This email with the subject "Interesting article for you" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 25 May 2008 15:46:36 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr.Mark Osei" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I hope this may not constitute sort of embarrassment to you, My name is Mr.Mark Osei,I am the regional bank manager of the Barclays Bank Ghana Ltd.I came to know you in my Private Search for a reliable and reputable person to handle this Confidential Transaction. I am 45 years of age and married with 3 lovely kids. It may interest you to hear that I am a man of PEACE and INTERGRITY; I only hope we can assist each other. I have packaged a financial transaction that will benefit both of us, as the regional Auditor General of the Barclays Bank Ghana Ltd.; it is my duty to send in a financial report to my head office in the capital city Accra at the end of each year. On the course of last year 2007 end of year report, I discovered that my branch in which I am the manager made an excess profit of five million Seven Hundred and Fifty united states dollars (US$5,750,000.00) which my head office are not aware of and will never be aware of. I have since placed this fund on what we call ESCROW ACCOUNT without any beneficiary. As an officer of the bank I can not be directly connected to this money, this is why I.m contacting you for us to work so that you can assist and receive this money into your bank account for us to SHARE. I will offer you 20% of the total amount for your assistance. Note that there are practically no risks involved in this transaction , it will be bank to bank transfer, all I need from you is to stand claim as the original depositor of this fund who made the deposit with Takoradi branch so that my Head office can order the transfer to your designated bank account. Do not make undue the advantage of the trust I have bestowed on you, and I assure you we can achieve it successfully. Best regards Mr.Mark Osei