This email with the subject "GREETINGS!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 07 Jan 2016 21:32:53 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Stephen Mensah" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, My name is Mr. Stephen Mensah . I am a banker and a regional manager of a bank here in Ghana. I got your contact from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The Ministry of International Trade and Industry. I need your help to transfer US$12.5 Million dollars. The fund is part of the profits made by our bank past 4 years in the branch where I am the manager. I have already submitted annual report for last year to my bank headquarters in Accra - Ghana, and they did not notice the excess profits. I deposited this said US$12,500,000.00 in an escrow account without a beneficiary (Anonymous), to avoid any trace. I cannot be directly connected to this money because I still work with the bank. So, I need your help to transfer this money to your country for me and you to share. I offer you 45% of this money as my foreign partner and 55% would be for me. There is no risk involved because it will be a bank-to-bank transfer. So, I want you to stand as the owner of this fund so that you can present a bank account where the funds can be transferred to you as my foreign partner. If you accept this proposal, I am prepared to go into partnership with you. All i require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through. Should you be interested and willing to help Kindly complete your detail below: 1. Your full name:.......................... 2. Your occupation/position in office:.......................... 3. Your date of birth:........ 4. Marital status:............. 5. Nationality:............. 6. Your full contact addresses (Home/office): 7. Your International passport photo ID :............. 8. Your private telephone/fax:............... Please for further information and inquiries feel free to contact me back immediately for more explanation and better understanding. Sincerely, Mr. Stephen Mensah