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Saturday, October 21, 2006

Your Urgent Response Is Needed

From: Jeremiah Egudu -


Dear friend,


Firstly, I sincerely apologize for breaking into your privacy, however I have decided to contact you through this medium due to the urgency of this proposed business transaction. I got your contact over the Internet during my search for assistance in this mutually beneficial business Transaction.

I must first solicit your strictest confidentiality in this transaction. This is by virtue of its nature as being utterly CONFIDENTIAL and “TOP SECRET”. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, considering the fact that we have not met each other before, but I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day.

I am Prof. Jeremiah Egudu an Accountant by profession and also a Director General in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Right now I am presently the chairman of the Contract Awards/Review and Payment Approvals committee of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. My colleagues and I are presently looking for a very reliable and God-fearing person to handle a highly confidential business transaction for us, which involves the transfer of a huge sum of money to a foreign account requiring maximum CONFIDENCE. My colleagues and I are top Officials of the Federal Government Contract Review and Award Panel. Our duties include Evaluation, Vetting, and Approval for payment of Contract jobs done for the N.N.P.C etc. In order to commence this business we solicit for your assistance with the transfer of the said funds into any bank account you will provide for this business.

The source of these funds is as follows: In the first quarter of 2004 this committee was mandated to review and award contracts to the tune of over US$400 million US dollars to a group of five firms for the supply, construction and installation of Oil Pipe lines in Warri and Port Harcourt Environs. During this process my colleagues and I decided and agreed among ourselves to deliberately over-inflate the total contract sum from US$400 million to US$416 million with the main intention of sharing the remaining sum of US$16 million amongst ourselves. The Federal Government of Nigeria has since early this year approved the sum of US$416 million for us as the contract payment, and the sum of US$400 million has also been paid out to the foreign companies concerned as contract entitlements for the various jobs done, but since the companies are entitled to US$400 million dollars only, we are now left with US$16 million dollars balance in the account which we intend to disburse amongst ourselves quickly, but by virtue of our positions as civil servants and members of this panel, we cannot do this by ourselves, as we are prohibited by the Code of Conduct Bureau (Civil Service Laws) from opening and/or operating foreign accounts in our names while still in Government service, making it impossible for us to acquire the money in our names right now. Consequently, I have therefore been delegated as a matter of trust and urgency by my colleagues in the panel to look for an overseas partner into whose account we would transfer the sum of US$16 million. Hence I am writing you this letter.

My Colleagues and I have agreed that if you or your company can act as the beneficiary of these funds on our behalf, you or your Company will retain 20% of the total amount (US$16 million), while 60% will be for us (OFFICIALS) and the remaining 20% will be used in offsetting all debts/expenses and Taxes incurred both local and foreign in the cause of this transfer. Needless to say, the trust reposed on you at this juncture is enormous. In return we demand your complete honesty and trust. You must however NOTE therefore, that this transaction will be strictly based on the following terms and conditions as we have stated below;
a) Our conviction of your transparent honesty and diligence
b) That you would treat this transaction with utmost secrecy and confidentiality
c) That you will not ask for more share or try to sit on the funds once it is under your custody, or any form of blackmail.
d) That upon receipt of the funds you will release the funds as instructed by us after you have removed your share of 20% from the total amount.

Please, note that this transaction is 100% safe, legal and risk free and we hope to conclude this transaction 7 bank working days from the date of receipt of the necessary requirements from you. We are looking forward to doing business with you and solicit your Total Confidentiality in this transaction. There is no cause for alarm. I give you my word that you are completely safe in doing business with us. Transactions like this have been successfully carried out in the past by most Government executives. Here in my country there is great economic and political disarray and thus looting of public funds and corruption is rampant and the order of the day amongst high ranking government officials, thus explaining why you might have heard stories of how money is been looted out of Nigeria most especially by our past Presidents and present serving governors, they are all thieves and have pushed us to what we are doing now, because we have to secure a good future for ourselves and our families, so that when we retire from active service we do not languish in poverty. Presently we are grossly underpaid as compared to our counterparts in the western world, and we the civil servants make the whole money for the country, yet we are not been paid well. My country is blessed with so many natural resources but the revenue from these are being embezzled on a daily basis by those in the corridors of power without a thought for others, we can’t seat down and watch them loot everything while we go hungry, so we have made up our mind to also get what we can now. I will explain more to you when I have heard from you. You can also read more of our corrupt and greedy leaders from this web addresses;

Please acknowledge the receipt of this letter using the above email address. I will bring you into the complete picture of this pending business transaction when I have heard from you and also receive your confidential telephone and fax numbers to enable me fax to you all necessary information you need to know about our pending business transaction. I will also forward to you copy of my International passport so you know whom you are dealing with. Your urgent response will be highly appreciated to enable us still transfer the funds under this second batch of payment for this financial quarter of the year 2006.

Thank you and God Bless.

Yours faithfully,

Prof. Jeremiah Egudu

Direct Tel no: 234 802 985 6762