Crimes of Persuasion:

Schemes, scams, frauds.



Over-Invoiced Contracts used in Nigerian Letters

Over-invoice examples relating to the Federal Secretariat Complex, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation are on the following page under NNPC.


From: koffi umar <koffi2_umar\\yahoo.com
Sent: July 12, 2001
Subject: business proposal

OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN
CONTRACT AWARDING COMMITTE
ECOWAS HEADQUARTERS

Dear Sir,

I am Dr koffi umar The Chairman, Contract Awarding Committee of the ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATES ( ECOWAS) with Headquarters in Lome, Togo.

I got your information in a business directory from the Togolaise Chamber of Commerce and Industries when I was searching for a reliable, honest and trustworthy person to entrust this business with.

I was simply inspired and motivated to pick your contact from the directory.

After discussing my view and your profile with my colleagues, they were very much satisfied and decided to contact you immediately for this mutual business relationship.

We wish to transfer the sum of USD15,000,000.00 (fifteen Million United States Dollars only.) into your personal or company's bank account.

This fund was a residue of the over invoiced contract bills awarded by us for the supply of ammunitions, hard/soft wares, pharmaceuticals /medical items, light and heavy duty vehicles, apparels and other administrative logistics etc for the ECOMOG in Sierra-Leone and Liberia during the Peace Keeping Projects.

This DEAL was deliberately hatched out and carefully protected with all the attendant loop holes sealed off. As the Chairman of CAC, I have the cooperation and mandate of the Financial Director and the Secretary of the Organisation.

We arranged and over invoiced the contract funds supplied by different companies from different countries during the crisis.

It was our consensus to seek the assistance of a willing foreigner to provide us with the facilities to transfer this money out of West Africa. This is borne out of our belief in the non-stable and sporous political nature of this sub-region.

The original contractors have been duly paid by the Banque Centrale Des Etats De L`Afrique De L`Ouest (Central Bank of the West African States) through our bankers - Societe Generale Banque. This balance is suspended in the escrow accounts awaiting claims by any foreign company of our choice.

We intend to pay out this fund NOW as the organization is winding up its activities since the aim of returning PEACE to the countries and the coast has been achieved.

Based on the laws and ethics of employment, we as civil servants working under this organization, are not allowed to operate a foreign account.

This is the more reason why we needed your assistance to provide an account that can sustain this fund for safe keeping and our future investment with your comprehensive advise, assistance and partnership in your country.

It is however agreed, as the account owner in this deal to allow you 30% of the entire sum as compensation, 65% will be held on trust for us while 5% will be used to defray any incidental charges and cost during the course of the transaction.

This transaction will be successfully concluded within 14 days if you accord us your unalloyed and due cooperation. You should provide the followings;

YOUR COMPANY'S NAME WITH COMPLETE ADDRESS, TEL AND FAX NUMBERS. (if available)
THE NAME OF YOUR BANK, ITS ADDRESS WITH TEL, FAX AND TELEX NUMBERS.
THE ACCOUNT NUMBER
THE COMPLETE MAILING ADDRESS OF THE BENEFICIARY WITH TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS.

Upon the receipt of this information, the documents and approval with the texts will be sent to you for confirmation and then forwarded to the organization for ratification and subsequent payment.

As with the case of all organized (sensitive) and conspired DEALS, we solicit for your unreserved confidentiality and utmost secret in this business.

We hope to retire peacefully and lead a honourable business life afterwards. There are no risks involved.

The reply must be through this e-mail box only for more intimate and detailed discussions.

With regards.

DR. koffi umar


Musical Chairs

From: chi jeo <ban_20\\onebox.com
Sent: September 28, 2001
Subject: INVESTMENT PROPOSAL TO Ebrahim

strictly confidentail

OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN
CONTRACT AWARDING COMMITTE
ECOWAS HEADQUARTERS
LOME, REPUBLIC OF TOGO

ATTN:ACCOUNT PROVISION FOR USD10M

Forgive my indignation if this message comes to you as a surprise and if it might offend you without your prior consent and writing through this channel.

I am MR KEMAS JONES, the Chairman, Contract Awarding Committee of the ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATES (ECOWAS) with Headquarters in Lome, Togo.

( Content identical to text in example above )

CALL ME UP RECEIPT OF THIS MESSAGES FOR MORE DETAILS ON MY TELEPHONE NUMBER 00 228-08-24-12 FOR MORE DETAILS.

REPLY ASAP.
Best regards.

KEMAS JONES.


Equatorially Endorsed Offer

From: ken kris <kenke1us\\yahoo.com
Sent: July 14, 2001
Subject: BUSINESS

FROM: ENGR. KRIS KENNEDY
BATA, REPUBLIC OF EQUATORIAL GUINEA
E-MAIL: kenke1us\\yahoo.com

ATTEN: Ebrahim

FUND TRANSFER

Having consulted with my colleagues, and based on information gathered from the Equatorial Guinea Chamber of Commerce, I am pleased to propose a confidential business transaction to our mutual benefit.

My colleagues and I have in our possession instruments to transfer the sum of $35,500,000.00 into a foreign company's account in our favor.

This amount emanated as a result from an over-invoiced contract, executed, commissioned, and paid for about two years ago by a foreign contractor.

