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Nigeria letters...

... once again I receive these Nigeria letters... these may appear as email, fax and snail-mail...

FAX: 234-1-7596809

Dear Sir,


I am Mallam Shehu Malami a Director with the Federal Ministry of  Petroleum and Mineral 
Resources (FMPMR) and I head a seven-man tenders board in charge of contract awards 
and payment approvals. I came to know of you in my search for a reliable and reputable 
person to handle a very confidential transaction, which involves the transfer of a huge sum 
of money to a foreign account.

There were series of contracts executed by a consortium of multinationals in the oil industry 
in favor of (FMPMR) among which were:

1.The laying of Escravos pipeline running from Escravos Offshore Terminal to the Warri 
refinery- US$ Billion.
2. Contract for the Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) of the Warri and Kaduna refineries.
3.The construction and maintenance of the offshore loading terminal/badge at Egbema 
facility- US$ 41 Million. 

The original value of these contracts were deliberately over invoiced in the sum of USD 
Twenty-Six Million, Five Hundred Thousand ($26.5M) which has now been approved and is 
ready to be transferred being that the companies that actually executed these contracts 
have fully been paid and the projects officially commissioned.

Consequently, my colleagues and I are willing to transfer the total amount to your account 
for subsequent disbursement, since we as civil servants are prohibited by the Code of 
Conduct Bureau (Civil Service Law) from opening and/or operating foreign accounts in our 

Needless to say, the trust reposed on you at this juncture is enormous. In return, we have 
agreed to offer you 25% of the transferred sum, while 10% shall be set aside for incidental 
expenses (internal and external) between the parties in the course of the transaction. You 
will be mandated to remit the balance to other accounts in due course.

You must however NOTE that this transaction is subject to the following terms and 
· Our conviction of your transparent honesty and diligence
· That you would treat this transaction with utmost secrecy and confidentiality
· That the funds would be transferred to an interest bearing account where the 
incidence of taxation would not exert a heavy toll.

Modalities have been worked out at the highest level of the federal Ministry of Petroleum 
and Mineral Resources and Central Bank of Nigeria for the immediate transfer of the funds 
within 14 working days subject to your satisfaction of the above stated terms. Our assurance 
is that your role is risk free.

To accord this transaction the legality it deserves and for mutual security of the funds, the 
whole approval procedures will be officially and legally processed with your name or the 
name of any company you may nominate as the Bonafide beneficiary.

Once more, I want you to understand that having put in 19 years in the civil service of my 
country, I am averse to having my image and career dented. This matter should therefore be 
treated with utmost secrecy and urgency.

Kindly expedite action as we are behind schedule to enable us include this transfer in the 
first batch  payments for this quarter of the 2001 financial year.

Please contact me on email or fax: 234-1-7596809
Waiting urgently for your response.

Yours Sincerely,
Mallam Shehu Malami

... and another one...

                                                                                                        Engr.Suleiman A.Adisa
                                                                                                          FAX +234 1 759 6213

Request For Fruitful Business Relationship.

This letter to you is as a result of information and esteem recommendation I received from 
the local branch of the International Chamber of commerce, on your credibility and reliability 
with regard to business dealings. Indeed it may come to you as a surprise but it was borne 
out of my sincere desire to share a mutual business relationship with you. First, your strictest 
confidence in this transaction is highly solicited. This is by virtue of its nature as being utterly 
confidential and top secret with its success based entirely on mutual trust, cooperation and 
an uncompromisable high level of confidentiality 

I am an Executive Director in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and a member of 
the Contract Advisory Committee (CAC). I am seeking your assistance to enable me transfer 
the sum of $26,500,000 (Twenty Six Million Five hundred Thousand United States Dollars) 
into your private/company account.

The transaction I want to make with you is as a result of careful coordinated activities that 
have spanned a number of years during which contracts were awarded under my 
supervision. These particular contracts of reference were awarded to two foreign 
contractors to the tune of $90,450,000.00 (Ninety Million, Four hundred and Fifty Thousand 
United States Dollars) with my benefit carefully concealed within. This contract has been 
satisfactorily executed and inspected as the Bulgarian firm is presently in the process of 
securing payment. It is of note that  I am also in-charge of all foreign contract payment 

As a civil servant in active government service, the code of conduct prohibits me from 
operating a bank account outside our country. Thus the reason for seeking your assistance. 
The desire is to present your private/company account details as a beneficiary of 
contractual claims alongside that of the Bulgarian contractor, to enable me transfer the 
difference of $26,500,000.00 (Twenty Six Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States 
Dollars) into your private account.

Upon conclusion of the transaction, it is my wish that the funds be distributed with 30% to 
you as the beneficiary. 10% for reimbursement of incidental expenses we may incur in the 
process of execution of this transaction, and 60% for me to be managed under an 
investment program in your country with you as the managing partner.

I would like to assure you that I have carefully and painstakingly made all arrangements to 
ensure actualisation of the transaction which will be concluded within a few working days 
upon application of the necessary information and details. The nature of  our communication 
is of utmost importance hence you may reach me on my confidential lines

FAX +234 1 759 6213

Thank you and God bless as I await your urgent response.

Yours Sincerely

Engr.Suleiman A.Adisa

... I can't believe that people actually fall for this kind of offers...

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