I don't even know what all this stuff is -- axial plans and supper polypore. Or even super polypore. Whatever: Despite the real-sounding details, this is a scam, like all "help me recover some money" ploys. Whether it's a bank account belonging to a dead client or over-invoiced funds…. it doesn't actually exist. The only money that could be transferred is the money that's currently in your own bank account -- transferred to the scammer. Don't be fooled, don't reply to messages like this.
From: "Alhaji Mohammed Sanusi Lamido "firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: April 25, 2010 2:34:55 PM PDT
Subject: Urgent Matter .. Please Respond
Tel No: +234-813-741-6430
Attn: The President / CEO
Urgent Telegraphic / Swift Transfer of: USD$125,000,000.00 (One Hundred and Twenty-Five Million United States Dollars Only)
I am Alhaji. Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo, Group Managing Director (GMD) / Chairman Debt Reconciliation Committee Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC); I got your contact from January, 2009 worldwide database and yellow pages encyclopedia after due consideration believing you are a highly respected personality. Although, I do not know to what extent you are familiar with events, hence I contact you.
Firstly, I must solicit your strictest confidence in this transaction; this is by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and “TOP SECRET” with great magnitude involving a pending transaction requiring maximum confidence, I am sure and have confidence of your ability and reliability to prosecute this magnificent transaction. The new civilian government has principally mandated me to review and offset all contractors’ outstanding overdue payments on contracts awarded since May 1976 to, June 2009, under the regimes of the Former Heads of State.
Respectively, In May 2001, a contract worth USD$375,000,000.00 ( Three Hundred and Seventy-Five Million United States Dollars Only) was awarded to a foreign company by Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC) for supply, erection and system optimization of supper polypore 200,000-BPSD, system optimization of 280,000-monax axial plants and the computerization of conveyor belt for Kaduna Refinery. I deliberately over-invoiced the contract with USD$125,000,000.00 (One Hundred and Twenty-Five Million United States Dollars). Actually the company that executed the contracts has been fully paid and the projects were officially commissioned.
Therefore, due to epigrammatic decision to redefine the outstanding payment I am presenting you as the beneficiary who will present original invoice to re-apply and to substitute the foreign company which upon its presentation to Central Bank of Nigeria CBN your designated Bank Account will be credited unconditionally. On receipt of your immediate response, we shall discuss the compulsory modalities. I have all necessary documents / approvals to secure the transfer in your favour.
Note as a mandatory, I wish to make the clarifications as follows: That you will be entitled to share 25% of the total funds. The officials 70% while 5% will be set aside to incure any local and foreign incidental expenses. I consequently request your maximum assistance and approvals to facilitate the transfer of the above funds from Central Bank of Nigeria CBN, where these funds are deposited. Upon confirmation of your readiness to execute this magnificent transaction with me and understanding that this deal being a partnership business, you the second partner, will participate partially in the expenses that might incure. you will be urgently required to furnish your Companies Letter Headed Paper Signed & Stamped, Private Telephone & Fax Numbers, Bank Name and Address, your Corporate Bank Account Number. In conclusion, I guarantee that this operation will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect us from any breach of law.
Alhaji. Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo
NNPC Group Managing Director (GMD) &
Director Debt Reconciliation Committee Chairman