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Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2001 4:22 AM

Subject: BUSINESS PROPOSAL 'CONFIDENTIAL'

DR. VICTOR COKER

TEL.234-1-78405927 FAX.234-1-78405777

STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL & URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL.

RE: TRANSFER OF US$21,500.000 (TWENTY ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND US DOLLARS ONLY).

I AM A MEMBER OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (NNPC). SOMETIME AGO, A CONTRACT WAS AWARDED TO A FOREIGN FIRM IN THE PTF BY MY COMMITTEE. THIS CONTRACT WAS OVER-INVOICED TO THE TUNE OF US$21.5M US DOLLARS. THIS WAS DONE DELIBRATELY. THE OVER-INVOICING WAS A DEAL BY MY COMMITTEE TO BENEFIT FROM THE PROJECT. WE NOW WANT TO TRANSFER THIS MONEY, WHICH IS IN A SUSPENSE ACCOUNT WITH PTF, INTO ANY OVERSEAS ACCOUNT WHICH WE EXPECT YOU TO PROVIDE FOR US. SHARE: 60% WILL BE FOR MY PARTNERS AND ME. 30% OF THE MONEY WILL BE YOURS FOR PROVIDING THE ACCOUNT WHERE WE SHALL REMIT THE MONEY. 10% HAS BEEN MAPPED OUT FROM THE TOTAL SUM TO COVER ANY EXPENSES THAT MAY BE INCURRED BY US DURING THE COURSE OF THIS TRANSFER, BOTH LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXPENSES.

IT MAY INTEREST YOU TO KNOW THAT SIMILIAR TRANSACTION WAS CARRIED OUT WITH ONE MR.PATRICE MILLER,PRESIDENT OF CRANE INTERNATIONAL TRADING CORP. OF 153 EAST 57TH ST; 28TH FLOOR, NY 10022, TELEPHONE: 212-3087788 AND TELEX: 6731689. THE DEAL WAS CONCLUDED AND ALL COVERING DOCUMENTS WERE FOWARDED TO MR. MILLER TO AUTHENTICATE THE CLAIM. ONCE THE FUNDS WERE TRANSFERRED, MR. MILLER PRESENTED HIS BANK WITH ALL THE LEGAL DOCUMENTS AND REMITTED THE WHOLE FUNDS TO ANOTHER BANK ACCOUNT AND DISAPPEARED COMPLETELY. MY COLLEAGUES WERE SHATTERED, SINCE SUCH OPPORTUNITIES ARE NOT EASY TO COME BY. AT THIS JUNCTURE, I WOULD LIKE TO LET YOU KNOW THAT IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ASSISTING US IN THIS DEAL, WE WOULD REQUIRE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FROM YOU, WHICH WOULD ENABLE US MAKE FORMAL APPLICATION TO THE VARIOUS MINISTRIES\PARASTATAL FOR THE RELEASE AND ONWARD TRANSFER OF THE MONEY TO YOUR ACCOUNT. THEINFORMATION WE REQUIRE ARE: YOUR NAME, COMPANY`S NAME, ADDRESS, TELEFAX NUMBER. YOUR BANK NAME, ADDRESS, TELEFAX NUMBER. YOUR BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER AND BENEFICIARY NAME.

WE HAVE STRONG AND RELIABLE CONNECTIONS AT THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA AND OTHER GOVERNMENT PARASTATALS TO ASSIST US IN THE DEAL, AND WHEN IT IS FINALLY CONCLUDED WE SHALL USE SAME CONTACTS TO WITHDRAW ALL DOCUMENTS USED TO AVOID ANY TRACE TO YOU OR US. IT MIGHT ALSO INTEREST YOU TO KNOW THAT WE ARE ORDINARY CIVIL SERVANTS WHO DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY, SINCE WE WANT THIS MONEY TRANSFERRED BEFORE THE NEWLY DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED GOVERNMENT STARTS PROBING THE ACTIVITIES OF ALL PREVIOUS MILITARY GOVERNMENTS.

PLEASE CONTACT ME THROUGH MY ABOVE TEL\FAX NUMBER WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS DEAL. IF YOU ARE NOT IT WILL ENABLE ME SCOUT FOR ANOTHER FOREIGN PARTNER TO ASSIST US. BUT IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE SEND THE REQUIRED INFORMATION IMMEDIATELY SO THAT WE CAN SWING INTO ACTION, SINCE TIME IS NOT ON OUR PART. I WAIT IN ANTICIPATION OF YOUR FULLEST CO-COPERATION.

YOURS FAITHFULLY,

DR. VICTOR COKER

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