This email with the subject "Urgent Response" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 31 Oct 2008 11:02:16 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was Kumo Hapiah <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am Kumo Hapiah,a Bank Manager here in Ghana.I write you this proposal in good faith. I
believe it is the WILL of God for us to meet through this means. One Mr. Pedro Brito Rodriguez a US citizen and businessman made a (Fixed deposit)
with my bank in 2001,valued at US$14,600,000.00(Fourteen Million, Six hundred Thousand US Dollars). I was his account
officer before I rose to my present position of manager.
The due date for this deposit contract was 20th of August 2005. I have tried to locate
him to through the address and phone numbers he presented to notify him about the maturity of the fixed deposit, but could not reach him. It
was during a decisive effort to get intouch with him recently that I discovered he was involved in the American Airlines flight 587 which
crashed on the 12th November 2001.You will read more stories about the crash on visiting this websites:
where the passenger list of victims was mentioned.I have made efforts to locate any of his relation, but without success.
Now, a new Financial Law, which takes effect in two month's time,stipulates that any bank account having more than $5,000,000.00 [Five
Million US Dollars] will be investigated and the bank shall produce the account owner for clearance. This is a Government measure to check
money laundering.If I do not find a way to move this money out of the country immediately,in two month's time, it might be reverted to Government
treasury because I cannot provide Mr. Rodriguez.
I am seeking your consent and co-operation to present you as the next of kin / Beneficiary to the deceased so that this said funds can be paid to you.
There is no risk involved.The transaction will be executed under a legitimate
arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law. Let me know how you wish us to share the money, so that both parties will be satisfied. We shall go
over the details once I receive your urgent response and please, treat
this as top secret.