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Scam Email received July 2, 2018 from NNPC@mjs.ocn.ne.jp

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dnnpc@mail.ru, dnnpc@mail.ru

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From the office of : Mr. Isiaka Abdulrazaq Chief Financial Officer NNPC.                                 BUSINESS/INVESTMENT PROPOSALHello, This might be a big suprise to you due to the rate of internet fraud all over the world.I assure you to read carefully and get back to me as I have no bad intention contacting you. I am Mr. Isiaka Abdulrazaq the Chief Operating Officer, Finance & Accounts with Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) I believe we can execute this project/transaction for our mutual benefit investment. In the course of our duties as values, and project inspectors for the on-going liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project, we have over-invoiced the value of some jobs done by foreign contractors for the NNPC to the tune of US$31M. Our aim of over-invoicing this payment is to divert the excess amount to a discrete account abroad.This fund is now floating in suspense account at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). This is the fund myself and colleagues have decided to transfer into your account since we, as civil servants are not allowed to operate or own foreign account.The money will be shared as follows after transfer: 20% for you (Account Owner) 70% for me and my colleagues, 10% for reimbursement for both local and international expenses that Would be incurred in the course of this transaction. To be able to claim the funds, we will be purporting your name and a company name to be the original contractor/ beneficiary of the funds so that all procedures for international transfer shall be strictly followed,as we have worked out all modalities for a swift and riskfree transfer. The success of this project will depend largely on our trust and confidence in each other. I also want you to know that Honesty and Transparency will remain our watch word. Therefore,if this proposal satisfies you, please contact me through my private email (dnnpc@mail.ru) for more details. Sincerely, Mr. Isiaka Abdulrazaq Chief Financial Officer & Accounts, NNPC. Email dnnpc@mail.ru dnnpc@mail.ru

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