A Scam Email with the Subject "FROM (ICBG)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 03 Nov 2010 17:34:44 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "InternationalCommercial BankOfGhana" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
From:The Desk Of Mr. Daniel
International Commercial Bank Of, Ghana
Meridian House, Ring Road Central,
Private Mail Bag No. 16, Accra North,
Accra, Ghana, Website:/www.icbank-gh.com
ATTENTION: My Friend,
Compliment of the day to you and your family, and I do hope all of you are doing great. It is my pleasure to write you this letter, wish I honestly believe will come as a surprise, in view of our being complete strangers.
I am Mr.Daniel, the manager Credit and Foreign Bills of International Commercial Bank, Of Ghana (ICBG). I am writing in respect of a foreign customer in my bank with account number: 1194-255-28004, who unfortunately met his untimely death in the ill-fated Egyptian aircraft that crash into the Atlantic Ocean on the 31st October, 2000 and which resulted to the death of 217 flight crew and passengers aboard. Do kindly click this link for more information about the clash on http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/502503.stm
After the death of our foreign customer, I have personally watched with keen interest to see his Next-Of-Kin coming over to claim the deceased fund of Sixteen Million USD ($16 Million Dollars) because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines. Unfortunately I learnt that his supposed next of kin being his only daughter died along with him in the plane crash leaving nobody with the knowledge of this fund behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I and one other official in this department now decided to make a deal with you and release the money to you as the next of kin or beneficiary of the funds for safety keeping and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don’t want this money to go back into the Government treasury account as unclaimed BILL.
The banking laws and guidelines here stipulate that if such money remained after ten years the money will be transferred into Government treasury account as unclaimed funds. We agreed that 40% of this money would be for you as foreign partner, while the balance of 60% will be for my colleague and I, as you are the person to act and provide overseas account as the Next of Kin" to inherit the said fund. I will visit your country for the disbursement according to the percentages indicated above once this money gets into your account. As a matter of urgency, you are advised to furnish me with the following information Full Name, Address, Occupation and Mobile Number for easy communication.