Scam o Rama 111

Request for Assistance, National Economic Planning Commission, 30% of $18.36M [ Dr Paul B. Giwa ]

This is the first case we know of in which the Kindly Contributor appears to have been approached personally beforehand. Yikes! The Kindly Contributor says:

I receive a lot of inquiries from other countries about my miniature cattle and so did not think it odd to get an email from Nigeria. In fact I spoke for some time with a Nigerian as I was exhibiting at the Calgary Stampede and of course he took my brochures, so again this did not seem too weird. I responded to the email. and then went searching the internet and found your site (like I said before ........great job). Anyway, they emailed me back and I thought you might be interested.

There is some follow-up correspondence in which the Kindly Contributor sets the Lad straight.

From: "Bello Giwa" []
To: Kindly Contributor
Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2000 9:07 AM
Subject: Attn.: Kindly Contributor : Request for Assistance

Director, Project Implementation,
National Economic Planning Commission,
Falomo Office Complex, Ikoyi - Lagos.

To: Kindly Contributor



It is my great pleasure in writing you this letter on behalf of myself and my colleagues.

Your particulars were given to me by a member of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) who was at the Federal Government Delegation to your country during a trade exhibition. I have decided to seek a confidential cooperation with you in the execution of the deal described here for the benefit of all parties involved and hope that you will keep it confidential because of the nature of the business and the personalities involved.

Within the National Economic Planning Commission where I work as the Director, Project Implementation and with the cooperation of four other top officials, we have in our possession as overdue payment bills totaling Eighteen Million, Three Hundred and Sixty Thousand U.S. Dollars (US$18,360,000.00) which we want to transfer abroad with the assistance and cooperation of a trusted foreign firm or individual who will receive the said fund on our behalf into any account provided to receive such funds. We are handicapped in this deal because the Civil Service code of Conduct does not allow public servants like us to operate offshore account, hence your importance in the whole transaction.

The amount (US$18.360M) represents some percentage of the total contract value executed on behalf of my Ministry by a foreign contracting firm which we the officials over-invoiced deliberately. Though the actual contract cost have been paid to the original contractor, leaving the balance in the tune of the said amount which we have gotten approval to remit by Telegraphic Transfer (T.T) to foreign bank account you will provide by filing in an application through my Ministry for the transfer of rights and privileges of the former contractor to you.

Since the present new civilian government of my country is determined to pay every foreign contractor all debts owed so as to maintain good relationship with foreign government and non-government financial agencies, we have decided to include our bill for approvals with the cooperation of some officials from the all the government Ministries which will be involved in the payment processes. We are seeking your assistance in providing a vital account into which we can remit this money by acting as our main partner and trustee or acting as the original contractor. This we can do by swapping of account and changing of beneficiary and other forms of documentation upon application for claim to reflect the payment and approvals to be secured on behalf of you. This processes being an understanding with the principal trustee of the original contractor and with the consent of the original contractor.

My colleagues and I have agreed to pay you 30% of the money to be transferred for your effort should you be willing to assist us in the transaction and 60% will be for us to share. We are setting aside 10% for the general expenses that might come up during the process of concluding this transaction.

The business is 100% safe on your part, but you must treat it with utmost secrecy and confidentiality; Do not inform your bankers yet unless instructed by us. You will do that after we, at this end, must have secured the necessary documents to back up the transfer. Also, your area of specialization as an Agricultural expert who is knowledgeable in agricultural business will not be a hindrance to the successful execution of this transaction but will be an advantage to us after the conclusion of the transfer because you will be the one to advice us on investing the funds in your country after we might have retired. I have reposed my confidence in you and hope that you will not disappoint me.Send your response on this e-mail address and/or to indicate your willingness in assisting us so that I can give you futher details steps involved that we have mapped out to achieve this objective. After your first response by email, I will supply you with my direct telephone and fax numbers through which you can always get across to me. Endeavour to include your your most direct and private telephone and fax numbers through which we can get across to you any time of the day. This is vital for confidential reasons.

