Scam o Rama 5

Another contribution from a lucky recipient out there in Net Land. This was all in caps, but has been changed to upper and lower to protect your eyes. Bold items have been kept bold.

Request for Urgent Business Relationship

FRIDAY UWA TEL: 234-90-407524
TEL: 234-2-2411798
FAX: 234-90-407254
FAX: 234-2-2411798

I am making this contact with you on behalf of my colleagues after a satisfactory information we gathered from an international business directory.

My colleagues and I are members of the Contractor Review Committee of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). I have been mandated by my colleagues to look for a trustworthy company/individual into whose account some funds is to be transferred. The funds in question is $25.5M (twenty five million, five hundred thousand US dollars) now in a dedicated account with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The above funds arose from the over-invoicing of some supplies and oil drilling works which have been executed and concluded. The fund is therefore free to be transferred overseas.

As a result of the accrual of these funds, a foreign contractor/company/individual has to apply for payment. Payment can only be made into foreign account hence this contract is necessary to execute this deal. You (or your company) shall be compensated with 35% of the amount as the account owner, 5% shall be used for reimbursement of all expenses that will be incurred by both parties, during the course of the financial transaction while the remaining 60% for my colleagues and I.

The underlisted shall be required from you immediately by fax:- the beneficiary's name and confidential telephone and fax numbers, the full name and address of company/beneficiary. All necessary particulars of the bank account where you wish the contract sum to be transferred (account number, bank address, the telephone, fax and telex numbers of the bank).

Immediately we receive the requested information from you, we shall put up an application for fund & transfer to the appropriate ministries and departments in favour of the beneficiary (you or your company). Thereafter the beneficiary would officially be regarded as having executed the contract for the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for which payment is being made.

Please, we implore you to treat this deal with utmost confidentiality. As civil servants, we would not want any exposure. Do not go through the international telephone operator (or AT & T) when lines are busy. Always dial direct.

Thanks for your anticipated co-operation.
Best regards,
(name was not shown)

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