrying about poor Ajibola's situation. He had all this money that he wanted to get out of Nigeria. Surely, I could find some way to help my brother. It kept bothering me.
Till I had this brilliant idea. I worked for a PC company that sold expensive PCs. What if he bought PCs with those funds? OK, maybe it wasn't such a brilliant idea, but I put it to him anyway. He liked it.
Apparently he's got all these sterling cheques & they would be ideal to pay for the goods. We could ship the goods to his UK contact.
So we agreed a first transaction for ten of our top PCs. He sent me a cheque for £25,427 which arrived exactly as promised. (This guy really does keep his word).
Unfortunately, his UK contact does need the goods urgently and they can't wait for the cheque to clear. It is a lot of money but I know I can trust Ajibola. After all, he’s a very God fearing man.
Accordingly we agreed to ship the PCs urgently for delivery last week. It’s a sad fact of life that things never go smoothly when you really want them to. There was a mix-up with the courier! (Personally, I don't think the couriers tried hard enough. We even asked the police to accompany them to lead them to the address, but the police were too busy).
This is a nuisance because we’ve got to charge £145 + VAT to re-attempt delivery of this 400 Kg consignment. I know it's not fair to ask Ajibola for this. It's not his fault. It’s just that my "boss" is away at the moment and I can arrange the re-delivery only if I get £170.38. It's company procedure. The best I can do is take it off his next order.
I think this upset him a bit and I had to smooth his ruffled feathers via email. He had this idea that we ship nine of the PCs and hold one back as "security" for the £170.
That really offended me. How can he think that I don't trust him? I explained that it wasn't a matter of security. It’s that dreaded company red tape and the only person who can waive that charge is the boss who's on holiday.
Of course we could wait for the boss to return next week to authorise the re-delivery. By that time the cheque would have cleared as well! And we'd all be happy. But Ajibola reminded me that this delivery was urgent.
He therefore arranged a payment of £170.38 to our account by TT. The bank confirmed that this was received today and I was about to ship the goods when the bank added that the original £25,427 cheque bounced.
Oh dear, oh dear, this does throw a spanner in the works. I know it's just some technicality. I mean, Ajibola is good for $15,000,000.00. That's a lot of 0s! £25K is small change to him.
But £25K is a lot to us. My only option now is to hold on to these goods till Ajibola pays the remaining £25,256. It is a nuisance. This time I'll ask him to wait till the cheque has cleared. Not that I don’t trust him or anything, it’s just company procedure when a cheque has bounced. I'm sure Ajibola will understand. After all, we are family.
Marvellous. Don't feel too sorry for poor old Ajibola, though. By our reckoning, he still has around $14,999,750.00 in the coffers, if only he can find a trustworthy and God-fearing partner to help him liquidate it...
Last edited by Scott67 : Tuesday 21st September 2004 at 09:36.
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