ההסבר:"העוקץ הניגרי" הוא נסיון הונאה שמצליח לא רע.
שולח המכתב מספר לכם שהוא בעל תפקיד בכיר בחברה גדולה במדינה אפריקאית, בדרך כלל ניגריה. ברשותו סכום גדול של כסף שהוא לא יכול להוציא מהמדינה. לשם הוצאת הכסף, הוא מבקש מכם שיתוף פעולה. הוא מבקש שתפתחו חשבון בנק במדינה זרה המשותף לכם ולו, תשלחו לו את פרטי חשבון הבנק ותפקידו בו כסף כדי להכיח את רצינותכם.
ברגע שמישהו מספיק תמים כדי לשתף פעולה עם הנוכלים ומפקיד כסף בחשבון המשותף, הנוכלים מרוקנים את החשבון ונעלמים.
לקריאה נוספת על שיטת "העוקץ הניגרי" באתר נענע ובאתר משטרת ישראל.
RE: TRANSFER OF US$26. 4M (TWENTY -SIX MILLION,FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS ) INTO YOUR NOMINATED ACCOUNT.
First, I must solicit your strictest confidence in this transaction, this is by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and top secret.
We are top officials of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation ( NNPC ) and members of an ad hoc committee set up by the Federal Government of Nigeria to review contracts awarded by the past military administration. The members of the committee, are basically interested in the importation of goods into the country with fund which is presently floating in the Central Bank of Nigeria.
This fund resulted from grossly over-invoiced contracts which were executed for the NNPC during the last administration. It was alleged that top government officials set up companies and awarded themselves these contracts. As a result, the present administration set up this committee to identify, scrutinize and recommend for payment of all valid contracts that have been fully executed. In the course of our duty, we identified a lot of misappropriated and inflated funds which are presently trapped in the Central Bank of Nigeria ready for payment.
The companies that executed the contracts have been duly paid. I have therefore been mandated as a matter of trust by my colleagues in the panel to look for an overseas partner into whose account we could transfer the sum of US$24. 6 M ( Twenty - six Million Four Hundred Thousand US Dollars)
We have agreed that the fund will be shared thus after it has been remitted into your account:
1. 30% of the money will go to you for acting as the beneficiary of the fund.
2. 10% has been set aside for reimbursement to both parties for incidental expences that may be incurred in the course of the transactions.
3. 60% to us the Government Officials. ( with which we wish to commence an importation business ).
To confide in you, Sir, all logistics are in place and all modalities have been worked out with some top Officials of the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Nigeria to facilitate the smooth remittance of the amount into your account within ten to twelve days of receiving the following information from you on my personal email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Bankers Name, Address, Bank Account Number, Telephone, Fax and Telex Numbers.
2. Your Company's Name, Address, Company's Details and Activities, Telephone and Fax Numbers. This information will enable us make applications and lodge claims to the concerned Government Ministries and Agencies in favour of your company.
It is pertinent to state here that this transaction is entirely based on trust since this money is going to be paid into your account.
Please acknowledge the receipt of this letter using the above email. I will bring you into the complete picture of this project when I have heard from you.