Thanks for your anticipated assistance.
Dr. Paul, B. Giwa

From: "Bello Giwa" []
To: Kindly Contributor
Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2000 3:49 AM
Subject: Re: Attn.: Kindly Contributor : Request for Assistance

Dear (Kindly Contributor),

Thank you for your response to my proposal.

Yes I understand the type of business you are into. Your type of business will not be a hinderance to assisting us as nobody here in Nigeria is interested in that because we at this end will take care of those detail. What is important is your providing us with a good account where the money can be transfered to. The paper work to achieve that will be undertaken by us at this end.

If you are willing to assist us, please email me your direct telephone number so that I can have a heart to heart discussion with you on this project.

Warmest Regards.
Paul B. Giwa

--- Kindly Contributor wrote:
To: Dr. Paul Giwa:

I am in receipt of your recent request for assistance and cooperation. I do however, believe you have been given misleading details of my operation here in Canada. I am a breeder of Miniature Hereford Cattle with only about fifty head and 7 head of Arabian horses. Although the numbers are small, Miniature Hereford Cattle are rare in Canada (under 500 head). I have been one of the first breeders (starting up in 1994) and export frozen embryos and semen internationally from this genetic pool. I will sometimes broker for other breeders. This is the extent of my business. I am neither a contractor or sub contractor in any other area.

I believe now that I have given you the details of my business you can in fact see how unsuitable I am for helping you. If you should, however, require my assistance in purchasing Miniature Hereford genetics I would be delighted to help you. Sincerely, (Kindly Contributor)

Finally the Kindly Contributor wrote:

Dear Mr. Giwa:
I guess I was trying to be polite, but now I will be a little less subtle. I run a business founded on honesty and integrity and what you suggest is both illegal and dishonest. Please do not contact me again in this regard.
Thank you. (Kindly Contributor)

It just gets weirder and weirder...


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1. Request for Urgent Business Relationship (Alhaji D. Bayero)
2. Strictly Confidential (Dr. Andrew A. Okoya)
3. Return of Request for Urgent Business Relationship (Harriman Awele)
4. Strictly Confidential (Mr. Nat Chuka)
5. Son of Urgent Business Relationship
6. From Engr. Sadiq Dan-Musa
7. From the Tender Committee
8. Request of Busines Collaboration (Chief Emeka Chukwu)
9. Urgent Business Relationship (sigh) (Dr. Bodex Iyere)
10. Business Proposal (Dr. Stolen Name, B.Sc, M.Sc. Ph. D MNIM, MCIA)
11. Business Proposal (Dr. Pat Gbens B.Sc.,M.Sc.Ph.D MNIM,MCIA)
12. Attention President/CEO (Kayode Bello)
13. Participatory Financial Transaction (Engr. Bruno Adams)
14. Urgent and Beneficial (Dr. Usman Bello)
15. Business Proposal (Bello again)
16. Business Proposal (Egobia Jude)
17. Strictly confidential/Urgent (Bello Abubakar)
18. Yours faithfully Joe Obaseki
19. Sign and Stamp Peter Usman and Alhaji Haruna
20. Yours faithfully Mr Charles Ibru

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21. From Dr. Kotoko Kassim
22. Capital Flight (Olu Jacobs/Dr shafi.L.obajare)
23. Petroleum Trust Fund (Dada Bello)
24. Confidential Business Proposal (Olamide Davies)
25. Overinvoiced accounts, yada yada [Dr. Odu Kabba]
26. The suffering masses of the Niger Delta (Kenneth Birabi [P.hd])
27. Mr. John Abah wants to give you 5% of $30.5million!
28. Usman Bello, or is it Bako the tune of US$21.5M [ also Dr. Teco Aloma, Dr. Moses Ukuta, Dr. Usman Atiko ]
29. Engr. Alex Edusa, or is it Edu the tune of US$21.5M (oh yeah, and Dr. Teco Aloma)
30. Life Time Opportunity from Dr. Idiamo
31. offshore account anywhere safe
32. FIFA World Youth Championship (Dr. Yussuf)
33. Urgent Business Execution (gulp) (Abu Waziri)
34. Request for Assistance (Alhaji Hassan Y. Mohammed)
35. Although this letter may come to you as a surprise... (Mr Hakeem Suleiman)
36. Although this letter may come to you as a surprise... (Dr. Hassan Ahmed)
37. Compliments of the season (Dr. Shehu Bin)
38. Trust Fund for Alms and Ammunition (Omar El-Dagash, Lukmon Idris)
39. This contract was over invoiced (Dr. Sheriff Lawal)
40. The nature of your business is not particularly relevant (Dr. Kingsley Ude)

