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19th September 2004

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Date Reported
19th September 2004
Apparent Sender
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Another 419 variation. Email claims to be from a high ranking Nigerian accountant wishing to move funds through you account with a promise of large rewards.

Bogus Web Content?
URL of web content



1. If you reply to the email you'll be taken for a ride with the promise of money just round the corner, but you'll be stung for hidden cost after hidden cost and you'll never recieve the promised money. There is none.

2. A dead giveaway is the noticable lack of useful information about the sender, and no supporting references. The English is also littered with misspelling, although this is usually deliberate to make it seem like the sender is not a native English speaker.

3. Despite a complicated cover story the fact remains this is a scam and should be treated as such. The often very impersonal nature of the supposedly 'personal' email is often the most obvious give away of a widely sent scam email.


" I am an Accountant and the chairman of the tender committee which awards contract in the department of the petroleum Resources of Nigeria ."...

If you have received this email, please remember that it is very common for these email scams to be redistributed at a later date with only slightly different content or the same but with the fake page(s) hosted by a different provider. Also, once you have received one of these hoaxes, it is also common place to receive at least another one and usually a day or two after the first, although not necessarily from the same apparent sender.


The Spoof Email ...



  I am an Accountant and the chairman of the tender committee which awards contract in the department of the petroleum Resources of Nigeria . I sent you a mail through an internet sometime ago informing you of our plan to transfer the sum of USD$23.6million (Twenty Three million, Six hundred thousand US Dollars only) to your account. I have been waiting to hear from you,but up till now, nothing has been heared from you hence this particular message.

  I want you to know that this funds originated from an Over-invoiced contract sum which was awarded to a foreign firm in 1999. I and my three (3)other colleagues in the tender Board purposely inflated the actual cost of the contract to the tune of USD$23.6 Million.

  However, the original contractor has fully executed the contract, the project commissioned and the contractor paid his actual contract worth, leaving behind the over-invoiced sum. So, it is based on this that we now want you / your company to come forward to claim this sum on our behalf. We are Civil Servants, and we are not allowed to operate foreign account while still in office, so you are therefore to act as one who had executed a contract worth the sum of USD$23.6 million for my Department and you now want your payment.

This deal is 100% risk free. We are perfectly in charged and had worked out modalities that would guarantee a hitch free transfer of this fund to your account. We have also mapped out 30% of the total sum for you for your help and assistance while the remaining is for me and my colleagues.

  If you are interested in the proposal, and you are a trustworthy person who would not sit on this money if it is transferred into your account, kindly indicate by contacting me through my private telephone/fax numbers,or via my E-mail.You can as well send your bank account details for this transfer.

This deal must be kept absolutely confidential till we succeed. Thank you as we look forward to your anticipated co-operation.

NOTE = After a successful transfer, 30% for you, 60% for us, 10% mapped out to settle expenses incurred by both parties in the process of transfer.We will also visit you immedaitely we conclude this transaction to collect and invest our shares of the total sum into any viable business you may advise us in your country.

Nevertheless,i got your contact information through an internet.

  Contact me urgently through my Telephone or my email address.

Best regards,

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