Dr Usman Ahmed, NNPC Finance (Scam Alert)

Some scammers don’t realize that messages in all caps ARE DIFFICULT TO READ. Perhaps they think this will draw attention to their otherwise familiar advance fee scam, claiming to originate from the Nigerian government (the locus classicus for the genre). Your payment from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has been held up, but everything’s fine now. Dr. Ahmed will have your money ready shortly. (Provided you pay the advance fee to the scammer!)

from: DR USMAN AHMED (info@nnpc.org)
reply-to: dr.usman.ahmed2009@live.com
date: Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 7:44 PM
subject: NNPC CONTRACT #: MAV/NNPC/FGN/MIN/009

FROM THE OFFICE OF DIRECTOR OF FINANCE (NNPC)
FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT
TINUBU SQUARE,VICTORIA ISLAND,
LAGOS-NIGERIA.
NNPC CONTRACT #: MAV/NNPC/FGN/MIN/009
Swift Code: BPH KPL PK,
Our Ref:NNPC/IRD/NNX/21/09
Mobile Number: + 234-807-845-8133

WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE DELAY OF YOUR PAYMENT AND ALL THE INCONVENIENCES WE MIGHT HAVE PUT YOU THROUGH, WHILE WE WERE HAVING SOME MINOR PROBLEMS WITH OUR PAYMENT SYSTEM WHICH IN ALL CASE NOT MEETING UP WITH FOREIGN PAYMENTS, WE APOLOGIZE ONCE AGAIN.

FROM THE RECORDS OF OUTSTANDING CONTRACTORS DUE FOR PAYMENT WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA, YOUR NAME AND COMPANY WAS DISCOVERED AS NEXT ON THE LIST OF THE (13) OUTSTANDING CONTRACTORS WHO HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED THEIR PAYMENTS DURING THE (8)YEARS TENURE OF THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION IN OFFICE PLEASE BEAR WITH US FOR MAKING THE INITIAL CONTACT THROUGH EMAIL. MEANWHILE, A WOMAN CAME TO MY OFFICE A FEW DAYS AGO WITH A LETTER, CLAIMING TO BE YOUR TRUE REPRESENTATIVE.

HERE IS HER INFORMATION BELOW:

NAME ANNE ROBINSON
BANK NAME: CITIBANK, ARIZONA, USA.
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 6503809008.

PLEASE, DO RECONFIRM TO THIS OFFICE, AS A MATTER OF URGENCY IF THIS WOMAN IS FROM YOU SO THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING INTO THE WRONG ACCOUNT NAME IF THIS WOMAN IS NOT YOUR REP, YOU ARE REQUESTED TO FILL AND SEND THIS INFORMATION FOR VERIFICATIONS PURPOSES SO THAT YOUR FUND VALUED ($12.5 MILLION) US DOLLARS WILL BE REMITTED INTO YOUR NOMINATED BANK ACCOUNT.

KINDLY RE-CONFIRM TO ME THE FOLLOWINGS:
1) YOUR FULL
2) PHONE, FAX AND MOBILE
3) COMPANY NAME, POSITION AND ADDRESS.
4) PROFESSION, AGE AND MARITAL STATUS.
5) WORKING I?D/INT’L PASSPORT.

AS SOON AS THIS INFORMATION IS RECEIVED, YOUR PAYMENT WILL BE MADE TO YOU IN A CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT OR WIRED TO YOUR NOMINATED BANK ACCOUNT DIRECTLY FROM A COMMERCIAL BANK HERE IN NIGERIA. THIS IS THE FIRST QUARTER PAYMENT OF THE YEAR.

HOWEVER; WE SHALL PROCEED TO ISSUE ALL PAYMENTS DETAILS TO THE SAID MRS.ANNE ROBINSON, IF WE DO NOT HEAR FROM YOU WITHIN THE NEXT THREE WORKING DAYS FROM TODAY. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THE DELAY IN TRANSFERRING OF YOUR FUND MUST HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY YOU. CONTACT US AT (dr.usman.ahmed2009@live.com).

NB.THE NIGERIA NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION AWARDED THE FUNDS TO YOU IN ORDER FOR YOU TO ESTABLISH A REFINERY THERE IN THE UNITED STATE, THEN WE COULD IMPORT CRUDE OIL TO YOU AND THAT YOU SHOULD BE ONE OF OUR AGENT IN THE STATE. WE WILL GIVE YOU FURTHER INSTRUCTION AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE THE FUNDS.

BEST REGARDS.
DR USMAN AHMED.
NNPC DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

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