Scam Email received June 29, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
RE; OFF/TERMS – email@example.com
Sent from: Ahmed Kyari Email; firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Sir, RE; REQUEST FOR INVESTMENT ASSISTANCE We are members of the Contract Awarding Committee of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) that gave out crude oil field coded OPL.245/1998 to Shell Petroleum/Eni at the offer price of $1.3 billion. As agreed this company paid a discounted Signature Bonus of $115million to us which is covered by their receipt. Since the Civil Service Rule forbids us from keeping Dollar account or foreign account in our name as serving officers, we want your assistance to receive this sum in your nominated account. For your invaluable help, we have agreed to let you part with 40% of the $115million, .5% for expenses the may arise in the process of fund evacuation, and the balance for three of us. Kindly avail us the following particulars; Full Names; Address;- Tel;– Age;- Company; – (if any) Sex; This is to facilitate the movement of the fund to your account with due recourse to legal procedures. No risk is involved because the company has given consent to allow us move the money with their cover. Your urgent reply is expected so that we can commence proceedings. Further details will be made to you later. Regards, Ahmed Kyari email@example.com
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