" I am an Accountant and the chairman of the tender committee which awards contract in the department of the petroleum Resources of Nigeria ."...
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URGENTLY AND EXTREMELY CONFIDENTIAL.
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.
DR KENNETH ROGERS.
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