A Scam Email with the Subject "Re: Payment Notification," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 15 Feb 2010 05:36:42 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "BANK OF GHANA"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Date: February 15, 2010. Dear Beneficiary, Permit me to introduce my humble self to you as Hon. Mr. Ignatius K. Acheampong, the Chairman (BOG-Pending Payment Committee), Bank of Ghana. I was appointed the Chairman of (PPC) of Bank of Ghana on the 28 August, 2009 by his Excellency President John Atta Mills, in consultation with the Council of State of the Republic of Ghana. This Committee is setup to ensure that all the beneficiaries receives their payment without any further delay and I have been mandated to carry out this order effectively. We wish to inform you that we discovered your details on our database management system, indicating you as one of the beneficiaries who have not received benefits of pending transaction. We wish to officially inform you that immediate payment of (US$15,000,000.00) has being processed in your favor. However, we received a notice of payment from one Mr. Omer Osman Adam, who claimed to be your partner. In this regard, we wish to confirm from you before we proceed with the payment. Thus, confirm if you authorized him to claim your funds on your behalf. If not, quickly notify us to enable us authorize your nominated paying Bank to effect immediate payment to you to avoid any further inconveniences. As you may like to know, Bank of Ghana stand as the Apex Bank in Ghana and we do not effect transfers directly rather, we instruct our nominated commercial Banks to do so. Upon the receipt of your confirmation message, we shall furnish you with details of your paying Bank and further issue approval/letter of authorization and Certificate Of Origin of the funds in your favor authorizing your nominated paying Bank to transfer your funds into any of your nominated foreign bank account with immediate effect. We await your prompt confirmation reply to this effect. For and on behalf of (BOG-Pending Payment Committee) Bank of Ghana. Yours Faithfully, Hon. Mr. Ignatius K. Acheampong, Chairman, BOG-Pending Payment Committee, Bank Of Ghana (BOG), Accra - Ghana.