From: "AHMED AL-SHARIFF" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: THE DIRECTOR SIR
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2000 03:42:37
Dr. Ahmed Al-Shariff
Date: 29, July 2000.
URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL
The Director Sir,
I am diplomat of the Sultanate of Oman stationed in the United Kingdom I
write on behalf of myself, and that of some of my colleagues who were
members of a committee appointed by the government of the Sultanate of
Oman to award contracts and to approve such contract payments in the
ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources.
The duties of the committee also included evaluation, and
monitoring of work done by foreign contractors in the ministry.
Between 1998 and 1999, this committee awarded contracts of
$461.5m(four hundred and sixty-one million, five hundred
thousand united states dollars) to various contractors for
engineering, procurement, construction, computer installation,
computer optimisation, supply of various industrial chemicals,
mechanical items and turn around maintainance.
However, this total amount for the contracts was over-invoiced,
thereby, leaving the sum of US$61.5million dollars in excess.
This was done with the intention that the committee will share
the excess when the payments are approved. The government
of the Sultanate of Oman has since approved the sum of $461.5m dollars
as the total contract sum. Already, the sum of $400m dollars have been
paid out to the companies and contractors concerned which executed
the contracts, leaving the balance of $61.5m dollars.
It is our intention to transfer this $61.5m dollars abroad, into a
safe and reliable account to be shared amongst ourselves.
This is because as government officials, there is no way we
can claim this money in Oman without drawing attention and
penalty to ourselves. My colleagues and I have agreed that if
you will assist us by acting as the beneficiary of these funds,
we are prepared to give you 20% of the total sum that will be
transferred, 10% will be for expenses incurred and we will take
Therefore, we need a reliable and trust-worthy person with a
reliable account to transfer this money into. Hence, this request
for your assistance. Please be informed that the personalities
involved in this deal are top and influential government
functionaries who would not like any form of exposure, and as
such, would want you to keep this proposal as top secret, and
Let me say here that we decided to do the over-invoicing in
preference to demanding or accepting bribes and kickbacks
from foreign contractors. Now that the contract has been
approved for payment, all we need is somebody to facilitate
the transfer of these excess funds in his account as a
beneficiary. We have already taken adequate measures to
see that all necessary regulations and obligations in Oman were complied
Be assured that this transction is a profitable one and there is
no risk involved whatsoever to your person. Therefore, if you
are interested in this proposal, please contact me immediately
for further discussion on how to progress as time is of the
Thanks for your anticipated co-operation.
Ahmed Al-Shariff (Dr.)
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