This email with the subject "Dear Friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 20 May 2008 15:21:24 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was Fredrich Appiah <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From:Fredrich Appiah Barclays Bank Ghana (Accounts Bills and Exchange Department) Ref: Barc/9420x3/08 Batch: 033/05-06 /Gh 369 ADD: Barclays House Email:(email@example.com) Dear Friend, First,i must solicit your confidence in this transaction,i am the ExecutiveHead Manager,Bills and Exchange at BARCLAYS BANK ( GHANA ) LTD ,Takoradi branch
here in the Republic of Ghana hence i write you this letter in good faith.There is a business I would want you to champion for our mutual benefit which i
packaged that will be of mutual benefit to us. As the branch Executive Manager,Bills and Exchange of the Barclays Bank of Ghana,it is my duty to send a report to my head office in the capital city, Accra, at the end of each financial year. In the course of the last three years ( 2005 ,2006 & 2007 ) Financial Report i discovered that my branch made Eight Million, two Hundred and seventy-five Thousand United State Dollars ($8,275,000.00 ) from an abandoned EMRCP excessaccount,which my head office is not aware of and will never be aware of because a certified audit account has been out for the financial years under discussion
by a highly reputable accounting firm and the fund was not mentioned in any of the Audit reports. This funds is deposited on what we call ( Escrow Call Account ) with no beneficiary. As the branch Executive Manager,Bills and Exchange of this bank,i cannot be directly connected to this money,so my contacting you is to assist me receive this funds in your country and get 30% of the total funds as your benefit. If you agree to assist me,i will immediately program your full information in the Computer File System here in Takoradi branch as an Escrow Call Account owner deposited in Barclays Bank of Ghana. The transfer would be made by swift or transfer shipment and all i need from you is to have the claim paid to you as bona-fide original depositor of this fund. I will compute your particulars as the real Depositor who made the Deposit in my branch so that my head office will immediately order the transfer to your designated bank Account or transfer shipment to you . There is no risk involved at all in this matter,as we are going to adopt a legalized method with all the necessary documents. Please endeavor to observe utmost secrecy and confidentiality in all matters concerning this issue. Once the funds have been transferred to your nominated bank account we shall then share in the ratio of 60% for me 30% for you,while 10% has been set aside for miscellenous expenses that may be incurred in course of the transaction. If you are interested to be my partner in this transaction,send me your name and private telephone number. Reply through my private email address:(firstname.lastname@example.org) Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated. Kind Regards, Fredrich Appiah