A Scam Email with the Subject "IMMEDIATE TRANSFER OF US$4.5 MILLION INTEREST INTO YOUR ACCOUNT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 08 Mar 2006 07:02:24 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "HSBC BANK GHANA" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
HSBC Equator Member HSBC Group, Accra-Ghana International Transfer Processing Department Trust Towers Asylum Down 2nd Floor PMB CCCI Cantonments, Accra Ghana E-mail: email@example.com (office) firstname.lastname@example.org (private) ATTN: SIR, RE: SWIFT TRANSFER OF US$4.5 MILLION INTEREST INTO YOUR ACCOUNT I am MR. ROBERT NARTEY, the Head of Treasury Department of HSBC BANK ACCRA GHANA. Sometime ago, in our bank your contract money was brought to our bank from Economic Community of West African Foreign Contractor Payment Panel made of with the following countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Rep. Benin, Senegal, Ivory-coast, Gambia, Mali, etc. (Ecowas), AND AFTER SOME PERIOD, They call the fund bank to their treasury in World Bank. For the period of time this money was in our bank, it generated an interest of US$4.5 Million, which we considered your long suffering as one of the West African Countries contractor that have not received his/her payment and we decide to pay you this interest fund via Swift Transfer into your account. What we need from you now is any form of your identification for example; your international passport number or you’re driving license number, then your telephone and fax number for easy communication. In view of this you are hereby instructed to contact this office immediately you receive this fax/Email message and reconfirm your bank particulars. The HSBC Bank is therefore apologizing for any form of delay you might have encountered in the course of the transfer. We are poised to serve you better. Contact me on my direct mobile TEL: 233-242-787486; FAX: 233-28-205-993 E-mail: email@example.com expecting your immediately response. Waiting to hear from you. Thanks and God bless you in all your endeavours towards this transaction. Best Regards, MR. ROBERT NARTEY HEAD OF TREASURY DEPARTMENT HSBC BANK ACCRA GHANA TEL: 233-242-787486; FAX: 233-28-205-993 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org