Here is an example of the scam mail from <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I wish to introduce you to this highly prospective crude oil sale and refining venture. I propose
that we may become partners in a crude oil & Petroleum products sales project under the umbrella of the West Africa Petroleum & Oil Marketing Agency.
In this project, we will register either your company as our partner or a joint company with the local Corporate Affairs Commission; re-assign an already allocated crude oil & Petroleum
products sale license to the company and act as representative of the Petroleum Agency in selling of crude oil & Petroleum products to the end buyers.
During this periodical review some of the companies now could not actualize their dream in the project as a result of incapability. So their licence have been frozen and declared vacant. I will package you as the crude oil & Petroleum products sale partner beneficiary. We would re-assign the license earlier given to them now to your/our company. This will give our joint company the legal authority to act as crude oil & Petroleum products sales agent/representative.
The assignment of the crude oil & Petroleum products sale and refining license allocation to our company gives us the privilege to operate as first lifters of crude oil & Petroleum products from the block. This attracts US$2.00 discount per barrel to the lifter on crude oil. The US$2.00 is our (lifter) entitlement from the local petroleum agency, also been able to get final buyers entitles us also to a US$1.00 discount from the discount given to the end buyer as "mandates". as we are going to be
lifting 2 million barrels per month from the block, based on double registration and allocation for both your and our already existing company now as partners. US$2.00 discount from local petroleum agency sums up to US$4 million per month. And US$1.00 discount from the end buyer comes to US$2 million per month. Other petroleum products attracts USD $1 and 0.50 on each case as above.
This totals to US$6 million gross coming to our group per transaction/each month from crude oil sales. On equity sharing ration, this proceeds known as commissions will be shared equally on equity between both of us at the end of every sales operation per month. This implies that each of us shall
earn US$3 Million. From the local refinery, our company shall offer you a 50% share of the annual profit and 5%share holding if you may accept our partnership investment offer.
What is so interesting about the project is that our both presence is not much needed, rather after the registration of your/our company partnership and obtaining the crude oil sales license, there are always buyers who have no licence and are ready to buy from those whose allocation are available for immediate sales. I will gladly appreciate your keen interest to be part of this venture. Get back to us.
Engr. ABDULLAH OMAR HAZEEM
W.Licencing & Proccurement Department
WAOPMA Crude Oil & Petroleum Product Marketing Agency.