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Dear Sir / Madam,
REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE – STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
I am a Senior Accountant with the SCHLUMBERGER GECO PRAKLA (SBGP) and
I head a seven-man tenders committee in charge of Foreign/Expatriate
Contract Awards Review and Payment Approvals (CRPAC). I came to know
of your name and address in my search for a reliable and low-key
person to handle a very confidential transaction based on unflinching
trust, as we have not met before. This transaction involves the
transfer of huge sum of foreign exchange (The United States Dollars)
to a foreign account.There were a series of contracts executed by a
Consortium of Multinationals in the oil industry in favor of SBGP
among which are:
(1) The expansion and rehabilitation of the ageing pipeline network
within Nigeria for crude oil and downstream products distribution and
evacuation – US$9 Billion.
(2) Contracts for the Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) of the four
epileptic refineries in the country.
(3) The construction of more storage tanks and maintenance and
servicing of old ones for Petroleum Products Storage (Depots) –
(4) The construction of Escravos Gas Production Offshore facility. The
original value of these contracts was deliberately over-invoiced in
the sum of USD Twenty Five Million, Five Hundred Thousand
($25,500,000) by this committee (CRPAC) during the awards of the
This sum ($25,500,000) has now been approved for payment by this
committee (CRPAC) and is now ready to be transferred by the Central
Bank of Nigeria to the account of any individual and or company which
the CRPAC presents as the beneficiary, since the company that actually
executed these contracts has been fully paid their fund and the
projects have been officially commissioned. Consequently, my
colleagues and I are willing to transfer the total amount to your
account for subsequent disbursement on our behalf, since we as civil
servants and we are also serving in a sensitive foreign payment
approval committee (CRPAC) are prohibited by the Code of Conduct
Bureau (Civil Service Laws) from opening or operating foreign account
and or dealing in foreign exchange in our names.
Needless to say, the trust reposed on you at this juncture is
enormous.In return, we have agreed to give you 35% of the transferred
sum for your assistance; while 5% shall be set aside for incidental
expenses (internal and external) accrued between the parties in the
course of the transaction.The balance 60% will be used to purchase
agricultural equipment and medical drugs from your country for
importation back to my country.
You must however note that this transaction is subject to the
following terms and conditions: (a) Our conviction of your
transparent honesty and diligence.
(b) That you would treat this transaction with utmost secrecy and
(c) That you have an unflinching trust in us, and our ability to
complete all official processes with your co-operation.
(d) That the funds would be transferred to an ordinary account, which
you have total control over.
Modalities have been worked out (secretly) at the highest levels of
the relevant government departments involved and the Central Bank of
Nigeria (CBN) for the immediate transfer of funds within 14 working
days subject to your satisfaction of the above stated terms.
Our assurance is that your role is risk-free. To accord this
transaction the legality it deserves and for mutual security of the
fund, the whole approval procedures will be officially and legally
processed with your name or the name of any company you may nominate
as the bonafide beneficiary, as in an ideal situation. It is
imperative that you bear in mind that having put in 19 years in the
service of the government, I am averse to having my image and career
This matter should therefore be treated with utmost secrecy and
urgency, Kindly expedite action by contacting me on my private e-mail
address (firstname.lastname@example.org) indicating your interest in this
transaction by forwarding to me the below information immediately to
enable us secure the payment approval documents without delays for the
crediting of your nominated account.
1. Your Full Name and Address
2. Name and Address of your Bank
3. Your account Number
4. Name of the Beneficiary
5. Your direct Telephone and Fax numbers
I am urgently waiting your prompt reply as payment to foreign
contractors is usually made on quarterly basis.