We all receive emails claiming that we've won a prize,inheritance from a dead relative, love interest or some business transaction. Some are too good to be true, whilst some can are pretty convincing. By the time we are aware,money and some valuable information are already in the possession of the perpetrators. DON'T be a victim of internet scam or 419.
Original email addy - firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 10:02:48 +0200
> From: email@example.com
> Subject: Fund Relocation Re-Profiling
Re: Fund Relocation Re-Profiling I am Mr.Robert Spiff; one of the Executives of Contracts Appraisal and
Payment Board here. I am contacting you for a mutual beneficial business
with believe you will not disappoint or let us down at last. What you are about to
read might sound like fiction but it is very, very real. I was mandated to contact
you. We deliberately “over-invoiced” some major contracts awarded by the Federal
Government for the 2010 FIFA SOCCER WORLD CUP. We have now arrived at the
opportunity to transfer this over-invoiced amount out of here now that the
football games are over, as the original foreign contractors have received their
full payments leaving the over-invoiced amounts. The amount is U.S$120 Million
(One Hundred and Twenty Million Dollars). We inflated and over-invoiced the
original contracts and approved payments using our connections and positions.
Now that the original contractors have received their full payments; this
inflated amount needs to be removed out of this country in order to eliminate
suspicion. I am contacting you as a foreigner; in order to arrange with you the
removal of this money from here because we cannot be able to remove the money
under our names, considering restrictions guiding the civil service code of
conducts. This money cannot be approved to a local resident, but can be approved
to a foreigner because the money is in foreign currency hence we want you to
stand as a “Sub-Contractor”. We shall present you as a sub-contractor to the
original contractors and this $120 Million will be approved to your name or to
a company we shall register for you locally through our connection. The money
can be transferred in installments depending on your choice and security concerns.
A perfect transfer strategy and legal structures would be put in place in your
name, as we shall arrange back-up transfer documentations, and then apply for
claims. With our positions and influence here; this money would be re-profiled to your
name and transferred to any oversea bank account/s you will nominate; but with an assurance from you that this money will remain safe in
your custody pending our arrival to join you for securing our share.
After the transfer, all the documents relating to the transferred money will
be destroyed immediately, in order to avoid future traces. For your involvement
in this project…you will receive a 2.5% of the total money. Feel free to call
or email me for further discussions and guidance on what is expected of you.
We shall be counting on your sense of secrecy and confidentiality, to avoid
risky exposure, considering sensitivity of this deal here. I am anxiously