This email with the subject "Compliment of the Day" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 20 Feb 2010 23:42:33 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Barclays Bank of Ghana Ltd <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Barclays Bank of Ghana Ltd. PO Box GP 69 Barclays House High St., Accra, , Ghana tel+233 240277617 Dearest , Compliment of the Day First of all, let me start by introducing myself. My name is Mr. Benjamin T. Dabra ,the Managing Director for Barclays Bank of Ghana. I have an urgent and very confidential business proposition for you.I am the accounting officer of Mr. Ken Lay, Enron founder, who died on July, 5th 2006, at the age of 64 and his friend and partner Mr. Jeffrey Schilling, Ex-Enron CEO who was recently convicted 24 years for his involvement on the collapse of Enron, the energy tradinggiant in America.It will interest to know that on Wednesday, 7th February 2001,
Mr. Ken Lay deposited a total sum of 20M dollars and on Tuesday, 24th April 2001, Mr Jeffrey Schilling deposited 17.5dollars in our Bank. These funds were deposited into a non-existing company's account which I opened in our bank (Barclays Bank of Ghana Ltd) under their instructions, to avoid raising an eyebrow but unfortunately for them and fortunately for me, the 2 men are gone. You can read more about the sentence by visiting the below websites: http://www.chron.com/news /specials/Enron/http://www.accountancyage.com /accountancy age/news/2171002 /Enron-CEO-sentence-
slashed http://www.economist.com /business/displaystory.cfm ?story_id=8082101 So right now, we have the sum of 37.5M dollars lying in the 2 accounts without any proof of ownership as it was opened with non-existing companies name and the bank is not aware of the real beneficiaries as the accounts did not bear any name. As their accounting officer and financial adviser in charge of these accounts, I can comfortable present you to the Bank as the real beneficiary of the funds and they have no right to deny the application.Consequently, my proposal is that I want to seek your consent as a foreigner to
stand as the owner of any of these accounts, since it has no trace or beneficiary which makes it easier and fine to transfer to your designated bank account as the beneficiary. The nature of my work as a staff of the Bank willnot allow me lay claim on the funds, hence this proposal to you and be informed
that as long as you are ready to cooperate and be truthful to me, I can assure you that the sky will be our limit.All documents and proves to enableyou get any of the money will be carefully worked out and more so, I assure you
that the business is risk free, as everything will be handled in accordance with the International Monetary Guidelines.I am offering you 40% for your cooperation in achieving this aim.Please, if you
are interested in working with me, I will like you to send the below information's to enable me procure the necessary documents that will back up the transfer to your account: 1. YOUR FULL NAMES AND ADDRESS........................................... 2. AGE AND MARITAL STATUS............................. 3. OCCUPATION........................................... 4. NATIONALITY........................................... 5. TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS FOR EASY COMMUNICATIONS As soon as I receive your acceptance mail by forwarding the above information's, I will prepare the paper works in your name for onward remittance of the funds into your designated account. Lastly, I want you to understand that this transaction requires trust,honest and above all, utmost confidentiality, to avoid escalating. Regards. Mr. Benjamin T. Dabra Managing Director Barclays Bank of Ghana.