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 this is a new scam I have not seen before

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yogiandbooboo
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:05 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Top of the day to you, my name is Josh Martins and I am a consulting
Engineer for the West African Gas
Pipeline Project. This is a 678 kilometres long pipeline from the gas
reserves in Nigeria's Escravos region of
Niger Delta area to Benin, Togo and Ghana. It is the first regional
natural gas transmission system in
sub-Saharan Africa.

The 569 kilometres long offshore section which runs through the waters
of Benin, Togo and Ghana parallel
to the coastline, approximately 15 kilometres to 20 kilometres offshore
in water depths of between 30 metres
and 75 metres. The new Nigerian onshore section connects the offshore
section compressor station at Lagos
Beach with Nigeria's existing gas grid. Together with the Chevron-owned
existing Escravos-Lagos pipeline,
operational since 1989, the total length of pipeline is 1,033
kilometres.

My company is a Hydro consultancy company called Hydro Ghana Ltd based
in Accra, Ghana and we carried
the out the River Crossing Inspection Surveys as well as the Pipeline
route surveys on the project. The project
has not taken off because of leaks detected from the Nigerian side.
This, however, is not the issue. The issue
is that we have detected the sum of US$36.9 Million lying dormant in
the accounts of the West African Gas
Pipeline Co. Ltd which is the company formed to oversee the project.

I wish to seek your consent to use your details to apply for payment of
the said amount as a contractor for the
project. You might want to ask why I cannot apply for this sum on my
own and keep it all to myself. Believe me,
it was the first thought that occurred to me. However, there are
technicalities involved which cannot be
surmounted should I attempt to do it by myself. First, my company has
already been paid for the environmental
consultancy and we received the payment two years ago. Secondly, I
cannot be involved directly with the
above mentioned dormant amount for the simple reason that all
contractors, aside those of us who carried
out the initial assessments, were carried out by foreign companies and
individuals. Therefore, it would be
tough for me to claim the funds on my own.

However, should you wish to assist in this, we will prepare documents
to ascertain that either you or your
company carried out Flow Testing on the project. This way, there will
not be any need for us to provide any
other sort of physical evidence as to your carrying out the contract.
The documents we put together will be
inserted in the appropriate quarters for the purposes of verification.
You may rest assured that I have carefully
thought this out and there is no risk of it not going through. As a
matter of fact, there is no risk involved in
the project.

Should you assist, you will receive 40% of the total sum, 10% will be
set aside for expenses to be disbursed
according to what amounts each of us spend in the process of
actualising the project, which I shall retain
50% as the finder of the project.

I do understand that you will have several questions and I am willing
to answer them to the best of my ability.
Kindly email me a response through my alternate email address
[email protected]. This is simply
because the issue is sensitive and my secretary has access to this
email.

Do accept my heartfelt good wishes as I look forward to your response.
With very kind regards,

Josh Martins

The return email is listed as <[email protected]> and the subject line is Contract Opportunity in West Africa

Anyone who wants it be my guest.

Thank you,

yogiandbooboo
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:28 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

It's actually a standard scam. A little more clearly written than most, but that can work both ways. Either the potential vics can see clearly that this is shady, even if the money exists (and thus - hopefully - stay out of it), or they will see the (more or less) well-written script and figure it can't be a scam because the English is good. (It is an obvious copy-and-paste job in the factual area, but even the rest of it is passable.)s

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