We are therefore seeking your assistance in transferring this money to your account as it can only be remitted to a foreign account, and as civil servants, we are forbidden to operate foreign accounts. The total sum will be shared as follows:

30% for the account owner (you)
60% for us
10% to settle any incidental expenses

We shall commence the transfer of funds immediately, as soon as you send the following documents/information through the above email address:

1. Your banker's name, address and tel/fax numbers
2. The account number and name of would be beneficiary.
3. Company/Personal address, telephone and fax number

Bear in mind that this is absolutely a private and personal deal, nonofficial; and should be treated with all measure of secrecy and confidentiality. Please acknowledge the receipt of this letter via my office e-mail address: krisknned\\yahoo.com

Yours faithfully,

ENGR. KRIS KENNEDY


Financial Football Foul

From: charles ojugbana charl_oju002\\yahoo.com
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2001
Subject: urgent assistance

Dear Sir,

I am Mr. Charles Ojugbana, assistant secretary to the Nigeria Football Association, Parent body of the Nigerian '99 Local Organising Committee, an affiliate to the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA).

In the course of our preparation to host the world youth championship tagged (Nig.'99) earlier last two years, a huge sum of money running into millions of United States Dollars was budgeted by the then military government for the successful organisation of this competition.

In the same vein, FIFA President Sepp Blatter, made millions of dollars available for the same project, not to mention corporate organisations and football-loving individuals who made huge donations.

However, in my capacity as the assistant secretary to both the Local Organising Committee (LOC) and the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), I and some of my colleagues in sensitive positions were able to over-invoice most of the contracts which were awarded for the reconstruction and refurbishing of the eight (8) stadia for the competition.

The contractors who handled this projects have been paid off. It is pertinent to note that a total sum of sixty five million United States dollars (US$65,000,000.00) was realized as over-invoice.

This over-invoice sum is lying in a suspense account at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) ready for transfer into an overseas account.

I have been unanimously mandated to seek for a reliable, honest and trustworthy foreigner who will assist in ensuring the successful transfer of the above sum of money into his personal / company's account. Hence I decided to contact you.

On successful remittance of the fund (US$65,000,000.00) into your nominated account, it is agreed that 25% of the fund will be for you, 5% will be used to settle any expenses that might be incurred by both parties, while the remaining 70% will be for us.

You might be surprised and curious at an offer like this, be rest assured that the modality and logistics towards ensuring the successful transfer of this fund have been properly worked out. All that is required from you is your co-operation.

This transaction is leak-proof. We kindly request you accord it the highest level of secrecy it deserves. Please let me know your response so as to make an alternative arrangement.

You can reach me through the above e-mail address. Thanks for your anticipated co-operation.

Best regards,
Charles Ojugbana.


Howdy Patner

From: Raymond Etiebet <rayetiebet\\yahoo.com
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2001
Subject: ASSISTANCE

HON. RAYMOND ETIEBET (DR).

ATTN: DEAR EBRAHIM,

...FIRST, I MUST SOLICIT YOUR CONFIDENCE IN THIS TRANSACTION. THIS IS VIRTUE OF IT'S NATURE AS BEING UTTERLY CONFIDENTIAL AND TOP SECRET.

WE ARE TOP OFFICIALS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA CONTRACT REVIEW PANEL WHO ARE INTERESTED IN IMPORTATION OF GOODS INTO OUR COUNTRY AND INVESTING IN EUROPE WITH FUNDS WHICH ARE PRESENTLY TRAPPED IN NIGERIA.

...FOR THE SUBSEQUENT PURCHASE AND INVENTORY OF THE GOODS TO BE IMPORTED AND THE INVESTMENT IN EUROPE.

THE SOURCE OF THIS FUND IS AS FOLLOWS: DURING THE PREVIOUS MILITARY REGIMES IN OUR COUNTRY, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS SET UP COMPANIES AND AWARDED THEMSELVES CONTRACTS WHICH WERE GROSSLY OVER-INVOICED IN VARIOUS MINISTRIES.

THE NEW CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT NOW SETUP A CONTRACT REVIEW PANEL WHICH I AND MY COLLEAGUES ARE MEMBERS AND WE HAVE IDENTIFIED A LOT OF INFLATED SUM, DUE TO OUR POSITION AS CIVIL SERVANTS AND MEMBERS OF THIS PANEL, WE CANNOT ACQUIRE THIS MONEY IN OUR NAMES.

...THE ABOVE INFORMATION WILL ENABLE US WRITE LETTERS OF CLAIM AND JOB DESCRIPTION RESPECTIVELY. THIS WAY WE WILL USE YOUR COMPANY'S NAME TO APPLY FOR PAYMENTS AND RE-AWARD THE CONTRACT TO YOUR COMPANY NAME.

...I WILL BRING YOU INTO THE COMPLETE PICTURE OF THIS PENDING PROJECT WHEN I HAVE HEARD FROM YOU...

HON. RAYMOND ETIEBET (DR).



Hot Damn

DR. REY OGBONNA Ph.D (UNN), MNIM, MICA
Financial Controller & Contract Award Committee Chairman (NEPA)

Dear Sir,

REQUEST FOR URGENT/CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP.

I am Dr. REY OGBONNA the Financial Controller and Contract Award Committee Chairman in the National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) in Lagos, Nigeria.

My colleagues have assigned me to seek for assistance of a reliable foreigner through whom we can transfer the sum of US$38,600,000.00 (Thirty-Eight Million, Six Hundred Thousand U.S. Dollars) which arose from the deliberate over-inflated contract value for the General expansion of the Kanji Dam Thermal Station on behalf of National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) for increased energy generation to Nigeria and some other West African countries...

