419 spam from Nigeria
I got quite a few of these.
Is there any reason to accept email from Nigeria except to see the
variety of fraudsters out there?
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From: "DR VICTOR PETERS" <email@example.com>
Subject: APPEAL FOR URGENT ASSISTANCE/INVESTMENT
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Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 06:34:48 -0700
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CHIEF FINANCIAL DIRECTOR
INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL
It is my warmest pleasure writing you this confidential business offer
irrespective of the fact that we have not met before or
done any thing that will re-impose absolute confidence but nevertheless,an
adage says a day begins a story and it is in line
of this strong perspective that I am very determined to communicate you
with much conviction that you will give my
proposal a second thought and consideration.
As earlier stated I am Dr. Victor Peters a financial director working with
Inec. My Agency is in charge of conducting all
elections in my country Nigeria and by the virtue of my unique position in
office as the Chief financial director. I was
elevated by the commission to become the chairman of foreign contract
tender board committee whose responsibility is to
award and supervise foreign contract to ensure it is executed promptly.
Consequently, I the chairman of the tender board committee in
collaboration with two other top committee members over-
invoice certain contract for the supply of electoral equipments needed for
theforth-coming elections approaching around
August 2003. The initial cost of the contract was pegged at US$50 million,
but after the feasibility study was done, while
submitting my report to the office of the presidency for final approval,
we deliberately inflated the cost to an excess amount
of US$ 30 million making the cost to be US$ 80 million.
Right now, the gist of contacting you is we are constrained to claim the
fund due to certain laws enacted by the
government guiding civil service code of conduct Bureau which prohibits
top civil servants working under Government
establishment from operating offshore or foreign Account and this
situation has kept us in a fix to openly come forward to
claim the outstanding balance of US$30 million, hence after series of
private meetings we decided to make contactin order
to get a reliable foreign partner whom we will forward his or her
credentials to claim the fund based on mutual trust
In a nutshell, we need your assistance and support to claim this fund so
that at the later time convenient for us, we will
come over to your country after the funds have been transferred to meet
you and collect our own percentage while you will
keep the rest as yours. For your support and total dedication to realize
the objectives of this operation, you shall be entitled
to 20% of the sum total, 5% for misslaneous expense like telephone bill,
while 75% of the fund belongs to the three officials
involved in the deal.
Note, you are vividly assured that you will not be subjected to any kind
of risk for your support and involvement in this
venture hence we have piloted a good strategy to ensure the operations
goes smoothly of which we have targeted two
weeks duration to accomplished our Aim.
Kindly treat this matter Absolutely confidential because the officials
involved are still in service and some of us intend to
resign our appointment immediately after the transaction is finalized.
I look forward to hearing positively from you while further details will
be given as soon as I get your response.
DR. VICTOR PETERS
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