A Scam Email with the Subject "Compliment" Reply Back" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 06 Feb 2010 22:57:18 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mr. John Owusu" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Madam, My name is Mr. John Owusu, I am a politician and an immediate past member of Ghana Parliamentary (MP). I am a member of my party's executive committee on contract awards. My aim of contacting you is to crave your indulgence to assist me in securing some funds abroad for safe keeping which incidentally was kept to help me finance the just concluded elections campaign last December 7th 2008, which the winner was finally decided through a runoff election held on 28th December 2008.Unfortunately for my party the National Patriotic Party (NPP) lost the government seat to our opposition Party the National Democratic Congress (NDC). But with my immediate assistance, and contact, I was able to deposit some money in a security vault with a commercial bank in Ghana pending when I will found a trustworthy person to move out the fund from Ghana to overseas bank account for business investment. The need to contact you arose from the fact that the present elected government vow to crack down on past immediate government functionaries of (NPP) and trying to trace all the funds that was made through contract awards and other mouth watering deals during our tenure in the office from the year 2000 to 2008, if they succeed in tracing this fund to us, they will seize it and thereby incapacitating my life time opportunities. I wish to relocate this fund in a foreigner's name to avoid any trace. All I need from you is an assurance that you can handle the amount involved (US$19,500,000) comfortably and that I can also trust you. Be fully rest assured that there is no risk involved since I have taken care of every underground work relating to the perfection of this opportunity. I want you to immediately inform me of your willingness in assisting and co-operating with me, so that I can send you full details of this transaction. I will also appreciate if you can maintain the confidential nature of this letter and the whole transaction process. Please if you are not interested in this business, let me know in time, so that I can contact someone else. Yours Regard Mr. John Owusu -- This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by MailScanner, and is believed to be clean.