...The nature of your business is not particularly relevant for the success of this transaction. All we require is your willingness to co-operate and assurance that our own share will be given to us when this money is transferred into your account.

All necessary precautions have been taken to ensure a no risk situation on the sides of both parties and it is believed that the conclusion of this transaction will not last more than 8 working days, however, we are going to retrieve the whole documents that will relate to this transaction and destroy them after the transfer of the money into your account to avoid any trace of the money.

Since we have no knowledge of business, our plan is to invest this money into Real Estate, Stocks and we can also invest in some other profitable business in your country based on your advice because many of our years has been spent as civil servant, and we may likely resign from government service to private business after this money is transferred into your account....

Best Regards,

DR. REY OGBONNA

Note: He also sends along a photocopy of his passport as "proof" of his identity.


V. Preston gives us this one June 9, 2001

From: ahmed aminu <aminu_2ahmed\\yahoo.com
Subject: URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL

Dr. Aminu Ahmed,
Lagos Nigeria
Tel/Fax: 234.1.7597012
Email: ali2_yusuf\\yahoo.com
Email: aminu_2ahmed\\yahoo.com

Attn: President/Chief Executive Officer,

REQUEST FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION/ASSISTANCE

We are making this contact with you based on the reliable information available to us concerning your reputation and well-organized company (at our chamber of commerce and industry).

The information is so positive as to convince us that you would be capable to provide us with a solution to a money transfer of Eighteen million, five hundred thousand United States Dollars (US$18,500,000.00).

We are members of a special committee set up for the review and award of contracts by the Department of Petroleum and Mineral Resources. Our status ranks from ministerial post down to Directors-General.

This Committee is principally mandated by the new Civilian Government to review the bogus and the over-inflated contracts awarded since 1993 to May,1999, under the regimes of the former heads of state of Nigeria – Late General Sani Abacha who died in office in June, 1998 and his successor General Abdulsalam Abubakar who relinquished power in May, 1999.

In the course of our duty, we have so far been able to recover about US$65,000,000.00 (Sixty-five Million United States Dollars) out of which we have used our good offices to set aside the sum of US$18,500,000.00 for our utilization.

However as civil servants, our code of conduct strictly prohibits us from operating or running a foreign account, hence we decided to contact you and ask for your assistance.

Together with some of the top officials of the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC), and the Federal Ministry of finance, we plan to transfer this amount of money into an oversea account by awarding a non existent contract from our parastatal (NNPC) to you, to perfect the transfer.

What we need from you, is to provide a very vital account into which the funds will be transferred. The trust reposed on you at this juncture is enormous.

In return, we have agreed to offer you 25% of the transferred sum, while 5% shall be set aside for incidental expenses (internal and external) between the parties in the course of the transaction. You will be mandated to remit the balance to other account in due course.

You must however note that this transaction is subject to the following terms and conditions: Our conviction of your honesty diligence That you would treat this transaction with utmost secrecy and confidentiality That the funds would be transferred to an interest bearing account where the incidence of taxation would not exert a heavy toll.

We need a reliable and trustworthy person or a reputable company to do business with, hence this letter to you. So if you can prove yourself trusted and interested in this deal and opportunity, then we are prepared to do business with you.

If this proposal satisfies you, mail me so that we can finalise the modalities involved by sending to my email address your company name and address, your telephone/fax numbers couple with your bank name and address, account number, routing number and any other information you may deem fit for the actualisation of this transaction.

Please, treat as urgent and strictly confidential. I honestly assure that this transaction is 100% hitch-free if instructions are strictly adhered to.

I would like to assure you that I have carefully and painstakingly made all arrangement to ensure actualization of this transaction which will be concluded within a few working days of the necessary information and details.

The nature of our communication is of utmost importance hence you may reach me via my email address.

Thank you and God bless as I await your urgent response.

Yours Truly,
Dr. Aminu Ahmed


Thanks for your email, I have attached to this email, a text of application which you have to trans-type on your company letter-headed paper and fax back to us through fax number 234-1-7597012.

As soon as we receive the application letter and the invoice from you I will immediately instruct my attorney who shall also represent you in this transaction to forward the letter of application, already typed on your letter headed paper to the Federal Ministry of Finance for the necessary approvals.

The application should be on your letter headed paper while the page containing the invoice should be on your invoice sheet or also on your letter headed paper.

Please download the attachment and reach me immediately. I will call you immediately.

Regards
Aminu Ahmed


No Banking Info Required

Engr. Richard Olori
Federal Ministry of Works & Housing
Ikoyi Lagos. Nigeria.

Date: 27/12/2000

...First, I must solicit your strictest confidence in this transaction, this is by virtue of it's nature as been utterly confidential and top secret as you were introduced to us in confidence through the Nigerian/Gambian Chambers of Commerce, Foreign Trade division, during an official assignment to Banjul.

We are top officials from the Federal Ministry of Works & Housing (FMW&H), Federal Ministry of Finance and the Presidency, making up the Contract Review Panel (CRP) set up by the Federal Government of Nigeria to review contracts awarded by the past Military administration.

In the course of our work in the CRP, we discovered this fund which resulted from grossly over-invoiced contracts which were executed for the FMW&H during the last administration.

The companies that executed the contract have been duly paid and the contracts commissioned leaving the sum of US$26.426M floating in the Escrow account of the Central Bank of Nigeria ready for payment.

