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This just goes to prove, you can't be too careful who you befriend on "Friendster" or anywhere else! Good 'ol "Badmus w Crane" has got his career as a civil servant (accountant) at the "Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)" in order, and now he's ready to try to steal money from an "over-invoiced account" by transferring out of the country, with your help, of course.
Did we forget to mention that it is all a scam?
I was contacted by this "american" guy on a website friendster.com. We've been emailing for a while and today I got an email that I think is a little bit suspicious and I'd really appreciate it if you could check it out?
Here is a copy of the email he sent me:
Hello my Dear Lora,
How'r you doing today,your health,studies and everyone around you.
Well to say the truth i miss you so much and i thank you for creating time to write me,am thankfull.
sorry you have'nt hear from me for a while now,you need to understand the lavel and suituation of my job..
I've seceeded in storing all my goods(crude oil) in a ware house here in these island,waiting for them to be export out of the country to the states(America).the problem is that i have a business proposal that is holding me down right here.
Lora i will like you to help me out with it cos u'r the only one i can trust now...
Having consulted with my colleagues and based on the information gathered from the Nigerian Chambers Of Commerce And Industry, I have the privilege to request your assistance to transfer the sum of $500,000.00 ( five hundred thousand United States dollars) into your accounts. The above sum resulted from an over-invoiced contract, executed, commissioned and paid for about five years (5) ago by a foreign contractor. This action was however intentional and since then the fund has been in a suspense account at The Central Bank Of Nigeria Apex Bank.
We are now ready to transfer the fund overseas and that is where you come in. It is important to inform you that as civil servants, we are forbidden to operate a foreign account; that is why we require your assistance. The total sum will be shared as follows: 70% for us, 25% for you and 5% for local and international expenses incidental to the transfer.
The transfer is risk free on both sides. I am an accountant with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). If you find this proposal acceptable, we shall require the following documents:
(a) your banker's name, telephone, account and fax numbers.
(b) your private telephone and fax numbers - for confidentiality and easy communication.
(c) your letter-headed paper stamped and signed.
Alternatively we will furnish you with the text of what to type into your letter-headed paper, along with a breakdown explaining, comprehensively what we require of you. The business will take us thirty (30) working days to accomplish.
Please reply urgently.
Badmus w Crane