Nigerian Fraud Letter 3
This is the first of three Nigerian
fraud emails that are currently being circulated. While
there may be other versions, these three give adequate
representation of the direction and intent of the
perpetrators. For more versions, see the bottom of this
Note: Spelling, grammar
and punctuation errors are part of the original letter. This
is a direct copy.
DR. ADEBAYO ADAMS,
REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP.
Firstly I must solicit your strictest confidence in this subject.
This is by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and
top secret. A member of the Nigeria Export Promotion Council (N.E.P.C.)
who was part of the federal government delegation to your country during a
trade exhibition gave your particulars to me. I have decided to
seek a confidential operation with you in the execution of the
deal described hereunder for the benefit of all the parties and
hope that you keep it top secret because of the nature of the
Within the ministry of petroleum resources where I work as a
director of engineering and projects, and with the co-operation of
four other very top officials, we have under our control as
payments, bills totaling Thirty One Million United States
Dollars, which we want to transfer to a foreign account, with the
assistance and co-operation of a foreign company to receive the
said funds on our behalf or a reliable foreign individual account
to receive the funds.
The source of the fund is as follows: during the last military
government here in Nigeria which lasted about eleven months,
government officials set up companies and awarded themselves
various contracts which were grossly over-invoiced in various
ministries. The present civilian government is not aware of
the atrocities committed by their predecessors and as a result, we
have a lot of such over invoiced pending contract payments
which we have identified floating at the central bank of Nigeria
ready for payment. However by virtue of our position as
civil servants, we cannot acquire this money in our names. I
was therefore delegated as a matter of
urgency by my colleagues to look for an over seas partner into
whose account we would transfer the sum of US$31,000,000.00
(THIRTY ONE MILLION
UNITED STATES DOLLARS) hence we are writing you this letter.
The present civilian government is determined to pay foreign
contractors debts owed so as to maintain an amiable
relationship with foreign governments and non-government financial
agencies. We have decided to include our bills for approval
with the co-operation of some officials of the federal ministry of
finance (F.M.F) and the central bank of Nigeria
(C.B.N). We are seeking your assistance in providing us with
a good company account or any other offshore bank account into
which we can remit this money byacting our main partner and
trustee or acting as the original contractor. This we can do
by swapping of account information and changing of
beneficiary and other pertinent information to apply for
payment. By this act, we would be using your company
information to apply for payment, and prepare letters of claim and
job description on behalf of your company. This process
would be an internal arrangement with the departments concerned. I
have the authority of my partners involved to propose
that should you be willing to assist us in this transaction, your
share as compensation will be us$6.2 million (20%), us$21.7
million (70%) for
us and us$3.1 (10%) for taxation and miscellaneous expenses.
The business itself is 100% safe, provided you treat it with
utmost secrecy and confidentiality. Also your area of
specialization is not m hindrance to the successful execution of
this transaction. I have
reposed my confidence in you and hope that you will not disappoint
I will bring the complete picture of the transaction to your
knowledge when I have heard from you.
Thanks for your co-operation,
Dr. Adebayo Adams.
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