I have therefore been mandated as a matter of trust by my colleagues in the Panel to look for an over-seas partner to whom we could transfer the sum of US$26.426M by Legally subcontracting the contract entitlement to your company.

This is bearing in mind that our civil service code of conduct forbids us from owning foreign companies or running foreign accounts while in Government service hence the need for an over-seas partner.

We have agreed that the funds will be shared thus after it has been transferred into your account:

(1) 30% of the money will go to you for acting as the beneficiary of the fund.
(2) 65% to us the Government officials (with wish we wish to commence an importation business in conjunction with you).
(3) 5% has been set aside as an abstract projection for reimbursement to both parties for incidental expenses that may be incurred in the course of this transaction.

All logistics are in place and all modalities worked out for the smooth conclusion of the transaction within ten to fourteen working days of commencement after receipt of the following information from you: Your company name, address, company's details and activities, telephone & fax numbers.

These information will enable us make applications and lodge claims to the concerned Ministries & agencies in favor of your company and it is pertinent to state here that this transaction is entirely based on trust as the Solar Bank Draft or Certified Cheque drawable in any of the Central Bank of Nigeria correspondent Bankers in America is going to be made in your name.

Please acknowledge the receipt of this letter by using this email address or the alternative address:r_olori\\excite.com

Yours faithfully,

Engr. Richard Olori

NB. Bank Account details not necessary, as preferred mode of payment is by draft or cheque.


Roxanne Chinook sent along this one July 2, 2001

CONFIDENTIAL

FROM THE DESK OF:
Alh. Sadiq Azeez.
Director General Fed. Min. Finance
Lagos, Nigeria.

Dear Roxanne,

REQUEST FOR BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP

I got your contact as a result of my discreet search for an associate in your country. I know this e-mail must come to you as a surprise, more so that we have not met before.

You see, I believe in direct personal foreign contacts are better made this way, hence this e-mail to you.

I am particularly interested in dealing with you because I expect you to be reliable and be more helpful.

I am Alh. Sadiq Azeez, Director General, Federal Ministry of Finance, Lagos and I hope to retire very soon into private business with you as my foreign partner.

I am prepared to go into partnership agreement with you but I will need your assistance in securing on my behalf the sum of US$32.455 Million (Thirty-two Million, Four Hundred and Fifty-five Thousand U.S Dollars only), being over invoiced Federal Government of Nigeria, African Development Bank and World Bank Assisted Rural Development Projects proceeds now ready for payment by the present administration in this year budget.

Since I am still in active government service, it is not possible to secure the fund in my name for obvious reasons. I shall process necessary documents/invoices and file payment application for the fund to be released to you for our joint business ventures.

I consider this a once in a life time opportunity to get the needed capital for my future after retirement. Please, treat this offer with top secrecy because we need to conclude this deal with absolute confidentiality.

To demonstrate my willingness to conclude this deal with you, I am prepared to offer you a good negotiable percentage (30%) of the money to be secured by you and another negotiable percentage (10%) from our joint ventures.

Be assured that this transaction is to our mutual benefit and will not affect you in anyway presently or in future.

With your full co-operation, we can conclude this transaction within the next 14 working days upon the receipt of good bank account details from you.

All I require from you is transparent honesty and commitment to our success together.

Let me know immediately your response to this proposal so that we can arrange meetings and enter into possible agreements.

Direct your reply to me through my direct telephone no. 234-1-7598017 or fax no 234-1-7591672 or send me an email to my personal address at sadiqazeez\\yahoo.com

Yours faithfully, Alh. Sadiq Azeez.


This "surcharged" or "over-invoiced" example was sent in from Koviljko Lovre of .yu on 12/19/00.

FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES,
FEDERAL OFFICE COMPLEX, IKOYI. LAGOS

Attn: Sir,

For your assistance please.

Based on the information gathered from the Ministry of Trade & Industry, we write to solicit your assistance for this transaction believing that you will not disappoint us.

We have twenty seven million, five hundred thousand U.S. Dollars (US$27.5m), which we made over time, from contracts awarded to a Foreign firm in my ministry for the supply and installation of Scan Machines, x-ray machines, E.C.G. Machines, Fetus Heart and Fasting Blood Sugar Machines for University Teaching Hospitals all over the Federation.

In order to benefit from the project, the sum of US$27.5m brokerage commission of the total contract value was surcharged by us (the contract award committee) to the foreign firm, which has collected their payment leaving ours in a suspense account at the central bank of Nigeria (C. B. N.)

In the light of this therefore, we are seeking your assistance and permission to remit this amount of money into your a/c or any other a/c you can nominate to us.

It is important I mention that the officials involved in this transaction are top government functionaries who have put in years of service to this Country.

For the maintenance of personal integrity and prestige of all persons involved in this transaction, you are implored to exhibit utmost secrecy throughout the duration of this deal.

You are strongly advised to avoid discussing this transaction with a third party as that could jeopardize the success of this transaction.

For us to commence with this transaction, we shall require your full banking information including your bank telephone, fax and telex number. We shall also require your direct telephone and fax numbers for easier communication.

Could you please notify us of your acceptance to carry out this transaction with us by giving us an urgent reply? You may open a separate account in any country for this purpose if you wish.

Meanwhile all arrangements for this transfer for this last quarter of the year 2000 have been properly organized and further action awaits your response to this request.

