A Scam Email with the Subject "FROM MR.BEN OWUSU" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 03 Aug 2007 08:17:26 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mr. Ben Owusu" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good day Sir/ Madam,
From: The Auditor Manager,
International Commercial Bank Ghana
First Light Branch
Accra, Ghana.My name is Mr.Ben Owusu, I am the Auditor manager of the International Commercial Bank Ghana,First Light Branch.
I am writing to solicit your assistance in the transfer of US$3.5 Million Dollars. This fund is the excess of what my branch in which I am the manger made as profit during the last year.I have already submitted an approved End of the Year report for the year 2006 to my Head Office here in Accra and they will never know of this Excess. I have since then, placed this amount of US$ 3.5 Million on an ESCROW ACCOUNT without a beneficiary.
As an officer of the bank, I cannot be directly connected to this money thus why I am impelled to request for your assistance to receive this money into your bank account.I intend to part 30% of this fund to you while 70% shall be for me. I do need to stress that there are practically no risk involved in this. It's going to be a bank-to-bank transfer.
All I need from you is to stand as the original depositor of this fund. So dear if you can assist me please get back to me as soon as possible. Hope to hearing from you soon.Best Regards,
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