This email with the subject "Dear Friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 06 May 2010 20:55:30 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "oben kumghan"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, My name is Mr. Obeng Kum with the SG-SSB Bank of Ghana as the Regional manager, Essam Branch, in the Western Region of Ghana. I got your contact during my search for a reliable, trust worthy and honest person to introduce this transfer project with me. I am a Ghanaian married with three kids. I am writing to solicit your assistance in the noble transfer of US$ 7,200,000.00. I have packaged a transaction that will be of mutual benefit to us. As the branch manager of SG- SSB Bank of Ghana, it is my duty to send a financial report to my head office in the capital city, Accra, at the end of each financial year. Following the release of the last year financial report, (2009), I discovered that my branch made Seven million, Two hundred thousand United States Dollars ($7,200,000.00); from the transactions accruing to the account of the Inland Revenue Service (IRS) which my head office will never be aware of because it was not detected by the audit department from the head office. I have diverted the funds into what the bank call Escrow Call Account with no beneficiary. As the branch manager of this bank, I cannot be directly connected to this money, so my contacting you is to assist me receive the funds in your bank account in your country and get 30% of the total funds as your benefit.If you agree to assist me, I will immediately program your full information in the computer system here in Essam branch as an Escrow Call Account holder/depositor in SG-SSB Bank of Ghana. All I need from you is to stand claim as the original depositor of this fund. Call or mail me if you think we can work together. Thanks for your co-operation in advance. Yours truly, Mr. Oben Kumi.