So I oblige you to send the required information to me immediately this will enable us to process for the approval of this payment into your desired bank account. My Fax is 234 1 7590455.

Best regards, Basil Obi


So Many They're Tripping Over Each Other

Lorne Cooper sends along a string of messages sent to him from Ben Uche Okon. Noticing how the payment went from 20% to 30%...he figures he should hold out for 60%.

From: "ben uche okon" <ben_okon\\eudoramail.com
May 05, 2001 Subject: BUSINESS PROPOSAL
_________________________________

FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WORKS AND HOUSING
FEDERAL SECRETARIAT - COMPLEX,
IKOYI, LAGOS.
_________________________________

ATTN: PRESIDENT/CEO

THIS LETTER MIGHT COME AS A SURPRISE TO YOU ESPECIALLY SINCE WE HAVE NEVER MET OR DISCUSS BEFORE. BASICALLY, THE MESSAGE MIGHT SOUND STRANGE BUT IT IS FACTUAL IN REALITY IF ONLY YOU CARE TO KNOW.

THE TRUTH IS THAT I SHOULD HAVE NOTIFIED YOU FIRST THROUGH A MORE CONFIDENTIAL MEANS, (EVEN IF IT'S AT LEAST TO RESPECT YOUR INTEGRITY)

PLEASE ACCEPT MY HUMBLE APOLOGIES IF I HAD CAUGHT YOU UNAWARES, I FRANKLY DO NOT MEAN ANY HARM IN PASSING MY GOODWILL MESSAGE.

WE ARE MEMBERS OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE FOR BUDGET AND PLANNING OF THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WORKS AND HOUSING.

THIS COMMITTEE IS PRINCIPALLY CONCERNED WITH CONTRACT APPRAISAL AND THE APPROVAL OF CONTRACT IN ORDER OF PRIORITIES AS REGARDS CAPITAL PROJECTS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA.

WITH OUR POSITIONS WE HAVE SUCCESSFULLY SECURED FOR OURSELVES THE SUM OF EIGHTEEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS (US$18.5M) THE AMOUNT WAS ACCUMULATED FROM OVER INVOICING.

HENCE, TOGETHER WITH SOME OF THE TOP OFFICIALS OF THE F.M.W.H AND THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE. WE PLAN TO TRANSFER THIS AMOUNT OF MONEY EIGHTEEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS (US$18.5M) INTO AN OVERSEAS ACCOUNT BY AWARDING A NON EXISTING CONTRACT FROM MY MINISTRY (FMWH).

TO THIS EFFECT I DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU AND ASK FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE.

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU SIR, IS TO PROVIDE A VERY VITAL ACCOUNT IN WHICH THE FUNDS WILL BE TRANSFERRED.

MY COLLEAGUES AND I HAVE AGREED TO COMPENSATE THE OWNER OF THE ACCOUNT USED FOR THIS TRANSACTION WITH 20% OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT REMITTED.

WE SHALL KEEP 75% AND REMAINING 5% RESERVED TO REIMBURSE BOTH PARTIES ON THE MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES THAT MIGHT BE INCURRED DURING THIS TRANSACTION.

IT MAY INTEREST YOU TO KNOW THAT LAST TWO YEARS A SIMILAR TRANSACTION WAS CARRIED WITH ONE MR. PATRICE MILLER, THE PRESIDENT OF CRAINE INTERNATIONAL TRADING CORPORATION AT NUMBER 135 EAST 57th STREET, 28TH FLOOR, NEW YORK 10022 WITH TELEPHONE NUMBER (212) 308-7788 AND TELEX NUMBER 6731689.

AFTER THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN BOTH PARTNERS IN WHICH HE WAS TO TAKE 10% OF THE MONEY WHILE THE REMAINING 90% FOR US.

WITH ALL THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS SIGNED THE MONEY WAS DULY TRANSFERRED INTO HIS ACCOUNT ONLY TO BE DISAPPOINTED ON OUR ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK AND WE WERE RELIABLY INFORMED THAT MR. PATRICE MILLER WAS NO LONGER ON THAT ADDRESS WHILE HIS TELEPHONE AND TELEX NUMBERS HAVE BEEN RE-ALLOCATED TO SOMEBODY ELSE.

THAT IS HOW WE LOST US$10M TO MR PARICE MILLER.

FINALLY, THE CONFIDENCE AND TRUST REPOSED ON YOU CANNOT BE OVER-EMPHASIZED.

THEREFORE, YOU ARE TO KEEP THIS DEAL TO YOURSELF CONFIDENTIALLY. MEN INVOLVED ARE MEN IN GOVERNMENT. CONTACT ME URGENTLY THROUGH THE ABOVE E-MAIL No WITH YOUR DETAIL INFORMATION.

YOURS FAITHFULLY,

BEN OKON

NB: THE URGENCY OF THE ABOVE AND THE INEFFICIENCY OF OUR LOCAL POSTAL AGENCY MADE ME TO SEND YOU THIS EMAIL.


On Sun, 6 May 2001 11:42:09 Coop wrote:

Ben, I have one issue. You have stated that:

"FINALLY, THE CONFIDENCE AND TRUST REPOSED ON YOU CANNOT BE OVER EMPHASIZED. THEREFORE, YOU ARE TO KEEP THIS DEAL TO YOURSELF CONFIDENTIALLY. MEN INVOLVED ARE MEN IN GOVERNMENT."

