Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: [419] scam

From: Martin <>

This email with the subject "[419] scam" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 30 Apr 2009 03:07:45 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was Martin <>, although it may have been spoofed.


for one of my e-addresses I received the spam message below.
I have replaced headerline elements which point to me by the string
xxx to protect my personal data and to ease the search for the
header lines pointing to the abuser.

 To: google
One of your mail accounts is used as a maildrop for
replies to the abusive message below. I feel this is a violation
of your Terms of Service. Please take action

 To: cox
a machine under your responsibility was the last mail hop that
delivered the abusive message below. This may point to
misconfiguration, hacking, or abuse. Please check the intergrity of
that machine.

|Received: from ( [])
|       by (LMC5614Amx2) with ESMTP id n3U9rgGj012548
|       for <>; Thu, 30 Apr 2009 11:54:22 +0200 (CEST)
|Received: from User ([]) by with Microsoft 
|        Thu, 30 Apr 2009 01:54:20 -0700
|Reply-To: <>
|From: "Addy"<>
|Subject: Re:
|Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 09:54:09 +0100
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|X-OriginalArrivalTime: 30 Apr 2009 08:54:33.0898 (UTC) FILETIME=[4857F0A0:01C9C971]
|From: Mr. Peter Addy
|Treasury Dept Bank of Ghana
|Dear Sir,
|I know this letter will come to you as a surprise because
|you do not know me before; my name is Mr. Peter Addy,
|Treasury Dept Bank of Ghana.
|During the airlift of some presidential luggage's to
|Europe I and my colleagues in the above department
|unanimously decided to include additional luggage containing
|US$4.8Million only for our own benefit though it was
|labeled "Photographic Equipment" for security
|reasons. I am obliged to contact you to assist us on getting
|the luggage cleared from the agent and delivered to you. As
|we have agreed on the following tames.
|(1) All relevant documents to claim the luggage will be
|procure in your name to enable the agent deliver the luggage
|to your mailing address. (2) You will be entitled to a share
|of 25% of the total amount. (3) 5% of the total amount will
|be set aside for expenses on both sides. (4) 70% of the
|total amount will be for my colleagues and me.
|If this business terms and conditions are ok by you, kindly
|contact me on this mail address, also, furnish me with your
|full names, mailing address and your personal telephone /
|fax numbers, for easier communication for immediate
|forwarding to the agent in Europe.
|Note that this business is 100% risk free, as all relevant
|documents to back up the claim will be procure on your name,
|however we advice you to keep the entire transaction close
|to yourself until you received the luggage. For security
|reasons other modalities will be discussed as soon as you
|response to me.
|Yours Faithfully
|Mr. Peter Addy