[Air-l] Have you received something like this?

Adrian Higginbotham a.higginbotham at salford.ac.uk
Thu Feb 7 08:03:52 PST 2002


don't know anything about tracking the source of the legality of what is
proposed but I do know that a friend of mine got caught up in the exact same
scam a couple of years ago, by fax rather than Email.
he thought it worth a shot and ended up loosing £2000.
he kept putting forward money supposedly for legal documents etc. he
eventually pulled out when he was informed that the money was held in a bank
in New York and he'd have to pay ten percent of it's value in order to buy
an international transfer authorization or something.

funnily enough I received the exact same message as the one in quoted below
this morning. must be doing the rounds.

Adrian Higginbotham.

SURFACE  (Salford University, Research Focus on Accessible Environments).

tel:  (44_-161-2954939,
fax  (44)-161-2955011,
Email A.higginbotham at salford.ac.uk
textphone  (44)-161-2953599.

web:  http://www.scpm.salford.ac.uk/surface/

----- Original Message -----
From: Cristian Berrio <cristianberrioz at hotmail.com>
To: <air-l at aoir.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2002 3:42 PM
Subject: [Air-l] Have you received something like this?


> THE FOLLOWING IS A OPEN "MONEY LAUNDRY" PROPOSAL THAT HAS REACHED MY
E-MAIL.
> DO ANY OF YOU HAVE MORE DETAILS ABOUT THIS KIND OF CRIMINAL METHODS AND
HOW
> TO TRACK THE ORIGIN?
>
> *******************************************
> De :  "george uduak" <g_dk_55 at hotmail.com>
> Para :   g_dk_55 at hotmail.com
>
> Asunto: Partnership Proposal
>
> Fecha :  Thu, 07 Feb 2002 05:20:34 +0000
>
>
> Dear Sir/MADAM,
>
> REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP
>
> First, I must solicit your 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
> past Military Regimes here in Nigeria, government
> officials set up companies and awarded themselves
> contract which were grossly over-invoiced in various
> Ministries.  As a result, the Democratic Government of
> Chief Olusegun Obasanjo deemed it neccessary to set up
> a Contract Review Panel to investigate and recommend
> accordingly. After a thorough investigation, we
> discovered a lot of  inflated contract funds which are
> presently floating in the Central Bank of Nigeria. We
> (members) have unanimously agreed to transfer part of
> these funds to a foreign account  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 as a matter of trust by
> my colleagues in the Panel to look for an Overseas
> partner into whose account we would transfer the sum
> of US$26,400,000.00 (Twenty Six Million, Four Hundred
> Thousand US. Dollars).  Adequate logistics and
> strategies had been worked out to ensure a successful
> transfer with your maximum  co-operation. Hence we are
> writing you this letter.
>
> We have agreed to share the money thus:
> 1. 25% for the account owner (you)
> 2. 65% for us (the officials)
> 3. 10% to be used in settling taxation and all local
> and foreign expenses.
>
> We wish to commence the importation business with our
> own share, please note that this transaction is 100%
> safe and we hope to commence and conclude the transfer
> latest in ten (10) banking days from the date of
> receipt of the following information through the above
> e-mail: your current tel/fax number, your name/company
> name and address.
>
> The above information will enable us write letters of
> claim and job description respectively and these will
> be used to apply for payment and  doing business with
> you and solicit your confidentiality in this
> transaction.  Please acknowledge the receipt of this
> mail as soon as possible.  I will bring
> you into the complete picture of this project when I
> have heard from you.
>
> Yours Faithfully,
>
> DR. GEORGE UDUAK
>
>
>
>
>
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