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Nigerian Scam!!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by shahedz, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. shahedz

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    i got this email at work , obviously from the scam artists that are in Nigeria ( please note i am not being racist but they sccam artists are from Nigeria)

    From Engineer Frederick Okosun
    Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC),
    P.o. Box 256 wuse2 Abuja,
    Nigerian

    Attn: Please
    I am Engr. Frederick Okosun, The Director of the
    Contractors Award and Review Department with the
    Nigerian national Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). I am
    contacting you on this business of transferring the
    sum of US$23,615,000.00 (Twenty-three million, six
    hundred and fifteen thousand United Stated Dollars
    only) into a safe foreign account and the need is very
    urgent. I got your contact from the internet when i
    was searching for honest person who will assist me to
    receive the money into his bank account and it is with
    business trust that made me to contact you on this
    matter. I write to solicit for the transfer of this
    money into your account.

    This money was generated from an over invoiced
    contract sum in my corporation (NNPC).
    I am contacting you for your help and partnership for
    the following two reasons:
    1. As a civil servant, I am not permitted to own
    foreign accounts due to civil service code of conduct.
    2. My present financial resources as a civil servant
    will not be sufficient for me to handle the transfer
    alone successfully without financial assistance from a
    reliable foreign partner abroad. 30% of this sum would
    be for you as compensation for using your Bank account
    in transferring this money, 5% would be used to
    reimburse the expenses made by both parties during the
    processing of the transferring which include,
    telephone bills, traveling expenses and fees. While
    75% is for me.

    Please note that I will arrange to meet with you
    immediately after the successful conclusion of the
    transfer, the 75% share of mine will be used for
    investment overseas. Your assistance and co-operation
    is highly needed. I assure you that this transaction
    is 100% risk free. If you are interested I will
    require your banking information as
    mentioned below:

    1. Name to be used as beneficiary
    2. Your private and confidential telephone/fax
    number(s).
    3. Your bank name and address, your bank telephone and
    fax number(s).
    4. Or if you are not comfortable with providing your
    existing account, you can within the shortest possible
    time, confidentially open an entirely new (Virgin)
    account for the transaction. I would prefer this
    arrangement. I hope to conclude this business within
    the next fourteen (14) working days. Looking forward
    to your anticipated and urgent positive response via
    this e-mail box.

    Regards
    Eng Frederick Okosun.


    so i sent him a reply back to which he then replied

    Dear Shahed,

    I received your e-mail, I quite appreciate your
    response.This transfer must be done in the mode of a
    contract payment,this means all due process of contract
    payment in Nigeria has to be strictly adhered to.

    This has to begin by first incorporating your company
    here in Nigeria with the corporate affairs commission,
    we are the one, that will incorporate yourcompany here
    in Nigeria and send you the require documents of this
    incorporation.As if your company has been existing in
    Nigeria since 2002. We will then proceed to register
    your company here in Nigeria with the Nigerian National
    Petroleum Corporation (N.N.P.C) under category ‘d’.
    This will entitles your company to execute contracts above
    ten million united states dollars(us$10,000,000.00)
    with the N.N.P.C.

    Subsequently, we must file in applications for payment to the
    respective government ministries concerned with contract payment.
    This will be initiated from the N.N.P.C. by my colleague and
    I can forwarded to the federal ministry of finance which has to
    approve the contract payment and further refer it to a committee
    known as the debt reconciliation committee (DRC).

    The committee has the final authorisation on all foreign contract
    payments. therefore, this committee will contact you directly as
    the beneficiary to let you know of its readiness to transfer fund
    into your account. you do not need to discuss this with your bankers,
    since the paying bank from here will inform your bank that you are
    receiving the money for contract payment. to enable you perform this
    role of the beneficiary of the contract payment, we will send to you
    by fax or email all documents acquired at each stage of the transaction.
    Please send me your complete names and address,telephone and fax numbers
    and complete details of your banking particulars.


