This email with the subject "Greetings" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 18 May 2010 10:52:30 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Thomas Tobbin" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Madam I am writing to solicit your assistance and co-operation to transfer some amount of money into your account overseas. Therefore, this communication should be held highly confidential. I wish to transfer into a safe and secured account overseas, some amount of money which was over-invoiced amount from contracts that was awarded to foreign contractors who have been duly paid on completion of their various contracts. However, by virtue of my position as civil servant, I cannot acquire these funds in my name or in any company name here in Ghana. I am now looking for a reliable International outfit partner abroad into whose account the funds will be transferred. I have agreed on the following sharing ratio if you accept my proposal. Sixty percent (60%) for me and Forty percent (40%) for you the offshore Account owner. I chose you for this transaction basically because I believe it is possible looking from a professional view on your field and profession, hence this business proposal. If you are interested in this deal, I will require some information from you in order to effect the transfer of the funds. 1. Your Full Names: 2. Your Company Name or Home Address: 3. Your Telephone Numbers: 4. Your Private Fax Numbers: Please, be informed that I shall commence processing of claims and payment once you show interest and the funds will be TRANSFERRED into your account within Five (5) working days by Telegraphic Transfer (T.T). Note that this transaction is 100% risk free. Best Regards, Mr Thomas Tobbin Accountant - (Ministry for Works and Housing Ghana) EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org