A Scam Email with the Subject "Dear Friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 15 Feb 2010 21:17:28 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Charles Atah"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
ATTENTION: DEAR FRIEND, Compliment of the season. I am Mr. Charles Atah. Contract-Awarding Committee Chairman of Economic Community of West African states (ECOWAS) with its fund headquarters here in Accra Ghana. I got your information in a professional database when I was searching for a reliable, honest, trustworthy and high profiled person to entrust this business with. I was simply inspired and motivated to pick your contact from the many profiles in the list of a directory where I came across your email contact. After thinking my view on your profile, I am very much satisfied and decided to contact you immediately for this mutual business relationship. The business I want to introduce you to is based on share trust with a sense of purpose. My department came across some huge amount of unpaid contract sum during last year contract payment cycle in my organization and I wish to lay a claim on the sum of $19.500, 000.00 (NINE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY accrued in ECOWAS reserve account through my department) I want the money to be transfer into your personal or company's bank account and I want you to safe keep the money until my arrival for the sharing. If you are interesting to partner with me, PLEASE KIND REPLY WITH YOUR FULL NAMES, PRIVATE PHONE AND FAX NUMBER AND YOUR COMPANY NAME THROUGH THIS PRIVATE EMAIL ID (email@example.com) I BELIEVE YOU SHALL BE INTERESTED TO COOPERATE WITH ME. Yours sincerely, Mr. Charles Atah.