This is real


(DR. KAYODE) #1

FROM THE DESK OF: KAYODE A.ADEFUWORA
LAGOS-NIGERIA.

ATTENTION: THE MANAGING DIRECTOR/C.E.O

REQUEST FOR URGENT CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS PROPOSAL

AFTER DUE DELIBERATION WITH COLLEAGUES, I DECIDED TO FORWARD THIS PROPOSAL TO YOU. WE WANT A RELIABLE PERSON WHO COULD ASSIST US TO TRANSFER THE SUM OF NINTY FIVE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLAR(US$95M ,000,000.00) INTO HIS/HER ACCOUNT.

THIS FUND RESULTED FROM AN OVER-INVOICE BILL FROM CONTRACT AWARDED BY US UNDER THE BUDGETARY ALLOCATION TO MY PARASTATAL AND THE BILL WAS APPROVED FOR PAYMENT BY THE CONCERNED MINISTRIES. THE CONTRACT HAS BEEN EXECUTED BY A FOREIGN FIRM, COMMISSIONED AND THE CONTRACTOR WAS PAID THE ACTUAL COST OF THE CONTRACT, WE ARE LEFT WITH THE BALANCE OF US$95M ,000.000.00 AS PART OF THE OVER-INVOICED AMOUNT WHICH WE HAVE DELIBERATELY OVER ESTIMATED FOR OUR OWN, I AM CONTACTING YOU TO BE OUR CUSTODIAN FOR THIS FUND.

WE HAVE AGREED THAT 30% WILL GO TO YOU AS ACCOUNT OWNER, 60% FOR US AND 10% FOR TAX AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY OUR GOVERNMENT AND YOURS. AS YOU MAY WANT TO KNOW AND TO MAKE YOU LESS CURIOUS, I GOT YOUR ADDRESS FROM ADVERTS IN BUSINESS DIRECTORY THAT PORTRAYED YOUR ESTABLISHMENT IN GOOD LIGHT. I AM THE SECRETARY OF THE CONTRACT AWARD COMMITTEE (CAC) OF THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (NNPC) THIS TRANSACTION IS VERY MUCH FREE OF ALL SORTS OF RISK AND TROUBLE FROM MY GOVERNMENT.

TO GET THIS FUNDS PAID INTO YOUR ACCOUNT, WE HAVE TO PRESENT A PAYMENT APPLICATION. WITH THIS APPLICATION, WE WILL SEEK FOR PAYMENT APPROVALS TO TRANSFER THE FUND WITHIN 14 BANKING DAYS THROUGH THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA TO YOUR DESIGNATED BANK ACCOUNT. I AND ONE OF MY COLLEAGUES INVOLVED IN THIS TRANSACTION WILL COME TO YOUR COUNTRY TO ARRANGE FOR OUR SHARE UPON THE CONFIRMATION FROM YOU THAT THE MONEY HAS BEEN CREDITED INTO YOUR NOMINATED BANK ACCOUNT.

CONSEQUENTLY, UPON YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF MY PROPOSAL, KINDLY CONFIRM YOUR INTEREST BY REVERT YOUR SINCERITY AND SERIOUS INTEREST WILL ENABLE ME TO SEND YOU THE PROCEDURE OF TRANSFER.

IT WILL SURPRISE YOU WHY WE CHOOSE YOU AND TRUSTED YOU FOR THIS TRANSACTION. YES, WE BELIEVED THAT GOOD FRIENDS CAN BE DISCOVERED AND BUSINESS LIKE THIS CANNOT BE REALIZED WITHOUT TRUST. THIS IS WHY WE HAVE DECIDED TO TRUST YOU FOR THIS TRANSACTION. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO DOING BUSINESS WITH YOU AS EVERYONE’S INTEREST AND SECURITY HAD BEEN CONSIDERED BEFORE YOU WERE CONTACTED. LET HONESTY AND TRUST THEREFORE BE OUR WATCH WORD THROUGHOUT THIS TRANSACTION. REMEMBER TO MAINTAIN ABSOLUTE CONFIDENTIALITY WHILE YOUR PROMPT REPLY WILL BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED.

BEST REGARDS,

KAYODE A. ADEFUWORA


(Nick Stevenson) #2

These people must think we’re stupid!

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On Fri, 21 Jun 2002, DR. KAYODE wrote:

FROM THE DESK OF: KAYODE A.ADEFUWORA
LAGOS-NIGERIA.

