John Eze Version: “West African advanced fee” or “419” Email Scam

This is another version of the Nigerian email scam, now being sent out by “John Eze.”

Read more about the history of this scam.

Dear friend,

I am Mr John Eze, a native of Kano in Nigeria and I
am an Executive Accountant with the Nigeria ministry of mineral
resources and energy.
I have decided to seek a confidential co-operation with you in the
execution of a deal described here under for the benefit of all
parties and I hope you we keep it as a top secret because of the
nature of this transaction. Within the department of mining and
natural resources where I work as an accountant and with the
co-operation of four other top officials we have in our possession
an over due payment bills totally twenty million five hundred
thousand united state dollars ($50.5m) which we want to transfer
abroad with the assistance and co-operation of a foreign
company/individual to receive such funds, also we are handicapped in
the circumstances as the Nigeria civil code of conduct does not
allow us to operate off-shore account hence your importance in the
whole transaction.
This amount represent the balance of the total contract value
executed on behalf of my department contraction firm, which we the
officials over-invoiced deliberately. Though the actual contract
cost have been paid to the original contractors, leaving the
balances in the tune of the said amount which we have in principles
gotten approval to remit by Key Tested Telegraphic Transfer (K .T.T)
to any foreign bank you we provide by filling an application through
the justice ministry here in Nigeria for the transfer of rights
and privileges of former contractors to you.

I have the authority of my partners involved to proposed that,
should you be willing to assist us in the transaction, your share of
the sum we be 25% of the total sum, 70% for us and 5% for taxation
and other expenses .I we like to inform you that the transaction of
this deal is save there is nothing to fear about. Provided you treat
it with utmost secrecy and confidentiality on your part. Also your
area of specialization is not a hindrance to the successful
execution of this transaction.

I have all my confidence and trust in you and I hope you we not
disappoint me. I and my colleague on a year study leave here in
Europe. Content me if you are in interested in this deal and also if
you are not to enable me know my stand. I and my partners are in
position to make the payment of this fund possible provided you can
assure us the safety of our share.
Please remember to treat this matter confidentially because we are
still in service and remember once again that time is important in
this business. I wait in anticipation for your full co-operation.
Accept my special regards.

Mr John Eze. (Acct)

Author: Dave Nielsen

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