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41. We did over-inflate the contracts (Mr. Kingsley Chiugo)
42. Floating in the suspense account [Mr. Mark Yemego]
43. we will not want to miss this opportunity [Dr. Patrick Osunde]
44. Dr. Ahmed Sani wants your money (ditto Dr. Mahmud Sule, Dr. Pepple Ada, Dr. Aminu Tanko)
45. In search of a reliable and reputable person ( Dada Musa )
46. Major Hamza AL- Mustapha is currently being detained (Taiwo Adams)
47. I was to meet you in your country in the course of a government delegation (Francis Osshoma, Ph.D.)
48. capital investment [Martins Opara]
49. quote this reference number (ve/s/09/99) in all your responses [Dr. Philip Giwa]
50. My letter may come to you as surprise (Dr. Benjamin Luwa)
51. My brother Maj. Hamza El-Mustapha and his mistress in Lebanon [Col. Zaki El-Mustapha (RTD.)]
52. NNPC and Ghana liquefied gas project [ Mr. Tunde Darocha ]
53. Harcourt and Warri refineries [ Dr.El-Baba Linkon Ph.D,FNSE,mni ]
54. When I consulted the internet...your contact email came out [ Saliu Mukhail ]
55. my only hope now is this available us$50,000,000 cash ( Lady Maryam Abacha )
56. Nigerian football association, $12.8M [ Prince Adeola Hopewell ]
57. Federal Government Contract Review Panel ( Dr Paul Obi / Dr Solomon Igbo / Mr Henry Aigbe )
58. Communication via Email is insecure for this Deal [ Usman Bello ]
59. let Honesty and Trust be our watchword throughout this transaction ( Dr. Sammy Eze )
60. the safety of our various families matters most [ Usman Bello ]

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61. $20M lying around going to waste [Mr. Michael Okon]
62. Nigerian Federal Ministry of Works and Housing - a measly $16.5M [Ike Olarotimi (Engr)]
63. the trust reposed in you at this juncture is enormous (DR. Okonkwo Yemego)
64. we have been reliably informed of your honesty and ability [Dr. Adams Powell]
65. Confidentiality is our watchword, mutual trust is our beacon. (Dr. Usman Bello)
66. I am Dr. Fred Ikem, king of stings. Look upon my works, ye mighty...
67. Call me that we can get intimated [ Dr. Chris Okonkwo ]
68. Federal Government Contract Review Panel with bells on ( Dr. T. S. Adepipe )
69. My getting your address is the handwork of almighty God [ Dr. Henry Emeka Oha ]
70. this point of Victory, which is not too far away ( Engr. Garuba Bello )
71. in my search for a trust worthy and sincere person [ Engr. Peter Jacobs ]
72. Bello rides again: something went wrong with his Swiss bank account
73. I am a staff in the Federal Ministry of Mines and Power ( Frank Odili )
74. I was a moslem until a 18months ago when the master Jesus met me [ Audu Bamiayi ]
75. preference to demanding or accepting bribes and kickbacks (Dr. D. Osayi)
76. Though my father died a natural death ( Lamin Bangura )
77. Ministry of Petroleum Resources, $30M [ Dr. Demola Johnson ]
78. oblige me details of your bank account [ Engr. Sani Muyiwa ]
79. a suitable percentage (%) will be mapped out ( Usman Tanko/Tanko Usman )
80. please keep trying till you get through ( Mr. Ben Alabi (MNIM) )