About a half hour later, I received the very same text, signed by mike emmanuel. mike_emmanuel\\onebox.com I remain undecided as to any response to your most generous offer. Your reply would be a major consideration as to my decision.

Sincerely,

Coop


From: "ben uche okon" <ben_okon\\eudoramail.com
Subject: GIVE DETAILS OF WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO

Thanks for your message sent to me. The issues you raise are not very clear. Will you please throw a little light on them to enable me explain to you well. Okay,expecting your reply soon.

Thanks,

BEN.


Ben, I received the following e-mail very shortly after I received your first e-mail. Do you know this Mike Emmanuel? Do I reply to you? Or to him?

FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WORKS AND HOUSING
FEDERAL SECRETARIAT - COMPLEX,
IKOYI, LAGOS.

PRESIDENT/CEO

THIS LETTER MIGHT COME AS A SURPRISE TO YOU ESPECIALLY SINCE WE HAVE NEVER MET OR DISCUSS BEFORE. BASICALLY, THE MESSAGE MIGHT SOUND STRANGE BUT IT IS FACTUAL IN REALITY IF ONLY YOU CARE TO KNOW.

(Identical text as the one above, just a different sender.)

YOURS FAITHFULLY,
mike Emmanuel
mike_emmanuel\\onebox.com - email
(619) 387-7300 x6158 - voicemail/fax


From: "ben uche okon"
Subject: LET US FORGE AHEAD

Dear brother

Thanks for your message sent to me responding to my business proposal indicating your interest to fully assist us in the successful execution of this transaction.

However, I wish to give you detailed information of this pending project, and to let you know that this transaction requires absolute trust, maturity and confidentiality.

Like I have explained in my first letter sent to you, this money is still in a (CBN) Central bank of Nigeria suspense account, this fund was deliberately over invoiced.

The contract has been executed and the contractual amount has been paid to the contractor, leaving this said amount for us in a suspense account.

There was a change in government and the new president has ordered, that all the contracts executed since 15 years ago to date should be complied and paid their contractual amount.

Since we are the members of contract reviewing panels, we have listed all the contractual amount that has been paid including this US$ 18.5M which was deliberately over invoiced.

Now I want your banking information so that I will file application for approval of the fund in favor of you or your company's name through (FMWH) FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WORKS AND HOUSING.

And if this payment is approved, the Federal Ministry of Finance or the Central Banking of Nigeria will them contact you as the original contractor confirming to you the date and mode of payment.

As soon as this fund is transferred into your account, we will come over to the country of the account for sharing of the fund with the contract prove related documents, 30% of the total sum is for your assistance, 60% is for us while the remaining 10% will be shared according to the expenses incurred during the cause of this transaction by both parties.

If there is any objection from our sharing mode you are free to contribute your ideas. So you are advised to keep records of your expenses as we are doing here in Nigeria.

Be aware that this transaction will be jointly sponsored by all involved, that is why we are partners in progress. We have decided to invest our share of the proceeds in your country in any area of good investment as you may advise.

I want to re-assure you that this transaction is 100% safe, risk free since the contract has been executed and the original contractor has claimed his actual contractual due.

Moreover, we are also in charge of the contract reviewing, If there are any further clarifications that you may need let me know.

Please acknowledge the receipts of this message via my direct te/fax; 234-22-310580

I could have replied you before now but I was out of my station. This MIKE EMMANUEL is my colleague but forget him, he got your address from me. THANKS

BEN OKON


Another Untrustworthy Foreigner

MR. K. DAVID DANIELS.
FAX.1-520-396-4489.
kanayodan\\yahoo.com

... We are members of a special committee set up for the Review and Award of Contract by the Department of Petroleum and Mineral Resources. Our status ranges from ministerial post down to Director Generals.

This committee in principally mandated by the administration to review the over-inflated contracts awarded between 1996 to May 1999, under the previous regime.

... The trust reposed on you at this juncture is enormous....

It may interest you to know that in 1996, a transaction was carried out with one signore Paolo Luigi, A Director for Milano Construction S.P.A.Z in Trevilce Italy. We were disappointed on our arrival to Italy to discover that Signore Paola Luigi, was nowhere to be found....


Glenn Harris adds another example to our lists ( June 30, 2001 )

More Ministerial Modalities

Dr Igho Efe
E-mail: ighoefe2\\yahoo.com

Lagos-Nigeria.

REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE IN A FINANCIAL TRANSACTION

I am contacting you based on information and esteem recommendation I received of you from a high ranking official in the commercial section of the Nigerian Chambers of Commerce and Industry who guaranteed your reliability and trustworthiness in business dealings.

This business proposal I wish to intimate you with is of mutual benefit and it's success is entirely based on mutual trust, cooperation and a high level of confidentiality as regard this transaction.

I am the Chairman of the contract Advisory Committee (CAC) of the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Works and Housing (FMWH).

I am seeking your assistance to enable me transfer the sum of US$16,500,000.00 (Sixteen Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) into your private/company account.

The fund came about as a result of a contract awarded and executed on behalf of my Ministry the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing. The contract was supposed to be awarded to two foreign contractors to the tune of US$60,000,000.00 (Sixty Million United States Dollars).

But in the course of negotiation, the contract was awarded to a Bulgarian contractor at the cost of US$43,500,000.00 (Forty-Three Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) to my benefit unknown to the contractor.

