Suspect email - worth US$15,600,000.00

  MoggieX 00:24 26 May 03
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I just receieved this email, how koshia do you think it is?

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BOARD OF TRUSTEE, DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES DPR Building, Victoria-Island, Lagos. FROM THE OFFICE OF:BEN OSIFO (MNIM) TELEPHONE NUMBER: +234-1-774-4594 DIRECT AMERICAN INTERNET FAX NUMBER:1 775 535 4598

Dear Sir,

BUSINESS PROPOSAL: TRANSFER OF US$15.6M (FIFTEEN MILLION SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS). BUSINESS INVESTMENTS PARTNERSHIP.

Good day to you.
You were introduced to us in confidence through the Chamber of Commerce,Foreign Trade Section. The reason for this letter is that your help is being sought in order to facilitate and successfully complete a profitable venture that is of immense benefit to you, and us the originators within a stipulated time frame.

I am Ben Osifo, a director with the Department of Petroleum Resources
(DPR) and the Secretary of the Contract Review Panel (CRP) of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR). This profitable venture involves
the sum of US$15,600,000.00 (Fifteen million Six hundred thousand United States Dollars) which is presently in an account of the DPR with the Apex
Bank in Nigeria, the Central Bank. We need your help as a foreigner to help transfer this sum of US$15.6M (Fifteen million Six hundred thousand United sates dollars).

We cannot make this transfer on our own or in our names for the fact that we are civil servants (still in active service). But you as a foreigner can assist us in the sense that the money to be transferred will be paid to you as a contract entitlement for a purported contract executed for my government. The money in question is ready for transfer into an overseas account which we expect you to provide.

We have agreed that the money will be shared according to the ratio stated below;

a) 20% of the money will go to you for acting as the beneficiary of the fund.
b) 70% to us originators (which if possible we may enter into a partnership with you).
c) 10% for any expenses that both parties may incure in the course of this transaction

We will require from you:

a) Name and address of Company or Beneficiary.
b) Details of the account which you are the only signatory that the money
will be transferred into.

The above requirements is to legalize the claim for payment and transfer of the money to your account. Be informed that the reason we are
sending you this letter is because we know that the only way to succeed is to seek the help of a foreigner. Your professional status is not a matter of hindrance in this transaction. Please, your assistance is highly solicited. We have no doubts at all that this money will be released and transferred if we get the necessary foreign partner to assist us in this deal.

Therefore, when the business is successfully concluded we shall through the same connections withdraw all documents used from all the concerned government ministries for 100% security. All expenses regarding the opening of an account if not already in existence shall be borne by you,all expenses are however reimbursable on the conclusion of this business transaction. It is of high hope that you will consider this humble request and respond positively.

If you are still in doubt after the receipt of this letter, please do not
hesitate to contact and ask any question(s) that may hinder your decision
on this matter. If in the alternative you are indisposed, please an acknowledgement of the receipt of this letter will be appreciated stating
such. For more details on this transaction, you can call me on my telephone number +234-1-774-4594. The telephone line may be busy,please keep on trying till you get through.

While awaiting your early response, thank you in anticipation of your most valued assistance.


Yours faithfully,
Dr. BEN OSIFO (MNIM)


P.S. PLEASE TREAT AS URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL

  jazzypop 00:26 26 May 03

Hmm, well it is sort of believable....

But not nearly as believable as me. Why not just send £5,000 to me, and of course I will send you untold wealth by return.

  Zaxifone 00:27 26 May 03

Just delete it. Its an old con... :)

Z.

  MoggieX 00:31 26 May 03

I know,

I haven't seen one of these for over a year now and they still say the samethings, we'll give you an amazing 60-80% just for helping.

I thoiught they would have given up, but the scam is still going, apparently.

  monkeyshine 00:32 26 May 03

Wait until you get one offering 20 million and 20%.

  Bagsey 07:55 26 May 03

Just remember the good old Yorkshire saying:- YOU NEVER GET OWT FOR NOWT, Then delete it

  rawprawn 08:06 26 May 03

I responded to one just like it, I am now extremey rich with an estate in Yorkshire, a town house in Chelsea, & a Villa on the Cote D'Azur. I have two Bentley's & a Porshe, & a dolly bird wife.If you believe that respond to the email, if not, delete it & always wonder.

  mole44 08:13 26 May 03

i responded ,and now i loan bill gates money,lol,lol,lol,rofl.course its a con and scam its the old one been doing the round for years first they ask money then they tell you "difficulties have arrisen" send more money,those who get caught are stupid.

  VoG™ 08:41 26 May 03
  Andsome 08:44 26 May 03

I have answered two of these, and now I just don't know how much money I have. The interest just keeps on rolling up. I know that the money was obtained illegally but who cares. My new wealth has enabled me to support local charities. Only last week I sent a cheque for £2.50 to the local hospice, and sent a cheque for £4.00 to go towards enabling a local sick child to go to America for treatment. Without all this money I could not have been so generous. GO FOR IT.

  Smiler 12:10 26 May 03

I think the link given by VoG says it all. Plus if you give someone the details of your bank accounts what's to stop them possbly kacking in and helping themselves to your money. Be warned!!!!!!

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