This email with the subject "RE:Transfer of $45.5M to your account" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 11 Oct 2011 07:29:12 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Ecowas Community Accra Ghana <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello, I am Prof.Akoto Danso. The chairman, Contract-Awarding Committee of the Economic Community of West African states (ECOWAS) with its fund headquarters in Accra Ghana. I wish to introduce to you this confidential business deal with ECOWAS PAYMENT BUREAU of transferring the sum of (USD45,500,000.00) into your bank account or any account set up by you for this operation. It is however agreed, as the account owner in this deal, you will be given 30% of the entire sum as compensation, 65% will be held on trust for us while 5% will be used to defray any incidental charges and cost during the course of the transaction. You will be required to:- (1) Assist in the transfer of the said funds by providing your bank account. (2) Advise on lucrative areas for investment in your country. I will give you more details and procedures about this transaction when you indicate your interest by responding to this message, please provide your full names and contact phone numbers for easier communication. Best wishes, Prof.Akoto Danso ECOWAS Contract Award Committee P.M.B 5028 Accra Republic of Ghana