A Scam Email with the Subject "CHAIRMAN ECOWAS CONTRACT AWARDING" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 14 Feb 2010 04:15:02 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Dr. Patricia Apofo"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF Dr. Patricia Ampofo CHAIRMAN ECOWAS CONTRACT AWARDING COMMITTEE ECOWAS FUND HEADQUARTERS P.M.B.5028 ACCRA-REPUBLIC OF GHANA CHAIRMAN ECOWAS CONTRACT AWARDING COMMITTEE Attn: Dear, I am Dr. Patricia Ampofo, Chairman of contract-awarding & auditing committee with Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS ORGANIZATION) with its Contract Payment Headquarters here in Accra Ghana. I am making this contact with you based on trust with sincerity to you. I need an individual/Company owner who is willing to assist me with a solution to transfer some fund into his bank account. There is this sum of $45.500,000.00 Only (Forty Five Million and Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars. This amount represents the balance of a total contract value on behalf of ECOWAS Organization for supply of HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT, HEAVY DUTY OBJECT FOR FUEL REFINERY in Ghana by Foreign Contractors from various Countries. After this contract was executed and paid by the ECOWAS through my office,I managed to OVER INVOICED or OVER-WRITE the above sum, of which the original contract sum has been paid to the said Companies and Contractors as their original contract money remaining this sum of $45.5MILLION DOLLARS in the ECOWAS reserve account. I Seek your assistance for claim of this awaiting payment in my position. I will use your name and Company as the last Contractor who is certified to be paid in the tune of the amount. Should you be willing to assist me in the transaction with sincerity and confidence? Your share of the sum will be 45% out of the $45.5million. 50% for me and 5% for taxation and miscellaneous expenses during transaction, because there must be some taxes and commissions. To enable us commence, You should provide the followings for immediate kickoff; Your company's names with complete address, Telephone and fax numbers. Thank you and God bless. Reply through my private email: email@example.com Yours Faithfully Dr. Patricia Ampofo