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Scam Email received July 10, 2018 from anukposi.alfred@yahoo.com

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frank_anozie@aol.com, frank_anozie@aol.com

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YOUR CONTRACT PAYMENT ADVICE – frank_anozie@aol.com

           APOLOGY FROM DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA / YOUR CONTRACTPAYMENT ADVICE I am MR.ALFRED ANUKPOSI, chairman debt reconciliationcommittee of the office of the presidency, I have been directed by HisExcellency, the President of the Federal republic of Nigeria (MUHAMMADUBUHARI), SFF, GCRF), to bring to your immediate notice and urgent attentionthat this government understand your plight, the huge amount of money you havespent and all the disappointments you have suffered in the past to get yourcontract fund paid to you. Due to what we described as selective payment andincessant demand of excessive fee by some unscrupulous and corrupt erstwhileofficials in charge of foreign contract payment in the past. However, upon assumption of office by this democraticelected government, series of special meeting were held home and abroad withsome leaders of the world monetary Institution e.g. world bank group,International monetary fund (IMF) Paris and London club of creditors, Europeaneconomic community ( E .E. C.) and envoys of our correspondence Internationalbank of settlement worldwide affiliated with the central bank of Nigeria. Thepurpose of this special meeting is to (i) rebuild Nigeria economy (ii) pay allforeign debts. In this regards, and due to the good and positive results wereceive from this special meeting a total sum of US$2.3 Billion U.S. dollarshave been approved from the supplementary budget bill which was approved by theupper house of assembly recently to pay all foreign contractors whose paymenthave been hanging since 1989. In order to show the World that Nigerian is atruly democratic and transparent government, this government has decided togive all foreign contractors 100% assurance that in 48 banking hours theircontract fund will be effected to their nominated bank account. The governmentof Nigeria inaugurated the Nigerian national petroleum corporation (NNPC) underthe full guidance of the world bank group who is to check the progress of theNigerian national petroleum corporation (NNPC) and see to it that everycontractor receive his/her money immediately the contractor has contacted the(NNPC) and the (NNPC) have been empowered to effect all payments previouslyapproved by the past regimes/Administrations which their payment were noteffected. This morning a telex signal attached with a Presidentialinstruction stamped and signed by the President have being sent to (NNPC) tocontact you for the payment of your contract Fund and two other contractorswithin 48 Hours. You are however, strongly advised for the interest of yourperson, your esteemed company to Contact the chairman contract award MR. FRANKANOZIE on TELEPHONE: +234-8131361642, E-mail: frank_anozie@aol.com for theimmediate payment of your contract fund within the next 48 banking hours. Thecentral bank of Nigeria or other financial institutions does not have the powerto effect your payment without the due clearance from the highest body which isthe Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) you are advised to call the(NNPC) on Line: +234-8131361642 for the immediate payment of your contract fundas they are on stand-by to effect your payment into your nominated bank accountwithin the next 48 banking hours. On behalf of this democratic government of Nigeria, Iapologize for any delay you might have encountered in receiving your money inthe past. However, congratulations in advance! Yours faithfully,MR.ALFRED ANUKPOSI,DEBT MANAGEMENT OFFICE,FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA – frank_anozie@aol.com

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