Scam o Rama 16

A variation on the "Tender Committee" theme, received in late January 1999 as e-mail (sigh - the originator, as you can see, is exploiting Hotmail). Thanks to the kindly contributor. I have left intact any typos but did impose a few paragraphs on this otherwise breathless stream of blarney.

Subject: URGENT & CONFIDENTIAL
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 07:33:47 PST
From: "egobia jude"
To: (the kindly donor)

ATTENTION:PRESIDENT/CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
DEAR SIR,

STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL AND URGENT

ALTHOUGH THIS LETTER MAY COME TO YOU AS A SURPRISE. PLEASE ACCEPT IT AS AN INTRODUCTION OF MYSELF AND A REQUEST FOR YOUR URGENT ATTENTION. I GOT TO KNOW YOU THROUGH A FRIEND WHO WAS FORMERLY RESIDING INYOURCOUNTRY. I AM AN ACCOUNTANT AND MEMBER OF THE „TENDER COMMITTEEš OF MY CORPORATION, THE NIGERIA NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (NNPC).

AFTER DUE CONSULTATION WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE I HAVE SPECIFICALLY BEEN MANDATED TO ARRANGE WITH YOU FOR A POSSIBLE TRANSFER OF SOME FUNDS BEING AN OVER ESTIMATED SUM RESULTING FROM VARIOUS CONTRACTS EXECUTED BY SAIPEM, SNAMPROGETTI AND OTHER FOREIGN FIRMS FOR MY CORPORATION. THE CONTRACTS IN QUESTION WERE FOR THE FOLLOWING:- (I) THE CONSTRUCTION OF OSO CONDENSATE RECOVERYPLANT WORTH $1.2BILLION.
(II) CONSTRUCTION OF SEVERAL PIPELINE NETWORK FOR CRUDE, GAS AND PETROLEUM PRODUCTS EVACUATION, FOR $1.0 BILLION
(III) PURCHASE OF DRILLING AND MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT WORTH$700M.
(IV) $80M FOR TURN AROUND MAINTENANCE (TAM) OF PORT HARCOURT AND WARRI REFINERIES.

THE ORIGINAL VALUE OF THIS CONTRACTS WERE PURPOSELY OVERINFLATED BY US (TENDER COMMITTEE) WITH THE SUM OF $25M (TWENTY FIVE MILLION U.S. DOLLARS ONLY). NOW THAT ALL THE NAMES HAVE RECEIVED THEIR SUPPOSED PAYMENTS ACCORDINGLY AND THE PROJECTS COMMISSIONED, WE WANT TO TRANSFER THIS OVER INVOICED SUM TO A TRUSTED FOREIGNER‚S ACCOUNT. WE HAVE AGREED THAT IF YOUR COMPANY CAN ACT AS THE BENEFICIARY, YOU WILL RETAIN 30% OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT, 70% FOR US.

HONESTLY, WE EXPECT THAT SOME MONEY ARE GOING TO BE SPENT ALONG THE LINE OF GETTING THE BUSINESS FRUITFULLY EXECUTED. WE EXPECT TO LOBBY TOP OFFICIALS FOR THEM TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT. NEVERTHELESS WE BELIEVE IN THE CONTACT WE HAVE. ALL MODALITIES HAVE BEEN WORKED OUT WITH THE TOP OFFICIALS OF THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA TO FACILITATE THE REMITTANCE OF THIS SUM OF MONEY INTO YOUR ACCOUNT WITHIN 14 WORKING DAYS OF RECEIVING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FROM YOU.(1) THE NAME OF THE BANK, ACCOUNT NUMBER ADDRESS AND TELEX OF THE BANK.(2) YOUR PERSONAL PHONE, FAX FOR EASYCOMMUNICATION.

WE SHALL ARRANGE A MEETING IMMEDIATELY WITH THE OFFICIALS INVOLVED FOR A FACE TO FACE TALK AND HITCH FREE TRANSFER OF THIS SUM OF MONEY INTO YOUR ACCOUNT. NOTE THAT WE HAVE PUT IN MANY YEARS OF METICULOUSSERVICE TO THE GOVERNMENT, THEREFORE, WE WOULD NOT WANT OUR REPUTABLE IMAGE DENTED. THEREFORE HANDLE THIS ARRANGEMENT WITH MATURITY, TOPMOST SECRECYANDURGENCY.

NOTE: REPLY BY EMAIL egobia_jude@hotmail.com IMMEDIATELY TO ME THANK YOU AS I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR IMMEDIATE REPLY.

YOURS FAITHFULLY,

EGOBIA JUDE

 


The rest of the Scam-o-Rama collection:

THE FIRST 125

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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 ..to the tune of US$21.5M [ also Dr. Teco Aloma, Dr. Moses Ukuta, Dr. Usman Atiko ]
29. Engr. Alex Edusa, or is it Edu ..to 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)

1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 | 61-80 | 81-100 | <101-120 | 121-140

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 tomorrow...so 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. ...in 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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