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From: "Robert Attah." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 23:46:32 -0500
Subject: Requesting for your Urgent Co-operation and Assistance.
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From: Engr. Robert Attah
I am a director in the National Electric Power authority (N.E.P.A.) and also a member of a five-man committee for contract awards and payment ratification. I came to know of you in my search for a reliable and reputable person to handle a very confidential business that involves the transfer of a huge sum of money to a foreign account. In line with the Federal Government of Nigeria declaration on the privatization of the N.E.P.A. at the prompting of the International Monetary Fund (I.M.F), it had earmarked a total sum of USD$280million for the year 2001 capital development projects.
The committee had unanimously budgeted to expend a total sum of USD$255 million and contracts to that effect have been awarded. However, the contracts have been over-invoiced to accommodate the balance amount of USD$25 million, and we have placed the balance of USD$25 million as floating funds in the NEPA/Federal government escrow account in an off-shore account facility of the Central Bank of Nigeria reflecting pending credit due to external beneficiary. The over-invoiced sum is what we now have to transfer to a foreign account.
Consequently, my colleagues and I are willing to transfer the total amount to an account, which you have absolute control over for subsequent disbursement amongst us. Needless to say, the trust reposed on you at this juncture is enormous as cases abound where top government functionaries such as us in attempting to achieve such deals, on its successful completion, have had their foreign partner(s) abscond with the entire sums or outright denials of being obligated to transfer to their Nigerian counterparts their share of the funds.
In return for your kindness, assistance and participation, we have agreed to give 30% of the transferred sum, while 10% shall be set aside for incidental expenses (internal and external) between both parties in the course of the transaction.
You will be mandated to remit the balance of the transferred sum to another account in due course. Could you please notify me of your acceptance to assist in this transaction by a return mail including your secured fax number for more details. You are assured that your role in this transaction is risk free. To this end, this matter should be treated with utmost confidentiality. Whilst thanking you for taking time to read through this letter, I look forward to your kind and fast reply.
Engr. Robert Attah
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