This contract has been satisfactorily executed and inspected as the Bulgarian firm is presently securing payment from my Ministry, where I am the Executive Director in-charge of all foreign contract payment approval.

...I am forbidden by law to operate an account outside the shores of Nigeria...

On actualisation, the fund will be disbursed as...

...All logistics are in place and all modalities worked out for a smooth actualisation of the transaction within the next few working days of commencement.

For further details as to the workability of this transaction, please respond by return mail on my confidential email address: ighoefe2\\yahoo.com. Thank you and God bless as I await your urgent response.

Yours Sincerely,
Dr Igho Efe.

A virtually identical one was sent in on October 19, 2001.

THE CHAIRMAN,
CONTRACT REVIEW PANEL,
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WORKS AND HOUSING
FEDERAL SECRETARIAT OFFICE COMPLEX
FALOMO, IKOYI-LAGOS.

... this deal is entirely based on trust and the fear of God.

Dr. Albert Eghieye.
albert50\\onebox.com - email
(760) 708-6402 x1798 - voicemail/fax


Ogoni Baloney

From: johnkaribe white <johnkaribewhite\\yahoo.co.uk
Subject: Request for Beneficiary
July 5 2001

DR. JOHN KARIBEWHITEL,
CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEE
MOVEMENT FOR THE SURVIVAL OF OGONI PEOPLE [MOSOP]
RIVER STATE, NIGERIA
EMAIL:- johnkaribe\\yahoo.com
TEL:- 234-1-7598192, FAX:- 234-1-7595552

Dear Sir,

It is a great pleasure writing you this mail. I am the chairman of the movement for the survival of Ogoni people of River-State of Nigeria as chairman of the committee inaugurated in 1992 by the community to fight against the inadequate compensation by the government of Federal Republic of Nigeria and some other independent Oil marketing companies e.g. Chevron, Shell and Mobil Producing Oil Companies.

In Nigeria, day-in-day-out, due to the activities of these Oil Companies, our people have suffered untold hardship, ranging from destruction of our houses, our land is being polluted from waste produced during production and aquatic life is virtually non-existence/threatened to extinction.

All these coupled with refusal of the government to compensate our people lead to creation of MOSOP and has subsequently lead to the death of many important people in Ogoni, including Mr. Ken Sarowiwa [author and playwrite].

However, during the inception of the military, all attempts to get adequate settlement / compensation failed for reasons believed to be selfish as government get there annual right/homage from these oil firms.

But with the coming of the present civilian government, my committee presented our case in conjunction with the association of oil producing areas of Nigeria to the government and we were compensated with 13% derivation [thirteen percent of the total oil revenue of the country].

Now River State has since gotten her share of the compensation with Ogoni alone receiving one-hundred millions dollars, so after all that has been done for Ogoni and her people including re-settling in a Virgin Land, their was still left US$30million, unknown to other members of the community except the committee members.

We therefore will need your help to act as a beneficiary of these surplus funds. You were recommended to me by a friend in the Nigerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Because we cannot be seen by our community or the government as having such money, the money therefore is in the floating account in Central Bank of Nigeria and all arrangements has been made to transfer this fund to your account by telegraphic wire transfer which we take two [2] working weeks as soon as you provide us with your telephone, fax number, and of course your existing bank account information including bank name, telephone and fax number and local telex number etc. and approval secured in your name.

It has been agreed that for your assistance, you will be given 35% of the total sum, while 60% is for us and you will assist us in open an account where our 60% will be lodge into our account as we intend to visit your country at the end of this transaction. 5% will take care of both local and international expenses during this transactions.

Thanks for your anticipated co-operation.

Dr. John Karibe White
[For MOSOP]


Organ Donor Avoids Bank Account Clean-up

Glenn Harris didn't like being called any kind of organ so he sent this along June 30, 2001

FROM: MR. DAVID AKHIGBE.
TEL: 234 1 759 1549; FAX: 234 1 759 0379.
E-MAIL: akhigbe_3\\yahoo.com

BUSINESS PROPOSAL

ATTN: PRESIDENT/CEO,

My name is DAVID AKHIGBE, a member of the Presidential Task Force on Oil Spillage Clean-up. Early last year there was a major oil spillage in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria which rendered over 70% of the communities homeless.

The contract was handled by a foreign firm but because of the huge monetary profit we envisaged we decided to over-invoice the contract sum.

Now the contract has been completed and the original contractor has since been paid, but the contract balance of US$38 million, which resulted from the over invoiced contract sum that has been left in a suspense account with the CENTRAL BANK of NIGERIA, is what me and my partners are planning to take out of the country for ourselves.

The problem is as government officials, we are not suppose to own fat bank accounts, talk less of having foreign ones.

To this end, we are soliciting your assistance as a foreign partner... We also have plans to invest part of this money in any viable business in your country under your care, as we are nearing our retirement age.

In any case, I received a reference of your organization from the Nigeria Chambers of Commerce and Industry ‘Foreign Trade Division’ as a reputable organ that can assist us on this transaction.

Please if you accept my proposal do not hesitate to send me a fax on 234 1 759 0379 or send me an e-mail on: akhigbe_3\\yahoo.com, so that I can provide you with the basic procedures for the release of the fund.

It does not matter whether you or your company does contract project of the nature described here, the assumption is that you won a major contract and subcontracted it to another company, more often than not, big trading companies or individuals of unrelated field win major contracts here in Nigeria and subcontracts same to more specialized firms for execution.

