|Gallery: Nigerian Scam Letters #9|
Email text contributed by G. Good, 5 June 2002:
From: Mr.I E Awodu
May I first of all honestly express the seriousness and dutifulness with which I am sharing this correspondence with you. I implore you to hold it and all subsequent correspondences regarding this proposition in strictest confidentiality.
Be allayed of any fears stemming from the genuineness of the transaction. I know that as we progress, any existing doubt(s) will be put to rest. Fortunately, I am in a position to ensure and will actually see to it that the transaction is completed smoothly and swiftly.
For your information, I am Mr.I E Awodu, a top Nigerian civil servant with the Federal Ministry of Aviation (FMA) and a member of the 5-member adhoc committee set up by the Federal Government of Nigeria to review contracts awarded by the previous military administration between 1995-1999. We, the members of the committee are interested in the importation of goods into the country with funds presently floating in the Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF) foreign payments account.
Our request is anchored on our desire and need to establish a profiting business relationship with you and your company. We therefore solicit your partnership to enable us transfer into your designated account the said funds.
The funds in question, presently floating in the Federal Ministry of Aviation (FMA) foreign payments account with the Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF) is as a result of grossly over-invoiced contracts that were executed for the FMA during the previous military administration in Nigeria and are presently under verification. To this effect, the present administration in Nigeria set up our adhoc committee to identify, scrutinize and recommend for payment all valid contracts that have been fully executed. In the course of our assignment, we have identified a lot of misappropriated and inflated contract sums, which are presently floating in the suspense account of the Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF), ready for payment. The companies that executed these contracts have been duly paid. It is part of the over-inflated sum, totalling US$28,250,000.00 (twenty eight million, two hundred and fifty thousand United States dollars) that we intend to transfer into a foreign account.
The members of the committee have therefore mandated me, as a matter of trust, to seek a foreign partner into whose account we would transfer the sum of US$28,250,000.00 (twenty eight million, two hundred and fifty thousand United States dollars). This is the main purpose of this correspondence.
On completion of the transfer, we the committee members have agreed to share the fund thus:
(1) 10% to be used in settling taxation and all local and foreign
expenses that will be incurred in the course of this transaction;
It is from the 65% that we intend to commence the importation of goods into the Nigerian market. Please note that this transaction is completely safe and guaranteed since the law under which our committee was set up has empowered us to disburse all the funds found to be floating in the Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF) redundant accounts from 1995 till date. Also, the present democratic dispensation creates even a more favourable atmosphere.
We shall immediately commence with all appropriate arrangements to transfer of the funds as soon as you send us the following information;
(1) Your company's name and full address (if you own one)
(2) Your complete banking information.This should include,Your banker's name, address, telephone and fax numbers (if you want to use your old account however you can open a new account for this transaction)and your account number.
(3) Name of would be beneficiary
The above information is to enable us put up Letters of Claim and Job Description to the appropriate ministries for the issuance of the mandatory fund release approval/recommendations. This way, you or your company will become recognized and accepted as the beneficiary of the contract entitlements before the final remittance to your nominated account by the Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF) being the paying body.
We look forward to doing this business with you and solicit your absolute confidentiality in this transaction. Please acknowledge receipt of this letter either by fax or email,using my American Efax number:x-xxx-xxxx-xxxx and/or email address:email@example.com.
Note that you are to qoute your reference number; ref;/fma/91826 in all your future correspondences with me regarding this transaction.
Mr.I E Awodu,
NB, This message is been sent to your email address #recipient# for expediency sake.