Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Request to do business with you

From: "Didan Kimati" <>

This email with the subject "Request to do business with you" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 21 Jul 2007 10:51:10 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Didan Kimati" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Sir,

Naturally this letter will come to you as a surprise since we do not know each other, please permit 
me however to introduce myself. I am Didan Kimati, a staff of the Ministry of Finance and Economic 
planning here in Ghana. At the risk of boasting, I wish you to understand that I am a top personal 
aid to the Minister and therefore, I am privy to several pieces of information. 

This aside, I am the secretary to the Contract payment committee. Subsequent upon the recent debt 
relief granted by the G8 Nations to the Republic of Ghana, the Government under the leadership of 
his Excellency, President John A. Kufour, has decided to pay off all the accumulated back-log of 
contract debts owed to both local and foreign contractors.

However, some of these contract debts span from the regime of his excellency, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame 
Nkrumah down to the PNDC government of Flt. Lt. John J. Rawlings and to his NDC government days 
even to the first tenure of President Kufour. To this effect, some of the contractors can no longer 
be traced as they have tried severally to receive their payment success. Obviously, some may have 

The proposal:

I wish to implore you to come in as our partner to claim the sum of $745 Million United States 
Dollars which is payment due some contractors who built the Akosombo Hydro-electric dam. The 
contract was divided in 3 phases. The civil contractors, the water engineers and the electrical 
engineering companies. I understand that you may not know anything about this subject and you may 
not even be conversant with the procedure for building a dam. But do not worry as we have covered 
all the bases.

All we need to do is apply for an initial payment of $475 Million United States Dollars for the 
first phase of the contract. As soon as this is
successfully transferred to your account, we will apply for the other balance. You do not need to 
worry about the original contractors. 

This has already been taken care of. We removed some of the files when we took them for review. All 
we have to do is replace them with your company details. As soon as this is done, we shall approve 
your file for immediate payment. Once again, do not worry about this, it will be approved. 

At this juncture, I wish to point out that the funds are currently deposited at the Swiss National 
Bank and I am currently in Geneva where I have held series of meetings with the bank officials at 
the Swiss National Bank who have assured me that once the neccessary documentation are in place the 
funds will be directly wired to the designated account. Of course we will give them something for 
their troubles. While I am here you may reach me on telephone number 0041225330355

We have estimated that it will take between 10 and 14 working days to complete this project. Should 
you wish to participate, please contact me. You may be worried about the legitimacy of this, you 
may also be worried about if it were found out. The answer is do not worry, everything has been 
carefully thought out and planned. Should you have any questions of whatever nature, please do not 
hesitate to ask me. By the way, you may be worried as well, that this is a scam. There is no need 
for you to worry. We do sincerely hope to work this out with you.

As regards what's in it for you, we propose a sharing ratio of 60:40. 60% for us and 40% for you. 
If you have any problems with this, please note that we are open to negotiations so long as they 
are reasonable. Do accept our heart felt good wishes as I look forward to your response.

Until I hear from you, I am with very kind regards,

Didan Kimati