TO; The President/CEO.
REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP
First, I must solicit your strictest confidence in this transaction. This is by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and 'top secret'. You have been recommended by an associate who assured me in confidence of your ability and reliability to prosecute a transaction of great magnitude involving a pending business transaction requiring maximum confidence.
We are top officials of the Federal Government Contract Review Panel who are interested in importation of goods into our country with funds which are presently trapped in Nigeria. In order to commence this business we solicit your assistance to enable us transfer into your account the said trapped funds.
The source of this fund is as follows: During the last Military Regime here in Nigeria, the Government officials set up companies and awarded themselves contracts which were grossly over- invoiced in various ministries. The present government set up a Contract Review Panel and we have identified a lot of inflated contract funds which are presently floating in the Central Bank Of Nigeria ready for payment. However, by virtue of our position as civil servants and members of this panel, we cannot acquire this money in our names. I have therefore, been delegated by my other colleagues in the panel to look for an overseas partner into whose account we would transfer the sum of US$21,500,000.00 [Twenty-One Million, Five Hundred Thousand U.S Dollars]
Hence we are writing you this letter. We have agreed to share the money thus: 1. 20% for the account owner you 2. 70% for us [ Myself and other members of my panel ]
3. 10% to be used in settling taxation and all local and foreign expenses direct or incidental to the execution of this transaction.
It is from the 70% that we wish to commence the importation business. Please, note that this transaction is 100% safe and we hope to commence the transfer latest Ten (10) banking days from the date of the receipt of the following information,company s name, Address, Telephone and Fax number.
The above information will enable us write letters of claim and job description respectively. This way we will use your company's name to apply for payment and re-award the contract in your company's name. We are looking forward to doing this business with you and solicit your confidentiality in this transaction.
Please acknowledge the receipt of this letter using the above Email address. I will bring you into the complete picture of this pending project when I have heard from you.
Remember this is a Deal so treat with utmost confidentiality. Yours
I am indeed glad at the interest you have shown in this transaction and I assure you that with your total support and assistance, we shall both enjoy the reward of this project soon.
Meanwhile here is a more detail information on this transaction and the steps we are to take to quickly conclude this transaction. As I explained in my letter the source of this US$ 21.5m, we intend to transfer is from over inflation of contract awarded to foreign contractors, who have collected the actual contract sum, while we have since kept the excess. (Being the over invoice amount) in the escrow account of the Federal Government, while looking for a reliable person/company who will give total assistance in the transfer of the money, Under a very strict confidential condition.
Meanwhile what we do require immediately is your company name, which we are going to use to incorporate your company here in Nigeria .
As soon as i receive the company name, i will go ahead to incorporate your company here in Nigeria within 24 hours and thereafter start the process of registering your company as a category "A" contractor with the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). This is important so that your company will have a physical presence here in Nigeria as required by law.
After this regularisation, we shall then request for your letterhead, which we will use to apply for the payment approval from the NNPC. Note that all the necessary documentation will be done by us, using the contract details of the original contractors who had executed similar contract. For this reason we have co-opted the director of project supervision at the (NNPC), who is responsible for approval of completed project into this transaction.
Please note once that approval for payment is given by the NNPC, the approval will be forwarded to Finance Ministry, who will then contact you on payment modalities. It is very important that you are in constant communication by phone, fax or e-mail, so that i can always update you on the progress made, because as you know, there are some information that may not be too secure on the Internet, considering the nature of this transaction.
My tel/fax numbers is ++ 234 -1 -775 -4163 Please ensure to send your current phone and fax numbers via e-mail, along with the required company's name so we can talk on phone. Also ensure that your company has an existing account that you have control over, as we would not want our fund to be subjected to boardroom decision when we come over to collect our share.
We await your prompt response.
Chief Bello Osagie.