SAMPLE NIGERIAN LETTER #1 (CLASSIC VERSION)
Dr. Akeem Biobaku Ph.D C.R.P.
FALOMO COMPLEX , LAGOS - NIGERIA
TEL/FAX 234 90 408550
234 90 408674
REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP
First, I must solicit your strictest confidence in this transaction. This is by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and "Top Secret". You have been recommended by an associate who assured me in confidence of your ability and reliability to prosecute a pending business transaction of great magnitude, requiring maximum confidence.
We are top officials of the Federal Government Contracts Review panel who are interested in the importation of goods into our country with funds which are presently confined in Nigeria. In order to commence this business, we solicit your assistance to enable us to transfer into your account, the said trapped funds.
The following represents the source of the funds. During the last regime her in Nigeria, the Government officials set up companies and awarded themselves contracts which were grossly over invoiced in various ministries which informed the setting up of the Contract Review Panel by the present Military Government to advice on the aforementioned. We have identified a lot of inflated contract sums which are presently floating in the Central Bank of Nigeria ready for payment, amongst which is the said sum of US$31,320,000 (Thirty One Million, Three-Hundred and Twenty Thousand United States Dollars) that we solicit your assistance for the transfer. As we are unable to manage the transfer all by ourselves by virtue of our position as civil servants and members of tis Panel, I have therefore been delegated as a matter of trust by my colleagues on the Panel to solicit for an overseas partner into whose account we would transfer the said sum.
We have agreed to share the money thus:
1. 25% for the Account Owner (you)
2. 65% for us (The Officials)
3. 10% to be used in settling all expenses (our end and your end). Incidental to the realization of this transaction.
It is from the 65% that we wish to commence the importation business. Please note that this transaction is 100% safe and we hope to conclude the transaction in at most 10 banking days from : 234-30-408550 and 234-90-408674, the date of the receipt of the following information from you by Fax through your company name and address, your bankers name and your Tel/Fax: number, bearing in mind the festivities (Christmas & New Year season) we are in.
As a token of our appreciation to you, we shall make available to you at less than market price as much as 500,000 barrels of Automotive Gas Oil for spot lift.
The above information from you will enable us write letters of claim and job description respectively enabling us use your Company Name and Account details to apply for payment. We are looking forward to doing this business with you and solicit your confidentiality in this transaction. Please acknowledge the receipt of this letter using the above Tel/Fax numbers. I will bring you into the complete picture of this pending project when I have heard from you.
Dr. Akeem Biobaku