BENEFIT: For providing the account where we shall remit this money, you will be entitled to 25% of the entire funds, 70% will be for me and my partners, while 5% has been set aside to cover any expenses that may be incurred by both parties during this transaction, both local and international.

Please I enjoin you to handle this transaction with utmost degree of maturity and confidentiality because I am still in active government service with the “NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION”.

If I receive your response on time, this whole transaction could be accomplished within the shortest possible time based on your interest and determination, since the money is already in transit.

Please, try to call me up to confirm the receipt of your fax or e-mail. The lines may be busy, but keep trying till you get through.

Yours faithfully,

MR. DAVID AKHIGBE (MNIM).


President Picks Poorly

John Elwin sends along an identical request from a MR. FIDELIS ALOYE on Aug 1, 2001.
TEL: 234 1 759 1549; FAX: 234 1 759 0379.
E-MAIL:aloyede\\yahoo.com

BUSINESS PROPOSAL

ATTN: PRESIDENT/CEO,

My name is FIDELIS ALOYE, a member of the Presidential Task Force on Oil Spillage Clean-up. ...

Yours faithfully,

MR. FIDELIS ALOYE (MNIM).


More Power To You

From: pat mboma <pmboma\\myself.com
Sent: August 23, 2001
Subject: BUSINESS PROPOSAL

CONFIDENTIAL.
URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL.

DEAR SIR,

I, MR. PAT MBOMA, THE FINANCIAL CONTROLLER OF NATIONAL ELECTRIC POWER AUTHORITY (NEPA), LAGOS NIGERIA AND BY THAT VIRTUE A DIRECTOR IN THE PARASTATAL.

I GOT YOUR CONTACT ADDRESS FROM AN ASSOCIATE WORKING WITH THE NIGERIA EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL AND DECIDED TO PROPOSE TO YOU THIS BUSINESS IN STRICT CONFIDENCE.

PURPOSE: ON BEHALF OF MY COLLEAGUES AND MYSELF WHO ARE NEPA OFFICIALS AND OTHER OFFICERS IN CHARGE OF OFFSHORE REMITTANCE IN THIS PARASTATAL, WE ARE SEEKING YOUR ASSISTANCE FOR THE TRANSFER OF FORTY-SEVEN MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY ($47,000,000.00) TO YOUR ACCOUNT FOR FURTHER PRIVATE INVESTMENT PURPOSE. HENCE OUR REQUEST FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE.

SOURCE OF FUND: THIS AMOUNT TO BE TRANSFERRED TO YOUR ACCOUNT OCCURRED FROM OVER INVOICED CONTRACT ON RECENT REHABILITATION AND RESTRUCTURING OF NEPA GENERATING SUB-STATIONS BY EXPATRIATE COMPANIES THROUGHOUT THE FEDERATION...

...DISBURSEMENT: WE HAVE RESOLVED THAT YOU TAKE 30% OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE BECAUSE, IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR US TO CLAIM THE OVER-INVOICED IN NIGERIA WITHOUT YOUR ASSISTANCE.

IN ADDITION, 10% HAS BEEN MAPPED OUT FOR ANY MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES INCURRED BY BOTH PARTIES DURING THIS TRANSACTION, AND 60% IS FOR MY COLLEAGUES AND ME.

SECURITY: ALL MODALITIES TO EFFECT THE APPROVAL OF THE TRANSFER HAS BEEN WORKED OUT. IT MIGHT SURPRISE YOU WHY WE CHOOSE AND TRUSTED YOU. YES, WE BELIEVE THAT A GOOD FRIEND CAN BE DISCOVERED AND BUSINESS LIKE THIS CANNOT BE REALIZED WITHOUT TRUST.

THIS IS WHY WE HAVE DECIDED TO TRUST YOU IN THIS TRANSACTION. BE FURTHER INFORMED THAT YOUR INTEREST AND SECURITY HAS BEEN CONSIDERED BEFORE YOUR WERE CONTACTED.

BUT LET HONESTY AND TRUST BE OUR WATCH WORD THROUGH OUT THIS TRANSACTION, AND YOUR PROMPT REPLY WILL BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED.

REPLY DIRECTLY TO MY E-MAIL ADDRESS. I AWAIT YOUR REPLY SOONEST.

REGARDS.
PAT MBOMA


Prepare the above on your company letter head and fax to my new fax number as follows 234-92-721800 together with the evidence of your remittance of my fees.

a. Swearing of Affidavit $2950.00
b. Notorisation at the High Court $4500.00
c. Stamp Duty $1820.00
d. Prof/Legal Fees $3000.00
--------------------
TOTAL $12270.00
--------------------
You are therefore advised to send into the account below the full amount of$12270.00 by swift bank telegraphic transfer (T/T) on or before next Wednesday to enable me meet up with the date for the signing of the funds release documents.

BANK: BNP PARIBAS, NEW YORK CHIPS UID:64920
FAVOURING:BNP PARIBAS,SINGAPORE
ACCOUNT NAME: SHANKERS EMPORIUM (PTE) LTD.
ACCOUNT NAME: 50-000160-001-91
SENDER: Me
PURPOSE FOR PAYMENT: CONSULTANCY FEES Do not add or deduct anything from the account below so that i will receive the fund faster and after payment, let me have the evidences of your remittance together with the power of attorney by fax. I repeat, my new fax line is 234-92-721800.

Dr. Emmanuel Obi 08/27/02


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