Scam o Rama 42

floating in the suspense account [Mr. Mark Yemego]


A gentleman in Canada sent this. He then informed us that he had actually answered it, just for grins. Here are the initial approach from the Lads, and their follow-up. We do NOT advise you to try this!
the first approach | the followup

Subject: SAFE
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 18:42:18 +0100 (BST)
From: mark yemego
To: (kindly contributor)

ATTN: Gentleman In Canada


TEL: 234-1-7752624
FAX: 234-1-2881239


Through the courtesy of business opportunity, i take liberty anchored on strong desire to establish a long lasting business relationship with you to write this letter of request for partnership which i hope you will give your urgent attention.

We are a team of top officials who are highly placed with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as well as the Federal Government Contract Review Committee (CRC), who are interested in commencing an immediate business relationship with you. We hereby solicit strongly for your assistance, to enable us transfer (forex) funds which total us$30,500,000.00 (Thirty million, five hundred thousand United States dollars) into a reliable personal or company bank account overseas which you have absolute control over.

These funds are presently trapped in the (NNPC) account with the Central Bank of Nigeria. These are as a result of grossly over-invoiced contracts which were executed for the (NNPC) during the last administration in Nigeria and are presently under verification. To this effect, the present administration in Nigeria set up a contract review committee of which I am the secretary, to identify, verify, scrutinize, approve and recommend for assignment. We have identified a lot of misappropriation and inflated funds which are presently floating in the suspense account of the Central Bank of Nigeria ready for payment, the companies who executed the contract have been duly paid. It is the over-inflated sum of US$30,500,000.00 That we now intend to transfer into a foreign account.

I have been delegated as a matter of capability by my colleagues, to secure the co-operation of an overseas partner into whose account we could transfer this over-inflated sum with dispatched for onward disbursement among us. Please signal your interest dispatching your banking and beneficiary (account owner) information to me via fax: 234-1-2881239.

We will share the funds in the ratio which will be satisfactory to all concerned under agreement, however, 60% for us the (officials) 30% account owner (you) and 10% to be used in settling taxation and all local and foreign expenses which are directly related to this projects prompt realisaton is being strongly considered by us over here as our pattern of disbursement.

Please note that these transaction is risk free, 100% safe and covered as our director of account & finance, and the director of audit are part of this project, they will ensure that this transaction is hitch free now and in the future, together with your own confidentiality and support.

I am at your disposal to entertain any question(s) from you with respect to this project, so send me the above mentioned requirements immediately through the above tel/fax numbers. I hope that this will be the beginning of a fruitful and mutual beneficial business relationship.

Please treat with strictest confidentiality and utmost urgency.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. M. Yemego

OK, so the Gentleman in Canada replied, and this is what he got back:

Subject: RE: SAFE Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 09:57:10 +0100 (BST) From: mark yemego To: (our intrepid correspondent) ATTN: (intrepid correspondent),

First and foremost, thank you for your reply to my e-mail. As you know, this is a very confidential transaction hence, l decided to contact you, through this medium.

[Note: OK, if you know anything about e-mail, you're snickering at this point, but wait! don't touch that checkbook, there's more!]

Be rest assured that the transaction is 100% risk free as we have already put in all our machinery‚s and logistics into place. We know what to do and how to go about it. Already, the Finance Minister, Director of Audit, and Director of Account and Finance is in the knowing of this transaction as such, there won‚t be any problem, in terms of getting the necessary approvals from the appropriate authorities.

All you would be required to do is to front for us while we use your particulars to apply for the release of the fund from the appropriate authorities such as the CBN and Ministry of Finance as the sole beneficiary to the fund.

To get started, we will first of all get your company registered with our Corporate Affairs Commission here in Nigeria. With this done, all necessary documentation will be backdated by us here in Nigeria to reflect the status of the transaction. This will then subsequently, be used to apply for the release of the fund into a designated account that will be supplied by you. (Of course, the account either company or private must be an account that you have a sole control over).

You do not need to bother about the security of this transaction as we are in absolute control of the whole affairs.

To this therefore, l sincerely request you to call me on my private phone no 234-1-7752624 for further discussions on the modalities towards the successful realization of this transaction and for more confidence to be established. Or better still, kindly forward your private phone and fax numbers to me via e-mail to enable us reach you.

Note: As soon as l have your fax number, and your full names l will fax the necessary Form M that will enable us apply for the release of the fund from the appropriate authorities to you for completion and then fax back to us.

Finally, be rest assured that with the current plans in place, the whole exercise can not exceed a maximum of 14 working days provided we get a better understanding from you.

We look forward to receiving your urgent and confidential reply.

Best regards

Mr. Mark Yemego

By now the discerning reader will have noticed a pattern!


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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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