This email with the subject "Waiting for your urgent Respond" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 31 Jan 2010 05:30:39 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Dr.Michael Addo"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, With due respect to your person and much sincerity of purpose I make this contact with you as I believe that you can be trusted to assistance to me. my name is Dr. Michael Addo, Presently I work in a Bank as branch manager. I have been searching for your contact since you left our country some years back .I do not know whether this is your correct email address or not because I only used your name initials to search for your contact in the internet on my search for you. Please if in case you are not the right person I am supposed to contact , please see this as a confidential message and do not reveal it to another person, just do let me know whether you can be of assistance regarding my proposal below because it is a top secret. I am about to retire from active Bank service to start a new life but I am skeptical to reveal this particular secret to a unknown person. You must assure me that everything will be handled confidentially because we are not going to suffer again in life. In Ghana, we have two major political domain such like NPP NDC, these are two leading political parties here in Ghana as a country. It has been 10 years now that most of the NPP government used our bank to move huge money overseas through my help and their Political advisers. Most of the funds which they transferred out of the shores of Ghana was made out our two major resources such as Gold and Crude Oil. Their Political advisers always inflated the amounts before transfer to foreign accounts so I also used my opportunity to restore part of the funds hence I am aware that there is no official trace of how much was transferred because all the accounts used for such transfers were being closed immediately after transfer. I, as the bank Manager, when I discovered that they were using me to succeed in their greedy acts, I also cleaned some of their banking records from the Bank files and no one care to ask me because the money was too much for them to control. They moved over ($750 Million Dollars per annual) up to 14 times through me. As I am sending this message to you, I was able to stop on my position more than Seventeen Million ($17 Million Dollars only) into an escrow account belonging to no one in the bank with no name s the beneficiary of this account. But now, the bank is anxious to know who is the beneficiary to this funds. It is more than Eight years now and most of the politicians are no longer using our bank to transfer funds. The $17 Million Dollars has been lying waste but I don't want to retire from the bank at the end of this year without transferring the funds to a foreign account to enable me share the proceeds. The money will be shared 50% for me and 40% for you while 10% t akes care of any miscellaneous ex I only want you to assist me with trust, sincerity and honesty because we have only one month and half left to successfully conclude this transaction. You are not to face any difficulties or legal implications as I am going to participate in every thing concerning the transfer of the money into your receiving bank account. If you are capable of receiving the funds, do let me know immediately to enable me give you more detailed information on what to do. Note, For me, I have not stolen the money from anyone because the other people that took the whole money did not face any problems. This is my chance also to grab my opportunity, but you must keep the details of the funds secret to avoid leakages as no one in the bank knows about the funds. Furnish me with the following: Your current contact address, full names and Telephone Numbers. I shall intimate you on what to do when I get your confirmation and acceptance. If you are capable of being my trusted associate, do declare your consent to me to my private email (email@example.com) Waiting for your urgent response. Yours Faithfully, Dr.Michael Addo.