Steve Martins Version: “West African advanced fee” or “419” Email Scam

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

Read more about the history of this scam.

Greetings,

I am Engineer Steve Martins, a Director of the Contracts Award and
review Department with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
(NNPC). I am contacting you on this business of transferring the sum of
US$35.5 THIRTY FIVE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND US DOLLARS only) into
a safe foreign account and the need is very urgent.

I got your contact from the Nigerian Chambers of Commerce and
international family directory and it is with business trust that made
me to contact you on this matter.

I write to solicit for the transfer of this money into your account.
This Money was generated from an over Invoiced contract sum in my
corporation (NNPC).I am contacting you for your help and partnership for
the following two reasons:

1. As a civil servant, I am not permitted to own foreign accounts due to
civil service code of conduct.

2. My present financial resources as a civil servant will not be
sufficient for me to handle the transfer alone successfully without
financial assistance from a reliable foreign partner abroad. 20% of this
sum would be for you as compensation for using your Bank account in
transferring this money, 5% would be used to reimburse the expenses made
by both parties during the processing of the transferring which
include,telephone bills, travelling expenses and fees. While 75% is for
me.

Please note that I will arrange to meet with you immediately after the
successful conclusion of the transfer, the 75% share of mine will be
used for investment overseas. Your assistance and co-operation is highly
needed. I assure you that this transaction is 100% risk free.

If you are interested I will require your banking information as
mentioned below:

1. Name to be used as beneficiary and beneficiary’s address.

2. Your private and confidential telephone/ fax number(s)

3. Your banking details and address, your bank Telephone and fax
number(s).

4. Or if you are not comfortable with providing your existing account,
you can within the shortest possible time, confidentially open an
entirely new (Virgin) account for the transaction. I would prefer this
arrangement.

I hope to conclude this business with you within the next fourteen- (14)
working days. Looking forward to your anticipated and urgent positive
response via this

e-mail stevemartins@fsmail.net

Best regards,

Engineer Steve Martins

Author: Dave Nielsen

I started using computers in 1978 on the Apple II and was first online (using my “high-speed” 1200 baud modem) in 1989. I’ve managed web sites for several Fortune 500 companies and for internet start-ups. Working for one of those start-ups is what brought me into the world of credit. I was part of the the executive team that ran QSpace, the first company to offer credit reports over the internet.

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