A Scam Email with the Subject "Gold for sale" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:15:23 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "John Kuffou" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear friend, My name is John Kuffou. I am the Assistant Commissioner Import and Export Ghana custom excise and preventative service, Kotoka Intâl airport, Accra Division. I am searching for gold dealer or someone with connection to any person that can buy or help me sell 185 kilograms of gold Dore bars. The buyer will have a good discount below market price and the buyer broker/mandate will be given a good percentage commission. However, I would like to inform you that the gold was detected during the outward routine check on passengers luggageâs on South Africa Airline flight to United States. Four boxes belonging to one Israel Jones (45) were found to contain 185 kilograms of gold Dore bars without the necessary documentations to support the export / origin and ownership of the gold. Fellow below link to see previous seizure we made that was delivered to the Ghanaian government.https://www.newsghana.com.gh/gold-worth-18m-seized-at-kia/ without anything to show for it. We decided to cover up the case at the investigation stage because we reached a plea bargain with the smuggler to let him off the hook but the said gold will be confiscated outrightly. Consequently, my colleagues and I decided to divert the gold to our use, because even if we declare it to our superiors in the office, they will still divert it. We have since deposited the gold with a private vault. Hence, we are looking for a buyer or broker to sell for us. I will be very glad if you can indicate your interest to help us sell the gold in your country. As I said above, the present administration of President John Mahama does not use the generated revenue for the betterment of the citizens and there are massive corruption in every sector of the economy, and our salary has not been paid for the past five months but this regime has been exporting gold, cocoa and crude oil etc to foreign countries on daily basis and yet the poverty level among Ghanaian citizens is above the United Nations benchmark. Worst of it all, we cannot afford to pay our children school fees because our salary are not paid. This singular reason informed our decision to help ourselves with the proceeds that will emanate from the sales of the gold. Please on your respond to this mail, kindly enclose your personal contact details. Please keep it confidential as I am still serving in the customs. I look forward to working with you. Regards, John Kuffou