My Dear Trusted,
I feel quite safe dealing with you in this business proposal having gone through your profile through the Internet. Though, this medium (Internet) has been greatly abused by bad fraudulent persons, I chose to reach you through it because it still remains the fastest medium of communication. However, this correspondence is unofficial and private, and it should be treated as such. I also guarantee you that this transaction is hitch free from all legal implication and it is not a scam.
My name is Mr. Richard Simon a British citizen and Consultant to the West African Gas Pipeline Project. Presently I am stationed in Benin a West African Country. The West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) is a 678 kilometers (421 mi) long pipeline from the gas reserves in Nigeria's Escravos region of Niger Delta area to Benin, Togo and Ghana. It is the first regional natural gas transmission system in sub-Saharan Africa. The pipeline is operated by WAGPCo, owned by the consortium of Chevron (36.7 percent), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (25 percent), Royal Dutch Shell (18 percent), Volta River Authority of Ghana (16.3 percent), Societe Togolaise de Gaz (SoToGaz – 2 percent) and Societe Beninoise de Gaz S.A. (SoBeGaz – 2 percent). The project’s construction body, WAGPCo, will operate the pipeline within a regulatory framework agreed by the four countries of Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria.
The West African Gas Pipeline Authority, which was set up, according to the provision of the project’s treaty, is the regulator. The regulatory framework includes an access code; the pipeline’s technical regulation; rules of procedure; development plan and environmental management plan. The West African Gas Pipeline project which was originally estimated to cost about US$620 million has so far gulped over $1 billion and still counting. Scheduled to be completed and start delivering gas to the five West African states owners on 23 December, 2007, the project is unlikely to be fully operational until sometime in 2010, although a recent press statement by WAGPCo is now stating otherwise.
As a result of my job analysis and schedule, I found myself working with corrupt African government officials and they have made together about $123 million which was shared among them, giving me about $9.3 million to keep my mouth shut as a foreigner or I loose my job and my life. I have two options now either I take the money and keep my mouth short or I notify the four governments of the four countries thereby endangering my life and that of my family.
I have thought about this dilemma and have accepted my fate to take the money. I cannot afford to send the money to my country because I will be investigated. I am afraid to inform my friends and family relative because of my reputation and my respect in my career over the years. I have decided to send the fund to another country for a long term investment which will guarantee success and protection. I really intended to retire as soon as the fund is successfully transferred and put into investment.
I came across your profile in the internet and decided to invest with you. I want to transfer the whole money into your designated bank account, either offshore or in your country. I wish to discuss this project further with you. Could you send me your cell phone line for detail conversation?
I shall be expecting your response.