From: "Anthony Osagie" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 11:36:35 -0700
Subject: Venture Proposition
ARCH. ANTHONY OSAGIE
9 Akinbola street,
phone: 234 1 774 3814
I would like to firstly send to you the best wishes of good health and success in your pursuits this year as contained in this proposal which is geared towards actualizing a project we have contentiously worked and planned for overtime.
Firstly , I must assuage any fears you might have as regards my proposal to you. I am aware of the relative doubts and disbelief this proposal could possibly elicit. This project is real and it is the point upon which all our ambitions and dreams are planned.
Before going into details of my proposal to you, I must first solicit you to treat with the utmost confidentiality, as this is required for its success. Originally, I would have sent you this proposal by mail, but I have been advised that the internet is the fastest means of communication that is why I am using this medium.
My colleagues and I are officials of the West Africa Project Contracts Consortium who are interested in diverting some funds that are presently floating in the accounts of the Consortium.In order to commence this transaction, we solicit for your assistance to enable us transfer into your account the said floating funds. We are determined to conclude the transfer before the end of June this year 2002.
The source of the funds are as follows: During the past, the different West African government officials set up companies and awarded themselves contracts that were grossly over-invoiced in various projects and contracts carried out in the different countries of West Africa. The present government having met set up the West Africa Project Contracts Consortium,which has the mandate to use the instruments of payments made available to it by the Act setting up the consortium, to review these contracts and if necessary pay those who are being owed outstanding amounts.
My colleagues and I have identified quite a huge sum of these funds which are presently floating in the accounts of the consortium ready for disbursement and would like to divert some of it for our own purposes. However, by virtue of our positions as civil servants and members of this corsurtium, we cannot acquire these funds in our names or in the names of companies that are based in West Africa. I have therefore been mandated,as a matter of trust by my colleagues to look for a reliable overseas partner into whose account we can transfer the sum of U.S.$12,500,000.00(twelve million,five hundred thousand U.S. dollars).We have agreed to share the money to be transferred into your account,if you agree with our proposition as follows;
(i) 25% to the account owner (you).
(ii) 65% for us (the corsurtium officials).
(iii) 10% to be used in settling all expenses (by both you and us )incidental to the actualisation of this project.
It is also worthy of note that with your expertise that your advice would be greatly relied on as we wish to invest our share of the proceeds of this project in foreign stock markets and other business till we are ready and able to have access to them without raising any eyebrows here at home.
Please note that this transaction is 100% safe and risk-free. We intend to effect the transfer within fourteen (14) banking days from the date of receipt of the following information:
Your company's name, address, telephone and fax numbers. Your bank'sname, address, telephone and fax numbers and the account number into which the funds should be paid into.
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 the payment and backdate the award of the contract to your company.We are looking forward to doing this transaction with you and we solicit for your utmost confidentiality in this transaction.
Please acknowledge the receipt of this letter using the above email address:email@example.com, phone number 234 1 774 3814(you can reach me anytime) or my secured inernet fax 1 413 677 1709 and I will bring you into a more detailed picture of this transaction when I hear from you.This is to further ensure confidentiality.
ARCH. ANTHONY OSAGIE>