This email with the subject "Project Review" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 24 Jan 2010 08:23:38 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Francis B. Ackah"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Mr. Francis B. Ackah GNPC, PMB, PETROLEUM HOUSE TEMA GHANA REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP TRANSFER OF GBP25, 500,000.00 I am Mr. Francis B. Ackah, Manager, Engineering and Head of Project and Planning of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), I head a seven man Tenders Board Committee in charge of contract award and Payment approvals. I came to know of you in my search for a reliable and reputable person to handle a very confidential transaction, which involves the transfer of a huge sum of money to a foreign account. There were series of contracts executed by a consortium of Multinationals in the oil industry in favor of the (GNPC) among which were; 1) The expansion of Pipeline network within Ghana for crude oil and downstream products distribution and subsequent evacuation - GBP2 Billion. 2) Contract for Turn Around Maintenance ( TAM ) of a new Refinery in the country. 3) The construction of Storage Tanks for Petroleum Product (Depots)- GBP 94 Million. The original value of these contracts were deliberately over invoiced in the sum of Twenty Five million, Five Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling GBP 25,500,000.00) which has recently been approved and now ready to be transferred. However the companies that actually executed the aforementioned contract have been fully paid and the projects officially commissioned. Consequently, my colleagues and I are willing to transfer the total amount into your account for subsequent disbursement, since us as civil servants are prohibited by the Code of Conduct Bureau (Civil Service Laws) from opening and/or operating foreign accounts in our names. Needless to say, the trust reposed in you at this juncture is enormous. In return, we have agreed amongst ourselves to offer you 15% of the transferred sum, 5% shall be set aside for any incidental expenses during the course of this transaction, you will then be mandated to revert the balance to us in due course. You must however NOTE that this transaction is subject to the following terms and conditions; our conviction of your transparent honesty and diligence, that you must accord this transaction with utmost confidentiality and secrecy. Modalities have been worked out at the highest levels of the Ministry 0f Finance, Central Bank of Ghana and the Presidential Task Force on Contract Payment for the immediate remittance of the funds within 10 - 14 working days subject to your satisfaction of the above terms. Our assurance is that your role shall be totally risk free. To accord this transaction the legality it deserves, and for mutual security of funds, the whole procedures shall be legally processed with your name or any company you may nominate as the bona fide final Contract payment beneficiary. Once more, I want you to understand that having put in over 20 years in the Civil Service of my country; I am very much averse to having my image and career dented. This matter should therefore be treated with utmost secrecy and urgency. Kindly expedite immediate action as we are well behind schedule to enable us include this transfer in the second batch of the 2008 fiscal year contract payments. BEST REGARDS. Mr. Francis B. Ackah