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81. the operational word here are secrecy and confidentiality [ Prince Dr. Williams Amadi ]
82. Save Our Soul - 30% of $300M ( Zinab Abacha )
83. my country has no reward for hard labour and honesty [ Dr. Joseph Wayas ]
84. please treat it like a blood brother affair ( Dr. Chinaka Steve )
85. I am only trying my best not to be noticed by my government. [ Saleem Abdulsalami Abubakar, Dr., Uche J. Williams ]
86. It might surprise you why we choose you ( Dr. Jude Obi )
87. It is with heartful hope that I write [ Mrs. Anne Henri K. Bedie ]
88. this is only known to you, myself, and the widow Mrs. Maryam Abach ( Musa Muazu )
89. Nigerian Ministry of Aviation $36M [ Mr. Joe Wilson ]
90. Upon the recommendation of your goodself - 30/10/60 of $32M [ Bello Giwa ]
91. Through tenacious effort and well-expanded energy - 25/65/20 of $43.5M, hike! ( Dr. Sunday Okereke )
92. payable by solar draft or cheque in your name $17.3M [ Murtala Orinami ]
93. trustworthy businessman-qualities which are hard to find ( Mr. Paul Onyema, p.h.d Holder )
94. Of a Lori, to a Lori, Olori [ Engr. Richard Olori ]
95. Ein Ausländer, Verstorbene Ingenieur Johnson Creek ( Mr. Ade Olatude, Diplom Kaufman odudu ola )
96. Johnson Creek's hearse rides again... [ Paul Isimeme ]
97. Advise on lucrative areas for investment ($14.3M) [ Engr. Abel Ubekwu ]
98. ...the care of an obscure foreigner ( Amadi Howells ESQ / Polo Anyanwu / Estelle Djeri / Linda Akabo / Ahmed Tanko )
99. I need your assistance urgently - Orient Petroleum ( Martins Osagie / Alego Hassan ?)

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100. All I request from you is a foreign account [ Dr. Ola Akins ]
101. FMPMR - a measly $18.6M ( Dr. Andrew Onyeije )
102. Bye and God Bless [ Dr. Emeka Bako ]
103. O, woe is me - 25% of $31M ( Dr. Jacob Owo )
104. That's Johnson JUAN Creek [ Rafiu Momoh ]
105. ...deep business relationship ( Dr. Rufai Garba )
106. Former chief chemist of the NNPC [ Pastor John Owo (b.Eng.Chem) ]
107. Undeclared windfall sales of crude oil, 30% of $15.5M ( Pat Uche )
108. Total ignorance of the business world, 20% of $22,054,000 (Lucky Kennedy)
109. Return of Turn Around Maintenance, 25% of $24M [ Mr. Phillip Asiodu ]
110. Thank you and God bless, 10% of $20M ( Dr Olu Cole )
111. Request for Assistance, National Economic Planning Commission, 30% of $18.36M [ Dr Paul B. Giwa ]
112. We believe that good people like you still exist in this world, 40% of $35M ( Dr Usman Musa )
113. A new life: Sweet heart, My name is [ Sanni Ahmed ]
114. My deepest prayers for you - 30% of $20M ( Mustapha Hassan )
115. I am not so vast in huge investment opportunities ( Mr. Michel Bumbo )
116. But this one is different, really! 10% of $20.1M - after tax [ John Momoh ]
117. I will not want my identity revealed [ Mrs. P. Mobutu Sese-Seko ]
118. Very urgent, please self my soul ( Susan Usman Bello / Mariam B. Wase? )
119. Mrs. Abacha gets a PhD ( ?% of $50M )[ Dr (Mrs.) Maryam Abacha ]
120. Ministry of Mines, Sierra Leone - 25% of $36.5M ( Captain Smart Ahmmed )

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121. To be precise, I am David Johnson - 10% of $85M [ David Johnson ]
122. Return of Nigerian football association, some unknown % of $12.8M ( Dr. Dele Johnson )
123. Petroleum trust fund money release order - 27% of $32.7M [ Dr. Sam Okobi ]
124. Sierra-Leone Mining Co-operation, $30M (Paul Williams)
125. This is our life and I trust you with it [ Mariam Bola Wase ]

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