A Scam Email with the Subject "GOLD OFFER." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 08 Nov 2010 17:00:36 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "APPIAH"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Bar Michael Appiah, Obuasi Ghana, West Africa. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +233549177158 Attn: Dear Sir, I came across your address as I was searching for Gold buyers, dealers and brokers. My name is MR Michael Appiah the second son of "Nana" (chief) Kwaime Appiah from Obuasi Town Accra Ghana West Africa. My father is the traditional head of the Obuasi Kingdom (One of the most populous Gold mining Cities in Ghana West Africa). He died about 2 Months ago at the age of 71 years and the remains has being in the Mortuary till date because of lack of funds to carry out his burial rites as a high chief in one of the Gold producing/mining regions in Ghana. For this our inability to raise sufficient funds, his remains has stayed longer than supposed. For this reason, other regional Chiefs and the entire community have summoned us several times for this important and pressing issue which has brought a big shame to the entire family. The entire family with approval/consent of our eldest brother (the first son) has unanimousely agreed to sell off 600 kilograms of Gold out the 1000 kilograms we as our family treasure deposited with a Security Company in Accra at a give away price of $20,000 USD per Kilgram against the current world Gold price of approximately $40,000 +, per Kilogram to have the burial as soon as possible and settle all the family members. I am the second son and the most learned child of the deceased, for this reason I have been saddled with the responsibility to source for instant buyers both locally and internationally. In my effort to accomplish this task, I have found your contact in my thorough search for Gold buyers, dealers and brokers. However, if you have buyer(s) who is/are willing to buy Gold, we will be happy to sell and offer you a percentage (%) as we may agree to make sure that the remains of our late father does not stay any longer in the Mortuary and maintains the reputation of our Royal family. Please help us as we look forward hearing from you in the soonest time. Thanks and God bless you. Yours faithful, Bar. Michael Appiah.