    This transaction will be completed in ten working days.
    My share will be 70% of the amount transferred, while
    25% will be retained by you as compensation for your
    role. Therefore, the 5% left will be used to defray
    all expenses we might incurred in processing the
    payment.
    Thanks for your anticipated cooperation, please ensure
    this is very confidential hence IÂ will prefer to deal
    with you alone on this matter. You can call me on
    telephone no: 234-803 249 3378 if further
    explanation is needed.

    Best regards,

    Engr Frederick.


    i am have now sent hima nother email ( the future ones i will store and post a copy here) i am trying to get this phone number so i can use the cheap international calls i have and harrass him for being such a scum bag!!!
     
  2. richjthorpe

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    I like the fact he originally said that 30% is for you, 5% is for expenditure and 75% for him :)
     
  3. Philly112

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    I just typed in 'honest person' in google and your name didn't come up at all mate!!

    http://www.potifos.com/fraud/

    This is a good link with tonnes of scamming emails etc.

    Good luck with your correspondence with your new friend

    Phil
     
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    I have strung one of these along for a while but lost interest in the end. Good fun for the first few exchanges where they think they have got you
     
  5. Mad Mr H

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    Sad but I fear too many fall for these tricks......

    flea bay second chance mails are the funny ones I find.....
     
  6. Nick_UK

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    It's called the "419 scam" (after the Nigerian penal code number). See here for more info and advice.
     
  7. common

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    Loved this one.....if anyone fell for this they deserve being shafted :rotfl:


    Subject: Nigerian Astronaut Wants To Come Home
    Dr. Bakare Tunde
    Astronautics Project Manager
    National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA)
    Plot 555
    Misau Street
    PMB 437
    Garki, Abuja, FCT NIGERIA


    Dear Mr. Sir,

    REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE-STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL

    I am Dr. Bakare Tunde, the cousin of Nigerian Astronaut, Air Force Major Abacha Tunde. He was the first African in space when he made a secret flight to the Salyut 6 space station in 1979. He was on a later Soviet spaceflight, Soyuz T-16Z to the secret Soviet military space station Salyut 8T in 1989. He was stranded there in 1990 when the Soviet Union was dissolved. His other Soviet crew members returned to earth on the Soyuz T-16Z, but his place was taken up by return cargo. There have been occasional Progrez supply flights to keep him going since that time. He is in good humor, but wants to come home.

    In the 14-years since he has been on the station, he has accumulated flight pay and interest amounting to almost $ 15,000,000 American Dollars. This is held in a trust at the Lagos National Savings and Trust Association. If we can obtain access to this money, we can place a down payment with the Russian Space Authorities for a Soyuz return flight to bring him back to Earth. I am told this will cost $ 3,000,000 American Dollars. In order to access the his trust fund we need your assistance.

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

    Needless to say, the trust reposed on you at this juncture is enormous. In return, we have agreed to offer you 20 percent of the transferred sum, while 10 percent 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 70 percent to other accounts in due course.

    Kindly expedite action as we are behind schedule to enable us include downpayment in this financial quarter.

    Please acknowledge the receipt of this message via my direct number 234 (0) 9-234-2220 only.

    Yours Sincerely, Dr. Bakare Tunde
    Astronautics Project Manager
    tip@nasrda.gov.ng

    http://www.nasrda.gov.ng/
     
  8. seb

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    common, that is hilarious :rotfl:

    I think scams like this are Gods way of seperating idiots from their money in case they hurt themselves :D
     
  9. stealther

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    When was the last time that you heard anyone fall for this sort of scam in this country?
    I have probably never met anyone who new anybody that it had happened to.

    As for stringing them along, that is always good for a laugh. :)
    I sore a link to a website on here last year which detailed what an American had done in retaliation to an attempt to buy a expensive laptop from him using a ‘secure’ third party payment holding site like Paypal. The buyer had set this site up himself in an attempt to con the goods out of him!! Well obviously the seller figured out it was a scam and the results were hilarious. :)
     
  10. oxygenuk

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    when u get any contact details give it to the police silly.

    otherwise he;ll end up screwing loads of people up the ass.

    ******** nigerian ******rd's
     
  11. shahedz

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    i have heard some bad ones before but that takes the biscuit!
     

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