I received this in my email. Now obviously, I don't have the amount of money they require, but this system is used in amounts as small as 500.00 or 1000.00 dollars.
I took this to an police officer friend of mine and it is being sent to the FBI computer fraud division.
I have copied all headers so if you get one, you can take it to your local PD>
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Subject: ACQUISITION OF ESTATES
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 06:16:39 +0100
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The subject was: ASSISTANCE REQUIRED FOR ACQUISITION OF ESTATES.
I write to inform you of my desire to acquire estates or landed properties in your country on
behalf of the Director of Contracts and Finance Allocation of the Federal Ministry of works and
Housing in Nigeria. Considering his very strategic and influential position, he would want the
transaction to be strictly as confidential as possible. He further want his identity to remain
undisclosed at least for now, until the completion of the transaction. Hence our desire to have
an oversea agent.
I have therefore been directed to inquire if you would agree to act as our oversea agent in
order to actualise this transaction. The deal in breif is that the funds with which to carry out our
proposed investments in your country is presently in a coded account in the Nigerian apex
bank and we need your assistance to transfer the funds to your country or any safe account
outside your country in a convenient bank account that will be provided by you before we can
put the funds into use. For this you shall be considered to have executed a contract for the
ministry. The contract sum of which shall run into US$15.5Million of which your share shall be
30% if you agree to be our overseas agent.
Your area of specialisation does not matter in this transaction, all that is required of you is a
safe account and your willingness to assist us acquire estates in your country. As soon as
payment is effected and the amount mentioned above is successfully transferred into your
account, we intend to use our own share in acquiring some estates abroad. For this too, you
shall serve as our agent .
It might interest you to note that last year, a similar transaction was carried out with one MR.
CHIENCHEN YU of Taiwan but after securing the payment approvals, and payment effected,
MR.CHIENCHEN YU changed his numbers and addresses, and was no where to be found on
our getting to Taiwan. That was how we lost US$7.5Million. So this time around , I will be with
you before the remmittance is made into your provided account to avoid future occurrence and
allow trust to play a very minimal role until performance is seen.
You are requested to communicate your acceptance or otherwise of this proposal, through email@example.com & Tel/Fax No. 234 - 1 7599159. After which we shall discuss in
details the modalities for seeing this transaction through. If however, you are not disposed to
assist, kindly delete/destroy this letter in view of the confidentiality of the proposed
transaction and interest of personalities involved.
Thank you in anticipation of your co-operation.