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Old 03-25-2003, 04:19 PM   #1
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Why are there so many Nigerians with millions of dollars/pounds in dodgy european acounts, Was there a mass suicide pact between all of Nigerias millionaires or something

(unless you have recieved the amount of emails I have offering me a slice of this wealth you will wonder what I am rambling about)
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Old 03-25-2003, 04:24 PM   #2
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Ace - Please make this make sense. Post an article or something.

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There is significant oil money in Nigeria. Needless to say, it probably is benefiting a small minority of the country.
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Old 03-25-2003, 05:20 PM   #4
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Apolagies for confusing you all, I know I am not the only one recieving these e-mails (of which I have recieved about 20 or so, all from different people)

an example email:


Dear Sir,


BUSINESS PROPOSAL.

I am the Treasury Controller, Nigerian National Petroleum
Corporation[NNPC] and a close associate of the immediate past Minister of
Petroleum Resources.The
Minister has mandated me to transfer the sum of $118millions recovered from an
over-invoiced contracts
involving the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation[NNPC] into several
private account in Europe and United States. A total sum of $73.3mUSD has been
transferred before the emergence of this present Civilian Administration,
leaving the balance of $44,7mUSD

I have made proper arrangement/documentation to transfer the balance which is
retained in a coded
account of the NNPC with the Central Bank of Nigeria.We are soliciting that you
help us to receive
the fund in trust. We cannot complete this transaction smoothly without the
participation of a foreign
partner who would provide an account where the funds could be lodged. Since it
is a
contract payment, the funds must be remitted to a foreign account.The remittance
of the funds requires
little documentation that would be completed as soon as you provide us with a
secured bank account where
you may wish to receive the money.

There is no risk involved on your part in this transaction since the
former Minister and I have covered this transaction with adequate contract and
external credit documents
from the beginning.

What we require from you by e-mail is

{i} Acceptance letter of this offer

{ii} Your company name and confidential telephone
and fax numbers

{iii} Convincing Honesty, Trustworthiness and
Willingness to abide by the requirements of this
proposal paramount of which is CONFIDENTIALITY.

We have agreed that you will retain 20% of the entire $44,7mUSD for your effort
in this transaction,
70% for us partners here in Nigeria and the remaining 10% will be used for
defrayal of
incidental cost in the course of this transfer.

Please reply urgently by fax or e-mail as we expect that the transaction will
not take more than ten
working days. And please note that this transaction must be top secret.

Best regard

Dr.Steve Yabro
Treasury Controller
NNPC
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What's funniest about this letter are the people who actually fell for it.

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Old 03-25-2003, 05:38 PM   #6
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What's funniest about this letter are the people who actually fell for it.

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Lots apparently, I remember reading an article about the amount of people who belived it and sent money and bank details to these people..

Sad really
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There's a sucker born every nanosecond.

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Old 03-26-2003, 09:29 AM   #8
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Quote:
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Since it is a contract payment, the funds must be remitted to a foreign account.




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