Ocasionalmente a su correo personal pueden llegar correos electrónicos como el que expone abajo, en idioma inglés (ésto no quiere decir que no le puedan llegar con una mala traducción en español).
Lo más aconsejable es sospechar y desecharlos porque por lo general, lo que buscan es despertar la avaricia pero también aprovecharse de la ingenuidad del destinatario. En si son un intento de estafa o robo de información personal para propósitos obscuros.
La mayoría viene de Nigeria, del Congo, es decir, de bien lejos. La víctma termina consignándoles o dando datos personales sobre su cuenta bancaria y otros que más tarde le comprometerán más adelante legalmente.
Lo que dice abajo, puede que sea presentado con dejos de verdad o no, es creíble según el destinatario pero “soldado avisado…”
Así que ante la duda ¡abstente!, no les conteste, mire que las cosas aparentemente fáciles, son las que conducen a enredos judiciales o económicos o de honra díficiles de salir de ellos.
Veamos a continuación el mensaje o e mail o mejor dicho en otros términos: “cebo o carnada” para ingenuos y crédulos (potenciales víctimas):
“My name is Dr. Philip Ezoma the Contract Award Committee Chairman in the
Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC). It is my pleasure to make
this mutually benefiting business proposal to you.
Early last year there was a major oil spillage in the Niger Delta Region
of Nigeria which rendered over 70% of the communities homeless. So the
federal government decided to lease the three existing petroleum
refineries to private individuals and companies to make the refineries
more viable, resourceful and to eliminate undue wastage and fraud. So
contracts were awarded to a foreign firm for the repair and construction
of new refineries, but because of the huge monetary profit we envisaged we
decided to over-invoice the contract sum. Now the contract has been
completed and the original contractor has since been paid, but the
contract balance of US$28.5 million, which resulted from the over invoiced
contract sum is been left in a suspense account with the CENTRAL BANK
corresponding paying bank in Europe.
I have been assigned by my other colleagues to seek for assistance of a
reliable foreigner through whom we can transfer this sum of US$28.5
million which arose from the deliberate over-inflated contract value. It
does not matter whether you or your company does contract project of the
nature described here, but the assumption is that you won a major contract
and subcontracted it to another company, more often non big trading
companies or individuals of unrelated field win major contracts here and
subcontracts same to more specialized firms for execution. So the nature
of your business is not particularly relevant for the success of this
transaction. All we require is your willingness as a foreigner to
co-operate with us and assurance that our own share will be given to us
when this money is transferred into your account. Then we shall use out
position to secure all the government approvals in your favor to enable
the transfer to your nominated bank account.
We have agreed that you will be entitled to 25% of the entire funds, 70%
will be for us, while 5% will be set aside to cover any unforeseen
expenses that may be incurred by both parties during this transaction,
both local and international.
Please I enjoin you to handle this transaction with utmost degree of
maturity and confidentiality because I am still in active government
service with the NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION. All necessary
precautions have been taken to ensure a no risk situation on the sides of
both parties and it is believed that the conclusion of this transaction
will not last more than 8 working days, since the money is already in
transit account with the corresponding paying bank in Europe. However, we
are going to retrieve the whole documents that will relate to this
transaction after the transfer of the money into your account to avoid any
trace of the money.
I will call you when I receive your direct telephone number to discuss
this more with you and also send you all the details immediately as I
receive your reply.
Please treat as very confidential matter.
Dr. XXX YYYYYY”