Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Greetings

From: John Mensah <>

This email with the subject "Greetings" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 14 Dec 2010 02:48:15 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was John Mensah <>, although it may have been spoofed.

This letter must come to you as a surprise, but I believe itis only a day
that people meet that they can become great friends and business partners.I
am Solomon Mensah, currently Branch Manager with a reputable bank here in
Ghana. I write you this proposal in good faith, believing that I can trust
you with the information I am about to reveal to you. I have an urgent and
very confidential business proposition for you.On March 1ST,2006, a
property consultant and importer of used cars, Mr. Zaachery Ruben made a
(Fixed) Deposit for twenty four calendar months, valued at ?3.5m(GBP)
(Three Million Five Hundred Thousand British pounds sterling) in my branch
and I happen to be his account officer before I was moved to my present
position recently. It was to my utter surprise that Mr.Zaachary was among
the death victims in May 26 2006 Earthquake disaster inJawa, Indonesia that
killed over 5,000 people. He was in Indonesia on a business trip and that
was how he met his end.

Upon the maturity in 2008, as his account officer, it is my duty to notify
him on the maturity date so I sent a routine notification to his forwarding
address but the letter was returned undelivered. After sometime, I tried
sending back the letter, but it was again returned and finally I discovered
from his contract employers, that Mr. Zaachery was as a victim of above
mentioned May 26 2006 Earthquake disaster in Jawa,Indonesia and was the
reason why he did not declare any next of kin or relation in all his
official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank and did
not leave any WILL. This sum of ?3,500,000.00(GBP) have been floating and
placed under dormant/unserviceable account by my bank management since n0
one have heard from the owner since 2008. I wish to let you know that all
the investigation I have made so far, my bank management is not aware of
it; I am the only one that have the information.With the recent change of
government in my country and with their efforts to support the United
Nations in checkmating terrorism aid in the Africa,before the end of this
year, the government will pass a new financial control law which will give
the government authority to interrogate account owners of above
?2,000,000.00 (GPB) to explain the source of the funds,making sure it is
not for terrorism support. If I do not move this money out of the country
immediately, before the stipulated period the government will definitely
confiscate the money, because my bank cannot provide the account owner to
explain the source of the money. I cannot directly transfer out this money
without the help of a foreigner That has a similar name with Mr. Zaachery
and that is why I am contacting you for assistance. As the Account Officer
to late Mr.Zaachery coupled with my present position and status in the bank
as a Branch Manager now, I have the power to influence the release of the
funds to any foreigner that comes up as the next of kin to the account,
with the correct information concerning the account, which I shall give
you. All documents to enable you claim this fund will be carefully worked
out and there is practically no risk involved, the transaction will be
executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any
breach of law, beside Ghana is porous.I want you to state how you wish us
to share the funds in percentage, so that both of us will be satisfied.
contact me as soon as you receive this message with below information I
shall send you a copy of the depository Agreement certificate issued to Mr.
Zaachery when the deposit was made for your perusal.

John Mensah