ATTENTION: THE MANAGING DIRECTOR/C.E.O

REQUEST FOR URGENT CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS PROPOSAL

AFTER DUE DELIBERATION WITH COLLEAGUES, I DECIDED TO FORWARD THIS PROPOSAL TO YOU. WE WANT A RELIABLE PERSON WHO COULD ASSIST US TO TRANSFER THE SUM OF NINTY FIVE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLAR(US$95M ,000,000.00) INTO HIS/HER ACCOUNT.

THIS FUND RESULTED FROM AN OVER-INVOICE BILL FROM CONTRACT AWARDED BY US UNDER THE BUDGETARY ALLOCATION TO MY PARASTATAL AND THE BILL WAS APPROVED FOR PAYMENT BY THE CONCERNED MINISTRIES. THE CONTRACT HAS BEEN EXECUTED BY A FOREIGN FIRM, COMMISSIONED AND THE CONTRACTOR WAS PAID THE ACTUAL COST OF THE CONTRACT, WE ARE LEFT WITH THE BALANCE OF US$95M ,000.000.00 AS PART OF THE OVER-INVOICED AMOUNT WHICH WE HAVE DELIBERATELY OVER ESTIMATED FOR OUR OWN, I AM CONTACTING YOU TO BE OUR CUSTODIAN FOR THIS FUND.

WE HAVE AGREED THAT 30% WILL GO TO YOU AS ACCOUNT OWNER, 60% FOR US AND 10% FOR TAX AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY OUR GOVERNMENT AND YOURS. AS YOU MAY WANT TO KNOW AND TO MAKE YOU LESS CURIOUS, I GOT YOUR ADDRESS FROM ADVERTS IN BUSINESS DIRECTORY THAT PORTRAYED YOUR ESTABLISHMENT IN GOOD LIGHT. I AM THE SECRETARY OF THE CONTRACT AWARD COMMITTEE (CAC) OF THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (NNPC) THIS TRANSACTION IS VERY MUCH FREE OF ALL SORTS OF RISK AND TROUBLE FROM MY GOVERNMENT.

TO GET THIS FUNDS PAID INTO YOUR ACCOUNT, WE HAVE TO PRESENT A PAYMENT APPLICATION. WITH THIS APPLICATION, WE WILL SEEK FOR PAYMENT APPROVALS TO TRANSFER THE FUND WITHIN 14 BANKING DAYS THROUGH THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA TO YOUR DESIGNATED BANK ACCOUNT. I AND ONE OF MY COLLEAGUES INVOLVED IN THIS TRANSACTION WILL COME TO YOUR COUNTRY TO ARRANGE FOR OUR SHARE UPON THE CONFIRMATION FROM YOU THAT THE MONEY HAS BEEN CREDITED INTO YOUR NOMINATED BANK ACCOUNT.

CONSEQUENTLY, UPON YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF MY PROPOSAL, KINDLY CONFIRM YOUR INTEREST BY REVERT YOUR SINCERITY AND SERIOUS INTEREST WILL ENABLE ME TO SEND YOU THE PROCEDURE OF TRANSFER.

IT WILL SURPRISE YOU WHY WE CHOOSE YOU AND TRUSTED YOU FOR THIS TRANSACTION. YES, WE BELIEVED THAT GOOD FRIENDS CAN BE DISCOVERED AND BUSINESS LIKE THIS CANNOT BE REALIZED WITHOUT TRUST. THIS IS WHY WE HAVE DECIDED TO TRUST YOU FOR THIS TRANSACTION. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO DOING BUSINESS WITH YOU AS EVERYONE’S INTEREST AND SECURITY HAD BEEN CONSIDERED BEFORE YOU WERE CONTACTED. LET HONESTY AND TRUST THEREFORE BE OUR WATCH WORD THROUGHOUT THIS TRANSACTION. REMEMBER TO MAINTAIN ABSOLUTE CONFIDENTIALITY WHILE YOUR PROMPT REPLY WILL BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED.

BEST REGARDS,

KAYODE A. ADEFUWORA


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(Wesley J Landaker) #3

Even though the rest sounded utterly believable … nobody could believe
that cumulative tax for two governments would be as low as 10%! :wink:

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On Friday 21 June 2002 02:39 am, Nick Stevenson wrote:

These people must think we’re stupid!

WE HAVE AGREED THAT 30% WILL GO TO YOU AS ACCOUNT OWNER, 60% FOR US
AND 10% FOR TAX AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY OUR GOVERNMENT AND YOURS. AS


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(Michael Campbell) #4

For what, hoping that we fall for it, or quoting the entire thing for
a one line response?

#include <half_joking_smiley.h>

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— Nick Stevenson nick.stevenson@bbc.co.uk wrote:

These people must think we’re stupid!

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